Thursday, March 22, 2007

Elections 2008- Who will stand?

Dear friends,

The 2008 elections are already being discussed, and many names are being bandied about. My question is, "Do we have a candidate running for President who will stand for God's principles in government and for the defence of the innocent preborn without exception?" Many of the candidates who are running claim to be prolife, but upon closer examination they are really pro-abortion with exceptions. No, that was not a mistake. I really did mean to say "pro-abortion with exceptions". The only truly prolife view is that which defends every innocent life from aggression, without exception. America desperately needs Godly men who understand
The American View. Who will champion the Crown Rights of King Jesus over every area of life, and who will stand without apology and without exception for the innocent preborn and their right to be born.
Recently, I called into a national talkshow, where the discussion was on the 2008 Presidential elections, and how some candidates who are running stand on the important moral issues of our times. I made the point that Christians can only vote for a 100% prolife candidate who allows no exceptions for abortion. The guest on the show disagreed with me, stating to the effect that we would never have a perfect candidate unless Jesus Christ ran for office. That the candidates we do have, even though they may not be perfect, are so much better than the opposition. You know, the same old worn-out "lesser of the evils" argument. I am so sick and tired of these well-known people on the "Conservative Right" who preach that we should "vote our values" and put our "faith to action." Then when election time rolls around, they pawn off the latest Republican shill as the "best we have at this time." When there is a principled candidate running, (as in 2004, when Michael Peroutka ran for President, someone Christian prolifers could vote for in good conscience) these same leaders who have spent the previous three years telling us to vote our values won't touch that candidate with a ten foot pole. Enough is enough! I know we will never have a perfect candidate, for all men have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. I am not looking for a perfect candidate. I am seeking a Christian candidate who desires to obey God, stands for the defenseless, and seeks to restore America to her Christian heritage.
I used to vote as a pragmatist-something I fear many people still do. We need to vote for that which is right! Our God doesn't play the game of chance, and neither should we play it by not voting for a principled Christian candidate because "he doesn't have a chance!" It is needful to make a committment today-before we get caught up in the fear of man and "Boogey-man politics" come election time. We need to commit to never support evil with our vote, not even a little bit of evil, not even when the alternative is much worse. No, we need to do that which is right, and leave the results to God! When I stand in the voting booth before my God, I want to cast my precious vote for someone who stands for His principles and His preborn children. If there is not a candidate who meets this criteria, I believe the proper course is to write in a Godly person, or leave the space blank. Or better yet, research the candidates before the election, and if there is not an acceptable candidate, file to run for office as a write-in candidate. Then let your friends, family, and fellow church members know that they now have an alternative. They do not have to waste their vote on the lesser of the evils. (Oh, and if you live in my district in Michigan, please let me know so I can stump and vote for you!) Will you join me in making the committment to not compromise your principles by voting for a compromised candidate? Will you join me in praying that God will raise up a host of Godly men to raise His Standard in the land? May God bless us as we trust and obey!

James Niemela

James Niemela

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Introducing some abortion "exceptions"

Dear friends,

We sometimes hear people say, "I am against abortion except for............."
Today, I would like to introduce you to some of those exceptions.

Danielle Shepherd:
Lapeer County Press/Letters to the Editor
December 25, 2005
God Will Bless Our State
Michigan Citizens For Life is not just anti-abortion. It is anti-death. Killing a baby is not a woman's right. Many people wanted my father and mother to abort me because my mom had a tumor when I was only twelve weeks old. They were smart enough not to give in to that idea. Michigan Citizens For Life is trying to do away with death by abortion. I do not think it is appropriate to call them abortions, I just call it child killing.
In your Dec. 7th article 'Citizens For Life Group Pushes Anti-abortion Petition', Warren said, "If this language is approved, abortion would have to be outlawed. We would attempt to stop the petition from getting signatures." What Warren is really saying is that MARAL is pro-death and that a woman has a right to kill a baby. Our state will have an 'F grade' if we keep killing innocent babies. We will have 100% if we pass the amendment. God will bless our state if we do what is right. I'm thankful that my father and mother did not abort me, and why? Well for one thing I would not be writing this right now. For another I'm a 9-year-old that understands what the difference between pro-life and pro-death is. And I praise God for life. "I call heaven and earth to record this day against you that I have set before you life and death. Blessing and cursing, therefore choose life!" Deut. 9:13.

Danielle Shepherd
Amen, Miss Shepherd! I would like to call to my reader's attention something in this article. Danielle said, "Many people wanted my father and mother to abort me because my mom had a tumor when I was only twelve weeks old. " She correctly understands that the preborn baby is fully human from conception, is entitled to the same right to life as postborn people, and that the only difference between pre and post born people is the place of residence. May God bless Danielle as she grows to become the woman God has called her to be! May she use her personal testimony to influence this wicked culture to see the preciousness and value of life!
(Danielle Shepherd lives in Lapeer, MI with her Dad and Mom, and her sister Nicole.)
Rebecca Kiessling: (excerpt from her website)
"We've all heard someone say:"I'm pro-life, well, except in cases of rape . . ."or"I'm pro-choice, especially in cases of rape !"Have you ever considered how really insulting it is to say to someone, "I think your mother should have been able to abort you."? It's like saying, "If I had my way, you'd be dead right now." And that is the reality with which I live every time someone says they are pro-choice or pro-life "except in cases of rape" because I would have been aborted if it had been legal in Michigan when I was an unborn child, and I can tell you that it hurts. But I know that most people don't put a face to this issue -- abortion is just a concept -- with a quick cliche, they sweep it under the rug and forget about it. I do hope that, as a child conceived in rape, I can help to put a face and a voice to this issue.
-- Rebecca
For the rest of Rebecca's story, and for the stories of several other people conceived from rape, please visit her website
(Mrs. Kiessling lives in Michigan with her husband and five children, 2 of which were adopted, and 1 which is yet unborn and is due in August 2007.)
Rob Murphy: (excerpt from his website)
"Tales about being in Africa getting chased through the bush in by a rhino, hilarious stories from the road working for a bungee jumping company and sharing the dramatic and emotional story behind his birth have touched many. The search for his identity after learning that he was conceived by rape pushed him on a journey that led him to the true meaning of life and self worth."
For more, please visit his website
(Mr. Murphy lives in Holland, MI with his wife and 2 daughters.)
We prolife activists must continually put a face on abortion. These are people who have the same unalienable right to life, regardless of the circumstances surrounding their conception, or supposed threat to their mother's health/life. We must continue to stand uncompromisingly for the right to life, and never water down our resolve by allowing exceptions for abortion!
James Niemela

My letter to the editor, Daily Mining Gazette

The following is a letter to the editor which was printed in The Daily Mining Gazette, in the February 24/25, 2007 weekend edition.

To the editor:

I am writing in response to the opinion article “Letter on abortion angers local resident,” which was printed in the Feb. 10/11 edition of The Daily Mining Gazette. As a husband and father, and in consideration of the fact that the writer of the article is a lady, I will attempt to be as chivalrous and charitable as I can, while making a couple points which I believe need to be made.

Firstly, the writer referred to Mr. Thomas as having no room to speak to the issue at hand, since he is a man. It would seem that a position like this would make as much sense as saying someone who was not of African descent, could not oppose slavery; likewise, a person who was not Jewish could not have opposed the Holocaust, or a man cannot oppose violence against women, because he is not a woman. I would submit that it is especially men who must protect women and children, including preborn children, and I commend Mr. Thomas for doing so.

Secondly, Miss Harju spoke of Planned Parenthood offering “a multitude of services, not just abortion.” I would contend that, just because an organization offers other services which some persons (clearly not myself) may consider good, does not negate the evil works which that organization commits. After all, Hitler got the economy booming; surely the author would not contend that Hitler therefore should have been allowed to continue his government.

Lastly, the author made the statement, “If they feel that abortion is right for them, then that is their decision.” I would imagine that murderers of born people feel it is their decision to commit murder; likewise, robbers feel the same. However, just because they feel they have the right to commit crimes, does not make it right to commit them. There must be a standard by which actions are judged, and that standard is the Word of God. The Bible says, in Proverbs 14:34, “Righteousness exalteth a nation: But sin is a reproach to any people.”In closing I would like to invite readers to visit my new Web site, and feel free to comment on any or all of the articles. People who support murdering preborn children are also invited. I have a link especially for pro-aborts. Thank you for taking the time to read.