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to Hold Prayer Vigils & Rallies at U.S. Supreme Court Before
Oral Arguments are Heard on Two Historic Ten Commandments Cases
On March 2nd, the Supreme Court will hear cases from Texas
and Kentucky that will determine if the public display of the
Ten Commandments is constitutional.
WASHINGTON, March 1 /Christian Wire Service/ --Here is a schedule
- Prayer vigil at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, March 1st,
at 7:30 p.m.;
- March to the Supreme Court from Imani Temple on Tuesday,
March 1st, at 9:00 p.m.;
- News conference at the Supreme Court on Wednesday, March
2nd, at 9:00 a.m.;
- Prayer at U.S. Supreme Court from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
on March 2nd.
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense
Coalition, states, "It is our hope and prayer that the Justices
of the Supreme Court will honor and respect the principles of
the First Amendment and our Founding Fathers and allow the public
display of the Ten Commandments. The values embraced in the Decalogue
have been the foundation of American jurisprudence for two centuries
and have untied citizens of all faiths, traditions and believes.
If the First Amendment was crushed in these cases, the United
States government would have to sandblast thousands of Ten Commandments
displays from public buildings...including the Supreme Court
Judge Greer Obstructing
Justice; Terri Schiavo and Her Family Flagrantly Denied Due Process
by Probate Judge
CLEARWATER, Fl., March 1 /Christian Wire Service/ -- On February 28,
2005, the parents of Terri Schiavo were informed, through their
Attorney David Gibbs, III that Judge George Greer of Pinellas-Pasco's
Sixth Judicial Circuit has denied, without access to hearing,
motions filed by Terri Schiavo's immediate family for:
- Updated neurological evaluations based on new MRI testing
- A motion to compel the deposition of Michael Schiavo
- A petition for extraordinary authority to provide Terri Schiavo
with updated rehabilitative protocols;
- A petition for divorce, citing open adultery on the part
of Terri Schiavo's husband and guardian;
- An objection to the guardian's annual guardianship plan;
- A motion to remove Michael Schiavo as guardian, citing his
failure to comply with Florida Law mandated guardianship requirements.
This motion dates back to November of 2002, but the court has
never ruled on it.
Judge Greer has stated that he will only consider motions
from Terri's family as they relate to the death process, which
include but are not limited to a motion to allow Terri Schiavo
to die at home instead of a Hospice facility, a motion for a
Florida burial, and a motion allowing her immediate family uninterrupted
access to her throughout the death process.
The Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation finds the actions of
Judge Greer reprehensible and a clear denial of the due process
rights afforded to Terri Schiavo under Federal and Florida law.
With new medical diagnosis protocols and new levels of rehabilitation
protocols, Terri Schiavo's adjudicated condition of 'persistent
vegetative state' is no longer equitable and any responsible
jurist would eagerly recognize and accommodate more thorough
means of determining the disabled woman's true condition
a condition that remains in great dispute.
Additionally, the Foundation finds the behavior of Judge Greer
an absolute obstruction of due process for Terri Schiavo by his
refusal to hold the guardian accountable for violation of Florida's
guardian laws. The guardian has spent Terri Schiavo's medical
fund on representing his own legal interests, has denied her
necessary medical services, lives in open adultery with his girlfriend
and their two children, has petitioned the courts to cremate
Terri immediately upon her death and has repeatedly and flagrantly
failed to comply with Florida Statutes that mandate the terms
of guardianship. Judge Greer couldn't be bothered with those
details so long as Terri Schiavo's death is a guaranteed outcome.
Statement of Pamela Hennessy, Media Representative of the
Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation: Never in my life have
I seen a judge so afraid of the truth. Why is it that admitted
criminals are protected to every reasonable measure of law, but
our disabled and vulnerable citizens are discarded by the courts
as unworthy lives?
PLEASE JOIN US IN PREVAILING
- Supreme Judge of the Universe,
let JUSTICE run down like water and RIGHTEOUSNESS like a mighty
- Cause the U.S. Supreme Court
Justices to rule rightly concerning the public display of Your
Commandments. Move upon Judge Greer to let Terri live. In the
Name of Jesus, AMEN! (De 16:18; 32:14; 2 Chr 19:6; Is 1:17; 51:4;
56:1; Am 5:24; Mt 12:18)