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Live Action plans exposé on Planned Parenthood sex-ed programs

By | 10.14.11 | 5:09 pm

Image by: Matt MahurinThe group that brought America “Undercover at Planned Parenthood,” a shaky, 11-minute video shot clandestinely by undercover anti-abortion-rights activists, is working on a new project aimed to convince more people that Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) does not deserve any federal funding for the non-abortion services it provides More…

Congress to address anti-abortion-rights legislation, fetal heartbeats this week

By | 10.11.11 | 4:00 pm

Predictably, abortion was one of the leading foes at this year’s sixth annual Values Voter Summit, with presidential candidates and religious leaders receiving standing ovations for promising to overturn Roe v. Wade and for vilifying Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The weekend’s focus on Planned Parenthood and abortion rights is followed by a More…

Paul takes VV straw; Bachmann, Rubio suggested as VP candidates

By | 10.08.11 | 3:44 pm

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) was declared the winner of this year’s Values Voter Summit straw poll, taking 37 percent of the vote.

Glenn Beck says college should only be an option for those who can afford it

By | 10.08.11 | 3:10 pm

Glenn Beck, ardent supporter of the tea party movement, spent the majority of his speech at the Values Voter Summit Saturday attacking the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Fischer condemns gays, Muslims; Romney condemns Fischer

By | 10.08.11 | 11:34 am

As expected the American Family Association’s president, Bryan Fischer, delivered a Values Voter Summit speech rife with rhetoric some have called “unmitigated bigotry” and what presidential hopeful Mitt Romney indirectly called-out as “poisonous.”

“We should remember that decency and civility are values too,” Romney said at the end of More…

‘Morning in America’ host to Jeffress: ‘You did Rick Perry no good, sir’

By | 10.08.11 | 9:54 am

Bill Bennett, radio host of “Morning in America,” censured Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress during his comments at Saturday’s Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., criticizing the pastor for statements he made against presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s religion.

On Friday, Jeffress told TAI: “When the smoke clears it is going More…

At Values Voter Summit, controversial Texas pastor endorses Perry

By | 10.07.11 | 4:59 pm

Image by Matt MahurinUPDATED Oct. 8, with reaction from Planned Parenthood

Controversial Texas pastor Robert Jeffress introduced presidential candidate Rick Perry to the stage at this year’s Values Voter Summit, telling a jam-packed ballroom that the Texas governor deserves the presidency because he has a “strong commitment to biblical values.”

High-ranking GOPers promise continued anti-abortion push in 2012

By | 10.07.11 | 2:03 pm

House Speaker John Boehner told a crowd of thousands at the sixth annual Values Voter Summit in Washington D.C., that giving birth to 12 boys and girls probably was not convenient for his mother. But she did it, one at a time.

At Value Voters Summit, GOP leaders will share stage with controversial speakers

By | 10.06.11 | 4:56 pm

As the eve of this year’s Values Voter Summit approaches, presidential contender Mitt Romney has remained silent about sharing a stage with Bryan Fischer, the controversial president of the American Family Association, one of the sponsors of this weekend’s annual conference.

While Fischer has made headlines for his statements More…

Values Voter Summit partner pushes for abolishing IRS rule restricting religious leaders from politicking

By | 10.04.11 | 1:58 pm

Part of the mission of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), the public-policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, led by Richard D. Land, is to expand, generally, the freedom of religious groups to influence law and policy. This past Sunday, Land was among more than 400 religious More…