Has Our Nation Gone That Dark?
Taken from Jill Stanek's blog
April 6, 2009
Here's one I missed last week while on vacation. From the Boston Globe, April 4:
Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge... the Rev. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale will be its new president...
Ragsdale... is best known as an abortion rights activist who has sat on the boards of NARAL... and the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice....
She is also openly gay....
Ragsdale... recalled that 3 women, spying her collar, once tried to keep her out of a meeting room for NARAL - even though she was a member of the league's board.
"I've experienced far more resistance and discrimination in the progressive community for being a Christian than I do in the Christian community for being a lesbian," she said....
But conservative bloggers are furiously criticizing the appointment, citing some of Ragsdale's remarks about abortion rights.
Interesting that the Globe didn't post those remarks, from a NARAL speech Ragsdale gave in 2007:
The ability to enjoy God's good gift of sexuality without compromising one's education, life's work, or ability to put to use God's gifts and call is simply blessing.
These are the 2 things I want you, please, to remember - abortion is a blessing and our work is not done. Let me hear you say it: abortion is a blessing and our work is not done. Abortion is a blessing and our work is not done. Abortion is a blessing and our work is not done.
I want to thank all of you who protect this blessing... the health care providers, doctors, nurses, technicians, receptionists, who put your lives on the line to care for others (you are heroes -- in my eyes, you are saints); the escorts and the activists; the lobbyists and the clinic defenders; all of you.
You're engaged in holy work.
[Photo courtesy of European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development ]
Right now, I can feel my stomach churning and my head pounding. Sickness and righteous anger are the two things causing this manifestation in my body. Speaking of manifestations, it is obvious from this article the United States of America is no longer a Nation under God, or a Nation with any common sense for that matter. I really believe, my friends, we are going to experience some real changes soon. People wanted change, well, they are going to get it. But I believe when it does come, it will not be the change they hoped for. It will be something evil that will overtake them, unless they cry out to the Lord. Pray, pray, pray, my prayer warrior friends. Pam