Commentary by Linda: Obama's justice nominee is a Gnostic. He mouthes the Gnostic's standard complaint: "The designer of this world is evil for he has designed it all wrong." Early Church Fathers such as Tertullian and Ireneaus said that Gnostics built their belief systems around their narcissism (pride, selfishness) and base passions. For Nassenes, this meant mankind ought to be androgynous (he-she's) instead of two sexes. Obviously, Nassenes were driven by very abnormal sexual urges. Other Gnostics were immoralists, viewing all moral laws and cultural institutions (marriage for example) as wrong. Others viewed pregnancy in the same manner as do Obama's justice nominee and today's life-hating, pro-death forces. If Paul and the early Church Fathers were to return, they would immediately recognize that the spiritual disease afflicting, deforming, and killing our traditional order is none other than the Gnostic disease whose parent is the period of time from the Fall until the time of Noah. As it was in the beginning, so it will be at the end.
Posted: March 31, 2009 8:56 pm Eastern
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Dozens of members of Congress have signed a letter to President Obama asking him to rescind his nomination of Dawn Johnsen to the Justice Department's Office of Legal Council.
They cite her radical pro-abortion views, including her description of pregnancy as slavery.
"She's compared pregnancy to slavery and described it as involuntary servitude," Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, says. "She's compared women to no more than a fetal container."
He was interviewed by Greg Corombos of Radio America. The audio of the question-and-answer session is embedded here:
King said Johnsen also has described pro-life activists as terrorists.
The letter he and more than five dozen other members of Congress have signed and sent to Obama asks the president to withdraw the nomination
In Obama's short tenure in office, he's already reversed the long-standing Mexico City Policy so that U.S. taxpayer dollars now can be used for abortion overseas.
He's also worked on a plan to rescind the right of doctors and physicians to not provide abortion services if it conflicts with their own religious beliefs. In addition, he has promised to work on a plan to overturn all abortion restrictions nationwide.
King noted when Obama rescinded the Mexico City Policy Jan. 23, he stated, "No matter what our views, we are united in our determination to prevent unintended pregnancies, reduce the need for abortion and support women and families in the choices they make. To accomplish these goals, we must work to find common ground."
"If President Obama is in any way serious about finding common ground on abortion, he should immediately withdraw his nomination of Dawn Johnsen to head the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel," King said.
He cited her arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court that, "The woman is constantly aware for nine months that her body is not wholly her own: the state has conscripted her body for its own ends. Thus, abortion restrictions, 'reduce pregnant women to no more than fetal containers.'"