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Why Jesus would not vote for Barack Obama
World Net Daily ^ | July 19, 2006 | Jill Stanek

Posted on 07/19/2006 9:31:11 AM PDT by Caleb1411

In February 2004, U.S. Senate candidate Barack Obama's wife, Michelle, sent a fund-raising letter with the "alarming news" that "right-wing politicians" had passed a law stopping doctors from stabbing half-born babies in the neck with scissors, suctioning out their brains and crushing their skulls.

Michelle called partial-birth abortion "a legitimate medical procedure," and wouldn't supporters please pay $150 to attend a luncheon for her husband, who would fight against "cynical ploy[s]" to stop it?

But that's not why Obama's opponent Alan Keyes said Jesus Christ wouldn't vote for him.

Obama recalled Keyes' statement in a recent USA Today opinion piece but omitted his reasoning.

I know his reasoning, because I was there.

As a nurse at an Illinois hospital in 1999, I discovered babies were being aborted alive and shelved to die in soiled utility rooms. I discovered infanticide.

Legislation was presented on the federal level and in various states called the Born Alive Infants Protection Act. It stated all live-born babies were guaranteed the same constitutional right to equal protection, whether or not they were wanted.

BAIPA sailed through the U.S. Senate by unanimous vote. Even Sens. Clinton, Kennedy and Kerry agreed a mother's right to "choose" stopped at her baby's delivery.

The bill also passed overwhelmingly in the House. NARAL went neutral on it. Abortion enthusiasts publicly agreed that fighting BAIPA would appear extreme. President Bush signed BAIPA into law in 2002.

But in Illinois, the state version of BAIPA repeatedly failed, thanks in large part to then-state Sen. Barack Obama. It only passed in 2005, after Obama left.

I testified in 2001 and 2002 before a committee of which Obama was a member.

Obama articulately worried that legislation protecting live aborted babies might infringe on women's rights or abortionists' rights. Obama's clinical discourse, his lack of mercy, shocked me. I was naive back then. Obama voted against the measure, twice. It ultimately failed.

In 2003, as chairman of the next Senate committee to which BAIPA was sent, Obama stopped it from even getting a hearing, shelving it to die much like babies were still being shelved to die in Illinois hospitals and abortion clinics.

(As chair of that same committee, Obama once abruptly ended a hearing early, right before Scott and Janet Willis, the parents of six children killed as a result of Illinois' drivers licenses for bribes scandal, were to testify in favor of Choose Life license plate legislation. I was there for that one, too. The Willises had traveled three hours. Reporters filled the room. Obama stalled. He later killed the bill when no one was around.)

So, the reason Keyes said Jesus Christ wouldn't vote for Barack Obama was because of Obama's fanatical support of abortion to the point of condoning infanticide.

I have framed on my wall a Chicago Sun-Times cartoon published during the campaign. Obama is holding a sign with "LIVE BIRTH ABORTION" on it. God is reaching down from heaven to a baby in front of Obama, and the baby is reaching up to God. Obama is yelling at God, "You keep out of this!"

In his USA Today opinion piece, Obama admitted being "nagged" by the Jesus-wouldn't-vote-for-him statement, but only because he wished he'd given a different comeback.

Obama insinuated opposition to abortion is based only on religion, lecturing pro-lifers like me to "explain why abortion violates some principle that is accessible to people of all faiths, including those with no faith at all."

I don't recall mentioning religion when I testified against live-birth abortion. I only recall describing a live aborted baby I held in a hospital soiled utility room until he died, and a live aborted baby who was accidentally thrown into the trash.

Neither do I recall religion being brought into the partial-birth abortion ban debate. I recall comparisons made to U.S. laws ensuring animals being killed are treated humanely. I recall testimony that late-term babies feel excruciating pain while being aborted.

Obama stated pro-life proposals must be "amenable to reason."

OK, Sen. Obama, let's reason. Explain why you support abortion for whatever rationale, at whatever gestation, by whatever means. Explain why you support infanticide, if banning it might interfere with abortion.

Then, since you brought it up, explain how, despite all that, you think Jesus should vote for you, either now or in the hereafter, particularly given His statement, "It would be better to be thrown into the sea with a large millstone tied around the neck than to face the punishment in store for harming one of these little ones."

Jill Stanek fought to stop "live-birth abortion" after witnessing one as a registered nurse at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Ill. In 2002, President Bush asked Jill to attend his signing of the Born Alive Infants Protection Act. In January 2003, World Magazine named Jill one of the 30 most prominent pro-life leaders of the past 30 years. To learn more, visit Jill's blog, Pro-life Pulse.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 109th; abortion; ac; christianvote; congress; godless; obama; pba; prolife
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To: Caleb1411

bttt


41 posted on 07/19/2006 11:32:46 AM PDT by Christian4Bush (To exercise your first amendment rights, go to college. To defend them, join the military.)
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To: linda_22003
Sorry for the misunderstanding, and I hope that I didn't offend. Please let me clarify.

I'm sure that Dems have registered to vote under Jesus' name in many precincts. As they have in their pet's names, dead people's names, cartoon character's names, etc.... Some things are not held sacred.

How else can anyone explain 100+ percent voter turnout in some precincts?

42 posted on 07/19/2006 11:41:26 AM PDT by wbill
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To: mugs99
I don't think Jesus would vote for anyone...Wasn't he a Monarchist?

Actually, it's even worse. He was one of those awful theocrats.

</sarcasm>

43 posted on 07/19/2006 12:57:35 PM PDT by Gelato
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To: LowOiL
"I am neither. I am a Christocrat" - Benjamin Rush Most appropriate tagline!
44 posted on 07/19/2006 1:00:18 PM PDT by Gelato
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To: Kenny Bunkport
I don't care who Jesus would vote for;

I don't think He would care about voting - He has more important things to worry about and bigger battles to fight.
45 posted on 07/19/2006 1:00:33 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Caleb1411
Why Jesus would not vote for Barack Obama

Never bothered to register to vote?

46 posted on 07/19/2006 1:26:09 PM PDT by Kenton
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47 posted on 07/19/2006 1:29:23 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: Gelato

"we actually have a situation in Illinois where, in the hospitals, a baby born alive after a botched abortion, where the nurse is standing there holding this living baby, separate from the mother, in her arms, and there is a practice of putting the baby aside in the soiled linen bin, or wherever, to just let that child die."

Dear Lord Jesus, have mercy on us for not rising up and putting an end to this iniquity.

Forgive me my sins, O Lord.
The sins of my youth, the sins of my age;
My sins of omission, my serious sins;
The sins I remember, the sins I have hidden for so long and which are now hidden from my memory;
Forgive me all my sins, O Lord.
I am truly sorry for every sin, mortal and venial, from my childhood to the present hour.
I know that my sins have offended your loving heart, My Savior.
Through thy bitter passion and death, free me from the power of sin and give me a new heart.
O my Jesus, forget and forgive what I have been...

...And what I remain, because I remain at my desk, relying on the excuse that I have to support my family, instead of taking to the streets and doing whatever it takes to end the abomination of infanticide.


48 posted on 07/19/2006 3:47:09 PM PDT by dsc
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To: Caleb1411
Why Jesus would not vote for Barack Obama

Because Barack Obama is black and Jesus was a Jooooooo!!!!

49 posted on 07/19/2006 4:11:42 PM PDT by streetpreacher (What if you're wrong?)
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To: linda_22003

Top Ten?


50 posted on 07/19/2006 4:15:50 PM PDT by streetpreacher (What if you're wrong?)
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To: Kenton

Why Jesus would not vote for Barack Obama
Never bothered to register to vote?

He's a democrat.. You dont need to be registered to vote for them !


51 posted on 07/19/2006 7:05:57 PM PDT by newfarm4000n (God Bless America and God Bless Freedom)
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To: dsc
"we actually have a situation in Illinois where, in the hospitals, a baby born alive after a botched abortion, where the nurse is standing there holding this living baby, separate from the mother, in her arms, and there is a practice of putting the baby aside in the soiled linen bin, or wherever, to just let that child die."

Do you actually believe that load of BS?
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52 posted on 07/19/2006 10:45:58 PM PDT by mugs99 (Don't take life too seriously, you won't get out alive.)
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To: Kenny Bunkport

...Democrats have proven over and over again that they are on the wrong side of this spiritual warfare."

AMEN! Everyone has to remember that "church life" is part of the Black American Culture. There are many wonderful, Godly, Christian Black people, but, for black politicians and many black clergy, it's more of a "cultural" thing and a "money" thing than a "God" thing. They can, with a seared conscience, go to church on Sunday and shout and then do the Devil's work during the week, especially in the Capitol Building.


53 posted on 07/19/2006 10:56:43 PM PDT by no dems (www.4condi.com)
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To: evets

Oh boy; save those pictures when the time comes that he makes a run for the Presidency.


54 posted on 07/19/2006 10:57:36 PM PDT by no dems (www.4condi.com)
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To: mugs99

"Do you actually believe that load of BS?"

1. I've heard it from too many credible sources not to.

2. You really think Alan Keyes is a liar?


55 posted on 07/20/2006 12:38:41 AM PDT by dsc
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To: Caleb1411
Because he's a MUslim.

Obama was born August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Obama studied for two years at Occidental College, before transferring to Columbia University. There he majored in political science, with a specialization in international relations. Upon graduation, he worked for a year at newsletter publisher Business International (now part of The Economist Group), and moved to Chicago, where he was a community organizer in the Altgeld Gardens housing project on the city's South Side. It was during his time spent here that Obama became a Christian, breaking with his father's Muslim faith, and joined the Trinity United Church of Christ.

Once a Muslim, always a Muslim. He converted to enter politics.

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Barack_Obama
56 posted on 07/20/2006 1:15:26 AM PDT by Beckwith (The dhimmicrats and liberal media have chosen sides and they've sided with the Jihadists.)
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To: dsc
1. I've heard it from too many credible sources not to.
A source is not credible if it has no fact to back its claims. Where are the names, dates and numbers?

2. You really think Alan Keyes is a liar?
From the article:
"As a nurse at an Illinois hospital in 1999, I discovered babies were being aborted alive and shelved to die in soiled utility rooms. I discovered infanticide."
This, if it happened , is a felony. Did this "nurse" sign a criminal complaint? What is the name of the hospital? Name of the doctor in charge when this murder occured? Police report? Any verifible facts at all?

I don't know if Alan Keyes is a liar. He may be just a gullible fool.
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57 posted on 07/20/2006 8:19:24 AM PDT by mugs99 (Don't take life too seriously, you won't get out alive.)
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To: no dems

This is why about 30% of self-identified evangelical Christians voted for Gore and Kerry....that percentage represents black evangelicals. May they one day take possession of the freedom from this bondage that God extends to them.


58 posted on 07/20/2006 10:27:34 AM PDT by Kenny Bunkport (Israel is doing the Lordís work.)
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To: Caleb1411

Bump for later read (I'm at work now...).


59 posted on 07/20/2006 10:35:30 AM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: mugs99

"A source is not credible if it has no fact to back its claims."

Absolutely wrong. A source is credible if it has a proven record of accuracy, regardless of what "facts" it may have in any given case.

I put "facts" in quotation marks because there are always those who will deny or assert anything as "fact."

"Did this "nurse" sign a criminal complaint? What is the name of the hospital? Name of the doctor in charge when this murder occured? Police report? Any verifible facts at all?"

You don't know much about life, do you?

"I don't know if Alan Keyes is a liar. He may be just a gullible fool."

Extreme skepticism is just the mirror image of gullibility. Both are folly.


60 posted on 07/20/2006 12:37:54 PM PDT by dsc
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