Wednesday

The Briefing 04-20-16

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  • Utah legislation recognizes pornography a problem—a health problem, that is, not a moral one
  • As polygamy is struck down in UT, Harvard law prof. argues for its constitutionality in NY
  • Obama Administration issues threats to states that have defunded Planned Parenthood
  • Morality and mortality are correlated in new study on wealth, geography, and life expectancy
Friday

The Briefing 04-15-16

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  • "Dismemberment" deemed too descriptive by pro-abortion activists fighting pro-life bill
  • Doctors train to kill in medical school, look to spread abortion access to underserved areas
  • Studies show sex-selective abortions taking place in Canada, thousands of missing girls
  • Attempt to raise cats "gender-neutral" fails at the vet where they must be sexed
Thursday

The Briefing 04-14-16

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  • The world is waking up to the harms of pornography, but glaringly missing is moral concern
  • Hollywood opposes anti-revenge-porn bill after realizing it could implicate their films
  • Prom dress controversy reveals society today is embarrassed more by modesty than immodesty
Wednesday

The Briefing 04-13-16

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  • Why can't positive reinforcement replace punishment in parenting? Children are born sinners.
  • Do women face "pregnancy penalties" at work? Only if motherhood and children are devalued.
  • John Kasich says he wouldn't sign "anti-LGBT" law, asks why we can't just agree to disagree
Tuesday

The Briefing 04-12-16

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  • Constitutionality trumps historicity: Christian mission's cross removed from LA county seal
  • Do tax assessors get to decide what is "necessary" for religious worship and instruction?
  • A Republic, if you can keep it: primaries have voters confused on nature of America's democracy
  • In Hollywood, the political choice is between liberal or even more liberal
  • Oxford theology students no longer required to study theology—Christian theology, that is.
Wednesday

The Briefing 04-06-16

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  • Both 2016 presidential frontrunners handed significant setbacks in Wisconsin primaries
  • Mississippi joins states standing for religious liberty, backlash sure to follow
  • Invasive government lawmakers propose sexual orientation appear on national census
  • Authority of Scripture, not social issues, root of Church of Scotland's decline
Tuesday

The Briefing 04-05-16

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  • News from Panama and Brazil reveals massive corruption among global leaders, esp. dictators
  • Role reversal: Children acting like adults and adults like children is detrimental to both
  • Philosophy prof. makes waves by calling both believers and atheists to doubt—on Easter
Friday

The Briefing 04-01-16

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  • Trump reveals ignorance on historic pro-life position in interview, recants hours later
  • Obama's FDA modifies label on abortion drug making abortion-on-demand even more of a reality
  • Time magazine uses pornographic cover for story on the harmful effects of pornography
Thursday

The Briefing 03-31-16

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  • Corporate America sees big business in joining the moral revolution
  • Same-sex marriage "messaging tactics" are being easily adapted by climate policy advocates
  • Evangelical identity crisis: Are Trump's evangelical supporters really evangelical?
  • Hedonism isn't disappearing, it's just looking for a buyer: Playboy looks to sell franchise
Wednesday

The Briefing 03-30-16

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  • Unity at the expense of integrity: British Baptists send mixed signals on SSM
  • Easter-less Easter eggs spark controversy in UK, but Christ-less secularism the bigger issue
  • Even as Britain is post-Christian, its secular society still benefits from Christian ideals
  • North Carolina Attorney General states he will refuse to defend recently passed bathroom law
  • In possible tip of the hand, SCOTUS requests additional briefs filed in contraceptive case
Tuesday

The Briefing 03-29-16

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  • Theology matters: Georgia gov. who vetoed religious liberty bill member of liberal church
  • North Carolina passes bill banning biological men from the ladies' room, backlash ensues
  • Tragic irony: Cosmo mocks Indiana bill banning Down syndrome abortion while promoting model with Downs
Monday

The Briefing 03-28-16

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  • Christians in Pakistan gathered in a park for Easter massacred by Taliban suicide bomber
  • Aftermath of Brussels attack reveals massive intelligence failures and further vulnerability
  • Brothers in crime: Why are so many family members involved in Islamic terrorism together?
  • Europe's secular project splitting at the seams as nation states lack common worldview
  • 21 years later, justice is served: Radovan Karadzic convicted of genocide at the Hague
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