Category Archives: Featured

“Taking same-sex marriage step by step”; multiple partners on the horizon

Famed researchers to discuss saving lives of mothers in childbirth | Alliance Defending Freedom

Ala. governor endorses abortion clinic regulations

Arkansas Senate Overrides Veto of Ban Abortions at 12 Weeks

Defenders of religious liberty to call for respect of int’l standards | Alliance Defending Freedom

Chicago: ‘Our values being attacked’ — audience questions bill to redefine marriage

Federal Judge Rejects Challenge to Missouri Prayer Amendment

Pastor Sentenced In Vt. Lesbian Custody Case

Reid Urges Senate GOP to Give D.C. Circuit Nominee a Confirmation Vote

Marriage and Politics: Why the debate matters; why the conjugal view can prevail | Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson & Robert P. George at NRO

    Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson & Robert P. George at National Review Online: Here, we respond to some challenges that even those sympathetic to our views might raise: Why worry about same-sex marriage in particular? Why worry about marriage policy? If marriage policy does matter, why not “broaden the definition” of marriage to promote family values? How would recognizing same-sex relationships as marriages harm marriage? Isn’t ours a losing cause, or at best a secondary one? And why privilege anyone’s sectarian values at all — doesn’t that compromise freedom and equality? We address each of these questions in turn.


  • Posted: 03/04/2013
  • |
  • Category: Featured
  • |
  • Source: www.nationalreview.com

  • Tags: , ,

“CA Lawmaker Seeks Rights For Transgender Students”

Ark. Gov. Beebe Vetoes 12-week Abortion Ban

Adultery: When law and morality (used to) agree | Albert Mohler

Imprisoned Virginia Pastor: God’s Law Reigns In Same-sex Dispute

Attack on Colo. county’s voucher program thwarted | Alliance Defending Freedom

The Court’s five options in the California marriage case | Marty Lederman at SCOTUS Blog

U.S. urges Supreme Court to disregard will of Prop. 8 voters, says civil unions undermine rationale

Sky Fall: Gender Ideology Comes to the Schoolhouse

MS: Students protest over transgender student’s ‘special treatment’

CO: School’s transgender ruling: fairness or discrimination? | CNN

March madness begins: Religious freedom outscoring ObamaCare 12-4 in court | Alliance Defending Freedom

Major Victory for School Choice in Colorado

NBC reports that White House will urge SCOTUS to overrule Prop. 8

Manitoba Christian school opposes anti-bullying law protecting homosexual clubs

Kansas sperm donor case: Former same-sex partner seeks involvement

Rep. Steve King: Conservatives Should Refuse to Pass CR Unless it Protects Conscience Rights of Americans Against Obamacare

Court Refuses TRO Against Contraceptive Coverage Mandate In Challenge By For-Profit Senior Care Companies

Arkansas Senate overrides veto, abortion ban after 20 weeks becomes law

Obama Faces Deadline For Weighing In On Proposition 8 Case

DOJ brief shows path to DOMA’s constitutionality | Alliance Defending Freedom

Arkansas House Overrides Governor’s Veto of 20-Week Abortion Ban Bill

Why Marriage Matters for America and Conservatism | Ryan T. Anderson at the Heritage Foundation

Hungary Constitutional Court strikes down church law

Sixth Circuit weighs in with instructions on restitution sentencing in child porn cases

Arkansas Gov. Beebe vetoes 20-week abortion bill

Canada: Supreme Court set to update legal definition of hate-speech

Group Defending Proposition 8 Holding “9 Weeks Of Prayer For Marriage” | Buzz Feed

Judge Refuses To Toss Calif. Veteran’s DOMA Challenge

Civil Rights Commission Briefing On Reconciling Non-discrimination Principles With Civil Liberties

Journalism That Dare Not Speak Its Name | James Taranto at WSJ

    James Taranto at the Wall Street Journal: That’s a lesson one might draw from yesterday’s extraordinary column by Patrick Pexton, the veteran journalist who, according to the Post’s website, “represents readers who have concerns or complaints” about “accuracy, fairness, ethics and the newsgathering process.” One such reader wrote to both Pexton and a Post reporter to complain that the paper’s coverage of same-sex marriage gives “short shrift” to “the conservative, pro-family side of the argument.”


  • Posted: 02/26/2013
  • |
  • Category: Featured
  • |
  • Source: online.wsj.com

  • Tags: , ,

6th Circuit: Warren, Michigan need not add “Winter Solstice” sign to Christmas display

Letter pins down legality of NC wrestler’s prayer | Alliance Defending Freedom

The State of Marriage | Alliance Defending Freedom Map

Kansas high court rules non-biological same-sex parent can have parental rights

Obama Administration vs. the Law on Same-Sex Marriage: The New SCOTUS filing

Listen Up Ladies! Uncle Sam Might Want You Too

The Conservative Gay Marriage Mirage | Robert Oscar Lopez at American Thinker

    Robert Oscar Lopez at American Thinker: For all the talk of being inclusive, same-sex marriage proponents are actually promoting the exclusion of one biological parent from the custody of their own children. In other words, a man’s right to marry another man is actually a man’s right to exclude the woman who bore his child from the household where the child grows up. While utterly offensive to me, this is apparently perfectly legitimate reasoning to many readers who feel that adults have rights to children if they have the money or political clout to come into possession of them, while children have no rights to anything at all.


  • Posted: 02/25/2013
  • |
  • Category: Featured
  • |
  • Source: www.americanthinker.com

  • Tags: , ,

Lawmakers push for end to draft registration in US

The ‘controversial’ beliefs of First Baptist Dallas | Kelly Boggs at Baptist Press

    Baptist Press: What has happened in America? It seems that political correctness has become a religion — an idol — in America. Everyone who does not embrace all beliefs — including sexual and religious — as equal is to be vilified and shamed. And if a person does not repent of their intolerance, he or she is to be shunned and ostracized. By canceling his appearance at First Dallas, Tim Tebow has, for now, appeased the priests and priestesses of political correctness. It seems one movement’s “tolerance” is just an excuse to exercise its own intolerance.


  • Posted: 02/22/2013
  • |
  • Category: Featured
  • |
  • Source: www.bpnews.net

  • Tags: , , , ,

Tebow’s pastor in Jacksonville asks for prayer

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
  • |
  • Category: Featured
  • |
  • Source: townhall.com

  • Tags: , , , , ,

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
  • |
  • Category: Featured
  • |
  • Source: www.nationalreview.com

  • Tags: , , , , , ,

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
  • |
  • Category: Featured
  • |
  • Source: www.thedailybeast.com

  • Tags: , , , , ,

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