Pro-family groups are taking major U.S. merchandiser Target Corporation to task for its recently announced initiative to raise money for homosexual activism. Two years after getting into hot water with homosexual groups for backing Republican Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer, who supported a state amendment to define marriage as only between a man and a woman, the Minnesota-based Target Corp. is now “inching into the gay-pride market,” reported the St. Paul Pioneer Press, “offering 10 rainbow-themed T-shirts for sale online and promising to donate 100 percent of the proceeds to the Family Equality Council [FEC], a group for gay and lesbian families.” 

On Tuesday, a law went into effect in Utah requiring a woman to wait 72 hours before having an abortion.

The California Legislature is seriously considering making it hard or impossible for parents to help minor children who may become practicing homosexuals.

Withstanding intense pressure from homosexual activist groups, voters in North Carolina overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage as only between a man and a woman — effectively prohibiting homosexual “marriage” in the state.

As some totalitarian-minded governments escalate their attacks on parental rights and homeschooling, the Vatican’s delegation to the United Nations called on the world to respect families, the rights of parents to direct the upbringing of their children, and non-governmental forms of education. The Holy See’s representatives also called on UN member governments last week to stop indoctrinating the youth.