Dear Advocates for Life,
Before I write to the Archbishop and Mary Jo Tully, who hired Roger Martin, our Oregon Catholic Conference lobbyist, I need to let you know what happened this week at the Capitol.
Both people recruited by Roger Martin to speak against HB 2598 the Embryonic Stem Cell Bill, were FOR IT!!!! One was a student from Central Catholic High School, Jake Guth. To hear his testimony from Tuesday log on 2009 Session...
Listen at the Legislature Sustainability and Economic Development
3/3/09 Go to 1:08:17 to hear Jake Guth.
The pro-embryonic stem-cell testimony of today, Thursday, has yet to be archived. Roger Martin testified against the bill, saying that the Catholic Church was against it, but gave NO reasons to embolden the reason. His recruits had lots of reasons in SUPPORT of the bill.
He did no research, and seems not to care. Why did Mary Jo Tully hire him?
Catholic collection plate money from the Archbishop's Catholic Appeal pays Martin's salary. Almost $40,000 from the Appeal goes to the Oregon Catholic conference. Maybe those that testified received our money too. Remember that the Respect Life Office still has NO BUDGET. This in itself is amazing since the Archbishop gives pro-life speeches.
Why don't we have any funds to save children from the hands of abortionists and their mothers from a life believing that there are no other options. It seems that the Catholic Church in Oregon holds no hope for the unborn from those who hold the pursestrings.
God Bless you and yours,
Give not that which is holy (appeal money?) to dogs; neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and turning upon you, they tear you.
Voice of Catholics Advocating Life
PO Box 458
Sublimity, OR 97385
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