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To: All; Lesforlife; BykrBayb; wagglebee
Perhaps it was inevitable, and something the great enemies of Our Lord thought would slip through. They will not prevail.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

By SB200, A Colorado Judge Can Censor the Bible
Christian Opposition Press Conference Today July 1, DTC Marriott

 

The following was released today by American Right to Life:

 

DENVER, July 1 – Colorado Governor Bill Ritter has signed an anti-Christian censorship law SB 200, that leaders representing many organizations will announce plans to oppose at a press conference today, July 1 at 10:15 a.m. in the Primrose Room at the Denver Tech Center Marriott, 4900 S. Syracuse.

 

Colorado State Rep. Kevin Lundberg confirms the fear of many Christians that, "Section 8 of Senate Bill 200 is a wide open door for any judge to censor anything that condemns homosexuality, including Scripture." The title of Section 8 reads: "Publishing of discriminative matter forbidden."
 
"I do believe that the Bible is banned, under the plain language of this new statute," said Steve Crampton, general counsel of Liberty Counsel, a national pro-family litigation organization.

 

A panel available to the media at today's 10:15 a.m. press conference consists of:
- Mathew Staver, founder & chairman, Liberty Counsel
- Steve Curtis, president, American RTL Action and former chairman of the Colorado GOP
- Janet Folger, nationally syndicated talk show host
- Kevin Swanson, Christian Home Educators of Colorado & Generations Radio
- Mark Hotaling, Christian Family Alliance & Colorado for Family Values
- Colorado State Representative Kevin Lundberg

 

Section 8 of the new law reads: "Publishing of discriminative matter forbidden. No person, being the owner… agent, or employee of any place of public accommodation… shall publish… distribute, give away… except as provided in this section, any communication… book, pamphlet, writing… or advertisement of any kind… intended or calculated to discriminate… against… SEXUAL ORIENTATION, marital status… [which] is unwelcome…"

 

"American RTL Action is a political 527 group headquartered a half-block from the Colorado capitol, and we're not going to hire someone cohabitating outside of marriage…" said Steve Curtis, the group's president. "We will also violate SB200's prohibition on publishing certain biblical teachings on homosexuality cohabitation."

 

The media is invited to this press conference to be held in the Primrose Room DTC Marriott at 4900 S. Syracuse St. at 10:15 a.m. today, July 1, 2008. (This press conference is not an official function of, but is being held concurrently with, the Colorado Renewal Project pastor's policy briefing whose speakers include former Governor Mike Huckabee.)

 

Media contact: Donna Ballentine
1-888-888-ARTL (2785) Emergency: 303 881-0376

8mm

We will persevere.

"We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest."

773 posted on 07/02/2008 2:50:04 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Haleigh Poutre update

Our departed friend and stalwart Terri Lister, T'wit, showed great concern in the plight of little Haleigh. I wish he were here in person to share, to see the progress of this brave soul.

To think Haleigh was assigned as a futile item unworthy of life, and the government actually started the process to kill her! The same agency, defeated in its bid, still keeps her like property and isolates her.

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SPRINGFIELD - Fourteen-year-old Haleigh Poutre has gone in three years from unresponsive, brain-damaged victim to potential key witness in a child abuse trial against her stepfather.

Because of that change, Alan J. Black, defense lawyer for the stepfather, Jason D. Strickland, told a judge yesterday in Hampden Superior Court that he will question the competency of the former Westfield girl, who is now residing in a Boston rehabilitative hospital. He said he needs to have experts determine whether she can remember anything that happened to her despite the severe brain trauma she experienced.

Black said that Haleigh had gone from "someone thought to be mentally deceased" to someone allegedly making statements implicating Strickland. 

Along with being the impetus for a major overhaul of the state's child protection system, the case received much attention because Haleigh was initially the subject of an attempt by the state to remove a feeding tube that was keeping her alive. The state Department of Social Services, acting on medical advice that the girl had no chance of recovery, requested to have life support measures withheld, and the state Supreme Judicial Court agreed. But, before the decision to end life support was implemented, the child began to improve.

Strickland, 34, is charged with assault and battery on a child with substantial bodily injury, assault and battery on a child with bodily injury, three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and one count of assault and battery. He has pleaded innocent to all charges.

At yesterday's pre-trial hearing, Judge Judd J. Carhart asked Assistant District Attorney Laurel H. Brandt if Haleigh is expected to testify in trial. Brandt said, "I am hopeful she will testify."

No direct information about the girl's condition is available because of the secrecy surrounding the events that have transpired since she was first brought to Noble Hospital on Sept. 11, 2005, with a brain injury. The last public information given out about Haleigh was that she was receiving therapy at the Franciscan Hospital for Children in Boston and was in the custody of the state social services agency.

Strickland and his wife, Holli A. Strickland, who was Haleigh's adoptive mother, were arrested soon after she was brought to Noble Hospital and charged with assault. Holli Strickland died within days in what West Springfield police said was a murder-suicide with her grandmother.

Black told Carhart that he needs access to a wide range of medical and psychological records relating to Haleigh in order to prepare for Strickland's trial, which is set for Oct. 11.

The defense lawyer said he needs records from each place she was treated to discern her medical status at each point and determine her ability to recall what happened. "This is not a fishing expedition," Black said. "This is a clear case of a girl saying things she didn't say before, couldn't say before."

A new date of Aug. 19 was set to discuss further access to medical information.

Black also is looking for records of some treatment at facilities, such as a Westfield counseling organization, prior to the girl's hospitalization.

After hearing from various parties, Carhart said he will appoint a guardian to represent Haleigh's interests in the trial because issues of release of medical and psychological records are being discussed.

Injured girl could testify

8mm

774 posted on 07/02/2008 3:05:59 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser; Lesforlife; BykrBayb
Perhaps it was inevitable, and something the great enemies of Our Lord thought would slip through.

More and more I find myself dreaming of just buying a small island in the middle of the Pacific and just forgetting about the increasingly depraved world we are living in.

781 posted on 07/02/2008 5:00:06 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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