A House Divided Cannot Stand: On Social and Economic Conservatism | Ryan T. Anderson at First Things

Rasmussen: “44% Favor Gay Marriage, 44% Oppose”

Fecundophobia: The Growing Fear Of Children And Fertile Women

Language in the Abortion Debate: Should We Use Unborn vs. Fetus or Baby?

Abortion and Murder’s Eroding Distinction | Nate Kellum at the Christian Post

Cos. Offer Health Benefits To Transgender Workers

Five Ways Lenin’s Propaganda Destroyed Marriage And The Family In Russia

    Monica Showalter at Investor’s Business Daily: The focus was on family, not what Marxism could do for the working class. But unlike economic classes such as Kulaks or aristocrats who had fallen into his disfavor, women couldn’t be liquidated. Their favored institutions could, however, and that’s why Lenin specifically targeted marriage and family in his effort to build a “New Soviet Man.” Five elements stand out in how Lenin and his Bolsheviks used propaganda to get women to support his revolution.

  • Posted: 10/24/2013
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Same-sex ‘marriage’ controversy hits ecumenical Thanksgiving celebration in Charlotte

Is atheism winning the culture war? | Herb Silverman of the Secular Coalition at WashPo

Point of View: So pretend you’re a photographer: Your conscience or your livelihood? | Eric Metaxas at Point of View

Should we pull back from politics? | Russell D. Moore at Southern Baptist ERLC

Ted Cruz receives 8 min. standing ovation at Texas return

Study Shows Alternate Lifestyles Put Kids at Disadvantage

Evangelical Leader Preaches Pullback From Politics, Culture Wars

Barna Research: 3 Trends Redefining the Information Age

    Barna Research: Twitter, Facebook, eBooks, news feeds, mobile apps are all information sources that didn’t exist just a few years ago, and they are changing the way the modern consumer processes information. These digital mediums have introduced to reading and to information a whole new level of scrolling, skimming and synopsizing. All of this has vast implications for the future of content and communication, including the future of books. Barna Group’s new study uncovers three of the trends that are redefining the information age.

  • Posted: 10/22/2013
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.barna.org

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Bishop rues West’s view of Arab Spring, distinguishes jihadists, moderate Muslims

Pastor Mark Driscoll: Science and Scripture Make it Clear Abortion is Murder | Kristi Burton Brown at LifeNews

Study: 15 Percent Of Us Youth Out Of School, Work

    AP: Almost 6 million young people are neither in school nor working, according to a study released Monday. That’s almost 15 percent of those aged 16 to 24 who have neither desk nor job, according to The Opportunity Nation coalition, which wrote the report.

  • Posted: 10/21/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: bigstory.ap.org

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It’s no laughing matter: Britain has become a nation of religious illiterates ‘who are baffled by Biblical references in Monty Python film The Life of Brian’

Exclusive: Mexican archbishop defends school that refused admission to child with ‘two fathers’

African-American clergy hold key to marriage in Illinois

NYPD: Fetus Found In Teen’s Bag Inside Manhattan Victoria’s Secret

Should We Be Allowed to Choose the Sexual Orientation of Our Children?

    Pacific Standard: In a New York magazine piece, “The Science of Gaydar,” writer David France looks at the growing scientific evidence for innate differences between gay and straight people. France ends by gazing toward the future, and asks the question, “What if prenatal tests were able to show a predisposition to gayness?” Well, France reports, “[Northwestern University psychological professor] Michael Bailey, for one, isn’t troubled by the moral implications any more than he would oppose fetal screens for potential birth defects, though he quickly adds his personal belief that homosexuality is ‘a good’ on par with heterosexuality.”

  • Posted: 10/17/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.psmag.com

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“Sexual Identity vs. Sexual Behavior” | Huffington Post Video Discussion

Elena Kagan: Not all government is dysfunctional

Newspaper faces backlash over reader’s ‘homosexual sinners’ letter

UK: Proportion of babies born in wedlock falls to new low of just 53 per cent

Hawaii’s largest faiths oppose legislation that redefines marriage

58% Think America Should Still Honor Christopher Columbus

Sweden Elects Its First Female Archbishop

Newborn baby with umbilical attached found dumped in back yard in Queens, New York

Top BBC Muslim broadcaster says no to Islamic dress code

5 Things To Know About China’s New Aged Care Law

Scalia and the devil

    UPI: “You’re looking at me as though I’m weird. My God! Are you so out of touch with most of America, most of which believes in the devil? I mean, Jesus Christ believed in the devil! It’s in the Gospels! You travel in circles that are so … removed from mainstream America that you are appalled that anybody would believe in the devil! Most of mankind has believed in the devil, for all of history. Many more intelligent people than you or me have believed in the devil.”

  • Posted: 10/14/2013
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.upi.com

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Church Attendance a Big Reason Why a Majority of Americans Pro-Life on Abortion

Bishop warns Britain in danger of becoming “anti-Christian”

Two-thirds favor Indiana Defense of Marriage Constitutional Amendment

The New Narcotic

Not All Marriages Are Created Equal

Christians, Pastors and Politics | Edwin Meese at Christian Post

UK: Christianity relegated as RE squeezed out of schools

Bakery Bullies: LGBT groups are leading a hateful intimidation campaign against Christian cakemakers.

British Scouts Adopt Alternative Promise For Nonbelievers Omitting Reference To God

“New Supreme Court session could include broad array of LGBT cases”

Divorce Attorneys Will Love ObamaCare

Russia will defend national identity, based on religious values – Putin

Christians Complain of Persecution for Defending Traditional Marriage

“Why Are You Folks Spending So Much Time On Marriage?” | ACLU

When the bizarre is commonplace | Robert Knight at Washington Times

“Mormons Pushing Church Stance On Homosexuality” | AP

A Married Mom and Dad Really Do Matter: New Evidence from Canada | Mark Regnerus at Public Discourse

US Adults Score Below Average On Worldwide Test

National Cathedral Leader: ‘Homophobia’ a Sin; Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Performed

Mormon Leader Defends Stance Vs. Same-sex Marriage

“Why same-sex marriage would be bad for Illinois”

McGuffey’s No. 1 School Text: Religion not merely a private affair, social order rests on it | Investor’s Business Daily

Panel Discussion: Religious Liberty and Freedom in America

Mom and Dad Together, as It Should Be | AWR Hawkins at American Thinker

Catholics in US less likely to divorce, study shows

Latinos move towards pope, church and Democrats

Religion and Public Life in America | R.R. Reno at Imprimis

    R.R. Reno in Imprimis: Religious liberty is being redefined in America, or at least many would like it to be. Our secular establishment wants to reduce the autonomy of religious institutions and limit the influence of faith in the public square. The reason is not hard to grasp. In America, “religion” largely means Christianity, and today our secular culture views orthodox Christian churches as troublesome, retrograde, and reactionary forces. They’re seen as anti-science, anti-gay, and anti-women—which is to say anti-progress as the Left defines progress. Not surprisingly, then, the Left believes society will be best served if Christians are limited in their influence on public life.

  • Posted: 10/02/2013
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: imprimis.hillsdale.edu

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Malaysian PM Najib Razak Warns of the Battle for Islam

7 illogical things pro-choicers said | Kristi Burton Brown at Live Action News

“Some Businesses Balk at Gay Weddings: Photographers, Bakers Face Legal Challenges After Rejecting Jobs on Religious Grounds” | WSJ

Can You Defend Traditional Marriage? These Arguments Will Stump You Unless You’re Prepared

Event today: What does ethics have to do with sexuality, marriage? | Alliance Defending Freedom

Former teen mom leads organization to support pregnant women | LifeSiteNews

Exxon To Offer Benefits To Same-Sex Couples In U.S.

The Christian response to abortion: choosing hope over despair, compassion over cold-heartedness, caring over violence

Taking Back City Hall: Christians Urged to Speak Up at City Council Meetings on ‘Duty to Obey God’

Should Washington Pay Parents to Raise Future Taxpayers?

Ted Cruz and the Power of Conviction | David French at NRO

11 things pro-choicers don’t get | LifeSiteNews

SBC Seminary Leader: Immorality, when celebrated, is ominous