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26 March, 2009, 11:18 am

Pro-Life Senators' Open Letter to Obama

Dr. Coburn and 35 U.S. Senators recently sent the following letter to President Obama expressing “grave concern about the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) recent proposal to rescind the January 2009 rule clarifying conscience protections for Americans serving in the health care field.”  As many of you know, Dr. Coburn, and many pro-life physicians, will go to jail before complying with these new regulations.

– John Hart, Communications Director, Senator Tom Coburn, Republican, Oklahoma

 

March 10, 2009

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25 March, 2009, 5:16 pm

Americans' religious rights and First Amendment rights continue to be eroded as evidenced by the jailing of a black pastor from a Berkeley, California church last week. He was the first person convicted -- two months ago -- under Oakland's law preventing pro-life protesters from coming within 8 feet of anyone entering an abortion clinic. The Union City pastor, Walter Hoye, received a $1,000 fine, 30 days in jail (although in the future pro-lifers can be actually be put in jail for up to two years) and 3 years' probation. This courageous pastor told the judge: "I believe that an unjust law is no law at all." Pastor Hoye even answered Alameda Superior Court Judge Hing's question of whether or not he would abide by an order to stay 100 yards away from the Oakland abortion...

24 March, 2009, 3:40 pm

I had the privilege of knowing my friend, Paul M. Weyrich, for many years having worked with him on many pro-family issues and in the political arena. His passing has left a deep hole in the conservative movement and we will miss him very much.

Christian Coalition of America is encouraging Senators to sponsor a Resolution sponsored by Senator Jim Inhofe from Oklahoma, S. Res. 79, honoring the life of Paul M. Weyrich and expressing the condolences of the Senate on his passing.

Senator Inhofe's resolution notes that Mr. Weyrich was the first president of the Heritage Foundation and that he was a pioneer of the modern conservative movement. He established the Free Congress...

21 March, 2009, 3:57 pm

Most Americans with commonsense will agree that the Obama administration has shown almost unprecedented incompetence during its first 2 months in office. The question some are beginning to raise is is this administration now beginning to enter a new phase; that of corruption?

Yesterday's "The Washington Times" published a lead editorial entitled: "ACORN to count heads for Census." The Obama administration was obviously incompetent when it announced in a highly politicized decision -- instigated by Obama's chief of staff, Rahm Emmanuel, who was one of the Congress' most notorious political operatives -- that the 2010 census was going to be run in Obama's White House. "The Washington Times" reported in its editorial that after the administration backed down from that decision (...

19 March, 2009, 10:18 am

Normally, when one thinks of trespassing, you think of someone illegally being somewhere they have no right to be, or where they just don't belong.  You don't think of college students being in a public area on their own campus.

It turns out the you can get charged with trespassing at the University of Calgary if you set up a pro-life display - even if you're a student.  Six such students have been charged with trespassing after the University initially approved their display, then seemingly changed course after administrators didn't like the graphic nature of the display.  In other words, the difference between trespassing and not trespassing is the nature of your views.

From Lifenews...

18 March, 2009, 9:16 am

LifeNews reports that the Australian Communications and Media Authority, (that country's Internet censorship agency), is in the process of fining a forum based website in that country up to $11,000 dollars per day  for linking to an American site that publishes pictures of babies that died as the result of abortion.

So how does something like this happen?  It happens when government agencies, set up with good intentions, grow and get away from their original mission.

The net nanny agency was created to help reduce the amount of child pornography online, but it has gone beyond that to prohibit Australians from accessing any sites it deems objectionable.

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18 March, 2009, 8:44 am

On Monday, a 3-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled that the Texas law allowing moment of silence following the Pledge of Allegiance in school classes -- including the opportunity for silent prayer, reflection, meditation -- was constitutional. Besides Texas, 25 other states have moment of silence laws.

The Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott in a press release following the court's decision said: "The United States Constitution plainly protects young Texans' right to observe a moment of silence before school each morning. In an age where children are bombarded with distractions, beginning each school day with a moment of silence offers a welcome moment of quiet contemplation."

Incredibly, some parents had...

13 March, 2009, 8:30 am

It seems that the battle in America to protect the First Amendment rights of Americans never seems to end. Yesterday, the 10th United States Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Colorado heard arguments on whether or not to affirm the free speech rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution for a high school student named Erica Corder. Erica was punished by the Lewis-Palmer High School near Colorado Springs in 2006 when she gave remarks as a class valedictorian at her high school graduation. Her attorneys argue that school officials intimidated her and forced her into writing an apology for expressing her religious beliefs in her 30-second message at graduation. Erica Corder's attorneys filed a lawsuit against the Lewis Palmer School District in August 2007 and a year...