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December 23, 2014
Love Came Down at Christmas

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(Breakpoint) One of the hallmarks of the weeks leading up to Christmas is the proliferation of music channels devoted to what is, in the tortured fashion we have become accustomed to, “the sounds of the season.”

December 23, 2014
Hollywood vs the Family

(Faith & Freedom) An analysis of every major broadcast network and every prime time show that featured "family" as central to its story line finds that 99% of programs that claim to be about families are not actually morally safe for family viewing.

December 23, 2014
American Pastor Saeed Writes Heartbreaking Christmas Letter from “Hard, Cold” Prison

(ACLJ) American Pastor Saeed Abedini – a U.S. citizen imprisoned for his Christian faith – has written a heartbreaking letter from his prison cell.

He talks about both the difficulty of spending Christmas trapped in a cold dark prison cell and how his faith in Christ is carrying him through this difficult time.

December 23, 2014
News Flash: Pornography Hurts Marriage

(FRC) Our friends at the Porn Harms Coalition (of which FRC is a member) have drawn attention to a study that quantifies what every common-sensical person in the world knows intuitively: Viewing pornography discourages and damages marriage.

December 23, 2014
Different standards for `gay` bakers and Christian bakers

(OneNewsNow) With numerous lawsuits being filed against Christian bakers over the past few years for respectfully declining to compromise their conscience by not filling orders for "gay" or lesbian marriage wedding cakes, a bit of irony recently surfaced when the tables were switched on the LGBT community — when pro-homosexual bakers were asked to make cakes opposing their cause.

December 23, 2014
Tebow CURE Hospital opens in Philippines

(OneNewsNow) Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow recently opened the doors of the Tebow CURE Hospital in the Philippines – the same country where doctors told his mother 27 years ago that he should be aborted if she wanted to live.

December 23, 2014
ISIL Murders 150 Women for Refusing Jihad Marriage

(CNSNews) At least 150 women, including young girls, were killed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the Iraqi province of Al Anbar for refusing to accept marriage and perform sex acts, according to the Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights...

December 23, 2014
The Other Right

(Breakpoint) We often speak about the right to life, but children possess another right that we don’t discuss often enough.

December 23, 2014
Some homeschoolers finding it difficult to avoid Common Core

(OneNewsNow) More and more parents fed up with the tightening reigns of the federal government on public education through the Common Core are leaving the schools to homeschool their children. But few realize that the same "politicized" and "dumbed-down" standards they tried to avoid are showing up in their living rooms via online public education curricula...

December 23, 2014
Washington D.C. Passes Bill to Force Pro-Life Groups to Hire Abortion Activists

(LifeNews) Yesterday, the Council of the District of Columbia passed a bill that could force employers in the nation’s capital to cover elective abortions in their health plans and require even pro-life organizations to hire individuals who oppose their views on abortion.

December 23, 2014
Walmart now publicly `pro-gay,` says activist

(OneNewsNow) OneNewsNow talked with Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, who says "it looks like Walmart has joined the legion of companies who sold their soul to the homosexual, bisexual, transgender agenda."

December 23, 2014
Old Age, Happiness, and Virtue

(Breakpoint) When you hear the words “old age,” what comes to mind? In cultures gone by, it meant wisdom, sage, elder, respect. But today in our youth-obsessed culture, we tend to think of “decline,” “frailty,” “sickness,” and “death.”

December 23, 2014
ISIS Funding Terrorism by Killing People and Selling Their Organs on the Black Market

(LifeNews) This is biological colonialism turned into biological terrorism. ISIS is apparently financing its vicious atrocity campaign through killing for organs and selling them on the black market.

December 23, 2014
Activist Says Killing Babies After Birth is a Perfectly Moral Choice

(LifeNews) In an article for the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, a well-known Canadian bioethicist, Udo Schuklenk, argues that aborting a child after birth is moral.

December 17, 2014
New Study Suggests Secondhand Marijuana Smoke Just as Dangerous as Tobacco Smoke

 

(Daily Signal) “Smoke is smoke,” Matthew Springer, author of the study and an associate professor of medicine at University of California San Francisco, told CBS. “Both tobacco and marijuana smoke impair blood vessel function similarly. People should avoid both, and governments who are protecting people against secondhand smoke exposure should include marijuana in those rules.”

December 19, 2014
Why We Do What We Do
December 17, 2014
From ‘Science Fiction’ to Reality: The Evolution of Saving a Life Before Birth

(Daily Signal) For innovators Drs. Michael Harrison and Scott Adzick, the problem was death—and in their minds, avoidable death that could be prevented by upending science as the world knew it.

December 17, 2014
Vicar of Baghdad: ISIS Beheaded 4 Christian Children; They Said, `We Love [Jesus]`

(CNS News) Reverend Canon Andrew White, head of the only Anglican church in Iraq, described in a recent interview some of the atrocities committed against Iraqi Christians by the Islamic State, including the beheading of four children who refused to convert to Islam...

December 17, 2014
Help a Chaplain Disciplined for His Faith

(FRC) This cannot stand. When a military chaplain cannot openly speak about his faith, military disarmament has reached a level that no budget cuts could ever produce.

December 17, 2014
New Campaign-- "No Gender December"

(Faith & Freedom) An international campaign is under way this Christmas season called, "No Gender December."

The campaign advocates that consumers should buy more "inclusive gender neutral toys."

December 17, 2014
Pregnant After a Brutal Rape and Encouraged to Abort, Here’s How My Husband and I Responded

(LifeNews) I like to think I’m usually more aware of my surroundings, but it was so snowy and windy that I wouldn’t have heard his footsteps even if he had he been stomping.  It happened so fast.  I got the door open, turned around to close it, and he was there – a huge man.

December 17, 2014
KS judge: Homeschoolers prepped for life in the 15th century

(OneNewsNow) After a recent custody battle in Kansas, a lower court judge made some overtly denigrating comments about homeschoolers — in so many words saying that they are unsocialized introverts fit only for a centuries-past society.

December 17, 2014
Rebelling Against Mediocrity

(Breakpoint) If you ever needed a reason to disbelieve in adolescence and recapture the beauty of high expectations, here it is.

December 17, 2014
Latest gov`t power-grab involves homeschoolers

(OneNewsNow) Many parents in the nation`s capital are up in arms over the latest power grab by the government in the form of new regulations designed to make the state superintendent the designated "head" over every homeschool.

December 17, 2014
Attorney: Christian schools` case akin to Hobby Lobby`s

(OneNewsNow) Four Christian universities are waiting to see if a federal appeals court will force them to violate their religious beliefs and bow to the government instead of God.

December 17, 2014
This Pastor, Father of Four Adopted Children, is Being Forced to Pay for Abortions

(LifeNews) For 36 years, Jim Garlow didn’t know his first adopted child was the result of a rape. But after his wife Carol lost a six-year battle with cancer last year, their daughter, Janie, went in search of her birth mother. In succeeding, Janie also discovered the horrific circumstances of her own conception.

December 11, 2014
Parents angry after school tells 13-year-olds they can have sex, choose gender

 

(FOX News)  Students at one northern California high school are learning more than just the birds and the bees.

Along with local area groups, some parents are irate that their children’s sex ed class at Acalanes High School in Lafayette is being taught by employees of Planned Parenthood without their prior knowledge. They are also fuming over the methods and materials being used, including a checklist that asks students if they are “ready for sex” and another worksheet that describes how to give and obtain consent, as well as a diagram that uses a "genderbread" person for lessons in gender identity.

December 11, 2014
Student sues school district after her forced `confession`

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(OneNewsNow) Not long after a student from Loomis Basin Charter School (LBCS) invited her two friends to a Creation seminar held off campus, school officials became livid, summonsing her to the principal`s office four times in the same day in order to force her into writing a "confession" of what she had done.

December 11, 2014
Duggars Win -- Transgender Bathroom Bill Overturned

(CNSNews) A city ordinance in Fayetteville, Ark, dubbed the transgender bathroom bill because it allows biological males who claim they are females to use restroom facilities for women, was overturned on Tuesday, Dec. 9, largely because of the intense lobbying efforts of Michelle Duggar...

December 12, 2014
Movie Review -- EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS

(MovieGuide)  Strong God-centered, moral worldview with some redemptive elements about Moses going from an atheist to a servant of God, with the false god of Egypt renounced, with confusing representation of God by a young boy who could just be a messenger of God, an angel or a young Jesus, but this is not necessarily theologically aberrant (see our complete review)...

December 11, 2014
On Behalf of the Poor, the Sick, the Persecuted

(Breakpoint) One of my favorite scripture verses is Luke 12:48: “To whom much is given, of them much is required.” And one of the people I admire most has lived that verse to the fullest.

December 11, 2014
‘Gosnell’ Movie Selected by Indiegogo for Fundraising Pilot Program

(Daily Signal) “Gosnell,” a movie about Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell, will be featured on Indiegogo’s “Forever Funding” pilot program, the producers of the film announced Wednesday.

December 11, 2014
Radicalized: ISIS Propaganda Attracting American Youth

(CBN News) Which city is America`s biggest hotbed for terrorists? If you`re thinking New York or Los Angeles, you`d be mistaken. Think middle America.

December 11, 2014
Time for a New Sexual Revolution

(Breakpoint) To paraphrase the old professor in C. S. Lewis’s “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” what do they teach students in college these days?

December 11, 2014
Little Sisters of the Poor Tell Court: Don’t Let Obama Force Us to Comply With Abortion Mandate

(LifeNews) A Catholic religious order, the Little Sisters of the Poor, will appear before a federal appeals court today to tell it to protect their religious liberties and prevent the Obama administration from making them comply with Obamacare’s abortion mandate.

December 11, 2014
He Is Our Peace

(Breakpoint) What happened on that August night in Ferguson, Missouri, between Michael Brown and officer Darren Wilson will probably never be known with any certainty. What is certain, though, is that the events of that evening and their aftermath have exposed the profound divide between Black and White in America.

December 11, 2014
Poll: Palestinians Support Jerusalem Terror Attacks

(CBN News) An overwhelming majority of Palestinians support the increased terror attacks in and around Jerusalem, according to a new poll conducted in Gaza and the West Bank (Judea and Samaria).

December 11, 2014
That`s a cut: CNN intercepts NFL`s Watson for dropping `J` bomb

(OneNewsNow) After asking his take on the Ferguson uprisings, CNN cut off New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson’s response seconds after saying only Jesus could heal the situation.

December 11, 2014
ISIS Turning Churches Into Prisons

(Faith & Freedom) Terror group ISIS has been turning Christian churches into prisons in the Iraqi city of Mosul, which used to be the site of a large Christian community before it was driven out by the jihadists.

December 11, 2014
The Woman That History Forgot

(Breakpoint) An amazing Christian reformer and poet has been largely forgotten by history. But I’m happy to say a great new book should remedy the situation.

December 11, 2014
State agency writes homeschoolers off as lazy, invalid

(OneNewsNow) When it comes to biases against homeschoolers, public schools reportedly aren’t the only state-run institutions or agencies that do not put them on a level playing field.

December 04, 2014
MO police Taser, pepper-spray homeschool parents, seize kids in raid

(OneNewsNow) In an unwarranted raid of a Missouri homeschool family’s home, police officers used a Taser and pepper spray on parents before social services seized their children and took them into custody. The raid was spurred by an allegation made by social services workers that the family’s home was “messy.”

December 04, 2014
Map Tells Whether Obamacare Makes You Pay for Abortions in Your State

(Daily Signal) Pro-life Americans long have criticized the Obama administration for failing to disclose coverage of abortion under the Affordable Care Act. Now, taking matters into their own hands, they’ve come up with a solution.

December 04, 2014
The Paradox of Generosity

(Breakpoint) We’re all familiar with our Lord’s words that it’s “more blessed to give than to receive.” As it turns out, this maxim is not only true as a matter of faith, it’s empirically true, as well.

December 04, 2014
Euthanasia Doctors Tour the “Inspiring Venue” of Auschwitz

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(LifeNews) Earlier this year, Dr. Wim Distelmans raised eyebrows when it was revealed that he was organizing a euthanasia tour of Auschwitz, a venue that he called “inspiring” — not entirely surprising when you practice the art of dealing death, as Distelmans is.

His trip has now concluded, with about 70 people attending, most of whom practice euthanasia in Belgium. Protests surrounded the trip, and especially Distelmans himself.

December 04, 2014
Rev. Franklin Graham: ‘The War on Christmas’ in America is ‘A War on Christ’

(CNS News) Rev. Franklin Graham, son of world renowned evangelist Billy Graham, said the last few decades in America have witnessed an increased hostility towards “the sacred nature of Christmas,” a stripping away of religious references in the public square that is “at its root and core” a “war on Christ and His Followers.”

December 04, 2014
Pot-Positive Traffic Fatalities Up 100% in Colorado

(CNS News) At first blush, it may appear that the fight to thwart marijuana legalization is a lost cause. Pot pushers want you to believe that legalization is inevitable. They point to legalization successes this November in Alaska, Oregon, and the District of Columbia.

December 04, 2014
Social workers now assessing home education?

(OneNewsNow) The latest case of alleged government intrusion into the home comes out of Savannah, Georgia, where homeschooling parents were reported to a state agency by a social worker for the “educational neglect” of their 12-year-old daughter — who they have successfully and legally taught at their home for some time.

December 04, 2014
Same-Self Marriage

(Breakpoint) Since time immemorial, marriage has meant the union of a man and a woman for life, usually for the purpose of raising children. But today marriage tends to mean just about any relationship you can think of...

December 04, 2014
Jihadis Massacre Non-Muslim Quarry Workers in Kenya

(CBN News) Police say gunmen ambushed the workers as they slept and singled out non-Muslims for execution. Some of the victims were beheaded.

December 04, 2014
Two Israelis stabbed in West Bank terror attack at Rami Levy supermarket

(Jerusalem Post) A Palestinian teen stabbed two Israeli shoppers at the Rami Levy supermarket in the Mishor Adumim Industrial Park in the West Bank east of Jerusalem on Wednesday afternoon.

December 04, 2014
Abortions Decline to Historic Low: 33% of Pregnancies Used to End in Abortion, Now Just 18%

(LifeNews) The Centers for Disease Control released its national abortion report on Friday and the new figured show the number of abortions in the United States has declined to a historic low. From 2010 to 2011, the total number and rate of reported abortions decreased 5% and the abortion ratio decreased 4%, and from 2002 to 2011.

December 04, 2014
Angel Tree project changing kids’ and prisoners’ lives this Christmas

(OneNewsNow) Prison Fellowship`s annual Angel Tree project is looking for more volunteers to make sure the children of prison inmates are blessed this Christmas.

December 04, 2014
Reasons Why Residents of Your State Are Grateful, in 8 Charts

(Daily Signal) What are Americans thankful for? A new study of our Facebook posts offers some insight.

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