High Court Urged to Protect Faith Groups’ Right to Define Membership

“It is fundamental to religious freedom that religious groups are free to define their own mission, select their own leaders and determine their own membership criteria.” At least 18 different organizations and 13 state attorney generals are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to protect the constitutional rights of religious groups to set membership and leadership... Continue Reading

Pentagon Will Require Military Bases to Stock “Plan-B” Morning-After Pill

Officials at the Pentagon have decided to require U.S. military bases all over the world to provide abortifacient morning-after pills, or emergency contraception. Defense Department spokeswoman Cynthia Smith told the AP that the Pentagon was following through with a recommendation by an independent panel of doctors and pharmacists, who recommended the morning-after pill be included... Continue Reading

Secretary of State Clinton sees Islamist terror as No. 1 threat

“The biggest nightmare that any of us have is that one of these terrorist member organizations within this syndicate of terror will get their hands on a weapon of mass destruction.” Obama administration figures took to Sunday’s political talk shows to rebut charges of White House weakness on Islamist terrorism, with the nation’s top diplomat... Continue Reading

National Marriage Week USA Launches to Turn Tide

“The alarming drop in marriage rates in America combined with high divorce rates are costly to the nation. The nation needs to pay attention.” Pro-family and faith-based organizations across the United States marked the start of National Marriage Week on Sunday to draw special attention on the need to strengthen marriage and the ways to... Continue Reading

Hawaii Puts Same-Sex Unions Bill Back in Legislative Closet

Hawaii’s House of Representatives voted to shelve indefinitely a civil unions bill that would give homosexual couples all the rights of marriage, barely a week after the state Senate approved similar legislation. A voice vote taken late in January renders the civil unions bill a dead letter unless two-thirds of the Democratic-controlled House vote to... Continue Reading

‘Justice Denied’ in CIA Shootdown of Missionaries

The CIA was accused of lying to Congress and covering up its role in the deaths of two innocent Americans, a mother and her infant daughter, at the hands of the CIA and the Peruvian Air Force nine years ago. “If there’s ever an example of justice delayed, justice denied, this is it,” said Rep.... Continue Reading

“Mama Says” – Survey of Mothers’ Attitude towards Fathering

“Strong religious values are beneficial to helping dads be better fathers” “Moms think communities of faith are the top place for dads to get fathering help” In December, the National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) released Mama Says: A National survey of Mothers’ Attitudes on fathering, the first-ever national survey taking an in-depth look at how today’s... Continue Reading

Religious leaders worry that White House faith council is for show

A year ago, President Obama thrilled many religious Americans and worried some secular supporters by announcing that he would not only keep the faith-based infrastructure President Bush had constructed across the government but would expand it, adding a marquee council of faith leaders to advise him. But as the council prepares to end its first... Continue Reading

Pentagon Moves to Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Policy

Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Tuesday that the Pentagon has begun the process to repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that bars homosexuals from openly serving in the military. Gates told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee that the policy will take over a year to repeal because the Pentagon is looking at... Continue Reading

Aiken church members help out in Haiti

Medical team volunteers from New Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Aiken, South Carolina had agreed to spend a week in Haiti after the devastating earthquake – not knowing the logistical issues and the danger they might face. And after that week of long days treating patients under difficult conditions, “the hardest part was to leave,”... Continue Reading

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