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Posts from March 2011

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ADF fighting for European parents on basis of rights

by mafamily

Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) attorneys representing four German parents sent two letters asking the European Court of Human Rights to quickly review appeals filed last year on their behalf to free one of the fathers, who is currently serving his second prison term. The parents’ crimes? They chose to keep their four children—a 9- and […]

Pro-life legislation becoming law in many states

by mafamily

While we still face an uphill battle to pass such commonsense legislation as “Laura’s Law,” A Woman’s Right to Know Bill, there are states around the country with huge conservative gains last election that are demonstrating what is possible when pro-life majorities and governors are a reality: In Illinois, leaders are fighting the national heavyweight […]

Target fighting back against radical group’s protests

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After facing months of protests, Target Corporation is fighting back in court against a radical homosexual organization. Canvass for a Cause has been harassing customers outside Target’s San Diego County’s stores after the corporation made a $150,000 donation to a business group that supported a Republican candidate in Minnesota who happened to oppose same-sex “marriage.” […]

Maryland battling “bathroom bill” in legislature

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The House of Delegates in Maryland over the weekend voted to approve their version of a “bathroom bill,” sending the bill to the Senate. However, the bill landed in an unusual committee: the Senate rules committee. According to the Baltimore Sun, the move present a formidable procedural hurdle for the effort with less than two […]

RI unions jump headfirst into SSM fight

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For the first time ever, according to the Providence Journal, the Rhode Island AFL-CIO executive board has voted to endorse legislation that would legalize same-sex “marriage” in the Ocean State. In talking about the decision, RI AFL-CIO President George Nee called the  discussion a “fundamental civil-rights issue.” The organization serves as the umbrella organization for […]

Scott Brown’s legacy on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal

by mafamily

Sen. Scott Brown’s reneging on his campaign promise to oppose the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy has been well-documented in the Commonwealth Update, but the fallout from this repeal and Brown’s vote continue to develop. The Washington Times reported last week on the materials that are beginning to be distributed by the […]

Massachusetts TeenPact Leadership School

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TeenPact will be in Boston May 2-5. Designed to get a hands-on experience in state government, students learn about the legislative process and participate in their very own mock legislature sessions. Besides learning about lobbying, media, and the political process, students experience daily worship, devotions, and prayer walks. They also learn about leadership through class […]

Boston Herald Op/Ed: “Sex ed wrong rite of spring”

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Sex ed wrong rite of spring By Jennifer C. Braceras  |   Thursday, March 24, 2011 http://www.bostonherald.com  |  Op-Ed Pay attention parents! It’s spring. And before you know it, Massachusetts public schools will begin their yearly sex-ed lessons for kids as young as 5. Of course, they won’t call it “sex ed.” They’ll call it “health.” […]

Gambling problems now more prevalent than drinking problems

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From our friends at the Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation: In a study published in this month’s Journal of Gambling Studies, gambling problems were discovered to be more common than alcohol problems among adults in the U.S. Dr. John Welte, a national expert on alcohol and gambling pathology at the University of Buffalo, also concluded that […]