Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Nathan Halbach Obituary

As printed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
     Halbach, Nathan John Paul entered into rest on Friday, November 27, 2009. Cherished son of Patricia A. Bond and John (Lisa) Halbach; beloved brother of Christian Halbach, Carrie (Shawn) Milton, Nicole McCrary, Laurie (Matt) Buffa, Garrett Olds and Elise Olds; dear uncle of Sydney Belle, Kyle, Colin, Devin, Kayla and Alexis. He was preceded in death by Marybelle Coffman, Irma Albrecht, Robert Halbach, George Harris and Mildred Reed. Nathan was a graduate of Webster Groves High School where he was a member of Acting to Build Character and the Principals Advisory Council. He traveled to San Francisco where he received a Leadership Award for Technology. Nathan was a devoted sports fan and loved the Blues, Cardinals and the Rams and loved his cat Ralph. He was a former student at Mizzou University. Services: Visitation will be held Fri., Dec. 4 from 4-8 p.m. at FOREVER BELLERIVE Funeral Chapel (740 N. Mason Rd. Creve Coeur, MO 63141). Funeral services will be held Sat., Dec. 5 at 10:30 a.m. at Salem United Methodist Church (1200 S. Lindbergh Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63131). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nathan Halbach Cancer Fund (3023 Hwy K Ste. 561 O'Fallon, MO 63366). Interment Forever Bellerive Funeral Chapel.
Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on December 2, 2009

The Family, Rick Warren, & Killing Gays in Uganda

     Here's an update on my previous posting concerning Rick Warren's involvement in the pending Ugandan bill that, if passed, will put certain homosexuals to death.  Kudos to the European Union for speaking out against this bill, yesterday.  Where does the US government stand?  The answer is behind Oz's curtain, manipulating in the shadows.

     News agencies are reporting that the conservative and secret-society funded Christian group of politicians known as "The Family" is involved in the promotion of Uganda's gay death penalty bill.  If you don't know who they are, the Family includes a group of conservative Christian politicians of both parties that dorm together in Washington, D.C. at the C Street House.  They are behind the National Prayer Breakfast, and they also vow secrecy to one another concerning the details of their sordid lives.

     The holy group is best known for their members, hypcrites Sen. John Ensign and Gov. Mark Sanford.  They of the words of condemnation and demands for the resignation of President Clinton during the fallout of his affair, but who remain in office months after their own sordid affairs were exposed in the press.  Ensign's affair involved illegal hiring practices, sexual harassment of an employee, and a $100,000 payoff from mommy and daddy to hush his oral mistress.  Sanford's affair involved going AWOL, abandoning his family and the state of South Carolina for days without contact in order to travel on state money to Argentina, where his mistress of many years lives (oh, and he had other affairs, too).

      The following news report from Rachel Maddow discusses the links between the Family and Uganda's gay death penalty bill with Jeff Sharlet, author of The Family: the Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power.  The bill will make it a crime in Uganda to not report a homosexual within twenty-four hours of discovering his sexuality and will require the death penalty for HIV positive men who have sex.

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Religious Elitism and Projection

     A Reading from the Blog According to Martin:
     But I think there is something about religion that's even more insidious than hypocrisy, and that's the way it puffs up believers' hubris, allowing them to think they're more special and entitled and deserving, even (and especially) without having done anything to earn it. Religion tells people they're part of a select group, favored over others by God. And yet these are the same people who routinely like to attack unbelievers — and the intelligentsia many unbelievers are part of — as "elitists." What could be more elitist than believing everybody but you deserves eternity of torture in hell, simply because you belong to the Jesus Fan Club and they don't?
      The Word of the Blog.