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The Washington Briefing is underway

by Jared Bridges

October 19, 2007

I’m here in the ballroom of the Hilton Washington, as the Briefing began just over an hour ago. We’ve already heard from Sen. John McCain, Sen. Sam Brownback, and Rep. Tom Tancredo is speaking now.

If you want to watch the coverage online, you can view streaming content (both live and archived) at AFA.net, who is webcasting the event.

Also C-SPAN is here and is covering the event live today from 10 AM until 5:30 pm. They will pick up coverage again at 7:30 PM on C-SPAN 2.

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Drawing Straws

by Jared Bridges

October 18, 2007

With the FRC Action Washington Briefing 2007 just about to get underway, now would be as good a time as any to vote in the Brieifing’s Straw Poll. You can vote here in person if you’ve registered for the Briefing, or you can become a member of FRC Action and vote online.

Voting will end soon, so what are you waiting for? Go ahead and vote

UPDATE: I’ve confirmed the time, and voting will be closed at 1:00p.m. EDT on Saturday.

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The billion-dollar “non-profit.”

by Jared Bridges

October 16, 2007

Charlotte Allen, writing in The Weekly Standard, on the empire that is Planned Parenthood:

Whether the federal government ought to be in the business of subsidizing birth control, which, except in cases of rape or abuse, is a matter of individual voluntary decisions about one’s sex life and desire for children, is a good question. Whether people should have an automatic “right” to subsidized birth control under Medicaid, to be paid for indefinitely out of other people’s federal taxes, is another good question. Those are matters for a long-term policy debate. The more pressing question is whether the federal government should continue to subsidize, to the tune of tens of millions of taxpayer dollars a year, an organization, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, that derives a heap of its revenues from abortions, has sustained a demonstrably poor record on reporting suspected sex crimes against underage teenagers—and has a mountain of cash to boot. What about the taxpayers’ right to choose?

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Marital Quality Influences Job Satisfaction

by Family Research Council

October 16, 2007

Marital quality influences work satisfaction, according a 2003 study that analyzed over 1,000 married individuals surveyed four times between 1980 and 1992.

The study highlighted by the Heritage Foundation finds that respondents who experienced an increase in marital happiness and time spent in leisure and everyday activities with their spouses were more likely to report higher levels of job satisfaction at the later interview than individuals who did not experience an increase in marital satisfaction. Conversely, increases in marital discord between the interviews were linked to declines in job satisfaction.

Read more about this finding at familyfacts.org.

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Neither man nor beast

by Jared Bridges

October 16, 2007

Bill Saunders, FRC’s Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Human Life and Bioethics, has penned an op-ed in today’s Washington Times on the hairy issue of human-animal hybrids:

Well, hold onto your hats. It is about to happen. Not here (at least, not yet), but in England. On Sept. 5, a government agency (called the Human Fertilization and Embryology Agency or HFEA) decided to let scientists, mad or otherwise, create human/animal hybrids. Let me repeat: Science fiction will become science fact very soon; and man and beast will be combined into one.

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Mmmmm bouncy

by Family Research Council

October 10, 2007

Greenpeace urges kangaroo consumption to fight global warming

Article from: Herald Sun

Karen Collier

October 10, 2007 02:35pm

MORE kangaroos should be slaughtered and eaten to help save the world from global warming, environmental activists say.

The controversial call to cut down on beef and serve more of the national symbol on our dinner plates follows a report on curbing greenhouse gas emissions damaging the planet.

Greenpeace energy campaigner Mark Wakeham urged Aussies to substitute some red meat for roo to help reduce land clearing and the release of methane gas.

More … .

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Gays’ Mock Jesus with Last Supper Take-Off

by Tony Perkins

September 28, 2007

Homosexuals organizers of San Francisco’s Folsom Street Fair are promoting the event with a mockery of Da Vinci’s The Last Supper. The poster portrays Christ and His disciples as half-naked homosexual sadomasochists.

Expect more of this type of blasphemous attack on Christianity if hate crimes and ENDA passes. Under the protection of the federal government radical homosexuals will no doubt increase their provocation in an effort to move to the next step of their agenda - hate speech laws that will silence the Church. Their speech, such as this, will be protected but Romans 1 will not, it will be hate speech.

Will Charles Schumer and Ted Kennedy, who championed the Hate Crimes bill in the Senate, denounce this attack on Christianity?

By-the-way, my friend Bill Donahue from the Catholic League is calling for a boycott of Miller Brewing which is a sponsor of the event and has their trade mark emblem on the poster. While I support him in his efforts, I am not sure I can help too much with the boycott.

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