The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revealed new rules Nov. 1 allowing faith-based providers to continue serving their communities in a manner consistent with their religious beliefs. According to a conference call between Vice President Mike Pence’s office and the media, the Obama rule jeopardized the ability of faith-based providers to continue serving their communities, penalizing them for their deeply held beliefs. It did so by forcing these providers to either place children in the homes of same-sex couples or discontinue care.
Last month, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee made it clear that it is specifically coming after your Illinois Family Institute. Led by some of the country's most liberal and political activists, members of the Oversight Subcommittee held a hearing on "How the Tax Code Subsidizes Hate" for the purpose of stripping certain Christian groups of its tax-exempt status.
Posted in Uncategorized
Tagged American Family Association, Brandon Wolf, Darin LaHood, Equality Florida, Eugene Volokh, First Amendment, Glenn Greenwald, HOW THE TAX CODE SUBSIDIZES HATE, Murtaza Hussain, Obergefelle, SCOTUS, Southern Poverty Law Center, SPLC, U.S. House Ways and Means Oversight subcommittee
Former State Representative Peter Breen (R-Lombard) has two words for his fellow Illinoisans, “Fair Maps.” Fair Maps is an effort to break the hold Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) has on the state’s election map.
On the website FairMapsIllinois.com, Breen explains, “If you despair over the future of Illinois… if you’re frustrated about the stranglehold of a corrupt political machine over Illinois politics… if you worry about whether your friends and family—and even you yourself—will be able to make a home in Illinois in the years to come… then this message is just for you.”
Fair Maps is …
Forty-six years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion in America through a 7-2 decision in Roe v. Wade. Then in 1992, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed the right to terminate preborn babies in Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
Over the past 45 years, over 60 million innocent human lives have been sacrificed on the altar of convenience and the non-existent constitutional “right to privacy.”
There is a large Planned Parenthood surgical abortion center located in Flossmoor that is open 5 days a week, ending innocent lives right in your back yard. Christians and non-Christians …
Among recent actions by the U.S. Supreme Court, a four-sentence order may set the stage for the court to eventually address the collision between free speech and religious freedom on one hand and gay rights on the other. The order voided a judgment by the state of Oregon that had imposed a $135,000 fine on Portland-area bakery owners—the Kleins—for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. Oregon maintained that its anti-discrimination law condemned such a rebuff even when the bakery owners’ religious convictions run counter to participating in a same-sex wedding.
Posted in Religious Liberty, Sexuality
Tagged Arlene Flowers, Barronelle Stutzman, compelled speech doctrine, Employment Division v. Smith, Free Exercise clause, Jack Phillips, Masterpiece Cakeshop, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Melissa and Aaron Klein, Oregon, Religious Freedom Restoration Act, SCOTUS, Sherbert v. Verner, The Sherbert test, W. Va. State Board of Education v. Barnett, Washington Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court handed religious liberty advocates a victory Monday when it vacated a lower court’s opinion that had ordered a Christian baker to design a cake for a same-sex wedding.
Posted in Religious Liberty, Sexuality
Tagged Aaron and Melissa Klein, ADF, Anthony Kennedy, First Liberty Institute, Jack Phillips, Kelly Shackelford, Masterpiece, Oregon, Religious Liberty, SCOTUS
The U.S. Supreme Court of the United States has consistently upheld the right of parents to direct the upbringing of their children within the guarantee of liberty found in the U.S. Constitution. A subversive movement emanating from the United Nations, however, is seeking to undermine parental authority by, in effect, making children wards of the State. Under the guise of protecting children, globalists are pushing a draconian agenda known as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), which if ratified will overrule the authority of parents to act in the best interests of their children.
Posted in Federal, Marriage/Family/Culture
Tagged Fielding School of Public Health, Jim Banks, Michael P. Farris, Migrant Policy Institute, Parental Rights Amendment, ParentalRights.org, SCOTUS, The Washington Post, The World Policy Analysis Center, U.S. Supreme Court, UNCRC, United Nations, United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has awarded the Trump Administration a victory by staying a lower court decision which blocked the administration’s attempts to restrict the military service of “trans”-identifying people who suffer from gender dysphoria. The court found that Trump’s new policy, which was based on the findings of former Secretary of State Jim Mattis, was in fact a more nuanced version of the original policy and should not have been summarily blocked by District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. The Trump Administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on …
Posted in Sexuality
Tagged Barack Obama, Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, Department of Defense, intersexuality, Jamie Shupe, Jim Mattis, Justin Trudeau, Labour Party, SCOTUS, Trans ideology, Trans Life Survivors, transgenderism, Walt Heyer
Abortion pills are becoming more common among women seeking to abort their offspring, and the availability of these pills online is growing, allowing women to avoid going to an abortion clinic entirely.
Numerous news outlets have reported on the efforts of Dutch physician Rebecca Gomperts to expand her 13-year-old internet abortion-pill business Women on Web into the U.S. Gomperts, who launched her U.S. push in April, has received awards from Planned Parenthood and various feminist groups and is also known for her environmental activism.
Reports in the mainstream media have portrayed Gomperts’ efforts as heroic or at least worthwhile, while …
Posted in Sanctity of Life
Tagged abortion pill reversal, Abortion Pills, Aid Access, Al Mohler, Americans United for Life, Food and Drug Administration, Heartbeat International, LifeSiteNews, Mifeprex, mifepristone, misoprostol, Mother Jones, oe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood, Rebecca Gomperts, RU 486, SCOTUS, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Women on Web
A vast divide now exists among Americans. It is far more than a political rift between Democrats and Republicans. It is not merely a struggle between conservatives and liberals. The true nature of this conflict centers on how we shall live as individuals and what values we shall uphold as a nation. The facts at hand are not encouraging.
Posted in Marriage/Family/Culture
Tagged Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford, Cory Booker, Donald Trump, Dr. Daniel Boland, FBI, Jimmy Kimmel, Kamala Harri, Kristen Gillibrand, Mazie Hirono, Rachel Mitchell, SCOTUS, U.S. Senate
I recently tweeted, “Regardless of the charges against Justice Kavanaugh, this much is absolutely clear. The frenzied attempt to try to keep him out of the U.S. Supreme Court is simply a battle for the ‘right’ to abort babies in the womb. That’s the bottom line.”
Similar sentiments were expressed by Brandon Morse, writing on RedState.com: “The whole reason Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is in the crosshairs of a sexual assault allegation, and a media circus is ensuing, is because the left is 100 percent focused on making sure their ability to abort children and profit …
Posted in Sanctity of Life
Tagged Antifa, Brandon Morse, Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford, Katie Pavlich, Kristan Hawkins, LifeNews, Matthew Vadum, Planned Parenthood, Roe v. Wade, SCOTUS, Students for Life of America, U.S. Supreme Court
Abortion is much in the news lately as Judge Brett Kavanaugh—who many abortion-cheerleaders fear will overturn Roe v. Wade—stands poised to become the newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Their protestations to the contrary, abortion supporters—who call themselves euphemistically “pro-choice”—are, in reality, pro-death. Women who seek abortions do not seek centrally to terminate a pregnancy. They seek to terminate a human life.
Here’s a thought experiment that might help reveal the ugly truth hiding behind euphemisms: Imagine if all these past 45 bloody years, it had been technologically possible to extract tiny humans from the wombs of …
Posted in Sanctity of Life
Tagged Abortion, Alberto Giubilini, Brett Kavanaugh, Francesca Minerva, Guttmacher Institute, Martha Plimpton, Michelle Wolf, Peter Singer, Roe v. Wade, SCOTUS, U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) claimed that approximately 1.2 million women died from illegal abortions in the 20 years preceding the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision, which legalized abortion nationwide. That is not what the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute reports.
Based on the response from the left, you would think that the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court would virtually guarantee the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Why, then, are some conservative and pro-life groups opposing his confirmation?
Posted in Federal
Tagged Amy Coney Barrett, Anthony Kennedy, Brett Kavanaugh, Columbia Christians for Life, David French, Donald Trump, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, fetal heartbeat bill, Georgia Right to Life, Hillary Clinton, Jane Coaston, Marjorie Dannenfelser, Ricardo Davis, Roe v. Wade, SCOTUS, Susan B Anthony List, Thomas Jipping, Tim Wildmon, U.S. Supreme Court
What the heck is wrong with Denver attorney “Autumn” Charlie Scardina? Oh yeah, he’s delusional. He thinks he is or wants to be a woman. And he definitely masquerades as one. That’s not an excuse for his reprehensible act of going after Masterpiece Cakeshop baker Jack Phillips, but it may help explain it.
In June 2017, just after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take Phillips’ case regarding his refusal to bake a cake for a same-sex faux-marriage and in full knowledge that Phillips would refuse his request, Scardina called the bakery to try to order a …