Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Rise of Casinos = The Collapse of Character

February 28, 2012 | No comments | Posted in Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , ,

From Dr. Albert Mohler”

“In the final analysis, the greatest danger posed by the casino is not anything that can be determined by economic analysis, because the greatest injury caused by gambling is not financial — it is moral. The … Read more

Dept of Justice Refuses to Uphold DOMA … Again

February 23, 2012 | No comments | Posted in marriage | Tags: ,

From NYT:

The Obama administration said it would not defend the constitutionality of statutes blocking same-sex military spouses from receiving marriage benefits — including rights to visitation in military hospitals, survivor benefits, and burial together in military cemeteries.

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Federal Court Rules in Favor of Right of Conscience

February 23, 2012 | No comments | Posted in Health, Life | Tags: , , , , , ,

From LifeSiteNews.com:

In a decision that could impact the unfolding debate over the HHS mandate, a federal court in Washington state upheld the First Amendment rights of pharmacists to refuse to distribute potentially abortifacient contraception and abortion-inducing drugs, such as … Read more

Virginia House Passes Ultrasound Bill, What About PA?

February 23, 2012 | No comments | Posted in Health, Life | Tags: , , , ,

The Virginia State House passed a bill requiring that a woman seeking an abortion is given the opportunity to view an ultrasound image first. Read more…

Pennsylvania has similar legislation in our State House, HB 1077 – the Woman’s Right … Read more

Geneva College Files Lawsuit Against Obama Mandate

February 21, 2012 | No comments | Posted in Life, Politics | Tags: , , ,

From Alliance Defense Fund:

Alliance Defense Fund Senior Counsel Gregory S. Baylor will join Geneva College President Ken Smith Tuesday at a press conference to announce a new federal lawsuit against the Obama administration’s unconstitutional mandate that religious employers provide … Read more

NJ Governor Vetoes ‘Same-Sex’ Marriage Bill

February 21, 2012 | No comments | Posted in marriage | Tags: ,

From LifeSiteNews.com:

New Jersey governor Chris Christie vetoed a gay “marriage” bill hours after it passed the legislature, saying that the issue should be offered to voters in a referendum to decide. The Senate had passed a measure redefining … Read more

Social Issues, the American Electorate and the Presidency

February 20, 2012 | No comments | Posted in Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

In this column from the “Wall Street Journal”, James Taranto examines the impact of social conservatism on presidential elections, highlighting the new book by Jeffrey Bell, The Case for Polarized Politics.  Bell makes the case that the social issues are … Read more

The Parable of the Kosher Deli

February 17, 2012 | No comments | Posted in Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , ,

From the testimony of  Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport, Conn., chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Presented before the US House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government  Reform

 

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Six Things to Know About HHS Mandate

February 16, 2012 | 1 comment | Posted in Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , ,

From Jennifer Roback Morse at the Ruth Institute, some important facts about the “contraceptive mandate.”  It’s much more than that, and it directly threatens our liberty.

http://www.ruthblog.org/2012/02/16/six-things-everyone-should-know-about-the-hhs-mandate-2/Read more

National Pray for Marriage Day – Feb. 26, 2012

February 16, 2012 | No comments | Posted in Family, marriage | Tags: , ,

Pennsylvania Family Institute along with Pennsylvania For Marriage and other organizations are encouraging you to take time to pray specifically for the protection of marriage on Sunday February 26th.

A federal lawsuit from California (the ‘Prop. 8’ case) threatens to … Read more