As does the “Religious” Coalition for Reproductive Choice and the so-called churches that are members of it.

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Religious Group Blocks Laws that Could Stop other Kermit Gosnells

A good example of how some Protestants are trading what’s right for what’s popular.

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By John Lomperis (@JohnLomperis)

In early May, the trial of Kermit Gosnell was drawing to a close. Our nation was gripped by the revelations of how for years, this notorious abortionist had enjoyed free reign to do his bloody work in horrifically unsanitary, effectively unregulated conditions, resulting in the murder of a number of newly born-alive babies and one mother, along with the countless human beings similarly killed inside the womb.

Serious questions were being raised about what our legal regime and social culture of abortion-on-demand had unleashed, and the moral inconsistency being horrified by Gosnell’s crimes while supporting pre-birth abortion.

And the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) was not silent. Apparently figuring that the best defense is a good offence, the front group devoted to decrying even mild legal restrictions or moral disapprovals of abortion used the public’s attention on Gosnell’s assault on human life…

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Subversive Catholics

I’m not Catholic but I admire how they stand firm to their beliefs. Too many of the so-called mainline Protestant denominations have given up what is right for what is popular, but the Catholic church remains firm.

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By Tom Quiner

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Catholics are bad guys.

Their Christ-centric ideology puts them at odds with the power of the State.

The U.S. Army actually listed us and our evangelical Christian brothers and sisters as religious extremists. Our Commander-in-Chief’s Army actually lumps us into the same category as the Muslim Brotherhood, the Ku Klux Klan, and other groups listed above that truly are extremist.

In fairness, Catholics ARE supposed to be counter-cultural. The Commander-in-Chief’s military knows that.

Catholics are called to give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to give to God what is God’s. So what belongs to God?

Our children.

Each child is a gift. God entrusts them to us. Nothing is more counter-cultural than for a Catholic to stand up and publicly defend what is God’s.

Many Catholics won’t. They have been seduced by political correctness. They have been seduced by a different religion, Secular Humanism, that dictates…

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If the First Amendment goes, America goes

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By Tom Quiner

The Obama administration tried to tell churches who they could hire as pastors.

His Justice Department tried to push around the Lutheran Church.

The case, Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, went all the way to the Supreme Court

The Obama Justice department said that if a church violates anti-discrimination laws, the government can tell the church who they may hire as a minister.

Team Obama said the clergy have no special protection under the Constitution, the First Amendment be damned.

The Supreme Court unanimously disagreed with the thinking of the Obama administration.

The case was important because it reveals the disdain Mr. Obama and his team has for the First Amendment.

Undeterred by this setback, Mr. Obama went after First Amendment religious freedom rights again with the imposition of the HHS Mandate. For the uninitiated, the HHS Mandate requires employers and…

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France’s Growing Islamist Problem

Not only France, but ALL of Europe.

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By Ryan Mauro (@RyanMauro)

The reaction to a recent Muslim robbery of a priest in France is a sad indication of where the country is headed. A Catholic official pointed out, “If it had been an imam or rabbi, he [the Interior Minister] would already been on the spot.” This is no surprise, as Socialist President Hollande’s pandering to the Muslim population played a large role in his election.

The incident began when four Muslims surrounded the priest and told him to hand over his cell phone. One thief knocked him unconscious. The attack may have been motivated by criminality and not jihad, but the two are part of a common trend.

There are over 750 government-designated “Sensitive Urban Zones” in France, referred to as “No-Go Zones” by Dr. Daniel Pipes. About 5 million Muslims live in these areas of France where law enforcement doesn’t exercise decisive…

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Gosnell and Our Society’s Twisted Logic

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By William Saunders

Kermit Gosnell got the verdict he deserved — his wanton cruelty in killing born-alive infants and his callous disregard for the women who came to him are revolting. What he did violated the law, and the jurors are to be congratulated for doing their duty.

But, though he did appalling things, it is dangerous to demonize him. Gosnell is not out of the ordinary. He operated in a society that permits the dismemberment of the same infants so long as they are in their mother’s womb, a society that abandons women to abortion as the solution for unplanned or unwanted pregnancies and calls that “empowerment.” In some ways, what he did is a logical consequence of a society that permits such things.

Gosnell demonstrates what can happen to us — to an entire society — if we forget that every human being, regardless of age or location or disability or anything else, is one of us. Each human…

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