Same-Sex Parenting: Unpacking the Social Science

February 25, 2015 by Deb Wagner No Comments
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By John B. Londregan, The Witherspoon Institute, Feb. 24, 2015 For some people, scientific research on the subject of same-sex parenting is irrelevant. A new volume is meant for those who still approach the topic of parenting and sexuality with open minds. According to the best data, average life outcomes for children raised by parents […]

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Franklin Graham, David Benham warn Charlotte’s Transgender Bathroom Rights Proposal would open door to sex predators, limit religious freedom

February 25, 2015 by Deb Wagner No Comments
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By Samuel Smith, Christian Post, Feb. 23, 2015 As the hometown of world-renowned Evangelist Billy Graham, Charlotte N.C., prepares to vote on whether to allow transgenders the right to use the public restrooms that are designated for the opposite sex, his son, Franklin Graham, is questioning the judgement of the city council for even considering […]

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Faith based women’s shelter in Solon expands

February 25, 2015 by Deb Wagner No Comments
Volunteers help prepare the expanded New Hope Women’s Shelter in Solon on Wednesday. Setting dressers in a dormitory are, from left, Clay Beaulieu, Rob Philpot and pastor Tim Hunt. Staff photo by David Leaming

The expansion, from 10 beds to a shelter that can house 28 women and children, has been in the works for about three years. (The shelter is associated with New Hope Evangelical Free Church.) By Rachel Ohm, Kennebec Journal, Feb. 21, 2015 Nilsa Rodriquez came to Maine after struggling to earn her General Educational Development […]

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Wash. floral artist’s home, savings at risk of state seizure after court ruling

February 25, 2015 by Deb Wagner No Comments
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Alliance Defending Freedom, Feb. 18, 2015 A state judge ruled Wednesday that Washington floral artist and grandmother Barronelle Stutzman must provide full support for wedding ceremonies that are contrary to her faith – a decision at odds with the views of most Americans according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. The court claims that Stutzman’s […]

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Faith Matters in Maine – February 23, 2015

February 22, 2015 by Deb Wagner No Comments
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Faith Matters in Maine Update – February 22, 2015

February 22, 2015 by Deb Wagner No Comments
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        Many of us are concerned and often complain about the political conditions of our state and country. Most of us would agree complaining accomplishes little. As a matter fact, we often hear, “Don’t complain unless you are willing to do something about it.” One of the most egregious concerns that needs […]

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Can you testify in Augusta to strengthen parental consent?

February 18, 2015 by Deb Wagner No Comments
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The 127th Legislature is gearing up for public hearings and one of the first bills to be scheduled soon is LD 83 “An Act To Strengthen the Consent Laws for Abortions Performed on Minors and Incapacitated Persons” sponsored by Senator Paul Davis of Piscataquis. Minors can’t get an aspirin at school, but they can get […]

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Resign? Southern Baptists voted for judges to ‘resist’

February 18, 2015 by Deb Wagner No Comments
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By Will Hall, Christian Examiner, Feb. 16, 2015 Nashville, Tenn. – Russell D. Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, a national entity charged with representing Southern Baptists’ beliefs on issues of culture and public policy, told Baptist Press, the SBC’s official news service, that a judge or other government […]

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Respect Life Day at the Capitol

February 18, 2015 by Deb Wagner No Comments
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Maine Right to Life will host the annual Respect Life Day at the Capitol in Augusta on Thursday, Feb. 26 from 9 am until 1 pm in the 2nd Floor Hall of Flags. The Christian Civic League will join Maine’s vast network of “Respect Life” organizations as they provide an informational and educational venue for […]

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Fifty shades of shame — The evolution of pornography

February 18, 2015 by Deb Wagner No Comments
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By Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., AlbertMohler.com, Feb. 13, 2015 The release of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, timed for Valentine’s Day, is a more important and lamentable event than many Christians may realize. What the movie represents is nothing less than the evolution of pornography in an age increasingly distant from a biblical […]

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Religious Liberty and the role of the Pastor

February 18, 2015 by Deb Wagner No Comments
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We hope you can join us Wednesday April 8th and Thursday 9th at a briefing designed exclusively for pastors! This briefing, held in Waterville, ME, is sponsored by Watchmen on the Wall, a ministry of Family Research Council. At this briefing, you will hear from a powerful team of dynamic speakers who are passionate about […]

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Faith Matters in Maine – February 16, 2015

February 16, 2015 by Deb Wagner No Comments
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Faith Matters in Maine Update – February 15, 2015

February 16, 2015 by Deb Wagner No Comments
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        On Wednesday, February 18, hundreds of thousands of Christians around the world are committing to praying for 40 days, asking God to change hearts concerning the atrocities of abortion. I urge you to go to 40daysforlife.com to learn about this international prayer vigil and consider joining the local campaign in Augusta. […]

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A key victory for religious freedom: Yes, religious employers can hire (and fire) for religious reasons

February 11, 2015 by Deb Wagner No Comments
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By David French, National Review Online, Feb. 5, 2015 On the morning of the National Prayer Breakfast, where official Washington unites — briefly — to hail religious liberty and honor our nation’s faith-filled past and present, a federal court of appeals provided tangible evidence of America’s constitutional commitments to religious institutions. In Alyce Conlon v. […]

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Montana ruling allows state to keep ‘vigorously defending’ parental consent law: AG

February 11, 2015 by Deb Wagner No Comments
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LifeSiteNews.com, Feb. 5, 2015 In a win for young pregnant girls and their families, the Montana Supreme Court overturned a district court ruling keeping the State from upholding parental notification and consent laws for minors seeking an abortion. The 2014 decision prohibiting the State of Montana from defending the constitutionality of the 2011 Parental Notification […]

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