HHS to Define Human Life as ‘Beginning at Conception’

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services new strategic plan adds a few small words, which amount to a major change.  Formerly, the document stated the following in its introductory information: HHS accomplishes its mission through programs and initiatives that cover a wide spectrum of activities, serving Americans at every stage of life.  The new edition now states this:  HHS accomplishes its mission through programs and initiatives that cover a wide spectrum of activities, serving and protecting Americans at every stage of life, beginning at conception.  Read more:  https://www.liveaction.org/news/new-hhs-strategic-plan-protects-american-lives-beginning-conception/

Atlanta Forced to Pay $1.2 Million to Fired Christian Fire Chief

In a big victory for freedom of religion and speech, the Atlanta city council agreed to pay former fire chief Kelvin Cochran $1.2 million in damages and attorneys’ fees for firing him after he wrote a book expressing biblical views on sex and marriage.  this is a great victory for the forces of freedom.  It’s some welcome pushback against efforts to discriminate against and marginalize Christians in society.  Opposition to redefining marriage is not a “fringe” position, nor is it illegal.  It is the deeply held belief of millions of people.  Read more: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/10/atlanta_forced_to_pay_12_million_to_fired_christian_fire_chief.html#ixzz5UEOcqNU1

Pro-Life Man Praying at Planned Parenthood is Assaulted, Taken to Hospital after Blow to His Face

A pro-life advocate was taken to the hospital after he was punched in the face and knocked to the ground outside a Planned Parenthood in Naples, Florida.  The attack is the latest in a growing list of assaults, vandalism, threats and other violence against pro-life advocates.  Joe Alger, 65, of Marco Island, was praying the rosary on the sidewalk when a man came out of the Planned Parenthood abortion facility, punched Alger in the face and knocked him to the ground and then punched him again. She said the man also shouted profanities and used rude gestures. Read more:  https://www.lifenews.com/2018/10/16/pro-life-man-praying-at-planned-parenthood-is-assaulted-taken-to-hospital-after-blow-to-his-face/

A Message to the Bigots in Scotland

One billboard reads: “Dear bigots, division seems to be what you believe in. We don’t want your religious hate on our buses, on our streets and in our communities. We don’t want you spreading your intolerance. Or making people’s lives a misery because of their religious dress. You may not have faith in respect and love, but we do. That’s why if we see or hear your hate, we’re reporting you. End of sermon. Yours, Scotland.”  Read more: https://stream.org/message-bigots-scotland/

Massive, Coordinated Social Media PURGE Silences Hundreds of Conservative, Libertarian Channels before Mid-Term Election

The alternative media purge is being boldly advanced in a coordinated effort to silence people who dissent from establishment views. It’s one more step toward a monopoly on information by those who hate freedom. At this rate, they’ll soon have unquestioned access to the minds of more than 2 billion people. This should terrify everyone who wants to be free to question the status quo and to seek a wide range of information.  Hundreds of alternative media site administrators logged onto Facebook to discover that their accounts had been removed. Read more:  http://theolivebranchreport.com/massive-coordinated-social-media-purge-silences-hundreds-of-conservative-libertarian-channels-before-mid-term-election/

90-Year-Old Philosopher Priest: Pope Francis is at the Center of Church’s Current Crisis

“Pope Bergoglio himself seems willing to talk about almost every subject but his own beliefs and record,” said Jesuit Father James V. Schall. “The crisis at this stage, whether we like it or not, is precisely about the present pope, what he believes and which decisions he made.” “It is not directly about whether Catholicism is objectively true or not,” he continued. “Rather it is a question of whether the Catholic Church is consistent with its own teachings.”  By suggesting that this crisis is the “greatest” in the Church’s history, critics are taking the Church at its own word, wrote Schall.  Read more:  https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/90-year-old-philosopher-priest-pope-francis-is-at-the-center-of-churchs-cur?utm_content=buffer12acd&utm_medium=CRC%2BBuffer&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=CRC

Trump Picks Openly Gay Member of LGBT Law Group for Liberal Ninth Circuit Court

Another homosexual judge with ties to a LGBT legal group is among President Donald Trump’s latest batch of judicial nominees, this time to the influential Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Bumatay would be the nation’s second openly homosexual federal appeals court judge and the first on the Ninth Circuit. The White House’s press release also notes that he’s a member of the Tom Homann LGBT Law Association, an organization dedicated to the “advancement of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues throughout California and the nation.”  Read more:  https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trump-picks-member-of-lgbt-law-group-for-liberal-ninth-circuit-court?utm_content=buffer82ffb&utm_medium=CRC%2BBuffer&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=CRC