A three-year-old named Lee defends the abortion of his sister in a new children’s book – by an author with her own “ghost sister.”
“Sister Apple, Sister Pig” by Mary Walling Blackburn focuses on an adult topic: abortion. The story follows Lee as he (or “she,” as the author stressed) searches for his sister – who might be an apple, a pig, or somewhere in a tree. Lee later decides “Sister is a happy ghost!” and explicitly says he’s glad Sister isn’t around to inconvenience his parents.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 27, 2015) — Arkansas inched closer Friday toward becoming the second state this year to adopt a law that protects religious freedom.
The bill, approved by the Senate 24-7, prevents state and local government from taking any action that substantially burdens someone’s religious beliefs unless a “compelling” interest is proven. The measure heads for a final vote next week in the House, which has already approved an initial version. The proposal faces an easy path forward, because Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson has said he’ll sign it into law.
Six of the Senate’s 11 Democrats voted against the measure. Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, the governor’s nephew and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was the only Republican to oppose the measure. Hutchinson and Democratic Sen. David Burnett both switched their votes to against after approving it in committee earlier this week.
Hutchinson said he regretted voting for the measure in committee.
“I think there are instances where religious activities are over-regulated, but in my estimation that does not outweigh the chance that somebody uses religion to do what Jesus would not want to be done in his name, which is to discriminate against somebody and offend a brother or sister,” Hutchinson said after the vote.
The proposal is advancing a month after Hutchinson allowed a measure to become law without his signature that prohibits local governments from enacting anti-discrimination ordinances that include sexual orientation or gender identity.
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Pro-life leaders arrested as they protest ‘betrayal’ on 20-week abortion ban outside Speaker Boehner’s office
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 25, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Eight pro-life activists were arrested this morning in an effort to put political pressure on House Speaker John Boehner, R-OH, to pass a 20-week ban that has stalled in the House.
Operation Rescue’s Troy Newman, Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition, and blogger Jill Stanek, along with five other activists, were arrested by the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) at approximately 11:45 a.m. EST in a combination press conference and prayer vigil.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN, March 27, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Thursday, Indiana became the 20th state to prevent the government from forcing people of faith to violate their religious beliefs in business or the public square.
Gov. Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (SB 101) into law, saying the freedom of religion is a preeminent American value.
“The Constitution of the United States and the Indiana Constitution both provide strong recognition of the freedom of religion, but today, many people of faith feel their religious liberty is under attack by government action,” Pence said.
An embattled Navy chaplain with a stellar 19-year career continues to take a beating from his superiors, who say his counseling isn’t “inclusive” enough.
Wes Modder has been a long-term Navy chaplain, a former Marine, and has received high praise for his performance. But he ran into problems with superiors when he expressed faith-based views on marriage and human sexuality in private counseling sessions. Modder, who is endorsed by the Assemblies of God, asked for a religious accommodation – but his commander denied that request and reassigned him.
Now Liberty Institute attorney Mike Berry tells OneNewsNow when Modder received word of the death of someone in his previous unit, he got into action doing what chaplains do. But his commander stepped in with the equivalent of a restraining order.
…as Fox News’ Todd Starnes puts it: “It really takes a special kind of lowlife to stop a chaplain from ministering to the family and colleagues of a dead sailor.”
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Pro-abortion groups fail to condemn attempted bombing of pro-life sidewalk counselors outside Planned Parenthood
AUSTIN, TX, March 24, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life activists are reacting with calm to news that a woman threw a Molotov cocktail at a group of sidewalk counselors outside an Austin abortion facility last night. But pro-abortion groups are not reacting at all.
Eyewitnesses say Melanie Maria Toney, 52, threw the explosive out of her car window at pro-life advocates as they prayed as part of the 40 Days for Life vigil, but they were able to stomp out the fire before the bottle exploded.
Still think liberal feminist journalists aren’t racist man-haters? (RELATED: Men Should Avoid Progressive Women For Their Own Safety).
Andrea Grimes, senior political reporter at the lefty women’s site RH Reality Check, sank to a disgusting new low Thursday by saying that guns should be confiscated only from white men.
“Suggestion: we don’t have to vaporize all the guns. Let’s just vaporize white men’s guns,” Grimes tweeted, linking to an article about Arizona shooter Ryan Giroux.
“White guys cannot be trusted to use guns responsibly. It is time to stop giving guns to white guys,” Grimes added. ”I mean, it’s time to stop giving guns to everybody, but we can start with the white guys.”
This just goes to show: no matter what issue young lefty activists are pursuing, they will also tie it to coarse, racist identity politics in order to vilify white men.
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Law enforcement agencies struggling to fill their ranks or connect with their increasingly diverse populations are turning to immigrants to fill the gap.
Most agencies in the country require officers or deputies to be U.S. citizens, but some are allowing immigrants who are legally in the country to wear the badge. From Hawaii to Vermont, agencies are allowing green-card holders and legal immigrants with work permits to join their ranks.