Americans United for Life President Charmaine Yoest to Attend Saddleback Civil Forum
Your Business Blogger(R) sat in a meeting with Pastor Rick Warren in Your Nation’s Capital a few months ago. The guy knows his politics and the machinery and machinations of the sausage making of grinding out law.
So we all were a bit surprised when Warren was planning to give B. Hussein Obama a forum to talk about his political strengths: solving social problems with taxpayer dollars.
John McCain will also be in attendance. But in any debate about ‘caring’ and spending programs to prove one’s compassion, the Dems will always win.
Rick Warren does bill the event as a chance for the candidates to talk about their leadership styles, track records, character and compassion.
But there must be no mistaking Rick Warren’s mission: He wants more government money to spend on AIDS and poverty. Warren is not merely pro-life but much, much more — he is, he says, “Whole Life.”
And Warren will accomplish this even if it takes your “Whole Paycheck.”
Rick Warren sat at the feet of the great management consultant, teacher and writer Peter Drucker for 20 years. Drucker was a devout believer in Jesus Christ and ran a regular bible study and advised pastors on church management.
Drucker was convinced that the private sector — the non-profits — were the best vehicle to solve social ills. Government does a poor job of caring for the poor.
I think Drucker would be disappointed in his student, Rick Warren, even with his 23,000 member church.
Charmaine will be in Warren’s Church for the debate and will work to keep abortion and infanticide in the conversation as one of the clear differences between McCain and Obama.
If you are in LA and might be at the debate, please give Charmaine a call.
The press release,
AUL President Dr. Charmaine Yoest to Attend Saddleback Civil Forum, Will be Available for Interviews
Last update: 5:55 p.m. EDT Aug. 15, 2008
LOS ANGELES, Aug 15, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ —
Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President of Americans United for Life, will attend the Saddleback Civil Forum on the Presidency, Saturday, August 16, 2008, in Lake Forest, California. This will be the first public forum between the two candidates.
In the discussions leading up to the event, one topic has been consistently minimized: abortion.
Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church, has said he will be more interested in “uniting” questions, and has suggested he will stick to topics such as poverty, HIV/AIDS, climate change, and human rights.
However, recent reports that the Democratic Party has modified its platform language regarding abortion make the issue particularly relevant and timely. The conversation is certain to continue with the addition of a statement supporting both Roe v. Wade and “a woman’s decision to have a child.”
Dr. Yoest said, “to try to establish a moral equivalency between motherhood and abortion is offensive to millions of voters.”
“Abortion remains a key issue for millions of American voters. I hope the candidates will engage this important issue at the forum,” added Yoest.
Dr. Yoest will be available for interviews immediately following the event.
About Americans United for Life,
Americans United for Life (AUL) is a nonprofit, public-interest law and policy organization whose vision is a nation in which every human being is welcomed in life and protected in law. The first national pro-life organization in America, AUL has been committed to defending human life through vigorous judicial, legislative, and educational efforts at both the federal and state levels since 1971. The Wall Street Journal has profiled AUL, and PBS’s Frontline program chronicled AUL’s successful efforts in Mississippi.
SOURCE Americans United For Life
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