Liberty on Trial With Daleiden

 

François_Chifflart_Jeanne_d'ArcBy Charlie Johnston

If you want to infuriate a Christian conservative, tell a scurrilous lie about him. If you want to infuriate an anti-God leftist, tell the truth about him – then prove it.

The anti-God leftists who make up the abortion industry and their media and government enablers are furious with David Daleiden, who captured on videotape evidence that they are illegally trafficking in dismembered baby parts for profit. Unfortunately for Daleiden, he lives in California, which has become the epicenter for corrupted justice, corrupted judges, and corrupted public officials. California has become an ongoing criminal enterprise, run by the elite for the elite. He and his investigative partner, Sandra Merritt, were charged by California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra with 15 felony counts for taping abortion officials speaking in particularly loathesome fashion at a National Abortion Federation (NAF) Conference two years ago.

Over the course of the last two years, both Daleiden and Merritt have become friends of mine. The Kafkaesque persecution of Daleiden and his allies in this same time frame is a primer for how the anti-God left has perverted and undermined the legal system. They

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Sandra Merritt and David Daleiden (circa.com)

have weaponized the law, using it to systematically deny conservatives and Christians of basic civil liberties and punish any who challenge leftist nostrums or reveal leftist offenses. They have used the very language and forms of law to gut it of its substance, which is to provide equal justice under dispassionate standards applied objectively to all. Most often, leftist officials have abused the platform of their position to ignore or deny the plain language of objective law. They have relied on the establishment media to act as their unwavering propaganda arm in this effort.

 

The video evidence that Daleiden captured is so damaging to Planned Parenthood (PP), the big dog of the abortion industry, that it has mounted several subordinate lies to try to discredit the evidence, depending on their supporters to believe whatever they say rather than review actual evidence. Let’s dispense with a couple of these lies at the outset.

  • PP constantly refers to the videotapes as heavily edited. If they mean that subtitles have been added to facilitate understanding what is said, they are correct. But what they want people to assume is that the videos have been doctored in a misleading way. Incorrect. Daleiden typically released full unedited copies of the videos along with the edited versions, which include subtitles and edit out long periods where there is no substantive discussion, to show that he had not doctored anything. A forensic review by the respected cybersecurity firm, Coalfire Systems, revealed that the videos are authentic. Planned Parenthood’s own examiner, Fusion GPS, a Democratic opposition research firm, concluded that there was “no evidence that the anti-abortion group behind the attack made up dialogue,” and that there was no “widespread evidence of substantive video manipulation.” Disappointed but undaunted, PP just said there was anyway. Compliantly, the establishment media reported PP’s spin while ignoring the objective evidence.
  • PP loves to tell people that a Texas grand jury investigated and exonerated it of any wrong-doing. To the contrary, a grand jury WAS empaneled in Harris County (Houston), Texas to investigate PP. But almost immediately, the Asst. District Atty. (ADA) who presided over it refocused it to investigate Daleiden – and collaborated as a partner with PP attorneys to pervert the purpose of the grand jury. The local PP attorney confirmed the collusion – and after the revelation, the DA’s office dropped the charges. The sitting DA was later turned out of office and the offending ADA was then fired. The ADA who presided over this grand jury, Sunni Mitchell, was also the ADA who no-billed an indictment against Douglas Karpen, sometimes called the “Kermit Gosnell of Texas,” despite eyewitness testimony and video evidence that Karpen had routinely executed live-born infants who had survived an abortion attempt. Actual independent investigations by the US House of Representatives and the US Senate have resulted in 22 criminal referrals against PP and its alleged partners in the illegal trafficking of baby body parts for profit. These investigations included, but were not limited to, supporters of PP.

At issue now are videos from the NAF Conference in California two years ago. Almost immediately after realizing that Daleiden had video footage from that conference, NAF went to court seeking an injunction to prevent the footage from being released. Federal

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Judge William Orrick (lifenews.com)

Judge William Orrick granted that injunction in his San Francisco court almost two years ago. He did so without disclosing that he was a former attorney for PP. Judicial ethics indicate that he should have recused himself or disclosed the fact and obtained waivers from attorneys from both sides to allow him to continue. And so the videos remained consigned to the censors – until California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra used this video footage as the basis for charging Daleiden with 15 felony counts. All citizens have the right to defend themselves and publicly confront their accusers – and this superceded the civil injunction. Daleiden’s attorneys, Steve Cooley and Brent Ferreira, put the videos up on their website after they had already been released in filings by the San Francisco Superior Court. Judge Orrick and NAF were outraged. They demanded that the videos be taken down and threatened Daleiden, Merritt, and the attorneys with contempt of court proceedings. Threats were even made to independent media outlets that did not immediately take the videos down. This was treated more seriously and with greater resolve than the release of the Pentagon Papers by Daniel Ellsburg in the ’70s or the release of classified material by Edward Snowden a few years back. Not threatened with contempt proceedings were Becerra, who used the verboten videos as the basis of his prosecution or the San Francisco Superior Court through which the videos were released. They are apparently exempt because they constitute some of PP’s governmental muscle.

 

During the brief period when the videos were publicly available, it became clear why it was so important to NAF and its governmental allies that these not be seen by the general public. They show that Kermit Gosnell is not the exception, but the rule among abortionists. The footage seemed to come from a serial killers’ convention rather than an association trade show, as speakers and attendees laughed and joked about cutting themselves on skull fragments, eyeballs rolling into their laps, and offering tips on how best to dismember the child before it is fully born, notably by ripping off a leg or two. They even revealed that they don’t believe their own propaganda that a fetus is not human, recognizing that they were violently killing human beings. National Review’s Alexandra deSanctis, perhaps anticipating that NAF and its governmental enablers would leave no stone unturned to get these videos taken down everywhere, wrote down some of the notable moments from the videos in this piece – and as of this writing, is one of the few places which still has an intact copy of the preview video still available. It is gruesome, made more so by the jolly good cheer and candor with which the participants speak of such unspeakable things. Many have wondered how ordinary German citizens could possibly have remained silent, knowing of the death camps around them. Looking at these videos and our collective inaction, now we know – and we don’t even have the excuse of a Gestapo threatening to shoot us if we speak up.

The videos were originally put under a gag order because release of them might endanger the safety of the participants who were revealed in the footage. When you are captured on tape speaking and acting in ways that are loathesome and vile, I suppose that could endanger you. But the cause of it is not the person who caught you; it is that you behaved in a loathesome and vile manner in the first place. Unfortunately, leftist officials are getting in the habit of punishing whistleblowers rather than the perpetrators of the ugliness that whistleblowers reveal. At Evergreen College in Washington State, an unruly student mob was captured on tape threatening violence to a professor who had displeased them. Instead of using the videotape to find and punish members of the mob, Evergreen President George Bridges promised to find who made the videotape so he could bring criminal charges against them, the whistleblowers.

A quick synopsis, then, of where things stand. Two years ago, pro-abortion activist William Orrick used his judicial position to issue a gag order on the videos because the abortionists language was so toxic it might endanger their safety if people saw what they really think. Earlier this year, Cal. Atty. Gen. Becerra used the banned videos to file

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Xavier Becerra (fox5sandiego.com)

criminal charges against Daleiden. He uses a statutory interpretation that has never been used against any other undercover journalist in California, though a multitude have used the same methods as Daleiden. Becerra is free to use the evidence to prosecute, but Daleiden is not allowed to use the same evidence to defend himself. The old Soviet show trials had nothing on Orrick and Becerra.

 

Orrick is no stranger to issuing rulings that have no grounding in the Constitution, statutory law or Supreme Court precedent. He is part of the vanguard of leftist judges who make it up as they go along, not acting as judges, but using judicial power to act as unaccountable muscle for left-wing priorities. Although offenses against the system of objective law come almost exclusively from left-wing officials, the center and right have responsibility, too. They have the authority to check such abuses, but shrink from the confrontation. During the civil rights movement a half-century ago, some southern states systematically deprived a certain class of citizens of basic civil rights because of their ethnic background. The federal government stepped in to enforce the law. Now a class of citizens are being systematically deprived of basic civil rights because of their political and religious beliefs. They are even being punished for daring to complain of the mistreatment. Before his confirmation, Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch criticized Donald Trump for publicly criticizing a judge. I am not offended by a certain amount of institutional tribalism, but the corollary is that leading authorities must weed out those who abuse their authority and make it up as they go along. Until officials are held to account for depredations against citizens who merely disagree with them, we have ceased to be a democratic republic. In short, if judges are going to act contemptibly, their courts will be regarded with contempt. That undermines the very consensus that stabilizes our society. The first job of public officials is to defend our liberty, all of us, not to augment their position and power.

I began contemplating in the late ’80s whether the American founders had not actually solved the problem of volatility in democratic republics, but merely postponed the onset of decay. (Democracies have historically been one of the most unstable forms of government possible, usually degenerating into chaos and terror within a decade or two). I was surprised to find that the founders were generally more pessimistic about the staying power of our system than I am. Thomas Jefferson thought a revolution would be needed every few generations – and believed that the biggest flaw in the American Constitution was that it did not provide adequate safeguards against creeping judicial supremacy. On September 17, 1787, the day the Constitutional Convention closed in Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin spoke his approval saying that he expected the proposed government would be “well administered for a course of years and can only end in despotism, as other forms have before it, when the people shall become…corrupt.”

Because of lethargy, we do not demand accountability from rogue officials. As W.B. Yeats said in his old poem, “The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.”

Make no mistake, though. While it is Daleiden who will appear in the docket, it is all of us and our liberty who will be his phantom co-defendants.

 

 

 

 

About charliej373

Charlie Johnston is a former newspaper editor, radio talk show host and political consultant. From Feb. 11, 2011 to Aug. 21, 2012, he walked 3,200 miles across the country, sleeping in the woods, meeting people and praying as he went. He has received prophetic visitation all his life, which he has vetted through a trio of priests over the last 20 years, and now speaks publicly about on this site. Yet he emphasizes that we find God most surely through the ordinary, doing the little things we should with faith and fidelity. Hence the name, The Next Right Step. The visitations inform his work, but are not the focus of it. He lives in the Archdiocese of Denver in the United States.
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136 Responses to Liberty on Trial With Daleiden

  1. Beckita says:

    Outstanding piece, Charlie. Praying for David and Sandra.

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  2. janina says:

    Nice to see you back. God bless.

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  3. Murf says:

    Good to see you back Charlie. Murf

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  4. BD says:

    This will not end well for these advocates of death. It would be better for them to have never been born…

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    • AMEN, BD!

      God’s time and space is not our time and space.

      Our Blessed Lord, through his office of allowing us free will, has permitted an inexhaustible warehouse of most heavy millstones to be made available to errant souls like these Sons and Daughters of Satan. They fashion a noose around their necks every day and willingly choose to slaughter His children. They have not chosen LIFE, but eternal death. They have willingly consigned themselves to separation from the love of God. Irredeemable are they. Their fate awaits them:

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      • Beckita says:

        Sharing in the outrage and horrified by the advancement of the abortion industry with the corruption and protection from those in power to bring justice, I must also admit I was committing sins of omission for too long as I failed to more actively work for the end of this evil until 10 years ago when I began participating in the 40 Days for Life prayer vigils in front of the local abortion mill. Obvious to me, someone’s prayers saved me from persisting in this sin.

        From another dimension which causes me to take pause, even though I never actively participated in or supported abortion, is what Charlie has noted: “Because of lethargy, we do not demand accountability from rogue officials.”

        Then, I think of Our Lady of Fatima’s words to the three shepherd children on July 13, 2017 when they were shown the vision: “You have seen Hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to My Immacidate Heart. If people do what I am going to tell you, many souls will be saved and there will be peace.” And, in concert with Our Lady I recall when Her Son, Divine Mercy, told St. Faustina: “The graces I grant you are not for you alone, but for a great number of other souls as well… And your heart is My constant dwelling place, despite the misery that you are. I unite Myself with you, take away your misery and give you My mercy. I perform works of mercy in every soul. The greater the sinner, the greater the right he has to My mercy. My mercy is confirmed in every work of My hands. He who trusts in My mercy will not perish, for all his affairs are Mine, and his enemies will be shattered at the base of My footstool”

        I am indebted to the prayers of others and, I imagine, many are those I will not know until I pass to Eternal Life, who saved me from hell. So, while I know justice must and rightly deserves to be served, I also believe it’s important to hold fast to something my maternal grandmother instilled in me: *hate* the sin yet love the sinner.

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        • Sean Sullivan says:

          Beckita,
          I found this line of thought too this morning as I read the Imams have refused to say prayers for the dead London Terrorists. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/06/06/third-london-attacker-named-as-imams-refuse-to-perform-funeral-rites.html

          I initially thought ‘good for them’, then realized something Charlie has related time and time again, the worst evil is a soul lost eternally. So I commenced praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for these three. Imploring the Lord, since He is outside of time, to allow me to offer this Chaplet of Divine Mercy for them milliseconds prior to their death. If you will, hopefully a perfect act of contrition.

          ” …The greater the sinner, the greater right he has to My Mercy…”

          Contemplating having masses said for them also, though my Parish is still a bit upset whereupon my earlier months selection of Senator Chuck Schumer (living).

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        • Kathy says:

          Excellent….just excellent, Beckita…for this post and the one above it. Let’s continue to offer everything for the salvation of souls. FIAT!

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        • Mick says:

          I’m with you, Beckita, in praying for the conversion and eternal salvation of these sick, evil monsters who kill or abet the killing of the unborn. Meanwhile, I hope that somehow temporal justice is served and that they rot prison.

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          • Beckita says:

            I get it, Mick. I do.

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          • Mick says:

            I know you get it, dear Biscuits; I’m just venting (you can probably see the smoke rising from my ears all the way from Montana). Not venting at you, of course, but at the injustice of it all. Mercy, Lord, on the baby-killers and on all of us.

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          • Beckita says:

            Amen, Hambone. It was my hamhanded way of affirming and sharing in the anger.

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          • jaykay says:

            Yeah, Mick, Charlie’s excellent piece really made my blood boil too! I would love to see those butchers, and that slime of a “judge”, experience the joys of conversion… behind bars. Over a long(ish) period. Better that than an eternal period, in a place of detention where the worm dieth not and the flame is not quenched.

            I didn’t quite live up to my intention of devoting the rigours of the Chartres pilgrimage towards the conversion of the fellow-travellers of David and Sandra’s persecutors here in Ireland, but Sean Sullivan’s beautifully charitable post towards other murderers above has reminded me to renew that general intention. Thanks, Sean. Meanwhile, we’re preparing for our Rally for Life through the centre of Dublin on Sat. July 1st. There has to be a massive turn-out this year, because the forces of darkness sense victory will be theirs (given the massive international cash and “objective” media support they receive, hardly surprising) and are now going all-out to destroy our Constitutional protection for the unborn. So a good turn-out will at least remind them that the majority in this country does not, in fact, support baby-butchery, despite the lies of the putrid media and most of our politico/establishment class, still desperate to cling to the decaying carcase of the EU superstate. Not that it will really stop them, unfortunately, but it’s always lovely to see them desperately scurrying to try to “explain” why a massive demonstration wasn’t really all that massive, or didn’t really happen, or was Koch-funded or some other lies. Like cockroaches running for the dark corners.

            God bless all, J.

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          • Mick says:

            Jaykay, may God bless Ireland; and I pray for a rally turnout so enormous that it surprises even the pro-lifers. I also pray for the protection of all at the Rally, as the rabid progressives and Satan’s other minions are getting violent these days.

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          • jaykay says:

            Not to go on about Ireland’s situation too much, but this overwrought piece of propaganda in the “opinion” section of the Irish Times (almost as old as the NYT and likewise posing as the Paper of Record) is from an activist who is also a full time “journalist” for said rag. She’s allowed to vent her propaganda regularly, segueing between “journalist” and “opinionist”. You can see the nature of the demented (I mean that in its pure Latin sense of unminded, or insane) ranting. The picture about sums it up. So, this is what we’re up against. It’s different in the US where you at least have a plurality of sources; here, not so. The other media are pretty much the same. So: prayers for success of Rally for Life on 1 July will be much appreciated. God bless all, and sorry to subject you to what passes for journalism in this country. But you know from your own experience. God bless, J.

            https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/una-mullally-another-day-another-irish-woman-denied-autonomy-over-her-body-1.3119258?mode=amp

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          • jlynnbyrd says:

            Jaykay, I will be praying for Ireland and your rally! ❤
            I've heard our printed propaganda rags referred to as "elitist blogs." That sums it up.

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          • Doug says:

            Sick!

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          • Doug says:

            Of course the pregnancy causes distress, but what caused her to get there may be a bigger distress. Was she abused by her boyfriend? Other issues? The author is making a rash judgement.

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        • Doug says:

          Amen Beckita!

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  5. Cindy says:

    What can we do about this? I like Beckita will pray. But shouldn’t we also act? I feel so helpless at times like this, when I see truth being smashed like this and the innocent set upon by wolves. Collectively I find that conservatives are so quiet less we be seen as raucous imbeciles like some on the other side of the coin. But I do believe we have to stand up and be heard as well. If there is anything I can do please let me know. When the Houston issue reared it’s ugly head I did send a letter in favor of David and against what they were doing. But what now? David has done us all a huge favor and his actions I do believe have made an impact. Which is why he is now being attacked by rabid dogs. I feel for both David and Sandra and I don’t want them to feel as if they are standing alone.

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    • Beckita says:

      Absolutely, Cindy. We are called to pray and act. Charlie has just posted a comment suggesting that donations can be sent to the Thomas More Society.

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      • Andy14 says:

        I`m with Cindy. There`s got to be more we can do.
        I pray (and have prayed) for and end to abortion and a conversion of those involved with abortions. And now I`ve just sent a donation to the Thomas More Society (thanks for the link Charlie). But this piece stoked an anger that hasn`t really gone away since I watched the video of the NAF conference a few weeks back. I always gave them the benefit of the doubt and thought that people in the abortion industry actually believed in some twisted way that what they were doing was somehow for good, that is was for the benefit of women, and all the other baloney they spew to try to justify it as a right for women.
        That NAF conf. video is like something out of horror film, it shocked me. It took a couple of days before I could start praying for these people again.
        And when I think back to the quote from Dennis in Beckita`s Sherpa School Savvy,¨There will be unity only when the left vanquishes the right or the right vanquishes the left.¨,,,, Couldn`t we make like 49ers and do a Jericho March to Californie demanding truth and justice?

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        • I’m with you, Cindy and Andy. The evil seems so great and the need so pressing, what is one to do? The Lord has led me to a few small things that will help;

          – Prayer for those involved, of course.
          – Adoption, or supporting it.
          – Assisting Christian children’s homes in poor foreign countries. That’s a way where even a small monthly donation can support a living child, and provide the teaching for them to avoid abortion in their own lives when they become adults. A large bang for your buck!
          – Pro-Life voting. In my state, Kansans for Life mail out a voting pamphlet based on the candidates position on abortion. Just call your state organization and they will put you on the list.

          Makes me feel a little less overcome as I practice the above.

          love in Jesus’ name from Dave

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    • madkatmomma says:

      our church has a respect life ministry, if yours doesn’t maybe you could start one.

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    • joanne1950 says:

      Cindy, act you should. For me, there is a life pregnancy center near me that has save @400 babies so far this year alone. It is an antithesis of PP. While PP tells you women want one and done; this center knows women are just seeking help. While PP says that ultrasounds don’t prove life; this center proves the opposite is true. PP does not show the women ultrasounds; this center does show it and it gets the mother thinking about what she is seeing. While PP has a political agenda to feed; this center has rolled up their sleeves and helps these women for up to 5 years after the birth on multiple levels. This center offers support while PP offers nothing but lies and hides its real motives. I want you to know that there are many little ways you can offset PP. Ask at you church. Look locally for what you can do. Little acts add up to a great flood of purpose offsetting evil.

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      • SteveBC says:

        Joanne, this is a great example of replacing the Culture of Death with the Culture of Life. In the long run even if the government makes no changes, it would be wonderful to see groups like this doing so well that PP clinics close for lack of business.

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      • Doug says:

        Beautiful Joanne!

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  6. Thankful4metcy says:

    Wow! Thank you for sharing this Charlie! Thank you for reminding us of the good that is being done by people like David Daleiden, who risk so much, in the face of intense evil. I appreciate you and Beckita so much.

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  7. charliej373 says:

    The Thomas More Society is handling both the civil aspects of Daleiden’s defense and paying all his legal fees. Those who can afford to help can do so by donating to that organization here: https://donate.cornerstone.cc/Thomas+More+Society

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  8. Charlie, this is so profound and, at the same time, so discouraging. If we call the judge’s office, we’ll only be ignored. If we start a petition, we will make ourselves feel better, but likely effect no real change. We could storm the Bastile and free those being held unjustly but then only be prosecuted for our audacious disregard for civil laws. It’s all turned upside-down and I feel so helpless and useless as they light the pyre beneath our modern-day martyrs. So I will storm heaven and persevere in knocking on the door of the only true Just Judge. Please let David and Sandra know that they are not forgotten. I am also calling on the intercession of all those children killed through abortion. May their cries for justice in the presence of our Saviour bring about a speedy and just resolution. May God grant we all live to see an end to the slaughter. As Joan of Arc called for a cross as she was martyred, may these two find peace in the cross of Christ.

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    • Karen says:

      Marisa, in place of ‘killed’ I want to use the words ‘butchered’ because incredibly there is a ‘by-product’, ‘slaughtered’ because of the violence done to defenceless innocents, ‘exterminated’ because the babies are now ‘out of sight and mind’, ‘terrorised’ because it belongs to the language of a current mindset that possibly can be used by the media and others to flush out the perpetrators! Jesus, You suffered tremendously for the little ones, for the ignorant, defiant or wounded parents, for people who both flaunt the good laws or create and defend the bad laws. Have mercy on us all as we go about trying to figure out how to have mercy on You! Holy Spirit help us! Blessed Mother intercede for us!

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    • maryopl says:

      “Hope is something that is demanded of us; it is not, then, a mere reasoned calculation of our chances. Nor is it merely the bubbling up of a sanguine temperament; if it is demanded of us, it lies not in the temperament but in the will… Hoping for what? For delivereance from persecution, for immunity from plague, pestilence, and famine…? No, for the grace of persevering in his Christian profession, and for the consequent achievement of a happy immortality. Strictly speaking, then, the highest exercise of hope, supernaturally speaking, is to hope for perseverance and for Heaven when it looks, when it feels, as if you were going to lose both one and the other.”
      ― Ronald Knox

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  9. Charlie, Thank-you for representing…RE-presenting this for our consideration. This is going to take a lot prayer. So much insanity in the world.
    “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Father, send now your Spirit over the earth.
    Let the Holy Spirit live in the hearts of all nations, that they may be preserved from degeneration, disaster and war.
    May the Lady of All Nations, the Blessed Virgin Mary, be our advocate! Amen.”

    In prayer with all here, katey in OR 🙏🏼💕✝🌹

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  10. chrislyford says:

    Thanks Charlie! May we all be clothed with Her mantle!

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  11. Mark Job says:

    Charlie thank you, for sticking to your word when you said you would be back to let us know when a crisis arises. This is truly a test for all of us Christians who stand for life from conception until natural death as God intended.
    The worst of the storm is about to come upon us and fast.
    Blessed Mother pray for us your children and open our hearts to your son Jesus.

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  12. Lilia Florentiae says:

    I am sorry for what is happening to David and Sandra, for the injustice of it.
    When, months ago, I related about the Po videos to some Italian friends, their reaction was “you are jocking, it cannot be true, no media spoke about this, it certainly is a fake news. And no Italian media has spoken about it.
    I feel very impotent. I realize great powers are controlling the world and our lives.
    I am Praying the Surrender Novena a lot these days, for situations concerning me and my country.
    Charlie, when you said we would have lost hope (in ourselves) before the Rescue, you were right. I try to do my part, but I lost hope in my capacity to overcome such great problems.
    I do not know whether the Rescue will come this year, though I still hope, but I trust God will have mercy on us.
    Thanks Beckita and Charlie.

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  13. Lilia Florentiae says:

    PP videos.
    Sorry

    Like

  14. for the sake of ... sorrowful passion says:

    Romans 5:20 …where sin increased, grace overflowed all the more,
    Also, pray for Fr Gordon MacRae http://thesestonewalls.com/

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  15. Prayerpartner says:

    Very direct, strong writing, Charlie. Joining in prayer support for David, Sandra, and the Thomas More Society.

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  16. Doug says:

    Yaa hoo Charlie!

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  17. AZ says:

    Thank you for that article, Charlie! Do you happen to have the address to where can we write to complain to the State of CA? Blessings, Audrey

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  18. Janet says:

    Thank you Charlie..Corruption is no longer hidden..it’s staring us in the face! Its true.. we can’t say we didn’t know. Lord have mercy on this generation!

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    • Barb421 says:

      I was thinking today as I was in my car and had the catholic radio station on, and they were playing a Miley Cyrus song , ugh…and I thought “how ugly”, people are blind to the ugliness around us, it’s all coming out in the open-
      Let us arm ourselves with our rosaries and pray for our Lady’s mantle of protection! Prayer of St Michael, too! Lord, have mercy, come Holy Spirit!

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  19. Janet says:

    Also praying for those two brave souls, Sandra and David.

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  20. patriciaacmg says:

    Current Western society, and we in the USA, have become the Rome of old where infanticide and moral mayhem were the norm. Until and unless we recognize a loving Creator God in our laws, courts and societal norms; grant inherent dignity to the unborn ( and to marriage of one man and one woman as well), our country is doomed. The slippery slope is getting steeper by the day.
    May God have mercy on us all. May we courageously and continuously put God in the center, take the next right step and be signs of Hope.
    Always, with daily prayers (especially Mass) for everyone here. Christ Peace, Pat

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  21. CrewDog says:

    This priest is addressing the USA but I expect that there is that feeling of hopelessness in Europe too. History demonstrates the Hopeless People all too often pick the wrong leaders to “save’ them from their troubles. Hopeless People are desperate people. The French/20th century Marxist Revolutions and Nazi Germany come easily to mind. The American Revolution is an example of Right Choice! The big difference? US Founding Fathers, weak humans as they may have been, choose to recognise and seek God’s Will & Guidance in their Revolutionary Quest!! Are we at The wye in the road or past? Which movements are God Centered? Which movements are BigBro Government Centered? Which movements are false god centered? Time to choose sides! …. Time is short! Time to Pray, Watch and Prepare!!
    http://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/f…ess-prague-40-years-ago-mirrors-america-today

    GOD GUIDE & SAVE ALL HERE!!

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  22. CrewDog says:

    I’m listening to FOX Business this morn with the guy who interrogated the 9/11 Sheik. He asked the Sheik about this Religion of Peace mantra and the reply was: We are The Religion of Peace. Once all infidel people submit to Islam or are enslaved/exterminated there will be peace.
    After three London attacks, the usual suspects are still chanting Religion of Peace, Lone “Wolves” and just a radical “small” minority! Evil Madness On-Parade!

    “Alt-Islam and the Myth of the Religion of Peace”

    http://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/fr-mark-pilon/alt-islam-and-myth-religion-peace

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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  23. Thank you Charlie for the detailed update. I haven’t been able to participate much in this community lately outside of acknowledging others’ comments, but be assured of my daily prayers. Please remember those of us in the great state of California too, who with God’s grace, are committed to holding down the fort for Truth, Goodness and Beauty on our home front!

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  24. Julia says:

    It is ludicrous for a muslim to say they are a religion of peace. We know they are at war with each other even now.

    But of course they are taught to tell lies to get what they want, which is all the benefits of the Christian civilisation. And then they can carry on killing each other and destroying the amazing civilisation which can only exist if the Way, the Truth and the Life as taught by Jesus Christ the one true Prophet, Saviour and Sovereign King is obeyed.

    Thank you Charlie for your update on the pro life warriors. God help and support them in every which way until victory over this death culture is won. Amen

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  25. Diane Grose says:

    Happy to hear from you, Charlie! Praying for David, Sandra, & all mankind!! God help us & this sick world!!!

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  26. Charlene says:

    THANKU Charlie…………

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  27. radiclaudio says:

    Amen, amen.

    I hope you are well dear friend?

    Yours in Christ,

    Rich

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  28. Phillip Frank says:

    Seems that we are being asked to open our minds and conversations, in a powerful way, to the evil that has encompassed us. Some of us are true victim souls by our part in bringing these subjects to the forefront.
    My cousin Mark caused a firestorm of controversy by his introduction of church teaching on Islam to his class but it got everyone talking about what the church REALLY teaches about Islam and not just the PC claptrap offered in social circles these days. (For those who are wondering, he was reprimanded and cinctured but he has been kept on at the school).
    David and Sandra are doing the same thing here with the abortion narrative by exposing those who actually DO the abortions for profit and what they think, say and believe in real time.
    Pope Francis asked us to go out and make a “mess”. As the one who holds the keys to the Kingdom I think the Kingdom itself is responding to this mandate as well. Seems to me a great “revealing” is taking place, like the sword that pierced Our Lady’s heart, so the TRUE thoughts of many may be revealed.
    By us challenging the hidden agendas of our day, many have become sacrificial victims of the powers that be, the ones in high places, the demon of the past who’s name was many but his desire for human sacrifice the same-Huitzilopochtli, Kukulcan, Quetzalcoatl, Moloch, Chemosh. He is now known by a few other names-
    eugenics, abortion, euthanasia, mercy killing, Jihad, etc.
    Same demon, different titles, but the same agenda-exterminate humanity.

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  29. Patricia says:

    Great article Charlie. Prayers first, donations second. We can expect miracles this year in the 100th anniversary of Fatima.
    To paraphrase Sister Lucia, these times will be marked by the fight for the family and those who do will be opposed at every stop. But as we know the Immaculate Heart will win.
    pbd

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  30. Michael Sexton says:

    In your recent article, you write: ” Unfortunately for Daleiden, he lives in California, which has become the epicenter for corrupted justice, corrupted judges, and corrupted public officials. California has become an ongoing criminal enterprise, run by the elite for the elite.” I, too, live in California and, while I generally support your writings, I must take issue with this statement. You need to understand that California is made up of a number of distinct regions with different interests. Unfortunately, due to their heavy population centers and the fact that the makeup of California’s legislature is apportioned by population, only two parts of the state, Los Angeles and San Francisco, have the final say if they want something and these regions are extremely liberal. The remainder of the state is made up of people like us in Yuba City who are generally very conservative. So, while I agree that California has some judges who tend to use their positions to legislate rather than interpret the law, neither our judges, nor public officials should for the most part be painted with the broad brush of corruption. Trust me when I say that we who live in rural areas of California are very tired of Los Angeles and San Francisco dictating the direction of the state.

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    • charliej373 says:

      Michael, I am very much aware of that. I only alluded to it in this piece, so as not to get too long or lose the focus, but I think California is now analogous with, say, Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas in the early days of the civil rights movement. The rulers of the state are systematically denying people basic civil rights merely because of their political and religious beliefs – and egregiously abusing their powers to enforce that rank discrimination. I frankly think that people in eastern California have a good case to be made for a class-action lawsuit on the issue of water alone. Leftist politicians on the west coast created a crisis, refusing to build desalination plants or reservoirs and then, in drought years, endemnify themselves against facing the shortages their own policies created by denying water to the agricultural reasons. (Yes, I know that they used the false standard of “drinking water” as a fig leaf for the denial so that they did not suffer much of any inconvenience. Rather, they should have used proportional data for all areas in lean years – and then they would have been forced to share in the consequences of their folly. But they don’t care about the little folks – only that they get their way and not be inconvenienced by the trials they force on others.)

      I have come to love people of California. I have a great coterie of friends and really top people in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Sacramento. Though I lived most of my live in the Midwest, most of my family comes from the south. Just as I, a native son of the south, loathed its institutional bigotry 50 years ago so, though I love many Californians, I loathe the ruling class that oppresses them. In that sense, I stand by my assessment that California is the epicenter for the new bigotry – and I am confident that many Californians, some of whom I know, will be the heroes who end this disgrace.

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      • Beckita says:

        Watching Tucker Carlson who’s covering the story about California Governor Jerry Brown who met with Chinese President Xi today to make a climate deal. Brown’s message to the world: Don’t follow America’s lead. Ah! But it’s about commerce.

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    • Picket Fence says:

      Bravo my friend!
      Charlie is correct about the eastern part of our state. We are the farmers and ranchers, and vote conservative.
      Perhaps some day our voices will be heard.

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  31. Gilbert says:

    It should be kept in mind that the United States in the 1890s to 1920s, was the first country to concertedly undertake compulsory sterilization programs for the purpose of eugenics. The Nazis got their inspiration from partially from the California sterilization law, and by the 40s 30 US states had active programs, which eventually sterilized more then 62,000 people. So we’re just as we always were, spreading evil through the world.

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  32. erin483 says:

    Love hearing from Charlie!!! please write about the situation in Korea, with S. Korea’s new president rejecting Thaad system,,,,China behind it…growing more concerned as washington is all in a tizzy about comey testifying…the other side of the world is blowing up
    Very frustrated about our disfunctional government

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    • SteveBC says:

      Erin483, Carlie has often said, “These things must come.” The Old System of the World is dying, and it cannot and should not be saved. Our job as sherpas is to lead ourselves, each other, and those around us out of the Old System into the new world we are promised. We all are frustrated and worried and afraid and tired in one way or another, but that does not relieve us of our sherpa duties to acknowledge God, take the next right step, and be a beacon of hope to those around us. Sounds to me as if you need to work a bit on the third part, to be hopeful that Rescue is coming and that we can indeed create with God a better world as the old one is swept away. Although it is sad and upsetting to watch the old world self-destruct, if we get caught up in that process and forget to be hopeful about what’s coming, we are not doing our job or playing our assigned position on the field. Charlie has always said, “God has a Plan.” And He does! 🙂

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  33. SteveBC says:

    Charlie, thank you for this crystal clear statement of the current situation and the issues we all face. It’s hard to believe we have fallen so far in just a few decades, but fall we have.

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  34. CrewDog says:

    As the USA Liberal “Media” (ABCNNBCBS-PBS/NYT/WP) are in their ever more hysterical and unhinged destroy Trump and negate Election 16 Mode, we have the below. Soon there will be three USN Carrier Battle Groups in Korean/Chinese Waters. This is a huge % of the 2017 USN! ….. along with, no doubt, large Air Force/USMC/USA assets deployed nearby……. at a time when the US Military is already stretched thin in the Middle East and …………………. ;-( …… Get Ready!!!

    North Korea Nuclear EMP Attack: An Existential Threat
    http://www.38north.org/2017/06/wgraham060217/

    North Korea fires suspected land-to-ship missiles as South Korea delays THAAD
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-idUSKBN18Y383?il=0

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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  35. Kris R. says:

    There are so many battles being fought. I think most of us are battle weary. From where shall fresh troops come, Lord? Sustain us, refresh us, renew us, Lord, that we may not give up.

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  36. Joe Crozier says:

    “We’re prepared to respond to an all-out war with an all-out war,” said Choe Ryong-hae, believed to be the country’s second most powerful official. “We are ready to hit back with nuclear attacks of our own style against any nuclear attacks,” he said.
    “nuclear attacks of our own style” may well mean EMP. Evil cannot help but boast of its power.
    Russia has supplied N Korea with this capapbility. Taken in conjunction with the Venerable Elena”s prophesies that Russia with her secret armies will overrun Europe and combat America, from Garabandal that Russia will suddenly and unexpectedly overrun the greater part of free Europe, and the vision of the Fr Loius Constant Pel of the destruction of most of France including two nuclear attacks from Russia it does indeed seem we are living on borrowed time. I am off to say another rosary and have a nice plate of mushroom soup on this chilly winter night.

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    • Beckita says:

      Praying for mitigation, in so much as all God’s children respond to the effusion of God’s purifying grace inherent in the chaos, confusion and division now racing at fever pitch. Praying for the souls of those who are dying, and who will die, in the events we, collectively, are and have brought to pass. May each of us draw ever more deeply into the safety of relying completely on Our Abba, in Jesus’ Name we pray, by the Power of the Holy Spirit, through the intercession of our Mother.

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      • Joe Crozier says:

        There is a physical border between Russia and North Korea crossed by the Friendship Bridge over the River Tumen, This River also forms the border between China and North Korea. There is a stronger bridge that runs between us and Mary and between Mary and Jesus and between Jesus and God the Father. These are connected by the history of The Rosary. Perhaps the friendship between the three powers, connected by a history of Communism, has to run its course before we see Russia siding with us against China. I feel that N Korea will be annihilated after its EMP attack on the USA. God help all the victims of war. Our Lady Queen of Peace, pray for us.

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      • PrayerPartner says:

        Beautiful words, Beckita

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    • Gilbert says:

      What about Charlie’s prophecy that Russia would side with us against China? Or isn’t that to be believed anymore?

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    • Barb421 says:

      hope you enjoyed your soup, Joe, it’s easy to forget that you and others are now in the winter months while we in the states are entering summer- the world is so vast, yet- it’s a small world after all, as the song goes and we need each other and are comforted to “gather” together in prayer- God bless

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  37. Joe Crozier says:

    It looks like the euthanasia lobby is gathering its forces again in New Zealand. Unnatural death and murder at both extremes of life. I wonder if New Zealanders have forgotten that their land rests on many volcanic fields and is surrounded and run through by active fault lines, that China already seems to be taking over and that God is still in our national anthem – “God of nations at Thy feet, in the bonds of love we meet.” The bonds of love have become the jaws of death.
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11872253

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  38. Teddy says:

    Hi Charlie. Any updates on messages you’ve received about some of things you said might happen between now and the rescue? Has anything changed on your end? Thanks, ted

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  39. I’ve been pondering this for a while now and had some imagery come to me.

    The horrific faces and claws of evil folks invading homes, ripping books out of the hands of people found therein, then burning those books on a large fire in the streets. Tragic. But maybe even more tragic are the folks sitting comfortably at home with a book, looking at a piece of art on the confines of a tidy little page. Oh, they observe and comment, but it’s even more tragic when they observe and comment poorly. Some comment having barely even looked at the page. Most tragic to see a dusty pile of books sitting on a shelf. Such is a broad chunk of our society.

    Time to get up and go… get onto the streets where the art is really alive. Sure, many hearts will fail at the sight of the burning heaps, but many other hearts will come alive and beat beautifully. That’s the Art I’m envisioning.

    Now, where’s my boots?!

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  40. CrewDog says:

    Voris is essentially correct here and giving us the very NOT Politically Correct Spin. It’s still a bit of a mystery to me why the Democrat Party USA dumped their former favored “Victim Group” Jews and embraced the Muslims as their latest cherished “Victim Group”. I know!! ME Oil $$$$ and undocumented voters … but it must be more than that? I’m thinking Satanic Influence. After all!! The entire Democrat Party Platform/Agenda is nothing but a Devil’s Delight. EU Left is little different I’m guessing ……. all aided and abetted by spineless RINOs/”Conservatives”.
    We were warned long ago it would be so… it might not be THAT End Times but it sure looks like, at least, a dress rehearsal!
    https://www.churchmilitant.com/video/episode/vortex-islam-is-not-a-religion

    Ya need more proof that The Left is “Stuck on Islam”!??
    Too bad Vought didn’t reply thusly: “I’m in no position to consider anyone condemned but … If I had to guess … I’d say godless Socialists would be in “Front Place” for condemnation.” That would have given ol’ Bernie and all his wipers a stroke 😉 @*^$#@^ I know! I KNOW!! Not very Christian of me!

    “Watch Bernie Sanders Attack a Christian Nominee and Impose an Unconstitutional Religious Test for Public Office”

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/448393/watch-bernie-sanders-unconstitutionally-impose-religious-test-public-office

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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    • Doug says:

      Elevates my emotions CD. Grrrrrrr!

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    • Doug says:

      Vorris is so right on!

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    • Annie W. says:

      I always appreciate your posts, CrewDog. I was going to say “enjoy”, but can’t use that word. You find interesting links for us, but as Doug says, “grrrrrr”! A friend just today sent a copy of a letter a Spaniard wrote about the contrast between the Holocaust killing Jews and others, and how Europe has now replaced that population with Mulims who care nothing about Western Civilisation. What has happened in my lifetime is mind boggling! BUT, we just keep praying and having Faith!

      May I ask for prayers, as I am concerned about some my health. It’s always hard to wait a long time for medical test results.

      God bless you all!

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    • joanne1950 says:

      Crew Dog: The Democrat Party years ago when Bill Clinton was running for President deliberately ostracized its pro life members in favor of a full on abortion platform. I remember this vividly because the Clintons would not allow Governor Casey of Pa speak at the convention. This prompted a list of some 50 pro life Democrats to sign his speech and have its entire content published in prominent papers. I probably saw it in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Those 50 Democrats were all prominent men and women, some ex governors of several states. When Obama became the Democratic nominee, the Democrat party deliberately dropped God from its platform. I remember this vividly too because I thought at that time that the transformation of the Democratic Party to relativism with man at the center al allwas complete. It had fully moved away from its roots and had completely become the anti-Christ party. I have often wondered how any Roman Catholic could could vote for anyone in this party. When I pointed out that Obama when an Illinois state senator supported infanticide, I was dismissed as not loving the poor. Obama contradicted the abortion industry’s mantra that once born you are conferred with constitutional rights but more importantly, the Democrat Party contradicts Christ.

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  41. jj says:

    This seems like one of those things that Charlie said seem small to humankind but is considered a great catastrophe (I don’t think Charlie used the word catastrophe, but I don’t remember where he said it so I have to paraphrase) in Heaven…

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/06/09/scotland-set-marry-sex-couples-church/

    The “patiently waiting” gets more difficult all the time…

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