Saturday, May 31, 2014

Nonexistent 'Gay Gene' Hidden for Years: Doctors

Responding to a challenge, the Royal College of Psychiatrists admitted they had disregarded studies showing that homosexual attraction is not solely genetic. Not surprisingly, virtually all media outlets buried this revelation in order to perpetuate the baseless public perception, as seen in polls, that homosexual behavior is immutable -- not a disorder nor a character flaw.

For background, read Swedish Twin Study: Homosexuality Mostly Environmental

Also read White House Apologizes for Denial of 'Gay Gene'

-- From "Psychiatrists back down on 'born gay' claim" posted at Christian Concern 5/30/14

The [organization's] review follows strong criticism made by the Christian Medical Fellowship and Core Issues Trust of the way in which the Royal College had handled scientific evidence on the issue.

In justifying its new position, the Royal College cites studies that are over 10 years old. There is no explanation as to why weight had not previously been given to these. The Christian Medical Fellowship and Core Issues Trust had critiqued the Royal College's approach to evidence in their submissions to the Church of England's Pilling Report.

However, in spite of the recognition that post-birth factors play a part in development of sexual attraction and that sexual orientation is not immutable, the Royal College maintains its opposition to therapy aimed at helping people explore the possibility of change in sexual orientation. Instead it suggests that such therapy is 'potentially harmful' but cannot point to any hard evidence to justify such an assertion.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Royal College of Psychiatrists' statement on sexual orientation" April 2014

The Royal College of Psychiatrists considers that sexual orientation is determined by a combination of biological and postnatal environmental factors. . . .

There is now a large body of research evidence that indicates that being gay, lesbian or bisexual is compatible with normal mental health and social adjustment. However, it is eminently reasonable that the experiences of discrimination in society and possible rejection by friends, families and others (such as employers), means that some lesbian, gay and bisexual people experience a greater than expected prevalence of mental health and substance misuse problems. Lifestyle issues may be important in some gay men and lesbians, particularly with respect to higher rates of substance misuse.

It is not the case that sexual orientation is immutable or might not vary to some extent in a person’s life. Nevertheless, sexual orientation for most people seems to be set around a point that is largely heterosexual or homosexual. Bisexual people may have a degree of choice in terms of sexual expression in which they can focus on their heterosexual or homosexual side. It is also the case that for people who are unhappy about their sexual orientation – whether heterosexual, homosexual or bisexual – there may be grounds for exploring therapeutic options to help them live more comfortably with it, reduce their distress and reach a greater degree of acceptance of their sexual orientation.

To read the entire statement above, CLICK HERE.

From "Psychiatrists Reject ‘Born Gay’ Theory but Oppose Change Therapy" by Dr. Mike David, Director, Core Issues Trust 5/27/14

Homosexuals are not ‘born gay’ according to a recent statement by the Royal College of Psychiatrists [as they had previously denied].

It implies that if a child does not encounter such postnatal life experiences, he/she will grow up heterosexual.

The College has also modified its view on whether orientation can change. . . . Yet the College supports current legislative efforts before Parliament to ban therapy for people who want help reducing same-sex desires. They imply that such therapy does not work, though a report by the American Psychological Association to which they appeal said, “there is little in the way of credible evidence that could clarify whether [therapy] does or does not work.” They say it may be harmful – a truism that applies to all therapies. And they ignore the rights of clients who do not want to be affirmed in their same-sex attractions.

To read the entire statement above, CLICK HERE.

In addition, read Most Homosexuals Who Want to Convert Report Change and also read Homosexuality NOT Fixed, Change Possible: Study as well as Study Shows Lesbianism is NOT Genetic

From "Less Than Half of Americans Think People Are Born Gay, Poll Shows" by Megan Gannon, News Editor, Live Science 5/29/14

[The new Gallup poll shows] Forty-two percent of Americans say people can be born gay, down slightly from 2013, when 47 percent said the same, the survey found. Meanwhile, more than a third of Americans (37 percent) attribute homosexuality to external factors, such as a person's upbringing and environment.

Gallup first polled Americans about the origins of homosexual orientation in 1977. At that time, 56 percent thought being gay or lesbian was the result of a person's environment or upbringing, while only 13 percent believed people could be gay at birth, though that doesn't mean they have same-sex attractions at the very moment they are born. By 2001, this gap closed, but Americans have remained roughly divided on the issue since then.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Americans' Views on Origins of Homosexuality Remain Split" by Justin McCarthy, Gallup 5/28/14

Those with college educations, whites, females, liberals, Democrats, high-income earners, and those who seldom or never attend church are the most likely to believe that being gay or lesbian is something people are born with. Most of these differences among the various demographic groups were evident in previous years, with nonwhites' belief in the upbringing and environment theory substantially higher this year than last year.

The scientific community does not agree on one unified viewpoint regarding the issue of a person's sexual orientation. According to the American Psychological Association, "there is no consensus among scientists about the exact reasons that an individual develops a heterosexual, bisexual, gay, or lesbian orientation."

[Public opinion divergence] seems likely to continue as long as the scientific community remains agnostic about the question.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Media Admit Propaganda Overstating Gay Population

From "Why Are Media Conservatives Buying The Homosexual Propaganda?" by Steve Baldwin, Western Journalism 5/30/14

. . . For example, many media conservatives happily use the term “gay” or “gay rights” and the phrase that he or she “has come out of the closet.” However, such wording assumes people are born homosexual, a myth that not even the pro-homosexual American Psychiatrist Association will support anymore. After years of research, dozens of pro-homosexual scientists have failed to find the homosexual gene; and the few who did claim to find it were later discredited for engaging in fraudulent or sloppy methodology. Moreover, Dr. Francis Collins, head of the Human Genome Project, enlisted over 150 of the world’s top geneticists to decode the human genome; and they could not find a “gay” gene. It simply does not exist.

Let’s be clear here so that the Fox News crew understands. No one is “gay” or born “gay.” Instead, people engage in homosexual behavior, period. No one “comes out of the closet.” Rather, they are simply choosing to publicize their homosexual behavior. Further evidence that homosexuality is NOT genetic is the fluidness of homosexual behavior. As many as a third of homosexuals revert back to heterosexuality as Kinsey, Masters & Johnson, and numerous other liberal sex researchers have all reported.

Moreover, the very existence of thousands of ex-homosexuals in America demonstrate how tentative homosexuality really is. And yes, due to the addictive nature of homosexual behavior, some ex-homosexuals do relapse just as some drug addicts, alcoholics, and others enslaved to addictive behaviors do. No big surprise here.

However, if homosexuality is not genetic and not permanent, it is therefore caused by environmental and behavioral issues that are clearly not comparable to inborn traits like race or gender.

To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.

In addition, read 'Gay Gene' Advocates Say Pedophilia is Inborn

And read Gallup Poll Shows Most Americans Say Gay Men Untrustworthy with Boys

Friday, May 30, 2014

Obama Replaces Fathers with Government Mentors

Although President Obama serves as a personal model of the responsible father in a stable marriage and family, his government policies have exacerbated the liberal ideals of the past half-century.  While the president announces yet another government effort today to make up for the liberals' destruction of the family, especially of minority populations, he champions every anti-family policy imaginable.

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Government Destines Black Children to Poverty

Black Abortion Key to Reducing Poverty, Says Mayor

Liberals Admit to Destruction of African Americans

ObamaNation: Perpetual Poor Barred from Marriage

Defeating Marriage & Destroying Family: Survey

Demise of Family Counters Upward Mobility: Harvard Study

Violence & Poverty due to Absence of Intact Family

'Intact Family' Nearly Extinct Among Blacks

Now that the liberals' Nanny State has destroyed the family within the American underclass, their solution to the problem is to virtually replace parents with government.  For example, these experts say that Obama-Schooling Should Begin at Age 18 Months.

UPDATE 5/16/15: Public Boarding Schools Proposed by Obama Administration

-- From "Obama urges national commitment to help boys of color" by Tom Cohen, CNN 5/30/14

It is a stark and sobering fact of American life in the 21st century -- black, Hispanic and Native American boys and young men are less likely to graduate, stay out of jail and get a job than those who are white.

Chances are greater they'll grow up with a single parent or none at all, won't read well, and will get suspended or expelled from school or just drop out.

Saddest of all, such statistics aren't new or particularly shocking in a society that has come to expect such class, racial and ethnic disparities.

President Barack Obama launched his "My Brother's Keeper" initiative three months ago to focus on solutions to such chronic and deep-rooted social ills. The initiative included a task force to examine the issue, and an invitation for businesses and foundations to help out.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative takes crucial next step" by Trymaine Lee, MSNBC 5/30/14

During an emotional speech at the White House, delivered before a backdrop of young black and Latino men from Obama’s hometown of Chicago, the president implored Americans of all colors to shake their complacency over the dire outcomes of minority men and help provide them pathways to success.

This morning, the task force released its first report to the president, in which they outline a broad set of guiding principles and recommendations. The recommendations include launching a national mentor-recruiting campaign, eliminating suspensions and expulsions of preschoolers, encouraging a culture of reading at home and growing youth summer programs and pre-apprenticeships.

The initiative calls on filling the gaps for young men of color at critical times in their lives, including early education, when these boys often fall behind in literacy and math. The task force recommends universal access to high-quality early childhood care and education, saying, “pre-school for all is a vital component to the administration’s so-called ‘opportunity agenda.’” And later, as students prepare to graduate from high school, that students are college-ready. But even further, the task force suggests helping these young people through college with stronger college counselors and, after graduation, expanded access to mentorship programs and internships. It’s what the task force describes as a “cradle-to-college-and-career approach.” (emphasis added)

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Opportunity for All: My Brother’s Keeper Blueprint for Action" by Office of the Press Secretary, The White House 5/30/14

. . . Boys of color are too often born into poverty and live with a single parent. . . . Too many of these boys and young men will have negative interactions with the juvenile and criminal justice system, and the dream of a college education is within grasp for too few.

. . . Today, the President met with his Cabinet to discuss the Task Force’s initial assessments and recommendations and the President called on the American people to get engaged through mentorship opportunities nationwide.

It is important that all children have caring adults who are engaged in their lives.  But too many young people lack this support.  For example, roughly two-thirds of Black and one-third of Hispanic children live with only one parent.   Moreover, research suggests that a father's absence increases the risk of his child dropping out of school among Blacks and Hispanics by 75 percent and 96 percent respectively.  We see significant high school dropout rates—as high as 50 percent in some school districts—including among boys and young men from certain Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander populations. And some 27 percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives live in poverty, compared to 11.6% of White Americans.

The President is calling on Americans interested in getting involved in My Brother’s Keeper to sign up as long-term mentors to young people . . .

To read the entire White House press release above, CLICK HERE.

UPDATE 4/16/15: Decades of Income Inequality is due to Demise of Married-parent Families with Children, Study Shows

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Houston Lesbian Mayor Agenda vs. Religious Liberty

After the Houston, Texas City Council passed a hotly contested Gay Agenda ordinance, Mayor Annise Parker announced her personal triumph of "gay rights" over the rights of citizens' freedom of religion. The new ordinance also allows sexual predators legal access to women's restrooms and showers.
"This is not the most important thing I have done or will do as mayor, but it is the most personally satisfying and most personally meaningful thing I will do as mayor."
-- Mayor Annise Parker
UPDATE 11/4/15: Lesbian Mayor's Gay Agenda Defeated by Houston Voters

For background, read Houston Elects Homosexual Mayor as well as Gay Agenda Take-over of Houston City Council

UPDATE 10/15/14: Lesbian Mayor Subpoenas Opposition Pastors' Sermons

Also read San Antonio Gay Agenda Ordinance Bans Christian Workers

In addition, read Man Dressed as Woman Teacher OKd for Texas Elementary

These so-called nondiscrimination laws actually discriminate against Christians and everyone who refuse to worship at the alter of sexual deviancy, as proved in countless examples.  Of course the Gay Agenda goal is to pass the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

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-- From "Houston Approves Expanded Protections for Gays" by Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press 5/29/14

The Houston City Council voted 11-6 in favor of the ordinance to loud cheers inside their chambers. Fewer than 30 people spoke against the measure during a public hearing that lasted more than seven hours. The council chambers and an overflow room were packed for Wednesday's hearing, and more than 200 people spoke.

Supporters, including Mayor Annise Parker, said the measure is about offering protections at the local level against all forms of discrimination in housing, employment and services provided by private businesses such as hotels and restaurants. But debate about the measure focused largely on provisions regarding rights for gay and transgender citizens.

Those who protested the ordinance, including various local pastors, said it's unconstitutional and would infringe on their right to speak out against homosexuality. They argued residents in the nation's fourth-largest city should be allowed to vote on the issue through a referendum.

[Houston resident Stephanie] McHugh said businesses and churches would be forced to recognize ideas that are against their beliefs, though officials said religious institutions would be exempt from the law [but not Christian business owners, Christian schools, etc.].

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "It's official: Mayor Parker signs equal rights ordinance" by Josh Cain, Associate editor, Houston Business Journal 5/29/14

The meeting lasted almost nine hours as supporters of the bill packed the council chambers, cheering and chanting throughout the debate.

Deliberations over the bill began months ago when Mayor Annise Parker, the first openly gay mayor in the U.S., first said she would propose the measure. Though the ordinance covers a host of identifying characteristics that will be protected — race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, familial status, marital status, military status, religion, disability, genetic information, pregnancy — most of the debate raged over protections being extended to members of the LGBT community.

The ordinance went into effect the moment Parker signed the bill during the meeting. Now, all private employers with more than 15 employees can be fined up to $5,000 for discrimination claims. The ordinance also provides protection in housing and for city workers and contractors.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Council extends rights protection for gays, transgendered" by Mike Morris, Houston Chronicle 5/28/14

Opponent Dave Welch, of the Houston Area Pastors Council, said his group will begin gathering signatures against the ordinance to trigger a referendum seeking its repeal this November. The group would need to gather roughly 17,000 signatures - or 10 percent of turnout in last fall's mayoral race - in the next 30 days.

"Once we correct this grievous act through the ballot this fall," Welch said in a statement, "we will then remind those members that patronizing a tiny interest group and outgoing mayor instead of serving the people leads to a short political career."

[Houston Community College trustee Dave] Wilson said he also is gathering the signatures needed to seek a charter amendment banning a biological man from using a women's restroom. The ordinance passed Wednesday offers such a protection for transgender residents citywide, as does an executive order Parker signed in 2010 applying to city facilities.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Gay Agenda Attacks America One Town at a Time as well as American Decline: President Obama's Gay Agenda vs. Christians

And read Gay Agenda will be Complete when Christians are Muzzled, Say Homosexualists as well as Senator Ted Cruz Says the Gay Agenda Ends Christian Liberty

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Abortionists' Sex Ed Banned from Louisiana Schools

The Planned Parenthood business model of hooking kids on sex has been dealt a blow as the Louisiana legislature, led by a Democrat in the senate, has passed a bill that outlaws any abortion-providing entity from teaching or even distributing literature on school grounds.  A total of only eleven legislators, between both houses, voted against the bill.

For background, read about Planned Parenthood's Sexual Assault on Kids: Business Model is Hooking them on Sex (Warning: Sexually graphic video)

UPDATE 6/13/14: Kinky Planned Parenthood Sex Advisor Caught, Fired

Also read Abortionists Lament Ever-greater State Limits including in Louisiana.

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

-- From "Abortion providers banned from public schools" by Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press 5/27/14

The Senate voted 31-5 Tuesday to give final passage to a bill that opponents call a direct attack on Planned Parenthood in the state. The proposal moves next to Gov. Bobby Jindal, who supports it and is expected to sign it into law.

Bogalusa Sen. Ben Nevers, a Democrat who handled the bill in the Senate, says the measure makes sure that people with a financial interest in promoting abortion can't speak to students.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Senate OKs 2 anti-abortion bills" by Marsha Shuler, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) 5/28/14

. . . the Senate approved measures that would:
Require patients seeking abortion be provided information about potential psychological and emotional impacts. House Bill 1262, sponsored by state Rep. Barry Ivey, R-Central, also would also require information about illegal coercion, abuse and human trafficking to be provided via separate booklets on each subject.

Ban “abortion providers” from providing health education in public schools. House Bill 305, sponsored by state Rep. Frank Hoffmann, R-West Monroe, is headed to the governor’s desk for expected signing into law after a 31-5 Senate vote.
The measure didn’t name an organization. But state Sen. Karen Peterson, D-New Orleans, said the legislation clearly targets Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Louisiana Passes Bill Banning Abortion Clinic Staff From Public Schools" by Steven Ertelt, 5/27/14

Author of HB 305, Rep. Hoffmann (R-West Monroe), said:”This bill isn’t about sex education. This is about abortion businesses teaching in schools.” Proponents of HB 305 also mentioned that teenagers often struggle with post-abortion syndrome which include depression, anxiety, thoughts of suicide and guilt.

Dorinda Bordlee, senior counsel with Bioethics Defense Fund who has drafted other key bills stopping abortions in Louisiana, tells LifeNews she is available to help other states get this important legislation in place.

“Louisiana families should know that their children aren’t be targeted by groups that have financial incentives to subtly sell abortion and other irresponsible behavior that is dangerous to the health and safety of children,” she said. She aid pro-life groups should work to “stop abortion organizations from accessing school children.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Click headlines below to read previous articles:

Planned Parenthood Conceals Serial Rapist in Arizona

Planned Parenthood Pays $2M to Hide Wrongful Death of Mother

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

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Indiana Teens & Child Pornography Crimes: Sexting

Teenage students, including aged 15 and younger, attending Carmel (Indiana) High School in suburban Indianapolis are under investigation by police after they transmitted nude photographs of children via cellular phones -- some of the photos may have been marketed.

For background, read Relax Parents, Sexting Simply How Kids Flirt Today

In response, Vermont May Legalize Child Porn Among Children

Consider the relationship between this sexting phenomenon and the prevalence of teaching literature to teens using pornographic novels.

Also read Sex in New Jersey Kindergarten, Nobody Blames Culture as well as Pornography Creates 5-year-old Sex Offenders

UPDATE 12/17/14: Illinois Police Find Nude Selfies in School Sexting Investigation

-- From "Police investigating sexting at high school in northern Indianapolis suburb" by The Associated Press 5/26/14

Carmel Police Department Lt. Joe Bickel says in an email sent Monday that police had contacted Carmel Clay school district about "inappropriate digital images on electronic devices" and were conducting an investigation in partnership with school officials.

Sexting is the practice of teens sending nude or sexually explicit photos or videos of fellow minors by cellphone.

Indiana law concerning sexting bears a complicated relationship with statutes outlawing child pornography due to the ages of both victims and those sending images.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Police investigating sexting complaints at Carmel High School" by Brian Eason, Indianapolis Star 5/23/14

Police and school officials would not say whether the images were sexual in nature, or what laws may have been broken. But students reported Thursday on Twitter that school administrators were conducting a "nude raid" and suspending those who had "sexts" saved on their cellphones.

Under Indiana law on child pornography and exploitation, it is a felony offense to "present" or "exhibit" digital images of sexual conduct by someone younger than 18 — even when the messenger also is underage. A separate provision, applying only to phone images, lowers the minimum age to 16.

It would be the second sexting investigation in suburban [Indianapolis] schools in the last six months. Sexting is the exchange of nude photos through messaging programs such as Snapchat.

In December, more than a dozen cellphones were seized at Avon High School from students who were allegedly sharing nude images of their classmates. In that case, police discovered the images hidden in a cellphone app that was disguised as a calculator.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Homosexual Teacher Jailed: Paying Boys to Sext Him as well as Gay Teacher Sexting Boy Resigns, Media Silent

Monday, May 26, 2014

Another U.S. Deadly Gay Disease Epidemic: Syphilis

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning that the once-defeated and nearly non-existent sexually transmitted venereal disease of syphilis is back with a vengeance as a direct result of the homosexual lifestyle.
"Some people are avoiding anal sex because of the HIV risk and are having oral sex and not using condoms -- very few people use condoms for oral sex. That's an efficient mechanism for syphilis transmission."
-- Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, Mount Sinai Hospital
The doctor is referring to the known fact that Anal Sex is Main Cause of Spread of HIV/AIDS

For background, read Homosexual Diseases Soar, Feds Blame Homophobia and also read Fictional 'Safe Sex' - Government Losing War on STDs as well as Pandemic Sex Diseases: Permanent Cure Dismissed

In addition, read 'New Gay Disease' Spreads in New York & California

UPDATE 12/18/14: CDC Says Syphilis Soaring Among Homosexual Men

-- From "US syphilis rate up; mostly gay and bisexual men" by The Associated Press 5/11/14

Health officials say syphilis has reached its highest level since 1995 with the increase all in men.

Syphilis is a potentially deadly bacterial disease that surfaces as genital sores. It was far more common until antibiotics became available in the 1940s, slashing the number of annual cases to below 6,000.

Last year, there were nearly 17,000 cases.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Syphilis cases increase among U.S. gay and bisexual men: CDC" by David Beasley, Reuters 5/8/14

The U.S. syphilis rate in 2013 was 5.3 cases per 100,000 people, more than twice the all-time low of 2.1 cases per 100,000 people in 2000, the CDC reported. The majority of patients with the disease, which is treatable, were men who had sex with other men.

Strategies that proved effective in lowering heterosexual syphilis rates have not worked as well among gay and bisexual men, said Gail Bolan, director of the CDC's Division of STD Prevention.

In 2013, men accounted for about 91 percent of all reported cases. The highest rates of syphilis were among black men, although the largest increases were reported among Hispanic and white men, the CDC said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Syphilis Cases Climbing Among Gay Men: CDC" by Steven Reinberg, HealthDay Reporter 5/9/14

In 2000, the year with the fewest cases of syphilis, there were 6,000 cases nationwide. "This was an all-time low, and the vast majority of cases were among heterosexuals," Bolan said.

In 2012, there were almost 9,000 cases of syphilis, and 84 percent of them were among gay and bisexual men, Bolan noted. "We are talking about cases more than doubling," she added.

In 2013, there were more than 16,000 cases of syphilis, 91 percent of these in men. "We haven't seen case numbers like that since back in the '90s," Bolan said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read National Sex Disease Month: April in America as well as Obamanation: Creating More Sex Disease than Jobs

In addition, read President Obama Wants an End to Abstinence, Favors Anal Sex

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Drop Morals for Catholic School Teachers: Parents

After the Diocese of Oakland (California) instituted new faith and morals requirements in employment contracts for teachers in 54 schools, a few teachers have opted to resign in protest and many parents are withholding donations because they say that teachers have a right to immoral behavior in their private lives and that mandating teachers to hold to Church tenets has no place in Catholic schools.

Opponents of the new contracts say it's a covert effort by the Diocese to stifle advancement of Gay Agenda civil rights.

UPDATE 2/20/15: California Lawmakers Want Immoral Teachers in Catholic Schools of Archdiocese of San Francisco

UPDATE 6/2/14: Gays, Unions March Against Catholic School Morals in Ohio

For background, read Nun Blasted by North Carolina Parents for Teaching Catholicism and also read Notre Dame Rejects Students Opposing Gay Agenda

In contrast, Michigan Catholics and Detroit Black Pastors Denounce 'Gay Rights'

Also read Pope Francis Warns of Temptations of Satan

-- From "Bishop O’Dowd High School Teacher Among 3 Let Go Over Morality Contract" by Holly Quan, KCBS-TV2 (Los Angeles, CA) 5/21/14

Teacher Kathleen Purcell decided that instead of surrendering her civil rights, she would sign the contract, but with portions crossed out. But the Diocese said that wasn’t good enough.

So after graduation in early June, Purcell will be out of a job, one of three at the school who won’t be asked back. The Bishop is scheduled to meet with O’Dowd [High School] staff next week over what they don’t like about the pledge.

Diocese spokesman Mike Brown reiterates the Bishop’s stance that this is not a witch hunt.

“Remind teachers that they are not only classroom teachers, contracted to teach the Catholic principles, but they are role models,” Brown said.

He said that extends to their personal lives as well.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Teacher Refuses to Sign Controversial Morality Clause with Oakland Diocese" by Jodi Hernandez, KNTV-TV11 (San Jose, CA) 5/22/14

Many parents remain outraged over a controversial contract clause the Oakland Diocese has in place with its teachers.

The contract clause calls for teachers "to model and promote behavior in conformity with the teaching of the Roman Catholic faith in matters of faith and moral...and to do nothing that tends to bring discredit to the school or to the Diocese of Oakland."

Parents have also launched a petition urging the archdiocese to hold off on implementing the new deal until both sides can agree on its language.

All but five teachers have signed the contracts, Brown said. The Oakland Diocese has more than 1,200 teachers at its schools.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Bishop O'Dowd teacher let go for not signing morality clause" by Alan Wang, KGO-TV7 (San Francisco, CA) 5/20/14

"This contract would be a huge step backwards, and would say, 'We're stripping these employees of civil rights,'" Bishop O'Dowd [High School] program director and teacher Kathleen Purcell said.

"Then you throw the employees' personal lives into the middle of all the disputes currently in the Catholic Church," Purcell said.

Some of those disputes include reproductive rights and gay and lesbian rights.

But now there's a groundswell of support for the teachers. Students almost walked out on Tuesday, but called it after a plea from the principal on the intercom. So now they'll meet with the bishop first.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "East Bay: Teachers quit, parents withhold money over Catholic school morality clause" by Doug Oakley, Oakland Tribune 5/21/14

Diocese of Oakland spokesman Mike Brown said Wednesday three teachers at Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland and two at St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda have quit over the new contract language.

Parents, teachers and students upset with the new contract language worry teachers could be fired for being gay, having sex outside marriage or even for using birth control.

Kathleen Purcell, a history teacher at Bishop O'Dowd . . . said last year she delivered a eulogy for a gay friend at her funeral that was videotaped and put on the Internet. The way she see's her teacher contract, that would not be allowed and she could be fired.

Annette Tumolo, a gay parent of an O'Dowd junior said she is considering pulling her daughter out of the school and she may not write the $5,000 donation check she pledged to the school on top of the $15,000 a year tuition.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "5 Oakland Catholic school teachers quit over morality clause" by Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle 5/22/14

Oakland Bishop Michael Barber pushed back against critics of the new contract this week.

"We have absolutely no interest in monitoring or prosecuting personal private lives," Barber told the church-produced the Catholic Voice.

"We have no 'lists' of prohibited behavior," he told the publication. "I have heard it said that we are targeting teachers who might be gay. This is manifestly untrue. The Catholic Church treats all people, regardless of sexual orientation, as children of God."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Bishop Barber discusses teachers' contract" posted at The Catholic Voice of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland 5/19/14

Q. What led you to make changes in the annual teacher's contract?

A: I made a very small change to the annual teacher's contract in order to clarify for teachers — and the school community — that each of our Catholic elementary and secondary schools is an integral part of the mission and ministry of the Catholic Church. This makes them different from a charter school or public school. Our school contracts are invitations to teachers to join in this mission and ministry of the Church. I wanted to restate the mission of a Catholic school, and the expectations required of those who desire to participate in this mission and ministry.

Q: What is expected of Catholic School teachers?

A: All teachers are expected to join in the Church's educational ministry, teaching and modeling the values and ethical standards of Christ and the Catholic Church. This has always been so. . . . Our schools are a primary ministry of the Oakland diocesan pastoral plan "To know Christ better and to make Him better known."

Q: Other dioceses seem to be addressing a similar issue much more proscriptively.

A: The Diocese of Oakland is not. I trust the intelligence of our teachers and administrators that they understand that conduct outside the classroom, in rare instances, can possibly negatively affect their integrity as a role model inside the classroom. . . .

To read the entire interview above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Gay Agenda will be Complete when Christians are Muzzled, Say Homosexualists as well as Senator Ted Cruz Says the Gay Agenda Ends Christian Liberty

And read American Decline: Obama's Gay Agenda vs. Christians as well as America Going to Hell; Christians Lose Convictions

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Court Orders Christian Cop to Mosque, Accept Koran

Capt. Paul Fields sued the Tulsa (Oklahoma) Police Department for being punished for refusing to attend a ceremony at the Islamic Society of Tulsa, on a Friday (the day of Muslim worship), and receive Islamic literature, but the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week that Fields has no right of conscience in this regard.
“The court is wrong, and we intend to seek full court review of this patently erroneous decision.”
-- Robert J. Muise, American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) of Ann Arbor, Michigan
For background, click headlines below for examples of discrimination against Christians in employment:

California City Official Yanked: Caught Reading Bible

Christian Sports Commentator Fired for Supporting Natural Marriage

Christians Cause Workplace Conflict, So Silence Them

Christians Can Forget Having Any Career at NASA

Also read the myriad examples of government favoring Islam over Christianity.

-- From "US court affirms ruling against Tulsa officer who objected to attending event at mosque" by The Associated Press 5/22/14

The city issued suspensions saying Fields was disobedient and engaged in conduct unbecoming an officer. Fields sued, alleging his rights were violated. But the appeals court says the order did not violate his personal religious beliefs.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Appeals court rules against Tulsa officer in mosque lawsuit" by Robert Boczkiewicz, Tulsa World Correspondent 5/23/14

Fields sued the city, Chief Chuck Jordan and Deputy Chief Daryl Webster. Thursday’s decision affirmed a December 2012 summary judgment against Fields by U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizzell in Tulsa.

The judges also decided that the order “did not violate the Establishment Clause (of the First Amendment’s protection of religious rights) because no informed, reasonable observer would have perceived the order or the event as a government endorsement of Islam.”

Fields asserted that the event included proselytizing, unlike other events officers had attended, and promoted Islam. None of his subordinates volunteered to attend, he told his supervisor. He told Jordan and Webster he believed the order was unlawful.

About 150 Tulsa police officers, plus members of the sheriff’s office, district attorney’s office and FBI attended the event, according to Thursday’s decision.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Rights Of Tulsa Officer In Mosque Lawsuit Were Not Violated, Appeals Court Says" by Brandi Ball, KOTV-TV6 (Tulsa, OK) 5/22/14

The 10th U.S. Circuit of Appeals ruled on Thursday that a Tulsa police officer's constitutional rights were not violated when he went against a superior's order to attend a 2010 event at a mosque.

Fields claimed his suspension violated his religious rights because he was punished after he was told to either attend or order subordinates to attend a law enforcement appreciation event hosted by the Islamic Society of Tulsa.

In 2012, a judge denied Fields' request to amend the complaint to add that his freedom of speech also was violated when he allegedly suffered retaliation for bringing the suit. He also said he was denied rights protected by the Oklahoma Religious Freedom Act.

The district judge said two years ago that Fields' rights were not violated because he did not have to attend the event at the mosque and he had the option to send others. The judge added, even if Fields had been ordered to go, he did not have to partake of the optional religious services being offered at the event.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Attorney: Tulsa Police Captain Is Being Punished For His Beliefs" by Lori Fullbright, KOTV-TV6 (Tulsa, OK) 5/18/12

Fields was suspended without pay for two weeks and has been assigned to the graveyard shift for the past year.

His attorneys said he's being punished for standing up for his beliefs.

[Attorney Erin Mersino, of the Thomas More Law Center, said that at the mosque] officers would get tours, see a religious service and receive presentations on Islam. She says it was not a community policing event where officers were going to give a safety presentation.

"This lawsuit is about a Christian who is standing up and saying he does not want to do something that violates his conscience," Mersino said. "He is not anti-Muslim in the slightest."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Police captain who refused order to go to “Law Enforcement Appreciation Day” at mosque — or send his subordinates there — loses his lawsuit" by Eugene Volokh, Washington Post 5/23/14

. . . this [appeals court ruling] sounds right to me: Religious exemption regimes generally require the government to make a strong showing of need before substantially burdening a person’s religious practices — but the plaintiff has to state that the government action actually barred him from doing something religious that he felt compelled or at least motivated to do, or required him to do something he felt religiously prohibited from doing. Simple disapproval of a proposed action that touches religion would not qualify.

And given these facts, I have no sympathy for Fields. Part of his job as a police officer, and especially as a police captain, is to strengthen the police department’s relationship with the community, and with its various subcommunities.

. . . To be sure, the court’s legal analysis leaves open the question of what would have happened if the order had indeed required Fields to go to the mosque personally, and he had sincerely claimed that his religion forbade his going inside a mosque. (Some Jews, for instance, apparently believe that they generally may not go into a church.) If that were so, a substantial burden on religious practice would indeed be present.

To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.

From "Christian cop loses appeal -- must attend mosque" by Bob Unruh, World Net Daily 5/23/14

A panel of federal judges in Denver, in an opinion written by Judge Harris Hartz, found that it is perfectly appropriate for a police chief to order subordinates to attend an Islamic mosque where Muslims “discussed Islamic beliefs, Muhammad, Mecca, and why and how Muslims pray” in addition to encouraging officers “to buy” Islamic books and pamphlets that were for sale.

“We have argued throughout this case that Capt. Fields was summarily punished for simply raising and asserting a religious objection to the order mandating attendance at the Islamic event, and that such discriminatory treatment violates the First and 14th Amendments,” [attorney Robert Muise] said. “Yet, inexplicably, the 10th Circuit refused to address this main issue on appeal, claiming that it was not raised below.”

“The evidence is overwhelming that the city and its senior police officials wanted to make an example of Capt. Fields by harshly punishing him, a Christian, for objecting on religious grounds to an order compelling attendance at an Islamic event,” said David Yerushalmi, co-founder for the AFLC.

“Had a Muslim officer objected to attending a Jewish event to be held at a synagogue on a Saturday and the officer was treated like Capt. Fields, there is little doubt that the entire Tulsa Police Department chain of command would have been fired,” Yerushalmi said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Al Qaeda Proclaims War on Cross-U.S., President Obama Silent

And read Surviving a Terrorist Attack: Deny Christ or Die

Click here to view Megyn Kelly Fox News interview

Friday, May 23, 2014

Liberal Clergy to Obama: U.S. Must Pay for Abortions

Dozens of American religious leaders are urging President Obama to ignore a long-standing law and begin using tax dollars to fund foreign "safe" abortions.  The clergy say that just as Jesus Christ was compassionate, the American government must also be compassionate, by killing innocent children of foreign mothers.

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Liberal 'Church' Sues North Carolina to Overturn God's Decree

New York Methodist Bishop Allows Same-sex Marriages

UCC Supervisor Bans Jesus & Bible from VA Chaplains

Liberal 'Churches' Conforming to Decadent Culture

President Obama's National Cathedral is the Seat of Apostasy

-- From "Faith Leaders Urge Obama To Allow Safe Abortion Services In U.S. Funded Health Clinics Abroad" by Yasmine Hafiz, The Huffington Post 5/14/14

The letter [to President Obama], coordinated by the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice and the Center for Health and Gender Equity, specifically brought attention to the Helms amendment. The Helms amendment is a provision which prevents the funding of abortion services when used as a means of family planning, but does not prohibit U.S. financial assistance with abortion in cases of rape, incest, or life endangerment.

“For many women in dire situations abroad, US-funded programs are the best—and in many situations the only—option they have for receiving safe reproductive healthcare," said Rev. Harry Knox, President/CEO of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, in a press release sent to the Huffington Post. "In our view, turning away these women in need when we could so easily help them violates one of our most basic religious values: compassion. At the very least, the administration should follow the existing the law and abandon the current practice of denying women access to abortion even in cases of rape, incest, or when the life of the mother is at stake.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Faith leaders urge Obama to axe law restricting US abortion aid" by Liz Ford, UK Guardian 5/15/14

More than 30 US faith-based groups are calling on Barack Obama to clarify then repeal a law that restricts aid funding for abortion services.

The [Helms] amendment, introduced in 1973, bans US aid money being used to fund abortion as a method of family planning or to "motivate or coerce any person to practise abortions". But under the law, money can be used to pay for terminations in cases of rape and incest, or when a woman's life is in danger.

However, the law has been widely interpreted as a total ban on funding for abortion services, regardless of circumstance and even in countries where terminations are legal.

The groups describe the continued ambiguity as immoral.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Obama Admin May Try to Break Law to Directly Fund Abortions Overseas" by Austin Ruse, 5/15/14

The change has not been made yet as the administration is trying to figure out how best to go about what could be a highly controversial change to the U.S. law which has stood for almost half a century.

The pressure for such a change is coming from outside the administration but no doubt is finding sympathetic ears in an administration that has worked hard to advance a right to abortion through the UN.

C-Fam, publisher of the Friday Fax, issued a memo to members of Congress last week explaining why overturning even a part of the Helms Amendment is a dangerous idea.

The memo points out that abortions in unsanitary conflict situations would place the mother to increased health risks, and that abortion funding will divert greatly needed funds from other more pressing areas including basic medical care.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Clerics Urge Obama to Unilaterally Overturn 41-Year Overseas Abortion Ban" by Tatiana Lozano, 5/22/14

A coalition of abortion rights advocates, including 21 clergy members, signed a May 4th petition by the Center for Health and Gender Equality (CHANGE), calling on President Obama “to use [his] executive authority to end the longstanding misinterpretation of the Helms amendment” and “clarify existing law so that in the cases of rape, incest and life endangerment, U.S. foreign assistance is allowed to support abortion access.”

. . . when contacted the clerics to ask how the law could have been "misinterpreted" for 41 years,  only a few were willing to elaborate on the document they signed.  And only one responded to a question about whether Obama has the legal authority to issue an executive order that unilaterally overrides an Act of Congress.

Rev. Jan Taddeo, a Unitarian Universalist minister who also signed the petition, called the amendment “vague and subjective” in an email response to’s questions. She also maintained that such foreign aid would help rape and abuse victims in war-torn areas, stating that this was “consistent with...other areas of U.S. law” regarding domestic exceptions for rape, incest, and the life of the mother.

To read the entire article above, including a list of signatories to the petition, CLICK HERE.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Notre Dame Rejects Students for Natural Marriage

A new student club, Students for Child-Oriented Policy (SCOP), was denied recognition by Notre Dame's Student Activities Office because it was decided that the university simply didn't need any more advocates for one-man-one-woman marriage who argue against homosexual parenting.
“It’s the new political correctness. In certain Catholic circles, anti-Catholicism is the new cool.  Very often, the same students who scream censorship in nearly every other instance are the ones who would silence those who promote Catholic teachings. Those who advocate difficult teachings are shunned or ridiculed.”
-- Patrick Reilly, president of the Cardinal Newman Society
For background, read Notre Dame Boots Pro-marriage Advocates, Twice and also read Notre Dame Blesses Homosexual Student Organization as well as Notre Dame Pays Students for Homosexual Activism

-- From "Notre Dame won't recognize 'traditional marriage' student club" posted at 5/20/14

The decision was based on a recommendation by the university’s Club Coordination Council, a division of student government, that found the club’s mission “closely mirrored” that of other undergraduate student clubs at the 12,000-student university.

SCOP, which was founded in January, is comprised of Notre Dame undergraduate and graduate students focused on the debate about marriage in Indiana, where the school is based, according to its Facebook profile, which had 69 members as of Tuesday.

The group seeks to unite a network of students across The Hoosier State in favor of “child-oriented policies,” according to its organizers.

Timothy Bradley, another SCOP member, indicated that the group is undergoing an appeal process in hopes of reversing the decision.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Notre Dame University Refuses to Recognize Pro-Traditional Marriage Student Group" by Michael Gryboski, Christian Post Reporter 5/21/14

Dennis Brown, spokesperson for Notre Dame, told The Christian Post that the rejection was based on SCOP duplicating the mission of other recognized student clubs.

Brown added that Notre Dame already had multiple "religiously affiliated clubs that promote Catholic Church teaching in all ways," which would include the Church's stance in favor of marriage being between one man and one woman.

According to its Facebook group, which has, as of Wednesday, over 120 members . . . "SCOP's overarching concern is that [government] policymakers are failing to approach their task with a view to how those policies will affect children. They seem to conceive of policy only as it will affect the stable, independent adult with resources."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Pro-Marriage Club Denied Official Status at Notre Dame" by Brian Fraga, National Catholic Register 5/19/14

The group — known as Students for Child Oriented Policy (SCOP) — elicited negative letters to the campus newspaper and prompted hundreds of students to sign a petition calling upon the university not to recognize it as an official campus club.

An official in the university’s Student Affairs Office also expressed disapproval of a SCOP petition that called upon Notre Dame President Father John Jenkins and the administration to “make a clear stand” in support of traditional marriage, SCOP members said.

“SCOP is trying to do in public policy about the family exactly what the Church has asked all Catholics to do: namely, to do what it can to make sure that children are raised by their mother and their father and to make this case in the public square on reasonable grounds accessible to anyone who cares to think about the issues,” [Notre Dame law professor, and proposed SCOP faculty adviser, Gerard] Bradley said.

After SCOP was established in January, its first step was to circulate a petition that called upon the university to take a clear public stand in support of the true definition of marriage and to take “serious and sustained action” to improve the public understanding of the natural institution.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

'Gay Marriage' Not Favored in Polls, Only in Court

While more activist judges rule that voting for natural marriage is unconstitutional, such as yesterday's ruling in Oregon, polls show that a majority of the American electorate will continue to vote in support of marriage as one man and one woman.  It's not just Republican voters who favor natural marriage, even most people in the "blue state" of Oregon want to negate the tyrannical judge's ruling.
“It is clear that the GOP faithful are not ready yet to support changing the [Iowa] state party’s defense of the traditional definition of marriage.”
-- Christopher Budzisz, Associate Professor of Politics and Director of the Loras College Poll
UPDATE 5/29/15: Homosexualists' Lies: Can't Change Public Opinion

UPDATE 2/26/15: (read below)

UPDATE 4/29/15: Gallup Poll Finds Almost No Americans Want a 'Homosexual Marriage'

UPDATE 9/24/14: Poll Finds Americans NOT For 'Gay Marriage' or Anal Sex

UPDATE 9/6/14: 'Gay Marriage' Battle Seeks Supreme (Court) Savior

For background, read how activist judges across America are forbidding voters the right to define marriage as between one man and one woman.

But many polls continue to show that 'Gay Marriage' is NOT America's ChoiceFor example read Detroit Black Pastors Denounce 'Gay Rights,' Same-sex 'Marriage'

In addition read how it's the Republican Party that is pushing the Gay Agenda.

-- From "Generational divide over gay marriage, pot" by Katie Glueck, Politico 5/19/14

Clear generational divides exist on the hot-button social issues of gay marriage and marijuana legalization, a new POLITICO poll of voters who will decide the most competitive House and Senate races finds.

That split is starkest on the question of same-sex marriage, which is supported by 48 percent of those surveyed overall. But that number skyrockets to 61 percent among people between the ages of 18-34.

Slightly more than half of those between ages 35 and 49 support gay marriage; the figure drops to 48 percent among those aged 50-64 and tapers off to 35 percent among those 65 and older. Overall, 52 percent of those surveyed oppose gay marriage.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Poll finds strong support for defense of marriage among Iowa GOP voters" by James Q. Lynch, Sioux City Journal Des Moines Bureau 5/19/14

More than three-fifths of likely Republican primary election voters would like to maintain the party’s plank affirming traditional marriage, according to poll results released Monday.

Nearly a quarter of the 600 Iowa Republicans polled agreed that government shouldn’t have a role in marriage – a position taken by delegates to the 1st District Republican convention. The 20-county 1st District includes Cedar Rapids, Cedar Falls-Waterloo and Dubuque.

Just 10 percent favored altering the state party’s platform to reflect the legalization of same-sex marriages by the Iowa Supreme Court decision in the 2009 Varnum v. Brien, according to the Loras College Poll conducted by phone May 12-13.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Poll: Iowa Republicans strongly support 'traditional' marriage plank in party platform" by Jason Noble, Des Moines Register 5/19/14

A poll of likely Republican primary voters conducted earlier this month by Loras College found 61.7 percent favor defining marriage within the party platform as between one man and one woman, as it currently is.

Republicans have long opposed same-sex marriage and supported policies – including state law and constitutional amendments – mandating that marriage be only between a man and a woman.

In the party's 1st District convention last month, though, delegates approved rewriting the marriage plank to say government should not be involved in such matters.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Federal court strikes down Oregon’s gay-marriage ban" by Jonathan J. Cooper, The Associated Press 5/19/14

Within minutes of Judge Michael McShane's ruling, county clerks across the state started issuing marriage licenses.

In Portland, some couples lined up for their licenses at the Multnomah County building more than four hours before McShane released his opinion. The county issued more than 70 licenses Monday afternoon, according to Oregon United for Marriage.

McShane's opinion came a decade after voters amended the Oregon Constitution to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman.

Four same-sex couples challenged the ban last year. In February, state Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said she would not defend the ban in court, citing last year's U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down key parts of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Lawless Obama Administration: States Should Violate Oath for 'Gay Marriage'

From "Gay marriage in Oregon (no appeal)" by Dale Carpenter, Washington Post 5/19/14

In an unusually personal opinion, Oregon District Judge Michael McShane today held that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. . . . and the Ninth Circuit today rejected a last-ditch effort by the National Organization for Marriage to intervene, so it seems there will be no appeal. That makes Oregon the 18th state to recognize same-sex marriages.

Counting both federal and state court decisions, it’s the seventeenth consecutive judicial win for same-sex marriage advocates since the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor last summer. Most of the federal court wins are on hold while appeals are pending.

What really distinguishes the decision from many others is the personal terms in which Judge McShane, who has a son and is in a same-sex relationship, concluded it:
Generations of Americans, my own included, were raised in a world in which homosexuality was believed to be a moral perversion, a mental disorder, or a mortal sin. . . .

It is not surprising then that many of us raised with such a world view would wish to protect our beliefs and our families by turning to the ballot box to enshrine in law those traditions we have come to value. But just as the Constitution protects the expression of these moral viewpoints, it equally protects the minority from being diminished by them.

. . . Where will [the Gay Agenda] lead? I know that many suggest we are going down a slippery slope that will have no moral boundaries. To those who truly harbor such fears, I can only say this: Let us look less to the sky to see what might fall; rather, let us look to each other … and rise.
To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Poll: Majority say Oregon same-sex marriage issue should go before voters (again)" by KATU-TV2 Staff (Portland, OR) 5/19/14

About 52 percent of the 600 adults surveyed said voters should vote on the issue while 45 percent said the issue has been decided.

In the same poll, 66 percent said a judge should not have the right to “in general” overturn the will of voters.

More specifically, pollsters asked whether a judge has the right to overturn the voters’ will on the same-sex marriage issue. In that case, 64 percent said no – a judge does not have that right.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

UPDATE 2/25/15: From "81% of Americans Want To Be ‘Free to Follow Their Beliefs About Marriage’" by Rudy Takala,

An overwhelming majority of Americans (81 percent) - including 80 percent of non-religious people - believe that the government “should leave people free to follow their beliefs about marriage as they live their daily lives at work and in the way they run their businesses.”

That's according to a national survey commissioned by the Family Research Council (FRC) and conducted by WPA Opinion Research.

Respondents from all key demographic groups said Americans should be free to follow their religious beliefs about marriage without government interference. Hispanics were most likely to do so, with 89 percent supporting religious freedom, followed by whites (81 percent) and African Americans (77 percent).

A smaller majority said they support traditional marriage, with 53 percent answering in the affirmative when asked whether they agreed with the statement: “I believe marriage should be defined ONLY as a union between one man and one woman.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

UPDATE 2/26/15: From "61% of Americans don’t want Supreme Court to force gay ‘marriage’ on the states: poll" by Lisa Bourne,

Along with profound opposition to governmental tampering with religious freedom, more than six in 10 Americans also agreed with the statement, “States and citizens should remain free to uphold marriage as the union of a man and a woman and the Supreme Court shouldn’t force all 50 states to redefine marriage.”

The results fly in the face of the presumption for Americans to concede that the whole country accepts homosexual “marriage,” undoubtedly telling a different story than what the media would have everyone believe, said FRC President Tony Perkins.

A Fox News poll also found last fall that a more Americans oppose legalization of homosexual “marriage” than support, at 47 percent and 44 percent respectively.

A recent Associated Press poll said most Americans favor not forcing the owners of wedding-related business to go against their religious convictions by compelling them to provide services for homosexual “weddings.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read American Decline: Obama's Gay Agenda vs. Christians

And read Gay Agenda will be Complete when Christians are Muzzled, Say Homosexualists as well as Senator Ted Cruz Says the Gay Agenda Ends Christian Liberty

Monday, May 19, 2014

Abortionists Forced to Risk All in Supreme Court

Abortionists see little choice but a go-for-broke strategy hoping the U.S. Supreme Court will stem the flood of state-level, abortion-restricting laws that have resulted from the ever-increasing pro-life attitude of Americans.
"I think it is a huge risk."
-- Heather Busby, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas

"The stakes are fantastically high [but pro-choice advocates] may view themselves as having no choice."
-- Tom Goldstein, partner at Goldstein & Russell and the cofounder and publisher of SCOTUSblog
UPDATE 6/10/15: Supreme Court 'Hail Mary' for Texas Abortionists

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Democrats Restrict Abortion in Louisiana and South Carolina

Abortionists Lament Ever-greater State Limits

Abortion Clinic Closings Set Record; Admit Defeat

New Arizona Law Allows Raids of Abortion Clinics

Abortion Rate Declines, Democrats Want More Access

UPDATE 8/31/14: Abortionists Battle to Kill Without Clinics

-- From "Why Abortion-Rights Activists Should Fear the Supreme Court" by Sophie Novack and Sam Baker, National Journal 5/18/14

The movement is trying to roll back a wave of state laws that have successfully curtailed access to abortion, and their best hope for doing so—perhaps their only hope for doing so—is likely a ruling from the Supreme Court. . . .

But it's also a move that could backfire: The advocates have no guarantee the Court will rule in their favor. The panel is divided and exceedingly difficult to forecast, and it could issue an unfavorable ruling that would not only sanction the Texas law—but also pave the legal way for new antiabortion laws nationwide.

Both sides agree the [Texas] case would not present a clear opening for the Supreme Court to revisit Roe v. Wade—the landmark case that established a woman's right to have an abortion. Instead, the relevant case would be Planned Parenthood v. Casey, in which the Court said states can impose limitations on abortion as long as they don't create an "undue burden" to abortion access.

Casey was decided in 1992, and for two decades the Court has been largely mute on what constitutes an "undue burden." The risk for abortion-rights advocates, then, is that the high court could say Texas's restrictions don't rise to that level—clearing the way for other states to erect hurdles as high or higher than the ones in Texas.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Abortion Rules Set For Trial in Wisconsin, Alabama" by Marti Mikkelson, WUWM 89.7 NPR (Milwaukee Public Radio) 5/19/14

Abortion rules move into federal court Monday in Alabama – and then next week, in Wisconsin. Both states have adopted laws that prohibit doctors from performing abortions unless the provider has admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Many do not.

. . . several other states are involved in lawsuits over abortion rules. They include Mississippi, Texas and Arizona. So it appears the overall issue of whether government can regulate abortions, will eventually head to the U.S. Supreme Court.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Alabama abortion law set for federal trial" by Brian Lyman, Montgomery Advertiser 5/17/14

U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson is scheduled to hear opening arguments Monday on the 2013 statute, which requires every physician connected with an abortion clinic to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. Supporters say the provision is aimed at protecting women's health. Opponents say the purpose is to close clinics.

Planned Parenthood Southeast, which operates clinics in Birmingham and Mobile, and Montgomery-based Reproductive Health Services sued to block the admitting privileges requirement last June . . .

Similar laws have been passed in other states, and all have invited legal action. To date, only Texas' version of the statute has gone into effect. A trial on a similar law in Wisconsin is set to begin later this month. However Thompson's ruling goes, his decision is likely to be appealed, and the issue could ultimately end up in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Court battles loom on abortion clinic restrictions" by Marsha Shuler, New Orleans Advocate 5/18/14

With a highly restrictive abortion bill awaiting Gov. Bobby Jindal’s certain signature, the constitutionality of similar laws recently passed in other states is being argued in the legal arena.

[The Louisiana law] would require abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of where the procedure is performed. Such a privilege allows a physician to admit patients to a particular facility and treat them on the premises.

In Louisiana, abortion clinics in Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Metairie are expected to close with passage of the requirement, according to legislative testimony. That would leave two — in Shreveport and Bossier City.

Pro-abortion-rights groups are closely watching Louisiana, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania. The Louisiana legislation is expected to go to Jindal’s desk as early as next week for signing into law. He has said he will sign the measure.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

UPDATE 5/23/14: CBS News reports on clinic closings

From "Mississippi’s Lone Abortion Clinic Fights For Its Survival" by Debbie Elliott, NPR (posted at KPBS San Diego, CA) 4/28/14

The Jackson Women's Health Organization . . . Mississippi's only abortion clinic is fighting to remain open in the face of ever-tightening state regulations. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans [is considering] a state law that requires abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges.

Last week, Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed a new law that bans abortion after 20-weeks gestation, and he's vigorously defending the 2012 law that is before the court. It requires doctors who perform abortions in the state to be board-certified OB-GYNs, and have privileges to admit patients at a local hospital.

Inside Jackson Women's Health Organization, there's growing uncertainly over how much longer the doors will be open. Dr. Willie Parker flies in from Chicago to perform abortions at the clinic, one of two physicians who come to Mississippi to provide abortion care.

"Under the Supreme Court's rulings, this law would definitely constitute what's called an 'undue burden' because it would really block women's access to safe, legal abortion throughout the state of Mississippi," [abortion advocate BeBe] Anderson says. "Therefore it's unconstitutional."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Democrats' Life Mission is to Kill the Unborn, Says Mississippi Governor, and so it's no surprise that a Mississippi Abortionist Says God Called Me to Kill Babies

From "Abortion Opponents Find Winning Strategy In Ohio" by Alan Greenblatt, NPR 5/6/14

Outright bans after certain stages in pregnancy in Arkansas and North Dakota have been struck down by federal courts in recent weeks. But imposing restrictions on clinics — such as requiring their physicians to have admitting privileges at neighboring hospitals — has led a number of them to shut down.

The Supreme Court upheld such restrictions in Texas last fall.

In Ohio, four of the state's 14 abortion clinics have shut down over the past year, with three more in legal peril.

[Mike] Gonidakis, the Ohio Right to Life president, says that pushing for a ban is all well and good but credits the 10 separate restrictions the state has imposed since 2010 with helping to reduce the number of abortions actually performed in the state. (The annual total is down by half from its 1981 peak.)

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Real Goal of Abortion ‘Limits’: Bans" by The New York Times Editorial Board 5/10/14

. . . in state after state, with the enthusiastic support of Republican lawmakers, it has become increasingly difficult, if not impossible, for women to get safe and legal abortion care.

. . . The [5th] Circuit Court should not hesitate to reject what amounts to a statewide abortion ban. The outcome should not be influenced by a dreadful decision in March from a different panel of the same federal appeals court that misapplied the Supreme Court’s undue burden standard to uphold a similar hospital affiliation rule in Texas. The panel reasoned, in part, that while the rule might force some clinics to close, others would remain open.

. . . Beyond Texas and Mississippi, mandates requiring affiliation with local hospitals are nearing legislative passage or are under court review in Alabama, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. As it is, there are few abortion clinics left in those states, so closing even one more would significantly diminish capacity. Time is running out to stop this spreading peril.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Planned Parenthood President Asks, Who Cares When Life Begins? as well as President Obama Asks God to Bless Planned Parenthood