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  • Indiana showed us that religious liberty arguments don't work. Need to fight the Sexual Revolution.

    04/24/2015 11:18:38 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/23/15 | Jennifer Roback Morse
    April 23, 2015 (CrisisMagazine.com) -- I am a very committed, very public advocate of marriage as a gender-based institution. Many of my fellow proponents of man/woman marriage cite religious liberty as an argument against redefining marriage. While I have great respect for those who promote this view, I must respectfully disagree with their assessment.The uproar over the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act demonstrates that religious liberty arguments don’t work anymore. I take no pleasure in saying this. But religious liberty arguments are not compelling enough to induce our fellow citizens to sacrifice something they value, namely, sexual liberty.I can think of...
  • Rand Paul Is Right to Demand Reporters Ask Democrats About Late-Term Abortions

    04/24/2015 8:03:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Michael Barone
    It was sort of inevitable that on his first day of campaigning as an announced candidate for president earlier this month, Rand Paul would be asked whether he supported a ban on abortions in cases of rape or incest. Reporters have been asking Republican candidates that question ever since 2012, when the Missouri Republican Senate candidate said he supported such a ban and added that pregnancies were unlikely in cases of "legitimate rape." But Paul's reply wasn't what the reporter expected. "Why don't we ask the (Democratic National Committee) is it OK to kill a seven-pound baby in the uterus?...
  • Dear Churches in America: Prepare to Be Treated Like 1st Century Christians in Rome

    04/24/2015 7:07:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/24/2015 | Wallace Henley
    The United States Supreme Court may soon liberate the biblically conservative church from old "prejudices" that should have long ago been "jettisoned," forcing it into "rightly bowing to the enlightenments of modernity," in the words of a recent writer in The New York Times. Homosexuality must be removed from the "sin list" and, according to an MSNBC commentator, traditional marriage proponents must be forced "to do things they don't want to do." Sadly, this crusade will be like the Marxist "liberation" movements that promised to "free" people, but really were about control and suppression. The culmination may come as the...
  • If science shows abortion is wrong, why is the pro-life movement so Christian?

    04/24/2015 6:24:22 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/23/15 | Jonathon Van Maren
    “Are you guys religious?” It’s a question every pro-life activist doing educational outreach has heard. The question is always leveled suspiciously, as if the truth of our abortion victim photography is contingent on whether or not pro-life activists believe in God.The response to this question is simple: Abortion is wrong because it is an act of violence that destroys a human being developing in the womb. On this everyone from the late atheist Christopher Hitchens to the pope can agree. Yes, many of us are Christian, both Protestant and Catholic. But a basic overview of embryology textbooks used in medical...
  • ACLU sues feds in bid to make Catholic groups provide abortion to illegal immigrants

    04/23/2015 12:10:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/23/15 | Aalia Shaheed
    Providing food and shelter to illegal immigrants isn't enough for federally-funded Catholic organizations, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which is suing the federal government to help ensure the religious organizations provide abortion and contraception to them as well. The suit aims to obtain government records related to reproductive healthcare policy for unaccompanied immigrant children in the care of federally funded Catholic agencies, which do not believe in abortion. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT We have heard reports that Catholic bishops are prohibiting Catholic charities from allowing teens in their care to access critical services like contraception and abortion- even if the...
  • Judges Sue Over Same Sex Marriage

    04/22/2015 8:30:58 AM PDT · by xzins · 60 replies
    Tea Party.org ^ | APRIL 20, 2015
    (Courthouse News) Two former magistrates sued the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts claiming it violated their religious rights by forcing them to participate in same-sex marriage ceremonies or face discipline, termination, and even criminal prosecution. Gilbert Breedlove and Thomas Holland claim in a lawsuit filed in the Wake County Superior Court that they resigned from their positions after the AOC and its director, John Smith, made no attempt to accommodate their religious beliefs while attempting to comply with the change in law on same-sex marriage. Instead, they say, the AOC forced them to choose between taking an act...
  • Pediatricians group: Young women must be told of abortion-breast cancer link

    04/22/2015 7:49:51 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 15 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/21/15 | Lisa Bourne
    April 21, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The American College of Pediatricians has made a statement advising women to be informed about the link between abortion and breast cancer – at the same time recognizing the medical establishment has been reticent to admit the connection.“Although the medical community has been reluctant to acknowledge the link, induced abortion prior to a full term delivery, and prior to 32 weeks of gestation, increases the likelihood that a woman will develop breast cancer,” the physicians' organization stated on April 7. “This risk is especially increased for adolescents.”“The American College of Pediatricians urges women to 'Know...
  • Princeton prof: Kill severely disabled infants under Obamacare

    04/21/2015 5:50:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    WND ^ | 4/19/15
    In a radio interview Sunday, Princeton University ethics professor Peter Singer argued it is reasonable for government or private insurance companies to deny treatment to severely disabled babies.Singer contended the health-care system under Obamacare should be more overt about rationing and that the country should acknowledge the necessity of intentionally ending the lives of severely disabled infants.Throughout the interview, Singer repeatedly referred to a disabled infant as it.Singer was speaking on the Aaron Klein Investigative Radio broadcast on New Yorks AM 970 The Answer and Philadelphias NewsTalk 990 AM.The Princeton professor is known for his controversial views on abortion and...
  • Population Controllers Wage War on Maternity in the Name of Mother Earth

    04/21/2015 1:24:58 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/21/15 | Steven Mosher and Anne Morse
    I often come across persons who attempt to justify forced abortion, sterilization, and contraception because “We (that is, human beings) are destroying the planet”. They view people as pollution, and argue that it is necessary to violate reproductive rights to protect the planet from the beings who are despoiling it. Yet that logic is intrinsically flawed.Let us put it this way. Which of these do not belong: nitrous oxide, methane, Homo sapiens, or carbon dioxide?The obvious answer is: “Homo sapiens.”Pregnant women do not produce nitrous oxide. Childbirth does not generate methane. A newborn baby does breathe out carbon dioxide, but...
  • Jacob's Journey: Life as a Transgender 5-Year-Old

    04/21/2015 6:43:21 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 64 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Kate Snow
    When Jacob Lemay invites you into his bedroom, he wants to give the full tour. He'll show you his books, the planets and stars on the wall, his bunk bed and the stuffed animals he's lined up all in a row. "This one is Chase, and that one is Zizzy," he says in the voice of a confident five-year-old. "And that one is Biscuit, and that one is Zarzo, and that one is Cheety, and that one is Snowflake, and that one is Fuzz." Jacob is a happy, healthy, well-adjusted pre-schooler. He has two sisters one older and one...
  • Kill or get out of medicine!

    04/21/2015 9:02:49 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/20/15 | Wesley J. Smith
    April 20, 2015 (NationalReview.com) -- Medical martyrdom is coming, a term I coined to describe doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other such professionals being forced (soon) to choose between their callings and participating in the intentional taking of human life.That is already the law of Victoria, Australia, where doctors must perform abortions when asked or refer to a colleague they know will do the deed. Some doctors I met there moved across the country to escape the Draconian diktat.Canada’s Supreme Court recently imposed euthanasia across the country, including for “psychological pain” caused by a diagnosable medical condition. The question now posed is whether doctors...
  • Rubio: Id attend a gay wedding. Walker: I have. Santorum: I wouldnt. Cruz: Pass.

    04/21/2015 7:43:46 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 100 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/20/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 20, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Are you now, or were you ever, willing to attend a same-sex “wedding”? That seems to be the question lighting up the Republican presidential field, as GOP hopefuls who may one day have their finger on the nuclear button are asked the query over and over again.So far, the Republican hopefuls' answers are yes, no, I have (sort of), and...unclear.The media began by asking Florida's U.S. senator, Marco Rubio, if he would attend a homosexual 'wedding' ceremony, especially if he were invited by a relative or close friend.“If there’s somebody that I love...
  • No, Senator Rubio, Homosexuals Aren't Born that Way

    04/20/2015 5:01:58 PM PDT · by xzins · 190 replies
    AFA ^ | Monday, April 20, 2015 | Bryan Fischer
    I dont believe that your sexual preferences are a choice for a vast and enormous majority of the people. The bottom line is I believe that sexual preference is something people are born with. ~ Sen. Marco Rubio, April 19, 2015 Marco Rubio has become the latest GOP presidential candidate to stumble badly over the issue of homosexuality. Sen. Rand Paul hurt himself by saying that gay marriage is okay, as long as its a matter of private contract, a view which will satisfy no one. Dr. Ben Carson hurt himself by asserting that people do change their sexual orientation...
  • Rick Santorum: America Will Never Be Whole if it Continues to Kill its Children in Abortion

    04/20/2015 10:33:58 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/20/15 | Steven Ertelt
    Former Senator and Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum recently spoke at an event for the Womens Help Center in Jacksonville, Florida and reiterated his pro-life beliefs.He said, America will never be whole, America will never be good if America continues to kill its children. According to Sunshine State News, he also said that the work of the Womens Help Center was remarkable and important. The pregnancy center was founded by Catholics in 1990 and helps women make life affirming choices when facing unplanned pregnancies.Santorum explained the importance of their ministry and said, We have seen it in our lives, the transformative...
  • Christian teaching is not hateful: the stakes are too high to be silenced by that label

    04/20/2015 6:22:06 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews/Family Research Council ^ | 4/17/15 | Rob Schwarzwalder
    April 17, 2015 (FRCBlog.com) -- Hate is sin.Hate is disobedience to God. "Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him" (I John 3:15).To rage against, physically or verbally abuse, belittle, or diminish the humanity of homosexuals is hateful.To disagree is not hateful.To stand for truth is not hateful.To make arguments about human sexuality and marriage fromsociological and demographic datais not hateful.Toobject to the legal redefinition of marriageis not hateful.Tooppose efforts to redefine marriage in lawis not hateful.To believe inthe uniqueness of male-female complementarityis not hateful.To heraldthe Bible's teaching...
  • Must Christianity Change Its Sexual Ethics? History May Hold The Key

    04/19/2015 1:56:33 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 35 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 4-19-15 | Trevin Wax
    Churches that accept societys dogma on marriage and sexuality may think of themselves as affirming, but the global church sees them as apostate. Meanwhile, it is the height of imperialistic narrowness for a rapidly shrinking subset of white churches in the West to lecture the rest of the world including those places where Christianity is exploding in growth or where Christians are being martyred on why they are wrong and how everyone else in Christian history has misread Scripture regarding the meaning of marriage. (RNS) Whenever people today say that Christianity needs to update and adapt its moral...
  • The Biblical Case for Same-Sex Unions: A Definitive List of All Verses that Support Homosexual

    06/21/2014 9:15:20 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 36 replies
    Ask Dr. Brown ^ | 6-20-14 | Dr. Michael Brown
    The Biblical Case for Same-Sex Unions: A Definitive List of All Verses that Support Homosexual Relationships Reflecting decades of careful study of the Word, the article that follows contains every single positive reference to homosexual relationships in the Bible, along with every verse that in any way supports same-sex unions. It shouldnt take you long to read. Here you go! - See more at: http://askdrbrown.org/the-biblical-case-for-same-sex-unions-a-definitive-list-of-all-verses-that-support-homosexual-relationships-in-the-bible/#sthash.1d2Lz5B4.dpuf
  • After Putting the Aborted Baby in Formaldehyde She Said My God, Were Going to Hell

    04/18/2015 3:14:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    Life News ^ | April 17, 2015 | SARAH TERZO
    (LiveActionNews) — A pamphlet produced by Last Days Ministries entitled, “Abortion Clinics: An Inside Look” contained the testimonies of two former abortion facility workers. One worker who tells her story is Sam Griggs.Griggs talks first about the job interview. Some time ago, Planned Parenthood director turned pro-life activist Abby Johnson wrote about how abortion facilities often tell prospective employees that they will not be assisting in abortions.Johnson said that since “no one grows up wanting to work in an abortion clinic” abortion facilities often promise new employees that they will not deal with the abortion procedure, or the bodies of aborted babies. Johnson describes a...
  • Catholic bishops should learn from the Mormons (No, he's serious. Ref: "Gay Marriage" & Polygamy)

    04/17/2015 10:05:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The National Catholic Reporter ^ | April 17, 2015 | Father Thomas Reese, S.J.
    The U.S. Catholic bishops could take a lesson from Mormon leaders on how to deal with religious liberty and gay rights. The Mormons have been strong allies of the Catholic bishops in the fight against gay marriage and the protection of religious freedom. But when the Mormons saw they were on the losing side in this fight, they were willing to compromise to protect what they considered essential. Like the Catholic church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints respects tradition and does not change teaching easily. But Mormons do have a pragmatic side. With the entire nation aligned...
  • University Recruits Teens to Abort Their Babies in Name of Scientific Research

    04/17/2015 6:23:57 AM PDT · by xzins · 30 replies
    Life News ^ | Apr 15, 2015 | Kristan Hawkins
    Oxytocin is that feel good hormone that bonds a child to his or her mother. But never mind that. Researchers in Hawaii are recruiting girls as young as 14 to participate in second trimester abortions, where the preborn baby is 18-24 weeks gestation, in order to test whether or not oxytocin can reduce bleeding in mothers during and after abortion. The study is being conducted by the University of Hawaii and the University of Washington in Seattle both public universities, which leads to the obvious question: is the government funding this study? A second trimester abortion is at least...
  • Girl Scouts start new troop in gay pride center, invite boys living as girls to join

    04/17/2015 6:13:55 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 54 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/17/15 | Kirsten Andersen
    SALT LAKE CITY, UT, April 17, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- The Girl Scouts are once again kicking up controversy with their “progressive” approach to sexuality, this time by starting a brand new troop aimed at gay and lesbian families and boys who consider themselves “transgender” – in other words, boys who believe they are girls trapped in biologically male bodies."As long as a youth identifies as a girl or with girls, even if they are genderfluid on the day that they registered, then they can become a Girl Scout," said Shari Solomon-Klebba, the Utah Girl Scout outreach coordinator responsible for Salt...
  • Grisly girl-bleeding experiments at Univ. of Hawaii and the trail that leads to Planned Parenthood

    04/17/2015 6:07:22 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/16/15 | STOPP
    April 16, 2015 (STOPP.org) -- Girls as young as 14 are being recruited by researchers at the University of Hawaii to see how much they will bleed if deprived of oxytocin during late-term abortions. Hemorrhage is a life-threatening consequence of late-term abortion, and oxytocin is used to make the uterus contract and control bleeding.The lead researcher in the study is Dr. Bliss Kaneshiro, an assistant professor at the University of Hawaii. Research cited on Megyn Kelly’s website reveals that Kaneshiro and the other researchers in the project are part of a program that collaborates with Planned Parenthood in training abortionists. Kaneshiro, Elizabeth Micks, and Kate...
  • Data shows homosexuals hugely overrepresented on the big screen, but GLAAD says its not enough

    04/16/2015 10:16:59 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 45 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/16/15 | Kirsten Andersen
    April 16, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- A gay advocacy group has released a report showing that the number of Hollywood films featuring homosexual behavior has risen to an all-time high, with nearly 16 percent of films released in 2014 featuring at least one homosexual, lesbian, or bisexual character.  But the activists said they still aren’t satisfied, citing a lack of leading roles for homosexuals, insufficient racial diversity among gay characters, and occasionally less-than-positive portrayals of the homosexual lifestyle by some filmmakers.To produce its 2015 “Studio Responsibility Index,” homosexual advocacy group GLAAD analyzed the film releases of seven major film studios and...
  • Marco Rubio: Id attend a gay wedding

    04/16/2015 3:35:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 259 replies
    Fusion ^ | 4/15/15 | Brett LoGiurato
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida), the newest and youngest official Republican candidate for president, has said he believes marriage should be traditionalbetween a man and a woman.So Fusions Jorge Ramos asked him: If someone in his family or on his staff were gay and getting married, would he attend the wedding?If its somebody in my life that I care for, of course I would, Rubio told Ramos in an interview on Wednesday.Im not going to hurt them simply because I disagree with a choice theyve made or because I disagree with a decision theyve made, or whatever it may be, he...
  • The birth control pill shrinks womens brains and increases risk of Crohns disease: New studies

    04/16/2015 6:38:11 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 39 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/15/15 | Lisa Bourne
    LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Women who use the birth control pill may be shrinking their brains and increasing their chances of developing Crohn's disease, two new studies have found.Neuroscientists from the University of California, Los Angeles found that the two main regions of the brain controlling emotion and decision-making are thinner in women who take the pill.A study published April 2 in the journal Human Brain Mapping reports that the pill’s chemicals block the body’s natural hormones, altering the brain’s structure and function.The study concluded that oral contraceptive use “was associated with significantly lower cortical thickness measurements...
  • Rape Does Not Justify Abortion

    04/16/2015 3:30:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 4/15/15 | Daniel Payne
    Abortion is becoming a losing issue for the Left. The current crop of congressional Democrats are vehemently opposed to regulating abortion while more than half of Americans believe in enacting at least some restrictions on the right to legally kill unborn children. Since the deck is stacked so strongly against pro-abortion legislation, youd expect Democrats to back down on the issue, at least a bit.Yet this has not been the case, and in their desperation liberals have in recent months begun highlighting one of the most difficult aspects of the debate, stressing the alleged necessity of abortion in the instances...
  • 1 in 3 Dutch MDs Willing to Aid in Assisted Suicide for Mentally Ill (18% for no reason at all)

    04/15/2015 7:02:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Psych Central ^ | 4/15/15 | Jane Collingwood
    A recent survey suggests that a significant proportion of doctors in the Netherlands are prepared to carry out assisted suicide for people with mental illness.The survey was undertaken in 2011-2012 by Dr. Eva Bolt and colleagues at the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. They sent questionnaires to 2,269 randomly selected general practitioners (family doctors) and specialists in elderly care, cardiology, respiratory medicine, intensive care, neurology, and internal medicine. Of these, 1,456 completed the survey.Respondents were asked if they had ever helped a patient who was suffering with cancer, another physical disease, a mental illness, dementia,...
  • Shouldn't Christians Just Obey the Law?

    04/14/2015 3:49:30 PM PDT · by fwdude · 70 replies
    If theres one thing todays secular progressive enjoys, its telling Christians how to be Christians. It feels funny when it happens. A bit like getting combat training from Jane Fonda or Cindy Sheehan. But they mean well. And they know a verse. Their favorite verse is Matthew 7:1, which says judge not lest ye also be judged. They quote it every time a Christian expresses an opinion because their years of deep theological study have shown them that Matthew 7:1 means its wrong to have an opinion. About anything. After all, an opinion is a judgment and you cant do...
  • Materialism and the Devaluing of Life - Parts 1 & 2

    04/15/2015 8:35:22 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 4/1015 & 4/13/15 | Rick Plasterer
    Part 1 Materialism focuses attention on material security and quality of life in this world, yet the continued consistent application of the ideal of a high quality of life finally results in a devaluing and loss of life. That was the message of speakers at the L'Abri Fellowship conference on Life and Liberty, held Feb. 13-14 in Rochester, Minnesota, in two presentations that focused particularly on euthanasia and the history of the American eugenics movement. Henk Reitsma of the L'Abri Fellowship's Dutch facility discussed the deterioration of respect for life in the Netherlands under the impact of the legalization and...
  • Abortion Supporters Defend Dumping A Live Baby In A Dumpster

    04/15/2015 4:22:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 4/14/15 | Holly Scheer
    The Guardian has a charming set of articles about an Indian-American woman from Indiana who was just convicted of feticide and neglecting a child. This goes along with a White House petition to fully pardon her. There are two sides to this divergent discussion about why Purvi Patel was arrested and convicted. On one side, we have a story of a woman, living in a very religious household, worried about consequences, who has a miscarriage, throws the baby in the dumpster, takes herself to the hospital, and then is unduly punished and prosecuted for having a miscarriage. On the other,...
  • Pentagon: Bible and U.S. Founding Documents Promote Sexism

    04/15/2015 2:50:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 4/14/15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Here again we see why Western elites, including the highest echelons of the U.S. military, are clueless and incapable of acknowledging much less responding to Islam: Modern sexism is rooted in the Bible, U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, according to a Pentagon-approved seminar.In a presentation prepared by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), a Department of Defense joint services school based in Florida, the Bible, U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, along with Great Man theory, are to blame for historical influences that allow sexism to continue, The Daily Caller reported.Quotes from the Bible...
  • Analysis: What went wrong in the Religious Freedom fight in Indiana and Arkansas?

    04/14/2015 6:04:22 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    LifeSiteNews/MassResistance ^ | 4/13/15 | Brian Camenker & Amy Contrada
    April 13, 2015 (MassResistance.org) - The mainstream pro-family movement continues to be its own worst enemy. Back in October we wrote an article, “How the pro-family movement helped spread “gay marriage” across America.” It turns out there were more failures to come.The recent surrender on the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (RFRA) bills by the Governors of Indiana and Arkansas can be directly tied to the myriad bad decisions and compromises by well-meaning pro-family groups and individuals, who are sorely overmatched by the homosexual lobby in strategy, tactics, and funding.RFRA Recap: Arizona, Indiana, Arkansas Last month the Indiana legislature passed a rather bland RFRA...
  • 65-Year-Old Mom Pregnant With Quadruplets: Amazingly Beautiful Or Extremely Egotistical?

    04/12/2015 8:03:17 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04-12-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    A 65 year old German lady has told German newspaper Bild that shes expecting quadruplets. This news story is the talk of the day in Europe. There are those who believe its a reason to celebrate, while others have a slightly different opinion. See for instance this tweet from a Dutch Twitter-user: Translation: A women of 65 years old pregnant with quadruplets. This is loathsome. Incredibly egotistical. Her argument is that the mother is a) too old to take care of one new baby let alone four, and b) that shes basically nearing the end of her life thereby making...
  • Christians to Gays: We'll Accept Your Business and Donate Your Money to 'Traditional Pro-Family Lobb

    04/12/2015 7:41:10 AM PDT · by kanawa · 267 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | April 10, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    Christians to Gays: We'll Accept Your Business and Donate Your Money to 'Traditional Pro-Family Lobby' While gay activists are attacking Christian bakeries and wedding planners and filing lawsuits to put them out of business because of their religious beliefs, a Catholic priest has come up with a simple solution that, if adopted nationally, likely could end much of the gay and left-wing offensive in this realm. Simply, accept all business from gays and tell them that the money will be donated to a traditional pro-family lobby or organization. And if your business is catering, for instance, show up at the...
  • Assisted Suicide -- It's Civil Rights for the Affluent

    04/12/2015 6:24:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    The assisted-suicide movement is the rare self-proclaimed civil rights movement that exists to cater to the wishes of affluent Americans. On Tuesday, the California Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on SB 128, a bill to legalize assisted suicide in the state. (Proponents don't like the word suicide, so they call the measure the "End of Life Option Act.") Supporters talk of their fear of medical personnel's prolonging their lives, of pain and lack of autonomy; opponents fear that the bill's passage would represent a callous act of cultural abandonment of the sick and disabled. I don't mean to suggest...
  • Obama and the Left Coast force taxpayers to underwrite transgender transition costs

    04/11/2015 3:07:29 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 29 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/9/15 | Dustin Siggins
    April 9, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – California, Oregon, and the Obama administration are increasingly forcing taxpayers to pay the price for transgender people to transition from one sex to another – even underwriting drugs that would stop the natural course of puberty.Oregon is the first state in the nation to fund "puberty suppression" shots through Medicaid. The shots prevent puberty from naturally developing various physical characteristics of either sex, thus allowing a child to decide if he or she wants to develop normally at a later date – or attempt to change his or her gender.The drug used to suppress puberty,...
  • How schools are training our kids to reject moral truth

    04/11/2015 2:58:22 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 40 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/10/15 | John Stonestreet
    April 10, 2015 (BreakPoint.org) -- Already this year, we’ve seen a lot of evil: suicide bombings, the attacks in Paris, religious persecution, Boko Haram and ISIS. These have all outraged the world—and rightly so. But here’s a question worth pondering: will our kids be able to recognize evil when they see it? Do they even believe in moral facts?Well, that’s the question one educator asked recently in The New York Times after making a surprising discovery about what his child was learning in school.Justin McBrayer, an associate professor of ethics at Fort Lewis College, says he couldn’t figure out why...
  • This evangelist asked a gay bakery to make a traditional marriage cake. Now he may face charges.

    04/10/2015 12:33:57 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 72 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/9/15 | Kirsten Andersen
    April 9, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) Joshua Feuerstein was just trying to make a point. Now, he may face legal action, as a bakery that refused to provide him with a cake opposing same-sex marriage threatens to sue him for taking their conversation public. The bakery owner is also threatening to press charges related to the recording of the phone call. In the wake of heated national debate over whether business owners should have the right to refuse to participate in same-sex weddings that violate their religious beliefs, Feuerstein, an internet evangelist, decided to see if pro-gay business owners would give...
  • The Latest War on Christianity: Sex Weeks

    04/09/2015 5:29:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/9/15 | Jennifer Kabbany
    That universities host Sex Weeks and give students all manner of carnal advice is, at this point, verging on old news. Made famous by former College Fix editor Nathan Harden in his 2012 book Sex and God at Yale, the Ivy League school that launched the movement in 2002, subsequent Sex Weeks have been reported on by dozens of conservative news outlets over the years. Many now understand these kink-filled annual events are a reality of college life, wherein students are treated to panels of porn stars and graphic sex tips and given condoms and other bedroom sundries to try...
  • Biological father, 49, and daughter, 25, in incestuous relationship lose custody of second baby...

    04/09/2015 3:21:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/9/15 | Jill Reilly
    A biological father and daughter in an incestuous relationship have lost custody of their second baby after the first son, plagued with genetic problems, was also taken away. The baby boy was removed from their care four days after he was born in Oregon last year, Eric Lee Gates and his adult daughter, Chalena Mae Moody, had asked the appeals court to overturn a decision for the baby to be put in foster care, but their case was rejected, reports the Register Guard.
  • Sex ed courses must make positive portrayal of gay sex compulsory: Teachers Union (UK)

    04/08/2015 12:02:16 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 38 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/7/15 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    LONDON, April 7, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The British government must “make it compulsory that all schools’ sex education policies include a positive portrayal of same-sex relationships," the UK's National Union of Teachers (NUT) decided at its annual conference on Sunday.Christine Blower, General Secretary of the union, said that “NUT is at the forefront in the campaign for equality of opportunity and fair treatment for all students and staff, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation,” and that all political parties contending in the May election should adopt the union's motion."The NUT calls for all parties standing in the 2015 General...
  • A Bonhoeffer moment: Evangelical leaders vow civil disobedience if SCOTUS redefines marriage

    04/08/2015 11:52:51 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 54 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/7/15 | Ben Johnson
    April 7, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dozens of Christian leaders have vowed they will not remain silent, as they did following the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision, promising to take nonviolent direct action if the High Court votes to redefine marriage.The Supreme Court is deciding two separate issues: Whether the 14th Amendment guarantees same-sex “marriage” as a constitutional right, and whether states must honor same-sex “marriages” contracted in states that have voted – or, more likely, where an unelected judge has forcibly determined – to redefine marriage.“We believe that the majority of the Court will rule in favor of elevating...
  • Equal in Dignity and Responsibility: Ministering to Those With Same-Sex Attraction

    04/08/2015 7:42:45 AM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-07-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Equal in Dignity and Responsibility: Ministering to Those With Same-Sex Attraction By: Msgr. Charles PopeA conference is being planned in August to ponder an authentic pastoral response in ministering to those with same-sex attraction. Dr. Janet Smith is the organizer; Courage International and the Archdiocese of Detroit are the sponsors. It looks to be a  fine gathering of solid speakers. Though I am clearly a “back-bencher” among the fine speakers being lined up, I was asked to submit a paper for possible inclusion in the book that will likely be published by Ignatius Press just prior to the conference.As a...
  • Kansas Becomes First to Ban Second-Trimester Abortion Procedure

    04/07/2015 10:45:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    NBC News / Reuters ^ | April 7, 2015
    Kansas became the first state to ban a common second trimester abortion procedure when Governor Sam Brownback, a Republican, on Tuesday signed into a law an act to halt what lawmakers said are "dismemberment abortions." The law that goes into effect on July 1 prohibits the use of dilation and evacuation. The bill says the procedure can result in the fetus being extracted in pieces. Supporters in Kansas have called the procedure horrifying while women's healthcare groups have said it is considered the safest way to terminate a pregnancy in the second trimester. The law allows for the procedure to...
  • Frank Bruni Commands Christians to Cave on Homosexuality

    04/07/2015 9:50:01 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 52 replies
    Patheos ^ | April 4, 2015 | Owen Strachan
    e New York Times just published one of the more rough-handed pieces we’ve yet seen regarding “gay Christianity.” In “Bigotry, the Bible and the Lessons of Indiana,” opinion writer Frank Bruni takes the gloves off and seeks to bully Christians into caving on homosexuality. The column is frank, direct, and brutalizing.Let’s consider five takeaways from this striking article.1. Here’s what Bruni believes opposition to “gay Christianity” is based in: raw prejudice. He says as much: But in the end, the continued view of gays, lesbians and bisexuals as sinners is a decision. It’s a choice. It prioritizes scattered passages of ancient texts over all...
  • Why Do People Continue Applauding Peter Singers Views Supporting Infanticide?

    04/07/2015 10:10:16 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/6/15 | Wesley J. Smith
    In a world in which someone who makes a politically incorrect utterance can be ruined, Peter Singer should be anathema, given his truly awful beliefs. Instead, he is looked to as a respected ethicist, for example, an article in the Wall Street Journal about his book urging that we give 1/3 of our incomes to charity.But the writer left out so much about what makes Singers utilitarian values so rottenand often anti-human. Consider: Singer supports personhood theory and infanticide: Singer claims that personhood should replace humanhood as the measure of highest value. In this view, individuals who are not self-aware...
  • Families, lawsuits, raise questions about NuvaRing (Killer Contraceptive)

    04/07/2015 7:49:34 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | April 7, 2015 | Randi Kaye and Shawna Shepherd
    [big snip] ...By the time Rick and Karen arrived at the Virginia Hospital Center, Erika was in a coma, in the ICU. "...they basically told us that she was brain dead and that's it," Rick Langhart said, fighting back tears. Hospital records cited the NuvaRing as a risk factor for Erika's multiple pulmonary embolisms. Records confirm what Erika's parents told CNN: that a blood clot started in an artery/vein in her right thigh and traveled to her lungs, causing "massive" pulmonary embolisms and "multiple episodes of cardiac arrest" on the way to the hospital and overnight. The Langharts never heard...
  • After same-sex marriage, then what?

    04/01/2015 10:37:28 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 74 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/31/15 | Michael Cook
    March 31, 2015 (MercatorNet.com) -- March 29 marked the first anniversary of legal same-sex marriage in England and Wales. Look around, say the twitterati – no plagues of locusts and frogs have blighted the land; no fire and brimstone have rained down upon Westminster; no earthquake has swallowed up Sir Elton. All is well.Well, actually not.In an article in The Conversation, an academic at the University of Kent, Dr Mike Thomas, reported on how happy gay couples in the UK, the United States and Canada feel after tying the knot. He found that most of them welcomed the benefits that legal...
  • Arkansas House passes its own "religious freedom" bill

    03/31/2015 3:16:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 67 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 31, 2015 | By MADISON GRAY
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Arkansas House of Representatives passed a "religious freedom" bill similar to the controversial measure in Indiana. The bill now heads to Gov. Asa Hutchinson's desk for signing into law. Hutchinson said that he would approve the measure if it made it to his office, CBS News affiliate KTVH in Little Rock reported. The Arkansas version of the bill -- HB 1228 -- would prevent state and local governments from infringement on someone's religious beliefs unless there were a "compelling" reason. Like the Indiana law, opponents say it would foster discrimination against the gay and lesbian...
  • Gay Marriage Isnt About Justice, Its About Selma Envy

    03/31/2015 1:09:00 PM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 31, 2015 | Hane Fiene
    Why do so many young adults paint absurd caricatures of Christians who request government protection of their religious freedoms, arguing their true goal is to ban gay men from sitting at the local lunch counter? Why do they spread falsehoods about legislation, insisting that bills like the one recently signed by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will unleash a Republican-led Jim Crow revival aimed at the LGBT community? Why do so many people, Gen Xers and younger, invent a monster of anti-gay bigotry and keep screaming the monster is real despite a mountain of contrary facts standing before them? The answer...