DOES BUSH STAND FOR GODLY VALUES?
PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS WAS NOT WRITTEN FOR ANY POLITICAL PARTY, IT WAS WRITTEN BY SOMEONE WHO FEELS THAT CHRISTIANS HAVE BEEN DECIEVED
For years, the Christian majority has been wholeheartedly supporting the Republican party, and for good reason. The Republican party was founded in the early 1850’s mainly by people who strove for an end to the great crime against humanity of slavery, and of course they succeeded with the passage of the Emancipation Proclamation, along with Amendments 13-15, which allowed the outlawing of slavery, the guarantee of equal protection under the law, and secured voting rights of African Americans. With this phenomenal great step forward in human rights, it seemed that under this party we would lead our government in the creation of a better world through our monumental advancement of human rights and thus be a shining example of the love of Christ.
Regrettably, things have since then changed dramatically, or at least since September 11. The act of 20 men alone has been enough to cause our president to abandon all Christian value and lead our country to commit the most unspeakable crimes against humanity that it has ever done. Under this administration, we have seen the use of torture, mass bombing killing thousands of civilians, people detained for years without due process of law including access to a lawyer and not even knowing their charges, and the use of lies to start a war costing thousands of lives, both armed and civilian. Not only has President Bush rejected the Geneva Convention, which is the basic law set forth by man for the mercy of humanity, but has also rejected the Bible, which is the basic law set forth by God as the foundation of human rights.
Is President Bush really devoted to Jesus or is it a façade to deceive Christian voters?
In an answer likely to upset evangelicals and other members of his Christian base, President Bush said Nov. 20 that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.
Speaking at a joint news conference with British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Bush was asked his thoughts on how the war on terrorism and his promotion of freedom intersects with his Christian faith.
"I do say that freedom is the Almighty's gift to every person," Bush answered. "I also condition it by saying freedom is not America's gift to the world. It's much greater than that, of course. And I believe we worship the same God."
The answer was in response to a question specifically asking him how he reacts to those who say the god of Islam is not the God of Christianity.
-From Maranatha Christian Journal Website www.mcjonline.com/news/03a/20031121a.sht
American officials in Iraq are well aware of al-Rubaie's ability to navigate in both worlds; when President Bush landed in Baghdad for Thanksgiving dinner, clearly he'd been briefed. As al-Rubaie remembers their encounter, the president pointed at him and said, "Dr. al-Rubaie, I want you to convey this message to Mr. Sistani. Tell him that I pray to the same god he prays to... Tell Sistani I have nothing but praise for your religion. I have many millions of Muslims in my country back home." -From MSNBC’s website: www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3770220
NASHVILLE (AP) — The Southern Baptist Convention, a conservative denomination closely aligned with President Bush, said it was offended by the Bush-Cheney campaign's effort to use church rosters for campaign purposes.
"I'm appalled that the Bush-Cheney campaign would intrude on a local congregation in this way," said Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.
"The bottom line is, when a church does it, it's nonpartisan and appropriate. When a campaign does it, it's partisan and inappropriate," he said. "I suspect that this will rub a lot of pastors' fur the wrong way."
The Bush campaign defended a memo in which it sought to mobilize church members by providing church directories to the campaign, arranging for pastors to hold voter-registration drives, and talking to various religious groups about the campaign.
On Friday, Land said: "It's one thing for a church member motivated by exhortations to exercise his Christian citizenship to go out and decide to work on the Bush campaign or the Kerry campaign. It's another and totally inappropriate thing for a political campaign to ask workers who may be church members to provide church member information through the use of directories to solicit partisan support."
From USATODAY’s website: http://www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/nation/president/2004-07-04-
BUSH PRAYS TO OTHER GODS WHILE POSING AS A CHRISTIAN. HE KNOWS THEY WILL VOTE REPUBLICAN NO MATTER WHAT.
WHY DO THE TERRORISTS HATE US?
Bush is a Republican, so he’s been working against abortion, right?
(AgapePress) - A South Carolina pro-life activist says there isn't a "dime's worth of difference" between the two major political parties when it comes to protecting the unborn -- and he is asking Christian voters to remember that in next fall's elections.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the world's largest abortion provider, is a "money machine." The agency's just-released annual report shows a total income of more than three-quarters of a billion dollars -- $288 million in clinic operations, $254 million in taxpayer money, and $228 million in donations. The report also indicates the abortion mill made more than $36 million in profits during the 2002-2003 fiscal year, three times the profits reported in the previous fiscal year.
Both the overall income and taxpayer figures for 2002-2003 are record highs for the agency. During the same reporting period, Planned Parenthood performed 14,000 more surgical abortions than last year -- but only completed 12 more adoption referrals than in 2001-2002.
The agency gets tens of millions of dollars from the federal government through the birth-control program known as "Title X," which is included in the budget of the Department of Health and Human Services. Steve Lefemine, director of Columbia (SC) Christians for Life, says many Republicans voted for that funding -- and that President Bush signed it into law.
Lefemine says Christians should stop wasting their votes on people who will not stand up for righteousness.
-From American Family Association’s website: headlines.agapepress.org/archive/12/afa/1
- While Governor of Texas, George W. Bush signed into law a resolution re-naming a section of highway in Houston after the notorious, late-term abortionist, John B. Coleman. Coleman was killing babies prior to Roe vs. Wade.
-From Repent America’s website: www.repentamerica.com/bushrevealed/index.h
WASHINGTON — President Bush, who campaigned as an opponent of abortion, said Tuesday that Americans aren't ready to support a complete ban.
Next week, he will sign into law the first federal restriction since the Supreme Court legalized abortion in 1973. The new law will outlaw a procedure that opponents have labeled "partial-birth abortion."
Bush has never called for a ban on all abortions.
-From USATODAY’s website: www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2003-10-2
- While Governor of Texas, George W. Bush appointed abortion-friendly justices to the Texas Supreme Court, who ruled 6-to-3 to make abortion easier without parental consent, and who have stated that questions on abortion were not part of Bush's selection process.
-From Repent America’s website: www.repentamerica.com/bushrevealed/index.h
Some figures (as of 3 September 2004):
Total USA troops in Iraq
Total UK troops in Iraq
Total non USA - UK troops in Iraq
Sorties flown by USA - UK
Cruise missiles launched (at a cost of $1 million each)
Precision guided ("smart") munitions used
Non-guided ("dumb") munitions used
Cluster bombs used (each breaking into 200 bomblets - 5% fail to explode on impact)
Authorised strikes against media facilities
Number of mines in Iraq
Iraqi military deaths
Iraqi civilian deaths
Iraqi civilian injuries (Baghdad)
Iraqi civilians missing (Baghdad)
USA - UK military deaths (during the invasion)
USA - UK military personel missing (during the invasion)
USA - UK military personel injured (during the invasion)
Missing or dead journalists
Iraqi prisoners of war
USA - UK military personel killed after end of invasion (1 May 2003)
USA military personel wounded
Non USA - UK - Iraqi military personel killed after end of invasion (1 May 2003)
Cost of war to USA
Number of oil wells under USA and UK control
Cost of the 1200 USA-appointed Iraqi Survey Team (looking for weapons)
Percentage of population that had access to safe water before the invasion
Percentage of population that now has access to safe water
Number of weapons of mass destruction found
Number of military funerals attended by the USA president, George W Bush
Bush and the Creation
Bush has one of the worst environmental records in history, from relaxing pollution controls to allowing corporations to feign accidents to make illegal dumps. He simply doesn’t care about the earth. There are too many examples to list, so to see his environmental record go to the National Resources Defense Council’s website at www.nrdc.org/bushrecord/default.asp among other sites.
Bush and Terrorism
Since 9/11, President Bush has been receiving overwhelming support far greater then his support when he first took office in 2000. The reason for this is likely that people are in a state of fear created by the terrorist attacks on 9/11. People see President Bush as their guardian because they think that he is doing a good job fighting these terrorists. However, they are blinded by their fear and cannot see that Bush is failing to put adequate effort into ending terrorism. With the bulk of our troops attacking the wrong enemy in Iraq, he is relieving most of the pressure from Osama Bin Laden.
He is still, however profiting off of the perception of himself being a hero against terrorism, even though because of the war in Iraq terrorist recruitment has actually increased in the past two years. To a large extent, many people voting for him are doing so because of the terrorism issue, and he continues to build spite in the countries where terrorists come from by creating a deadly and costly war and neglecting to stop, show any real sympathy, and failing to take major action against the prison abuse scandal. Months before the horrific photos were exposed to the public, there were reports of the abuse but it failed to get public attention without pictures. The Commander in Chief must have known about the abuses from the reports but failed to end the abuse. Even after the photos were released, Bush responds by punishing only a handful of soldiers and PROVIDES A LIST OF APPROVED FORMS OF TOURTURES!!! What Christian approves any form of torture? The middle east is a very delicate situation, and Bush has shattered any remaining balance existing there. Do you think the middle east is a more peaceful place now and more accepting of democracy? And now what of our reputation as a country as a shining light of hope and Christian love in the world?
Still convinced that President Bush represents Christian values?
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