Dear Mr. President, I write to you today as a concerned citizen of our great nation, standing as a witness against your historic actions on the morning of July 21, 2004, actions which I hope you will one day repudiate with deep remorse and regret.
I am referring, of course, to your signing an executive order Monday banning "discrimination" by federal contractors against LGBT people, allowing for no religious exemptions of any kind.
This was an outrageous act of discrimination against religion in the name of anti-discrimination, an act of bullying people of faith in the name of the prevention of bullying. more >>
On Monday, President Obama issued an executive order barring federal contractors from what it describes as "discrimination" on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Employers should respect the intrinsic dignity of all of their employees, but as I explain in greater detail at the Heritage Foundation's Daily Signal, today's executive order undermines our nation's commitment to pluralism and religious liberty.
The order does not contain any religious-liberty protections - though it does leave in place an older federal regulation that permits religious organizations that favor employment of co-religionists to continue such practices. But there is no protection for organizations that hire based on mission - not on affiliation - to continue to do so. This in effect excludes taxpayers who hold conscientious beliefs about sexuality that run counter to Obama's from being eligible for federal contracts funded with their own tax dollars:
Today's order is problematic for four reasons, but there is at least one thing that can be done in response. more >>
President Barack Obama issued an executive order Monday prohibiting workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity for federal contractors. What does this mean for Christian organizations that remain faithful to the biblical teaching on homosexual behavior?
Here are two main points that those groups need to be aware of:
First, the order only applies to government contractors and sub-contractors, it does not apply to groups that receive government grants. Most religious non-profits that provide services for the government do so through a government grant. They would not be affected. more >>
Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday that he has directed Texas Adjutant General John Nichols to deploy up to 1,000 troops to the border to support the Texas Department of Public Safety's ongoing law enforcement surge, called Operation Strong Safety.
The operation, according to the governor's office, is focused on combatting criminal activity in the region.
"There can be no national security without border security, and Texans have paid too high a price for the federal government's failure to secure our border," Perry said in a statement shared with The Christian Post. "The action I'm ordering today will tackle this crisis head-on by multiplying our efforts to combat the cartel activity, human traffickers and individual criminals." more >>
Most veterans get most of their medical care from private doctors through Medicare or private insurance. Just think what those secret waiting lists would be like if they didn't!
Still, a VA-like system for all has been proposed as a replacement for our unsustainable current system-at least until the recent scandals broke. One enormous difference between the VA and Medicare is that veterans are free to go elsewhere-if they pay privately. Some veterans use their VA doctor only to get free medications.
Medicare patients, on the other hand, are trapped. There is virtually no private coverage available to persons over 65 to replace Medicare-President Lyndon Johnson wiped it out to prevent competition with "his" beloved system. There are only policies to "supplement" Medicare. more >>
I am so sick and tired, yes, sick and tired, of hearing about the "War On Women" while women fill abortionist's offices to terminate the life of their own female (and male) babies. The left has labeled those who are against the act of abortion as "warring" against women" even though the lives of the little female babies within them are being slaughtered at the altar of the female mother's "right to choose".
Although I'm a registered Republican, I am currently not a fan of either party. However, the Democrat Party is the Party that concocted this fictitious War On Women for political reasons. You see, if the Democrat political leaders can convince non-thinking human beings that there is indeed a "War On Women", then they can politically posture themselves to be the "Protector of Women" in order to gain the female vote. So elementary for the simple minded who lack the discernment not to buy what they are selling.
Most Black Americans identify themselves with the Democrat Party. The Democrat Party's Plantation Owners pose to protect a "Woman's Right To Choose" to abort her child. However, The Democrat Party of abortion sweeps the dirt under the rug that they are depopulating their own race through their extraordinary push to abort their own black babies. Data from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene disclosed that New York black women had more abortions than live births in 2012. I quote the article, "As far as pregnancy terminations, black children who were aborted comprised 42.4 percent of the total number of abortions in New York City. In 2012, out of 73,815 abortions in the city, 31,328 black babies were aborted." I would wager that up to half, if not more, of those aborted black babies were female. more >>