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  • GALLUP/USA TODAY POLL: Obama's Gay Marriage Endorsement Is Turning More Voters Away

    05/11/2012 2:20:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/11/2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    Here's the first poll, from Gallup/USA Today, measuring the effect of Barack Obama's gay marriage endorsement on voters.  Gallup It has to be a little troubling that a quarter of Independents say they are less likely to vote for him now. It's also rather strange, considering this Gallup poll from this week that found that 57 percent of Independents think gay marriage should be legal. Also, the endorsement does not appear, at least yet, to have had an overly energizing effect on Obama's Democratic base, with only 24 percent more likely to vote for him. Republicans showed a more passionate...
  • Many Blacks Shrug Off Obama's New View On Gays [ALERT:Yahoo, AP Obama Lapdogs]

    05/11/2012 10:29:25 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 39 replies
    YahooNews ^ | May 11, 2012 | ERRIN HAINES and JESSE WASHINGTON
    Many Blacks Shrug Off Obama's New View On Gays By ERRIN HAINES and JESSE WASHINGTON ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — Like many black Americans, Dorsey Jackson does not believe in gay marriage, but he wasn't disillusioned when Barack Obama became the first president to support it. The windows of his suburban Philadelphia barbershop still display an "Obama 2012" placard and another that reads "We've Got His Back." If Obama needs to endorse same-sex marriage to be re-elected, said Jackson, so be it: "Look, man — by any means necessary." With that phrase popularized by the black radical Malcolm X, Jackson rebutted...
  • Top Republican Pollster Advises Party To Embrace Gay Marriage

    05/12/2012 7:44:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 169 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 12th, 2012 | Josh Feldman
    A memo sent out by a Republican pollster has been making the rounds online for its conclusion that the party needs to embrace gay marriage as part of its platform because of recent trends showing increased support for this important social issue. Jan van Lohuizen, who worked as a pollster for George W. Bush in 2004, made the case that the GOP should be fighting for gay marriage as a conservative issue, by emphasizing that “freedom means freedom for everyone.” The memo contains polling data showing that not only is support of gay marriage steadily increasing with the American people...
  • Abortion Giant Planned Parenthood Hosts Mother’s Day Fundraiser

    05/11/2012 11:31:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Live Action ^ | 5/11/2012 | Lucy LeFever
    As families across the nation gather to celebrate Mother’s Day, others will gather to support the abortion industry. Never one to miss a fundraising opportunity, a New York affiliate of Planned Parenthood is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch to support the clinic. Here is the advertisement that was published in The Ithaca Journal (ironically, over an advertisement for a children’s garden): Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes will hold its second annual Mother’s Day celebration at Moosewood and will feature two seatings, 10:30 a.m. to noon and noon to 1:30 p.m. May 13 at the restaurant, 215 N. Cayuga...
  • Wesley J. Smith: Doctors Ask Canadian Supreme Court to Impose Futile Care Theory

    05/11/2012 4:14:01 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 4 replies
    First Things/Secondhand Smoke ^ | 5/11/12 | Wesley J. Smith
    The British Medical Journal reports that Canadian doctors are seeking Canadian Supreme Court authority to withdraw wanted life-extending treatment. From the May 10, 2012 story (abstract only): Canada’s Supreme Court will next week consider an appeal from two Canadian doctors who seek, against a family’s objections, to withdraw life sustaining treatment from a patient they originally diagnosed as being in a persistent vegetative state, but whom they now describe as minimally conscious. Hassan Rasouli, 60, a retired Iranian born engineer, contracted bacterial meningitis in late 2010 after surgery to remove a brain tumour, and has since been on mechanical ventilation at Toronto’s Sunnybrook...
  • Website Uses Your Tax Dollars to Give Condoms to 12-Year-Olds

    05/11/2012 11:31:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Live Action ^ | 5/11/2012 | Jennie Stone
    Parents, beware: the California Family Health Council runs a website where your teen can go to “score free condoms” without your knowledge. It’s called TeenSource.org, and they brag about being able to give condoms to children as young as twelve years old in the state of California. There’s even a number—that’s 61827— your teen can text to get a weekly “hook up tip of the week.” It just so happens to be the same number your teen can text to hear from Planned Parenthood on a weekly basis. The website is emphatic on the fact that a child as young...
  • ‘I did the right thing by not aborting’: video of young mom with disabled baby goes viral

    05/11/2012 10:07:44 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/11/2012 | John Jalsevac
    May 10, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A seven-minute video of a young mother who says she knows she did the right thing by not choosing to abort her handicapped son, has gone viral, spreading a powerful pro-life message across the internet. When Rebecca Downs, a pro-life activist who writes for LiveActionNews.com, saw the video on Youtube several days ago, she said it had 90,000 views: now it has over 260,000, and that number is climbing fast. Another version on Godtube has been viewed 62,000 times. The mother’s name is Lacey Buchanan, who hails from Woodbury, Tennessee. In the low-key video Lacey...
  • Girl Scouts under scrutiny from Catholic bishops

    05/11/2012 1:28:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 5/10/2012 | David Crary
    Long a lightning rod for conservative criticism, the Girl Scouts of the USA are now facing their highest-level challenge yet: An official inquiry by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. At issue are concerns about program materials that some Catholics find offensive, as well as assertions that the Scouts associate with other groups espousing stances that conflict with church teaching. The Scouts, who have numerous parish-sponsored troops, deny many of the claims and defend their alliances. The inquiry coincides with the Scouts' 100th anniversary celebrations and follows a chain of other controversies. Earlier this year, legislators in Indiana and Alaska...
  • Can a mandate that says that marriage shall be between one man and one woman be federalized?

    05/10/2012 4:27:36 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 4 replies
    5/10/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    If this mandate can be federalized, via a federal constitutional amendment that says that marriage shall only be between one man and one woman, then why did RNC head Reince Priebus say on Andrea Mitchell Reports the following: "Governor Romney and the Republican Party have been pretty clear, marriage is between one man and one woman. We believe ultimately that you can't federalize that kind of mandate, which is why we believe that individual states can make that decision on their own." If Romney had not signed the pledge some time back that called for a federal constitutional amendment that...
  • Pelosi: Gay marriage more important than elections

    05/10/2012 1:35:27 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 82 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 10, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., indicated that President Obama's support for gay marriage is worth any electoral reversals that Democratic Party might sustain as a result. "The statement that the president made was something that was the right thing to do for the country; it filled my heart with joy," Pelosi told reporters today. "We come here to do a job for the American people, not to hold a job . . . It's more important than any political consequences."
  • Franklin Graham: Obama shook fist at God by supporting same-sex marriage

    05/10/2012 8:54:48 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 40 replies
    WSOC ^ | 5/10/2012 | STAFF
    Franklin Graham said President Obama has “shaken his fist” at God by announcing his support for same-sex marriage. On Wednesday, Obama voiced his support for same-sex marriage, saying he was taking a personal position on the issue. "I have hesitated on gay marriage in part because I thought that civil unions would be sufficient," Obama said in the interview with ABC. He added, "I was sensitive to the fact that for a lot of people the word 'marriage' was something that evokes very powerful traditions, religious beliefs and so forth." Now, he said, "it is important for me personally to...
  • 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...