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  • Minister Prays for Abortion at Supreme Court: ďAbortion is Not a Sin, Itís a Moral DecisionĒ

    03/02/2016 9:02:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 34 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 2, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Pro-life and abortion activists alike gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court building today awaiting the hearing on an important abortion case out of Texas. The U.S. Supreme Court case Whole Womanís Health v. Hellerstedt was bought by abortion businesses against a pro-life Texas law responsible for closing abortion clinics that could not guarantee they could protect the health of Texas women. The law has been credited with saving the lives of more than 10,000 unborn children. Among the pro-abortion speakers was the Rev. Debra Haffner, a Jewish Unitarian Universalist who ďpreachedĒ in favor of abortion in front of the Supreme...
  • Legalize incest and necrophilia, says Swedish Liberal Partyís youth wing

    03/01/2016 9:58:10 AM PST · by wagglebee · 52 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/29/16 | Pete Baklinski
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, February 29, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- Last week the youth wing of Sweden‚Äôs Liberal Party voted to call for the decriminalization of sexual relations between siblings as well as sexual relations with a corpse, on the argument that laws should not be based on ‚Äúmorality‚ÄĚ or on a societal consensus on what is ‚Äúdisgusting.‚ÄĚ‚ÄúWe are a youth organization and one of our tasks is to think one step further,‚ÄĚ said Liberal Youth leader Cecilia Johnsson to¬† Swedish news site Aftonbladet last week.¬†‚ÄúI understand that [incest and necrophilia] can be seen as unusual and disgusting but legislation can not be...
  • The Most Common Misunderstandings About Evolution

    02/22/2016 10:38:03 AM PST · by EveningStar · 147 replies
    RealClearScience ^ | February 20, 2016 | Paula Kover
    Given its huge success in describing the natural world for the past 150 years, the theory of evolution is remarkably misunderstood. In a recent episode of the Australian series of "I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here", former cricket star Shane Warne questioned the theory - asking "if humans evolved from monkeys, why haven't today's monkeys evolved"? Similarly, a head teacher from a primary school in the UK recently stated that evolution is a theory rather than a fact. This is despite the fact that children in the UK start learning about evolution in Year 6 (ten to 11-year-olds),...
  • Alexis Arquette calls out Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith as ‚Äėgay‚Äô hypocrites

    01/19/2016 2:56:24 PM PST · by presidio9 · 57 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Tuesday, January 19, 2016
    Take note Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith: Getting political has its risks. After the actress declared Monday that she will be boycotting the Oscars after her husband was snubbed, Alexis Arquette took a major swing at the pair for what she alleges is hypocrisy. The transgender actress and gender-rights activist "outed" the married couple with a Facebook post that argued that Mr. and Mrs. Smith’s comments on race and the Oscars were invalid because they won't ’fess up about their alleged homosexuality. "When Jada comes out as Gay and her beard husband admits his first marriage ended when she...
  • Do Americans know the Truth when they see it?

    01/08/2016 8:41:48 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 01/08/16 | Karen Lees
    ‚ÄúThe truth is like a lion; you don‚Äôt have to defend it. Let it loose; it will defend itself.‚ÄĚ ‚Äď St. Augustine Moral clarity is the ability to see things as they really are. This type of clarity is only possible when one believes what is true. America lost her way when she chose the lies of moral relativism over the moral clarity of truth. For to dispose of truth in favor of moral relativism creates moving targets of the standards by which society must agree to live. If we cannot call something ‚Äúevil,‚ÄĚ how can we refer to anything...
  • The Progressive Left Keeps Sticking Up For Pedophiles

    09/21/2015 7:45:22 PM PDT · by OddLane · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 21, 2015 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    Today, Salon gave a platform to a self-confessed pedophile to explain his urges in sympathetic terms. ďIím a Pedophile, But Not A MonsterĒ reads the headline. Itís a long, self-pitying screed that ends with a call to be ďunderstanding and supportiveĒ of adults who crave sexual intimacy with children. Forgive me if Iím not first to start the standing ovation. In fact Iím pretty sure most people will find the existence on Salonís website of this post both shocking and distasteful. The timing of Nickersonís post, barely a week after multiple high-profile progressives rallied around progressive activist Sarah Nyberg, couldnít...
  • The Modern Leftís Moral Rot

    09/22/2015 2:15:39 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 6 replies
    Commentary ^ | 9/21/2015 | Evelyn Gordon
    In one short sentence, [Amira Hass] neatly encapsulates the moral rot at the heart of the modern multicultural left: ďWe donít rate suffering.Ē .... No one has the right to compare in any way the suffering of peoples and human beings, or to quantify it, rank it, calculate it Ö We donít quantify. We donít rate suffering. This, in a nutshell, is the moral abdication at the heart of todayís multicultural left: In its ostensibly noble desire to ensure that no suffering goes unnoticed or unattended, it has abandoned the very essence of morality Ė the ability to draw distinctions,...
  • The Ongoing Dictatorship of Relativism

    06/09/2015 2:25:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 9, 2015 | JEFF MORROW
    On March 22, 2013, Pope Francis addressed the Diplomatic Corps with a warning against the ¬ďtyranny of relativism.¬Ē He then explained his selection of the name Francis as in part stemming from St. Francis¬í battle for peace, a peace which Pope Francis underscored was impossible without Truth. The necessary struggle for truth not only remains part of the context for Francis¬í choice of name, but also for his papacy. In his remarks, Francis explicitly linked his concerns with those of his predecessor Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, whom he named.In the then Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger¬ís homily of April 18, 2005,...
  • Evangelical leader: Vote for Hillary Clinton, sheíll cut abortion rate in half

    04/23/2015 7:27:08 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 66 replies
    LifeSite ^ | Tue Apr 21, 2015 | Ben Johnson
    A national evangelical Christian leader has written that his fellow believers should vote for Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, because she will radically reduce the abortion rate. Hillary, in whose campaign abortion industry lobbyists play a conspicuous role, favors abortion-on-demand throughout pregnancy. Yet Tony Campolo believes a second Clinton presidency will halve the number of abortions nationwide. ďHillary Clinton is one of the few candidates on the political stage who has a plan for cutting the abortion rate in America by at least 50 percent,Ē Campolo, a sociology professor emeritus at Eastern University, wrote in a debate on Religion News...
  • ĎI bedded 12 strangers in a year ó with my husbandís permissioní (Moral Relativism/Culture Wars)

    03/17/2015 11:24:27 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 120 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 16, 2015 | Jane Ridley
    Pulling on his pants after our intimate encounter in my Las Vegas hotel room, the cute 23-year-old Iíd just picked up holds out his cellphone, urging me to tap in my number. ďYou really donít have to take it,Ē I say. Having sex with a stranger is thrilling, but Iím not that interested in a repeat performance. Two minutes after heís gone, I climb back into bed and text my husband, Scott, whom Iíve been with for 18 years. ďJust saying good night,Ē I type. ďGood night, dove,Ē writes back Scott from wherever he is. Scenarios like these were typical...
  • Why Our Children Donít Think There Are Moral Facts

    03/03/2015 12:09:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 2, 2015 | JUSTIN P. MCBRAYER
    What would you say if you found out that our public schools were teaching children that it is not true that itís wrong to kill people for fun or cheat on tests? Would you be surprised? I was. As a philosopher, I already knew that many college-aged students donít believe in moral facts. While there are no national surveys quantifying this phenomenon, philosophy professors with whom I have spoken suggest that the overwhelming majority of college freshman in their classrooms view moral claims as mere opinions that are not true or are true only relative to a culture. What I...
  • Why Our Children Donít Think There Are Moral Facts

    03/03/2015 4:35:14 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/2/15 | Justin P. McBrayer
    What would you say if you found out that our public schools were teaching children that it is not true that itís wrong to kill people for fun or cheat on tests? Would you be surprised? I was. As a philosopher, I already knew that many college-aged students donít believe in moral facts. While there are no national surveys quantifying this phenomenon, philosophy professors with whom I have spoken suggest that the overwhelming majority of college freshmen in their classrooms view moral claims as mere opinions that are not true or are true only relative to a culture. What I...
  • The Obama Doctrine: Relativism at All Costs

    02/07/2015 7:34:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2015 | Nick Adams
    After six years in office, there are few things that President Obama does that surprises me. Notwithstanding this, I was still shocked to hear his remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast. Using some misguided moral equivalency, President Obama reached back over almost a thousand years to compare a group of Christians then to current day radical Islamists killing innocents in the name of Allah, telling Christians not to get on their ďhigh horseĒ. (Not to mention, he conveniently omitted the context of the Crusades, a response to Islamic conquest). At times during the speech, it appeared the President was taking...
  • Moral Relativists In The University: They Arenít Who You Think They Are

    08/24/2014 1:44:13 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 31 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 8-24-14 | Collin Garbarino
    This year the movie God Is Not Dead preyed on every Christian parentís fear of sending a child off to college only to have their familyís faith and values undermined by an atheist college professor espousing some form of moral relativism. The movie hinges on a certain clichť, but the clichť is a clichť because many of us took a class with ďthat professor.Ē He might not have been so over-the-top, but his prejudices were evident. The American university tends to be fairly hostile to the conservative movement. One of the core tenets of conservatism is the Judeo-Christian teaching that...
  • How Liberalism Became Kryptonite for Superman

    06/10/2014 6:37:51 AM PDT · by Bratch · 5 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 8, 2014 | Chuck Dixon And Paul Rivoche
    In the 900th issue of Action Comics, Superman decides to go before the United Nations and renounce his U.S. citizenship. " 'Truth, justice and the American way'óit's not enough any more," he despairs. That issue, published in April 2011, is perhaps the most dramatic example of modern comics' descent into political correctness, moral ambiguity and leftist ideology. We are comic-book artists and comics are our passion. But more important they've inspired and shaped many millions of young Americans. Our fear is that today's young comic-book readers are being ill-served by a medium that often presents heroes as morally compromised or...
  • From bad to worse: Dr. Ben Carson cannot be trusted on gun rights

    05/29/2014 9:53:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 5/29/14 | Kurt Hofmann
    Dr. Ben Carson, potential contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, has been enjoying near "rock star" status in ostensibly conservative circles. If that continues, "conservatives" had might as well give up trying to cast themselves as representing the "pro-gun" position, because Carson's stance on guns is one that would probably not displease the Brady Campaign. Carson first raised gun owners' hackles in March, 2013, when he blithely told Glenn Beck that the right to own semi-automatic firearms is contingent on where one lives. From Mediate: But when asked whether people should be allowed to own ďsemi-automatic weapons,Ē the...
  • 'This Week' Panel: Are Evangelicals Out of Touch With Mainstream Views? [ABC Loves Sodomy]

    04/20/2014 1:50:33 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 57 replies
    ABC/Yahoo ^ | Easter Sunday, 2014 | Mary Alice Parks
    Despite major changes in public opinion in recent years, Rev. Franklin Graham, son of perhaps the most famous American preacher of all time, Billy Graham, reiterated his strong opposition to gay marriage and gay adoption today on ABC's "This Week." As a part of a special Easter week discussion on religion, Graham told ABC News' Martha Raddatz that gays could go to heaven if they repent.
  • The Definition of ĎWrongí Ė How ĎGay Rightsí relies on moral relativist philosophy

    03/14/2014 5:25:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Lisa Graas ^ | 3/14/2014 | Lisa Graas
    Marilyn Bradford is a therapist who tries to help people out of addiction, such as alcoholism, without any belief in a higher power. In short, she is a moral relativist preaching the ďgospelĒ of moral relativism. Having suffered from what was diagnosed as depression and alcoholism, as well as having put her faith in various gurus and belief systems, Marilyn knows first hand how frustrating and difficult it can be to move beyond otherís restrictive and rigid belief systems. Now free to know what she knows to be true for her, she empowers others to do the same. No one...
  • Why did McCain blast Obama on terrorists in Fallujah? Whom did McCain meet with in Syria in 2013?

    01/08/2014 7:29:36 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 6 replies
    1/8/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    McCain blasted Obama on the Al-Qaeda takeover of Fallujah about 3 days ago and the raising of their flag there. This flag-raising and takeover of Fallujah is indeed an abomination in the sight of anyone with a conscience, but can anyone say that McCain has a strict adherence to principles? Would McCain shake hands with Saddam, then later bomb him? Would he pal around with Pinochet, and then later seek to bomb him? Would he seek to overthrow an elected Iranian leader in 1953, only later to regret it? And thus the lesson on why Washington said that we must...
  • On The Tyranny of Relativism as Seen in a Darth Vader Commercial

    11/30/2013 4:59:17 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11/29/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    There was a powerful description given by Pope Emeritus Benedict to describe the modern stance of a world that has abandoned any notion of objective truth to which it is accountable. The phrase was ďThe tyranny of relativism.ĒIn effect the expression describes what happens when there is no standard outside ourselves to which reasonable people can and should appeal in order to square their views or opinions. In such a setting, appeals to reason and agreed upon standards cannot hold the day and resolve disputes.Thus who ďwinsĒ? Whose view prevails? The sad answer is that those with the most money,...
  • It's the heart versus the Bible

    06/25/2013 5:41:36 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 3-16-04 | Dennis Prager
    I recently interviewed a 26-year-old Swedish student about her views on life. I asked her if she believed in G-d or in any religion. "No, that's silly," she replied. "Then how do you know what is right and wrong?" I asked. "My heart tells me," she responded. In a nutshell, that's the major reason for the great divide within America and between America and much of Europe. The majority of people use their heart ó stirred by their eyes ó to determine what is right and wrong. A minority uses their mind and/or the Bible to make that determination. Pick...
  • Europeís Other Crisis: Religion

    06/08/2013 4:27:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Real Clear World ^ | June 3, 2013 | Paul Ames
    The press room podium in the European Unionís headquarters is usually the domain of men in conservatively-cut dark suits. Last week, however, the stage was a profusion of flowing robes, broad-brimmed fedoras, gleaming gold chains, turbans, ecclesiastical dog collars and a shimmering blue-grey sari, as the EUís leadership sought to take the continentís spiritual pulse at their annual meeting with religious representatives. With its popularity battered in the midst of the economic crisis, the EU was seeking some solace and support. Ö Europeís crisis goes beyond the economic, speakers at the meeting agreed. Disillusioned citizens are questioning the values of...
  • Lawless Law

    05/09/2013 7:07:02 PM PDT · by ReformationFan
    Highlands Ministries ^ | 5-9-13 | R.C. Sproul Jr.
    The purported value of ethical relativism, the idea that there are no transcendent, binding rules for right and wrong that all humans are morally required to submit to, is that it allows us to live in peace. That is, if you have your ethics, and I have my ethics, well then there is no real need for us to fight over whose ethic wins. (So long, as, of course, our lives never actually cross.) The real value is far more sinister. We find ethical relativism appealing because we find our own guilt unappealing. Though we seek to suppress such knowledge,...
  • Agenda: Grinding America Down - How Liberals Indoctrinated The US.

    01/22/2013 12:26:05 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 105 replies
    youtube video ^ | Curtis Bowers
    Why has the American society changed so drastically in the past few decades? How did the feminist movement get started? How did Obama get elected? Why are there so many single parent families? Where is God?
  • Fargo Faints: Catholic Teen Refused Confirmation After Pro-Gay Marriage Photo Posted on Facebook

    11/19/2012 6:05:33 AM PST · by servo1969 · 69 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | November 19, 2012 | Tim Graham
    The media in Fargo, North Dakota were scandalized when a nearby Minnesota priest informed the parents of Lennon Cihak that he would not be confirmed in the local Catholic church after he posted a picture on Facebook supporting gay marriage (or a No vote on the traditional-marriage ballot initiative). Naturally, the liberal parents ‚Äď who agree with their son ‚Äď were shocked, shocked that the church would stand for something. ‚ÄúYou kind of know the Catholic beliefs, but I never thought they would deny somebody confirmation because you weren‚Äôt 100 percent. I guess that‚Äôs what shocks me,‚ÄĚ Shana Cihak said....
  • What Liberals Really Respect

    06/07/2012 4:20:51 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6-6-2012 | Selwyn Duke
    One time I read an internet posting made by a woman who had stopped renting to some Christians who had been tenants at her property. Her reason? They made her feel bad about herself. People who have no intention of dispensing with vice don't like moral standards they pale in comparison to -- which is why moral relativism is all the rage today, and why there is rage at Christianity -- and they don't like moral standard-bearers they pale in comparison to, either. Why do you think the Bible states, "What fellowship hath light with darkness? The darkness hates the...
  • Rockwall teacher fired for out-of-wedlock pregnancy

    04/11/2012 9:44:41 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 163 replies
    WFAA ^ | 04/10/2012 | JASON WHITELY
    ROCKWALL ó Cathy Samford, a volleyball coach and science teacher, was fired from Heritage Christian Academy for getting pregnant and not being married, the school acknowledged. "I looked it up and thought, 'They can't do this,'" said Samford, 29. For almost three years, she coached volleyball at the private school. Samford was named "Coach of the Year" and recently began teaching science. But when she got pregnant last fall, the school fired her because she was not married. "We all have different views and interpretations," Samford said. "It's not necessarily the Christian thing to do to throw somebody aside because...
  • Narcissism and the culture war

    03/10/2012 1:28:50 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Renew America ^ | 3-8-12 | Fred Hutchinson
    The culture war might be likened to fighting a war against a coalition of powers. Imagine WWI-style trench warfare on a long front. In the center of the enemy lines are the forces of moral relativism. These forces oppose the idea that there is a universal moral law. On one flank are the forces of the sexual revolution, including gays, feminists, adulterers, the promiscuous, and the pro-abortion folks. On the other flank are the cultural relativists, and multiculturalists. This camp opposes the ideas of truth, beauty, and intrinsic quality. It seeks to suppress the literary, philosophical, and artistic heritage of...
  • Planned Parenthood official: medical science is Ďirrelevantí to question of when fetus is human

    01/12/2012 3:12:53 PM PST · by rhema · 22 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 11, 2012 | John Jalsevac
    In a recent article that has to be read to be believed, Shannon Dea, co-president of Planned Parenthood Waterloo Region, responds to a call by a Canadian member of parliament to have a debate on the humanity of the unborn child, saying: ďMedical science is irrelevant to the question of when a fetus becomes a human being ó that matter is a legal and philosophical one, not a medical one.Ē Dea might as well have said that medical science is irrelevant to the question of whether or not a pig is a pig, or an elephant is an elephant, or...
  • Teenager 'killed by relatives who believed he was a witch' ( UK : Multicuturalism )

    01/05/2012 1:47:32 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph Media ^ | 05 Jan 2012
    Kristy, 15, was in such pain after days of being attacked with sticks, a metal bar, hammer and chisel that he begged to die, jurors heard. His brother-in-law Eric Bikubi was joined by his partner, Kristy's sister Magalie, in the horror, said Brian Altman QC, prosecuting. And his other siblings were forced to join in before they were all placed in the bath to be hosed down in cold water with a shower head by Bikubi on Christmas Day, 2010. ... The jury was told that in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the defendants are originally from, witchcraft...
  • Pope to Renew Attack on 'Moral Relativism' in New Year's Message

    12/31/2011 1:45:02 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12/31/11 | Simon Caldwell
    The Pope will on Sunday launch a renewed attack on the "moral relativism" that he has blamed for Britain's summer riots.In a message for the 2012 World Peace Day of January 1, Pope Benedict said that neither peace nor justice was obtainable if the objective norms of morality expressed in the Ten Commandments continue to be rejected. His words represent another severe criticism of moral relativism, the humanistic creed that holds there can be no objective standard on which to base morality. They come just months after the Pope told Nigel Baker, Britain's Ambassador to the Holy See, that the...
  • The Content of Their What?

    12/14/2011 7:37:00 PM PST · by stolinsky · 8 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 12-15-11 | stolinsky
    ¬† The Content of Their What? David C. Stolinsky Dec. 15, 2011 I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.¬Ė Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The word ¬ďjudgmental,¬Ē in the sense of overly critical or self-righteous, dates only from the 1960s. For centuries, great writers expressed themselves without this word, but now we use it frequently. Why? What does this word reveal about our thinking? How does it affect our actions? Specifically,...
  • Tim Tebow

    12/07/2011 10:56:34 PM PST · by gabriellah · 24 replies
    TheCollegeConservative Blog ^ | December 8, 2011 | Gabriella Hoffman
    Whether you love him or hate him, Denver Broncos phenom quarterback Tim Tebow is a force to be reckoned with. Regardless of how one views Tebowís playing styleówhether or not it is amenable to oneís tastes or preferencesóthey should reconcile his sportsmanship with his righteous character. It is apparent that the sensational (and equally accomplished) 24-year-old football star faces unmitigated scrutiny from the media. What exactly has he perpetrated that beckons their attention, one might ask?
  • Where Have Our Cojones Gone?

    12/07/2011 7:20:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2011 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week in Boston, a seven-year-old boy named Mark got into a fight with a bully. The bully put his hands around the boy's throat and began to squeeze. That's when Mark fought back; he kicked his aggressor right in the family jewels. In a normal society, we'd celebrate Mark. Throw him a ticker tape parade or something. Bullies need a sharp kick to the testicles. That's how you convince them that bullying is wrong. But in Boston, Mark was charged with sexual assault. Just to get this straight: Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank's gay lover can run a homosexual prostitution...
  • Presbyterian Church (USA) 220th General Assembly [see chameleons, cats, canaries and a Caterpillar]

    11/10/2011 7:32:38 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 4 replies
    layman.org ^ | 11/10/2011 | Carmen Fowler
    This is no nursery rhyme but rather the cast of characters lining up to appear at the 2012 Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly meeting in Pittsburgh. ACT I: An assault on marriageThe chameleon:† This character will attempt to lead commissioners to see marriage differently than the Church has historically defined it. Separating marriage from the Biblical narrative of creation and the Biblical witness of Jesus' affirmation between one man and one woman, the assembly will be asked to see a "new normal" that is inclusive of gay marriage. Presented plainly, the redefinition of marriage will arrive at the assembly through...
  • Mississippi amendment on 'personhood' divides Christians

    11/08/2011 9:26:42 AM PST · by surroundedbyblue · 62 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 11/2/2011 | Rich Phillips
    In the Carpenter home, every meal begins with a prayer. Robin and his wife, Emily, are devout Christians. But they part ways with many other Christians over a measure that would expand the legal definition of human life. Their son, Luke, now 4 years old, was born through in vitro fertilization. The anti-abortion amendment being voted on this week in the state could restrict in vitro procedures, and the Carpenters are worried that if they wait too long to add to their family, they may end up breaking the law. "I don't really want or need anybody else getting involved...
  • The Victim Factory: Occupy Wall Street and The Leftís Culture of Crime

    11/05/2011 9:01:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 4, 2011 | Rob Taylor
    In his debut PJ Crime column Rob Taylor reveals the painful price of moral relativism.While the big story in conservative circles is the stunning amount of criminality coming out at the Occupy Wall Street protests, I‚Äôm shocked there hasn‚Äôt been more. The Occupy protesters are ‚ÄĒ by and large ‚ÄĒ downwardly mobile, sheltered, white drug users who have joined a variety of fringe movements and refuse to cooperate with police in any criminal matters. In the highly politicized blogosphere where most of these stories are being broken we often call people like these ‚Äúradicals‚ÄĚ or ‚Äúrevolutionaries,‚ÄĚ but in the real...
  • Michael OíBrien: ĎItís a battle to the death with a dictatorship of moral relativismí

    10/04/2011 4:13:20 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/4/11 | John-Henry Westen
    Barryís Bay, Ontario, October 4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In his talk to the annual meeting of LifeSiteNews staff this summer, Canadian author, artist, essayist and lecturer Michael D. OíBrien spoke of his travels in various countries in Europe over the past year meeting with leaders in the culture wars who all had the same message.† ďTo encapsulate it in a thumbnail would be to say everyone is fighting a battle to the death with a dictatorship of moral relativism,Ē he said.† ďConfusion is created everywhere through media.† Media is the primary shaper of consciousness of our times.† In every nation...
  • Why Young Americans Canít Think Morally (Moral standards have been replaced by feelings)

    09/21/2011 9:20:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/20/2011 | Dennis Prager
    Last week, David Brooks of the New York Times wrote a column on an academic study concerning the nearly complete lack of a moral vocabulary among most American young people. Here are excerpts from Brooks¬ís summary of the study of Americans aged 18 to 23. It was led by ¬ďthe eminent Notre Dame sociologist Christian Smith¬Ē: ‚óŹ ¬ďSmith and company asked about the young people¬ís moral lives, and the results are depressing.¬Ē ‚óŹ ¬ďWhen asked to describe a moral dilemma they had faced, two-thirds of the young people either couldn¬ít answer the question or described problems that are not moral...
  • Parents: Donít Let Kids Drink the Kool-Aid

    09/20/2011 10:41:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2011 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Kool-Aid. It conjures up contradictory images.  On the one hand, it brings to mind thirsty gulps, drink-stained lips, and happy children.  On the other, it suggests the shadow of the Jonestown massacre, where a cult leader killed his followers, including children, by spiking their sugary drinks with poison.  It tasted good going down but led to inevitable death. These days, too many of our children are drinking spiked Kool-Aid. ] And it’s being served to them by unwitting educators, dysfunctional celebrities, government leaders, and the whole of pop culture. What’s in the Kool-Aid? The sweet flavor of unrestrained sexual pleasure...
  • Noam Chomsky: My Reaction to Osama bin Ladenís Death

    05/07/2011 7:29:09 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 96 replies
    Guernica ^ | 5/6/2011 | chomsky
    "We might ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at George W. Bushís compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic."
  • FEATURE-Scientist seeks to banish evil, boost empathy

    05/05/2011 11:25:20 AM PDT · by MNDude · 20 replies
    Simon Baron-Cohen has been battling with evil all his life. As a scientist seeking to understand random acts of violence, from street brawls to psychopathic killings to genocide, he has puzzled for decades over what prompts such acts of human cruelty. And he's decided that evil is not good enough. "I'm not satisfied with the term 'evil'," says the Cambridge University psychology and psychiatry professor, one of the world's top experts in autism and developmental psychopathology. "We've inherited this word.. and we use it to express our abhorrence when people do awful things, usually acts of cruelty, but I don't...
  • Church preacher convicted of sex assault

    05/03/2011 7:30:58 PM PDT · by bronxville · 133 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 28, 2011 | Staff
    Church preacher convicted of sex assault 10:57 p.m. CDT, April 28, 2011 Rev. Morris Eubanks told a judge in Lake County Thursday night that God will punish those who bore "false witness" against him during his trial for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl. The Waukegan man, who has preached at Baptist churches in North Chicago and Zion, according to testimony, declined to take the stand in his own defense, saying he was relying on his faith to clear his name. But there would be no divine intervention for Eubanks, as a jury found him guilty of aggravated criminal sexual abuse...
  • Priest finds love with wife, loses affinity for the Catholic church

    01/11/2011 9:36:31 AM PST · by TSgt · 68 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan. 6, 2011, 5:46PM | KEVIN ECKSTROM RELIGION NEWS SERVICE
    The Rev. Albert Cutie saw a lot of things in his 14 years as a Catholic priest while church officials looked the other way: priests who got caught with prostitutes, priests who lived with their gay partners, and men of the cloth who kept one bed in the rectory and another with their mistress. "In the Roman Catholic Church, a scandal is not really a scandal until it becomes public," Cutie writes in his new book, Dilemma: A Priest's Struggle with Faith and Love.
  • The Pope's Warning to a Disintegrating Western Civilization

    12/31/2010 1:13:04 PM PST · by NYer · 37 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 30, 2010 | Kevin Whiteman
    A new Dark Age on the horizon?Catholics, Protestants, Agnostics... the vast majority of conservatives of every stripe would agree with this almost non-reported speech made by Pope Benedict XVI on 20 December, 2010.In a speech to Papal representatives from all over the world, the Pope spoke in the context of a the near total collapse in the Western world of any moral consensus rooted in Christian ethics and heritage.In comments aimed directly at the secularization and abandonment of God by the West, Benedict stunned those in a attendance when he stated; "Alexis de Tocqueville, in his day, observed that democracy...
  • Pastor says student's suicide was tipping point for his coming out

    11/14/2010 6:04:15 AM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/13/2010
    The founder and pastor of a Georgia megachurch said Saturday that the September suicide of a Rutgers University student was the tipping point for his decision to come out of the closet to his congregation. "For some reason, his situation was kind of the tipping point with me," said Jim Swilley, who calls himself as a bishop. "There comes a point in your life where you say - how much time do we have left in our lives? Are we going to be authentic or not?" Rutgers student Tyler Clementi, 18, jumped off a bridge after a secretly-taped sexual encounter...
  • Pastor Says Student's Suicide Was Tipping Point for His Coming Out

    11/14/2010 6:10:10 AM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/13/10
    The founder and pastor of a Georgia megachurch said Saturday that the September suicide of a Rutgers University student was the tipping point for his decision to come out of the closet to his congregation. "For some reason, his situation was kind of the tipping point with me," said Jim Swilley, who calls himself as a bishop. "There comes a point in your life where you say - how much time do we have left in our lives? Are we going to be authentic or not?" Rutgers student Tyler Clementi, 18, jumped off a bridge after a secretly-taped sexual encounter...
  • The Democrats' Final Recourse: Massive Vote Fraud

    10/28/2010 7:55:01 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 47 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 28, 2010 | Selwyn Duke
    The reports are rolling in from all over the country. A Craven County, NC resident attempts to vote a straight Republican ticket but his choices come up straight Democrat four times, despite receiving assistance from poll workers. In NC's Lenoir County, registered Democrat Ervin Norville also tries to vote straight Republican but finds that his ballot has the names of several Democrat candidates selected. Boulder City, NV resident Joyce Ferrara says that when she and several others went to vote for Sharon Angle, they found that Senator Harry Reid's name was already checked off. In Dallas County, TX' congressional district...
  • Why There's No There There for Obama and Pelosi

    09/29/2010 3:55:47 AM PDT · by Scanian · 27 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 29, 2010 | Robin of Berkeley
    A young client, Jenny, came to see me this week in tears. She was outside her house when suddenly, a speeding Prius hit her cat. The driver slowed down, observed Jenny's horrified eyes, and then hightailed it out of there. There's good news: the cat survived. But Jenny's belief in the goodness of people -- particularly hybrid-drivers -- did not. I have my own tales to tell from my week in Berkeley. I was walking gingerly through a crosswalk (I have bad knees) when an impatient driver shot me the bird. His car was graced with a Coexist bumper sticker....
  • Foetus cell injections give hope to Parkinson's sufferers (abortion as a commodity)

    07/02/2010 1:00:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Mail Online ^ | July 1, 2010 | Sophie Borland
    A treatment for Parkinson's disease that involves injecting patients' brains with cells from aborted foetuses could bring hope to thousands of sufferers. It was first tested more than 20 years ago and hailed as a cure before being abandoned because of devastating side effects. Many of the human guinea pigs lost control of their bodies and experienced writhing and jerking movements for the rest of their lives. Now scientists say they have found a way to control these side effects, which will give hope to many sufferers - such as Hollywood star Michael J Fox and boxing legend Muhammad Ali....