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Do you smell sulphur?

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jan 24, 2008

As he blessed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Albany, New York yesterday,...

...the Rev. Larry Phillips of Schenectady's Emmanuel-Friedens Church declared the ground "sacred and holy ... where women's voices and stories are welcomed, valued and affirmed; sacred ground where women are treated with dignity, supported in their role as moral decision-makers ... sacred ground where the violent voices of hatred and oppression are quelled."

Right. Women are treated with dignity. With their feet up in stirrups. With forceps and suction machines.

Right. Women are supported. Do the Planned Parenthood clinic workers call to follow up a week or a month after the abortion? (Assuming that the check clears, I mean.) Because the volunteers at the crisis-pregnancy center down the street will follow up with help through pregnancy and beyond. But I forgot; they're oppressive. Right.

Odd that while Rev. Phillips doesn't like hatred, you get the distinct impression that he isn't very fond of you, either.

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  • Posted by: - Feb. 02, 2008 1:02 AM ET USA

    The actual name of this outfit is the Emmanuel Baptist-Friedens United Church of Christ. Their website says: "Both churches were begun during the late 1800's. Emmanuel was a mission church of the First Baptist Church, Schenectady...Friedens United Church of Christ has its roots in the German immigration of the late 1800's...Today the church is active in both denominations, with the Reverend Larry Phillips, its pastor since 1983, having dual standing."

  • Posted by: Art Kelly - Feb. 02, 2008 1:02 AM ET USA

    The actual name of this outfit is the Emmanuel Baptist-Friedens United Church of Christ. Their website says: "Both churches were begun during the late 1800's. Emmanuel was a mission church of the First Baptist Church, Schenectady...Friedens United Church of Christ has its roots in the German immigration of the late 1800's...Today the church is active in both denominations, with the Reverend Larry Phillips, its pastor since 1983, having dual standing."

  • Posted by: - Jan. 27, 2008 8:55 PM ET USA

    In other news: Holocaust survivors and dignitaries met at the site of the Auschwitz death camp today to mark the 63rd anniversary of its liberation.

  • Posted by: - Jan. 25, 2008 11:49 AM ET USA

    Holy hell.

  • Posted by: - Jan. 24, 2008 5:50 PM ET USA

    "...sacred ground where the violent voices of hatred and oppression are quelled." I didn't realize that the quelled voices of the murdered unborn would have been full of hatred and oppression. I suppose that thinking such might make it easier to endure the hum and rattle of the death machines.

  • Posted by: - Jan. 24, 2008 3:11 PM ET USA

    It depends, dear Uncle Di, by whom one is declaring something 'holy and sacred'. Afterall, the death of so many innocent babies IS 'holy and sacred' to Molech.

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