GOP Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has joined the chorus of conservative commentators condemning the revelations that Planned Parenthood is allegedly selling aborted baby body parts, and repeated his vow to defund the organization if he is elected president.
"Planned Parenthood has proven to be a repulsive, revolting, stomach-churning enterprise that should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Destroying innocent human life and harvesting human organs is beyond barbaric — it is unimaginably immoral, grotesque, and evil," Huckabee told Breitbart News on Wednesday.
"What makes America unique is our respect and sanctity of the value of every single human being. Planned Parenthood does not represent these values and deprives millions of children of their God-given right to life and liberty." more >>
Despite her disappointment that her husband, Pastor Saeed Abedini, was not released as a part of President Barack Obama's recent nuclear deal with Iran, Naghmeh Abedini supported the decision Wednesday saying it "makes sense" and that she knew all along that her husband's release would not have been a part of the deal because the State Department had already informed her that would be the case.
"You know it makes sense. It's something they have been up front with me and the other families from the beginning, that he (Saeed) would not be part of the deal. They have said that. Every call I've had with State Department and the White House has been that," said Naghmeh Abedini in an interview with CNN Wednesday after listening to Obama explain to a reporter why the deal could not have included the release of the pastor and three other Americans being held in Iran.
"Nobody is content, and our diplomats and our teams are working diligently to try to get them out," said Obama at a White House press conference Wednesday after being accused of being "content" with the four Americans being held in Iran. more >>
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are expected to investigate Planned Parenthood following the release of an undercover video showing an employee speaking casually of selling the body parts of aborted fetuses.
Earlier this week a pro-life group called the Center for Medical Progress released a viral video showing a Planned Parenthood employee speaking of selling fetal body parts.
In a statement released Wednesday, Speaker of the House John Boehner called upon both Congress and the executive branch to investigate the matter further. more >>
While the recent nuclear deal between Iran and six major world powers has stoked debate in the U.S. over the Obama administration's negotiating tactics, Iranian Christians are reportedly "thanking Christ" and view the agreement as an "answer to prayers," one Iranian priest has said.
"I can certainly say that all Christians, along with all the Iranian people are rejoicing because their prayers were answered," Chaldean Iranian priest Hormoz Aslani Babroudi, national director of the Pontifical Missionary Society of Iran, told Fides News Agency.
"From now on it will be easier for the world to have a positive outlook toward Iran, the desire for harmony will prevail and it will be easier to show everyone that Iran is not what some media networks report. We can work and use science for the good of the country, we can develop technologies to live better." more >>
WASHINGTON — Political scientist Mark David Hall explained Monday that America's history is rich with examples of governments creating religious accommodations for generally applicable laws and asserted that accommodations protecting Christian business owners from having to serve same-sex weddings would be no different.
Hall, a political science professor at George Fox University in Oregon, gave a Monday lecture at the Family Research Council where he explained that although there has been much opposition to the passing of Religious Freedom Restoration Acts in certain states, states have a long history of passing exemptions to laws that forced believers to violate their religious beliefs, even with much support from liberals.
In the last few years, there have been a number of lawsuits brought against Christian business owners who have refused service for same-sex weddings on the basis that it would have violated their religious convictions. Such cases have resulted in business owners being fined ruinous amounts and the loss of their business. more >>
A peeved President Barack Obama flatly rejected a suggestion Wednesday that he was "content" with the recent nuclear deal with Iran which did not include the release of four Americans, including pastor Saeed Abedini, who remain imprisoned in the Middle Eastern nation on mostly "trumped-up" charges.
Responding to a question from CBS News' Major Garrett at a White House press conference on Wednesday, President Obama took offense to Garrett's suggestion that he was "content" with the nuclear deal despite not securing the release of the Americans imprisoned in Iran.
"As you well know, there are four Americans in Iran, three held on trumped-up charges according to your administration and one, whereabouts unknown," said Garrett in the run-up to his question. "Can you tell the country, sir, why you are content with all the fanfare around this deal to leave the conscious of this nation, the strength of this nation unaccounted for in relation to these four Americans?" more >>