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Posted on 10/25/2007 7:52:37 AM PDT by wagglebee
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Evangelical leaders who once marshaled millions of votes for conservative presidential candidates going back to Ronald Reagan have lost their principles in this election cycle, the head of a conservative policy institute said this week.
In a presidential campaign in which conservative evangelicals find no home with any of the first-tier GOP candidates, influential conservatives like James Dobson, Tony Perkins and Paul Weyrich remain on the sidelines because they fear the loss of their reputations as kingmakers if they back a long-shot candidate like Mike Huckabee and then lose, said Ken Connor, founder of the Center for a Just Society, a policy center that advocates for conservative causes, especially in life and marriage issues.
"There are perceptions these guys are more concerned about being players than they are about principle," Connor said in an interview at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Candidate natural choice
Connor was instrumental in defending a Florida law -- later reversed -- to prevent the removal of a feeding tube from Terri Schiavo, an unconscious patient whose care became the subject of a national bioethics debate in 2005.
"The Republican" leads the once more in the latest on the Haleigh Poutre saga.
BOSTON - Inspired by the Haleigh Poutre abuse case, the state House of Representatives yesterday approved a bill to overhaul the operation of the state's child welfare system.
The House voted 154-0 to approve the bill. The legislation creates a cabinet-level secretary of child welfare, a 21-member advisory board on child abuse and neglect and changes the name state Department of Social Services to the Department of Children and Families.
The bill also gives the state social services department 15 days to investigate a report of suspected neglect or abuse - a so-called 51A report - up from the current 10 days. The 51A reports, considered preliminary, are filed with the department by medical professionals and other mandated reporters............................
BOSTON --House lawmakers unanimously approve a bill to toughen the state's child protection laws.
The bill sets minimum education requirements for social workers and increases criminal penalties if those legally required to report child abuse fail to do so.
It also creates a new cabinet secretary dedicated solely to child welfare and seeks to address racial disparities in the child welfare system.
The bill was prompted by the case of Haleigh Poutre, whose adoptive mother and stepfather were accused of beating her. Haleigh was hospitalized with severe brain injuries in 2005.
The Department of Social Services, which took custody of Haleigh, won court approval to remove Haleigh's feeding tube. The agency was criticized for acting too quickly after Haleigh showed signs of improvement.
It is another beautiful fall day here in the wilds of Maine, great for hunting, but no trolls in sight. I have a special tag this season for antlerless, either gender, since it is hard to tell the difference unless up close, but the horizon is clear right now. Seen any lately? Since trick or treat night, they are scarse.
Are assault weapons allowed?
It’s my weapon of choice except for long ranges, then my sporterized Mauser does it up to about three hundred yards or so. Luckily they are not fast moving targets, stand still and stomp in place so are ripe targets. Closer ones buzz around the zapper.
Maybe we could get a neutron bomb with a troll setting.
Freepers have been keeping tabs on euthanasia without let up since 2003. This is our FOURTH YEAR and yes, we vote! We are/were a big chunk of the GOP base.
We're here all month digesting pro-life news, Terri's legacy news, stupid politicians from both sides, current patients, etc.
Terri's Legacy Ping List: contact 8mmmauser to join. Pro-life ping list: contact wagglebee.
Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation: www.terrisfight.org
WILL TO LIVE not LIVING WILL. You can thank us later... FV
Terri just needed enough for herself but the legal system stated it was too much. Dehydration is painful and barbaric.
Had we not slaughtered an entire generation of 50 million babies, we would have no use for illegal aliens and Social Security would not be bordering on collapse.
But I agree that government spending is also out of control, so how about cutting all spending except defense by at least 25% and banning abortion.
“Senator Coburn Deficit worse than abortion.”
Do these people even have a heart?
Dr. Campbell sent us a note saying the tribute to Tim is now posted on their website in mp3. At the website click on Bill Campbell:
The first (awakening) in the 19th century, was a self-starting religiosity, didnt depend on government. It was entirely self-financed, self-organized, self-supporting, so it had more life in it I think than the other ones. What broke it up was slavery.
In the 20th century ... the government was a bigger part of everyones life. So (evangelicals) tried to use the government to ban the sale of alcohol for instance, or ban the delivery of mail on Sunday or ban the teaching of evolution in school. When that happens, people get a little wary because of our tradition of separation of church and state. Its more upsetting to a lot people, so that didnt last as long.
The current one, I think, is running out of steam in about 10 years. You can see it running out of steam in the reaction to the Terri Schiavo case; the changed attitude towards gays; the growth of evangelical movement to protect the environment.
"The Legacy of Terri Schiavo," presented by her brother, Bobby Schindler, 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Kansas City Downtown Library, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City. $15 in advance. Register online at www.respectlifemissouri.org, or call Carrie at (816) 756-1850.
Big Rudy surprise, well, sort of, in a thread by Sun.
New York, NY (LifeNews.com) -- Over the last several months, pro-abortion Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani has made adoption a hallmark of his campaign. He says adoption is his plan to combat abortions as president and that he reduced abortions as mayor, but a college professor says his archives show Giuliani never pushed it.
If Giuliani had an aggressive plan to reduce abortions in New York City -- long considered the abortion capital of America because it has more abortions than most states -- Fordham University political science professor Bruce Berg has never seen it.
That's surprising considering Berg has DVD copies of every mayoral news conference in the city dating back to 1996.
"They don't exist," Berg told the St. Petersburg Times of potential news conferences showing former Mayor Giuliani touting adoption over abortion.
In August, Giuliani made adoption one of his "12 Commitments to the American People" and claimed to have promoted it enough that it lowered abortions in the Big Apple..............
Irvine, CA (LifeNews.com) -- A new study by researchers at the University of California, Irvine finds another advance in the use of adult stem cells. In this case, researchers used the stem cells from the brain of a mouse to restore memory following a brain injury.
The team used the neural stem cells to protect existing cells that were still healthy following the injury and to restore neuronal connections that had been damaged.
Meanwhile, over in the UK where socialized medicine rules the day, a little miracle.
As Terri Schinder Schiavo once said, "Where there's hope, there's life." (Judge Greer threw that quote out after he tampered with her words).
Wellcare announces in Saturday's edition that they have initiated an internal investigation. Interesting...
As illustrated at World Net Daily. I didn't do the url cuz it's to their shop.
No doubt Terri's in this one. I think I'll get this one.