Push for Genderless Marriage within GOP is a Red Flag for Free Speech

ADF Offering ‘fresh Look’ In NYC Church Case | One News Now

Religious violence feared after bus bombing in Kenya (+video)

Oklahoma: Task force told out-of-wedlock births to blame for child poverty

Thousands march for right to kill babies in Ireland

More than 100,000 protest French socialist plans to redefine marriage chanting “Father, Mother, Child”

    Inquisitr.com: More than 100,000 people took to the streets in France to protest the government’s plan to approve same-sex marriage and adoption . . . though organizers put the number at 200,000, adding that there were more than 30,000 others holding similar protests around the country.

    Robert Oscar Lopez at American Thinker: American conservatives must take a close look at themselves and consider the sad state of our traditional mores: The French are doing a better job making the case for traditional marriage than is the American right. This piece from Libération tells it all. With three simple letters – PME, or “père, mère, enfant” – the protestors stated the no-nonsense, no-beating-around-the-bush reason not to legalize same-sex marriage. “Father, mother, child.”

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UK: Church warned over women bishops

Family killed in attack on Christian community in Nigeria

UK: Oppose GM babies, bioethics group says

“Primary school teachers ‘could face sack’ for refusing to promote gay marriage”

Mass. Transgender Inmate Seeking Electrolysis

“Law professors see sex discrimination as the best argument for gay marriage”

“Analysts: Gay marriage OK remains unlikely in Pa.”

Brothel owner who employs 80 prostitute wins election as county commissioner in Nevada… and he’s a Republican

“Same sex marriage rallies in regional Australia” (audio)

Fixing Law Reviews

Marco Rubio: Earth’s age ‘one of the great mysteries’

Ten Commandments monument installed at Capitol

4th Circuit shedding conservative reputation

Senator Blunt Applauds Ruling Against ObamaCare Health Care Mandate

Liberty Counsel’s Court Filings Reveal Flaws in California’s Ban on Change Therapy

    Liberty Counsel: “This law places the state between the client and the counselor,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “This law intrudes on the fundamental right of self-determination to seek counseling that aligns with the client’s religious and moral values. This law forces counselors to overrule their clients who choose to prioritize their religious or moral values above unwanted same-sex sexual attractions,” said Staver.

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  • Source: www.lc.org

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Montana strips benefits from disabled preschooler | Alliance Defending Freedom

Speaker Boehner: Repeal Obamacare, Until Then States Must Reject It

Judicial Usurpation: Then and Now | Robert George and David L. Tubbs at NRO

    Robert George and David L. Tubbs at NRO: For this reason and others, the Court should, absent a constitutional amendment defining marriage one way or the other, respect the constitutional allocation of powers and principles of American federalism and allow each state legislature to make policy in this area. The Court should be equally deferential to state referenda (such as Proposition 8 in California) and the 30 amendments to state constitutions that define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. These initiatives are constitutionally legitimate and reasonable policy measures, launched largely because of the provocations of state-supreme-court judges who have redefined marriage for the people of several states. Whatever the liberal pundits have been saying since Election Day, the redefinition of marriage throughout the United States is not “inevitable.” And if the Supreme Court were to invalidate Proposition 8, it would be an act of judicial usurpation even more egregious than its abuse of power in Eisenstadt.

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  • Source: www.nationalreview.com

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China’s Communism Opening Up To Christianity

‘Legalize abortion now!’: The whole world is baying for the blood of Irish children

Vatican turns critical eye to abortions at Catholic hospitals

Catholic Fordham University Rejects Pro-Life Speaker, OKs Peter Singer

Planned Parenthood Has Closed 173 Clinics in Last 20 Years

MA: SJC to hear Pledge of Allegiance case

Battle over coastal Christmas display goes to LA court

    Marietta Daily Journal: “In recent years, the tactic of many in the atheist community has been, if you can’t beat them, join them,” said Charles Haynes, a senior scholar at the First Amendment Center and director of the Newseum’s Religious Freedom Education Project in Washington. “If these church groups insist that these public spaces are going to be dominated by a Christian message, we’ll just get in the game — and that changes everything.” . . . “If they want to hold an opposing viewpoint about the celebration of Christmas, they’re free to do that — but they can’t interfere with our right to engage in religious speech in a traditional public forum,” said William Becker, attorney for the committee. “Our goal is to preserve the tradition in Santa Monica and to keep Christmas alive.”

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  • Source: mdjonline.com

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Maine ACLU warning feds about Webster comments

Myriad Genetics calls on Scotus to reject petition from ruling finding DNA molecules patent-eligible

Atheists ask U.S. Supreme Court to hear case on ‘God’ in Kentucky law

Marriage, Direct Democracy and the Supreme Court | Jurist

Treasury Secretary Geithner: Lift Debt Limit to Infinity

22% of Milwaukee Public Schools students no in charter schools

Judge Requires Teen To Attend Church For 10 Years As Probation Condition

Chapel Spraypainted with Insults in Haßfurt

Brussels Bans Annual Christmas Tree Display As It May Offend Muslims

The GOP and Social Issues: Sophomoric Arguments at the Wall Street Journal

“The Twilight Zone” and Romney in 1961 | Matt Bowman at Townhall

Stanford Starts Religious Liberty Clinic

Obama Speaks In Burma About Religious Freedom

Senate passes bill to help prevent premature births

Fighting the good fight for religious freedom | NRL News Today

Atheist group sues IRS over churches endorsing politics | World

Church Of England Nears Vote On Female Bishops

Judge allows religious company to reject Obamacare contraceptive coverage for time being | Washington Post (AP)

Redefining Deviance: The Gay Assault on Franciscan University

    Crisis Magazine: The success that the gay community has achieved in shedding the “deviant” label has relied upon convincing the heterosexual world that homosexual behavior is perfectly normal. The recent uproar over a social work course titled “Deviant Behavior” at Franciscan University of Steubenville—which lists homosexuality as a form of deviant behavior—demonstrates just how vigilant the gay community remains in confronting anyone who might suggest that homosexual behavior could be anything but normal. It also shows how difficult it is for faithful Catholic institutions to teach students what the Church says about the nature of homosexual acts.

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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.crisismagazine.com

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Republicans look to oust Franken

F.C.C. Takes On Cross-Ownership

Retiring Ron Paul to make his case for liberty on college campuses next year

Case Surrounds Whether Tenn. Gov’t Can Define a ‘Ministry’

Dobson: Where Have GOP Values Gone?

    WorldNetDaily: He noted he and a handful of other conservative leaders, including Tony Perkins of Family Research Council, Gary Bauer and Gen. William Boykin, had met with the GOP candidate to encourage him to address social issues important to Christians across the nation. “We begged him to deal with eight issues. We listed first the sanctity of life, marriage, religious life, ‘Don’t Ask,’ ENDA, on it went,” Dobson said. “We said we really are not here to jump on you, but evangelicals are not excited about your candidacy, not energized. … You could connect if you’ll even mention these things. “He nodded and he smiled and he was gracious as he always is, and he went out and was silent,” Dobson said.

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Obamacare’s fate in the hands of GOP governors | James Capretta and Yuval Levin at WSJ

Public Nudity Ban Eyed In Fed-up San Francisco

Imprisoned Christian Pastor in Iran ‘Likely to Die’ If Plight Is Ignored

GOP’s Senate Crack-Up

    WSJ (via Google): Senate Republicans hunkered down this week to reflect on their drubbing last week. Perhaps they should have invited Bama football coach Nick Saban to give them pointers on how to identify and recruit talent. A lesson in blocking wouldn’t hurt either. The GOP fumbled every opportunity to pick up a Senate seat save for in Nebraska, where political amateur Deb Fischer steam-rolled veteran Bob Kerrey

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How Free Speech Died on Campus | Greg Lukianoff at WSJ

Election Officials Miss Deadline To Report Recount Results In Allen West Race

Life, Death & the God Complex: The Effectiveness of Incorporating Religion-Based Arguments Into the Pro-Choice Perspective on Abortion | Stacy A. Scaldo at N. Ky. L. Rev.

Is Rush Limbaugh’s Country Gone? | NY Times

    NY Times: Limbaugh echoed a Republican theme that was voiced before and after the election: Barack Obama has unleashed a coalition of Americans “who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it — that that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them” — as Mitt Romney put it in his notorious commentary on the 47 percent. You can find this message almost everywhere on the right side of the spectrum . . . In fact, the 2011 Pew Research Center poll Bennett cites demonstrates that in many respects conservatives are right to be worried:

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