Come mid-July, it will have been two years since the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released their first in a series of undercover videos depicting conversations with high-level abortion industry executives. By giving the nation a peek behind the closed doors of the abortion industry, David Daleiden and his team at CMP have shifted the public discussion about abortion. Their undercover footage reached millions of people, many of whom were open to being swayed on the abortion issue,
Add Atlanta, Georgia, to the list of cities with rainbow crosswalks celebrating LGBT pride.
After 20,000 people had signed a petition in support of making temporary rainbow crosswalks permanent, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced last week that the city would oblige their request.
Atlanta isn’t alone in sporting “pride”-themed crosswalks. Seattle was one of the first cities to install permanent rainbow crosswalks, which were unveiled by Mayor Ed Murray two years ago during Pride Week.
In 2012, Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Missouri, faced a problem: its playground was covered with pea gravel—coarse stone fragments that make for a perilous play surface.
Fortunately, Missouri’s Department of Natural Resources runs a grant program that reimburses non-profit organizations for installing playground surfaces made from recycled scrap tires. Hoping to defray the expense of resurfacing its playground, the church submitted an application.
Although the Department ranked Trinity Lutheran’s application fifth out of the 44 submissions it received and awarded 14 grants,
Had the Johnson Amendment been in effect prior to 1954, the American War for Independence and the abolitionist movement may have never happened.
The Johnson Amendment to the federal tax code prohibits nonprofit, tax-exempt entities from participating in, or intervening in, “any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.” This prohibition includes “the publishing or distributing of statements” on behalf of candidates, legislation, or political parties.
Iowa’s Supreme Court recently ruled that the parents of a disabled child can sue their doctor for failing to warn them of the boy’s disability. Had Jeremy and Pamela Plowman known that their child, referred to as “Z.P.” in the lawsuit, had cerebral palsy, they say they would have had him aborted prior to birth.
Iowa is the 24th state to allow “wrongful birth” lawsuits through court decisions and the 25th overall.
Nora Harris, 64, is in an advanced stage of Alzheimer’s. Although she is conscious, she can no longer use utensils to eat and drink.
Under current Oregon state law, so long as Nora is conscious, her caretakers must offer her food and water and help her to eat and drink.
Bill Harris, Nora’s husband, believes that Nora would rather starve to death. He sued to stop the spoon-feeding last year but lost the case.
Proponents of genderless locker rooms, showers, and bathrooms have long used slogans like “free to pee” to minimize the issue.
“Who cares where people go to the bathroom?” No one.
“Are you going to have a genital monitor standing outside the door?” Of course no one is interested in that.
They miss the point on purpose, most likely.
But a recent story out of Toronto highlights the real problem of creating a one-size-fits-all rule that applies to every situation regardless of how unique it is.
Update (06/14/2017): The European Court of Human Rights will allow Charlie Gard to be kept on life support while they consider the case.
Doctors and judges in Great Britain may kill an innocent baby boy today.
Charlie Gard is ten months old. Like many baby boys, he likes holding his stuffed animal monkey.
Can a school district fire a football coach for praying?
That was the question considered by the U.S. Court of Appeals Monday morning in Seattle.
More broadly, however, the court was debating what an “establishment of religion” actually is.
Joe Kennedy used to coach football at Bremerton High School. When he first started coaching, he began a routine of taking a knee at the fifty-yard line after games to prayer.
I have long opposed Bernie Sanders’ socialist, anti-constitution, and anti-family agenda. Yet I feel the need to come to the senator’s defense on the issue of religious tests.
On Wednesday, the Senate Budget Committee held its confirmation hearing for Russell Vought, President Trump’s recent nominee for deputy budget director. Sanders aggressively interrogated the nominee during the hearing about an article he had written after his alma matter, Wheaton College, a private Evangelical college in Illinois,
He was fired for praying on the football field after games. Now Coach Kennedy will have his case heard by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
School officials told Joe Kennedy—a former assistant football coach at Bremerton High School who was adored by his players—that he couldn’t pray after football games. After Kennedy continued praying, Bremerton School District placed him on administrative leave. They chose not to rehire him the next season.
Kennedy has sued the school district for discriminating against him on the basis of his religion.
Over the weekend I wrote about new guidelines in Illinois disqualifying those who believe anatomy determines gender from being foster parents.
Apparently that’s the modern equivalent of being a flat-earther.
Well, it turns out Illinois isn’t the only one heading this direction.
The government of Ontario Canada recently passed Bill 89 which authorizes the government to remove children from the home of a caregiver if they feel gender is fixed.
Cogent, a prominent, peer-reviewed academic journal, recently published a paper entitled “The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct.” The paper was published in the “Social Sciences” section of the journal alongside many prominent feminists and gender scholars.
There’s one big problem: the paper was a hoax. It was intentionally written to make no sense. The authors, Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay, wrote in a follow-up article on their own website that they themselves don’t even understand what they wrote.
You know about the photographers, florists, bakers, adoption agencies, coaches, chaplains, counselors, fire chiefs, innkeepers, and printers who have been targeted because of their beliefs about marriage, sexuality, or gender.
This week, however, two new groups are being targeted by the tolerance gestapo: foster parents and farmers.
Race matters. Not in the sense that it makes people more or less valuable, but in the sense that income, health, marriage rates, crime, and educational achievement, and much, much more all have racial components.
However, you probably haven’t ever thought about the relationship between race and a church’s willingness to engage in “politic issues”.
I know I hadn’t.
Until very recently.
I find myself, once again,
Failing to gain enough popular support for its radical social agenda, the progressive Left routinely attempts to skirt the legislative process and implement its policies through judicial fiat. The latest example of this strategy was on display last month in the case of Hively v. Ivy Tech.
Kimberly Hively, an open lesbian and adjunct professor at Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana, repeatedly sought but was denied an opportunity to interview for full-time employment at the college.
Even abortionists now admit that they are contract killers.
Abortion is a violent act that ends the life of a human being. The pro-life movement has spent countless hours attempting to convince the public of this truth.
The latest undercover video from inside the world of abortion indicates that the abortion lobby is getting ready to concede that abortion is murder.
At a National Abortion Federation conference, Lisa Harris,
Suicide is back in the news again.
After seven of its students committed suicide, a Colorado school district last month temporarily pulled from its libraries 13 Reasons Why, the young adult fiction book turned Netflix television teen drama that critics say glamorizes suicide.
The book chronicles the suicide of Hannah Baker, a high school junior who leaves behind thirteen cassette tapes explaining her reasons for committing suicide.
Not once had my friends openly desired to discuss politics before this last election cycle. Thankfully, that is no longer the case.
Many Americans have forgotten that the United States was intended to be a representative republic. Referencing the system of government designed by the founders, John Adams attested that our government would be a government of “laws, and not men.”
The conservative philosophy argues that we are endowed by our Creator with inalienable rights that can be neither conferred nor withheld by any man or government.
Affirming that our liberties are a gift of God that no government can rightfully take away, President Donald Trump today signed the long-awaited executive order on religious liberty.
The executive order has two main components. First, it directs government officials to consider changing regulations to allow conscience-based objections to the contraceptive mandate, which requires insurance plans to cover contraceptives and abortifacients.
Second, it instructs federal agencies to avoid penalizing tax-exempt organizations,