Friday, December 21, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Congrats to the unlikeliest of champions, St. Gregory’s Academy








The unlikeliest of champions: St. Gregory’s Academy

Only at a school like St. Gregory’s Academy would the groundwork for a District 2 championship originate in a monastery in France.

The Highlanders, with the smallest enrollment of the schools that play soccer in the district, proudly trace their success to a trip to Europe last spring.


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The success of the soccer team, and for that matter the senior class at the all-boys boarding school, arose from a spring trip to France.

“The boys went on a pilgrimage, with about 20,000 others (from around the world), from Paris to Chartres Cathedral, which dates back to the ninth century,” St. Gregory’s head dorm father Matthew Schultz said. “It houses the veil of the Blessed Mother.”

Highlander soccer players Alex Michel, Simon Dart, Joseph Long, Frank Pouliot, Brian Redmond and Zach Bateman were among those participating in the pilgrimage’s three-day, 75-mile walk.


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The school’s web site has a section about the importance of music and performing arts at the academy. Music is given its due as a way to form character and delight the soul, highlighting both folk music, with its rich story-telling songs, and Gregorian chant, an ancient expression of worship in the Catholic faith.

Soccer games involving St. Gregory’s are unlike any other in the area. The bleachers filled by the small St. Gregory’s student body back their fellow students with loud songs and chants throughout the game.

Unlike the hooligans that disrupt games around the world with derogatory or even racist taunts, these cheers are all positive and designed to help the Highlanders.

“When you’re a little down after messing up, (the crowd) gets you back into it,’’ Redmond said. “They’ve never given up on us, why should we give up on ourselves? It’s very inspiring.”
Berg appreciates what an advantage the Highlanders have.


“They make you lose your voice as a coach,” Berg said. “Trying to yell instructions to your players, maybe you can yell to midfield. It’s impossible to be heard by the guys on the far side of the field.”

More impressive than that is the fact that all of the cheering, singing and chanting is all positive. No disparaging remarks about the opposition.

“I’ve never heard a negative comment,” Berg said. “It’s always a song or a chant, and it’s all very respectful.”

In fact, the school received a letter from a soccer referee who had never done a St. Gregory’s game before he officiated one of the District 2 playoff games.

“St. Gregory’s Academy renewed my own enjoyment of officiating soccer at the high school level when I witnessed the school representatives, coaches, players, scorekeeper, ball boys, bagpipers, flag-wavers and students demonstrating a rare school spirit which was both refreshing and spiritually uplifting to me,” the referee wrote. “The skill level and sportsmanship displayed by the Highlanders was outstanding which was certainly a reflection of their coach and school.

“The camaraderie among the players was great. I heard only positive reinforcement from coaches and players: no negative sarcasm when a player missed an opportunity or misplayed a ball.”

Read the entire article here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/1937426/posts










Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Blogger Carrie Tomko Wins 3rd Annual Margaret Sanger at the Klan Rally Art Contest

In a very close decision, Carrie Tomko has won the 3rd Annual Margaret Sanger at the Klan Rally Art Contest. Congratulations Carrie! Here is Carrie's winning entry:

Ms. Margaret and the Klan

There once was a woman named Margaret,
Who made Negro babies her target.
She longed to see less of them,
Courted the death of them,
Sanger, this woman named Margaret.

The wives of the Klansmen who meet
Disguised in voluminous sheet,
Gave her their attention
At secret convention
To learn of her childless technique.

Ms. Sanger was poorly impressed.
Elementary they are she confessed.
So childlike she found them,
Dumbed her talk down for them,
Sanger their arrogant guest.

The organization she ran
Has snuffed out more blacks than the Klan,
Yet people aren't frighted,
But rather delighted,
Embracing the Parenthood Planned.

The judges were greatly impressed by all the entries. Fellow judge, Jill Stanek, noted, "I could tell contestants worked hard to incorporate your theme. Very creative lot!"

A very, very close second place (and winner of the reader poll!) was Chris Chan and his poweful short play, "The Killed Story."

Third place goes to Bill Hailey and his terrific poem, "Such a Loving Margaret Sanger." Be sure to check out more of Bill's work (and link to it!) at his blog, "Bill's Big Blog" - - great stuff!

Thanks also to The Catholic Caveman and the unknown writer of Haikus for their strong entries.

Special thanks to our judges, Sean Dailey and Jill Stanek.

We can not wait for next year!!!

Friday, November 16, 2007

All Entries Are In

As promised, there will be no more extensions. Unfortunately, we never received the promised video (there is always next year) be we did receive a record number of entries and the quality is tremendous!

We have decided that in order to give our readers time to comment and our judges time to review all entries, we will hold off announcing a winner until November 26.

Please post any charitable comments on the contest below.

Just for fun, we also have established a mechanism for readers to vote for their favorites. Please vote in our Readers Poll to your immediate right.

It will be interesting to see if our esteemed judges, Sean Dailey and Jill Stanek, agree with our fan poll!


Here are the contestants:

The Killed Story by Chris Chan

The Anonymous Haikus by Reader of the Heart Mind and Strength Blog

The Catholic Caveman's Entry by the Catholic Caveman

Such a Loving Margaret Sanger by Bill Haley

Ms. Margaret and the Klan by Carrie Tomko

Thank you all participants for your great efforts!

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From Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography, P.366:

Always to me any aroused group was a good group, and therefore I accepted an invitation to talk to the women's branch of the Ku Klux Klan...As someone came out of the hall I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses. I waited another twenty minutes. It was warmer and I did not mind so much. Eventually the lights were switched on, the audience seated itself, and I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak...In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered." (Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography, P.366)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Another Great Entry: The Killed Story

THE KILLED STORY




A SHORT PLAY
BY CHRIS CHAN


(It is a late afternoon in 1926. The setting is Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the office of HARTLEY PINKER, a news editor at a major Milwaukee newspaper. He is seated at his desk, making notes on a piece of paper. He wears a suit, slightly stained with printers’ ink. After a few moments there is the sound of a commotion outside his office door.)

WOMAN’S VOICE. (Off.) Ma’am, you can’t go in there.

MARTHA BIALOWSKY. (Off.) I don’t believe that you’ll be able to stop me. (Pushes through the door.) Hello, Pinker. (Slams the door shut.)

HARTLEY. Marty. I don’t think that you have an appointment.

MARTHA. And yet, somehow, the two of us are still going to have a little conversation. And incidentally, it’s “Mrs. Bialowsky” to you.

HARTLEY. (Reaches for the phone.) It’ll have to be “Marty,” or maybe “Mrs. B.” I can never pronounce your last name. And if you don’t leave, I’ll be forced to call someone to escort you out.
MARTHA. Even you can manage to pronounce a simple “Ma’am.” And if you don’t give me five minutes of your time, God as my witness, I will throw your typewriter through your closed window. You don’t want broken glass today. It’s quite chilly, even by Milwaukee standards. Don’t think that I have any reservations about making a scene.

HARTLEY. (Pulls back from the phone.) No, no. I believe that you’re certainly crazy enough to pull a stunt like that. All right. You have four minutes.

MARTHA. (Pulls a letter out of her coat pocket and slams it down hard upon the desk.) You sent me this letter today informing me that you would not run my story on Margaret Sanger’s speech at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Silver Lake, New Jersey two days ago.

HARTLEY. That is correct. We do not need your work, it does not suit our present needs. However, if you’re free tomorrow, why don’t you slip over to the Ladies’ League bake sale fundraiser for war veterans down the street? That would be a story worth covering.

MARTHA. (Nearly spluttering in rage.) Eddie gave me permission to cover this story last week. He’s your superior. He gave me the money to travel to New Jersey.

HARTLEY. Yes. That was foolish of him. We’d take that out of his pay, but it seems churlish to dip our fingers into dear old Eddie’s retirement fund.

MARTHA. Retirement? Eddie loves his job.

HARTLEY. Of course he does. But he’s getting up there, and it’s a new day in the world of journalism. He’s too old-fashioned. Starting Monday, I’ll officially assume Eddie’s title and duties. And in my new, improved editorial position, I’ll need journalists who know how to write the right kind of articles. Your services, dear lady, will no longer be required here. And your article about Mrs. Sanger’s speech will rot in the wastepaper basket, where it belongs.

MARTHA. But why? This is topical, this is important, this–

HARTLEY. It’s not the kind of subject that we think is appropriate for this paper. After all, Mrs. Sanger is a revered figure, and Marty; it’s just not smart to write as disparagingly as you have towards a woman who’s considered a hero in many circles.

MARTHA. She’s no hero to me. If you heard what she said to those idiotic Ku Klux Klanswomen…

HARTLEY. How did you get in there, anyway?

MARTHA. I disguised myself in one of those damn hoods. It was easy to hide my notebook and pencil in those ridiculous robe sleeves. I couldn’t risk having her see my face.

HARTLEY. I’m sure that you couldn’t, Marty. After that very public dust-up you and Mrs. Sanger had three years ago, you can bet that she wouldn’t have let you anywhere near her.

MARTHA. The woman is a bigot, an intellectual slug, and has the morals of a diseased alley cat. People need to know what kind of person she really is.

HARTLEY. As far as I’m concerned, she’s an angel of mercy, and you are not going to try to convince our readers otherwise.

MARTHA. Three years ago, your paper painted everyone who protested her speech here as raving loons!

HARTLEY. Ah, yes. What was that line? “The audience didn’t start a riot, nobody threw eggs or deceased cats.” Remarkably restrained behavior for those disreputable opponents of birth control. You know how blind and emotional those silly Catholics can get, being one yourself.

MARTHA. You cad. You made Sanger sound like she could walk on water three years ago. You butchered my articles on her until they were unrecognizable. You hinted that the Catholic clergy were seeking to impose a reign of censorship upon the city. You appealed to all of the worst anti-Catholic stereotypes and kept every offensive, morally disgusting quote from Sanger’s speech buried. Why are you afraid of printing the truth?

HARTLEY. As far as I’m concerned, the truth is that you are a hidebound, reactionary, shrill, overzealous woman who has allowed herself to be blinded by priestcraft into trying to smear the name of one of the great humanitarians of our day. I don’t know why your husband let you leave your four kids in his care while you slipped off halfway across the country to write your libel, but if I were in his place– and goodness knows, there’s not enough money in the world for me to take that rotten job– I’d put you in your place soon enough. Anyway, I don’t know what you seek to accomplish with your sensationalist tales of banners, burning crosses, and calls for the reduction of the black population, but don’t expect me to assist you with your quixotic crusade.

MARTHA. Now listen to me. I heard Sanger proclaiming that America needed to be populated by a race of thoroughbreds. She said “I’d like to see a society where parents have to apply for parenthood. We have strict immigration and not everyone who wants to come into the United States may. But anyone can bring a child into the world. That is wrong… We want to create a race of thoroughbreds. We want to make our bodies ‘holy temples’ fit for souls.” Those were her exact words, Hartley. Almost the same ones she used in Milwaukee three years ago. She told that audience of wretched women how she planned to weed black people out of America through contraception. They cheered her. They gave her a standing ovation. For the love of all that is holy, Hartley, the woman is calling for genocide. If she and her friends have their way, hundreds of thousands, no, millions of lives will be in danger. You have a moral duty to tell the city– no, the state– no, the country­– what kind of dangers that Catholics, Jews, immigrants, and blacks will be in if Sanger succeeds in her agenda.

HARTLEY. I think that you overestimate how shocked people will be. Don’t forget that most of the respectable people in town have at least one relative or close friend in the Klan, if they’re not in it themselves. Wisconsin’s full of members. This is eugenics country. And all those undesirables you mentioned? No one who counts is going to cry if they just slowly start disappearing. No. What good will your article do? Eugenics and contraception are here to stay, Marty, and I’m trying to do you a favor here by keeping your reactionary little bit of scribbling under wraps so you don’t embarrass yourself. I won’t have you giving Mrs. Sanger any enemies. Milwaukee doesn’t need to know about Mrs. Sanger’s speech to the Klan, they don’t need to hear what she really said, and… I don’t need to explain myself. Your four minutes are up. Get out of my office, and take your worthless story with you.

MARTHA. You can’t bury my article. I’ll find a paper. If the Sentinel or the Journal won’t run it, I’ll take it to a smaller paper. The Catholic Herald will print it.

HARTLEY. (Sneers.) And when the archdiocese’s little rag runs the story, I hope that all five people who read it enjoy it.

MARTHA. (Looks at him for a moment.) You know, Hartley, you may think that you’ve killed a story, but they have a way of coming back to life. Like those stories from three years ago, when Sanger came to town. None of the major papers printed them, least of all you, but what you don’t know is that I did a little self-censorship.

HARTLEY. How very prudent of you.

MARTHA. Well, I didn’t want to be sued for libel. I knew what the eugenicists were doing, but I didn’t have any proof, so I sat on my story. Now I do have proof. I know what’s been happening, Hartley, and soon all of Milwaukee will know what your friends have unleashed upon the city. Murder is murder, even if the victims are considered “undesirable.” What do you think those very respectable eugenicists will do once the story breaks?

HARTLEY. (Rises, shaking with rage.) You’re bluffing. MARTHA. I have diaries, I have letters, I even have a few photos. It’s amazing what a guilty conscience will produce. Oh, I am going to enjoy watching the fallout from this. You can’t keep the truth locked away forever, Hartley.

HARTLEY. (His face is deathly pale.) Martha… for your own sake, for your husband’s sake, for the sake of your four children, leave this alone. Tear up those articles and burn the shreds. Otherwise… I can’t guarantee your safety.

MARTHA. (Tight-lipped smile.) Just so you know, if anything were to happen to me or my family, those stories would still run. You can’t stop them now. I have a lot of friends amongst Milwaukee’s newspapers. Humphrey Desmond is going to help me. He wants to see Sanger exposed as much as I do. Keep an eye on the Journal and the Catholic Herald, Hartley. You’re going to wish that you ran my story about Sanger’s Ku Klux Klan speech. (Exits triumphantly.)

HARTLEY. (Shaking, dials the phone.) Hello, it’s me. Hartley... Yes, I know you said not to call, but this is an emergency... It’s that damned lady journalist, Martha Bialowsky. Remember that fuss three years ago when Margaret Sanger spoke here? Well, that Bialowsky woman’s got proof now... I don’t know what, but it’s got to be dynamite. I can’t… Yes, of course. I agree. She has to be silenced. But how?

(Blackout.)

Friday, November 09, 2007

Final Deadline NOVEMER 12 for all entries

Sorry folks, due to work and a project we have been working on, the blog has been neglected. At least one promised entry is still outstanding so we have generously agreed to extend the deadline a final time until November 12. There will be no further extensions.

We hope to announce the results on the Feast Day of St. Margaret of Scotland, November 16.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Contest Deadline Extended to Sunday November 4

The Deadline for entering the Margaret Sanger at the Ku Klux Klan Rally has been extended to November 4. We would like to announce a winner on November 9. We received an e-mail from a student working on a very interesting Video project who just found out about the contest. (Aren't student always looking for extensions?) Also, we have been away from the blog due to real life concerns the past few days, so a brief extension is warrented.

We would also like to post a couple more well-deserving entries including a fascinating short play we are sure you will all find compelling. Look for it in the next couple days.



Again, if you are keeping score at home, here is a quick run down of what we have so far:


The Anonymous Haikus by Reader of the Heart Mind and Strength Blog

The Catholic Caveman's Entry by the Catholic Caveman

Such a Loving Margaret Sanger by Bill Haley

Ms. Margaret and the Klan by Carrie Tomko

Keep your eye on this blog as we will be posting a few more entries in the upcoming days.

From Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography, P.366:

Always to me any aroused group was a good group, and therefore I accepted an invitation to talk to the women's branch of the Ku Klux Klan...As someone came out of the hall I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses. I waited another twenty minutes. It was warmer and I did not mind so much. Eventually the lights were switched on, the audience seated itself, and I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak...In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered." (Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography, P.366)

Sunday, October 28, 2007

A Brief Bella Review: Yes, It's That Good

A few of us attended Bella last night and the movie was everything that had been promised. Powerful, moving and entertaining. You really must see it to appreciate it.

But far more importantly, get out there and help demonstrate that there is a market for good, clean, entertaining movies that reflect Catholic values. If you do not get out there and support this movie, you can never again complain about the garbage Hollywood shovels out.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Not Gonna Do It!

A reader e-mailed us today urging that the Margaret Sanger Adolph Hitler Morph be entered into the Margaret Sanger at the Ku Klux Klan Rally Art Contest.





However, for several reasons. the morph is clearly ineligible.

1) We believe it falls under the category of a photoshop. Under this year's new rules, photoshops are banned.

2) The sponsor of the contest was instrumental in developing the Morph.

3) It is of zero artistic value.

However, we do have a record number of participants and some very high quality entries so far. And there are still at least two more excellent entries that have not even been posted yet.

If you are keeping score at home, here is a quick run down of what we have so far:

The Anonymous Haikus by Reader of the Heart Mind and Strength Blog

The Catholic Caveman's Entry by the Catholic Caveman

Such a Loving Margaret Sanger by Bill Haley

Ms. Margaret and the Klan by Carrie Tomko

Keep your eye on this blog as we will be posting a few more entries in the upcoming days.

From Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography, P.366:

Always to me any aroused group was a good group, and therefore I accepted an invitation to talk to the women's branch of the Ku Klux Klan...As someone came out of the hall I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses. I waited another twenty minutes. It was warmer and I did not mind so much. Eventually the lights were switched on, the audience seated itself, and I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak...In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered." (Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography, P.366)


Two Things to do This Weekend

Alright folks. Here is your homework for the weekend.

1) Go see Bella.

Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia, is urging the faithful throughout the Archdiocese to see the powerful new film "Bella" which opens in select local theaters on Friday, October 26, 2007. Cardinal Rigali said, "This film has a message that is so connected to life: to the problems of life, the challenges of life, the value of life. This film, I believe, is destined to have an extraordinary impact on people's lives."

2) Complete your entry for the Margaret Sanger at the Ku Klux Klan Rally Art Contest.
All entries are due by October 31, 2007. So do not procrastiante students.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Ms. Margaret and the Klan

Another prominent blogger has jumped into the contest. Carrie Tomko, from Still Running Off at the Keyboard , weighs in with a devestating entry. On her always enlightening blog, Carries notes: Can't resist a challenge. Especially not one involving poetry. It hangs around the corners of my mind until I finally give in and write the poem.

We think you'll all agree that Carrie has lived up to the challenge:



Ms. Margaret and the Klan



There once was a woman named Margaret,
Who made Negro babies her target.
She longed to see less of them,
Courted the death of them,
Sanger, this woman named Margaret.

The wives of the Klansmen who meet
Disguised in voluminous sheet,
Gave her their attention
At secret convention
To learn of her childless technique.

Ms. Sanger was poorly impressed.
Elementary they are she confessed.
So childlike she found them,
Dumbed her talk down for them,
Sanger their arrogant guest.

The organization she ran
Has snuffed out more blacks than the Klan,
Yet people aren't frighted,
But rather delighted,
Embracing the Parenthood Planned.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Past Winners Educated Public About Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood, Ku Klux Klan Connection


As we count down the final days of this year's Margaret Sanger at the Ku Klux Klan Art Contest, we would like to pay tribute to the two previous winners of the Art Contest. While some have criticized their photoshopped efforts as something less than artwork, we have no doubt that their efforts have helped educate the public about the link between Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood, and the Ku Klu Klan.

We also would like to add that this year's decision to ban photoshopped entries was not meant to detract from their past efforts but rather to encourage variety and creativity in this year's contest.

We occasionally hear the demented defenders of Death complaining that past winners were somehow distorting the truth about Margaret Sanger. Well, here is the truth folks, straight from the Maggie Sanger autobiography:

From Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography, P.366:

Always to me any aroused group was a good group, and therefore I accepted an invitation to talk to the women's branch of the Ku Klux Klan...As someone came out of the hall I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses. I waited another twenty minutes. It was warmer and I did not mind so much. Eventually the lights were switched on, the audience seated itself, and I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak...In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered." (Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography, P.366)

Hats off to past winners:

From Consanescerion, the 2006 Winner:









From Registered, the 2005 Winner:


Sunday, October 21, 2007

Another strong entry

We mentioned this one earlier, but hadn't posted the complete entry. So here it is below. Well done Bill! Bill Haley now has a second poem up at his blog on another topic, and Bill's BIG Blog appears to be a very promising addition to blogdom.

SUCH A LOVING MARGARET SANGER


By Bill Haley
October 9, 2007

Such a loving Margaret Sanger
Spoke to the Ku Klux Klan.
You might think they would hang her?
No, they would like her plan.

“Silent death is nice and quiet”,
The Klan began to think.
“We could kill without a riot,
And then they would not stink.”

“How many blacks we will get!”
Margaret’s new Klan thought,
“When we finish, then I bet
They’ll thank us as they ought.”

Such a loving Margaret Sanger
Spoke to the Ku Klux Klan.
You might think they would hang her?
No, they would love her plan.

When she spoke they sat and stared
With mouths opened wide,
They had never thought nor dared
To murder with such pride.

They were freed from their mask,
And the itchy hood.
Now they knew their first task:
To plan your parenthood.

Such a loving Margaret Sanger
Spoke to the Ku Klux Klan.
You might think they would hang her?
No, they will join her plan.

Friday, October 19, 2007

A Caveman Joins in the Fun

You know you have made it when a bigtime blogger from The Lair of the Catholic Cavemen graces your contest with his wit and wisdom.

From Vir Speluncae Catholicus:

There once was this gal name o' Maggie
Was listed on the Ku Klux Klan tally
Her thoughts on the need
To eradicate "weeds"
Was echoed at the Nuremberg Rally




The Catholic Caveman, Vir Speluncae Catholicus

http://catholic-caveman.blogspot.com/

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Memorialize the Margaret Sanger, Ku Klux Klan, Planned Parenthood Alliance in Silver Lake, New Jersey

We received a very interesting suggestion in the e-mail (defundabortionguy at hotmail.com) last week. It has a lot of potential and readers are welcome to weigh in on it:

I really think some type of memorial is needed in Silver Lake, New Jersey to commemorate the historic convergence of evil that occurred when the Founder of Planned Parenthood first spoke to the Ku Klux Klan. Since that occasion, Planned Parenthood has become by far the #1 killer of blacks in this country.

Perhaps an annual prayer service asking God for forgiveness? Or a simple plaque marking where it occurred and the evil that followed?

Just a thought. I don't live anywhere near New Jersey, but if someone else takes the lead I would be more than happy to donate.


We like the way this guy thinks! Are there any New Jerseyites out there willing to help out? Is there a Silver Lake Right to Life group?

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Our Margaret Sanger Blog in the News

Thanks to all those bloggers who recently either mentioned this blog or mentioned the Margaret Sanger at the Ku Klux Klan Rally Art Contest.

The Curt Jester, one of the great ones when it comes to Catholic blogging, sent a lot of traffic our way with his post mentioning the contest, Spread the Truth About Margaret Sanger, noting that "this year they are having two presitgious bloggers as judges, Jill Stanek and Sean Dailey. "

[And today, the Curt Jester had this to say about Holy Cross College and its good friends Planned Parenthood and NARAL..."My two cents is that if the school does not start going down the right path that they should change their name from Holy Cross to Double Cross." ]

Father Dwight Longenecker at Standing on My Head had this to say about our blog:

Through the Curt Jester I found this excellent pro life blog. it's called The Truth About Margaret Sanger.

Also thanks to Father Tim Finigan at The hermeneutic of continuity who gave a big plug to the Margaret Sanger Art Contest with his post Margaret Sanger: KKK speaker.

The very informative blog Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit also gave us a mention.

Our little blog was also being discussed on something called the Phatmass forum .

The delightful My Three Sons gave the contest a mention adding "check out the website, it is well worth it!"

And Cvstos Fidei posted about our blog.

Thanks guys and gals for drawing attention to Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood, the Ku Klux Klan and their racist connections.

We also have a very first. A entire blog apparently inspired by the Margaret Sanger at the Ku Klux Klan Rally Art Contest.

This guy also has to be considered a very serious contender. Way to go Big Bill!

Bill's Big Blog Spot: Such a Loving Margaret Sanger

We hope to hear a lot more from Big Bill!

And we have more entries which I promise to post in the next couple of days.

Oh, and this may be dangerous, but if anyone can translate, I believe we owe a big thanks to this guy:

Bureau Audiovisual Francophone





As Alumni Rise Up in Disgust, Has a Catholic College Hit the Tipping Point? Holy Cross Alumni Rally as School Hosts Radical Abortion Groups

A great new website http://www.holycrossalumni.org/ launched to fight back against a Catholic school not being Catholic. It is about time for the alumni, who millions into these schools, to take their schools back. Other pro-abortion colleges like John Carroll and Georgetown could use similar efforts.


What's happened:

article: Holy Cross hears Outcry For Space Rental

Oct. 12 - Boston Globe
Read Fr. McFarland's rebuttal to Bishop McManus

Read the statement from Bishop McManus asking Fr. McFarland to cancel Planned Parenthood's appearance

Read the email sent by Fr. McFarland to a student, defending Planned Parenthood
Read one alumni's letter to Fr. McFarland asking him to cancel the Planned Parenthood event, with five main attachments:

-Mass. Alliance on Teen Pregnancy brochure for their Oct. 24th Event-Newspaper ad on Abstinence-HHS Report on Sex-Education and Abstinence Programs-Heritage Foundation Study on Abstinence Programs-Article on Planned Parenthood's sex education fraud
What you can do:

1. Calls - Call five people and make a difference
Call Father McFarland - 508-793-2525Call Bishop McManus - 508-791-7171
Call the Jesuit Superior General - 202-462-0400
Call the Papal Nuncio - 202-337-1721Call the Vatican - +39.06.6982

2. Emails - Send one email to holycross@studentsforlife.org and email five:
Father McFarland
Bishop McManus
the Jesuit Superior General
the Papal Nuncio
the Chairman of the Holy Cross Board of Trustees

3. Donations - Change your giving patterns, send a message, and support worthy causes
Support a pro-life organization, Students for Life
Support the Holy Cross Cardinal Newman Society
Support another faithful Catholic Colleges

4. Sign the Petition

5. Do you know one of the Holy Cross Trustees? Let us know! trustees@holycrossalumni.org

What current Holy Cross students can do

Find other pro-life students who are upset about this situation, and email us at students@holycrossalumni.org

Take action with an ad that was banned from the campus newspaper, the Crusader, and and put it on a bulletin board or pass it out around campus.

Resources

Read a background on the Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Sanger Contest Takes Off!

We have more bloggers to thank, a few very strong entries to highlight, a great e-mail proposal and more to catch up on in the next couple days. No one expected the contest to take off like it has this year...but thanks to all those who have given it a plug and let's keep getting the word out.

Unfortunately, we just don't have the time right now to discusss further but keep your eye on this blog because there is some good stuff coming up in the next few days!!!

Who Said That? Planned Parenthood Foundress Margaret Sanger or neo-Nazi Tom Metzger

Thanks to some fellow bloggers who have really been talking up this blog, we have had a lot of new traffic lately. Welcome new readers!

So we thought we would re-post an all time favorite around here and let some of the new guys take a crack at the Sangerr or Metzger Quiz. Click the link below and take the test. Good Luck!


Who Said it? Planned Parenthood's Margaret Sanger or Aryan Nation's Tom Metzger?

Monday, October 08, 2007

The Word is Out About Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood and the Ku Klux Klan

We wish to thank all those bloggers who have recently mentioned our blog and in doing so shined light on the racist connections between Maggie Sanger, Klanned Parenthood and the KKK.

Yes, it continues to astonish me that Margaret Sanger can state the following in her autobiography and yet, her racist past is still denied by some:

From Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography, P.366:

Always to me any aroused group was a good group, and therefore I accepted an invitation to talk to the women's branch of the Ku Klux Klan...As someone came out of the hall I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses. I waited another twenty minutes. It was warmer and I did not mind so much. Eventually the lights were switched on, the audience seated itself, and I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak. .. In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered.


And today we have the following situation:

*A black baby is three times more likely to be murdered in the womb than a white baby.

*Since 1973, abortion has reduced the black population by over 25 percent.

*Twice as many African-Americans have died from abortion than have died from AIDS, accidents, violent crimes, cancer, and heart disease combined.

*Every three days, more African-Americans are killed by abortion than have been killed by the Ku Klux Klan in its entire history.

*Planned Parenthood operates the nation's largest chain of abortion clinics and almost 80 percent of its facilities are located in minority neighborhoods.

*About 13 percent of American women are black, but they submit to over 35 percent of the abortions.

And perhaps the most disturbing thing of all is that, according to Stopp Planned Parenthood, this is all done with "over $305.3 million dollars a year of your tax money."

So thanks, fellow bloggers who have helped spread the word. In particular, Jill Stanek and Sean Daily, for agreeing to judge this year's contest. As well as, the wonderful Generations for Life blog, Mark Shea at Catholic and Enjoying It, An Ol' Broad's Rambling, Studeo, Wife and Mom of Two gave us a great plug, as did the very entertaining Lair of the Catholic Cavemen (who calls us "A first rate blog in the best of the bloglodyte tradition. Hard hitting and not afraid to tell it like it is.")

And one blog we almost forgot to mention is the great pro-life blog Modern Commentaries which has been tremendously supportive of our efforts here.

Thank you all, and if I missed anyone, shoot me an e-mail!

Remember, this blog exists for purely educational purposes and everytime someone mentions it, more students, young adults and parents learn about the racist connection between Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood, Ku Klux Klan.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Could this be the Year of the Haiku?

First of all, a big thank you to Kevin Miller over at the Heart mind and Strength Blog for his plug of the Art Contest: GOT ARTISTIC TALENT (UNLIKE ME)? HELP TELL "THE TRUTH ABOUT MARGARET SANGER" AND THE KKK!

A reader of Kevin's sent in the following:


Nobody has ever accused me of excess creativity, but I did come up with a Margaret Sanger haiku, in two varieties:


Margaret Sanger:
She spoke to the KKK.
Abortion hero.


Margaret Sanger:
fan of the Klan
but not of children in the womb.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Announcing the 3rd Annual Margaret Sanger at the Ku Klux Klan Rally Art Contest

Yes folks, at long last, it is time again for The Margaret Sanger at the Ku Klux Klan Rally Art Contest.

This year's contest will be the 3rd Annual and marks the 81th Anniversary of Margaret Sanger's speech to the Women's Branch of the Silver Lake Ku Klux Klan. In her own 1938 autobiography, Margaret Sanger An Autobiography (1971 reprint by Dover Publications, Inc. of the 1938 original published by W.W. Norton & Company) Sanger indicates at pages 366-367 that the she got along quite well with members of a New Jersey branch of the Ku Klux Klan at her 1926 speech, eventually getting a "dozen invitations to speak to similar groups."

Participants in this year's contest are encouraged to commemorate Sanger at the Klan rally in unique artistic ways. Drawings, cartoons, historical novels, haiku, dance, plays, videos, paintings, quilts, rap, puppetry, modern interpretations of Sanger speaking to the Klan, reenactments of the speech on YouTube, mime, audio recordings of actual Sanger quotes she may have reused when speaking to the Klan - - there is no limit to the artistic ways this historic event can be commemorated. Please note, this year we will not be accepting photoshopped entries.

JUDGES

We are honored this year to have two prestigous bloggers as judges, Jill Stanek and Sean Dailey.

Jill Stanek gained national attention when as a registered nurse at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois, in 1999, she discovered babies were being aborted alive and shelved to die in a soiled utility room. She went public with this news, testified twice before Congress, and her efforts ultimately led to the passage of Born Alive Infants Protection Act. Jill now writes a weekly column for WorldNetDaily in addition to her highly information pro-life blog, Pro-life Pulse.

Sean Dailey is the Editor-in-Chief of the delightful Gilbert Magazine, published by the American Chesterton Society. Sean also maintains the Blue Boar Blog , a blog devoted to G.K. Chesterton, our Lady, home brewing, inns, Distributism, good literature, the lost art of Catholic drinking, and other crucial elements of Catholic culture. As an expert on the wit and wisdom of GK Chesterton, Sean seems ideally suited for the task of judging this year's contest.


The Big Abortion Industry still holds Margret Sanger out as an icon. Artwork is one more important ways to promote the truth about Margaret Sanger.

RULES and REGULATIONS

The rules for this year's contest are simple:

1) Send submissions to the Margaret Sanger Blogspot through the comments section of this blog or by e-mail to Defundabortionguy at hotmail.com.

2) Submissions will be accepted through the month of October with the winners being named on November 1.

3) There is a limit of 12 submissions per person.

4) The art can be any artistic expression (computer drawings, photography, music, poetry, video, audio recording, haiku) as long as it attempts to recreate Margaret Sanger at the KKK Rally.

5) 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place will be announced here on November 1. The comments and views of readers of this blog will be taken into consideration by the judges as well as the views of other respected bloggers.

6) It is our hope and prayer that this contest will be enthusiastically promoted by other bloggers who are free to promote this idea, borrow this idea, steal this idea, or do anything else they want in order to educate the public about the truth concerning Margaret Sanger. It is understood that any entry can be reproduced on this blog and others.

Please encourage others to participate by e-mailing this information to other pro-lifers, bloggers, and artists!!

And if you are wondering what it looked like on that strange day in Silver Lake, here are Sanger's own words describing the Klan Rally:

From Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography, P.366:

Always to me any aroused group was a good group, and therefore I accepted an invitation to talk to the women's branch of the Ku Klux Klan...As someone came out of the hall I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses. I waited another twenty minutes. It was warmer and I did not mind so much. Eventually the lights were switched on, the audience seated itself, and I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak.

Contest Update

I will be posting the complete set of rules later today, but I wanted to anounce two major changes to this year's contest.

The first is the addition of two well-known bloggers as judges.

The second change will be a restriction against "photoshopped" entries. This change comes at the request of several readers. In the past, these artistic renderings of Margaret Sanger at the Silver Lake Ku Klux Klan Rally have been confused for the real thing.

The goal of this contest is ultimately to educate not to confuse or deceive. Cartoons or caricutures with actual quotes from the Sanger autobiography would achieve this purpose quite nicely.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Margaret Sanger "was a vocal opponent of racial stereotyping" - No Lie is too Big for Planned Parenthood!

From Nathan Sheets:

Hilarious Pro-Choice Quote of the Day!


"[Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood] was a vocal opponent of racial stereotyping and she worked very hard to eliminate the barriers to health care in the African-American community."—Lizzy Annison, Planned Parenthood Spokeswoman

I suppose that Sanger did, in fact, want to eliminate the barriers to health care for African Americans—by eliminating African Americans!

Monday, September 24, 2007

In Drunken Rage, Atheist Guru Hitchens Bullies Hero of 9-11, Father Rutler

Father Rutler to Christopher Hitchens:

FATHER RUTLER: I have met saints. You cannot explain the existence of saints without God. I was nine years chaplain with Mother Teresa [inaudible]. You have called her a whore, a demagogue. She’s in heaven that you don’t believe in, but she’s praying for you. If you do not believe in heaven, that’s why you drink.

Another very disturbing report concerning that wierd and evil media hero Christopher Hitchens.

Eyewitnesses report that Hitchens erupted into a drunken rage at a recent promotional event for his book. Hitchens reportedly descended from the stage, visibly inebriated, approached a Roman Catholic priest in the audience, and began shouting at him, only inches from his face. Hitchens’ manner appeared so physically menacing, witnesses say, that a plainclothes bodyguard on duty at the event rushed in and escorted the drunken scribe from the room.

Read the rest of this very disturbing account at Poe.com:

http://www.poe.com/?p=1286

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Margaret Sanger Art Contest Announcement Next Week

We have some exciting news about the upcoming 3rd Annual Margaret Sanger at the Ku Klux Klan Rally ART CONTEST. Look for details and complete rules early next week!

What did it look like that day in Silver Lake, New Jersey nearly 81 years ago?

From Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography, P.366:


Always to me any aroused group was a good group, and therefore I accepted an invitation to talk to the women's branch of the Ku Klux Klan...As someone came out of the hall I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses. I waited another twenty minutes. It was warmer and I did not mind so much. Eventually the lights were switched on, the audience seated itself, and I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Rudy, We Hardly Knew Ye

From politicalpoop.com



After he was elected mayor, Giuliani delivered on these campaign promises — and more. His 1994 and 1998 tax returns show $500 in donations to Planned Parenthood, the country’s largest abortion provider. In 1996, the mayor issued a
proclamation declaring it “Planned Parenthood Day” in New York City and praising
the group’s eugenicist founder, Margaret Sanger.

Quote of the week

From Tom O'Toole at Fighting Irish Thomas discussing the Aurora Planned Parenthood lies:


To pro-lifers, those who promote some sad, desperate acts, will eventually (like Planned Parenthood's spiritual founder Margaret Sanger) promote them all. Simply turn your eye to China, where state mandated birth quotas (something Sanger often preached) are not only enforced via abortions, but also through infanticide if the offending child hasn't been detected in time. In China, they sell fetal soup (made from aborted babies) in the finest restaurants and though these eateries (like Planned Parenthood with abortion), no longer advertise the soup openly, it has become something of an expensive delicacy, a "selling point" to their clients of ways and means.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Bishop Samuel J. Aquila Encourages All Priests to Imitate Him by Spending One Hour in Front of Abortion Facility

Found this at Freerepublic.com posted by Wagglebee


Bishop Encourages All Priests to Imitate Him by Spending One Hour in Front of Abortion Facility LifeSiteNews ^ 9/18/07 Matthew Cullinan Hoffman


FARGO, September 18, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Samuel J. Aquila, the Catholic bishop of Fargo, North Dakota, is strongly encouraging his priests to imitate him by praying for an hour in front of an abortion facility during this year's national "Forty Days of Life".

The "Forty Days for Life", which is scheduled to take place from September 26th to November 4th of this year, is a program of pro-life activism modeled on the biblically significant number of forty days, found in both the old and new testaments. According to organizers, churches and organizations in 89 US cities and 33 states have agreed to participate by conducting vigils in front of abortion clinics, praying, and "fasting" in various ways (by giving up something valued). For more information, see http://www.40daysforlife.com/about.cfm.

Bishop Aquila hopes to encourage the participation by all of the faithful in his diocese through his own example and the example of his priests.

"I believe that, during these 40 days, many will readily join in prayer and fasting for an end to abortion in our state," wrote Bishop Aquila in a letter to the priests of his diocese. "That is commendable! But, we as priests must encourage our parishioners to go one step further - to commit to an hour of prayerful vigil at the abortion facility. We can only ask of them what we ourselves will do."

"I have committed to an hour of prayer at the abortion facility September 28, at 10:30 am," he continued. "As your bishop, I ask you to sign up for an hour of prayerful vigil, as well. Tell your parishioners when that hour will be and challenge them to meet or exceed your example. Maybe your parishioners could fill each slot of that particular day with presence from your parish. Maybe the young - youth groups or families - could physically be present while the elderly could be united with them in prayer at your church. Even if only two parishioners join you in your hour of prayer at the abortion facility, lives will be changed and some -- those of the unseen unborn -- may be saved."

Bishop Aquila also leads a prayer service in front of Fargo's only abortion clinic once a year on Good Friday.

Aquila has distinguished himself as an active and committed bishop for many years. During John Kerry's pro-abortion presidential campaign in 2004 he publicly warned "pro-choice Catholics" that they could not receive communion, and "they risk the possibility of hell." In 2005 he mandated that all couples preparing for marriage receive instruction on Catholic doctrines regarding human sexuality and Natural Family Planning, in response to the culture's promotion of contraception and easy divorce.

In addition to the example Bishop Aquila is setting for his priests with his participation in the "Forty Days of Life", he also leads a prayer service front of Fargo's only abortion clinic once a year on Good Friday.

In a press release accompanying his letter, Bishop Aquila declares an absolutely uncompromising commitment to pro-life activism. "Each day people who are active in pro-life efforts pray for those considering abortion, educate the public about the abortion crisis, and do other good works to protect the lives of unborn children," he states. "I commend them and thank them. Those efforts save lives and change hearts. They help to keep abortion numbers low in North Dakota."

"But low numbers are not enough," he continues. "Not even one abortion per week is acceptable. Not one per month. Not one per year. Not one in our lifetime." Quoting the United States Declaration of Independence, the bishop notes, "The dignity of the human person begins at the moment of conception, not at birth. The dignity, as recognized by the signers of the Declaration of Independence, is bestowed by the Creator, and no one has the right to destroy innocent unborn life."

For more information

Forty Days for Life Campaign official website

http://www.40daysforlife.com/about.cfm

Related LifeSiteNews coverage:

Diocese Combats Contraceptive Culture With Mandatory NFP Marriage Prep Course
http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2005/jul/05072009.html

US Bishop Aquila Warns Catholic Pro-Abortion Politicians They "Risk the Possibility of Hell"
http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2004/may/04050704.html

Abortion-Supporting Politicians Are "Agents of Evil" says Fargo Bishop
http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2004/dec/04122006.html

Monday, September 17, 2007

40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life Pro-Life Show Being Human



22 min 44 sec - Jul 28, 2007

Average rating: (8 ratings)
Description: World premiere pro-life show that aired on EWTN and featured the groundbreaking 40 Days for Life campaign that rolls out across America September 26, 2007. For more info, vist: www.40daysforlife.com



Sunday, September 16, 2007

Liberals Lie, Children Die - Great Article by Kevin McCollough

From Townhall.com




At this very moment one of the most liberal organizations in our nation as fraudulent papers before a court in the Midwest awaiting permission to begin the systematic slaughter of innocent children on Tuesday.

Using false pretense, misdirected answers on applications, and fraudulent forms Planned Parenthood is awaiting word to see if it will be allowed to open a super-butchery in Aurora Illinois this coming Tuesday. The situation highlights a new trend for the tax-payer subsidized organization that is now resorting to lying to municipalities and their populations in order to set up shop, hack women's uteruses and slice children's bodies like lunchmeat.


Some of the children just inches from birth.

The way it works is first they set-up a phony name for a phony company. In the Aurora Illinois case they filed their fraudulent permits under the name of Gemini Office Management Corporation. Pretending to be a neutral landlord, they then asserted on the forms requesting the construction permits that the "tenant is unknown."

With the municipality duped, the residents of Aurora feel betrayed. Several reports have emanated from the region demonstrating that even people who do not normally protest abortion publicly are outraged and feel that they have been lied to.





Read the rest here:

Monday, September 10, 2007

Hannity Exposes Planned Parenthood Fraud in Aurora, IL

Only an extreme amount of corruption in both political parties could explain how Planned Parenthood gets over $300 MILLION in tax dollars year after year.

Friday, September 07, 2007

If Margaret Sanger and Adolph Hitler Had a Child



The poor kid, mom was even meaner than dad.

"We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members." Margaret Sanger from Woman's Body, Woman's Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America, by Linda Gordon




And now this was revealed today:

Israeli Doctor Exposes Nazi Abortion Program
Reveals Chilling Parallels with the Ideas of Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger


By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman

September 6, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - An Israeli doctor has recently published an account of the Nazi use of abortion, euthanasia, and sterilization to eliminate groups they deemed "inferior stock", especially Jewish and Slavic people.

Dr. Tessa Chelouche writes that "Abortion was used as a weapon of mass destruction in Eastern Europe," where "it has been estimated that tens of thousands of Polish and Russian women were compelled to abort not because of health reasons, but because of Nazi dogma." She goes on to quote Hitler's 1942 policy statement on the application of abortion to Slavic people, which is chillingly similar to modern Planned Parenthood propaganda:

"In view of the large families of the Slav native population, it could only suit us if girls and women there had as many abortions as possible. We are not interested in seeing the non-German population multiply…We must use every means to install in the population the idea that it is harmful to have several children, the expenses that they cause and the dangerous effect on woman's health… It will be necessary to open special institutions for abortions and doctors must be able to help out there in case there is any question of this being a breach of their professional ethics."

Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, expressed a similar objective about eliminating US colored people in a letter she wrote only months after Hitler's invasion of Poland: "We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don't want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members."

Today, Planned Parenthood and other international promoters of abortion, sterilization, and contraception, often claim that the availability of such services is a "health issue" and is necessary to fight poverty, echoing Hitler's slogans.

Read the Full Article Online:Doctors, Pregnancy, Childbirth and Abortion during the Third Reich

http://www.ima.org.il/imaj/ar07mar-23.pdf

Related LifeSiteNews coverage:


LifeSiteNews.com Extra Special MUST READ Report on Population Control

THE INHERENT RACISM OF POPULATION CONTROL

http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2004/may/040518a.htmlÂ

Current Medical Euthanasia and Eugenic Abortion Practices Echo Nazi Past

http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2003/oct/03100208.html

Roe v Wade Lawyer: Use Abortion "to eliminate the barely educated, unhealthy and poor

http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2006/may/06051504.html

New Website Details Thousands of Violent Crimes by Abortion Supporters

http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2006/sep/06092003.html

And Don't Be Morphing Margaret Sanger With Brutus!

Sainthood for Dr. Jerome Lejeune?

A very moving guest post over at Dawn Eden's Blog:

If motherhood is a vocation, then special motherhood is a call to sanctity. Sanctity is achieved by uphill battles, lonely dark nights, and surprising moments of grace. As Catholics, we are called to help one another, using the great gifts of the Church, the sacraments, the intercession of the Blessed Mother and the Communion of Saints. One such saint is Dr Jerome Lejeune, the French geneticist who identified the chromosomal abnormality known as Trisomy-21 or Down syndrome. He dedicated his life to seeking the cure for Trisomy-21, and working to defend the dignity of our
children against negative public opinion, and the majority of the scientific community who still seek to destroy rather than heal these children. Unborn babies diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted at the scandalous rate of 90%.







Read the rest of this story 'Special motherhood is a call to sanctity'

Exciting News from Jill Stanek

According to Jill Stanek , you will not want to miss Hannity's show Sunday night as he taken on the demons at Klanned Parenthood:


Hannity's America to investigate Planned Parenthood


This Sunday, Hannity's America on Fox News Channel will feature an investigation of Planned Parenthood. The show will air 8p CST and 11p CST.

The program's impetus was the Aurora situation and the tremendous uprising against it. But also covered will be PP's other dubious activities. In fact, show producers asked pro-lifers providing background info to keep it quiet until a couple days ago so they could do some digging of PP without it knowing.

The segment is supposed to air about 8:30p CST. It will feature one or more of the Scheidlers, and we hear it will also feature Chicago's own Yvonne Florczak-Seeman, who had five abortions and is now pro-life.

This is not Planned Parenthood's week.
[HT: Tom Brejcha, Rock for Life, Eric Scheidler]

Off Topic - Fishbrick Updated

I know this is a bit off topic, but most of you will be happy to know that the mysterious blogger, Neil, has recently updated his most entertaining blog Fishbrick:


Tuesday breakfast -- cinnamon bun and coffee (the frosting, by the way, dripped all over my lap); lunch -- two chicken wings; dinner -- two packages of Raman noodles (artificial beef flavor).Wednesday breakfast -- two cups of coffee and six cherry tomatoes; lunch -- two one-dollar Burger King Spicy Chick'n Crisp sandwiches (by the way, the sandwiches didn't look like the picture on the website); dinner -- we'll see, but I'm thinking along the lines of the ice cream food group. As you can see by this data, I have rather unconventional eating habits, but I am willing to change next year.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Planned Parenthood and Nazi Eugenics (and Maggie!)

Another great article from Taki's Top Drawer:

This article is excerpted from Salvation is From the Jews, by Roy Schoeman (Ignatius Press, San Francisco: 2004), with the kind permission of the author.

Planned Parenthood and Nazi Eugenics


There is a facile temptation to think of Nazi anti-Semitism as an expression of Christianity and Christian theology—“applied Christianity”, if you will. But even a cursory examination of Nazi writings and policies shows that this is far from the truth—on the contrary, the campaign to exterminate the Jews grew out of the world view of secular materialism, of evolution and the exaltation of the natural over the supernatural, and was in fact an extreme expression of “applied Darwinism.”

In the past there have been many persecutions of the Jews in Christian countries. These persecutions fell into one of three categories. Some were mob actions, inflamed expressions of blood lust and fury. Tragically, many of these were incited by pseudo-Christian exhortations to avenge the death of Christ, or by related blood libels against the Jews (most particularly accusing them of the human sacrifice of Christian children). The pogroms and the rampaging mobs of the Crusades fall into this category. However, the Holocaust does not. The slaughter of the Holocaust was not produced by momentary mob hysteria, but was a calculated, “rational”, long-term campaign plotted by sober, if deranged, minds.

***

At a March 1925 international birth control gathering held in New York City, a speaker warned of the menace posed by the “black” and “yellow” peril. The man was not a National Socialist (Nazi) or a leader of the Ku Klux Klan. The speaker was Dr. S. Adolphus Knopf, a member of Margaret Sanger’s American Birth Control League (ABCL), which along with other groups eventually became known as Planned Parenthood. Another doctor at this conference lamented that preventive medicine was saving the lives of “worthless unfits,” and he seriously suggested that euthanasia be used to “dispose of some of our utterly hopeless dependents,” but noted that this could not happen until the public changed its “prejudices” on the subject…

Elsewhere Sanger spoke of her plan for sterilizing those she designated as “unfit” as the “salvation of American civilization”. And she also spoke of those who were irresponsible and reckless’’, among whom she included those “whose religious scruples prevent their exercising control over their numbers”. She further contended that “there is no doubt in the minds of all thinking people that the procreation of this group should be stopped”. Whether this was to be accomplished “voluntarily” does not appear to have been a serious policy impediment.

***


Read the rest at Taki's Top Drawer:

Planned Parenthood and Nazi Eugenics

Tom Piatek Demolishes Christopher Hitchens

Tommy Piatek(who halis from C-Town) brilliantly demolishes Atheism's #1 buffoon, Chistopher Hitchens, in this must read article:


Hitchens’ Hubris

Posted by Tom Piatak on July 25, 2007

In July 1941, a political prisoner escaped from Auschwitz. As a punishment, ten others were chosen by the Nazis to be killed in a starvation bunker. One of these men, Franciszek Gajowniczek, began lamenting what his death would mean for his wife and children. Upon hearing these cries, another prisoner, a Franciscan friar named Maksymilian Kolbe—who had run afoul of the Nazis after sheltering refugees, including hundreds of Jews, at his friary—volunteered to take Gajowniczek’s place and was sent to the starvation bunker in his stead. In the bunker, Kolbe became the leader of those awaiting death, whom he was often seen consoling and leading in prayers and hymns. Two weeks later, only four of the men were still alive, and Kolbe alone was conscious. The Nazis killed them all; Kolbe was seen calmly giving his arm to the executioner who injected him with carbolic acid. The memory of Kolbe’s courage and selflessness lived on in those who survived the Golgotha of Auschwitz, including Franciszek Gajowniczek, and Kolbe was canonized by John Paul II in 1982.

Christopher Hitchens alludes to Kolbe in his careless and dishonest polemic God is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything. Hitchens, though unable to bring himself to mention Kolbe by name, claims he was virtually the only Catholic hero of the Holocaust and dismisses him as “a rather ambivalent priest who … had apparently behaved nobly in Auschwitz.”

Read the rest at Taki's Top Drawer:

Hitchens’ Hubris

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Quote of the Day: Jeff Rutland at Chirtianity & Culture

Dawn Eden's commentary yesterday has created a rash of blogging about Margaret Sanger. I liked this gem from Jeff Rutland:

The roots, the philosophy, the vision and purpose permanently infect any organization. In the case of Planned Parenthood, it was a grand visionary attempt to get the right people reproducing and stop the wrong people from reproducing. Any guess as to who Miss Sanger believed needed sterilization? Right you are. Blacks were her target along with others.

Jill Stanek Column on Planned Parenthood

New Jill Stanek column on Planned Parenthood, Deception built super-secret abortion clinic - Outrage sparked after Planned Parenthood conceals site ownership


I'm not involved in municipal politics, but it would seem to me bad form for a business to sneak its way into a community by falsifying documents and submitting false testimony in planning meetings.

Yet that's exactly how Planned Parenthood came to build its largest abortion mill in the country in Aurora, IL, soon to be known as the "Auschwitz of America."


Read the rest here: Deception built super-secret abortion clinic - Outrage sparked after Planned Parenthood conceals site ownership

Modern Day Margaret?

From that great pro-life blogger, Dawn Eden:

Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger had a simple solution to poverty: kill unborn poor children


Her spirit lives in blogger
Radical Mama who, in a post called "Breaking the cycle" [which she has since removed — see update #2 below], boasts of her ongoing attempts to convince a 15-year-old girl to abort against her mother's wishes.


Radical Mama knows the girl, Julia, through the 4-H group to which the teen belonged. "I am trying to think about this [pregnancy] objectively, but I just can’t," the blogger writes. "This is one of my kids. Isn’t this why I volunteer? To prevent this sh-- from happening?"


"This sh--" — e.g. baby — must be prevented, Radical Mama says, for every reason imaginable. Julia was pressured into sex (or so the blogger assumes); she is only 15; her family is poor and her father is an abusive drug addict, etc., etc. Yet, the girl's mother insists that the baby would be welcome — a reaction that has Radical Mama seething with self-righteous fury.


Read the rest here Margaret Sanger is alive and well and living in the blogosphere [UPDATED]



La Shawn Barber has also weighed in on this topic with some great commentary:

http://lashawnbarber.com/archives/2007/08/29/margaret-sanger-of-the-blogosphere/

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Planned Parenthood: So Much for Safe and Rare

I first saw this one over at JillStanek.com . A great cartoon from McRingtail at Right Ringtail










Animal Chaplain meet Jay Anderson

Some interesting thoughts from a self-described Animal Chaplain appeared in the comments box recently. Is it useful to compare dog-fighting and abortion? What do you think?



I think it is a sad commentary that we, as a culture, our using the Vick story to compare "What's worse?" "What's worse", we ask, " carelessly fathering illegitimate children, or dogfighting?". "Dogfighting or rape?" "Dogfighting or racism?" "Dogfighting or hateful nationalism?" "Dogfighting or (fill in the blank)....?"

Dogfighting is one more piece of evidence our country is in need of a spiritual transformation (please note I said spiritual and not necessarily religious). Animals are sentient beings - they feel pain, and they suffer, just like we do. They are not more important, or less important than human beings, but like human beings, they are important, too.

Every major faith teaches its followers to be responsible stewards of animals and the Earth. Please help us get the word out that caring for animals, just like caring for people, is an important part of just being a decent person and citizen. If we make this a priority, there will be no more dogfighting horror stories, and no more pointless comparisons of evils. Let us all rise, together, to be better people than we are today, shall we?

Chaplain Nancy CronkFounder, AnimalChaplains.com




But over at Pro Ecclesia * Pro Familia * Pro Civitate we have Jay Anderson saying this:

... Imagine that. Me? Say something controversial?

Well, here goes:

I do not believe that Michael Vick, disgusting and inhumane as his actions were, should get any prison time. An 18-month suspended sentence with probation, a hefty fine, and something like 1000 hours of community service in a local animal shelter seems to me to be an appropriate penalty.

And frankly, I can't justify a prison sentence for Michael Vick while that thug Ray Lewis is walking around a free man.


Saturday, August 25, 2007

Niece of Martin Luther King Jr:: "abortion has done what the Klan only dreamed of."

One Quarter of Black Population Missing from Abortion Genocide Says Dr. Alveda King


Dr. Alveda King, the niece of legendary human rights campaigner, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., told a meeting of Priests for Life, that the killing of a quarter of the black population of the US has not been from the lynch mobs of her childhood days, but from abortionists, “who plant their killing centres in minority neighbourhoods and prey upon women who think they have no hope."


“The great irony,” she said, “is that abortion has done what the Klan only dreamed of.” King was speaking Sunday at the unveiling of memorials at the Birmingham, Alabama church served by her late father, the Rev. A. D. Williams King.

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Dr. King pointed out that the killing of the unborn in the US, which has taken the lives of well over 42 million American children, is overwhelmingly concentrated in the African-American community. “In the last forty-plus years,” Dr. King said, “15 million black people have been denied their most basic civil right, the right to life. Roughly one quarter of the black population is now missing.”

The abortion movement’s history is inseparable from that of the eugenics movement that held the genocide of the “dysgenic races” races as a central goal and for which the poor were the “enemies of the people.” In the US, the abortion facilities and offices of Planned Parenthood are concentrated in poor areas where the black population is especially targeted.Margaret Sanger, the foundress of the organisation that eventually became Planned Parenthood, had as her goal the control and subjugation of the poor ethnic peoples including blacks.

Dr. King said, “It's time that we remember the sacrifices of men like my father and my uncle who worked and died so that our children could live.”“It's time to stop killing the future and keep their dream alive.”