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  • Latino Clergy Make Appeal to Conservative Voters (Evangelical & Catholic leaders support Mitt)

    10/19/2012 10:30:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hoping to bolster more support for Mitt Romney, a group of pastors is appealing to Latino voters on Monday – the day of the final presidential debate -- to support the candidate who holds conservative values. The group of Evangelical and Catholic faith leaders plans a press conference in Boca Raton, Fla., where the third and last 2012 presidential debate is scheduled to take place Monday night. In an announcement about the event, organizers describe President Obama as someone who has backed measures and policies that run counter to conservative views on marriage and abortion....
  • When Liberals Get Religion

    10/19/2012 7:29:26 AM PDT · by rhema · 16 replies
    Real Clear Religion ^ | October 19, 2012 | By Paul Kengor
    Think about this: there have been three presidential/vice-presidential debates thus far, and not one question about Barack Obama's historic advocacy of gay marriage. That seems a rather curious omission given the gravity of the issue. No other issue among the candidates is as transformative as this one. Name another issue that involves completely redefining something as ancient as the Garden of Eden. You can't. The question ought to be asked in the next debate, and, even more intriguingly, within the context of how the two presidential candidates' faith relates to their stance-similar to how Martha Raddatz asked Joe Biden and...
  • Massive study finds only 3.4% of American adults identify as LGBT

    10/18/2012 3:41:04 PM PDT · by neverdem · 61 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 18, 2012 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    A massive new survey published this morning reveals that only 3.4% of American adults publicly identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, with the highest percentage coming among the younger, less-educated non-whites. The new Gallup Poll of more than 121,000 adults, the largest of its kind on record, wass conducted during the past four months. It finds the percentage of self-reported LGBT Americans to be much smaller than a general impression derived from their presence in popular culture and their perceived influence in liberal American politics. The special report found 3.4% of adult Americans publicly reporting themselves as personally...
  • BREAKING: Second Circuit Court Finds Section 3 Of DOMA Unconstitutional

    10/18/2012 9:09:23 AM PDT · by massmike · 155 replies
    towleroad.com/ ^ | 10/18/2012 | n/a
    We have some breaking news out of New York: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled on Windsor v. the United States, a case challenging Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, and found a federal definition of marriage as one man and one woman violates the U.S. Constitution. "[W]e conclude that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act violates equal protection and is therefore unconstitutional," they wrote. Our legal eagle Ari Ezra Waldman will have a full analysis soon.
  • Menino gets bad vibe from proposed sex toy giveaway

    10/18/2012 8:58:07 AM PDT · by massmike · 43 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 10/15/2012 | Dave Wedge
    Trojan is not feeling the love in the Hub as Mayor Thomas M. Menino pushes the condom king’s New York marketing firm to pull the plug on plans to hand out free vibrators on family-friendly City Hall Plaza. Legally, the city may have no leg to stand on as officials acknowledged the “public nature” of the plaza provides constitutional “protection” for the company to distribute the pulsing plastic wands. In a statement, Trojan said: “We are pleased to be working with the City of Boston to bring the buzz to Bostonians with the Trojan Vibrations Pleasure Carts. With this vibrator...
  • Marriage vote: For the children. Be grateful the archbishop is defending society's cornerstone.

    10/18/2012 6:14:56 AM PDT · by rhema · 16 replies
    Mpls Star Tribune ^ | 10/16/12 | STEPHEN J. HEANEY
    Thanks, Archbishop! John Nienstedt, who leads the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, has been subjected to much disrespectful criticism -- from members of his flock, and even from a Lutheran bishop -- regarding his lead role supporting the marriage amendment. He stands accused of forcing his religion on everyone, and of forcing the consciences of his fellow Catholics. Though not unexpected, the charges are unfair. What is the dispute about? One side holds that marriage is a vow of a man and a woman before the community to engage in a project that is greater than the couple, and...
  • What Would Hippocrates Do?

    10/18/2012 12:26:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2012 | Jeff Jacoby
    IF HIPPOCRATES, the "Father of Western Medicine" were alive today, would he favor Question 2, the Massachusetts ballot initiative to authorize doctor-prescribed suicide?Presumably not: The celebrated code of medical ethics that bears his name, which physicians for centuries took an oath to uphold, flatly forbids assisted suicide. "I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked," the Hippocratic Oath avows, "nor will I advise such a plan."Some things never change, and one of them is the beguiling idea that doctors should be able to help patients kill themselves when incurable disease makes their lives unbearable. The...
  • Call Planned Parenthood and Get a FREE Imaginary Mammogram!

    10/18/2012 5:32:09 AM PDT · by rhema · 17 replies
    LliveAction.org ^ | 10/17/12 | Kate Bryan
    If you were watching the 2nd Presidential debate last night, you probably remember President Obama’s claim that Planned Parenthood does mammograms. (Aww, bless his heart. Obama actually thinks that his buddies at the abortion-giant Planned Parenthood do mammograms.) Mr. President — I’d like to welcome you to the real world — where Planned Parenthood does not do mammograms. Just over a year ago, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards was caught in the middle of a massive lie, when she said on national television that Planned Parenthood does mammograms. Well — Live Action was watching (Or as Planned Parenthood says, Live...
  • The ELCA and Abortion: THE FACTS

    10/17/2012 9:29:19 PM PDT · by rhema · 13 replies
    Exposing the ELCA ^ | 10/16/12 | Dan Skogen
    FACT! Through its health benefits plan, the ELCA will pay for any and all surgical abortion procedures through the first five months of the unborn child’s life, no questions asked. FACT! The ELCA's health benefits plan, which covers fifty thousand individuals, is self-funded. This means that instead of buying a policy created and financed by an insurance company, the ELCA has created its own policy and uses only its own financial resources to fund the plan. FACT! Self-funding gives the ELCA maximum freedom to design and administer its plan. The ELCA has used this freedom to create an extremely unrestricted...
  • Traditional marriage volunteer, pregnant bystander, confronted by enraged gay activist

    10/17/2012 3:56:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    lsn ^ | 10.17.2012 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    BURIEN, Washington, October 17, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A volunteer working on a campaign in support of traditional marriage, as well as a pregnant bystander, were shaken up after a heated confrontation this weekend with a homosexual activist. Arlene Mark, a volunteer for Preserve Marriage Washington, which is urging voters to reject a ballot measure to legalize homosexual “marriage,” says the attack began while she was waiting in her car to distribute literature to other volunteers. According to Arlene, a man ran at her car, hit the back of it and ripped the Reject 74 campaign sign off the side. Arlene...
  • Ontario Bishop Mulhall: We won’t let the government define Catholic teaching

    10/16/2012 1:22:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    lsn ^ | 10.16.2012 | Patrick B. Craine
    PEMBROKE, Ontario, Oct. 16, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After Ontario’s Education Minister shocked Catholics last week by declaring that under the law their schools should not be teaching that abortion is wrong, the Bishop of Pembroke insists that the Church has no intention of letting the government define the Catholic faith. The Church will “defend her legitimate autonomy from outside organizations which attempt to define the content of Roman Catholic teaching,” Bishop Michael Mulhall stated in a letter to parishes on Oct. 11th. “As a Bishop of the Catholic Church, this is a sacred obligation and a joyful mission which was...
  • ‘Straight, Christian’ Pretended to be Gay For a Year

    10/16/2012 7:56:47 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 30 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 16, 2012 | JP
    I don’t believe Timothy Kurek. He’s the alleged Christian, alleged heterosexual who told ABC News he spent a year “pretending” to be gay. Why did the 26-year-old Nashville man, a graduate of Liberty University (the so-called evangelical “West Point”) decide to go undercover? Because, he said, he wanted to “walk in the shoes” of a homosexual. So Kurek went all in. He “came out” as gay to all his family and friends. He got a job in a gay café. He hung out at a gay bar. He joined a gay softball league. He even got a gay bud of...
  • Another British Healthcare Horror Story: UK Death Panels

    10/16/2012 7:10:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/16/2012 | Daniel Mitchell
    Paul Krugman assured us back in 2009 that, “In Britain, the government itself runs the hospitals and employs the doctors. We’ve all heard scare stories about how that works in practice; these stories are false.”If that’s the case, then the British press is filled with liars who deliberately make up horror stories about their nation’s healthcare system, as you can see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.We now have another nightmare to add to this list. Here are some of the horrific details from the UK-based Daily Mail.An elderly woman died alone after doctors failed to tell relatives they were ending...
  • Farewell to the American Protestant Majority

    10/15/2012 4:41:39 PM PDT · by rhema · 19 replies
    Moore to the Point ^ | 10/9/12 | Russell Moore
    According to a new study by the Pew Forum, Protestants are, for the first time in history, not a majority in the United States of America. I don’t think that’s anything for evangelical Protestants, or anyone else, to panic about. Several years ago, I pointed out here that studies were showing a declining Protestant majority, and projections were being made for this very reality. Now, the surveys says we have a 48 percent plurality of Protestants. I wasn’t frantic about that several years ago, and I’m still not. When working toward our “God and country” badges, my childhood Boy Scout...
  • Christian Blogger Endorses Romney; Debunks 'Can't Vote for Mormon' Belief

    10/15/2012 10:28:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | October 15, 2012 | Audrey Barrick , Christian Post Reporter
    A popular Christian blogger says he's voting for Mitt Romney and is challenging notions that Christians should sit out this year's election or that they shouldn't vote for the GOP presidential candidate because he's a Mormon. In a series of blog posts, Frank Turk listed several reasons on Pyromaniacs why he's voting for and endorsing a "Mormon son of a Mormon who was not very conservative in Massachusetts and has not demonstrated very safely-right ideology in governing in the past." One of those reasons is abortion. Turk recognized that there are some Christians who will either try to vote for...
  • The 15 Most Overrated Black People.

    10/14/2012 11:57:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Thy Black Man ^ | October 11, 2012 | Donald Thornton
    Marc Lamont HIll recently listed (in his opinion) 15 most overrated white people.… Referring to it as tongue and cheek on his twitter page…Although; I think he just used that as a cover just in case things got ugly. So since the likelihood of any white person daring to reply with their own black list is very slim, in our politically correct atmosphere. And would be most certainly called the dreaded “R” word (racist). I thought I would compile my own list of the 15 most overrated black people. Thurgood Marshall…As a Supreme Court Justice…. He is widely known as...
  • Video: Catholics assaulted, spat upon, and spray-painted as they defend cathedral from feminists

    10/12/2012 4:26:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    lsn ^ | 10.12.2012 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    POSADAS, Argentina, October 11, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - Angry, pro-abortion feminists mocked, spat on, and spray-painted Catholics who were standing guard in front of the cathedral of the Diocese of Posadas in Argentina on Saturday, an event that was caught on video by professional journalists and placed on YouTube and other media. According to reports by local media, the bishop of Posadas, Juan Martínez, had closed the cathedral and canceled liturgical services there in anticipation of the presence of the women, who had gathered in the city to participate in the annual national National Women’s Encounter, an event that has become...
  • Boston City Hall worker busted on child porn charge

    10/13/2012 6:30:59 PM PDT · by massmike · 16 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 10/13/2012 | John Zaremba And Dave Wedge
    A devastated Mayor Thomas M. Menino is vowing to fire Boston Transportation Department Executive Assistant James Mansfield, who was arrested yesterday on a charge of possessing child pornography. Mansfield, 47, of Charlestown, has been working for the city since 1984 and last year made $104,172, according to payroll records. He is on unpaid leave pending a termination hearing next week, Menino said. Police say Mansfield engaged in “graphically sexual chat” and exchanged pictures of boys “in various stages of undress.” A search of his Charlestown home “uncovered evidence on his personal computer,” police said.
  • Fatherhood, Poverty, and Chick-fil-A

    10/13/2012 2:09:03 PM PDT · by rhema · 17 replies
    Juicy Ecumenism ^ | 10/11/12 | Luke Moon
    Last Monday night was Chick-fil-A’s annual Daddy Daughter Date Night. I took my 7 year old daughter to enjoy the chicken, waffle fries, and time together. When we arrived at our local Chick-fil-A, the tables were set with fresh flowers, pink and blue place mats, pink table cloths, and red heart-shaped balloons. The place mats were printed with conversation starters such as, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and “Describe your favorite family vacation.” Chick-fil-A’s desire to promote strong families as one of its core values is unusual in a day of what seems to be...
  • Dutch euthanasia: psychiatric and dementia patients killed

    10/13/2012 1:20:00 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    The Christian Institute ^ | 10/3/12 | The Christian Institute
    Dozens of psychiatric and dementia patients had their lives ended under the Netherlands’ controversial euthanasia laws last year. According to Dutch media reports 13 psychiatric patients were euthanised last year, an increase of more than 500 per cent since 2010. And the number of euthanasia deaths among those in the early stages of dementia rose to 49 last year, double that of 2010.Warned Overall, the total number of deaths by euthanasia rose to 3,695 in 2011, an 18 per cent increase. However, previous research has indicated that 23 per cent of all euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands were not recorded...