Archives for 2013

Brave teachers sue California union

The following comes from a Dec. 19 story on TheDailyCaller.com. In April, a group of public school teachers filed a groundbreaking lawsuit against a powerful California teachers union — an organization that they contend has violated their First Amendment rights by forcing them to contribute money toward political causes with which they disagree. Now, in an exclusive … [Read more...]

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Senate GOP forces Obama to resubmit three Bay Area court nominations

The following comes from a Dec. 21 story on SFGate.com. Senate Republicans have blocked floor votes on President Obama's three nominees for the federal court in San Francisco, an unusual action that will require Obama to resubmit the nominations and restart the confirmation process in January. The candidates are Vince Chhabria, a deputy San Francisco city attorney; Beth … [Read more...]

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No ordinary men

The following comes from the Dec. 18 Wall Street Journal. Though the Nazis never won an outright majority in the parliament of the decaying Weimar Republic, they received nearly 44% of the vote in the critical election of March 1933—a mandate that enabled Adolf Hitler's anointment as supreme leader. To some, however, the evil character of the Nazi regime was visible from the … [Read more...]

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Growing up without a father does what?

The following comes from a Dec. 19 release from Christian Newswire. The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre recently conducted a study on the effects of fatherlessness on children, and the results are startling: The absence of a father during critical growth periods leads to impaired social and behavioral abilities in adults and even causes a misshapen … [Read more...]

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USF’s Privett compares Vagina Monologues to school Christmas pageant

The winter 2013 issue of USF Magazine, the magazine of the (Jesuit) University of San Francisco, profiled the school’s departing President, Fr. Stephen Privett. The interview began: “USF President Stephen A. Privett, S.J., believes the time has come for new leadership at the university. Now in his 14th year as president—one of the longest tenures in USF history—he has … [Read more...]

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‘You have the God-given right to life’

The following comes from an Aug. 26 posting on AL.com. Phil Robertson’s interview with GQ magazine on gay sex caused him to be suspended from the Duck Dynasty reality TV show by the A&E Network on Dec. 18 A video with Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson delivering a pro-life speech where he tells a crowd,  “you have the God-given right to life, for crying out loud!” is … [Read more...]

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L.A. gay couple to marry on Rose Parade float

The following comes from a Dec. 17 story in the Pasadena Star-News. In a Tournament of Roses first, two Los Angeles men will celebrate their gay marriage on a Rose Parade float as it goes down Colorado Boulevard on New Year’s Day. The wedding of Danny Leclair, 45, and Aubrey Loots, 42, will take place atop a giant wedding cake-shaped float sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare … [Read more...]

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‘She’s very much a living person’

The following comes from a Dec. 20 story on LifeSiteNews.com. A pioneer doctor in neonatology is championing the life of a 13-year-old girl from California who was officially declared “brain dead” by doctors after a routine tonsillectomy last week went horribly wrong. “The first thing about ‘brain death’ is that brain death is not true death. It never was and never will … [Read more...]

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Catholic Common Core removes books

  The following comes from a Dec. 18 report by the Cardinal Newman Society. An initiative to promote the controversial Common Core State Standards in Catholic schools, led by the National Catholic Educational Association, has amended a first-grade unit plan to remove three books celebrating families headed by same-sex or divorced couples. The Common Core Catholic … [Read more...]

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L.A. Natural History Museum removes ‘God’s Creatures’ plaque

  The following comes from a Dec. 17 story on the Christian Post. The Museum of Natural History in Los Angeles has removed a donor's plaque referring to "God's creatures" after receiving a complaint from an evolution professor and outspoken proponent of atheism. The museum's Nature Lab previously included a plaque with a quote attributed to an anonymous donor … [Read more...]

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