Outraged at the lack of media coverage of the murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, pro-life groups are organizing a "TweetFest" Friday from noon to midnight to bring attention to the trial and the media's lack of coverage.
Mass murder, particularly the mass murder of infants, typically receives much attention from the press. Testimony from witnesses in the trial has also been full of sensational, gruesome details that newsrooms typically yearn for. "If it bleeds, it leads," the motto goes. The national media, though, has barely mentioned the story.
There have been no mentions of the Gosnell trial since it began on NBC, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, or PBS Newshour. CNN and National Public Radio have each mentioned it once. Exceptions to this media blackout are the more conservative Fox News and local media in Philadelphia, where the trial is taking place. The Philadelphia Enquirer has run hundreds of articles about the trial. more >>
An online petition at a White House website in support of a homeschooling family from Germany seeking asylum in America has passed the 100,000 benchmark in signatures.
The petition, which was posted on March 19 and created on behalf of the Romeike family, has garnered over 104,000 signatures as of Wednesday morning.
"The Romeikes, a homeschooling family represented by HSLDA, were granted asylum in 2010 because Germany persecutes homeschoolers with fines, criminal prosecution, and forcible removal of children from their families," reads the petition. more >>
The upper house of the Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill that would prevent the use of religious or foreign laws in American courts.
House Bill 1060, considered by some to be an "anti-Sharia" bill, passed the Oklahoma Senate Monday in a vote of 40 yeas to 3 nays. Due to an amendment being added, it awaits the approval of the bill's author before it can go to the governor.
"Any court, arbitration, tribunal, or administrative agency ruling or decision shall violate the public policy of this state and be void and unenforceable if the court, arbitration, tribunal, or administrative agency bases its rulings or decisions in the matter at issue in whole or in part on foreign law that would not grant the parties affected by the ruling or decision the same fundamental liberties, rights, and privileges granted under the U.S. and Oklahoma Constitutions," reads HB 1552. more >>
Career influence peddler and political mercenary Terry McAuliffe is at it again; and this time he's pushed the bare-knuckled, gutter politics he's known for to a new low.
Last month saw the 4th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals overturn an anti-sodomy statute in Virginia law that can be used to prosecute sexual predators who prey on our children, with a ruling handed down by a three-judge panel as opposed to the full bench. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli subsequently appealed the decision, sparking a headwind of media chatter, driven by far-left websites like Mother Jones.
Mr. McAuliffe, who is opposing Attorney General Cuccinelli in this November's election to replace Governor Bob McDonnell in Virginia, threw his two cents in with rank political exploitation and circus sensationalism. more >>
Authorities have said social media played a large role in helping to ID an abandoned toddler who was found last Tuesday in South Carolina.
Authorities identified and arrested the girl's parents, 31-year-old Alonzo Brown and 37-year-old Tongela Denise McBride, on Friday. The girl was left in a stroller with a note that read: ""Call DFAC" or Division of Family and Child Services.
But the girl's parents may never have been discovered, if it were not for social media. According to Anderson County Sheriff's Office, Facebook played a pivotal role in identifying the girl. Over 2 million people reposted Facebook photos of the toddler last week after the Sherriff's office made a public appeal, the Independent Mail reported. A tip came in identifying Brown. more >>
While little is understood about children raised by gay or lesbian couples, there are a host of studies showing that children do better when raised by intact biological married parents. Plus, there is some preliminary research suggesting that children raised by gay or lesbian couples may not do as well as those raised by their married mother and father.
Part one of this series noted that researchers are at least two decades away from being able to reliably measure the health and well-being outcomes of children raised by gay or lesbian couples, despite what the American Sociological Association argued in an amicus brief for one of the recent U.S. Supreme Court cases on gay marriage. The phenomenon of same-sex parenting has only recently become socially acceptable and widespread enough to begin gathering reliable data. Researchers require large random samples that include same-sex parents. Plus, they need time for these children of same-sex parents to grow up, so they can compare their well-being to those not raised by same-sex parents. more >>