Feb. 25, 2013
Schwarzwalder Reminds Warriors of Victories
Robert Schwarzwalder, Senior Vice President at FRC, reminds Godly warriors in his recent article featured in Religion Today, that those who are fighting for God’s causes should know that hope is alive and it can be seen in many recent victories across the nation.
Religious Freedom Lecture Highlighted in The Christian Post
Ken Klukowski, FRC's Director, Center for Religious Liberty, hosted a public policy lecture last week, Religious Liberty in America which was mentioned in a recent article by the The Christian Post. Klukowski was joined by Adele Keim from The Beckett Fund for Religious Liberty and Kellie Fiedorek from Alliance Defending Freedom. Klukowski stated:
"It is imperative that we make ourselves aware of the battle fronts and support those who stand as sentinels against encroachment on our first freedom."
Assisted Reproduction Case in the Senate Health Committee
Dr. David Prentice testified in a recent Senate Health Committee concerning the issue of assisted reproduction as highlighted in the Topeka Capital-Journal’s recent online article. Dr. Prentice’s statement in the hearing included the following:
"While the technique has helped some infertile couples to have children, the practice of manipulating human embryos has also opened the way to areas of ethical concern and to cavalier views of nascent human life and of women.”
Panetta Gives Same-Sex Partners Benefits
FRC’s Senior Fellow for Policy Studies, Peter Sprigg, commented recently in a Fox News article and on Fox News Special Report regarding Panetta’s decision to give benefits to same-sex partners. Sprigg believes that benefits should be limited to opposite-sex married couples only, but also points out that Panetta’s decision
“does qualify as discrimination against opposite sex couples who are essentially in the same position [as same-sex partners], unmarried but living together."
What Will Kerry Do About Christian Persecution in China?
FRC’s Kenneth Blackwell and Bob Morrison co-wrote an article featured in The Huffington Post addressing why the new Secretary of State, John Kerry, should not sit back while Chinese Christians are persecuted.
What Children Need (Hint: It’s Not Universal Preschool)
FRC’s President Tony Perkins was cited in USA Today regarding Obama’s proposal for universal preschool. Tony’s statement included that:
"What a 4-year-old needs more than anything is a loving, secure home with a mom and dad who love each other. There is no better way to start a young life. We cannot have secure, well-prepared, confident children if we continue to sustain a culture where no-fault divorce, cohabitation and out-of-wedlock births are the norm."