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  • Girl Scouts returns $100,000 donation over transgender stipulation

    07/02/2015 12:34:53 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 27 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/2/15 | Lisa Bourne
    July 2, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - An unusual request from a major donor to a regional branch of the U.S. Girl Scouts has drawn attention to the organization’s ongoing support for gender ideology and transgender issues. Girl Scouts of Western Washington CEO Megan Ferland revealed last week that the council had recently received a donation for $100,000. However, after the Girl Scouts’ practice of allowing boys who identify as girls to join the Scouts hit the news during the media’s coverage of the Bruce Jenner case, Ferland says she received a note from the donor putting a condition on the donation.“Please guarantee...
  • John Lennon was right about overpopulation

    07/02/2015 7:39:48 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 67 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/1/15 | John Stonestreet
    (Breakpoint) - In a 1971 appearance on the Dick Cavett Show, John Lennon and wife Yoko Ono gave their take on the big scare of the day: overpopulation.“I don't really believe it,” Lennon said in his Beatle-esque Liverpool accent. “I think whatever happens will balance itself out...It's alright for us all living to say, 'Well, there's enough of us [people] so we won't have any more...I don't believe in that.”It was a counter-cultural statement—even for the voice of the counterculture. Back then, all of the experts were warning that our planet couldn't take much more. And no one sounded that alarm...
  • In Times Like These A Scriptural Guide for Troubled and Confused Times

    06/30/2015 7:48:42 AM PDT · by Salvation · 105 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-29-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In Times Like These A Scriptural Guide for Troubled and Confused Times Msgr. Charles Pope June 29, 2015 Theres an old hymn that says,In times like these, you need a Savior, in times like these, you need an anchor. Be very sure, be very sure, Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock. And indeed, there are very few faithful Catholics who are not astonished and dismayed at the rapidity of decline into confusion (sexual and otherwise)of a culture we once described as Judeo-Christian. Whatever our sectarian differences of the past (and honestly they were significant and...
  • It is time for another American Revolution to overthrow oppressors

    06/29/2015 7:39:13 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 65 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/26/15 | Steve Jalsevac
    Today’s US Supreme Court ruling against the understanding for millennia that marriage can naturally only be the union of one man and one woman, although expected, is nevertheless a shocker. It is a shocker because of what we now understand are grave implications of the decision.The concept of law is now further in shambles. It is ridiculed, gutted, and trashed by these judges who consider themselves to be a unilaterally declared new power over the American people.They have made it very clear that they are an enemy of the American Republic and its original declarations and ideals.Allan Parker, president of...
  • Whats So Funny About Abortion? New Book Calls Killing Babies in Abortions Hilarious

    06/26/2015 7:56:05 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | 6/26/15 | Katie Yoder
    It’s a new notion to make abortion “funny”: draw a graphic novel about abortion that doesn’t actually show an abortion. Because, well, the sight of baby remains is anything but. Hailed as the “first graphic novel about abortion,” Not Funny Ha-Ha by artist Leah Hayes illustrates two women going through the “abortion process.” In it, Hayes attempts to show an “often funny,” “even humorous look at what a woman can go through during an abortion.” Already some in the media have recognized the “abortion story that needs to be heard.”Published by Fantagraphics, the graphic novel goes on sale August 8....
  • Its time to kneel down and pray for our nation

    06/26/2015 7:54:30 AM PDT · by Salvation · 148 replies ^ | 06-26-15 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Its time to kneel down and pray for our nation Posted on 26 June 2015 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf The Supreme Court came down in favor of same-sex marriage today. The Slip opinions are HERE. Held: The Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-State. Pp. 328. [] KENNEDY, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which GINSBURG, BREYER, SOTOMAYOR, and KAGAN, JJ., joined. ROBERTS, C. J., filed a dissenting...
  • Millennials, do you have the courage to stand on the wrong side of history?

    06/26/2015 5:40:44 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 26 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/25/15 | Ryan Shinkel
    June 25, 2015 (ThePublicDiscourse) -- It seems that the Supreme Court will probably strike down the conjugal marriage laws of our states. It seems Anthony Kennedy may have finally made up his mind that Aristotle was wrong in the first book of his Politics. Things are beginning to feel like a game of chicken: get out of the way now, or face being on the wrong side of history. For young people who have any proclivity to think the nature of marriage is rooted in sexual complementarity and generational renewal, the inevitable judgment of the ages can sting.The phrase “the wrong side...
  • We didnt seek this war, but if it comes, we must not shirk from it (Same-Sex "Marriage")

    06/25/2015 9:38:54 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/24/15 | J. Mark Brewer
    June 24, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- I was a law student when I first learned of the consequences of not being politically correct concerning homosexuality. A former Miss America’s contract as the citrus growers’ brand-ambassador was allowed to lapse because she had successfully campaigned for the repeal of a pro-homosexual ordinance in Miami-Dade County. She was quoted as saying, “What these people really want, hidden behind obscure legal phrases, is the legal right to propose to our children that theirs is an acceptable, alternate way of life.” She was publicly humiliated -- "pied" on national television -- and her name -- Anita...
  • Is teaching Christian morals child abuse?

    06/25/2015 8:30:28 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 6/25/15 | Michael Cook
    Australia’s leading gay activist claims that a booklet defending natural marriage by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference clearly breaches an anti-discrimination act. Worse, it exposes “vulnerable children” to “damaging messages”.Rodney Croome, national director of Australian Marriage Equality, is angry that Catholic schools in the state of Tasmania are distributing “Don’t Mess with Marriage”. Archbishop Julian Porteous plans to give 12,000 Tasmanian Catholic school children copies to pass on to their parents.Some teachers were horrified at the prospect of Catholic schools distributing Catholic literature, says Mr Croome: “The Catholic Church has every right to express its views from the pulpit but...
  • Why government must promote marriagenot its redefinition

    06/25/2015 7:55:50 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 3 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/24/15 | John-Henry Westen
    June 23, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Perhaps as early as Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to decide whether America should become the 18th nation in the world to redefine marriage. Most observers expect the Court to strike down laws defining marriage as it can only be -- between a man and a woman.However, no matter what the Court decides, marriage can never change. Furthermore -- for the sake of children, other marriages, people with same-sex attractions, liberty, and society as a whole -- governments have a vested interest in promoting marriage, not abandoning it.As we head into the final...
  • WHO: Sexual Health Means Governments Must Provide Abortion and Sex Change

    06/23/2015 7:52:44 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies ^ | June 18, 2015 | By Rebecca Oas, Ph.D and Wendy Wright
    NEW YORK, June 19 (C-Fam) The World Health Organization jumped into the culture wars this week and issued a report telling every country to remove restrictions on abortions including for adolescents provide sex change surgery, and remove criminal restrictions on sexual conduct such as extramarital sex, prostitution, and homosexual behavior. WHOs controversial policy prescriptions, such as sex counseling and advocating cheap and unsafe abortion, have been previously exposed by the Friday Fax. However, this report was hailed as major and long-awated [sic] by an Australian intersex advocacy group because it contains a specific section on intersex people, as...
  • Dutch pediatricians: Allow euthanasia for children under 12

    06/23/2015 6:08:16 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/22/15 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    June 22, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- The Dutch Pediatric Association says that allowing teenagers to ask for euthanasia discriminates against younger children and is asking that the age limit for doctor-assisted death be removed.Current Dutch law permits children 12 and older to ask for euthanasia with parental approval while 18-year-olds fall under the regulations governing adults."We feel that an arbitrary age limit such as 12 should be changed and that each child's ability to ask to die should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. If a child under 12 satisfies the same conditions, pediatricians are currently powerless. It's time to address...
  • Court Ruling Against Gay Marriage Could Cause Legal 'Chaos'

    06/22/2015 10:27:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 22, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN
    Gay and lesbian couples could face legal chaos if the Supreme Court rules against same-sex marriage in the coming days. Same-sex weddings could come to a halt in many states, depending on a confusing mix of lower-court decisions and the sometimes-contradictory views of state and local officials. Among the 36 states in which same-sex couples can now marry are 20 in which federal judges invoked the Constitution to strike down marriage bans. Those rulings would be in conflict with the nation's highest court if the justices uphold the power of states to limit marriage to heterosexual couples. A decision is...
  • Peter Singer disinvited over infanticide interview

    06/22/2015 7:47:05 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 6/22/15 | Michael Cook
    Peter Singer is in hot water in Germany again over his controversial views.The Australian utilitarian philosopher began his royal progress through Europe well. In late May he added another two honorary doctorates -- from the Universities of Athens and of Bucharest -- to his extensive collection of awards and distinctions. From there he went to Berlin to receive the inaugural “Peter Singer Prize for Strategies to Reduce the Suffering of Animals”. He was introduced in glowing terms by Maneka Gandhi, Indian Minister of Women and Child Development, who is president of People for Animals in her own country. A German...
  • How LGBT-friendly laws could change medicine

    06/19/2015 8:10:34 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 32 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 6/18/15 | Michael Cook
    With same-sex marriage and the transformation of Bruce Jenner into Caitlyn Jenner in the world headlines, it’s time to ask what LGBT bioethics would look like. Timothy Murphy, of the University of Illinois College of Medicine,  foreshadows some of the major themes in the journal Bioethics.Bioethics benefits. “Bioethics is better than it would otherwise have been, because people queer in their sexual interests and identities have challenged misconceived concepts of health and disease, challenged obstacles to access and equity in healthcare, and forced attention to professional standards in clinical care, among other things.”Defending LGBT parenting. To show that the battle...
  • Hawaiian public schools must teach contraception, sodomy in sex ed classes

    06/19/2015 6:39:43 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 26 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/18/15 | Dustin Siggins
    HONOLULU, HI, June 18, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – A state education board ruling will force all public schools in Hawaii to teach "comprehensive sex education" – but one activist told LifeSiteNews that they haven't even figured out what they're going to teach yet."Hawaii's BOE voted to change the policy for sex ed without having any curricula to show parents," said Susan Duffy of the Hawaii Parent Coalition. "Neither were they able to provide parents with some idea as to what the standards would be. A couple of parents asked but were told that they could only 'testify' and not ask questions...
  • The value of children: economics, faith, and the problem of underpopulation

    06/18/2015 12:52:03 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/16/15 | Eric Teetsel & Andrew T. Walker
    June 16, 2015 (ThePublicDiscourse) -- In a recent mini-documentary, the New York Times investigates the unrealized horrors of population explosion, especially those predicted by Paul Ehrlich in his 1968 book, The Population Bomb. Despite the failure of his forecast, Ehrlich remains undaunted. “The end is still nigh,” he says according to the Times, and population control ought to be implemented, “preferably through voluntary methods.” But, Ehrlich continues, allowing women to choose to have as many children as they desire is like allowing everyone to “throw as much of their garbage into their neighbor’s backyard as they want.”In our view, Ehrlich fundamentally misunderstands the value of...
  • Transgenderism: a pathogenic meme

    06/18/2015 12:10:32 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 6/18/5 | Paul McHugh
    For forty years as the University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School—twenty-six of which were also spent as Psychiatrist in Chief of Johns Hopkins Hospital—I’ve been studying people who claim to be transgender. Over that time, I’ve watched the phenomenon change and expand in remarkable ways.A rare issue of a few men—both homosexual and heterosexual men, including some who sought sex-change surgery because they were erotically aroused by the thought or image of themselves as women—has spread to include women as well as men. Even young boys and girls have begun to present themselves as of...
  • Tracing the Marxist Roots of the Assault on the Family

    06/17/2015 10:31:04 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 18 replies ^ | 17Jun15 | Jerry Newcombe
    Aristotle once said, Men start revolutionary changes for reasons connected with their private lives. Is there a link to Karl Marx and his own abysmal failure as a family man and the all-out assault on the traditional family today? Yes, says New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Paul Kengor, in his brand new book called Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage. If you saw Dinesh DSouzas first movie on Obama, then you have seen a cameo of Paul Kengor. He was discussing his book The Communist, which documents that President Obama as a...
  • Angel Soft Commercial Feminism Viciously Attack Fathers Day Masculinity!

    06/16/2015 8:29:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    TNNRaw2/youtube/TommySotomayer ^ | Jun 16, 2015 | Tommy Sotomayer
    Angel Soft Commercial Feminism Viciously Attack Fathers Day Masculinity! VIDEO ONLY ON LINK
  • Michigan legislature protects adoption agencies

    06/16/2015 8:06:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies ^ | Friday, June 12, 2015 | Charlie Butts
    Michigan has moved to protect the religious freedom of adoption agencies. Both houses of the Michigan legislature passed the bill in recent days and Gov. Rick Snyder signed it into law Thursday. Gary Glenn, a state representative and head of the American Family Association of Michigan, says the law protects faith-based adoption agencies so they can continue to provide adoption referral services to the state and to local governments without violating their religious convictions.
  • The Catholic Church and the Inherent Dignity of Women

    06/16/2015 8:52:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies ^ | June 13, 2015 | Megan Twomey
    American culture, through generations of inherited ignorance, perpetuates many false ideas about the Catholic Church's teachings about women. You can find the caricatures in almost any television series or movie with so-called Catholic characters: the crotchety ruler-wielding nun, the kilted Catholic high school student who is secretly a "bad girl," the denim-jumper-clad homeschooling mother of a dozen who lacks personality and purpose, and the forward-thinking "cultural Catholic" who ignores almost all Catholic moral and social teaching. Modern Catholic women, at least those who genuinely believe and follow the teachings of the Church, are portrayed as backward, oppressed, or both. While...
  • Mom horrified to see photo of daughter with Downs on ad for prenatal testing

    06/16/2015 5:52:28 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 35 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/15/15 | Pete Baklinski
    ALDERGROVE, British Columbia, June 15, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- A mother of a young daughter with Downs syndrome said she was “infuriated” when she unwittingly discovered last week that her daughter’s image was being used by a Swiss genetics testing company advertising an “early” and “accurate” prenatal testing kit. About 90 percent of parents who discover their pre-born baby has the non life-threatening genetic abnormality of Downs syndrome choose abortion.“To know that this happened infuriated me, but when I saw with my own eyes… her sweet face on that ugly banner, it broke my heart. While my girl courageously fights...
  • Freedom From Religion founder Anne Nicol Gaylor dies

    06/15/2015 2:23:35 PM PDT · by UB355 · 56 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 6/15/2015 | Meg Jones
    Email Print Anne Nicol Gaylor, one of the founders of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, died Sunday. Gaylor, 88, formed the group with her daughter Annie Laurie Gaylor in 1976 in Madison and is credited with expanding the small group to a large national association of atheists and agnostics while serving as its president from 1978 to 2004. The foundation often courted controversy and filed lawsuits challenging religion in schools, government and social programs. She died at a Fitchburg hospice after she was hospitalized May 30 following a fall at her Madison apartment, according to a news release posted Monday...
  • We, too, need a #NOlostgeneration campaign

    06/15/2015 11:47:38 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | 6/11/15 | Michael Cook
    The death toll in Syria continues to rise.  According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights about 231,000 people have died since war broke out in 2011. Of these, 69,500 were civilians, including 11,500 children and 7,500 women. It must be one of the first wars in which children are suffering more than adults.In recognition of these appalling figures, aid agencies launched a #NOlostgeneration campaign last year to keep Syrian children from a life of despair, diminished opportunities and broken futures.The children of Western countries are infinitely better off, but can we afford to be complacent? Some of them...
  • Which Way, Evangelicals? There is Nowhere to Hide on Gay Marriage

    06/15/2015 6:44:40 AM PDT · by xzins · 72 replies ^ | June 10, 2015 | Al Mohler
    If the view of the converts to same-sex marriage and the acceptance of homosexual partnerships is ultimately destructive to society, to the church, and to relations between men and women, how can that distance be avoided? The reality is that it cannot. This is a moment of decision, and every evangelical believer, congregation, denomination, and institution will have to answer. There will be no place to hide. The forces driving this revolution in morality will not allow evasion or equivocation. Every pastor, every church, and every Christian organization will soon be forced to declare an allegiance to the Scriptures and...
  • Report Reveals UN Peacekeepers Trade Goods for Sex

    06/13/2015 12:23:22 PM PDT · by pabianice · 22 replies
    A draft UN report has revealed that UN peacekeepers routinely flout a ban of the international organization and pay for sex with money, dresses, jewelry, perfume, cell phones and other items in a flagrant exploitation of poverty-stricken populations they are meant to protect. Reuters received a copy of the draft report, which was conducted by the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS), and detailed how UN forces bought the sexual services of hundreds of women in Haiti and Liberia who said they were forced to sell their bodies due to hunger and poverty. "Evidence from two peacekeeping mission countries...
  • Lindsey Graham on abortion after rape: Im going to leave that to the family

    06/12/2015 9:18:46 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 26 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/11/15 | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 11, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- The sponsor of the Senate's 20-week ban told LifeSiteNews that when it comes to laws about aborting children conceived from rape, "I'm going to leave that to the family, to the mother."GOP presidential candidate and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, introduced the "Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" shortly before a press conference on Thursday morning. During the conference, Graham referred to his desire to address saving late-term unborn children in a "fair way."LifeSiteNews asked Graham about this comment after the press conference, noting that his bill -- which bans abortions after 20 weeks'...
  • Bush says he's 'evolved' on unwed motherhood

    06/12/2015 7:16:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    AP ^ | June 11, 2015 | Thomas Beaumont
    Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush says his views toward single mothers "have evolved" since he suggested 20 years ago that they were becoming too accepted by society. In a 1996 book, Bush and co-author Brian Yablonski expressed concern about changing cultural mores and wrote, regarding unwed motherhood, that there was "no longer a stigma attached to this behavior." This was in a chapter titled "The Restoration of Shame."
  • How safe is Gardasil for young girls? (Cases of menopause in teenagers)

    06/12/2015 6:54:46 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 33 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | 5/4/15 | Carolyn Moynihan
    In April 2011 a 16-year-old girl came to Dr Deirdre Little's surgery in rural New South Wales asking why her periods had stopped. When Dr Little investigated she found that the girl was in menopause. No cause for this could be found, and usually isn’t in 90 percent of cases of ovarian failure. But this was not just another case; the incidence of menopause developing without cause in a young teenage girl is so rare that there are no figures for it."Susan" asked if her condition could be due to the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) Gardasil, because it was after...
  • Powerful forces seek to end counseling for reluctant gays

    06/11/2015 10:33:33 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 26 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/11/15 | Austin Ruse
    NEW YORK, June 11, 2015 (C-Fam) -- The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a report last week on LGBT issues. In that document he called for an end to “conversion therapy.”President Obama also made a call for the end to “conversion therapy” last week.Various American states have made “conversion therapy” illegal for minors. The Southern Poverty Law Center, along with gay activist Wayne Besen, is campaigning for “conversion therapy” to be made illegal coast to coast.Opponents of therapy for those with unwanted same-sex desire and behavior use the term “conversion therapy” as an epithet. They also use the...
  • Why the 14th Amendment is no mandate for same-sex marriage

    06/11/2015 6:47:34 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/10/15 | Herbert W. Titus & William J. Olson
    June 10, 2015 (Mercatornet) -- Within the month, the nation will receive the opinion of the US Supreme Court as to whether the US Constitution requires all of the states to jettison their domestic laws and sanction same-sex marriage. Numerous federal judges have so ruled, and most states have simply yielded to those federal court decisions. In a few cases, beginning with Vermont and Massachusetts, state courts ruled for same sex marriage, and state officials have accepted passively those decisions as well.Generally, courts have ruled for same-sex marriage using either the “due process clause” or the “equal protection clause” of...
  • Sen. Cruz: Texans are Sojourners for Life

    06/11/2015 3:16:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Deer Park Broadcaster ^ | June 10, 2015 | Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)
    WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today applauded the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for ruling in favor of several health and safety provisions in Texas legislation, House Bill 2, which ensures that abortion clinics meet the safety standards of state Ambulatory Surgical Centers and requires that abortionists qualify for admitting privileges at a local hospital. House Bill 2 also bans abortions after 20 weeks. This week Texas has once again led the way in affirming the dignity of women and the unborn, said Sen. Cruz. I applaud the Fifth Circuit for ruling in favor of applying commonsense...
  • Strong Families, Strong Country

    06/08/2015 5:06:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/08/2015 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    The breakdown of the family has been one of the most dispiriting changes over the past 50 years, and conservatives have rightly sought to combat it at almost every turn. That being said, in their efforts to encourage family formation and to keep families strong, conservatives have often focused on laws rather than economic policies. But its not an either-or. Its a both-and. Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, has rightly argued that human flourishing requires more than simply economic flourishing. He has pointed out that the conclusion from the majority of studies that have been done on...
  • How a massive, silent cultural revolution has changed America

    06/06/2015 2:21:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 125 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 6, 2015 | Kyle Smith
    It happened without a Summer of Love, without Timothy Leary, without a groovy anthem or a shaggy new national look. In the past decade or so, theres been a silent revolution in American culture, one at least as profound as the 60s upheavals. Weve hardly taken notice of it, because it happened in peoples minds instead of in the streets, happened in ordinary people instead of in the elites and the punditocracy. Compared to just a few years ago, we have a completely different set of ideas about what constitutes acceptable behavior. As Caitlyn Jenner puts it in her new...
  • Religious leaders call on US to support abortions for ISIS and Boko Haram rape victims

    06/06/2015 12:45:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Christian Today ^ | June 5, 2015 | Lucinda Borkett-Jones
    A group of religious leaders and health experts yesterday called on President Obama to provide access to funding so that women who have been raped by terrorists abroad can have abortions. Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders met at St John's Episcopal Church, just opposite the White House, to raise awareness of the need to provide post-rape care, including abortions, for the victims of groups such as ISIS in Syria and Iraq and Boko Haram in Nigeria. "Women are dying now. Families are being pushed further into poverty now because this care is not available to them," said Rev Harry Knox,...
  • Churches embracing homosexuality prepare members to accept the Anti-Christ: Russian Orthodox leader

    06/05/2015 6:57:12 PM PDT · by lightman · 27 replies
    Lifesite News ^ | 5 June A.D. 2015 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    MOSCOW, June 5, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) Churches that have deemed homosexuality morally acceptable have rejected Christianity and are preparing their followers to accept the Anti-Christ, according to one of the leading figures in the Russian Orthodox Church. His statement came as the Russian Orthodox Church announced that it is ending formal contacts with the United Protestant Church of France and the Church of Scotland over those churches abandonment of traditional Christian sexual morality. In its statement, the church said ecumenical dialogue was pointless after Frances United Protestant Church last month voted to allow pastors to officiate at same-sex marriages and...
  • (European) Court Rules Disabled Patient Can be Starved to Death Against His Will

    06/05/2015 1:27:32 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 46 replies
    Life News ^ | 6/5/15 | Steven Ertelt
    A European court has issued a ruling that a disabled patient can be starved to death against his will.Vincent Lambert, a tetraplegic patient who has been in a state of minimal consciousness in hospital for six years following a car accident, is current receiving food and water via a feeding tube. The decision to cut his intravenous food and water supply has divided his family. Lambert’s doctors and wife wanted to starve him to death while his parents, who are vehemently opposed to ending his life, took his case to court.In January 2014 a court in France ruled against starving...
  • Female Libido Booster Gets Federal Approval

    06/05/2015 8:02:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6-5-15 | Casey Harper
    America will never be the same. The Food and Drug Administration voted Thursday to recommend approval fora drug that would increase a womans sex drive, The New York Times reports. The drug, Flibanserin, is a pink pill meant to be taken daily. Ithad been denied two times by the FDA, butthe third time was the charm. The drug makers have been directed to work to lower the drugs side effects, which can includesleepiness,low blood pressure, nausea, fainting and dizziness. After the second refusal from the FDA, a group of advocates rallied around the little pink pill. They founded a group...
  • The gay rights flag is dripping with the blood of the unborn

    06/04/2015 6:01:49 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    Lifesite News ^ | 4Jun15 | Ryan Bomberger
    June 4, 2015 ( -- Unlimited access to the internet and 24-hour news cycles would give one the impression that extensive information is being conveyed to the public regarding the crucial issues of our day. But in large part, the same old uninformative stuff gets regurgitated over and over again. The gatekeepers, intent on presenting a one-sided portrayal of one of the most coordinated and funded social movements of our day, are fine with misrepresenting the news. This is Pride month for a community that enjoys the most protection of any people group by news organizations. Theres no journalistic objectivity,...
  • Teacher takes pre-teens to sex toy store: parents outraged

    06/04/2015 9:00:06 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 39 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/3/15 | Dustin Siggins
    Minneapolis, MN, June 3, 2015 ( – Parents in Minnesota are outraged after learning that a school sex education teacher took their pre-teen children to a sex toy store without parental consent.Last week, the director of Gaia Democratic School – a small, private K-12 school – took approximately a dozen students as young as 11 to an establishment known as the Smitten Kitten. Describing itself as "a progressive sex toy store for everyone," Smitten Kitten showed students its variety of sex toys, though it says it took its pornography section down during the visit.Now, Lynn Floyd and his ex-wife have...
  • Who's Responsible for the Moral Decline?

    06/03/2015 8:35:46 AM PDT · by rhema · 105 replies
    Townhall ^ | JUNE 3, 2015 | Susan Stamper Brown
    A recent Gallup poll, "Moral Acceptability: Changes Over Time," shows Americans made a startling move to the left over the past 15 years. A blanket blaming of the church is the easy answer, but today, where black and white has faded into varying shades of gray, we are better served going back to where it began because we didn't get where we are today overnight. America's moral decline began with Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt [FDR]. Their arrogant defiance and blatant hostility toward the U.S. Constitution inspired them to lead an insurrection from the Oval Office, effectively convincing...
  • The New York Times Finally Throws in the Towel on the Overpopulation Myth

    06/03/2015 7:46:54 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 6/3/15 | Steven Mosher & Anne Roback Morse
    My guess is that you, gentle reader, will be as astonished as we were by the top-of-the-website New York Times article discrediting the population alarmism of the past fifty years. In “The Unrealized Horrors of Population Explosion” the newspaper has finally (several decades too late) thrown population control on the ash heap of discredited ideas. The article included a video interview with Paul Ehrlich, the author of The Population Bomb. He was the butterfly scientist from Stanford who scared tens of millions with the specter of overpopulation—and the population apocalypse that would supposedly result. He predicted that by the 1970’s...
  • What to do when your own child is a sex abuser

    06/02/2015 10:25:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    life site news ^ | Lianne Laurence
    May 29, 2015 ( - In the wake of revelations that Josh Duggar allegedly sexually molested five minor girls four of them his younger sisters when in his early teens, many familiar with the evangelical Christian Duggar family and their ten-season-long TLC hit reality show 19 Kids and Counting are inevitably putting themselves in Jim Bob and Michelles shoes and asking: What would I do if faced with a similar situation? What should I do? Many parents and families are ill-equipped to respond when faced with such circumstances, leaving them frightened and uncertain about their responsibilities both to...
  • Differences Between Left and Right, Part II

    06/02/2015 6:28:45 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 3 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | 06/02/2015 | Dennis Prager
    The difference between Right and Left addressed in this column concerns a fundamentally different method that each utilizes in order to improve society.Conservatives believe that the way to a better world is almost always through moral improvement of the individual — by each person doing battle with his own moral defects. It is true that in particularly violent and evil societies such as fascist, communist and Islamist tyrannies the individual must be preoccupied with battling outside forces. Almost everywhere else, however, and certainly in a free and decent country such as America, the greatest battle of the individual must be...
  • Sir William Blackstone and the long war against law

    06/01/2015 8:06:37 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    AFA Journal ^ | January, 2015 | Ed Vitagliano
    In his office in the Alabama Judicial Building, Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker proudly displays a four-volume 1773 edition of Commentaries on the Laws of England. Written by William Blackstone, the famous English jurist, Commentaries formed the core of American jurisprudence both before and after the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, said Parker, who was first elected to the high court of Alabama in 2004 and reelected six years later.An introduction in the reprint from University of Chicago Press begins with this startling sentence: Sir William Blackstones Commentaries on the Laws of England, 1765-69, is the most important legal...
  • One-in-five vegetative patients is misdiagnosed: Study

    06/01/2015 7:40:53 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/29/15 | Drew Belsky
    May 29, 2015 ( – Around 20 percent of hospital patients condemned as "brain-dead" are misdiagnosed – that is, those patients could be conscious and likely to recover. In fact, they may be as likely to respond to questions as healthy patients – they just lack the ability to communicate with the outside world.Neurosurgeon Adrian Owen of the University of Western Ontario and his colleagues performed brain scans on hospital patients diagnosed as being in what some call a "persistent vegetative state" – i.e., completely unresponsive and lacking brain activity. They asked the patients questions, and a brain scan showed...
  • As a gay atheist, I want to see the church oppose same-sex marriage

    05/30/2015 1:13:28 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 48 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 5-27-15 | Matthew Parris
    Is there nobody of any intellectual stature left in our English church, or the Roman church, to frame the argument against same-sex marriage? I see. So now we have the result of the Irish referendum on gay marriage, and now weve heard the Roman Catholic Churchs chastened response, we shall have to rewrite Exodus 32, which (you may remember) reports Moses (and Gods) furious reaction to the nude dancing and heretical worship of Moloch in the form of a golden calf: the Sin of the Calf in the Hebrew literature. Moses had come down from Mount Sinai bringing Gods commandments...
  • Why young Christians cant grasp our arguments against gay marriage

    05/29/2015 6:00:47 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 67 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/28/15 | John Stonestreet
    May 28, 2015 ( -- For five years, Dr. Abigail Rine has been teaching a course on gender theory at George Fox University, an evangelical school in the Quaker tradition.At the beginning of the semester, she tells her students that “they are guaranteed to read something they will find disagreeable, probably even offensive.”Writing at recently, she related how five years ago it was easy to find readings that challenged and even offended the evangelical college students “considering the secular bent of contemporary gender studies.”But today, things are different. “Students now,” she says, “arrive in my class thoroughly versed in the...

    05/29/2015 4:57:59 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 18 replies
    Vanity | 5/29/2015 | Self
    The words of the former New York Governor and Democrat icon Mario Cuomo rang out loud and clear some 30 years ago. "I am personally opposed to abortion but" would pretty much sum up Cuomo's message. Yesterday that message was echoed on the issue of gay marriage by the Republican governor of North Carolina in a statement entitled "Governor McCrory defends Constitution". Governor Pat McCrory noted his own 'sincerely held religious beliefs that marriage is between a man and a woman'. But then we got this: "Whether it is the president, governor, mayor, a law enforcement officer, or magistrate, no...