Thursday, April 12, 2007

Pat Gohn's Prom Mom's Prayers

Sometimes you come across things that you wish had been 'out there', or that YOU thought of yourself, but at a time when you no longer 'need' it.

Such is the open letter to the young man taking her daughter to Prom... Pat Gohn's "Prom Mom's Prayers"

On another site that carried this today, Perry Como's "Father of Girls" was mentioned. I had not heard that song in YEARS. My mother was a fan of Perry..she did not even call him anything BUT "Perry" I have heard this song many times in former days. I could not, however, bring it to the 'front of my mind', so I searched for it.

He is right. I am listening to it now, for the umpteenth time, moist eyes remembering the days.... the prayers, the worries....and thinking of a certain granddaughter, now 6 1/2 yrs old.

God bless!

Perry Como "The Father Of Girls"

When you're the father of boys,
How you worry,
But when you're the father of girls,
You do more than that,
You Pray!

From the time of diaper and pin,
'Till the time they cry, "don't come in!"
'Till the time you gown them in white,
And give them away,
You worry, you worry,
You worry, night and day!

When she's a plain little girl,
How you worry,
But when she's a beautiful thing,
You do more than that,
You pray!

Boys come 'round when they want a date,
Girls may only stay home and wait,
When she's out you sit up all night,
With her first baby toy!

You trust her, but worry,
'Cause you were once a boy!

When you're the father of boys,
How you worry,
But when you're the father of girls,
You do more than that,
You pray!

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Opinion - No-fault divorce shakes the foundations of all marriages

I was sent this be a friend this AM, about the push to legalize no fault (forced, unilateral) divorce in New York. This man speaks Truth. Some have even held that this form of divorce is unconstitutional because it does not allow any defense by the Respondent, thus denying the Respondent due process. I am in agreement with this view. God bless!


No-fault divorce shakes the foundations of all marriages

April 12, 2007

Imagine yourself as a defendant in a lawsuit. In court, the judge carefully considers statements made by the plaintiff, but disregards even your most passionate defense. You are presumed guilty. Is this a court found in some foreign country? No. This is how no-fault divorce courts operate in 49 American states, and I'm writing to oppose Judge Judith Kaye's recent support for bringing this travesty of justice to New York.

New York is the only state in America without no-fault divorce. Critical legal protections safeguarding marriage contracts remain in place in the Empire State, while divorce courts in all other states operate in a profoundly unjust and unconstitutional manner. A New Yorker can still oppose a divorce, ask that the charges be proven and take the case to a trial before a jury. If Judge Kaye's recommendation becomes New York law, defendants in no-fault divorce cases won't be able to compel plaintiffs to prove what they've claimed, and defendants will lose their constitutional right to a jury trial.

In no-fault divorce the plaintiff prevails almost without exception. A defendant can't raise a legally recognized defense during the proceedings. Even an accused child molester is afforded that legal protection. Under no-fault divorce laws, a defendant is effectively denied that right. If one spouse wants a divorce for any reason, the state dissolves the marriage contract, regardless of the other spouse's wishes. The plaintiff/spouse wanting the divorce needs only say in court: "Your Honor, the marriage is irretrievably broken."

And what does irretrievably broken mean? Since these words have been used to dismantle millions of American families in no-fault divorce pleadings over the past 35 years, you might be shocked to learn that the legal profession doesn't have a consensus definition of the term "irretrievably broken" that is objective and measurable. Is it not, therefore, judicially unconscionable for judges in no-fault divorce cases to make subjective judgments invalidating marriage contracts based upon the claim of only one spouse?

"But what about wedding vows?" you might ask. What about them? In no-fault divorce, vows don't matter. "But it was a religious ceremony!" That doesn't matter, either. In no-fault divorce, if one spouse wants out of the marriage, the judge grants it.

Judge Kaye's support for no-fault divorce should be judicially examined through the critical lens of the U.S. Constitution. Article I, Section 10 prohibits states from passing laws "impairing the obligations of contracts," and marriages are legal contracts. No-fault divorce laws impair the obligations of marriage contracts and give judicial privileges to the spouse asking the state to nullify the contractual obligations, while denying the defendant equivalent privileges. In essence, no-fault divorce courts treat marriage contracts as not legally binding.

Might New York legislators, perhaps mindful of the U.S. Constitution, have reasoned that marriage contracts must be afforded their constitutional protection? Judicially protecting the marriage contract is one sound reason to oppose Judge Kaye's recommendation and avoid joining other states that have disregarded this section of the U.S. Constitution.

If Judge Kaye's plan becomes law in New York, the legal contracts couples enter into upon marriage won't be worth the paper on which they are written. Wedding ceremony phrases such as "as long as we both shall live," and "I solemnly swear" will be rendered judicially meaningless. If no-fault divorce becomes New York law, the legal safeguard for marriage will be as protective as a screen door in a hurricane.

Keep no-fault divorce out of New York!

Gary Ciesla lives in Highland Falls.

Opinion - No-fault divorce shakes the foundations of all marriages

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007


Psalm 15 (New Living Translation)

New Living Translation (NLT)

Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004 by Tyndale Charitable Trust. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers.

Psalm 15

A psalm of David.
1 Who may worship in your sanctuary, Lord?
Who may enter your presence on your holy hill?
2 Those who lead blameless lives and do what is right,
speaking the truth from sincere hearts.
3 Those who refuse to gossip
or harm their neighbors
or speak evil of their friends.
4 Those who despise flagrant sinners,
and honor the faithful followers of the Lord,
and keep their promises even when it hurts.
5 Those who lend money without charging interest,
and who cannot be bribed to lie about the innocent.
Such people will stand firm forever.


Finally...Montel is going to put Jessie Foster's story on his show

From missing person Jessie Foster's mother. Pray for Jessie to be found soon, so her family can know and be at peace.

God bless!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Glendene Grant
Date: Apr 11, 2007 6:14 PM

Hi everyone...this is a good email.

The Montel Williams Show is booking me to go to New York City for a taping of a show. They asked me if Crystal could also go - so hopefully that works out.

This is something that I have been trying for, for a long time. If you only knew how many emails I sent to them...on the other hand, you probably do know, as I send a lot to you, too.

They are flying me/us to NY on Tuesday, April 17th for a taping on the 18th. They said they usually fly the guests right back after the taping if it is not too late, so it will be a fast trip, there and back.

They will then be here in Kamloops on Friday, April 20th to do the introduction for the story.

So...finally...major, major media attention for Jessie. Is this not the best thing so far since this all started. Jessie will be so proud how many people and how much media is helping us in our search for her. She deserves no less. THANK YOU to all. I am grateful for all your help.

Sincerely, Glendene Grant

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Stanford University to Bar Media & General Public From Attending Three Ex-Terrorists Event


God bless!

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Below is the story and our response in a Press Release which hits the national and international news wires in the morning.

Ths Press release describes the issues surrounding our event at Stanford University. All our supporters we ask please email Stanford at their outrage and intellectual dishonesty using a professional tone.

His email address is
his actual name is John L. Hennessy


Stanford University to Bar Media & General Public From Attending Three Ex-Terrorists Event

On April 16, former terrorists, Walid Shoebat, Kamal Saleem and Zak Anani are scheduled to speak at Kresge Auditorium on the Stanford University campus, at 7:00 PM PT. They speak from a unique perspective, about their involvement in terrorism.
Stanford has now barred the media, and anyone outside the university community (except for limited V.I.P.'s) from attending, and has stopped the facilitator from filming the event due to "risk assessment".

Keith Davies, the executive director of the Shoebat Foundation says, "We have encountered similar problems at Princeton and Columbia yet we have no problems when our speakers appear in State schools like UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, and UCLA - public institutions who implement first amendment rights. It is obvious that these private schools have a concern about having these brave voices being heard. They should upgrade their practice of access to be comparable to that of State Universities. If we allow our freedoms to be hindered as result of the fear of terrorist threats, America is lost."

Is the issue at Stanford one of an agenda or fear? Either way why are they making a diligent effort to keep this event as low profile as possible? If they did this at a State school they would be infringing on the speakers first amendment rights.

Keynote speaker Walid Shoebat responds; "I am accused of being an 'Islamaphobe,' yet university administrators are demonstrating this same prejudice, under the guise of 'risk assessment.' It is astounding that this shrouded excuse is being implemented in America, where we are afforded the inalienable rights of freedom of assembly and free speech," continues Mr. Shoebat.

The students were given conditional approval to hold this event this past Friday, April 6th after many weeks of delays by Stanford's Student Affairs Department. It is obvious that these administrators wished to restrict the time allowed to students for planning and promotion of the event.

Megan Reiss, one of the college students helping to organize the event complains; "Stanford University Administration has gone out of their way to make the staging of this event as difficult as possible, and it has been a most frustrating experience. It seems there is a double standard in which the outside public and press have not been barred on other events where speakers openly support terror organizations like Hamas, Hezbollah and even Al Qaeda."

As a result of this development the Walid Shoebat Foundation will hold a press conference at 4.30 pm on April 16th in Palo Alto at a location to be announced on a further Press release on the morning of April 16th at 9 am PST.

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He IS her Father, and Knew It All Along....

Another one that I have chosen to stay away from is the saga of Anna Nicole Smith. The ridiculous coverage of the main stream media of ALL the celebrity stories of recent years fades in the amount that has gone on in this case.

The night I became the angriest, talking back to the TV (ask my children ... I have done it for years...) was the night that one of Howard Stern's attorneys DARED to say that ANNA did not want a DNA test done to determine paternity.

ANNA didn't want it? SHE has the right (even from the grave?) to prevent the baby from knowing her father? To prevent the father from knowing his child? NOOO, I don't think so. She may have the right to end the pregnancy by abortion before birth without his consent, but once that baby is born, both the father AND the child have rights that supercede her 'wishes' and 'wants'.

That child has a RIGHT to know her history, especially her medical history. She has a right to know both parents. Howard Stern was NOT her father.

Larry Birkhead IS. And he knew it all along.

As both an adoptive mother and a birth mother, as well as a civilly divorced mother... I have valid reasons for stating that she had no 'right' to deny him from BEING his child's father! Each of my daughters' birth fathers (or potential fathers) had to terminate parental rights, AND a legal notice had to be published for 'unknown father' in order to ensure that WE had the right to adopt them. If any of the men did not want to be involved, they would have had to prove that they were NOT the father. Each of them had the right to raise their daughter if that was their desire, though back then, they may have had a legal battle in order to be able to do so.

Larry Birkhead is the father. Now let's pray that he will become a good Daddy. I think, based on what I have seen and heard... he will.

As a Grandmother, I do feel for Anna Nicole Smith's mother. She has lost a daughter and a grandson. But fighting for custody against the proven father will not result in her getting custody. It COULD result in strained relationship that COULD prevent her from sharing the life of her grand daughter, if she is not careful!
Now... can we have less of this kind of coverage of 'the rich and the famous'? It really is NOT interesting to most people what Brittany, etc are up to....

God bless!

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guilty until found.... INNOCENT

"It's been 395 days since this nightmare began and finally the day has come for closure," said Evans when he took the podium, adding that the lacrosse team has "gone to hell and back."

"We are just as innocent today as we were back then ... we have never wavered in our story," Evans continued. "It's painful to remember what we went through in those first days and it's just a testament to all our characters that we never lashed out, we stayed strong."

I have intentionally NOT written anything about the Duke University case, though I wanted to.

I have sat and fumed for over a year. I have prayed for over a year.

But because I am sick and tired of trials being the focus of 24/7 coverage on nearly any and every talk show/news cast/news analysis program on nearly every cable channel, I did not want to contribute to it.

But I will tell you, the laws need to be changed. YES a woman needs to be protected and supported during the reporting of rape. YES, she needs to be counseled and helped for a long time after. YES, her life will never be the same, and YES PTSD is a very real effect.

But there are ALSO some vile women who have no scruples, and for one reason or another, cry RAPE when rape never happened. The instant charges are brought about, SHE is protected, but the person she charged raped her is not. And the life of that accused person is also destroyed forever.

Today, not only were all charges dropped against the three young men (they are NOT 'boys'... they are college MEN)... not only were they dropped..but they were totally exhonerated. The world was TOLD that they are INNOCENT.

Innocent. Which is exactly what they SHOULD HAVE BEEN, until found guilty in a court of law by a jury of their peers. was the coach that Duke University fired. INNOCENT, as was the TEAM that Duke University forced to sit out and live their own 'trial'... their own punishment for being part of the team that had "rapists" (note.. NOT possible rapists.. Duke University tried and convicted those three men long before any trial took place...).

How many men over the years have been accused when they are NOT guilty? YES, there are evil men in the world who do not care for women, but love the power and control that they have when they force themselves sexually (date or no date) on a woman, against the wishes of that woman. And they SHOULD be found guilty.

But also, equally, there ARE women who cry 'Rape' for reasons that have NOTHING TO DO WITH FACTS.

I think of my daughters, and what would happen if they were raped. I would want the man/men punished after trial/guilty verdict. I may even want much more than that....I am no angel, no saint.

I think of my son... who would NOT be able to afford a long battle to prove his own innocence, as neither his father nor I ... nor anyone in our family... could afford lawyers who would work to keep him from being found guilty...and worse, being labeled as a SEX OFFENDER for the rest of his life.

Two of these three were suspended from school, one having already graduated.... .

Their coach was FIRED. Duke University owes this man not only his job back, with back pay, but a VERY PUBLIC apology. Duke University owes that TEAM a very public apology, and reinstatement in good standing. And they owe the THREE named men much more. They cannot give back what they have stolen, but they best attempt to make up for naming them guilty without trial.

The DA does not deserve to be an attorney. NOR DO THOSE HE WORKED WITH WHO DID NOT SPEAK OUT and HELP these young men. The DA is guilty, and should be held accountable for his actions, for the damage and the harm he did to three young men, their team, and their coach. I have no sympathy for him. I am repulsed by his actions.

The media also should be ashamed of themselves for covering trials and charges in the way that they do. FACTS, not speculation, are what make news NEWS, and not editorials. To have 'panels' sitting and discussing 'evidence' that may or may not make or break a case ... not only nightly, but HOURLY, is what was called 'yellow journalism' when I took journalistic classes. It is NOT news.

It IS gossip mongering, and it does damage to our legal system... usually.

IN THIS ONE CASE, the investigating work of many journalists may have helped this INNOCENT decision happen. But it also broadcast the NAMES OF THOSE INNOCENT world wide for nearly a year while protecting the accuser's identity in most cases. The coverage of this case was IMHO, the impetus for the actions of Duke University.

The accuser? She obviously needs help. She may also need legal charges brought against her for what she has done. She has no money, and she has no way to repair the damage she has done.

Slander, Liable... Gossip... ?

The other Duke University, and people of the area who immediately assumed guilt... the 'well known' others NOT from the area who immediately charge 'racism' for anything that ever happens when a white person is on the 'wrong side' of the accusations... need to begin to examine their own consciences.

UNTIL they are not only CHARGED, but TRIED and found GUILTY... if we are goin g to protect the identity of the woman crying Rape ... and we should.... the MAN should also be given the same consideration. There are people out there who will FOREVER keep that label alive for these three young men. Future news stories will bring this issue up over their life times REPEATEDLY.

My prayers have been answered. The three 'racists'... 'hooligans'... have been shown to be INNOCENT. They should NEVER have been charged. They should NEVER have been named. Their coach is also innocent.

Now... a word to college students. PLEASE stop the behavior that put this team in the situation that brought this about. Drinking, strippers, etc may sound like fun, but it is careless behavior with far reaching ramifications. Not always this public, but in your personal life... we just do not know what results our 'stupid' actions may have on our futures....

God bless

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Father Euteneuer Video on Contraception

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HLI Strongly Condemns Portugal Abortion Move

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: John Mallon, 405-720-2575

April 11, 2007

HLI Strongly Condemns

Portugal Abortion Move

FRONT ROYAL, VA — “Prime Minister Jose Socrates and President Anibal Cavaco Silva will be remembered in history as the men who gave legal sanction to the mass murder of Portuguese children” said The Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, STL, president of Human Life International, (HLI).

Father Euteneuer was responding to Tuesday’s press reports that Portugal’s President Anibal Cavaco Silva ratified a measure liberalizing Portugal’s restrictive abortion laws. Portugal is one of Europe’s most Catholic countries.

The law had been promoted by Prime Minister Jose Socrates and passed by Parliament in February to bring Portugal more “up to date” with its European neighbors. Socrates called the old laws “backward” and a “national disgrace.”

Father Euteneuer responded by saying, “Any move liberalizing abortion is not human progress. That move, not the protection of life, is the genuine step backwards. HLI condemns this action in the strongest possible terms. History will remember Socrates as the one who gave Portuguese babies the cup of hemlock and Cavaco Silva as the one who signed their death warrants.”


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Bergen-Belsen (April 1945) Ha Tikvah From Thoenebooks

Long ago, when Bodie Thoene JUST began to write and publish her books (she writes and her husband, Brock, does the historical research), I was affected DEEPLY. I had always had a deep awareness of Israel as a nation, and the Holocaust... but these books brought that history even more alive for me.

Well, I have still been following their books as they come out, and have watched their website over the years I have been online.

I get updates from them, and today... oh, today's has a special gift that has me in tears.

Because it says it was 'recently found/discovered/uncovered'... (cannot remember the exact word used)... I almost think that NONE of you have heard this before, either, unless you lived back then and heard the broadcast itself.

Bergen-Belsen was liberated in April of 45... This is their explanation of the recording:

and this is the Ha Tikva .... have Kleenex nearby.... And God bless!

Hebrew lyrics of HaTikva:
Kol od balevav penima
Nefesh yehudi homiya
Ulfatey mizrakh kadima
Ayin leTziyon tzofiya

Od lo avda tikvateynu
Hatikvah bat shnot alpayim
Lihyot am khofshi beartzeynu
Eretz Tziyon vi'Yerushalayim
<repeat last two lines>

English translation of Hatikvah (according to Encyclopedia Judaica):
As long as deep in the heart
The soul of a Jew yearns,
And towards the East
An eye looks to Zion

Our hope is not yet lost
The hope of two thousand years.
To be a free people in our land
The land of Zion and Jerusalem.

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