Priests for Life, a Catholic organization that has been on the front lines of the pro-life cause for the past 20 years, announced August 1 that it will not comply with the Health and Human Services (HHS) contraception mandate which went into effect on that date. The mandate, which is already the target of over a score of lawsuits filed by nearly 60 faith-based organizations, requires that all non-church employers provide their employees with health insurance that includes free access to sterilization and contraception — including abortion-inducing drugs.
The new Catholic archbishop of San Francisco is an orthodox shepherd on sexual matters and was the main prince of the Church who pushed the passage of California’s Proposition 8, the state referendum that defined marriage as a bond between one man and one woman.
Had homosexual activists wanted to do a big favor to Chick-fil-A, they couldn’t have picked a better strategy than the mass boycott they called to protest comments the restaurant chain’s president, Dan Cathy, made a couple of weeks ago in favor of Christian values and traditional marriage. To counter the attack, former Arkansas Gov. and radio talk show host Mike Huckabee called on Americans to show their appreciation for Cathy and the company by making August 1 a special Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.
A Miami pastor is fighting back after the head of the Miami-Dade school district threatened to evict his church, which rents space on Sunday in one of the district’s schools, because of the pastor’s public stand against homosexuality.
After President Obama came out publicly in support of same-sex marriage, Pastor Jack Hakimian of Impact Miami, a Southern Baptist congregation that rents space on Sundays in North Miami High School, began to preach sermons pointing out that, according to the Bible, homosexual behavior is a sin.
The city of Steubenville in eastern Ohio — best known for being Dean Martin's hometown and the home of Franciscan University — has become one of the most recent victims of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) after the Wisconsin-based atheist organization demanded that the community remove a religious symbol from its official logo. The godless group intruded in the city’s business when a local resident supposedly complained about the logo, which had been unveiled by the city in 2011.
On July 27, federal judge John L. Kane of the U.S. District Court of Colorado imposed a preliminary injunction halting the Health and Human Services’ (HHS) so-called “contraception mandate” in the case of a Colorado-based company, Hercules Industries, whose owners are devout Catholic Christians.
As Chick-fil-A continues to be attacked for its commitment to Christian values and opposition to same-sex marriage, hundreds of thousands of supporters have risen up to show their appreciation.
The government of Scotland has decided to disregard the wishes of two-thirds of its citizens and move ahead with legislation to legalize same-sex marriage. According to Britain’s Telegraph newspaper, Scottish Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced July 25 that she would push though legislation to legalize homosexual partnerships even though 64 percent of respondents to a recent public consultation indicated they opposed the move.
Hercules Industries in Colorado is a family company and it offers good jobs and generous benefits to its employees. But it does not want the federal government compelling it to act against the conscience of its owners.
The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) appears to be bending over backwards to make certain that homosexuals feel accepted and valued in the military. On July 21, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta permitted active duty military personnel to march in uniform in San Diego’s notorious “gay pride” parade, the first time such an allowance has been made.