Jim Bob Duggar, a former Arkansas state representative and reality television personality on the show "19 Kids and Counting," argued that an inactive voting bloc would have won Mitt Romney the presidency last year, and will win Ken Cuccinelli the Virginia's gubernatorial race in November.
"There's a sleeping giant which is the Christian Conservatives…I think they'll win this thing," Duggar told The Christian Post in a Thursday interview. An Arkansas native, Duggar, his wife, and his 19 children have been campaigning for three Republican candidates in Virginia since Monday: Ken Cuccinelli for governor, E.W. Jackson for lieutenant governor, and Mark Obenshain for attorney general.
Duggar said the goal of his 21-person family trip to the East Coast is to "motivate the christian conservatives to get out to vote." He estimated that 400 people attended the rally at Liberty University, and his son Josh pegged the total number at over 1,000 for four days. The Duggar patriarch argued that President Barack Obama won his re-election in 2012 due to this crucial segment of the electorate "getting distracted and not voting like they should." more >>
The state of Kansas has spent close to $1 million defending its pro-life laws against abortion groups filing lawsuits in recent years. Although several media outlets are criticizing the state for spending so much money on defending their laws, pro-life groups argue that it is "ridiculous" to blame the state when the lawsuits are being filed by pro-abortion groups.
"It's a free country, and there's a right to sue on anything," Mary Kay Culp, executive director of Kansans for Life, a pro-life group, told The Associated Press of the criticism. "But, then, to try to blame us for the money involved in defending the lawsuits is ridiculous," she added.
At the request of The Associated Press, the state's attorney general's office disclosed that it had paid more than $913,000 to two private law firms to defend the state's anti-abortion laws. The firm of Thompson Ramsdell & Qualseth has handled some cases, while Foulston Siefkin, the state's largest firm, has handled other cases. more >>
"The righteous care for the needs of their animals…." Proverbs 12:10 (NIV)
Here at the Center for a Just Society we spill a lot of ink discussing issues that touch upon questions of human dignity and the sanctity of life. The guiding principle underlying our position on abortion, assisted suicide, euthanasia, elder abuse, and other bioethical controversies is that the willful abuse or destruction of human life is an affront to God. This conviction flows from the belief that God created this world and everything in it, and that He blessed man especially by creating him in His image and giving him dominion over the earth.
Adherents of this worldview will never accept the arguments advanced by the "pro-choice" side in these debates. We reject the notion that the jurisprudentially dubious "right to privacy" established in Griswold v. Connecticut sanctions the murder of unborn children in the womb. We repudiate the assertion that the value of human life is determined by its perceived "quality." more >>
WASHINGTON – Pro-Life activist Lila Rose says she would abandon the Republican Party if it catered to libertarian voters by dropping the pro-life issue from its platform at the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit this past weekend.
When asked whether there would be a third party if Republicans abandoned social issues, Rose, who is also the president of Live Action, told The Christian Post, "Absolutely, and I would be the first to join it!"
"We can play these games about the economy, but at the end of the day people do vote on social issues," the pro-life activist argued. She said the issues of abortion and gay marriage motivate a crucial voting bloc among the American people more than balancing the budget or decreasing the size of government. more >>
Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has threatened he will resign from his country's leadership if abortion is made legal, drawing praise from pro-life Christian churches there.
"They can do whatever they want. I will never approve the decriminalization of abortion," said Correa, a Roman Catholic, ahead of Ecuador's National Assembly reviewing a proposal to legalize the practice.
"It has cost me more, the betrayals of my own supposed friends, than the acts of my enemies," he added last week, referring to his own party members supporting the legalization of abortion, according to BBC News. more >>
If two parents are better than one, why not have three or four or even more? As ridiculous as that sounds, that is what's happening in California now days.
Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into California law earlier this month, paving the way for judges to craft and deliver additional parents for any child that comes before them. According to the bill's sponsor, Democratic State Senator Mark Leno of San Francisco, this measure was needed to keep up with the changes in the modern California family.
Put another way, altering marriage to mean something other than one man and one woman, coupled with the on-going sexual revolution, triggers unique ways of looking at parenthood. more >>