H.S. Salutatorian Defies School Administration, Speaks of His Christian Faith

Brooks Hamby

Brooks Hamby, salutatorian of his high school class, seems destined for greatness.  He's a mock-trial star and a cross-country runner.  In summer 2013, sponsored by California Senator Barbara Boxer, he was selected to serve as a U.S. Senate Page in Washington DC.And now, the student at Brawley Union High School in Brawley, California, can claim another badge of honor:   Fearless Christian.When Hamby's high school administration rejected the first three drafts of his commencement speech, i … [Read more...]

A Big Win for Crisis Pregnancy Centers in New York City

Newborn baby

New York City cannot force pregnancy centers to post signs telling women to go elsewhere for care.In a ruling on Friday, January 17, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated mandatory disclosure provisions of New York’s Local Law 17, which was passed by the New York City Council and signed into law by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in March 2011.   Although the law would have gone into effect in summer 2011, implementation had been delayed, pending an appeal by pro-life cen … [Read more...]

Santorum’s Speaking…. No, He’s Not… Yes, He Is!

Rick Santorum

The news was exciting:  2012 Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum was going to speak to an all-school assembly at Grosse Pointe South High School.Santorum, a Catholic social conservative who opposes same-sex marriage, had been invited by the student group Young Americans for Freedom, an organization of politically conservative students which has active chapters in both of Grosse Pointe, Michigan’s public high schools, Grosse Pointe North and South.  Young Americans for Freedom had … [Read more...]