Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Irony: Obama Says “We Believe Every Child is Entitled to Life.” Except Unborn Children

When President Barack Obama responded to the recent Supreme Court decision concerning gay marriage, he made some comments that made pro-life advocates take notice because the underscored the way in which Obama ignores the plight of unborn children victimized by abortion.  Read More @ LifeNews.com

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Pro-Life Chris Christie Announces Campaign as He Vetoes Planned Parenthood Funding a 6th Time

Republican Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, who is pro-life on abortion,launched his campaign for the Republican nomination for president today. The campaign announcement comes the day after he vetoed state taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business a sixth time. Read More @LifeNews.com

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Supreme Court: Obama Admin Can’t Make Religious Groups Obey Pro-Abortion HHS Mandate

The Supreme Court issued an order on Monday preventing the Obama administration from forcing religious groups in Pennsylvania to obey the HHS mandate that requires them to pay for abortion-causing drugs for their employees. Read More @ LifeNews.com

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Tax-Exempt Status of Churches Imperiled

Editor Comment: While this article is addressed by Bill Donohue to Catholics, it is relevant to all churches who stand on Scripture in their churches.

by Bill Donohue, Catholic League: There aren't enough homosexuals to wage war on religious institutions—they comprise only 1.6 percent of the population—but they have plenty of support among elites. From Wall Street to Wal-Mart, the corporate elite has gone lavender, embracing the gay-rights movement with as much gusto as exercised by elites in education, the arts, the entertainment industry, and the media. Will they now take the next step and attempt to shut down the churches?

Anyone who thinks that radical activists will stop with gay marriage is ignorant: The big prize has always been to force the churches to fall in line. Consider Mark Oppenheimer, who writes a biweekly column for the New York Times. His post of June 28, featured at Time.com, calls on the IRS to revoke the tax-exempt status of houses of worship.

The only difference between Oppenheimer and others in the lavender camp is his willingness to put down a marker right after the high court victory. Others will wait. Now if this becomes an issue in the presidential campaign—it is up to those opposed to gay marriage to make it one—it is going to be very hard for Hillary to make Oppenheimer's case. Even so, this offers little comfort.

Stealth politics is what the left is good at, and on this issue they will have their unelected surrogates at the IRS do their bidding. There will also be legal challenges—the ACLU sued before trying to shut down the Catholic Church—so keep your eye on left-wing non-profits. Count on Americans United for Separation of Church and State to flex its muscles, along with a host of other militant foes of religious liberty. Surely extremists in the atheist community will relish the fight.

Religious leaders are going to be pressed on this issue like nothing we've seen before. They had better be ready—the other side is.

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Response Statement on Supreme Court Ruling On Marriage

Fr. Eric Dudley, Rector, St. Peter's Anglican Church, Tallahassee, Florida, makes a statement on June 28, 2015, on the recent Supreme Court ruling on marriage.


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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Court Rules Obama Admin Can Make Christian University Obey HHS Abortion Mandate

Earlier this week, religious employers suffered another loss at the hands of the coercive Obamacare Health and Human Services mandate. A U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit panel ruled against East Texas Baptist University and a group of other non-profit religious employers in their challenge to the Obamacare requirement.  Read More @LifeNews.com

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Friday, June 26, 2015

SCOTUS Decision on Same-Sex Marriage

ARRA News Service Reported: . . . TODAY THE SUPREME COURT RELEASED IT 5-4 DECISION REDEFINING MARRIAGE. A definition that has been a bedrock of American society since its foundation.

As Gary Bauer, Campaign for Working Families, noted: Today, five unelected lawyers on the Supreme Court decided that they know better than thousands of years of Judeo-Christian civilization and millions of American voters.

The majority opinion, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy who joined the four most liberal justices, redefines marriage coast-to-coast. Once again, the Supreme Court has imposed its morality on the entire country and told millions of citizens that their votes and their values do no matter.

In his dissent, Chief Justice John Roberts told supporters of same-sex marriage that they could celebrate their victory and the expanded benefits that come with it. "But do not celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to do with it," he wrote."Although the majority randomly inserts the adjective 'two' in various places, it offers no reason at all why the two-person element of the core definition of marriage may be preserved while the man-woman element may not. . . . It is striking how much of the majority's reasoning would apply with equal force to the claim of a fundamental right to plural marriage." ... " “Celebrate the achievement of a desired goal. Celebrate the opportunity for a new expression of commitment to a partner. Celebrate the availability of new benefits. But do not celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to do with it.Justice Antonin Scalia, well-known for his scathing critiques, was particularly harsh in his dissent. He called the decision a "judicial putsch" and compared Justice Kennedy's reasoning to "the mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie."

Justice Scalia warned that the decision represented a "threat to American democracy." Consider this excerpt:"Today's decree says that my Ruler, and the Ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast, is a majority of the nine lawyers on the Supreme Court. . . . This practice of constitutional revision by an unelected committee of nine . . . robs the People of the most important liberty they asserted in the Declaration of Independence and won in the Revolution of 1776: the freedom to govern themselves."Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in his dissenting opinion, "Aside from undermining the political processes that protect our liberty, the majority's decision threatens the religious liberty our Nation has long sought to protect."

We will provide more analysis in the days ahead. But there is one thing we must focus on right now: How do we respond?

Are we going to throw up our hands and give up? If that response is widely embraced, I guarantee you that your children will grow up in a country that no longer tolerates religious liberty.

So you can run up the flag of surrender or you can redouble your efforts at your church, within your families and with the groups and candidates you support.

This is absolutely critical in the upcoming 2016 elections. The men and women we elect to public office nominate and confirm the judges who serve on our courts, including the Supreme Court.

Four justices of the Supreme Court are 76 years-old or older. The odds are overwhelming that the next president we elect will have the opportunity to fundamentally change the ideological balance of the Supreme Court.This issue alone would be worth every effort you can possibly make and every dime you could possibly invest between now and next November to ensure that we take back the White House and hold the Senate!

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Marriage

by Brian Burch, CatholicVote:  Biology. Tradition. Children.

...the Constitution?

Rubbish.

So said the Supreme Court of the United States this morning in a 5-4 decision striking down laws in every state passed by the people upholding marriage.

Today we got the “Roe v. Wade of marriage” -- where the Court pretends to settle a controversial social question by judicial fiat, while the rest of America says: “no way.”

For years same-sex marriage advocates have knowingly lied and deceived the public. They first claimed that they simply wanted the right to ‘marry’ the person they love. And yet where same-sex marriage has been approved, a tiny percentage of gay people got married.

They claimed homosexuality was genetic, but now say ‘gender’ and ‘sexual identity’ is a choice.

They claimed the mantle of tolerance and diversity -- and yet have betrayed those same principles in attacking anyone that disagrees. Speak up for marriage in any public place today and you will be shamed and shunned, or worse.

So what is really at stake?

For many in the LGBT movement, the marriage debate is merely a proxy for a much larger revolution underway. Their end goal is to destroy marriage altogether, including the family, religion, and any institution that proposes limits on human behavior, especially sexual behavior.

They believe gender is a social construct and that children should be brought into the world outside of the traditional family. For many, the idea that men and women are made for each other or that children deserve a mother and a father is a form of discrimination.

This is what the fight for marriage is ultimately about -- and why it’s far from over.

Some things to ponder:
  • The world did not just end. The Court decision is a reflection of our deeply lost and misguided culture. Judges don’t change reality.
  • According to a recent survey approximately 1.6% of Americans describe themselves as gay. And even where gay marriage has been made legal, a tiny percentage actually get married. The media has and will continue to massively overstate the prevalence of same-sex unions.
  • With the gay ‘marriage’ decision considered ‘settled,’ the predictable assault on religious liberty can finally be unmasked. Gay groups will inevitably begin to splinter and disagree on what comes next. Their overreach will come, and there will be a backlash, politically and culturally.
  • If and when forms of persecution come, rejoice. “Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you [falsely] because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.” (Matthew 5:11-12).
  • Look around you (especially in you live in Charleston, SC). Americans are still good people, devoted to faith, family, and children. Remember 50 million Americans voted to defend marriage. No rainbow flag, Supreme Court decision, or minority living in San Francisco or New York is going to change that.
In many ways the tables have now been flipped, with the burden of showing respect, tolerance and opposing discrimination now in the hands of the gay-marriage movement.

Will they respect the right of ordinary Americans who believe in male-female marriage to live out this time-honored truth?

Today is the feast of St. Josemaria. With today's news, it's good to be reminded now more than ever of our calling to be saints in the world.

This is a time for prayer and bold witness.

So much to do.

So many people need Christ.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Supreme Court Upholds Taxpayer Subsidies to Over 1,000 Obamacare Plans That Fund Abortions

In a major victory for the Obama administration, the Supreme court has issued its second major decision up-holding abortion-funding Obamacare. The Supreme Court has upheld a key provision of ObamaCare today in their decision in King v. Burwell, ruling that millions of Americans can continue to receive taxpayer subsidies to allow them to purchase health care plans under Obamacare. Read More @ LifeNews.com

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Pro-Life Governor Bobby Jindal Announces Campaign for Republican Nomination for President

Add pro-life Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to the long list of pro-life advocates running for the Republican nomination for president. The eventual nominee will very likely face pro-abortion former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Jindal made the announcement online via video clips of him telling his wife and children that he’s made the decision to seek the GOP nomination.

“My name is Bobby Jindal, and I am running for President of the United States of America. There were three people I think you would agree my wife Supriya and I had to tell first,” he said. One of his children was more interested in getting a new puppy. “Keeping the attention of an eight year old can be hard. Even when you have a family talk about running for President.”

Jindal has been an outstanding pro-life governor in Louisiana. Read More

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Woman Wins Suit Against Company That Fired Her for Refusing to Have an Abortion

A British tribunal has awarded Teri Cumlin £12,000 (roughly $19,000), finding that the 22-year-old was wrongfully fired by a fundraising firm after she refused to abort. Read More @ Lifenews.com

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UN Demands Four Pro-Life Countries Stop Protecting Unborn Babies From Abortion

The United Nations’ treaty monitoring body for the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) ignored the pro-life laws of four countries under review during its recent 55th session and strongly urged the countries to change their laws or policies on abortion, despite the fact that the treaty does not mention abortion. NAME / Source

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Cuts $1.2 Million in Tax-Funding From Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

Texas Governor Greg Abbott made it official over the weekend as he signed a bill that cuts $1.2 million in taxpayer funding from the Texas affiliate of the nation’s largest abortion business - Planned Parenthood. Read More at LifeNews.com

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Hillary Clinton Supports Unlimited Abortions Up to Birth, Will She be Honest About It?

Hillary Clinton tops the blindness list. Her attitude toward children in the womb is that they are not welcome to enjoy the basic constitutional protection our nation affords to everyone else’s life. Read More #LifeNews.com

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Senate Will Vote on Pro-Life Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, during a speech today to a conservative conference, guaranteed that the Senate will vote on a House-passed pro-life bill that bans abortions from after 20-weeks of pregnancy up to the day of birth.
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