After A&E network shunned Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson for condemning homosexuality, fan furor caused the network to back down. Conservatives are celebrating. They shouldn’t.

VIDEO - William F. Jasper, senior editor of The New American magazine, interviews Dr. Ted Baehr, founder/editor of Movieguide and chairman of the Christian Film and Television Commission.

The number of Christians murdered for their faith almost doubled in 2013 over the previous year, according to an annual survey by Open Doors, a non-denominational ministry that monitors the persecution of believers and supports persecuted Christians worldwide. Hardline Islamist regimes and Islamic terrorists — many funded by the Obama administration and other Western governments — were behind most of the slaughter. However, for the 12th year in a row, the barbaric communist autocracy lording over North Korea was ranked as the number one persecutor of Christians in the world.

During his yearly address to diplomats (known as the “State of the World” address), Pope Francis described abortion as “horrific.”

 

As those in the pro-life movement gear up to observe the 41st anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision on January 22 with peaceful events such as the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., a spirit of optimism prevails among those laboring to restore legal protections for the unborn.

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