A lawyer who specializes in religious liberty cases has expressed approval of the Defense Department's recently announced new policy on religious grooming for military personnel.
Daniel Blomberg, legal counsel with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, told The Christian Post that the Wednesday announcement by the Pentagon was a "good step."
"We think that it's a very good step in that it incorporates, for instance, much of the language from the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which applies to the federal government," said Blomberg. more >>
A new film available in theaters celebrates the 40th March for Life (observed last year) and commemorates the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade by presenting pro-life testimonies against the most popular arguments for abortion.
"I am a pro-life evangelizer, I feel like Saint Paul," John E. Morales, producer and director of "40," told The Christian Post in an interview Thursday. Despite his own hard work, Morales gave God the credit for the film. "The Holy Spirit is the real director of this film," he said.
"40" addresses the key arguments for Roe v. Wade and the pro-abortion movement in America by presenting testimonies of post-abortive women, men and women who survived abortions, and activists for the pro-life cause. Morales says it answers "all the arguments from the pro-abortion side with a myriad of testimonies." more >>
UPPER MARLBORO, Maryland — Pro-Life activists argued that loneliness drives women to abortion, so addressing abortion as a social justice issue involves befriending women and helping them during and after a crisis pregnancy. A panel at the 2014 National Students for Life Convention introduced this idea, and two groups at the event prioritized it in their work.
"Abortion is a reflection that we've failed to meet the needs of women", said Cathy Ruse, senior fellow for legal studies at the Family Research Council.
Ruse cited the pro-choice Guttmacher Institute, saying that 92 percent of women who have abortions choose abortion for two overarching reasons – a lack of practical or emotional support. "They need help and they need friends," Ruse suggested. "They don't have them, so they turn to abortion." She challenged the 2,500 pro-life activists at the 2014 National Students for Life Convention to develop "a radical solidarity with women in need." more >>
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Young adults increasingly outnumber older abortion protesters at the national March for Life in Washington, D.C. Pro-life activists call the youth leadership a "counter-cultural revolution," and they point to both secular and religious reasons as to why young people travel hundreds of miles each year to protest against abortion.
"We do find that the young people are by far the majority of those who come to the March for Life," Jeanne Monahan, president of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, told The Christian Post this week. more >>
UPPER MARLBORO, Maryland — Pro-Life activists addressed five myths which support a culture of abortion at the 2014 Students for Life of America National Conference.
"The principle reason why I am passionate about the pro-life issue is because I believe there's an empty grave in the Middle East that used to be occupied by Jesus of Nazareth," Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, declared. Moore added that Jesus "is a former embryo, a former zygote, a former fetus, a former crisis pregnancy who is now the ruler of the entire universe."
Below are the top 5 myths discussed at the conference. Myth number one was not discussed at the conference because the speaker was snowed in, but he spoke to The Christian Post in an interview on Wednesday. more >>
An 18-year-old student at Cocoa High School in Central Florida, who says he works as a porn star during his out of school hours to help support his family, was recently kicked out of the school for his explicit lifestyle.
The student, Robert Marucci, told WKMDG Local 6 that he isn't ashamed of his job because he sees it as perfectly normal, but explained that he became the target of bullies after students at his school discovered his videos online and began sharing them on their phones with each other.
Marucci said officials at the school reacted by expelling him citing that he was a major disruption. They also charged that he threated to bring weapons to school, which he denies. more >>