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Grand News: I'll Be a Granddad Soon!

A few times in life there is such great news that you want to tell everyone. Today is such a day. I've just found out my son Cameron and his wife, Maya, will make me a granddad next October. Maya went to the doctor today for her 12-week sonogram.



For me the only way to get out the news quickly is to share it with the 26,000 who read my Strang Report each week. So I hope you'll rejoice with me on this grand news, even though it's so personal in nature and not the usual commentary on social issues that I usually deal with.



Next week the Strang Report will begin coming out twice a week instead of just weekly.



And I now have a twitter account. If you were following me at www.twitter.com/sstrang, you would have received this grand news a few hours ago.



God bless you and have a grand weekend.



Steve Strang read more

Tony Perkins Responds to Obama's Invitation to Dungy

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement in response to President Obama's invitation to Tony Dungy, former coach of the Indianapolis Colts, to join the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.



"I was pleased to hear that Tony Dungy, former coach of the Indianapolis Colts, has been asked to serve on the President's Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. I may not be a sports buff, but I've always been a fan of men of character. Tony Dungy has been that for me and for countless Americans who admire him - not just for his victories on the field but in life. He has used his celebrity platform to promote adoption, prison ministry, family values, outreach to the poor, and simple Christian decency. read more

Tony Dungy

Obama Selects Tony Dungy for His Faith-Based Council

Though not officially confirmed by the Obama administration, U.S. News & World Report has verified that President Obama has invited former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy to be part of the President's Advisory Council for his Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. You can read more about here.

Click here to read Tony Perkins' response to Obama's invitation.

Other members of the council include:

Pastor Joel C. Hunter, Senior Pastor, Northland, a Church Distributed
Orlando, FL

Richard Stearns, President, World Vision
Bellevue, WA read more

Obama Judge: "No" to Jesus, "Yes" to Allah

President Barack Obama's first judicial nominee, David Hamilton, is a former ACLU attorney, who as a federal trial judge issued a court ruling that said "No" to Jesus and "Yes" to Allah.

In 2005, this former ACLU activist ordered the Speaker of the Indiana House to immediately stop "sectarian prayers" at the opening of the legislative session. Hamilton ruled that prayers "using Christ's name or title" were unconstitutional. In a post-judgment motion for this same case, Hamilton ruled that prayers said to "Allah" were acceptable. read more

Late-term Abortionist George Tiller Acquitted, New Charges Filed

Just after a jury in Sedgwick County, Kansas, returned not guilty verdicts in the criminal case against late-term abortionist George Tiller, the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KSBHA) released to the public a petition it filed in December listing eleven allegations against Tiller's license reports Operation Rescue.

According to a statement released by the KSBHA, "Violations alleged include performing an abortion on a fetus that was viable without having a documented referral from another physician not legally or financially affiliated with him; unprofessional or dishonorable conduct or professional incompetency; and commitment of acts likely to deceive, defraud or harm the public." read more

Gay Miltary

Democrat Bill Will Overturn Military Policy On Homosexuals

San Francisco Values Democrat Ellen Tauscher (CA) has introduced H.R. 1283, the "Military Readiness Enhancement Act Of 2009." She already has 136 co-sponsors.


Her misnamed bill should be called the "Legalization Of Sodomy On The Battlefield and Barracks Act" to more accurately describe what the legislation will legalize.

The bill will amend Title 10 of the United States Code to replace the current policy on homosexuals with a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. read more

Culture War Watch

I've gotten good response to my new format.  I've added a link to a page where you can put your comments on the overall column in addition to commenting on each article.  Each time we issue the Strang Report we'll try to bring you what I consider the most interesting timely news of what is happening in what some have called "the cultural wars," including spiritual, cultural and political trends.

You may be interested to know our company has its own social networking site at ChristianLife.com.  I invite you to try it out.  It is very similar to Facebook, only Christian. If you join, be sure to add me as a friend.  And if you tweet, you can follow me at twitter.com/sstrang. read more

Dr. Alveda King: A Weekend of Injustice

Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life and the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., commented today on the shooting of four Oakland police officers and the jailing of an Oakland pro-life activist last Friday.

"Four Oakland policemen were gunned down over the weekend while serving as protectors of human life," said Dr. King. "They will be forever heroes, victims of injustice. Only hours before they were struck down, however, another hero who tried to protect the innocent, Rev. Walter Hoye, was to a much lesser extent a victim of injustice as well. read more

Judge Rules Morning-After Pill Available to 17 Year Olds

A judge ruled March 23 that the controversial morning-after pill Plan B be available to 17 year olds without a prescription. U.S. District Judge Edward R. Korman also ordered the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reconsider whether to make the drug available to girls of all ages without a prescription.

"Judge Korman based his decision on political talking points rather than facts. The FDA has never approved that a high-dose of a drug be available without a prescription when a lower dose of the same drug requires a prescription. But now an activist judge has ordered that minor girls have access to this drug without medical oversight or parental knowledge," stated Wendy Wright, President of Concerned Women for America. read more

Dictionary Redefines Marriage to Include Homosexuals

WorldNet Daily recently reported that Merriam-Webster, one of the nations most well known dictionary companies, has expanded the definition of marriage to include the uniting of “a person of the same sex in a relationship.”

Click below to watch the video. read more

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