Focus on the Family

by Jessica Bryan

Focus reported that economic hard times are lowering the divorce rate while the stress on the military is actually increasing the divorce rate in military families.  The group also discussed statements by NBA commissioner David Stern about the NBA’s possible new support for gambling,  the nomination of  Louis Butler, a former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice , to a federal district court judgeship, and commented on the changes in the phenomenon of  “sexting” among teens.

An email from Focus argued that not much of the 1.1 billion allocated in the 2010 omnibus bill will go to “family-friendly causes.”

A second email from the group discussed the meeting of the Democratic caucus at the White House with President Obama to discuss health care reform, with Republicans holding a rally the same day.

A Focus on the Family Acton email on “how your support of Focus Action in the last 12 months has helped us ‘fight the good fight’ on behalf of truth and righteousness in dozens of states, not to mention major efforts on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.—with results that are surprising and encouraging!”  These results include defending Prop 8, influencing the 2009 elections, and petitioning Congress.

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Focus on the Family

by Jessica Bryan

Focus reported that fewer couples are getting divorced because it is too expensive in this economy, and discussed the authority of Congress to mandate that everyone have health insurance.

An email from Focus contained an article about the possible House vote on health care reform this week.

A second email from the group discussed Focus’ efforts to help, and raise awareness of, orphans.

Al Mohler: A new view on divorce

by Ruth Moon

A new study on divorce in the United States provides previously unknown demographic information and indicators for divorce, and a researcher chronicles the growing “divorce divide” between lower and upper class marriages in the U.S., which Mohler calls “a national tragedy with enduring pernicious effects.”

Obama opened the door to several questionable kinds of sexual expression with his comments on the recent hate crimes bill that America should be “a nation in which we’re all free to live and love as we see fit.”

Focus on the Family

by Jessica Bryan

Focus on the Family writes that “fat cells removed through liposuction can actually be turned into embryonic-like stem cells,” talks about marriage, the lower divorce rate, and secular society, and questions legality of some of the operations of sexually-oriented businesses.  Finally, readers are introduced to Gary Schneeberger, a guest blogger who will be reporting from the fourth annual Values Voter Summit in D.C.  An email reminds subscribers that the Summit starts Friday.

CBN Update: Illegalizing divorce and more

by Ruth Moon

Friends and relatives of anti-abortion activist James Pouillon held a prayer vigil in his honor last weekend, and CBN notes that no pro-abortion groups have spoken out against Pouillon’s murder.

California resident John Marcotte wants to pass a law making divorce illegal.

Rifqa Bary’s claims that her life was threatened after her conversion to Christianity are unsubstantiated, according to the Florida Dept. of Law and a teacher at her high school.

A New York lawmaker wants to repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

Roman Catholics are helping fund an advertising campaign supporting traditional marriage in Maine.