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The funeral of President George H.W. Bush

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Eulogies for President George H.W. Bush

Bruce Hausknecht

It was a ceremony befitting the occasion at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday as the nation’s 41st President, George Herbert Walker Bush, was eulogized at his funeral service before being flown back to Texas for his burial. Every living former president was there. Stirring music and a powerful sermon from the Bush family pastor, Rev. Russell Levenson Jr., punctuated the pomp and ceremony of the occasion.

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Senator Jeff Flake

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Senate Judiciary Committee Cancels Hearings Amid Flake/Mueller Controversy

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, canceled a Thursday meeting of the committee at which six Circuit Court of Appeals nominees and 15 district judge nominees were scheduled for a vote by the 21-member body, before going to the Senate for a full confirmation vote.

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Senator Jeff Flake

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Republican Senator Threatens to Hold Up His Own Party’s Judicial Nominees

Bruce Hausknecht

Senator Jeff Flake (R – AZ) is retiring from the Senate this January, but not before attempting to block the confirmation of his own party’s judicial nominees in the remaining lame duck session. Why? 

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More Marijuana: Bad News for Babies

Jeff Johnston

Much of the media attention in the election was on the struggle for control of the U.S. Senate and House, but Focus on the Family was also watching other ballot measures because of their effects on children and families. 

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Marijuana leaf

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Marijuana on the Ballot – 2018

Bruce Hausknecht

Ballot issues seeking to legalize medical and recreational marijuana use continue this year. As of September 2018, 31 states and Washington D.C. have legalized medical marijuana, while 16 states have passed recreational marijuana laws. On November 6, voters in four states will decide on ballot issues legalizing one or the other. 

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The word Pro-life

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Pro-Life Victories in Missouri

Brittany Raymer

The state of Missouri has been active in trying to protect life both at the city and state level. This week, it was announced that certain pro-life organizations, including a home for pregnant women, have won a legal battle and have been exempted from a St. Louis city ordinance that would have required them to incorporate pro-abortion elements into their operations. 

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Raising Healthy Kids in a Sexually Broken World

Jeff Johnston

Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in the U.S., evidence of the continued broken sexual ethic in our culture. How can parents help prepare and encourage their children to live out healthy biblical sexuality?

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Yes, Counseling Can Help with Unwanted Same Sex Attraction

Jeff Johnston

You’ve probably heard a steady drumbeat of messages in the mainstream media claiming that counseling for unwanted same-sex attraction is harmful.  However, a new report published on the topic found that religious men with unwanted homosexuality – identity, behavior and attractions – were greatly helped by a variety of methods, including support groups and professional therapy.

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Radical Pro-Abortion Event Tours U.S.

Brittany Raymer

You may have heard that a national tour called “Rise Up for Roe” recently made the rounds in several metropolitan areas.   

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Transgender Entertainment and Your Child

Jeff Johnston

YouTube is a powerful information source in the culture. As many as 5 billion videos are watched on YouTube each day. Some of these video messages include the topic of gender confusion and are impacting children and teenagers.

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Cultural Issues in the Courts: February 2018 Update

Bruce Hausknecht

Bite-sized updates designed to keep you well-informed of how your values are being impacted by the courts.

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Cultural Issues in the Courts: January 2018 Update

Bruce Hausknecht

Bite-sized updates designed to keep you well-informed of how your values are being impacted by the courts.

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Cultural Issues in the Courts: October 2017 Update

Bruce Hausknecht

Bite-sized updates designed to keep you well-informed of how your values are being impacted by the courts.

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Cultural Issues in the Courts: September 2017 Update

Bruce Hausknecht

Bite-sized updates designed to keep you well-informed of how your values are being impacted by the courts.

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Cultural Issues in the Courts: July 2017 Update

Bruce Hausknecht

Bite-sized updates designed to keep you well-informed of how your values are being impacted by the courts.

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Cultural Issues in the Courts: May 2017 Update

Bruce Hausknecht

Bite-sized updates designed to keep you well-informed of how your values are being impacted by the courts.

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Cultural Issues in the Courts: April 2017 Update

Bruce Hausknecht

Bite-sized updates designed to keep you well-informed of how your values are being impacted by the courts.

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Cultural Issues in the Courts: March 2017 Update

Bruce Hausknecht

Bite-sized updates designed to keep you well-informed of how your values are being impacted by the courts.

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Cultural Issues in the Courts: February 2017 Update

Bruce Hausknecht

Bite-sized updates designed to keep you well-informed of how your values are being impacted by the courts.

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Cultural Issues in the Courts: January 2017 Update

Bruce Hausknecht

Bite-sized updates designed to keep you well-informed of how your values are being impacted by the courts.

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Cultural Issues in the Courts: August 2016 Update

Bruce Hausknecht

Bite-sized updates designed to keep you well-informed of how your values are being impacted by the courts.

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Cultural Issues in the Courts: July 2016 Update

Bruce Hausknecht

Bite-sized updates designed to keep you well-informed of how your values were impacted by the courts during the month of June, 2015.

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Cultural Issues in the Courts: May 2016 Update

Bruce Hausknecht

The battle between sexual and religious freedoms continues to wage on in federal courts. One state, North Carolina, has resisted pressure to retreat from its principled stand― even at the possible cost of federal funds. Learn more about North Carolina’s situation (here).

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