Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Teens Jailed for Child Porn Group Sex Video in IL

Four Joliet (Illinois) Central High School freshmen were arrested at school on felony charges of child pornography and are being held in juvenile detention, possibly until age 21. The mother of one of the teens, a 15-year-old girl, discovered a Twitter post video of two boys having sex with her very willing daughter.
“The child pornography offense that was charged is in place for a reason, because we don’t want to accept that type of behavior as a society. It’s making a strong statement, and I think it’s important to do so, to send a message to others that kids shouldn’t be involved in this type of behavior, and hopefully this will serve as a deterrent.”
-- Brian Benton, Chief of Police, Joliet, Illinois
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Sexting Epidemic: Indiana & Illinois Schools, Police Say

Illinois School Sexting: Police Find Nude Selfies

Teen Students Learn to Produce & Distribute Child Pornography

Arrested Wisconsin Preteens Threw Sex Party, Filmed It

Indiana Teens & Child Pornography Crimes: Sexting

Child Pornography Allowed by Illinois Library Vote

Police Expose Colorado Students Sexting, Say Parents are Ignorant

Also read Education Experts Say: Relax Parents, Sexting is Simply How Kids Flirt Today

Not only that, but Education Experts Say that Pornography Belongs in the Classroom

-- From "Joliet teens post sex tape to Twitter" posted at The Bugle (Plainfield, IL) 3/30/15

Joliet Deputy Chief Al Roechner said the incident took place at the Nicholson Street home of one of the juveniles, who ranged in age from 14 to 16, three of them boys. The boys each had consensual sex with the 15-year-old girls, videotaped it and put it on Twitter, he said.

One of the parents saw the video on Twitter and contacted police, he said. Each was charged with child pornography March 30 and were sent to Will County’s River Valley Juvenile Detention Facility in Joliet.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Joliet teens arrested and charged with child pornography" by Felix Sarver, The Herald-News (Joliet, IL) 3/30/15

Joliet Deputy Police Chief Al Roechner said . . . the teens were at one of their homes at 6 p.m. March 24 and filmed themselves having sex with the female. Once one of them posted the video on Twitter, a parent found out and contacted Joliet police.

The next day, Joliet police interviewed the teens. Roechner said the sex was consensual, but posting it online would be considered child pornography.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Joliet Teens Charged With Child Pornography" posted at CBS News WBBM-TV2 (Chicago, IL) 3/31/15

Joliet Police Chief Brian Benton said posting the video online made already risky behavior criminal.

“It’s a criminal offense, first of all, to post that type of material online, especially for underage,” Benton said.

Benton said such behavior could seriously affect the teens’ lives “for years to come.”

“It’s an incident you may not recover from,” he said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

New Abortion Spa: Murder Your Child in Luxury

In an effort to soothe expectant mothers into oblivion, the new Carafem abortion clinic is opening in Friendship Heights (Montgomery County), Maryland to service the Washington D.C. elite caught by an embarrassing "unexpected" pregnancy.
“It was important for us to try to present an upgraded, almost spa-like feel.”
-- Melissa S. Grant, VP Carafem
For background on various other abortion marketing techniques, click headlines below:

Planned Parenthood's Upscale Marketing to Suburbia

Abortion is What She Wants, Says Valentines Ad

$50 Off for Sunday Abortions Aimed at Poor in Florida

TV Abortion Commercials: Problem Terminated

Planned Parenthood Lures Teen Clients via Texting

'Getting an Abortion is Easy!' Massachusetts Ad Tells Teens

Also read U.S. Taxpayers Send $Billions to Abortionists, Government Reports

-- From "New spa-like abortion clinic is part of a trend to de-stigmatize the procedure" by Sandhya Somashekhar, social change reporter for the Washington Post 3/30/15

Plagued by political setbacks in recent years, abortion rights activists are seeking to normalize abortion, to put a human face on the women getting the procedure and, in some cases, even putting a positive spin on it.

At Carafem, staff members plan to greet clients with warm teas, comfortable robes and a matter-of-fact attitude.

[Carafem President Christopher] Purdy said he got the idea for Carafem two years ago after more than a decade with DKT International, a nonprofit group that promotes family planning and HIV prevention in developing countries. Overseas, he said, getting an abortion is often as simple as visiting a pharmacy. In the United States, however, some states strictly regulate the abortion pill, citing concerns about its safety, making it virtually impossible to get in some rural areas.

By offering only pharmaceutical abortions, Purdy says, he can avoid purchasing expensive surgical equipment and can keep prices low for clients. The average pharmaceutical abortion cost about $500 in the United States in 2011, Guttmacher figures show; Purdy plans to charge around $400.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Abortion ‘Spa’ To Open In DC" by Rachel Stoltzfoos, Reporter, Daily Caller 3/30/15

Beginning this week, clients will be welcomed with hot tea and comfy robes in the clinic, which features wood floors, plush upholstery and natural wood tones, so it resembles a high-end salon or spa.

For $400, women will receive counseling and basic tests, then take an initial pill, before returning home with a second set of pills to induce the abortion the next day. The goal is to have them in and out in an hour. Like a typical salon or spa, women can schedule weekend and evening appointments online, or by calling a 24 hour hotline.

Carafem staff understand the “various emotions” that come with getting an abortion, the clinic’s site states, and promise to give “clear, non-judgmental, and accurate information” to clients. The site features pictures of young smiling women in pleasant settings drinking coffee, eating and walking together.

“It’s fresh, it’s modern, it’s clean, it’s caring,” [Purdy] said. “That’s the brand we’re trying to create.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Luxurious Spa-Like Abortion Clinic Gives Customers Robe, Cup of Tea as They Kill Their Baby" by Sarah Zagorski, 3/30/15

I don’t know about you but I think it’s going to take a lot more than pretty floors and furniture to change public opinion on abortion. First of all, whether an abortion takes place at a run-down Gosnell-like facility or at a “high-end salon,” abortion always, 100% of the time, kills an unborn child and hurts the family involved.

Secondly, as LifeNews previously reported, after abortion over 65% of women suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and post abortive women are six-times more likely to commit suicide than women who have given birth. Also, many women describe their abortion experience as ‘a nightmare,’ with 60% reporting that it felt like ’Part of me died.’

So to put it mildly, better branding, “abortion spas,” and all the positive talk in the world will never change the horror of abortion or the devastation it brings.

To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.

Also read As Pro-life Laws Sweep America, Liberals Battle Back as well as 75% of Abortion Clinics Closed: Jan. 2015 vs. 1991

And read Gallup Poll: Americans Want Abortion Laws Changed

Monday, March 30, 2015

Cal State Boots Christian Club — Too Faithful

California State University in Turlock has de-recognized the Stanislaus Christian Fellowship chapter of Chi Alpha after being on campus for 40 years because the club limits its leadership to Christians.  Cal State officials declared, "What they cannot be is faith-based where someone has to have a profession of faith to be that leader."
“In the university’s attempt to enforce nondiscriminatory policies, they themselves are discriminating against the religious creeds of this particular student organization.”
-- Matthew Jacob, Turlock Councilman
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

California Boots College Christian Clubs Across the State

California School Bans Books by Christian Authors

Atheists Force Bible Bans at Colleges Across America

Marquette University Bans Conservative Professor, Like a Terrorist

Also read Stanford Univ. Hires Anti-Christian Lesbian Ordained Priest

-- From "Christian Fraternity Loses Recognition At CSU Stanislaus Over Leadership Rules" by Anjali Hemphill, KOVR-TV13 (Sacramento, CA) 3/20/15

CSUS Associate Vice President Tim Lynch says the group’s constitution does not follow a CSU system wide executive order by prohibiting non-Christians from seeking a leadership role within the organization.

. . . Lynch says two other faith-based groups on campus have complied with the executive order with no issues.

The Chi Alpha chapter at San Diego State also lost its recognition from the school for the same reason.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "University withdraws recognition of Christian student group" by Alysson Aredas, Staff Reporter, The Turlock Journal 3/20/15

Stanislaus Christian Fellowship Chi Alpha is crying discrimination to a recently implemented open-membership policy, which has been enforced by the California State University system in an effort to eliminate discrimination in student organizations system wide.

With withdrawal of recognition, Chi Alpha is no longer eligible for benefits made available to recognized groups, including those made possible through taxpayers and student fees. They are also no longer able to reserve space on campus, gain access to a mailbox in the Student Leadership & Development Office, and make use of accounting services.

Although numerous student organizations throughout the state are facing the same fate as Chi Alpha due to discrimination based on race, religion, age, and gender among others, the student group perceives CSU Stanislaus’ action as a personal affront to their beliefs and religious freedom.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Turlock councilman stands up for Christian student group not recognized by university" by Rosalio Ahumada, Staff Writer, The Modesto Bee 3/21/15

Councilman Matthew Jacob sent out a news release late Thursday, asking the university to reverse its decision and reinstate Stanislaus Christian Fellowship. The local student group is part of the Chi Alpha campus ministries organization, which has more than 300 student group chapters at campuses internationally.

The membership of Chi Alpha’s Stanislaus chapter is open to any student, but it requires that its leaders, who lead worship services and Bible studies, affirm the group’s Christian beliefs. The councilman said compliance with university policy would potentially pave the way for non-Christians to take on leadership roles in a fundamentally Christian student organization.

The councilman said the local student group believes it would be illogical to have leaders teaching and mentoring other club members about a faith that they themselves do not practice. Jacob said it would infringe on the student group’s religious freedoms to adopt this university policy.

Jacob called the university’s action an “injustice.” He said he approached university officials, hoping to help the students work out a resolution with the campus. But he said he felt like he was getting the runaround from university officials.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Cal State de-recognizes Christian group for wanting Christian leaders" by Peter Hasson, Texas Campus Correspondent, Campus Reform 3/27/15

In a letter to Suzanne Espinoza, Cal State’s vice president for enrollment and student affairs, the group argued that the discriminatory policy “[b]urdens Chi Alpha’s sincere religious exercise,[i]mproperly interferes with the internal affairs of a religious organization, and [v]iolates the law, including the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and Article I of the California Constitution.”

The letter also urged the university to reinstate its recognition of Chi Alpha.

The student group has secured the legal services of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty . . .

“The price of admission to a state school shouldn’t include denying your faith,” Becket Fund lawyer Adele Keim explained in an interview with Campus Reform.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Chi Alpha loses recognition from university, proposed bill hopes to fight against similar cases" by Pawan Naidu, CSU Signal 3/27/15

Assemblywoman Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) proposed a bill called the Student Freedom of Association Act. The bill was proposed to fight the “Open Membership Policy”, a policy that requires that membership and leadership positions within recognized student organizations be open for all students, even if those students disagree with the purpose or beliefs of the club.

The policy lost Stanislaus Christian Fellowship their recognition. Lynch was asked what would happen if this bill came into effect.

“It would be premature to speculate on any proposed legislation,” Lynch said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Judge Rules Illinois College Must Accept 'Anti-Gay' Speech

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Taxpayers' $Billions to Abortionists: Gov't Report

This week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the investigatory arm of Congress, released a report documenting the unprecedented funding by the Obama administration of Planned Parenthood and five other organizations that promote abortion and population control to the tune of more than $1.5 billion over a three-year period (2010-2012).
“It is unconscionable that the federal government would fund Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups which prefer profit over life.”
-- Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-Missouri)
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

ObamaCare Lies: Taxpayers Now Fund Abortions, Says Government Study

Planned Parenthood Reports its Abortions & Profits Increased Last Year

Taxpayers Provide Almost Half of Planned Parenthood's $Billion$

Planned Parenthood's Goal is to Defraud Taxpayers

Planned Parenthood Faces $5.5 Billion (with a "B") Fine for Fraud

Also read Planned Parenthood President Asks, Who Cares When Life Begins?

In addition, read how Planned Parenthood teams up with schools by providing "kinky sex trainers" for kids across America.

-- From "GAO reports on federal aid to groups that perform, advocate or study abortions" by Bruce Alpert, Times-Picayune 3/25/15

Six groups that perform abortions, advocate for the right to the procedure, or study family planning issues received over $441 million in federal funding in the three years between 2010 and 2012, according to a congressional report requested by anti-abortion lawmakers.

There's no indication from the report that the money went for abortions, but the lawmakers, including Sen. David Vitter, R-La, said it affirms their view that Congress should pass legislation that bars any federal funding for groups that perform abortion.

"Taxpayer funding should in no way support abortions," Vitter said. "But when we hand out funding to groups like Planned Parenthood, we know exactly where it's going -- they proudly admit that the majority of their pregnancy-related resources go toward abortions. We can't let this federal support come at the expense of millions of unborn children."

To read the entire article above, CLIC HERKE.

From "Olson, Black, Smith and Vitter respond to GAO report revealing federal funding of abortion advocates" posted at The Journal (Friendswood, TX) 3/25/15

The report found that the six organizations spent $481 million in federal funding from Fiscal Years 2010 to 2012, as well as about $1.2 billion in combined federal and state funds under federal health programs that require shared funding. Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) spent the greatest share of this public funding – approximately $1.5 billion in combined state and federal dollars, or an average of about $500 million each year. Olson, Black, Smith, and Vitter led more than 60 House and Senate Members in calling for this study in February 2013. They released the following statements:

“It shouldn't take a GAO request from Congress for the American public to know where their tax dollars are being spent. Yet, since I've been in Congress, this is the only way we can get answers. That's why I continue to demand transparency and fight to stop organizations like Planned Parenthood from receiving a single tax dollar. I will continue to do all I can to prevent taxpayers from being forced to support organizations that promote or perform abortions. Greater transparency is critically important and precisely what these groups seek to avoid,” said Congressman Pete Olson.

To read the entire press release above, CLICK HERE.

From "Hartzler Responds to GAO Report Revealing Federal Funds Going to Abortion Advocacy Groups" by Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), posted at KOLR-TV10 (Springfield, MO) 3/25/15

The GAO report, which was released on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, stemmed from a request in 2013 from a group of pro-life members of Congress for up-to-date information regarding federal funding of Planned Parenthood.

According to its 2013-2014 annual report, Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion provider, performing 327,653 abortions in 2013 (last reported year). That is an average of 898 abortions every day, 37 abortions every hour, 3 abortions every 5 minutes and more than 1 abortion every two minutes.

During this same year, according to its own statistics, Planned Parenthood only provided 1,880 adoption referrals and 18,684 prenatal services.  This means that in 2013, abortions made up 94.1% of these three pregnancy services, while prenatal care and adoption referrals accounted for only 5.4% (18,684) and .5% (1,800), respectively.

To read the entire press release above, CLICK HERE.

From "U.S. taxpayers gave Planned Parenthood, other abortion advocates $1.5 billion over three years: GAO report" by Dustin Siggins, 3/27/15

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) provided an update to a 2010 report on funding provided to Advocates for Youth, Guttmacher Institute, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Population Council, and the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS).

The report examined federal funding for the organizations -- including those dollars furnished through state offices, such as Medicaid funding -- as well as how the groups spent the money.

The GAO examined a total of $19 billion sent to, and $10 billion spent by, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).

Approximately $107 million of the direct federal funding for the six groups came from the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Another $128 million for Population Council and Planned Parenthood came from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Planned Parenthood Received $1.5 Billion in Taxpayer Funds Over Three Years, Gov't Report Finds" by Samuel Smith, Christian Post Reporter 3/26/15

The report, which was compiled after a group of over 60 pro-life Congress members led by U.S. Reps. Diane Black, R-Tenn., Chris Smith, R-N.J. and Pete Olson, R-Texas, sent a letter to GAO in February of 2013 asking for data on the how much federal funding was expended by six major organizations who advocate and or perform elective abortion-on-demand from 2010-2012.

Although the Hyde Amendment, which was made law in 1976, prohibits the federal government from using taxpayer dollars to fund abortions, elective abortion providers and supporters are able to secure federal funding because of the other services they offer, senior policy advisor for the Christian pro-life activist organization Operation Rescue, Cheryl Sullenger, previously told The Christian Post.

"The Obama Administration is committed to advancing a pro-abortion agenda and continually has placed the demands of abortion advocates and providers at the top of its public health agenda for six years [and] all the expenses [are] the taxpayers," said the director of Family Research Council's Center for Human Dignity, Arina Grossu, in a press release.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Government cash keeps Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers in business" by Genevieve C. Plaster, Charlotte Lozier Institute, posted at National Review 3/27/15

GAO found that Planned Parenthood and its affiliates alone received $344.5 million in federal funding, and a whopping $1.5 billion in taxpayer money overall when state funds received through Medicaid are included. With a majority of Americans opposing taxpayer funding of abortion, the GAO report highlights the pressing need to defund Big Abortion — if not out of respect for the unborn, then at the very least out of respect for the wishes of the taxpayer.

According to the study,
The six organizations reported expending over $482 million in federal funding from fiscal year 2010 though fiscal year 2012. The six organizations reported expending funding they received directly and indirectly from federal agencies, including HHS and USAID, as well as the Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Housing and Urban Development, and Justice.
To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Most Americans Oppose Abortion, According to Polls

And read Gallup Poll: Americans Want Abortion Laws Changed

Saturday, March 28, 2015

1st-grade Lesbians Force Sex on Ohio 2nd Grader

The Rise and Shine Academy in Toledo, Ohio has terminated a teacher and Lucas County Children's Services is investigating accusations that 6- and 8-year-old girls forced a 7-year-old girl to perform oral sex on them in the school restroom.
"My daughter is considered the victim. They think that they bribed my daughter into doing things. Not once but twice. And the first time she said she didn't say anything because she was scared."
-- Victim's mother
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

New York Teacher Ignores 1st-grade Lesbians' Attack on Girl

Sex in New Jersey Kindergarten, Nobody Blames Culture

Predatory Pre-school Girl Forces Oral Sex on Boys

Third Grade Boys Mimic Homosexual Abuse at California School

6-year-old Girls Want to be Sex Objects: Study

Gay, Lesbian Teachers Arrested: Sex with Students

Lesbianism Taught at Middle School as Anti-Bullying

California Sex Worker Abortionist Teachers Exposed

Oregon Trains Pre-teens in Masturbation, Anal Sex

Pennsylvania School Gives 8th Grade Sadomasochistic Exercise

Also read Pornography Belongs in Classroom, More Education Experts Say

-- From "Ohio 1st graders accused of sexually assaulting classmate" by CBS News 3/24/15

The mother says both her daughter and the school said the incident occurred while the students were on a bathroom break.

The situation has caused the girl's mother to keep her home from school, file a police report, and contact Children's Services, reports WTOL.

"Something needs to be done. Especially if they're not keeping a close eye on the children and this is what's going on at the school," she said.

The Rise and Shine Academy, whose web site describes the school as a free, community-based K-6 college preparatory program, has reportedly fired the teacher who was responsible for the students at the time of the incident and has brought in a psychologist to work with the students.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Children's Services investigating inappropriate touching incident at Toledo charter school" by Breelynn Martin & Michelle Zepeda, WTOL-TV11 (Toledo, OH) 3/25/15

The CEO of Rise and Shine Academy, Dr. Pat McKinstry, says they became aware of the situation when a student reported something "nasty" happening in the bathrooms.

When a teacher found out, it was immediately reported, and the children were called to the office as their parents were called to the school.

"This incident, even though it happened, these 6-year-olds' innocent minds are only reacting to what they have been exposed to," said McKinstry.

The school has already changed their bathroom policy to only allow one child inside the bathroom at a time.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read President Obama Funds Condom Delivery Service to Pre-teens

And read President Obama Pays Pre-teens to Learn Anal Sex in Hawaii

Friday, March 27, 2015

Abortion Clinic Bombing Targets Pro-lifers Praying

Austin, Texas abortion advocate Melanie Maria Toney, 52, expressed her pro-death attitude at pro-life Christians outside the Planned Parenthood clinic by tossing, out the window of her speeding BMW, a flaming improvised explosive device (a molotov cocktail) at the group as they prayed.  Police are NOT investigating this as a "hate crime."
“. . . if the ignition had occurred, due to the close proximity of the device to the protestors, serious bodily injury and/or death could have occurred.”
-- Arrest affidavit
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Michigan Man Shot & Killed on Street, Standing for Life

Abortionists Bomb Pro-life Catholics, Media Ignore

Pro-abortion Forces Get Violent

Christians Suffer Chemical Attack at Abortion Clinic

Liberal Jailed for Death Threats to Pro-lifers

Pro-abortion Activists Attack Pro-lifer's Family

Univ. Professor Arrested for Bullying Pro-life Students

California Feminist Sex/Porn Professor Charged for Attack on Pro-lifers


-- From "Police: Woman tossed burning bottle at anti-abortion group" by The Associated Press 3/24/15

An arrest affidavit states that members of Texas Alliance for Life were praying near the South Austin facility when a woman in an SUV tossed a "flaming item" out of the window.

Police found a fuel additive bottle and a rolled-up paper towel used as a wick. Investigators said that one of the women praying stomped out a small fire.

Witnesses reported a partial license plate to police, who found the SUV nearby. Toney initially denied involvement but then told police she threw a bottle that "might" have been smoldering.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Affidavit: Woman, 52, threw Molotov cocktail at prayer group outside Austin Planned Parenthood" by Madalyn Mendoza, San Antonio Express-News 3/25/15

According to an arrest affidavit, 52-year-old Melanie Maria Toney threw the device, “a bottle filled with a flammable substance and a wick material that is then lit so as to ignite when it contacts an object,” out the passenger window of her BMW while passing the clinic on 201 East Ben White Boulevard.

One of the two protesters reportedly stomped out the fire created by the device and quickly pulled out the wick to prevent the fire from touching the contents of the container, a Gumout Fuel Additive bottle.

Gumout is a “ignitable liquid that could ignite if it comes in contact with an ignition source such as a flame or burning wick,” said Detective Jesse Carrillo, who is assigned to the bomb squad, in the affadavit. “[…] In this case the gum out did not ignite due to the fact that it landed in a soft, grass area.”

Toney is currently facing the charge of aggravated Assault, a second-degree felony, but the charges could have been more severe if the device ignited.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "APD: Woman threw Molotov cocktail near anti-abortion protesters" by Phil Jankowski, Austin American-Statesman 3/24/15

Protester Ruth Allwein with the Texas Alliance for Life told police she thought she was targeted, the arrest affidavit said.

Allwein had been praying in a grassy area in front of Planned Parenthood when she saw a white vehicle driven by a woman slow down, the affidavit said.

The driver threw the bottle out of the car window and it landed on the ground next to Allwein, the affidavit said. Allwein told police her heart was racing as she stomped out the fire the bottle had caused and pulled out a wick to make sure the flame did not ignite the liquid in the bottle, the affidavit said.

Another witness said it appeared that the flaming bottle was thrown directly at two anti-abortion protesters near the Planned Parenthood facility, the affidavit said. The witness was pulling out of a driveway when she saw the bottle thrown from a BMW SUV, the affidavit said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Wendy Davis supporter hurls bomb at pro-lifers" by Bob Unruh, World Net Daily 3/26/15

At the Weasel Zippers blog, a witness list was posted of whose who spoke in support of abortion during [state Rep. Wendy] Davis’ fight at the [Texas] legislature.

Listed was Melanie Toney, “Registered Nurse (also providing written testimony).”

She describes herself as mostly emergency room nurse for 23 years, and said, “Unwanted pregnancy occurs in victims of rape from the ages of 9 to 90.”

“Rape is a violent crime and the majority of the victims are physically abused as well,” she said, adding that women are killing themselves over an “unwanted pregnancies.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Rep. Wendy Davis' Satanists For Abortion Shout Down Texas Christians

And read Wendy Davis, 'Abortion Barbie' Candidate, NOT Attractive to Women

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Indiana Law Fights Gay Agenda — Religious Freedom

Amid screaming accusations of discrimination and intolerance from homosexualists, bureaucrats and their comrades in business, Indiana Governor Mike Pence just signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (SB 101) into law to protect citizens from the increasingly rampant lawless judiciary sweeping the American landscape.

UPDATE 3/29/15: Indiana Governor Stands Firm on Religious Liberty Law vs. ABC News (video):

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

New Mississippi Religious Liberty Law Infuriates Liberals

But in Arizona, Homosexualists & Liberal Media Defeat Religious Liberty

New Law Against 'Gay Rights' Ordinances Passes in Arkansas

Oregon Bankrupts Bible-clinging Baker who Refused 'Gay Wedding'

Lesbians Attack Ohio Christian Videographer over 'Gay Wedding'

Washington State Sues Christian Florist for Being 'Anti-Gay'

Pastors Face Fines, Jail for Refusing 'Gay Wedding'

Pastors Lead Local Battles Against 'Gay Rights'

Also read Corporations Embrace Gay Agenda, With a Vengeance

And read Businesses, Pro Sports, and GOP Urge Supreme Court to Go 'Gay Marriage'

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-- From "Gov. Pence signs Religious Freedom bill into law" posted at WANE-TV15 (Fort Wayne, IN) 3/26/15

Governor Mike Pence today issued the following [excerpts from a] statement after signing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (SEA 101) in a private ceremony.

“The Constitution of the United States and the Indiana Constitution both provide strong recognition of the freedom of religion but today, many people of faith feel their religious liberty is under attack by government action.

“Last year the Supreme Court of the United States upheld religious liberty in the Hobby Lobby case based on the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, but that act does not apply to individual states or local government action. At present, nineteen states—including our neighbors in Illinois and Kentucky—have adopted Religious Freedom Restoration statutes. And in eleven additional states, the courts have interpreted their constitutions to provide a heightened standard for reviewing government action.

“In order to ensure that religious liberty is fully protected under Indiana law, this year our General Assembly joined those 30 states and the federal government to enshrine these principles in Indiana law, and I fully support that action.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Gov. Mike Pence signs 'religious freedom' bill this morning" by Tony Cook, Indianapolis Star 3/26/15

The measure could allow business owners to refuse services to same-sex couples and has set off a firestorm of controversy.

"This bill is not about discrimination, and if I thought it legalized discrimination in any way in Indiana, I would have vetoed it," the govenor added. "In fact, it does not even apply to disputes between private parties unless government action is involved. For more than twenty years, the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act has never undermined our nation's anti-discrimination laws, and it will not in Indiana."

The organizers of Gen Con, the city's largest convention, sent a letter to the governor Tuesday threatening to move the event elsewhere in future years if the bill becomes law. And the Disciples of Christ, a Christian denomination based in Indianapolis, said it would look to other cities for its annual convention if Pence signs the bill.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Pence set to sign 'religious freedom' bill into law" by The Associated Press 3/25/15

The proposal has drawn criticism from several business groups and convention planners who worry that it presents Indiana as an unwelcoming state and who are asking Pence to veto the measure.

Backers say the proposal is aimed at protecting religious freedom and preventing the government from compelling people to provide services for activities such as same-sex weddings that they consider objectionable.

Supporters also say discrimination concerns are overblown because the bill is modeled after a federal religious freedom law Congress passed in 1993 and similar laws are on the books in 19 states. However, the current political climate is far different than it was when most of those were approved because the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule this year on whether gay marriage bans violate the Constitution.

The bill has already passed the Indiana House 63-31 and the Senate 40-10. It would pass into law whether Pence signs it or not. He would have to veto the measure to stop it.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Indiana Governor To Sign Controversial Religious Rights Bill" by Tierney Sneed, U.S. News & World Report 3/25/15

Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is poised to sign into law a controversial religious religious freedoms bill that critics – including groups typically aligned with Republican interests – say is discriminatory towards gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

"I don't believe this legislation truly represents our state or our capital city," [Indianapolis Mayor Greg] Ballard, a Republican, said Wednesday in a statement, according to the IndyStar. "We are a diverse city, and I want everyone who visits and lives in Indy to feel comfortable here."

Some of the Indiana's biggest employers – including global pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly and Co., diesel engine manufacturing company Cummins, tech giant Salesforce and aluminum producer Alcoa Inc. – have come out in opposition to the bill, as has the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

Adding more scrutiny to the bill is the upcoming NCAA men’s basketball Final Four championship, which will be held in Indianopolis. Jason Collins, the first openly gay athlete in the NBA, tweeted, “[I]s it going to be legal for someone to discriminate against me & others when we come to the #FinalFour?”

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From "Salesforce CEO joins late effort to stop 'religious freedom' bill" by Jared Council, Indianapolis Business Journal 3/25/15

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff late Wednesday joined a last-ditch effort by at least a dozen Indiana tech company executives to persuade Gov. Mike Pence to veto the controversial "religious freedom" bill, even as Pence made clear he planned to sign the measure Thursday.

Benioff, along with six other Indiana tech CEOs, co-signed a letter opposing the measure. When asked about his participation in the effort, Benioff said in an email to IBJ: "We will be forced to dramatically reduce our investment in Indiana based on our employees' and customers' outrage over the Indiana religious freedom bill."

The letter was authored by Jon Gilman, CEO of Indianapolis-based Clear Software, and addressed to Pence. It includes the signatures of Scott McCorkle, CEO of Salesforce Marketing Cloud, and John McDonald, CEO of CloudOne.

Several corporations, including Cummins Inc., have for weeks decried the measure as it advanced through the Legislature. But in recent days, tech executives in particular have gone public with their sentiments, many labeling it as damaging to their efforts to attract and retain tech talent in Indiana.

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From "Indiana governor to sign law that allows businesses to turn away gay customers" by CNN Wire Service 3/25/15

The [bill signing] comes as Pence considers a bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination — and just a year after Pence and socially conservative lawmakers lost their first policy battle against gay Hoosiers. In 2014 they had sought to amend Indiana’s constitution to ban same-sex marriages — but were beaten back by a highly-organized coalition of Democrats, traditionally right-leaning business organizations and fiscally focused supporters of Pence’s predecessor, former GOP Gov. Mitch Daniels.

If Pence decides to mount a dark horse presidential bid — which looks increasingly unlikely as candidates like Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker court the same supporters he would need — the “religious freedom” bill could give him a boost among GOP primary voters, especially in socially conservative states like Iowa.

They’d hoped it would become Pence’s “Jan Brewer moment” — a reference to the Arizona Republican governor who vetoed a similar bill last year, saying “it could divide Arizona in ways that we could not even imagine and no one would ever want.”

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Also read how the Gay Agenda attacks Christians one town at a time across America because the homosexualists have been unable to force the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) through Congress.

For example, read Houston Lesbian Mayor Subpoenas Sermons of Pastors Who Oppose 'Gay Rights' as well as Homosexualists Admit Goal to End Religious Liberty in Arizona

UPDATE 3/28/15: From "Backlash builds over Indiana's religious freedom law" CBS News (video)