79% say gov’t spending has reduced American lifestyle

    NCPA Policy Digest: A new Reason-Rupe poll reveals Americans’ attitudes about federal spending and the gun debate, among other issues.
    The poll finds that 79 percent of Americans believe that government spending has reduced their quality of life (QoL) or made no impact on their quality of life since 1992. Forty percent say QoL has been reduced, 39 percent say government spending has had no impact and just 17 percent feel that federal spending has improved their lives.


  • Posted: 02/04/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.ncpa.org

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Obama: No hesitation over sending women into combat roles

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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  • Source: www.washingtontimes.com

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Pastor: All Sin, Including Homosexuality, Is ‘genetic’

Ex-’gay’ Warns Scouts: ‘boys Imitate Leaders’

LGBT Leader Reveals Friendship With Dan Cathy of Chick-fil-A

Oregon Assisted Suicide Deaths Hit Record High in 2012

Abortion legislation in Ireland has united pro-lifers and split Enda Kenny’s own party

Scouting’s Suicide: New Policy Can’t Work | Ed Whelan at NY Post

Hispanics will soon surpass white population in California

Why Scouts Are Rethinking ‘Gay’ Policy: Funding Trumps Boys’ Well-being

SF archbishop: “Gay marriage” is like “male breastfeeding”, avoid the phrase

Women in Combat and the Constitutionality of Male-Only Draft Registration | Ilya Somin at Volokh Conspiracy

“Evangelical Churches Refine Message On Gay Issues” | AP

    AP: The Rev. Robert Jeffress has changed the way he talks about homosexuality from the pulpit . . . But Jeffress said he was concerned that some other evangelical pastors were shirking this responsibility. “My sense is that people are just avoiding the subject, by and large,” he said. “They are so bent on trying to add to the numbers of their churches that they don’t want to disenfranchise new members or be characterized as unfriendly.”


  • Posted: 01/31/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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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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  • Source: www.albertmohler.com

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A New Conversation on Marriage – My Take | Matthew Kaal at Family Scholars

“Same-sex marriage can help save the institution” | Kathleen Parker at the Washington Post

EBay, Marriott, Reuters Among Companies Supporting Bills to Redefine Marriage

Christians Must Stand Up for Conscience Rights, Against Abortion | Ken Connor at LifeNews

Culture Challenge of the Week: The End of Courtship | Rebecca Hagelin at Townhall

    Rebecca Hagelin at Townhall: A recent New York Times article, “The End of Courtship,” portrays Millennials as a group bent on “subverting the rules of courtship.” Style columnist Alex Williams begins his article with this real-life scenario: a guy asks a girl out on what she assumes is a date – but instead of showing up, the guy texts her at 10:30pm asking her to come hang out with him–and his friends–at a nearby pub. The article characterizes this typical, laid-back behavior as, “one step below a date, and one step above a high-five.”


  • Posted: 01/30/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: townhall.com

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Is Religion Outdated in the Twenty-First Century? | William Carroll at Public Discourse

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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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

Marriage Isn’t Just the “Old Ball and Chain” | Heritage Foundation

    Heritage Foundation: Countless statistics show marriage is a good thing for people and society. The Heritage Foundation has numerous studies discussing the financial, health, and overall living benefits that come along with marriage versus cohabitation or the single life. That’s why marriage is an important part of a thriving civil society that makes limited government possible. But an increasing number of men and women (especially of the current generation) are delaying marriage or simply not getting married. Why is that, when the facts point to life successes after the “I do’s”?


  • Posted: 01/29/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: blog.heritage.org

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French Bill to Redefine Marriage Presented to Parliament

Irish Rank Religion Dead Last in Terms of Importance, Poll Suggests

“Liberty and Justice for All”: Roe v. Wade’s Betrayal | Interview with Robert. P. George

The March for Life | Jordan Lorence on Faith Radio

Australian Doc cleared after being investigated for opposing marriage redefinition

“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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  • Source: www.christianpost.com

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Marry and Politics: Why the debate matters; why the conjugal view can prevail (pay per view access) | Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson & Robert P. George at NRO

    Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson & Robert P. George at National Review: 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: 01/28/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.nationalreview.com

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Forty years later, Roe v. Wade still divides

Cardinal Stafford: 40 years after Roe, ‘I weep for the United States’

Roe v. Wade and “Inevitability” | Jordan Lorence

Sen. Rand Paul: ‘Our Nation Is Adrift’

UK: Air Cadets to remove ‘God’ from promise

America’s Most Bible-Minded Cities | Barn Group

Fewer than one in four people think Islam is compatible with British life, faith minister warns

The Real Reason to Criticize Roe | Daniel K. Williams at Public Discourse

    Daniel K. Williams at Public Discourse: Actually, Roe did not introduce legal abortion to the United States; it did something even worse. Prior to Roe, legal abortion existed, but so did a large, vigorous pro-life movement, and that movement was beginning to win the public debate on abortion. Roe deprived the pro-life movement of its legal victories and allowed abortion to become more available to poor and minority women. It subverted the democratic process and led to a partisan polarization that only grew worse with time. Perhaps worst of all, it nullified the pro-life movement’s constitutional arguments and enshrined in case law a constitutional interpretation that deprived the unborn of any constitutional rights.


  • Posted: 01/24/2013
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.thepublicdiscourse.com

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Cost of a child hits record £222,000

Charts: How Roe v. Wade changed abortion rights

Roe v. Wade Conference: Women Share Graphic Stories About Abortion’s Toll on Their Lives | Video

Abortion statistics too high for Delaware

The Social Construction of Selective Abortion

Roe v. Wade: Forever is Longer than Forty Years | Eric Stanley at Speak Up Movement

Why Obama Gave Hollywood a Pass | Bill Donohue

“Russian Protest Against Anti-gay Law Turns Violent”

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

“Obama’s history-making use of the word ‘gay,’ and why it matters”

Christianity, Islam, and Atheism: The Struggle for the Soul of the West

    Frontpage Interview’s guest today is William Kilpatrick, the author of several books, including Psychological Seduction and Why Johnny Can’t Tell Right from Wrong. His articles about Islam have appeared in FrontPage Magazine, Investor’s Business Daily, Catholic World Report, and other publications. His most recent book, Christianity, Islam, and Atheism: The Struggle for the Soul of the West explores the threat that Islam poses to Christianity and Western civilization. The book also examines the role played by militant secularists in facilitating the expansion of Islam.


  • Posted: 01/21/2013
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: frontpagemag.com

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“Report: Arranged Marriage Not Worse Than Regular Marriage” | NYMag

    NY Magazine: If you put aside the honor killings and the domestic violence and the United Nations–condemned restriction of autonomy, arranged marriages (not forced marriages) can be kind of nice, the New York Times reports. Like, what’s so bad about your parents actually liking your significant other anyway? You could really cash in on their approval.


  • Posted: 01/21/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: nymag.com

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On the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade: A Public Discourse Symposium | Ryan T. Anderson at Public Disourse

“Russia Moves To Enact Anti-gay Law Nationwide”

1 in 3 Illinoisans lives in or near poverty level: report

America’s Exodus from Marriage

“Church teaching on homosexuality ‘is like justifying slavery’, says evangelical leader”

U.S. feels like 1973 with hot abortion issue

Judge Weighs Blocking San Francisco’s Nudity Ban

We Must Preserve the Founders’ Classical Vision for Our Nation’s Capital

Vatican official fears ‘moral relativism’ becoming European legal norm

“What If SCOTUS Says ‘No’ to Same-Sex Marriage?” | Nathaniel Zelinsky at Huffington Post

“As ‘Roe v. Wade’ turns 40, most oppose reversing abortion ruling” | Reuters

Charities Worry New Tax Law Will Reduce Donations

Black pro-life leaders developing new strategy to reach black community

Destructive secular intolerance | Ed Stetzer at Baptist Press

The Puzzle of Religious Liberty

America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution

“More Young People Are Moving Away From Religion, But Why?” | NPR

    NPR (includes audio): One-fifth of Americans are religiously unaffiliated — higher than at any time in recent U.S. history — and those younger than 30 especially seem to be drifting from organized religion. A third of young Americans say they don’t belong to any religion. NPR Morning Edition co-host David Greene wanted to understand why, so he gathered a roundtable of young people . . .


  • Posted: 01/15/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.npr.org

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“Gay-marriage supporters take aim at the South”

Congress has a Constitution problem — many don’t understand document