The “gay” marriage bandwagon stalled in New Hampshire yesterday when the state’s House of Representatives balked at adopting legislative changes requested by Governor John Lynch to expand exemptions for religious organizations and associations. Lynch said he will veto same-sex marriage legislation recently passed by both the House and Senate unless the changes he seeks are adopted.
Chances are no one predicted 36 years ago, when the Supreme Court ignited a culture war with its Roe v. Wade decision, that “Jane Roe” would one day be arrested while participating in an anti-abortion demonstration at the University of Notre Dame. But then, no one could have predicted, either, that the nation’s most celebrated Catholic university would be conferring an honorary degree on the most thorough-going defender of abortion “rights” ever to hold the office of president of the United States.
New Hampshire Governor John Lynch said yesterday he will sign legislation to establish same-sex marriage in the Granite State, but only if the state’s lawmakers enact safeguards to ensure religious organizations will not be legally required to participate in or provide services for “gay” weddings.
President Obama has outlined an education policy that would accelerate past federal education policies and failures: it would increase the money spent on the federal education bureaucracy while making no measurable academic progress and increasing federal control over decisions made by local schools.
First, let me establish my geek street-cred by admitting that this 40-something man did watch the new Star Trek movie solo. Of course, I only did this because I was on assignment for The New American. It was all in the line of duty. If I had been given more time to plan, I would have gone to the trouble of finding a buddy or two to go along with me (and we’d sit in the threater with that “I am not a homosexual” empty seat between us). The missus is not a sci-fi fan, and it was a miracle that I could get her to attend (and actually like) the original Spiderman movie. I can push my luck only so often.
Americans have been hearing for several years about potential war with Iran. For instance, on September 17, 2006, Time magazine reported, "The U.S. would have to consider military action long before Iran had an actual bomb." On October 10, under the heading "A Chilling Preview of War," Time warned: "As Iran continues to enrich uranium, the U.S. military has issued a 'Prepare to Deploy' order."
Publicity surrounding the arrest of former ambassador Alan Keyes and 21 other demonstrators for trespass at the University of Notre Dame last Friday will likely bring more demonstrators to the South Bend campus to protest Sunday’s commencement address by President Barack Obama, one of the protest organizers said.
California still has its wildfires, but New England now has “gay marriage.” Bills establishing same-sex “marriage” have now been passed by legislatures in five of the six New England states, with the juggernaut somehow missing (so far) only tiny Rhode Island. In Iowa, meanwhile, the state Supreme Court recently struck down a law limiting marriage to a union between a man and a woman, thus opening the door to same-sex “marriage” in the Corn Belt.
There is an unidentified group of good Samaritans prowling the streets of Philadelphia these days. PhillyBurbs.com related on April 13 how Joanne Pingor of Lower Makefield, Pennsylvania, met one of these kind and generous people when her car broke down.
Roundy’s Supermarkets is a grocery retailer that runs the Pick ’n Save, Copps Food Center, and Rainbow Foods stores in the upper Midwest. From April 20-24, they sponsored their annual “Roundy’s on the Road: Feeding the Hungry Tour,” through which they helped to stock the shelves of 50 food pantries in Minnesota and Wisconsin. According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, throughout the week the tour distributed $250,000 in food and money.