Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Obama flip on sanctity of life: Palin & McCain defend life

The Bible is not an ala carte  menu where you pick and choose which parts you will agree and which you don't agree with. Yet many people think they can just clip out the parts they don't think apply to them.

This is not a new phenomena, back in the Old Testament, King used his pen knife to cut out the parts he did not want to obey. King whatever ignored God's rules on treating the temple vessels with reverence, using them as part of his drunken party. God did not wink at that oversight. You may know the story as the handwriting on the wall. God saw, judged, and found them,  and sent the enemy destroyed them that very night.

Obama says he was too flip on abortion question

Sep 7, 3:51 PM (ET)

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama acknowledged Sunday that he was probably too flip when he said it was "above my pay grade" to answer a question about when is a baby entitled to human rights.

Obama gave his answer last month at a nationally televised religious forum sponsored by minister Rick Warren at his megachurch in Orange County, Calif.

Asked on Sunday whether the "above my pay grade" answer was too flip, Obama said: "Probably. ...What I intended to say is that, as a Christian, I have a lot of humility about understanding when does the soul enter into ... It's a pretty tough question.

"And so, all I meant to communicate was that I don't presume to be able to answer these kinds of theological questions," he said in an interview broadcast Sunday on ABC's "This Week."

In a separate interview, the answer to a similar question came easier for Obama's running mate, Sen. Joe Biden.

A Roman Catholic, Biden said he accepts his church's teachings that life begins at conception, but that the issue is personal for him. He said it wouldn't be right to impose his views on others who are just as religious as he is.

"I'm prepared as a matter of faith to accept that life begins at the moment of conception. But that is my judgment," Biden said on NBC's "Meet the Press.""For me to impose that judgment on everyone else who is equally and maybe even more devout than I am seems to me is inappropriate in a pluralistic society."


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