Saturday, January 06, 2018

Religious Liberty Is Eroding in Canada; Homeschoolers Get a Lump of Coal from Congress...more

Religious Liberty Is Eroding in Canada. Here’s What Americans Should Learn   ...Last month, Alberta’s Child and Family Services barred a Christian couple from adopting a child because their religious views about sexuality—views shared by orthodox Jews and Muslims—were incompatible with “the official position of the Alberta government.”

The Ministry of Children’s Services stated that the couple’s belief that sexuality should not be experienced or explored until a person is married, would not create a “safe, healthy, loving, and inclusive home.”

And in June, Ontario passed a law that gave state agencies the power to prevent families from adopting or fostering children if the parents would not affirm the child transitioning their “gender identity” from male to female or vice-versa, calling such a denial “child abuse.”...

University Researcher Suspended for Selling Body Parts From Aborted Babies ...A researcher at the University of New Mexico was suspended for selling the body parts of aborted babies to a company in Michigan.

Yesterday evening, the Albuquerque Journal released a story after receiving an internal memo from the University of New Mexico (UNM) stating that UNM researcher Dr. Robin Ohls was suspended and barred from her lab. It was discovered Ohls sent baby body parts acquired from Southwestern Women’s Options (SWO) and transferred them to a Michigan company...

 Health Insurance Premiums Rising as High as 265 in Virginia This Year
Health insurance premiums in Virginia’s individual marketplace are set to rise as high as 265 percent in this new year.

According to the Virginia State Corporation Commission’s Affordable Care Act filing data, the maximum allowable premium hike for Optima Health Plan customers is 265.5 percent, which represents the largest increases in the Virginia individual market next year. Some Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company health plans on the individual market are set to rise 168.6 percent in 2018.

The maximum allowable increases for Group Hospitalization and Medical Services, Inc. customers will be 213.2 percent in 2018, and some CareFirst BlueChoice, Inc. customers will be paying 162.5 percent more than they did in 2017....

Homeschoolers Get a Lump of Coal from Congress
The tax system overhaul passed just before Christmas hit an unexpected bump just hours after House lawmakers finished celebrating their historic vote. Several items ran afoul of Senate procedural rules and had to be pulled from the bill before final approval. One of those directly affected homeschooling families.

Under the bill, lawmakers expanded 529 educational savings accounts to include private K-12 schooling. They also attempted to include homeschool expenses, a tax benefit the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) has lobbied for since 2000.

“We were an inch away from victory,” said William Estrada, HSLDA’s director of federal relations...

Fixer Upper Stars Announce 5th Child, Cue the Backlash
The couple just revealed that they’re expecting their fifth child.

Cue the backlash. Because...leftists...


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