1. Employment Non-Discrimination Act; a proposed federal bill that would force ministries to hire people who oppose the beliefs or values of the organization.

2. Vaughn Walker; California judge who overturned Proposition 8, a State Constitutional Marriage Amendment that defined marriage as a union of one man and one woman.

3. Julea Ward and Jennifer Keeton; two women expelled from Master’s programs in counseling at two different universities because they wouldn’t deny their faith and affirm the homosexual lifestyle.

4. Elena Kagan; President Obama’s radical appointment to the Supreme Court bench. While serving under the Clinton Administration, Kagan successfully conspired to twist unfavorable evidence against partial birth abortion to deceive the Supreme Court.

5. Christians denied their civil rights and falsely arrested for disorderly conduct at an annual Arab festival in Michigan for peacefully sharing the gospel. They were falsely arrested in 2009, too.

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Top 10 Prayers Every Catholic Child Should Know

Teaching your children how to pray can be a daunting task. The best place to start is with common prayers for children that can be easily memorized. Children who are making their First Communion should have memorized most of the following prayers, while the Grace Before and After Meals and the Guardian Angel Prayer are prayers that even very young children can learn by repeating them daily.

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Top Ten Things to Know about Advent

The local radio stations are already playing Christmas music and everyone is already talking about the “Christmas” season–but it’s not yet Christmas – this Sunday begins Advent, the season for preparing for Christmas.

So what is Advent and why is it important? Advent is a time to prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ. It has a quasi-penitential theme, and this can be a strong antidote against the consumerism of our nation and time.

I was recently wondering about the origins of Advent and its history. So I did a little research and came up with the Top Ten Things You Need to Know about Advent:

Read the article on Taylor Marshall’s blog