Two very different film awards shows aired this past weekend: the Academy Awards, by and large exalting cultural libertinism, and the taped Movieguide Awards (from Feb. 7), celebrating traditional family values.

After being given the choice between reform school and the military, a juvenile delinquent of years past would sometimes be told, “The army will make a man out of you.” But today, critics may say, we can’t be sure what the army would make out of him — or what to make out of the army.

Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, is setting aside a reported $18 million to help in the campaigns of mostly Democratic candidates who make a woman's right to kill her pre-born baby a predominant campaign plank.

Lawmakers in Scotland approved controversial new legislation assigning an individual government overseer for every child to monitor their development.

Chalk up another victory for the gay and lesbian lobby. They managed to stir up so much of a ruckus that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a measure the State Legislature passed to safeguard the religious liberty of its citizens.

Coptic Christians from Egypt, the latest victims of violence in Benghazi.

With its latest hate-mongering tirades and paranoid theories, the extremist Southern Poverty Law Center, widely viewed as an anti-Christian hate group, has descended to comedic new lows, earning ridicule and criticism even from the establishment media that in the past has often parroted its screeds as credible.

Backing away from the controversy fueled by widespread negative media coverage, on February 26 Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed Senate Bill 1062, which would have amended Arizona’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act so that business owners could avoid participating in activities contrary to their religious beliefs.

A federal judge has struck down Texas' constitutional amendment, approved in 2005 by 76 percent of the state's voters, that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago ruled against the University of Notre Dame on February 21 — upholding a U.S. District Court judge’s earlier ruling that denied the university’s request for an injunction temporarily exempting it from complying with the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate.

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