Friday, August 25, 2006
Are Wal-Mart Values Family Values?
Please see their site and pray for them and their work.
Wal-Mart has now 'partnered' with the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) announced today a partnership with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to advancing diversity among all of its associate, supplier and customer bases. This partnership will include executive representation on the NGLCC’s Corporate Advisory Council (CAC) and sponsorship of the organization’s 2006 events and initiatives.
As part of Wal-Mart’s involvement with NGLCC, Dee Breazeale, vice president of divisional merchandise, SAM’S CLUB Jewelry, will serve on the organization’s Corporate Advisory Council (CAC). The CAC is composed of NGLCC corporate partners whose mission is to discuss issues upon which members of the NGLCC and CAC work together to educate Corporate America and the public on the economic benefits of providing a diverse workplace and creating mutually beneficial relationships with the LGBT and LGBT-friendly business community.
A list of other partners that Wal-Mart follows:
Wal-Mart joins a highly respected group of companies with representatives on the CAC, including IBM, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, American Airlines, Intel Corporation, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Lehman Brothers, Motorola, Travelport, Merrill Lynch, American Express, Cisco Systems, Avis, Orbitz, Intuit, Kodak, Fannie Mae, Millennium Hotels and Resorts, and Kimpton
Why Wal-Mart? Why Now? Background Statement from the NGLCC Leadership
We would like to take this opportunity to share some background on our partnership announcement with Wal-Mart and what it means for LGBT business owners and entrepreneurs – our members. One of the major initiatives at the NGLCC is our LGBT Supplier Diversity Initiative™ (SDI). The purpose of the SDI is to connect certified LGBT businesses with major corporations for the purposes of gaining procurement opportunities -- product and services contracts.
Pray for strength in this major battle! Remember IT IS a spiritual battle, stay close to the Sacraments and stay in a state of grace!
"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places," St. Paul tells us in Ephesians 6 -12.
"Pray, Hope, and Don't Worry"-St. Pio
Thursday, August 24, 2006
I feel better, for the moment, knowing that someone (Family Research Council) is trying to fight this. Maybe this will put a bump in their plans.
And some, it seems, will go to any lengths to discover the beautiful church's secrets - even if it means taking a hammer and chisel to the walls. The Reverend Charmian Beech blamed a pair of 'Da Vinci Code-style' treasure hunters for causing thousands of pounds worth of damage as they searched for clues to help them find the Grail. Stonework was chipped off in four areas inside her church as the offenders tried to remove blocks from the walls to see what is behind them, she said.
Women may buy the morning-after pill without a prescription - but only with proof they're 18 or older, federal health officials ruled Thursday, capping a contentious 3-year effort to ease access to the emergency contraceptive.
The US bishops and pro-life groups have been quick to pour cold water on claims published yesterday in Nature magazine that stem cells can be grown successfully from a single cell plucked without harm from a three-day old embryo.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
From Fredricksburg-The Free Lance-Star:
These thieves apparently didn't listen to "Thou shalt not steal."
A portrait of Jesus Christ was taken from Bridgeport (W. Va.) High School on Thursday, two days after the Harrison County School Board agreed to fight court efforts to remove it.
An intruder snatched the painting just before 4 a.m., but left behind the gilded frame and backing, Schools Superintendent Carl Friebel said.
"The picture was the only thing stolen, so the deliberate intent was to steal the picture and only the picture," Friebel said.
The painting, which depicts Jesus in sepia tones on a large canvas, had been at the school for 37 years.
The Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the West Virginia American Civil Liberties Union sued the school board, saying the painting, "Head of Christ," sends the message that the school endorses Christianity as its official religion.
'"An excommunication is a decision made by fallible men who have made mistakes in the past, egregious mistakes in the present and who will make mistakes in the future," said DiFranco, who is three courses shy of her master’s of divinity degree from Lutheran Theological Seminary."
Patti Mengers, Of the Delaware County Times Staff writes in Woman fulfills her 'priestly' vows:
"She will still consider herself a Roman Catholic priest and carry on her crusade to change church policy from within."
How, if Eileen is getting a divinity degree from Lutheran Theological Seminary? Does this mean she gets to 'float' in and out of the Roman Catholic Church while she is trying to change church policy?
And so it goes in the blue states the 'hype' continues...
Monday, August 21, 2006
From Life Site News:
"At a White House press conference this morning, the President was asked by Bill Sammon a reporter from the Washington Examiner about Plan B and his new FDA commissioner who supports its over the counter status. "Mr. President, some pro-life groups are worried that your choice of FDA Commissioner will approve over the counter sales of Plan B, a pill that, they say, essentially can cause early-term abortions," said the reporter. "Do you stand by this choice, and how do you feel about Plan B in general?"
The President replied, "I believe that Plan B ought to be -- ought to require a prescription for minors, is what I believe. And I support Andy's decision."'
"Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, president of Human Life International commented, "President Bush's implied support for the abortion-causing drug Plan B is completely inconsistent with his recent veto of the embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) funding bill. What the president apparently fails to realize is that Plan B kills the same innocent unborn children that the ESCR process does."'
Unfortunately, for some reason, I keep hearing in my head, that stupid song "The Morning After"--from the Poseidon Adventure. (and I mean NO PUN either!)
This is now serious on the eve of August 22, 2006-possible threats-Concern for Tomorrow--you know it's not good if Drudge is reporting this-Is Tomorrow Doomsday?
PRAY, HOPE, & DON'T WORRY--St. Pio
Tomorrow maybe an important day but guess what?! Tomorrow is also the feast of the "Queenship of Our Blessed Mother"! Go Momma!
"2. Following upon the frightful calamities which before Our very eyes have reduced flourishing cities, towns, and villages to ruins, We see to Our sorrow that many great moral evils are being spread abroad in what may be described as a violent flood. Occasionally We behold justice giving way; and, on the one hand and the other, the victory of the powers of corruption. The threat of this fearful crisis fills Us with a great anguish, and so with confidence We have recourse to Mary Our Queen, making known to her those sentiments of filial reverence which are not Ours alone, but which belong to all those who glory in the name of Christian."
O Queen of the Heavens, Queen of the Angels, O Mary, conceived without sin, O "Momma", pray for us who have recourse to Thee!