Only days after a group of deeply religious university students were charged with engaging in a criminal conspiracy to disrupt a speech by a foreign diplomat, a controversy has erupted at another university over a school policy statement which designates a major religion as guilty of “institutionalized oppression.” The way in which these two incidents is being addressed (or ignored) by the mainstream media reflects the way in which the represented religions are viewed through the lenses of political correctness.
Abby Johnson, the ex-director of the Planned Parenthood abortuary in Bryan, Texas, has joined the Live Action pro-life organization, Live Action announced this week. Live Action is the group that recently released videotapes of a Planned Parenthood staff member advising undercover Live Action operatives how to procure abortions and contraception for fictitious underage, illegal-alien prostitutes.
With all the excitement generated at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), we at The New American thought it would be appropriate to look back at an older and earlier CPAC, when the nation’s highest-rated elected conservative member of Congress addressed the convention. It was on the morning of February 9, 1979, when Congressman Larry McDonald — who was then both a member of the National Council of The John Birch Society and a two-and-one-half term U.S. Representative from the state of Georgia — gave a speech on the threats to and importance of U.S. internal security.
A “pro-choice” Canadian priest whose views on abortion, homosexuality and contraception frequently clash with Catholic teaching is suing LifeSiteNews.com, a non-profit media service, for alleged libel and defamation. Fr. Raymond Gravel (photo, left) of Quebec, an admitted former homosexual prostitute, is seeking $500,000 in damages — a figure that represents the pro-life news organization’s entire yearly budget and could very well force it to shut down.