Category Archives: Featured

Australian Court dismisses marriage redefinition suit, says no gender discrimination

“Why Conservatives Are Losing The Marriage Battle” | Rod Dreher at the American Conservative

Conservatives Blast Calif. Lawmaker’s Effort to Strip Boy Scouts of Tax Exemption

Defending Religious Freedom | Bill Blacquiere of Bethany Christian Services at Christian Post

The Quarrel with Morals | Alan Sears at Townhall

    Alan Sears at Townhall: A lawyer who is not moral is something very akin to a doctor who is not compassionate. He may be capable, technically, of doing the job, but why would he want to? What satisfaction can there ultimately be for a physician in helping people whose well-being he cares nothing about? . . . If the law is not about morals, then it’s about the exercise of power for its own sake: I am making a law so that I can force you to do what I want you to do. Divorced from a higher, deeper, greater moral authority, the exercise of creating, defending, and enforcing the law is about the ego of those whose arrogance demands the subservience of others.

  • Posted: 02/22/2013
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Disaster Coming: The Dark Clouds of Demography

    National Review: We’re in a serious enough demographic bind that we’re all going to have to work together to figure out a way to make this thing work. The thing is, when your fertility rate is sub-replacement, you enter a zero-sum game where either older folks aren’t going to get the benefits they were promised or young workers are going to face much steeper tax rates. How the politics of this issue resolves over the next 20 years will be one of the most interesting stories around. Will older Americans relinquish some of their claims? Will younger workers volunteer to pay more? Will there be some grand bargain? The truth is, no one knows how it will end. We just know that something has to give.

  • Posted: 02/22/2013
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Comment on brief filed by Prop. 8 opponents | Alliance Defending Freedom

Grand Opening of ‘Largest-Ever Church Building Project’ Will No Longer Star Tim Tebow

Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court upholds law barring homosexual adoptions

Estimated 3,000 rally at Illinois Statehouse against the redefinition of marriage

Where Have All the Babies Gone?

    The Daily Beast: More and more Americans are childless by choice. But what makes sense for the individual may spell disaster for the country as a whole . . . It’s time for us to consider what an aging, increasingly child-free population, growing more slowly, would mean here. As younger Americans individually eschew families of their own, they are contributing to the ever-growing imbalance between older retirees—basically their parents—and working-age Americans, potentially propelling both into a spiral of soaring entitlement costs and diminished economic vigor and creating a culture marked by hyperindividualism and dependence on the state as the family unit erodes.

  • Posted: 02/21/2013
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Arkansas Legislature passes 20-week abortion ban

Mexican Supreme Court: U.S. Supreme Court Cases Demand Redefinition of Marriage

Virginia Legislature Protects Mission of College Religious Groups

More than 100,000 rally to protect marriage in Puerto Rico

Cuomo: Abortion bill inseparable from women’s rights package

SCOTUS: Hague Convention Appeal Not Mooted by Return of Child to Foreign Jurisdiction in Custody Dispute

Don’t deny La. children access to better schools | Alliance Defending Freedom

NY school treats blessing like cursing | Alliance Defending Freedom

Bakery says Oregon Constitution protects refusal of same-sex wedding cake order

Illinois Senate to vote on marriage on Thursday

Full Text of Rand Paul’s Tea Party Response to State of the Union

German Homeschool Case May Impact U.S. Homeschool Freedom

French Assembly passes marriage redefinition, homosexual adoption

9th Circuit upholds Gilbert sign ordinance in feud with church

European jurists, legal scholars defend marriage in US | Alliance Defending Freedom

“Florida judge reportedly allows gay man, lesbian couple to be on daughter’s birth certificate”

Ark. governor says he’ll OK abortion coverage ban

The Opposite of the Civil Rights Movement | Byron Babione at Townhall

    Byron Babione at Townhall: Those who remember the old version of the SAT might recall the analogy section: “This is to that as that is to this.” The SAT no longer requires students to demonstrate aptitude in reasoning through this vital cognitive exercise—unfortunate because so many Americans find it difficult to recognize false analogies. And no group has exploited this deficiency more than politicians.

  • Posted: 02/07/2013
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Shape or be shaped: Christians in an era of marriage decline

President all in for the homosexual agenda in the second term

OH: No minister’s exemption for Catholic school that fired teacher over out of wedlock IVF pregnancy

Senate Committee Overrides Illinois History | Illinois Family Institute

Boy Scouts Delay Decision on Redefining Virtue

False Charges Made Against Christian Schools

David Cameron has won a marriage battle – but not the war, Tory MPs warn

“David Cameron warned Lords will ‘massacre’ gay marriage laws”

3D-Printed Human Embryonic Stem Cells Created for First Time

The Boy Scouts vs. the Supreme Court | Cass R. Sunstein at Bloomberg

Abortion pill mandate ‘exceptions’ leave Colo. senior centers in the cold | Alliance Defending Freedom

Leading Religious Liberty Attorneys Warn Boy Scouts Of “Unintended Consequences”

House lawmakers introduce immigration bill for same-sex couples

‘Disaster’ for Cameron as most Tories fail to back bill to redefine marriage

“Pentagon to extend certain benefits to same-sex spouses”

UK House of Commons votes to redefine marriage on second reading

French National Assembly votes to redefine marriage in first reading

HHS Mandate Cases: A Scorecard | Greg Baylor at Alliance Defending Freedom

Obama Admin Has Lost 10 of 14 HHS Abortion Mandate Decisions

Oregon AG Investigating Bakery’s Refusal To Provide Cake For Same-Sex Wedding

Tolerance For Thee, But Not For Me | David Cortman at Townhall

“Study: Watching porn boosts support for same-sex marriage”

“Exploring the gay marriage pornography link” Politics follow culture

    John Hayward at Human Events: This is an interesting study even if the hot-button issue of gay marriage is set aside. If the research holds up, it’s a very clear illustration of the way culture influences political attitudes. Here you have a rather decidedly un-political, agenda-free form of (ahem) entertainment, made by people who probably aren’t taking the trouble to fill their script with ideological sucker punches or subtle themes. However, it seems to profoundly impact the attitude of its consumer on the very politicized issue of same-sex marriage.

  • Posted: 02/04/2013
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49ers’ Chris Culliver to have sensitivity training, work with LGBT group

President Obama: Boy Scouts should redefine time honored values on “gays”

The Boy Scouts flirtation with dishonor and destruction: Highly paid executivers buckle to corporate bullying | Robert Knight

    Robert Knight at Washington Times: In other words, sponsoring organizations could now coerce Scout troops to accept openly homosexual men and boys. Scout councils in liberal jurisdictions would lose the national shield. Those who resist would be kicked out of schools and other locales. This “local option” would signal surrender and destroy the Boy Scouts. Without parental trust, the Boy Scouts, founded in 1910 and which have been instrumental in helping millions of boys transition to manhood, would implode like a popped balloon. Does anyone other than left-wing ideologues and America’s enemies think this would be good for America?

  • Posted: 02/04/2013
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Obama admin.’s narrow gesture on abortion pill mandate falls short | Alliance Defending Freedom

ADF ‘Confident’ Contraceptive Mandate’s Days Are Numbered After Latest Victory

HHS: Administration issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on recommended preventive services policy

8th Circuit suspends abortion pill mandate against MN family-run business | Alliance Defending Freedom

Broad support for marriage, Prop. 8 reflected in numerous briefs at Supreme Court | Alliance Defending Freedom

Megachurch’s lawsuit against Montgomery Co. revived by appeals court

Arkansas Senate OKs Ban on Abortions After Heartbeat Begins

7th Circuit suspends abortion pill mandate for family-run auto lighting co. | Alliance Defending Freedom

7th Circuit Enjoins Enforcement of Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Against Catholic-Owned Small Business

Mo. scrap tire program runs down pre-school | Alliance Defending Freedom