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marriageCalifornia’s Proposition 8, a state constitutional amendment passed by voters in 2008 that defines marriage as between a man and a woman, went before a three-judge panel of the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals December 6, as pro-family champions appealed an earlier lower court ruling that the amendment is unconstitutional. How the higher court decides the case could dramatically impact the laws and constitutional amendments in the scores of states that have come down on the side of traditional marriage. Currently only five states recognize “marriage” between homosexuals as valid, but should the appeals court uphold the lower court’s ruling that could change.

Are parents unintentionally over-dosing their children with over-the-counter (OTC) medicines? Apparently only costly studies by professionals at medical schools can answer that question, and, of course, only the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can remedy whatever problem might exist.

partnersThe Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has released its latest list of groups it accuses of pursuing “anti-gay” agendas by propagating falsehoods and “pumping out demonizing propaganda aimed at homosexuals.” Of the 18 pro-family and conservative groups named, 13 have been particularly targeted for further focus as “hate groups.”

Catholic League adIn response to a highly offensive and controversial billboard posted by the American Atheists that calls Christmas a myth, the Catholic League has posted a pro-Christmas billboard message directly across from it.

Candy GibbsCandy Gibbs has served for the past eight years as executive director of a CareNet Pregnancy Centers (CPC) in the Texas Panhandle, which has two other branches. Prior to being named to that post in this Christian ministry, she was director of Amarillo’s Northeast branch of the CPC for five years.