Category Archives: Featured

Will Md. pro-life centers be forced to sign away their rights? | Alliance Defending Freedom

“Why the Sexist Marriage Proposal Won’t Go Away” | Amanda Marcotte at Slate

Marine denies mocking Manning’s homosexuality, another says “gender-identification” issues “not normal”

Proponents Seek End To Ban On Abortion Coverage in the Military

Court casts doubt on Obama recess appointments

Contraception and Women’s Wellbeing: NFP, Disillusionment, and the Poor | Helen Alvare at Public Discourse

Oklahoma Supreme Court tosses abortion ultrasound law

“Judges at odds over new law that bans gay conversion therapy for teens”

“Judge Temporarily Blocks Calif. Gay Therapy Law”

Being transgender no longer a ‘mental disorder’: APA

U.S Senate Defeats CRPD Treaty That Would Promote Abortion

SCOTUS: Temporary gov’t taking is not exempt from Takings Clause analysis

The Deepest Source of Our Troubles

Nevada federal court rejects challenge to marriage

‘God’ censored in 1st grader’s Veteran’s Day poem | Alliance Defending Freedom

U.S. urged to designate Boko Haram as terrorist group | Alliance Defending Freedom

Court Upholds Indiana’s Marriage Solemnization Statute Over Objections of Secular Celebrant

I’m Socially Conservative, in College, and Need a Party

“Same-sex marriage IV: The Court’s options” | SCOTUS Blog

After the Crack-Up: Conservatives need to support their arguments with creative storytelling.

Lawsuit: Minn. improperly pays for abortions | AP

Same-sex marriage III: The arguments against

Fla. court sides with teen who wants abortion without parental consent

The real reason IVF is facing possible legalization in Costa Rica

Saving Free Elections | Robert Knight at Townhall

    Robert Knight at Townhall: Pawing through the ashes of the Romney defeat, it’s clear that if the Republican Party wants to compete nationally, it has to do several things, such as re-message timeless traditional values, attract more young and minority voters, particularly Hispanics, and do a better job of getting out the vote. But this will be moot if the integrity of the voting process is not restored.


  • Posted: 11/28/2012
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Minn. taxpayers illegitimately charged for elective abortions | Alliance Defending Freedom

“Same-sex marriage II: The arguments for” | SCOTUS Blog

Germany: No Patenting Of Human Embryonic Stem Cells, If Obtained Through The Destruction Of Human Embryos

ACLU sues over policy barring women from ground combat

Marines will start requiring women to do pull-ups

A Challenge for Female Marines: Grueling Infantry Officer Course too much for only two women who volunteered.

    Michael O’Hanlon at the Wall Street Journal: As for the two women who started in September, one passed the initial “combat endurance test” and the other failed (as did 26 of the 107 male recruits). The test is akin to an Ironman competition combined with examinations of core infantry fighting skills. The woman who failed was (and remains) a remarkable Marine officer. She was extremely fit and had no trouble with the endurance aspects of the test. Her poise under stress and uncertainty was also impressive. But her upper-body strength wasn’t adequate for the several parts of the test requiring intensive use of the arms, back and shoulders.


  • Posted: 11/27/2012
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Maine: Judge finds in favor of Orono schools over transgender girl’s use of bathroom

Forget the Gender Gap, America Has a Fertility Voting Gap

Same-sex marriage I: The constitutional standard

    SCOTUS Blog: This is the first article in a four-part series explaining the constitutional controversy, now awaiting the Supreme Court’s attention, over same-sex marriage. At its private Conference on Friday, the Court is scheduled to consider ten separate petitions seeking review of lower court decisions on that issue. Eight of the petitions deal with the constitutionality of a 1996 federal law, the Defense of Marriage Act, as it applies to gays and lesbians who are already legally married under state law. One petition deals with a similar state law adopted in 2009 in Arizona for state employees. And the tenth involves the constitutionality of California’s “Proposition 8,” a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in that state. Today’s first article in the series deals with the choice of a constitutional “standard of review” — that is, the test to be used to judge the validity of any of these laws. Later articles in the series will deal with the legal arguments for and against same-sex marriage, and with the options the Justices have as they consider the ten petitions.


  • Posted: 11/27/2012
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Good grief! Atheist group disgruntled with ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ | Alliance Defending Freedom

Rendering unto Caesar? | Alliance Defending Freedom

The Future of Marriage: Why “The Inevitable” Is Not Inevitable

SCOTUS clears the way for Liberty University’s Obamacare challenge to go forward

Federal Courts Split On Religious Liberty And Obamacare | Ken Klukowski at Breitbart

City of Duluth violates court order, reimposes First Amendment ban | Alliance Defending Freedom

The Wisdom of Upholding Tradition | Sherif Girgis, Ryand T. Anderson and Robert P. George at WSJ

    For all these reasons, conservatives would be ill-advised to abandon support for conjugal marriage even if it hadn’t won more support than Mitt Romney in every state where marriage was on the ballot. They certainly shouldn’t be duped into surrender by the circular argument that they’ve already lost. The ash-heap of history is filled with “inevitabilities.” Conservatives—triumphant against once-unstoppable social tides like Marxism—should know this best. “History” has no mind. The future isn’t fixed. It’s chosen. The Supreme Court should let the people choose; and we should choose marriage, conjugal marriage.


  • Posted: 11/21/2012
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Making the Same-Sex Case | Ken Mehlman at the WSJ

    Ken Mehlman at the WSJ (access via Google): They say demography is destiny, and in American politics destiny has belonged to those who best aligned their core beliefs with the rapidly changing and ever-improving citizenry. Conservatives—and I count myself as one—succeed when we attract new supporters to timeless traditions. The Republican Party’s loss in this month’s presidential election resulted partly from a failure to embrace some of America’s fastest-growing constituencies. One area of significant change is in attitudes toward legal equality for gay Americans.


  • Posted: 11/21/2012
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S.F. barely passes public-nudity ban

    San Francisco Chronicle: Protester Gypsy Taub speaks out against the Board of Supervisors decision to ban public nakedness while naked at City Hall in San Francisco, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. San Francisco lawmakers on Tuesday narrowly approved a proposal to ban public nakedness, rejecting arguments that the measure would eat away at a reputation for tolerance enjoyed by a city known for flouting convention and flaunting its counter-culture image. The 6-5 Board of Supervisors vote means that exposed genitals will be prohibited in most public places, including streets, sidewalks and public transit.


  • Posted: 11/21/2012
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“Religion: A proposal for churches to cut ties to civil marriages” | Scripps Howard News

Judge: Hobby Lobby Must Offer Morning-after Pill

Advocates of marriage redefinition target Catholic tithing

“Marriage equality campaigns: The difference faith makes” | Sharon Groves of HRC at Washington Post

Raising the bar of LGBT inclusion within the Jewish world | Washington Post

Kansas Appeals Court Attorney Fired Over Phill Kline Tweets

Judge denies bid for Nativity displays in Santa Monica

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.”


  • Posted: 11/19/2012
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UK: Church warned over women bishops

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

Montana strips benefits from disabled preschooler | Alliance Defending Freedom

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:


  • Posted: 11/19/2012
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Update! Kansas Supreme Court Staffer Attacking Phill Kline Has Been Dismissed

Victory for UK Christian demoted over “gay marriage” Facebook comments

“Legalize it! The stark generational divide on pot, gay marriage and illegal immigration”

States Reveal Their Choices On Obama’s Health Law

NYC churches helping Sandy victims still face eviction | Alliance Defending Freedom

6th Circuit: Michigan voter approved restrictions on affirmative action are unconstitutional

No more funding bias at Texas A&M | Alliance Defending Freedom

Redefining marriage doesn’t redefine freedom for clerks | Alliance Defending Freedom

The Abolition of Man-and-Woman: On Marriage, Grammar, and Legal Strategy

Florida ends funding discrimination against Christian college | Alliance Defending Freedom

AK: State high court hears appeal on taxation of same-sex couples

FFRF Sues IRS Over Non-Enforcement of Electioneering Restrictions On Churches