Have today’s Christians activists have embraced a stereotypical weak, pacifist (dovish, nonaggressive, appeaser, meek, noncombative) attitude that guarantees failure in the public square? Allen Whitt, President of the Family Policy Council of West Virginia, makes a call for real Christian action that is spot on. We must reject our opponents continued calls and threats for Christians to be invisible, passive, and silent! The Rev. MLK Jr did not put his light under a bushel basket and back down to his enemies demands.
Substitute Senate Bill 5001 has already been passed out of committee and is ready to go to the floor for debate. It’s companion bill in the House, HB 1162, will be debated this afternoon. While this bill does not require composting of human remains, it brings up serious questions about the dignity of the body and the extreme positions of some in the legislature. These bills are garnering national attention, and Laurie Higgins from the Illinois Family Institute graciously granted FPIW permission to reprint her article here.
State Senator Mark Miloscia to Be Family Policy Institute of
Washington’s Next Executive Director
“Family Policy Institute of Washington is thrilled to announce that State Senator Mark Miloscia has agreed to lead the organization into the next decade,” stated Family Policy Institute of Washington’s founder and board chairman Larry Sundquist.
“I am honored to be joining this effort and organization. FPIW has long been recognized as one of our state’s leading organizations in developing public policy,
Making the case for Christian engagement in the culture isn’t a difficult thing to do. Christ’s lordship is over all areas of life and that’s abundantly clear in his word. Our Creator is not to be compartmentalized.
Today is November 5th, meaning tomorrow is the last day to vote in the different races for the various legislative, executive, and judicial offices. When we do so, we are not stepping out of the realm of spiritual things and into the supposed realm of secular things.
“Everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.” -John 3:20
There are evils which are so indisputably evil that the perpetrator’s only strategy is to hide the truth in the hopes their actions won’t be brought to light. Such is the reason for the following picture tweeted out by Bucks County Courier-Journal writer JD Mullane in 2013.
The media’s absence at the trial of Kermit Gosnell is not difficult to explain.
We’ve written before about the fraudulent nature of the “pro-choice” label. If you weren’t convinced then, you should be after reading this. The nation’s premier abortionist training school, the University of California San Francisco, is coaching future abortionists to convince conflicted mothers into killing their babies.
The UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health is a “medical school” through which the abortionist training program, known as the Kenneth J Ryan Residency Training Program,
This is the last week for the justices of the US Supreme Court to issue opinions on cases that were argued this term. Two cases we’ve been watching closely, beside the already issued Masterpiece Cakes, are NIFLA v. Becerra and the disposition of Barronelle Stutzman’s case in Arlene’s Flowers. Yesterday and today the Court issued good decisions on both.
On Monday, in the wake of Masterpiece,
You may have heard that the Supreme Court issued a ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop. The case involved Jack Phillip’s (a Colorado baker) decision not to create a custom cake for a same-sex “wedding.” After a complaint was filed, the Colorado Human Rights Commission sanctioned him and sent his employees (mostly family) to government re-education classes so they could be taught just how wrong Jack was to do what he had done. In the process,
Jack Philips, a Denver baker who declined to create a custom cake for a same-sex wedding, got some good news today from the United State’s Supreme Court when they ruled that the state of Colorado violated the Constitution in the way they treated him.
The case arose out of a familiar set of facts. Six years ago, Jack Phillips was approached about making a cake for a same-sex “wedding” at a time when same-sex marriage didn’t even exist in Colorado.
You can file this story in the category of “things they said would never happen that everyone knew was going to happen.”
A church in Oregon is being sued after not allowing their facility to be used for an LGBT event. Curiously, the lawsuit was not filed by the people who were denied the opportunity to use the church’s facility.
Instead, this lawsuit has been filed by the event management company that used to manage the church’s event center.
It’s a comedy of errors, but it’s not very funny.
People shoot heroin on the street and the police walk by. Those who don’t want to shoot heroin on the street can do so in a taxpayer-funded “safe heroin injection site” under government supervision; meanwhile, a toddler is pricked by a dirty needle on a playground.
Areas that were recently green spaces along highways are now overrun by homelessness while taxpayers complain about needles and feces on city sidewalks.
Last week, the world was captivated and horrified by the story of little Alfie Evans. The British toddler, born with a rare degenerative condition, died early Saturday morning at just 23 months old after spending the final 16 months of his life in a coma.
Alfie’s case was noteworthy, but not only because he was a life gone too soon. The world was captivated by the legal battle that developed between his parents and the British health care system.
PHILADELPHIA — Last week Planned Parenthood Keystone in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania posted a tweet proclaiming, “We need a Disney princess who has had an abortion. We need a Disney princess who is pro-choice.”
Glancing at Disney’s online princess store, we see product marketing focused on toddlers to early school-aged children. As Planned Parenthood aims to present their organization as trusted women’s healthcare providers, perhaps they felt the need to advise corporate America on setting good examples for the next generation of women.
Christians and secular leftists disagree about a lot of things. Religious faith, or the lack thereof, is a strong predictor of how someone will feel about issues like sexuality, gender, marriage, assisted suicide, and abortion.
Have you ever thought about why we disagree about so much?
In order to understand our disagreements, I think it’s helpful to first acknowledge where we agree. We all want people to be happy. Really. There might be individuals we don’t like and grudges we carry personally,
Can an organization that exists to prevent babies from being aborted be forced to tell people how to get free abortions? That is a question the United States Supreme Court will consider on Tuesday when they hear oral arguments in the case of NIFLA v.Becerra.
In 2015, California legislators passed a bill called the “Reproductive FACT” Act, which forces pro-life pregnancy centers to tell women who come into their center where they can receive free abortions.
In the recently completed legislative session, the Washington State legislature passed legislation making it professional misconduct for licensed therapists to provide “conversion therapy” to a minor. As a result, a therapist may help a boy become a girl but may not help a boy identify as a man if he experiences gender dysphoria. Similarly, they can help a child embrace same-sex attraction, but they are forbidden from telling a child it is possible to reduce or eliminate same-sex attraction,
A blizzard of extremist social policy from the Washington State legislature seems to have ended Wednesday evening as the Washington State House of Representatives passed SB 6219 mandating that every insurance policy in Washington State cover abortions and all contraceptive methods.
It also makes it illegal to share the costs of the abortion with the insured through any form of copay or deductible.
The bill, which is strongly opposed by private businesses,
The Washington State House of Representatives voted Wednesday afternoon to pass legislation banning “conversion therapy” for minors by a 66-32 margin. Sixteen Republicans joined every Democrat to pass it.
Proponents of the bill had long argued that it would protect children from torture that therapists would have used in an effort to make kids not be gay.
No mention was made of the fact that torture and coercion of any kind by a therapist are already professional misconduct.