The Wake-up Herald
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof. Romans 13:11-14
Robert McCurry, Editor & Publisher
January 21, 2014
Dead Bees and Dead Babies
By Robert McCurry
The following story appeared in The Oregonian on June 28, 2013 entitled Memorial to honor 50,000 bumble bees that died in Oregon parking lot
Fifty thousand bumblebees will be honored at a memorial Sunday in the same shopping center parking lot southwest of the Portland, Oregon, where most of the insects died earlier this month.
Rozzell Medina, of Portland, said on a Facebook page that the event will "memorialize these fallen lifeforms and talk about the plight of the bees and their importance to life on Earth," The Oregonian reported.
The state Department of Agriculture said June 21 that tests on bees and foliage showed the deaths are "directly related to a pesticide application on linden trees" that was meant to control aphids.
It said an investigation is under way to see if the application of the pesticide Safari, done last Saturday, violated the law.
The Agriculture Department, the City of Wilsonville, neighboring towns and some local landscape contractors have covered the sprayed trees with netting in an effort to prevent further insect deaths, The Oregonian reported.
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation has upped its estimate of the bee kill to 50,000. Spokesman Scott Black calls that a very conservative number.
About 60 people gathered in Wilsonville Sunday for a memorial of the thousands of bumblebees recently killed by pesticides in a Target parking lot. The group huddled in the shade outside the Target store. They carried signs lamenting the lost bees and opposing pesticides. They made prayer flags, and they sang songs together.
Although the Associated Press contributed to this report, it never made the national news. But who cares?
In 2011, 9573 unborn babies were aborted in Oregon, which is 184 a week, 30 a day; From January to September 2012 there were 6,296 reported abortions. There was no Memorial to honor their deaths. But who cares?
Interestingly, this report never made The Oregonian news. But who cares?
Nationwide, over 60+ million unborn babies have been killed since abortion was legalized by the January 22, 1973 Supreme Court ruling – Roe v. Wade. Today, in this country, an unborn child can be legally killed for any reason throughout the entire nine months of pregnancy. A baby can be aborted because he or she is unwanted, inconvenient, possibly imperfect, or even the wrong sex. Each year, an estimated 1.2+ million babies are killed by abortion – one baby every 20 seconds.
But who cares about the murder of babies?
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. Hosea 4:6 (KJV)
Wake-up, Pastors! Wake-up, Christians!
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