Nov 9, 2006

Bloody Scars

I would like to personally congratulate Missouri Catholic bloggers who worked so hard to oppose the Cloning Stem Cell Initiative. Wolftracker, you led the way with blog after blog, day after day. Curmudgeon did much the same and introduced a final three major posts on the Clone and Kill Amendment: Perspectives from a Cleric, Lawyer, and Doctor. Catholic Knight, more than anything, your good post on spiritual measures needed to march into immortal combat brought the battle into perspective.

To all of you who prayed, lost sleep, made deep financial sacrifices, wrote blogs, passed out signs, talked with your neighbors, wrote letters, developed bumper strips, and gave deeply of yourselves to do God's work--May God bless you with His choicest gifts for recognizing His littlest ones. Our Lord Jesus Christ wants more people to fight like you fought. Your bloody scars will make you even more worthy combatants in the future. This war is a long one.


Alison said...

That was a dear post. A friend who I worked so hard with through this battle sent me these Bible quotes on November 8th:

"We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. ..." (2 Cor. 4:8)
"Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those who love Him." (James 1:12)

I hope we can get the original ballot amendment that David Reardon had certified. It would not only outlaw cloning but address the in vitro problems.
It can be found at the following link or by going to the Elliot Institute Web site.

Dust I Am said...

We're going to expand our efforts in both Missouri and Kansas to stop cloning. Kansas officials also may try to pass an amendment to permit SCNT cloning, similar to the measure that narrowly passed in Missouri.

Pro-abort Gov. Kathleen Sebelius described the vote in Missouri as “a step forward to at least ensure in Missouri that research can continue, and I think there is a lot of interest in looking at that kind of language here in Kansas.”

Fighting the devil is not easy, is it? That's why God gives us special aids in the Sacraments and Sacramentals.

cranky said...

I hadn't heard about Kansas. Are there any politicians not lining up with Lord and Lady Stowers?

Dust I Am said...

For more information on a forthcoming attempt in Kansas to promote SCNT stem cell research, see the article in the Lawrence Journal World.

Curmudgeon said...

Thanks for the warning. I found a couple dozen bumper stickers left over in my glove box. Hopefully the Kansans won't need them, though.