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  • Jeb Bush has already ‘evolved’ on marriage, & his advisers are at war with social conservatives

    03/04/2015 5:42:25 AM PST · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/3/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 3, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The fact that Jeb Bush has surrounded himself with campaign advisers who have been hostile to social conservatives is just one sign that the former Florida governor has secretly “evolved” in his views of gay “marriage,” according to several figures who have spoken with him privately.Bush, a leading candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, has been hiring national staffers who have actively campaigned for the GOP to capitulate and embrace the redefinition of marriage or at least capitulate to judicial rulings that overturn the will of voters.“When Bush officially launches his presidential...
  • Why Our Children Don’t Think There Are Moral Facts

    03/03/2015 12:09:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 2, 2015 | JUSTIN P. MCBRAYER
    What would you say if you found out that our public schools were teaching children that it is not true that it’s wrong to kill people for fun or cheat on tests? Would you be surprised? I was. As a philosopher, I already knew that many college-aged students don’t believe in moral facts. While there are no national surveys quantifying this phenomenon, philosophy professors with whom I have spoken suggest that the overwhelming majority of college freshman in their classrooms view moral claims as mere opinions that are not true or are true only relative to a culture. What I...
  • Scientists: Hormonal contraceptives may alter behavior... ‘significant consequences for society’

    03/03/2015 7:21:24 AM PST · by wagglebee · 27 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/2/15 | Kirsten Andersen
    March 2, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) — An article in the Frontiers journal of medicine is sounding the alarm about the possible effects of hormonal contraception on the human brain, suggesting that the effects may be much more profound than previously thought and calling on the scientific community to devote more research to the topic.“Hormonal contraceptives are on the market for more than 50 years and used by 100 million women worldwide,” wrote Belinda A. Pletzer and Hubert H. Kerschbaum, a pair of Austrian neuropsychologists from the Paris-Lodron-University Salzburg.   “However, while endogenous steroids have been convincingly associated with change in brain...
  • The case for imposing gay ‘marriage’ is remarkably similar to that for slavery...

    03/02/2015 6:33:27 AM PST · by wagglebee · 26 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/27/15 | Michael Stokes Paulsen
    February 27, 2015 (ThePublicDiscourse.com) -- No, of course Old Abe never said a lick about same-sex marriage. The idea would have been unheard of in the 1850s—or even the 1950s. The issue of Lincoln’s day was slavery—in particular, the extension of that peculiar institution into federal territories and even into free states. But in connection with the slavery issue, Lincoln had plenty to say about the use and abuse of judicial authority to propagate social policy and about the dangers of judges usurping legislative authority. The man whose birth we honored two weeks ago thus spoke, indirectly, to one of the central controversies...
  • Obama circumvents military, makes it harder to discharge transgender soldiers: Report

    02/26/2015 11:56:04 AM PST · by wagglebee · 21 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/25/15 | Kirsten Andersen
    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 25, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A draft memorandum uncovered by USA Today suggests that the U.S. Army may soon make it more difficult to discharge soldiers who consider themselves transgender, a move reminiscent of policy changes made during the lead-up to the repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” (DADT) policy on homosexuality.Currently, gender dysphoria – more commonly referred to as “transgenderism” – is considered a psychosexual disorder by the U.S. military and is grounds for being dismissed from service.While decisions to discharge transgender soldiers are currently made by officers in the field, according to the unsigned...
  • ‘I have to go save my baby!’: what happened when I showed the dad photos of aborted babies

    02/26/2015 8:00:01 AM PST · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/25/15 | Melanie Pritchard
    I saw it depicted on a screen in my 8th grade Catholic school classroom before I had ever even heard the word abortion.After my teacher played the video The Silent Scream, which showed a live abortion, I sat there shocked and angry. I went home and asked my mother, “How can abortion be allowed in this free country of America? Don’t those babies deserve their lives?’ Even in my innocence, I understood the simplicity.My mother saw my angry passion and made a suggestion that would allow me to put my passion into action. She said, “Let’s go to a clinic...
  • Rev. (Franklin) Graham: America is 'Morally Crumbling Within ... We Have Turned Our Back on God'

    02/25/2015 9:41:16 AM PST · by Perseverando · 32 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | February 24, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) – Reverend Franklin Graham said he did not know whether President Barack Obama dislikes America, as “America’s Mayor” Rudy Giuliani stated last week, but Graham said it is true that Obama “defends Islam and chastises Christians,” denies the “religious freedoms” of those who oppose abortion and gay marriage, and added that our nation is “morally crumbling within” and that “we have turned our back on God.” “Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has taken a lot of heat from the media for his remark that he's not sure if President Obama really loves America,” said Rev. Graham in a...
  • Pope Francis Defends Human Nature Against Gender Radicals

    02/25/2015 7:12:03 AM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 25, 2015 | ANNE HENDERSHOTT
    Disappointing progressives yet again, Pope Francis has now condemned contemporary gender theory as denying “the order of creation.” In an interview published in a new book, Pope Francis: This Economy Kills, by Andrea Tornielli and Giacomo Galeazzi, (portions of which were also published last month in the Italian daily La Stampa), Pope Francis appears to reject the postmodern conceptualization of gender as a moveable point along a spectrum that is fluid and changeable. He does not accept the progressive claim that gender is socially constructed rather than God-given and instead appears to embrace gender in a traditional “binary” category of...
  • My battle against a rape exception in New Mexico’s late-term abortion ban

    02/25/2015 6:49:33 AM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/24/15 | Rowena Slusser
    February 24, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- On Friday, February 20, 2015, I went to the New Mexico Roundhouse to speak out in support of HB 390 Late-term Abortion Ban -- without the rape exception.  My family and I got there early, and I was excited, but nervous! This was a big step for me on so many levels.  While I have shared my story with more people than I can count, I had never spoken in front of a legislative committee with opposition around me.  Why would I go before the committee and share how I was conceived in incest/rape? Because the lives of the rape/incest-conceived...
  • A grade-by-grade breakdown of Kathleen Wynne’s graphic new sex-ed program

    02/25/2015 6:39:47 AM PST · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/24/15 | Pete Baklinski
    February 24, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- While the Ontario Liberal government under lesbian Premier Kathleen Wynne would have parents believe its newly unveiled sex-ed program is an unbiased presentation of fact, a detailed look at what kids in grades 1-8 are expected to learn reveals something entirely different.Passing the baton of the 1960s sexual revolt to today’s up-and-coming generations of youngsters, the 2015 Health and Physical Education program states in its earliest pages that sexual health “is more than simply teaching young people about the anatomy and physiology of reproduction,” but includes the relatively recent inventions of “sexual orientation, gender identity...
  • HHS Will Require Caretakers of Unaccompanied Children to Provide Abortion-Inducing Drugs

    02/24/2015 11:41:10 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | February 20, 2015 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is advancing federal regulations that require federally funded organizations caring for illegal alien minors who are in the United States without their parents (Unaccompanied Children or UC) and who may have been sexually abused access to “emergency contraception” services. “Emergency contraception” includes abortion-inducing drugs. These care providers currently include Catholic and other faith-based organizations that oppose abortion, according to the Center for Family and Human Rights or C-FAM, a Catholic advocacy group. The Interim Final Rule was published in the Federal Register on Dec. 24,...
  • What Uncle Sam giveth, he can taketh away: Our rights are from God, not government

    02/24/2015 11:08:39 AM PST · by wagglebee · 34 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/23/15 | Eric Metaxas
    February 23, 2015 (BreakPoint.org) -- During a recent appearance on CNN, Roy Moore, the chief judge of Alabama’s Supreme Court, debated the issue of same-sex marriage with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, the son of the late New York governor Mario Cuomo and the brother of New York’s current governor, Andrew Cuomo.During the discussion, Moore said that “Our rights, contained in the Bill of Rights, do not come from the Constitution. They come from God. That’s clearly stated in the Declaration of Independence.” Cuomo then responded “Our rights do not come from God, your honor, and you know that. They come from...
  • That was then, this is now: Walker suddenly a hard-liner on abortion as he vaults to front-runner

    02/23/2015 8:29:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | February 23, 2015 | David Martosko, US Political Editor
    * In October the Wisconsin governor pledged to support legislation focused on 'safety' during abortions * 'The bill leaves the final decision to a woman and her doctor,' he said in a campaign ad * This month he's telling potential donors that he supports a 'personhood' amendment, which insists that life begins at conception * He boasted in January that he had 'defunded Planned Parenthood,' America's wealthiest and most politically savvy chain of abortion clinics * Walker is busy beefing up his conservative bona fides in advance of a brusiing GOP presidential primary that may not favor blue-state moderates Wisconsin...
  • Judge: Religious expression is not protected by the Constitution

    02/23/2015 7:38:22 AM PST · by wagglebee · 75 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/20/15 | Dustin Siggins
    RICHLAND, WA, February 20, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Washington State Superior Court judge ruled this week that politicians have the power to restrict religious actions and expression.Benton County Superior Court Judge Alexander Ekstrom ruled that while the religious beliefs of florist Barronelle Stutzman related to marriage is protected by the U.S. Constitution, living her life in accordance with her faith is not.Stutzman is the owner of Arlene’s Flowers and Gifts in Richland, Washington. A business owner for nearly 40 years, she was sued twice for allegedly violating the state's "Consumer Protection Act," because she refused to furnish flowers for a...
  • Woman: Aborting My Baby With Down Syndrome Was the Best Thing for My Child

    02/23/2015 7:29:21 AM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | 2/20/15 | Sarah Zagorski
    Can we just be honest? The reason our society accepts killing unborn babies with Down syndrome is because we don’t want so-called “imperfect” children. I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of hearing supporters of this awful practice claim they’re aborting for the benefit of the child. That’s just ridiculous.In a recent article in Yahoo Parenting, another mother explains her rationale for choosing abortion after finding out she was carrying a baby with Down syndrome.Sophie Horan was 42-years-old when she conceived naturally after two failed rounds of IVF and a failed IUI. She writes, “Eight weeks on, we were...
  • The shockingly bloody history of ‘legal personhood’

    02/20/2015 8:01:13 AM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/19/15 | Jonathon Van Maren
    I’ve been on campus at the University of Central Florida this week with a team of volunteers, debating university students on the issue of abortion. One mark of our generation seems to come up in many of my conversations: An ignorance of history. “He who does not know the past,” John G. Diefenbaker once noted, “can never understand the present, and he certainly can do nothing for the future.” A prescient statement—in regards to abortion, we are destroying the future, child by butchered child.Time and time again, students bring up the same tired arguments to support abortion. Once you’ve established...
  • Study: Plan B more likely to cause abortion than prevent pregnancy

    02/19/2015 10:55:12 AM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/18/15 | Kirsten Andersen
    February 18, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- Pro-life advocates are urging Catholic hospitals to reconsider their use of the Plan B “morning-after pill” in light of a new meta-review of past studies claiming that despite its being marketed as “emergency contraception,” it is statistically more likely to cause early abortion than prevent pregnancy.According to the drug’s manufacturers, Plan B’s primary method of action is to suppress ovulation, thereby making conception impossible.Some Catholic hospitals authorize the use of the pills by rape victims if it can be proven that the woman has not yet ovulated.But according to Dr. Christopher Kahlenborn, who co-authored the...
  • Justice Ginsburg: Pro-life laws are a ‘crying shame’: make it harder for poor women to get abortions

    02/19/2015 7:01:38 AM PST · by wagglebee · 35 replies
    LifeSiteNew ^ | 2/18/15 | Lisa Bourne
    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 18, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has called state laws protecting the unborn in the U.S. a “crying shame.”Ginsburg argued in an MSNBC interview Monday that abortion helps women, specifically poor women, and said that the prospect of overturning Roe v. Wade is “the worst case” scenario.Granting her status as “a champion of reproductive freedom,” the NBC network asked Ginsburg how “it feels” for her to look across the country, seeing “states passing restrictions that make it inaccessible if not technically illegal.”“Inaccessible to poor women,” Ginsburg responded with a clarification. “It’s not true...
  • ‘Planned Parenthood is worse than ISIS’: Lawmaker’s bill would stop the beheading of babies

    02/19/2015 6:39:39 AM PST · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/18/15 | Ben Johnson
    PIERRE, SD, February 18, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Planned Parenthood beheads more Americans in a month than ISIS has in its entire existence, and that should end, a South Dakota lawmaker has said.State Representative Isaac Latterell, R-Sioux Falls, has taken a step toward outlawing the beheading of the unborn in his state.Earlier this year, he introduced the Preborn Infant Beheading Ban of 2015 (H.B. 1230), which states, “No licensed physician may knowingly behead a living unborn child with the intent of endangering the life or health of the child.”The state House Health and Human Services Committee passed the bill yesterday by...
  • Rob Bell Not Faring Well

    02/19/2015 6:05:46 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 34 replies
    RCSproulJr.com ^ | 2-18-15 | R.C. Sproul Jr.
    Rob Bell believes the Bible is irrelevant. The Bible says Rob Bell is irrelevant. Transcript: At some level, I’m happy when this happens, it’s not that unusual. We have someone who makes a splash in our little world, the evangelical world. And he typically makes that splash because he’s quite effective at gathering large numbers. But after a while we begin to doubt his loyalty to the core convictions of evangelicals. Well, it’s not unusual when this happens that about this same time, our hero with the wide reach determines to turn on we evangelicals and embrace the broader world....
  • America, the battle for the family is at your front door. Sitting it out is not an option.

    02/18/2015 6:58:14 AM PST · by wagglebee · 102 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/17/15 | Claire Chretien
    February 17, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- Public opinion has nothing to do with whether something is good or moral, but it’s worth noting how so-called same-sex marriage came to Alabama. It was imposed on Alabama the same way it’s been imposed on the majority of the American people—by activist judges.It’s no surprise that progressives and liberal media are going bananas over Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s refusal to give in to judicial tyranny or ignore the Alabama Constitution’s marriage amendment before the Supreme Court weighs in.  They are incensed that one man has the intestinal fortitude to stand for the rule...
  • British Government’s Health Program Hands Out Condoms and Lubricant to Kids

    02/17/2015 11:23:59 AM PST · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | 2/17/15 | Steven Ertelt
    The British government’s health program is under fire from pro-life advocates who are uspet that it is handing out condoms and lubricant to kids.The contraceptive credit card scheme is available to students as young as 13 and the card allows the youngsters to make multiple purchases of condoms and lubricant. The children can sign up for the card without even seeing a doctor or a nurse and without parental notification or permission.The program is coming under heavy criticism from pro-life groups: Entitling them to a pack of six contraceptives, the card can be used up to six times before it...
  • Italy Experiencing a Massive Baby Shortage Due to Abortion

    02/17/2015 11:16:22 AM PST · by wagglebee · 37 replies
    Life News ^ | 2/17/15 | Steven Ertelt
    Abortion has consequences.The Italian health minister gave a recent interview in which she said Italy is a “dying country.” Why? Because abortion has depleted the European nation of its next generations and caused a massive baby shortage.While some abortion advocates decry overpopulation, Italy’s birth rate has fallen to its lowest level – 8.4 per 1,000 people — since 1861.Beatrice Lorenzin, the minister of health, said: “We are at the threshold where people who die are not being replaced by newborns. That means we are a dying country. This situation has enormous implications for every sector: the economy, society, health, pensions,...
  • Pro-aborts ignore the plight of disabled babies in their fight for fetal deformity exceptions

    02/17/2015 10:59:58 AM PST · by wagglebee · 5 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/17/15 | Sarah Connors
    February 17, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- In 2010 my unborn daughter was diagnosed with a lethal birth anomaly. We continued our pregnancy, much to the consternation of our physicians, and she lived for almost two hours after birth. As the mother of a child who was diagnosed in the womb with a life limiting condition, I take a keen interest in abortion legislation that seeks to destroy protections for the most vulnerable members of our society like my daughter Beatrix. This includes international legislation like that which was roundly defeated in The Republic of Ireland earlier this week. Socialist politician Clare Daly...
  • Are wealthy US foundations paying to suppress religious freedom?

    02/16/2015 8:50:06 AM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 2/13/15 | Kevin J. Jones
    New York City, N.Y., Feb 13, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA).- Questions are being raised over two U.S. foundations that have poured more than three million dollars into abortion rights, LGBT activist, and legal groups to push the message that exemptions based on religious beliefs are “un-American” and an abuse of liberty. The Arcus Foundation and the Ford Foundation have spent over $3 million in combined spending against religious liberty exemptions since 2013, according to a CNA review of tax forms and grant listings. John Lomperis of the Institute for Religion and Democracy – a D.C.-based ecumenical Christian think tank...
  • Third Doctor Says Jahi McMath is Not Brain Dead, Family Wants Death Certificate Revoked

    02/16/2015 8:41:02 AM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/16/15 | Wesley J. Smith
    According to a media report out of New Jersey, a third doctor–the others are Shewmon and Calixto–has signed a declaration stating Jahi McMath is not brain dead. The family attorney Chris Dolan says he will petition the California Secretary of State to rescind the death certificate. From the N.J.com story: Dolan provided NJ Advance Media with signed declarations from four doctors, including Charles J. Prestigiacomo, director of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery at University Hospital in Newark and chair of the neurological surgery department at Rutgers, stating that McMath isn’t brain dead.“The brain structure evidenced in the MRI is not consistent...
  • Gardasil linked to deaths and disabilities after young girls vaccinated: Toronto Star investigation

    02/16/2015 6:30:23 AM PST · by wagglebee · 117 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/13/15 | Steve Weatherbe
    TORONTO, February 13, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- Since its introduction in 2007 in the U.S. and Canada, the Gardasil vaccine against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), the main cause of cervical cancer and genital warts, has been injected in more than 50 million people in more than 130 countries, mostly young women. But concern over serious side effects and deaths following inoculations has grown enough for the Toronto Star to mount a lengthy investigation. It found more than 50 Canadian girls who developed serious medical conditions after their injections with Merck’s Gardasil (15 hospitalized) and in the U.S, more than 100 deaths...
  • What exactly are we learning from The Learning Channel?

    02/14/2015 10:07:55 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 49 replies
    Maclean's ^ | February 14, 2015 | Emma Teitel
    Last month, TLC, the American cable network responsible for reality TV shows such as Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, My 600-lb. Life and 19 Kids and Counting, aired a new hour-long reality special called My Husband’s Not Gay, about a group of married Mormon men who are very gay indeed. The show’s stars, four Utah husbands who claim to love their heterosexual wives deeply, are openly and exclusively attracted to other men. They are also heavily steeped in the ideology of “ex-gay” conversion therapy, a contradiction they reconcile by treating their homosexuality—which they’ve labeled “SSA,” or “same sex attraction”—as an...
  • Open letter from ELCA Bishop to LGBT Community

    02/13/2015 8:06:03 PM PST · by lightman · 60 replies
    American Lutheran Publicity Bureau ^ | 12 February AD 2015 | Michael Rinehart
    Dear friends, You are welcome in congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). We are a church that believes it is wrong to discriminate against anyone based on sexual orientation. All are welcome. We celebrate diversity. While Lutherans in the U.S. are not of one mind about sexual orientation, the ELCA, the largest Lutheran denomination in North America, has taken a stand as an open, affirming church where all are welcome. I recognize that some of you have been wounded by churches. On behalf of the church, I apologize for the hurtful comments, exclusion, and discrimination you have...
  • Eight men arrested in Grand Forks prostitution

    02/13/2015 3:20:59 PM PST · by skeptoid · 41 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | 02/134/2014 at 3:43 p.m. | John Hageman
    A prostitution sting resulted in eight arrests Thursday night in Grand Forks. The Grand Forks Police Department conducted the operation by putting advertisements on Backpage.com, a classified advertising website. The arrests were made at a local hotel, according to Lt. Dwight Love of the Grand Forks Police Department. Love said the ad netted 30 to 40 responses. "Quite honestly, we could probably do it once a week for a while and get that many," he said. "We were pretty shocked by the level of responses we got."
  • Franklin Graham Points to Jezebel Scriptures to Describe America

    02/13/2015 11:02:45 AM PST · by xzins · 17 replies
    CharismaNews ^ | 2/12/2015 | Franklin Graham
    The sexual revolution that began in earnest five decades ago with promises of new and liberating sexual freedoms has instead left behind a shattered moral landscape that has undermined the fabric and foundation of our nation. Casting off what was perceived as the puritanical restraints of previous generations, the '60s and '70s launched a new era of sexual experimentation. The revolution, publicly inaugurated by 1967's "Summer of Love" in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district, promised an enlightened age of sexual morality. The new thinking said cohabitation wasn't really a problem. Divorce wasn't nearly as harmful as once thought. Promiscuity presented no...
  • Death Panels: New 29-Point Checklist Determines if Elderly Person May Die in 30 Days

    02/13/2015 10:44:40 AM PST · by wagglebee · 28 replies
    Life News ^ | 2/13/15 | Texas Right to Life
    “Obamacare’s shoddy implementation doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of its great evil,” reported Breitbart late last year, referring to the healthcare rationing that is insidiously hidden within the pages of the evasive law. Perhaps the most alarming criterion of healthcare rationing found in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the plan’s death panel language.Democrats vehemently denied that death panels would play a role in the ACA, but the law itself states that doctors will be paid to have discussions with patients about living wills, advance directives, and end-of-life options.Killing patients whose perceived utility is declining is not exclusively...
  • Netherlands is the Euthanasia Capital of the World, Will America and Britain Follow?

    02/13/2015 9:31:44 AM PST · by wagglebee · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | 2/13/15 | Wesley J. Smith
    Newsweek has a long article–in which I briefly appear–exploring how and why the euthanasia monster broke its fetters to turn the Netherlands into ground zero for the culture of death (now seriously challenged by the even more death-enthusiastic Belgians).Reporter Winston Ross interviewed experts and the impacted on both sides of the issue, so you should read the whole thing. What I wanted to share here, are the theories about why Netherlanders have permitted euthanasia with virtually no meaningful limits.First, media propaganda. From, “Dying Dutch: Once a supporter of euthanasia, he’s now one of its most vocal critics. Among the reasons...
  • Traditional marriage supporters won every inning…yet somehow lost the game: how to reclaim victory

    02/13/2015 6:57:45 AM PST · by wagglebee · 36 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/12/15 | Patrick Archbold
    Imagine that you are playing baseball. Your pitcher pitches a perfect game and your hitters amass 30 runs, but you still lose the game. What should be obvious is that you are playing the game by the wrong rules. This ridiculous situation is analogous to the efforts of various groups to protect traditional marriage in the United States. Some years back, as we all became aware that gay “marriage” would become the front-line battleground in our progressive culture war, numerous efforts were made to protect marriage. Beyond the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) at the federal level, most other efforts...
  • GOP strategist Greg McNeilly sees West Michigan's attitude on gay marriage shifting

    02/07/2015 1:54:18 PM PST · by darrellmaurina · 23 replies
    Grand Rapids Press ^ | 2/7/2015 | Shandra Martinez
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Greg McNeilly occupies the chasm dividing gay rights activists and conservative Republicans. The GOP strategist unabashedly claims membership in the two groups that have been on opposite sides of the battle over legalizing gay marriage. McNeilly's marriage to Lansing attorney Doug Meeks is one of 300 that will now be recognized by the state following a federal court injunction, and Gov. Rick Snyder's decision not to appeal the decision. Savoring the legal victory is difficult for McNeilly when thousands of same sex couples can not be married or have their marriages recognized in this state. The...
  • Heartbreaking Graph: Planned Parenthood Pushes Abortion on Pregnant Women 94% of the Time

    02/12/2015 10:57:11 AM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | 2/12/15 | Sarah Zagorski
    In December 2014, Planned Parenthood Federation of America released their annual report for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. In the report, they list their twelve top moments of the year, from helping reduce teen pregnancy to “fighting” breast cancer. They even included their work in influencing pop culture by fighting abortion stigma in the movie Obvious Child.Planned Parenthood seems especially proud that they influenced 126,494 youth through a new chat and text program online. According to their report, this program helps teens reach dedicated “specialists” at urgent moments to provide advice.They go on to brag that our generation will be the...
  • Obama: I didn’t lie about supporting gay ‘marriage,’ you just didn’t understand

    02/12/2015 5:12:44 AM PST · by wagglebee · 33 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/11/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 11, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Barack Obama is denying an account by a close adviser that he lied about his views on gay “marriage” to get elected president in 2008. In an interview yesterday, Obama said he didn't lie; it's just that he was misunderstood.However, Obama admitted he supported government-enforced recognition of homosexuality, and “it was frustrating to me” that he had to “square that with what were a whole bunch of religious sensitivities out there.”Obama's close campaign operative and senior adviser David Axelrod wrote that Obama always favored redefining marriage but lied about it in order...
  • Could Two New Laws Suffocate the Catholic Church in DC?

    02/08/2015 9:33:49 AM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 2/7/15 | Matt Hadro
    Washington D.C., Feb 7, 2015 / 05:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. bishops and several other Catholic and pro-life groups are asking Congress to nullify two new Washington, D.C. laws that they say could choke their ability to operate according to their religious beliefs. The legislation amounts to “unprecedented assaults upon our organizations,” the coalition of groups stated in a letter to all members of Congress. “Both laws violate the freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of association protected by the First Amendment and other federal law.” After a bill is signed into law by the D.C. mayor,...
  • One Response to “Planned Parenthood’s Get Real sex-ed approved for HHS programs list”

    02/08/2015 9:05:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | February 6, 2015 | saynsumthn
    On February 5, 2015 the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) released updates and new additions to the Health and Human Services (HHS) Teen Pregnancy Prevention Evidence Review and evidence-based programs list. The revised list of 37 programs now includes GET REAL a curriculum developed by abortion giant Planned Parenthood. Get Real is a sex education program for middle and high school students and was developed by Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts. The Get Real middle school curriculum is a three-year program comprising a total of 27 lessons—9 lessons delivered in each of the 6th, 7th,...
  • Defending Public Abortion Images (Part 1)

    02/06/2015 6:06:35 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    catholic.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Trent Horn
    Last week, a professor at the University of California in Santa Barbara allegedly assaulted a pro-life activist and stole her and her sister's signs containing graphic images of abortion. The picture above shows the professor, Dr. Mireille Miller-Young, accompanied by two other students who helped her carry the signs away. While almost everyone thinks people should have the right to publicly display images of abortion (except for pro-abortion activists like this professor who say it's “visual terrorism”), many people, including pro-life advocates, are divided over whether it is prudent or even morally right to publicly display such images. In this...
  • Colorado Democrats block bill aiming to keep boys out of girls’ changing rooms

    02/06/2015 4:37:26 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | Feb 6, 2015 | Kirsten Andersen
    DENVER, Colorado, February 6, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- In the wake of allegations that a boy presenting himself as female harassed girls in a high school restroom, lawmakers in Colorado tried this week to walk back some of the damage done by the state’s controversial transgender bathroom law, which mandates that self-identified “transgender” individuals be allowed to use the bathroom and changing facilities of their choice, regardless of biological sex. Rep. Kim Ransom, R-Littleton, introduced a bill that would have permitted facility operators to decide for themselves whether to permit cross-gender use of sex-segregated facilities, without putting themselves at risk of...
  • Colorado Democrats block bill aiming to keep boys out of girls’ changing rooms

    02/06/2015 11:41:54 AM PST · by wagglebee · 40 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/6/15 | Kirsten Andersen
    DENVER, Colorado, February 6, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- In the wake of allegations that a boy presenting himself as female harassed girls in a high school restroom, lawmakers in Colorado tried this week to walk back some of the damage done by the state’s controversial transgender bathroom law, which mandates that self-identified “transgender” individuals be allowed to use the bathroom and changing facilities of their choice, regardless of biological sex. Rep. Kim Ransom, R-Littleton, introduced a bill that would have permitted facility operators to decide for themselves whether to permit cross-gender use of sex-segregated facilities, without putting themselves at risk of...
  • Canada’s top court rules doctors can help kill patients; overturns assisted suicide law

    02/06/2015 10:05:33 AM PST · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/6/15 | Pete Baklinski
    OTTAWA, February 6, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) — In a momentous ruling this morning, Canada’s highest court unanimously ruled to open the door to a doctor helping kill someone nearing the end-of-life stage, a ruling comparable to the sweeping Morgentaler ruling 27 years ago that allowed a doctor to kill someone at the earliest pre-born stage of life. In Carter v. Canada, the Court overturned a previous law prohibiting assisted suicide, in effect reversing the previous 1993 Rodriguez decision in which it said the state’s obligation to “protect the vulnerable” outweighed the rights of the individual to self-determination. The ruling makes Canada join...
  • Dad Refuses to Give Up Newborn Son With Down Syndrome

    02/05/2015 6:21:35 PM PST · by mountn man · 25 replies
    GMA/ Yahoo ^ | 02/05/15 | NICOLE PELLETIERE
    When Samuel Forrest of Armenia heard a baby crying from outside his wife's hospital room, he knew his life would change forever. Not only had he become a father, but he would soon receive some unexpected news about his newborn son. "This pediatrician walks out of the room with a little bundle -- that was Leo," Forrest said. "She had his face covered up and hospital authorities wouldn't let me see him or my wife. When the doctor came out, he said 'there’s a real problem with your son.' Forrest followed doctors and nurses into a room where he'd finally...
  • De-Judging the Boy Scouts: so much for free association

    02/05/2015 3:46:59 PM PST · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/5/15 | Eric Metaxas
    February 5, 2015 (BreakPoint.org) -- In late January, the Supreme Court of California ruled that, starting January 21, 2016, judges in that state can no longer be affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America.I’m not sure what troubles me most about this story: the ruling itself or the lack of attention being paid to it.California is one of 47 states that bans its judges from belonging to organizations that discriminate against certain groups of people. In more than half of these instances, we are talking about discrimination on the basis of race, religion, national origin, or sex.In the twenty-two states...
  • Mother of six 'can be sterilised' - (British) court ruling

    02/05/2015 3:16:06 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 39 replies
    BBC ^ | 02/04/2015 | James Gallagher
    A mother of six with an IQ of 70 should be sterilised for her own safety, the Court of Protection has ruled. The Court heard that a further pregnancy would be a "significantly life-threatening event" for both the mother and child. Mr Justice Cobb said the woman had the "same human rights" as everyone else and this was not a case of "eugenics". He has authorised health and council services to intervene and perform the sterilisation. The name of the woman has not been released, to protect the identify of her children.
  • Obama's Biggest Radical [Forced Sterilizations Coming?]

    02/05/2015 2:30:53 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 18 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 2/27/2009 | Ben Johnson
    When Barack Obama nominated John P. Holdren as his Science Adviser last December 20, the president-elect stated "promoting science isn’t just about providing resources" but "ensuring that facts and evidence are never twisted or obscured by politics or ideology." In nominating John Holdren, his words could scarcely have taken a more Orwellian ring. Some critics have noted Holdren's penchant for making apocalyptic predictions that never come to pass, and categorizing all criticism of his alarmist views as not only wrong but dangerous. What none has yet noted is that Holdren is a globalist who has endorsed "surrender of sovereignty" to...
  • Bill would allow prosecution of teachers for distributing ‘harmful material’ to minors (Kansas)

    02/05/2015 1:15:33 AM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    kansas.com ^ | 02/04/2015 | Bryan Lowry and Suzanne Perez Tobias
    <p>Lawmakers are considering bill that would make it easier to charge and prosecute teachers with distributing harmful material to minors.</p> <p>Proponents say that would give needed protection to students. Opponents say it could criminalize the teaching of biology or controversial works of literature and that communication is a better option.</p>
  • LBGT Demands For Other People’s Children Are Misogynistic

    02/04/2015 11:50:17 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 3, 2015 | Rivka Edelman
    The U.S. Supreme Court has recently announced it will review a November decision by the Sixth Circuit Court—which represents Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee—that upheld marriage as between a man and a woman. Will the Supreme Court side with the two judges in the majority, or with the one dissenting judge? The majority ruling dismisses any possibility of a constitutional right to gay marriage, while the dissent focuses on an entirely different question of whether gay parents are as good as straight ones. The latter controversy is something that the majority decision explicitly refused to weigh in on, so...
  • (U.K.) Judge Rules Mother of Six Who Has Learning Disabilities Can be Forcibly Sterilized

    02/04/2015 8:53:58 AM PST · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    Life News ^ | 2/4/15 | Sarah Zagorski
    In the United Kingdom, a mother-of-six will be taken to the hospital and forced to undergo a sterilization.In 2014, the department of health and social services applied for permission to enter the womanÂ’s home and take her to get sterilized against her will. The woman, who has not been identified, reportedly has a learning disability.At a hearing at the Court of Protection, they argued that sterilization is necessary because the womanÂ’s health would be put at risk if she had more children. However, John McKendrick, who represented a health authority, hospital trust and council said the application for sterilization was...