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  • Obamacare may force insurers to cover genital reconstruction

    03/24/2016 8:34:23 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/23/16 | Father Mark Hodges
    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 23, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The Obama Health and Human Services Department is finalizing a regulation requiring insurers under Obamacare to pay for genital reconstruction surgery. A sweeping "Nondiscrimination Mandate" applies federal civil rights laws to the Affordable Care Act, calling for medical plans that receive federal funds to cover gender reassignment surgeries, under the guise of helping gender-confused individuals. It is unclear whether the Obama nondiscrimination mandate will also force private insurers, such as companies that run their own employee health plans, to cover surgery attempting to change one's gender.  Under federal law (referred to as ERISA),...
  • Groundbreaking new documentary exposes lie of comprehensive sex-ed programs

    03/23/2016 11:59:01 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/23/16 | Pete Baklinski
    Editor's note: You can watch the documentary at the bottom of this article. GILBERT, Arizona, March 23, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- If you’re a parent who’s been told that your child’s sex-ed program at school is comprehensive, evidenced-based, age-appropriate, and that it promotes healthy relationships, then you, and every other parent who’s been sold the same message, have essentially been lied to. That is, according to a powerful new documentary that’s exposing what producers say is a “deceptive agenda” behind sex-ed programs being pushed not only in schools across the globe, but also by multiple United Nations entities and government bodies. ...
  • Ideas that are killing humanity - and the case for life

    03/23/2016 8:39:29 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 4 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 3/23/16 | Richard Weikart
    Zoos with humans on display; an academic who wishes publicly that 90 percent of humans would perish from ebola; suicide tourists; “after-birth abortions” – what is the world coming to? In a new book, The Death of Humanity: And the Case for Life, history professor Richard Weikart examines the intellectual currents that produce these shocking phenomena and defends the sanctity of human life. Here, Professor Weikart answers some questions from MercatorNet. ‘The Death of Humanity’ is a sombre title. Are things really that bad? What do you mean by it?My title refers to the way that many intellectuals and scholars...
  • The long and winding road: A one-time activist reflects on his journey out of the gay lifestyle

    03/22/2016 6:59:07 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 3/22/16 | James Parker
    I grew up believing myself to have been born gay having always, and only, had the most powerful, all-consuming, erotic attraction towards my own sex.Teenage years were hell. I often thought of suicide, occasionally self-harmed and had a growing problem with alcohol. I lived in a rural mining community in the north of England believing I would never be accepted among my own as a gay man, particularly as I watched a male cousin some ten years older than me – now deceased from a drug overdose – struggle to find his place as a gay man in the late...
  • Survey: Americans view of marriage weakens with support of homosexuality

    03/21/2016 8:32:10 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/21/16 | Father Mark Hodges
    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 21, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The National Survey of Family Growth concludes that while more and more Americans support homosexual "marriage," they simultaneously support marriage less and less. The U.S. Health and Human Services survey, using data from 2011 to 2013, revealed increasing apathy toward marriage in general and a disconnect from the positive role marriage should play in families and individuals. Sixty percent of women ages 15-44 say sodomy is "all right" (up from 42 percent in 2002). Seventy-five percent of women say gay couples should be able to adopt vulnerable children (up from 55 percent). Among...
  • Why cant three get married?

    03/21/2016 8:23:58 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 52 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 3/21/16 | Michael Cook
    You might think that this is grotesque. I certainly think it is grotesque. But should we be so judgemental about the unorthodox connubial arrangements of Anna and Lucy Decinque, 31-year-old identical twins who are sharing a bed with their 32-year-old electrical mechanic boyfriend Ben Byrne? The trio have lived together for the last four years in Perth, Western Australia, with the girls mother. The girls are inseparable, so much so that they have spent A$240,000 on various cosmetic improvements to look even more alike. They imitate each other and share everything. Even their boyfriend. When Anna and Lucy appeared on...
  • The gender revolutions latest move: all-gender cabins on school trips

    03/18/2016 12:17:50 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 49 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/18/16 | Pete Baklinski
    TORONTO, March 18, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- In the name of “dismantl[ing] systemic transphobia” a Toronto public school teacher has announced he is now using all-gender cabins for students on school camping trips, stating explicitly that the school did not obtain parental permission for the move.  Stating that the province’s new 2012 transgender law (Bill 33) made “schools legally responsible for eliminating barriers to inclusion based on gender identity and gender expression,” the teacher stated that parents simply had to accept the new “cultural mind shift.” “Here, adults had to grapple with a new legal reality; this meeting was not a...
  • Abortion from the Abysmal Depths

    03/18/2016 7:54:12 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    American Life League ^ | 3/18/16 | Judie Brown
    Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen once asked a rhetorical question with a not so far-fetched answer. He wrote, “Why are those who are notoriously undisciplined and unmoral also most contemptuous of religion and morality? They are trying to solace their own unhappy lives by pulling the happy down to their own abysmal depths.” If that sounds like a question and answer exam about the culture of death, then you know where I am going with these comments. Every day holds another tragic example of the twisted thinking of those who claim that somehow the act of abortion is a good thing....
  • Experts rip study claiming only 48% of teens identify as straight

    03/17/2016 12:57:02 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 44 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/17/16 | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 17, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- A new poll that alleges teenagers are gender-fluid is getting panned by pro-life researchers, a media expert, and a polling professor. Last week, The Innovation Group, part of the international trend forecasting and data analytical group J. Walter Thompson Company, released a study of Millennials and "Generation Z" Americans that they claimed shows teenage Americans were more gender-fluid in self-identity, and in their choice of clothing and other product purchases. "We did a survey of Gen Z for a report released in May 2015 and found that 81 percent said that gender doesn't...
  • Planned Parenthood, An Unnecessary Evil

    03/17/2016 8:44:28 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 3/10/16 | Tami Jackson
    So many organizations and entities have noble and good beginnings. For instance “The Ivies” and the Seven Sisters colleges, most of which were either Christian schools or seminaries that, over the last century, have departed faith moorings.Other organizations have nothing but evil inceptions; case in point Planned Parenthood.The original intent of Planned Parenthood has been veiled with a facade of honorable work, but the truth is despicable to the core.Planned Parenthood’s predecessor, The American Birth Control League, was founded by Nazi-inspiration Margaret Sanger, the godmother of modern eugenics, in 1921. As I wrote in the article, Margaret Sanger’s Dream Come...
  • Fondly remembering Mao: Western universities and hemispatial neglect

    03/16/2016 8:24:37 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 3/16/16 | Barbara Kay
    It’s no secret that Western campuses are dominated by progressivism. But certain indices of academics’ love affair with the far left still have the power to shock. The University of Victoria is inviting applications from students in its Pacific and Asian Studies program for two awards “in memory of the late Mao Tse Tung” — one to be applied for a study tour of China, the other to promote the study of modern China.Now the Mao Tse Tung Memorial Course and Travel Awards don’t amount, in monetary terms, to a hill of beans — a few hundred dollars together, barely enough to...
  • The Secret to Ending Euthanasia: Valuing the Elderly

    03/16/2016 8:08:01 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 45 replies
    American Life League ^ | 3/16/16 | Laura Kizior
    Life expectancy has increased significantly over the past several decades and people live longer now than they did even 50 years ago. The average American now lives to almost 79 years old, nearly double the life expectancy for the average person in 1900. Yet, despite the number of older folks in our society, lack of respect and care for the elderly has become an increasing problem. As our society embraces a “throwaway” and materialistic mindset, we see a decline in the birth rate as well as a greater aging population. As society loses respect for the human person at even the...
  • Teachers unions back bill allowing adult males to shower with young girls in Massachusetts

    03/15/2016 10:33:39 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 79 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/14/16 | Ben Johnson
    BOSTON, March 14, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - A bill that would allow adult biological males to shower or change alongside young girls has earned the endorsement of two prominent teachers unions in Massachusetts. State legislators are considering a bill that would specifically open all public restrooms, shower facilities, and locker rooms to transgender people. "An Act Relative to Gender Identity and Non-Discrimination" (H.B. 1577) would add "gender identity" to the state's protected classes able to access all public facilities, such as private changing areas. Lawmakers specifically exempted "lawfully sex-segregated facilities" when it passed a 2011 ordinance granting transgender people protected legal...
  • NYC mayor orders that men have access to womens restrooms

    03/14/2016 8:29:58 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 74 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/11/16 | Father Mark Hodges
    NEW YORK CITY, March 11, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio issued an executive order giving men the right to use women's bathrooms and locker rooms, and vice versa. The mayor's edict is called, "Access to Single-Sex City Facilities Consistent With Gender Identity and Expression."  It means that all New York City single-gender facilities must accommodate both sexes, including city buildings and offices, parks, children's playgrounds, swimming pools, and more, all access given without showing identification or any proof of gender. Mayor de Blasio declared that transgenders using opposite sex bathrooms and locker rooms "is a fundamental...
  • Americas tortured debate over the fetus

    03/11/2016 6:32:13 AM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 3/11/16 | Dr G. Kevin Donovan
    In the wake of the huge controversy last year about the use of fetal tissue obtained from Planned Parenthood abortion clinics, the US Congress held hearings last week about “Bioethics and Fetal Tissue”.Here are excerpts from the testimony of G. Kevin Donovan, Director of the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics and Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington DC.********I am a physician trained in both pediatrics and clinical bioethics. I have spent my entire professional career caring for infants and children. It was this interest and concern that led me to further study...
  • Britains NHS asks moms not to abort disabled babies, but the reason has pro-lifers up in arms

    03/10/2016 8:53:53 AM PST · by wagglebee · 15 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/10/16 | Steve Weatherbe
    UNITED KINGDOM, March 10, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – British organ transplant specialists want the country's National Health Service to encourage parents considering aborting their disabled unborn children to carry them to term so their parts can be harvested. While proponents say the harvesting won't happen until the baby is dead, that could mean "brain-dead," raising the prospect of other bodily functions being intentionally terminated at the optimum moment for removal of organs. The practice has generated strong criticism from ethicists, and though pro-life advocates appreciate that officials would encourage parents to carry their children to term, they are criticizing the underlying...
  • 'Mommy, What Is Abortion?': Talking to Your First Grader about Abortion

    03/09/2016 11:28:56 AM PST · by wagglebee · 21 replies
    American Life League ^ | 3/9/16 | Laura Kizior
    You’re a pro-life family. You teach your kids about the sanctity of every human being from an early age and help them explore the beauty of God’s creation at the earliest moments of life. You treasure the “wow” moments that your child experiences while learning about the culture of life. You know that teaching your child about the value of every human being is important. But what happens when your child is exposed to the horrors of abortion—through a cemetery of the innocents display, a pro-life memorial to honor deceased preborn children, or even during a church sermon? At American...
  • Rubio chooses billionaire gay marriage advocate to head his fundraising

    03/08/2016 12:49:37 PM PST · by wagglebee · 50 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/8/16 | Father Mark Hodges
    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 8, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- Marco Rubio is staunchly pro-marriage, but he’s facing questions after the revelation that he is appointing Paul Singer, a major gay “marriage” proponent, as his campaign finance chairman. Politico speculated that the choice is part of a Wall Street campaign to stop Donald Trump.  Merco Press claimed the choice "shows just how willing Rubio is to risk voter backlash in order to continue raising money for his campaign march." Singer founded the hedge fund Elliot Management Corporation, and is worth about $2.2 billion according to Forbes. In 2012, he started a Super PAC...
  • Social conservative leaders wonder: Can homosexual activism and religious liberty coexist?

    03/08/2016 7:25:28 AM PST · by wagglebee · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/7/16 | Dustin Siggins
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland, March 7, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Minutes after addressing a packed room at the 2016 CPAC, two leading social conservatives told LifeSiteNews that sexual agendas are putting religious liberty at risk. The Family Research Council's Travis Weber told LifeSiteNews that "for a lot of us, religious liberty's only been a hot-button issue recently, we're seeing in the news. Why is that? It's driven by agendas affecting matters of sexuality – marriage, abortion, contraception, and all sorts of other issues." "So what do we do about this? Some of these claims are going to be dealt with in the...
  • Catholic private school accused of hate for requiring students to identify by natural sex

    03/08/2016 7:15:23 AM PST · by wagglebee · 41 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/7/16 | Lisa Bourne
    WOONSOCKET, Rhode Island, March 7, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A Rhode Island Catholic school has instituted a policy against enrolling transgender students. However, in the face of backlash the school says it is open to rethinking the policy. “Mount Saint Charles Academy is unable to make accommodations for transgender students,” the school’s handbook states. “Therefore, MSC does not accept transgender students nor is MSC able to continue to enroll students who identify as transgender.” The policy against admitting students identifying as transgender has been in effect at the Woonsocket, Rhode Island, prep school as of October of last year, according to...
  • The only incurable thing is the will to live!

    03/04/2016 7:03:50 AM PST · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 3/4/16 | Michael Cook
    Mario Melazzini at work in Rome    Monday, February 29, was Rare Disease Day, an international initiative to promote awareness of the thousands of crippling disorders. It’s a good opportunity to highlight how courageously their victims deal with adversity.It would hard to find a better example of this than the new chairman of the board of Italy’s peak body for regulating pharmaceutical products, Agenzia italiana del Farmaco (AIFA), Mario Melazzini.Melazzini was appointed by the Minister of Health in January, after his predecessor resigned over conflict of interest issues. He was an unusual choice. For about 20 years he practiced as...
  • CPAC allows LGBTQ group as sponsor for first time, risks pro-family backlash

    03/03/2016 1:27:51 PM PST · by wagglebee · 36 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/3/16 | Pete Baklinski
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland, March 3, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- As the Conservative Political Action Conference got underway Thursday, they faced strong criticism for welcoming a Republican homosexual activist group as a sponsor for the first time. The Log Cabin Republicans state on their website that their group exists solely to “make the Republican Party more inclusive, particularly on gay and lesbian issues.” “Working from inside the Party—educating other Republicans about gay and lesbian issues—is the most effective way to gain new Republican allies for equality,” the group’s website states. “We believe equality for LGBT Americans is in the finest tradition...
  • Losing the lottery: Sometimes it takes a good story to jolt us out of our lethargy

    03/02/2016 9:59:00 AM PST · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 3/2/16 | Nicole M. King
    On January 21 of last year, the eve of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, I was teaching a night class in literature. The topic was Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery.” [For any who haven’t read it, a big SPOILER ALERT is necessary here.]Jackson’s 1948 story was set in a rural community. The cheery townspeople gather one sunny, happy day, amidst much joking, for the annual lottery. Families draw from a black box, then, when an individual family is chosen, each member of the family draws again. Only at the very end of the story is the purpose of...
  • US gvmts latest gay activist move in the Dominican Republic: an LGBT Chamber of Commerce

    03/01/2016 12:13:19 PM PST · by wagglebee · 15 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/1/16 | Gualberto Garcia Jones, J.D.
    SANTO DOMINGO, March 1, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Tomorrow, the Dominican Republic's LGBT Chamber of Commerce will be inaugurated at a luxury hotel in downtown Santo Domingo, and it is being pushed almost singlehandedly by the United States government and its taxpayers.  The following press announcement was sent to all major news outlets in the staunchly pro-family Caribbean nation by the United States Embassy. The Embassy of the United States of America, the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic (CCLGBTRD) and the United States Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce  (NGLCC), under the auspices of the United States Agency...
  • Legalize incest and necrophilia, says Swedish Liberal Partys youth wing

    03/01/2016 9:58:10 AM PST · by wagglebee · 52 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/29/16 | Pete Baklinski
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, February 29, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- Last week the youth wing of Sweden’s Liberal Party voted to call for the decriminalization of sexual relations between siblings as well as sexual relations with a corpse, on the argument that laws should not be based on “morality” or on a societal consensus on what is “disgusting.”“We are a youth organization and one of our tasks is to think one step further,” said Liberal Youth leader Cecilia Johnsson to  Swedish news site Aftonbladet last week. “I understand that [incest and necrophilia] can be seen as unusual and disgusting but legislation can not be...
  • University expels grad student for personal Facebook post against gay marriage

    02/29/2016 11:36:42 AM PST · by wagglebee · 43 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/29/16 | Pete Baklinski
    UNITED KINGDOM, February 29, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- A postgraduate student on an educational path to enter social services has been expelled from his university after being told by administrators that Facebook comments he made months ago arguing the Christian position against gay “marriage” made him unfit to become a social worker. Two months after posting to Facebook comments defending U.S. county clerk Kim Davis and her decision to not grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples as well as quoting the Bible’s condemnation of homosexual acts, 38-year-old Felix Ngole found himself before a disciplinary hearing at Sheffield University due to a student...
  • CDC: Half of gay black men will get HIV/AIDS

    02/29/2016 11:31:35 AM PST · by wagglebee · 50 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/29/16 | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 29, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – In a first-of-its-kind analysis, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have concluded that one in two black men who are gay or bisexual will contract HIV.In an infographic released last week, one in six men who have sex with men (MSM) will contract HIV in their lifetimes, with half of black MSM likely to contract. Black men are the most likely racial and gender demographic to contract HIV, with a five-percent chance of contraction.White women are the least likely to contract the disease of the demographics examined – blacks, Hispanics, and whites of...
  • BREAKING: Canadian gvmt panel recommends forcing Christian hospitals to euthanize patients

    02/25/2016 12:12:06 PM PST · by wagglebee · 38 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/25/16 | Lianne Laurence
    OTTAWA, February 25, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – All publicly funded institutions – which includes Christian hospitals and nursing homes – must be forced to provide assisted suicide and euthanasia, according to recommendations of the federal parliamentary committee in its report released today.But that “simply cannot happen and must not happen,” says Christian Elia, executive director Catholics Civil Rights League.“It’s very simple, Catholic hospitals can never participate in an intrinsically evil act, they cannot be forced,” Elia told LifesiteNews. “This can never be carried out, and they can expect a fight to the bitter end.”The all-party committee of 11 MPs and five...
  • Why we should all be pro-life

    02/24/2016 12:17:44 PM PST · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/24/16 | Joseph Meaney
    Why do Pro-Lifers Focus on Abortion? It is a fair question since we do not self-identify as anti-abortion but rather as pro-life.In India, during one of my speaking tours there, people asked me why not focus your efforts on preventing drug addiction that takes many lives every year or trying to end wars? etc.The answer is simple and convincing. As in every other endeavor, one has to prioritize.Who here knows how many children have died from abortion worldwide last year? (over 40 million)The leading recorded cause of death worldwide, is Heart disease with 7.4 million deaths according to the World...
  • What Your Children Don't Know Can Hurt Them

    02/24/2016 6:25:11 AM PST · by wagglebee · 3 replies
    American Life League ^ | 2/24/16 | Laura Kizior
    We know that simply “being pro-life” is not enough to change the culture. Just studying the facts about how much abortion hurts women isn’t enough either. In order to build a culture of life in our society, students must be trained how to use their knowledge of pro-life topics to evangelize their peers. We must take the responsibility of educating the next generation of pro-life leaders, for if we do not help them learn about the threats against human dignity, evils like abortion and euthanasia will only become more widespread. Understandably, parents want to protect their children from the lies and temptations of...
  • Congressman: Essure ‘contraceptive’ caused hundreds of fetal deaths

    02/24/2016 6:19:47 AM PST · by wagglebee · 5 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/23/16 | Drew Belsky
    Washington D.C., February 23, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A Pennsylvania congressman is calling for a controversial contraceptive device to be pulled from the market pending safety studies, saying it is behind the deaths of more than 300 unborn children.Representative Mike Fitzpatrick said Wednesday that the Food and Drug Administration has ignored roughly 303 fetal deaths that were linked to the abortifacient sterilization device Essure.Fitzpatrick, along with the grassroots support group for victims of Essure complications, said the FDA's own data indicates that the device's "adverse event reports" for miscarriages, ectopic pregnancies, and stillborn deaths were feasibly misreported as simple injuries or...
  • Man strips in front of girls in locker room, says transgender law allows it

    02/19/2016 6:18:16 AM PST · by wagglebee · 126 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/18/16 | Ben Johnson
    SEATTLE, Washington, February 18, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - A man twice entered the changing room of a swimming pool and began disrobing, once in front of a young girls' swim team, saying transgender policies gave him the right to do so. The unidentified man entered Evans pool in Seattle near Green Lake last Monday, February 8, and began taking off his shirt in front of female patrons. When asked what he was doing, he said, "The law has changed and I have a right to be here." "Seeing this individual in the locker room, parents of swim team members (girls) and...
  • Marco Rubio’s deputy campaign manager is a gay ‘marriage’ activist

    02/19/2016 6:13:16 AM PST · by wagglebee · 82 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/18/16 | Ben Johnson
    CHARLESTON, South Carolina, February 18, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A pivotal member of Marco Rubio's campaign actively encouraged the Supreme Court to impose gay "marriage" on the entire nation by judicial fiat. Senator Rubio's deputy campaign manager, Rich Beeson, signed a legal brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to redefine marriage in last summer's Obergefell v. Hodges case. The amicus curiae brief, which was signed by 300 Republican operatives whose names spill over 24 pages, argued that having the court discover a nationwide right to same-sex "marriage" served "conservative values." The state marriage protection amendments defining marriage as the union of...
  • South Dakota passes nation’s first bill restricting bathrooms to biological sex

    02/18/2016 1:00:31 PM PST · by wagglebee · 41 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/18/16 | Dustin Siggins
    PIERRE, South Dakota, February 18, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – In a first for the U.S., a state legislature has passed a bill that bans transgender students from using a bathroom of the opposite sex and requires schools to have "reasonable accommodation" for transgender students through single-person bathrooms and locker rooms, among other methods. The bill now goes to the desk of Governor Dennis Daugaard, who the Argus Leader reports has indicated support for the bill even as he has declined to take a formal position. Daugaard expressed theoretical support in January but has more recently said he needs to better understand...
  • Aussie family group stands up to LGBT program for 11-year-olds

    02/18/2016 7:54:29 AM PST · by wagglebee · 5 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/17/16 | Steve Weatherbe
    AUSTRALIA, February 17, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – An Australian Christian organization is warning school principals to keep out of a federally funded Safe Schools program that is pitched as anti-bullying but is actually promoting premature sexual activity and transgenderism. The Australian Christian Lobby says many of the 500 principals who have permitted the Safe Schools program into their schools "are probably not aware of what Safe Schools is really promoting and may be unwittingly acting as agents for rainbow activists." "We are in a battle for the innocence of our children," ACL spokesperson Wendy Francis told LifeSiteNews. The program, which was...
  • I used to be transgender. Here’s my take on kids who think they are transgender.

    02/17/2016 10:05:56 AM PST · by wagglebee · 106 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/17/16 | Walt Heyer
    February 17, 2016 (DailySignal) -- When a 9-year-old boy who identifies as Stormi, a transgender girl, started selling Girl Scout cookies, one neighbor was not amused, according to Buzzfeed. The neighbor rebuffed him, reportedly saying, “Nobody wants to buy Girl Scout cookies from a boy in a dress.” The neighbor is being called transphobic—but perhaps the neighbor thought he was being pranked by a boy and reacted accordingly. Not everyone assumes that a boy in a dress selling Girl Scout cookies is transgender. People Can Be Genderphobic Stormi looked like a boy to the neighbor because he really is a boy....
  • Antonin Scalia and G.K. Chesterton

    02/17/2016 10:01:27 AM PST · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 2/15/16 | R. Michael Dunnigan
    Even in his very first years on the US Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia already was making a profound impression on the Court, on Washington, and on American life. I matriculated at Georgetown Law shortly after Scalia joined the Court, and throughout the course of my legal studies, he often was the talk of both the town and the law school. He quickly became something of a judicial folk hero to students who favored judicial restraint, a method of judicial decision-making marked by a justice’s broad deference to the decisions of the people and their elected representatives, and by...
  • A giant has fallen — the death of Justice Scalia and the future of constitutional government

    02/15/2016 12:28:28 PM PST · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/15/16 | Albert Mohler
    February 15, 2016 (AlbertMohler) -- “Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court goes on forever.” So advised a man who ought to know, William Howard Taft. After serving as President of the United States, Taft went on to serve — probably more effectively — as Chief Justice of the United States. But, if the Supreme Court goes on forever, justices do not. Americans were reminded of this truth on Saturday when news broke that Justice Antonin Scalia had been found dead in Texas, where he had gone on a hunting trip. The 79-year-old justice had served almost 30 years...
  • Justice Scalia: the Constitution’s great defender against sex-crazed tyranny

    02/15/2016 9:27:24 AM PST · by wagglebee · 8 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/15/16 | Jonathon Van Maren
    February 15, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – “I shall tell the Creator of the Universe you were too busy to see him,” Justice Antonin Scalia once emailed a law clerk who didn’t want to attend church with him. But it is perhaps not unfair to suspect that Scalia himself would have felt the same way, had he known his departure was so imminent. The Creator called for him nonetheless, and he is gone. A titan has fallen. The bitter rejoicing of lesser men has already begun, as is to be expected. The godfather of conservative jurisprudence was a foil to the plans...
  • Margaret Sanger’s Eugenics Heyday in the Federal Government

    02/12/2016 6:55:15 AM PST · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 2/12/16 | Susan T. Muskett
    Margaret Sanger’s dream of controlling the fertility of the poor is coming to fruition, thanks to the federal government.Margaret Sanger was the founder of Planned Parenthood and a population control activist. She advocated that the “unfit”—the poor and the disabled—should have their fertility controlled. In her view, “hap-hazard, uncontrolled parentage leads directly and inevitably to poverty, overcrowding, delinquency, defectiveness, child labor, [and] infant mortality.”Sanger emphasized the financial burden that the marginalized classes impose on the broader society, asserting that “if they are not able to support and care for themselves, they should certainly not be allowed to bring offspring...
  • State senator’s comments cause transgender backlash

    02/11/2016 12:17:00 PM PST · by wagglebee · 39 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/10/16 | Lisa Bourne
    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, February 10, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Recent comments from a group of Republican South Dakota legislators on proposed legislation in the state have caused controversy among the transgender movement. In a discussion on a bill that would limit bathroom and shower facility use in South Dakota schools to students sharing the same gender, State Senator David Omdahl referred to individuals suffering from gender dysphoria as "twisted" due to their identity confusion and said they would benefit from psychological treatment. "I'm sorry if you're so twisted you don't even know who you are," said Omdahl, explaining the intent...
  • Calif. parents, transgender activists fight over state bathroom law

    02/11/2016 12:12:12 PM PST · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/11/16 | Dustin Siggins
    POWAY, California, February 11, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A state law allowing students with gender dysphoria to use the locker room of the opposite sex is causing an uproar at a California high school. According to the San Diego Union Tribune, Holly Franz spoke to school district board members on behalf of her son and "so many students" who, the mother says, have contacted her about a female student who has been using a male locker room. "My son came home from school and told me there was a girl using the boys' locker room," said Franz, whose son attends Rancho...
  • Canada’s palliative care so bad that patients may opt for euthanasia, experts warn

    02/10/2016 9:43:37 AM PST · by wagglebee · 27 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/9/16 | Lianne Laurence
    OTTAWA, February 9, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Canada has a “moral imperative” to fund palliative care because people have a dignity that “comes from God,” Canada’s top ranking Catholic cardinal told the special joint parliamentary committee on “physician-assisted dying” last week. The dignity of the human person is “inherent” and remains regardless of their circumstances, Cardinal Thomas Collins of the Toronto archdiocese told the committee. “That’s why we don’t believe it’s right to kill them.” This belief in the intrinsic dignity of the human person motivates the Catholic Church’s mission of providing health care, including care for the dying, he said....
  • BREAKING: Kim Davis defeats ACLU attempt to force her to violate her conscience

    02/09/2016 2:13:04 PM PST · by wagglebee · 45 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/9/16 | Ben Johnson
    ROWAN COUNTY, Kentucky, February 9, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - A federal judge has turned down the ACLU's attempt to force Kim Davis to violate her conscience while issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Although Governor Matt Bevin granted a religious accommodation for the county clerk to issue altered marriage licenses to homosexuals, the ACLU brought a lawsuit seeking to force Davis to issue the old forms with her full name on them. "There is absolutely no reason that this case went so far without reasonable people respecting and accommodating Kim Davis' First Amendment rights," said Mat Staver, the founder and chairman...
  • Trump vows to push LGBT rights, hedges on pro-marriage litmus test

    02/09/2016 8:53:30 AM PST · by wagglebee · 183 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/8/16 | Lisa Bourne
    CONCORD, New Hampshire, February 8, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Does Donald Trump support the gay agenda or oppose it? On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, observers are still scratching their heads about where the GOP frontrunner actually stands. Trump has repeatedly and consistently said he supports the natural definition of marriage, but can a President Trump be relied on to promote it resolutely and cogently? It is this question that has many marriage activists expressing concern about his increasingly likely hold on the GOP nomination. In fact, the National Organization for Marriage has gone so far as to say...
  • A peek behind Belgium’s euthanasia curtain

    02/08/2016 7:14:08 AM PST · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 2/8/16 | Michael Cook
    Another euthanasia scandal in Belgium. Two sisters have complained on a television program, Terzake, about the euthanasia of their sister. Tine Nys was 38 at the time and had broken up with her live-in boyfriend. On Christmas Eve 2009 she announced that she was going to be euthanased.After interviews with doctors, she was given a lethal injection on April 24, 2010, with her mother and father and her two sisters, Lotte and Sophie, at her bedside.Belgium allows people to request euthanasia if they have unbearable psychological suffering, not just a terminal illness. Tine was obviously a troubled woman and 15...
  • Hillary Clinton reveals her ‘litmus test’ for Supreme Court picks

    02/05/2016 10:11:13 AM PST · by wagglebee · 41 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/5/16 | Ben Johnson
    DERRY, NH, February 5, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - Hillary Clinton has a litmus test for Supreme Court nominees - several, in fact. At a Democratic event on Wednesday, Clinton unveiled her criteria in selecting a judge for the nation's highest court. “I do have a litmus test, I have a bunch of litmus tests," she said. "We’ve got to make sure to preserve Roe v. Wade, not let it be nibbled away or repealed,” she said. There have been over 58,000,000 abortions since the 1973 court ruling legalizing abortion in all 50 states, according to National Right to Life. That echoes her...
  • Robert George: Are you ready to pay the price? The days of socially acceptable Christianity are over

    02/04/2016 12:52:08 PM PST · by wagglebee · 48 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/4/16 | John-Henry Westen
    ORLANDO, February 4, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- “It is no longer easy to be a faithful Christian, a good Catholic, an authentic witness to the truths of the Gospel,” said Princeton Professor Robert George to a large crowd at the Legatus Summit in Orlando, Florida last weekend. Professor George added that people can still safely identify as “Catholic” as long as they don’t believe, or will at least be completely silent about, “what the Church teaches on issues such as marriage and sexual morality and the sanctity of human life.” He said “the guardians of those norms of cultural orthodoxy that...
  • Knives are out again for Latin America’s unborn. But what’s behind this Zika virus story?

    02/03/2016 10:12:33 AM PST · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/2/16 | Mei-Li Garcia
    February 2, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The forces of death and misery of the pro-abortion industry are at it again, and they are doing their best to use a troubling item in the news to scare and intimidate strongly pro-woman and pro-child Latin American countries into loosening restrictions on abortion. The Zika virus scare is the tool du jour. In an interview on NPR’s “All Things Considered” published on January 30, 2016, reporter Lourdes Garcia-Navarro interviewed staff of a fertility clinic and abortion activists who decried the slowing down of in vitro fertilizations as women were afraid to become pregnant lest...
  • Judge orders employer to pay man $115,000 for not letting him use women’s bathroom

    02/02/2016 2:13:26 PM PST · by wagglebee · 67 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/2/16 | Father Mark Hodges
    ST. PAUL, Minnesota, February 2, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A judge has awarded $115,000 to a man whose employer did not let him use the women's bathroom. Minnesota-based Deluxe Financial Services, the largest check printing company in the U.S., is paying the settlement and apologizing to a Mr. Austin, who now goes by the female name "Britney." Mr. Austin was hired and employed as a man in the Phoenix offices of Deluxe, but in 2011, he announced to his supervisor that he considered himself a woman and began dressing as a female at work. His supervisor would not let him use...