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  • Bill Donohue: "Obama has always liked the idea of two men getting married"

    05/10/2012 3:32:50 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 38 replies
    cnn ^ | 5/9/2012 | Piers Morgan
    As Wednesday sees Barack Obama voice his support for same-sex marriage, this evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed a host of experts and analysts, celebrities, and journalists, all charged with detailing and debating one of America's most-polarizing social issues. Joining Piers Morgan live for a face to face discussion, Chad Griffin explained the impact of the president's stance: "Every single night, LGBT people get in their beds, turn out the light, and instead of closing their eyes, and going to sleep like their friends, and their parents, and their colleagues, they stay awake and stare at the ceiling fearing the next...
  • Looking at Child Porn Is Totally Legal in New York State

    05/09/2012 7:38:26 PM PDT · by neverdem · 70 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | May 09 | Adam Martin
    Logic takes us strange places sometimes, like when a judge found herself writing this little gem: "The purposeful viewing of child pornography on the internet is now legal in New York." That's a sentence you'd want to wash your hands after committing to paper (heck, or wash your eyes after reading), but it comes at the end of a line of reasoning in an appeals court decision that makes sense even if it appears to provide a loophole for kiddie porn lovers.  Essentially, the court ruled on Tuesday, you can't be held responsible for things you just see online, even...
  • Late-term healthy twins counted as ‘severe fetal anomaly’ for abortionist Tiller: former prosecutor

    05/09/2012 4:01:14 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 28 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/9/12 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, May 9, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Phill Kline may know more about the dark underbelly of the abortion business than any other man in America. The only prosecutor ever to bring charges against Planned Parenthood, Kline, a former Attorney General of Kansas and D.A. of Johnson County, started by investigating child rape, but found more than he bargained for as he dug deeper into the records of Kansas late-term abortionist George Tiller and the local Planned Parenthood affiliate. “The evidence I found is not unique. It’s just that no one is looking,” Kline said during a talk in Washington, D.C....
  • Pelosi, other Democrats quick to hail Obama's support for gay marriage

    05/09/2012 3:13:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/09/12 | Mike Lillis
    Pelosi, other Democrats quick to hail Obama's support for gay marriageBy Mike Lillis - 05/09/12 04:55 PM ET Behind Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a long list of House Democrats hailed President Obama's support for gay marriage Wednesday, saying Republicans are "on the wrong side of history" for their continued opposition. The swift and enthusiastic reaction from Pelosi and others is indication that the Democrats see support for gay marriage as a political benefit — not an albatross — on the campaign trail this year. Obama on Wednesday ended his years-long balancing act surrounding gay marriage, telling ABC News that he...
  • Landslide victory in North Carolina proves gay ‘marriage’ not inevitable say marriage supporters

    05/09/2012 3:16:50 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5-9-12 | Ben Johnson
    The movement to protect marriage as a union of one man and one woman marched forward yesterday as an emphatic majority of North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment forbidding activist judges from redefining the family. Amendment One, the Defense of Marriage Act, passed on Tuesday by 61 percent to 39 percent. On his daily podcast Wednesday morning, Dr. Albert Mohler referred to the vote as a “landslide.” Peter LaBarbera, president of the family values group Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) told LifeSiteNews.com the vote’s impact is “huge.” “The thrust of the message from the other side is that...
  • Obama backs gay marriage, answering speculation on 'evolving' position (Sign an Executive Order)

    05/09/2012 1:33:03 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/9/2012 | Fox News
    President Obama on Wednesday endorsed same-sex marriages, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to take that position following days of speculation about his "evolving" stance on the issue. The president used a hastily called TV interview to make his position clear. "At a certain point, I've just concluded that for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married," Obama told ABC News. The president, who was previously opposed to the unions, explained that he's gone through an "evolution." Obama said he initially thought civil unions...
  • Standing on Solid Rock, Not Sinking Sand

    05/09/2012 1:39:00 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 1 replies
    MichaelYoussef.com ^ | 5-9-12 | Dr. Michael Youssef
    Recently I read a masterful article in The Christian Post by Dr. Albert Mohler, who is nothing short of a modern-day prophet. In the article, Dr. Mohler warns, “The urgency to reach people with the Gospel can, if the church is not faithful and watchful, tempt us to subvert the Gospel by redefining its terms.” Specifically, Dr. Mohler drew attention to how some evangelical megachurches appear to be softening their positions on homosexuality. He calls on evangelical leaders to steer clear of the sinking sand of celebrating homosexuality—a quicksand that the mainline churches, I believe, have fallen into. Many evangelicals...
  • Viewing child pornography online not a crime: New York court ruling

    05/09/2012 1:34:50 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 107 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 9 2012 | Eric Pfeiffer
    In a controversial decision that is already sparking debate around the country, the New York Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday that viewing child pornography online is not a crime. "The purposeful viewing of child pornography on the internet is now legal in New York," Senior Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick wrote in a majority decision for the court. The decision came after Marist College professor James D. Kent was sentenced to prison in August 2009 after more than 100 images of child pornography were found on his computer's cache. < snip >
  • Is it better never to have been born?

    05/09/2012 1:00:12 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5-9-12 | Michael Cook
    May 9, 2012 (MercatorNet.com) - In 2006 a Sydney couple sued doctors for the “wrongful life” of their severely disabled son. The case failed in the High Court, which ruled that it was impossible to measure the merits of existence versus non-existence. Earlier this year the couple returned, this time with a lawsuit based on “wrongful birth”. Similar cases have cropped up around in the United States and Europe as well. But they have almost always failed for similar reasons – being alive is better than not being alive. But is it? Not every everyone thinks so. David Benatar, a...
  • Obama announces his support for same-sex marriage

    05/09/2012 11:43:02 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 386 replies
    ABC OTUS News ^ | May 9, 2012 | Rick Klein
    President Obama today announced that he now supports same-sex marriage, reversing his longstanding opposition amid growing pressure from the Democratic base and even his own vice president. In an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts, the president described his thought process as an “evolution” that led him to this place, based on conversations with his own staff members, openly gay and lesbian service members, and conversations with his wife and own daughters. "I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of...
  • His own daughter’s graphic HBO sex scenes fill Brian Williams with “unmitigated joy”

    05/09/2012 11:39:37 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 40 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck, staff writer
    Seeing his own daughter starring in HBO’s latest bouquet to debauchery “Girls” excites media Democrat propagandist Brian Williams. NBC’s Baghdad Bob says the scenes featuring his daughter Allison arranging an abortion for a friend and casually slipping into her bathroom to masturbate fill him with “unmitigated joy.” Because “Girls” is a classic representation of the liberal world view it is the new darling of those who are paid tell us we are somehow weird because we try to live by God’s laws instead what would be praised on TMZ. “Girls” …….a peek at the world as seen by miserable idle...
  • Gallup: Half of Americans Support Legal Gay Marriage (Dems/Independents for, Republicans against)

    05/08/2012 1:31:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Gallup ^ | 05/08/2012 | Frank Newport
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Fifty percent of Americans believe same-sex marriages should be recognized by law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriages -- down slightly from 53% last year, but marking only the second time in Gallup's history of tracking this question that at least half of Americans have supported legal same-sex marriage. Forty-eight percent say such marriages should not be legal. These results -- based on Gallup's annual Values and Beliefs poll, conducted May 3-6 -- come at a time when Vice President Joe Biden's remarks on "Meet the Press" Sunday have at least temporarily brought the...
  • Polls close in NC primary, early returns in [Traditional Marriage Winning Big!]

    05/08/2012 5:26:53 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 61 replies
    WXII-TV ^ | 5/8/12
    Early election results are in for some of the biggest races in the North Carolina primary. Live Updates, Live Video: N.C. primary coverage Track the WXII12.com live wire as we post information throughout the day, including pictures from the polling places, quotes, polling figures and more! We'll also be pulling in Twitter feeds from WXII reporters. More According to the State Board of Elections website, with more than 600,000 votes counted, Amendment One had 55 percent voting for it and 44 percent voting against it. The amendment, if passed, would constitutionally make marriage between a man and a woman the...
  • NC approves amendment on gay marriage

    05/08/2012 6:19:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2012 | MARTHA WAGGONER
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina voters have approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman, making it the 30th state to adopt such a ban. With 35 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday, unofficial returns showed the amendment passing with about 58 percent of the vote to 42 percent against.
  • The eugenic philosophy is alive in our culture

    05/08/2012 4:38:02 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/8/12 | Alex Schadenberg
    The Vatican’s newspaper has published an article by historian Lucetta Scaraffia concerning the translation into Italian for the first time of the 1920 book by Karl Binding and Alfred Hoche, titled, Allowing the destruction of life unworthy of life. The article, “If Life is ‘unworthy of being lived” (see below) offers an historical evaluation of the importance of the book and then it concludes that the basic ideology of the book - i.e. eugenics, or in other words, the elimination of people who are genetically “inferior” or mentally ill - is alive and well in this culture. Many people wrongly...
  • Vatican Slams Pro-Abortion Supporters For Using “The Same Arguments As The Nazi’s Did To Promote

    05/08/2012 3:12:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 5/8/12 | Zip
    Via Daily Mail: The Vatican’s semi-official newspaper has angered supporters of euthanasia and abortions by suggesting they apply the same justifications that were used by the Nazis to champion their murderous eugenics programme. The controversial claim that they believe in the survival of the fittest concept, was made in an article on the front page of today’s issue of L’Osservatore RomanO. It was published in response to the recent Italian translation of a 1920 book titled Allowing the Destruction of Life Unworthy of Living, by two German scholars, Karl Binding and Alfred Hoche. It is written by Lucetta Scaraffia, an...
  • Bowl-a-Thon Group Touts Raising Funds for 14-Year-Old’s Abortion

    05/08/2012 10:04:01 AM PDT · by Sopater · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 7, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF), who last month raised over $400,000 for abortions through its Bowl-a-Thon, touted that it provided money for a 14-year-old’s abortion as part of the group's “real stories of abortion access.” On its website in a post entitled, “Getting an abortion means getting a second chance,” NNAF highlights the story of Darcy, a 14-year-old who terminated her pregnancy with the help of the group’s “George Tiller Memorial Fund.” “I'm pretty smart for 14, I think,” Darcy writes. “I love biology, especially the stuff on animals. I'm pretty sure I'm going to be a vet...
  • WND Helps Expose Child Porn Scourge on Facebook

    05/08/2012 4:43:39 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 10 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 05/08/12 | Gina Miller
    WND’s Chelsea Schilling is a brave lady. She courageously took an assignment to go undercover on Facebook to expose the darkest, most sickening aspect of that social network: prevalent child rape imagery and video. The result of her gut-twisting investigation is a four-part series being published this week at WND. Part one, titled, “Kids Raped, Sodomized on Facebook Pages,” was published on Sunday. For the many millions of Facebook users, this is new information. As Ms. Schilling reports, not many people are aware that this side of Facebook exists. She is shining the light on this depraved, criminal enterprise, and...
  • Professors: Babies Don’t Know They’re Killed in Abortions

    05/07/2012 4:51:54 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 84 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/7/12 | Warner T. Huston
    In February of 2012, a pair of left-wing “philosophers” wrote a paper that claimed that babies aren’t human until they can become cognizant of themselves, aware that if they were to be “aborted” or killed they’d be losing something valuable, their lives.This, they claimed, justified abortion as well as post birth infanticide. Naturally they had elaborate justifications for their stance and what they wrote is chilling indeed, for it essentially states that only people that think like them are really worth the status of “human,” worth having their lives considered sacrosanct. The pair, Alberto Giubilini of Milan, Italy, and Francesca...
  • Teacher at school for abused kids arrested on suspicion of molesting children

    05/07/2012 5:48:13 AM PDT · by massmike · 13 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 05/07/2012 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    A vice principal at a Southern California school for troubled youths has been arrested for investigation of 25 counts of child molestation. San Diego police say 49-year-old Kettrell Berry was taken into custody on Friday after a lengthy investigation. He was being held on $1.12million bail pending his arraignment in San Diego Superior Court on Tuesday. A Sheriff’s Department jail booking log obtained by U-T San Diego indicates Berry was booked on child molestation charges including lewd and lascivious acts with a 14-or 15-year-old, oral copulation with a person under 16, and 20 charges of sex with a foreign object...