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  • Exit poll: Ireland projected to overturn abortion ban in landslide vote

    05/25/2018 2:51:45 PM PDT · by mooncoin · 115 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/25/2018 | John Bowden
    Ireland has voted in a landslide to overturn the country's decades-old ban on abortion in a major victory for abortion rights activists, according to an exit poll from The Irish Times. A poll conducted on Friday by Ipsos/MRBI for the Times as voting commenced suggests that as much as 68 percent of voters chose to support the referendum overturning the ban, compared to just 32 percent who voted to keep the practiced banned.
  • In U.S., Estimate of LGBT Population Rises to 4.5%

    05/22/2018 4:20:20 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 92 replies
    Gallup ^ | May 22nd 2018 | Frank Newport
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The percentage of American adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) increased to 4.5% in 2017, up from 4.1% in 2016 and 3.5% in 2012 when Gallup began tracking the measure. The latest estimate is based on over 340,000 interviews conducted as part of Gallup's daily tracking in 2017. Gallup's LGBT estimates are based on those respondents who say "yes" when asked, "Do you, personally, identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender?" Extrapolation to the latest census estimate of adults 18 and older in the U.S. suggests that more than 11 million adults identify as...
  • Condoms Required at Scouts' 24th World Jamboree

    05/21/2018 8:21:00 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 101 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/21/2018 | Bob Unruh
    Rules demand distribution during coming 12-day 'camping' event. . .The World Scout Committee is demanding that host nations “ensure that condoms are readily and easily accessible for all participants and IST [staff] at a number of locations on the site.” . . .
  • We Tried It: The $650 '(baby foreskin) Facial' That Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett Swear By

    05/19/2018 9:54:31 AM PDT · by MNDude · 89 replies
    What It Is: The “Hollywood EGF Facial”, otherwise known as the “Penis Facial” thanks to stars like Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett, who both swear by it for radiant, glowy skin Who Tried It: Jillian Ruffo, Associate Beauty Editor Why We Tried It: Let me ask you this: Would you pass up the chance to have skin that looks as smooth as Blanchett or Bullock’s? (We didn’t think so.) Level of Difficulty: 2, if you factor in very mild pain and upkeep It all started back in March, when Blanchett opened up about her skincare secret: a special facial at...
  • School superintendent is exposed as high school's mystery pooper and is charged with lewdness...

    05/03/2018 10:48:53 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 49 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 03 May 2018 | By Valerie Edwards
    The case of the mystery pooper has reportedly been solved after New Jersey police arrested a school district's superintendent.
  • How Schools Quietly Indoctrinate Your Kids On Abortion And Transgenderism

    05/03/2018 7:54:32 AM PDT · by Sopater · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 3, 2018 | Matthew Cochran
    A new study from the Public Religion Research Institute reveals just how badly social conservatives are losing the battle over marriage and sexuality. Not only do two-thirds of Americans polled support so-called gay marriage, but even among evangelicals, support is rapidly growing. The majority of evangelical youth now reject Christ’s teaching on the subject. Outcomes like this surprise too many of us because we underestimate both the power of rhetoric and the extent to which conservatives willingly submit ourselves and our children to it. Anyone who is competent in the art of rhetoric knows the value of “frame,” deliberately using the...
  • Pro-LGBT Group Wants Southern Baptists to Remove Homosexuality, Transgenderism From 'Sin List'

    04/26/2018 12:38:14 PM PDT · by fwdude · 127 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Jun 8, 2017 | Leonardo Blair
    Faith in America, a pro-LGBT organization which will be protesting at the annual gathering of the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, next week, recently announced that they will be lobbying for the nation's largest Protestant body to remove homosexuality and transgenderism from their "sin list." "Ultimately, we at FIA believe LGBT people should be removed from the sin list. We know interpretations and new revelations come to light. We believe the Church will one day stop diminishing the lives of those who are LGBT and we strive to help this come to pass," the organization said in a release....
  • Some Questions for Senator Cory Booker About Sexual Perversion

    04/15/2018 6:42:28 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 34 replies
    The Stream ^ | 4-13-18 | Michael L Brown
    Senator Booker, pursuant to your questioning of Secretary of State candidate Mike Pompeo, I’d like to ask you some forthright questions. I understand you might never read this article. Or, if you do read it, you might choose not to respond. At the least, though, we can put these questions on public record. When interviewing Secretary of State candidate Mike Pompeo, you asked him about his views on same-sex “marriage,” which he had previously opposed. I very much appreciate the fact that Mr. Pompeo did not back down on his conviction that marriage is reserved for members of the opposite...
  • The Shifts Behind the Shootings

    03/31/2018 9:48:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/31/2018 | J. Warner Wallace
    During briefings as a patrol officer, I scanned the crime reports from the prior week, looking for patterns, trends and changes. If, for example, I discovered an increase in car burglaries on the west side of town, I would ask the simple question: What shifted in the past few weeks to account for the additional crimes? More robberies on the east side? What’s changed? Did someone new move into the area? Did some group of offenders decide to target our city? Now, as a cold-case detective and author, I apply the same approach to a new crime phenomenon: the increase...
  • BREAKING: Mississippi enacts strongest pro-life law in the country

    03/19/2018 6:50:14 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 19, 2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    Mississippi has become the first state in the U.S. to ban abortion at 15 weeks. Today, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a law restricting abortions earlier than any other state in America. Bryant, a Republican, says that HB 1510 will help bring Mississippi closer to his goal of making the state “the safest place in America for an unborn child.” The law, which passed the State House of Representatives 80-31 on February 2 and the State Senate 35-14 on March 6, forbids abortions from being performed beyond fifteen weeks for any reason other than a “medical emergency,” defined as a...
  • ‘Some Women Have Penises’: Church of Scotland Launches Transgender Support Guide

    03/09/2018 5:14:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 9,2018 | Virginia Hale
    “Some men have vaginas and some women have penises,” congregations have been told in a Church of Scotland resource urging greater sensitivity towards transgender people. The 30-page booklet, a copy of which was delivered to every Scottish church on Tuesday, asks ministers to consider using gender-neutral language for God as part of a range of measures to make their congregation more inclusive for individuals who identify as transgender.
  • Planned Parenthood: Christians Should Be FORCED To Perform Abortions

    02/02/2018 7:51:10 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards is set to retire soon. Good news, and yet, she’ll be replaced by another far-left nutjob.Now, in an email, the abortion mill wants the nation to know that Christians should be forced to perform abortions against their will.From Daily Wire: Cecile Richards is making plenty sure to go out from her role as CEO of Planned Parenthood with a bang. Now, she openly advocates forcing Christians to perform abortions against their will.According to LifeNews, America’s outgoing abortion queen took a big slap at President Trump’s civil rights protections for medical workers who conscientiously object to...
  • President Donald J. Trump Proclaims January 22, 2018, as National Sanctity of Human Life Day

    01/19/2018 12:49:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 38 replies
    White House ^ | 1/19/18 | Donald J. Trump
    Today, we focus our attention on the love and protection each person, born and unborn, deserves regardless of disability, gender, appearance, or ethnicity. Much of the greatest suffering in our Nation’s history — and, indeed, our planet’s history — has been the result of disgracefully misguided attempts to dehumanize whole classes of people based on these immutable characteristics. We cannot let this shameful history repeat itself in new forms, and we must be particularly vigilant to safeguard the most vulnerable lives among us. This is why we observe National Sanctity of Human Life Day: to affirm the truth that...
  • My Notes: Pedophilia in the D.C. Swamp, A Friendly Caution to FReepers

    01/18/2018 3:46:29 AM PST · by ransomnote · 193 replies
    vanity | 1/18/2018 | vanity
    CAUTION: Not only is this a very long post (sorry), but the content involves the charges of pedophilia closing in on the swamp. My comments are intended to be superficial enough to avoid distress but it's impossible to discuss pedophilia without glimpsing darkness. I read and watch various materials in hopes of serving Trumps strategy of preparing the public to accept the "bad news." I've been reading widely on some topics but there are others I've been avoiding. Since Q has noted that time is drawing near, I wanted to rush the task of coming up to speed on the...
  • The Exclusivity of Jesus Won’t Tolerate The Inclusivity of the Sexual Revolution

    01/10/2018 8:59:20 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    Patheos Evangelical ^ | 1-4-18 | Jack Lee
    As the weed of secularization continues spreading its roots through the belly of western civilization, Christians must be active and vocal when discerning the damaging effects on our society’s sexual ethic. Confused, disoriented, and unable to draw a straight line between wrong and right – our culture’s moral compass is spinning out of control. 2017 granted us no shortage of examples to demonstrate that society is altogether ignoring scripture’s warnings about licentious sexual behavior. Undeniably, we are drunk and lost at sea in a ship named Moral Relativism. Moral relativism, collateral damage from secularization and postmodernism, looks past Christianity’s objectivism...
  • Man who defended same-sex marriage in viral video to run for Iowa state Senate

    12/26/2017 8:04:48 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 26th December 2017 | Avery Anapol
    A man whose speech defending same-sex marriage went viral in 2011 has announced his bid for an Iowa State Senate seat. Zach Wahls, who was 19 when he made the viral video, gave a powerful speech to the Iowa House of Representatives’s Judiciary Committee about growing up with two moms. The video was YouTube’s most-watched political video that year. Wahls, now 26, is running as a Democrat to fill the Iowa State Senate seat for the 37th District, which will be vacated by Democrat Bob Dvorsky, who is not seeking reelection. Wahls announced his campaign on Twitter on Dec. 21,...
  • Judith Reisman on The Phil Donahue Show

    12/21/2017 3:54:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 45 replies
    Dutch19474853 ^ | Published on Dec 21, 2017 | Judith Reisman/Phil Donahue
    Judith Reisman on The Phil Donahue Show Dr. Judith Reisman's appearance on The Phil Donahue Show, December 5, 1990.
  • Bill banning Down syndrome abortions heads to Ohio governor

    12/13/2017 1:00:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    kansas city star ^ | Dec. 13, 2017 | By JULIE CARR SMYTH
    COLUMBUS, Ohio Legislation making it a crime for a doctor to perform an abortion if the fetus might have Down syndrome has cleared its final legislative hurdle in Ohio and is headed to the governor. Several other states have considered similar measures, triggering emotional debate over women's rights, parental love and the trust between doctor and patient. The bill cleared the Senate in a 20-12 vote Wednesday. It was a priority for the state's largest anti-abortion group, Ohio Right to Life.
  • Even the Best Laws Cannot Save Our Society. Here’s What We Need.

    12/13/2017 12:09:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 13, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    I’m approaching my 82nd birthday, and my daughter will occasionally suggest that modernity is perplexing to me because I’m from prehistoric times. As such, it points to one of the unavoidable problems of youth—namely, the temptation to think that today’s behavioral standards have always been. Let’s look at a few of the differences between yesteryear and today. One of those differences is the treatment of women. There are awesome physical strength differences between men and women. To create and maintain civil relationships between the sexes is to drum into boys, starting from very young ages, that they are not to...
  • U.S. bishop doubles-down on refusing funerals to non-repentant gays

    11/03/2017 6:47:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 11/3/17 | Claire Chretien
    Catholic Bishop Robert Morlino is defending his diocese's recent guidelines to priests about denying funerals for non-repentant homosexuals, saying it’s the "straightforward teaching of the Church." He clarified in the face of an ugly campaign to have him removed as bishop that such guidelines in no way indicate that "we don’t care about homosexual people"  Morlino, the bishop of the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, has come under fire because his priests received a guidance reminding them of what the Code of Canon Law says about Catholic funerals for unrepentant “manifest public sinners,” such as people who publicly entered a same-sex “marriage.”...