Gallup’s annual Mood of the Nation poll conducted from January 5-8 indicated that only 34 percent of respondents are satisfied with “the nation’s policies regarding the abortion issue,” while 48 percent said they are not satisfied. The percentage indicating that they are satisfied is the lowest since Gallup first included it in its poll in 2001.
The Becket Fund has again defeated in court a move by the American Humanist Association to remove “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance.
Was Winston Churchill correct in saying "Islam in a man is like rabies in a dog"? Or is the faith, as Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and others have said, a religion of peace?
A trial began on January 27 to determine if former Houston City Attorney David Feldman had illegally invalidated thousands of signatures on a petition to hold a repeal referendum on the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance, which prohibits discrimination based on (among other things) “sexual orientation” or “gender identity.”
In a powerful letter sent to Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley this week, Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court encouraged the Republican governor and lower courts to defy “judicial tyranny” — specifically, a recent unconstitutional ruling by a federal judge purporting to overturn the state’s constitutional protections for the “divine institution” of marriage. Quoting scripture from the Holy Bible, the state Constitution, as well as previous federal and state Supreme Court rulings, Chief Justice Moore argued that federal courts were using “specious” arguments aimed at “destroying” marriage, with far-reaching consequences for Alabama and beyond. Moore warned in the letter that issuing “marriage licenses” to homosexuals would be a violation of state law and Alabama’s Constitution. The governor also indicated in a statement that he would continue to defend the state Constitution and the will of the people.
An estimated 500,000 to 800,000 pro-life activists from across the country — blessed with unseasonably mild weather and a newly energized base of supporters — participated in the 42nd annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. on January 22.
In a revival of a centuries-old American tradition this month, a Wisconsin pastor offered a powerful election sermon to Montana lawmakers at the legislature urging them to do their biblical duty by standing up to escalating federal tyranny. Citing a broad array of Scriptures from the Bible and what is known as the “doctrine of the lesser magistrate,” Pastor Matt Trewhella told state legislators that they have more than just the right to protect citizens from growing lawlessness, tyranny, and wickedness in government — they have a moral and Christian obligation to do so. Increasing defiance of God’s law “is why you are watching Western Civilization crumble before your eyes,” he added.
It’s bad enough when a Muslim cleric states that saying “Merry Christmas” is worse than “killing someone.” Now we have people born into the Christian tradition who say that the Virgin Mary was raped.
Despite being threatened with jail time and fines, 90-year-old “Chef” Arnold Abbott, two local pastors, and a wide array of activists vowed to continue feeding the poor in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, even after being cited by police this month. Local politicians behind the recent anti-homeless-feeding rule say they do not think the strategy pursued by the Good Samaritans is “effective” for dealing with the poor. However, supporters of the defiant homeless feeders, who are now making headlines around the world, say the city’s latest restrictions on helping the poor represent a violation of the constitutionally protected rights to free speech, freedom of religion, assembly, and more. They plan to keep feeding no matter what officials say.
The Spotsylvania County (Virginia) Public School District has relented and given its approval to the proposed “Students for Life” club after the principal of Courtland High School initially denied the students’ request. The school district backed down after an attorney with the nonprofit Thomas More Society sent a letter to Courtland Principal Larry Marks on November 11 accusing him of violating the constitutional rights of the student who had sought approval for the club.