Skip to comments.USDA newsletter encourages employees not to eat meat, GOP senator calls foul
Posted on 07/26/2012 7:19:41 AM PDT by C19fan
On Wednesday, Kansas Republican Sen. Jerry Moran called on Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to explain why the agencys employee newsletter encouraged them to not eat meat and participate in the Meatless Monday initiative for the environment.
One simple way to reduce your environmental impact while dining at our cafeterias is to participate in the Meatless Monday initiative http://www.meatlessmonday.com/, The U.S. Department of Agricultures (USDA) July 23, 2012 Greening Headquarters Update read. This international effort, as the name implies, encourages people not to eat meat on Mondays. Meatless Monday is an initiative of The Monday Campaign Inc. in association with the John Hopkins School of Public Health.
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Ah, another Department of the Brainless that needs to be beaten back into nothingness.
However, we do need govt jobs for those who could do nothing more in college than major in (fill in the blank) studies.
What to do, what to do?
We need veggie environment nuts in the USDA like we need a hole in the head.
Never in my life would I have expected USDA to be opposed to farmers and ranchers, Moran said in a statement. American farmers and ranchers deserve a USDA that will pursue supportive policies rather than seek their further harm.
With extreme drought conditions plaguing much of the United States, the USDA should be more concerned about helping drought-stricken producers rather than demonizing an industry reeling from the lack of rain, he added. I have requested that Secretary Vilsack let me know if it is now USDAs official policy to discourage the consumption of American grown meat. It is my hope that the USDA has not abandoned farmers and ranchers in pursuit of policies best left to the Environmental Protection Agency.
The EPA shouldn’t even be pursuing these ridiculous policies.
Meatless Monday - U.S. Department of Agricultures (USDA)
Double up Sunday - U.S. Farmer/Rancher
12 Yea, flesh also of beasts and of the fowls of the air, I, the Lord, have ordained for the use of man with thanksgiving; nevertheless they are to be used sparingly;
13 And it is pleasing unto me that they should not be used, only in times of winter, or of cold, or famine.
USDA has crossed the line by creating a new governmental religion:.
but 600 years too late.
Catholics already had meatless Fridays in 1400`s.
This out of the Book of Mormon? Sure doesn’t look like anything the Bible says to me.
Does the USDA cover fish farming too?
Michelle and the Bamster should lead by example.
I suspect that Vilsack is a Seven Day Adventist! Did a contract at a large Adventist Medical Center and there is NO MEAT in their cafeteria at all. Spent 9 months working there but ate lunch a nearby eatery, along with a lot of the staff and Doctors.
That’s the Adventists’ choice and if they believe it helps them worship God better then more power to them, but normally you’d think a head of some Federal agency wouldn’t be able to push any kind of religious agenda on the agency.
Oh, and the Adventists have come up with some pretty awesome tasting veggie-pro (imitation scallops, imitation ground beef, etc.) but boy does it create an intestinal gas problem.
Curious if Bishop Romney is also only an occasional meat eater on account of this advice.
Doctrine and Covenants Section 89
When Mitt is in it'll be all SUMMER!!!!!
|The Official Scriptures of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
© 2006 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.
It is from MORMONism.
The BoM contains hardly ANYTHING that MORMONs practice.
One must look elsewhere for the Rules and Regulations one must follow to be considered a Worthy MORMON.
Yup; that's TRUE!!
We ask you to 'pray about' this; because it is stuffed FULL of mangled bible verses.
Of COURSE it'll 'sound true'!!
We sure as heck ain't gonna ask you to pray about the Doctrines & Coventants or the Pearl of Great Price!
Or even the KJV of the bible; 'cause we consider it to be in error!
To be a MORMON - start here:
Here is MORMONism's own creed:
Articles of Faith
The Articles of Faith outline 13 basic points of belief of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Prophet Joseph Smith first wrote them in a letter to John Wentworth, a newspaper editor,
in response to Mr. Wentworth's request to know what members of the Church believed.
They were subsequently published in Church periodicals.
They are now regarded as scripture and included in the Pearl of Great Price.
THE ARTICLES OF FAITH
OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
History of the Church, Vol. 4, pp. 535541
- We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.
- We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam's transgression.
- We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.
- We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.
- We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof.
- We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth.
- We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, and so forth.
- We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.
- We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.
- We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and, that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory.
- We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.
- We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.
- We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of PaulWe believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.
To be a Worthy MORMON - continue here:
Temple Recommend Questions
1 Do you have faith in and a testimony of God the Eternal Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost?
2 Do you have a testimony of the Atonement of Christ and of His role as Savior and Redeemer?
3 Do you have a testimony of the restoration of the gospel in these the latter days?
4 Do you sustain the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the Prophet, Seer, and Revelator and as the only person on the earth who possesses and is authorized to exercise all priesthood keys? Do you sustain members of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles as prophets, seers, and revelators? Do you sustain the other General Authorities and local authorities of the Church?
5 Do you live the law of chastity?
6 Is there anything in your conduct relating to members of your family that is not in harmony with the teachings of the Church?
7 Do you support, affiliate with, or agree with any group or individual whose teachings or practices are contrary to or oppose those accepted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?
8 Do you strive to keep the covenants you have made, to attend your sacrament and other meetings, and to keep your life in harmony with the laws and commandments of the gospel?
9 Are you honest in your dealings with your fellowmen?
10 Are you a full-tithe payer?
11 Do you keep the Word of Wisdom?
12 Do you have financial or other obligations to a former spouse or children? If yes, are you current in meeting those obligations?
13 If you have previously received your temple endowment:
Do you keep the covenants that you made in the temple?
Do you wear the garment both night and day as instructed in the endowment and in accordance with the covenant you made in the temple?
14 Have there been any sins or misdeeds in your life that should have been resolved with priesthood authorities but have not been?
15 Do you consider yourself worthy to enter the Lord's house and participate in temple ordinances?
It is not Biblical, but from Section 89 the “D&C” aka the “Doctrine and Covenants”, which is one of the four “scriptures” of Mormonism.
It is a little before the part where God calls out Joseph Smith’s wife BY NAME and says she should accept polygamy (D&C 132). Joseph Smith happened to be the one that received that convenient little gem of a revelation from God, but never mind that.
I always think of fish as a meat..........
Not eating meat actually increases your environmental impact, since it requires a larger area of land to produce enough food for a person with vegetation alone than it does with a mixture of vegetation and animals.
I never understood the Vegetarians making fake meat. If it’s so disgusting to them, why do they want to eat the imitation? It’s like lesbians dating women who dress like men. Just go get the real thing if that is what you want.
I guess they want the taste without the guilt of zapping the critters or the supposed ill health effects of eating their meat. If veggies want their imitation meat, why should I interfere with that any more than I should try to feed hot dogs to rabbits? But they should not be able to dictate everybody else’s diets.
I would say that the use of fake meat is so vegetarians can create meals that appeal to non vegetarians and still maintain their diet goals. I know vegans ( the kind that want you to be vegan for your health not cause you're a murderer of animals ) make all all kinds of food replacement like cheese from almonds and milk from soy.
Polygamy: How it all got Started
Joe: Hey Emma! Guess what!?Emma: You KNOW I hate these guessing games! What is it, Dear?Joe: I heard a voice, probably the Lord, tell me I must take other wives.Emma: WHAT!? You ding bat! Don't you KNOW what our precious BOOK says? After all; YOU are the one that translated it!Joe: Books; schmooks. All I know is I've been COMMANDED to take other wives and you are to OBEY ME!!!Emma: "Though shalt NOT commit ADULTERY!!!"Joe: Silly Woman! You KNOW better than to take things out of CONTEXT!!!
...and the rest is HISTORY...
THE BOOK OF JACOB
THE BROTHER OF NEPHICHAPTER 224 Behold, David and Solomon truly had many wives and concubines, which thing was abominable before me, saith the Lord.
25 Wherefore, thus saith the Lord, I have led this people forth out of the land of Jerusalem, by the power of mine arm, that I might raise up unto me a righteous branch from the fruit of the loins of Joseph.
26 Wherefore, I the Lord God will not suffer that this people shall do like unto them of old.
27 Wherefore, my brethren, hear me, and hearken to the word of the Lord: For there shall not any man among you have save it be one wife; and concubines he shall have none;
28 For I, the Lord God, delight in the chastity of women. And whoredoms are an abomination before me; thus saith the Lord of Hosts.
29 Wherefore, this people shall keep my commandments, saith the Lord of Hosts, or cursed be the land for their sakes.
30 For if I will, saith the Lord of Hosts, raise up seed unto me, I will command my people; otherwise they shall hearken unto these things.
31 For behold, I, the Lord, have seen the sorrow, and heard the mourning of the daughters of my people in the land of Jerusalem, yea, and in all the lands of my people, because of the wickedness and abominations of their husbands.
32 And I will not suffer, saith the Lord of Hosts, that the cries of the fair daughters of this people, which I have led out of the land of Jerusalem, shall come up unto me against the men of my people, saith the Lord of Hosts.Or even HERE:
1 Timothy 3:2-3
2. Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
3. not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.1 Timothy 3:12
A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must manage his children and his household well.Titus 1:6
An elder must be blameless, the husband of but one wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient.
Emma: That's IT! I'm LEAVING your sorry *!!!Joe: DARN you Emma; you were TOLD to accept this!! Wait!!! I hear a voice again!!!
DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS
OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTSSECTION 1325157, Emma Smith is counseled (commanded) to be faithful and true; 5866, Laws governing the plurality of wives are set forth.51 Verily, I say unto you: A commandment I give unto mine handmaid, Emma Smith, your wife, whom I have given unto you, that she stay herself and partake not of that which I commanded you to offer unto her; for I did it, saith the Lord, to aprove you all, as I did Abraham, and that I might require an offering at your hand, by covenant and sacrifice.52 And let mine handmaid, Emma Smith, areceive all those that have been given unto my servant Joseph, and who are virtuous and pure before me; and those who are not pure, and have said they were pure, shall be destroyed, saith the Lord God.53 For I am the Lord thy God, and ye shall obey my voice; and I give unto my servant Joseph that he shall be made ruler over many things; for he hath been afaithful over a few things, and from henceforth I will strengthen him.55 But if she will not abide this commandment, then shall my servant Joseph do all things for her, even as he hath said; and I will bless him and multiply him and give unto him an ahundredfold in this world, of fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, houses and lands, wives and children, and crowns of beternal lives in the eternal worlds.
DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS
OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
5157, Emma Smith is counseled (commanded) to be faithful and true; 5866, Laws governing the plurality of wives are set forth.
51 Verily, I say unto you: A commandment I give unto mine handmaid, Emma Smith, your wife, whom I have given unto you, that she stay herself and partake not of that which I commanded you to offer unto her; for I did it, saith the Lord, to aprove you all, as I did Abraham, and that I might require an offering at your hand, by covenant and sacrifice.
52 And let mine handmaid, Emma Smith, areceive all those that have been given unto my servant Joseph, and who are virtuous and pure before me; and those who are not pure, and have said they were pure, shall be destroyed, saith the Lord God.
53 For I am the Lord thy God, and ye shall obey my voice; and I give unto my servant Joseph that he shall be made ruler over many things; for he hath been afaithful over a few things, and from henceforth I will strengthen him.
55 But if she will not abide this commandment, then shall my servant Joseph do all things for her, even as he hath said; and I will bless him and multiply him and give unto him an ahundredfold in this world, of fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, houses and lands, wives and children, and crowns of beternal lives in the eternal worlds.