Liberty Counsel: Personhood amendment on Miss. ballot in 2011

by D. Bennett

The Liberty Counsel reports that after a furious effort to gather enough signatures, a personhood amendment to the Mississippi state constitution will be placed on the November 2011 ballot.

The amendment reads, “The term ‘person’ or ‘persons’ shall include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the functional equivalent thereof.”

The Liberty Counsel praised the efforts of those gathering signatures, as well as pledging to defend the amendment.

“We stand ready to defend this amendment against all those who would seek to undermine the fundamental right to life for the most innocent among us,” the Counsel writes. “We are preparing for legal challenges against the amendment.”

ADF: Va. legislature strips Planned Parenthood funding from license plate bill

by D. Bennett

The Alliance Defense Fund reports that the Virginia state legislature has stripped Planned Parenthood from funding it was due to receive from its own license plate bill.

The license plates, with the slogan “Trust Women, Respect Choice,” would cost $25, with Planned Parenthood receiving $15 of that fee.

But in a move sure to delight pro-life organizations, the legislature passed an amendment which will send all money from the license plate sales to the Virginia Pregnant Women Support Fund, a local pro-life organization.

Chuck Colson: Allowing open gays in military could cause disaster

by Ruth Moon

Colson criticizes the move to revoke the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy preventing openly gay people from serving in the military. “Allowing openly gay men threatens … cohesion by raising the possibility of a different kind of love—eros—which is ‘individual and exclusive,'” Colson writes. “‘All for one and one for all’ could give way to ‘sexual competition, protectiveness and favoritism,’ with disastrous military consequences.”

Colson applauds the anti-abortion Focus on the Family Superbowl ad (before seeing it).

Cutting the D.C. school voucher program “is a disgraceful example of how our leaders often pander to special interest groups than protect our most needy citizens.”

A culture that embraces tolerance could be on its way to totalitarianism.

Mohler: Marriage and more on trial in Calif.

by Ruth Moon

Religion and normative standards seem to be on trial in a California move to repeal Proposition 8.

Abortion doctors are becoming anti-abortion more frequently due to ultrasounds. “The ultrasound image reveals the undeniable humanity of the baby within the womb,” Mohler says.

ADF: Health care bill and Kentucky abortion bill

by D. Bennett

The Alliance Defense Fund posted these two stories recently:

– Senate Democrats appear to be shying away from the idea of using the procedural method of reconciliation as a means to pass a health care reform bill.

– A bill pending in the Kentucky state senate would require doctors to, among other things, show women seeking an abortion an ultrasound should they request to view one. The bill would also require women to meet with their doctor 24 hours prior to having an abortion.

American Family Association

by R. Burge

Mike Adams is angered that the Republicans have given up the black vote so easily, and argue that those who are ‘pro-choice’ are actually opposed to choice. He writes, “Libertarians should be opposed to abortion because of their love for the individual and his right to make choices. If not, he should be opposed to abortion because of his hatred for the Democrats and their propensity to grow governments.”

David Limbaugh also criticizes Pres. Obama for his giveaway to the unions by not taxing their Cadillac health care plans at a cost of over 60 billion dollars.

Tasha Easterling reports that Keith Olbermann went on a tirade against Scott Brown calling him a number of names and has yet to apologize for his remarks.

American Family Association

by R. Burge

The AFA lauds the recent effort by Pro Life groups to protest the opening of a Planned Parenthood ‘super-center’ in Texas. According to Tasha Easterling over 10,000 Christians showed up to protest and pray or the center to be unable to open its doors.

The AFA urges the President to open up health care negotiations, which he promised he would do 8 times during his campaign. They ask their readership to contact their elected officials.

The AFA is upset over an episode of ‘The Simpsons’ in which Homer travels to Israel and believes he has become the Messiah. They believe this to be derogatory to the Christian faith and asks it readership to contact Fox and ask that this episode never be aired.

Elijah Friedeman tells Republicans to not start celebrating victory in Massachusetts yet and encourages them to vote to ensure Brown wins the special election.  Friedeman also criticizes Coakley for asking for votes at a MLK day memorial. Jeremy Wiggins also notes that there have been left wing groups who have been utilizing robocalls that spread false information to dissuade voters from casting their ballot for Brown.

Matt Friedeman takes a piece from RealClearPolitics to explain why Obama’s approval ratings have fallen so sharply. The reasons listed are: not being post partisan, allowing Reid and Pelosi to run the legislative branch, and pursuing an agenda that does not fit the times.

David Limbaugh writes an essay criticizing Obama’s foreign policy believing that it appeases terrorists and does not address the key issues of the war on terror.

Finally the AFA publishes an email sent from a PhD student in political science who feels that the textbooks are biased and wonders if he can continue his studies in such a hostile environment.