Cut all programs that would help a woman have a healthy pregnancy. This only effects those in need, not the wealthy law makers.
Cut all programs that would help a single mother get a full-time job and/or go to school to get more education or learn a trade. Such programs are called ‘Head Start’ where I am from. This is an after school program a child goes to, so they dont go home to an empty home. Of course, this again, only effects those who cannot afford a nanny, those who make the laws do not have this problem.
Cut all food programs that are offered to those who need it, because they do not make enough money to be able to afford a healthy meal plan for their children. Again, can you imagine someone like Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin or Mitt Romney ever skipping a meal or denying themselves a big steak dinner with dessert….this only effects those in need.
Cut all programs that could be used to benefit the whole community, like after school programs, public schools, oh…but DONT cut anything that is involved with the government when that entity is a Christian organization or church. They cannot get anything cut and should get more from their small government for everyone else but me ideology.
NO WHERE in the history of the USA and mankind for that matter, has conservative ideology has helped anyone but those who make the laws and rules, that benefit themselves, which are in a small group, the minority, that contrls the masses.
Mix this ideology with religion, and you get Hitler, 911, GW Bush saying his god told him to invade Iraq, Sarah Palin saying her god wants a pipeline built fo oil in Alaska, and most of the Republican party, which has been taken over by the Religious Right (aka the American Taliban) and making thousands of attemps, literally, to make gays, woman, immigrants, Muslims and anyone else non-Christian and non-white, second class citizens, restricting their rights, some they have had for years.
The pro-choice case for infanticide.
By William Saletan|Posted Monday, March 12, 2012, at 11:14 AM ET
Organization Calls for End to Scott Lively’s Promotion of Hate against the Gay
T Editor | Mar 11, 2012
Press Release by Out Now, Arise for Social Justice–
Increasing hatred and the reintroduction of the Anti-Homosexually Bill (AHB), a.k.a. “Kill the Gays Bill” in Uganda, which continues to include the death penalty for “homosexual acts,” has prompted several local and national organizations to protest such a measure, stated Out Now, Arise for Social Justice officials.
“This protest is different in that we are taking a somber approach in our protest tactic, and in our respect for those whom have been victims of violence, and/or forced to hide or flee for their safety, said Holly Richardson, Executive Director, Out Now, Arise for Social Justice.
One week following the reintroduction of this legislation the Ugandan government raided a peaceful gay rights conference causing the sponsor’s leader to go into hiding. As a result, the LGBT community of Uganda is under increasing threats of violence, imprisonment and stigma.
According to the press release sent out by Out Now, Arise for Social Justice and GetEQUAL MA, the American evangelical Christians played a role in stirring the anti-homosexual sentiment that culminated in the initial AHB legislation in Uganda and continues to heightened homophobia in that country today.
Scott Lively was one of three evangelical leaders who presented at a 2009 conference in Kampala, Uganda which resulted in the original Anti-Homosexuality Bill’s introduction just one month later. Scott Lively likened his appearance to “a nuclear bomb against the gay agenda in Uganda.” From his home base at the Abiding Truth Ministries housed in the Holy Grounds Coffee Shop at 455 State Street in Springfield MA, Scott Lively’s anti-gay message filled with lies, propaganda and pray-away-the-gay quack science fuels anti-homosexual sentiment worldwide.
The Stop The Hate & Homophobia Coalition had an action against Scott Lively on November 18, 2011 to help educate the people of Springfield, MA about just who Scott lively is. The protest on March 14th at 1:30 p.m. is a continuation of that action.
The Coalition’s protest will be held at the Federal Courthouse, located in 300 State Street. Richardson stated the protest will have a more serious and somber structure, given the victims who have fallen to such hatred.
“It is more serious in that the stakes have been raised as the Ugandan government is currently behaving as if the law has already passed (as evidenced by their raiding the conference and their posturing that Western interference is more reason to pass the bill); also in the choice of tactic – marching in black, silent, carrying flowers for those whom have been victims of violence or forced to hide or flee Uganda, and anywhere else due to homophobic violence,” she added.
National solidarity actions also are scheduled for Kansas City, Washington DC, and Sacramento.
The local organizations involved in the protest, Arise for Social Justice, Out Now, the LGBT Coalition of Western MA, GetEQUAL MA, join the Impact MA, Truth Wins Out, the Springfield College GSA, Western New England University GSA and a variety of local college professors, and members of the local faith community, as well as individual community members, will continue to advocate against the hate and homophobia Scott Lively and others promote until they stop. They also expect a reaction from Lively’s followers.
“We expect a counter protest,” said Richardson. “[That is why] I would suggest people turn out for this one as I believe it will be important.”
The Stop the Hate and Homophobia Coalition was formed in January 2011 upon learning that Scott Lively was living and ministering in Springfield. Lively is president of the Abiding Truth Ministries, which has been classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, and he has been running the Holy Grounds Coffee House on State Street, right near Commerce High School. The coalition deplores hateful messages and actions, and calls for community education about the impact of homophobia on our communities, as well as calling for community leaders, neighbors, co-workers, family members, etc. to speak out against homophobia whenever it is perpetrated. The coalition involves a number of community-based organizations, local college professors and students, members of the faith community and individual community members.