In 2004, comedian Jay Leno quipped, "They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq. Why don't we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it's worked for over 200 years, and [heck], we're not using it anymore."
Leno's joke expressed genuine lament for blatant and repetitive constitutional violations evidenced by elected officials. However, while joking about not using the U.S. Constitution anymore, the reality is that many advocate that the U.S. Constitution should, and must, be changed and/or discarded.
Efforts to do so exist in academic and political advocacy. more >>
As anger from the political left over GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's recent comments that President Obama is "marching Israelis to the door of the oven" continues, one TV host, MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski, has questioned the former Baptist pastor's Christian faith and religious convictions.
"I really like Mike Huckabee," Brzezinski said on Tuesday. "He's been a friend of the show for years. He's sat at this table many times. He's smarty, witty, charming. ... I don't agree with everything he has to say but I love that he's a man of deep religious convictions, or so I thought."
Later on the "Morning Joe" co-host suggested Republican candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is "saying the right thing when the right thing needs to be said, and not saying the wrong thing. Certainly staying away from crazy comments. From destructive comments. From vitriolic comments. From quite frankly, uncivil comments — quite frankly, un-Christian comments." more >>
The U.S. Senate will soon vote on a piece of proposed legislation meant to defund the controversial abortion provider Planned Parenthood.
Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky introduced a bill banning all federal funding of Planned Parenthood last Friday.
Planned Parenthood pays no taxes. Under President Obama, they've made more than $500 million in profits, but they claim to be a "non-profit" organization. They kill more 800 children every day. And they have from the earliest days targeted minority women. They once had a "Negro Ministers" project designed to recruit black pastors to push first birth control and then abortion in minority neighborhoods.
Now, in two startling videos, we have seen Planned Parenthood leaders engaged in a ghoulish traffic in the organs of unborn children whom they have killed. My colleague at Family Research Council, Tony Perkins, discussed this horror on his recent radio show in an interview with former Pennsylvania senator and presidential candidate, Rick Santorum. "Hearts, lungs, livers" are the sought-after treasures of these scavengers.
Deborah Nucatola is Planned Parenthood's senior director of medical research. Nucatola is seen on this video casually discussing the mechanics of death and dismemberment of children in the womb. Nucatola sips her glass of red wine as she offers this, from John McCormick's Weekly Standard article: more >>
LGBT groups and their allies in Congress are pushing for a sweeping piece of legislation that if enacted would, according to critics, limit religious freedom in the United States.
Known as the Equality Act, the bill would add the classifications of "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, as well as expand the level of businesses that must adhere to the Act.
Congressman David N. Cicilline, a Rhode Island Democrat who is an openly gay member of Congress, introduced the anti-discrimination legislation last Thursday. more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham, who is also CEO of humanitarian relief group Samaritan's Purse, has backed the position of many Kenyan churches on homosexuality being a sin, and accused American President Barack Obama of promoting the "gay and lesbian agenda" to other nations.
"I didn't know that we were sending our president halfway around the world to promote the gay and lesbian agenda! Samaritan's Purse has an office in Kenya and has worked there many years, and I can tell you that the churches in Kenya know what the Bible says about homosexuality — it is a sin. Sin should not be embraced, but recognized truthfully for what it is and for its serious consequences," Graham wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday.
"As a world leader, the United States of America is now exporting the acceptance of immorality via our president. What will the cost of that be?" he asked. more >>