From the Family Research Council blog, which has been tracking the successes of adult stem cells and has new posts just about every week with huge breakthroughs that are helping tens of thousands of people: Induced Pluripotent Cells (iPS), a relatively new type of adult stem cell, are now being created from human hairs.
There is no need for embryo-destructive research when we have these adult stem cells: no need to kill innocent human persons at the first days of their life, no need to waste more billions of dollars of our money on research that is both immoral and ineffective.
Just as a reminder, the embryo destructive stem cells touted by Sens. Biden and Obama have helped 0 people (zero).
Adult stem cells have helped untold numbers already, with over 70 treatments for diseases like sickle-cell anemia-once impossible to cure.
Katie and I saw this bumper sticker on a car on my way into work yesterday. Paraphrasing Charles Babbage, I am not able to rightly comprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke a person to create such a bumper sticker.
Jesus did not come to give his life for the eternal salvation of all men but rather to organize the community–though not recorded in the Scriptures, it seems plausible that he hosted a raffle and then a bake sale to stop Wal-Mart from moving into the old abandoned warehouse in the kitschy neighborhood.
Clearly the bumper sticker reader is to connect Obama, the much-ballyhooed community organizer, with Jesus whom we are now told was a community organizer.
Meanwhile Pontius Pilate, who crucified Jesus, was a governor: Connect this in your mind with other evil governors: Gov. Sarah Palin, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, Former Gov. and now President George Bush–yes! You now understand why our nation needs Barack Obama.
Do we remember this one from the Kentucky primary days? The traditional formulation has been Faith, Hope, and Love, the three theological virtues, but we now have Change and Obama substituted for Love. God is Love, but so is Obama and the Change he wants to bring.
He says that his faith tells him that praying is worthless without doing the Lord’s work. The Lord’s work includes:
- Ending all restrictions on abortion from conception to birth
- Taxpayer funding of clone and kill and embryo-destroying research
- Undermining true marriage by redefining it to include same-sex people
- Making taxpayers give hundreds of millions of dollars to promote abortion, contraception, and sterilization around the world again via the UNFPA (Pres. Bush ended this 6 years ago)
- And many more
If this is the Lord’s work then I don’t know who the Lord is. Certainly He is quite different from the Holy Trinity that I believe in.
Sen. Obama has chosen a Catholic as his V.P. nominee; he has many Catholics on his staff to convince us that we should vote for him. In one month, you will have to decide who to vote for. If you haven’t seen it already, this video is stirring: