Focus on the Family joins evangelical call for immigration reform 2

From the Los Angeles Times

Jim Daly, the head the conservative radio-based ministry Focus on the Family has joined dozens of evangelical leaders to push for immigration reform that would include a path to legal residency or citizenship for those in the country without legal status.

More than 100 pastors, academic leaders and others endorsed the “Evangelical Statement of Principles for Immigration Reform,” unveiled Tuesday, which calls for bipartisan legislation protecting family unity and guaranteeing secure borders. The group said it is planning a radio ad campaign to support its push.

“Our national immigration laws have created a moral, economic and political crisis in America,” the statement reads. “We urge our nation’s leaders to work together with the American people to pass immigration reform that embodies these key principles and that will make our nation proud.”

Some evangelical leaders, including Leith Anderson, president of the National Assn. of Evangelicals, and Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, have pushed for immigration reform for the last few years. But this is the first time the Colorado-based ministry founded by James Dobson has joined the call.

“I signed on to this statement because immigration reform is more than an ‘issue’ to families -– it profoundly affects their stability, structure and quality of life,” Daly said in a statement.

“I’m encouraged that more than 100 evangelical leaders, who have some pretty significant differences of opinion on matters of theology and public-policy advocacy, have come together to declare with one voice that our government must respect and balance both the rule of law and the God-given humanity of all people in working toward an immigration solution that puts principles ahead of politics.”

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Free State Project News – June 2012 Reply

From the President’s Desk


Before we get to what’s on everyone’s mind–Porcfest, of course!–a giant THANK YOU to the community for pledging to hire Chris Lopez as an independent contractor to handle the FSP’s administrative work. If you pledged, please follow this link to make your donation now. Chris will be working closely with me, and Chris Lawless, on various projects, including database management, website updates, welcome letters, and much more. Thank YOU for making this a wonderful, voluntary win-win solution for both Chris and the FSP.


The Free State Project’s ninth annual Porcfest starts soon! This year, in addition to more focus on family fun, we have introduced the Very Important Porcupine program to reward our donors, invited speakers and doers with special perks. Thank you for your continued support!

The schedule is chock full of awesomesauce: speakers, panels, roasts (both comedy and pork), firearm etiquette classes and shoots, kids carnival, movie nights, the one-pot cook-off, hikes, Alt-Expo, Soap Box Idol, the Future of the FSP, and more.

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Congratulations to Gareth Porter, reporter for InterPress Service and frequent contributor, for winning the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism in London. This honor is for his outstanding research into the military’s targeted killing strategy in Afghanistan.

Also congratulations are due for our Director of Operations Angela Keaton for being nominated for the Zoe Taylor Award as “an outstanding female activist who has shown courage, principle, and virtue through her activism.” The award “will be presented before the screening of Silver Circle on Thursday, June 21.”

Angela recently appeared on both the Angel Clark and the Valerie Sargent Martin shows.

Our News Editor Jason Ditz will be on Don Griffin’s show to discuss drones, Monday at 2:00 PM ET on KJSL Truth Talk 630. Listen live!


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More insanity from Brave New World’s leading nation. It’s hard to believe these people are the descendants  of the Vikings.

SORMLAND, Sweden, June 11 (UPI) — Left Party members of a Swedish county council said they want to encourage men using the council’s toilets to sit during urination.

The Left Party in Sormland said it wants the Sormland County Council to pass a motion requiring toilets reserved for stand-up urination to be labeled, Swedish news agency TT reported Monday.

The party said sit-down urination is more hygienic and reduces the risk of bathroom users having to negotiate their way around puddles en route to the toilet.


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The Indiana State Medical Association and the Illinois State Medical Society have both introduced resolutions to the American Medical Association supporting Federal legislation and/or regulations to require labeling of food with genetically engineered ingredients and they need your support today. Right now, the American Medical Association is accepting public comments until Monday, June 4th.


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One of President Barack Obama’s former professors appears to have turned against him, according to a recent YouTube video.

“President Obama must be defeated in the coming election,” Roberto Unger, a longtime professor at Harvard Law School who taught Obama, said in a video posted on May 22. “He has failed to advance the progressive cause in the United States.”


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Ferdinand Bardamu, master of ceremonies at the seminal mansophere blog In Mala Fide, has opted to take his website to the cyber-scrapheap while he heads for some ill-defined greener pastures. I don’t know Ferd personally, though he has been kind enough to link to many of my articles, and I will always adore the implacably profane honesty of the opening sentence of his review of The Columbine Pilgrim (“Holy fuck, this is one messed-up book.”); thus, I wish him well.

Ferd and I recently engaged in a vigorous exchange of ideas on the subject of embracing one’s “beta”-hood vs. striving to be “alpha”; though Ferd’s side of the debate isn’t curently available, you can see my two articles, “In Defense of Squares” and “Reply to Bardamu” ( Though we differed radically in our perspectives, it was an amicable debate. It has been eye-opening for me to discover and explore the online “manosphere” lately, as its adherents are one segment of the uneasy coalition of malcontents with modernity that make up the Alternative Right.