Criswell College, founded in 1971 by W.A. Criswell, the famed and fiery pastor of Dallas' First Baptist Church, declared in its suit filed November 1 that it would be “sinful and immoral for it to intentionally participate in, pay for, facilitate, or otherwise support abortion, which destroys human life.”
In a major shift in America's culture wars, advocates of gay marriage won in at least three states Tuesday, as voters in Maine and Maryland voted in legal recognition of same-sex marriage, while Minnesotans shot down a proposed amendment to the state constitution to define marriage as exclusively between a man and a woman. Voters in the state of Washington also had an initiative to legalize same-sex marriage on their ballots, and as of Wednesday afternoon the tallied votes were showing a slight lead in favor of the measure.
Recently two very different women died, both at the age of 90: Helen Gurley Brown of Cosmopolitan magazine, who played a key role in the sexual revolution of the 1960s and "liberated" women from the "oppression of Christian morality," and Dolores Marie Jasper, devoted wife and mother who lived a valiant life of courage, faith, dignity, and love. Dolores Marie Jasper spent her life building up civilization, while Helen Gurley Brown did her best to tear it down.
A think tank in Communist China is recommending that the government do away with its 30-year policy that has limited most Chinese couples to having but one child.
Voters who are counting on a President Mitt Romney to protect the unborn may be disappointed if he is elected, according to one GOP ally. Former Minnesota U.S. Senator Norm Coleman, who was defeated in 2008 by Democrat Al Franken, told an audience of Jewish voters in Ohio that Romney would not make it a priority to appoint Supreme Court justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that effectively gave women the right to abort their babies.
Officials at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, said that state law renders them powerless to prevent a "transgender" man from using the women's locker room at the school because he supposedly identifies as a woman. The 45-year-old man, who calls himself Colleen Francis, reportedly exposed himself on several occasions to young girls who were using the locker room as part of swimming clubs. But instead of having the man arrested, school officials have insisted that a state non-discrimination law protects the “transgendered” man from prosecution.
The bishop of Peoria, Illinois, is urging Catholics in his diocese to approach Tuesday's elections as a matter of life or death. Indeed, he suggests, their eternal lives may depend on it.
"For those who hope for salvation, no political loyalty can ever take precedence over loyalty to the Lord Jesus Christ and to his Gospel of Life," wrote Bishop Daniel R. Jenky in a letter to be read during all Masses in the diocese this weekend.
Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a conservative legal advocacy group, announced that it had filed suit against several federal officials and departments, including Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and her Department of Health and Human Services, on behalf of Grote Industries, an Indiana-based auto industry lighting manufacturer.
Champions of traditional values are making a strong push in several states against the efforts of gay activists to legalize same-sex "marriage."