Monthly Archives: November 2011

Child Taken from Mother Because of Weight

November 30, 2011 | No comments | Posted in Family, Health | Tags:

The overreaching arm of government:

An Ohio third-grader will spend his ninth birthday waiting for a court ruling on whether he’s too fat to live at home with his mother. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that social workers took the … Read more

Former Philly Superintendent Applies for Unemployment After Large Payout

November 30, 2011 | No comments | Posted in education | Tags: , ,

Former Philly schools Superintendent Arlene Ackerman, who was paid a $905,000 buyout (in public money) to leave the city, applied for unemployment benefits this month.

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Abortion Agenda Trumps Helping Those in Slavery

November 29, 2011 | No comments | Posted in Life, Politics | Tags: , , , , ,

According to the Washington Post, the decision to pull the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) funding wasn’t based on agency reviews, but on religious bias. Under Health and Human Services’ own evaluation process, the USCCB scored “excellent” marks for … Read more

Will Evangelicals Stand Up for Religious Liberty?

November 29, 2011 | No comments | Posted in Politics | Tags: ,

Great opinion piece by our friends at the Family Research Council:

We applaud the efforts of America’s Catholic leadership in defense of religious liberty. But we do so with a certain measure of consternation. As Evangelical Protestants, we wonder: Why … Read more

History, Thanksgiving and You

November 23, 2011 | No comments | Posted in Family | Tags: , ,

From the entire staff and board of the Pennsylvania Family Institute, please accept my wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.  What a wonderful tradition it is in our nation, so greatly blessed by God, that from … Read more

Watch the Thanksgiving Family Forum with GOP Presidential Candidates

November 22, 2011 | No comments | Posted in Family, Life, marriage, Politics | Tags: , , ,

Citizenlink.com and the National Organization for Marriage hosted the first Thanksgiving Family Forum with the GOP presidential candidates. Click here to watch the two hour event.Read more

Senators Block Pro-Abortion Provisions in Spending Bill

November 18, 2011 | No comments | Posted in Life, Politics | Tags: , ,

Pro-life senators joined forces to block an appropriations bill that would have opened the door to more taxpayer funding of abortion.

According to a report from the National Right to Life Committee, the bill contained seven different pro-abortion provisions, including … Read more

State College Couple on Focus Broadcast

November 16, 2011 | No comments | Posted in Family, Radio, Sexuality | Tags: , , , ,

On today’s Focus on the Family daily broadcast, “Penn State: A Christian Response,” special guests Bob and Dannah Gresh (residents of State College, Pa.) discuss the situation with Focus President Jim Daly and how we, as Christians, should go forward.… Read more

Large Crowd Rallies for School Choice at Capitol

November 16, 2011 | No comments | Posted in education | Tags: , , , ,

Hundreds of students and teachers, many sporting red T-shirts in support of a recently passed state Senate measure to expand school choice options, crammed the Capitol rotunda on Tuesday to attend a rally supporting Senate Bill 1, andGov. Tom Read more

New Teacher Evaluation Bill Up For Committee Vote

November 16, 2011 | No comments | Posted in education | Tags: , , , ,

The House Education Committee will consider House Bill 1980, introduced by Rep. Ryan Aument.  Rep. Aument’s bill would increase rating categories from two (satisfactory and unsatisfactory) to four (distinguished, proficient, needs improvement and failing). Student achievement will count for … Read more