Catholic Congresswoman introduces resolution condemning sexual reparative therapy |

November 29, 2012 ( – A U.S. congresswoman is calling on Congress to denounce therapies designed to help clients overcome unwanted same-sex attraction. California Rep. Jackie Speier said her “Stop Harming Our Kids” resolution will “bring us some reality checks” about sexuality. Rep. Jackie Speier The non-binding resolution condemns so-called sexual reparative therapy, and urges states to introduce laws similar to one passed in California that bans the therapy for minors. Read more . . Continue Reading →

Americans are already seceding from one another – Conservative News

“When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another …” So begins the Declaration of Independence of the 13 colonies from the king and country to which they had given allegiance since the settlers first came to Jamestown and Plymouth Rock. The declaration was signed by 56 angry old white guys who had had enough of what the Cousins were Continue Reading →

The High Price of Establishment | First Things

I happened to be in London when the Church of England voted to reject female bishops. The verdict came as quite a surprise. Women have been ordained as priests in the Church for twenty years, and allowing them to become bishops would certainly seem to be the next logical step. Twelve years of negotiations between “reformers” and “traditionalists”—apparently a way of life in the C of E—had culminated in a compromise under which dissenting parishes Continue Reading →

U.N. votes to recognize Palestine as ‘non-member observer state’ – The Washington Post

UNITED NATIONS — The General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday to grant Palestinians limited recognition of statehood, prompting exuberant celebrations across the West Bank and Gaza Strip and immediate condemnations from the United States and Israel. The 193-member U.N. body voted 138 to 9, with 41 abstentions, to recognize Palestine as a “non-member observer state,” a status that falls well short of independence but provides Palestinians with limited privileges as a state, including the right to Continue Reading →

Unborn Life Always Trumps the Welfare State | Crisis Magazine

Would you ever want to be buried alive? It’s a question Tom Stoppard raises in his absurdist drama, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. In the play, the titular Rosencrantz considers this riddle when he contemplates the experience of being a corpse in a coffin. Even taking into account the fact that you’re dead, it isn’t a pleasant thought. Especially if you’re dead, really … ask yourself, if I asked you straight off—I’m going to stuff Continue Reading →