SAN FRANCISCO — Police in Sherwood, Oregon, have issued an arrest warrant for a Filipino priest who allegedly placed a hidden camera in a church bathroom, but he has fled to the Philippines.
After a boy discovered a camera hidden in an electrical socket in the bathroom of the St. Francis Church in Sherwood in April. Court documents say Father Ysrael Bien told his parents an elaborate story over the course of a month about a police investigation that never actually took place.
Bien was not charged with a crime at the time due to insufficient evidence, and the Archdiocese of Portland placed him on administrative leave on June 28.
However, a customer sent a query to Spyguy Security of Dallas, Texas, if it had sold any hidden cameras to anyone in Sherwood, Oregon.
A spokesman said they Googled for any news item about Sherwood and found Bien’s name, which matched with one of their receipts.
An arrest warrant was issued for Bien on Tuesday, August 18 on charges of personal invasion of privacy, tampering with physical evidence and initiating a false police report.
Officers with the Sherwood Police Department attempted to locate Bien at his last known residence, but according to another priest at the home, Bien may no longer be in the U.S.
Bien, who was apparently visiting family in the Philippines, was reportedly asked by his archdiocese to return after his home leave, but he has not replied.
Parish spokespeople expressed regret that one of their priests was involved in a grave misconduct and praised the diligence of Sherwood police.
Concerned parishioners, however, criticized the church for not withholding Bien’s passport when he was named a person of interest.
In an affidavit for search warrants filed in Washington County, Sherwood police said a 15-year-old boy found a hidden camera in the men’s restroom at the church and brought it to Bien on April 26.
The camera was reported to be 30 inches off the floor, or waist-high, and disguised to look like an electrical outlet. Sherwood police released a photo of a similar device.
Two days after the camera was discovered, the teen’s father contacted Bien asking if police wanted to talk to his son or get his finger prints, according to court documents.
Those documents state Bien told the family an elaborate story over the next month about a police investigation that never occurred. Bien reported the camera stolen to police on May 20.
Court documents state he told detectives he was advised by an attorney not to answer their questions, so he was informed they would be applying for a search warrant of the church and his home.
The search warrant was obtained for items including his computer, a hard drive, a USB flash drive, his iPhone and iPods.
The archdiocese was notified of the case at that time, but did not place Bien on leave for more than a month due to an “abundance of caution not to interfere with an ongoing police investigation,” according to a statement from the archdiocese.
Anyone who knows Bien’s location is asked to call the Sherwood Police Department at 503-629-0111 or Detective Debbie Smith at 503-925-7117.
Anyone who believes they may have been a victim of privacy invasion at St. Francis Church is also asked to contact detectives at 503-925-7117.
OLONGAPO CITY, Philippines—US Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton on Monday admitted in court that he choked and killed transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude in a motel room here on Oct. 11 last year because he found out that his sex partner that night was a man, not a woman, the victim’s lawyer said.
Testifying at the continuation of his murder trial at the Olongapo City Regional Trial Court, Pemberton said he killed Laude to defend himself, said lawyer Harry Roque, lead counsel for the Laude family.
The court has barred reporters from covering the trial but has allowed lawyers of contending parties to provide details of the day’s hearing.
During a break in the trial, Roque told reporters that Pemberton cited suffering from “gay shock syndrome,” also known as “homosexual panic.”
He was referring to a line of defense in some American courts called the “gay panic defense,” which LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) organizations now want to be outlawed in the United States and other countries. Those who make this assertion usually claim they suffered a psychotic break triggered by a revulsion for homosexual advances.
But the homosexual panic defense is not present in Philippine criminal law, Roque said.
Defense lawyer Rowena Flores said Pemberton told the court that he fought with and subdued Laude in self-defense, but denied murdering her.
Pemberton admitted he and Laude fought after oral sex because Laude did not have a female organ, Flores said.
Pemberton, 22 at the time, said Laude, 26, slapped him, causing him to respond “in defense,” Flores said.
“After some time, to subdue Jeffrey, Joseph Scott Pemberton held [Laude’s] head under his armpit. Jeffrey stopped moving. Joseph Scott Pemberton tried to revive [her],” Flores added.
But Flores said Pemberton told the court he left his adversary “alive in the bathroom.”
Citing Pemberton’s account, Roque said the American soldier was outraged when he discovered that Laude had a penis, and had also become fearful that he would be raped by another man.
“He was furious that he was deceived. He felt that he was raped. His testimony was he wanted to grope his partner but he discovered that the latter was not a woman,” Roque said.
Pemberton said these circumstances provoked him into attacking Laude, Roque said.
“We were already expecting from Pemberton’s camp that they would use the gay shock syndrome as their defense,” he said.
Roque, however, cited a study of the American Psychiatric Society that stated that this syndrome was not a scientifically established mental condition.
On Aug. 17, Pemberton’s mother, Lisa, gave the first testimony for the defense, stressing that her son was a good, tolerant man who had gay friends and who has a lesbian sister.
During his testimony, Pemberton also admitted having had a sexual encounter with Laude, saying he joined “two women” at the motel room, who both gave him oral sex.
Roque said Pemberton identified the two women as Laude and a prosecution witness named “Barbie,” another transgender and Laude’s friend. Barbie, however, left the two after the tryst.
Roque said that when Pemberton discovered that Laude was a man when they were about to have sex, “he pushed her and Jennifer fell off the bed.”
Pemberton said Laude retaliated by slapping him, prompting the soldier to punch Laude twice.
Pemberton, Roque said, then held Laude’s neck in an arm lock until she fell unconscious.
“Pemberton said he dragged Jennifer into the bathroom to sprinkle water [on her face, hoping to revive her],” Roque said.
But Pemberton said he could not find water so he left Laude in the bathroom.
Laude was found dead by a motel employee minutes after Pemberton left the establishment.
Roque said Pemberton demonstrated to the court how he held Laude, as well as how he dragged her into the bathroom.
“Pemberton also described the position in which he left Laude on the floor,” he added.
Laude’s mother, Julita, said she was enraged as she listened to Pemberton’s testimony.
“He’s a liar. Why did he have to strangle my child if she just slapped him?” Julita said.
“If he left Jennifer unconscious in the bathroom, why didn’t he ask for help from the bellboy?” she asked.
Roque said the defense would be presenting Dr. Raquel Fortun, a forensic pathologist, as its last witness when the trial continues Tuesday.
Government prosecutors did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Earlier, they said Pemberton and Laude had left a bar in Olongapo and checked in at a nearby motel, where they alleged the American strangled the victim.
Pemberton, who had just taken part in joint US-Philippine military exercises nearby when the alleged murder occurred, was taken to the Olongapo trial court on Monday by an armed escort from his detention cell at Camp Aguinaldo.
He was the second witness for the defense.
His mother, Lisa, took the stand a week ago, when lawyers said she identified letters from family friends and relatives attesting to his good character.
The judicial proceedings are expected to continue until December
A romantic novel in which a “blonde and blue-eyed Jewess” falls in love with an SS-Kommandant in Theresienstadt concentration camp has caused outrage and offence in the romance writing community after it was shortlisted for two top awards.
Kate Breslin’s For Such a Time is a riff on the Old Testament’s Book of Esther, in which the Jewish girl Hadassah, known as Esther, marries the Persian king Ahasuerus, and saves her people from a genocide. In Breslin’s version, Hadassah hides behind the identity of Stella Muller while working as a secretary for SS Kommandant Colonel Aric von Schmidt. She “finds herself battling a growing attraction for this man she knows she should despise as an enemy”, as she tries to save the camp’s prisoners. Eventually, she converts to Christianity.
For Such a Time was shortlisted for two prizes in the Romance Writers of America’s annual awards: best first book, and best “inspirational” – meaning Christian – romance earlier this year. While it did not win, the fact it was nominated for the prestigious prizes prompted Sarah Wendell, author and co-founder of the Smart Bitches, Trashy Books romance website, to write to the RWA’s board of directors laying out why the decision to shortlist the novel was “so offensive and upsetting”.
“This is a romance between a Jewish prisoner and a Nazi officer who was in charge of a concentration camp. To put it mildly, I don’t see this set-up as an imbalance of power that could possibly be redeemed in a romance narrative, nor do I think the setting and characterisation is remotely romantic. But I think this issue is much larger than my individual opinion,” wrote Wendell, in a piece which has since gone viral.
“In the Holocaust, over six million Jews, and more than 17 million people in total were killed by the Nazis. In For Such a Time, the hero is redeemed and forgiven for his role in a genocide. The stereotypes, the language, and the attempt at redeeming an SS officer as a hero belittle and demean the atrocities of the Holocaust. The heroine’s conversion at the end underscores the idea that the correct path is Christianity, erases her Jewish identity, and echoes the forced conversions of many Jews before, during, and after the Holocaust.”
Wendell has also written to Breslin, and to representatives at Bethany House, the Christian publisher which released the book. “I know that books like For Such a Time by Kate Breslin do not happen in a vacuum. More than one person had to agree that this story was worth writing, worth editing, worth publishing, and then worth nominating for the RITA as Best First Book and Best Inspirational Romance. I question the judgment of those who evaluated this book in the first round, and am, to be honest, very thankful that it did not win,” she wrote. “I hope that in the future, there is a way to ensure that a book so deeply offensive and insensitive is not among those honoured as the best in romance.”
On publication last year, For Such a Time received a starred review from Library Journal, which said that “fans of historical fiction, especially those who enjoy complex dramatic stories, will want to pick up this title”, and was a “top pick” for RT Book Reviews, which said that “the compassionate soul of the protagonist set against the horrific background of second world war concentration camps provides a hauntingly beautiful portrait of the best and worst of mankind”. Breslin herself won “Christian Retailing’s 2015 Best Award for first time author”, and the novel has received almost 200 five-star reviews on amazon.com.
But since Wendell spoke out, more writers have come forward to express their anger at the novel’s storyline. “The author, Kate Breslin, co-opted the horrific, unimaginable tragedy that happened within living memory to other people to promote her own agenda (evangelical/inspirational Christianity),” wrote the author Katherine Locke. “And in doing so, she contributed to the erasure of both victims and survivors of the Holocaust.”
Locke called For Such a Time “anti-Semitic, violent, and dangerous”, saying that it “glorifies and redeems a nazi, while removing all of the Jewish woman’s agency and forcing her to convert to Christianity in order for her arc to be considered redemption. It is, in fact, exactly what has been done to the Jewish people throughout history”.
But Breslin said in a statement that her inspiration for the novel “was borne from a compassion for the Jewish people, as in reading from the Book of Esther I realized how they have suffered at the hands of one society or another throughout history”.
“It was my intent to write a book that told a more modern-day story of a courageous Jewish woman who, through strength and faith in her God, used her situation to try to save some of her beloved people – much in the way Esther saved hers,” she said. “And like that Biblical queen’s influence with King Xerxes, through her brave and sacrificial actions, she helped to bring one man to a sense of conscience, prompting him to join in the attempt to save her people.”
She added that she was “heartsick and so very sorry that my book has caused any offense to the Jewish people, for whom I have the greatest love and respect.”
The RWA’s board of directors said in a statement that it had received a “great deal of heartfelt and moving feedback” about some of this year’s finalists, but that “discussions about content restrictions inevitably lead to concerns about censorship”.
“Censoring entry content is not something the board supports. If a book is banned from the contest because of its content, there will be a move for more content to be banned. This is true, even especially true, when a book addresses subjects that are difficult, complex, or offensive,” said the organisation, which has now opened a forum for members to discuss their concerns online. “This is not a perfect solution, but we believe open dialogue, not the censorship of content, is the right way to handle the issues expressed.”
The woman at the centre of the Sir Edward Heath child abuse storm can be revealed as a Filipino prostitute, who ran a brothel just a mile from the late Prime Minister’s former home in Salisbury.
Myra Ling-Ling Forde, 67, has twice been jailed for operating as a madam out of her terraced property in the Wiltshire town where Sir Edward made his home after leaving office.
But in the early 1990s it is alleged she had a prosecution dropped after threatening to expose Sir Edward as a paedophile.
Sir Edward Heath at the Conservative Party Conference, 1990 (Rex)
A retired senior detective from the force came forward last year to allege that his colleagues quietly dropped a trial against twice married Forde in order to protect the reputation of the former Tory leader.
That allegation is now the subject of an Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation, but Wiltshire Police have also appealed for any potential victims of Sir Edward to come forward.
Sources close to the investigation confirmed that Forde was the person who had made the original allegations against Sir Edward.
Despite claims that she had used threats against Sir Edward to avoid prosecution in the early 1990s, she was successfully convicted in 1995 of running a brothel full of underage girls from her Salisbury property.
A court heard how she trained runaway children as call girls, often picking up youngsters who were in the care system.
Sir Edward Heath pictured in 1981 (Getty)
Winchester Crown Court heard how one 13-year-old girl would go straight from school to the brothel, which was advertised as The Oriental Massage Parlour, where she would sell her body to clients.
Another 15-year-old told the authorities how she had sex with five men at once and lost count of the number of times she sold herself for sex while under Forde’s control.
The court heard that Forde became a prostitute herself in the early 1990s after falling behind on her mortgage repayments, but she denied recruiting youngsters for the trade.
Sir Edward Heath and Lady Thatcher at the Conservative Party Conference (Reuters)
After getting out of prison, she returned home to Meadow Road in Salisbury, but then in 2009 was once again arrested on suspicion of running a brothel.
She was caught when neighbours in the quiet, respectable street complained about her activities.
In December 2009 she pleaded guilty to inciting prostitution and perverting the course of justice and was sentenced to five years in prison. She was also ordered to pay back £25,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Sir Edward Heath takes tea in the garden of his home in Salisbury, 1989 (Reuters)
Speaking from her home in London Forde’s sister, Mia Pablico, said she did not know where she was now living, but said she “knew a lot of politicians”.
Asked if she ever mentioned the name Ted Heath, she said: “That’s not for me to say. You’d have to ask her.”
She added: “I know what she did in Salisbury and she knew a lot of politicians and celebrities because of it.”
It is understood Forde moved out of her Kilburn home a couple of weeks ago because the block of flats is about to be demolished. Until recently, she had been dog sitting.
Edward Heath at his flat in Albany, London, 1969 (PA)
Allegations against Sir Edward, including claims that he raped a 12-year-old boy in London in the 1960s are now being investigated by the Metropolitan Police.
Jersey Police have also confirmed that the former Prime Minister’s name has been linked to its investigation into abuse at the Haut de la Garenne.
The former Tory leader, who rose from humble origins to the highest office in the land, is now at the centre of five separate police investigations.
As well as the probe by the Wiltshire Force, Kent Police, where he was an MP for more than 50-years said they were looking at allegations against him, dating back to the 1960s.
The States of Jersey Police (SoJP) also confirmed the former Prime Minister featured in Operation Whistle, an inquiry in to alleged historical abuse on the island, which also involves Jimmy Savile.
While the Metropolitan Police refused to comment, it is understood Sir Edward is being looked at as part of Operation Midland, a Scotland Yard inquiry into claims a VIP paedophile ring operated in the 1970s and 1980s.
Meanwhile a man claimed he was raped at the age of 12 by the former PM.
The alleged victim, now aged in his 60s, has claimed he reported being sexually assaulted by the Conservative MP in 1961 but was branded “a liar and a fantasist”.
In another development a man, named only as Nick to protect his identity, told the Exaro website, that Heath was one of a number of prominent men who abused him when he was a child.
He claimed he was regularly abused by a group of VIPs who operated out of the Dolphin Square apartment complex close to the Houses of Parliament.
He said: “For me personally, it is a relief to see finally Edward Heath’s name mentioned publicly. As a core member of the group of men that hurt me and others, it is important that his name is out there now and I hope that it will encourage others to come forward.”
Meanwhile the Wiltshire Force, which on Monday had appealed for any potential victims to come forward, said it had received a steady stream of calls during the day and they were working to establish the credibility of a number of allegations.
But friends and former colleagues of Sir Edward attacked the way his memory was being besmirched, without the existence of hard evidence.
The Sir Edward Heath Charitable Foundation said: “We wholeheartedly believe will clear Sir Edward’s name and we will co-operate fully with the police in their inquiries.”
Former Conservative MP Brian Binley, who worked in Sir Edward’s office for a period of time, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “I find it very difficult to believe from the Ted Heath that I knew.
“There are many unanswered questions here and I don’t think it would be right and fair to jump to conclusions about a man who served his country with dignity and with care, who was a considerable intellect, loved his music.
“We must be very careful. It’s easy to smear people not around.”
Sir Edward, who led the Conservative government between 1970 and 1974, never married and was famously reticent about his private life.
He died in 2005 aged 89.
Angel Manalo, one of the three Manalo siblings who was expelled from the church together with their mother, named Glicerio Santos Jr., auditor of the INC, and Radek Cortez, a member of the INC’s 12-member Sanggunian (advisory council), as the two church officials responsible for financial wrongdoing.
“They kept on asking for more and more contributions when the church members could not afford to give anymore. They put the money in projects that had nothing to do with religion,” Angel said, speaking to reporters on Monday at the gate of the Manalo family compound in Tandang Sora, Quezon City, where he and the other expelled family members had been holed up since Wednesday.
He said the crisis in the INC would only be resolved when his brother, the executive minister, talks to his mother and his siblings.
Manalo called for a face-to-face talk with his brother Eduardo to resolve church issues.
“I’m calling on Ka Eduardo Manalo, the executive minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo, to please grant their (the siblings’) request to personally speak to him together with their mother so they can resolve the crisis in the church,” he said.
Interviewed by GMA television’s “Quick Response Team,” Angel said that one of the things he wanted to discuss with his brother was the “corruption inside the INC.”
Angel accused the indigenous Christian sect’s Sanggunian of being behind the allegedly corrupt activities within the church. He said that one of the church’s anomalous projects was the construction of the $200-million, 55,000-seat Philippine Arena in Santa Maria, Bulacan.
He said that in the next few days, he would be releasing evidence to support his allegations of corruption in the INC.
In the press conference urgently called by the INC last Thursday, Bienvenido “Ka Bien” Santiago, who goes by the title “general evangelist” in the Iglesia hierarchy, said in Filipino: “Brother Eduardo Manalo and the general leadership cannot allow meddling by anyone.” Eduardo, grandson of the founder, assumed the position of executive minister of the INC when his father, Ka Erdy, died in 2009.
Speaking for the hierarchy, Santiago was clearly referring to the late INC executive minister’s widow, Cristina or “Ka Tenny,” as she is better known in INC circles, and her two children, Angel and Lottie, who were being expelled from the church for allegedly sowing discord in the organization. “Although it is painful for Brother Eduardo Manalo, the general leadership decided to expel those who are causing division in the Iglesia,” Santiago said. Eduardo is the eldest son of Ka Erdy and Ka Tenny.
The telenovela-like sequence of events that prompted this action remains vague at this point, but one can get a glimpse of the seriousness of this rift from the desperate pleas for help that Felix Nathaniel “Angel” Manalo, a former church minister and younger brother of the current executive minister, and his mother recently posted on YouTube. They claimed that their lives and those of INC officials who support them are in danger. They appealed to members of the INC to protect the “missing” church officials sympathetic to them who, they suspect, have been abducted.
In an impromptu appearance at the gate of their house just behind the Iglesia Central late yesterday, Angel spoke to the media about wrong priorities, corruption, and misuse of funds committed by members of the church’s council who surround his brother. He gave as an example the construction at great cost of the gigantic multipurpose venue known as the “Philippine Arena.” This huge project, he said, had caused the diversion of funds originally meant for the construction of INC chapels. He made it clear he was not challenging the leadership of his older brother, who, he said, seems to be getting unsound advice from unaccountable persons seeking full control of the collective affairs of the church’s 2.3 million members.
What lends these events the dramatic arc they have assumed in the past few days is the fact that thousands of INC members from all over the country and from abroad are expected to come together tomorrow, July 27, to mark the end of the yearlong centennial celebration. The event could well signal the advent of a deep schism within the organization, or the modernization of a remarkably successful church.
Perhaps it was just a matter of time before the Iglesia Ni Cristo would come face to face with the challenges of modernity. Since its inception a hundred years ago, its top leader has been drawn from the same family. While this lends to the organization the aura of unbroken leadership, it also inescapably assigns a privileged status to the members of the founder’s family. This can be an advantage where affinity to the organization is strongly determined by tradition rather than by clear doctrine. But, as church membership expands, institutionalization becomes imperative. The INC will increasingly find it necessary to differentiate itself from the Manalo family. This is what we are seeing today.
Ka Bien’s pointed statement to the media says it all: “The Iglesia is not a family corporation.” This loaded statement seems to allude to members of the founding family enjoying sinecures in some of the INC’s business enterprises. Whether or not this sharp allusion has any basis, what it abundantly reveals is a dispute not about the doctrine but over material things.
This is the same point I raised in a previous column, “The INC at 100” (Opinion, 7/27/14), in which I puzzled over the religious reasoning behind the Iglesia’s decision to build “the world’s largest indoor multipurpose venue.” Now we know that the construction of the Philippine Arena had nothing to do with religion. It was a purely business proposition that probably got approved in the glow of the church’s centennial preparations.
It is not, of course, the first time a religious organization, lured by visions of a steady source of funds to support its core activities, strayed from its basic purpose. A religious organization’s business venture can become so profitable that it may at some point eclipse the primary mission that inspired it, or be a source of conflict. But, a church could also end up pouring all the precious tithes it collects from its members to pay for a badly conceived venture that has little to do with its basic purposes.
“If God does not exist, then everything is permissible.”
Ivan Karamazov’s insight came to mind while watching the video of Deborah Nucatola of Planned Parenthood describe, as she sipped wine and tasted a salad, how she harvests the organs of aborted babies for sale to select customers.
“Yesterday was the first time … people wanted lungs,” said Nucatola, “Some people want lower extremities, too, which, that’s simple. …
“I’d say a lot of people want liver. … We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”
Nucatola is describing how an unborn baby should be killed and cut up to preserve its most valuable organs for sale by its butchers.
Welcome to God’s Country, 2015.
Planned Parenthood’s image — a progressive organization that provides free birth control to women who seek to space pregnancies as they plan their families — will not easily survive these tapes.
For Nucatola sounds as though she were reading from a film script about a 1940s clinic in Nazi Germany devoted to the disposal of “useless eaters” in the Third Reich.
Watching these tapes, one name comes to mind: Mengele.
Defenders of Planned Parenthood argue that those who taped Nucatola did so surreptitiously, and they misrepresented themselves as buyers from a human biologics company. Moreover, the tapes were deceptively edited and the women undergoing abortions had agreed to donate the organs of their dead fetuses for biomedical research.
Perhaps. But even if all of that is true, the tapes have thrown the “pro-abortion rights” movement in America onto the defensive and brought calls for complete Congressional defunding of a Planned Parenthood that receives $500 million yearly from taxpayers.
Set aside the legality of what Nucatola describes. Do Americans want hundreds of millions of tax dollars provided to an organization that harvests and sells the body parts of aborted babies as a potentially lucrative sideline business? Do Americans want to be associated in any way with an organization with the moral mindset exhibited by Nucatola?
That Americans were stunned by those tapes is undeniable. People are not faking their moral revulsion. Indeed, “pro-abortion rights” Democrats are hiding in the weeds because they rightly sense that the disgust is widespread and genuine.
Yet there are questions raised by what these tapes reveal that apply to all of us.
Were we really in the dark? Were we unaware that 55 million unborn have been killed since Roe, many by such crushing methods as described by Nucatola?
Is the Black Lives Matter movement unaware that the execution rate of babies in the womb is highest among African-American women? However many black men or boys are killed in clashes with cops each year, it is not one-tenth of 1 percent of the black babies aborted in the USA?
Did we think that these abortions were almost all painless, like some sick pet being put to sleep, euthanized? Did we not know that the abortionist stabs the baby in the womb, or tears it to pieces coming out? And the more developed the baby, the greater the pain and the suffering and the bloodier the inescapable death?
But if one believes an unborn baby is not a human being, not a human life, why object to selling its body parts?
Trash haulers and garbage men find uses for what they pick up. Scrap metal collectors find folks who want to buy it. Conservation they call it. Why would we think that abortionists, who regard fetuses as human tissue, not human beings, were any different?
We have long known and praised family members of the victims in auto accidents who volunteer the organs of their loved ones to save or extend the lives of others.
What makes this tape so different, so appalling, is that, at some level, there a sense in all of us, which ideological indoctrination cannot wholly suppress, that, morally, something terrible is happening here.
Listening to that Planned Parenthood woman discourse casually on the hearts, livers, lungs and lower extremities, we know something else. While the women undergoing the abortions at Planned Parenthood may have volunteered those body parts, the butchered children had no say in the decision to be torn to pieces and have their organs put up for sale to a laboratory that was the highest bidder.
Speaking after the fall of France, at the beginning of the Battle of Britain, Winston Churchill said, “But if we fail, then the whole world … including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science.”
Those phrases, “perverted science,” and “a new Dark Age,” do they not fairly describe our future if the views and values of Nucatola’s Planned Parenthood are the future of America and her people?