Monday, November 2, 2009

Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee Fights for Local Church Property

A dispute over the future of a congregation in the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee is heading to court.

The Tennessean reports the dispute is over the future of St. Andrew's Parish and its property located in West Nashville.

The Rev. James Guill, the rector at St. Andrew's, says the congregation left the Episcopal Church and joined a Quincy, Ill.-based breakaway Anglican diocese, the newspaper reported. But Bishop John Bauerschmidt says St. Andrew's is still an Episcopal church.

It's been three years that the dispute has been brewing without a resolution. The diocese filed a lawsuit to reclaim the St. Andrew's Church property last Friday.

[Information from: The Tennessean,]

Abortion Funding Is Included In Latest ObamaCare Bill

Despite repeated attempts by pro-life legislators on both sides of the aisle, taxpayer funding for abortion is back with a vengeance in ObamaCare proposals.

Thus far, all 17 proposed amendments that would prohibit taxpayer funding for abortion in ObamaCare have been defeated, and pro-life Congressman Bart Stupak, a Democrat from Michigan, said of the House's 2,000-page bill (H.R. 3962), "Language in the bill still does not do enough to prevent federal funding from going to abortion services.

"I am disappointed the Capps Amendments has remained intact (in the House bill), mandating abortion services for the first time in the nation's history."

To help you understand just how far reaching this bill will be, American Famoly Association is hosting a free live webcast on Tuesday, November 3, at 8:30 p.m. EST. They will also answer questions by email about health care live on air.

Register now for the free live webcast Tuesday, Nov. 3 @ 8:30 p.m. EST for "Government Takeover of Health Care: Counting the Costs."

In the Senate version, the 10% of doctors who submit the most reimbursements for Medicare patients will have their pay docked by five percent. This inevitably will lead to rationing of care for seniors, and make "death panels" inevitable as doctors strain to stay below the threshold.

Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.) describes the House bill this way: "This 2,000-page bill includes a job-killing employer mandate, an individual mandate that requires Washington bureaucrats to define what kind of coverage is acceptable, burdensome tax increases, Medicare cuts, and a huge expansion of Medicaid that will break already strained state budgets."