March 15, 2013
Anna Higgins and David Prentice Speak Out for the Unborn in Bismarck
FRC’s Anna Higgins and David Prentice spoke at a recent hearing in Bismarck North Dakota in favor of a SB 2368. “The bill bans abortions after 20 fertilization except to prevent the death of the mother or prevent serious medical complications” and “Physicians who perform an abortion after 20 weeks could face a Class C felony and fines,” according to the Bismarck Tribune article.
The Supreme Court’s First Assault on Marriage
FRC’s Director of MARRI, Dr. Pat Fagan, wrote an article featured in Charisma News about the decision of Eisenstadt v. Baird, which overturned aMassachusetts state law that permitted sale of contraceptives to married couples only. Dr. Fagan discusses the repercussions of the decision that impacts marriage and children today.
On the Announcement of Pope Francis
FRC’s Cathy Ruse was interviewed on Larry Kudlow's show (CNBC) about the recent announcement of the new Catholic Pope Francis.
How Can I Oppose Same-Sex Marriage When Someone I Love is Gay?
FRC’s Peter Sprigg co-wrote and article in Christian Post about how Christians standing for Biblical marriage is not an act of “hate” toward those who practice homosexuality. As Sprigg states:
“It is a myth that disapproval of homosexual conduct equals "hate" toward homosexuals. If you are a parent, ask yourself – have you ever disagreed with your child? Have you ever disapproved of the behavioral choices she or he has made? The answer is surely "yes." Those experiences are not inconsistent with sincere love, and can actually be a manifestation of it.”
Alcohol Abuse and American Faith
FRC’s Anna Dorminey wrote an insightful article featured in Christian Post that discusses the possible link of weekly worship with decrease of alcohol abuse. Dorminey highlights MARRI’s research on those who worship weekly as well as cites MARRI’s 95 Science Reasons for Religious Worship and Practice. Dorminey states:
“Foundational to the teachings of many religions, and certainly to the Christian religion, is the principle that human beings are deeply valuable and that human life is a thing to be protected and spent with great joy and intentionality. Furthermore, the Bible teaches that the body of a Christian believer is a temple. Perhaps it is the internalization of this belief – that my flesh is home to my soul and the Spirit of God and merits care – that reduces the individual tendency to abuse substances.”