Speaking Out on the Scouts

Rob Schwarzwalder, FRC's Senior Vice President, was quoted in a recent Wall Street Journal article concerning the recent proposed policy for the Boy Scouts. Schwarzwalder brings up an insightful point about the link between scouts and leaders. The article states:

“Rob Schwarzwalder, a spokesman for the Family Research Council, a conservative activist group, said it makes no sense to have a different policy for youth and adults because men who become Scout leaders usually start as Scouts. Will gay Eagle Scouts ‘be denied the opportunity to be Scout Masters?’ he said.”

Egypt Persecutes Christians and Americans Pay the Bills

FRC’s Senior Fellows, Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison, write about how Coptic Christians in Egypt are being persecuted by the Muslim Brotherhood. Their recent article featured on Townhall.com explains that Coptic Christians have been burned at the stake and others have been teargassed, followed by imprisonment. Blackwell and Morrison question if it is good policy for America to be supporting such persecution with their money. They state:

“The Obama administration has never explained how it makes sense for Americans to borrow billions from China to give it to a government in Egypt that is rolling over its own citizens and turning a blind eye to those of its backers who are burning Coptic churches, shooting them down, and setting them on fire. We may not be able to protect the Copts of Egypt, but we surely should not be helping their persecutors. If the Morsi administration begins to crucify the Copts, will we pay for the nails?”

New York Times Defends Its Insubstantial Coverage of Gosnell Trial

Rob Schwarzwalder’s article, which was featured on LifeNews.com explains how an editor at The New York Times failed to recognize the horrors of “Dr.” Gosnell and other abortion providers. Schwarzwalder states:

“Mr. Rosenthal’s concern is not for the unborn and born children slaughtered like chubby pigs by Gosnell and his minions, or the women whose lives were lost and health misshapen because of grotesque treatment they received. Rather, Mr. Rosenthal’s major complaint is the unsanitary conditions of Gosnell’s clinic…With audacity so great it stifles the cry of honesty, Mr. Rosenthal goes on to write, ‘Last I checked, there’s no rule that a newspaper, or that paper’s editorial page, has to run one piece about a bad clinic for every piece celebrating a good one.’ Fair point. But I wonder why the Times, as it did with the trial of Tiller murderer George Roeder, did not cover such things as jury selection or pronounce endlessly on the assorted issues involved in the Gosnell case.”

Why the Romeikes’ Fight Is Our Fight

Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison write about how the Romeikes’ left Germany years ago, so they could have the opportunity to homeschool their children. They came to the United States for this freedom, and they are now threatened with the prospects of being deported for the very freedom they were seeking in the first place. Blackwell and Morrison state in their article featured in Patriot Post:

Imagine this scene: In October 2006, "German police officers entered the Romeike home without a written court order, forcibly removing the Romeike children, and escorted them to a public school." German authorities laid heavy fines -- upwards of $10,000 -- on the Romeikes. They threatened to take the children away. The Romeikes fled to America, this home of freedom…The Romeikes fight is our fight, too! Support them now by contacting www.hslda.org/romeike. We must recognize that home schoolers defend religious freedom for all of us -- whether we home school our children or not. If they can be crushed, we all will see parents' rights and First Amendment rights hollowed out.”