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  • Church Leaders Alarmed That IRS Agents Could Pose as Clergy to Access Privileged Information

    11/19/2014 8:04:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/19/2014 | Samuel Smith
    Church leaders are upset after a recent article in The New York Times revealed that the Internal Revenue Service can use undercover agents disguised as members of the clergy as a means to gather privileged information. Following the Times' report last weekend that over 40 federal agencies use undercover agents disguised as attorneys, doctors, news media and other positions to gain access to privileged information, church leaders are appalled to find out that IRS agents are also allowed to pose as clergy, even though the agency doesn't have a crime-fighting function that warrants such a use of undercover tactics. In...
  • ‘A mass sterilization exercise’: Kenyan doctors find anti-fertility agent in UN tetanus vaccine

    11/07/2014 9:16:21 AM PST · by wagglebee · 157 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/6/14 | Steve Weatherbe
    Kenya’s Catholic bishops are charging two United Nations organizations with sterilizing millions of girls and women under cover of an anti-tetanus inoculation program sponsored by the Kenyan government. According to a statement released Tuesday by the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, the organization has found an antigen that causes miscarriages in a vaccine being administered to 2.3 million girls and women by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. Priests throughout Kenya reportedly are advising their congregations to refuse the vaccine. “We sent six samples from around Kenya to laboratories in South Africa. They tested positive for the HCG antigen,” Dr. Muhame...
  • These Hysterical Abortion Activists are Stocking Up on Birth Control After Pro-Lifers Win

    11/05/2014 12:45:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 11/5/14 | Sarah Zagorski
    Over the last few months, pro-life candidates have been accused of many ridiculous things. But, hands down, the most outrageous accusation has been that they want to take away everyone’s birth control. According to NARAL, pro-life Cory Gardner of Colorado wants to strip Coloradans of birth control– including condoms. As LifeNews previously reported, the pro-abortion group and its Colorado affiliate launched radio, television and digital ads telling viewers that, “if Cory Gardner gets his way, you better stock up on condoms.” hysterialwomanThis is very fascinating considering the fact Gardner said he believes birth control pills should be sold over the...
  • Why Did God Kill Onan? Luther, Calvin, Wesley, C.S. Lewis, & Others on Contraception

    10/26/2014 8:08:35 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 184 replies
    Biblical Evidence for Catholicism ^ | Monday, February 09, 2004 | Dave Armstrong
    Why Did God Kill Onan? Luther, Calvin, Wesley, C.S. Lewis, & Others on Contraception Genesis 38:9-10: “But Onan knew that the offspring would not be his; so when he went in to his brother’s wife he spilled the semen on the ground, lest he should give offspring to his brother. 10 And what he did was displeasing in the sight of the Lord, and he slew him also.” It is an historical fact that no Christian communion sanctioned contraception until the Anglican Lambeth Conference in 1930. Protestant historian Roland Bainton states casually that the Church “very early forbade contraception”...
  • Confused Students At Catholic College Call Lack Of Free Condoms ‘Pattern Of Injustice’

    10/22/2014 12:06:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 21, 2014 | Eric Owens
    Hopelessly confused about how the Catholic Church and leaders at Jesuit universities view birth control, and blissfully unaware that a 36-count pack of Trojan-enz lubricated, latex condoms can be purchased at Amazon.com for just $13.97, student activists at Fordham University are demanding that the school provide free condoms on campus.The activists at Fordham, which bills itself as “the Jesuit University of New York,” belong to a group called S.A.G.E.S. (The acronym stands for Sex and Gender Equity and Safety.) On its Twitter page, SAGES has an image of an erect condom.In a Change.org petition, the group proclaims that a lack...
  • Cornell gives deer tubal ligations, everything goes wrong (hilarious liberal lunacy alert)

    10/20/2014 2:19:58 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 15, 2014 | William A. Jacobson
    We previously wrote about the deer sterilization program run by the Village of Cayuga Heights, NY, which borders the Cornell University campus and has large deer and faculty populations. After years of bitter debate, Cayuga Heights decided that the deer population would be controlled through sterilization at enormous expense: NY Town spends $2,984 per deer in sterilization programBecause Reproductive Health Care Is A Cervine Right The Cayuga Heights deer control was mostly a failure because, you know, deer move around, so sterilizing deer in Cayuga Heights didn’t prevent new deer from coming into the area. And so on. As far...
  • Female sex hormone is ‘fueling male obesity epidemic and causing sperm counts to drop’…

    10/10/2014 7:59:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 06:17 EST, 10 October 2014 | Malden Davies
    The obesity epidemic in men could be fueled by the female sex hormone estrogen, scientists claim. Experts believe the hormone could also be causing the well-documented drop in sperm count among Western men. They said men in affluent countries are becoming “feminized” as they come into contact with products containing the female sex hormone. Compounds found in some plastic items, including drain pipes, and soy food products can mimic the effects of estrogen, scientists said. Secreted by the ovaries in premenstrual women, estrogen is known to cause weight gain, inhibiting the thyroid gland and affecting other areas of the brain....
  • IUD best choice for underage girls: American Academy of Pediatrics

    09/30/2014 10:29:52 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 93 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/30/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated their policy guidelines (PDF) concerning contraceptives for children under 18, recommending that the first line of defense against pregnancy for adolescent girls should be implantable contraception such as an IUD or a sub-dermal hormonal implant. The AAP says that because young girls cannot be trusted to remain abstinent, reliably take a daily birth control pill, or use condoms, the best way to ensure they do not become pregnant is to fit them with a “long-acting reversible contraceptive” – a device that, once installed, will either provide a continuous dose of hormones designed...
  • War in the Gender Gap Evaporates

    09/26/2014 7:13:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2014 | Suzanne Fields
    The phony "war against women" has taken a strange and unexpected turn. Republican candidates are promoting expanded access to birth control, with contraceptives available over the counter. Democrats in varying shades of blue dismiss something they've always wanted as mere Republican politics. You would think Democrats would be grateful for enhanced access for women, a dream come true. This is the catch 22 of the 2014 campaign. Democrats and Planned Parenthood are obviously afraid that if Republicans get credit for this pip of an idea, they'll fall into the diminishing gender gap and never be heard again. The latest polls...
  • Pope Francis adviser hints at rethink on contraception ban

    09/23/2014 11:19:19 AM PDT · by BurningOak · 40 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 19 Sep 2014 | John Bingham
    A leading reformist Cardinal close to Pope Francis has hinted at the possibility of a reinterpretation of the Roman Catholic Church’s blanket ban on artificial contraception. Cardinal Walter Kasper said it was “the responsibility of the parents” to decide how many children they should have. He also said that so-called natural family planning, which is promoted by the Church as an alternative to contraception, also has an “artificial” element. His comments in an interview with The Tablet, the Catholic weekly, are likely to reopen debate about one of the most contentious areas of Catholic teaching just weeks before a special...
  • Notre Dame Retreats, Will Provide Contraceptive Coverage in Student Health Programs

    09/07/2014 10:25:49 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 28 replies
    The University of Notre Dame will provide for contraceptives and abortifacient drugs in its student health-care program, the National Catholic Register reports. Notre Dame had joined other Catholic institutions in filing suit against the contraceptive mandate in the federal health-care program. In that lawsuit, Notre Dame said that the mandate would "require Notre Dame to commit scandal." But after preliminary court rulings against the university-- which Notre Dame is now appealing-- the university administration has chosen to cover contraceptive costs.
  • Time To Admit It: The Church Has Always Been Right On Birth Control

    09/04/2014 10:35:55 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 38 replies
    http://www.businessinsider.com ^ | February 8, 2012 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Painting the Catholic Church as "out of touch" is like shooting fish in a barrel, what with the funny hats and gilded churches. And nothing makes it easier than the Church's stance against contraception. Many people, (including our editor) are wondering why the Catholic Church doesn't just ditch this requirement. They note that most Catholics ignore it, and that most everyone else finds it divisive, or "out-dated." C'mon! It's the 21st century, they say! Don't they SEE that it's STUPID, they scream. Here's the thing, though: the Catholic Church is the world's biggest and oldest organization. It has buried all...
  • Wasserman Schultz visits Hobby Lobby store - to urge a boycott

    08/20/2014 10:25:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 20, 2014 | Anthony Man
    Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, stopped at a Hobby Lobby store in her district on Wednesday – not to pick up some craft supplies for one of her kid’s school projects, but to alert people to the store’s existence and urge people not to shop there. “I want people to know that this Hobby Lobby is here and they should vote with their purses and their pocketbooks, and women should not shop here. If you didn’t know this Hobby Lobby was here before, know it now and don’t shop here. They don’t...
  • The Psychopathology of Sandra Fluke's All-American Totalitarian Vagina

    07/26/2014 1:52:25 PM PDT · by Objective Scrutator · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 23, 2014 | Deborah C. Tyler
    [...]The constitutional right to be free from unlawful search and seizure is based on the psychological need to maintain control over personal information and behavior. The involuntary loss of privacy and dignity regarding sex is a central aspect of the psychopathology of American sex totalitarianism. And it has been inflicting itself on the American mind from the highest offices of government. Sexually oriented feminists can be divided into two generations. The central purpose of the first generation was to legalize abortion and normalize sex outside marriage. Gloria Steinem is still the leader of that generation. She, who is often seen...
  • Wireless birth control is no fantasy

    07/21/2014 10:00:40 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/21/14 | Judie Brown
    Recent reports announcing the era of remote-control contraception herald the very real but slightly horrifying prospects for the future for those who believe that man can literally transform himself into a machine. This phenomenon is known as the cult of transhumanism. One news report calls the remote dispensation of contraception “creepy.” Another explains how this may come to fruition: “A challenge from Bill Gates two years ago has put science on the cusp of a revolutionary, remote-controlled method of birth control.” Technology Review says the wireless implant, if approved for safety and efficacy, could make it possible for a woman to turn her birth control on and...
  • REPORT: Mexican Coyotes Load Up Illegal Alien Girls With Birth Control For Their Rapes (Video)

    07/18/2014 3:34:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Gateway ^ | July 17, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Human smugglers in Mexico routinely give young illegal immigrant girls birth control for their trip through Mexico. The odds are they will be raped.
  • DWS Can't Cope With Women Paying For Their Own Stuff, Lies About Hobby Lobby

    07/16/2014 5:04:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    The bogus lies about contraception bans and limits on access to birth control are here to stay folks, just as I predicted in my new book Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women. It's past time to push back with force. The Not My Boss’ Business Act, a bill developed by Democrats to combat the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision, has failed in the Senate. As a result, mass panic among government control freaks has commenced. Who's panicking this time? DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. She just can't believe women might have to...
  • Hobby Lobby, Pay for my Birth Control

    07/12/2014 10:13:35 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 7-12-14 | Julie Borowski
    This video is supposed to be satire about the liberal reaction to the Hobby Lobby decision but it sounds almost like an accurate depiction.
  • 'We should be afraid of this court'(Pelosi:"Bosses now own women's bodies" )

    07/11/2014 8:43:25 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/10/14 | Mike Lillis -
    Americans should live in fear of the Supreme Court, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday. Hammering a pair of recent rulings related to birth control access, the House minority leader suggested the conservative-leaning court is stealing women's freedoms when it comes to making healthcare choices. “We should be afraid of this court. That five guys should start determining what contraceptions are legal or not. … It is so stunning,” Pelosi said during a press briefing in the Capitol. Pelosi said last week's Supreme Court ruling that the birth control mandate under President Obama's healthcare reform law is a violation of...
  • Democrats Are Working On A Plan To Undermine The Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Decision

    07/08/2014 5:58:18 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    BI - TPM ^ | 7-8-2014 | Sahil Kapur
    Sahil Kapur, TPMJuly 8, 2014 Senate Democrats are poised to introduce legislation as early as Tuesday to reverse the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling which exempted for-profit corporations with religious owners from the Obamacare mandate to cover emergency contraceptives in their insurance plans. The legislation will be sponsored by Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Mark Udall (D-CO). According to a summary reviewed by TPM, it prohibits employers from refusing to provide health services, including contraception, to their employees if required by federal law. It clarifies that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the basis for the Supreme Court's ruling against the...
  • Dems plot legislative offensive on high court’s birth control decision

    07/08/2014 1:02:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/08/2014 | By Elise Viebeck
    Democrats want to lure Republicans into a fight over birth control with legislation to reverse the Supreme Court’s decision that ObamaCare may not require certain businesses to include contraception in their employee health coverage. At least three bills are being crafted in the House and Senate to amend the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which the high court used as the basis for its ruling that the contraception mandate violated federal law. Democrats are expected to introduce the measures prior to Congress’s August recess as part of an effort to recalibrate the party’s election-year messaging. Their hope is to turn...
  • Why are liberal 'gay' activists freaking out over a contraception case -- Hobby Lobby

    07/05/2014 4:14:51 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 65 replies
    Renew America ^ | 7-4-14 | Peter LaBarbera
    Why are liberal 'gay' activists freaking out over a contraception case -- Hobby Lobby -- and should they be worried? Court's defense of religious liberty for profit-making companies could help Christian small businessmen oppressed by "gay rights" laws By Peter LaBarbera It's easy to understand why hard-core feminists with their frenzied, overblown "War on Women" rhetoric would be outraged by the Supreme Court's upholding of Hobby Lobby's right as a Christian-run corporation not to be forced to provide abortifacients to its employees through an Obamacare mandate. (See Hillary's misinformation on the decision HERE.) But why are liberal "gay" activists freaking...
  • Former NOW President Clueless About Hobby Lobby Coverage of 16 Forms of Contraception

    07/02/2014 7:13:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Last night former National Organization for Women President Patricia Ireland made an appearance on Fox News' Hannity to discuss the Supreme Court's decision on Hobby Lobby earlier this week. When asked by Hannity how many forms of contraception Hobby Lobby offers employees, Ireland had no idea. The answer is: 16 different kinds. Hannity: Do you know how many kinds of birth control Hobby Lobby offered as part of their plan? Ireland: I don't know.
  • H.R. 1308 (103rd): Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (On Passage of the Bill)

    07/02/2014 2:49:34 AM PDT · by personalaccts
    www.govtrack.us ^ | October 27 1993 | N/A
    H.R. 1308 (103rd): Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (On Passage of the Bill) Number: Senate Vote #331 [primary source: senate.gov] Date: Oct 27, 1993 (103rd Congress) Result: Bill Passed TRACK VOTES This was a vote to pass a bill. Bill: H.R. 1308 (103rd): Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 Introduced by Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer [D-NY] on March 11, 1993 TOTALS DEMOCRAT REPUBLICAN YEA 97 97% 52 45 NAY 3 3% 2 1 REQUIRED: Simple Majority
  • Three Biggest Lies Liberals Spread about the Hobby Lobby Ruling

    06/30/2014 6:58:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 30, 2014 | Kristine March
    As predicted, Monday’s Supreme Court ruling 5-4 in favor of Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Wood Co., and other family-owned businesses who filed against the contraceptive requirements provided in the HHS Mandate raised howls of outrage from the left. American women were being thrust back into the Dark Ages of 2009, yada yada yada. Many lefties took to Twitter to spew hate.
  • HHS: Grantees Sheltering Illegal Alien Children Must Provide 'Family Planning Services'

    06/12/2014 4:01:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Big Government ^ | 6/12/2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a $350 million “funding opportunity” on Friday for residential care providers of the thousands of illegal alien minors crossing the U.S. border unaccompanied by parents. According to HHS, recipients of these grants are required to provide these illegal young people with “family planning services” and to deliver care in a manner that is “sensitive” to sexual orientation and gender identity. “Residential care providers are required to provide…family planning services,” says the grant announcement. The grant document continues: Residential care providers are required to provide or arrange for the program required services...
  • Obama actually refuses to use his pen and his phone to help women ~ Vanity

    06/30/2014 10:37:47 AM PDT · by GraceG · 9 replies
    6/30/2014 | GraceG
    "White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that women should make personal health decisions for themselves. Earnest said the White House is looking into how many women could be affected by the decision. He said Congress should take action to assist women affected by the decision." Ok, Well here’s an idea for Obama.... Maybe you could use your damned pen and phone to order the FDA to make Birth Control pills OTC (over the Counter) that way the price of the birth control pills would be the same price of an aspirin or any other over the counter pain pill....
  • What Is (and Isn't) at Stake for Obamacare in the Hobby Lobby Case

    06/28/2014 8:46:36 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    the National Journal.com ^ | 6/24/2014 | Sam Baker
    The Supreme Court won't strike down Obamacare's contraception mandate, but a ruling for the law's challengers could still render the policy toothless for millions of women. The justices are set to rule any day now in a challenge to the birth-control mandate, and any decision against the policy would have ripple effects far beyond the two companies that filed this lawsuit. Just how far, however, depends on how broadly the Court rules—and it has plenty of options. No matter what happens, the Court won't strike down the entire mandate. The two companies that brought their challenge to the Supreme Court—Hobby...
  • Judge Grants Colorado Christian University Injunction From Birth Control Mandate

    06/23/2014 8:19:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/23/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    A private academic institution based in Colorado was granted an injunction from the Department of Health and Human Services' birth control mandate. Colorado Christian University will not have to pay a fee for refusing to provide certain types of birth control effective July 1, ruled a Denver federal judge. Filed last Friday, District Court Judge Robert E. Blackburn concluded that Colorado Christian University could be unnecessarily burdened by the HHS mandate of the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," and that CCU will likely win its suit against the Obama administration. "I conclude that there is a substantial likelihood...
  • Contraception: the gateway to moral decay

    06/07/2014 11:44:33 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 41 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | June 6, 2014 | Fr. Shenan Boquet
    Based on the findings of a recent Gallup poll released on May 30, Americans are becoming more accepting of a number of controversial issues. At the top of Gallup’s list of 19 issues was contraception, of which 90 percent of Americans approve, followed by divorce at 69 percent and premarital sex at 66 percent. Others making the top ten were embryonic stem cell research (65%), childbirth outside of marriage (58%), same-sex unions (58%), euthanasia (52%) and abortion (42%). These numbers shouldn’t surprise us; after all Americans have been steadily rejecting a Judeo-Christian morality in favor of secular relativism for decades....
  • Fluke loans Self $100K After Complaining About Women's Access To Campaign Cash

    05/29/2014 9:23:59 AM PDT · by safetysign · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/28/2014 | Adelle Nazarian
    Sandra Fluke, the free-birth-control and women's rights advocate, has complained over the course of her campaign for California State Senate that women do not have equal access to campaign funds as men do. Yet Fluke loaned herself $100,000 in campaign funds for the race in the 26th district, according to a new report by Bloomberg News.
  • Some Compelling Evidence of the Pill’s Harmful Effects

    05/28/2014 10:05:32 AM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 28, 2014 | ZACHARY KRAJACIC
    Because of these substances, Lance ArmstrongÂ’s cycling victories were taken from him and he was disqualified from further competition; Jose Canseco and Mark McGuire were stripped of their baseball records; numerous congressional hearings were held to assign blame regarding their use. We do our best to protect athletes from these dangerous substances while, at the same time, encouraging women to put them in their bodies.What are these substances? Steroids.Oral contraceptives (commonly known as birth control pills) are steroidal hormones. These drugs manipulate hormones to prevent conception, just as performance-enhancing steroids manipulate hormones to enhance physical size, strength, speed and...
  • Gay Marriage and the LCMS

    05/22/2014 7:53:21 PM PDT · by lightman · 32 replies
    ALPB Forum ^ | May 23, AD 2014 | Rev. Peter Speckhard
    It is over, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. Conservatives have unconditionally surrendered, at least on the gay marriage debate and probably on the “culture wars” more generally. Or perhaps I should say that any who haven’t surrendered will soon become like the fabled Japanese soldiers who fought WWII long after 1945. It’s been prophesied by academia, declared by the judges’ rulings, and ratified by Hollywood, so there is no going back. You will therefore permit me to repeat emphatically, like Dickens speaking of Marley, that it is over. The culture formed around traditional marriage is...
  • Federal Court Blocks Birth Control Mandate for Two Christian Colleges

    05/22/2014 8:48:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/22 | N
    A federal court has blocked the Department of Health and Human Services from enforcing its birth control mandate on two Christian colleges, Dordt College in Iowa and Cornerstone University in Michigan, while their cases move forward. The preliminary injunction was granted for three reasons, U.S. District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett wrote: 1) The plaintiffs, Dordt and Cornerstone, "may suffer irreparable harm" because "they would be forced to comply" with the birth control mandate "to the detriment of their religious exercise." 2) On balance, the plaintiffs would suffer more than the defendants. The worst that could happen if the government...
  • The Cool Kids don’t actually BELIEVE any of that [snip]

    05/08/2014 12:09:40 PM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 39 replies
    Ann Barnhardt's Blog ^ | 5/7/2014 A.D. | Ann Barnhardt
    In truth, the most salient fact of contemporary Catholic life in the West is the way it is pervaded by the pattern of saying things and then acting as if something else were true. (I’m learning, slowly. Everything below that is sarcasm or the voice of a liar, heretic or apostate is in GREEN.) Indeed. This sentence, penned earlier this week by a secular columnist almost sums up what pretty much everyone is too cowardly to say. In fact, it is the base premise underlying the derivative statement above that is the real 800 pound gorilla sitting squarely in the...
  • James Dobson, 'Family Talk' Get Obamacare Birth Control Mandate Reprieve

    04/20/2014 6:55:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/19/2014 | BY ANUGRAH KUMAR,
    A federal court has blocked enforcement of the Obama administration's abortion pill mandate against Dr. James Dobson and his "Family Talk" radio show in a case that challenges the legality of the requirement that religious employers provide contraceptives to employees. "In America, we don't try to separate what people do from what they believe," Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Kevin Theriot said Friday regarding the injunction issued by a federal judge in Colorado in Dobson v. Sebelius. The injunction "shall remain in effect until modified or rescinded by order of the court," the order stated Thursday. "Faith-based organizations should be...
  • I have a question on government and the birth control as a right issue?

    03/28/2014 5:51:06 PM PDT · by stirrinthepuddin · 19 replies
    I have been wondering why this argument has never been brought up by the pro life folks? (as far as I know)
  • God and Caesar (Again)

    03/27/2014 6:57:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    "Well, then," Jesus said, "give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God." (Mark 12:17 Living Paraphrase) When considering what belongs to Caesar and what belongs to God, what happens when the federal government seeks to replace God by defining "church" and when life begins to have value, the latter having been done in Roe vs. Wade and subsequent court rulings? While there are other issues in the Hobby Lobby case argued before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, these are the major ones. To review quickly for those who haven't been paying attention, the...
  • Intellectual Dishonesty

    03/27/2014 5:14:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    The world is on the verge of coming to an end. No, not because of Russia’s aggression or Jihadists getting a nuclear weapon, but because the Supreme Court could rule that owners of companies cannot be ordered to violate their deeply held religious beliefs. Yes, society has sunk this low. The Supreme Court is not expected to rule until June in the case of Sebelius vs. Hobby Lobby, so you’ve got some time to stock up on canned goods and toilet paper before the reckoning. But, if the Constitution means anything, that reckoning will come to pass. At stake is...
  • Tired of Hobby Lobby?

    03/26/2014 2:42:12 AM PDT · by rhema · 50 replies
    LCMS Blog ^ | March 24, 2014 | Matthew Harrison
    You’re tired of hearing about Hobby Lobby and the Supreme Court, tired of all the talk of fines and health-care plans and reproductive rights, tired of being bombarded with words spoken in anger from both sides of the aisle. You want to put your fingers in your ears, switch the channel, and wait for the ruling and the rest of it to just go away. But even though you are tired, even though you’ve grown weary of having the same discussions about the same points, Hobby Lobby and fines and health-care plans still matter. They matter because your country –...
  • Attitudes Among Southern Baptist Leaders Shifting on Birth Control

    03/07/2014 3:33:17 PM PST · by marshmallow · 87 replies
    Associated Baptist Press ^ | 3/5/14 | Bob Allen
    Questions about the morality of birth control increasingly appear in columns and blogs by SBC ethicists and ministers.On the surface, Roman Catholics and Southern Baptists might seem unlikely bedfellows in opposing mandated coverage of contraceptives under Obamacare, but observers say it points to ongoing reconsideration of the morality of birth control among the Southern Baptist Convention’s leading thinkers. “Evangelical leaders are tripping over themselves in the rush to stand with Roman Catholic bishops against this perceived governmental overreach,” Jacob Lupfer, a doctoral candidate in political science at Georgetown University, said in a Religion News Service commentary in December. “At the...
  • Catholic Church and non-sex birth control?

    02/24/2014 8:10:28 AM PST · by chajin · 32 replies
    vanity | chajin
    I teach an intro to ethics course at the college level, and I have a student this term who was raised as a Catholic. When she was 13, she was prescribed birth control pills for non-sex-related issues, and the heat she took for this from other Catholics was one of the reasons, according to her, that she left the church. I am not Catholic (full disclosure: I am LCMS Lutheran), so I would appreciate some guidance from anyone who has some understanding in this area. From what I can tell, the Catholic Church forbids the use of abortifacients as a...
  • Court: Notre Dame must adhere to ObamaCare birth control mandate (goes to Supremes)

    02/22/2014 3:27:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/22/14 | Tim Devaney
    The University of Notre Dame must provide birth control to employees and students after a federal appeals court ruled Friday, a move the school says will force it to violate its religious beliefs. In a blow to religious colleges and universities across the country, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago denied Notre Dame's request for an injunction to the ObamaCare birth control mandate that requires the school to provide coverage for contraception. The injunction would have given Notre Dame a temporary reprieve from the birth control mandate, as the Roman Catholic school challenges the rule in court....
  • Ricki Lake to produce documentary exposing the dangers of contraception

    02/19/2014 4:23:59 AM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 17, 2014 | BEN JOHNSON
    Ricki Lake HOLLYWOOD, February 17, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A forthcoming documentary presenting the health threats of hormonal contraception will be produced by none other than former 1990s trash talk show host Ricki Lake. Lake will act as executive producer alongside director Abby Epstein in a full-length film based on Holly Grigg-Spall's book Sweetening The Pill: or How We Became Hooked On Hormonal Birth Control. “In the 50 years since its release, the birth control Pill has become synonymous with women’s liberation and has been thought of as some sort of miracle drug. But now it’s making women sick,” the two...
  • Planned Parenthood [A look Back - The Wanderer, April 3, 1941]

    02/16/2014 7:05:12 AM PST · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    The Wanderer Press ^ | April 3, 1941 | The Wanderer
    Planned Parenthood November 11, 2013 repository No Comments This article appeared in The Wanderer, April 3, 1941.  (WOW, Look what we have 70 years later.) A group which calls itself the National Committee for Planned Parenthood has begun a nationwide campaign to have the promotion of birth control included in State and national health programs. The committee—which, according to propaganda sheets reaching our desk has a branch in Minnesota—is said to be composed of more than a thousand “leaders in American public life” who feel it necessary to focus public attention on the need for “planned parenthood,” especially among...
  • UNESCO Report Promotes Abortion and Same-Sex Narrative

    02/06/2014 7:32:15 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    C-FAM ^ | Rebecca Oas, Ph.D.
    NEW YORK, February 5 (C-FAM) The UN's educational and cultural agency says that the purpose of educating children is not only to foster their literacy and social advancement, but also to teach them where and how to have an abortion and to increase their tolerance for same-sex behavior. In its report, “Teaching and Learning: Achieving Quality for All” released last week, UNESCO said that educated women reduce their risk of dying from pregnancy complications by adopting better hygiene practices, having skilled birth attendants, recognizing symptoms of bleeding or high blood pressure, and “by assessing how and where to have an...
  • The Little Victims of the State

    01/31/2014 2:16:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2014 | Mona Charen
    An administration as image-conscious as this one should have been more careful in its choice of antagonists. The Little Sisters of the Poor is a Catholic charity providing care to the poorest elderly in a hospice-like setting. They serve 13,000 people in 31 countries, and operate 30 homes in the United States. Their faith calls them to treat every person, no matter how old, disabled or poor as if he or she were "Jesus himself." There is no religious test for admission, only that you be poor and in need of care at the end of life. Think thousands of...
  • Report: Sandra Fluke Mulls Run for Henry Waxman's Seat

    01/30/2014 1:51:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 30, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Sandra Fluke, the birth-control activist who helped Democrats launch their "Republican war on women" theme in the 2012 elections, is reported to be considering a run for the seat being vacated by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA). Waxman announced his retirement after 20 terms in the U.S. House on Thursday morning. Fluke, who reports her profession as "Social Justice Attorney," is from Los Angeles. The field of potential Democratic candidates is already filling quickly with state and local politicians who have bided their time for four decades, waiting for Waxman to leave an opening. But Fluke's national profile could draw big...
  • Exclusive: Democratic senators to file amicus brief in Hobby Lobby birth control case

    01/28/2014 2:47:41 AM PST · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 1/28/2014 | Liz Goodwin
    In a brief to be filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, 19 Democratic senators are siding with the Obama administration against evangelical Christian businessmen who argue that paying for their employees’ birth control, a requirement under Obamacare, violates their company’s religious freedom. The senators—five of them women—argue in their “friend of the court” brief that the owners of the Oklahoma-based crafts store chain Hobby Lobby are not exempt from the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate simply because some forms of birth control offend their religious beliefs. Hobby Lobby’s owners, David Green and his family, are suing the federal...
  • Sen. Tammy Baldwin: Birth Control ‘Basic to Our Economic Prosperity’

    01/28/2014 8:12:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 28, 2014 - 5:42 AM | Susan Jones
    Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) says it was women joining the workforce after World War II that helped the economy grow, producing a “strong and healthy middle class.” And that continues to be the case today, she told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Monday. “And now, in very, very significant numbers, women are…a part of the workforce and have contributed greatly to allowing families to get ahead in the economy. What permits that is women being able to control when or whether they have children and how many. And it is so basic to our economic prosperity that women have that control.”...