It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. -- Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Islamic lawyers press for blasphemy trial for handicapped Pakistani girl : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • Islamic leaders in Pakistan have objected to a medial commission’s report that a Christian girl should be tried in juvenile court on blasphemy charges.
  • Disputing the medical commission’s report that Rimsha Masih’s mental age is less than her physical age (because of a mental handicap), an Islamic lawyer has demanded that the girl be held responsible for her actions.
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Islamic lawyers press for blasphemy trial for handicapped Pakistani girl : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

5 churches attacked in Kenya : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • Five Protestant churches in Mombasa, Kenya’s second-largest city, were attacked following the August 27 killing of a Muslim cleric, according to Sabahi, a web site sponsored by the Africa Command of the US Armed Forces.
  • Noting that “innocent worshipers were injured,” the National Council of Churches of Kenya issued a statement “strongly condemn[ing] the atrocious and unwarranted attacks.”
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5 churches attacked in Kenya : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Pakistan: 100 Christians flee homes, live in forest : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • Following the arrest of a Pakistani Christian girl on blasphemy charges, 100 Christians from her Islamabad neighborhood have left their homes and begun to live in the forest. Some of the Christians had been evicted from their homes by Muslim landlords.
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Pakistan: 100 Christians flee homes, live in forest : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

3-partner 'civil union' recognized in Brazil : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • A Brazilian notary has recognized a civil union involving 3 persons: a man and two women.
  • The three parties to the union, who have declined to be publicly identified, have been living together in Rio de Janeiro. 
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3-partner 'civil union' recognized in Brazil : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Relic of Bl. John Paul II stolen, recovered in Italy : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • Italian police report that a relic of Blessed John Paul II was stolen on Tuesday, August 28, but recovered later in the day.
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Relic of Bl. John Paul II stolen, recovered in Italy : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

'Nuns on the Bus' organizer to address Democratic convention : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • Sister Simone Campbell--the head of the liberal Network lobby, and chief organizer of the "Nuns on the Bus" tour criticizing Republican budget plans--has been invited to speak at the Democratic Party's national convention in September.
  • Democratic leaders announced the plans for a speech by Sister Campbell on August 28, the same day that saw the announcement that Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York will deliver the convention's closing prayer. While Cardinal Dolan has stressed that he will only offer a prayer--acting as a pastor rather than a partisan--Sister Campbell will deliver a political address.
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'Nuns on the Bus' organizer to address Democratic convention : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Pregnant in Auschwitz: Holocaust survivor recalls split-second decision that saved her and her son | LifeSiteNews.com

Pregnant in Auschwitz: Holocaust survivor recalls split-second decision that saved her and her son | LifeSiteNews.com

New prenatal test is bringing eugenics back to Germany | LifeSiteNews.com

The following excerpts are from LifeSiteNews.com:
  • August 28, 2012 (HLIWorldWatch.org) - A new controversial prenatal blood test for Down syndrome, developed by biotech company LifeCodexx, launched this month in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Lichtenstein. It seems that we are in for another life protection scandal in Europe, and possibly for the return of mainstream eugenics to German-speaking Europe.
  • The new PrenaTest is “targeted exclusively toward women in their 12th week of pregnancy and beyond who are at an increased risk” of having a child with Down syndrome. Interestingly, the test doesn’t replace amniocentesis. LifeCodexx calls it “a complement to other prenatal diagnostic analysis methods.” But what this test really does is put unborn children with Down syndrome at increased risk for abortion.
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New prenatal test is bringing eugenics back to Germany | LifeSiteNews.com

South Korea high court recognizes unborn’s ‘right to life’ | LifeSiteNews.com

The following excerpts are from LifeSiteNews.com:
  • SEOUL, August 27, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The highest court in South Korea has issued a ruling recognizing the right to life of the unborn.
  • The eight members of the Republic of Korea’s court of last appeal upheld a law allowing jail time for doctors and midwives who perform illegal abortions, on the grounds that they were tasked with preserving life.
  • Since 1953, South Korea has made abortion illegal except in cases or rape, incest, severe maternal health risks, or profound birth defects. However, in practice, that ban has rarely been enforced in recent decades, and the country has an extremely high abortion rate.
  • The court’s August 23 ruling acknowledged that, while pregnancy is a life-altering event for the mother, “the right to life is also acknowledged for the fetus.”
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South Korea high court recognizes unborn’s ‘right to life’ | LifeSiteNews.com

Minnesota Supreme Court removes deceptive marriage amendment ballot title | LifeSiteNews.com

The following excerpts are from LifeSiteNews.com:
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota, August 28, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) — The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Monday that two elected state officials overstepped their authority in changing the title of a marriage ballot initiative in support of traditional marriage against the will of its backers.
  • Supporters sued after Secretary of State Mark Ritchie changed the title from “Recognition of marriage solely between one man and one woman” to “Limiting the status of marriage to opposite sex couples.”
  • Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and ActRight Legal Foundation attorneys represented numerous state legislators as well as the committee supporting the amendment in the suit.
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Minnesota Supreme Court removes deceptive marriage amendment ballot title | LifeSiteNews.com

Appeal for trapped Catholic villagers in Syria : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • The international charity Aid to the Church in Need has issued an appeal to assist 12,000 Syrians trapped in a village near the Lebanese border. The Fides news agency has reported that the villagers are Eastern Catholics.
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Appeal for trapped villagers in Syria : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Denver declines honor for company that challenged Obama mandate : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • The Denver City Council has backed away from plans to present a “Good Citizenship Award” to a local company that has challenged the Obama administration’s contraceptive mandate in court.
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Denver declines honor for company that challenged Obama mandate : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Syrian archbishop takes refuge in Lebanon after offices sacked : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • Melkite Catholic Archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart of Aleppo, Syria, has sought refuge in Lebanon after his offies were ransacked by rebel troops.
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Syrian archbishop takes refuge in Lebanon after offices sacked : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

‘Survey of Religious Hostility in America’ : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • The Liberty Institute and the Family Research Council have published a 135-page report documenting lawsuits and other acts that have exhibited hostility towards the free exercise of religion.
  • “While by no means exhaustive, this survey now presents over 600 incidents of religious attacks and hostility in the United States -- most of which occurred within the past 10 years.”
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‘Survey of Religious Hostility in America’ : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws to be Spotlighted As It Seeks New Seat on U.N. Human Rights Council | CNSNews.com

The following excerpts are from CNSNews.com:
  • Pakistan’s notorious blasphemy laws and the plight of its non-Muslim minorities will be in the spotlight next month when an international church body convenes a high-profile hearing in Geneva on the subject.
  • The World Council of Churches (WCC) has timed the event to coincide with a session of the U.N. Human Rights Council, located in the same Swiss city.
  • Pakistan has been a member of the U.N.’s top human rights body ever since it was established in 2006, and it is running for a new, four-year term when the U.N. “elects” new members on November 12. It is virtually guaranteed a seat, since the Asian group has submitted a closed slate of candidates, meaning there will be no contest.
  • As leader of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on the council, Islamabad has spearheaded the Muslim bloc’s drive against “religious defamation,” a concept critics say is an attempt to extend blasphemy-type restrictions beyond the Islamic world.
  • Now it will find its own blasphemy provisions at center stage.
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Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws to be Spotlighted As It Seeks New Seat on U.N. Human Rights Council | CNSNews.com

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Massachusetts Assisted Suicide Proposal Preys on Seniors | LifeNews.com

The following excerpt is from LifeNews.com:
  • A diverse group of people is fighting the proposal on the November ballot in Massachusetts to legalize assisted suicide. Among them is Margaret Dore, an attorney who is a recognized expert on the subject.
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Massachusetts Assisted Suicide Proposal Preys on Seniors | LifeNews.com

Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Prez to Speak at Democrat Convention | LifeNews.com

The following excerpts are from LifeNews.com:
  • The president of the nation’s biggest abortion business will be a featured speaker at the Democratic convention that will be held in September to nomination pro-abortion President Barack Obama for another four-year term.
  • In 2008, the Democratic National Committee allowed Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business which Obama has funded despite its coverup of child rape, to speak from the stage. Nancy Keenan, the head of NARAL, and one of the pro-abortion activists to endorse Obama early in the 2008 election, spoke as well.
  • Both will be back this time around and Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown student who has been a surrogate for Obama promoting the pro-abortion HHS mandate, will speak as well.
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Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Prez to Speak at Democrat Convention | LifeNews.com

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Copts in Upper Egypt Attacked, Beat, Plundered

The following excerpts are from Coptic Solidarity:
  • Christian Copts in Upper Egypt are under attack, hours after a call for their eradication appeared in the form of leaflets calling on Muslims to kill Copts, specifically naming regions of Upper Egypt.
  • A report by Fady Talaat, for Al Akhbar News, published August 14, has the details. In Al Gallaweya Village, Sohag, Upper Egypt, Christians are being beaten, their stores destroyed, and their properties plundered. The attackers are declaring that “any Christian who dares to leave his house will be killed”; and the Copts are complaining that the police only arrive after the damage has been completely done.
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Copts in Upper Egypt Attacked, Beat, Plundered

Philippines: Bishops warn Catholic schools cannot reject Catholic teachings : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has issued a warning that the hierarchy may remove the “Catholic” designation from schools that promote dissent from Church teachings.
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Philippines: Bishops warn Catholic schools cannot reject Catholic teachings : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Mentally impaired child arrested under Pakistan's anti-blasphemy law :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

The following excerpts are from CNA (Catholic News Agency):
  • A young girl who suffers from Down's Syndrome has been arrested in Pakistan for allegedly burning a page from the Quran and could face the death penalty.
  • Police confirmed that they arrested a young girl named Rimsha on Aug. 16 at the urging of neighbors who claim they saw her burning pages of the book outside her home, according to Vatican Radio.
  • Some reports describe the girl from Islamabad as a teenager, while others say she could be as young as 11 years old.
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Mentally impaired child arrested under Pakistan's anti-blasphemy law :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

New trial for Iranian pastor sentenced to death for apostasy : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpt is from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • The Iranian Protestant pastor whose 2010 death sentence on charges of apostasy was not carried out following an international outcry faces a new trial on charges of banditry and extortion.
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New trial for Iranian pastor sentenced to death for apostasy : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Maronite patriarch fears Syrian conflict may spread to Lebanon : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpt is from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • The head of the Maronite Catholic Church, an Eastern church in full communion with the Holy See, expressed concern that the conflict in Syria could spread to neighboring Lebanon, which Pope Benedict will visit in September.
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Maronite patriarch fears Syrian conflict may spread to Lebanon : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Monday, August 20, 2012

Pakistan: Down-syndrome child arrested on blasphemy charge : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • A young Christian woman with Down syndrome has been arrested for allegedly violating Pakistan’s blasphemy law.
  • The arrest of 11-year-old Rimsha Masih has sparked angry protests among Christians and human-rights activists. But a Catholic representative of Pakistan’s ruling cabinet is urging calm, saying that “we will have positive developments soon.”
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Pakistan: Down-syndrome child arrested on blasphemy charge : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Pakistani girl accused of Qur'an burning could face death penalty | World news | guardian.co.uk

The following excerpts are from The Guardian:
  • An 11-year-old Christian Pakistani girl could face the death penalty under the country's notorious blasphemy laws, after she was accused by her neighbours of deliberately burning sacred Islamic texts.
  • Rifta Masih was arrested on Thursday, after complaints against her prompted angry demonstrations. Asif Ali Zardari, the president, has ordered the interior ministry to investigate the case.
  • As communal tensions continued to rise, about 900 Christians living on the outskirts of Islamabad have been ordered to leave a neighbourhood where they have lived for almost two decades.
  • On Sunday, houses on the backstreets of Mehrabadi, an area 20 minutes' drive from western embassies and government ministries, were locked with padlocks, their occupants having fled to already overcrowded Christian slums in and around the capital.
  • One of the senior members of the dominant Muslim community told the Christians to remove all their belongings from their houses by 1 September. "I don't think anyone will dare go back after this," said one Christian, Arif Masih. "The area is not safe for us now."
  • A few brave souls have stayed behind, but shopkeepers have refused to serve their Christian neighbours or supply them with water. Locals say only about 10% of families in the area are Christian, renting cramped houses from Muslim landlords. They tend to do dirty, menial jobs such as sewer maintenance.
  • Relations between the communities had been simmering for months after complaints were made about the noise coming from three churches in the area during religious services. Two of the landlords who owned the buildings had already ordered an end to worship and some services were forcibly broken up.
  • But there was no indication that all the Christians would be forced out so suddenly until Rifta was accused of the provocative act of burning the sacred words of Islam.
  • It sparked immediate demonstrations by crowds estimated at between 600 and 1,000 people, some of whom blocked the nearby Kashmir highway, the major road running west out of the capital.
  • The police, initially unwilling to take action, eventually charged the girl with blasphemy and took her into custody. The rest of the community, including her parents, fled.
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Pakistani girl accused of Qur'an burning could face death penalty | World news | guardian.co.uk


Monday, August 13, 2012

VATICAN Mole indicted in Vatileaks case, accomplices not excluded - Asia News

VATICAN Mole indicted in Vatileaks case, accomplices not excluded - Asia News

Friday, August 10, 2012

Illinois diocese files suit against HHS mandate : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • The Diocese of Peoria has joined dozens of other dioceses and Catholic organizations in filing suit against the Department of Health and Human Services in an attempt to halt the implementation of its contraceptive-coverage mandate.
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Illinois diocese files suit against HHS mandate : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Amnesty International decries conscience clauses, Catholic bishops’ ethical directives : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • Citing Amnesty International’s maternal-health campaign, Elizabeth Charnowski of the Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute writes that
  • Amnesty International, a human rights organization that used to be abortion neutral, is now using the problem of maternal mortality to advocate for abortion. In a new report, ostensibly on medical care for maternal health, Amnesty calls on governments to repeal abortion laws and conscience protection for medical workers who may object. They also call for public health systems to train and equip health care providers to perform abortions.
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Amnesty International decries conscience clauses, Catholic bishops’ ethical directives : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Amnesty International Continues Pushing Abortion Worldwide | LifeNews.com

The following excerpts are from LifeNews.com:
  • Amnesty International, a human rights organization that used to be abortion neutral, is now using the problem of maternal mortality to advocate for abortion. In a new report, ostensibly on medical care for maternal health, Amnesty calls on governments to repeal abortion laws and conscience protection for medical workers who may object. They also call for public health systems to train and equip health care providers to perform abortions.
  • Amnesty’s “Maternal Health is a Human Right” campaign focuses attention on four countries: Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Peru, and the United States. Amnesty argues that maternal mortality will decrease if it is treated as a human rights issue, if costs to health care are covered by governments, and if a right for women to control their reproductive and sex lives is established.
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Amnesty International Continues Pushing Abortion Worldwide | LifeNews.com

Red Cross Sets Up Blood Drive at Local Abortion Facility | LifeNews.com

The following excerpts are from LifeNews.com:
  • The American Red Cross in Columbus, Ohio is coming under fire from local pro-life advocates after it decided to set up a local blood drive at a prominent area abortion business.
  • The American Red Cross held the blood drive at the Complete Healthcare for Woman (CHfW) abortion facility on Cleveland Ave.
  • Ruth Yorston, Executive Director of Greater Columbus Right to Life, says the blood drive is another way for the abortion clinic to make itself look like a legitimate medical facility.
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Red Cross Sets Up Blood Drive at Local Abortion Facility | LifeNews.com

P.G. council member Toles to welcome new Chick-fil-A - Washington Times

The following excerpts are from The Washington Times:
  • The decision whether to eat at Chick-fil-A has become a hot-button issue since the fast food company’s president opened up about his support for traditional marriage, but one local politician says she’s not making a political statement by welcoming the company with open arms.
  • Prince George's County Council member Karen R. Toles, a Democrat, said she’s attending the opening of a Chick-fil-A in District Heights on Thursday to celebrate the economic development in her community.
  • “When you have someone who hires over 100 people from your county alone, that is something to celebrate,” Ms. Toles said.
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P.G. council member Toles to welcome new Chick-fil-A - Washington Times

Beyond the Obama ads, Joe Soptic’s steelworker story - The Washington Post

Beyond the Obama ads, Joe Soptic’s steelworker story - The Washington Post

U.S. gives military aid to nations with child soldiers - Washington Times

The following excerpts are from The Washington Times:
  • As the junior senator from Illinois, Barack Obama co-sponsored a bill to restrict the U.S. government’s military support of countries that use children as soldiers. But President Obama has waived those very same sanctions in the name of “national interest,” bypassing the findings of a State Department report and allowing millions of dollars in military aid to flow to countries where children as young as 11 have been conscripted to fight — many of whom have died in one bloody conflict after another.
  • Mr. Obama’s actions have inflamed an army of critics, who say the waivers have put at-risk children in even greater danger.
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U.S. gives military aid to nations with child soldiers - Washington Times

Federal judge upholds constitutionality of Hawaii’s marriage law : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • A senior district court judge has upheld the constitutionality of a Hawaiian law that defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
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Federal judge upholds constitutionality of Hawaii’s marriage law : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

‘Global religiosity index’ released: Ghana most religious, China most atheistic : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • A new survey conducted by the Gallup International Association has ranked citizens of 57 countries by their religiosity.
  • Overall, 59% of those surveyed described themselves as religious, 23% said they are not religious, and 13% said they are convinced atheists.
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‘Global religiosity index’ released: Ghana most religious, China most atheistic : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Syria: christian monastery assaulted north of Damascus - General news - ANSAMed.it

The following excerpts are from ANSAMediterranean:
  • Gunmen attacked the Catholic monastry of Mar Musa, north of Damascus. The old monastery, that dates from the fourth century, had been sacked but no casualties had been reported to Ansa by sources close the Italian Jesuit founder of the monastic community, father Paolo Dall'Oglio.
  • Sources affirm that nobody within the monastery had been hurt or assaulted, but "the gunmen stole everything they could steal", including tractors and other agricultural and farming tools.
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Syria: christian monastery assaulted north of Damascus - General news - ANSAMed.it

HHS mandate leaves no good options for Catholic employers : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • For Catholic employers at secular firms, the imposition of the HHS contraceptive mandate poses immediate moral problems.
  • The law—which has now taken effect for secular employers, although religious employers remain exempt for a year—requires employers to fund contraceptive services as part of their health-insurance plans. How can Catholic employers escape involvement in an immoral program?
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HHS mandate leaves no good options for Catholic employers : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Here Come the Polygamists - Michael Brown - [page]

The following excerpts are from an article by Michael Brown on TownHall.com:
  • In case you haven’t heard, some of the stars of the popular TV show “Sister Wives” are suing the state of Utah, arguing that its laws against bigamy are unconstitutional. And just last week, a reporter asked White House press secretary Jay Carney, “How does the president stand on polygamy?”
  • Polygamy? Are you kidding?
  • Not surprisingly, Carney ignored the question, but it is a question he won’t be able to ignore for long. In an extensive, feature article, Time magazine described how “once secretive plural families like the Dargers of Utah [also part of “Sister Wives”] are coming out of the shadows and beginning to advocate for their way of life.” (The article was entitled, “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do: Polygamy Raises Its Profile in America.”)
  • But what else could we expect? First same-sex couples have come out of the closet and now “plural families” are “coming out of the shadows.” After all, if two men can get “married,” why not one man and several women? And if there is a fundamental “right” to marry the person you love, shouldn’t that “right” also extend to the persons (plural) you love? Surely “marriage equality” means equality for all, right?
  • On July 25th, AP News reported that “Kody Brown and his four wives just want to live like any other family — free from the threat of being tossed in prison.” Surely, “tolerance” and “diversity” require this too, do they not? (Yes, I’m being sarcastic, but if “tolerance” and “diversity” and “equality” can be used to support same-sex “marriage,” then they can be used to support polygamy.)
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Here Come the Polygamists - Michael Brown - [page]

Monday, August 6, 2012

Bishop: if same-sex marriage is legalized, why not bigamy, incest? : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The excerpts below are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:

  • As Scotland’s government takes steps towards the legalization of same-sex marriage, Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen asked why bigamy and incest should not be legalized as well.
  • “You can’t have a meal without food, and you don’t have marriage without a man and a woman,” said Bishop Gilbert. “This isn’t just social convention. It’s not something any government can change. It’s a fact of life.”

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Bishop: if same-sex marriage is legalized, why not bigamy, incest? : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

US bishops urge Congress to act against HHS mandate : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The excerpts below are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is urging Congress to take action to rescind the “unprecedented and misguided” HHS mandate.
  • “One year ago, for the first time, the federal government announced that it would forbid Americans to provide or purchase health coverage unless it includes female surgical sterilizations, all FDA-approved prescription drugs and devices for preventing pregnancy – including drugs and devices which can destroy a human life at its earliest stages – and ‘counseling and education’ to promote these to all women and girls of childbearing age,” said Cardinal Daniel DiNardo in a letter to members of Congress.
  • “I am writing again on this subject because, despite widespread opposition to this coercive policy by religious organizations, lawmakers and the general public, Congress has still taken no action to counter it.”

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US bishops urge Congress to act against HHS mandate : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Syrian Christians begin traditional fast amid continuing violence :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Syrian Christians begin traditional fast amid continuing violence :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Black Pastors: Banning Chick-fil-A From Cities ‘Same Thing’ As Banning Blacks From Restaurants | CNSNews.com

The following excerpt is from an article By Eric Scheiner  on CNSNews.com:
  • The President of the Coalition of African-American Pastors says supporters of traditional marriage are facing the same discrimination that blacks faced during the civil rights movement.
  • “Some people are saying because of the position that Chick-fil-A has taken - they don’t want them in their cities,” Rev. William Owens said at the National Press Club on Tuesday.
  • “It’s a disgrace. It’s the same thing that happened when I was marching for civil rights, when they didn’t want a black to come into their restaurant, they didn’t want us staying in their hotels. Now they’re saying, because we take a Christian position, they don’t want us in their cities.”

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Black Pastors: Banning Chick-fil-A From Cities ‘Same Thing’ As Banning Blacks From Restaurants | CNSNews.com

Occupy Blood in the Streets, the Town of Tampa - Ann-Marie Murrell - Townhall Finance Conservative Columnists and Financial Commentary - Page 1

The following excerpt is from an article by Ann-Marie Murrell  on Townhall.com:
  • On August 27, organizations such as Code Pink, Students for a Democratic Society, various labor unions and Occupy movements are converging on Tampa, Florida for what they’re calling the “March on the RNC”. 
  • This will mark the third convention in a row where protestors have promised to disrupt the GOP.   
  • Following is part of their press release:
  • “In Congress and in states across the country, the Republicans and their Tea Party allies have unleashed a war on the people of this country. While the Republicans bailed out Wall Street, many of us lost our homes. While they push tax cuts for the rich, they are destroying working families and our way of life by cutting programs that serve us. The Republicans are trying to break our unions and take away our right to bargain collectively. They are spearheading attacks on immigrants and promoting an agenda of racism and hatred.”
  • Their website says, “Whether you are working to defend reproductive rights, standing up against attacks on immigrants and racist discrimination, resisting attacks on working people, or saying no to government cutbacks, we can come together from across the country to let our voices be heard.”
  • Right.  It’s not like their voices aren’t heard enough on every network TV program, in every periodical, every sitcom, TV drama and cable news network save one…but I digress…

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Occupy Blood in the Streets, the Town of Tampa - Ann-Marie Murrell - Townhall Finance Conservative Columnists and Financial Commentary - Page 1

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