Is opposition to same-sex marriage at all like opposition to interracial marriage? One refrain in debates over marriage policy is that laws defining marriage as the union of male and female are today’s equivalent of bans on interracial marriage. Some further argue that protecting the freedom to act publicly on the basis of a religious belief that marriage is the union of a man and woman is like legally enforcing race-based segregation. This leads some people to think that the government is right to fine a New York family farm $13,000 for declining to host a lesbian wedding in their barn. These […]
“This is another indication that the rush to judgment declaring marriage to be unconstitutional is not only premature, but incorrect,” said Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage.
Citing the Russian laws against homosexual propaganda, and rules governing NGOs that receive foreign funding, a St. Petersburg court has ruled that the Russian LGBT advocacy group called Vykhod (Coming Out) must register itself as a “foreign agent.” The group is a member of the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) located in Geneva, Switzerland, and is linked with the LGBT Network based in Scotland. According to Vykhod's Facebook page, Judge Naidyonova of the Vasileostrovsky District Court of St. Petersburg ruled the group is a foreign agent because it is “engaged in political activities on behalf of foreign countries,” and […]
(Note: The video appears to have been removed since we first posted it.) A new television ad encouraging people in Barack Obama's home state to vote compares voting to losing your virginity. A husky-voiced female announcer introduces Doris and Betty, two senior women who fluff their hair and wink at the camera as two young men approach a mysterious looking building together. “They know what you want to do. It's probably your first time,” she says through a smoky voice. “They wonder if you have your v-card.” Having a “v-card” is a slang term for someone who is a virgin. “Yours […]
The Pope prays for the whole world every day; today, he is asking the world to pray for him. Three relatives of Pope Francis – including two infants – have died and one remains hospitalized after a car wreck in Argentine overnight. According to a Vatican spokesman the Pope's 38-year-old nephew, Horacio Bergoglio Emanuel, was driving his family over a mountain road near the city of Cordoba when his Chevy Spin collided with the back of a truck. Emanuel is the son of the Pontiff's late brother, Alberto Bergoglio. The accident killed Emanuel's wife, Valeria Carmona, as well as their […]
An ever-increasing number of states adopting some form of legalized homosexual “marriage” is the contemporary revival of the age-old question, “which came first, the chicken or the egg?” The modern version of this question is, “are states legalizing gay marriage because more Americans are in favor of it, or, are more Americans in favor of it because states are legalizing it?” With state after state in the USA adopting some form of legalized homosexual marriage it would be easy to reach the conclusion that times are changing and American values are shifting in the direction of acceptance of homosexual union. […]
A special prosecutor with the British Columbia Criminal Justice Branch of the Ministry of Justice has approved new polygamy charges against a number of individuals belonging to the Mormon community of Bountiful, near Creston, BC. According to a BC Criminal Justice Branch media release, Winston Blackmore and James Oler each face new charges of polygamy, while Oler, Brandon Blackmore and Emily Crossfield are charged with unlawful removal of a child from Canada. Blackmore and Oler, leaders of the Bountiful community which holds polygamy as a tenet of faith in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or FLDS, […]
It takes courage to speak out against the threatening presence of Islam in today’s world. And it takes courage to defend those who have the courage to speak out. Eight years ago, after Benedict XVI gave his controversial Regensburg address, most European commentators were shamefully timid in their response. Most refused to raise their heads above the parapet, preferring the coward’s option of not making any response at all. In the light of this continuing cowardly silence, it is timely to remind ourselves of the ugly face of Islamic fundamentalism. At the darkened heart of radical Islam is what Bishop […]
More than three million dollars was wasted on federal employees watching porn and wasting time at work. But Penny Nance of Concerned Women for America says that's only part of the harm their porn use caused.
“Following Thompson’s flawed logic, he would rather keep open an abortion facility open – even if it was the likes of Kermit Gosnell and his filthy ‘House of Horrors’ – than close an abortion facility, no matter how dangerous it is for women,” said Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue.
Cardinal Sean O'Malley issued a statement late last week denouncing Massachusetts' new law restricting the activities of pro-life sidewalk counselors as “unjust” and “a misguided use of civil law.” In a statement posted Friday on the Archdiocese of Boston's website – and later on the Cardinal's own blog – Cardinal O'Malley said “the Massachusetts legislature acted with unseemly haste to establish what amounts to a new buffer zone of 25 feet.” “The effect again is to make it very difficult for citizens seeking to offer alternatives to women contemplating an abortion,” he wrote. The new regulations, signed into law by […]