TAKE ACTION: PLEASE call Governor Jeb
Bush's office NOW at 850-488-4441 (or fax him at 850-487-0801), asking him
to exercise the executive powers he ALREADY HAS, and take custody of Terri
Schiavo to save her from being starved to death. You can also e-mail him
President George Bush could send U.S.
Marshalls in and save Terri. He could send them in the pretense that
Congress has requested that she come to testify before Congress.
Send them a message, sign the petition
from the Clergy Council to Governor Jeb Bush and to President George Bush
to take executive action to save Terri Schiavo.
Gov. Jeb Bush Must Step
Forward, Terri's Advocates Say
Gov. Jeb Bush is being compared to
Pontius Pilate as he comes under intensive pressure from religious and
pro-life groups to do whatever it takes to save Terri Schiavo's life. The
group said Bush must ask himself, "Is one helpless woman's life worth my
from Tom Benz, Alabama Clergy Council
It is my opinion that our rights come
from God. Certainly the family is sovereign. But, the purpose and duty of
government is to protect our God-given rights. When, in the course of
human events, the sin of fallen man takes that man to the place that he is
breaching the sovereign rights of his wife, i.e., to starve her to death,
particularly after he has defaulted on the marriage covenant to the extent
of establishing a second wife and family, I believe that it is the right
and the duty of government to step in to protect the sacred life of the
disabled wife. I see this in the same light as protecting a woman from a
husband who is obviously murdering her.
The problem inherent in issues such as
these is where do we draw the line - at which point are the breaches of
the wife's inalienable rights egregious enough that government must do its
job of protecting those rights. Our government has pushed the line too far
and has eroded the sovereignty of the family in education, child abuse,
etc. In the Schiavo case, the wife is being intentional starved to death.
I believe this is clearly the duty of government - Jeb Bush and George
Bush included. In fact, I believe that they must answer to God for their
complicity in the impending death of Mrs. Schiavo.
We must move and move quickly. Please
sign the petition
For more information on Alabama Clergy
Let us pray that the
legacy of Pontius Pilate will not prove to be Gov. Bush's.
Good Friday's Dilema
To the Honorable Governor Jeb Bush
My Dear Brother in the Lord,
I cannot but help feel sympathy for the
situation that you are in. I know that you have had a tough decision set
before you. I would like to call to your remembrance as a Christian
brother on this Good Friday, that today commemorates that day 2001 years
ago, when our Lord and Savior was condemned to death by the Supreme Court
of the Hebrew Republic. We know from history and the scriptures themselves
that the court did not have the power to carry out the sentence of Death
because they were a conquered people by the Romans. But one man had the
earthly authority to deliver Jesus, or to join in his condemnation. We
are told that he resisted. He pleaded with the courts and the masses. He
appealed to King Herod to intervene. But ultimately he was the man who
had to make the decision. My dear brother, I urge you not to give in to
the voice of murderers. This is not a time to wash your hands and do
nothing. God has put you into your position for such a time as this. No
man of authority wants the legacy of Pilate. Exercise your power of
interposition, and stop the murder of this innocent woman. The prayers of
multitudes are with you. Sincerely your brother in Christ,
Matthew K. Sheffer
Pr 24:11 � If thou forbear to deliver
them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; 12
If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not He that pondereth the
heart consider it? and He that keepeth thy soul, doth not He know it? and
shall not He render to every man according to his works?
>To: Mr. Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida
>Fr: Steve Lefemine, pro-life missionary
> dir., Columbia Christians for Life
> Columbia, SC
>Re: PLEASE RESCUE TERRI !!!
> Proverbs 24:10-12
1) Why isn't a criminal investigation
being opened by the Sheriff of Pinellas County, or the State Attorney
General of Florida into the allegations by the hospice nurse, Carla Iyer,
of Michael Schiavo's alleged attempt to murder Terri by insulin injection
allegations which you are aware of !! Why aren't you and the Florida
Attorney General acting on this ? !
2) Why hasn't Michael Schiavo been
charged with criminal adultery under Florida's state misdemeanor adultery
law, with the prima facie evidence of his co-habitation with another
woman, and fathering two children by this immoral, 10-year relationship ?
3) Why are not the two points above:
1) and 2), sufficient cause to remove Michael Schiavo as the "legal
guardian" of Terri, and place Terri under the protective custody of the
state ? Doesn't the adultery charge alone indicate an obvious "conflict
of interest" for Michael Schiavo ? And Terri is being sentenced to death
on the hearsay evidence of one man, this criminal adulterer, who it is
alleged also attempted to kill Terri with an insulin injection ??
This whole matter is part of your
life's legacy, Jeb Bush: don't allow your legacy to be that of Pontius
Pilate (Matthew 27:24).
Friday, March 25, 2005
Steve Lefemine, pro-life missionary
dir., Columbia Christians for Life
PO Box 50358
Columbia, SC 29250
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