The city of Omaha continues its downward trend as its City Council votes today to approve special protections for openly gay and lesbian behaviors and people. People are already equal under the law; they don't need further laws. This now creates a great inequality and a further assault on morally upright consciences. Councilmen Garry Gernhardt, Chris Jerram, Ben Gray and Pete Festersen all voted for the measure and received the enthusiastic support of Mayor Suttle. When will Omaha stop voting in liberals to their local government?
A year ago journalist and blogger Leo Adam Biga wrote a flattering and supportive article about St. Peter Church and her efforts to celebrate reverent liturgies. The article originally appeared in the local newspaper El Perico, but you can find the article here. Thanks, Leo!
KMTV repeatedly airs stories that misrepresent facts, attack the Catholic Church, and serve the liberal agenda. It deliberately and completely misled the public over the HHS debate in its recent story on Feb. 29th. Their story, available here, is completely disingenuous and moronic.
KMTV newscasters argue that attempts to fight President Obama's incursion into consciences and to protect religious freedom (such as the recent, but failed, Blunt amendment) is "controlling" people's health care and preventing them from the "health care" that they want. Never mind that contraception is readily available everywhere and for free from Planned Parenthood! Never mind that employers already decide coverage for people as do insurance companies themselves. Does your insurance do everything you want it to do? I want my health insurance to provide me a new car so I don't have to endure the toil of walking from place to place. When's Obamacare going to give me a new car? I want it so it should be covered, right? If an employee doesn't like the coverage their employer offers, then they can get a new job. Such limitations on what people want exist all the time.
More importantly, one is never "free" to do evil, like take contraception, or to provide others the means to do evil. Contraception and abortafacients are, after all, not health care but an attack on good health, namely fertility, and upon the purpose of matrimony and the right to life of unborn children. The first rule of health care is to "do no harm," yet contraception and abortafacients traumatize the body, may lead to kinds of cancer, destroy marriages, promote promiscuity and adultery, take human lives and damn the human soul. No one of sound conscience could advocate, promote, or, let alone, practice such evils.
The real issue is that the federal government via the HHS is forcing employers of all kinds, small businesses let alone Catholic institutions, to violate their consciences and to pay for and provide the evils of sterilization, contraception (some of which also cause abortions), and abortafacients.
If you'd like to read a better written analysis of how the media is deliberately misrepresenting the Blunt amendment and what it would have done to protect conscience rights, then read the Wall Street Journal editorial here.
As to KMTV, the station just had a story that was sympathetic to abortionists on Feb. 28th. Please contact KMTV and the national headquarters of CBS at your earliest and let them know that you will no longer watch the local KMTV newscasts because of their incredibly biased coverage.
- KMTV Contact Information: KMTV, 10714 Mockingbird Dr., Omaha, NE 68127; (402) 592-3333
- CBS (National) Contact Information: 212-975-3247 or email@example.com
In sharp contrast to KMTV's recent story, WOWT decided to air a heartwarming feature about the good work being done at Bethlehem House, a local establishment that provides shelter and health care to pregnant mothers in crisis situations. These charitable works allow these mothers to choose life for their children.
So often pro-lifers are criticized by pro-abortion supporters that they only care for children in the womb, but that is so false and Bethlehem House is just one of many examples where mothers and babies are cared for before delivery and afterwards.
Please contact WOWT to thank them for running such a story.
- WOWT Contact Information: 3501 Farnam St., Omaha, NE 68131; (402) 346-6666
To learn more about Bethlehem House, visit their website here.