Why does Washington state need some love from us?
Yesterday lame-duck Governor Christine Gregoire signed same-sex marriage into law. She said while pushing the bill that her Catholic faith inspired her to redefine marriage.
Shame on her.
Luckily, all is not lost — opponents of same-sex marriage have already filed a referendum to overturn the law at the ballot box this November. As a first st... More
Two weeks ago I asked the AmP/CV community to join me in taking action to express outrage over a mandatory university training that negatively stereotyped Catholics.
Today, I’m happy to report that, as a fruit of our efforts, the training was pulled and revised:
Last week I wrote about an offensive Catholic stereotype used in our university system mandatory EEO training. The post, with a scr... More
I was excited when HR 2059, a bill designed to eliminate taxpayer funding of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) won the GOP-sponsored “YouCut” contest back in May (showing again that the grassroots are strongly pro-life).
The UNFPA sends money from American taxpayers to the United Nations population control agency that supports China’s brutal one child policy, for instance, ... More
The recent news that the state of Illinois will terminate its contracts to do adoption and foster care through Catholic Charities should not be taken lying down.
This happened as a direct result of the bad same-sex civil unions bill that went into law this June. A law that catholics (and other people) warned would result in, among other things, exactly this — Catholic Charities being forced ... More
Rasmussen Reports polled Americans this week and finds they are not in favor of the Obama administration’s decision to require private health insurance companies to cover contraception:
“The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of American Adults shows that 39% believe health insurance companies should be required to cover all government approved contraceptives for wome... More
I think Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report is hilarious. Recently he launched his very own PAC (political action committee) called “SuperPAC” which is dedicated to “making a better tomorrow … tomorrow.”
Sure, it’s all for fun, but because so many people love Colbert the PAC has actually raised lots of money, and now he’s asking his fans to help him deci... More
I’m heartened by the outpouring of commentary in the wake of New York’s move to legalize gay “marriage.” Truly, I am. It means that Catholics care about marriage and are distressed when they see it under attack (as they should).
But the sudden uptick in volume of Catholic voices talking about the threat to marriage represented by its redefinition in New York confuses me, fo... More
My inbox has been filling-up this week with good news for the pro-life movement.
Wisconsin has become the 4th state to cut Planned Parenthood Funding (following Indiana, North Carolina, and Kansas).
(Which leads to the question: “where is my state with defunding Planned Parenthood?” — I’d recommend checking into it!)
Plus, the Texas Alliance for Life reports that the Texas ... More
Efforts to redefine marriage have met with a string of defeats this year.
They lost their bid to redefine marriage in the Maryland legislature first, then the Rhode Island legislature.
In Minnesota, the legislature voted in May to allow the people of that state to define marriage as between one man and one woman in 2012, and the last remaining states may soon follow suit.
The last chance gay activ... More
As Josh already noted, defenders of marriage scored a big victory in Minnesota this weekend, when their State House voted to pass a bill already passed by their State Senate to allow Minnesotans to vote on the definition of marriage in 2012.
Minnesota now joins Indiana, Maryland, Rhode Island and North Carolina which have seen progress made towards protecting marriage this year (pray that New York... More