On September 17th, I gave "first notice" about the blasphemy at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception that is scheduled to occur on Tuesday, November 16th. It is called "The 31st Annual Interfaith Concert". It is being produced by the Interfaith Conference. I urge you to look at the link to the September 17th post, for contained therein is some information about the foundation - namely, how it greases the skids to the heresy of indifferentism.
The notice I just received informs me that Fred and Lesley Israel will be honored. Just who are they? The announcement doesn't say a whole lot - but a person's politics does say lots about their beliefs and governing philosophies.
A person's politics govern how he/she donates. Ladies and gentlemen, I'm sure you are aware that your contributions to candidates for Federal office are a matter of public record. As such, websites are devoted to the same - newsmeat.com is one of them, and that does tell a story about Fred Israel. You can link to that record here and here, but I'll just highlight some key recipients of his donations over the years: Bill Clinton, John Kerry, Barbara Mikulski, Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, Mark Shriver, Frank Kratovil - pro-abortion Democrats (save for one donation to Phil Graham) all. Lesley Israel has made it a point to contribute - several times - to Emily's List, which is explicitly devoted to electing pro-abortion candidates. Others on her list include Mikulski, Ben Cardin and yes, the Messiah Most Miserable himself.
With their last name, I don't believe the Israels are Catholic, so it's incorrect to state that they are violating their creeds with such contributions. However, the question must be asked - why are supporters of abortion rights being honored at a Catholic Bascilica? In fact, why is the entire blasphemy being allowed to occur there? There will be Baha'is, Buddhists, Muslims, etc singing songs and praying to their false gods on a Catholic altar! Ladies and gentlemen, can we say the word "abomination"?
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