Following Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz's announcement Wednesday that former GOP candidate Carly Fiorina is to be his vice-presidential running mate, the nation's largest abortion provider chastised the two staunch pro-lifers as "the most loathsome pair."
Fiorina has long called for Planned Parenthood to be stripped of its tax funding and has frequently cited last year's Center for Medical Progress sting videos that purport to show abortion clinics violating the law. The abortion giant's lobbying arm issued a statement that claims that a Fiorina-Cruz ticket would give American women "nightmares."
"This is the same Carly Fiorina who is best known for lying; firing 30,000 people at Hewlett Packard; falling drastically in the race for the GOP nomination because of her lies about Planned Parenthood; and ambushing a preschool field trip to use toddlers as a tiny prop audience in an anti-abortion talk," the Planned Parenthood Action Fund wrote on its website. more >>
Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently found himself rebutting a tweet from a self-described atheist who mocked a pro-faith message he had posted earlier on the social media site.
The conservative Republican leader had tweeted on Tuesday an image of Uncle Sam praying in a church, with a message calling upon others to do likewise.
In a move the American Counseling Association has described as hateful towards gay and transgender people, Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a controversial bill into law Wednesday that allows a licensed counselor or therapist to refuse service to clients whose "goals, outcomes or behaviors" conflict with their "sincerely held principles."
"No counselor or therapist providing counseling or therapy services shall be required to counsel or serve a client as to goals, outcomes, or behaviors that conflict with the sincerely held principles of the counselor or therapist; provided, that the counselor or therapist coordinates a referral of the client to another counselor or therapist who will provide the counseling or therapy," notes Senate Bill 1556.
The bill which went into effect immediately, according to The Tennessean, also protects professionals who refuse service under the bill from civil lawsuits, criminal prosecution and sanctions by the state licensing board as long as they coordinate a referral of the client to another counselor who would serve them. more >>
Who is Donald Trump? As some Christian leaders praise him, it's becoming evident they don't really understand the man they speak of.
Take megachurch pastor Perry Noble's recent words:
… Noble wrote that Trump's "message is clear." "What does Donald want to do? 'Make America Great Again!' He says this over and over, and people know what he is running on," the megachurch pastor wrote. more >>
The media almost always is more interested in process than substance. So it's been big news that Ted Cruz and John Kasich are cooperating in their effort to stop Donald Trump from winning a majority of delegates and thus the nomination. Of course, the Trump campaign has cried foul, though he should relish the opportunity to demonstrate that the majority of Republicans back him.
The media is focused on the possible political impact of the Cruz-Kasich pact in a convention fight. Yet hopefully the agreement will provide a lesson for whoever ends up as the nominee. Republicans need to work together to win in November.
This election campaign has been incessantly negative. A lot of that has revolved around Trump, both his attacks on other candidates and their return fire. The SuperPACs have joined in, spending far more to carpet bomb opposing candidates than build up their favorites. Those who talked most vehemently about the need for just one candidate to take on Trump often were most free with their attacks on everyone else. more >>
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said men's bathrooms are for men and women's bathrooms are for women just as "we've been doing it this way forever," responding to a question whether biological males should be allowed to use women's room based on their gender identity.
"Do you believe biological males should be permitted to use the women's room in federal facilities and parks around the country?" a journalist from CNSNews.com asked Sen. Rubio Tuesday.
"No," replied the senator, who withdrew from the presidential race last month. "I think men's bathrooms are for men and women's bathrooms are for women." more >>