March 29, 2007
Volume 3, Number 13

In this Issue

1) S.C. Moves Towards Mandating Ultrasounds for Abortion
2) Bio. Teacher Fired For Challenging Church of Darwin
3) Update: German Home-Schooled Child In Foster Care Pleads to Return To Her Family
4) Vision America Ministry Report


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South Carolina is on its way to becoming the first state to require women contemplating an abortion to view ultrasound images of their unborn children. The move is both far-sighted and compassionate.

Legislation for mandatory ultrasounds passed the South Carolina House by a 91-23 vote. Prospects are excellent in the Senate, and pro-life Governor Mark Sanford is poised to sign the bill, if it lands on his desk.

Many crisis-pregnancy centers are equipped with this technology. They report that anywhere from 62% to 95% of clients change their minds about having an abortion after seeing these moving images of life in the womb.

To send Governor Mark Sanford a message congratulating him on his courageous stand and to thank the speaker of the South Carolina House, click here.;=SplashPage&id;=191&AddInterest;=1381

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As we've noted before in The Rick Scarborough Report, the public schools have become a forum for propagating the beliefs of America's established religion - secular humanism.

A chilling illustration of this was provided by the firing of a high-school biology teacher.

Last week, the school board of Sisters, Oregon fired part-time biology teacher Kris Helphinstine for offering students an alternative to Darwinian dogma.

To send a note of protest to the censors on the Sisters, Oregon school board, click here.;=SplashPage&id;=193&AddInterest;=1384

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A 15-year-old German girl who was placed in foster care (after being sent to a psychiatric hospital) because her family home-schools, has written an impassioned plea to be returned to her family.

Melissa Busekros was taken out of her family's home six weeks ago by an official with the local Youth Welfare Office, who was accompanied by 15 policemen. They obviously think that home-schoolers are dangerous!

As Wolfgang Drautz (counsel general for the Federal Republic of Germany) put it, the German state, "has a legitimate interest in countering the rise of parallel societies that are based on religion or motivated by different world views."

In other words, the German government doesn't want parents exposing their children to ideas which contradict public-school indoctrination.

Could America attempt to outlaw home-schooling in the future? At least two federal courts have held the public schools have an absolute right to teach students whatever they wish. Wake up America! Germany is a case study of where secularism would like to take us.

To send an e-mail to the German ambassador to the United States, click here.

To send a message to Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, protesting the totalitarian treatment of the Busekros family, click here.;=SplashPage&id;=195&AddInterest;=1384

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On Tuesday evening, I debated Barry Lynn, the executive director of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, on the University of Texas at Austin campus.

The entire debate was video-taped and will soon be available on our website. Thank you for praying for me. I felt quite comfortable representing our values in this challenging setting.

Plans continue to move forward on our effort to launch 70 Weeks to Save America, featuring Ambassador Alan Keyes, former Naval Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmidt and myself. We have already secured a number of venues for Crusades and hope to have all 70 booked by June 15. If you would like to host one of these crusades, click here and someone will call you to discuss what this entails.;=197

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Thank your for your faithful support.

I remain, your servant,

Pastor Rick Scarborough


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