Family Research Council

by Jessica Bryan

The FRC discussed their “New Study On How Pornography Threatens Marriages, Children, Communities, and Individuals,” compared Obama to a Vulcan (Tuvok not Spock), noted that the chilly political climate in the U.S. about global warming may make it difficult for liberals to push for environmental reform while at the conference in Copenhagen, gave Obama some advice about how to create jobs, and posted a video from Tony Perkins about health care.

A Washington Update email from the FRC praised Obama for his decision to increase the troop presence in Afghanistan, argued against the nomination of Judge Louis Butler to the federal district court, and argued that the proposed health care reform legislation would provide health care to illegal immigrants.

An email from Tony Perkins asked subscribers to contact their senators and tell them to support the “Stupak-Pitts anti-abortion funding amendment.”

A second Washington Update discussed the failure of the vote to legalize same-sex marriage in New York, the negative impact of porn on families and society, funding for stem cell research, argued that the full force of health care reform will not take effect until 2014, and linked to the FRC blog post about the conference in Copenhagen.

A third Washington Update from the group discussed gambling reform and Sen. Bachus’ letter from the FBI about the potential for cheating in online poker, talked about indirect funding for abortion in health care reform, advertised this week’s FRC Radio broadcast Washington Watch Weekly, and linked to Tony Perkins’ video about health care reform.

An email from Tony Perkins asked subscribers to participate in the FRC Family Photo 2009 Contest.

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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.

Focus on the Family

by Jessica Bryan

Focus argued against Judge David Hamilton’s appointment to the 7th Circuit, and also noted the new trend of viewing pornography on public transportation.

An email from Focus discussed health care reform and the Stupak-Pitts amendment.

Another email from the group noted that a CNN poll shows that “61 percent of Americans are opposed to government funding of abortion” and “51 percent said they believed payment for abortions should come directly from the women seeking them.”

A third email from Focus argued that despite Sen. Harry Reid’s claim that his health care reform bill did not include funding for abortion, it still “would allow coverage through the “public option” and federal subsidies that would cover abortion on demand.”

A final email from the group included an interview with Dr. Stephen Meyer about evolution and intelligent design.

ERLC and Richard Land

by Jessica Bryan

The ERLC discussed the debate about abortion funding in health care  reform and the uncertainty of the pro-life gains made in the House by the Stupak-Pitts Amendment, the Senate vote to begin debate on the health care reform bill that “includes federal funding of abortion as part of a government takeover of health care,” linked to the ERLC’s analysis of how the Senate’s health care bill will directly and indirectly fund abortion, and discussed Richard Land’s joining onto the “Manhattan Declaration, which addresses the sanctity of life, traditional marriage and religious liberty.”

Richard Land discussed health care and the 9/11 trials, and has an interview with Joi Wasill.

An ERLC action alert email  urges subscribers to ask their senators to vote no if the Senate health care bill does not ban funding of abortion in language as strong as the Stupak-Pitts Amendment.

Family Research Council

by Jessica Bryan

The FRC criticized the FBI for not “swooping in” when they saw the emails between “the terrorist Hasan” and “a jihadist imam in Yemen,” criticized NARAL and Planned Parenthood for threatening not to fund two congressmen because of their votes on the Stupak Amendment, criticized the Democrats for not being able to identify a place in the Constitution that gives Congress the authority to mandate that Americans buy health insurance, criticized Obama for not creating jobs and listed some suggestions for how to create jobs.

A Washington Update email from the FRC discussed the symbolism and creation of Veteran’s Day, voiced opposition to Judge Hamilton’s nomination and urged subscribers to do the same, and criticized the health care bill for helping veterinarians but not doing much for veterans.

A second Washington Update email from the group criticized the D.C. City Council for voting legislation out of committee without creating exemptions for religious organizations, criticized the AMA for its “liberal agenda,” and discussed the penalties for not having health insurance under the current health care reform bill.

A third Washington Update email criticized end-of-life consultations in the current health care bill, discussed the start of the FRC’s new awareness campaign called “Adult Stem Cells Saved My Life,” Lou Dobbs’ retirement, and advertised FRC Radio’s Washington Watch Weekly.

Family Research Council

by Jessica Bryan

Three days ago, the FRC remarked on the fact that Obama was not in Berlin to celebrate the Fall of the  Berlin Wall.  They went on to discuss some Cold War activities, and concluded by contrasting the administrations of Reagan and Obama, saying ” Today, this administration cannot even protect our own soldiers from murderous rampages by jihadists—in Texas.”

The FRC also discussed health care reform, posted links to “some articles of interest,” interpreted results from a GSS survey to infer that “married adults are more likely to be proud of the type of work they do, compared to single adults,” criticized  MSNBC Host Dylan Ratigan for “attacking”  Cathy Ruse (calling her a liar) for her comments on health care reform and abortion, and criticized Obama for his comments on the Ft. Hood shooting and the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

In a Washington Update email, the FRC discussed the health care bill that passed the House last Saturday, along with the Stupak-Pitts amendment.  The FRC still considers the bill to be a “seriously flawed piece of legislation.”

An FRC Action Alert email from Tony Perkins discussed the possibility of the heath care bill passing in the Senate, and asked subscribers to sign a petition telling the Senate to not allow funding for abortion in the bill.

A second Washington Upadate email accused the Democrats of using the IRS to “scrub” “religion from the public square,” commented on Obama’s statement about the passage of the Stupak-Pitts amendment, blamed “political correctness” for the Ft. Hood shooting, wished the Marines a “Happy 234th Birthday,” and pointed out other supposed problems with the health care reform bill.