The U.S. State Department has changed some fundamental terminology on passport applications, reflecting the increasing numbers of same-sex partners who have become parents. Following heavy lobbying on the part of homosexual activist groups, the words “mother” and “father” are being removed from U.S. passport applications and replaced with the terms “parent one” and “parent two.”

A coalition of nearly 50 pro-family groups has sent an appeal to Republican leaders in Congress, asking them to stay true to their campaign promises and do their part to return America to a solid foundation of strong conservative values.

A new study from the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) estimates that there are over two million children currently being home schooled in the United States. The author of the study, NHERI’s president Dr. Brian D. Ray, analyzed data from both state and federal education agencies as well as private home-school groups, concluding that there are as many as 2.346 million home-schooled students across the nation.

Further proof that freedom of speech is increasingly under attack can be found in a recent endeavor by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. GLAAD presented a petition on Thursday to CNN for the network to prohibit guest appearances by representatives of the “anti-gay industry.”

On July 18, Tom Burlington gets his day in court.