“The Decline of Evangelical America” | John S. Dickerson at NYT

    John S. Dickerson at the NY Times: I believe the cultural backlash against evangelical Christianity has less to do with our views — many observant Muslims and Jews, for example, also view homosexual sex as wrong, while Catholics have been at the vanguard of the movement to protect the lives of the unborn — and more to do with our posture. The Scripture calls us “aliens and exiles” (1 Peter 2:11), but American evangelicals have not acted with the humility and homesickness of aliens. The proper response to our sexualized and hedonistic culture is not to chastise, but to “conduct yourselves honorably among the Gentiles, so that, though they malign you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God” (1 Peter 2:12).

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Egypt: some Christians not permitted to cast ballots

Ireland: Threat of suicide ‘will be grounds for abortion’

“Poll suggests Ohio voters not likely to back gay marriage” | Toledo Blade

Toledo, OH: “McNamara throws support behind same-sex marriage bill” | Toledo Blade

At Christmastime, Ignore the Heckler’s Veto | Andy Norman at Bell Towers

God Suffers With Us | David Limbaugh at Human Events

    David Limbaugh at Human Events: With absolutely no intention of offending adherents of any other faiths, I firmly believe that no other worldview or religion comes close to describing and providing an answer for the human condition and for the evil, pain and suffering in the world. As loving beings, we will never be able to process fully and bear such indescribable pain as the Sandy Hook parents are now experiencing. But the God of the Cross provides us authentic hope and refuge, because unlike any other gods ever contemplated by the mind of man, the God of the Bible suffers right along with us and, because of His superior capacity for love, to a degree immeasurably greater than even we experience.

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UK: “Muslims seek gay marriage exemption”

“Gay marriage calls trust in David Cameron into question, says Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor”

UK: Conservatives ‘puzzled’ by government push on marriage redefinition in face of overwhelming opposition

MT: “Chief Charlo Elementary parents to MCPS: Holiday program too religious”

Illinois State Bar backs marriage redefinition

RI legislature expected to vote on marriage vote in 2013

Egypt opposition protests against constitution

New Orleans Abortion Biz to Close, Leave City With One Clinic

Pennsylvania to join federal exchange; impact on abortion issue unclear

“Gay students increasingly vocal at evangelical colleges” | Inside Higher Ed

UK: “Support for anti-EU party grows over gay marriage”

Miami-Dade commission begins meeting prayer, defers annexation proposals

“No religion” is the third-largest world group after Christians, Muslims

Denmark: The Brutality of Late Term Abortion | Wesley Smith at NRO

CDC’s Report Severely Undercounts Number of Abortions Nationwide

Irish abortion debate shifts to focus on suicide exemption

Raped Women Should Get Help, Not Face Abortion Pressure

Will Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic Close?

“Army Acknowledges Pedophilia Part Of Islam: Manual warns soldiers in Afghanistan not to talk about certain subjects” | WND

Islam: Fastest-Growing Religion in Britain

‘Bigger Than Life’ Christian Radio Personality Frank Pastore Dies

Rep. Schwartz: ‘Respect for Life’ Means ‘Different Things to Different People’

Organizers of French traditional marriage march expect crowds of up to 350,000

Minnesota Has Forced Taxpayers to Fund 58,000 Abortions Since 1995

Can the President Have a Marriage Agenda Without Talking About What Marriage Is?

Can the Westboro Baptist Church (the Funeral Picketers) Be Stripped of Their Tax-Exempt Status Because of Their Views?

MT Supreme Court thwarts attempt to eliminate marriage distinctions | Alliance Defending Freedom

Texas School Board Bans Confederate Battle Flag

Russian FM Against Any Ban On Us Adoptions

Human cloning ‘within 50 years’

“Why It Might Be Hard to Completely Ban Gay Conversion Therapy” | Garrett Epps at the Atlantic