FPN Status Updates in September 2010

Family Policy Network Virginia files brief with 9th Circuit opposing homosexual “marriage:”

10 states file opposition to gay marriage – California State Wire –

Wyoming and nine other states have filed a gay marriage opposition brief to a federal appeals court in California.

September 30 at 11:35am


September 30 at 6:03pm

West Mary It is the natural order of things….it is not wise to try to fool Mother Nature….

September 30 at 11:02pm

Family Policy Network President Obama is once again showing his propensity for doublespeak regarding abortion. The man who once declared the question of when life begins as above his pay grade recently held an economic townhall-style meeting where the issue of abortion was raised by a participant.

Obama, whose rhetorical skill allows him to answer questions without really answering them, began by explaining that abortions must be “safe, legal, and rare” while admitting that the “interests shift” once the unborn child is at a certain developmental stage, allowing for what he called “appropriate” restrictions on late-term abortions. The answer is classic Obama; it neither ingratiates nor alienates. Both liberals and conservatives would be dissatisfied with his answer for its ambiguity.

Speaking of abortions as “safe” and “legal” is dog-whistle politics at its best: His pro-abortion base knows the phrase means fully accessible abortions at any stage of the pregnancy. The term “rare” doesn’t mean that abortions will decrease. If anything, it merely means that surgical abortions might stay at the same level or slightly decrease. However, it is an INCREASE in chemical abortions that allows for this leveling in surgical abortion incidences. This chemical abortion increase is accomplished through the wider distribution of abortive contraceptives like the birth control pills, patches, rings, etc. Such is the goal of the Obama administration — spending taxpayer dollars in the distribution of free (abortive) contraceptives.

Furthermore, President Obama would do well to be honest about his own voting history when it comes to late-term abortions. While an Illinois state senator, he voted against a bill that would mandate medical care for babies born alive after abortions. If the interests have truly “shifted” from that of the mother to the child after a certain point, why then did he vote against protecting those children, even after they are born?

President Obama isn’t doing himself any favors by remaining cryptic on the issue of abortion. His liberal, pro-abortion base is demotivated with his verbal defection on “late-term abortions” and most pro-lifers see his obfuscation for what it is: duplicitous doublespeak.


Obama questioned on abortion, religion

An event about the economy turned personal when President Obama was asked about his views on abortion and Christianity.

September 29 at 3:34pm

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September 29 at 5:38pm

Family Policy Network By now you may have heard of NJ Gov. Christie’s veto that shut down a Planned Parenthood clinic in the state. At first glance, the news looks promising for Christie’s pro-life credentials. However, further examination reveals that Gov. Christie’s actions are not as pro-life as some claim. First, the clinic which is being closed is not even one that performs abortions; it is a referral clinic. Second, Christie’s office has assured the media that the state will continue to fund abortion at the other clinics in the state.

Christie’s office has even made efforts to distance him from an ideological stance on abortion, citing purely financial reasons for the cutbacks. According to his press secretary, “From the beginning when we had to veto the $7.5 million funding restoration, it was purely on fiscal grounds. We just don’t have the money.” The staffer continued, “Women’s reproductive services, including abortions, will continue to be funded by a mix of state and federal funding.”

So much for a pro-life governor.

Chris Christie aborts Planned Parenthood, but state-funded abortion continues | Washington Examiner

Planned Parenthood is closing doors at its Cherry Hill center in Southern New Jersey as the result of Gov. Chris Christie’s line-item veto, which cut off $7.5 million in state taxpayer funding of the organization, according to However, the governor’s office has confirmed to The E…

September 25 at 8:57am

Lydia Coyner Harrelson I think it is always important to research things intelligently for myself rather than just listening to hearsay anyway!

September 25 at 1:51pm

Family Policy Network Seasoned political activists know to watch the newswires on Fridays. Political operatives tend to release bad news then, just in time for it to be seen by voters on weekends – – when no one is paying attention! This story is a good example, since Obama is already taking fire from homosexuals for failing to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

Feds Object To ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Injunction : NPR

Attorneys for the Obama administration objected Thursday to a proposed worldwide injunction being considered by a California federal judge that would halt the military’s ban on openly gay troops. Department of Justice attorneys called the possible move “untenable.”

September 24 at 12:19pm

Family Policy Network More evidence of the GOP’s move to embrace homosexuality — A recent news article details the plan by two top GOP leaders to address the Log Cabin (homosexual) Republicans, despite warnings from pro-family activists. The GOP seems to be abandoning its base of socially-conservative Christian voters to pursue homosexualRepublicans, who are undoubtedly fewer in number than Christian conservatives.



‘Detente’: GOP Leadership To Make Appearance Before Gay Rights Group

September 24 at 7:25am

Family Policy Network After losing a Senate vote to repeal the ban on open homosexuals in the military, word has it the Democrats are scheming to try again. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs dodged the question by saying, “…there has not been a lot of discussion around here that I’ve been a part of on what happens sort of post-election in Congress. Obviously there may well be a whole host of issues including “don’t ask, don’t tell” that remain undecided.



Press Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, 9/21/2010 | The White House

Q There’s already been calls for Congress to reconsider “don’t ask, don’t tell” during the lame-duck period after the elections. What’s the White House’s philosophy about legislative activity in that timeframe? And I have a follow-up question after that. MR. GIBBS: Yes, Sam, there has not …

September 23 at 9:15am

Family Policy Network Most news articles addressing the proposed repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” cite statistics that indicate a majority of civilian support for reversing the policy. But civilians aren’t the ones who will be directly affected. Surveys conducted among actual service members show that most want to KEEP in place the policy against open homosexuality. The latest survey shows that most US Marines are “predominantly” opposed to reversing DADT.



Most US Marines opposed to lifting gay ban: general

General James Amos, nominated to lead the US Marine Corps, revealed the survey results to lawmakers as the US Senate weighed whether to end the ban. September 22 at 1:25pm

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Family Policy Network BREAKING: Senate vote to “homosexualize’ U.S. military and turn base hospitals into abortion providers FAILS!



Senate Republicans Block Defense Bill, ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ Repeal

The effort to lift the military’s ban on openly gay and lesbian service members had a major setback Tuesday when Senate Democrats failed to win the 60 votes needed to advance a defense bill that included conditional repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell law. September 21 at 3:11pm


September 21 at 3:13pm

Family Policy Network The usually-reliable liberal votes from Maine’s Republican Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe weren’t there for the homosexuals and pro-aborts this time.

September 21 at 3:14pm

Deborah Ann Wilson I know I had just read that earlier.. Praise God!! This is wonderful, NOVEMBER now looks hopeful.. <><

September 21 at 3:17pm

Family Policy Network

Snowe said, “…given that the law implementing the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy has been in place for nearly 17 years, I agree that it is overdue for a thorough review.” She then stated she wants to read the report coming from the Joint Chiefs in December before voting on repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

September 21 at 3:19pm

Family Policy Network Sen. Joe Lieberman supports the repeal and said, “This ain’t over.” An ABC News report said one homosexual activist group stated they will target the lame duck session to try again.

September 21 at 3:21pm

Gary Glenn

There is no “law” implementing so-called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Federal law states that homosexual behavior is incompatible with military service, period, and is thus prohibited. DADT was the Clinton Administration’s executive order by which to purposely fail to enforce the federal prohibition. Rather than play word games, i.e., DADT, the actual federal law should be enforced by returning to the pre-Clinton policy of asking enlistees if they consider themselves homosexual, and then (1) barring the enlistment of those who answer in the affirmative and (2) discharging those later found to have lied in responding.

September 22 at 3:24am

Family Policy Network FLASHBACK: In a widely-read column from 2008, (in)famous feminist Camile Paglia openly admits abortion is murder, yet still supports the barbaric practice.

Behold the future of the abortion debate. No one who has recently looked at a biology textbook can, with a straight face, deny that the union of a human egg and human sperm results in the creation of new human life, not a mere “clump of tissue.”

Since the humanity of the unborn has become so patently obvious, most abortion-on-demand advocates, realizing they can no longer win the arguments with science, have shifted the debate to one over personhood. In other words, they argue that just because those quickly developing cells are human doesn’t mean they constitute a “person.” Since the woman who is pregnant is a “person,” her rights trump those of the innocent unborn child, who is a “non-person.”

Read page four of the article for a bleak look into the pro-abortion psyche for the new millennium.



Camille Paglia: “I’ve always admitted that abortion is murder…” September 21 at 8:15am

Family Policy Network Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is leading an attempt to repeal the military’s policy against open homosexual behavior as early as Tomorrow (Tuesday). Reid is underhandedly using the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which is the bill that must be approved annually in order to fund America’s military and defense operations, as cover for his attempt to “homosexualize” the military.

Senate Democrats have inserted into the NDAA a provision that would repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” a policy that most service members and military leaders support keeping in place.
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PETITION TO CONGRESS: Keep the ban on open homosexuals in the military. September 20 at 11:35am

Family Policy Network Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is leading an attempt to repeal the military’s policy against open homosexual behavior as early as next Tuesday. Senator Reid is underhandedly using the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which is the bill that must be approved annually in order to fund America’s military and defense operations, as cover for his attempt to “homosexualize” the military. Senate Democrats have inserted into the NDAA a provision that would repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” a policy that most service members and military leaders support keeping in place.

The vote on the issue could come as early as next Tuesday. Call your senators ASAP.

Federal Eye – Key vote on ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ set for Tuesday… September 17 at 6:21pm

Family Policy Network A recent article details a former congressman promising that a Republican majority would take up issues like abortion after victory in November. But don’t get your hopes up.

Republicans have a long history of breaking their (election) promises to stop the murder of children in our culture. Why is it that supposedly pro-life Republicans have not succeeded in stopping abortion even though they’ve controlled the legislative and executive branches at numerous times and for long spans since 1973? It’s because, for the most part, politicians (both parties included) don’t REALLY want to end abortion. Rather, many see abortion as an election issue whereby they can excite their constituents to keep putting them back in office. As long as pro-life voters fail to demand accountability from politicians regarding election promises, little to nothing of consequence will ever be accomplished in the pro-life fight.

Don’t believe everything you hear from politicians, especially around election time.



‘Tea party’s’ Dick Armey: A GOP majority would take up abortion fight

Tea party advocate Dick Armey, chairman of Freedom Works, rejects the notion of a truce on social issues like abortion if Republicans take control of Congress. The former House majority leader says ‘issues of the heart’ will be on the GOP agenda.

September 16 at 3:58pm

Family Policy Network Planned Parenthood KILLS people for money. Don’t be fooled; this isn’t some nebulous organization whose only desire is to “educate.” THEY KILL PEOPLE FOR MONEY. And as long as abortion remains legal in this country, Planned Parenthood will continue to expand their buildings and they will continue to post record profits.

Newly expanded Planned Parenthood office opens in Albany September 15 at 3:46pm via HootSuite

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Elizabeth Horsley Snider sickening!

September 15 at 3:47pm

Noah Tickle Hear, Hear.

September 15 at 7:56pm

Family Policy Network Police found a dead baby in a plastic bin outside a Planned Parenthood office in North Carolina. The cause of death is still unknown, but the tragedy accentuates the reality that dead babies are a daily occurrence in Planned Parenthood’s office, and with the full protection of our nation’s laws. God forgive us…

Police continue to seek information on infant girl whose body was found outside of Planned Parenthoo…

September 14 at 12:20pm via HootSuite


Noah Tickle AND We like to say Humans have no beastly nature.
GOD Knows. September 14 at 10:03pm

Family Policy Network Possible 2012 presidential contender Haley Barbour is telling fellow Republicans that social issues are a losing cause in this election cycle. Barbour advised Republicans seeking office to concentrate on economic issues rather than social issues like abortion, because that issue “ain’t gonna change anybody’s vote.”

Unlike Gov. Barbour, FPN remains committed to championing a Biblical perspective on the social issues, regardless of election trends. We are also confident that there are millions of Christians in this country who still see the murder of innocent children as infinitely more important than any particular economic environment. Protection of the innocent is a foundational function of government (Rom. 13). If the innocent are butchered, of what eternal significance is a flourishing economy?



Haley Barbour To Republicans: Social Issues ‘Ain’t Going To Change Anybody’s Vote’

Republican Governor’s Association Chair Haley Barbour cautioned Republican candidates on Wednesday against bringing social issues into the campaign, arguing that any discussion beyond the economy would prove distracting and problematic to their election hopes. September 11 at 2:05pm

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Family Policy Network Need further convincing of the growing trend of judicial activism? In the past few days, two major culture-changing orders have come from courts:

1. The military’s homosexuality policy has been ruled unconstitutional and will probably be halted, not by Congress, but by a renegade judge:

2. An appeals court has allowed the continuation of funding for embyronic stem cell destruction at taxpayer expense:

The Associated Press: US judge: ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ unconstitutional

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge said she will issue an order to halt the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, after she declared the ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional. September 10 at 3:11pm


Bill Padgett It was a matter of time

September 10 at 4:39pm

Gary Glenn How long will Americans tolerate the growing judicial dictatorship in which a single individual can overrule a vote of the people or their elected representatives? September 10 at 9:34pm

Kay Watson ‎”While America slept- tyranny enters in.”

Saturday at 8:06am

Family Policy Network TV programs will begin glamorizing polygamy this Fall. This New York Post article details two new programs scheduled to debut later this month that will no doubt start legitimizing polygamy in some American minds.
Pro-homosexual activists criticize you for pointing out that societal acceptance of homosexual “marriage” will eventually lead to the popularization and legitimization of other forms of sexual (dis)orientation like polygamy and bestiality. Well, this article is the smoking gun to prove they’re wrong. As the percentage of Americans who believe homosexuality is wrong continues to shrink, the arbiters of American culture (TV and movie execs.) will continue to resurrect old concepts like polygamy in an effort to sear your conscience against Biblical sexual standards.



Sister Wives to premiere on TLC, 19th Wife on Lifetime – PopWrap

Although “Big Love” has already humanized many of plural marriages most confusing practices, there is a lot left to demystify. Thankfully a pair of new projects aims to do just that. On September 13, September 8 at 1:50pm

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Karl Hayhurst Look for a remake of “Mr Ed” as a romantic comedy.

September 8 at 8:07pm

Family Policy Network Another pro-homosexual “news” piece extols homosexual behavior between women. Ironically, the piece actually undermines the commonly-used genetic argument for homosexuality by arguing that women’s sexual preferences are more “fluid” and susceptible to change than previously thought:–late-blooming-lesbians-find-different-kind-of-love



Late-blooming lesbians find different kind of love –

Carol Pasternak was a married mother of three in her mid-30s when she fell in love with a woman. It took her a while to recognize what she was feeling; to figure out why she missed her female friend so much when she was away. September 6 at 2:32pm via HootSuite

Noah Tickle SODOM and GOMORRAH.

September 7 at 6:31am

Family Policy Network Calif. court refuses to force Schwarzenegger to uphold his oath to defend state’s constitution, which includes an amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Court won’t force Calif officials to defend Prop 8 – San Jose Mercury News

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—A California court has refused to order Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown to appeal a ruling that overturned the state marriage amendment.

September 3 at 11:02am via HootSuite


Catherine Crabill Without the integrity of the individual that takes seriously his Word and, by extention, his Oath of Office, our nation will continue to degenerate into chaos as liars and posers rule and reign. September 3 at 11:07am

Bill Padgett No surprise here

September 3 at 11:55am

Karl Hayhurst Neglecting your duty is a crime.

Saturday at 1:16am

Noah Tickle Sodom and Gomorrahed, “AGAIN”.

Saturday at 7:25pm

Family Policy Network A new study shows the “millennial” generation (i.e., people born between 1980-1991) to be far more pro-homosexual than other generations. Sixty-one percent of millennials surveyed believe that homosexual “marriage” is acceptable.



Study: American ‘Millennials’ Divided Over Same-Sex Marriage

Six in 10 American “Millennials” – those born between 1980 and 1991 – see nothing wrong with two people of the same gender getting married.

September 2 at 4:28pm via HootSuite

Family Policy Network New study shows late-term abortions cause serious psychological problems. Read the study here:



Late Term Abortion Risks

September 1 at 12:58pm via HootSuite