2010: Purge & Surge


A week or so ago I went to bed thinking and praying about the upcoming year.   Not the best prescription for a restful night, but hey, we’ve got serious challenges facing us.  As an ordained SBC minister and a political media consultant, I see many issues that will never be resolved unless a vast revival for Christ and His Kingdom revolutionizes this country.  (Again.)

I know that many of you have come to this same conclusion; that is, with a culture and society in decline in so many disparate arenas, a true revival IS (2 Chron: 7:14) the best and only hope for our nation.  Agreed.

And so we pray and pray and pray, and pray.  Good.  And pray.  (Without prayer, we stand ZERO chance, btw) Still, decline is everywhere we turn and, for me at least, my rational mind kicks in, looks at the trends and declares … this war is lost.

Yes, I am intensely aware that Republicans will probably win sweeping victories in 2010 and 2012 if the liberals continue this onslaught, led by the Wicked King Obama.  Then, gloriously (?!?), the same Republicans are ushered back to power.  Great.  This time it will surely be different, right???  I sincerely hope so.  However, as a 9/11 Revival/Convert from the Democrat Party and Super-Liberalism in general, I’ve never put that much faith in the GOP.  I’ve watched the same establishment “ruling class” Republicans trample all over the Kingdom Kids in America.

Trust me, they want your vote, desperately.  Your leadership?  Your candidacy?  Puhleeaassee.

Anyway, I finally fell asleep and had a profound dream.  In my dream I heard:

“You must retake the ground.  Literally, physically.  JUST like the surge strategy in Iraq.  I know you don’t want to do it.  It’s risky.  It’s dangerous.  I know. I know.”

Rob Hurlburt, TakeUp.Org Founder (2010: TBC)

Light Dawns for Unborn Poor in Austin

Some time around 1974 the City of Austin began turning out the lights on the unborn poor.  Tonight the light shines a bit brighter for them.  Most would count tonight a great loss.  I count it as the small step toward shining the light on a dark part of Austin in need of more exposure.

This past October we became aware of expiring “termination service” contracts between the Travis County Health District (TCHD) and local Austin abortion providers.  Thanks to people like Dina Meyer and Dr. Joe Pojman of Texas Alliance for Life the vote on those contracts was pushed out to November.  Additional light and pressure was applied and the decision was put off again.  Finally, tonight the board voted.

Large complaints could be lobbied over the stacked deck of cards the TCHD staff dealt out tonight at the public hearing.  The deception surrounding this issue is astounding.  Rather, let’s focus on the positive.  Railroad Commissioner, Victor Carrillo, spoke boldly on behalf of the unborn poor.  TCHD board member Clarke Heidrick publicly acknowledged the deception associated with the presentation and hearings on the 2004 contract accepted from the City of Austin.  He also expressed concerns over the counseling offered by money driven abortion providers.  Another member offered an amendment to fund abortion alternatives to the tune of $450,000.  Much light as been shed on the situation, and faithful followers of Christ have been awaken to this issue.

The Austin community has come together to fight this battle, and we have only just begun.   Texas Alliance for Life, the Catholic Diosese of Austin, the Austin Pregnancy Resource Center, Austin Coalition for Life, Free Market Foundation, the Austin Area Pastor Council and many taxpaying citizens have united to bring an end to “termination services” funded by Travis County property taxes.

Ultimately we know that being born poor is much better than being killed in the womb.   Ultimately we know that good triumphs over evil, mercy triumphs over judgement, and life wins out over death.  We will persist.  We will stay in this battle to give light to the unborn poor.  We will remain faithful to the end.

Pray for the unborn poor tonight and tomorrow and in the days and nights following.  Pray, talk to others, and attend the TCHD meetings until the full light of dawn shines for the most vulnerable among us … the unborn poor.

Brent Bullock, Minister

City of Austin Termination Services

I hope that title stirs your imagination.  There are all kinds of services provided by the City of Austin.  Most of them are legitimate for a civil community.  Yet, we’ve recently come to realize that some of the “services” provided by the City of Austin are more like a hit man contract from the City of Corruption, Chicago.

Termination services “required” by the City of Austin were picked up by the Travis County Healthcare District (TCHD) in 2005.  We’re talking about pregnancy termination services.  We’re talking about abortion; the termination of innocent human life.  And we’re talking to the tune of $450,000 per year.

Actual expenses for “termination services” paid by TCHD from Oct 2008 - Sep 2009 were $282,313.  While I am grateful it wasn’t $450,000, it does represent over 600 aborted human babies.  Travis County had 3,748 abortions and 16,152 live births in 2006. 

TCHD is providing free “termination services” to low income women that qualify for the Medical Assistance Program (MAP) or State of Texas Medicaid.  Your Travis County property tax payments fund these abhorrent termination services.  With the City of Austin contract expiring, we have a great opportunity to terminate taxpayer funded ”termination services”.  Here are some urgent actions for you to take.

  • Contact TCHD to express your opinion:
    • Phone: 512-978-8000
    • FAX: 512-978-8156
    • Address: 1111 East Cesar Chavez Street, Suite B, Austin, Texas 78702
    • Web: www.traviscountyhd.org
  • Sign & circulate petition (download link)
  • Spread the word to other pro-life supporters
  • Attend pro-life Press Conference on Thursday, Dec. 10th, 11 AM
    • Granger Building, 314 West 11th Street, Austin TX
  • Attend TCHD public hearing on Thursday, Dec. 10th, 5:30 PM
    • Granger Building, 314 West 11th Street, Austin TX
TakeUp Your Healthcare

Kingdom Warriors,

  The Left and supporters of MoveOn.org continue to herald the Secular Progressive / Humanist agenda and it is time for you and I to Take Up!  MoveOn .Org is planning to make a showing at the Texas Medical Association’s townhall meetings that are coming up quickly all across our Great State.

  Your voice is needed on the Healthcare debate - TakeUp your cross and take up your convictions and let them be known.  If you live in or near Austin, the meeting is tomorrow, Thursday 8/13. 

Thu, Aug. 13 6:30-8:30 pm
Show up early!!
Austin (PDF) Texas Medical Association
Thompson Auditorium
401 W. 15th St.
Austin, Texas
Google Map >>

  The TMA is also hosting meetings in other Texas cities per this link:  http://www.texmed.org/Template.aspx?id=7907.  Please spread the message about these events and take the time to make your voice heard.

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