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Faith & Values in the News

Billy Ray Cyrus in GQ: My family is under attack by Satan, I’m ‘scared for’ daughter Miley

Here is a valuable lesson for parents. Billy needs prayers for strength and courage. Miley needs prayers that she might come to repentance and healing. Bad music is not made good by a young woman selling and cheapening herself. I think his fears and regrets are well-founded.

Obama Administration Mulled Ending Holy See Ambassadorship

“This administration does not want a strong Catholic Church, nor a strong relationship with it, as it sees the Church as an obstacle to its liberal social agenda,” Jim Nicholson, former U.S. Vatican Ambassador said.

MTV Serves Sex to 14-Year-Olds at MTV’s Video Music Awards

More evidence of a decadent culture and sinful poison for our children.

N.M. Supreme Court: Photographers Can’t Refuse Gay Weddings

Justice Richard Bosson wrote: “Now [the Huguenins] are compelled by law to compromise the very religious beliefs that inspire their lives. Though the rule of law requires it, the result is sobering. It will no doubt leave a tangible mark on the Huguenins and others of similar views.”

I have heard doctors say that they may have to turn in their licenses to practice if they must prescribe abortifacients and do referrals for immoral treatments. There was a nurse at J. Hopkins some years back who forfeited her job for refusal to assist at abortion procedures. Everything from gay rights to abortion seems to trump religious liberty these days.

10 Celebrities Who Came Out As Pro-Life

Why should we care? The most vocal celebrities seem to be on the other side. Personality cults ill-serve the cause.

Gay couple launch legal campaign for church wedding

A hint of challenges to come?

‘Nervous’ nine-year-old girls complete wing walk record attempt

I think it is noble that these young children should want to help make a difference against Muscular Dystrophy; but I really, really hate these “youngest persons ever” contests that put innocent lives at risk.

8-Foot Shark Caught in Potomac River

In the Potomac????!!!!!

‘The Famous Jett Jackson’ star Lee Thompson Young commits suicide

Lee Thompson Young “Jett Jackson” purportedly took his life. This is terribly sad. He was a wonderful actor with much promise. His Disney show was entertaining and wholesome. This is hard to believe. Rest in Peace.

Daughter: I lied and sent my dad to prison for rape

I know of two similar stories where false allegations were made against priests. The accusers later came forward and admitted they had lied. But the damage was already done. One priest was told that he could never have any association with children. The other despaired and left the priesthood. There is a lot of intimidation in such matters. We want to protect children, but the truth and possible innocence should matter, too.

90+ Girl Scouts march in San Francisco Gay Pride Parade: first time ever

Do the girls get merit badges or ribbons or something for this? Oh my goodness!

Germany gives ‘third gender’ option on birth certificates

Third gender option? Someone should call God up and give him the breaking news. How do we teach Genesis now? Should we make the snake into the third gender?

They should simply note the gender as currently “indeterminate” until the testing results come back. My concern is that this is not really medically driven, but a blind for a moral agenda. The excuse of a few misfortunates will be used as a foot in the door for the kind of transgendered nonsense as we recently witnessed in California. It will not be a matter of errant genitalia but people simply saying they feel male or female while they live in bodies of the opposing sex. The Church would side with the DNA and debate about those in the cracks.

47-story skyscraper would be more user-friendly if it had an elevator

Huh? They built a 47 story building and forgot to put in elevators! This reminds me of a giant office building put up about ten or more years ago. It was beautiful, except for one thing… not a single bathroom in the whole structure! Ah, architects and their mistakes!

Dad rescues ‘brain dead’ son from doctors wishing to harvest his organs – boy recovers completely

Nightmares are real!

Bullied Catholic Woman on True Beauty

She is a truly beautiful lady!

California’s Assembly Bill 1266 For Transgender Student Rights Signed By Governor Jerry Brown

I can see it now, Johnny who is 6 foot 5 inches and shaves will claim to be transgendered and be allowed to hang out in the girls’ bathroom and sign up for girl’s wrestling… you watch! He can already join the Girl Scouts!

“This radical bill warps the gender expectations of children by forcing all California public schools to permit biological boys in girls restrooms, showers, clubs and on girls sports teams and biological girls in boys restrooms, showers, clubs and sports teams. This is insanity,” says Randy Thomasson of savecalifornia.com.

Since progressives love quotas, I can imagine that next the NFL will be told they must allow a certain percentage of women and transgendered persons on football teams… not to mention the Cheerleader squads. If we are going to do this to kids, what about adults? What laws will be made to compel enforcement? It is said that a decadent culture eventually realizes every possible absurdity.