Barack Obama gave the commencement address at the University of Notre Dame.Agroup of 20 pro-life advocates were arrested. Alan Keyes, 2 Catholic priests, and about 2dozen supporters were arrested for walking into the Notre Dame campus.
According topro-life activist Randall Terry, the group of pro-life advocates were arrested for disobeyed anorder not to trespass on the Notre Dame grounds. They had been asked to keep their protestsoutside the campus grounds, as many other pro-life advocates are doing. Bail hasn't been setfor Keyes, who was a former Presidential candidate. "The authorities have suddenly - withoutlegal right - decided to not set bail for Dr. Keyes, and anyone else who was arrested last Friday,"Terry said. There were about 35 people standing outside the main gates to the campus prayingand holding signs when Terry, Keyes and a group of people approached. A smaller groupwalked onto the campus and they made it about 100 yards before they were arrested. VisionAmerica president (and a Southern Baptist preacher) Rick Scarborough was on hand when thearrests were made and he wished police had been more respectful.They disagree with BarackObama's presence in Notre Dame since he got a honorary degree from Notre Dame (when thisUniversity supposedly is promoting a pro-life image).I want to make this point. Many of thesepro-life protestors are Roman Catholics. I don't agree with Roman Catholicism and the Bible isclear that we should not unequally yoke with unbelievers (and that includes Papists). This isfound in 1 Cor. 3:14-16. Pro-Life Roman Catholics rightfully oppose Barack Obama's pro-abortion policies, but we can't yoke with Romanists in the fight though. Even Alan Keyes is a 3rdDegree member of the Knights of Columbus.Recent Catholic Randall Terry is the founder of theEcumenical Operation Rescue (Randall divorced his own wife of 19 years without a biblicaljustification in 2000. He praises John Paul II when he called for a new world order).
Notre Dame'sgolden dome has a statue of the Catholic version of Mary. One Notre Dame Trustee Emeritus is CFRmember and Jesuit priest Theodore Hesburgh. So, it's fine to be Pro-Life while rejecting Ecumenicalismat the same time. What do I think of this controversy? President Barack Obama has the FirstAmendment right to speak anywhere even in Notre Dame (even when I don't agree with Obama on theissue of abortion).
Stem Cells, Embryos, & Hybrid Species
First, there must be a simple, quaint expose on embryonic stem cell research. Stem Cells aredifferentiated or unspecialized cells that have the ability to form themselves into any kind of cell in thebody. Scientists have allowed them to divide and reproduce themselves in the laboratory. August 9,2001 was the time when President George W. Bush announced a televised speech that he will provide