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  • Obama admin claims illegal abortion surcharge needed to protect pro-life consciences

    05/21/2015 11:48:49 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/21/15 | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 21, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) --The Obama administration says it is doing pro-life taxpayers a favor by requiring private citizens to pay for abortions in Obamacare's state exchanges.However, a leading attorney says the claim doesn't match the health care law's practical realities.In a brief filed on March 16 in the state of Vermont, the Obama administration said the reason for its controversial abortion insurance coverage surcharge in the state -- which a government watchdog found was illegally funding abortions -- is an "interest...in following long-standing statutory restrictions prohibiting use of federal funds for abortion except where the pregnancy results...
  • Gay ‘marriage’ study faked data to help homosexual activists

    05/21/2015 10:43:27 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/21/15 | Drew Belsky
    May 21, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- A December 2014 study alleged that homosexual activists, in a twenty-minute conversation, can change the minds of those who oppose redefining marriage.  Six months later, the data to support the study has been revealed as fraudulent, and the study itself has been retracted.Titled "When contact changes minds: An experiment on transmission of support for gay equality," the study claimed that homosexual activists canvassing door-to-door in favor of redefining marriage could convert the people they spoke with – and that the interlocutors' epiphanies would not only last for a year, but also inspire members of their...
  • Are gays ‘born that way’? Most Americans now say yes, but science says no

    05/21/2015 6:54:52 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 63 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/20/15 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    PRINCETON, NJ, May 20, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- For the first time, a majority of Americans say that homosexuals are "born that way."According to the latest Gallup poll, 51 percent of Americans say that people are born gay or lesbian, while only 30 percent say outside factors such as upbringing and environment determine sexual orientation.However, science would not bear that out. No fewer than eight major studies from around the world have found homosexuality is not a genetic condition.Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council says that these numerous, rigorous studies of identical twins have now made it impossible to argue that...
  • Rand Paul: I entered politics to tackle the national debt, not abortion

    05/20/2015 6:41:13 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 125 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/19/15 | Ben Johnson
    PHILADELPHIA, PA, May 19, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Rand Paul wants to be president – but abortion is less of an issue for him than the national debt, the senator said yesterday.Paul had completed a campaign stop at Philadelphia's National Constitution Center, where he attacked both Bill and Hillary Clinton with relish, when a local media personality asked him about abortion.“I will answer the question as honestly as I can,” he said. “I didn’t run for office because of this issue. It wasn’t what got me to leave my practice” to enter politics.Instead, it was the nation's ballooning debt that made...
  • If “Black Lives Matter,” What About the 16 Million Black Babies Killed in Abortions?

    05/15/2015 8:02:18 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 33 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/15/15 | Wesley J. Smith
    A study has been published claiming that lower life expectancy among African-Americans has led to one million fewer voters in elections from 1974-2004. From The Atlantic story on the study: A new paper, “Black lives matter: Differential mortality and the racial composition of the U.S. electorate, 1970-2004,” argues that the racial gap in mortality rates could have a major impact on national politics.The premise of the paper, by researchers at Mathematica Policy Research, the University of Michigan, Stanford, and Oxford, is simple: Unless you live in Chicago, you can’t vote when you’re dead.Since overall black health outcomes are worse than...
  • American College of Physicians endorses gay ‘marriage,’ opposes reparative therapy

    05/15/2015 7:57:02 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 26 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/14/15 | Lisa Bourne
    May 14, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - The nation’s largest association for internal medicine doctors this week officially endorsed homosexual “marriage” and blamed marriage protection laws for damaging the physical and mental health of people who identify as LGBT.The American College of Physicians (ACP) also officially opposed reparative therapy for individuals suffering from unwanted same-sex tendencies, and called for all-inclusive “transgender healthcare services” in its policy paper published May 12 in the Annals of Internal Medicine."It’s based upon our longstanding policy in regard to eliminating healthcare disparities," said Dr. Wayne Riley, president of the ACP and a clinical professor of medicine at...
  • Officials bowed to Obama, allowed teenage boys to use girls’ locker room: Angry parents in Virginia

    05/13/2015 9:27:11 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 85 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/12/15 | Dustin Siggins
    FALLS CHURCH, VA, May 12, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Hundreds of parents accused Fairfax County School Board (FCSB) members of endangering their children and caving to the Obama administration as the school board voted to allow transgender teens to use the locker rooms and bathrooms of the opposite sex.The new policy may also allow transgender teachers to show their gender dysphoria openly in the classroom.The motion to add "gender identity" as a protected class– which passed 10-1, with one abstentation – was sparked by the Obama administration's threat to deny the district $42 million in federal funding.According to FoxNews.com and The...
  • The new totalitarians: Change your religious beliefs or else

    05/12/2015 6:52:42 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/11/15 | Eric Metaxas
    May 11, 2015 (BreakPoint.org) -- In the first century, Jesus was asked whether the Jewish people, who were under pagan, Roman occupation, should pay taxes to Caesar. The Lord, of course, said we are to render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, and unto God what is God’s. But in 21st century America, Caesar is angling for a better deal—and he’s getting it.Our old friend Chuck Colson sounded the alarm several years ago when certain political figures on the Left—including former secretary of state Hillary Clinton—began downsizing the First Amendment’s guarantee of our God-given right to freedom of religion into a more...
  • Carly Fiorina: If US Supreme Court rules for gay ‘marriage,’ we should support their decision

    05/12/2015 6:37:01 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 70 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/11/15 | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 11, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- The GOP's only female presidential candidate says that she supports gay civil unions and religious liberty -- and that "government shouldn't discriminate" when it comes to benefits.Speaking to the blog Caffeinated Thoughts, former HP CEO Carly Fiorina also said she would not support an amendment to overturn whatever decision the Supreme Court makes this summer. "I think the Supreme Court ruling will become the law of the land, and however much I may agree or disagree with it, I wouldn’t support an amendment to reverse it," explained Fiorina. "I very much hope that we...
  • Huffington Post Writer: Celebrate Mother’s Day by Aborting Your Baby

    05/08/2015 11:32:57 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/8/15 | Katie Yoder
    In a bizarre move, a Huffington Post blogger is wishing women a “Happy Mother’s Day!” – by calling for an end to mothers’ “unwanted” babies. In a May 6 Huffington Post piece, blogger Kristine Holmgren argued for “No More Angry Mothers; Embracing Accessible Abortion and Affordable Contraception.” In it, she announced that before “safe, affordable, accessible abortion” existed, most mothers were “angry mothers.” To prevent future “angry mothers,” Holmgren declared that women should “protect our liberties,” including “our birthright” to abortion this Mother’s Day. Kristine Holmgren, a self-described “Feminist [Presbyterian] theologian and produced playwright” stressed a “deep commitment to the...
  • The West doesn’t export freedom – we export porn, casual sex, and the blood of the pre-born

    05/08/2015 10:10:15 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/8/15 | Jonathon Van Maren
    May 8, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- Nations and cultures are fragile things. I was reflecting on this some time ago, reading through the work of that great Russian novelist and historian Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who saw with rare clarity of vision what the nihilist secularism of the Soviet state had done to millions of people. Signs of this fragility are everywhere, especially in the former Eastern Bloc, to which I’ve had the privilege of traveling a number of times. These visits are always deeply moving, especially as the scars of history’s destructive rampage are still so visible there. It always forces me...
  • States forced to foot legal bills for gay activists to tear down their marriage laws: $5 million+

    05/08/2015 7:54:34 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 15 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/7/15 | Lisa Bourne
    May 7, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- US natural marriage supporters are not only facing the possibility of attacks on their freedom of conscience and religion as marriage redefinition is forced on states across the country. They’re being compelled to foot the legal bill for homosexual activists as well.A federal judge in Oklahoma awarded almost $300,000 last Friday to attorneys who brought the state’s constitutional marriage amendment down in court.The decision brings the total taxpayer tab nationwide to more than $5 million for legal fees federal courts have ordered states to pay after having their marriage protection laws overturned.The matter of attorney fees remains...
  • “Professor, do your homework,” disability group tells Singer

    05/08/2015 7:09:27 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    BioEdge ^ | 5/8/15 | Michael Cook
    Utilitarian bioethicist Peter Singer has often come under fire for his views on infanticide from pro-life groups. But after a recent radio interview, he was sternly rebuked by a US government agency, the National Council on Disability.Professor Singer was promoting his book, The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically, on Aaron Klein Investigative Radio, a show broadcast in New York and Philadelphia.Klein elicited from Singer the claim that government-funded health care should include rationing and that we should acknowledge the necessity of “intentionally ending the lives of severely disabled infants.”This, says the...
  • US Supreme Court: States can ban counselors from helping minors overcome same-sex attraction

    05/07/2015 10:39:47 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 135 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/6/15 | Drew Belsky
    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 6, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- By declining to hear a challenge to a lower-court decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has effectively solidified New Jersey's ban on "reparative therapy," or counseling designed to steer people away from their unwanted same-sex attractions.  Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed the ban into law in August 2013.The New Jersey ban applies only to minors.  According to Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX), noncompliance by parents could result in the state taking their children away.The Human Rights Campaign, a powerful lobby dedicated to redefining marriage and normalizing homosexuality, recently decried reparative therapy...
  • Bedtime stories 'allowed,' but not church or private school: re-engineer family for utopia

    05/07/2015 9:03:00 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 25 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/7/15 | Steve Weatherbe
    COVENTRY, England, May 7, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- Parents alert: right now a left-wing philosopher is dreaming up arguments for why you should be stopped from sending your children to private school or take them to church, mosque or synagogue. He’s okay for now with the bedtime stories, however.His name is Adam Swift, a political philosophy professor at Warwick University in Coventry, a specialist in social justice and especially on how healthy families confer unjust social advantages on their children. This is the subject of his book, Family Values: The Ethics of Parent-Child Relationships, and of a May 3 interview on...
  • Iowa GOP rep: ‘Nothing worse’ than homeschoolers telling us how to vote

    05/05/2015 6:35:04 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 100 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/4/15 | Ben Johnson
    ANKENY, IA, May 4, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a private e-mail exchange with a concerned parent, Republican state legislator Josh Byrnes of Iowa said there is “nothing worse than homeschool parents” making their views known on public school policy.The statement came as Jeff Moorman took exception to a pending bill allegedly dealing with “bullying,” the “Bully Free Iowa Act of 2015” (HSB 39).The proposal would allow school districts to monitor students outside of school hours and punish – or contact law enforcement officials and state bureaucratic agencies over – any communication it deems “bullying” – even if that behavior takes...
  • ‘Too many end in suicide’: The dark history of gender ‘reassignment’

    05/04/2015 11:57:49 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 56 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/4/15 | Walt Heyer
    May 4, 2015 (ThePublicDiscourse.com) -- Bruce Jenner and Diane Sawyer could benefit from a history lesson. I know, because I suffered through “sex change” surgery and lived as a woman for eight years. The surgery fixed nothing—it only masked and exacerbated deeper psychological problems.The beginnings of the transgender movement have gotten lost today in the push for transgender rights, acceptance, and tolerance. If more people were aware of the dark and troubled history of sex-reassignment surgery, perhaps we wouldn’t be so quick to push people toward it.The setting for the first transgender surgeries (mostly male-to-female) was in university-based clinics, starting in the...
  • First graders exposed to book about transgender boy—without parental notification

    05/04/2015 7:08:09 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 49 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/1/15 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    KITTERY POINT, ME, May 1, 2015, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Parents at one Maine school are upset that children as young as six were exposed to a book promoting transgender issues, in the name of "acceptance."Parents were not only not consulted, they were never even notified of their children's exposure to transgenderism.Horace Mitchell Primary School read the book I Am Jazz to first-grade students. The book is about a boy who identifies as a girl from the age of two, "with a boy's body and a girl's brain." He eventually finds a doctor who tells his parents, "Jazz is transgender."Parents began to...
  • Gay activists claim redefining marriage won’t hurt anyone, but that’s a lie. Just ask Canadians.

    05/01/2015 1:05:09 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 45 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/1/15 | Dawn Stefanowicz
    May 1, 2015 (ThePublicDiscourse.com) -- I am one of six adult children of gay parents who recently filed amicus briefs with the US Supreme Court, asking the Court to respect the authority of citizens to keep the original definition of marriage: a union between one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others, so that children may know and may be raised by their biological parents. I also live in Canada, where same-sex marriage was federally mandated in 2005.I am the daughter of a gay father who died of AIDS. I described my experiences in my book: Out From...
  • What you won’t hear from the media and gay activists about same-sex ‘marriage

    05/01/2015 11:55:37 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/30/15 | Dustin Siggins
    April 30, 2015 (HotAir.com) -- On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard what could be the defining case on whether marriage in America is legally restructured from a relationship between people of the opposite sex with an eye towards procreation to an “anything goes” system.The media has responded as expected, with articles and reports brimming with support for changing marriage. Therefore, it is important to explicitly spell out a few realities of marriage and same-sex relationships.Most importantly, marriage is between a man and a woman — no matter how much some wish it weren’t so. As Chief Justice John Roberts pointed out yesterday, this...
  • ‘It’s going to be an issue’: Obama admin admits that gay ‘marriage’ threatens religious liberty

    04/30/2015 7:22:48 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 42 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/29/15 | Albert Mohler
    April 29, 2015 (AlbertMohler.com) -- “It is … it is going to be an issue.” With those words, spoken yesterday before the Supreme Court of the Unites States, the Solicitor General of the United States announced that religious liberty is directly threatened by the legalization of same-sex marriage. Donald Verrili, representing the Obama Administration as the nation’s highest court considered again the issue of same-sex marriage, was responding to a question from Justice Samuel Alito. His answer confirms with candor the threat we have long seen coming.Back in 2005, long before the movement to legalize same-sex marriage had gained cultural...
  • How redefining marriage will make US fertility rates fall even faster

    04/29/2015 10:46:19 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/29/15 | Walter R. Schumm and Jason S. Carroll
    April 29, 2015 (ThePublicDiscourse.com) -- The current debate over the definition of marriage is typically portrayed as a decision about whether to “expand” or “extend” marriage to include same-sex couples. This argument, however, assumes that the basic nature of marriage will remain largely unchanged by granting marriage status to same-sex partnerships. It implies that all this policy change would do is absorb same-sex partnerships within the existing boundaries of marriage, thus extending the benefits of marriage to a wider segment of society. Indeed, the very term “same-sex marriage” implies that same-sex couples in committed relationships are already a type of marriage that...
  • 52% of Dutch euthanasia doctors say they would kill patient with dementia

    04/29/2015 8:44:17 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 38 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/28/15 | Jeanne Smits
    April 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- More than half of all Dutch physicians specialized in euthanasia would consider approving euthanasia for a demented patient, according to a survey carried out last year and made public last week at an academic symposium held at the VUmc Free University in Amsterdam.“SCEN” doctors – as they are known – form the Support Consultation Euthanasia Network Netherlands whose members can be called upon by family doctors who face a euthanasia request and who need help with the procedure, specialized and independent advice as to whether their patient should “benefit” according to the requirements for “careful”...
  • Porn is fuelling a new, violent sexual ideology in our teens. It has to stop.

    04/29/2015 8:25:53 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 140 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/28/15 | Jonathon Van Maren
    April 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- I’ve been saying for quite some time that pornography is dangerous for more reasons than those that we typically discuss. Pornography is not dangerous just because it is spiritually dangerous. Pornography is not dangerous just because it is addictive, unhealthy, and unrealistic. Pornography is dangerous because it is becoming a new ideology of sex, in which women are objects to be abused and consumed and men are sexual aggressors, using the girls and women to physically extract as much so-called “pleasure” as possible.When I first spoke on this issue at the University of Ottawa with...
  • Is the gay lobby changing facts to co-opt the ‘Day of Pink’?

    04/27/2015 1:19:30 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/27/15 | Pete Baklinski
    OTTAWA, April 27, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- The pro-gay organization that organizes the Day of Pink in schools across Canada every April appears to have altered an essential historical fact about how the day originally began 8 years ago, with a direct consequence for its use of the day to promote the homosexual agenda.Jer’s Vision, now known as the Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity (CCGSD), states in their brochures and posters that the original victim of bullying was a “gay student” (see here and here).However, LifeSiteNews has found that the bullied student was, and remains, a heterosexual male who...
  • Hillary Clinton: Force Christians to Change Their Religious Views to Support Abortion

    04/27/2015 9:47:03 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 42 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/27/15 | Steven Ertelt
    In a speech last week, Hillary Clinton lamented that too many women are supposedly denied abortions. The Democratic presidential candidate came under fire for that pro-abortion comment, but she also is drawing widespread condemnation for another remark in the speech. The comment has Hillary Clinton essentially saying that Christians must be forced to change their religious views to accommodate abortions.“Far too many women are still denied critical access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth. All the laws we’ve passed don’t count for much if they’re not enforced,” Clinton said, using the euphemism for abortion.“Rights have to exist in practice...
  • Yet another study shows: Birth control is reducing the fish population for generations

    04/27/2015 7:17:40 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/23/15 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    April 23, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new study confirms what numerous past studies have already shown: Birth control pills are reducing the fish population.A new laboratory study of the effects on fish of environmental exposure to the synthetic hormone found in contraceptive pills reiterates numerous previous studies from around the world that found evidence of fertility reduction, sex reversal, and even entire populations of fish dying off.Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Missouri exposed a small species of aquarium fish, the Japanese medaka, to 17a-ethinylestradiol (EE2), a major ingredient in oral contraceptives for women.The scientists stated...
  • Indiana showed us that religious liberty arguments don't work. Need to fight the Sexual Revolution.

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

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

    04/22/2015 7:49:51 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/21/15 | Lisa Bourne
    April 21, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The American College of Pediatricians has made a statement advising women to be informed about the link between abortion and breast cancer – at the same time recognizing the medical establishment has been reticent to admit the connection.“Although the medical community has been reluctant to acknowledge the link, induced abortion prior to a full term delivery, and prior to 32 weeks of gestation, increases the likelihood that a woman will develop breast cancer,” the physicians' organization stated on April 7. “This risk is especially increased for adolescents.”“The American College of Pediatricians urges women to 'Know...
  • Population Controllers Wage War on Maternity in the Name of Mother Earth

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

    04/21/2015 9:02:49 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/20/15 | Wesley J. Smith
    April 20, 2015 (NationalReview.com) -- Medical martyrdom is coming, a term I coined to describe doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other such professionals being forced (soon) to choose between their callings and participating in the intentional taking of human life.That is already the law of Victoria, Australia, where doctors must perform abortions when asked or refer to a colleague they know will do the deed. Some doctors I met there moved across the country to escape the Draconian diktat.Canada’s Supreme Court recently imposed euthanasia across the country, including for “psychological pain” caused by a diagnosable medical condition. The question now posed is whether doctors...
  • Rubio: I’d attend a gay ‘wedding’. Walker: I have. Santorum: I wouldn’t. Cruz: Pass.

    04/21/2015 7:43:46 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 103 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/20/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 20, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Are you now, or were you ever, willing to attend a same-sex “wedding”? That seems to be the question lighting up the Republican presidential field, as GOP hopefuls who may one day have their finger on the nuclear button are asked the query over and over again.So far, the Republican hopefuls' answers are yes, no, I have (sort of), and...unclear.The media began by asking Florida's U.S. senator, Marco Rubio, if he would attend a homosexual 'wedding' ceremony, especially if he were invited by a relative or close friend.“If there’s somebody that I love...
  • Rick Santorum: America Will Never Be Whole if it Continues to Kill its Children in Abortion

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

    04/20/2015 6:22:06 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews/Family Research Council ^ | 4/17/15 | Rob Schwarzwalder
    April 17, 2015 (FRCBlog.com) -- Hate is sin.Hate is disobedience to God. "Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him" (I John 3:15).To rage against, physically or verbally abuse, belittle, or diminish the humanity of homosexuals is hateful.To disagree is not hateful.To stand for truth is not hateful.To make arguments about human sexuality and marriage from sociological and demographic data is not hateful.To object to the legal redefinition of marriage is not hateful.To oppose efforts to redefine marriage in law is not hateful.To believe in the uniqueness of male-female complementarity is not hateful.To herald the Bible's teaching...
  • Senate GOP joins Dems in backing marriage benefits for same-sex ‘spouses’

    04/17/2015 8:18:46 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 40 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/16/15 | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- The Republican Party's platform formally supports natural marriage. But in what may be a sign of the times, the GOP-controlled Senate has approved a non-binding resolution in support of granting marriage benefits to couples who have contracted same-sex “marriages.” The resolution asked the Senate's budget negotiators to make sure that "all legally married same-sex spouses have equal access to the Social Security and veterans' benefits they have earned and receive equal treatment under the law pursuant to the Constitution." Approved by a voice vote, the resolution received no opposition by any senators, nor...
  • Girl Scouts start new troop in ‘gay pride’ center, invite boys living as girls to join

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

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

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

    04/16/2015 6:38:11 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 39 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/15/15 | Lisa Bourne
    LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Women who use the birth control pill may be shrinking their brains and increasing their chances of developing Crohn's disease, two new studies have found.Neuroscientists from the University of California, Los Angeles found that the two main regions of the brain controlling emotion and decision-making are thinner in women who take the pill.A study published April 2 in the journal Human Brain Mapping reports that the pill’s chemicals block the body’s natural hormones, altering the brain’s structure and function.The study concluded that oral contraceptive use “was associated with significantly lower cortical thickness measurements...
  • Gay agenda front and center as Hillary Clinton announces presidential campaign

    04/15/2015 9:42:32 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/15/15 | Kirsten Andersen
    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 15, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- Hillary Clinton has released a video announcing her candidacy for U.S. president in which she compares her personal political ambition to big events in the lives of everyday Americans.  The video, called “Getting Started,” shows people getting ready to take on new challenges, from new spring gardens to new business opportunities to new parenthood.  Most of the scenarios featured are fairly universal – a mom moving house in search of a better school district for her child, a couple expecting their first baby, a woman getting ready to retire, a child preparing for his...
  • Materialism and the Devaluing of Life - Parts 1 & 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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