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Thursday
Nov052009

CORNERSTONE COMMENTS ON MAINE'S REJECTION OF GAY MARRIAGE

When will NH voters get their say?

Concord, NH - Yesterday, Maine citizens went to the polls to exercise the "citizens' veto" of gay marriage.  Earlier this year, the Maine state legislature and Governor approved gay marriage legislation.  Yesterday, Maine voters finally had their say in the matter, and resoundingly voted against gay marriage, 53% - 47%, thus preventing the legislation from taking effect. 

Reacting to this development, Cornerstone-Action Director, Kevin Smith, said the following:

"Yesterday's vote proves that once again, when the gay marriage issue is put to the people, the people reject it.  Thirty-one states, including Maine, have now put this question to the people and in all 31 states the people have said 'no' to gay marriage.  Even though the people of Maine decided overwhelmingly yesterday to vote against decreasing taxes and voted for medicinal marijuana, they still said "no" to having gay marriage in their state."

Smith continued, "This vote just goes to show how radical and out-of-touch the New Hampshire legislature and Governor Lynch are with the voters in New Hampshire, who if given the chance, would also vote to reject gay marriage.  It is time to 'let the people vote' by approving the constitutional amendment on this issue that will be introduced in the legislature next year."

Saturday
Oct242009

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS. 100 PRO-ABORTION CATHOLIC POLS

THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, 51 MILLION ABORTIONS SINCE ROE V. WADE; PRO-ABORTION CARDINAL; GAY MARRIAGE  SPREADS...CHURCH SCANDALS!

K of C Cardinal Sean O’Malley, OFM Cap gave Pro-Abortion Ted Kennedy a hero’s funeral on 29/Aug/09. He supported his 6 Caritas Christi hospitals in the state-subsidized CeltiCare plan with abortion referrals to Planned Parenthood ($0, $50, $100 co-pays), effective 1/Jul/09. PP are the USA's biggest abortionists - 305,310 in ’07 (PlannedParenthood.org). In Dec ’05, he let Catholic Charities award Mayor Tom Menino, a Pro-Abortion Catholic who leads the Gay Pride Parade yearly. K of C City Clrs. Michael Flaherty & John Tobin also march. Fr. Walter Cuenin is a K of C homosexual hero. State Deputy Dick Guerriero failed to suspend Pro-Abortion politicians I named, but signed an open letter endorsing Mitt Romney (R), who introduced gay marriage, flipped on abortion! Ray Flynn, K of C, fmr. Vatican Ambassador, voted for Pro-Abortion Hillary Clinton (Boston Herald 6/Feb/08). On 4/May/08, Supreme Advocate (lawyer) Paul Devin, who gave money to Pro-Abortion politicians Ted & Joe Kennedy (OpenSecrets.org), ruled as "unconstitutional" a MA State Convention resolution by GK Joe Craven to suspend Pro-Abortion/Pro-Gay politicians. Disgraced, Devin retired Feb ’09.

The MA Legislature, in joint Constitutional Convention on 14/Jun/07, defeated the efforts of 170,000 signatories to put traditional marriage on the ballot in 2008. At least 16 K of C caused the defeat: Speaker Sal DiMasi, House Maj. Leader John Rogers, Reps Garret Bradley, Bob DeLeo, Stephen DiNatale, Chris Donelan, Chris Fallon (a Mason), Kevin Honan, Paul McMurtry, Charles Murphy, Bob Nyman, Angelo Puppolo (a Mason), Bob Spellane; Senators Michael Knapik (R) (PGK), Tom McGee, Michael Morrissey (Mass.gov). These K of C Reps voted $750K for gay programs in public schools. Senators voted an increase to $850K on 22/May/08. In Jul ’08 they (except Puppolo) repealed a 1913 law, thus allowing same-sex couples from all 50 states to marry in MA. By Jul ’09, 14 K of C politicians had signed in support of an access to all persons “Bathroom Bill” H. 1728. Gay marriage spread to VT, NH, ME, CT, IA in 2 years, partly due to the inaction of MA State Deputies Vin Rumasuglia & Bill Donovan!  Republican politicians (R), all others Democrats.

Ten K of C italicized above have top Planned Parenthood ratings (PPLMvotes.org). Pat Korten, VP for Communications, said that Pro-Abortion K of C members are "irrelevant" (Boston Herald 11/Aug/2007). In Aug 2005, Past Supreme Knight Virgil Dechant told Ken Fisher, President of CRCOA, that  Pro-Abortion politicians will “never” be expelled.  Joe Mauro, Exec. VP Agencies and Marketing ($386,321/yr, retired 2001), said on tape c. 1991: These Pro-Lifers are “real fanatics” and “radicals”. Anderson fails to suspend/expel the Pro-Abortion/Pro-Homosexual members. Bishops fail to excommunicate. Only 11% ($3.4 of $32.3 million) in K of C HQ Charitable Contributions went to Pro-Life, but $3.8m went to the K of C Museum (kofc.org/eb/en/convention_2009/resources/contributions.pdf)!

I was in the top third as a K of C insurance agent: Lancer E. Division Report, y-t-d June 1999. General Agent Rodney Shropshire, showing great hostility towards my Pro-Life work, reassigned me to a small poor territory.  Months later, he terminated my contract as a “failure”. VP Agencies, Tom Smith ($379,680/yr), countersigned his lie. Letters to then Supreme Knight Virgil Dechant ($2,164,805 in 2000, on retirement) and SK Carl Anderson ($1,146,183/yr) are unanswered. Supreme Treasurer Deacon Ken Ryan ($208,181/yr) wrote lies, then claimed his signed letter wasn’t his!  State Deputy Tom Ledbetter suspended my membership.  My appeal was rejected as "late" by Supreme Advocate Paul Devin ($387,130/yr), and by the Supreme Board of Directors at a show trial held without my knowledge. Both lied.

EWTN, March for Life, and Sisters of Life  betray the unborn when they give prominence to K of C leadership who harbor Pro-Abortion politicians in exchange for tax exemption.  To ensure no conflict of interest, insist your politicians treat K of C councils as tax-free and K of C Home Office as a taxable insurance company.  Do not cancel your valuable K of C policies in protest. If you need more life insurance buy it elsewhere.  Write/sign below & mail. E-Mail:  BenedictXVI@Vatican.va, Carl.Anderson@KOFC.org,

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Dear Mr. Anderson: Your refusal to expel Pro-Abortion/Pro-Homosexual politicians and members, 51 million surgical abortions since Roe v. Wade, requires your resignation as Supreme Knight. A vow to protect unborn children must be a membership condition. With $14 billion in assets, the K of C - the strong right arm of the Church - must forgive “Church Loans” of $124 million, lent at 5.5% interest, and help needy dioceses & Pro-Life groups.

SIGN:_____________________________PRINT:_______________________________
ADDRESS:______________________________________________________________
Mail: John O’Gorman, 30 Myrtle Ave., Winthrop, MA 02152, USA for forwarding.

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100/158 (63%) CATHOLICS IN CONGRESS ARE PRO-ABORTION - JESUIT ALUMNAE AS BAD! *

CATHOLICS, 22% OF THE POPULATION, HAVE 30% OF SEATS IN CONGRESS

83 (53%) OF CATHOLICS HAVE NRLC VOTING RECORDS OF 0%: AK..Sen Mark Begich. AZ..Reps Raul Grijalva, Ed Pastor. CA..Reps Joe Baca, Xavier Becerra, Dennis Cardoza, Jim Costa, Anna Eshoo, Jerry McNerney, George Miller, Grace Napolitano, Nancy Pelosi (Speaker), Lucille Roybal-Allard,  Linda Sanchez,  Loretta Sanchez, Jackie Speier, Mike Thompson, Diane Watson. CO..Rep John Salazar. CT..Reps Joe Courtney, Rosa DeLauro, John Larson; Sen Chris Dodd. DE..Rep Michael Castle (R); Sen Ted Kaufman. IA..Sen Tom Harkin.  IL..Reps Luis Gutierrez, Phil Hare, Mike Quigley; Sen Dick Durbin (Asst. Maj. Leader).  IN..Rep Peter Visclosky. MA..Reps Mike Capuano, Bill Delahunt, Stephen Lynch, Ed Markey, Jim McGovern, Richard Neal. MD..Sen Barbara Mikulski.  ME..Rep Michael Michaud. MN..Rep Betty McCollum.  MO..Rep William Clay; Sen Claire McCaskill. NH..Rep Carol Shea-Porter. NJ..Reps Frank Pallone, Bill Pascrell, Albio Sires; Sen Bob Menendez.  NM..Rep Ben Lujan.  NY..Reps Mike Arcuri, Tim Bishop, Joe Crowley, John Hall, Brian Higgins, Maurice Hinchey, Dan Maffei, Carolyn McCarthy, Mike McMahon, Charles Rangel, Jose Serrano, Paul Tonko, Nydia Velazquez; Sen Kirsten Gillibrand.  OH..Reps Mary Jo Kilroy, Tim Ryan.  OR..Rep Peter DeFazio. PA..Reps Bob Brady, Patrick Murphy, Joe Sestak. RI..Reps Patrick Kennedy, Jim Langevin; Sen Jack Reed.  TX..Reps Charles Gonzalez, Ruben Hinojosa, Silvestre Reyes, Ciro Rodriguez.  VA..Reps Gerry Connolly, Jim Moran, Tom Perriello.  VT..Rep Peter Welch; Sen Pat Leahy.  WA..Sens Maria Cantwell, Patty Murray.  WI..Rep David Obey. 
17 (11%) HAVE RECORDS OF 10% TO 33%: AZ..Reps Ann Kirkpatrick 33%, Harry Mitchell 10%. MA..Sen John Kerry 10%. ME..Sen Susan Collins (R) 10%.  MI..Reps John Dingell 10%, Dale Kildee 30%.  NJ..Rep Leonard Lance (R) 33%.  OH..Reps John Boccieri 33%, Steve Driehaus 33%, Dennis Kucinich 10%. PA..Reps Jason Altmire 30%, Chris Carney 20%, Mike Doyle 10%, Paul Kanjorski 20%, John Murtha 20%, Tim Holden 25%. TX..Rep Henry Cuellar 10%.  Republicans: (R), all others are Democrats.

9 (6%) HAVE MIXED RECORDS OF 34% TO 67%:  AK..Sen Lisa Murkowski (R) 50%.  CA..Rep Brian Bilbray (R) 60%. FL..Rep Ginny Brown-Waite (R) 60%. LA..Rep Charlie Melancon 60%; Sen Mary Landrieu 50%.  MI..Rep Bart Stupak 60%.  MN..Rep James Oberstar 60%.  OH..Rep Marcy Kaptur 40%.  PA..Sen Bob Casey 60% - who endorsed Pro-Abortion Barack Obama for President! 

12 (8%) HAVE RECORDS OF 68% TO 90%:  FL..Connie Mack (R) 70%.  GA..Rep Jim Marshall 89%.  IL..Reps Jerry Costello 90%, Dan Lipinski 70%. IN..Reps Joe Donnelly 80%, Brad Ellsworth 90%.  MS..Rep Gene Taylor 90%.  NC..Rep Walter Jones (R) 90%. NJ..Reps Frank LoBiondo (R) 90%, Chris Smith (R) 90%. NY..Rep John McHugh (R) 75%. OH..Rep Charlie Wilson 70%.      
35 (22%) HAVE RECORDS OF 100%:  CA..Reps Dan Lungren (R), Devin Nunes (R), George Radanovich (R), Ed Royce (R). FL..Reps Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R), Mario Diaz-Balart (R), Tom Rooney (R); GA..Rep Phil Gingrey (R).  IA..Rep Steve King (R).  ID..Sen Jim Risch (R).  KS..Sen Sam Brownback (R) - who endorsed Pro-Abortion Kathleen Sebelius for Secretary of Health & Human Services! KY..Sen Jim Bunning (R).  LA..Reps Anh “Joseph” Cao (R), Steve Scalise (R); Sen David Vitter (R). MI..Reps Dave Camp (R), Thaddeus McCotter (R).  MO..Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R). NC..Reps Virginia Foxx (R), Patrick McHenry (R).  NE..Rep Jeff Fortenberry (R); Sen Mike Johanns (R).  NY..Rep Peter King (R). OH..Reps Steve Austria (R), John Boehner (R) (House Minority Leader), Bob Latta (R), Jean Schmidt (R), Patrick Tiberi (R); Sen George Voinovich (R). OK..Rep John Sullivan (R). PA..Reps Kathy Dahlkemper, Tim Murphy (R). TX..Reps Kevin Brady (R), Michael McCaul (R). WI..Rep Paul Ryan (R). 

2 NEW: George LeMieux (R) replaced FL Sen Mel Martinez, Republican, (100% NRLC record) on 10/Sep/09. Paul Kirk replaced MA Sen Ted Kennedy on 25/Sep/09.

DEMOCRATS: 97 (87%) Pro-Abortion Catholics and 8 (7%) Pro-Life: 12 to 1     (6 Mixed, 1 New, Total 112)

REPUBLICANS: 3 (7%) Pro-Abortion Catholics and 39 (85%) Pro-Life:  1 to 13 (3 Mixed, 1 New, Total 46)

 

* SUMMARY:  100 (63%) PRO-ABORTION CATHOLICS OUTNUMBER THE 47 (30%) PRO-LIFE: 2 to 1. 

 

* JESUIT CATHOLIC ALUMNAE (ITALICISED): 20 (63%) PRO-ABORTION OUTNUMBER THE 10 (31%) PRO-LIFE 2 TO 1.

 

SOURCES: AMERICAN LIFE LEAGUE - ALL.ORG,  NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE - NRLC.ORG,  JESUITS - ACJUNET.EDU

OTHER PRO-ABORTION, PRO-GAY CATHOLIC POLS
OBAMA’S PRO-ABORTION TEAM:  VP Joe Biden, Sec. of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sibelius (was KS Gov), Sec. of the Interior Ken Salazar (was CO Sen),  Sec. of Labor Hilda Solis (was CA Rep), Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (IA).
CA: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) is pro-abortion, pro gay marriage; San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom champions gay marriage. CO: Gov. Bill Ritter is pro-abortion. MA: Lt. Gov. Tim Murray is for gay marriage. State Sen. Pres. Therese Murray; Sens Brian Joyce, Steven Tolman (AOH), have top Planned Parenthood ratings, and voted to defeat the measure to put traditional marriage on the '08 ballot;

AG Martha Coakley is pro-abortion, pro-gay. NM: Gov. Bill Richardson is pro-abortion. UT: Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon is pro-abortion, pro-gay. VA: Gov. Tim Kaine, the Democratic National Committee Chairman, is pro-abortion.

JOHN F. KENNEDY, A CELEBRATED K OF C; SENATOR EDWARD KENNEDY

JFK, pro-contraceptives, said in his 1960 Houston Speech, that he would not take directions from the Catholic Church, that he was opposed to public funding of church schools, and opposed to establishing diplomatic relations with the Vatican (JFKLibrary.org). Sen Edward Kennedy, pro-abortion, pro-gay, had an NRLC voting record of 14% in 2007-2008. His record is 4% from 1997 to 2008.

 

ISSUED BY JOHN O’GORMAN, 30 MYRTLE AVE., WINTHROP, MA 02152.

 

Thursday
Oct012009

CORNERSTONE COMMENTS ON MARRIAGE AMENDMENT PROPOSAL 

Says Legislature Should Let the People Vote

Concord, NH - Today, Representative Dan Itse (R-Fremont), introduced a constitutional amendment, that if approved by the legislature and the Governor, would allow the voters of New Hampshire to have their say in the gay 'marriage' debate.  The amendment, if approved, would be on the November ballot in 2010.  Commenting on the proposed amendment, Cornerstone's Kevin Smith, stated the following:

"Thirty states have felt it important enough to put this question to the people and in all thirty states, the people have said they do not want gay marriage.  This November, the people of Maine will have their opportunity to vote on the issue as well.  It is high time the New Hampshire legislature let the will of the people decide policy on this matter by giving them the opportunity to vote on gay marriage.  A vote for this constitutional amendment is a vote for democracy."

The wording of the constitutional amendment simply states: "The State shall only recognize the union of one man and one woman as marriage."

Friday
Aug072009

DSCC - Ayotte is Pro-Life, Opposes Gay Marriage 

FROM NOW HAMPSHIRE:

http://www.nowhampshire.com/2009/08/05/source-ayotte-is-pro-life-opposes-gay-marriage/

 

Source: Ayotte is Pro-Life, Opposes Gay Marriage

 

Kelly Ayotte

 

Republican senate candidate Kelly Ayotte is pro-life, supports the Second Amendment and opposes gay marriage, according to a prominent conservative activist who says she has discussed these issues with the recently-resigned state attorney general.

 

Karen Testerman, a veteran of many conservative campaigns in New Hampshire and who now lives out of state, tells NowHampshire.com, “Yes, I have discussed the issues with her. Yes, she is pro-life, pro-marriage between one man and one woman and pro-second amendment.”

 

“Kelly has been pretty true to the constitution and the letter of the law judging from her interpretation and actions of the past,” she added.

 

Testerman, a conservative Christian, has signed up on Facebook as a supporter of Ayotte’s senate run.

 

The revelations, which the Ayotte campaign did not confirm despite our request, might end speculation once and for all as to where she stands on key issues. Ayotte has been silent on her positions and her campaign has taken a wait-and-see attitude when questioned about the subject.

 

Ayotte’s positions on issues have been a mystery even to her supporters, as NowHampshire.com reported Tuesday. Former Republican State Senator and Congressional candidate Bob Clegg, a supporter, was quoted in Roll Call on Tuesday saying, “Would I call her a Republican or Democrat? I wouldn’t call her either. I think she’s one of the most thoughtful people on the political spectrum.”

 

Friday
Jul102009

CPR-ACTION COMMENTS ON LYNCH'S REACTION TO MA DOMA LAWSUIT 

Says Lynch needs to stop wasting time and money on the gay marriage issue

 

 

Concord -Yesterday it was reported that Massachusetts Attorney General, Martha Coakley, filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). When asked (by nhpoliticalreport.com)about whether or not New Hampshire would sign on to the pending suit,Lynch spokesman, Colin Manning, implied they may be considering it bystating, "Unfortunately, the federal government does not extend the same rights and protections that New Hampshire provides same-sex families, and that should change."

 

Reacting to this was Cornerstone Director, Kevin Smith, "It is our sincere hope that Governor Lynch does not waste any more of the taxpayer's time and money on the issue of gay marriage. It would seem to me thatwith the Governoralready facing a looming budget deficit hewould not want to shift his priorities to the gay marriage issue againas he did earlier this year."

 

Smith added, "It is quite amazing though how this Governor went from publically opposing gay marriage asrecently as April and now continues to support the repeal of DOMA. Perhaps this is another reason why his poll numbers have plummeted in the last few months - his wordsimply cannot be trusted."

 

To read the entire story from nhpoliticalreport.comon the Governor's reaction to the DOMA lawsuit filed in MA, click HERE.