Multnomah County, Oregon, takes food safety seriously. When seven-year-old Julie Murphy opened a lemonade stand at a local fair, the county's inspectors asked if she had a license. Julie did not, and she was threatened with a $500 fine if she continued to sell lemonade without a license. Julie continued to sell lemonade until another county inspector approached her lemonade stand. Jeff Cogen, Multnomah County Chairman, later advised that this was not the best use of county resources and so allowed little Julie to continue to operate her lemonade stand.
U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn Walker on August 4 ruled against Proposition 8, a referendum passed by California voters in November 2008 that banned same-sex marriages in the state of California. According to the Judge, the ban violated the constitutional rights of gays and lesbians.
Though there is a slight dispute about the “oldest” family farm title going to the Shirley Plantation in Charles City, Virginia (founded in 1613 — up and running by 1638) or the Tuttle Farm in Dover, New Hampshire (begun in 1632, with Tuttle members running it ever since) – thanks to a recent Associated Press story there is no question that the Tuttle’s have now had enough.
As individuals and families face tough economic times and uncertain futures, how have priorities shifted for Americans? A recent study by the Barna Group, a polling organization that researches the nation’s faith trends, offers some surprising — and potentially troubling — findings.
Citing state budgetary woes, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made headlines last week when he vetoed a $7.5 million bill for “family planning” clinics. But abortion groups and their allies are now lobbying for a veto override to restore the funds.
For her crucial role in passing the wildly unpopular health-care “reform” bill and her dedication to ensuring that more federal funds will go to abortion, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi received the "Champion of Women's Health" award from Planned Parenthood — an organization founded by racist eugenics leader Margaret Sanger that receives hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars every year and has become the nation’s largest abortion provider.
A recent survey from the Barna Research Group finds that while the issue of abortion continues to divide the nation, some on both sides in the debate may be softening their positions. What does that mean for the pro-life cause?
A recent Gallup poll has found that Americans are beginning to go to church more than they have in recent years. The increase may be small, but according to the researchers, there is a trend throughout the nation that is finding more Americans attending worship services on a regular basis.
Imagine a crisis pregnancy center, whose very purpose is to counsel pregnant women to preserve their unborn babies’ lives, representing itself as an abortion clinic. Hard to imagine, isn’t it?
Once upon a time, in a country half a century away, obscenity laws were enforced, parents forbade their kids (especially girls) to date until they were 16, sex was an intimate and private matter, schools emphasized academics and good manners, modesty and humility were virtues, and children were protected from disturbing and violent materials.