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  • Chances are your teen is looking at porn. But itís worse than that.

    10/21/2014 10:05:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 78 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 10.20.14 | Jonathon van Maren
    I live in a quiet subdivision in rural Ontario. I mean very quietóall summer long, I rarely saw any kids outside biking or playing street hockey or running flimsy lemonade stands or just roughhousing around outside. Then, the day school started, I was shocked when I left my house in the morning and I saw kids everywhere, backpacks in tow, heading to bus stops and walking to the nearby school. This many kids live in my neighborhood? I thought to myself. Where were they all summer? There are a number of possible answers, of course. Some were probably on vacation....
  • Mother in Coma Heard Everything, Was Scared Theyíd Turn Off Her Life Support

    10/21/2014 6:31:21 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 32 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/20/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Kate Allat suffered a stroke at the age of 39 and the mother spent 10 days in a coma afterwards. Now that she is past that frightful ordeal, Allat reveals in a new interview that she heard everything going on around her in her hospital room and she was fearful her life support would be turned off.Allat indicates that her mind was functioning normally during her coma but everyone around her thought she was brain-dead as she laid in her hospital bed paralyzed and unable to speak or breathe on her own. She listened in fright as medical staff discussed...
  • City Threatens to Arrest Ministers Who Refuse to Perform Same-Sex Weddings

    10/20/2014 12:08:03 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/20/14 | Todd Starnes
    <p>Two Christian ministers who own an Idaho wedding chapel were told they had to either perform same-sex weddings or face jail time and up to $1,000 in fines, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court.</p> <p>Alliance Defending Freedom is representing Donald and Evelyn Knapp, two ordained ministers who own the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel in Coeur díAlene.</p>
  • Homosexual Marriage: A Watershed Issue for Evangelicals

    10/20/2014 2:46:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | October 20, 2014 | Rob Schwarzwalder, senior vice president, Family Research Council.
    There is a point where decision on contentious, difficult issues is unavoidable. With respect to homosexual conduct, the American Evangelical church has reached that point. There is no ignoring the determination of the gay and lesbian activists to insist upon complete social and legal normalization of homosexual conduct; from the adoption of children by same-sex couples to the judicial recognition of same-sex unions as marriages every bit as complete as those enjoyed by heterosexual couples. Thus, Christians cannot avoid the need to decide which side they are on. The Supreme Court's decision earlier this month to allow current judicial rulings...
  • Euthanasia Activist Starves Herself to Death to Promote Assisted Suicide

    10/20/2014 10:50:40 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 76 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/20/14 | Dr. Peter Saunders
    A long-term pro-euthanasia campaigner has starved herself to death over five weeks because she could not have her life ended legally.Jean Davies, 86, did not suffer from a terminal illness but said her life had become ¬Ďintolerable¬í after a series of fainting spells. She died at home in Oxford on 1 October after giving an extensive interview to the Sunday Times.Mrs Davies became involved in the right-to-die campaign as far back as the 1970s and was president of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies from 1990 to 1992 and was chair of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society UK (now...
  • Euthanasia and the slippery slope: You canít kill just one

    10/20/2014 10:41:21 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/20/14 | Eric Metaxas
    When abortion was made the law of the land, critics predicted that the number of ‚Äúprocedures‚ÄĚ would multiply across America, that many would treat it as a form of birth control, and that millions of unborn babies would die. ‚ÄúNonsense,‚ÄĚ said abortion supporters. Abortion would be just for the ‚Äúhard cases‚ÄĚ so that a women would be safe from so-called ‚Äúback-alley abortions.‚ÄĚ Abortion supporters accused pro-lifers of using a ‚Äúslippery slope‚ÄĚ argument. Okay‚ÄĒ40 years later which was right? Well, it‚Äôs pretty obvious: fifty-six million unborn children have been legally aborted since¬†Roe v. Wade¬†in 1973, precisely what pro-lifers predicted. Sometimes the...
  • Pornography is a tough sell

    10/20/2014 9:34:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Chastity.com ^ | No Date Supplied | Jon Sorensen
    We all know that pornography consumption around the world is at an epidemic level, and itís no secret that itís having disastrous effects on relationships, marriages, and society at large. The problem is only exacerbated by the availability of pornography online. According to the website covenanteyes.com, more than 1 in 8 Internet searches are for erotic content. 67% of children admit to clearing their Internet history to hide their online activity, while 79% of accidental exposures to Internet porn among kids take place in the home. Equally disturbing is the fact that 56% of divorce cases involve one party having...
  • ĎSibling incest should be legal,í says Danish professor of criminal justice ethics

    10/17/2014 6:24:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    Life Site ^ | 10-17-14 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    A Danish professor of criminal justice ethics has stated that he thinks consensual sex between adult siblings should be legal. According to Thomas SÝbirk Petersen, a professor at Roskilde University, the rise in the number of births resulting from donor sperm, which has the potential to create biological siblings who are born into different families, has created a need to rethink the "old taboos" against incest. ďIn a society where more and more children are being conceived using donor sperm, the risk of falling in love with a stranger who turns out to be a biological sister or brother has...
  • Now more than ever, we must show the victims of abortion (Warning Graphic Photo)

    10/17/2014 7:53:31 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/16/14 | John Jansen
    Recently on the website¬†In These Times, writer Sady Doyle comes right out and¬†says it: ‚ÄúI like abortion.‚ÄĚ Lest anyone think Doyle is being taken out of context, consider that the title of her article is, ‚ÄúAbortion Isn‚Äôt a Necessary Evil. It‚Äôs Great,‚ÄĚ and the subtitle is, ‚ÄúProgressives should admit it: We like abortion.‚ÄĚ This comes on the heels of Janet Harris‚Äô widely shared Washington Post column,¬†‚ÄúStop Calling Abortion a Difficult Decision.‚ÄĚ To no one‚Äôs surprise, Slate (‚ÄúMy Year As an Abortion Doula‚ÄĚ) and¬†HuffPo¬†have also recently had their own Let‚Äôs-present-abortion-as-sympathetically-as-we-possibly-can articles. And, very revealingly, America‚Äôs leading How to Get Used by...
  • Full Text of Cardinal Burke's Major Interview to Il Foglio on the Synod

    10/16/2014 10:45:22 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 6 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 10/13/14 | Alessandro Gnocchi
    The world likes Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke very little or not at all. And , if it is possible, the Church likes him even less than does the world. On the other hand, this 66 year- old American from Richland Center, Wisconsin, has done everything as a Catholic to successfully carry out his intent to set a fire under the consciences of Christians who are all too inclined to tepidity. He participates in the Marches for Life, he says that Communion is not to be given to those politicians who support abortion laws, he denounces the rapid progression of the...
  • Evidence Emerges of an Engineered Synod

    10/16/2014 7:29:54 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 10/15/14 | Edward Pentin
    More and more there is talk in Rome that this synod is being engineered by groups intent on steering the Church in a heterodox direction, and increasingly evidence is coming to light that points to it. . It still remains unclear who exactly wrote it and how many eyes had seen it before it was made public, but the strong criticisms of it from such Church leaders as Cardinals Raymond Burke and Gerhard Mueller are enough to point to a lamentable lack of scrutiny, with consequences for souls. Archbishop Bruno Forte, the synodís special secretary, known to be a keen...
  • In the Churchís hour of greatest need, Dolan fails again

    10/16/2014 9:14:59 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 9 replies
    Seeing as this only has 500 views on Youtube, maybe most folks havenít seen this, yet. Reader MFG sent this to me this morning. I find this interview disconcerting on many levels. First, his initial glad-handed chuminess is way over the top and appears just overtly insincere. Then he attempts constantly to minimize the divisions in the Synod and gives an unreserved approval of the attempt to redefine Church Doctrine with regard to the groinal issues so sacred to the modernists (adulterers receiving the Blessed Sacrament, regularizing and ďsolemnizingĒ divorce through reception of the Blessed Sacrament, gift-bearing sodomites, the whole...
  • MSN Headline: Vatican Alters Report Translation about Gays

    10/16/2014 9:44:06 AM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 10-16-2014 | AP
    Check it out http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/vatican-alters-draft-report-translation-about-gays/ar-BB9qgYh
  • "Synod Fathers under intense pressure from the Kasper Front to modify their views - or else"

    10/16/2014 2:53:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    rorate-caeli ^ | October 15, 2014
    It seems Walter Kasper's racist remarks on Africa and Africans have caused an understandable shock wave throughout the assembly. They reflect a racist, xenophobic, and anti-African mindset that has removed the Church in Africa from any participation in the Synodal administration and governance, or in the committee formed to help draft the final relatio. Other than that, Synod Fathers are being strongly pressured by the allies of the racist German cardinal, who are in the minority, to modify as little as possible the partial relatio: as Tosatti explains below, that was one of the main reasons why the racist manipulators...
  • AP confirms: "Outed" Forte exclusively responsible for "Gayspel", only ONE Father mentioned issue

    10/16/2014 2:59:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    rorate-caeli ^ | October 15, 2014
    FULL TITLE: AP confirms: "Outed" Forte exclusively responsible for "Gayspel", only ONE Father had even mentioned issue in Synod Hall Bruno "Outed" Forte From Nicole Winfield's Associated Press article on Synod special secretary Abp. Bruno "Outed" Forte. We post it here for the record of the history of the most embarrassing document in Catholic history, and its most infamous passage, where Forte sneaked his own "New Gospel": Erdo has already "outed" the official who wrote the section on gays, Monsignor [Archbishop] Bruno Forte, appointed by Pope Francis as the special secretary to the synod. Forte is an Italian theologian known...
  • Senate Candidate Joni Ernst Endorses Federal Personhood Bill For Fetuses

    10/16/2014 6:15:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 16, 2014 | Laura Bassett
    Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst said she would support a federal bill that gives legal personhood rights to fetuses from the moment of fertilization, effectively wiping out legal abortion in the United States. Ernst voted for a fetal personhood amendment in the Iowa State legislature in 2013, and she told the Sioux City Journal editorial board on Wednesday that she also would support a federal personhood measure if she were elected to the U.S. Senate. "I will continue to stand by that. I am a pro-life candidate, and this has been shaped by my religious beliefs through the years,"...
  • The Vindication of Christian Sexual Ethics

    10/16/2014 7:54:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/16/2014 | David French
    Over at The Weekly Standard, Heather Mac Donald has penned an outstanding cover story chronicling the ongoing collapse of sexual-revolution values on college campuses. It turns out that sexual ďliberationĒ has not led to sexual fulfillment, but instead to a landscape littered with broken hearts, long-lasting psychic pain, and a consequent desperate effort to create and enforce a bizarre ďneo-VictorianĒ sexual ethic grounded not in any real morality, but instead in an effort to use institutional power to shift the emotional, psychological, and legal consequences of sexual regret and ambiguity to men and ó as much as possible ó...
  • Writer: Itís Okay If an 11-Year-Old Has an Abortion

    10/16/2014 7:20:49 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/15/14 | Micaiah Bilger
    I read a lot of terrible abortion stories for my job, but some break my heart more than others.A few weeks ago, I came across a column in the New York Magazine written by an abortion doula. Curious, I clicked on the story and read about the young woman, who provides emotional support for women as they have abortions.I began to feel more and more horrified as I read about her work and her attempts to justify really terrible things. She writes: ďA year ago, when I was just starting out, Mitchell met with me and the other trainees to...
  • Not All Catholic Bishops Onboard With Positive Language Toward Same-Sex Couples in Synod Report

    10/15/2014 11:30:57 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/15/2014 (1:53 PM EDT) | Stoyan Zaimov
    Pope Francis leads the synod of bishops in Paul VI's hall at the Vatican October 6, 2014. Pope Francis opened a global Roman Catholic assembly on Sunday showing his apparent irritation with Church leaders who have waged a sometimes bitter public battle between progressives and conservatives on family issues. A recently released midterm report from the Synod of Bishops on the family, which defended the traditional definition of marriage but used positive language towards same-sex couples in some situations, has garnered controversy among some bishops who say it does not accurately reflect the assembly's views. "In regard to homosexuality, there...
  • Loving Jennifer Lawrence

    10/15/2014 10:27:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    Chastity.com ^ | Tom Ponchak
    This week there appeared a story about an interview that actress Jennifer Lawrence gave to Vanity Fair in the wake of having explicit photos of herself hacked and shared on the internet. The story included this excerpt: ďI was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or heís going to look at youĒ (emphasis added). When I read that last line, something inside me grieved. My heart broke for Jennifer Lawrence, for our society, and for my five daughters. What have we become when...
  • City of Houston demands pastors turn over sermons [Dealing With Homosexuality]

    10/15/2014 8:14:40 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 155 replies
    Fox ^ | Published October 14, 2014 | By Todd Starnes
    The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the cityís first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court. ďThe cityís subpoena of sermons and other pastoral communications is both needless and unprecedented,Ē Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Christina Holcomb said in a statement. ďThe city council and its attorneys are engaging in an inquisition designed to stifle any critique of its actions.Ē ADF, a nationally-known law firm specializing in religious liberty cases, is representing five...
  • houston lgbt mayor has every legal right to prosecute christian churches for political activity

    10/15/2014 5:09:19 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 156 replies
    Patton@Bastogne | 2014-10-15 | Patton@Bastogne
    . 2014-10-15 Houston LGBT Mayor has EVERY LEGAL RIGHT to Prosecute Christian Churches for Political Activity First, I (Patton@Bastogne) am a pro-life anti-gay-marriage evangelical Christian. Second, (in today's news story reported by The Houston Chronicle, below) ... I am calling out the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and their attorney Christina Holcomb ... as "Despicable Liars". ADF attorneys KNOW FULL WELL that Churches' "voluntary" acceptance of the IRS 501-C3 "federal contract" means that Christian Churches SURRENDER their rights to ... First Admendment "Free Speech" ... when practiced behind a "tax-exempt church pulpit". Period. I openly challenge the deceptive ADF organization (and...
  • Abortion Activist: Everyone Would Love Abortion if Pro-Lifers Hadnít ďBrainwashedĒ People

    10/15/2014 5:17:53 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 26 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/14/14 | Dave Andrusko
    I usually skim books by pro-abortionistsóthe arguments are repetitious and drawn from the same fetid pool of anti-child and (usually) anti-male rhetoric. But I believe I will have to read Katha Pollittís ďPro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights.ĒIs it because Pollittís book promises a breakthrough, so to speak, a new way of defending the indefensible? Not if you read the 100% sympathetic reviews that have appeared in the usual places (Slate, the New York Times, Salon, etc., etc.) But thatís not the point, although you keep hearing notions that an abortion absolutist is somehow reaching out to people who share none of...
  • October 13, 2014: The Day That Will Be Remembered for Starting the Catholic Schism?

    10/14/2014 9:10:20 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 15 replies
    Two Hearts Press ^ | 10/13/14 | Dr. Kelly Bowring
    Will today be remembered as the first day that led to the Church¬ís prophesied schism? Quite likely yes. By many accounts people are waking up to see that the Family Synod of October 2014 is an officially Vatican-orchestrated work of manipulation. The mid-way report was released, October 13th, a day of great spiritual significance. This report has been called an ¬ďearthquake¬Ē by one Catholic reporter, and ¬ďone of the worst official documents drafted in Church history¬Ē by John Smeaton, co-founder of Voice of the Family. He went on to say: ¬ďWe urge Catholics not to be complacent or give in...
  • The Secret Synod Does What We Expected: Evil

    10/14/2014 5:49:20 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 37 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | 10/13/14 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    As if we didn¬ít know it before, today we learned why the Secret Synod was conducted in secret, with the faithful not being permitted to see the texts of the participants¬í addresses or even to know which bishop or cardinal was advancing which position. The Secret Synod was conducted in secret because evil advances in shadows. Many others, and not just traditionalists, have already expressed outrage over the disastrous ¬ďRelatio post disceptationem,¬Ē which appeared on the Vatican website today, October 13. This is the anniversary of Pope Leo¬ís vision of Satan¬ís attack on the Church (leading to his composition of...
  • One million children a year will be forced into making pornography, expert says

    10/14/2014 4:51:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    LIFE SITE ^ | Dustin Siggins
    More than one million children are being forced into pornography, says an international expert helping Belarus fight sex trafficking. Natalia Zhak, who leads an international project designed to improve the ability of Belarus to combat the slave trade, also said that 20 percent of children aged 10 to 17 receive sexual proposals from adults via the Internet. ďWith the advance of information technologies in the modern world children receive more and more proposals of questionable nature. It mainly happens over the Internet," Zhak told Belarus News. "The proposals include invitations to take part in some video shooting...Later on children land...
  • Facebook and Apple now paying for women to put motherhood on ice by freezing their eggs

    10/14/2014 7:50:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/14/14 | Josh Gardner
    Apple and Facebook say they'll shell out out as much as $20,000 for women to put their parenthood plans on ice. The firms also hope the incentive will help women balance child-rearing and work life. However, even as success rates continue to rise, there are no guarantees the method will lead to conception down the road.
  • When guys find out Iím a virgin [author is a 26 year old female Christian]

    10/13/2014 3:06:55 PM PDT · by grundle · 395 replies
    Salon ^ | October 5, 2014 | Ellen Burkhardt
    Thereís no good time to tell a guy youíre a virgin. First date? Too much, too soon. Wait until the third date and you risk being considered a tease. Second date? Perhaps, but at this point youíre both still fretting over whether or not to eat another piece of bread; delving into sexual histories (or lack thereof) seems a bit extreme. So: Thereís no good time to tell a guy youíre a virgin. Even worse? Telling him youíre waiting until marriage.
  • This Cheerios Commercial Featuring a Gay Couple and Their Adopted Daughter Is Adorable

    10/13/2014 7:56:26 AM PDT · by Salman · 147 replies
    Slate ^ | Oct. 3 2014 | Mark Joseph Stern
    Over the past few years, General Mills has positioned itself as something like the anti-Chick-fil-A, celebrating LGBT pride and vehemently opposing Minnesotaís proposed gay marriage ban. All of that is very niceóbut come on, this is 2014. If youíre a food company and you havenít made an adorable ad featuring a gay couple with their children, youíre just another face in the pro-gay corporate crowd. Luckily, General Mills has now decided to get with the program, releasing a commercial with a gay couple, their adopted daughter, and a bowl of Cheerios. And the ad is just as impossibly cute as...
  • Assisted suicide cannot promise you a peaceful or painless death

    10/13/2014 9:17:27 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 64 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/10/14 | Lani Candelora
    Assisted suicide is wrongly marketed to the public as a flawless, peaceful escape from suffering. But did you know that many assisted suicides experience complications? It can be a painful and scary death. It can include gasping, muscle spasms, nausea, vomiting, panic, confusion, failure to produce unconsciousness, waking from unconsciousness, and a failure to cause death.Just this week we saw a heartbreaking article about a woman named Brittany Maynard who has planned her assisted suicide death for November 1st. She is clearly terrified of a hard and painful death, and has been led to believe that assisted suicide is the...
  • Norma McCorvey of Roe v. Wade: Abortion facility staff gave women cocaine

    10/13/2014 7:16:13 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/13/14 | Sarah Terzo
    While most pro-lifers know that Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, is now pro-life, fewer know that she worked in two abortion clinics before her conversion. She tells her story in her book Won By Love.McCorvey had a lot to say about what working in an abortion clinic was like.  The first clinic she worked at, A-Z, was horribly run and filthy. Here, she describes what she saw in that clinic:  I started working at the A to Z clinic in January 1995, and it was a health disaster waiting to happen. If the owner had not closed it down,...
  • Rand Paul and Cory Gardnerís problem with chimps (Abortion and Personhood)

    10/13/2014 5:12:02 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/10/14 | Gualberto Garcia Jones, J.D.
    As of the writing of this story, if you run a google news search on the word ‚Äúpersonhood‚ÄĚ two clusters of news appear.¬† The first set of articles relate to Tommy the chimp and the case that is being argued on appeal in the State of New York to establish legal personhood for animals. The second cluster is a barrage of ‚Äúnews‚ÄĚ articles - more political porn than news - in which the main stream media is attempting to portray all politicians who support or supported universal human personhood as either Taliban-like religious zealots, or hypocrites running from their past.Let‚Äôs...
  • Chuck Todd: Should Conservatives 'Surrender in the Culture Wars'?

    10/12/2014 1:10:33 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 71 replies
    News Busters ^ | 10/12/2014 (2:44 PM EDT) | Jeffrey Meyer
    Last week, the Supreme Court declined to hear several Appeals Court cases on gay marriages, which resulted in bans on gay marriage being struck down in numerous states across the country. Following the Supreme Court's decision to punt on the issue of gay marriage, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd saw this as a sign that social conservatism was declining and obnoxiously asked "it is time for conservatives to surrender in the culture wars?" After playing a pre-packaged segment on the evolution of social conservatism in the United States, the NBC host did his best to portray social conservatives as...
  • Outrage as Australian judge says incest, pedophilia Ďmay be acceptedí by society

    10/10/2014 10:40:36 AM PDT · by massmike · 17 replies
    http://rt.com/ ^ | 10/10/2014 | n/a
    Australian District Court Judge Garry Neilson was recorded as saying that sexual contact between adults and children or siblings may no longer be regarded by society as ďunnaturalĒ or ďtaboo.Ē Just as same-sex relationships were once considered socially unacceptable, ďa jury might find nothing untoward in the advance of a brother towards his sister once she had sexually matured, had sexual relationships with other men and was now Ďavailable,' not having [a] sexual partner,Ē he said, as quoted by Australiaís Fairfax Media. Neilson said that the primary reason for incest still being a crime is the high risk of genetic...
  • David Brooks 'Applauds' GOP for Doing 'Absolutely the Right Thing' By Letting Go Gay Marriage Issue

    10/11/2014 8:49:06 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 10/10/2014 | Staff
    Friday on PBS's "News Hour," syndicated columnist Mark Shields pointed out, "among young Republicans, 61 percent of Republicans -- young Republicans under the age of 30 are in favor of same sex marriage." New York Times columnist David Brooks "applauded," the GOP for "doing absolutely the right thing in withdrawing" and letting the country have its way. Brooks said "I sort of applaud the minimalism here. Sometimes you let the country have its way and you don't try to determine the shape of the country, you sort of modestly step back and let the country figure out what it believes....
  • Report: US 1 of only 7 countries that allow elective abortions after 20 weeks

    10/10/2014 8:53:10 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/15/14
    Calling Americaís abortion policies ďultra-permissive,Ē a new report out Tuesday concludes that the United States is one of just seven countries that allow elective abortions after 20 weeks.Out of the sample 198 countries, independent states and regions worldwide, 59 allow abortion without restrictions. Of those 59, 9 countries limit elective abortions to before the 12th week, 36 countries limit elective abortion at 12 weeks, six countries limit elective abortion to 20 weeks gestation, one country (Australia) allows its state/territories to decide abortion limits, and seven countries allow elective abortion past 20 weeks or have no limit.The remaining 139 countries have...
  • Jennifer Lawrence is wrong: Men donít need porn, and women donít need to give it to them

    10/10/2014 8:13:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 65 replies
    Live Action ^ | Kristi Burton Brown
    Today, Jennifer Lawrenceís exclusive cover story with Vanity Fair hits the stands. The popular Hunger Gamesí star speaks openly about the internet scandal involving the stolen nude photos of her. She calls it a ďsex crime,Ē and says that anyone who purposely looked at the photos of her is guilty. Lawrence is right that, just because someone is a public figure, it doesnít give the general public Ė or anyone in particular Ė a right to view stolen photos of them. But Lawrence also got it deeply wrong. In explaining why the nude photos were taken of her in the...
  • Woman: Aborting My Baby With Down Syndrome ďWas the Kindest Thing I Could DoĒ

    10/10/2014 12:46:39 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 42 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/10/14 | Sarah Zagorski
    In April 2011, Suzanne and her husband Tim found out they were pregnant with their second baby. They were overjoyed to add to their family and give their daughter, Delilah a brother. However, when they went in for a routine scan when Suzanne was 13 weeks, they found out their baby might have Down syndrome. Later tests confirmed that their son, who they named Oscar, had the genetic disorder.Susanna shares with the Daily Mail about her decision to abort her baby. We reasoned that if our baby did have Down’s syndrome — a genetic disorder which inhibits the ability to...
  • Huckabee: "I'll Leave GOP, Become Independent"

    10/10/2014 10:18:47 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 103 replies
    Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | 10/10/2014 (10:00 am) | Staff
    Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee warns he'll leave the Republican Party if it stops opposing same-sex marriage and abortion. "I'm gone. I'll become independent. I'll start finding people that have guts to stand. I'm tired of this," he told the American Family Association's radio show. His comments follow the recent Supreme Court decision not to take up gay marriage. "I am utterly exasperated with Republicans and the so-called leadership of the Republicans who have abdicated on this issue when, if they continue this direction they guarantee they're gonna lose every election in the future," Huckabee said. "Guarantee it." ...
  • Bride-to-be 'becomes pregnant after having sex with dwarf stripper on hen night.

    10/10/2014 9:52:27 AM PDT · by redreno · 134 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 10/09/2014 | By Gerard Couzens
    A bride-to-be became pregnant after having sex with a dwarf stripper on her hen night, it has been claimed. The woman had to confess to cheating on her husband with the adult entertainer earlier this year after giving birth to a baby with dwarfism at a hospital in Valencia, Spain, it was reported. It is alleged that the womanís husband believed the child was his until it was born. Neither the couple nor the hospital have been named.
  • The Rise of the Professional Slut

    10/10/2014 8:29:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/10/2014 | Selwyn Duke
    ‚ÄúThere was a time when you knew who the bad girls were,‚ÄĚ someone close to me once said. ‚ÄúNow you know who the good girls are.‚ÄĚAnd I hear that all three of them are beside themselves over today‚Äôs state of affairs. ‚ÄúLena Dunham: I Was Raped By a ‚ÄėCampus Republican,‚Äô‚ÄĚ the headline reads, introducing the ‚ÄúGirls‚ÄĚ star‚Äôs story about an alleged sexual assault at the hands of a ‚Äúmustachioed‚ÄĚ conservative undergrad while a student at Ohio‚Äôs Oberlin College nearly a decade ago. It‚Äôs perhaps a fanciful story, the kind you might expect to read in the National Enquirer or The...
  • Womanís Heartbreaking Letter to Her Unborn Baby: Iím Aborting You Next Friday

    10/10/2014 8:06:48 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 66 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/10/14 | Steven Ertelt
    A user on the social media network Reddit has posted a heart-wrenching open letter to her unborn child saying she plans to get an abortion next week because she is just not ready to become a mother. In the letter, the Reddit user says she is both ¬ďsorry and not sorry¬Ē over her decision to abort her baby and added that she doesn‚Äôt understand why she doesn‚Äôt feel the excitement about her baby that expectant moms are supposed to feel.Ultimately, the woman says she just isn‚Äôt prepared to bring a baby into the world, though she has already done so,...
  • Couple Welcomes Terminal 'Bucket List' Baby, Then Says Goodbye

    10/09/2014 10:23:29 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    GMA via Yahoo ^ | 10/9/14 | RHEANA MURRAY
    The Pennsylvania couple that carried out a heartbreaking bucket list for an unborn baby with a terminal condition announced the birth of the boy today, and his death a few hours later. "Today at 6:15 a.m., after meeting his entire family and being baptized into the Catholic faith, baby Shane died peacefully in his Mother's arms," Jenna and Dan Haley of Philadelphia wrote in a Facebook message. "We are so grateful for the time that we were blessed to hold and hug our son."
  • The troubling persistence of eugenicist thought in modern America

    10/10/2014 5:28:29 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 15 replies
    The Week ^ | 9/30/14 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    It's hard to shake the feeling that eugenics can make a comeback. Or that it never really left us.When Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave a recent interview to Elle, she let slip a statement that almost sounded like something a 1920s-style eugenicist would say. Talking about the rise of state-level restrictions on abortion, the liberal justice said, "It makes no sense as a national policy to promote birth only among poor people."And remember, a few years ago, Ginsburg had to deny that she believed eugenic thought influenced the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision. She had noted a...
  • Compulsory Schooling Laws and Formation of Beliefs: Education, Religion and Superstition

    10/06/2014 7:01:21 PM PDT · by 1010RD · 9 replies
    The National Bureau of Economic Research ^ | October 2014 | Naci Mocan, Luiza Pogorelova
    We exploit information on compulsory schooling reforms in 11 European countries, implemented mostly in the 1960s and 70s, to identify the impact of education on religious adherence and religious practices. Using micro data from the European Social Survey, conducted in various years between 2002 and 2013, we find consistently large negative effects of schooling on self-reported religiosity, social religious acts (attending religious services), as well as solitary religious acts (the frequency of praying). We also use data from European Values Survey to apply the same empirical design to analyze the impact of schooling on superstitious beliefs. We find that more...
  • NYT writer: Pedophilic attraction a Ďmental disabilityí that should be protected in law

    10/09/2014 2:03:28 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 57 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/9/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    Pedophilia, in the sense of the persistent sexual attraction to children, is a disorder, not a crime, and deserves special protections in law. That‚Äôs the premise of a recent New York Times opinion piece by Rutgers law professor Margo Kaplan, who argues that ‚Äústigma‚ÄĚ surrounding adults who are sexually attracted to children prevents them from seeking psychological help.¬†As a result, Kaplan asserts, pedophiles should be protected by the same anti-discrimination laws that require society to accommodate other ‚Äúdisabilities.‚ÄĚ‚ÄúBy some estimates, 1 percent of the male population continues, long after puberty, to find themselves attracted to prepubescent children. These people are...
  • Embryonic Stem Cell Backers Make More False Claims, Only Adult Cells Help Patients

    10/09/2014 1:54:53 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/9/14 | Dr. David Prentic
    Excitement over a newly-released paper on stem cells making insulin is a tribute to the Harvard stem cell Press Office.The actual report is quite a bit less earth-shaking than you might be led to believe by the Harvard press office. The science itself, in a paper from the lab of Dr. Doug Melton published in the journal Cell, provides an incremental improvement in the derivation of functional (insulin-secreting) beta cells. Melton’s lab developed an improved method to generate millions of insulin-secreting cells from human embryonic stem cells (hESC, which require the destruction of a young human being) and from human...
  • (Catholic Caucus) ĎVery cold, dark winterí for Catholic Church unless Synod address.....

    10/09/2014 10:40:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    life news ^ | Pete Baklinski
    FULL TITLE: ĎVery cold, dark winterí for Catholic Church unless Synod addresses failure since 1968 to preach sexual teachings - Humanae Vitae preacher The Vaticanís Synod of Bishops on the Family, taking place in Rome from October 5-19, will not be successful unless it addresses the failure of clergy to preach the Catholic teaching on sexuality found in Humanae Vitae, says a U.S. Catholic priest of 56 years. Father Daniel McCaffrey, from the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, served as a military chaplain in Korea, Pakistan and during the Vietnam conflict and now travels throughout the country preaching Godís truth on...
  • Hugh Hefnerís dirty little secret

    10/09/2014 9:42:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 160 replies
    LIFE SITE ^ | Jonathon van Maren
    Hugh Hefner has been idolized by millions of men of dubious morals for his ďPlayboyĒ lifestyleóhis huge mansion, never-ending stream of celebrity guests, and, of course, the girls. He is considered the ultimate playboy, the silk-pajamaed icon of the Sexual Revolution, the man who brought ďfree loveĒ to the free market and made a killing. Heís also sexually dysfunctional. In her emotionally mauling book Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality, researcher Gail Dines writes how the infamous TV show "The Girls Next Door," which started in 2005, "provides a sanitized version of life at the Playboy mansion, never showing...
  • Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places

    10/09/2014 9:32:42 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Chastity.com ^ | Colin Nykaza
    [In this blog series, we'll be on a journey that will help us understand the deepest meaning of our life and our existence, a journey that will help us answer some of the most fundamental questions of the human heart: Who am I? Why am I here? How does life make sense? Our journey will lead us to the only one who can satisfy every question, every desire, and every thirst the human heart experiences. The first question in this series explores the most important question: Why was I created?] Justin Bieberís song ďAs Long as You Love MeĒ sold...