Surprise! Same-sex couples produce happier kids, media say

That study showing kids with same-sex parents fare better? Yeah, the media left a few details out.

Religious but not Mormon? The church-owned Deseret News considers you a growth market

    Nieman Journalism Lab: “Fifty-six percent of Americans are ‘Like-Minded Believers, who value faith, family, caring for others, and share a concern for the decline in moral values,’ according to an internal Deseret Media Companies study. That’s the audience Deseret News is aiming to capitalize on with its expansion of coverage. Gilbert said Deseret’s coverage, both local and national, is built on six tenets that it says matter to that readership — family, faith, education, care for the poor, values in media, and financial responsibility.”


  • Posted: 04/16/2014
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.niemanlab.org

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Media, rights groups urge court to revisit takedown of anti-Muslim YouTube video

Do 60 percent of women use “birth control” for something other than family planning?

Cardinal Burke stresses Catholic media’s “supreme importance” | Catholic News Agency

After Chick-Fil-A success, Mike Huckabee pushes “Hobby Lobby Day” | Charisma News

Religious bias and the Washington Post

NYT reporter: Obama administration “greatest enemy of press freedom” in a generation

    Daily Caller: “New York Times reporter James Risen called the Obama administration ‘the greatest enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least a generation’ on Friday, explaining that the White House seeks to control the flow of information and those that refuse to play along ‘will be punished.’”


  • Posted: 03/24/2014
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: dailycaller.com

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Civil rights groups appeal ruling allowing NYPD to spy on Muslims

Ross Kaminsky: Why liberals attempt to silence honest debate

    Ross Kaminsky at The Federalist: “The breadth and depth of suppression of dissent by ‘liberals’ throughout our most important institutions makes clear that this is not a tactic occasionally implemented by a loose cannon or ‘rogue employee in Cincinnati.’ Instead, it is a determined strategy of the entire political left, implying recognition of the inherent weakness and unpopularity of their philosophy and their policies, and the distances they are willing to go to impose both on an unwilling populace.”


  • Posted: 03/19/2014
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: thefederalist.com

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Mollie Hemingway: Can the AP be trusted to cover the abortion issue fairly?

Craig James’ religious discrimination claim to be investigated in Texas

Rod Dreher: A culture war Versailles

Center for Arizona Policy: “We’re not going anywhere”

Jonathan S. Tobin: Smearing religious liberty’s defenders

Media mendacity over proposed Arizona bill

“Brewer does the right thing” | Wisconsin Journal Times editorial

    Wisconsin Journal Times editorial: “Joseph La Rue and Kerri Kupec of the Alliance Defending Freedom, which helped develop SB1062, wrote the following in a commentary last week for the Arizona Republic: ‘Elaine, however, did not refuse the women because they identify as homosexual. She declined to photograph the ceremony only because she didn’t want to promote a message at odds with her sincerely held religious beliefs about marriage.’”


  • Posted: 03/03/2014
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  • Category: Uncategorized
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  • Source: journaltimes.com

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Dumb, uneducated, and eager to deceive: Media coverage of religious liberty in a nutshell

“Arizona bill: ‘Anti-gay’ or something softer?” | Washington Post

Former football analyst files complaint against Fox Sports for religious discrimination

CNN distorts AZ’s right-to-refuse bill | National Review

Ryan T. Anderson: On religious liberty, AZ gets it right and NYT gets it wrong again

“CNN’s Cuomo rips religious freedom activist for trying to ‘enforce intolerance’” | NewsBusters

    NewsBusters: “The anchor, who recently extolled rapper Macklemore’s pro-LGBT agenda ‘Same Love’ track, and raved about NFL hopeful Michael Sam’s coming out, blasted guest Kellie Fiedorek and the organization she works for, the Alliance Defending Freedom, for their social conservative agenda – or as he spun it, ‘trying to protect Christians who feel this kind of exclusionary belief.’”


  • Posted: 02/25/2014
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  • Category: Uncategorized
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  • Source: newsbusters.org

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Business opposition to Arizona’s religion bill continues to mount | The Arizona Republic

“Arizona senators want veto of bill allowing refusal of service to gays” | The Post-Standard

Arizona business groups overwhelmingly opposed to SB 1062 | The Arizona Republic

SB 1062 forcing Brewer to consider issues tied to faith, discrimination | The Arizona Republic (video)

Chris Cuomo doesn’t get how religious freedom works | National Review (CNN video)

FCC backs off newsroom study

The FCC wades into the newsroom

    Ajit Pai at The Wall Street Journal: “The government has no place pressuring media organizations into covering certain stories. Unfortunately, the Federal Communications Commission, where I am a commissioner, does not agree. Last May the FCC proposed an initiative to thrust the federal government into newsrooms across the country . . . The purpose of the CIN, according to the FCC, is to ferret out information from television and radio broadcasters about ‘the process by which stories are selected’ and how often stations cover ‘critical information needs,’ along with ‘perceived station bias” and “perceived responsiveness to underserved populations.’”


  • Posted: 02/21/2014
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: online.wsj.com

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Judge tosses suit challenging NYPD surveillance of NJ Muslims

Cameras in the Supreme Court? Not so fast

Manufacturing consent on same-sex “marriage”

Ads push cameras in Supreme Court

Chevy Olympic ads feature same-sex couples

CBS airs same-sex “weddings” during Grammy awards

    LifeSiteNews: “‘Same Love’ was nominated for Song of the Year at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, but lost out to Lorde’s ‘Royals.’ But it’s the on-stage performance by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis that had people talking Monday morning, after 33 couples – many of them gay and lesbian – got legally ‘married’ during the performance, with rap artist Queen Latifah presiding.”


  • Posted: 01/27/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.lifesitenews.com

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Washington Post picks up The Volokh Conspiracy legal blog

Soros media group reaches deep into taxpayers’ pockets

    One News Now: The Media Research Center reports that Internews, a global non-profit media organization founded in 1982 by self-described Marxist and anti-war protester Soros, has received more than $364 million from the State Department and USAID since 2002 (see breakdown below). That accounts for 80 percent of the organization’s funding, primarily in the form of federal grants.


  • Posted: 01/09/2014
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: onenewsnow.com

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“Holyfield Reprimanded For Comments On Gays”

Changing Public Opinion on Abortion

    Stephanie Gray at Bell Towers: In the first 2 minutes of TED Talk “The Antidote to Apathy,” Dave Meslin masterfully points out that we often mistakenly conclude that those who don’t respond to our messages are apathetic. In reality, what appears as a problem of indifference can actually be a problem of packaging. In other words, as Meslin says, “People do care, but… we live in a world that actively discourages engagement by constantly putting obstacles and barriers in our way.”


  • Posted: 01/07/2014
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: thebelltowers.com

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“Duck man Phil Robertson’s Bible cannot limit American liberty” | LA Times

“Maybe He’s Not Gay: Another View on Homosexuality” pulled from Amazon

Christian Consumer Group Says It Will Monitor A&E’s Public Service Campaign

In our opinion: Judicial tyranny | Deseret News

“As Utah tries to stay same-sex unions ruling, historians say marriage has evolved in response to social need, ethics.” | Salt Lake Tribune

Germany: Topless Feminists Disrupt Christmas Mass to Protest for Abortion

Effectively confronting the speech and religion Nazis

Ducking the real issues: A&E misfires in aiming at the First Amendment | Doug Napier at Washington Times

Duck Commander’s faith persuades A&E to back down

Egypt Arrests Al-jazeera Tv’s 4-member Crew

A&E un-“happy, happy, happy” with free speech | Doug Napier at Patheos

Italy: The Rise Of Homo-fascism

Paglia: Duck Dynasty uproar ‘utterly fascist, utterly Stalinist’

    Daily Caller: The suspension of Phil Robertson from A&E’s Duck Dynasty is outrageous in a nation that values freedom, according to social critic and openly gay, dissident feminist Camille Paglia. “I speak with authority here, because I was openly gay before the ‘Stonewall rebellion,’ when it cost you something to be so. And I personally feel as a libertarian that people have the right to free thought and free speech,” Paglia, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, said on Laura Ingraham’s radio show Thursday.


  • Posted: 12/20/2013
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: dailycaller.com

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Evil Preaches Tolerance Until It Is Dominant, Then Seeks to Silence Good | Red State

Suspension of ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson a Threat to Free Marketplace of Ideas? | Christian Post

Duck Dynasty fans rally after Phil suspended by A&E | Baptist Standard

Reaction builds over Robertson’s suspension from ‘Duck Dynasty’ | TheNewsStar.com (Gannett)

Lights, camera, Supreme Court: It’s about time

A&E Ducks From Protecting Its Dynasty Star’s Free Speech | Austin R. Nimocks

Chinese journalists face Marxist ideology exam

Penalizing Those Who Hold Biblical Views of Marriage | Ryan T. Anderson at NRO

‘Anti-gay’: Entertainment Weekly Attacks ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star’s Christian Faith

The ‘Duck Dynasty’ Fiasco Says More About Our Bigotry Than Phil’s | TIME

Hundreds Of Thousands Support Boycotting A&E Following ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star’s Suspension

The Family Research Council Stands with ‘Duck Dynasty’s’ Robertson Family

Flashback: A&E Tried to Cut ‘Jesus’ from ‘Duck Dynasty’ Family Prayers

    True Revolt: In an interview in April 2013, Phil Robertson told Sports Spectrum TV that A&E Network had attempted to cut mention of “Jesus” from the “Duck Dynasty” family prayer at the end of the show, but that he had fought them and won. “So they would just have me saying, ‘Thank you Lord for the food, thank you for loving us. Amen,” Robertson related. “So I said, ‘Why would you cut out ‘In Jesus’ name?’ They said, ‘Well those editors are probably doing that. They just think that they don’t want to offend some of the Muslims or something.”


  • Posted: 12/19/2013
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.truthrevolt.org

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