The revolution is underway, Sib: too bad you're on the wrong side of it.
That was Larry Kurtz, one of the Madville gang of New Age Theocrats. And the revolution is an attack on conservative South Dakota, the constitutions of both South Dakota and the United States, and of course Biblical Christianity. According to Kurtz, that would be "the wrong side".
Currently I am having problems accessing the comment sections on certain posts at Madville. There are posts that attack Christians. Either Cory has a server problem or he has a problem with the truth. Perhaps both.
Again we have liberal Republicans joining liberal Democrats to attack constitutional rights. In this case religious freedoms. And Cory is using fear mongering (bullying) to create a slippery slope in order to recruit political allies. And they are lining up with liberal SDGOP power base.
There are four groups of legislators in Pierre; Democrats and Wing Nuts, Power Players (party poster boys) and the Grovelers. I’m in the lower tier of the grovelers. Grovelers have to work twice as hard on bills and can only get something done if the Players smile on it too.
Cory Heidelberger does a post on Powers' attacks and Hickey reposted the above comment. One of Cory's New Age Theocrats thought Hickey was calling Democrats Wingnuts. As I pointed out a couple of says ago, it was Senator Angie Buhl O'Donnell, Cory Heidelberger, and his gang of New Age Theocrats that supported that idea regarding HB1130 when 13 of the 19 Democratic South Dakota legislators supposedly insulted women on an abortion issue. The true Wingnuts are Cory and his gang of New Age Theocrats who want to destroy conservative South Dakota. They hate what they actually are themselves, hate-filled bigoted theocratic wingnuts. And the truth is their enemy, that is why I am banned from commenting at Madville.
My previous post was on a Madville post that claimed a bill supported by 13 of the 19 Democratic South Dakota legislators insulted women. The comment section came alive without realizing the above fact. It turned more interesting when bearcreekbat (BCB) and female ELCA false pastor Deb Geelsdottir began a conversation:
Salon recently published an article by former evangelist, Frank Schaeffer, explaining his perception of the motivation behind these legislative proposal that seek to interfere with a woman's relationship with her doctor. He states,
"When you read the latest news stories about Mike Huckabee, CPAC, Fox News or whomever, fomenting yet more anti-woman or anti-feminist rhetoric, and crafting a “traditional values” Republican platform, you need to know that this anti-woman reaction has a carefully crafted cynical history."
Deb, what is your opinion about Frank Schaeffer's essay? Do you see it as accurate?
Yes BCB, I think the Schaeffer essay is exactly right. I found myself copying one item after another because it was so well stated. I'll settle for this one:
"Reconstructionist-inspired religious right"
That is indeed a movement based on fear, ignorance and hate, just like all prejudices. The human lust for power and wealth is not mitigated in a movement like that.
As I read near the end of Schaeffer's essay, I resonated with his description of the religious right's information sources. I thought about a commenter here, SS, who is a far right religious type. One of the frustrations in trying to discuss with him is his utter reliance on a very few sources that reinforce his preconceived notions/prejudices.
These types of things are always based on fear which is then skillfully and reprehensibly exploited. I loathe the exploiters.
Thanks Deb! Spooky isn't it? I posted another link on Madville today that identifies a connected historical event - how telling the truth and debating real facts was superceded by conservatives choosing instead to chant the mantra "Christianity and economic freedom" while either disregarding the actual facts or boldly mis-stating them while focusing the public's attention on the mantra and away from the truth.
It is spooky BCB. The conservative "reality", clearly based on lies to create a fantasy world, will bring ruin, as it always has.
As I read your Salon link, I was struck by how similar it is to what the Muslim jihadists are doing, minus the violence. Just as the jihadists have distorted the Koran and Muslim theology, the Religious Right has bastardized Christianity beyond recognition.
I don't know what the numbers are regarding Islam's growth or decline, but I guarantee that Christianity's decline is due to the Religious Right's co-optation of the religion into something unrecognizable and ugly. I have seen scientific, statistical proof of that, but I don't know where to begin to search for a link.
Conservatives and their limited government agenda is under attack by the establishments of both parties. And you see that here in the South Dakota political blogosphere. Democrats are constantly comparing Christians to terrorists. And when conservatives like Latterell find ways to return fire, the SDGOP Establishment goes on the attack instead of supporting the cause. This happened after the 2004 uptick in the conservative power base when John Thune defeated Tom Daschle. Today we have South Dakota conservatives being marginalized routinely by liberals in both parties.
HB 1130 thus has little practical effect. But Senator Angie Buhl O'Donnell (D-15/Sioux Falls) explains the moral effect of further insult to women:
I’m bothered by the underlying idea that women could possibly, that women take so lightly the idea of what they’re going to do when they have an unplanned and unwanted pregnancy that they might think to themselves – well, gee I was gonna decide to keep the pregnancy but I already wrote the check so ok let’s go. That really bothers me [Senator Angie Buhl O'Donnell, quoted in Jackelyn Severin, "Senators Pass Measure Restricting Payments for Abortion Procedures," SDPB Radio, 2015.02.26].
That started a flurry of madness in the comment section of that post:
In a state so rampant with prescription pain pill abuse the further restriction of women's rights seems an xample of ignoring the pertinent and pandering the repression of female equality ..... again.
the single shot of sperm is equivalent to a gift. The recipient has the right to return it or throw it away. If you aren't the recipient, butt out.
Why any women live in South Dakota remains a mystery.
Payment method has zero to do with wingnuts trying to stop womenfrom exercising their constitutional right to have or not have an abortion.
If wingnuts were intellectually honest they be all over this as an affront to women's rights and equality instead of using gubmint overreach which they claim to hate.
Why are the majority of South Dakotan's tolerant of Christian extremism? The state is a laughing stock almost everywhere except the "hate state's" of Texas and Arizona.
I assume anti-abortion wingnuts are about consumer protection-themselves. If a fetus isn't born it is hard for wingnuts to eat their own.
When are the individuals that we send to Pierre finally going to recognize that they are there to represent those who sent them there rather than to push their own radical agendas? This angers me on a visceral level and if it doesn't make you angry, (not because of the abortion issue itself, but the bigger issue of "who exactly they in Pierre to represent") then I have to wonder exactly what the hell is wrong with you, too. It's time for our legislators to get to the business of doing what they were elected to do instead of worrying about the uterus of every woman in this state.... women, who by the way, are more than capable of minding their own reproductive decisions and who don't need people in Pierre thinking that they somehow know what's best for them instead. #hoppingmadandswearing
I'll have to go along with Angie, the SDGOP thinks that women in this state are just too damn dumb to make any medical decisions regarding their health. They than top it off with women are no capable of making any financial decisions regarding their health. The SDGOP needs to be intellectually honest and tell women they are dumb and that male legislators will make decisions for them.
Pierre is just brimming right about now with a bunch of people that want to play Mel Gibson, amateur gynecologist. One thing you should know about amateur gynecologist is that they never want to play Shaquille O'Neal amateur proctologest.
Troy and the rest of the right wing republican party, hate white people. They hate whites to the extent they make these rulings about everything that could help white people an impossibility. Abortion is just one of the ways in which they show their hatred of women, but in particular, white women.
Not fooled by any of the rhetoric from either side. All of the guns and abortion bills are about one of two things - assuaging those who have donated to or endorsed campaigns, or attracting new donations and endorsements. Moral arguments - by a politician? Poppycock!
That is indeed a movement based on fear, ignorance and hate, just like all prejudices. The human lust for power and wealth is not mitigated in a movement like that.
As I read near the end of Schaeffer's essay, I resonated with his description of the religious right's information sources. I thoughtabout a commenter here, SS, who is a far right religious type. One of the frustrations in trying to discuss with him is his utter reliance on a very few sources that reinforce his preconceived notions/prejudices.
These types of things are always based on fear which is then skillfully and reprehensibly exploited. I loathe the exploiters.
The comment that referred to me (SS) was made by Deb Geelsdottir, a false pastor for the ELCA. Her comment was giving comfort and anti-Christian confirmations to an atheist. Right now I am an former commenter at Madville as Heidelberger has banned me. But while I was there providing a Biblical Christian Worldview, Gellsdottir claimed she never read my comments. So much for "trying to discuss" with me anything. I question the discernment of any organization, that puts themselves out as Christian, that associates with her. I wonder what Cory's wife thinks about her positions?
But if I was able to still comment, I would let Heidelberger's readers in on some insight as to which legislators voted on HB130. Here is the recorded vote from the 2/02/2015 House Journal:
Interesting that a bill that is viewed by the gang of Madville New Age Theocrats passed both chambers by a vote of 92 to 9. What is even more interesting is how the 19 Democrats voted, which I highlighted in red. Only 6 voted Nay. The other 13 Democrats, including couple of females, are among the anti-abortion rightwing religious extremists who insult and hate women by being intellectually dishonest because they use few sources for their preconceived notions/prejudices that make South Dakota a laughing stock . So say the Madville New Age Theocrats.
I would say Senator David Novstrup (R-3/Aberdeen) is pushing hard for the youth minimum wage, but that might exaggerate the forcefulness with which David Novstrup legislates. When David talks about Senate Bill 177, he sounds less like a man speaking from conviction and more like a boy told by his dad Al, "Son, here's a bill to keep our profits up at Thunder Road. Get everyone to vote for it, and I'll raise your allowance."
Really Cory, your disrespect for the parents of children is showing. He even plans to use them as political crusaders to destroy South Dakota's conservative culture:
But you know, Democrats, if we're looking for a way to engage young voters and soon-to-be voters, maybe we should use Senator Novstrup's attack on young workers' rights as our number-one organizing tool. If we can't stop the Republican supermajorities from passing SB 177, maybe we refer the youth minimum wage to a public vote. We get moms and dads to circulate petitions with their working teenage sons and daughters
Typical attitude of a New Age Theocratic teacher: get the kids to tell their parents what is right and what is wrong. Now we understand why Democrats have little political power in South Dakota. They think they can dictate what businesses pay their employees and what values parent must agree to. Has any of the Democrats considered moving to the rational right? I know Cory and his gang of Madville New Age Theocrats haven't. I got banned by trying to talk common sense to those radicals.
From today’s Argus Leader website comes a story about the tax increase proposal no one is really talking much about… Until tonight, on the eve of the measure moving forward in the House, after narrowly passing the Senate.
“The key thing to remember is, we have a limited capacity in our overall sales tax system,” Wiest told legislators at a bill hearing Feb. 4. “We cannot have as a state a 15 percent sales tax when you combine state and local sales tax. That’s not going to work for citizens in the state. They won’t permit it.”
Still, governing bodies in 100 communities across the state have signed on in favor of the legislation. The Senate passed it 19-14 earlier this month. It now goes in front of the House Taxation Committee Thursday morning.
If legislators rejected a tax package which would have cost taxpayers $100 million… Then why is a $150 Million tax proposal sliding through so quietly?
Or maybe not so quietly now that the cat is out of the bag.
Good question Pat. My answer is that we are not suppose to let conservatives know that their Republican legislators are tax and spend liberals based on their voting record. Here is the recorded vote from the Senate Journal, and please pay it forward and tell those you know what is going on in Pierre:
The question being "Shall SB 135 pass as amended?"
my 18 year old son spent his $10, applied for a permit, took his birthday $ from me and bought a military style rifle (the one i kept saying "no" to, from the local big box), 1000 rounds, and less than 30 days later, shot himself dead in his car as a senior in high school.
the permit showed up in the mail a few days later. none of his family had almost no idea of any of it.
i say, turn that paper work around faster so the high school parking lots can be full of guns. same thing i told stan a. then.
i say, turn that paper work around faster so the high school parking lots can be full of guns. same thSorry to hear about your loss,Leslie. No parent on Earth should ever have to bury one of their children. The NRA won't care.
That story, along with what JonD says, emphasizes the point that we need to change the general attitude about guns. American lore (history, books, movies, video games, culture) makes too many people believe guns are simple problem-solving tools. Far from it. Guns represent a fear that is out of proportion to most of our daily lives. Guns represent a willingness to use deadly force that is out of proportion to the daily problems we face. Guns make violence quick and easy... and violence should be neither.
Note the "we need to change the general attitude about guns". That is happening in our schools. The revolution to destroy our constitutions is being orchestrating by radicals like Cory Heidelberger in the name of "education". Indoctrinations of this kind is why it cost more and more to fund public schools.
Cory Heidelberger's purpose is to destroy South Dakota's conservative culture. And he is willing to use suicides to promote fear in doing so. This is an example of establishing a "New Age Theocracy" or what Cory calls "Madville".
South Dakota Gun Owners is reporting the results of a "smoke out" attempt on HB 1116 The only legislators who stood in support of the Constitutional Carry bill was Senators Omdahl, Hagger, Greenfield, Jensen, Monroe, Olson, and Rampelberg
Please let the public know the rest of the senators were happy to support gun control.
Just prior to the smoke out attempt, the Senate Journal recorded a vote:
So the motion having received an affirmative vote of a majority of the members-elect, the President declared the motion carried and SCR 7 was adopted.
So all Senators were available to support the motion, but only seven upheld their oath of office and supported the Second Amendment's right to bear arms. That right is alos in South Dakota's Constitution. The other 28 Senators need to be held accountable now and during the next eection cycle.
The Legislature has now killed six bills dealing with concealed weapons in their titles (previous dust-biters: HB 1108, HB 1183, HB 1206, and SB 162). Only two concealed weapons bills have survived: HB 1215, creating an enhanced concealed weapons permit, is headed for Senate committee, while the Governor has signed Senate Bill 12, making it easier for military spouses to get concealed weapons permits.
I cheer the Legislature's possibly growing willingness to say no to the NRA. Now how about developing the will to say yes to the NEA? The Legislature seems to have floated more bills to put guns in people's pockets than to put more money in teachers' pockets.
As reported earlier, the Board of Regents used the Student Federation to defeat Constitutional rights on South Dakota campuses. That post got a lot of Facebook attention. Clearly the socialist revolutionaries are using the education system to indoctrinate the kids into attacking the Constitutions. Cory wants more money for teachers to fund the revolution.
That wicket is tricky from all angles. South Dakota Progress will need to convince its donor base that any Republicans it backs are really good sheep in wolves' clothing. SDP will have to be confident and make others confident that "progressive Republicans" receiving SDP support can be counted on to put progressive principles over the diktats of the Republican leadership that stands in the way of progressive legislation.
Cory's first misunderstanding is that the current Republican leadership are so-called "progressive Republicans". Cory wants to take the Fabian socialist agenda and put it into a full blown revolution. That would wake up the sleeping conservative South Dakotan.
Katrina Wilke leaves a comment that straighten outs Cory's other misunderstanding:
I wanted to take this opportunity to clarify our position. SD Progress can only support registered Democrats per the current draft of our bylaws.
However, here is what SD Progress can do that the SDDP can’t, we can recruit progressive Republicans to become Democrats. There have been many recent cases where Republicans have converted because the views of the GOP/Tea Party no longer align with their own views or those of their constituents.
Also, as a group apart from the SDDP, the idea of garnering some financial support from moderate Republicans interested in curtailing the rightest of their wing is not farfetched and is something we discussed pursuing.
So they are not going to support "progressive (liberal)" Republicans unless they change their stripes to Democrat. This would be like gays coming out of the closet. No liberal Republican, whose political success is based on fooling conservatives that he/she is a conservative, is going to out themselves and declare what they truly are...a liberal Democrat. Second, the SDGOP Establishment has already neutered the power of the 2004 conservative movement that took down Tom Daschle, and the extra energy it got when Obama passed the Stimulus bill in 2009. Third, the crony capitalists of the SDGOP Establishment has the most important thing that conservative and Democrats don't have...money. They are using that money to defeat true conservatives in the GOP primary, as Daugaard attempted to do in 2012 and 2014.
Again, we have Cory Heidelberger promoting a political strategy that will only foster the continued dominance of the liberal tax and spend crony capitalist Republicans. He is helping them out by demonizing and radicalizing true conservatives. And trying to get him to understand that reality will only get you banned from commenting at Madville. That way, his readers can go through life without a clue as to what is going on. What they call "progressive" is not progress, but rather more enslavement to the ruling elites and their crony capitalist Fabian socialism.
And I have some research coming up soon that will fully explain who is really behind the Progressive Movement. And that will also bring understanding to the joint effort by South Dakota Democrats and the liberal SDGOP Establishment to destroy the Constitutional Republic of South Dakota. It stands in the way of their continued implementation of Fabian socialism.
So the motion not having received an affirmative vote of a majority of the members-elect, the Speaker declared the motion lost.
The only Democrat to join the 30 conservatives in favor of HB 1223 was Rep. Feickert. The other eleven Democrats lined up with the 28 liberal Republicans to protect the continuance of Common Core in South Dakota.
If only 5 more Democrats would have understood that Common Core is part of the crony capitalist agenda, the bill could have gotten floor debate. This shows how wrong Cory Heidelberger's political agenda that demonizes conservatives is. My efforts, while allowed to make comments at Madville, to show the Democrats that they need to work together with limited government conservatives failed. That means that the SDGOP establishment dominance will continue, as will their prized Common Core subsidized workforce training program for global corporatists, or what the Democrats correctly call corporate welfare.
I am preparing a post that will show that the so-called Progressives, are not just socialist Democrats, but also include the liberal tax and spend crony capitalist Republicans. This year's South Dakota legislative session is demonstrating that this is indeed true.
I bet the death of two pro-gun bills, as being reported by Pat Powers, were the result of the minority Democrats joining in with liberal Republicans. Stay tune for the vote results and coverage of the celebration at Madville.
Proponents: John Commerford, National Rifle Association Of America Brandon L. Maddox, Sioux Falls, self Opponents: Staci Ackerman, South Dakota Sheriffs Association Tom Fridley, Sanborn County Sheriff, Woonsocket Bill Stahl, Sully County Sheriff, Onida Kevin Thom, Pennington County Sheriff, Rapid City Dana Svendsen, Department of Public Safety Yvonne Taylor, South Dakota Police Chiefs Association
The only conservative who voted in support of the pro-gun bills was Senator Monroe. Again we have liberals in both parties coming together to attack the constitutions of South Dakota and the United States.
Right now, you can legally open carry anywhere in South Dakota, so all of a sudden it’s illegal if your sport coat is over your pistol. The Second Amendment is clear — you have a right to bear and carry arms. I don’t understand how you can outline rights given to you by God and then you have to ask permission from the state to exercise those rights [Rep. Dan Kaiser, statement at crackerbarrel, reported by Bryan Howarth, "Lawmakers Debate Guns, Common Core," Aberdeen American News, 2015.02.22].
The right to bear arms exists in the national constitutions of three countries. Ours comes from a Bill of Rights written 226 years ago. It is far form a divine commandment.
The Second Amendment, like every other amendment, is not absolute. Nor is it Scripture.
We all know there were no guns and ammo during the times of Jesus Christ and the Last Supper. But they did have swords. Here is the theological truth:
At the last supper, Jesus' final instructions to the apostles begin: "When I sent you without purse, bag, or sandals, did you lack anything?" "Nothing," the apostles answer. Jesus continues: "But now, if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one." He ends by observing "what is written about me is reaching its fulfillment." The apostles then announce, "Lord, behold, here are two swords," and Jesus cuts them off: "That is enough." (Luke 22: 36-38).
Even if the passage is read with absolute literalness, Jesus was not setting up a rule that every apostle must carry a sword (or a purse or a bag). For the eleven, two swords were "enough." More importantly, Jesus may not have been issuing an actual command that anybody carry swords, or purses, or bags. The broader, metaphorical point being made by Jesus was that the apostles would, after Jesus was gone, have to take care of their own worldly needs to some degree. The purse (generally used for money), the bag (generally used for clothing and food), and the sword (generally used for protection against the robbers who preyed on travelers, including missionaries, in the open country between towns) are all examples of tools used to take care of such needs. When the apostles took Jesus literally, and started showing him their swords, Jesus, frustrated that they missed the metaphor, ended the discussion. The metaphorical interpretation is supported by scholarly analysis, and seems to best account for the entire conversation.
Even when reduced to metaphor, however, the passage still contradicts the rigid pacifist viewpoint. In the metaphor, the sword, like the purse or the bag, is treated as an ordinary item for any person to carry. If weapons and defensive violence were illegitimate under all circumstances, Jesus would not have instructed the apostles to carry swords, even in metaphor, any more than Jesus would have created metaphors suggesting that people carry Ba'al statues for protection, or that they metaphorically rape, rob, and murder.
A few hours after the final instructions to the apostles, when soldiers arrived to arrest Jesus, and Peter sliced off the ear of one of their leaders, Jesus healed the ear. He then said "No more of this" (Luke 22: 49-51) or "Put your sword away" (John 18: 10) or "Put your sword back in its place, for all who draw the sword will die by the sword" (Matthew 26: 52). (The quotation is sometimes rendered as "He who lives by the sword will die by the sword.") Jesus then rebuked the soldiers for effecting the arrests with clubs and swords, for Jesus was "not leading a rebellion."
The most immediate meaning of these passages is that Jesus was preventing interference with God's plan for the arrest and trial. Additionally, Jesus was instructing the apostles not to begin an armed revolt against the local dictatorship or the Roman imperialists. Jesus had already refused the Zealots' urging to lead a war of national liberation.
Do the passages also suggest a general prohibition against drawing swords (or other weapons) for defense? The versions of the story recounted in Luke and John do not, but the version in Matthew could be so read. If Matthew is analyzed along the lines of "He who lives by the sword will die by the sword," the passage is an admonition that a person who centers his life on violence (such as a gang member) will likely perish. On the other hand, a translation of "all who draw the sword will die by the sword" could be read as a general rule against armed violence in any situation.
The best way to understand the Bible, most theologians would concur, is not to look at passages in isolation, but instead to carefully study passages in the context of the rest of the Bible. If the single line in Matthew were to be read to indicate that to draw the sword is always wrong, then it would be difficult to account for the other passages which suggest that drawing a sword as a soldier (or carrying a sword as an apostle) is not illegitimate.
According to Cory Heidelberger's out of context false teachings, the police could not be Christians today. I doubt his wife, a newly ordained ELCA false pastor, has the theological ability to straighten out her husband. Deb Geelsdottir, also a ELCA false pastor leaves this comment supporting Heidelberger's falsehoods:
Terrorist Islamists would be proud of the steps the American Christianists are taking.
I am ashamed of what the American Christianists are doing.
More to come of the Biblical prohibition on female pastors. If Cory wants to use his wife's status as female pastor as a means to justify his rebellion against South Dakota's Constitutional Republic, then I am not attacking his family by exposing his wife's heresies, along with their sidekick Deb Geelsdottir. I am trying to prevent others from being indoctrinated by their false teachings. Cory is using them to discredit conservative Christians in South Dakota. The fool does not care that we are the ones who are standing up to the SDGOP crony capitalists.
So here is yet another example of why I have been banned from commenting at Madville. The Biblical truth is an enemy to those liberals.
Cory Heidelberger is in spin mode again as the real problem of small class size regarding the teacher issue in South Dakota is being discussed more and more often:
Smaller class sizes are worth spending some money. Smaller class sizes are also unavoidable in smaller districts where fluctuations from grade to grade may have the lone fourth-grade teacher working with sixteen kids one year and just eight the next. Check the expenditure-per-student data for South Dakota schools, and you'll see most of the big spenders are smaller districts, while most of the big districts (which can more easily smooth out fluctuating student populations across classrooms) are on the lower end of the expenditure rankings.
Mitchell superintendent Joe Graves was hinting at the class size issue last week when he proposed solving the teacher shortage by getting rid of more public school teachers. If they have to pay teachers more, South Dakota Republicans would love to do it by paying fewer teachers.
I spent the first five years of school in a one room country school with one teacher and eight grades. I still managed to obtain a masters in accounting. Clearly the smaller schools can get by with fewer teachers, by combing grades. By doing so, we can pay the good ones more, get rid of the slackers, and the quality of education will be the better for it. We can also get rid of the teachers that shares Cory Heidelberger's mission to implement a student revolution that is designed to completely destroy South Dakota's Constitutional Republic.
Last week I ran a post that noticed how much the Madville Times Theocrats supported Steve Hickey's efforts in the legislature. I also posted a comment from the Dakota War College that said:
You reap what you sow.When you do the bidding of the likes of Corey Heildelberger and his cult of personality, this is the inevitable result. The same hubris of “you’re stupid” when you disagree with them is the same foundation for the humanists and atheists and Darwinistas.
If you think that Heildelberger and the Madvile crowd respect you in any way, wake up. They pity you, and laugh at you for your ability to be deceived.
I was there when Rep Latteral made this comment. Folks, ISIS beheads living human beings and the only group in America that does it are those who sell Abortions. We wouldn't dismember a bird without at least anesthesia. We are talking about the basic human trait of compassion and in the case of ISIS and Planned Parenthood, they are devoid of compassion for the living being and they are horribly cruel and callous.
The predicted attacks came from the comment section:
Mr Hickey, your comments about Planned Parenthood are false. Ok, I will just say it. You are lying. And "selling" abortions? Seriously?
How dare men like Hickey and Laterell ostracize women on what should be a very private, serious decision! How dare they flaunt their 'pro-life' beliefs on everyone when they refuse to talk about the poorest of children in their state that are killing themselves! How dare they are against providing healthcare for poor women and children. To have the balls to be against Planned Parenthood when it has done so much to avoid pregnancies by providing safe birth control and counseling to millions of women! Despicable.
Do congressweasels have automatic protection from slander and/or libel cases?
Rep. Hickey/Latterell---when you are a woman faced by the decisions they are faced with, then , please resurface. Til then, back off,,,, you have no clue of what is taking place and you know it!
Dang. I start to develop a little respect for Hickey, then he reverts to shameless pandering.
Hickey, what is the number of the bill mandating chemical or physical castration for deadbeat dads, rapists and child molesters? After all, if the state is going to control reproduction, let's get serious about it.
And the bill that provides adequate resources for children living below the poverty level?
Let's not forget the bill making it a felony on the parents who do not get every single vaccination for their children at the time mandated by the CDC.
I'd love to follow each of those bills online and advocate for them.
Last of all, answer BCB's and Jenny's questions.
You know Hickey, this blog is calling you on your talk. We will believe you when we see congruent behavior. Your integrity is at stake.
Geelsdottir apparently is in Minneapolis, where I believe Cory's wife went into training to become a false teacher of apostasy. Steve Hickey is on record defending female pastors. I will cover that in more depth later. The point that needs to be made here is that Hickey can do a lot of things right, but as soon as he takes a position that is not in line with the New Age Threocrats worldview, all of that is forgotten and you can now see how they react. And this are people who claim to be the tolerant ones.