User Profile: GrannyATL

GrannyATL

Member Since: October 29, 2010

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  • July 17, 2014 at 1:59pm

    Grover, my point is simply that it is a fictional movie. The excerpt from an earlier Blaze article specifically says that the movie itself does not explain how the priest fathered the child. How many people will sit in that movie theater and leave scratching their head…

    There was no NEED to portray the relationship as a Catholic priest and his biological son if the premise of the movie is the prejudice against a Christian who firmly holds to his principles. That core premise would have worked just as well if the two men were brothers or uncle/nephew or a whole slew of other possible close relationships.

    The movie does not explain their relationship…….it is not necessary to the plot. It fits well into the mindset which would cast priests as fathering illegitimate children rather than upholding their promise of chastity.

  • July 17, 2014 at 10:38am

    I planned to see this movie tomorrow night when it opens. Now, forget it.

    Stine has also fallen into the PC soup —

    “Fred Thompson has had a multifaceted career. He’s been a U.S. senator, an attorney, a presidential candidate — and a TV actor. His latest project will bring him to the big screen, where he’ll play a Catholic priest bent on helping his biological son escape political persecution.

    “Thompson, 71, plays Dr. Charles Luther, a Catholic priest who is John Luther’s natural father (the film doesn’t explain how he fathered a child). The actor recently told TheBlaze that he was attracted to the free speech themes in the script.”
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/05/28/this-former-presidential-candidate-is-playing-a-priest-in-a-new-political-thriller-alongside-a-popular-news-anchor-youll-recognize/

    Sorry, but there is no NEED to portray a Catholic priest as the biological father in a fictional movie. Why not the brother or the uncle or…..?

    Pandering to the anti-Catholic mindset of many Christians. It won’t get my dollars.

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  • July 12, 2014 at 8:02am

    Whoever put these comparisons together needs to take some geography lessons. Neither of the NYC maps show NYC. The left shows New Jersey with the very bottom tip of NYC (Manhattan) at the bottom right of the picture. The one on the right shows Brooklyn and Nassau County (Long Island) with only a smidgen of NYC on the top left.

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  • [1] June 26, 2014 at 12:36pm

    Blaze, you need to change the headline…..Supreme Court Strikes Down Protest Free Zones Outside Abortion Clinics.

    No, they didn’t. They struck down ONE state’s law to impose a 35′ buffer zone, which had included blocking people from being able to stand on public sidewalks. Many states have buffer zones, but they don’t impede a person’s ability to stand on the public right-of-way.

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  • [16] June 21, 2014 at 5:29pm

    SoftwareBabe — Been there, too. Forty years ago for me and I spend a good part of my “spare” time helping women choose a different path, as well as counseling post-abortive women. Please check out the wonderful resources which are available to help you — one is http://www.RachelsVineyard.com.

    How I honor my lost child is by standing outside a late-term abortion clinic weekly, offering these women a different choice. So often they feel trapped and I am there to tell them that people ARE willing to walk with them through their pregnancy and help them turn their lives around. We help these women in so many ways, even having baby showers for them. I have even helped deliver a few and have a phone full of photos of the babies whose mothers chose to walk away from the abortion clinic.

    (We are having one baby shower today for a mother who is from China. She was here to study for her PhD. If she went home, pregnant and unmarried, she would have been forced to abort. We found a good Christian family to take her in and she is due in a few weeks. After she and the baby have had a chance to recover, she will go back home to China.)

    You can turn your shame into a light of hope for women who otherwise have no hope. Your pain can become a beacon to others and a balm to your own soul.

    I promise.

  • [1] June 19, 2014 at 7:56pm

    Bear, slaughter is the word that comes to mind. This “diplomacy” is all a ruse.

    God help us.

  • [1] June 19, 2014 at 3:55pm

    Bear, helicopters are the only way Embassy staff can get out at this point. (Visualize thousands of people being evacuated by helicopter……now visualize all the confiscated weaponry taken from the Iraqi military…..can you say say “sitting ducks”?)

    Embassy staff are not trained military. They are desk jockeys with families back home.

  • [1] June 19, 2014 at 3:33pm

    I pray that “300 military advisers” is a euphemism for 300 well-trained undercover operatives whose job is to rescue the thousands of State Department employees hunkered down at the American Embassy.

    I fear, though, that they are just diplomats whose job is to try and make the Sunni and Shiah “cooperate across sectarian lines.”

    God help us.

  • [3] June 19, 2014 at 3:03pm

    Worse than Benghazi, as he is saying that the diplomatic avenue is the way to go. Just like Benghazi, we have State Department employees trapped in the embassy with no hope of rescue because our government knows it will look like we are retreating if we pull them out.

    Meanwhile, the Sunni Insurgents are plowing through towns and villages as the Iraqi military throw down their weapons and take off running. (Those that don’t surrender and run are beheaded.) Their aim is to take the oil field and then Baghdad, including the American Embassy.

    God help us if we can’t find a way to get these people out before all hell literally breaks loose in Baghdad.

  • [13] June 17, 2014 at 6:01pm

    I want to know why Joe (an attorney) never thought to bring this up before now! Surely this is noteworthy, especially considering how many fluff pieces I’ve read here.

    This is so huge……I know many people have bank accounts that are dormant because they have no intention of using the money except for their children’s education or for an emergency.

    How can we stand by and let this happen??? This is something that crosses party lines and even ideological positions — it is outright stealing!

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  • [1] March 25, 2014 at 6:41pm

    I saw it Saturday night and the theater had it playing on four of their twelve screens. Pretty crowded at my showing.

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  • March 25, 2014 at 3:07pm

    What is the status of Justina Pelletier?? I heard her attorneys filed a Contempt of Court motion against the Mass. Dept of Children’s Services today.

    In reply to the story Watch Tuesday's BlazeCast Rewind

  • March 24, 2014 at 1:12pm

    Hey, Wood, can you explain more about the “family tree” that your first-grade grandchild had to complete? I’m not up on that….

    My own granddaughter entered kindergarten this year and it has been a REAL eye-opener for me! The things they expect of these 5-year-old is mind boggling. Much of it would be considered 2nd grade level, but at the very least 1st grade.

    There is no such thing as nap time any more. They don’t have circle time or “show and tell,” either. It’s ALL academics and these kids were expected to write sentences by Christmas. My granddaughter feels she’s stupid.

    We are actively looking into schooling alternatives for her and her brother (who will be in Kindergarten next year).

    Here is an interesting article from the Washington Post that someone sent me about two weeks ago. It hits the nail on the head and is titled: “Kindergarten is the new First Grade.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/02/06/a-really-scary-headline-about-kindergarteners/

  • March 24, 2014 at 1:05pm

    Brigott, sorry, but you are wrong. SOME children are able to read in Kindergarten, but it is not the norm for children who are five to be able to read and it causes most of them to be frustrated and withdrawn. Here is an excellent article from the Washington Post that deals specifically with the frustration that K students and teachers face: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/02/06/a-really-scary-headline-about-kindergarteners/

    I have a granddaughter who lives with me and is now in kindergarten. I am shocked at what they expect of these kids. Forget naps — no more time for that (and the kids come home exhausted and cranky). No more circle time or “Show and Tell” either. They have homework every night and by Christmas they expected them to write their answers in complete sentences! One recent homework assignment was “Write at least one sentence explaining what a ‘symbol’ is and then draw a picture of a symbol of the United States.” (This was during the President’s week curriculum.)

    I could go on and on….

    So, Brigott, it is not a matter of not pushing them. It is a matter of pushing them so hard that they feel defeated by the age of 5.

    We are actively seeking out private schools to send her to next year. OR, we will find a way to home school her and her brother who will be in kindergarten next year!

  • March 17, 2014 at 9:58pm

    Casca, there are few things more worthy to fight for than the lives of the most innocent and voiceless among us. If we don’t fight for them,who will?

    The collective shrug which has allowed 41 years of killing the innocents is the shame of our nation.

  • March 17, 2014 at 7:36pm

    Last Fall we had a couple that came to the abortion clinic, saying they had to abort their child because they received a diagnosis of Down Syndrome. After some gentle and compassionate discussion, we were able to get them to go to a Pregnancy Resource Center to discuss possible adoption options.

    There are at least two National Adoption groups that specialize in placing Down Syndrome babies with pre-screened parents who choose to adopt these babies. This was on a Friday morning and by Saturday both agencies had come back to say that each had a couple already screened and ready in the Atlanta area who were ready to adopt this couple’s child.

    Unfortunately, the mommy chose to go ahead and abort the baby the following Tuesday. We all wept.

    Unfortunately, more than 80% of these babies are aborted. There ARE couples who choose to adopt Down Syndrome babies. Many of these couples already have a child with this syndrome and eagerly look forward to raising another one.

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  • March 17, 2014 at 7:22pm

    Sorry, Monk, but too many “pro-life” people are nothing more than armchair quarterbacks….tossing out their opinions rather than DOING something about the Medical Boards and politicians that look the other way in every state in the Union.

    I have been personally involved in placing information about an abortion clinic in the Atlanta area which has atrocities happening that mimic what was seen at Gosnell’s place. As a first-trimester clinic, the babies weren’t old enough to survive, but the abject disregard for women’s physical and emotional health was well documented. A handful of employees quit and went before the Medical Board.

    The case was sent to the Medical Board in early 2012 and FINALLY was closed out earlier this year — almost two years later — with NO SANCTIONS against the Doctor. No explanations. Nothing more than a letter saying “the case is closed.”

    Gosnell was not the aberration — he is the norm. Look at the case of the doctor in TX who twisted heads off the baby’s neck. He got off, too.

    When good people sit back and say abortion is not their bally-wick, it allows the politicians and Medical Boards to sweep the Gosnells under the rug, all in the name of “women’s choice.”

    Seeing this movie and passing it on to everyone you know will be one way to wake people up to the horrors that our elected officials and medical boards have ignored for FAR TOO LONG!

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  • March 5, 2014 at 11:30am

    Sorry, Proud, but it was Hillary Clinton, in her role as the wife of the President, who first said “it takes a village.” I believe it was at the same time that she unveiled HillaryCare.

    This socialist mindset has been around for at least 20 years — and people used to nod and applaud — BEFORE they realized that what the general public meant was vastly different than what the President’s wife meant.

  • February 1, 2014 at 11:58am

    Sorry, Maggie, but that’s a pretty pathetic rebuttal. Laughable, actually.

  • February 1, 2014 at 11:56am

    Chuck, the women we speak with have a tough time talking about their experience inside the clinics. Those who have successfully aborted their child are riddled with grief. Those who escaped just want to get past it. Those that have filed complaints end up frustrated as the state will go to the clinic, where the “inspectors” pull the woman’s file and it shows a form that is signed by her which clearly states that she HAS seen the ultrasound. And, there is also a copy of the ultrasound in her file.

    It becomes her word against theirs. Because they sign off on all the documents at the beginning of their appointment, they are stuck.

    Unfortunately, there are so many grievious abuses happening in the clinics. If you think Gosnell was an aberration, you’re sadly mistaken. I was involved in a case where there were highly dangerous drugs (Propofol, for example) given to first-trimester women, four ex-employees that testified about the filthy instruments and poor patient care, hundreds of patient files tossed into the dumpsters and bloody linens left unwashed. (Amongst other things.) The case was first brought to the State’s attention in the Spring of 2012. The Medical Board opened an investigation that summer and finally gave their “findings” a month ago. Nothing. No sanctions. No fines. Nothing.

    Unfortunately, misrepresenting whether a mother sees her unborn child in an ultrasound is small potatos.

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