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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

Pro-family groups applaud Supreme Court of Canada ruling in favor of marriage

2nd Circuit Upholds Middle School’s Exclusion of Religious Blessing From Student’s Speech At School Ceremony

Pastor In Same-sex Parent Dispute Remains Jailed

Morally Straight? The Transformation of the Boy Scouts of America | Albert Mohler

    AlbertMohler.com: I write as a former Boy Scout, who retains great love and admiration for Scouting and all that it has meant to generations of boys. This new policy will transform the culture of the Boy Scouts. This is exactly what those who demand the policy change are expecting. As the announcement made clear, this is no small alteration or adjustment. The new policy to be adopted by the Boy Scouts of America represents a revolution in what that esteemed organization understands “morally straight” to mean. We should not let that pass without taking notice of what that revolution will eventually bring about — nothing less than a reversal of what morality is understood to demand.


  • Posted: 01/31/2013
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Embracing Marriage and the Purpose of Politics | Bob Vander Plaats at the Family Leader

Attack on Ga. school choice program exposed as false | Alliance Defending Freedom

Scouts Consider Breaking Camp with Tradition | FRC Call to Action

    FRC: Meanwhile, Americans (only 42% of whom support this change) want to know: Will a new policy help produce young men with greater moral clarity or responsibility? Will it help make the transition from boy to man easier? These are the questions our nation should be asking the leadership of the Boy Scouts of America. No one can blame the BSA for wanting to put the exhausting conflict of the last 30 years behind them. But throwing up your hands on 103 years of tradition doesn’t end the controversy–it begins another


  • Posted: 01/30/2013
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Some Marine combat jobs may remain closed to women

Cowboys for Life wrangles outlaw administrators at Okla. State University | Alliance Defending Freedom

White House, Big Biz behind push to pervert Boy Scouts’ timeless values?

SBC’s Page urges Scouts not to change timeless values on leaders

    Baptist Press: Page, though, told them that pressure should never trump principle, and he added that he could no longer laud the Scouts for standing on principle. Just six months ago, the Boy Scouts released a statement standing by the ban, saying a “majority of our membership” agrees with the policy and that the “vast majority of the parents of youth we serve value their rights to address issues of same-sex orientation within their family, with spiritual advisers, and at the appropriate time and in the right setting.”


  • Posted: 01/29/2013
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Churches angered by Scouts’ possible lift of gay ban

“Boy Scouts Likely to Approve Gay Leaders in Major Policy Reversal”

    Christian Post: The Boy Scouts of America announced today, under pressure from questions raised by The Christian Post, that the organization is likely to allow professed homosexuals to become scout leaders and that a vote on the matter is scheduled at the group’s executive meeting in Irving, Texas, the first week of February . . . It boggles my mind to think the BSA would make such a move,” said an executive in the Southern Baptist Convention who asked not to be identified. “If they have counted the cost of this decision in terms of relationships and numbers, then I believe they have miscalculated that cost.”


  • Posted: 01/28/2013
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Register Women for the Draft: Selective Service Debate Heats Up Again

    York Daily Record: The Pentagon’s decision to allow women to join combat units is expected to reopen a legal debate the Supreme Court settled in 1981: Should women have to register with the government so it knows where to find them …


  • Posted: 01/28/2013
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4th Circuit reinstates prisoner’s claim demanding “transgender identity disorder” treatment

    Virginia inmate Ophelia Azriel De’lonta (born Michael A. Stokes) filed suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claiming that prison officials denied her adequate medical treatment in violation of the Eighth Amendment. The district court dismissed the complaint for failure to state a claim. Because we conclude that De’lonta’s complaint states a claim for relief that is plausible on its face, we reverse and remand for further proceedings.


  • Posted: 01/28/2013
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Hundreds of Thousands Gather for Record-Breaking March for Life

Rhode Island House votes to redefine marriage, Senate results uncertain

Ri Senate Leader: Exemption Key To Marriage Debate

Obama NLRB Recess Appointments Unlawful, D.C. Circuit Says

The Paradox of Persons Forty Years After Roe | Gerard V. Bradley at Public Discourse

Supreme Court asked to toss ruling that treats church buildings like toxic dumps

Illinois: “Will gay marriage stance cost GOP chairman his job?”

    Daily Herald: A newly elected suburban state senator is rounding up fellow Illinois Republican officials to try to oust the chair of the beleaguered party over his support for legalizing same-sex marriage. Sugar Grove dairy magnate and state Sen. Jim Oberweis emailed several fellow state central committeemen several days ago about organizing a special meeting to remove Illinois GOP chairman Pat Brady of St. Charles, the Daily Herald has learned.


  • Posted: 01/24/2013
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VT Federal judge orders pastor jailed for refusal to testify about same-sex custody dispute

The Price of a Stolen Childhood: Child Pornography

Colorado Catholic Hospital defense argues fetuses are not persons

The Reality That Awaits Women in Combat | Ryan Smith at WSJ

Ex-SEAL Zinke: ‘Nearly Certain’ Women in Combat Will Cost Lives

“At Supreme Court, Gay Marriage Foes Make Their Strongest Case Yet” | Andrew Cohen at the Atlantic

    Andrew Cohen at The Atlantic: On Tuesday, the first substantive brief was filed in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the Prop 8 case now under review by the Supreme Court. The document was filed by lawyers representing a group of citizens who took over the case after California’s elected officials refused to continue to defend the measure. I’m still not convinced that their arguments are going to persuade Justice Anthony Kennedy to save Prop 8. And without his vote the measure is doomed. But these are about the best legal arguments that can be offered in support of this dubious measure, and they are laid out more impressively here than I have yet seen while covering this case.


  • Posted: 01/23/2013
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  • Source: www.theatlantic.com

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Panetta opens combat roles to women

Colo. bill fails to safeguard religious freedom | Alliance Defending Freedom

HSLDA Defends Homeschooling Family in Nebraska Supreme Court

4th Circuit: Town can prevent homeowner from painting house in political protest

Prop. 8 defenders: Uphold marriage, let public debate | Alliance Defending Freedom

Bill to redefine marriage heads to full RI House

Wis. ruling divorces marriage from true meaning | Alliance Defending Freedom

“Georgia’s Education Contribution Tax Credit Becomes Controversial Because of Anti-Gay Policies of Schools”

After Tiller: Four doctors in the U.S. still perform third-trimester abortions