A Massachusetts Democrat has been caught saying the left’s quiet part about abortion out loud with his cruel suggestion that special needs babies should be aborted in the womb, so government schools can save money at a later date.
Michael Hugo, the chair of the Framingham Democratic Committee, is taking major heat, and rightfully so, for a shocking recommendation that the city use abortion to save money in school budgets.
Hugo delivered his horrific suggestion during a Feb. 7 Framingham city council meeting, where he spoke up about a draft proclamationconcerning the city’s support for unfettered access to abortion at any time, for any reason. The proclamation denounced crisis pregnancy centers where at risk women are urged to choose life, labeled these centers “misleading” and “deceptive,” and claimed they dole out “false medical claims.”
But the Democratic committee chair had far more to say than that which appears in the anti-life proclamation. In his comments aimed at supporting the proclamation, Hugo proffered the eugenics-based policy of killing babies that may suffer disabilities after birth.
Hugo began his personal proclamation saying that he was “speaking on behalf of the Framingham Democratic Committee,” and said it is the committee’s duty to “work for the common good by promoting racial, ethnic, social, and economic equality for the people of Framingham,” the New York Post reported.
During his comments, Hugo went on to say that crisis pregnancy centersare a threat to Framingham because in some cases they might prevent women from aborting babies that will be born with special needs. Hugo further claimed that people with special needs are a financial burden on the system.
“Our fear is that if an unqualified sonographer [at a CPC] misdiagnoses a heart defect, an organ defect, spina bifida or encephalopathic defect, that becomes a very local issue, because our school budget would have to absorb the cost of the child in our special education budget,” Hugo said, according to The Blaze.
Hugo had sent the text of his remarks to the council ahead of time. And in that written statement, he asked if the state would “cover the medical costs for a fetus that had sound medical reason to be terminated,” the Daily Mail reported.
He also asked if the state or city council “would cover the costs of special education for a Down syndrome-affected child” or “pay the extraordinary medical expense of a child with a (serious heart condition)” and implied that such children should be aborted before those expenses are realized.
According to the Post, Hugo then wondered, “How much does Framingham’s Public School Department pay for unreimbursed special needs school transportation, specialized education and durable supplies?”
These outrageous and heartless comments were widely criticized not only by local residents, but even members of his own, anti-life party.
One woman, who is the mother of a special needs child, felt as if Hugo was targeting her quite directly.
“I saw what Michael had said as a personal attack against my own children,” said Sheryl Goldstein, the chair of the Framingham Disabilities Commission, according to Fox News. “That my children who had special needs were not worth the expense in the school system.”
Kristan Hawkins, the president of Students for Life and mother of two special-needs children, was aghast at Hugo’s statements, saying that his policy suggestion was no less than “eugenics,” the Post reported.
“This is discrimination plain and simple,” Hawkins exclaimed. “I think people who say that the sick cost too much for our society better find the fountain of youth real quick because someday that’s going to be them, it’s going to be their family members.”
“This is eugenics. This is eugenics in 2023 America. This is an argument that sadly we’ve heard before and throughout American history, just regurgitated using a bunch of fancy lingo or support for abortion,” Hawkins said.
Jon Fetherston, a special needs advocate, said he was shocked by Hugo’s heartless comments.
“As a parent of an autistic child, I read those comments and go ‘What?’” Fetherston said. “A peer of mine thinks that I should’ve aborted my child because he was going to be a burden to a school budget?”
Another critic, former Framingham School Committee member Pat Dunne, even blasted Hugo’s comments during the meeting saying that he had gone “off the rails” with his policy suggestion.
“I’m a lifetime member of the Democratic Committee, and the person who wanted to represent us went off the rails on a different direction that was never brought before the Democratic Committee,” Dunne said, the Post added. “We’re not talking about eliminating special education students and the like. We’re talking about getting out good information to the people in Framingham. And he’s casting a bit too wide for me, and that’s why I did want to say something.”
Hugo eventually posted an apology letter and claimed that the other members of the committee did not see the text of his prepared comments even though he sent it out the night before the meeting. He also admitted that is words were “offensive and hurtful.”
“I am writing to offer my most sincere and humble apology to members of the Framingham Democratic Committee, but more especially my fellow members of Framingham’s disability family community, for comments that I made at the last City Council meeting which were offensive and hurtful,” Hugo wrote.
Laura Green, a disability advocate in Framingham, was not convinced by the apology letter.
“I feel that it was generic and lackluster. I feel like after a statement like that is made, you can’t just pretend that it didn’t happen or take it back because it’s damaging to a community of people,” Green said. “The disability community is the only minority group that you can become a part of at any time.”
The Leftists have no regard for human life.
“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20).
What has gone wrong in this world? The answer is simple. “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil” (John 3:19).
We can give lip service to God all we want, but unless we die to self, take up our cross, and follow Jesus, our faith will be a secret, hidden even from God. If you love darkness and the evil therein, you can’t love God with all your heart and soul.
God told Moses, “And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, that I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil” (Deuteronomy 11:13-14).
God will bless those who love and honor Him. Is that only an Old Testament command? A scribe asked Jesus what was the first commandment of all. “And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and will all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength, this is the first commandment” (Mark 12:29-30).
How do we love God? We obey Him. How can we obey if we don’t study Scripture? It seems as if modern preachers are afraid to preach Scripture from Genesis through Revelation. It’s all God’s truth, but the darkness of evil in this world has made it wrong to step on toes and call sin, sin. If a preacher preaches about the literal six-day creation, that flies in the face of the lies taught by public schools. If a preacher preaches that a little girl is genetically born a female and a little boy is genetically born a male, again, that flies in the face of the evil darkness that is sweeping over the land. People love darkness.
Many preachers have little to do with Scripture because if you aren’t politically correct, you lose the tax-exempt status. The almighty dollar is more important than Almighty God. If preachers preach that sexual sin is an abomination before God, then the congregation might be upset and stop putting money in the collection plate. Christians must return to Scripture. We can’t please God and please the world. It’s better to please God.
The Old Testament gives many examples of God doing mighty works after His people returned to a covenant relationship with Him. Joshua led the Israelites to conquer the Promised Land, and their first battle was at Jericho. Before he led them to battle, he first led them back to a right covenant with God. During their exile in the very pagan land of Egypt, the people had picked up the pagan ways and forgotten to honor God. When Abraham was called, the covenant God made with him and all his children was that all males were to be circumcised. While in Egypt and wandering 40 years in the desert, the people had forgotten this covenant, and it was time to reaffirm it. It would hurt, but they had to be right with God in order to honor Him and be blessed by Him. After the men were circumcised according to God’s covenant, Joshua understood that they had to remember all that God had done for them….
God brought them out of bondage in a pagan land. “And the children of Israel encamped in Gilgal, and kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month at even in the plains of Jericho” (Joshua 5:10).
After God was put in the proper place in the Israelites’ hearts, He showed up. “And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries? And he said, Nay, but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant? And the captain of the LORD’S host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so” (Joshua 5:13-15).
God had led the Israelites through their wanderings, but after their hearts had been made right in the sight of God, God was made real. Joshua saw the pre-incarnate Christ.
Joshua led the Israelites in the conquest of the land which God had given them through the covenant with Abraham. When the battles were over, Joshua had words of wisdom to share with the people. “If ye forsake the LORD, and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, and consume you after that he hath done you good. And the people said unto Joshua, Nay; but we will serve the LORD” (Joshua 24:20-21).
The people meant the words, but it wasn’t long until the time of the judges came to Israel. The recurring theme during that time was Israel following pagan ways and being less than obedient to God. God would always raise up a man, or in one case, a woman, to protect Israel. People would be obedient to God, and His blessings would flow, but then they would allow the influence of pagan cultures to lead them astray. Children would be sacrificed to demon gods, and the true God of all creation would be ignored.
God is always willing to forgive those who are truly repentant, and we see that pattern throughout Israel’s history.
King Ahab and his evil Queen Jezebel led the Northern Kingdom of Israel to destruction. In spite of many prophetic warnings, they continued in the worship of pagan gods and were destroyed. These gods and goddesses (real demons) required child sacrifice and sexual perversion.
Do you see the parallel between the evil that is permeating our life today and the judgments of God in the past? Even those who claim to be Christian live with a “significant other” with no covenant of marriage. Babies are sacrificed, and it’s called “a mother’s right to choose.” Children are taught it’s OK to have two mommies or two daddies with no regard for God’s truth. Gender is now erroneously taught as being a choice. We are living in a very pagan, God-rejecting society and wonder why evil is so strong. Go back and read John 3:19. People love the darkness of Satan even though that darkness causes us to stumble, fall, and hurt ourselves.
There is a pattern in Scripture showing that God is always ready and willing to forgive the sin we embrace.
King Solomon built the Temple, and when it was finished, it was a magnificent building to honor God. Solomon had many problems in his life and was far from perfect. He had a weakness for pagan women. This allowed the gateway for pagan worship in Israel. God honors His promises, and a promise to King David, Solomon’s father, was that his kingdom would never end. So, God didn’t send judgment upon Solomon, but over the years, Solomon brought on his own judgment. None of his treasure, wives, or worldly pleasures brought any joy to his life. God had not forgotten Solomon, and after the Temple was built, God spoke to him and made a conditional promise:
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).
Does that promise only apply to the Jewish nation? The truth of those words is for all people. We cannot claim to be Christian while embracing all manner of sin. As Christians, we need to repent of the sin that grips our life, and serve Jesus. “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon” (Matthew 6:24).
Jesus also said, “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength, this is the first commandment” (Mark 12:30).Embracing sin is not loving God, but serving mammon.
We must return to Scripture. It’s very obvious what happens when God is ignored and Satan is embraced. Illegitimate babies are created, then either raised by a single mother or murdered in the womb. Men have no idea about the responsibility of supporting a wife and family. Drug and alcohol abuse is prevalent, which increases mental illness, demon possession, and crime. Children are taught that gender is a choice and they might even really be an animal; they are encouraged to be a dog if they think they are a dog. Everyone does what is right in his or her own eyes.
Scripture is God’s word, and Christians need to walk away from congregations that tickle ears and teach a watered-down version of Scripture. We are living in the very last of the last days. “Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying Where is the promise of his coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation” (2 Peter 3:3-4).
Shame on those pastors who compromise God’s word, and shame on Christians who don’t study (not just read through) Scripture. The times are very evil and treacherous.
The Old Testament tells of Solomon dedicating the Temple and reading God’s Law publicly so all could hear. Eventually, the Temple was destroyed, but God would eventually restore it. Even though he lived in the Kingdom of Babylon, Nehemiah was heartbroken over the destruction of the Temple. The king allowed him to return to the Jewish capital of Jerusalem to rebuild the wall of protection, then the focus turned to rebuilding the Temple. He had men working with him who loved the Lord. When it was all restored, the first celebration was the observance of Passover.
After some time, the people returned to their land, stood in the street, and asked Ezra to bring the book of the Law of Moses. Ezra did just that. The people were hungry to hear God’s Law as given to Moses and had great respect for hearing it.
“And he read therein before the street that was before the water gate from the morning until midday, before the men and the women, and those that could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive unto the book of the law” (Nehemiah 8:3).
We need this same heart today. A desire for God’s word and men who are not ashamed to openly declare their faith and lead others to a closer walk with Jesus.
We are in a time of great sin amongst “Christians,” and that’s a sad comment on our faith. God knew this time would come, but that doesn’t mean He approves. The Apostle Paul, writing under the direction of the Holy Spirit, wrote a letter to a young pastor named Timothy and encouraged Him to preach God’s truth.
“Preach the word, be instant in season, and out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth and shall be turned unto fables” (2 Timothy 4:2-4).
Don’t wait for someone else to start. Be a leader and eschew the erroneous teaching of the “name it and claim it” lies, the purpose-driven mistruth, and the opinion that you can sin all you want and then ask forgiveness and sin some more. Be the man or woman to lead a return to Scripture. Return to the pure word of God. Humble yourself before God and allow Him to rule over your life.
A reader recently sent this Billy Graham quote to me as he spoke in a crusade. He said, “The first thought I have when I wake up in the morning is I wonder if He is going to come today. I would like to see Him come; what a day that’s going to be. All of our aches and pains are going to be behind us, all of our tears are going to be behind us, all of our problems are going to be solved. What a day that’s going to be!”
Actually, many Christians believe two great days are coming.
When the day of the Rapture arrives:
Every deceased Christian will be raised from the dead with an incorruptible, immortal body like Jesus had when He was raised from the dead.
The body of every living Christian will be changed into an incorruptible, immortal body like Jesus had when He was raised from the dead.
Christians will see their saved loved ones in heaven.
Christians will be taken to heaven for rewards.
Christians will be presented to Jesus for the marriage of the Lamb.
The Christian’s prayer to be accounted worthy to escape the Tribulation Period will be answered.
The salvation of multitudes by the preaching of the 144,000 and Two Witnesses will be near.
The blinding of Israel will soon cease, and all Israel will soon be saved.
When the day of the Second Coming arrives:
Satan will be bound, chained, and cast into the Bottomless Pit for 1,000 years.
The Antichrist and False Prophet will be cast into the Lake of Fire.
The Restoration of planet Earth will begin.
Jesus will reign and be worshipped all over this earth.
There will be peace, justice, and righteousness on earth.
God’s covenants with Israel will be fulfilled.
Christians will reign with Jesus.
Christians should look forward to these two magnificent events taking place.
Here are some signs that we are getting close:
One, concerning world government: at the World Government Summit in Dubai (held Feb. 13-15, 2023), Klaus Schwab talked about Artificial Intelligence, Chatbots, and other advancements in technology.
Schwab said, “Who masters those technologies – in some way – will be the master of the world. Ten years from now, we will be completely different.”
(Note: An evil world government is coming that God will allow to exist for seven years, but the ultimate Master of the world is Jesus.)
Two, concerning world government: Elon Musk (he is not a Christian) recently said,
The World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) agenda is Satanic.
The WEF is increasingly becoming an unelected world government that the people never asked for and don’t want.
In a video speech to the recent World Government Summit in Dubai, UAE (held Feb. 13-15, 2023), Musk said,
I know that this is called the World Government Summit, but I think we should be maybe a little bit concerned about actually becoming too much of a single world government. If I may say that, we want to avoid creating civilizational risk by having, frankly – this may sound a little odd – too much cooperation between governments.
We want to have some amount of civilizational diversity such that, if something just goes wrong with some part of civilization, the whole thing doesn’t collapse, and you know, humanity keeps moving forward.
A civilization collapse could lead to greater disaster than if nations were more independent.
As I understand it, Musk was saying a world government that has too much central control will collapse, and that could be worse than nations retaining their national sovereignty.
Three, on Feb. 17, 2023, The Gateway Pundit published a great article by author and TV personality Wayne Allyn Root that says, “The consequences of a stolen election (the 2020 presidential election) are all around us.”
I believe Root’s Gateway Pundit article is extremely important, and every U.S. citizen needs to know what it says.
Root was talking about inflation and famine when he said:
Grocery prices are skyrocketing.
Egg farms are burning to the ground.
Over 100 food plants have burned to the ground in the past year.
A mushroom cloud of deadly chemicals is floating over the farm belt, animals are dying, fish are dead, and people are sick.
Gas and energy prices are soaring.
Massive inflation is decimating the middle class.
Root was talking about the decline of the U.S. when he said:
The supply chain is crippled.
Highways, ports, and infrastructure are crumbling.
Trains are derailing.
Our federal energy reserve is being depleted.
Biden left $85 billion of our weapons in Afghanistan, he is shipping a lot of what is left to Ukraine, and America’s military is short on equipment.
America’s national debt and homelessness are exploding.
Not even one black child in 50 Chicago schools can do grade-level math.
Root was talking about surrendering the sovereignty of the U.S. and a population reduction when he said:
Our border is wide open, and criminals, terrorists, and drugs are pouring through.
Fentanyl kills over 100,000 Americans per year, and it sure seems like someone wants them dead.
Covid vaccinations are killing children and young athletes.
Root was talking about wickedness when he said:
Violent crime and retail theft are exploding.
Root was talking about tracking people when he said:
Our government is compiling a list of the unvaccinated.
Root was talking about corruption in Washington when he said:
The FBI and DOJ are prosecuting parents that protest the LGBTQ agenda, censoring conservatives and Christians, but releasing violent criminals.
Root was talking about the moral decline of America when he said:
Government, media, Hollywood, and schools are brainwashing society 24/7 with the LGBTQ and transgender ideology.
Root concluded that all this has to be the purposeful destruction of America, and he closed by saying, “A stolen election has unleashed the gates of Hell on America.”
Here is a link to the article.
(My opinion: This is just part of why I believe history is approaching the two great days mentioned above.)
Four, concerning the coming world religion: on Feb. 17, 2023, LifeSiteNews posted another great article by Catholic Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano.
As I understand it, Vigano believes (and I agree) that:
>Satan is behind the globalist hostility to Biblical morals and the spread of the gospel of Christ.
>The green agenda, woke dogmas, and cancel culture are part of a globalist cult religion that is being promoted by the New World Order.
>Globalists are using the World Health Organization (WHO), World Economic Forum (WEF), and other groups to draft laws that require everyone on earth to accept their morality (adherence to these global laws will not be optional).
>Globalists are using these groups to draft laws to control what churches teach, what schools teach, what the media says, and to silence anyone and everyone who does not agree with them (freedom of religion and speech will not be allowed).
>Globalists are using these groups to promote immorality (abortion, gay rights, gender mutilations, etc.), euthanasia, depopulation, etc., as meritorious, the common good, and the ethically right thing to believe and do to save the planet (and what the Bible says does not matter).
>Globalists are drafting laws and policies that no one wants and no one asked for in the name of an unproven and unprovable crisis (climate change) that will make everyone’s life worse (eat worms, walk to work, use less energy, etc.).
>The globalist religion is exclusive, and those that disagree with it must be dealt with (considered enemies of the common good, be re-educated by force, be forced to submit, etc.).
>The list of people promoting this satanic global cult religion includes politicians, heads of companies and universities, actors, preachers, the Catholic hierarchy, and even Pope Francis.
(My opinion: A global cult religion is a major sign that the above-mentioned two great days are approaching.)
(More: The fact that a highly respected conservative Roman Catholic Archbishop believes Pope Francis supports a satanic global cult religion that is hostile to Biblical morals and the spread of the gospel should not be taken lightly by Roman Catholics. Everyone, regardless of their faith, that opposes the agenda of the Antichrist during the Tribulation Period will be persecuted and probably killed.)
Five, concerning world government, I have recently reported that:
>There were two globalist meetings in Jan. 2023 (The WHO International Health Regulations Review Committee, IHRRC, and the WEF Annual Meeting) that submitted proposals to be voted on at the upcoming WHO Assembly Meeting in May.
>Francis Boyle, Prof. of Law at the Univ. of IL, studied those proposals and said they will set up a worldwide totalitarian medical and scientific police state and that every nation on earth could lose its national sovereignty if those proposals are approved.
>One very dangerous aspect of those proposals is that the International Health Regulations (IHRs) will be changed from “non-binding” to “legally binding,” and WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus will be empowered to declare a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, whether there is a real one or not, just by saying that the “potential” for one exists.
>If the IHRs become “legally binding” global laws in May, the only thing that is needed for one man to take over the medical and scientific sovereignty of every nation on earth is for Ghebreyesus to declare that the potential exists for the bird flu (monkeypox or whatever) to become a global pandemic.
>On Feb. 10, 2023, it was reported that the WHO’s proposed International Pandemic Treaty calls for: 1) A “One Health” global surveillance system to monitor and control diseases; 2) The 194 nations that belong to the WHO to be required to recognize the WHO’s authority over global health issues, and 3) The WHO to be allowed to impose its requirements upon all member nations.
>On Feb. 10, 2023, it was reported that a World Health Organization (WHO) official called for: 1) A strengthened WHO global surveillance system; 2) Standardized global medical care; 3) Everyone on earth that is 60 years old or older with an immunocompromised system (weakened immune system) to receive booster shots; 4) To require everyone that is at risk (everyone with underlying conditions, healthcare workers, etc.) to be vaccinated, and 5) To put patients that are hospitalized with Covid-19 on ventilators (which often terminates their life).
I am reminding readers of these previous reports because, on Feb. 18, 2023, The Epoch Times reported that the Biden administration is planning to sign a legally binding document (on Feb. 27, 2023, as I understood it) that commits the U.S. to obey these global policies.
On Feb. 19, 2023, The Gateway Pundit reported that “The amendments delegate the international body of unelected bureaucrats more authority to define what constitutes a pandemic, when a pandemic is in progress, how long a pandemic lasts and how ‘to prevent, detect and respond to future public health emergencies of international concern,’ ultimately delegating the WHO total authority over emergency operations in the U.S. during a ‘public health emergency.’”
(My opinion: I believe this will be a major step toward Regionalization and the rise of the Ten Kings; Regional Directors, Regional Czars, leaders over 10 regions in the world.)
Six, concerning an increase in the frequency and intensity of natural disasters at the end of the age: on Feb. 20, 2023, a 6.3 earthquake struck Turkey.
This earthquake struck exactly two weeks after the Feb. 6, 2023, quakes that killed almost 50,000 people in Turkey and Syria combined.
More buildings were damaged or destroyed, but injuries and death were light (initial reports said 6 deaths and more than 300 injured) because more than one million people are now in temporary structures (tents, etc.).
Finally, are you Rapture Ready?
If you want to be rapture ready and go to heaven, you must be born again (John 3:3). God loves you, and if you have not done so, sincerely admit that you are a sinner; believe that Jesus is the virgin-born, sinless Son of God who died for the sins of the world, was buried, and raised from the dead; ask Him to forgive your sins, cleanse you, come into your heart and be your Saviour; then tell someone that you have done this.