The “Reverend” Chuck Currie wrote this post about Sarah Palin, which contains the lie that she “slashed” spending for teen moms when the truth was that she approved a three-fold increase. She merely reduced the original request, which was more like a four-fold increase. (Chuck is the false teacher who believes the opposite of Jesus on countless issues, including the teaching repeated one hundred times in the New Testament that Jesus is the only way to salvation).
Anyone in business who would call such an increase a “slash” would be rightly laughed out of the room. Unlike the fantasy world of liberal theologians and politicians, funds are always limited and tough decisions have to be made.
Let’s say Chuck’s church committees all ask for 400% increases in their budget, but Chuck can only afford 300%. Then you could say he slashed giving across the board, right?
My guess is that he knew about the distortions it contained but wrote it anyway. Even so, he refused to be corrected when someone pointed out the obvious math errors in the comments section and again after someone showed how even the recipient of the funds denied the allegations! He stubbornly refuses to acknowledge the facts.
Here’s what Chuck said:
Sarah Palin is a hypocrite.
The Governor says that she is pro-life but that apparently only extends to fetuses in the womb. Once babies are born and young mothers are in need the last person who they should turn to help from is Sarah Palin.
As I have written about separately, pro-lifers do much after kids are born but are under no obligation to do so. You can protest spouse and child abuse without being obligated to marry all the women and raise all the kids to adulthood. Still, pro-lifers do much to help with their own money and time.
What is sad but not surpising is Chuck’s concession that he doesn’t care about those in the womb. If someone tries to crush and dismember a toddler, is Sarah Palin oppsed to that? Yes, she opposes killing the innocent regardless of their location. But the good reverend offers no protections to the unborn.
The New Times reports on how she cut funding recently for programs meant to help babies and young mothers:
“Our house is full, help us build a new home,” proclaims the Web site for Covenant House Alaska, a program that helps younger people, including teenage mothers. The Alaska legislature decided to allocate $5 million in building funds, but Gov. Sarah Palin cut that to $3.9 million with a line-item veto in June….
…the lost $1.1 million may delay a $22 million project to expand an emergency shelter, which is open 24 hours a day and provides food, counseling, medical care and a place to sleep for troubled youths ages 13 to 20 years old. Some teenagers later move on to transitional housing, including Passage House, which serves young mothers with babies.
The group is also banking on money from the state to help leverage private donations.
Since he is so concerned about these teens, I wonder how much of his own money Chuck donated?
John McCain and Sarah Palin want to take away a women’s right to make her own health care decisions.
Complete the sentence, Chuck: She wants to take away a “woman’s right to make her own health care decisions” that involve destroying her unborn child.
Palin has been clear that she is opposed to sex education for teenagers.
Another distortion on Chuck’s part, but we’ll save that for another time.
The bottom line is this: Palin is pro-life until the child is born and then she is willing to throw that life away.
No, here’s the real bottom line: Chuck is lying and he knows it. He is pro-abortion and proud of it, yet calls himself a Christian pastor. He is willing to let that life be literally destroyed and thrown away. And he is so wrapped up in his politics that he is willing to lie to get Obama elected.
Fact: Palin approved a dramatic increase in this funding, and Chuck denies that even when corrected. He said this in the comments section:
Palin cut funds for kids when she had a chance to make a difference. Supporting teen mothers and other young girls out of the streets is one of the most important things we can do but Palin doesn’t seem to agree.
I think Obama would be a horrible President but I don’t spread lies about him. For example, I think he misspoke recently when noting his “Muslim faith.” I don’t think he’s a closet Muslim (I don’t think he’s a Christian, either, but that’s another topic). But I don’t run around pushing a story that is questionable.
But keep the lies coming, “Reverend.” More attention for Palin is great for the Republicans, especially when your accusations are so transparently false.
BTW, here’s a recent list of the lies and the truth about Palin. Yes, the lies are spreading rapidly but I think people are onto the MSM (at least 51% appeared to be so in a poll last week) and the Obama campaign. I think they’ll start to filter out the new lies more quickly.