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Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:22 am, Wed Dec 12, 2012.

Merry Christmas to the Lodi News-Sentinel and all of its readers.

Did you know that in 2012, 1.3 million abortions were committed in the USA? It's really difficult to imagine that since 1973 — Roe v. Wade — we've murdered 54 million unborn babies in our nation alone. Unprecedented atrocity. Indeed we are an Obamanation.

During our celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, with all its beautifully decorated trees and homes, visits with Santa Claus, gifts and wonderful family meals, we must remember the Nativity and be reminded that Christ Jesus' own nativity found him threatened and vulnerable to the government policy of infanticide of males. King Harod didn't want a challenger to his throne of power.

Things certainly haven't changed much. Our government today feels the same way and would kill Jesus Christ if they could, in a New York second.

Merry Christmas.

William Van Amber Fields


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  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 11:23 am on Thu, Dec 20, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    I'm sure if you are patient Ms Tygert, the history books will be rewritten to reflect what you missed.

  • Patrick W Maple posted at 5:29 pm on Mon, Dec 17, 2012.

    Pat Maple Posts: 1805

    Ms Aquino: I'm not sure why you think pro-life people don't care about those who are here now...more conservatives adopt and foster children than liberals. Conservatives are also more charitable and giving. Aside from that I very much agree with your letter.

    It seems that we have taken too much kindness and civility out of our schools and replaced it with "reality" TV and violence. I grew up in a tough town, Woodbridge, but in our schools we were taught the Golden Rules and respect for each other especially ourselves...so you are correct in your observations.

  • trista aquino posted at 1:24 pm on Mon, Dec 17, 2012.

    trista aquino Posts: 119

    I was pro choice for many years and often wondered why pro-lifers never seemed to care much about the lives of babies and kids in our world who are already here, suffering or growing up in circumstances that I couldnt even imagine as much as they do about ones not even here yet....I don't think I will ever understand that concept even though Inow consider myself to be pro life. It wasn't the literature or pictures or signs or even the bible that changed my attitude... It was the idea that here we are spending so much time teaching kids and classrooms sex education, buying music that embraces promiscuity, watching shows where obscene humor and language is permitted but heaven forbid an actor mutter the word 'God outloud without the channel being sued for being unconstitutional. We make sure our kids know everything there is to know about birth control because promiscuity is the norm and evident that its an unacceptable way to behave but we can't teach them about reaponsibility. Science classes don't study the importance of maintaining a balance in all species to have an optimal and stable environment. History doesn't include the origin of si many genetic diseases and health class probably doesn't include some graphic picture of herpes or a pop quizes on which symptom belongs to what venereal disease. Nor does it teach us confidence, tutors us on how to love ourselves so we don't spend our lives looking for someone else to dictate our self esteem. We need to be pro active about these things too, if the majority of us would stop accepting these things that are now 'normal' maybe we wouldn't have as much to clean up afterwards as the result.

  • Patrick W Maple posted at 6:21 pm on Sat, Dec 15, 2012.

    Pat Maple Posts: 1805

    Mr Tiernan: "I count the one who died out of your religious beliefs, not the compassionate, loving Christ I grew up with."...presupposes that anyone who believes in God would have allowed the young woman you talk of to die, and is a backhanded way of accusing anyone who has religious or spiritual beliefs of being an accomplice to her death simply because of their beliefs. WOW.

    Coming from a Native American background I do not believe in abortion (nor is it any of my busines)...something that is a man-made phenomenon and practice that dates back over 5000 years. What goes on in a woman's body is her business and involves her body and her conscience...not mine. I have no say in the matter.

    As far as your "white church" only serves up your bigoted ancillary side. Shouldn't it be just as hard to believe that there are "black churches" or "asian churches" or "mexican churches" or "muslim churches"??? Geeeez.

  • Thomas Heuer posted at 1:33 pm on Fri, Dec 14, 2012.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1669

    Excellent post Mr Tiernan

  • Dean Tiernan posted at 9:53 am on Fri, Dec 14, 2012.

    Dean Tiernan Posts: 18

    What's hard to believe in the thousands of years since the birth of Christ his preachings are now considered socialist. That compassion has deserted churches replaced with hate. Its hard to believe in 2012 a preacher's job could be in jeopardy because of his willingness to marry a couple in a "white church" its hard to believe there are white churches in 2012. And hard to believe a preacher's son would avoid them.

    Most of all its hard to believe that a whole country and the world would stand by and watch an Irish hospital condemn a young woman to death because its wrong to kill a fetus AND how about the baby, did the baby live? Count thousands, cause it supports your cause. I count the one who died out of your religious beliefs, not the compassionate, loving Christ I grew up with.

  • Sarah Elizabeth Tygert posted at 11:52 pm on Thu, Dec 13, 2012.

    Sarah Tygert Posts: 53

    Things haven't changed since around 3 AD? You mean there was a country called America that had a black President and the option to abort offered to women?

    Wow. I guess I really missed something in History class....

  • Sam Heller posted at 6:45 pm on Thu, Dec 13, 2012.

    Sam Heller Posts: 176

    ... and that is approximately 42 million abortions world wide in 2012. How can our President be held responsible for someone getting an abortion?

    I think the blame should be placed directly on your shoulders ... A MAN.
    Maybe it is time we either ban sex or offer free birth control.

  • Thomas Heuer posted at 11:30 pm on Wed, Dec 12, 2012.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1669

    The answer is yes and you get to go to the head of the class Andy.

  • Andy Crowder posted at 7:43 pm on Wed, Dec 12, 2012.

    Andy Crowder Posts: 245

    Wasn't it the Hebrew god who killed all the first born children of Egypt?

  • Thomas Heuer posted at 9:22 am on Wed, Dec 12, 2012.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1669

    Serously? You talk about abortion, an inflamatory subject, and just throw in "Indeed we are an Obamanation." I missed this letter during the Bush administration where surely we were a "Bushomination." Please enough of the hysterical rantings and politically convenient associated jabs where they don't belong.


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