Monday, November 10, 2008

Priorities at All Saints Episcopal Pasadena

Susan Russell has called attention to the Voter's Recommendations provided by All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena California. As someone who voted on the California ballot propositions, I was very interested to see the priorities of All Saints Pasadena.

All Saints took no position on proposition 3 to approve bonds to fund children's hospitals. This measure received 54.8% of the vote, no thanks to All Saints.

All Saints opposed proposition 4 to require Parental Notification before minors were given abortions. Why support funding for children's hospitals if you can just get them all to abort their babies. Over the next 20 years, the number of children in California is projected to jump by 35 percent, according to the state Department of Finance, but that won't happen if we can just up the abortion rate, right?

All Saints opposed proposition 6 which was designed to give police resources to deal with the gangs in California. To understand the extent of the gang problem, please see this article in today's San Francisco Chronicle which begins:
San Francisco's 98 homicides last year, the highest number in 12 years, were anything but random. According to a new study, the violence was concentrated - routinely involving the same gangs and featuring suspects and victims with long rap sheets.

Nearly three-fourths of the 38 suspects arrested so far in the killings had criminal records, according to the study by the Berkeley Center for Criminal Justice, a research and policy group at the UC Berkeley School of Law. The average suspect had 12 previous arrests.

OK, so if we can just support abortions and keep the police from stopping the gangs from killing each other, we won't need the children's hospitals.

All Saints also opposed proposition 8 which eliminated same-sex marriage. Remember, California had a domestic partners law which provides all the benefits of marriage without the name. So all Prop 8 does is preserve a separate concept of marriage as a union of a man and a woman.

The only other proposition that All Saints took a stand on was for Victim Rights, Prop 9. Once again, All Saints opposed it.

1 comment:

The Underground Pewster said...

I am glad Susan Russell visited the StandFirm site. She just does not get it.

It is enlightening to see the separation of Church and state at work. Thank the Lord that our parish left wingers did not give out voting recommendations in the nme of the Church. If they had, I would have been outta there before I could pack my bags.