Strang Report, by Steven Strang, Founder of Charisma magazine

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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

Liberty Counsel Files Final Brief in Homosexual Adoption Case

On Monday Liberty Counsel filed a Reply Brief at the Florida Supreme Court, in which it argued that The Florida Bar should remain neutral in the homosexual adoption controversy. In addition to Liberty Counsel, the Petitioners include Anita Staver, President of Liberty Counsel, and Scott Dixon, affiliate attorney for Liberty Counsel. Liberty Counsel represents the interests of its staff and affiliate attorneys who are licensed by the Bar.

Liberty Counsel filed a Petition at the Florida Supreme Court on February 27; the Bar filed its Response and on March 23 Liberty Counsel filed its Reply. In its Response, the Bar admits that it is prohibited from taking sides on this or any other issue that has the potential of causing deep philosophical or emotional division among a substantial segment of the Bar. The Bar argues that the Family Law Section, membership in which is voluntary, is filing the brief, not the Bar itself, and that having only one law firm and two attorneys object does not make an issue divisive among a substantial segment of the Bar. read more

Newt Gingrich Launches Effort to Mobilize Evangelicals

Note from Steve: As many evangelicals are saying the Republican Party is ignoring their socially conservative agenda for a more fiscally conservative focus, U.S. News & World Report recently reported that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has launched an organization centered on mobilizing religious conservatives. I thought you'd be interested in this. You can read more about it here. read more

African American Pastor Sent to Jail for Offering Abortion Alternatives on Public Sidewalk

On March 20 the Rev. Walter Hoye of Berkeley, Cali., was ordered to serve 30 days in county jail by Judge  Stuart Hing of the Alameda Superior Court. The Rev. Hoye had been found guilty on Jan. 15, of unlawfully approaching two persons entering an abortion clinic in Oakland. Judge Hing had also ordered him to stay one hundred yards away from the abortion clinic for three years.  However, Hoye refused this term of probation and would not agree to a stay-away order. Therefore, the judge denied the defense motion to stay the sentence pending appeal. Hoye was taken into custody from the courtroom. read more

Pro-Life Leaders will Pray on Opening Day of Tiller Trial


A group of pro-life leaders from all over the country are gathering in Wichita to pray for justice on the opening day of the criminal trial of late-term abortionist George Tiller.

There will be a press conference and prayer vigil outside the Sedgwick County Courthouse, located at Main and Central in Wichita, Kansas, at 8:00 AM. read more

Undercover Student Videos Help De-Fund Planned Parenthood in California

Undercover videos produced by Live Action Films were used to help strip Planned Parenthood of the $292,000 in taxpayer funds it received from Orange County, CA. The videos, part of the ongoing Mona Lisa Project, clearly show Planned Parenthood employees ignoring the sexual abuse of minors, which mandatory reporting laws require clinicians to report.

Mark Bucher, a local resident and board member of the Family Action PAC, saw the videos and decided to find out if Orange County gave taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood. Bucher proceeded to uncover an intricate money trail unknown even to the Orange County Board of Supervisors, and found that Planned Parenthood received funds through the Orange County Health Care Agency but was never identified as the recipient. read more

Spiritual, Cultural and Political Issues

Since I started the Strang Report a year ago what I write on a weekly basis is a commentary that is more or less in the same style, tone and length of my monthly column in Charisma. I'm wanting to shift to give you important information and articles that come into my computer inbox on a daily basis about many of the important issues that are facing our nation from a spiritual, cultural, and political point of view. Comment on this article to let me if you like this new format. read more
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