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  • Ex-Montgomery teacher sentenced to 40 years for sexual abuse of children

    08/29/2015 6:08:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/28/15 | Donna St George
    A former Montgomery County music teacher was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Friday for sexually abusing 14 young children at an elementary school.At the hearing, Lawrence W. Joynes spoke publicly about his actions for the first time and described himself as ashamed, frightened and remorseful.“I’m so sorry I betrayed your faith and your trust in me,” said Joynes, a 27-year veteran of the public school system, addressing his former students in a statement. “I never, ever meant to harm any of you physically or emotionally. For any damage, any shame, any trauma that I’ve caused, I apologize from...
  • ‘Sister Wives’ stars cite gay ‘marriage’ ruling in bid to legalize polygamy

    08/28/2015 4:22:38 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 40 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/28/15 | Dustin Siggins
    DENVER, CO, August 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- While gay "marriage" activists claimed that the Supreme Court's marriage decision wouldn't open the door to polygamy, five people from the show "Sister Wives" want the 10th Circuit Court to disagree. "This case is about criminalization of consensual relations and there are 21st century cases rather than 19th century cases," said attorney Jonathan Turley in a filing. "It is clear that states can no longer use criminal codes to coerce or punish those who choose to live in consensual but unpopular unions." In a case that was filed in 2011, "Sister Wives" star...
  • Transgender soldiers may get time off to have sex-change operations after military ban dropped

    08/28/2015 4:18:40 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/28/15 | Drew Belsky
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Transgender people who want to join the military while presenting themselves as members of the opposite sex – and possibly receiving taxpayer-subsidized sex-change operations – may do so starting next May. According to a draft timeline recently circulated among top Department of Defense (DoD) personnel, the ban on "openly" transgender soldiers will be lifted on May 27, 2016. The DoD is considering a pilot program to let soldiers take a sabbatical from active service in order to "make their transition" – that is to say, procure hormone drugs or genital reconstruction surgery in...
  • Democrats Launch Attack on Crisis Pregnancy Centers

    08/28/2015 3:07:12 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jeryl Bier
    In apparent retaliation for Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush's statements critical of Planned Parenthood, the Democratic party has launched an attack on crisis pregnancy centers. A blog post on Democrats.org said that crisis pregnancy centers "have zero understanding of what women’s health care is." The criticism of the centers was not simply incidental to the attack on Bush; the Democrats devote an entire paragraph to undermining the credibility of pro-life groups that seek to offer pregnant women alternatives to abortion
  • Planned Parenthood hires fmr. lobbyist for sheikh who burned American flag during wartime

    08/28/2015 12:30:04 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/28/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- When Planned Parenthood announced on Thursday that a new report cast doubt on a series of embarrassing undercover videos about trafficking in human organs, the mainstream media reported it uncritically. A few outlets even referred to the firm that conducted the analysis, Fusion GPS, as an "independent research firm" - although Planned Parenthood paid the organization an undisclosed sum of money for its findings. However, Fusion GPS is a Democratic-leaning political opposition research firm whose founder was once the registered lobbyist of a Middle Eastern sheikh known for burning the American flag during...
  • Planned Parenthood exonerated, says Planned Parenthood-funded analysis of undercover videos

    08/28/2015 11:38:51 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/28/15 | Ben Johnson
    August 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - A Planned Parenthood-funded analysis of eight explosive undercover videos has found that they would have no "evidentiary value" in a legal case against Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood announced today. The abortion provider paid Fusion GPS, a D.C.-based opposition research firm headed by Glenn Simpson, to analyze both the shorter and the hours-long full videos released by the Center for Medical Progress. "CMP edited content out of the alleged 'full footage' videos, and heavily edited the short videos so as to misrepresent statements made by Planned Parenthood representatives," the report, posted by Planned Parenthood, stated. "The...
  • State Dept. under Hillary & Army Documents Indicate They are Just Fine with Pedophilia

    08/27/2015 3:20:35 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 18 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 8/26/2015 | Tim Brown
    A few days ago, we reported that Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland, a green beret, was being kicked out of the Army because he stood up for an Afghan rape victim, a 12-year-old boy. State Department documents point the finger at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for a directive that ordered US troops to avoid criticizing certain "taboo" aspects of Afghan culture. One of those aspects is pedophilia. The boy was raped by an Afghan police commander. Yes, this is one of those people we are stupidly training over there, who when our soldiers turn their backs, they are...
  • Hillary Clinton hires Planned Parenthood staffer despite baby parts scandal

    08/27/2015 7:04:34 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/26/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 26, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- The recently released undercover Planned Parenthood videos --which expose their truly gruesome and inhumane marketing of aborted baby parts for profit -- has led many Democrats as well as Republicans to distance themselves from the nation's largest abortion business. But not so presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. After taping a major campaign video declaring her undying loyalty and allegiance to Planned Parenthood, she has now hired yet another pro-abortionist from eugenicist Margaret Sanger's organization for her campaign for the leader of the free world. Clinton went aggressively on the offensive, criticizing Republican presidential contenders...
  • ‘Despite what your parents say’: Planned Parenthood’s corruption of kids is worse than you know

    08/27/2015 6:59:49 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 3 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/26/15 | John Bowen
    A screenshot from Planned Parenthood's teenwire.com, now defunct. Aug. 26, 2015 (LiveActionNews) - In early 2002, I was asked to join a group of about a dozen friends whose goal was to oust Planned Parenthood from making sex-ed presentations to our high school students here in Coronado, California. At the time, all I knew of PP was that they provided abortion services – which seemed like an unpleasant way to make a living to me. But it’s the law of the land after all, and I had never thought about it any more than that. It took very little...
  • Rotherham abuse scandal: IPCC working to identify 100 police officers ( United Kingdom )

    08/26/2015 1:53:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Guardian News ^ | 26 August 2015
    Police watchdog examining how South Yorkshire force treated complaints of industrial-scale child sexual exploitation in the town, laid bare in Jay report. Investigators looking at how the police treated complaints of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham say they are now working to identify more than 100 officers. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it was continuing to examine police conduct exactly a year on from the publication of the Jay report, which exposed the scale of child rape, trafficking and grooming in the South Yorkshire town. Professor Alexis Jay’s report described how more than 1,400 children were sexually exploited...
  • StemExpress CEO has a signed picture of Hillary Clinton on her desk

    08/26/2015 1:11:32 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/26/15 | Ben Johnson
    LOS ANGELES, August 26, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - Hillary Clinton has a big supporter in StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer. Dyer, who is seen in the most recent Center for Medical Progress video laughing that "lab techs freak out and have meltdowns" when looking at aborted babies' severed heads, revealed that she keeps a signed photograph of Hillary Clinton on her desk. “I have a signed picture from Hillary because my sister works in Congress," Dyer said. "I like brought it into work the next day and propped it right on my desk." Dyer's sister, Charlotte Ivancic, was a health policy adviser to...
  • Wonder Woman officiates gay ‘marriage’ in new comic

    08/26/2015 5:36:49 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 42 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/25/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    HOLLYWOOD, CA, August 25, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Comic book superhero Wonder Woman will officiate a same-sex "wedding" in an upcoming issue. Jason Badowerhe, Wonder Woman's cartoonist, says it was his idea to make Wonder Woman, as the comic will say, "a proponent of gay marriage." Badowerhe says DC Comics was "fantastic" over the idea. He told The Sydney Morning Herald that his editor "was like, 'Great! I love it! Let's do it!'" In the comic, Wonder Woman solemizes two women's "marriage." "By the power vested in me," is replaced with "Bound by the lasso of truth." At the conclusion of...
  • Trump says it’s time to move on from gay ‘marriage’ battle: ‘The Supreme Court ruled.’

    08/26/2015 5:32:00 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 386 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/25/15 | Dustin Siggins
    LOS ANGELES, CA, August 25, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The GOP's leading presidential candidate said that he has been to a gay "wedding" and that conservatives should accept the Supreme Court's redefinition of marriage. In a wide-ranging interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Donald Trump was asked whether the issue of marriage's redefinition is "a dead issue for the GOP at this point." "Some people have hopes of passing amendments [to the U.S. Constitution]," said Trump, "but it's not going to happen. Congress can't pass simple things, let alone that. So anybody that's making that an issue is doing it for political...
  • Canadian Planned Parenthood uses U.S. ‘baby body parts’ scandal to raise cash

    08/26/2015 5:27:29 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 2 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/25/15 | Pete Baklinski
    OTTAWA, August 25, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Instead of condemning the documented and illegal harvesting and selling of body parts from babies aborted at Planned Parenthood centers in the U.S., a Canadian-based Planned Parenthood is using the scandal to raise money for its operations. “Planned Parenthood Ottawa is suffering,” the organization’s president Lauren Dobson-Hughes posted on its Facebook page on the weekend. “You’ve heard of the recent attacks on women’s healthcare in the States, but we’re feeling the impact too.” Pro-life Ottawa lobbyist Johanne Brownrigg criticized the organization for running a “brazen fundraising campaign targeting the low information citizen” in the...
  • Same-sex marriage and inter-racial marriage: not the same thing

    08/25/2015 5:54:52 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 4 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 8/25/15 | Carson Holloway
    One of the same-sex marriage movement’s most potent polemical tools has been, and surely will continue to be, its equation of same-sex marriage with interracial marriage. On this telling, today’s opposition to same-sex marriage is akin to the opposition to interracial marriage mounted by yesterday’s racists and segregationists. If this assumption were granted, then the legal recognition of same-sex marriage would seem to realize a legitimate equality. A public—like our own—that had largely accepted this parity could at least acquiesce in such a step once it has been imposed by the Supreme Court.Now the Supreme Court has actually taken such...
  • Obama admin will give homosexuals spousal benefits - even when their ‘marriages’ weren’t legal

    08/25/2015 5:46:02 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/24/15 | Steve Weatherbe
    WASHINGTON D.C., August 24, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The Obama administration has announced last week that it will award federal benefits to several homosexuals who were “married” - although the states in which they lived did not recognize the marriages at the time. Lambda Legal, which was arguing in federal court for Social Security spousal benefits for two homosexuals who had “married” illegally before the court ruling in June and since had both been widowed, announced last Thursday. Lambda Legal`s Susan Sommer said the change “could right a wrong for hundreds of same-sex spouses” married in the 11 states where same-sex...
  • Subway scraps Jared Fogle’s ‘Pants Dance’ kids game

    08/21/2015 7:35:09 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 51 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 20, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Subway has scrapped an online children’s game called “Jared’s Pants Dance,” after former pitchman Jared Fogle agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to child pornography charges and to crossing state lines to pay for sex with minors. Mediaite reports that young players were tasked with catching Subway sandwiches and other items in a pair of Mr. Fogle’s famous oversized blue jeans.
  • Planned Parenthood: Unborn Babies aren't Human -- But their body parts are (Great picture)

    08/21/2015 8:19:01 AM PDT · by xzins · 13 replies
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  • Elton John bashes Venice mayor for withdrawing preschool books promoting homosexuality

    08/21/2015 7:15:34 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 40 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/20/15 | Sofia Vazquez-Mellado
    VENICE, ITALY, August 20, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – British singer Elton John publicly criticized Luigi Brugnaro, the mayor of Venice, for withdrawing several preschool books that promote homosexual behavior to children under the age of six. During the past weekend, John called Brugnaro "extremely silly" and "boorishly bigoted" in an Instagram post. His post also depicted one of the storybooks that, according to the rock star, promotes an “all-inclusive world where families come in all shapes, sizes and colours.” “Instead of encouraging a world based on inclusiveness, tolerance and love, he's championing a future society that's divisive and fosters ignorance,” the...
  • 1,300 teen girls as young as 13 got ‘contraceptive counseling’ in Seattle schools

    08/20/2015 10:35:27 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 37 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/20/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    SEATTLE, Washington, August 18, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Intrauterine devices, long-term arm implants, and the Pill are being passed out for the asking to girls as young as 13 in Seattle schools, without parental consent. In fact, the number of middle and high school girls in Seattle who got long-acting reversible contraceptives like IUDs doubled in the last year due to efforts of the school system. Because Washington State law allows minors access to birth control without parental permission, children as young as 12 can get IUDs implanted without parents' knowledge. The Seattle City Council received an update from the county...
  • Reports: reality star Josh Duggar paid nearly $1K for Ashley Madison accounts

    08/19/2015 7:34:19 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    WTOP.com ^ | August 19, 2015 | WTOP Staff
    WASHINGTON — Ashley Madison, the website for people searching for extramarital relationships, was hacked last month, and the personal information of many of its users was posted online. Today, the hack claimed its first celebrity reveal. Gawker is reporting that one of those users is former 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar, who Related Stories Sister of reality TV star Josh Duggar says he victimized her Entertainment Cheating website Ashley Madison hacked, personal info posted Lifestyle reportedly spent $986.76 on two accounts between February 2013 and May 2015. Duggar’s first account was opened in February of 2013, while the second was opened...
  • Why I will keep fighting the culture war about sexuality (Why conservatives must continue to fight)

    08/19/2015 8:53:52 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 8/19/15 | Dr. Thomas Lickona
    Following the Supreme Court’s majority decision in June to legalise same-sex marriage in the United States, New York Times columnist David Brooks appealed to “conservatives” (those who do not accept the possibility of marriage between people of the same sex) to stop fighting a losing battle over sexual morality. Instead, he suggested, they should take their Christian values into underprivileged areas and help people overcome material and spiritual poverty.This struck Dr Thomas Lickona, director of the character education centre at the State University of New York and a fan of Brooks’ writing on character, as a false choice, and he...
  • Dr. Ben Carson’s campaign admits he referred women to abortionists

    08/19/2015 8:39:42 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 75 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/18/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 18, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - Republicans most trust Dr. Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee to handle the issue of abortion, according to a recent CNN poll. However, a series of statements from Carson's campaign, and from Dr. Carson himself, have led to questions about the clarity of his pro-life views about when life begins, how RU-486 works, and his views on experimenting with aborted fetal tissue, among other issues. On Tuesday, the Carson campaign defended his decision to refer women to abortionists if the child suffered from fetal deformities. "Referring it on does not mean he is advocating...
  • The transgender suicide epidemic: is accepting their confusion really the answer?

    08/18/2015 11:48:26 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 38 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/18/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    August 18, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – People who suffer from gender confusion are encouraged by the current cultural climate to "be themselves," meaning reject the gender they were born with. "Transgender" teens are taught that what they feel is who they are and that to be happy and fulfilled, they must become the opposite sex. When Bruce Jenner decided to publicly look like a woman, he was supported by the mass media. Even the president of the United States, when Jenner decided to have castration surgery, applauded him as a "courageous" hero. But studies repeatedly show that "transgender" people who seek to...
  • Republicans More Happily Married Than Democrats, Sociologists Find

    08/18/2015 7:40:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/18/2015 | BY NAPP NAZWORTH
    Republicans are more likely to be married, less likely to divorce, and are more likely to be happy in their marriage than Democrats, sociologists W. Bradford Wilcox and Nicholas Wolfinger have discovered. Fifty-seven percent of Republicans are married, compared to 40 percent of Democrats; 41 percent of ever-married Republicans have been divorced, compared to 47 percent of ever-married Democrats; and, 67 percent of married Republicans say they are in "very happy" marriages, compared to 60 percent of married Democrats, they reported for Family Studies, the blog of the Institute for Family Studies. The research looked at 20 to 60 year...
  • Obama admin to Congress: It’s perfectly legal for Planned Parenthood to harvest babies’ organs

    08/18/2015 7:26:45 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 41 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/18/15 | Lisa Bourne
    August 18, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- President Obama's Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) told Congress late last week that Planned Parenthood has been following the law in its practice of attaining fetal tissue and body parts for sale. HHS also insisted it does not fund fetal tissue research or elective abortion through Planned Parenthood. Rather, it gives the nation's largest abortion provider money for its "critical health services."  In a letter sent late Friday and addressed to Sens. Joni Ernst and Roy Blunt, HHS's assistant secretary for legislation contended that HHS "knows of no violations" of U.S. fetal tissue...
  • 180-Year-Old Baptist Church to Perform Same-Sex ‘Weddings,’ Ordain Homosexuals

    08/17/2015 7:29:31 PM PDT · by massmike · 66 replies
    http://christiannews.net/ ^ | 08/17/2015 | Garrett Haley
    A historic Baptist church in South Carolina that gave rise to the first president of the Southern Baptist Convention has adopted a new non-discrimination policy that will allow its leadership to perform same-sex “marriage” ceremonies and also ordain open homosexuals. First Baptist Church of Greenville, South Carolina, was founded in 1831. Though the church’s organizer, William Bullein Johnson, became the first president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the church parted ways with the Southern Baptist Convention in 1999. Late last year, members of the congregation gathered in small groups to discuss the church’s position on homosexuality. Eventually, the members concluded...
  • Margaret Sanger: Pioneering Advocate for Eugenics

    08/17/2015 5:54:12 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 8/14/15 | Lisa Shaw
    As the unveiling of Planned Parenthood's latest practices continues to draw shock and outrage, its founder, Margaret Sanger (shown), has found her place in the spotlight as well. According to the Blaze and CNSNews.com, a group of black pastors has written the Smithsonian Institution asking that the bust of Mrs. Sanger be removed from the portrait gallery's "Struggle for Justice" exhibit, stating that she was "not a champion of justice." The pastors, who are part of an organization called Ministers Taking a Stand (a non-profit that promotes educational choice, family principles, and entrepreneurship), reveal that Sanger held racist, elitist views...
  • Reviving the slippery slope (Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide)

    08/17/2015 5:36:54 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 8/17/15 | Michael Cook
    “Of all the arguments against voluntary euthanasia, the most influential is the ‘slippery slope’: once we allow doctors to kill patients, we will not be able to limit the killing to those who want to die. There is no evidence for this claim.”  [Italics added.] So wrote one of the world's leading defenders of euthanasia, Australian philosopher Peter Singer, in 2009.Some more recent reports agree. A group in the UK which called itself the Commission on Assisted Dying declared in 2010 that there was no evidence of a slippery slope. Earlier this year the Supreme Court of Canada explicitly rejected the...
  • We Will Not Bow [We don’t bow down to Caesar. We bow only to our King!]

    08/17/2015 2:27:43 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 76 replies
    Grace to You ^ | July 19, 2015 | By Pastor John MacArthur
    A lot is happening at a very rapid rate. And with all the discussion that’s been going on, I’ve been kind of eager to get to you, and maybe help to give you a perspective. And I know that there have been comments made from this pulpit—exceptionally helpful, clear, well-chosen comments on the issues that face our country today. But I need to just kind of add some of my own insights and perceptions, and then direct you to a particular portion of Scripture. This country talks a lot about terrorist attacks—and rightly so. Almost anybody in America can give...
  • The abortion was worse than the rape

    08/15/2015 2:13:25 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 15 replies
    LifeSiteNew ^ | 8/14/15 | Tammy
    August 14, 2015 (Savethe1) -- At the age of 16, just a few days before my 17th birthday, I went on my very first date. I was thrilled. He played football and was popular. We ate and saw a movie. I still had some time left before my curfew, so we drove around our rural area for a little while. We went to some of his family's property and walked around looking at horses. My first date, which seemed like a total dream, soon turned into a nightmare when he forceably raped me in a barn. I didn't tell anyone...
  • EXPOSED: The nightmarish 1972 experiments on living babies during abortion

    08/14/2015 12:20:02 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 35 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/14/15 | Dr. Stacy A. Trasancos, PhD
    August 13, 2015 (CatholicStand) -- Recently the investigative journalism conducted by David Daleiden who started the Center for Medical Progress has provided a raw look into the minds of the people involved in the “human capital” abortion industry. As the videos continue to come out and lawsuits are filed threatening to suppress free speech and journalism, perhaps this is a good time to look more broadly at the sale and use of aborted fetuses in scientific research. They waited 10 minutes with the heart still beating and the fetus still moving ... After 10 minutes, they cut the umbilical cord, dissected the brain and liver...
  • Ohio Supreme Court board orders all judges to perform gay ‘weddings’

    08/14/2015 9:21:11 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 93 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/14/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    TOLEDO, Ohio, August 14, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Judge C. Allen McConnell is a Christian. As such, he said he could not officiate a homosexual "wedding," because it would go against the teachings of his religion. Now, the Ohio Supreme Court advisory board says McConnell's position violates judicial ethics and that all Ohio Christian judges must relinquish their religious freedom and perform same-sex "marriages." When he refused to marry two lesbians last month, the 71-year-old Toledo judge apologized to the women, and they were "married" a few minutes later by another judge. But McConnell also officially asked for the Ohio Supreme Court's...
  • Ben Carson: No apologies for 1992 fetal tissue research

    08/13/2015 8:29:11 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/13/15 | David Weigel
    Ben Carson defended the use of fetal tissue for medical research Thursday, after a blog published excerpts of a 1992 paper describing work the neurosurgeon-turned-presidential candidate carried out using aborted fetuses. In an interview with the Washington Post, Carson called the revelation "desperate," and ignorant of the way medical research was carried out. "You have to look at the intent," Carson said before beginning a campaign swing through New Hampshire. "To willfully ignore evidence that you have for some ideological reason is wrong. If you’re killing babies and taking the tissue, that’s a very different thing than taking a dead...
  • Judge orders Kentucky clerk to issue marriage licenses

    08/12/2015 10:35:18 PM PDT · by Coronal · 81 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 12, 2015 | Steve Bittenbender
    A federal judge in Kentucky ordered a county clerk on Wednesday to resume issuing marriage licenses despite her religious objections to same-sex marriage, a ruling that was quickly appealed. U.S. District Judge David Bunning granted a preliminary injunction against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis that had been requested by eight people, including two same-sex couples, who sued Davis last month for violating their rights. Bunning said Davis had to live up to her responsibilities as county clerk.
  • Latest sex ed insanity has schoolchildren writing a porn movie

    08/12/2015 8:50:32 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 47 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/11/15 | Steve Weatherbe
    LONDON, August 8, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – A former beauty queen now working as a sexologist is turning heads in Britain after her just-aired TV special, Sex in Class, featured her leading a group of Lancashire teens in rewriting a script for a porn movie. For the program, Goedele Liekens went into homes as well as classrooms to talk sex with parents and their offspring. Liekens took 13 mid-teens, girls and boys, from Hollins Technology College, through a crash course in sex, with students at one point attempting to make art inspired by female reproductive organs. The TV special was intended to promote the idea...
  • Planned Parenthood’s ‘Clergy’ Advisory Board: Killing Babies Is ‘God’s Work’

    08/11/2015 8:43:39 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    Western Jouralism ^ | 8/10/15 | Bethany Blankley
    Believe it or not, Planned Parenthood has a Clergy Advocacy/Advisory Board who claim Planned Parenthood employees are “doing God’s work.” The Board released a statement (which has since been taken off of Planned Parenthood’s website) in response to what they describe is a Center for Medical Progress (CMP) “smear campaign.” The video recordings expose Planned Parenthood employees discussing their enthusiastic efforts to illegally sell aborted baby parts. Some include whole baby bodies from partial birth abortions. One purchaser is Stem Express, “a multi-million dollar company that supplies human blood, tissue products, primary cells and other clinical specimens to biomedical researchers.”Federal...
  • The federal government used aborted babies’ body parts to grow organs in rats

    08/11/2015 5:18:04 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/10/15 | Drew Belsky
    August 10, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – StemExpress, the now infamous buyer of aborted babies' body parts from Planned Parenthood, has facilitated at least one shocking – if underreported – use for those parts. According to multiple news reports, aborted fetal parts supplied by companies like StemExpress are being manipulated by both universities and the federal government to "humanize" rats by implanting the rodents with human tissue. One project, led by Duke University researcher Eugene Gu, had the goal of "grow[ing] human organs in animals, to end the human donor shortage." Gu and his team took fetal human kidneys supplied by StemExpress...
  • Warning to parents: pro-gay cartoons are on the rise

    08/10/2015 11:16:02 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 95 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/10/15 | Warning to parents: pro-gay cartoons are on the rise
    August 10, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- When the animated series The Legend of Korra ended its three-season run with the two heroines holding hands and dissolving into a mist – thus making explicit a lesbian love interest that hitherto had only been hinted at – children’s TV was likely changed forever. Or so claimed Vanity Fair arts writer Joanna Robinson, who enthusiastically lauded the December 2014 finale of the Nickelodeon show as perhaps the “most subversive television event of the year.” But for Christian media watchers like Jeff Johnston, that lesbian fairytale ending (the two characters were actually bisexual, having each...
  • The solemnity of abortion (Barf Alert!)

    08/10/2015 8:02:32 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 8/10/15 | Bunnie Riedel
    Twenty years ago I wrote the forward to the book "Abortion: My Choice, God's Grace" by Anne Eggebroten. Whether you are pro-choice or pro-life, if you haven't read this book, you should. It is a compilation of stories of Christian women and their abortion experiences. In the forward, I wrote: "Abortion is almost always a difficult decision, no matter how much bravado a woman displays. I am continually awed by the spiritual struggle women go through as they face the decision, their introspection is admirable, and their anguish is quite real. … More than anything else, being able to choose...
  • Slate: Planned Parenthood’s 3% figure is ‘the most meaningless abortion statistic ever’

    08/07/2015 12:12:07 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 4 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/6/15 | John Jalsevac
    For years Planned Parenthood has claimed that abortion only makes up a measly, piddling “3%” of its services. The statistic is nonsense. But most people never bother to question it, and with the mainstream media repeating the figure ad nauseam the 3% lie has been a gadfly in the face of pro-life efforts to inform the public and get Planned Parenthood’s half a billion dollars in taxpayer funding yanked. Which is why it’s so significant that a 2013 article by one of the senior editors of the far-left online magazine Slate is starting to make the rounds today. I don’t...
  • Just War And Where Snipers Fit In

    08/07/2015 10:48:44 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    Ammoland.com ^ | August 5, 2015 | Wayne Laugesen via Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown USAR (Ret.)
    Boulder, CO – -(Ammoland.com)- “You shall not kill.” As a Catholic altar boy and student at St. Jude’s School near Boston, Jack Coughlin learned the Fifth Commandment early in life. As a Marine Corps sniper and devout pro-life Catholic, Coughlin killed for a living. From rooftops, hillsides and shelled-out buildings, he focused the crosshairs on distant individuals, squeezed the trigger and ended their lives. By the time he retired, Coughlin had accumulated 60 confirmed kills in Somalia, Iraq and other foreign battlefields he will not identify. Coughlin, author of the autobiography Shooter ( tiny.cc/40gh1x ) , has little trouble...
  • Gay ‘marriage’ activist group plans to found Boy Scout troop

    08/07/2015 6:09:00 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 36 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/6/15 | Lisa Bourne
    August 6, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- The pro-homosexual “marriage” group that sued to redefine marriage in Utah is preparing to establish a Boy Scout troop open to gay leaders, making the announcement just over a week after the Boy Scouts of America lifted its ban on homosexual leaders. The head of Restore Our Humanity made the announcement at a Tuesday press conference, saying that welcoming gay leaders could create new interest in the Boy Scouts and that the new Utah troop could be a model for the future. "I think it's important for us to do this now," Mark Lawrence said....
  • Planned Parenthood 'client' may provide fetal tissue to NIH, FDA

    08/07/2015 3:05:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Christian Examiner ^ | 8/6/15 | Kimberly Pennington
    A fetal tissue supplier mentioned in the controversial Planned Parenthood videos showing employees discussing the sale of body parts from aborted babies has contracts with federal government agencies, Politico reported today. The paper confirmed they contacted government officials to confirnm the link between the supplier and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Adinistration (FDA).Politico cannot confirm fetal tissue sold by Advanced Bioscience Resources of Alameda, California to government agencies was actually obtained from Planned Parenthood, but it reports confirmation by federal officials at NIH have paid Advanced Bioscience Resources $257,000 since 2009, including $53,000 in...
  • Obama administration to begin planning open transgender service in the military

    08/06/2015 5:23:30 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 57 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/5/15 | Drew Belsky
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 5, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The Obama administration, is prepared to lay out the plan that will allow "transgender" soldiers to serve openly the military. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter wrote in a public memo last month that those in charge of implementing the new policy "will start with the assumption that transgender persons can serve openly without adverse impact on military effectiveness and readiness unless and except where objective, practical impediments are identified[.]" The dismantling of the transgender ban officially began Monday, according to USA Today, when higher-ups in the Pentagon met to discuss how best to...
  • Video 5: Planned Parenthood’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin

    08/05/2015 2:57:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    The Stream ^ | 8/5/15 | Jason Jones & John Zmirak
    Not even 24 hours after the Democrats voted nearly lockstep to keep on pouring $500 million of taxpayer money yearly into Planned Parenthood’s baby-organ-trafficking business, the fifth and most devastating undercover video appeared from the heroic truthtellers of the Center for Medical Progress — documenting yet again with clear, continuous video the fact that Planned Parenthood evades and violates federal law.Planned Parenthood takes orders for particular pieces of unborn babies (brains, eyeballs, livers and lungs) of particular ages (as late as 22 weeks, the same age as many premature infants now thriving in hospital ICU wards) and even for intact...
  • Planned Parenthood: ‘Every Child an Unwanted Child’

    08/05/2015 2:54:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | 8/5/15 | Deacon Jim Russell
    With the barbaric practices of Planned Parenthood exposed now more than ever, so many people of faith across the country are scratching their heads. Many are in perplexed awe at the breathtaking level of sheer denial at work in the minds of the media, the politicians, and the diehard supporters of the abortion industry’s spear-tip.Children? No children here—just tissue for research! Stop bringing up children! Women? Now we’re talkin’. This is all about women—children have nothing to do with the importance of women’s “health”!How can such bald-faced falsehood be asserted by so many apparently “reasonable” people? Professionals who lead productive...
  • Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood’s real legacy: barbarism and racism

    08/05/2015 10:23:24 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 28 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/4/15 | Eric Metaxas
    August 4, 2015 (BreakPoint) -- Given all the grisly and disturbing news we’ve been getting about Planned Parenthood—which is the nation’s largest provider of abortion, and  presumably, the body parts of unborn babies—would it surprise you at all to know that there’s also a quiet campaign to rehabilitate Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger as a champion of women’s dignity and human rights? No less a public figure than Hillary Clinton has said, “I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision . . . And when I think about what she did all those years ago in Brooklyn,...
  • Clergy Advocacy Board Says Planned Parenthood Is ‘Doing God’s Work’

    08/05/2015 3:48:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 55 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/5/15 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Planned Parenthood’s Clergy Advocacy Board released a statement Tuesday condemning the pro-life advocacy group that produced a series of videos appearing to show Planned Parenthood officials and employees haggling over the sale of body parts harvested from "intact fetal cadavers," while sifting through dishes of tiny organs and limbs.According to the board, the taxpayer-funded abortion giant is simply “doing God’s work.”A series of videos released over the past two weeks by the Center for Medical Progress shows Planned Parenthood officials discussing the transfer of tissue and body parts from babies who have been aborted, some as late as 18 to...
  • Newborn baby found abandoned in stroller in South Los Angeles [umbilical cord still attached]

    08/05/2015 2:37:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    KABC ^ | 8/4/15 | Leanne Suter
    A baby with his umbilical cord still attached was found abandoned in a stroller near a church in South Los Angeles Tuesday afternoon, police said. Alex Diaz spotted the stroller near Vermont Avenue and Dana Street at about 10:30 p.m. Monday, but thought it was empty and discarded. While on a walk with his two young boys at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Diaz took a closer look, saw the baby and notified police. "When I got up close to the stroller and the blanket was clean, it was just like, 'Oh, I hope nobody did this, I hope I'm not...