Piero A. Tozzi: “The New Global Morality: DADT Repeal and Secretary Clinton’s embrace of ‘Universal Standards’”

    This is a historic step forward for all Americans, a step toward a more perfect union and a more perfect reflection of our core values. As the President and I have repeatedly said, we are committed to universal standards abroad and here at home. Our progress on equality here strengthens our advocacy for human dignity everywhere.


  • Posted: 12/20/2010
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Israel: Legal ruling will allow “gay” men to adopt partner’s child

Chaplains encouraged to serve boldly despite DADT repeal

Iceland accepts surrogate baby born in India

FRC: The message from DADT repeal: Embrace homosexuality or else . . .

    “One Army sergeant struck at the heart of this whole debate. ‘They were kicking people out for being homosexual,’ he said, ‘and now they will be kicking people out for picking on homosexuals.’ It’s a foreboding message for our troops–one that homosexual activists hope will echo through every policy debate to come: embrace homosexuality or else . . . ”


  • Posted: 12/20/2010
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: www.frc.org

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Costa Rica under pressure to lift ban on in vitro fertilization

Report shows Catholic Healthcare West promotes abortions

Matthew J. Franck: On same-sex “marriage,” stop playing the hate card

Our fumblo-rulers: The real issue at stake with DADT repeal

    Douglas Wilson writing at Blog and Mablog: “The issue is this. Homosexual behavior in the ranks is now being considered as a protected and honorable lifestyle choice. This means that if an evangelical Christian witnesses to his crewmates, and he says that Jesus died to liberate them from their sins, and somebody says, ‘Like what, fer instance,’ he can still say ‘drunkenness, cocaine use, gambling away your family’s paycheck, sleeping with hookers in Naples, laziness, stealing, and adultery.’ But if he now includes sodomy, then if someone complains about him (and someone will), the witnessing Christian will be subject to the discipline of the service.”


  • Posted: 12/20/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.dougwils.com

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Battle looms over bid to repeal same-sex “marriage” in NH

UK: The soaring rate of ‘no-father’ families: Lesbian couples and single women rush for IVF

Quiet deal on Obama’s judge nominees in the Senate

Charter school appeal filed with SJ County Board of Education

Top Marine pledges to ‘personally lead’ homosexualization of the Corps.

UK: Second “homosexuality is a sin” preacher awarded damages for wrongful arrest

Iowa: Judge recuses himself from vote challenge

Bishop E. W. Jackson Sr., former Marine, vows to fight for reinstatement of DADT

Enrollment of Muslim students is growing at Catholic colleges in U.S.

    Washington Post: “In the past few years, enrollment of Muslim students such as Shabnan has spiked at Catholic campuses across the country. Last year, Catholic colleges had an even higher percentage of Muslim students than the average four-year institution in the United States, according to the Higher Education Research Institute. The influx has astonished and sometimes befuddled administrators. Some Catholic campuses are creating prayer rooms for new Muslim students and hiring Islamic chaplains to minister to them. Others are unsure how to adapt.”


  • Posted: 12/20/2010
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.washingtonpost.com

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Ireland: New gov’t coalition facing an abortion storm

NYC settles religious discrimination case

How Democrats gave up on religious voters

    Tiffany Stanley writing at The New Republic: “[W]hen Obama took office, the Democrats’ faith outreach began to fall by the wayside. Several of those who had led the religious aspects of the Obama campaign landed in the OFBNP, which is legally barred from electoral politics, and thus faith-based political outreach . . . At the same time, the national party began to strip down its religious outreach programs . . . Current DNC Chairman (and former missionary) Tim Kaine has made vague statements denying that he would allow faith outreach to falter, but evidence of the DNC’s clear commitment to faith-based coordination is hard to come by.”

    Jennifer Rubin comments at The Washington Post: “You have to imagine that value voters lack core convictions — an obvious bit of cognative dissonance — to miss why it is that religious voters disapprove of the Democrats these days. It’s the agenda.”


  • Posted: 12/20/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty

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Egypt attempts to convict Christian to justify Muslim riots

Fla. lawsuit alleges religious persecution

Is free Iraq becoming a more Islamic state?

UN vote will consider whether “gays” should be treated as minority

Bangladeshi “stepson affair” woman dies after caning

Nina Totenberg: “I was at – forgive the expression – a Christmas party”

When divorced doesn’t mean divorced in Egyptian

Canada killing sparks abortion fight

Obama to sign DADT repeal on Wednesday; may hold news conference

Ontario Catholic teachers union funds leading gay activist group

Attorney for man accused of incest asks: if homosexual sex is legal, why not this?

Maureen Dowd: “A gay Commander in Chief: Ready or not?”

Patrick swears in 1st black chief justice in Mass.

Feds want reporting for high-powered rifle sales

Serbia seeks probe into organ trafficking report

UK: Deputy Commons Speaker “comes out as gay”

“German politician says gays should not be allowed to bring up children”

CBS: “What’s next for the gay rights movement?” – Media Initiative

    CBS: “Just days after Saturday’s historic passage of a stand-alone Senate bill repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ David Brock, founder and CEO of the liberal watchdog group Media Matters for America, has announced the launch of Equality Matters – a new media initiative that aims to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality. The initiative, which Brock describes in a press release as a ‘communications war room for gay equality,’ comes as activists start to shift their focus to other issues in the fight for gay rights. ”


  • Posted: 12/20/2010
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.cbsnews.com

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Politico: “Congress recognizes a cultural shift”

Brazilian President becomes “Santa Claus” for homosexuals as reign ends

Italian judge upholds seizure of Vatican assets

9th Circuit: Cities may not ban federal military recruitment targeting minors

Swedish jihad revelations

William Saletan: DADT and the future of sexual morality

MI: Anti-religion group shouldn’t dictate location of creche

The role of law clerk numbers in the rise of the Supreme Court bar

Jonathan Adler: Faux concern for judicial ethics

    Jonathan H. Adler writing at The Volokh Conspiracy: “CRC metastasized into a new organization with a much broader mission – the Constitutional Accountability Center (CAC), but the campaign against judicial seminars continues . . . The aim of these attacks have always been to discourage judges from attending judicial education seminars at which they might be exposed to ideas Kendall and his colleagues dislike, if not shut down the seminars altogether . . . ”


  • Posted: 12/20/2010
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.volokh.com

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Americans, for first time, say ObamaCare will be repealed

    LifeNews: “The new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey released today finds 52 percent think it is at least somewhat likely that the health care law will be overturned. Thirty-three percent view repeal as unlikely. Those figures include 16 percent who say it is very likely and 5 percent who say it is very unlikely.”


  • Posted: 12/20/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.lifenews.com

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Proposed amendment would enable states to repeal federal law

Judge allows children to visit father in polygamous community

Biden says US to be out of Afghanistan by 2014

Chavez defends plan for Internet regulations

NY Rep. King: I’ll hold hearings on radical Islam

Federal Reserve Board backs off policy of barring religious displays in bank

Automakers suing EPA over higher ethanol mix gas

AP: DADT repealed, but restrictions remain

GOP – not Sen. Manchin – to blame for normalization of homosexual conduct in the military

Virginian: Bar gays from National Guard

Benedict Arnold Republicans destroy military and our national security

    Bryan Fischer writes at Renew America: “The Saturday morning cloture vote on the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ was the critical vote. It needed 60 votes and got 63, because of Republican renegades Scott Brown, Mark Kirk, George Voinovich, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe. If these traitors to national defense had voted in line with the Republican Party platform, the cloture motion would have received just 57 votes and would have failed.”


  • Posted: 12/20/2010
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.renewamerica.com

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North American Union: Why the U.S. coverup?

    WorldNetDaily: “Operating much like a ‘memory hole’ in George Orwell’s classic novel ’1984,’ the Obama administration has replaced the content of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America website, providing additional evidence the White House intends to implement the SPP agenda by executive action, below the radar of public opinion and outside the framework of congressional approval.”


  • Posted: 12/20/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.wnd.com

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Bill O’Reilly: A very liberal Christmas

Washington Times: The Islamic tsunami

    Washington Times: “The second and more threatening wave is the creeping takeover of Western political and social institutions, something Mr. Rubin calls the ‘silent tsunami.’ The spearhead of this movement is ‘collusion between Islamic ideologues and the far left to promote the idea of moral relativism,’ he said, ‘that all values and ideologies are equal. But they are not. Americans have never believed this.’ One dangerous manifestation of this viewpoint is the fashionable intellectual movement to infiltrate Shariah law interpretations into American jurisprudence, something for which there is no need and no precedent and which is antithetical to American norms and traditions.”


  • Posted: 12/20/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.washingtontimes.com

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Republican seeks to block U.S. Internet rules

Wilberforce Academy 2010

Sudan leader vows to bolster Islamic law in north

SCOTUSblog: Virginia pondering own appeal on health

Gov’t “creating vast domestic snooping machine”

    Breitbart: “The government is creating a vast domestic spying network to collect information about Americans in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks and subsequent terror plots, The Washington Post reported Monday.”


  • Posted: 12/20/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.breitbart.com

Heritage Foundation: The START Treaty – The ghost of broken promises past

    Heritage Foundation: “The White House is still confident that, despite losing Graham and possibly McCain, they can still muster the nine Republican votes needed for ratification. Yesterday, President Barack Obama issued a letter pledging to fully develop missile defense in Europe. In the letter, the President claims that New START ‘places no limitations on the development or deployment of our missile defense programs’ and promises that he ‘will take every action available to me to support the deployment of all four phases’ of a missile defense system in Europe. Senator Bob Corker (R–TN) took to the floor welcoming the President’s letter: ‘A number of people on our side of the aisle have asked for it.’”


  • Posted: 12/20/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: blog.heritage.org

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The Supreme Court and Obama’s health care law

Australia: Catholics told to lobby their MPs to vote against redefinition of marriage

All internet porn will be blocked to protect children, under UK government plan

Video: The coming collapse in the state budgets

Kevin Theriot: Court affirms churches’ right to select pastor without gov’t interference