Bill Diss on The Christmas Season, "Life" Events and a Revealing PPS Video and Public Hearing
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name will be called "Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
Isaiah 9:6 RSV: Courtesy of Harmony Media
Dear Brothers and Sisters for Life, Purity and Healing,
Again and again I want to thank all of you for your prayers and help. I know many have been praying for my work situation and our work at Precious Children of Portland (PCOP). My wife and I and all at PCOP appreciate your prayers. They are so necessary and are so appreciated.
I know this letter is long, but please take the time to read it as there are many key events.
Before I list the events and an update on the situation at school, I wanted to share some thoughts on the Holy Family as we savor another Christmas season.
I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
I was thinking of how we all love to hold a little baby and that is why the Lord came to us as a baby. He wanted to make sure that we would love him. He loves us so much and what a great way to give thanks by loving him.
... an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, "Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt
It sometimes seems that the role of St. Joseph is sometimes forgotten just as the role of fathers is commonly forgotten today. If you think about it we Jesus the "Mighty God" and "Everlasting Father" and we have Mary who conceived Jesus while remaining a Virgin and she tells her cousin Elizabeth that, "all generations will call me blessed." In spite her greatness and that of her son, she follows her husband.
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin ...
Luke 1:26,27 I often think of the name of, "Holy Family," is an understatement; both spouses are visited by angels and their son is the savior of the world. What is the lesson? I think all spouses need to be holy and pray for each other; just think if we wives would pray that their husbands would be great protectors like St. Joseph. What is husbands would pray that all would see their wives as being blessed and treat them as such?
Events: Abby Johnson Former Manager at Planned Parenthood in Keizer, Saturday, January 11, 2014
Please come and hear Abby Johnson at St. Edwards church in Keizer, Oregon (near Salem) on Saturday, January 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM (map) Abby Johnson has formed a group to help people escape the atrocities of abortion centers. Read more about her organization And Then There Were None.
Portland's Rally and March for Life, Sunday, January 19, 2014
Please come to largest rally and march in Oregon on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Pioneer Court House Square at 701 SW 6th Avenue in Portland, Oregon at 2:30 PM. The rally is from 2:30 to 3:30 and then there will be a march in downtown Portland returning to Pioneer Court House Square starting at 3:30 PM. Please bring the entire family. (map) More information is available here.
Hispanic Event for Purity and Life on Monday, January 13, 2014 in Silverton, Oregon
Please come to St. Paul's church to hear members and volunteers of PCOP speak to the community on purity and life at 7:00 PM at 1410 Pine St. in Silverton, Oregon (map)
Bus Available to Take People to West Coast Walk for Life in San Fransisco [Trip is Jan. 23 to Jan. 28, 2014]
Holy Rosary Parish in Portland and Fr. Eric Anderson have chartered a bus that will be leaving from the parking lot of Holy Rosary after the 7am mass on Thursday, January 23, 2014 and will will arrive at San Fransisco that evening. Participants will have a free day on Friday, the Walk for Life on Saturday and driving back on Sunday, January 28th. Please contact Holy Rosary Church at 375 N.E. Clackamas, Portland, Oregon 97232, 503.235.3163. (map) More information on the walk in San Fransisco is found here.
Great Help is Required to Stop Public Funding of Abortions
Did you know that nearly half of the abortions in the the state are funded by your tax dollars? Did you know that tax dollars kill 11 babies a day in Oregon. That means that you and I are paying to kill babies and wound their mothers for life. Please check out this link, obtain sheets and get the signatures. Thousands are needed. Please read the last newsletter.
Update on Battle with Planned Parenthood and Portland Public Schools
Again thanks to all of you for your help. People are very interested in all of this and it is a bit strange writing about it. I do not want to draw attention to myself but to the evil of Planned Parenthood and their supporters like Portland Public Schools (PPS) and PDC and others. I think the school will really work hard on this case to send a message to all employees that you cannot and must not disagree with the ideological thoughts and procedures of PPS. I think many terrible things will be said about me and many will do much more than just slander me. I just hope that the all of the evil will result in Planned Parenthood being removed from PPS and from all schools.
I am tutoring in math, electronics, computer science, English as a second language, and other courses. Do not hesitate to call or email me [503-334-6183 or firstname.lastname@example.org].
A young adult group will be sponsoring an information and support night for my family on January 17, 2014 at Holy Trinity at 13715 SW Walker Rd, in Beaverton, OR 97005. (map) The event will start at 7:00. Please bring a dish of food to share and I will be available for questions and will present some information about Planned Parenthood, what happened at school and what actions are being planned. There is Facebook information.
When I last wrote about the situation before Christmas, I had mentioned that I was going to be on national news. I have included the FOX video at the bottom of the message. Many thanks to Christian Radio KPDQ and the other local stations that covered the story.
Many of you have asked how you can help and again, please pray. We are fighting the demons of hell and we need to pray and pray. Please pray for the lawyers helping me.
Another great way to help is to be involved in the big rally in Portland and to help in the effort to stop abortion funding in Oregon. As my mother would say when we would ask how we could help, she would reply, "Be Good." I can't think of another way to be good then to work for life and purity.
Many of us would really like to tell the school board of what we think about their relationship with Planned Parenthood. Well someone finally did it. She quoted quoted parts of Planned Parenthood's video and the school board has commented out her words on the saved video. In spite of the efforts of the school board, the video is worth seeing. Please watch the three minute video here. You can also watch other speakers at the board meeting.
Life News has been doing a great job keeping track of the action we are taking regarding the religious discrimination. Please visit the following links.
A pro life group in Washington DC has also started a fund to help my family. The money will be sent to me and I am so so thankful for the group for their help. Other may also contribute by going to http://www.gofundme.com/5t3foc
Some of you were at the hearing where the administration stated that I had a student burning in a 12 story building in a test question. Here is the test with the student's name changed to my name. You will also notice that is was a make up test to give students another chance on the material.
Life Legal Defense Fund (LLDF) will also be doing fund raising to fund their legal fight to assist me. More details will follow. Press Release from LLDF