Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

 

Could regular Bible reading make our politics more civil and effective?

At a time when elections are more often about candidates leveling personal attacks against opponents rather than stating the case for their own their own leadership qualifications, when the superficial is often questioned more than a voting record or policy position, what could possibly improve the style and substance of American elections? New research points to something that might help: more Bible reading. A new report finds that Americans believe politicians on both sides of the aisle could benefit from increased Bible reading. American Bible Society’s annual State of theRead More


The “Gay” Credo: Lies Shall Set You Free

Author and activist Ryan Sorba recently released an undercover video showing “gays” freely contradicting prevailing dogma on the subject of homosexuality. Shot at various “gay” bars in the very LGBT-friendly desert oasis of Palm Springs, California, Sorba posed as a homosexual in order to elicit honest answers to a very important question. The question was neither difficult nor misleading, and it wasn’t a “gotcha” question as some have suggested, but it was a question that few homosexuals would answer truthfully unless they believed they were speaking off the record. “DoRead More


House GOP Abortion Bill Requires Docs to Help Fetus Survive

Doctors performing late-term abortions would be required to take steps to give the fetus the best chance of survival, according to a Republican bill the House plans to debate this week. The legislation requires that if the fetus seems capable of surviving outside the womb, a second, neonatal doctor must be present to provide care and rush it to a hospital. The provisions are part of a broader bill criminalizing most abortions starting at the 20th week of pregnancy. Though the overall measure was described last week by GOP aidesRead More


Actor Denzel Washington’s advice to college graduates: ‘Put God first’

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – In Washington’s commencement address at Dillard University this past A Saturday, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the actor declared “Put God first in everything you do.” Responding to loud cheers, Washington continued, “Everything I have is by the grace of God. Understand that. It’s a gift.” Washington received an honorary doctorate from the New Orleans’ school. He told a story about his life 40 years earlier. At the time, he had a 1.7 grade point average; Washington was sitting in his mother’s beauty parlor whenRead More


Homeschoolers interrogated on guns, vaccines

It all started with an unwanted knock on the door by a government worker and it’s being answered with a $60 million lawsuit. A New Jersey family is suing the state child-protection agency after it allegedly sent a caseworker to their home to interrogate them on everything from their son’s homeschool education to questions about vaccines and guns in the house. Christopher Zimmer and his wife Nicole of Belvidere filed a civil rights complaint in April in U.S. District Court in Trenton alleging “unlawful and unconstitutional home intrusion.” “I won’tRead More


State keeps control of Kentucky homeschool kids

The homeschool couple with 10 children living “off the grid” in rural Kentucky will have to wait longer to learn the fate of their children, who were seized by the state following a welfare check by the local sheriff last week. The couple, Joe and Nicole Naugler, were scheduled to have a custody hearing at 9 a.m. Monday, but that hearing did not begin until after 12:30 p.m. and lasted several hours. The Nauglers posted to their Facebook page Monday night that their children remain in the custody of theRead More