Sunday, September 21, 2014

Tenn. Cheerleaders Defy Atheist-forced Prayer Ban

After the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) complained to the Oneida, Tennessee school district about public Christian prayers, administrators terminated an 80-year tradition by banning prayers over the loudspeaker on the football field, but the cheerleaders wouldn't bow to political correctness and led the stadium in the Lord's Prayer at game time.
“In that moment the atmosphere was kind of great because it was nothing but heads bowed, and you heard the Lord's Prayer ring over the football field.”
-- Kayla King, Student at Oneida High School







-- From "Tennessee Cheerleaders Sidestep Prayer Ban By Breaking Out The Lord's Prayer" by Carol Kuruvilla, Huffington Post 9/18/14

It was pressure from groups, like the American Civil Liberties Union and the Freedom From Religion Foundation, that compelled the district to put a plug on prayers said over the loudspeaker.

“The majority of people in this area want to have prayer before a ball game, and I don't think its right for a minority out away from here dictates what we do here,” [said Kevin Acres, game announcer].

But now that the cheerleaders are taking charge, Acres sees a silver lining.

“Where you had one person saying a prayer over the PA, now you've got hundreds maybe a thousand people saying it together,” Acres said.

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From "High school cheerleaders defy prayer ban at football games" posted at WBTW-TV13 (Myrtle Beach, SC) 9/18/14

Oneida's director of school's Ann Sexton says they received a letter last fall from the ACLU reminding them it is unconstitutional to hold school sanctioned prayer at football games.

“We were advised to stop the practice,” Sexton said. Instead, they instated a moment of silence before games.

On Friday night's game against Watertown, the cheerleaders from both teams joined hands and recited the prayer, and they weren't alone.

Because while prayer can no longer be said over the loud speaker, the Oneida cheerleaders hope to make sure it's still heard loud and clear.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Pregame prayer is back in Oneida" by Mike Blackerby, Knoxville News Sentinel 9/18/14


Rather than face a possible costly and protracted legal battle with the ACLU, [Oneida High School principal Kevin] Byrd said Oneida schools officials reluctantly relented and adopted a policy of offering a moment of silence before games instead of holding a public prayer.

“It’s a situation you see, especially in small-town USA, where we’ve come under attack and people are rallying around each other,” said Oneida coach Tony Lambert, a devout Christian who fervently wears his religion on his sleeve.

“This makes you conscious and aware of the direction we’re headed in this country. I believe in prayer and know that God hears us.”

“We went to the cheerleaders and said ‘would you consider leading the Lord’s Prayer during the moment of silence for anyone that would want to join in?’ It was at their discretion and they organized it.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Census: 'Gay Marriage' Official, but Fewer Marry

Despite the fact that most states do not recognize same-sex "marriage," President Obama's Census Bureau now classifies such "marriages" the same as natural marriages.  The latest Census report shows that the percentage of Americans married is less than ever recorded — in fact, many studies find that the majority of Americans are single.  According to the Census, less than five marriages out of one-thousand are so-called "gay marriages."

For background, read about the low marriage rates among the millennial generation and high divorce rates among seniors.

Also click headlines below to read previous articles:

Same-sex Household Count Tiny: U.S. Census

President Obama Favors the One Percenters (Homosexuals)

One-third of Households are People Living Alone

Marriage Trend: Confined within Church

Marriage Obsolete: American Poll

Cohabitation Soars, Children Suffer: Study

ObamaNation: Perpetual Poor Barred from Marriage


-- From "Census Bureau now categorizes same-sex married couples as ‘families’" by Adam Bell, Charlotte Observer 9/18/14

In prior years, the U.S. Census Bureau counted such couples as “unmarried partners,” even if they were legally married. But now, starting with the new annual American Community Survey, they are in among the family totals.

The change, however, won’t have a big effect on overall family statistics given how small the same-sex totals are . . .

Same-sex couples who live together but are not married are still counted as “unmarried partners,” the same designation for unmarried opposite-sex couples. The Census Bureau has counted same-sex couples since 1990.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "For first time, census data on married couples includes same-sex spouses" by D’Vera Cohn, Pew Research Center 9/18/14

The Census Bureau estimates there were nearly 252,000 households headed by same-sex married couples in 2013, a notable increase from the 182,000 estimated in 2012, but still a small fraction of the 56 million total U.S. married couples. . . .

The overall decline in marriage among adults in part reflects the rising age when people first get married. Although the median age at which Americans first marry was once in the low 20s, it’s now is in the late 20s for both men and women. But other factors may also be in play: Marriage is declining most sharply for less-educated adults.

In part because marriage is so uncommon at younger ages, the Pew Research Center analyzes marriage trends for adults ages 18 and older. A recent widely cited analysis by the Martin Prosperity Institute concluding that single people make up more than half the U.S. adult population based its numbers on ages 16 and older.

In the newly released data, same-sex cohabiting partners appear to make up a smaller share of 2013 households than in 2012. . . .

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Friday, September 19, 2014

4 Abortionists Charged in Indiana: Rape, Murder

The Indiana Attorney General is taking action against abortionists regarding hundreds of serious violations of incomplete records that could be hiding a variety of crimes including cases of possible statutory rape and "abortions" of babies born alive being murdered.
“The pending criminal charges brought by county prosecutors along with the sheer volume of unexplained violations by this licenseholder merits review by the Medical Licensing Board to determine whether disciplinary action is warranted for the noncompliance.”
-- Greg Zoeller, Attorney General
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Planned Parenthood Conceals Serial Rapist in Arizona

Texas Yanks Abortionist's License for 268 Killed

More Abortionists Admit Killing Kids After Birth

More Abortionists Linked to Murder Cases

In addition, read how states are cracking down on the murderous abortionists.

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-- From "Abortion-related complaints filed against 4 doctors" by The Associated Press 9/17/14

Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s office filed licensing complaints Wednesday against an Illinois doctor facing misdemeanor charges for improperly reporting abortions he performed for 13-year-olds in Indiana and against three physicians who perform abortions in Indianapolis.

The complaints ask the Indiana Medical Licensing Board to consider disciplinary action against Dr. Ulrich Klopfer of Crete, Illinois, and the others for violating abortion record-keeping and advice-and-consent laws.

Indiana law requires physicians performing abortions to submit terminated pregnancy reports to the Indiana State Department of Health for statistical purposes and to comply with the other requirements. It also requires that abortions on patients under age 14 be reported within three days to the Health Department and the Indiana Department of Child Services because sex with a girl under 14 is recognized as child molestation in Indiana.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Abortion-related complaints filed against Indiana doctors" by Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star 9/18/14

Three of the doctors -- Dr. Kathleen Glover, Dr. Resad Pasic, and Dr. Raymond Robinson -- practice at the Clinic for Women on West 16th Street. The fourth, Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, performed abortions in South Bend and Gary and previously in Fort Wayne.

The complaint documents Klopfer's more than 1,800 violations for submitting incomplete termination reports, failing to obtain proper consent from patients, and failing to submit terminated pregnancy reports for several months for procedures he performed on two 13-year-old patients.

The Medical Licensing Board will next hold a hearing at which they will decide whether any violations occurred and if so what disciplinary action, from a reprimand to revoking the physician's license is warranted. The hearing has not been scheduled.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Attorney General seeks review of Klopfer's medical license" by Madeline Buckley, South Bend Tribune 9/18/14

A press release from the [AG] office said Ulrich’s reports had an average of four errors each. . . .

Klopfer faces a misdemeanor criminal charge in both Lake and St. Joseph county in connection with those allegations.

The doctor, who has performed abortions throughout northern Indiana, told The Tribune last year those late reports were “an honest mistake.”

The attorney general’s office is also accusing Klopfer of violations of state law that requires abortion providers to give women certain information before the abortion, such as showing them a fetal ultrasound.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "4 abortionists hit with charges in Indiana" by Michael Carl, World Net Daily 9/18/14

The charges allege that the four doctors have consistently failed to keep accurate records for the age of the patient seeking an abortion, the name and the age of the father and whether or not the baby was born alive.

In total, there are 1,833 alleged violations which include:
1,818 counts of submitting incomplete and incorrect terminated pregnancy reports in violation of Indiana Code 16-34-2-5(b).

Two counts of failure to timely submit a terminated pregnancy report for 13-year-old patients within three days of the abortion procedure, a violation of Indiana Code 16-34-2-5(b).

Six counts of failure to ensure informed and voluntary consent was obtained through properly credentialed counselors, a violation of Indiana Code 16-34-2-1.1.

Seven counts of failure to ensure informed and voluntary consent was obtained 18 hours prior to performing procedures, a violation of Indiana Code 16-34-2-1.1(a)(1).
To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Abortion Advocates No Longer 'Pro-choice'

And read Abortionists Battle to Kill Without Clinics

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Culture War is Over! Liberals Declare Victory

As American public opinion shifts to the right, the liberal media has launched its latest battle tactic in the Culture War: Announce loudly that the Democrats have won the war!  Such propaganda could be effective because the Republicans are pretending that there is no Culture War, withdrawing from the conflict.

For background, read how Republican Party platforms now support abortion and "gay marriage," and read about GOP leaders who shun moral values to win elections.  This is the GOP Strategy: Dump Old Uneducated Christian Voters

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

-- From "Democrats Put Cultural Issues in Their Quiver" by Jonathan Martin, New York Times 9/15/14

After a generation of campaigns in which Republicans exploited wedge issues to win close elections, Democrats are now on the offensive in the culture wars.

Democrats see social issues as potent for the same reasons Republicans once did, using them as a tool to both stoke concerns among moderate voters, especially women, and motivate their base.

. . . there is little indication so far that the Democrats’ push on social issues is motivating cultural conservatives to respond.

Some Republicans believe that the Democrats’ reliance on cultural issues in politically moderate states underlines the structural challenges that Republicans face with voters.

An electorate reshaped by a growing presence of liberal millennials, minorities, and a secular, unmarried and educated white voting bloc will most likely force Republicans to recalibrate.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Why Democrats Are So Confident" by Ronald Brownstein, posted at National Journal 7/2/14


While Republicans took the offense on most cultural arguments through the late 20th century, now Democrats from Obama on down are mostly pressing these issues, confident that they represent an expanding majority of public opinion.

Beyond contraception and immigration, the parties are escalating their conflicts over a broad suite of issues that divide the electorate along cultural lines, including gun control, gay rights, abortion, and climate change (which politically pivots on trust in science). Combined, these confrontations are stamping the GOP as what I've called a "Coalition of Restoration" primarily representing older, white, religiously devout, and nonurban voters who fear that hurtling change is undermining traditional American values. Democrats in turn are championing a younger, more urbanized, diverse, and secular "Coalition of Transformation" that welcomes the evolution in America's racial composition and cultural mores.

Reversing their frequent ambivalence after the 1960s, Democrats are now following their president [Obama] into an unswerving embrace of cultural and demographic change. That shift reverberates through Obama's defiant recent pledges to act unilaterally if necessary to ensure equal workplace treatment of gays, protect undocumented immigrants, confront climate change, and overcome the Hobby Lobby decision allowing religious-based private companies to exclude contraception from their health insurance plans.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Morning Plum: Are Dems now winning the culture wars?" by Greg Sargent, Washington Post 9/16/14

In multiple Senate races, Democrats are hammering Republican candidates over contraception and “Personhood,” a development that many observers interpret as a sign that Dems are now the ones on offense in the culture wars.

A new ad blitz from Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS nicely captures the emerging dynamic. Colorado GOP Senate candidate Cory Gardner has been treated to the most direct and sustained assault over Personhood of any GOP candidate, and a new Crossroads ad appears designed to defend Gardner against it with an appeal to female voters.

Yet the ad does this only by changing the subject. . . . The ad never mentions Personhood or contraception. Instead, it obliquely refers to Dem attacks as “political scare tactics,” even as the featured women declare they want “a real conversation about issues that matter,” such as the economy. But, as Rebecca Berg writes, this ad actually “underscores the challenge Republicans have faced this year appealing to women voters.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Oral Contraceptive Republicans" by George Neumayr, The American Spectator 9/10/14

The Left’s relentless “war on women” campaign is producing some odd results, one of which is the emergence of Republicans who champion over-the-counter contraceptives. . . .

It is a measure of the Left’s progress in the culture war that the architect of Republican support for over-the-counter contraceptives is a Catholic, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who in 2012 wrote a Wall Street Journal op-ed in favor it. According to Time, “Jindal’s political aides, and many GOP operatives, believe birth control is a gateway issue for women voters. While the politics of abortion have remained consistently split, Republicans fear being cast as anti-birth control could cost them a generation of women voters. ‘It’s often an immediate shutdown,’ said one Jindal aide.”

The Left should rejoice that “socially conservative” Catholics like Jindal have become enthusiasts for a position Catholic teaching regards as sinful. This will make it even easier for the Left to dismiss the Church’s stance as too “irrational” to warrant religious-freedom protection. It is hard to imagine Republicans who favor over-the-counter contraceptives serving as reliable defenders of the Church’s religious freedom over time. If Obama’s original contraceptive mandate became overwhelmingly popular, wouldn’t they end up supporting that too in the name of retaining women voters?

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "The Culture Wars, Then and Now" by Daniel J. Solomon, The Harvard Crimson 9/15/14

How did the left win the culture wars? That answer depends on how much thoughtfulness we impute to the American electorate. Often, when voters sour on the specific policies of Republicans or Democrats, they move away from the party as a whole. Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign, for example, turned on economic questions, but he gained his initial following thanks to his timely denunciations of the Iraq war. The polling data suggests as much. Between 2005 and 2008, the decline in President Bush’s approval rating—which fell as the news from Iraq grew grimmer—was correlated with a rise in public support for the social acceptance of homosexuality.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

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

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Satanic Book Distribution in Florida Schools

Literature from The Satanic Temple of New York will be given to students in Orange County, Florida schools in order to avoid lawsuits against the public schools from anti-Christian organizations who are opposed to Bible distributions at schools.

For background, read Jesus & Chaplains Banned from Florida Schools Football

Also read Satanists For Abortion Shout Down Texas Christians as well as Satan on Throne at Oklahoma Capitol with ACLU Help

In addition, read Atheists Threaten to Sue Every School in Tennessee and in Mississippi but admit they're Short on Lawyers to Sue ALL Christians



-- From "Satanists want to distribute pamphlets at Orange County schools" posted at WESH-TV2 (Orlando, FL) 9/16/14

The relatively new Satanic Temple believes Satan is "the eternal rebel against the ultimate tyrant" and claims to support social justice causes.

The Satan worshipers said they don't want to establish a precedent of providing religious pamphlets in public schools and prefer a strict separation of church and state.

But the group said if the Orange County Public Schools system is going to allow both bibles and atheist materials to get distributed to students, like they did last year, they want information from the Satanic Temple handed out as well.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

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From "Satanists want to give out materials in Orange schools" by Lauren Roth, Orlando Sentinel 9/16/14

. . . Orange [County] has twice allowed a group called World Changers of Florida to distribute Bibles, and an atheist group gave out materials last year. In both cases, district counsel Woody Rodriguez said the pamphlets and books were being allowed to avoid a lawsuit.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation and its local affiliate, the Central Florida Freethought Community, sued Orange schools last year after some of their materials were censored. The case was dismissed earlier this year when the school district agreed to allow all of the materials to be given out.

"They have no ability to keep out the Satanists and the literature they want to distribute unless they close the forum altogether," said FFRF attorney Andrew Seidel.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Satan vs. God Is Supreme Court Justice's Decision

And read Pope Francis Warns of Satan; Media, Take Heed!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

ObamaCare Abortion Lies: Taxpayer Study Findings

In a report just released, the nonpartisan congressional watchdog Government Accountability Office has confirmed the all-too-familiar story:  ObamaCare is forcing every American to pay for someone's abortion through government-mandated health insurance subsidies, all in direct conflict with President Obama's personal guarantee at the signing of his Affordable Car Act in 2010 when he said that no federal tax dollars would fund abortion.
In response to the government report, the Obama Administration said it "acknowledges that additional clarification may be needed."
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Media Hides ObamaCare Abortion Lies, Exposed at Supreme Court

Secret ObamaCare Abortion Fees Make President a Liar

Catholics Forced to Fund Abortion via Health Insurance in Calif.

ObamaCare Pays for Sexual Mutilation — Gay Agenda



-- From "Concerns Raised Over 'Obamacare' Abortion Coverage" by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press 9/16/14

The Government Accountability Office said in a report released late Monday that only 1 of 18 insurers it reviewed was separately itemizing a charge for coverage of elective abortions on enrollees' bills.

That detail is important because the original compromise that President Barack Obama sealed with anti-abortion Democrats stipulated that no federal funds would be used to pay for elective abortions. Instead, private health plans covering the procedure would collect a separate premium, which would be segregated from federal subsidies for other medical services.

Although abortion is a legal medical procedure, longstanding federal laws prohibit taxpayer funds from being used to pay for it, except in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Government Watchdog Finds ObamaCare Massively Funds Abortion-on-Demand" by Targeted News Service posted at InsuranceNewsNet.com

GAO has found that in 2014, taxpayers are funding over a thousand Obamacare health plans that subsidize abortion on demand--even late-term abortion--in defiance of the Hyde Amendment the President publicly said he would honor.

According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) April 2014 estimate, between 2014 and 2024, taxpayer subsidies to buy ObamaCare health plans will total $855 billion, making taxpayers unwittingly complicit in abortion.

GAO found that even an accounting trick embedded in ObamaCare requiring premium payers to be accessed a separate monthly abortion surcharge is being completely ignored. The surcharge would have added some modicum of transparency so individuals would know whether they are purchasing a pro-life or pro-abortion health insurance plan if faithfully implemented. Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska summed up the plain meaning of the law: "you have to write two checks." According to GAO, none of the 18 insurance companies they interviewed are collecting the abortion surcharge separately.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "ObamaCare subsidies paying for abortions, GAO investigation finds" by Sarah Ferris, The Hill 9/16/14

“Today’s GAO report confirms that under the president’s health care law, abortions are being paid for with taxpayer funds by more than 1,000 exchange plans across the country,” Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said in a statement. “This information has been hidden from the American public for years by the Obama Administration, which repeatedly denied congressional requests for its public release."

Diane Black (R-Tenn.) called the report “disturbing” and said she has been repeatedly ignored by the administration when asking about the issue of abortion subsidies.

“Now the GAO has proven that the government has failed to ensure that the insurance issuers are not billing the abortion surcharge separately as required by the law. So the question remains, what will the Administration now do to ensure compliance? This must be fixed,” Black said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Taxpayers Provide 46% of Planned Parenthood's $Billion$

And read President Obama Asks God to Bless Planned Parenthood

In addition, read ObamaNation = 'Fake Church' Says Catholic Cardinal

Monday, September 15, 2014

Abortion Study: Teens Want Parents' Help to Decide

A new study by the University of Chicago shows that the majority of teenage girls want to consult with parents who are involved in their lives when making decisions about having an abortion.  The minority of teens who hid an abortion from their parents did so assuming the parents would discourage the abortion.
"There's a commonly accepted idea that teens will try to hide their pregnancy or abortion decision. However, pregnant young women actually do turn to parents in the majority of cases."
-- Lee Hasselbacher, Researcher, University of Chicago, Section of Family Planning and Contraceptive Research
For background, read how it took over a decade for the Illinois parental notification law to go into effect.

-- From "Study finds young women involve parent in abortion when anticipating support" posted at MedicalXpress 9/15/14

The study, published online ahead of print in the American Journal of Public Health, explored the factors young women under age 18 consider when deciding to involve a parent. Researchers conducted interviews with 30 minors seeking abortion in Illinois, prior to implementation of the 2013 parental notification law. Currently, there are 38 states with laws requiring a parent to provide consent or receive notification before a minor can access abortion services.

While each young woman's family circumstance was different, there were several common motivations for involving a parent. Factors favoring telling included close and supportive relationships, need for help with logistics like travel or payment, or experiences that made discovery of the pregnancy seem inevitable.

Minors expressed a range of motivations for not telling a parent about their abortion. Some teens worried that if their parent learned of their decision, it would dramatically change their relationship or feared it would even lead to anger or harm. Young women also discussed the lack of a relationship or presence as a reason they did not want to involve a parent.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.