Parade Magazine on Struggling Churches

Perhaps you saw this article in your Sunday paper today. Parade magazine had an article on “Who Should Help Struggling Churches?” Last month, the Department of Homeland Security announced that $100 million from the economic-recovery package will go to emergency food and shelter programs, including those run by religious organizations. Billions of dollars more have [Read More...]

Arizona Governor Bans Planned Parenthood from Health Expo

What sort of services does Planned Parenthood provide for women? Breast exams Pap smears Cervical cancer screenings Infertility testings Physical exams Mammograms And, yes, abortions, which make up approximately 3% (PDF) of PP’s total services. With all that they offer, it makes sense that they would participate in the Women’s Health Expo this past week [Read More...]

Illinois Legislators Need to Hear From You

I mentioned the other day that HB2234 — the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act — was delayed once again. It doesn’t look like it has the votes for passage, which is unfortunate. Our GLBT friends need our help. I wrote to my representative urging her to vote in favor of this bill [Read More...]

Illinois Civil Unions Bill Delayed Again

There is legislation in flux in the Illinois General Assembly that would extend equal rights to GLBT people. It’s HB2234 — the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act: [HB2234] [d]efines “civil union” as a legal relationship between 2 persons, of either the same or opposite sex, established in accordance with the Act. Provides [Read More...]

Problems with the Year of the Bible Resolution

Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) has introduced legislation that designates 2010 as the Year of the Bible. So many thoughts about this… The Year of the Bible already took place in 1983. So we should be done with it now. Isn’t 2010 a midterm election year? Don’t the Republicans desperately need their base to vote so [Read More...]