Deepening divide over climate change sparks fierce debate

By: Doug McKelway In the climate change debate, believers and skeptics alike have vastly different opinions based on widely divergent facts. That was illustrated by Wednesday’s release of “Climate Change Reconsidered II,” a study by the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change, which draws its conclusions from thousands of peer-reviewed papers, and which finds global warming to be an entirely manageable, if not beneficial, change in the climate. The report stands in stark contrast to the U.N.’s latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report of Continue reading →

Mozilla chief learns, if you don’t support gay marriage, you don’t deserve a job

By: Todd Starnes As we enter this golden age of tolerance and diversity, the nation’s gay rights community is sending a warning message to Americans: If you don’t support gay marriage, you don’t deserve a job. Apparently, Brendan Eich did not get that message. He’s the former chief executive officer at Mozilla, the technology group that gave us the Firefox Web browser. Eich resigned under a firestorm of controversy after it was revealed he had donated $1,000 in support of California’s Proposition 8, a ballot Continue reading →

Ex-Prostituted Women Blast UN and Amnesty Int’l

By Lisa Correnti NEW YORK, March 21 (C-FAM) Women rescued from prostitution are criticizing UN agencies and Amnesty International for trying to legalize prostitution insisting legalization would lead to more girls being trafficked, and transform pimps into legitimate businessmen. “When [UN personnel] work in a brothel then will I listen to their argument,” said one former prostituted woman referring to the newly-created agency called UN Women. “What the hell are they [Amnesty International] thinking,” said Rachel Moran, a former prostituted woman from Ireland. Author of Continue reading →

EMINENT FAILURE? Property at center of epic battle sits vacant in Conn.

See More on The controversial Supreme Court ruling that expanded eminent domain to give government the right to take private property to allow economic development may have been all for nothing, according to a report. Nine years after the high court sided with a Connecticut municipality in Kelo v. City of New London, a rulingAssociate Justice Antonin Scalia has likened to the court’s disastrous Dred Scott decision, the 90-acre plot once earmarked for office buildings, luxury apartments and a new marina, remains vacant. Seven Continue reading →

Are All Young People Deceived about Sexuality and Marriage?

Written By Laurie Higgins There is encouraging news to be found in the midst of what is most assuredly a culture darkening and coarsening as it moves away from Christ. It’s difficult to discern the encouraging news because our dominant news disseminators obscure it, but it’s there. Perhaps this glimmer of light is what Russell Moore calls the “prophetic voice” of the church whose contours are illuminated more brightly when the darkness threatens to engulf. Here’s one of the glimmering tidbits of encouraging news: Former Continue reading →

Is “sex worker” a legitimate phrase?

Contrary to the rhetoric of sex-worker advocacy groups, the vast majority of women working as prostitutes did not freely choose to do so. Human trafficking is a serious problem, and those who attempt to downplay its prevalence often have ulterior motives. This past December, California changed some laws regarding sex workers. Sex workers will now be eligible to receive victim compensation for rape. Previously, there was a regulation specifying that rape-related claims from sex workers didn’t count—a 1999 regulation that the California Victim Compensation and Continue reading →

Speaker: We must abolish sex trafficking

CRYSTAL LAKE – Two years after presenting “Nefarious: Merchant of Souls” at a local Patriots United-sponsored breakfast, Laila Mickelwait returned Saturday to talk of progress, and hindrances, in the ongoing fight against human trafficking. Mickelwait, manager of policy and public affairs for an organization called Exodus Cry, was the keynote speaker at this year’s Celebrating Life Unity Breakfast. About 400 people attended the fifth annual event sponsored by the Pro-Family pillar of Patriots United at D’Andrea Banquets in Crystal Lake. “I’m just so blown away Continue reading →

Sixteen Juveniles Recovered in Joint Super Bowl Operation Targeting Underage Prostitution

The FBI, in partnership with more than 50 law enforcement agencies, recovered 16 juveniles during an enforcement action focused on commercial child sex trafficking. Additionally, more than 45 pimps and their associates were arrested, some of whom claimed to have traveled to New Jersey from other states specifically for the purpose of prostituting women and children at the Super Bowl. “High-profile special events, which draw large crowds, have become lucrative opportunities for child prostitution criminal enterprises,” said Ron Hosko, assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Continue reading →