Catholic Nuns Bury 800 Babies in Septic Tank In Ireland

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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The ugly face of Roman Catholicism is on display once again as a septic tank was discovered filled to bursting with the bones of babies and children. The septic tank was used by Catholic nuns at the St Mary’s home in Tuam in County Galway, Ireland.

Death records suggest 796 children, from newborn babies to eight-year-old children were deposited in a grave near a Catholic-run home for unmarried mothers during the 35 years it operated from 1925 to 1961.

Historian Catherine Corless, who made the gruesome discovery.

Unmarried women were ostracized by the conservative Catholic society and were often forced to hand over their children for adoption.

Health issues and problems associated with the homes have long been documented. As far back as 1944, a government inspection report of the Tuam home described some of the children as “fragile, pot-bellied and emaciated.”

The recently discovered death records for St Mary’s show the 796 children died from malnutrition and infectious diseases, such as measles and TB.

Conservative Catholic teaching at the time denied children of unmarried parents baptism and therefore burial in consecrated lands.

SOURCE: Yahoo News

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Odessa, Ukraine Jews Prepare for Emergency Evacuation

Monday, May 5, 2014

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Odessa’s Jewish community is prepared to evacuate should the violence in the western Ukrainian city get significantly worse, this according to community leaders.

Odessa, a port city of more than 1 million, is home to some 30,000 million Jews, down from nearly 40 percent of the city’s population before the Holocaust.

The Jerusalem Post reports:

Running street battles between pro-Russian and nationalist forces claimed dozens of lives in the Black Sea port this weekend, culminating in the burning of dozens of pro-Russian protesters in the city’s trade union building on Friday evening.

The Odessa bloodshed came on the same day that Kiev launched its biggest push yet to reassert its control over separatist areas in the east, hundreds of kilometers away, where armed pro-Russian rebels have proclaimed a “People’s Republic of Donetsk.”

Rabbi Refael Kruskal, head of the Tikva organization, which runs a network of orphanages and schools and provides social services to the city’s elderly – several of the wounded from Friday’s clashes were Jews, and the community is taking all necessary precautions.

“Over the weekend we closed the [Great Choral] Synagogue,” Kruskal said. “We took all the students out of the center of the city where the violence was, because we were worried it was going to spread. We sent a text message to everybody in the community on WhatsApp that they should stay at home over the weekend.”

While the synagogue, which is located close to the site of Friday’s clashes, was reopened Sunday morning, Kruskal said he planned on closing it again later in the day.

There are a number of evacuation plans, ranging from relocating within the city to sending community members to Kishinev, two-and-a-half hours away in neighboring Moldova.

The Jewish community, he added, is hunkering down and trying to ride out the storm.

President Obama has made it clear the American military is off limits to help stop the deteriorating situation in eastern Ukraine. Russian President Vladamir Putin is in total control.

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Putin Reveals His Hand, Orders Jews to Register in East Ukraine

Wednesday, April 17, 2014

Russian president Vladamir Putin revealed his hand and ordered Jews to register with the government.

According to USA Today:

Jews emerging from a synagogue say they were handed leaflets that ordered the city’s Jews to provide a list of property they own and pay a registration fee “or else have their citizenship revoked, face deportation and see their assets confiscated,” reported Ynet News, Israel’s largest news website.

The leaflet begins, “Dear Ukraine citizens of Jewish nationality,” and states that all people of Jewish descent over 16 years old must report to the Commissioner for Nationalities in the Donetsk Regional Administration building and “register.”

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Photo of Leaflet Requiring Jewish Ukrainians “Register” with Government

The leaflet orders Jews to provide: “ID and passport are required to register your Jewish religion, religious documents of family members, as well as documents establishing the rights to all real estate property that belongs to you, including vehicles.”

Failure to comply will result in citizenship being revoked “and you will be forced outside the country with a confiscation of property.”

The leaflets bore the name of Denis Pushilin, who identified himself as chairman of “Donetsk’s temporary government,” and were distributed near the Donetsk synagogue and other areas, according to the reports.

Comparisons to anti-Semitic policies in Europe during World War II resulting in the Holocaust is undeniable.

Morton Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America, the oldest pro-Israel group in the USA, said the leaflets should be seen in the context of a rising tide of anti-Semitism across Europe and the world, and that it should prompt a strong response from the White House.

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Westboro Baptist Church to Picket Funeral of Kansas Jewish Center Shooting Victims

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Dr. William Lewis Corporan and his grandson Reat Griffin Underwood Killed Sunday

If you thought the death of Fred Phelps would put an end to the Westboro Baptist Church’s evil, then think again. The hate-church is just as vile as ever.

From the Jerusalem Post:

The Westboro Baptist Church, an extremist congregation based in Topeka, KS announced Wednesday that it would picket the funeral of two of the three victims of Sunday’s shooting attack at a Jewish Community Center in Overland Park.

The church, which is considered “homophobic, anti-Semitic hate group” by the Anti-Defamation League, is infamous for picketing the funerals of American servicemen killed in Afghanistan and Iraq and for its vocal anti-homosexual position.

From the Westboro Baptist Church website:

WBC will picket the funeral of William Corporon and Reat Underwood in religious protest and warning. [America has] sinned away her day of grace and [have become] pagan orgies where they worship these corpses instead of the Lord their God.

The Lord God killed these people with His own hand. He appoints the time when each of us is born and when each of us dies. You must ask ‘why now?’ for these victims. WBC will gladly answer, ‘For the sins of this vile nation.’”

The funeral of Dr. William Lewis Corporon and his grandson Reat Griffin Underwood, neither of whom was Jewish, will be held on Friday at the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS.

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Tel Aviv Unveils First Memorial to Gay Holocaust Victims

January 10, 2014

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Flowers on Tel Aviv monument honoring gays persecuted by the Nazis

Tel Aviv joins Amsterdam, Berlin, San Francisco and Sydney to memorialize gay and lesbian Nazi Holocaust victims with a monument.

As reported in the BBC:

Tel Aviv has become the first Israeli city to unveil a memorial in honour of gay and lesbian victims of the Nazi Holocaust.

The monument in the centre of the city is designed around a pink triangle – the symbol gay prisoners were forced to wear in the concentration camps.

As many as 15,000 homosexuals were killed in the Nazi camps.

Writing on the monument in English, Hebrew and German reads: “In memory of those persecuted by the Nazi regime for their sexual orientation and gender identity.”

It is the first Holocaust memorial in Israel that deals with both Jewish and non-Jewish victims alike, according to local reports.

“In addition to the extermination of Europe’s Jews, the Nazis committed many atrocities, in an attempt to destroy anyone who was considered different,” said Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai.

The monument, unveiled on Friday, will stand outside the Municipal LGBT Community Centre in Tel Aviv’s Meir Park (Gan Meir).

Hitler’s Nazis branded homosexuality an aberration threatening their perception of Germans as the master race, and the Gestapo kept a special register of around 100,000 gay people.

תודה לך, ישראל. שלום!

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New Jersey Becomes the 14th State to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

Monday, October 21, 2013

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The Garden State becomes the 14th state to recognize same-sex marriage!

Newark Mayor and U.S. Sen.-elect Cory Booker led the ceremony for seven gay couples, telling the audience, “This is very beautiful.”

Gay couples married throughout the state went ahead after the New Jersey Supreme Court on Friday denied Gov. Chris Christie’s request to delay the date when a lower court mandated gay marriage be legalized.

Faced with defeat,  Gov. Chris Christie New Jersey Gov. ordered his administration to withdraw an appeal of a state Supreme Court ruling allowing gay marriages:

“Although the Governor strongly disagrees with the Court substituting its judgment for the constitutional process of the elected branches or a vote of the people, the Court has now spoken clearly as to their view of the New Jersey Constitution and, therefore, same-sex marriage is the law. The Governor will do his constitutional duty and ensure his Administration enforces the law as dictated by the New Jersey Supreme Court.”

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Court Refuses NJ Gov. Krispie Kreme’s Request to Block Gay Marriage

Thursday, October 10, 2013

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Gov. Krispie Kreme Seen Here Struggling to Propel His Girth Out of Bed

The Associated Press reports a judge refused on Thursday to delay the start of same-sex marriage in New Jersey until a legal appeal can be settled, denying efforts by Gov. Krispie Kreme’s administration to deny same-sex marriages.

In New Jersey, as it stands, the state must grant marriage licenses for same-sex couples starting Oct. 21. But Kreme’s administration — a Republican who is considered a possible presidential candidate for 2016, is expected to appeal the denial of the stay to a higher court.

Judge Mary Jacobson wrote.

“Granting a stay would simply allow the state to continue to violate the equal protection rights of New Jersey same-sex couples, which can hardly be considered a public interest.”

Gov. Krispie Kreme’s administration has already asked the state Supreme Court to weigh in on an earlier ruling by Jacobson, who ruled then that the state had to allow gay marriage.

LGBT rights groups are pushing lawmakers to override Christie’s veto last year of a law that would have allowed same-sex marriage in New Jersey.

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