We know what happened when Mr. Smith went to Washington. But what about when Mr. Moore went to Chicago?
There's a stereotype out there that evangelicals only care about abortion and "morality" issues like homosexuality and marriage. Lots of pundits describe us as monolithic in our approach to these issues.
That may have been true in the past, but no longer. To cite just one example, Daniel Burke of CNN has identified seven types of evangelicals in politics. They run the gamut from extremely conservative to extremely liberal. And these groups are often so focused on their pet agendas they rarely talk to each other, much less work together. more >>
Prominent feminist and pro-abortion activist Kathleen Sloan says that laws designed to protect people on the basis of gender identity are "harmful to women" because they help obscure the sex-based oppression that women have faced for thousands of years in patriarchal societies.
Sloan, a former board member of the pro-choice National Organization for Women, penned an op-ed published by Delaware Online that criticizes a bill introduced in the Delaware senate that would make "gender identity" a protected class under the state's constitution.
As transgender rights have come into the national focus in the last few months thanks to a North Carolina law requiring people to use state-run bathrooms consistent with their biological sex and an Obama administration guidance urging all public schools to allow students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity, Sloan wrote that the Delaware bill gives her "an ideal opportunity to explore the larger context in which" the gender identity push is "harmful to women and girls." more >>
Evangelical preacher the Rev. Franklin Graham expressed his dismay at the Supreme Court's decision Monday to strike down key provisions of a Texas law regulating abortion clinics, and asked Hillary Clinton to reveal her list of potential justices.
"I'm not surprised that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the state of Texas' regulations on abortion today — but I am disappointed. In the absence of more conservative justices, rulings are going the other way. This is another example of how critical the positions of Supreme Court Justices are to our country," Graham wrote after the ruling.
The justices decided in a 5-3 decision to strike down parts of HB 2 that gave abortion clinics one year to obtain hospital admitting privileges in cases of patient emergencies and to upgrade their clinics, which are usually old houses, to meet basic health and safety standards. more >>
The U.S. Supreme Court denied a hearing for pharmacists appealing a Washington State law mandating that they provide abortion-inducing drugs despite their religious objections.
A majority of the eight-member high court decided Tuesday morning to not hear an appeal in Stormans v. Wiesman, allowing a ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to stand.
While the decision to reject a hearing for the Stormans case was given without comment, Justice Samuel Alito authored a dissent to the decision. more >>
Texas megachurch Pastor Robert Jeffress slammed Monday's Supreme Court decision to strike down a Texas law on health standards within the abortion industry by arguing that organizations such as Planned Parenthood put profit before women and do not care about their safety.
"Three years ago I stood on the steps of the Capitol with our now Governor Greg Abbott urging for the passage of this bill, and I think this is a sad day not only for the state of Texas, but for women," Jeffress said on Fox News after the Supreme Court voted 5-3 to strike down key components of Texas's House Bill 2 that required abortion clinics to have sterilized surgical facilities and abortionists to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.
"Look, all this bill did was ask that abortion providers have at least the same standards as surgical centers," he added. more >>
Monday's Supreme Court decision striking down a Texas law that requires abortion clinics to have sterilized surgical facilities and abortionists to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals is a sign that the abortion industry is getting a "free pass" on critical medical safety standards, prominent pro-life activists are saying.
In Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-3 to strike down two key components of Texas' House Bill 2. The high court ruled that the law's requirement that abortionists have admitting privileges to nearby hospitals and abortion clinics be regulated as surgical centers was a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
"It sets a national precedent because it is a 5-3 decision," Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life, told The Christian Post on Monday. "We think what it means is that states are not able to pass reasonable safety standards to regulate abortion facilities, to bring them up to the same standards of care that patients enjoy for similar procedures other than abortion." more >>