Russian lawmakers on Tuesday took a step toward imposing jail terms for offending religious feelings, approving legislation proposed after punk band Pussy Riot performed a raucous protest song in Moscow’s main Orthodox Christian cathedral. Read more: Russia moves closer to jail terms for offending religion | Reuters.
US Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday night lauded the influence of Judaism on the United States, specifically mentioning the efforts of Jews on gay rights issues, according a report on the Politico website. Read more: ‘US VP Biden lauds Jewish drive for gay rights’ | JPost | Israel News.
I’ve gotten several e-mails recently from readers asking my thoughts about the probability and consequences of an electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, attack. Read more: Will you survive when the lights go out?.
DALLAS, May 20, 2013 — The verdict on a highly significant case before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has been returned. Read more: Obama – Holder deny asylum for German homeschool family | Washington Times Communities.
Finance Minister Yair Lapid is working to build a “coalition within the coalition” to create a civil alternative to religious marriage in Israel, including same-sex marriage. On Thursday, the bill was submitted to the Ministerial Committee for Legislation by MK Merav Michaeli (Labor) seeking to give the same-sex couples with children equal rights to [...]
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The United Nations will renew its fight for equality for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people, according to a video released Tuesday by the UN Human Rights Commission. Read more: United Nations releases video for gay rights – National United Nations | Examiner.com.
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada lawmakers made a strong statement Tuesday, passing a bill that says crimes motivated by hatred of transgender people will not be tolerated in the Silver State. Read more: Assembly passes transgender hate crime bill | NevadaAppeal.com.
An appeal is planned for a family of homeschoolers the Obama administration wants to deport to their home country of Germany to face persecution from education officials there who seek fines and jail for such individuals. Read more: Homeschoolers told: Go back to persecution.
It’s been over 17 years since former first lady Hillary Clinton urged a new community spirit in her book “It Takes A Village.” Now President Obama’s administration is doing something even her husband didn’t–turning it into a $600,000, three-year federal program. Read more: 17 years later, ‘It Takes A Village’ becomes a federal program | [...]
The passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill is being threatened by an amendment that strips people of their right to privacy, Republican opposition to amendments that provide equal protection for gay and lesbian families, and a provision that has the potential to create a biometric national database. Read more: Immigration Reform 2013: LGBT Discrimination and National [...]
“And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.” —Revelation 11:11
Later this month, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will decide the most controversial issue in its 103 year history-namely, whether or not every chartered Boy Scout unit will be required to foster open homosexuality in their units by accepting “openly homosexual” boys. Read more: Boy Scouts, Supreme Court Decision on Homosexuality Could Be Connected.
The Romeike family has for years been battling for the right to educate their children as they see fit. Today, the United States government has denied their request. Read more: German Homeschooling Family’s Request for Asylum Denied by the U.S. Government | Video | TheBlaze.com.
When America’s founders faced challenges, they often had the wisdom and insight to call for a national day of prayer and fasting. America is facing challenges today that, in many ways, rival anything seen since the start of World War II. There’s a concerted effort to redefine marriage as any union between people, [...]