Today is the memorial of St Jerome (*340 +420), arguably the greatest Biblical scholar in the Church’s history. His greatest achievement was the translation of the Bible from Greek and Hebrew into Latin, the common/vernacular language of the time. He is renown for his quote: IGNORANCE OF THE SCRIPTURES IS IGNORANCE OF CHRIST.
I believe the greatest proof of this quote is all the wars and mass killings involving
Christians since the early 300s when Christianity became the state religion of the Roman Empire. How did Christians get involved in the Battle of the Somme, fighting for Hitler in the Second World War, the Allied firebombing of the civilians in Tokyo and German cities, the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the countless territorial wars that blighted European history for most of the last millennium. The list is endless… I heard from a reliable source that since the fourth century, Christians have done more killing in the world than any other (sociologically identifiable) group. This is an utterly tragic failure for those who believe in Jesus as Lord, Saviour and supreme Word of God.
Another quote of St Jerome illustrates Christian belief before we excused ourselves from Jesus’ teachings on non-violence: “The Church of Christ has been founded by shedding its own blood, not that of others; by enduring outrage, not inflicting it. Persecutions have made the Church of Christ grow; martyrdoms have crowned it.”
If you have time, this article below is about a recent pro-life victory in the US Courts. It is about highlighting the activities of a company who were incinerating aborted babies for Planned Parenthood. (Hopefully there are precious few Christians involved in this particular type of mass killing.)
Judge Dismisses Charges Against Created Equal for Exposing Planned Parenthood’s Top Waste Hauler
Columbus, OH – September 29, 2016 – Today, Judge Margaret A. Marcoullier of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois released her decision on Stericycle, Inc. v. Created Equal (and Mark Harrington). Judge Marcoullier dismissed all three charges against Created Equal and Mark Harrington: defamation, false light, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
VIDEO: Victory in Court!
Over the past six months, arguments were presented in a lawsuit by Stericycle, Inc. against the pro-life group Created Equal. The Thomas More Society, a national non-profit law firm, represented Created Equal and its Executive Director Mark Harrington, against the temporary restraining order. This order was intended to stifle Created Equal’s first amendment protected message that Stericycle is “enabling” abortion giant Planned Parenthood to kill preborn children.
The temporary restraining order was denied.
- Read Judge Marcoullier’s decision in favor of Created Equal HERE.
Created Equal launched #ProjectWeakLink on March 29, 2016 by distributing informational postcards in the Lake Forest, IL area, which is home to Planned Parenthood business partner Stericycle. On March 31 Created Equal was notified by Stericycle’s attorneys that the company was seeking a temporary restraining order to stop the campaign.
Created Equal’s #ProjectWeakLink was devised after a Michigan abortionist’s leaked statement that abortion clinics are “one incineration company away from being closed.” Additionally, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s investigation of Planned Parenthood confirmed that Stericycle disposes of aborted fetuses for Planned Parenthood.
Mark Harrington, National Director for Created Equal said, “Pro-life free speech and the rule of law prevailed today. Corporate bullies like Stericycle are not immune to exposure for their involvement in abortion-killing. If Stericycle is really concerned about the effects of our awareness campaign on their public image, then they will cease enabling Planned Parenthood by transporting, and disposing aborted babies and the instruments used to kill them. If they continue to partner with the abortion industry, the campaign to expose them will continue.”
You can give online HERE or send your check to: Created Equal, PO Box 360502, Columbus, OH 43236. Your gift is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
For the babies,