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  • Are Mormons Christian?

    10/12/2011 7:31:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 652 replies ^ | October 12, 2011 | Ken Connor
    "A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic - on the level with a man who says he is a poached egg - or he would be the devil of hell. You must take your choice. Either this was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any...
  • Change: But In What Direction?

    07/12/2009 6:05:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 337+ views ^ | July 12, 2009 | Ken Connor
    here is no doubt that President Obama's most valuable political asset is his remarkable charisma—his ability to send the spirit of the nation soaring on the wings of hope and change.  Among the hopeful visions and promises of change articulated by Mr. Obama in his inaugural speech this past January was a vow to "restore science to its rightful place and wield technology's wonders to raise health care's quality."  Six months into his term, a picture of the President's understanding of science and its "rightful place" is emerging, and it is anything but flattering.  President Obama has repeatedly demonstrated a...
  • Attention Wal-Mart Shoppers

    12/07/2008 2:13:26 PM PST · by dbz77 · 15 replies · 908+ views
    TownHall ^ | December 7, 2008 | Ken Connor
    If actions speak louder than words, what do recent events at a New York state Walmart say about the state of American culture? On "Black Friday," two thousand people burst through the doors of a Walmart store in Long Island at five a.m., trampling an employee to death in a mad dash to get to sale items before the person next to them. Signs of America's rampant consumerism have existed for decades, but this tragedy takes the cake. With only minutes to spare before the discount store opened, the crazed crowd pushed through the doors, knocking Jdimytai Damour down and...
  • The State of Human Life

    02/03/2008 6:04:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 121+ views ^ | February 3, 2008 | Ken Connor
    With his recent encouragement to Congress to ban human cloning, President Bush is sure to come under the fire of the scientific research community and a media that wants nothing to stand in the way of the progress of science towards "future cures." The development of stem cells derived from adult skin cells in late-2007 provided hope for the pro-life argument in the field of bioethics. Human lives may yet be saved despite the rampant disregard shown by much of the American public. As President Bush explained in his State of the Union address, scientists recently "discovered a way to...
  • Embryo to Elderly-A Consistent Life Ethic

    06/24/2007 6:03:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 347+ views ^ | June 24, 2007 | Ken Connor
    Many in the pro-life movement become uneasy when political candidates, responding to questions about their position on abortion, start talking about the need for a "consistent life ethic. " Such a response often seems to be an attempt on the candidate's part to avoid talking directly about the evil of abortion and to segue to other, more comfortable, topics. But, who can seriously deny that those advocating for a culture of life should be consistent? Goodness knows there are plenty of ways in which the right to life and the dignity of human beings can be violated after they are...
  • How Will the 'Values Voter' Vote in '06?

    08/22/2006 1:26:03 PM PDT · by aceintx · 28 replies · 747+ views
    Human Events ^ | Posted Aug 18, 2006 | by Ken Connor
    Pity the poor values voter. She's all dressed up, but does she have anywhere to go? In 2004, she was the darling of the election. Now she feels like a wallflower, taken for granted by the Republicans and mocked by the Democrats. "Values voter" is, of course, a euphemism for evangelicals and conservative Catholics. It is more politically correct to use the euphemism than to acknowledge that one's religious faith actually influences their decision in the voting booth. After all, one must take care not to run afoul of the radical notion of separation of church and state promoted by...
  • Charlie Crist Let My Daughter Die

    07/31/2006 4:58:07 PM PDT · by Quiet Man Jr. · 1,433 replies · 17,998+ views
    Human Events ^ | July 31, 2006 | Robert Schindler Sr.
    Charlie Crist Let My Daughter Die by Robert Schindler, Sr. Posted Jul 31, 2006 As most Americans know, on March 31, 2005, my daughter, Terri Schindler Schiavo died of starvation and thirst after having her feeding tube removed by court order. The sad chain of events that concluded with Terri’s death ignited a media firestorm nationally and internationally. What few saw or heard was the callous inaction of aspiring governor Charlie Crist. Florida Atty. Gen. Charlie Crist let my daughter die. He had it within his authority to save her life, but he turned a blind eye to her suffering....
  • TERRI SCHINDLER SCHIAVO JANUARY 2005 Dailies: News Digest, Restating the Obvious & Thank Yous...

    12/29/2004 7:16:22 AM PST · by floriduh voter · 2,218 replies · 21,117+ views
    Free Republic & Various Sources ^ | December 30, 2004 | Floriduh Voter
    The Terri Schindler Schiavo Daily Threads are created month to month as we watch local and national news regarding Terri and her family. Since Terri's supporters are in every time zone, you may see something FIRST. Please share news with us that you don't see here already. Now, why would you want to do that? Terri's Daily Thread for September/October of 2004 was viewed over 15,000 times. Terri's November Daily Thread was viewed over 6,000 times. December's thread is over 3,000 views. More and more good folks are finding out about Terri and that judicial tyranny would take her life,...
  • TERRI SCHINDLER-SCHIAVO JULY & AUGUST 2004 DAILIES: Call to Action to Defeat Judge Greer

    06/25/2004 10:36:24 AM PDT · by floriduh voter · 1,153 replies · 8,466+ views
    Conservative Spirit (R) 2003 ^ | July 1, 2004 | floriduh voter
    Believers in the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence: Where is Terri's independence? I'm talking about her independence to learn and to be free from her lonely room. CURRENT STATUS: The Second District Court of Appeals heard Oral Argument in Lakeland wherein Terri's parents are requesting that they be allowed to join the constitutional lawsuit of Michael Schiavo v. Jeb Bush. Judge Baird refused to allow Terri's parents to become a part of the Terri's Law litigation because per Judge Baird, her parents did not prove they had an interest in the outcome of Terri's Law. NO INTEREST? The...
  • House speaker Byrd defends law keeping brain-damaged woman alive

    11/10/2003 7:06:03 PM PST · by sweetliberty · 14 replies · 222+ views
    NEPA News ^ | November 10, 2003 | AP
    Florida House Speaker Johnnie Byrd defended in court papers Monday a hastily passed law that allowed Gov. Jeb Bush to order the reinsertion of a severely brain-damaged woman's feeding tube. Meanwhile, an attorney for Bush asked the 2nd District Court of Appeal to throw out a lawsuit that contends lawmakers and the governor overstepped constitutional bounds when Bush ordered Terri Schiavo's tube reinserted Oct. 21 despite her husband's wish that she be allowed to die. An attorney for Byrd asked Circuit Judge W. Douglas Baird for permission to intervene through a friend-of-the-court brief, which argues that the Legislature has the...
  • Governor Seeks Dismissal Of Suit Over Terri's Law

    11/06/2003 4:27:03 AM PST · by amdgmary · 5 replies · 120+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | David Sommer
    Nov 6, 2003 Governor Seeks Dismissal Of Suit Over Terri's Law By DAVID SOMMER CLEARWATER - Gov. Jeb Bush cried foul in the dispute over Terri Schiavo's fate Wednesday, moving to block any rapid court action in the case. A lawsuit filed against Bush by Michael Schiavo should not go forward because the governor was not served legal notice he is being sued, said Kenneth Connor, special counsel for the governor. Also, all such suits against the governor must be filed in Tallahassee, Connor said. ``The governor has a right to a home venue privilege,'' Connor said. Otherwise, Bush...
  • U.S. Gays Who Marry in Canada Face Hurdles

    06/21/2003 3:06:29 AM PDT · by kattracks · 21 replies · 199+ views
    New York Times ^ | 6/20/03 | CHRISTOPHER MARQUIS
    ASHINGTON, June 18 — Gay Americans who visit Canada to marry may revel in their newfound status there, but they will come home to a confusing patchwork of overlapping jurisdictions and competing laws and are likely to face a struggle for recognition, legal experts say.It is too soon to tell the legal implications here of Canada's decision to allow same-sex couples to wed, the experts said. But the ease of marrying in Canada — it has no residency requirement — is expected to lure numerous Americans seeking to sanctify their relationships or make a political statement.When they return, they...
  • Infanticide apologists in Congress unfit to serve

    06/06/2003 12:56:16 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 12 replies · 73+ views ^ | Friday, June 6, 2003 | Kenneth L. Connor
    The 33 senators and 139 members of the House of Representatives who voted to affirm the atrocity of partial-birth abortion are morally unfit for public service. This is strong language, to be sure. But this issue demands nothing less than plain talk. These elected servants see no moral repugnance in a procedure that entails an abortionist partially delivering a live baby, then puncturing the infant's skull and vacuuming out her brain. The procedure is unrecognized in any medical textbook, by any college of medicine or professional medical association. It has been likened to infanticide, but that characterization is inaccurate: It...
  • Opposition to Homosexual Conduct Is Not Bigotry

    05/30/2003 11:23:11 AM PDT · by Remedy · 2 replies · 139+ views
    Family Research Council ^ | 30 May 03 | Mr. Kenneth L. Connor
    The explosive reaction recently to Sen. Rick Santorum's commentary on Lawrence v. Texas, the anti-sodomy law case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, suggests that some believe those who oppose expansion of homosexual rights are in favor of discrimination, or harbor anger toward minorities in general and ill will toward homosexuals, in particular.In the Associated Press interview that sparked the controversy, Sen. Santorum said, "I have no problem with homosexuality. I have a problem with homosexual acts. As I would with acts of other, what I would consider to be, acts outside of traditional heterosexual relationships. And that includes a...
  • Gays and Social Conservatives

    05/23/2003 12:19:50 PM PDT · by Remedy · 8 replies · 165+ views
    Family Research Council ^ | 23 May 2003 | Mr. Kenneth L. Connor
    Ramesh Ponnuru's NRO piece yesterday on gays and social conservatives was off the mark in several respects. While I do not presume to speak for all social conservatives, I can speak for Family Research Council, which was one of the first organizations to object to RNC Chairman Marc Racicot's meeting with the Human Rights Campaign. First, FRC did not suggest that "such meetings never take place." While we might question Mr. Racicot's judgment and the prudence of such a meeting, the RNC chairman is free to meet with whomever he wishes, just as FRC is free to criticize such meetings....
  • Social conservatives will stay home in 2004 (Ken Connor, FRC)

    05/22/2003 8:00:53 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 64 replies · 306+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 5/22/2003 | Kenneth L. Connor
    May 22, 2003, 10:00 a.m. Staying Home in ’04Counting on social conservatives.By Kenneth L. Connor amesh Ponnuru's NRO piece Wednesday on gays and social conservatives was off the mark in several respects. While I do not presume to speak for all social conservatives, I can speak for Family Research Council, which was one of the first organizations to object to Republican National Committee Chairman Marc Racicot's meeting with the Human Rights Campaign. First, FRC did not suggest that "such meetings never take place." While we might question Racicot's judgment and the prudence of such a meeting, the RNC chairman is...
  • Christians, pro-family groups must stand behind Santorum, conservative leaders say

    04/25/2003 5:36:40 PM PDT · by Dubya · 19 replies · 233+ views
    BP NEWS ^ | Apr 25, 2003 | Michael Foust
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Sen. Rick Santorum was correct in his recent comments and must be defended if future pro-family politicians are to have the courage to speak up, James Dobson and Ken Connor said on Focus on the Family's radio program April 25. Their comments came the same day the White House defended Santorum, the Republican from Pennsylvania who is No. 3 in the GOP's senatorial leadership chain. "The president has confidence in the senator and believes he's doing a good job as senator," White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said. "The president believes the senator is an inclusive man." Santorum, a...
  • Prolife Groups Respond to Conviction of Antiabortion Extremist

    04/24/2003 8:56:47 AM PDT · by RJCogburn · 19 replies · 210+ views
    Antiabortion extremist James Kopp was convicted of murder March 18 for shooting a doctor who performed abortions. Judge Michael D'Amico of Erie County Court in New York convicted Kopp, 48, of murdering Barnett Slepian, 52, with an assault rifle. Kopp shot him through a window of the obstetrician-gynecologist's home in October 1998. The conviction on a state charge of second-degree murder came after a one-day trial on March 17. Kopp had waived his right to a jury trial. Kopp is also a suspect in four other nonfatal shootings from 1994 to 1997 of doctors who performed abortions. Authorities have charged...