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  • Not All Catholic Bishops Onboard With Positive Language Toward Same-Sex Couples in Synod Report

    10/15/2014 11:30:57 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/15/2014 (1:53 PM EDT) | Stoyan Zaimov
    Pope Francis leads the synod of bishops in Paul VI's hall at the Vatican October 6, 2014. Pope Francis opened a global Roman Catholic assembly on Sunday showing his apparent irritation with Church leaders who have waged a sometimes bitter public battle between progressives and conservatives on family issues. A recently released midterm report from the Synod of Bishops on the family, which defended the traditional definition of marriage but used positive language towards same-sex couples in some situations, has garnered controversy among some bishops who say it does not accurately reflect the assembly's views. "In regard to homosexuality, there...
  • French defenders of traditional family to meet Russian religious leaders, lawmakers

    03/30/2014 11:12:11 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 21 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 03/31/2014 | Itar-Tass
    OSCOW, March 31. /ITAR-TASS/. Representatives of French public and the Catholic Christian Church who call for protection of traditional family will hold consultations with spiritual leaders of different religions in the Russian capital of Moscow and will deliver speeches in the Russian Parliament. The French delegation will arrive in Russia on Monday to stay in the country until April 4, a branch of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Council of Europe told ITAR-TASS. “The leadership of organization Manif pour Tous are among our guests. The organization has gathered hundreds of thousands of demonstrators against same-sex marriages and adoption of...
  • Vladimir Putin, Conservative Icon

    12/21/2013 6:35:03 PM PST · by Innovative · 67 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Dec 20, 2013 | Brian Whitmore
    The Russian president is positioning himself as the world's leading defender of traditional values. Vladimir Putin is calling on the conservatives of the world to unite—behind him. The Kremlin leader's full-throated defense of Russia's "traditional values" and his derision of the West's "genderless and infertile" liberalism in his annual state-of-the-nation address last week was just the latest example of Putin attempting to place himself at the vanguard of a new "Conservative International."
  • Vladimir Putin claims Russia is moral compass of the world

    12/12/2013 10:08:57 AM PST · by AnalogReigns · 46 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12 December 2013 | Damien McElroy
    Vladimir Putin sought to cast Russia as the moral arbiter of the world on Thursday, as he hit out at America’s “non-traditional values” and its influence across the world. In an annual state of the nation address, the 61-year-old Russian president said his country did not aspire to be “some kind of superpower”. “We do not infringe on anyone’s interests, we do not force our patronage on anyone, or try to teach anyone how to live,” he said. His comments amounted to an oblique rebuttal to the growing international movement against Russia’s restrictive laws on homosexuality. ... Mr Putin defended...
  • Budget crisis has its roots in erosion of values

    10/14/2013 4:06:58 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    One News Now ^ | 10-14-13 | Star Parker
    We ought to think about the cultural roots of the budget crisis in Washington. The political left says the shutdown is all about an ideological tantrum of a handful of Republicans. Certainly, tea partiers have an ideology and vision about what ground rules would produce a more prosperous, freer and fairer America. But let's be honest. The gentleman in the White House, our president, is as hard core in his ideological dispositions as any tea partier. Each side believes America would be better off if it were run according to their vision. What's the crucial difference? As a tea partier,...
  • Guido Barilla Video Apology to Gays

    09/28/2013 3:59:36 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 89 replies
    Facebook of Barilla Pasta Co ^ | September 27, 2013 | Guido Barilla
    "Yesterday I apologized for offending many people around the world. Today I am repeating that apology," ... "Through my entire life I have always respected every person I've met, including gays and their families, without any distinction. I've never discriminated against anyone." ... "I have heard the countless reactions around the world to my words, which have depressed and saddened me," ... "It is clear that I have a lot to learn about the lively debate concerning the evolution of the family. In the coming weeks, I pledge to meet representatives of the group that best represent the evolution of...
  • Raising Children of Light in a Culture of Darkness

    09/23/2013 6:40:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | September 23, 2013 | Matt Barber
    “I do not want to drive across a bridge designed by an engineer who believed the numbers in structural stress models are relative truths.” – R.C. Sproul I was delighted to speak on Sunday at Faith Christian Center in Arlington, Texas. I joined that community of believers in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the church’s affiliated school, St. Paul’s Preparatory Academy. The topic of my discussion was “How to Raise Christian Children in Today’s Culture.” As I was preparing my remarks it occurred to me that raising children to both love and faithfully serve the Lord and Creator of the...
  • Liberalism Twerks Normal Americans

    09/02/2013 3:29:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | September 2, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    Like so many normal Americans, I recently discovered twerking, and true to the intent of its practitioners, it blew my bourgeois mind. No, not because of its transgressive rejection of traditional values like modesty and dignity but because, until then, I had always thought sexuality was supposed to be sexy. The tiresome antics of former Disney princess Miley Cyrus exemplifies a larger phenomenon. Liberalism, in our culture and in our politics, is figuratively twerking all normal Americans. And it is up to us to fight back. Regular authoritarians are content to simply be obeyed; they don’t care what you think...
  • Reagan's Lieutenant Devine

    07/11/2013 9:01:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | July 11, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    The re-election of President Obama has left most conservatives in a very pessimistic frame of mind. How could the majority of voters not see that Obama had failed to prevent ongoing economic stagnation and the threat of bankruptcy? How could they endorse additional layer upon additional layer of bureaucratic intervention when the economic results were so awful? Donald J. Devine was Ronald Reagan's pick to head the Office of Personnel Management and is today vice chair of the American Conservative Union. You might see him as the personification of the pessimistic frame of mind. Several years ago, he approached me...
  • There is Hope For America

    06/30/2013 12:34:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | June 30, 2013 | Michael Youssef
    As we prepare to celebrate the birth of this great nation, we find ourselves increasingly overwhelmed by political, judicial, and even church leaders who are dragging her down into an abyss like we have never seen before. In our darkest moments as a nation, we have always relied on our moral foundation to keep us from falling too far. Although past leaders may have personally failed both morally and ethically, our foundation was solid. But now, leaders are weaving their own moral and ethical blindness into the laws of the land. They are forsaking our moral foundation by rejecting God's...
  • Resilience is What Matters

    06/20/2013 4:58:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | June 20, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    This past month has been eventful and unusual. My sister Kathy and I spent a weekend cleaning out our mother's home in order to rent it out, and two weeks later we both flew to Washington to surprise our dad for his 70th birthday. These two events have provided a backdrop for my reflection here on living a full life, making the most of what you have and moving forward rather than focusing on the past. Our mother has survived two bouts with cancer and had, just a few years ago, recovered enough to move from nursing home to assisted...
  • The Superman of Grads and Dads

    06/18/2013 4:41:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | June 18, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    Though deadbeat dads and high-school dropouts might pervade some communities, there are still far more models than mess-ups across our country, and some stand head and shoulders above the rest. Let me tell you about a few stellar examples. I understand that the fact that 1 in 4 U.S. students do not receive a regular high-school diploma is not good enough, with that number increasing to 1 in 2 students in New York City and other places and among Native Americans. And I understand that, as First Things First reported, in Richmond, Va., 60 percent of families are single-parent households,...
  • Two Black Democrats Become Republicans in Louisiana

    06/17/2013 4:01:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies ^ | June 17, 2013 | Star Parker
    Anyone who doubts that the Republican Party can attract black voters needs only look south to Louisiana. At a conference held in Baton Rouge at the end of May, called @Large and aimed to attract black conservatives, black Democrat Elbert Guillary, a member of the state legislature, announced that he was switching party and becoming a Republican. Less than two weeks later, just up the road in Central City, Louisiana, black Democrat city councilman Ralph Washington – who attended this same @Large conference, made the same announcement – he’s becoming a Republican. It’s really not such a mystery. The mystery...
  • Happy Father’s Day, Patriot: I Hope You’re Raising Your Kids to be Righteously Rebellious

    06/16/2013 3:16:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | June 16, 2013 | Doug Giles
    Hey, Dad. If you’re going to send your kid to a public school or a state run university, then you’ve got to teach your child not to just sit there in class, like a nice boy, and take whatever propaganda the “progressives” shove down their pie hole. The Conservative/traditionalist is the rebel of our day. “The Man” and “The Machine” on campus to rage against is not stodgy traditionalism, but rank socialism and its moral and political vacuity. Meet the new boss — it’s not the same as the old boss. For Dads who want their kids to make a...
  • No fine for Oregon baker who refused service to gay couple

    03/21/2013 5:35:43 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 37 replies
    MyNorthWest ^ | 20 March 2013 | Linda Thomas
    After all the fuss about an Oregon baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, the state says there is "not an investigation into this issue." The dispute involves a Portland woman, her fiancee and fiancee's mother. In February, the mom and one of the brides-to-be went to Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Gresham to order a wedding cake. Aaron Klein, who runs the bakery with his wife, says same-sex marriage goes against his Christian faith so he would not make a wedding cake for the couple. After that, the small bakery gained international attention with...
  • Illinois poll of Hispanics finds agreement with GOP on guns, gays, abortion

    12/04/2012 9:14:05 AM PST · by bigbob · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-4-12 | Alexis Levinson
    As Republicans ponder how to win over Hispanics in future election cycles, there may be a light at the end of the tunnel. A poll of Illinois Hispanics conducted by pollster Mike McKeon found that a majority shared views generally considered to be sympathetic to the Republican party. The poll found Hispanics in the conservative camp on social issues in particular. Fifty-one percent said they opposed legalizing gay marriage, compared to just 40 percent who favored legalization. Fifty-six percent called themselves pro-life, while just 33 percent said they were pro-choice. A small plurality of those surveyed said they did not...
  • Vote - Are Women's Beach Volleyball Uniforms Too Sexy?

    08/04/2012 9:56:20 AM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 102 replies
    There is a controversy brewing at the London Olympics and it doesn't involve judges, steroids, or tanking matches (we're looking at you Badminton) - it involves bikinis. Critics are claiming that not only are the women's beach volleyball uniforms too sexy, but that photographers seem to be focusing an inordinate number of their images on certain parts of the female anatomy. Are the Olympics women's beach volleyball photos too sexy? That is the claim being made by some people who find that too many pictures of these female Olympians are filled with crotch shots and close-ups of women's derrieres in...
  • My Black Dad and Chick-fil-A

    08/04/2012 7:41:50 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 52 replies
    american thinker ^ | 8/3 | lloyd marcus
    I jump on every opportunity to respectfully challenge my 84-year-old black dad's loyalty to Obama. Dad has been a Christian pastor over 50 years. He lives in Maryland, and I live in Florida. I called Dad to ask if he participated in Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. He said no, he had not heard about it. Then, he added, "All I know is Chick-fil-A discriminates against gays." Folks, I was outraged. Struggling to keep my composure, I passionately said, "Dad, that is a lie! You have got to stop getting your news from the mainstream media!" I went on to explain to...
  • Does Chick-fil-A controversy risk turning off young employees?

    08/03/2012 2:09:25 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 60 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/3/12 | Jena McGregor
    Who knows whether or not Cathy’s remarks will create risks for his sales over the long term—a temporary boost appears to be underway, and customers can have short-term memories. But at a time when young people increasingly support same-sex marriage, what kind of risks do they create for the company’s pool of potential employees?
  • Heads he loses; tails we win: Barack Obama’s walk down the Gay marriage plank

    08/01/2012 6:41:21 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 20 replies ^ | August 1, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    As November gets closer, with few options open to him, Barack Obama has elected to gamble that he can walk on a very narrow plank to victory. In May when Obama “evolved” back to being for Gay “marriage” he was taking a calculated risk. He knew, or should have known, that he would face a strong backlash from his African American base. When the backlash came, was a lot stronger than anyone would have expected. In 2008 Blacks flocked to the polls to vote for Obama at a 95% rate. That surge was enough put him over the top and...
  • Idaho Restaurant Dumps Pepsi & Miller Over Companies' LGBT Support

    07/20/2012 10:48:29 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 33 replies
    Instinct Magazine ^ | July 19 2012 | Johnathon Higbee
    Owners object to brands' support of National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce "The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is an entity that collects money from major corporations to further promote policies for the gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders, and as Christians, we don't support that," said owner Mike Fuller. Fuller has even updated his restaurant's bare-bones website to include a notice about the boycott: Why Waha Bar & Grill is currently not carrying Coors, Miller, or Pepsico products: Miller/Coors, Pepsico, and many other companies (see list below) have taken a political stance by becoming corporate founders of...
  • Liberals Don't Know The First Thing About Courage

    02/21/2012 9:28:56 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-20-12 | Jared H. McAndersen
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  • For Women Under 30, Most Births Occur Outside Marriage

    02/20/2012 8:04:28 AM PST · by bigbob · 49 replies · 1+ views
    It used to be called illegitimacy. Now it is the new normal. After steadily rising for five decades, the share of children born to unmarried women has crossed a threshold: more than half of births to American women under 30 occur outside marriage. Once largely limited to poor women and minorities, motherhood without marriage has settled deeply into middle America. The fastest growth in the last two decades has occurred among white women in their 20s who have some college education but no four-year degree, according to Child Trends, a Washington research group that analyzed government data. Among mothers of...
  • Of family decline and the importance of traditions

    09/05/2011 5:43:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/03/2011 | Tina Korbe
    According to historian Paul Johnson, many analysts of American society consider the decline of the family and of family life — and the growth in illegitimacy — to be the decisive single development in America during the second half of the 20th century. It’s easy either to decry that decline in dramatic terms or to dismiss it as unimportant, a mere illusion in the minds of cultural conservatives. No need exists to overstate the case, to issue dire warnings of degeneracy and immorality or to primly utter hints at history repeating itself, to darkly allude to the collapse of the...
  • Gay-marriage foes claim victory in Maine (Repealed!)

    11/03/2009 10:29:38 PM PST · by AKSurprise · 19 replies · 1,180+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11/04/09 | Glenn Adams & David Crary
    Gay-marriage opponents are claiming victory in a closely watched referendum in Maine on a new state law that would have allowed same-sex couples to wed. The law in question was passed by the Legislature in May but never took effect because of a petition drive by conservatives. With more than 84 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday, the side seeking to repeal the law had 53 percent of the vote. Their campaign organizer, Frank Schubert, claimed victory and declared that Maine voters had helped preserve the institution of marriage. Gay-marriage supporters refused to concede, holding out hope that that the tide...
  • American Girlhood Lost to Marketers

    08/26/2009 4:34:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies · 1,400+ views ^ | August 26, 2009 | Marybeth Hicks
    I finally had to sit down with my 11-year-old daughter for “the talk.” Despite my best efforts to preserve her innocence and protect her from growing up too quickly, I simply had to tell her some important facts of life. No, we didn’t have a talk about how babies are born. This talk was about America’s assault on girlhood. The time finally came for me to explain to my daughter the relationship between media and marketing and money, and why some people think nothing of exploiting girls if it increases their ratings, sells advertising and beefs up the bottom line....
  • Yes On 8 Perspective - Significance Of California Supreme Court Victory (Andrew Pugno Commentary)

    05/27/2009 4:07:54 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 2 replies · 694+ views
    Flash Report ^ | 05/27/2009 | Andrew Pugno
    Yesterday - less than three months after Kenneth W. Starr and I appeared in the California Supreme Court on behalf of our Campaign to defend Prop 8 - the Court finally issued its decision... all 185 pages of it! By a 6 to 1 vote, a nearly-unanimous majority of the Supreme Court upheld the vote of the people by which Prop 8 was passed into law to protect traditional marriage in our State Constitution. You can read the decision here as it appears on the Court's website. While there were no real surprises in the decision, and it looks...
  • Is Hollywood Finally Promoting Traditional Values? (Who knew Zac Efron would lead the way?)

    05/20/2009 9:46:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies · 1,692+ views
    Townhall ^ | 5/20/2009 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, I took my wife to see the Zac Efron flick "17 Again." I didn't expect much. After all, I think High School Musical and its endless sequels are insipid. I certainly wasn't expecting any morality tales about the virtues of abstinence until marriage. But that's what "17 Again" was -- a tribute to the value of chastity before wedlock. For those who haven't seen the movie, Matthew Perry plays Mike O'Donnell, a former high school hotshot who passed up a college athletic scholarship to marry his high school sweetheart Scarlet, whom he had impregnated before marriage. It's been...
  • Christians Treated as Modern-Day Lepers

    04/07/2009 8:46:35 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies · 1,556+ views ^ | April 6, 2009 | Pat Boone
    Although liberal groups and even courts protect HIV and AIDS victims from having to divulge their condition on any records, for fear they might be denied public activity and employment, innocent school kids are scrubbed, fumigated, and isolated lest they spread the deadly virus of Christianity. ....Wade was given a fourth grade assignment to choose a “hero,” write a description of his hero and portray the chosen hero as part of a “live wax museum.” He would then give an oral report in front of the class. When 9-year-old Wade chose Jesus as his hero, school officials immediately insisted that...
  • GOP Mike's Movie Review - Gran Torino, starring Clint Eastwood

    01/12/2009 4:29:13 AM PST · by · 62 replies · 2,670+ views
    GOP Mike's Blog ^ | 1/12/09 | GOP Mike
    To my Conservative Friends: I have been receiving emails and phone calls over the past week from my Conservative and liberal friends alike saying to me - "Mike - You gotta see Gran Torino!!" So, in the middle of the snow storm on Saturday night, I trekked out to see the film I had heard so much about... The film is about a man named Walt Kowalski, a 70-something, cranky Korean War Vet who lives in a mid-west neighborhood that has been steadily changing to a Black/Asian community. Walt, living alone now after his wife's death, is one of the...
  • Gross Dereliction of Duty (California Attorney General Jerry "Moonbeam" Brown's Prop 8 brief)

    12/27/2008 8:27:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 1,184+ views
    National Review Online ^ | December 23, 2008 | The Editors
    December 23, 2008, 4:00 a.m. Gross Dereliction of DutyBy the Editors As attorney general of California, Jerry Brown has a duty to defend the state and its laws in court. That duty requires him to offer the best grounds in defense of any law that may reasonably be defended. In a brief he filed last Friday in the case challenging Proposition 8 — the ballot measure that amended California’s constitution to ban same-sex marriage — Brown grossly violated that duty. On Election Day, California voters approved Proposition 8. Opponents of Proposition 8 then rushed to court to invalidate it...
  • Ban on gay marriage won't be forever

    12/27/2008 6:14:01 AM PST · by IbJensen · 52 replies · 1,497+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | December 27, 2008 | Editorial Staff
    The cause of gay rights has made enormous progress in the last couple of decades, but the more specific cause of gay marriage continues to be battered. In the same election that voters helped bridge the United States' racial divide by electing the country's first African-American president, voters in California overrode a ruling of that state's Supreme Court and effectively rebanned gay marriage. Reliably Democratic-voting California — home to those much-mocked "San Francisco values" that tolerate gay lifestyles — has now joined 29 other states, including Ohio, banning gay marriage. Protests in reaction to the vote popped up across the...
  • {AG Jerry "Moonbeam" } Brown first in decades to go against voters

    12/24/2008 7:48:35 AM PST · by SmithL · 14 replies · 890+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/24/8 | Bob Egelko
    Attorney General Jerry Brown's legal challenge to California's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage marks the first time that the state's top lawyer has refused to defend a newly enacted ballot measure since 1964 - another epic discrimination case that eventually reached the U.S. Supreme Court. In November 1964, an overwhelming 65 percent majority of the state's voters approved Proposition 14, a constitutional amendment that overturned a fair-housing law and allowed racial discrimination in property sales and rentals.Attorney General Thomas Lynch - newly appointed to succeed Stanley Mosk, a Prop. 14 opponent who had just been named to the state Supreme...
  • Feeling the hate of Prop 8

    12/20/2008 9:38:34 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 69 replies · 3,833+ views ^ | December 20, 2008 | By Jen Shroder
    The backlash continues to roar in California as gay activists continue to silence opposition while waiting for the Calif. Supreme Court to weigh in on Prop 8. The Mormon Church and Chuck Norris are feeling the heat while Linda Harvey receives threats. A Houston lawyer "who brazenly identified himself," wrote, "You are very much being watched! All you jeebus-lovin-christers rights will slowly be taken away one by one the more you try to press your beliefs down our throats." An elderly woman is swarmed, her cross ripped out of her hand and stomped on while the news anchor, Kris Long,...
  • Calif. AG Urges Court to Void Gay Marriage Ban

    12/20/2008 7:29:33 AM PST · by Publius804 · 50 replies · 1,448+ views ^ | December 19, 2008 | Associated Press
    Calif. AG Urges Court to Void Gay Marriage Ban SAN FRANCISCO – The California attorney general has changed his position on the state's new same-sex marriage ban and is now urging the state Supreme Court to void Proposition 8. In a dramatic reversal, Attorney General Jerry Brown filed a legal brief saying the measure that amended the California Constitution to limit marriage to a man and a woman is itself unconstitutional because it deprives a minority group of a fundamental right. Earlier, Brown had said he would defend the ballot measure against legal challenges from gay marriage supporters. But Brown...
  • California’s Rush To Judgment on Same Sex Marriage

    12/21/2008 9:11:48 AM PST · by kaehurowing · 40 replies · 1,468+ views
    The Moderate Voice ^ | December 20, 2008 | Jerry Remmers
    California’s Rush To Judgment on Same Sex Marriage December 20th, 2008 By JERRY REMMERS Only in California can the bizarre become the norm. In a spate of a few hours Friday afternoon, briefs were filed with the state Supreme Court challenging, supporting and extending a ban on same sex marriages. Backers of Proposition 8, the initiative that bans same sex marriage, petitioned to nullify the 18,000 marriages conducted after the high court voted 4-3 approving such nuptials. State Attorney General Jerry Brown countered with a brief indicating he could not support the proposition because “the amendment process cannot be used...
  • Top Lawyer Urges Voiding California Proposition 8

    12/19/2008 11:24:38 PM PST · by Lorianne · 29 replies · 1,304+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 19, 2008 | Jesse McKinley
    SAN FRANCISCO — In a sharp rebuke to supporters of a contested state ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage, the California attorney general said Friday that the measure was constitutionally indefensible and should be overturned. The attorney general, Jerry Brown, had previously hinted of his opposition to the measure, Proposition 8, but made his legal opinion concrete on Friday in a brief to the California Supreme Court, which is reviewing the measure. “Proposition 8 must be invalidated because the amendment process cannot be used to extinguish fundamental constitutional rights without compelling justification,” Mr. Brown said in a statement. The attorney...
  • Jerry Brown urges court to void Prop. 8 (Moonbeam changes position, reverses earlier stance)

    12/19/2008 6:01:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 134 replies · 6,677+ views
    ap on Sac Bee ^ | 12/19/08 | Lisa Leff - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO -- California Attorney General Jerry Brown has changed his position with respect to the state's new same-sex marriage ban and is now urging the state Supreme Court to void Proposition 8. Brown filed a brief Friday saying the measure, which amended the California Constitution to limit marriage to a man and a woman, is itself unconstitutional because it deprives gay couples of a fundamental right.
  • The libs HATE the Stay-at-Home Mom!!!

    12/18/2008 5:48:38 AM PST · by · 56 replies · 1,938+ views
    GOP Mike's Blog ^ | 12/18/08 | GOP Mike
    To my Conservative Friends: When my beautiful wife (I upgraded) and I got married 16 years ago, we talked a lot about our future children. We decided to raise them in a loving, catholic, conservative household. We would teach them values, manners and respect. Today they are 11 and 7 and I could not be more proud and blessed to have two such beautiful children inside and out. As everyone, we have made mistakes in our lives, but the best decision we ever made was deciding to have my wife stay at home to have the primary role of raising...
  • The Networks say "To Hell with the KIDS"!!!

    12/15/2008 6:11:50 AM PST · by · 75 replies · 1,127+ views
    GOP Mike's Blog ^ | 12/15/08 | GOP Mike
    To my Conservative Friends: As a Conservative and a capitalist, I understand that free-market enterprise and profit are integral to a thriving and growing economy. That being said, I must say the broadcast Networks, in cahoots with the advertisers, have gotten waaaaay out of hand with the downright inappropriate commercials for the kids... Now the networks have chosen to move a lot of the sports programming at night to increase their revenues because they can charge more for ads... Fine... But they should be forced to curtail some of their explicit advertising so the kids can watch... I am not...
  • Washington State - Pathetic liberal Nonsense!!!

    12/10/2008 11:13:57 AM PST · by · 11 replies · 625+ views
    GOP Mike's Blog ^ | 12/10/08 | GOP Mike
    To my Conservative Friends: If this does not make your blood boil, then your not invited to GOP Mike's house for Christmas... I am sure you heard that Govenor Gregoire - D (for Dumb-ass) of Washington State (land of the fu-fu man-scarve liberal coffee houses) recently allowed the shameless sign above to be presented right next to the nativity scene in front of the state capital!!!! Our friends Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity seems to be the only ones screming about this on the cable news networks. What has been the reaction from the dolts in the main stream media???...
  • Vatican attacked for opposing gay decriminalisation

    12/02/2008 8:45:44 AM PST · by NYer · 58 replies · 981+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 2, 2008 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Gay rights groups and newspaper editorials on Tuesday condemned the Vatican for its decision to oppose a proposed U.N. resolution calling on governments worldwide to de-criminalise homosexuality. The row erupted after the Vatican's permanent observer to the United Nations told a French Catholic news agency the Holy See would oppose the resolution, which France is due to propose later this month on behalf of the 27-member European Union. Archbishop Celestino Migliore said the Vatican opposed the resolution because it would "add new categories of those protected from discrimination" and could lead to reverse discrimination...
  • “Same Sex Marriage” and Its Threat to Religious Liberty

    12/01/2008 7:06:11 AM PST · by Publius804 · 29 replies · 1,004+ views ^ | November 29th, 2008 | Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse
    “Same Sex Marriage” and Its Threat to Religious Liberty November 29th, 2008 by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse Tactics used by gay marriage campaigners confirm believers’ worst fears. As wildfires blazed in California last week, anger at the outcome of the state’s referendum on marriage blazed across the country. After a hard-fought campaign over Proposition 8, which defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman, a clear majority of California voters endorsed it, and the gay marriage lobby was enraged. Now, as same sex marriage campaigners take the issue back to the courts, it is unclear what the...

    11/25/2008 10:05:55 PM PST · by goldstategop · 502+ views
    Above The Hate ^ | 11/15/2008 | Above The Hate Open Letter
    Above the Letter Against Hate to President Monson November 15, 2008 President Thomas S. Monson Office of the First Presidency Church Administration Building 47 East South Temple Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 Dear President Monson: We write firstly to express our deep gratitude to you and the entire LDS community for the large and impressive contributions of your church and its members in protecting marriage in California and Arizona. Anyone who participated in this process has come to admire the competence, diligence and moral courage that so many members of your faith community displayed as part of this coalition...
  • Online Petition Thanks LDS Church For Prop. 8 Support (Mormons Backed By Social Conservatives Alert)

    11/25/2008 9:47:13 PM PST · by goldstategop · 83 replies · 3,054+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 11/25/2008 | Peggy Fletcher Stack
    More than 3,000 people, including longtime Mormon critic James Dobson of Focus on the Family, have signed an online petition thanking the LDS Church for its efforts on behalf of California's traditional marriage initiative known as Proposition 8. "Anyone who participated in this process has come to admire the competence, diligence and moral courage that so many members of your faith community displayed as part of this coalition effort -- as Catholics, Evangelicals, Mormons and people of other faith communities all came together to fight this great battle for marriage," says the petition, which is addressed to LDS President Thomas...
  • Defending Marriage (Good Perspective On Prop. 8 From A Catholic Deacon In Jamaica Alert)

    11/24/2008 8:28:40 PM PST · by goldstategop · 2 replies · 512+ views
    Jamaica Gleaner ^ | 11/24/2008 | The Rev. Peter Espeut
    I was interested to see that in the recent election exercise in the USA, although the Democratic Party won the presidency, and increased its majority in the Senate and the Congress, it lost ballots in three States which would have redefined the institution of marriage to include same-sex unions. In Arizona, Proposition 102 won by 56 per cent to 44 per cent; in Florida, Amendment 2 passed by 62.4 per cent to 37.6 per cent and in California, Proposition 8 passed by 52.2 per cent to 47.8 per cent in a hard-fought contest. In California, campaigns for and against Proposition...
  • A Libertarian Defense of Social Conservatism

    11/23/2008 8:00:05 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 16 replies · 696+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | November 23, 2008 | Randall Hoven
    Social conservatism is taking a beating lately. Not only did it lose in the recent elections, it is being blamed for the Republican losses. If only the religious right would get off the Republican party's back, the GOP could win like it is supposed to again. I beg to differ. I'm anything but a social conservative. In nine presidential elections, I voted Libertarian in six. I am a hard core "limited government" conservative/libertarian; I want government out of my pocket-book and out of my bedroom. Concerning my religion, it's none of your business, but I'm somewhere in the lapsed-Catholic-deist-agnostic-atheist spectrum;...
  • Some Pastors Chose Not To Go To NAACP Dinner (Prop. 8 Backlash Brewing Alert)

    11/22/2008 9:35:54 AM PST · by goldstategop · 12 replies · 989+ views
    ABC News ^ | 11/21/2008 | Leslie Brinkley
    The emotion and strong-feelings on both sides of Proposition 8 divided leaders in the African-American community on Friday night. At the annual NAACP Banquet in San Francisco some pastors chose to boycott because of another's stance on same-sex marriage. "Seizing our moment of triumph" was the NAACP celebratory theme for this major fundraiser, but conversation often still centered on Proposition 8 and Rev. Amos Brown's much publicized stance to support same-sex marriage civil rights. "Tonight our national president, Ben Jealous, will be here to show he stands with us. And for the state president Alice Huffman to be here, to...
  • The Ugly Backlash Over Prop. 8 (The Liberal Media Will Never Get It Alert)

    11/22/2008 12:34:35 AM PST · by goldstategop · 40 replies · 2,274+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/21/2008 | John Diaz
    A supporter of Proposition 8, fed up with what he believed was the gay community's and "liberal media's" refusal to accept the voters' verdict, fired off a letter to the editor. "Please show respect for democracy," he wrote, in a letter we published. What he encountered instead was an utter lack of respect for free speech. Within hours, the intimidation game was on. Because his real name and city were listed - a condition for publication of letters to The Chronicle - opponents of Prop. 8 used Internet search engines to find the letter writer's small business, his Web site...
  • Freep This Petition To Demand Gov. Schwarzenegger Uphold Proposition 8!

    11/21/2008 5:14:19 PM PST · by goldstategop · 7 replies · 671+ views
    Family Leader Network ^ | 11/17/2008 | NA
    Proposition 8: Governor Schwarzenegger Respect the Voter's Will If you are a California citizen, please act immediately to sign this petition to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger who is urging the California Supreme Court to overthrow the results of the recent free and fair election which passed Proposition 8, defining marriage as between a man and a woman. His actions as governor in attempting to negate this vote are an insult to the voters of California and undermine the rule of law. We will deliver this letter with your signatures to his office as a means of saying that the voices of...