Attorneys to Ariz. Supreme Court: Don’t silence legal advocates

Maggie Gallagher: The Chilling of Our First Amendment Rights

Ghana Pastor: Dangers of Homosexuality

    Rev. Stephen Wengam at GBC News: We must not condemn homosexuals but condemn the act and sin of homosexuality. We must be kind to them and help them to overcome this degrading tendency. We must assure them they can overcome it. There is no human moral failure that cannot be overcome. There are many in our societies, who were once rapists, armed robbers and homosexuals who upon acknowledging those tendencies as sin and evil sought help and they are now free from its addiction. We use this opportunity to call on civil society, organs of governments, NGOs, political and religious bodies to rise up against any call or attempt to legitimise homosexuality.


  • Posted: 07/20/2011
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  • Category: Global: Marriage and Family
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  • Source: gbcghana.com

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Lawsuit filed against Florida’s proposed “Religious Freedom” amendment

Births now surpass immigration as driver of Latino growth in US

    CSMonitor.com: Births have surpassed immigration as the main driver of the dynamic growth in the US Hispanic population. This new trend is especially evident among the largest of all Hispanic groups-Mexican-Americans, according to a new analysis of US Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center. Click here for the summary of, and link to, the report.


  • Posted: 07/20/2011
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.csmonitor.com

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Catholic Bishop Robert W. Finn: Will China Buy Our Silence About Persecution of Catholics?

USCCB Spokesman: Where’s the religious freedom in birth control mandate?

New York Episcopal Bishop “Orders Gay Clergy to Marry”

“Obama to nominate fourth openly gay judicial candidate”

Vatican spokesman responds to Cloyne report, defends 1997 letter to bishops

Daniel Blomberg: Using the military to attack the Defense of Marriage Act

Daniel Blomberg: The President’s duplicity on DADT and DOMA

    Daniel Blomberg at the Speak Up Movement Church Blog: But the actual situation now is much worse than a regrettable tale of political shenanigans and hypocrisy. The military’s attempt to brace service members for repeal—via painfully inadequate PowerPoint training slides—still relies on DOMA’s existence to answer many controversial problems. Thus, our troops are having a radical change imposed on them during a time of war by a Commander-in-Chief who is training them to rely on a law that his administration is actively trying to subvert. This is wrong. Misleading Congress is one thing. Misleading the men and women in harm’s way who must follow his leadership is a wholly indefensible other thing and should not be tolerated. Congress should demand that the President explain his duplicity to it and stop his mistreatment of our troops.


  • Posted: 07/20/2011
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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  • Source: blog.speakupmovement.org

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Texas education board to rekindle evolution debate

Fed planning for potential default

Webcast of Senate Judiciary Hearing on Marriage

NPR: “Gay Divorce A Higher Hurdle Than Marriage”

“Gay Marriage Debate: Can Christians Escape ‘Hate’ Label?”

Statement of Austin R. Nimocks on DOMA before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee

    The statement of ADF attorney Austin R. Nimocks is available here in pdf format. A related ADF media advisory is here.

    “But humanity remains unchanged – a collection of men and women. And because of the fundamental truth that children are the product of sexual relationships between men and women, and that men and women each bring something important and unique to the table of parenting, this government maintains a compelling interest in protecting and preserving the institution of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.”

    - Austin Nimocks, ADF Senior Legal Counsel, defending DOMA in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee


  • Posted: 07/20/2011
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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  • Source: www.alliancealert.org

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Swiss pro-life groups force referendum on public funding for abortions

“Exclusive: Archbishop speaks out as Catholic Maryland Gov. pushes gay ‘marriage’”

‘Pregnancy is not a disease’: Bishops slam Planned Parenthood push for free birth control

Ohio Gov. John Kasich Signs Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions

Kansas: Kline Says Grand Jury Killed Case Against Abortion Biz

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Signs Bill De-Funding Planned Parenthood

Court Strikes Down Express Advocacy and Electioneering Communication Definitions

Denial of Permit For Church To Lease Space To School Is Upheld

Legal Periodical: An Empirical Assessment of the Supreme Court’s Use of Legal Scholarship

“Opponents say fight against gay weddings in NY has only just begun; legal challenges expected”

“Landmark Senate hearing on repeal of gay marriage ban Wednesday”

Fund Established for Marriage Equality Opponents in New York

“Second NY Clerk Quits over Gay Marriage Law”

“President Obama Supports Bill to Repeal Federal Gay Marriage Ban”

    Christian Post: “This move by the president and certain members of congress is disappointing in that it is attacking that fundamental building block for our society,” Blomberg told The Christian Post. “I see this as an attack on what 84 percent of Congress voted for in 1996 when they passed DOMA, and what 31 out of 31 states voted for when Americans had a chance to vote on this issue.” “Whether or not this is an endorsement [of gay marriage], which this seems to be very close to being, the fact is that the president is attacking what diverse cultures and faiths have recognized throughout history as the universal ideal, as the best way to promote healthy, natural families,” Blomberg said.


  • Posted: 07/20/2011
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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  • Source: www.christianpost.com

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Pro-’gay’ worship disrupters lose in court

N.Y. clerks opposed to gay ‘marriage’ have lawful options, legal group says

Obama backs bill to repeal Defense of Marriage Act

Ireland denounces Vatican role in abuse cover-ups

Rebecca Hagelin: Culture Challenge of the Week: Intimidation and Homosexual “Marriage”

    Rebecca Hagelin at Townhall: Our present culture is steeped in moral relativism and a devaluation of the sexual intimacy that was designed to be reserved for marriage, thanks to a media culture that has been controlled largely by five large conglomerates. They have designed and scripted virtually everything we have seen, listened to on the radio, watched on television and in the movies, and read over the last several decades. Their influence is so complete that one can scarcely go through a day without having sex of every kind brought into our homes through seemingly innocent comedy shows, commercials, textbooks, music and even children’s fiction.


  • Posted: 07/20/2011
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: townhall.com

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The New Battleground of Child Custody Reform: Shared Parenting

    Rachel Alexander at Townhall: Child custody and support laws have become more onerous over the last 50 years due to fewer parents staying together and women becoming equally as capable as men at earning a living outside the home. Instead of reflecting these changes, the laws have lagged behind, continuing to favor mothers over fathers.


  • Posted: 07/20/2011
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: townhall.com

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Gary Bauer: “Libertarians and Gay Marriage”

Brian Raum: “Polygamist Jumps on Bandwagon After Gay Marriage Victory”

The Two-Biological-Parent Family and Economic Prosperity: What’s Gone Wrong