Family Research Council

by Jessica Bryan

The FRC talked about more uses for adult stem cells, noted that one plant scholar is saying there are more carnivorous plants than we think (the post links to the trailer for Attack of the Killer Tomatoes), interpreted results from a recent GSS survey to say that “adults in always-intact marriages who attend religious services at least weekly are the most likely to believe in the importance of having their own children,” argued that private sector research on cancer will  decrease if the Democrats’ health care plan passes and discussed potential uses for adult stem cells to fight HIV.

An email from the FRC urged subscribers to tell their senators to vote for the Nelson-Hatch amendment to health care reform.

A Washington Update email from the group discussed funding for abortion in health care reform and the Nelson-Hatch amendment, efforts in New Jersey to legalize gay marriage and in Virginia to give benefits to the partners of state employees, and the potential effect of current health care reform legislation on the Medicare Advantage program.

A second Washington Update email from the FRC criticized Sen. Reid for his comments about health care reform and slavery on the Senate floor, commented on the cost of health care reform, and criticized the “shocking record” of EEOC nominee Chai Feldblum.

A third Washington Update talked about the failure of the Nelson-Hatch amendment and the funding for abortion in health care reform, commented on the 2010 Omnibus bill, and argued that Sen. Reid is trying to cover up the fact that the current health care reform bill would fund abortion.

An email asking for donations said that “Two deeply committed supporters have offered a $300,000 Matching Grant that will double your gift and give it twice the impact in the fight to defend and advance faith, family, and freedom!”


Family Research Council

by Jessica Bryan

The FRC’s latest posts included one about visiting a federal prison and how they can be “incubators for terrorists,” discussed the Obama Administration “pushing the homosexual agenda,” linked to some “articles of interest,” criticized Obama to bowing to foreign heads of state like the Emperor of Japan and the king of Saudi Arabia, reminisced about Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, criticized Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to try terrorists in New York City,  criticized Obama for his long decision-making process with regards to the U.S. Afghanistan policy, discussed public funding for abortion in health care reform and the Stupak-Pitts amendment, and talked about the Senate vote to bring the health care reform bill to the floor for debate.

A Washington Update email from the FRC discussed Sen. Harry Reid’s plans for the Senate health care reform bill, talked about Obama’s nomination of Chai Feldblum to the EEOC, and advertised Mark Rodgers lecture entitled “Culture Upstream of Politics: Why Art and Entertainment Are Essential to Communicating Truth.”

An email from the group talked about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), arguing that it threatens “traditional values and religious freedom.”  They also argued that:

This law would punish anyone in the workplace who dares oppose homosexual behavior, cross-dressing and other unhealthy behaviors. The liberals intentionally want to define “discrimination” very vaguely so that their allies in the courts and federal and state agencies will have broad latitude to silence traditional moral viewpoints about sexuality.

The email also asked subscribers to donate to the group to help them fight against ENDA.

TVC (Andrea Lafferty)

by Jessica Bryan

Lafferty posted a video of her appearance on CBN discussing Chai Feldblum.  On her post, Lafferty criticized Feldblum saying:

Feldblum comes across as a lesbian version of Katie Couric – perky and likeable – but her views and her goals are extremely dangerous to religious liberties and the traditional family. She will ruthlessly enforce her own views about morality as an EEOC commissioner.

Traditional Values Coalition

by Jessica Bryan

TVC voices disapproval of Obama’s nominee for the EEOC, saying “If You Hate America You Have a Lawyer-Chai Feldblum.”

Focus on the Family

by Jessica Bryan

Focus on the Family contends that the health care bill released by the Senate Finance Committe today “includes public funding for abortion– via federal subsidies to private and government-chartered cooperatives that pay for abortions.”

The group also reported on the Alabama Supreme Court ruling upholding the state’s obscenity law, Tea Parties (calling them a “true American grassroots phenomenon”), and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and the nomination of Chai Feldblum to the EEOC.

They also mentioned the death of actor Patrick Swayze, saying that he was a “talented actor and performer who died too young, but who was married to his first and only wife, Lisa Niemi, for more than 30 years.”

An email sent out by the group has a top story asking peope “to keep contacting their members of Congress asking them to specifically exclude abortion funding from any health-care proposal,” and a second email has a top story about the health care bill (from the Senate Finance Committee today) funding abortion.