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Roundup: The Pope, Anti-Gay Hate Groups, and the Mormons

The Pope says heterosexual couples can use condoms too; the Family Research Council (and others) are named as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center; and the Mormon church takes their social issue handbook public.

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Roundup: Australian Senator Claims Women Would Have Late Term Abortions for Pay

An Australian senator blocks paid leave because it will cause “drug addicts and welfare cheats” to have late term abortions.

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Hate Crimes Laws: A Conspiracy to “Eradicate” the Christian Right?

That weak and long-suffering entity known as the Christian Right is claiming that efforts to outlaw targeted hate crimes against homosexual persons through legislation constitute “a guarded effort to ‘eradicate’ their beliefs.”

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Religious Tyranny Shames Religion

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has debased itself by turning into a lobbying group of the most aggressive and inappropriate sort.

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Crisis Pregnancy Center Report Reveals Accidental Truths

The Family Research Council’s report Wednesday commemorating 40 years of crisis pregnancy centers inadvertently confirms a dirty little secret of public health: $200 million per year is being spent on reproductive health care provided by amateurs.

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Roundup: Michael Steele Finds Room in His Tent for Pro-Choice Republicans

Michael Steele finds room in his tent for pro-choice Republicans, but others don’t want to share their campsite; Mike Huckabee remains coy about his intentions for the next Presidential campaign, but he nonetheless played the politician/campaigner at the “Values Voter Summit” this past weekend in Washington, DC. And South Dakota receives a grant for facilitating adoption of children in foster care.

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Values Voters Summit Promotes ‘New Masculinity’ of Ignorance and Fury

The Family Research Council wants you to be manly. So the Values Voter Summit, the annual confab of ultra-conservative political and religious leaders, tried to be hip with a fundamentalist-inspired reenactment of “Mad Men.”

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Conservatives Lean on Abortion to Distract from Health Care Crisis

Since “Save America’s Insurance Companies” is hardly a winning rallying cry, conservative groups are calling on their reliable foe/political friend, abortion.

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VIDEO: You’ll Be “Forced to Pay for Abortions” says Anti-Choice Healthcare Attack Ad

The Family Research Council has released an ad attacking health care reform, specifically the mythical assumption that proposed health care reform would force Americans into an insurance policy that covers abortion care.

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Sexual Health Ignorance Comes From Above

How long is sex education going to be marginalized, hindered, or just ignored?

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