Obama on God

From First Thoughts

During Q&A at the February 6th House Democratic Retreat, President Obama renewed his pledge to fund embryo-destructive stem cell research even though promising alternatives exist. “I guarantee you that we will sign an executive order for stem cells. . . . God gave us power to make smart . . . . Continue Reading »

Of Note

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In today’s Washington Post : Few issues are likely to generate more emotional opposition than federal funding of stem cell research. Handled wrongly, it could energize conservative opponents and derail Barack Obama’s presidency. There is no question that we must move ahead, but caution . . . . Continue Reading »

Speechless

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This left me speechless. So I’ll just point to what Maggie Gallagher has said : The Return of Open Attacks on Religious Minorities: Prop 8’s Legacy [Maggie Gallagher] Well this is certainly change. The voices of tolerance in California are concluding their campaign against Prop 8 with . . . . Continue Reading »

Re: Catholic In Alliance

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Jody, you’re entirely correct in your summation of “Catholics In Alliance.” Last week the political scientist Michael New analyzed their recent study on abortion—where, you know, they concluded that we should just focus on the “root causes,” just like a certain . . . . Continue Reading »

Only in California …

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The Wall Street Journal offers the following pop quiz: Who’s donated the most money to an effort in California to defeat Proposition 8, an initiative on the November 4 ballot that would define marriage as between a man and a woman in the state? A) Gay-advocacy organizations B) Civil-rights . . . . Continue Reading »