North Dakota passes anti-abortion bill

February 18, 2009 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Culture, Headlines

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Great news folks. North Dakota’s House of Representatives passed a bill 51 to 41 declaring that an embryo possesses human rights from the moment of conception. This is an important development because it  challenges the legal assumption of when life begins. Where will this go? Stay tuned for more information.

Read more about North Dakota’s bill from North Dakota’s KXnet.com.

               

Live baby murdered after failed abortion in Florida

February 6, 2009 by Alexandra Windsor  
Filed under Culture

A Florida woman gave birth to a live baby during an abortion who was then killed. This scenario is tragic. Let us pray for all those involved in this evil.

The Buffalo News has the whole story.

               

Pepsi’s Logo and Obama’s Logo – Coincidence?

February 4, 2009 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Culture

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Is this intentional or am I just seeing things?

               

The GOP’s Man of Steele – Michael Steele

February 4, 2009 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Headlines, Politics

Great news! Michael Steele is the new Chairman of the Republican National Committee.  Steele is a solid Catholic who spent a number of years in the seminary. I once heard him speak at a mens’ leadership breakfast in Washington, DC. Standing ovation. He’s funny, smart, and deep.

This is a healthy change for the down-and-out GOP.

               

Gallup: 58% oppose Obama’s executive order on abortion

February 4, 2009 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Culture, Headlines

I find it interesting that the President Obama once claimed that decisions about abortion and the beginning of human life were “above his pay grade” and yet now he’s making executive orders in regard to them. 58% of Americans disagree with the President’s decision to reverse the “Mexico City Policy”. Obama’s decision is both “above [his] paygrade” and contrary to the convictions of people he represents.

Full story from The Weekly Standard:

Barack Obama signed an executive order late in the afternoon on Friday, January 23 to allow taxpayer funds to go to groups overseas that perform or promote abortions. To minimize press coverage, he signed the order in the absence of reporters and photographers, and the White House waited until 7:00 p.m. to issue a press release, in which the president said: “I have no desire to continue this stale and fruitless debate” on abortion.

               

Gallup determines most religious states in America

February 3, 2009 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Culture, Headlines

The Gallup poll has recently determined which US states are the most and least “religious”. Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Arkansas are the “most religious states” in the nation. Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts are the “least religious states”.

Read full article from Gallup.

               

Is the Superbowl the High Holy Day of America?

February 3, 2009 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Culture, Headlines

Gary Laderman (religiondispatches.org) recently penned a provocative article speculating whether the Superbowl now functions as America’s religious festival par excellence. Laderman focuses on the religoius indignation that flared up over Janet Jackson’s “costume malfunction”. I, however, wonder whether he’s on to something bigger. Sports (and concerts) are filling the void of public katharsis. Americans disagree on politics and religion, but everyone can get together an enjoy the big game. Why you can even paint your face, drink libations, and sacrifice Johnsonville sausages to the god of your belly.
People who don’t even watch NFL games during the season still tune in for the Superbowl. It’s an American experience. Some have suggested that the Monday after Superbowl Sunday be a work-free national holiday. Pittsburg even delayed school on the Monday after the Steeler’s victory. President Obama made a statement as to which team he supported (Steelers). Some Baptists churches canceled evening Sunday services in light of the Superbowl. It’s beginning to look and feel like Rosh Hashanah or Christmas.
What do you think? Is the Superbowl becoming religious?