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  • Former members of polygamist sect led by Warren Jeffs reveal secrets in FBI documents

    04/06/2016 9:24:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 5, 2016
    A decade after the arrest of polygamous prophet Warren Jeffs, insiders say his church has literally become a place of feast or famine, of haves and have-nots. Prison has done little to loosen Jeffs' hold on many of his followers, even if he is now a convicted child-sex offender serving a life sentence. They still await his revelations and follow his directives, both difficult and bizarre. But some members are leaving the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - and disobeying their prophet's longstanding orders to avoid law enforcement and "answer them nothing." These FLDS outcasts are talking...
  • Why Ted Cruz’s Sex Life Matters: Toxic “Family Values” Charade Deserves Continued Scrutiny

    03/31/2016 2:34:53 PM PDT · by drewh · 96 replies
    Salon ^ | MAR 30, 2016 AST | NICO LANG
    When is an affair just an affair? And when is someone’s private sex public business? Those are the questions of the moment following two sets of high-profile allegations involving Republican politicians engaging in extramarital relations. Last week, the National Enquirer alleged that GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz had been “caught cheating” with five mistresses, choosing not to identify the women by name. Earlier in the week, a story broke that Robert Bentley, Alabama’s virulently anti-gay governor, was having an affair with Rebekah Caldwell Mason, his married chief of staff. As Neal Broverman reports for the Advocate, rumors of their affair...
  • WaPo: If North Carolina doesn’t change discriminatory LGBT legislation, NBA must move All-Star Game

    03/25/2016 6:41:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 25, 2016 | Tim Bontemps
    The National Basketball Association has, in recent years, been a league that's been ahead of the curve when it comes to responding to discrimination. When former Clippers owner Donald Sterling was taped uttering racist remarks, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned him from the league for life. It was the first of the four major professional sports leagues to have an openly gay player on one of its teams when Jason Collins played for the Brooklyn Nets in 2013. It also became the first league to have a full-time female coach when the San Antonio Spurs named Becky Hammon one of...
  • NCAA monitoring North Carolina anti-discrimination law

    03/24/2016 11:23:09 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    ESPN ^ | March 24, 2016
    While the NCAA continues to monitor the situation, major corporations took stands Thursday against a new North Carolina law that bans anti-discrimination measures based on sexual orientation and gender identity and requires transgender people to use public bathrooms that match their birth certificates. American Airlines, which operates its second-largest hub in Charlotte, joined biotech company Biogen and payments processor PayPal as corporations condemning the new law. [Snip] The NCAA, which is scheduled to hold men's basketball tournament games in Greensboro in 2017 and Charlotte in 2018, issued a statement saying it's monitoring the situation and takes diversity into account when...
  • North Carolina passes bill blocking LGBT protections

    03/24/2016 1:28:01 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2016 | Sandhya Somashekhar
    The North Carolina legislature on Wednesday passed a sweeping bill overturning gay and transgender protections at the local level and requiring students to use public restrooms that correspond to their biological sex. [Snip] Legislators said immediate action was necessary to protect children and women from sexual predators who might pose as transgender to gain access to women’s restrooms. But gay rights groups called the measure blatantly discriminatory and condemned it as the most extreme bill of its kind in the nation. “Legislators have gone out of their way to stigmatize and marginalize transgender North Carolinians by pushing ugly and fundamentally...
  • Sarah Palin's Son Track: Arrested For Drunken Domestic Violence ... With A Gun

    01/19/2016 3:17:06 PM PST · by CedarDave · 238 replies
    TMZ ^ | January 19, 2016 | TMZ STAFF
    Sarah Palin's 26-year-old son Track was thrown in jail after cops say he drunkenly assaulted a woman while packin' heat. According to the Wasilla P.D., officers responded to a home Monday night after getting a 911 domestic violence call. It's unclear exactly what went down, but cops say Palin was drunk and had a firearm. They say he also interfered with the victim's ability to report the crime. Track was booked for assault, interfering with a domestic violence report and misconduct involving weapons. Story developing ...
  • My name is Olivia and I have two dads - Hillary ad hits new low while pandering to her base

    01/06/2016 11:29:37 PM PST · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 7, 2016
    Little girl: My name is Olivia I am a little feminist growing up to help all women with equal rights I have two dads I go to a school for kids with learning disabilities I wish that there were more public schools that can help kids with dyslexia like me I hope you can be the first woman president of the whole United States I'm really glad that there is gay marriage legal all around the whole 50 states of America I would be completely willing to help you out after school I bet I would be the youngest member...
  • A List of Biblical Family Values to Cultivate

    12/30/2015 9:21:15 AM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-29-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A List of Biblical Family Values to Cultivate Msgr. Charles Pope December 29, 2015 In Sunday's Feast of the Holy Family, the reading from the Letter to the Colossians sets forth values that ought to be cultivated by Christians, especially in the family setting.The third chapter of the Letter to the Colossians, while speaking in a general way about vices to be avoided and virtues to be cultivated, focuses in particular on the family, building to the conclusions about wives submitting to their husbands, husbands loving their wives, and children obeying their parents. For this reason, I use Colossians 3...
  • Brother and sister swap genders, live 'life the way they should be'

    12/06/2015 5:48:13 AM PST · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 5, 2015
    Mom Beth McGarrity has revealed how her son and daughter both told her they wanted to swap gender, within weeks of each other. The Sun reports that Beth and her husband Russ - who moved to Cincinnati when kids Russie and Aly were tiny - noticed their children were different from a young age. At five, Russie liked to play dressing up with girls and Aly, three years younger, preferred to kick a football with the boys. At high school, Russie suffered bullying and depression after adopting an androgynous look. Threatened with expulsion after running into the girls' toilets he...
  • Illinois School District Settles With Feds To Let Cross-Dressing Boy Shower In Girls’ Locker Room

    12/04/2015 1:47:22 PM PST · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 4, 2015
    Facings federal threats of lost millions in funding for the children of taxpaying parents, a school district in the suburbs of Chicago voted on Thursday to allow a male high school student who dresses like a girl and otherwise identifies as female to use the girls’ locker room and shower there. [Snip] The feds have also deigned to allow the district to install curtains in the girls' locker room for use by any actual, biological girls who want privacy. The district must also arrange for the male student to have access to female bathroom and changing facilities at all district-sponsored...
  • Why Family Structure is So Important

    10/28/2015 1:26:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    It's been a good month for champions of the traditional family, but don't expect the family wars to be ending any time soon. In recent weeks, a barrage of new evidence has come to light demonstrating what was once common sense. "Family structure matters" (in the words of my American Enterprise Institute colleague Brad Wilcox, who is also the director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia). Princeton University and the left-of-center Brookings Institution released a study that reported "most scholars now agree that children raised by two biological parents in a stable marriage do better than...
  • Boys can be princesses too! Disney removes gender-labeling on Halloween costumes ...

    09/19/2015 10:14:34 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | September 18, 2015 | Erica Tempesta
    Complete Headline: Boys can be princesses too! Disney removes gender-labeling on Halloween costumes to make its trick-or-treating attire for 'all kids' Disney has done away with gender-based labels on its Halloween costumes and is instead marketing its vast selection of looks as 'kids' - encouraging children to choose any trick-or-treating attire that appeals to them. The change comes just a month after Target announced that it would no longer be using gender-specific signs in its children's bedding and toy departments, acknowledging that both boys and girls can be interested in princesses and cars.
  • Ohio church sues strip club for holding topless protests (outside the church on Sundays)

    09/11/2015 1:04:32 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 75 replies
    AP ^ | September 11, 2015
    Columbus, Ohio -- An Ohio church has sued a strip club and its scantily clad staff for protesting topless outside the house of worship during the past five years. [Snip] The lawsuit is the latest round in a nine-year battle that began when church members protested at the Foxhole [Strip Club] on weekends, posting patrons’ license plate numbers online and urging them to repent. [The club owner] sued the church in federal court and lost in 2009.
  • Lesbian Couple, Like Kentucky Clerk, Standing up for Beliefs (tissue alert)

    09/02/2015 3:05:20 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 2, 2015 | Claire Galofaro
    As April Miller drove to work, still too stunned to grasp the magnitude of the fight erupting around her, an old song crackled over the car radio. "Will you still love me for the rest of my life?" the band Chicago sang. "I can't go on if I'm on my own." Miller pulled over. And for the first time since she and her partner stepped into the vortex of history, she wept. [Snip] The couple has lived quietly together for years, never intending to lead a battle that has consumed their town of Morehead, where Miller is a tenured university...
  • Friends of RFK Jr. think Cheryl Hines was ‘crazy’ to marry him

    08/23/2015 5:38:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 22, 2015 | Mara Siegler
    Even close friends of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a notorious cheater who had numerous affairs while with past wives Emily Black and Mary Richardson, think his new wife, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star Cheryl Hines, was crazy to marry him and think he’d be faithful. [Snip] “Any woman who gets involved with Bobby does so with her eyes open, or their brains lopped off,” said the so-called friend. “Any woman who thinks they’re going to change Bobby is misguided and purposefully ignorant. Women have to understand what they’re getting into when they’re with him.”
  • Walter Williams: Fiddling Away the Future

    07/06/2015 10:18:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 8, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    Let's list major problems affecting black Americans. Topping the list is the breakdown in the black family, where only a third of black children are raised in two-parent households. Actually, the term "breakdown" is incorrect. Families do not form in the first place. Nationally, there is a black illegitimacy rate of 72 percent. In some urban areas, the percentage is much greater. Blacks constitute more than 50 percent of murder victims, where roughly 7,000 blacks are murdered each year. Ninety-five percent of the time, the perpetrator is another black. If a black youngster does graduate from high school, it is...
  • LGBT Studies Course At San Francisco High School May Be 1st In Nation

    06/23/2015 5:51:54 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 22, 2015
    A San Francisco high school may be the first in the country to offer an LGBT studies course. The course will cover terminology, and the broad history of LGBT issues. “We’ll look at what it’s been like for gay men, what it’s been like for lesbian women ...
  • Bears Release Ex-49er Ray McDonald After Arrest in California

    05/25/2015 9:06:43 PM PDT · by truth_seeker · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 25, 2015 | By KEN BELSON
    By KEN BELSONMAY 25, 2015 The Chicago Bears released defensive lineman Ray McDonald after he was arrested Monday in California on a domestic violence charge, the latest in a string of run-ins that have tested the boundaries of the N.F.L.’s tougher personal conduct policy. McDonald’s release came nine months after he was arrested in a separate domestic violence case and just two months after the Bears signed him to an incentive-laden free-agent contract. McDonald was not charged in the first case, and the San Francisco 49ers, his team last season, did not penalize him. But in December, three months later,...
  • Family Values and Fertility Rates

    04/08/2015 10:40:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/08/15 | Sierra Rayne
    Liberal mainstream media attacks on family values built on rather dubious foundations The attacks on “family values” in the liberal mainstream media seem never-ending. And yet, when we look rigorously at the data the anti-family value advocates use to support their claims, we often find the liberal attacks are built on rather dubious foundations. A recent article in the Globe and Mail newspaper proclaims that “‘it turns out ‘family values’ are bad for families.” This shocking conclusion is followed up by the core insight that “‘[t]he way to have more and better families today is to get far away from...
  • NCAA expresses concern over Indiana 'religious freedom' law

    03/26/2015 12:22:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | March 26, 2015 | Jon Solomon
    On the eve of next week's Final Four in Indianapolis, the NCAA expressed concern about a new Indiana law that will allow businesses to turn away gay and lesbian customers based on “religious freedom” and suggested future NCAA championships in the state could be impacted. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday signed into law a measure that has created uproar in the state where the NCAA is located. Some conventions are threatening to pull out of Indianapolis. Greg Ballard, the Republican mayor of Indianapolis, broke with the Republican governor on the bill and said it would put the city's economy...
  • S.F. area’s LGBT population tops survey; San Jose near bottom

    03/22/2015 11:43:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | March 21, 2015 | Hamed Aleaziz and Steve Rubenstein
    <p>A first-of-its-kind Gallup survey confirmed Friday what many people have long assumed — that the San Francisco area has the nation’s highest concentration of men and women who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.</p> <p>Few other areas come close.</p>
  • U of M (Univ of Minnesota) Duluth adds LGBTQ minor, gender-inclusive housing

    03/19/2015 5:32:12 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 16, 2015 | Allison Maass
    Starting in the fall of 2015, the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) will offer a LGBTQ minor and gender-inclusive housing options for students. “This minor will prepare students for life,” Gesa Zinn, head of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department, told Campus Reform. “‘The job’ the LGBTQ minor prepares students for is to understand and embrace all members of an increasingly diverse society.” To complete the minor, students will have to take classes such as An Introduction to LGBTQ Studies, Queer Theory, Queer Cinema in International Perspective, History of the Homosexual Rights Movement 1895 – Present, and Queer Media. Zinn...
  • New York Fire Dept., Diversifying Ranks, Is Set to Swear In First Lesbian Chaplain

    03/14/2015 8:47:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 2, 2015 | Tatiana Schlossberg
    Maybe it is her short, spiky hair, or the cigarettes, which she gives to the men repairing the wiring in her Brooklyn apartment. Maybe it is because she swears. For whatever reason, the Rev. Ann Kansfield does not fit the stereotype of a minister. Not that she is worried about meeting anyone’s expectations for what a clergywoman should say or do. “We shouldn’t have to hide ourselves or worry about being judged,” Ms. Kansfield, who ministers at the Greenpoint Reformed Church, said. In her newest ministry, that self-assuredness is likely to serve her well. Ms. Kansfield, 39, is to...
  • LGBT adults better adjusted if they were ‘out’ in school

    02/10/2015 10:22:51 AM PST · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 10, 2015 | Andrew M. Seaman
    Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have better self esteem and less depression as young adults if they were open about their sexual orientations as adolescents, a new study suggests. Attempts to hide sexual orientation are generally unsuccessful, and the result is more abuse and more depression, the authors say in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. What's needed, said Stephen Russell, the study’s lead author, are "supporting environments so that all kids can figure out and be as true to themselves as they can be.”
  • Pa.'s new physician general brings an LGBT point of view

    01/27/2015 12:06:09 PM PST · by Zakeet · 61 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | January 25, 2015 | Melissa Dribben
    Rachel Levine stood tall in the doorway, offered a polite handshake, and took a seat at the L-shaped desk in her drab, blank slate of an office. [Snip] Levine, who has just been named Pennsylvania's physician general, spent most of her 57 years - at least outwardly - as a man. If the state Senate confirms her appointment, the doctor, who until a few years ago was known as Richard Levine, will become one of the nation's very few, openly transgender people in public office. [Snip] She was dressed conservatively in a tailored gray jacket and matching skirt, accented by...
  • Berkeley students outraged course reading includes Plato, Aristotle but nothing from transgenders

    01/22/2015 12:58:37 PM PST · by Zakeet · 63 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | January 22, 2015 | Maggie Lit
    Two students at the University of California, Berkeley are calling for students to “Occupy the syllabus,” or consider dropping a course if it only includes the works of white men as class material. Students Rodrigo Kazuo and Margaret “Meg” Perret wrote an op-ed in The Daily Californian, the independent student newspaper, titled “Occupy the syllabus” where they called for a student-wide occupation of all social science and humanities classes after they found their upper-division course on classical social theory lacked the works of women, trans people, and people of color. “The course syllabus employed a standardized canon of theory that...
  • Michael Sam, first openly gay NFL player, engaged to boyfriend: report

    01/09/2015 3:33:40 AM PST · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 8, 2015
    Michael Sam is officially off the market. Sam, the first openly gay NFL player, is engaged to his boyfriend, Vito Cammisano, according to a TMZ report.
  • ‘60 Minutes’ host Steve Kroft exposed in nasty affair

    01/07/2015 3:24:58 AM PST · by Zakeet · 99 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 7, 2015 | Leonard Greene
    Here’s a story you won’t see on “60 Minutes.” Veteran TV-news correspondent Steve Kroft enjoyed a string of hotel hookups with a sexy New York City lawyer, getting his kink on with the aid of Viagra and racy text messages — including one in which he told his lover he “would rather be eating your pudding,” according to a new report from the National Enquirer, which hits newsstands Wednesday. The married CBS newsman — who once famously confronted Bill Clinton over the then-Arkansas governor’s rumored womanizing — convinced Harvard-educated Lisan Goines that he was trapped in a sexless marriage with...
  • Not All Catholic Bishops Onboard With Positive Language Toward Same-Sex Couples in Synod Report

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

    10/05/2014 11:29:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Tens of thousands took to the streets in Paris and Bordeaux Sunday to demonstrate for what protesters called “traditional family values” and against assisted pregnancies and surrogacy. The demonstrations were organized by the «Manif pour Tous» (“Protest for Everyone”) group that waged an ultimately unsuccessful grassroots movement against the adoption of same-sex marriage in France last year. Their target this time is medically assisted procreation techniques for lesbian couples and surrogacy, which must be “fought at all costs,” according to the group’s president Ludovine de la Rochère. …
  • 36% of Generation Starting to Turn 21 This Year Born to Unmarried Mothers

    09/08/2014 9:13:04 AM PDT · by all the best · 31 replies
    cnsnews ^ | September 3, 2014 | Terence Jeffrey
    f you count a generation as spanning 20 years, then approximately 36 percent of the American generation born from 1993 through 2012 — which has begun turning 21 this year and will continue turning 21 through 2033—were born to unmarried mothers. 80,838,742 babies were born in the United States from 1993 through 2012, according to the birth reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 29,007,173 of those babies were born to unmarried mothers. That does not count the 40.6 percent of babies (1,605,643 out of 3,957,577) born in 2013 who were also born to unmarried mothers. In...
  • The American Left vs. God-Given Rights

    08/06/2014 3:48:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2014 | Terry Jeffrey
    In his opinion declaring Virginia's marriage law unconstitutional, Judge Henry Floyd of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit summarized what he perceived to be the basic disagreement between the opponents and proponents of the law. "The opponents and proponents agree that marriage is a fundamental right," the judge wrote. "They strongly disagree, however, regarding whether that right encompasses the right to same-sex marriage. The opponents argue that the fundamental right to marry belongs to the individual, who enjoys the right to marry the person of his or her choice. By contrast, the proponents point out that,...
  • Father With 26 Children by 15 Women Has ‘Received £500,000 in Benefits’

    06/21/2014 4:20:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Saturday 21 Jun 2014
    A jobless father who has had 26 children by 15 different women while receiving ‘more than £500,000 in benefits’ has criticised the government’s welfare cap. Peter Rolfe was criticised earlier this year when he claimed in an interview that his local council’s ‘refusal’ to give him a bigger house violated his human rights. The 64-year-old is appearing in new Channel 5 series Benefits Britain: Life On The Dole, in which he claims his home in Newport, Isle of Wight, is not big enough and like a ‘prison cell’. It had been reported that Rolfe had 18 kids by 10 women,...
  • HOUSTON CALLING! Overthrow Mayor Parker's GLBT Ordinance

    06/01/2014 8:12:30 PM PDT · by magna carta · 16 replies
    Houstonians for Family Values ^ | June 1,2014 | Dave Wilson
    Petition for a charter amendment to prohibit men (who perceive or express themselves as women) from using the women's restroom.
  • Report: Record 87 Surgical Abortion Clinic Closures in 2013

    12/31/2013 6:01:31 AM PST · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Brietbart Big Government ^ | December 30, 2013 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A survey of abortion clinics in the United States has concluded that a record number of 87 surgical abortion clinics closed in 2013. The survey, conducted by pro-life organization Operation Rescue, found that the total number of surgical abortion clinics remaining in the United States is now 582, a twelve percent decrease in surgical abortion clinics in 2013 alone, and a 73 percent drop from a 1991 high of 2,176. According to Operation Rescue, of the 87 clinics that discontinued surgical abortions, 81 are permanently closed, while six stopped performing surgical abortions but continued the sale of abortion-inducing drugs. The...
  • Three Lessons From The Duck

    12/29/2013 10:05:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2013 | Kevin McCullough
    At the end of a second week of--what can only be described as--an abysmal public relations failure, Arts & Entertainment Television revealed something very intriguing to the watching world. Their foolish action in the non-issue of Phil Robertson, exposed three rather profound lessons that voters and candidates would be very advised to pay attention to. 1. Economics still defeats activism -- Let's face it, the minute the spokespeople from GLAAD began screaming on the other end of the phone, A&E executives got nervous. A lot of A&E programming is aimed at rather promiscuous audiences. GLAAD surely threw around threats of...
  • Sprinting Towards Gomorrah

    12/07/2013 8:25:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2013 | Steve Deace
    Have you ever wondered what it looks like when a culture collapses? Have you ever wondered if past cultures that collapsed throughout history knew what was about to happen to them? Did they see it coming, or were they blindsided by it? I’ve often asked myself those questions, but now I’m also asking myself a new one. Provided the Lord chooses not to return and culminate history, I’m now wondering if future generations will ask the same questions about us? There are several telltale signs of a culture in decline, or on the brink of collapse. One of which is...
  • The Pilgrims and Us

    11/28/2013 8:58:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    Don't anybody be shocked, but those Pilgrims being celebrated today weren't just cardboard cut-outs. They were part of the Religious Right. Or maybe the Religious Left, since the Pilgrims emphasized communal organization as much as they did individual rights. But right or left, the Pilgrims were definitely religious. That is, they believed in something beyond themselves. Something spiritual but worldly, too. Not a stained-glass kind of faith but beliefs that impelled sacrifice, risk, commitment ... movement. And not just in the metaphorical sense. They would have to abandon their roots, forget all they had known, resettle, become strangers in...
  • Tackling the Real War on Women

    11/07/2013 12:28:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November7, 2013 | Ashley Herzog
    Last year, I wrote a series of articles about the campus “porn culture”—the depraved, anti-woman atmosphere that dominates far too many campuses. As I said then, “Women are constantly degraded on campus. They are valued for their looks, bodies, and sexual prowess—not their minds. They are often required to watch hardcore porn in class and encouraged to participate in “porn star lookalike” contests during “Sex Week,” the biggest event of the year…[this is] a real war on women—and it’s being waged by sexual liberationists who control the academy.” After I published these articles, many readers expressed their loss of...
  • Miss World: “I’m Pro-Life”

    10/28/2013 7:24:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    A confident woman who speaks her mind is a powerful force for good, and newly crowned Miss World Megan Young is unafraid to speak her mind on sex, marriage and life. Young was born in the United States (Virginia) to a Filipino mother and an American father. When she was a young girl, her family moved to the Philippines. Young was crowned Miss Philippines 2013 and, last month, she was crowned Miss World 2013. One month before she was crowned Miss World, Young was interviewed by the local television network ANC. She told the host: “I’m pro-life, and if it...
  • Raising Children of Light in a Culture of Darkness

    09/23/2013 6:40:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 23, 2013 | Matt Barber
    “I do not want to drive across a bridge designed by an engineer who believed the numbers in structural stress models are relative truths.” – R.C. Sproul I was delighted to speak on Sunday at Faith Christian Center in Arlington, Texas. I joined that community of believers in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the church’s affiliated school, St. Paul’s Preparatory Academy. The topic of my discussion was “How to Raise Christian Children in Today’s Culture.” As I was preparing my remarks it occurred to me that raising children to both love and faithfully serve the Lord and Creator of the...
  • Why is 'Duck Dynasty' so popular?

    09/08/2013 11:18:26 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 51 replies
    philly.com ^ | 9/8/2013 | Jennifer A. Marshall
    "For the life of me, I can't figure out why people are so attracted to our family," writes Phil Robertson. And that was before Duck Dynasty, the Robertson family's reality show, smashed records for a nonfiction cable program when 11.8 million viewers checked out the season premiere in mid-August. Phil, as nearly everyone calls him, is the bearded, 67-year-old progenitor of the backwoods Louisiana clan that made it big selling duck calls and found its way into millions of other American homes through the previous three seasons of Duck Dynasty. The A&E network bills the show as "funny, functional, and...
  • Twerking towards Gomorrah

    08/27/2013 4:42:16 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 50 replies
    Red State ^ | 8/26/2013 | John Hayward
    Viewers of the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night were treated to a bizarre dance routine from former Disney child actress Miley Cyrus, which CBS News describes as “one performance that won’t be forgotten very quickly:” Cyrus gave Robin Thicke a lap dance, paraded around with dancing bears, twerked her butt off and grabbed her crotch a few times. Not to mention the tongue. We saw a lot of that. [Robin] Thicke’s mother, Gloria Loring, told OMG! Insider, “I don’t understand what Miley Cyrus is trying to do. I think she’s misbegotten in this attempt of hers. And I...
  • Duck Dynasty: The Pro-God, Guns, Family and Capitalism Reality Show Rules the Ratings Roost

    08/18/2013 7:27:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2013 | Doug Giles
    Duck Dynasty kicked off its fourth season last Wednesday and they did it with a bang, raking in the highest ratings for any cable reality show in US history. Yep, last Wednesday a whopping 11.8 million people rocked up to see what was going down in the bayou at the Robertson’s household. You just know that kind of success has got to make miserable the dainty, little, progressive crowd who are trying legislatively and culturally to peel America away from the pro-God-and-country values that the cast of Duck Dynasty showcases with hairy-chinned hilarity. Indeed, without a sex tape; without shoving...
  • Duck Dynasty: The Pro-God, Guns, Family and Capitalism Reality Show Rules the Ratings Roost

    08/18/2013 7:23:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2013 | Doug Giles
    Duck Dynasty kicked off its fourth season last Wednesday and they did it with a bang, raking in the highest ratings for any cable reality show in US history. Yep, last Wednesday a whopping 11.8 million people rocked up to see what was going down in the bayou at the Robertson’s household. You just know that kind of success has got to make miserable the dainty, little, progressive crowd who are trying legislatively and culturally to peel America away from the pro-God-and-country values that the cast of Duck Dynasty showcases with hairy-chinned hilarity. Indeed, without a sex tape; without shoving...
  • The Royal Baby Is a Rejection of the Family Chaos Liberalism Feeds Upon

    07/30/2013 2:13:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    The birth of Prince George creates a problem for liberals. They love the idea of royalty because it validates their vision of an anointed elite with a divine right to the obedience of their subjects. However, this wonderful couple has created a traditional nuclear family that provides a powerful counterpoint to the kind of freak show dysfunction that liberalism requires to survive. If families actually stayed together and raised their children, well, who would need the liberal elite? Sure, the royal couple gets paid out of the British treasury, but it isn’t as if Prince William sits around being fanned...
  • Will Bible-Believing Americans Who Oppose Gay Rights Be Treated Like Criminals?

    06/27/2013 1:59:47 PM PDT · by pinochet · 42 replies
    If gay rights is to be given the same status as black rights, then we can expect organizations that oppose gay rights and gay marriage to be denied tax exempt status. In 1983, Bob Jones University, which had been admitting blacks since the 1970s, was denied tax exempt status simply because it was officially opposed to interracial marriage. In California, they are banning evangelical Christian ministries, which give therapy to gays in order to make them give up the gay lifestyle.
  • The Superman of Grads and Dads

    06/18/2013 4:41:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    Though deadbeat dads and high-school dropouts might pervade some communities, there are still far more models than mess-ups across our country, and some stand head and shoulders above the rest. Let me tell you about a few stellar examples. I understand that the fact that 1 in 4 U.S. students do not receive a regular high-school diploma is not good enough, with that number increasing to 1 in 2 students in New York City and other places and among Native Americans. And I understand that, as First Things First reported, in Richmond, Va., 60 percent of families are single-parent households,...
  • Boy Scouts: A Disheartening Betrayal

    06/03/2013 7:29:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2013 | Rebecca Hagelin
    This past week has been pretty devastating for me as a long-time supporter of the Boy Scouts. My own two sons grew up in Scouting, and, with their hard work and encouragement from my wonderful husband who was a Scout Master, they both achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. I treasure the time our family spent involved in Scouting - and always will. My heart is broken to realize that the finest institution for young men our country has ever known has grown cowardly, and has disappeared into the great vast wasteland that is modern popular culture. The recent decision...
  • Romney criticized for advocating that graduates get married and have families

    05/04/2013 5:07:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 4, 2013 | Rick Moran
    You just have to shake your head at some liberals who think that having a baby is like catching a disease. Mitt Romney gave the commencement address at Southern Virginia University, a largely Mormon school, where he told the grads to marry young and have children. He quoted Psalms 127: Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in...