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President Barack Hussein Obama will deliver the commencement address at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., today.   Among outrage and protests, the Catholic university will also bestow upon him a Doctor of Laws honorary degree.  President Obama has made clear he stands against what most Catholics believe in- obfuscating everything from traditional marriage to abortion. 

The Catholic Bishops summed it up pretty clearly, “The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions.”  http://www.usccb.org/bishops/catholicsinpoliticallife.shtml  So much for playing by the rules!

The Text of Obama’s Honorary Doctorate: “At the 164th Commencement The May Exercises The University of Notre Dame Confers the degree of
Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, on the 44th president of the United States, whose historic election opened a new era of hope in a country long divided by its history of slavery and racism. A community organizer who honed his advocacy for the poor, the marginalized and the worker in the streets of Chicago, he now organizes a larger community, bringing to the world stage a renewed American dedication to diplomacy and dialogue with all nations and religions committed to human rights and the global common good. Through his willingness to engage with those who disagree with him and encourage people of faith to bring their beliefs to the public debate, he is inspiring this nation to heal its divisions of religion, culture, race and politics in the audacious hope for a brighter tomorrow. On Barack H. Obama, Washington, District of Columbia” sourced at- http://www.stopobamanotredame.com/ 

Pardon me while I vomit.  “…heal it’s division of religion…”? ND  is a Roman Catholic School, a religious school, there is no decisiveness, no division, and the sanctity of life is paramount at Notre Dame and for Catholics.  Surely Catholics have abortions, but celebrating a man who once called pregnancy a mistake out of wedlock is just misguided in so many ways. 

I can’t wait to hear his speech and wonder if at the end he will say, “God Bless America?”  Should the TelePrompter fail perhaps he will have slip of the tongue and say “God Damn America,” after listening to Rev Wright’s sermons for so many years. 

Touchdown Jesus, must certainly be crying on this day.  For us football fans pray too that we see a season of successful Hail Mary’s on and off the field.

Previously Related Posts-

https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2009/04/09/the-religion-of-obama-christian-muslim-or-jewish-in-the-name-of-god/

 https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2009/03/23/obama-the-pope-politics-of-religion-at-notre-dame/

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Blah, blah, blah,  the attitude of the African melody “Kum Ba Ya,”  where the lyrics say someone is crying, singing and praying couldn’t be more true. It is the hearts of the religious faithful that are becoming more dismissive of both The Pope and Obama. The translation of “Kum Ba Ya” means come by here, but more and more we see people turning from God and religion.  We have until the election of 2012 to see people turn from Obama, but it’s already begun. 

The latest findings of the American Religious Identification Survey find that 34 million adult Americans — that’s almost one in five of us — are now non-religious. http://onmilwaukee.com/politics/articles/hissom032009.html?18510 In a Rasmussen survey, at this time in a first term, Obama has the lowest approval and highest disapproval rating ever recorded. http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll  Gee, I wonder why with so many threats to our constitution from proposed gun rights laws to the fact that he has refused to prove his natural born citizenship status his ratings are plummeting?

The UN is attempting to negotiate anti-blasphemy” language and references to Israel widely seen as anti-Semitic at its conference on racism, “Durban II” in Geneva where numerous countries have chosen to pull out of attendance.  The document mentions only Christians, Jews, and Muslims as potential victims of “phobias,” and the IHEU’s briefing paper asks delegates to either remove any names of specific groups, or if not, to add “Atheists, unbelievers and apostates” to the list.  http://www.examiner.com/x-4275-DC-Secularism-Examiner~y2009m3d22-Diplomats-dump-defamation-of-religion-language-from-UN-racism-conference-Good-enough Anyone who thinks phobias are the real reason to to attend this conference ought to be buying at Timothy Geithner’s assist auctions.  It is all about hate, plain and simple.

Barack-star Obama who has proclaimed himself Islamic and Christian, intends to sign on to a United Nations Declaration calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality around the world.  “…echoing the first article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which states that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights,” affirms that “human rights apply equally to every human being regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.” http://www.examiner.com/x-4275-DC-Secularism-Examiner~y2009m3d22-Diplomats-dump-defamation-of-religion-language-from-UN-racism-conference-Good-enough That all sounds well and good until one backs up, and realizes that you would have to be born to receive these inalienable rights.  Obama has made it obvious that he is pro-abortion and has little respect for the unborn, contrary to the Catholic Church and many Conservatives. 

$2.4 Billion dollars is going to be made available for U.S. based development of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles from the Obama administration.  http://www.lowimpactliving.com/blog/2009/03/22/president-obama-announces-24-billion-in-funding-for-electric-vehicles/  At the same time  Obama’s proposed 2010 federal budget contains a 7% cut in charitable tax deductions.  Houses of worship are among the list of casualties of the mortgage crisis and donations to the church are going to plummet at the very time so many need help both spiritually and financially. 

The Pope is speaking in Africa, understandably in opposition to the use of condoms to stop the spread of AIDS.  While it is unrealistic and dangerous, it is within the church’s teachings to promote sex in the sanctity of marriage.   Surely The Pope realize over 25 million people have AIDS and are born with it, but he has not wavered in the church teachings.    Obama at the other end of the spectrum almost signed Nancy Pelosi’s bailout bullshit provision that would have paid for condoms and abortions with our tax dollars.

Obama is going to address the graduates of Notre Dame University at commencement.  The preeminent Catholic university in America will bestow upon him an honorary degree when he stands against what most Catholics believe, obfuscating everything from traditional marriage to abortion.   “It is an outrage and a scandal that “Our Lady’s University,” one of the premier Catholic universities in the United States, would bestow such an honor on President Obama given his clear support for policies and laws that directly contradict fundamental Catholic teachings on life and marriage. This nation has many thousands of accomplished leaders in the Catholic Church, in business, in law, in education, in politics, in medicine, in social services, and in many other fields who would be far more appropriate choices to receive such an honor from the University of Notre Dame.  Instead Notre Dame has chosen prestige over principles, popularity over morality. Whatever may be President Obama’s admirable qualities, this honor comes on the heels of some of the most anti-life actions of any American president, including expanding federal funding for abortions and inviting taxpayer-funded research on stem cells from human embryos.’ http://notredamescandal.com/ at The Cardinal Newman Center at Notre Dame.

Students had this to say in a letter to Pres., Fr. Jenkins, “the University should also use Pres. Obama’s visit as an opportunity to reiterate its commitment to the teachings of the Church and the sanctity of life. We ask that you consider making a public statement, if not at the Commencement exercises themselves then in a highly visible public forum, distancing yourself and the University from his views, making it clear that the University disagrees in no uncertain terms with his views on the unborn, which stand in contrast to that of the Church’s stance of protecting the most defenseless and voiceless among us. Awarding him an honorary degree without making clear that the University disapproves of his stance on issues regarding the sanctity of human life would be a disrespect to those students who, like ourselves, chose to attend this University based not only on its status as one of the country’s premier institutions of higher learning, but a school that takes pride in its Catholic foundation and identity. ”  http://www.nd.edu/~pbrown6/ObamaVisitLetter.html

The Catholic Bishops summed it up pretty clearly, “The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions.”  http://www.usccb.org/bishops/catholicsinpoliticallife.shtml

More than 15,000 people have signed a petition calling for the university to rescind it’s offer to Obama.  http://notredamescandal.com/  Check out http://squarewondotorg.wordpress.com/2009/03/22/a-most-disgusting-and-shameful-action-by-notre-dame/ for further discussion and a list of great blogs agains Obama speaking at ND.

His appearance and religious stance only reflects on his seething ability to manipulate and prophetize one thing, the cult and religion of Obama. 

God Bless America.

Post update 03-24-09 From The Huffington Post.  The Roman Catholic bishop whose diocese includes the University of Notre Dame says he will boycott President Barack Obama’s May 17 commencement speech at the Catholic school because of Obama’s support for abortion rights and embryonic stem-cell research.  Bishop John D’Arcy is the head of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.

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Happy Solstice?  Why not?  There are Solstice Sunglasses http://www.solsticestores.com/ Solstice Residential Homes http://www.solsticecollection.com/homes.php, the awesome Pontiac Solstice Convertible Cars http://www.pontiac.com/solstice, even a new Celebrity Solstice cruise ship http://www.cruisesonly.com/ making use of the word. 

Solstice for most of us means the official start of Winter plunging us into darkness and cold, about December 21st.  One wouldn’t know it is still fall with a current Alberta Clipped inundating much of the States today, bringing with it snow and sub zero temperatures.  Winter Solstice 2008 starts Dec 21, 12:04 pm Universal Time and in various time zones:

EST: Dec 21, 7:04 am
CST: Dec 21, 6:04 am
MST: Dec 21, 5:04 am
PST: Dec 21, 4:04 am

You can get complete, exact sun and moon data for any day at http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneDay.php

Daylight is the shortest and thoughts of sugar plums dance in our heads with Christmas coming just a few days after.  Ah Christmas- the most apolitical correct thing to say is Merry Christmas, to celebrate the birth of Christ.  Can you imagine?

America’s history has revolved around a separation of church and state but those intertwined religious factions that have made America a better and sometimes more tolerant country.  Here you are free to believe or not.  The government doesn’t mandate any religion upon her people even though we commonly hear one nation under God- no one says what the God is, or if you have to believe in it.

So now at the holiest hours before Christmas, we have people jumping into the fray of anti religion, erecting signs like this one in Washington right next to Nativity Scenes and holiday decorations. Jeez, ya can’t even say Christmas decorations anymore.   Funny thing is, some one stoled the sign and upon it’s return, they added- Thou Shalt Not Steal, from The Ten Commandments.  Wednesday will see the addition of a “Festivus” pole next in the Capitol.  Festivus was made commonplace in the Seinfeld series. Not to be left out is Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights and a Jewish menorah is scheduled for display Dec. 18 . http://www.mcclatchydc.com/251/story/57249.html

“The Freedom From Religion Foundation has displayed a similar sign in the Wisconsin Capitol for more than a decade, and has gotten used to this sort of response, said Annie Laurie Gaylor of Madison, Wis., a co-president. For the first few years, opponents of the anti-religious message there turned the sign to face the wall, removed it, and even showered it with acid, she said.” http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/6420ap_wa_capitol_holiday_displays.html

Even in celebrating Solstice, there are religious undertones.  So much for the atheist theory to keep religion at bay.  Besides the more famous Stonehenge,  there are megalithic structures throughout Europe that are oriented to the solstices and the equinoxes.  “The Roman Catholic Church gave more financial and social support to the study of astronomy for over six centuries, from the recovery of ancient learning during the late Middle Ages into the Enlightenment, than any other, and, probably, all other, institutions.” The Sun in the Church by J.L. Heilbron, http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0674854330/nightkitchenA/

“Winter solstice was overlaid with Christmas, and the observance of Christmas spread throughout the globe. Along the way, we lost some of the deep connection of our celebrations to a fundamental seasonal, hemispheric event. Many people–of many beliefs–are looking to regain that connection now. I gain inspiration from the universality of the ancient idea–winter solstice celebrations aren’t just an invention of the ancient Europeans. ” http://www.candlegrove.com/solstice.html

Commentator Bill O’Reilly has pointed out that “Seattle now rivals San Francisco for secular-progressive nuttiness. The city fathers are allowing public nakedness in city parks and nude bike riding, and in Fremont, a Seattle suburb, they actually put up a statue honoring Vladimir Lenin, the father of communism.”  He goes on to say, ” a few nuts have a legal right to run down the Christmas tradition in the lobby of the Capitol building. At this point there is little left to say except this: Where are the wise men when you need them?” http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=29795&referer=sphere_related_content

Winter solstice celebrations have been  part of the cultural heritage of Native American Indians, Pakistanis, Tibetans, Chinese and people the world over.  What could be so hard about just keeping the spirit of magic, a promise of peace,  joy to the world, alive for just a few days of the year with out the fringe destroying hope for mankind? 

Today December 7, is the anniversary of the attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor.  Thousands lost there lives that day and through out the war.  I imagine the degree to which one believes in a God is exacerbated the one’s closeness to dying.  I believe God meant for us to celebrate the living with simple respect for one another and it seems so very disrespectful to have signs like this, desecrating another’s belief system and intrude on the celebrations. 

December 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, marking the start of the holiday season in many Catholic countries. The Day celebrates the conception of Mary in the womb of her mother and that from her first moment of conception, she was filled with Grace by God. “Exactly nine months from now, on September 8, we will celebrate Mary’s birthday.”  http://www.fisheaters.com/customsadvent5.html 

In these politically charged times, where are all the pro-lifers to comment upon grace being given at birth?   Instead the atheists draw the attention of MSM failing to tie Obama’s abortion record or his associations with Reverend Wright who once professed “God Damn America,” to the season.

It is just all to convenient to choose to ignore the millions who have died in the name of God.  It is all to insulting to those of us who live with God not only on Christmas, but every day. 

God Bless America, even Obama.

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