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From The Institute on Religion and Democracy

"In an era where cultural compromise is the trend, 'The Colson Way' introduces a fearless advocate for the Faith, family and freedom to Millennials. His story of accountability and unwavering conviction and compassion is simply one every young evangelical should know.

"Go ahead. Get to know Chuck Colson. Download 'The Colson Way' here."

Read more: Chelsen Vicari, The Institute on Religion and Democracy

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From Her.meneutics

"Despite our shifts away from pro-life and pro-choice labels, many Americans essentially conceptualize the issue the same way, with abortion rights seen as favoring the woman and restrictions on abortion as favoring the baby. But we’re hearing more from Christian women who challenge this false dichotomy, as well as the notion that to be liberal, progressive, or feminist, you must also be pro-choice.

"They say it’s out of concern for women--for their wellbeing and empowerment and place in the world--that we can seek better options than abortion. To put it simply: To be pro-woman is actually to be pro-life."

Read more: Kate Shellnutt, Her.meneutics, Christianity Today

(H/T Julia Wright)
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From The Daily Signal

"ABC News is mainstreaming the practice of polyamory—that is, group marriage—with a story titled, 'Two Moms, One Dad, Two Babies Make One Big Happy Polyamorous Family.'"

Read more: Ryan T. Anderson, The Daily Signal
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From Reuters/Religion News Service

"The membership policy change would no longer prohibit gay adult participation but would allow local units latitude to make their own choices regarding gay leaders.

"'The BSA national policy that prohibits gay adults from serving as leaders is no longer legally defensible,” the organization said in statement earlier this month. 'However, the BSA’s commitment to duty to God and the rights of religious chartered organizations to select their leaders is unwavering.'"

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From The New York Times

"The reluctance to look closely doesn’t change the truth of what there is to see. Those were dead human beings on Richard Selzer’s street 40 years ago, and these are dead human beings being discussed on video today: Human beings that the nice, idealistic medical personnel at Planned Parenthood have spent their careers crushing, evacuating, and carving up for parts.

"The pro-life sting was sweeping; there are reportedly 10 videos to go. You can turn away. But there will be plenty of chances to look, to see, to know."

Read more: Ross Douthat, The New York Times
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From National Catholic Register

"It was while majoring in government at Claremont McKenna College in California that Daleiden received his first hint that the abortion industry was selling parts from aborted babies.

"'I was working as a research assistant and attended a stem-cell conference as part of my job,' he said. 'The presenter mentioned using cells from an aborted baby for research. That got my attention. I thought, ‘Wait a minute -- what?'"

Read more: Patti Armstrong, National Catholic Register

(H/T Catholic News Agency)
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From Baptist Message/Christian Examiner

"Mike Walker, pastor of the Bayou Church in Lafayette, called the shooting a surreal event. Not only does his son live a quarter of a mile from the theater but one of his church members was the second police officer to arrive on the scene.

"'We've seen people of faith reach out and step up to be with our hurting community,' Walker said. "Dismay and fear are being confronted with prayers, love and peace."

Read more: Brian Blackwell, Baptist Message/Christian Examiner
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From First Things

"Polling’s success has come at a price. Polling has taught us to think about religion in certain ways that happen to be convenient for conducting polls. The questions tap a few aspects of belief and behavior that can be tracked as trends and rarely provide opportunities to hear what people actually think. Polling’s credibility depends on a narrow definition of science and an equally limited understanding of the errors to which its results are subject. Its legitimacy hinges mostly on predicting elections and making news."

Read more: Robert Wuthnow, First Things
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From The Daily Signal

"The Advocate reports that the 'Equality Act’s' special privileges would apply to 'public accommodations, public education, employment, housing, federal funding, jury service, legal protections, and credit. The bill would also clarify that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act cannot be used to defend' people who believe that marriage is the union of man and woman. That’s right: the bill says that religious freedom needs to take a back seat to special SOGI [sexual orientation and gender identity] protections."

Read more: Ryan T. Anderson, The Daily Signal
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From The Federalist

"A man called me several years ago during a radio show in San Francisco and told me he had married his male partner whom he had lived with for eight years. He asked what my problem was with that. I asked him whether he thought that he and his partner had done something more responsible and more beneficial for society than, for example, someone who meets a stranger in a bar and ends up having a one-night stand with that person? He hesitated and said something like, 'I could not say that, because it would be saying that my choices are better than his choices.'

"So I explained that he was not dedicated to sustaining the institution of marriage as a common good for all but was really committed to the concept of personal choice. He was really arguing that marriage should be an available option for those who want to choose it, but to choose marriage over a one-night stand was no more significant than choosing coin collecting over stamp collecting."

Read more: Jordan Lorence, The Federalist
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From The New York Times

"Germany’s highest court ruled on Tuesday that it was illegal for the federal government to pay parents who chose to care for their toddlers at home, rather than send them to publicly subsidized day care, striking down a program that was touted by conservatives.

"The benefit . . . was envisioned as a way to encourage parents to remain home and raise their children, ages 15 months to 36 months, once maternity leave benefits expire. About 455,000 parents, mostly mothers, now receive the payments.

"But critics, who derisively referred to the program as the 'stove bonus,' argued that it sent women the wrong signal by rewarding them for staying at home."

Read more: Melissa Eddy, The New York Times
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From The Weekly Standard

". . . There is a dark side to surrogacy. Its accelerating use by gay couples is no victory for freedom or emancipation. On the contrary, the 'gaybe revolution' has brought a disturbing slide into the brutal exploitation of women, who usually come from the developing world and often are bullied or pimped into renting their wombs to satisfy the selfish desires of wealthy Westerners. This cruelty is accompanied by epic hypocrisy. People from Europe and the United States who would shudder at the idea of involvement in human or sex trafficking are themselves indulging in a grotesque form of 'reproductive trafficking.' . . .

"As a lesbian feminist, I campaigned for years for gays and lesbians to be allowed to adopt children, not only because of our human right to have families but also because of the need to give secure, loving homes to vulnerable children. Now the rise of IVF surrogate parenthood is in danger of making the acceptance of gay adoption look like a hollow success."

Read more: Julie Bindel, The Weekly Standard
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