Mirroring the Supreme Court reasoning used to implement nationwide gay marriage, 20 states filed a friend-of-the-court brief arguing that the Obama administration is infringing upon the "dignity" of the Little Sisters of the Poor in forcing the nuns to either violate their religious beliefs or pay crippling fines.
A Roman Catholic order known as the Little Sisters of the Poor filed a request to the Supreme Court last month for an exemption from the Health and Human Services Department's preventive services mandate.
Twenty attorneys general argued in the amicus brief that the Little Sisters of the Poor have religious liberty protections meant to protect their dignity. more >>
The Center for Medical Progress released its eighth investigative video highlighting Planned Parenthood's aborted baby body parts compensation practices on Tuesday, which purports to show the CEO of StemExpress admitting that abortion clinics "profit" from the sell aborted babies.
The new footage features a meeting between two CMP undercover investigators, who pose as representatives of a fetal tissue procurement company, and Cate Dyer, the CEO of one of Planned Parenthood's former fetal tissue procurement partner company, StemExpress.
In the video, Dyer asserts that contamination in abortion clinics is so bad that many shouldn't be operating because they're fraught with health and safety violations that pose a danger to women's health. more >>
Retired neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said Monday that the "Black Lives Matter" movement is being used by its "white liberal funders" for political gain and that the group is focused on the "wrong targets."
In a now viral op-ed the conservative star penned for USA Today Monday, Carson explained that focusing on targets like 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is not the way to bring about real change for blacks in America.
"The idea that disrupting and protesting Bernie Sanders speeches will change what is wrong in America is lunacy," wrote Carson in the opening sentence of his op-ed. more >>
Fresh off the heels of his confrontation with Hollywood actress Ellen Page over LGBT issues, Republican presidential candidate and Texas Senator Ted Cruz sought to rally Evangelicals in Iowa and sat down for a discussion with Nagmeh Abedini, the wife of Saaed Abedini, who has been imprisoned by Iran since 2012.
Abedini called Cruz "one of my favorite people," and said her husband "won't back down in his faith for Jesus Christ and he has been tortured and beaten." Abedini said her husband has been moved from prison to prison for sharing his faith. Cruz proclaimed that Abedini has led several prisoners to Christ from his jail cell in Iran.
Abedini said that Iran does not like her husband because he represents the United States and Jesus Christ. more >>
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, who will take a lead role in a 50-state campaign to end taxpayer support for Planned Parenthood this week, spoke about America's "war on faith" to more than 2,500 Evangelicals and conservative voters at a rally in Des Moines, Iowa.
"There is a war on faith in America today, in our lifetime," the U.S. senator from Texas told the crowd, according to MSNBC. "Did we ever imagine that in the land of the free and home of the brave, we would be witnessing our government persecute its citizens for their faith?"
The threats to religious freedom of Christians have been growing, he said. "They have been growing for decades but never have the threats been greater to religious liberty than they are right here and now today," he added, speaking to the crowd at the Iowa Events Center Friday night. more >>
Prosecutors in the U.S. Department of Justice are finally being called out for singling out Republican politicians and others they dislike.
One of the victims of gross over prosecution was former Congressman Rick Renzi. As a Republican representing a swing district in Arizona, he was a juicy target to take down. A scandal was concocted to tarnish him and hence Republicans, paving the way for a Democrat to replace him, which happened.
The DOJ prosecuted Renzi over a "land swap," language that sounds vaguely unethical but there was nothing remotely unethical or illegal about the particular deal even had he gone through with it, and he would not have received any financial profit, as I explained in my previous article. The exchange of land merely benefited the government and the neighboring Fort Huachuca military base. more >>