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Judge in Terri Schiavo Case Quits Baptist Church He Attended (photos)
Life News.com ^ | March 18, 2005 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 03/18/2005 5:53:03 PM PST by M. Espinola

Clearwater, FL (LifeNews.com) -- The judge in the Terri Schaivo case who reissued an order Friday that prompted Terri's feeding tube to be removed for a third time has withdrawn his membership in a local Baptist Church.

'Judge' Greer,

William Rice, the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Clearwater, Florida, confirmed the news to the Baptist Press news agency on Friday.

David Gibbs, lead council for Bob and Mary Schindler, the parents of brain-damaged daughter Terry Schiavo, speaks to the media March 18th, 2005 about Terri's condition outside the Woodside Hospice where Terri lives.

Rice said he received a letter from Greer Thursday confirming he has rescinded his long-standing membership after the church. The Greer letter came days after Rice made public comments in news reports disagreeing with Greer's decisions related to Terri.

Rice said the two exchanged letters about the nature of Greer's church affiliation after the judge commented publicly about his religious views.

Dr. William Hammesfah speaks at a press conference outside Woodside Hospice in Pinellas Park, Florida, with Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue (R) and Rev. Rob Schenck, President of the National Clergy Council (L), about his recent visit to see Terri Schiavo, March 18th, 2005. Dr Hammesfah claims Terri can be rehabilitated if given the chance.

The pastor told Baptist Press he had offered to meet with Greer and received the letter as a response.

According to a St. Petersburg Times news report, Greer, earlier this month, said he told a church deacon, "If I don't like what the St. Pete Times writes about me, my only recourse is to cancel my subscription." He told the deacon he would no longer make donations to the church.

Daniel Vogel, 34, a supporter for Terri Schiavo, holds a cross outside the Woodside Hospice in Pinellas Park, Florida, March 18, 2005. Vogel drove alone from Chicago to join the support for keeping Terri Schiavo alive.

Rice told Baptist Press, “I felt like [the Times' comments] opened the door for me to write him and ask what kind of relationship he desired to have with the church."

“Our church has not had an antagonistic relationship with Judge Greer,” and he has not been publicly criticized at any church function, Rice said. “He has friends at the church on a personal level."

Former Green Beret James 'Bo' Gritz hands over his citizens arrest warrant to Pinellas Park authorities. Gritz filed the citizens arrest on Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge George Greer and Michael Schiavo outside the Woodside Hospice in Pinellas Park, Florida, March 18th, 2005.

Greer's attendance at church began to decline when an official Florida Baptist State Convention publication, the Florida Baptist Witness, began running articles critical of Greer's decision.

Calvary Baptist Church places its newsletters inside the Witness magazine and sends it to its 1,500 members, including Greer.

Protesters in support for Terri Schiavo gather outside Woodside Hospice in Pinellas Park, Florida on March 18th, 2005.

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To: iconoclast

It's pretty obvious. Jimmah didn't have one problem with being a Southern Baptist until AFTER he was president. Then suddenly he realized that he and Southern Baptists didn't agree on things. Seems to me he knew that BEFORE he was president. But he wanted that big ol' voting block. Otherwise he could have severed his relationship with the group BEFORE he ran for election. The So. Baptists didn't suddenly change their views overnight.


151 posted on 03/19/2005 11:43:05 AM PST by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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To: sweetliberty
"Just goes to prove that Greer's political agenda trumps his relationship with God."

Well taken point.

'Judge Judas', how much was the pay off?

152 posted on 03/19/2005 11:56:27 AM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free!)
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To: GeekDejure
The only way out now is for the federal government, through either Congress, or the President, to step in & override 'Judge' Greer.

The U.S. Supreme Court demonstrated their true colours in not lifting a finger. If anyone has the break down on how each 'Justice' came down on this issue, please post the data.

153 posted on 03/19/2005 12:01:27 PM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free!)
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To: M. Espinola

Church is a negative where Greer will probably be going when his time is over as a mortal!


154 posted on 03/19/2005 4:22:12 PM PST by True Republican Patriot
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To: TXBubba

Thanks .... I didn't know that.


155 posted on 03/20/2005 6:09:52 AM PST by iconoclast (Better to take refuge in the Lord than to put one's trust in princes. (Psalms 118:9).)
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To: rwfromkansas

Can I have the pastor's email?


156 posted on 03/20/2005 4:48:01 PM PST by AliVeritas (Ignorance is a condition. Stupidity is a strategy.)
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To: AliVeritas

wrice@calvarybaptist.org

pastor@calvarybaptist.org


157 posted on 03/20/2005 7:56:20 PM PST by rwfromkansas (http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=rwfromkansas)
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To: M. Espinola

Are those sixes on his forehead?


158 posted on 03/20/2005 10:14:36 PM PST by AliVeritas (Ignorance is a condition. Stupidity is a strategy.)
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To: True Republican Patriot

I wonder how Greer has been sleeping as Terri starves to death, resulting from his court order?


159 posted on 03/21/2005 3:02:59 PM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free!)
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To: M. Espinola; Stellar Dendrite; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; MurryMom; ALOHA RONNIE; RonDog; Liz; ...

Wow...


160 posted on 03/23/2005 5:51:34 PM PST by Libloather (Start Hillary's recount now - just to get it out of the way...)
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To: RPTMS

:::suppressed laugh:::

And let's tell him, "Don't worry.. the pain you're feeling is just part of the dying process"!


162 posted on 03/26/2005 2:32:41 PM PST by jkramos
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To: Zack Nguyen

I am praying for him in accordance with Psalm 35 and Psalm 109. I am also including Michael Schiavo, Judge Whittemore, and all the appellate judges who turned their backs on an innocent woman and her family.

I pray that God will make examples of all of them.


163 posted on 03/26/2005 8:53:40 PM PST by Harmod
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To: M. Espinola
I hope this scripture rings in his ears until it is his day to meet God. It is a fearful thing to know that our every act and thought is written in God records .Whether 5 or 10 or 25 years from now this will still be true.

Mar 4:22 For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.

Mar 4:23 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.

Mar 4:24 And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.

Mar 4:25 For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.

164 posted on 03/31/2005 12:07:02 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: RnMomof7
To each one of the merchants of death: what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.

Congress shall now investigate the guilty parties in the murder of Terri Schindler.

165 posted on 03/31/2005 12:46:05 PM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free!)
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To: M. Espinola

They will not. We have a government of moral cowards.

I heard Ralph Nader on TV today laying out what the charge from Congress should have been .

I never thought I would agree with Nader or jackson ... God help us all


166 posted on 03/31/2005 8:49:09 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: joesnuffy; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; Brad's Gramma; onyx
Most interesting!

Society, the bulk of which is bent upon survival, fails or refuses to recognize death or the urge of organisms toward it. Society passes laws against murder and suicide. Society provides hospitals. Society carries such people [the disabled] on its back. And society will not hear of euthanasia or "mercy killing." (Self Analysis by L. Ron Hubbard; pg. 28)

Anyone know the background on the origins of the phrase "Quality of Life" relative to those with terminal illnesses.....this is bring back some nightmares...

167 posted on 03/31/2005 9:08:26 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (This tagline no longer operative....floated away in the flood of 2005 ,)
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To: RnMomof7

I won't take Nader's opinion as worth anything, he is a very committed Marxists....In that sense Jesse Jackson is just a bit more moral, not by much though!


168 posted on 03/31/2005 9:13:51 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (This tagline no longer operative....floated away in the flood of 2005 ,)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I could drive about 2 city blocks and ask the local icky Scientology people...but I think not.

So. No, Ernest...I haven't a clue.


169 posted on 03/31/2005 9:36:05 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (aitch tee tee pea colon 2 slashes dubya dubya dubya dot proud patriots dot org)
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To: RnMomof7
In terms of Florida the state may be a lost cause do to the rabid corruption of the state court system and simply the overall atmosphere in that state. However, a number of pro-life groups, devote Catholics & other active Christians plus social conservatives, as well as even some liberals, (which shocked me), have been galvanized as never before into not allowing this state sanctioned murder to go unchallenged.

I expect further investigations regarding all those from Greer, to the ex-'husband' & -death wish- 'lawyer'. I would also stongly recommend in depth tax audits on all the key manipulators which resulted in Terri Schindler's horrible public death.

Terri's home now, in everlasting peace, while here it's not over, but only beginning to correct this unimaginable injustice and prevent additional blatant forms of nazi-like eugenics policies from sizing absolute control of all of us.

170 posted on 03/31/2005 10:30:14 PM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Grampa Dave; Carry_Okie; NormsRevenge; Dog Gone; farmfriend; calcowgirl
All I gotta say is... "Thou Shalt Not Kill!" (especially the innocent!!!)

I thought they were sayin this dumb lazy arrogant "judge" was pitched outta his church. Are they tryin to re-write history already???

It really has me pist that these out of control judges made us watch a two week snuffing out of an innocent American Citizen while my local news tonight tells me we're spending a million dollars a year to keep a vicious child molester alive on life support in Folsom Prison!!!

The wheels are really coming off this country's morals and ethics, thanks to these stupid judges and their assinine judicial "process!" It's all one big criminal justice system, alright!!!

171 posted on 03/31/2005 10:33:56 PM PST by SierraWasp (GovernMental EnvironMental Parasitic Pissants perpetually tormenting American's Progress!!!)
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To: SierraWasp
It really has me pist that these out of control judges made us watch a two week snuffing out of an innocent American Citizen while my local news tonight tells me we're spending a million dollars a year to keep a vicious child molester alive on life support in Folsom Prison!!!

What????

Totally ridiculous!

172 posted on 03/31/2005 10:44:13 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (This tagline no longer operative....floated away in the flood of 2005 ,)
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To: NYer
I wonder if 'judge' Greer is pleased with the appalling gruesome results from his sadistic 'court order'?

Forever linked with judicial depravity & a level of barbarism not witnessed since Germany's Reich Ministry of 'Justice' & President of the Volksgerichtshof, Roland Freisler

173 posted on 03/31/2005 11:50:31 PM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free!)
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To: M. Espinola

I am hoping that the parents will bering a wrongful death case in a civil court which will force all documents to be made public.. I hope the defendants are the husband, the lawyer ( who talks to the dead ), the state of Fla and Greer . I suspect the state and the judge could opt out.. but I would love to see it


174 posted on 04/01/2005 3:29:33 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: RnMomof7
This is not over yet. Recall 'legalized' murder existed in Nazi Germany. Many of the guilty parties were brought to justice, although in some cases it took over some 50 years.

Soviet Russia's ghoulish system of 'court ordered' extermination in the frozen gulags for countless millions of innocent victims took some 70 years to crumble.

Slavery was also 'legal' in portions of America until it's evil slave masters were resoundingly defeated.

The unimaginable suffering Terri endured, coupled with the Schindler family's heart-rending anguish, and the sadness of the many millions around the world, none of it shall not go unnoticed by G-d.


175 posted on 04/01/2005 4:14:26 PM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free!)
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To: GeekDejure
The results of swamp judge Greer's court order:


176 posted on 04/01/2005 5:20:01 PM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free!)
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To: jocon307

A very Christian response - NOT!


177 posted on 05/06/2005 9:40:25 AM PDT by ncc
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