Vote the Values That Will Stand the Test of Fire

A friend sent this video to me. Thought I’d share it with you. It’s called Test of Fire, made by Catholics Called 2 Witness (cc2w.org). Watching this makes me want to go out and vote right now!

Will you vote the values that will stand the test of fire? Some things are more important than high gas prices or a faltering economy. They are life, marriage and freedom. This November, Catholics must stand up and protect their sacred rights and duties.  Please share this video with your friends! Visit www.cc2w.org for more details.

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About Disciple

I am a pro-life activist, blogger, writer, poet, singer songwriter, musician, photographer, nerd, bookworm and Mac fan. I have two dogs, one of whom is well-travelled. (I had three for a while after adopting a senior dog, but he has now passed away, and the pack is back to two girl dogs. One was born after, the days of mammoth road trips.) And the most important thing is: I was received into Holy Mother Church in 1996 and, through the grace of God, I love Christ and His Church more with every passing day. Thanks be to God!
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34 Responses to Vote the Values That Will Stand the Test of Fire

  1. SR says:

    I loved this video but my question Disciple is WHO???? A Mormon or a Muslim??? I will vote but this will be one of the hardest elections to cast a ballot on. I might write your name in:) My dogs I feel would be better than these choices we have??? Want to hear some of your thoughts on this. Thanks for sharing. God Bless, SR

    • Disciple says:

      I wanted to vote for Michelle B., then Rick S. i suppose now I’ll cast my vote for Romney, not because I really want him but because I really do not want O. And I don’t think we ought to split the vote by everybody going off in their own directions. United we stand, divided we have four more years of democrat nonsense and stupidity a la Saul Alinsky. And we cannot affford that!

    • Ron from Blue Grass says:

      No Muzlim or Mormon. How about a Christian that follows the constitution that was written by Christians. Oh, and dont believe the lies about the Christian told by the Muzlim & the Mormon. Thats what they did to Jesus you know! Before they killed him. End the wars too! Let the states make thier own laws against abortion & the supreme court can stay out of it. The supreme court can just plain “uphold the constitution”. Elect the man that always tells the truth, period. No compromise ever again. Stop the fear and compromising right now and listen closely to the man that only needs 34% of the vote to win. He’ll get it with or without your help. “And be recorded in eternity”. You Know!

      • Tom says:

        Right on, I say follow the money. Who funded this very expensive video, I looked at the website of the video company and didn’t find out much about that. Knowing how the good Mother Angelica can get very rich donors to pony up large sums, I just wonder whose funded this video and what are their political, not moral, aims. Elections are politics and politicians will say whatever it takes to get elected. When Mitt ran for Governor of the liberal state of Massachusetts, he was pro choice, so much so he said it over and over during a televised debate moderated by Tim Russert against his opponent. Look it up on you tube, it’s quite enlightening. Also there is a great video on all his, shall we say, 180 degree position changes put out by Rand Paul. Obama is no better. He panders to the left and comprises his Christian values. As was stated Mitt is not even a Christian. There is another video on the Piers Morgan show where he states that he will not allow his faith to dictate how he governs the country. That’s a bit scary, but then again, since his faith is not christian based maybe it’s not so scary. hmmmm….something to think about, I guess

        • Disciple says:

          I’m not aware that Catholics Called 2 Witness has anything to do with EWTN or Mother Angelica. I don’t know where you got that idea and I don’t think it’s correct. As for the video itself, I love it.

          • Tom says:

            I got that idea from waking up this morning at 5:30 and seeing EWTN play the video. I didn’t think they ran political commercials, but obviously I’m wrong.

            • Disciple says:

              I think EWTN, as every Catholic and every Catholic organization, has a right and a duty to speak out about important issues that face us. Especially when that Catholic or Catholic organization is under attack by its own government. Call it politics. If it involves life, then we all have a right and a duty to be informed and to speak and to act.

              • Tom says:

                i’m just wondering who funded it and for what political gain. I have to say again, if it’s of confusion, or disorder or dis-conent it’s of Satan, not my words, the word of Our Lady

                • Disciple says:

                  I have no problem with the words or with Our Lady. Why the constant pounding on EWTN? Obama and his administration and cronies are the ones trying to silence all Catholics, including EWTN, saddling us with crippling penalties and fines or taxes if we don’t violate our consciences at their bidding. That doesn’t seem to bother you. But EWTN speaking out about it does. EWTN airing a video made by other concerned Catholics bothers you. Does the action of the HHS not bother you? Are you independently wealthy? Or would you comply with the government’s wishes that Catholics fund contraception and abortifacients now — and no telling what in the future?

  2. SR says:

    I know I am going to vote for Romney. As far as “O” goes, please!!!!!!!!!!!!! Another four years of him and we will not have a nation nor ever vote again. I wanted Rick so badly, but I knew he would not have the money to hang in there against Romney. So united we stand my friend. God Bless, SR

  3. Bill Grant says:

    Nothing like dividing CAtholics who are going to vote for Obama just at a time when we need unity. The president is not anti-Catholic! bill grabt

    • Disciple says:

      Greetings, Bill. Thanks for viewing and commenting. The president isn’t anti-Catholic? Are you referring to someone other than Obama? Because he is the most anti-Catholic, anti-Christian president this country has ever had. If you don’t see that, then I don’t know what to say.

      • Tom says:

        wow, demagouge much? Don’t believe everything Raymond Arroyo, Barbara McGuigan, Al Cresta…etc say. They strike me as people that may have sacrificed reason for their version of the faith. Watch for propaganda, explore all sides, look for hidden motives and agendas, I say again, follow the money. Does someone seem like they worship money. What is worse voting for a humanist or a money worshiper?I wonder if this is a good argument for not making healthcare a commodity in this country as opossed to just about every other country in the world. If we want to change the constitution maybe we should include the right to eat and to receive the care of a doctor in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. How can I pursue happiness if I can’t feed my family or get healthcare when I’m sick? (ok, now I guess I’m demagouging a bit) The republican party and tea party let everyone down by not nominating someone worth voting for. That’s because so many republicans and tea party members are borderline racist, selfish, greedy, you get the picture. Low taxes for the rich, that’s all Mitt really cares about. Search you tube for videos on his flip flopping to hear it directly from his mouth, not the talking points of Fox news.

        • Disciple says:

          How can you pursue happiness if you can’t feed your family or get healthcare when you’re sick? Here’s another thought: how can you pursue happiness when you can’t, oh, say, live? With the most pro-abortion president and administration we’ve ever had in power right now, the right to even live is under real and active threat, as is the right to live as a Catholic, which means more than going to Mass for an hour on Sunday.

          As for Al Kresta, Barbara McGuigan and Raymond Arroyo, they don’t seem to have sacrificed reason at all. Seems to me they know the faith pretty well, communicate it very well, and stand up for it, too. You seem to have a bone to pick with EWTN but what does that have to do with the original post or this thread?

          • Tom says:

            Don’t lecture me, over and out, I don’t have time for this. If it’s of confusion or of dis-order it’s of the devil.

            • Disciple says:

              So you can “lecture” me and everyone else but you don’t like replies to your “lectures”? The words “Get your own blog” come to mind. I’m not the one who’s confused.

              • Tom says:

                I find that one of the problems in the world today is that everyone thinks they should have their own blog as if they are failing if they don’t let everyone know what they think. Don’t get me started on the waste of time that is twitter. Call me a dinosaur but I have been thinking lately of getting rid of my computer and going to the library to do my research from good old moldy smelly books. Of course when the EMP blast or Solar flair knocks out all electronics I’ll be in Heaven (I hope, but not if I vote for Obama, evidently)

                • Disciple says:

                  Might as well. Get rid of the computer, I mean. For all the good it’s doing. There are real issues here, Tom. Real issues that need to be understood and faced. The library is fine. If you can find what you need there. But a lot is happening right now and we need to keep informed about it as it happens, not decades later. When it will be too late.

  4. Emil says:

    The way I see it is: vote for Romney. Then we will have the better of the two men and the Mormon Faith will be exposed for what it is and the untruth it holds.

  5. Tom says:

    Since we are talking about using your vote for pie in the sky type things let me pose something I pondered recently. Under Republicans, the platform was they were pro life but then nothing was really done about it and abortions increased. Under Obama, many state governments have passed laws restricting abortion and it’s actually harder for many women, especially here in the midwest to find a doctor to kill their baby. That, is the real key, I think, how can we get the AMA to admit that abortion “does grave harm”? isn’t that against their hypocritcal oath? (pun intended). If no doctor will perform it then desperate women will turn to even more evil people and then maybe society can get outraged enough (pie meet sky)

    • Disciple says:

      Want to talk about reality? Here’s reality. Obama and the large number of his cronies in power (who also worked for Planned Parenthood at some point) have funneled millions and millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood and have moved against states that have tried to cut funding to Planned Parenthood, even after those states voted to cut the funding. Any decrease in abortions have come from the constant prayer and work of pro-lifers, which work Obama does his best to counter at every turn. His Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, is as rabidly pro-abortion as he is. Guess that’s why Obama wanted her for the job.

      As for the Hippocratic Oath that was used, I think most, if not all, of our medical schools abandoned the practice years ago. Many medical schools now require that med students assist during an abortion procedure to complete their studies. How sickening is that?

      • Tom says:

        That would be horrible if it was true. Not most. My son teaches at a medical school he would know. Keep an open mind young lady, it will serve you will as you age.

        • Disciple says:

          I’m older than you and my mind is open enough to learn truth but not so open as to let unexamined lies in. One medical school keeping the oath does not negate what I said about most. Perhaps you could develop an open mind yourself. But pride gets in the way of that, as it gets in the way of listening to the Church’s teaching. We’re in spiritual combat. It won’t do to pretend there is no battle or to misunderstand where the battle is and who the enemy is.

  6. Tom says:

    The video brought tears to my eyes, not tears of joy but of deep sadness that EWTN is setting itself up as authority on what God thinks of our puny election. See what the original Catholics in Europe think, I’m curious. Being American and capitalistic does not give us moral authority over anything. At first I was mad at the slick propaganda but on further viewing I cry with sadness. Mother Mary please rescue us from our pride, greed, arrogance and lack of charity. Listen to eh words of John McCain, Barack Obama is a good christian man who we just happen to disagree with on some fundamental issues. (and i’m not talking about abortion, so called gay marriage or religious liberties) Tax the rich, feed the poor or tax the middle class and buy another weapon system, that seems to be one of the choices we face. I know, cynical much? Hey, I’m 54 years old, wandered in the secular faith for 40 years, had an “experience” at a protestant church a year and half ago, went to Catholics come home, joined my parish, my wife of 35 years went through RCIA and I want prayer, prayer, and more prayer, not politics, politics, politics. If EWTN spent some of my money on this video, I say, then that’s why you have an $800,000 shortfall.

    • Disciple says:

      As I said in an earlier reply, to my knowledge EWTN has nothing to do with this video. So most of your rant seems, at best, misdirected. But let me say this: If you think being Catholic and member of the laity is about praying, praying, praying, and not about also working, working, working and paying attention to what happens in the world around us and taking part in our world and taking our responsibility to vote very seriously and using our duty and obligation of stewardship to the best of our ability, then your version of Catholicism is missing something, something important.

      Adam and Eve were created in the Garden of Eden. Adam was given the task of keeping and tilling the garden. As Catholics we are given the task of working in the world, of helping to build the Kingdom, of preaching the Gospel, of sharing the Good News. To be Catholic requires formation and information. Not just any formation and not just any information. We have to know what is going on in the world, especially in our own country, and we have to make informed decisions and vote accordingly, as formed and informed Catholics. That is part of our duty, our mission, our work.

      The upcoming “puny” election, as you called it, is one of the most important elections we have faced. Our country is going to be radically different if Obama (or any other democrat) wins it this time. All Catholics should be learning about the situation, all Catholics should be concerned about it.

      And one thing all Catholics should beware of is this: Pride.

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Tom. It’s been an interesting, if puzzling, time. Welcome home to you and your wife!

      • We Have Rights too says:

        Disciple – I would not bother arguing with Tom. He is obviously a liberal who stumbled on this video and does not have any interest in promoting Catholic values. He’s obviously okay with our present Government forcing Catholics to abandon their beliefs and refuses to believe that Obama was raised a muslim, even when this has been proven. And his so called Christian values include a reverand that has more hate in his heart than any man of God I ever heard. You are right that Catholics need to unite to have our voice heard. No Government, (no matter who they are), cannot force us to abandon our values. That’s the important message here and the message we can send to Washington. Obama backed off because he knew an election was around the corner. If he gets elected, God help us. I pray every day that we are able to elect a government that will put God back into this country.

        • Disciple says:

          Yeah, I gave up arguing with him. I have conversations like that one just about every day. At some point you just have to say, No more, and move on. Can’t let your energy be depleted, especially when they’re not listening anyway. I just add them to my prayer list and walk away.

          I am praying that we will elect a better government this time, too, but I don’t think the government can put God back into our country if He is not already in our hearts. So we’ll have to keep working and praying, and hoping in the Lord not in man and not in government. Though we certainly do need to hold all of our elected officials accountable for what they do and for what they neglect to do.

          And I am all for kicking every one of the hypocritical false Catholics out of every Catholic institution, out of the House, the Senate, and every branch and office of government at every level. I’ve had more than enough of their lies and distortions to last me a lifetime.

          Thanks for reading and commenting! Peace be with you.

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