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  • Romney Personally Issued Marriage Licenses to 189 Same-Sex Couples

    03/29/2012 1:33:28 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 18 replies
    www.romneyexposed.com ^ | October 4, 2011
    Every since Mitt Romney first tossed his hat into the presidential sweepstakes in 2007, he has repeatedly maintained that he opposes same-sex marriages and has always portrayed himself as a champion of traditional marriage. However, in an incident that has gone mostly unreported, Romney, as Governor of Massachusetts, personally issued at least 189 one-day special marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2005. He likely issued a similar number of licenses in both 2004 and 2006 but the state records for these years are not easily available. One-day marriage licenses are in effect permits issued to a couple allowing them to...
  • Obama endorses Planned Parenthood: ‘you’ll never stop fighting for choice and neither will I’

    03/29/2012 4:04:27 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/29/12 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, March 29, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In an unusually candid video addressed to Planned Parenthood, President Obama assured the billion-dollar abortion organization of his continued support and touted his record blocking efforts to defund the group by pro-life “professional politicians.” “For you and for most Americans, protecting women’s health is a mission that stands above politics,” said the president in a video posted to Youtube by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. “Yet in the past year you’ve had politicians who want to deny millions of women the care they rely on, and inject themselves into decisions that are best made...
  • TEACHER MUST REMOVE ‘IN GOD WE TRUST’ BANNERS FROM CLASSROOM AFTER SCOTUS DENIES CASE

    03/29/2012 6:49:46 AM PDT · by massmike · 16 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 03/29/2012 | Billy Hallowell
    Last year, California school teacher Bradley Johnson vowed to take his battle over patriotic and religious banners to the U.S. Supreme Court. Unfortunately for Johnson, the nation’s most power justices declined to hear his case (Johnson vs. Poway Unified School District), solidifying a lower court ruling against the presence of the banners he had placed in his classrooms for decades. Back in September, we told you about Johnson, who has served as a mathematics teacher in California’s Poway Unified School District for decades. For much of that time he has prominently displayed patriotic and faith-themed posters — a move that...
  • What sort of misanthrope campaigns for the 'right to die'?

    03/28/2012 4:24:31 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 3/27/12 | Brendan O'Neill
    It says a lot about the opinion-forming classes that pretty much the only right they get excited about these days is the "right to die". They treat the right to free speech as a negotiable commodity which may be snatched away from un-PC people. They have given the nod to the watering down of other essential rights, such as the right to trial by jury and the right to silence. But the "right to die"? They cleave to that like crazy. It is the one right which, if you will forgive the pun, they would die for. Today, MPs are...
  • "Terri Schiavo Priest" Issues Anniversary Statement

    03/28/2012 4:12:24 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    Priests for Life ^ | 3/26/12 | Father Frank Pavone
    New York, NY -- Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, who became known as the "Terri Schiavo Priest" because of his involvement in the case back in 2005, issued the following statement in preparation for the seventh anniversary of her death on March 31: "None of us who were in Terri's room during her final weeks and hours will ever forget the intense spiritual and emotional impact of that experience. Terri's death was not a dignified, peaceful, beautiful event, like the proponents of euthanasia want to paint it. Instead, it was violent, ugly, and offensive to the...
  • Pro-life 'October Baby' rejected by major studios, blitzes box office

    03/27/2012 2:47:04 PM PDT · by topher · 45 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3-27-2012 | By Hollie McKay
    The Hunger Games” wasn’t the only film to hit box office paydirt this past weekend. Although it only opened in 390 theaters, the anti-abortion drama “October Baby,” starring John Schneider,earned the second-highest-per-screen average, bringing in almost $2 million in ticket sales. “I was shattered when I first learned about the story. I was moved and mesmerized. I wasn’t an activist, I was just someone who was shattered by the truth,” director Jon Erwin told FOX411’s Pop Tarts. “Here is our little film, small budget, in the top ten (at the box office). We are thrilled, blown away.” “October Baby” follows...
  • A Psychological Cry for Moral Help

    03/27/2012 12:37:38 PM PDT · by restorecivilsociety · 7 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 3/27/2012 | Anna Maria Hoffman
    As we go about our lives, there is something happening around us that is not deemed “newsworthy” or “important” by many people. It’s toxic, troubling, and traumatic. It’s happening on college campuses. It’s happening next door to you. It’s the white elephant in the room that everybody notices, but does not want to address for countless reasons. It’s what our generation praises and feels empowered by, but refuses to let their parents know about. And shockingly enough, it’s happening at conservative conferences thanks to people who do not practice what they preach. So what is it? It’s the hookup culture....
  • Promoting Abortion Worldwide Has Demographic Consequences

    03/27/2012 4:10:58 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/27/12 | Ken Connor
    They say what goes around comes around, or to paraphrase the Good Book, you reap what you sow. Nowhere is this more in evidence than in recent global data on abortion. For years, feminists have maintained that women will not be truly free or equal unless they are free to abort their unborn children. They have sought to elevate abortion to sacramental status. It has been the defining issue of the feminist movement for decades. Ironically, this ideology of “liberation” and the reckless disregard for innocent life that it engenders hurts females more than any other group. Turns out that...
  • Pepsi named one of “world’s most ethical companies” despite exploitation of aborted babies

    03/27/2012 4:01:27 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/27/12 | Christine Dhanagom
    NEW YORK, March 27, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In the midst of a pro-life boycott over PepsiCo’s use of aborted fetal cells in flavor research, a prestigious international think tank has designated the soft drink company one of the “world’s most ethical companies.” According to Ethisphere, the California based organization that produces the list, the ranking honors those companies that “go beyond making statements about doing business ‘ethically’ and translate those words into action,” and “demonstrate real and sustained ethical leadership within their industries.” The recently released 2011 list names 110 companies, including Pepsi. Several other pro-life boycott targets were also...
  • Parisian pro-lifers don clown garb and unite in massive ‘flashmob’ against euthanasia

    03/26/2012 4:42:51 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies · 9+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/26/12 | Jeanne Smits
    March 26, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A pro-life event made the national news on French television Saturday evening when “Alliance Vita” organized a giant flashmob against euthanasia on the “Parvis des droits de l’homme” (“Human Rights Square”) at the Trocadéro in Paris. Seven hundred people, young and old, holding red hearts with the slogan “Caring, not killing,” filled the esplanade facing the Eiffel Tower and danced to the sounds of Paul McCartney’s Live and Let Die. The secret of the demonstration was carefully kept, with friends calling trusted friends to join the mystery event that was scheduled to coincide with...
  • Terence Weldon: False prophet pointing the way to animalism and barbarism

    03/26/2012 7:37:09 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 5 replies · 2+ views
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 26, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Dr. Antonio Pardo has explained that in animals, "..the interaction of other instincts (particularly dominance) can result in behavior that appears to be homosexual. Such behavior cannot be equated with an animal homosexuality. All it means is that animal sexual behavior encompasses aspects beyond that of reproduction." This scientific fact upsets radical homosexual activists who believe that homosexual behavior is observable in animals and that since homosexuality is in accordance with animal nature it must also be in accordance with human nature since man is also animal. This is their reasoning. Radical homosexual activist and dissenter Terence Weldon, who serves...
  • Teacher Fired After Not Noticing Third Graders Having Sex Under Desk

    03/24/2012 4:23:33 AM PDT · by massmike · 70 replies · 4+ views
    A teacher at Tallulah Elementary School lost her job after not noticing two third graders participating in o*** sex under their desks. The News-Star is reporting that the teacher was fired for not keeping a proper eye on her students, as the incident occurred under her watch.
  • She loves abortion, but hates adoption

    03/23/2012 4:22:19 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews/Live Action News ^ | 3/23/12 | Nancy Flanders
    March 23, 2012 (LiveActionNews.org) -Jessica DelBalzo loves abortion. We know this because she wrote an entire post for RH Reality Check about her unwavering adoration for the legal termination of unborn children and her desire to keep abortion anything but rare. In her opinion, pro-choicers who say abortion should be rare are implying that abortion is wrong and are just trying to please pro-lifers. She writes: Terminating a pregnancy is not an unethical act, yet suggesting that abortion should be rare implies that there is something undesirable about having one. … Suggesting that abortion be ‘safe, legal, and rare,’ and...
  • Why Are So Many Cool With Polygamy?

    03/23/2012 10:19:29 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 74 replies · 5+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 3-23-12 | Bob Unruh
    Polygamy has had very little support in the U.S. since the Republican Party in 1854 declared it, along with slavery, one of the “twin relics of barbarism,” and Congress banned it in 1862. The Mormon church officially abandoned plural marriage in 1890. But when the California Supreme Court ruled in 2010 in favor of homosexual marriage, one dissenting justice warned that it would not be illogical to expect that support for polygamy soon would follow. In fact, a polygamous group in Utah just last month challenged a ban on the practice in court, and now a new WND/Wenzel Poll, conducted...
  • St. Olaf College and the "Condom Olympics"

    03/23/2012 8:43:28 AM PDT · by rhema · 6 replies
    Exposing the ELCA ^ | 3/23/12 | Dan Skogen
    We really need to start a series called, “Are ELCA colleges Christian?” I say that because it seems to me, more and more, worldly values and morals are taking precedent within ELCA colleges. St. Olaf College is affiliated with the ELCA. On St. Olaf's official website we learn of an event called the “Wellness Olympics” and are told this, “Back by popular demand, the Wellness Center is hosting a team-based competition that tests students’ knowledge of sexual health, reproductive anatomy, and STI statistics. It all culminates in an intense relay race to properly put on a condom while wearing ‘beer...
  • ‘Your God’s wrong’: Judge erupts in angry tirade, sends pro-life activist back to jail

    03/22/2012 12:56:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 118 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 3/22/2012 | Tony Gosgnach
    TORONTO, Ontario, March 22, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Ontario Court of Justice judge erupted in a lengthy, angry tirade against pro-life activist Mary Wagner – and ejected a spectator from the public gallery – in a downtown Toronto courtroom Wednesday. The judge then sent Wagner to jail for an additional 92 days, added to 88 days already served prior to trial, after finding her guilty of mischief and two counts of failing to comply with probation orders. The charges related to Wagner’s November 8 arrest at the site of the Bloor West Village “Women’s Clinic.” Wagner has been arrested on...
  • Wesley J. Smith: Peter Singer Has No Right to Judge Anyone’s Ethics

    03/22/2012 4:13:49 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 4 replies
    First Things/Secondhand Smoke ^ | 3/22/12 | Wesley J. Smith
    When I read that Peter Singer was going to sit in judgment of the ethics of meat eaters for the ridiculous “The Ethicist” feature of the NYT Magazine, I thought that it figures. I have seen the mainstream media engage in far too much airbrushing of bad people–Kevorkian–and people holding wrong ideas–Singer–to just let it go. So, I decided to put some of what Singer actually believes out there as a refresher course. From “Peter Singer Has No Right to Judge Anyone’s Ethics” in the Daily Caller: Only The New York Times would hold an essay contest about “ethics” and...
  • Texas hospital starving patient against family wishes

    03/21/2012 4:30:37 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 49 replies
    Spero News ^ | 3/20/12 | Spero News
    Texas Right to Life denounced the decision by physicians to allegedly eliminate hydration and feeding of a patient under their care in a Texas hospital. According to the group, the hospital has refused to allow the patient and his family to take him to a nearby hospice for care. A March 20 news release from Texas Right to Life, “Willie breathed on his own through the night, but he is being dehydrated and starved to death. Because he hasn’t been fed or watered, his heart rate is dangerously low. After he breathed steadily last night, the hospital discussed hospice with...
  • Disturbingly one-sided TV show promotes euthanizing children with disabilities

    03/21/2012 2:20:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/21/2012 | Alex Schadenberg
    Taking Mercy, an edition of the Global TV program “16x9” in Canada, concerns a mother, Annette Corriveau, who wants her children with disabilities to be killed by euthanasia. The show also features Robert Latimer, the man who killed his daughter Tracy in 1993. Tracy had Cerebral Palsy. The show speaks to pro-euthanasia ethicist Arthur Schaefer who suggests that Robert Latimer should have been given “mercy.” Schaefer also suggests that Corriveau should simply stop feeding her children, but Corriveau says she does not wish to starve her children to death. This is a dangerously one-sided show. Taking Mercy represents the first...
  • Don't use words husband and wife...same-sex wedding reforms would axe terms from official documents

    03/21/2012 1:25:29 PM PDT · by massmike · 22 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 15 March 2012 | STEVE DOUGHTY
    Reforms to allow same-sex marriage will see the words husband and wife removed from official forms, it was revealed last night. Tax and benefits guidance and immigration documents must be rewritten so they no longer assume a married couple is a man and a woman. And private companies will be told to overhaul paperwork and computer databases containing the words. New versions of documents will‘replace references to husband and wife with the more neutral terms spouses and partners’. The cost of the red tape revolution demanded by the ‘Equal Civil Marriage’ plans will run into millions, according to an official...
  • From Playboy Pornographer to Christian pastor: the unlikely story of Donny Pauling

    03/21/2012 12:57:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/21/2012 | John Jalsevac
    November 2, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – It was the very same day that pornographer Donny Pauling was called in by Playboy and offered $4,000 a day to produce a new lesbian reality series, that he unexpectedly found himself at a moment of crisis. Pauling had already made millions from pornography over the past eight years, ever since he began shooting porn part-time behind his wife’s back. But $4,000 a day was unprecedented, and there was something about the offer that made Pauling feel that if he took it, he was making his final commitment to the porn industry, and there would...
  • Women and Religious Liberty

    03/21/2012 9:28:32 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/21/2012 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    For Jeanne Monahan, director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council, defending Americans’ religious liberty is a matter of human dignity. She testified before the House Judiciary Committee last month during their hearing on “Executive Overreach: The HHS Mandate Versus Religious Liberty.” Monahan talks with National Review Online’s Kathryn Jean Lopez about the perniciousness of the coercive HHS mandate for contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs. and some of the common myths about it. KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: What is the HHS mandate fight about? Religion? Liberty? Birth control? Abortion? Uncompromising Democrats? Uncompromising Republicans? JEANNE MONAHAN: This is...
  • Destroy all churches : Obama silent while Saudi grand mufti targets Christianity

    03/18/2012 6:36:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 03/18/2012
    If the pope called for the destruction of all the mosques in Europe, the uproar would be cataclysmic. Pundits would lambaste the church, the White House would rush out a statement of deep concern, and rioters in the Middle East would kill each other in their grief. But when the most influential leader in the Muslim world issues a fatwa to destroy Christian churches, the silence is deafening. On March 12, Sheik Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the grand mufti of Saudi Arabia, declared that it is “necessary to destroy all the churches of the region.” The ruling came in response...
  • Planned Parenthood speaker: Good parents let teens have sex at home

    03/21/2012 12:54:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 50 replies · 1+ views
    life site news ^ | 3/21/2012 | Ben Johnson
    IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, March 20, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – As critics accuse Planned Parenthood of trying to facilitate the sex lives of minors, a featured speaker at one of the abortion provider’s local affiliates has suggested parents allow their teenage children to have sex in their home. Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernadino Counties invited Amy T. Schalet, author of Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens, and the Culture of Sex, to keynote the organization’s “Consider This” luncheon last week. Dr. Schalet, an assistant sociology professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, said American parents should be more like their...
  • The Intolerant Left Wants Christian University Out of Their Town

    03/21/2012 10:12:38 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Godfather Politics ^ | 3/21/2012 | Gary DeMar
    There’s a 217-acre college campus with 43 buildings in Northfield, Massachusetts, that is vacant. Hobby Lobby, a craft-store chain set about to repair the facility, pouring millions of dollars into the project, so it can give it away to a reliable Christian organization that has the financial backing to take the property over and establish a college. Liberty University, founded by the late Jerry Falwell, is interested, and this has people in Northfield upset: Some people are so nervous about Liberty’s potential takeover of the land that a petition against the institution has been launched. In fact, alumni of the...
  • Dutch Roman Catholic church 'castrated' boys in 1950s

    03/20/2012 8:18:05 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 35 replies
    BBC News ^ | 21st March 2012 | BBC News
    'Up to 11 boys were castrated while in the care of the Dutch Roman Catholic church in the 1950s to rid them of homosexuality, a newspaper investigation has said. A young man was castrated in 1956 after telling police he was being abused by priests, the newspaper reported. The justice minister is investigating the role of the government at the time. Last year, an inquiry found thousands of children had been sexually abused in Dutch Catholic institutions since 1945. Dutch MPs called for an inquiry after the report was published in the NRC Handelsblad newspaper at the weekend.'
  • Charge: U.S. selling aborted baby body parts

    03/20/2012 8:42:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    One News Now ^ | March 19, 2012 | Charlie Butts
    Even though the practice is a criminal offense, one pro-lifer asserts that body parts are being harvested from aborted babies and used for research purposes in the U.S. and abroad. After an investigation by Life Dynamics revealed the practice, Investigate Magazine, a New Zealand-based current affairs publication from a conservative Christian standpoint, went on to determine that a Maryland brokerage firm has been arranging the sale of parts of American aborted babies to the University of Auckland medical school in New Zealand for experiments. Mark Crutcher, founder and president of Life Dynamics, says there is no excuse for this project...
  • Congress to Mandate Pro-Homosexual Education?

    03/20/2012 7:59:06 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 18 replies
    http://www.publicadvocateusa.org/ ^ | March 20, 2012 | Eugene Delgaudio
    Dear Pro-family American, The Radical Homosexuals infiltrating the United States Congress have a plan: Indoctrinate an entire generation of American children with pro-homosexual propaganda and eliminate traditional values from American society. Their ultimate dream is to create a new America based on sexual promiscuity in which the values you and I cherish are long forgotten. I hate to admit it, but if they pass the deceptively named "Student Non-Discrimination Act," (H.R. 998 & S. 555) that's exactly what they'll do. Better named the "Homosexual Classrooms Act," its chief advocate in Congress is Rep. Jared Polis, himself an open homosexual and...
  • Old people ‘not safe’ in Scottish hospitals, nurses say

    03/20/2012 3:52:34 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 41 replies · 3+ views
    Scotsman.com ^ | 3/20/12 | Andrew Whitaker
    OLDER patients are “not safe” on hospital wards in Scotland because of a lack of qualified nurses to care for them, a hard-hitting report from the body representing the nursing profession has warned. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) findings come after it emerged the number of nurses in Scotland’s hospitals plummeted by thousands in just over two years, with further nursing posts lost during the last few months of 2011. The report suggests there is just one nurse caring for nearly ten patients on old people’s wards. A survey of almost 1,700 nurses found that 78 per cent said...
  • Massive, systemic Planned Parenthood fraud on brink of exposure?

    03/20/2012 2:37:38 PM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | March 20, 2012 | Jill Stanek
    The backstory, from LifeNews.com, March 12: Former Planned Parenthood abortion facility director Abby Johnson has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the abortion business claiming its Texas affiliate knowingly sent in about $6 million in false claims to Medicaid and covered up its actions…. The formerly sealed federal “whistleblower” suit… was made public [March 9] and was filed in 2009 by the Alliance Defense Fund on behalf of Johnson…. The suit alleges that Planned Parenthood knowingly committed Medicaid fraud from 2007 to 2009 by improperly seeking reimbursements from the Texas Women’s Health Program for products and services not reimbursable by that...
  • Notre Dame Under Fire for Pro-Abortion Internships

    03/20/2012 2:49:34 PM PDT · by rhema · 11 replies · 2+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | 3/20/12 | Steven Ertelt
    The University of Notre Dame may be Catholic but it is once again coming under fire from pro-life advocates. Last time it was because the university gave platform to pro-abortion President Barack Obama and bestowed upon him an honorary degree. This time, Notre Dame is upsetting pro-life groups for promoting internships for its students with pro-abortion organizations. According to Tradition Family Property Student Action Director John Ritchie, Notre Dame is offering students “summer internship opportunities” at several notorious pro-abortion organizations. “Our majors have interned at the following organizations,” states the university’s web site, which includes: •Center for American Progress •Emily’s...
  • NYC, Abortion Capital

    03/20/2012 6:43:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies · 2+ views
    National Review ^ | 03/20/2012 | By Greg Pfundstein
    Today the Chiaroscuro Foundation released an interactive map illustrating the abortion ratio by zip code in New York City from 2000 to 2009. This is a continuation of our effort to raise awareness of the extremely high rate of abortion in New York City.Much could be said about these data. While the total number of abortions, as well as the abortion ratio, is down over the period citywide, both the number of abortions and the abortion ratio increased in the majority of zip codes, indicating uneven progress. The number of live births also increased in the majority of zip codes....
  • Tennessee abortion bill would require publishing names of doctors

    03/19/2012 9:06:29 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 2012 | Richard Fausset
    The latest salvo in the abortion wars comes in the form of a bill in the Tennessee Legislature that would result in the online publication of the names of doctors who perform abortions, and -- according to critics of the measure -- potentially out individual women who undergo the controversial procedure. The Life Defense Act of 2012, which is under consideration in the Tennessee House of Representatives, would direct the state Health Department to post on its website a report on every abortion, to be filled out by the facility where the procedure takes place. The reports must include the...
  • Responding to Backers of Abortions on Babies With Disabilities

    03/19/2012 3:48:57 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/19/12 | Jess Clark
    Reading through the Slate article: Rick Santorum, Meet My Son, I find myself torn. As another mom in the trenches, I can genuinely feel her love for her son, and the agony of watching him suffer. She is in the battle, and in the battle, sometimes all we can feel is the battle. Also, though, I wish we could sit down for coffee and talk about who her baby is, inside. With my disabled child, I have to be mindful of two realities. One, that his brain is terribly broken; his life is often a battle between life and death,...
  • Republicans Should Avoid Social Issues

    03/19/2012 11:23:44 AM PDT · by Fred · 114 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 031912 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Rick Santorum could be the worst thing to happen to the GOP — ever. Worse even than George W. Bush. And that’s saying a lot. Bush did so much damage to the GOP brand, he almost destroyed the party forever. It was George Bush who brought us Barack Obama. Few Americans voted for Obama, they just voted for ABB (Anyone But Bush). Now the GOP has a golden opportunity. Obama has wrecked the U.S. economy from sea to shining sea. He has turned off voters by the millions. By historical standards, based on the current disastrous economic and unemployment numbers,...
  • Pro-Life Nurse Ordered to Assist in Abortion (Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services

    03/19/2012 1:59:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Live Action News ^ | 3/19/12 | Paul Pauker
    Mount Sinai Hospital in New York ordered Cathy DeCarlo to assist in an abortion for a patient 22 weeks into her pregnancy. A pro-life nurse, DeCarlo had informed the hospital in 2004 that she was unwilling to assist in abortions. And both federal and state law allows health care providers, including nurses, to refuse to assist in abortions. DeCarlo pleaded with the hospital, which still had six hours to find a replacement nurse. Instead, DeCarlo says the hospital forbade her from seeking a replacement and falsely claimed that the mother could die if DeCarlo failed to follow orders. Following the...
  • THE INJUSTICE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE

    03/19/2012 4:49:34 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 33 replies · 2+ views
    email | March 18, 2012 | Tom Durbin
    What is social justice? That is a very important question! Do you know what it is? If we listen carefully, we are hearing those words [social justice] frequently, wrapped with words like fairness, fair share, and equality. How can social justice be anything but apple pie and motherhood, particularly when it’s packaged with fairness and equality? ‘Justice’ is a virtue…much like faith, hope and charity are religious virtues. Justice is goodness and rightness and encompasses moral principles. Social refers to the relation of human beings in a community. So, social justice should mean embracing moral principles and goodness by human...
  • Lesbian demands that Catholic school remove Catechism quote from pamphlet

    03/19/2012 7:26:24 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 21 replies · 1+ views
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 19, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Ann Michelle Tesluk, a lesbian whose children attend a Catholic school, is demanding that the school, which is located in Peterborough, Ontario, remove a Catechism quote from a pamphlet because it refers to the homosexual inclination as "objectively disordered." See here. I wrote a series of posts after the Archdiocese of Boston announced a new policy which says that Catholic schools can partner with homosexual parents. I reminded His Eminence Sean Cardinal O'Malley that, in its Declaration on Christian Education (Gravissimum Educationis), No. 3, the Vatican II Fathers explained that parents "must be recognized as the primary and principal educators"...
  • Free Sterilizations Must be Offered to All College Women, Says HHS

    03/18/2012 7:15:23 PM PDT · by McBuff · 74 replies
    CNSnews.com ^ | March 17, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - All student health care plans covering female college students in the United States must include coverage for free voluntary sterilization surgery, the Department of Health and Human Services announced late Friday afternoon. Women of college age who do not attend school will also get free sterilization coverage whether they are insured through an employer, their parents, or some form of government-subsidized plan.
  • What’s the Problem with Same-Sex Marriage? (An Honest Look at Homosexual “Marriage”)

    03/18/2012 10:13:27 AM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies · 2+ views
    Courageous Priest ^ | March 18, 2012 | BISHOP THOMAS J. TOBIN
    Bishop Thomas Tobin's Five Problems with Homosexual “Marriage” It’s a sure sign of spring, as predictable as the Red Sox at spring training, the swallows returning to Capistrano, and the flowing of green beer on St. Patrick’s Day. I’m referring of course to the public re-appearance of the determined proponents of homosexual marriage.It seems that each year at this time the left-leaning columnists, the organized advocates, and the lobbyists at the State House awaken from their hibernation to take-up their perennial campaign to redefine marriage in Rhode Island and impose their personal preferences upon the citizenry of our State.The public...
  • Anti-Catholic Ad OK in New York Times, But Similar Anti-Islam Ad Rejected

    03/16/2012 6:23:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 15, 2012 | Clay Waters
    Neil Munro of the Daily Caller reports on a double standard on religious-bashing ads in the New York Times involving Pamela Geller (pictured), the activist against radical Islam whose "venomous" rhetoric the Times finds offensive, especially after her involvement in the opposition to building a mosque a few blocks from Ground Zero. Executives at The New York Times have rejected a full-page anti-Islam advertisement that mimicked a controversial anti-Catholic advertisement they published on March 9. According to a Mar. 13 letter sent by the Times to the ad’s sponsor, anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller, the $39,000 anti-Islam ad was rejected because...
  • Birth control rule won’t apply to all student plans at colleges, White House says

    03/17/2012 12:18:40 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 27 replies · 3+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 16, 2012 | By N.C. Aizenman
    [This is a personally written summation piece from multiple news stories and sources.] In a Friday news dump, the Obama (mis)administration announced that college student health plans covering 4 out of 5 college girls/women must give them free, taxpayer-funded birth control. Even students at most religious schools are included in this new mandate. The reason Obama cannot require free birth control and abortions for all college girls is due only to what is described as a 'technical defect" in the law, not Obama's desire to adhere to the wishes of the students, parents, or the schools. The administration justifies this...
  • Men ejected from Santorum rally after kissing

    03/17/2012 7:50:15 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    dailyherald.com ^ | March 17, 2012 | Larissa Chinwah
    A kiss got two men ejected from Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s visit to a Christian high school in Arlington Heights on Friday. Video footage from the campaign rally shows Santorum, a vocal opponent of gay marriage, interrupted by shouting from the audience as he addresses the crowd at Christian Liberty Academy in Arlington Heights. The video then shows the two men kissing before a security guard approaches. The crowd chants, “USA. USA. USA,” as the two men are escorted from the packed gymnasium. Media outlets have identified the two men as Timothy Tross, of Lombard and Benjamin Clifford, of...
  • Obama Admin OKs Using Aborted Babies’ Brains in Lab Tests

    03/17/2012 3:41:02 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 17 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | March 16, 2012
    The Obama administration is getting grief from a pro-life group for approving an experiment using the remains of the bodies of unborn children victimized in abortion for research continues in U.S. laboratories.Scott Fischbach, the director of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life uncovered the information showing a clinical trial approved by the Food and Drug Administration uses brain tissue from aborted unborn babies to treat macular degeneration. StemCells Inc. will inject fetal brain stem cells into the eyes of up to 16 patients to study the cellsÂ’ effect on vision.In its press release announcing the clinical trial, StemCells Inc. was careful...
  • Wesley J. Smith: Should Dehydration Be the Default Decision for PVS

    03/17/2012 12:55:35 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    Bioethics exploded into the headlines over the last few weeks after the Journal of Medical Ethics published an article promoting “after-birth abortion,” that is, the right of parents to have infants killed if the child’s presence in life did not serve their (or society’s) interests. But hidden by the sturm und drang over infanticide, Bioethics published another radical proposal that received virtually no attention—but which, if adopted, could result in thousands of persistent vegetative state (PVS) patients being dehydrated to death.The question concerns whether or not to provide such patients with food and water. Tube-supplied sustenance—called artificial nutrition and hydration...
  • Oregon Sets New Record For Assisted Suicides

    03/16/2012 6:17:40 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 29 replies
    Christian Diarist ^ | March 16, 2012 | JP
    Dr. Peter Goodwin killed himself this week. He took advantage of Oregon’s 15-year-old assisted-suicide law, which allows residents of the Beaver State to score a legal dose of drugs by obtaining a prescription from an enabling physician. Goodwin happened to be one of the first physicians to voice support for Oregon’s euphemistically titled “Death With Dignity Act,” which took effect in late 1997. “I don’t think we would have aid in dying in Oregon without Dr. Goodwin,” said Barbara Coombs Lee, who worked closely with the former family physician to get the law the passed. Indeed, the late Dr. Goodwin’s...
  • Joni Eareckson Tada on Wilberforce Award, 'Better Off Dead Than Disabled' Mentality

    03/16/2012 9:24:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/16/2012 | Eryn Sun
    A disturbing belief is spreading within the hearts of many around the world and within America: that a person is better off dead than disabled.But a leading advocate for people with disabilities is fighting that notion and looking to educate the world and the church about the precious lives and rights of "those who seem to be weaker."The Christian Post spoke to Joni Eareckson Tada on Thursday, the founder and CEO of Joni and Friends International Disability Center, about her countless achievements for the disabled community, unwavering faith in God, battle with breast cancer, and her latest recognition by Breakpoint...
  • ‘At eight months, my doctor said he would ‘absolutely’ abort my disabled son’

    03/16/2012 3:54:34 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 30 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews/Live Action ^ | 3/16/12 | Kristi Burton Brown
    March 16, 2012 (LiveActionNews.org) - When you walk into Nicole and Steven’s house, you get the sense that they are parents who thoroughly enjoy their three kids. You’ll find Steven running down the narrow hallway while all the kids scream in delight, chasing each other and him. Nicole patiently fixes healthy meals for them while explaining to the youngest that she can’t climb up on the counter to help because the crockpot is just too hot for little hands. You’ll see Titus, their only son proudly popping wheelies in his special wheelchair while the family cheers. They are a family...
  • Look Who’s Talking at the 2012 ELCA Youth Gathering

    03/16/2012 3:18:54 PM PDT · by rhema · 20 replies
    Exposing the ELCA ^ | 3/15/12 | Dan Skogen
    ELCA pastor, the Rev. Andrena Ingram, will be a keynote speaker at the 2012 ELCA Youth Gathering. (see here) This is the same Rev. Ingram who recently wrote: “This is my body, given for you. … this is a condom, given for you. Use it!” (read here) First, what a disgusting and irreverent use of God’s words. That is unacceptable. Secondly, as you can read, this ELCA leader is big on condom use. So much so that she passed out condoms during a HIV Testing Event/“community meal” held at her church. She writes that she, “Went inside our hall, found...
  • What Makes a Baby Moonbat

    03/16/2012 12:36:48 PM PDT · by massmike · 12 replies
    moonbattery.com ^ | 03/16/2012 | n/a
    Everything has to be different, in a country that has been fundamentally transformed in accordance with political correctness. For example, now that the traditional family structure has been discarded as patriarchal, oppressive, and unhip in favor of more nuanced arrangements, new tools will be needed to teach children about the birds and the bees. Cory Silverberg fills the gap with a children’s book project entitled What Makes a Baby: What Makes a Baby is my response to the fact that books about where babies come from leave many of us out. They tell a nice story (mommy + daddy +...