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Michael Harrington

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One of the entertainment industry’s biggest unions will pay for abortions

Wed, Aug 17, 2022 at 9:20 am

One of the entertainment industry’s biggest unions will pay for abortions

VERBATIM: The Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists say it will pay to help its members travel wherever they need to for an abortion. The decision is hardly surprising. A growing number of the country’s biggest entertainment companies, including Diney, Netflix and Warner Brothers have already gone all-in on abortion. Hollywood is also actively boycotting states that have passed pro-life laws. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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Disney does it again

Tue, Aug 16, 2022 at 9:33 am

Disney does it again. The giant entertainment company will reportedly feature a cross-dresser in it’s next superhero TV show — Ironheart. Drag performer Shea Coulee tells E News that he will be in the series, which is expected to hit the airwaves in the fall of next year. Disney has been pushing the LGBT agenda for several years, accelerating the effort shortly after Florida passed a new parental rights law. Disney’s later kids movie — Lightyear — features a homosexual kiss.

 

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Are you worshipping idols?

Thu, Aug 11, 2022 at 9:38 am

Are you worshipping idols?

VERBATIM: We’re not talking graven images of pagan deities here. A new poll from Life Way Research asks America’s Protestant pastors what modern day idols are influencing the church. Tops on their list is comfort, followed by security, money and approval. Life Way spokesman Scott McConnell says “Pastors acknowledge how divided their congregations’ allegiances can be. These gods don’t have a physical shrine, but they compete for the hearts of Christians.” Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

 

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Another major company endorses abortion

Mon, Aug 8, 2022 at 7:19 am

Another major company endorses abortion

VERBATIM: Indiana-based Eli Lilly is blasting the state for it’s new pro-life law, which bans abortion except in some cases — including rape, incest and the life of the mother. The pharmaceutical giant has released a statement saying “Given this new law, we will be forced to plan for more employment growth outside our home state.” Eli Lilly has joined a growing host of other U.S. firms that are offering to pay thousands of dollars to help employees obtain abortions. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

 

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Another victory for religious freedom

Wed, Aug 3, 2022 at 9:10 am

Another victory for religious freedom

VERBATIM: This one comes from Chicago where North Shore University HealthSystem has agreed to pay more than 10 million dollars to employees who were denied a religious exemption to the corona virus vaccine. The workers were represented by Liberty Counsel, which says “Let this case be a warning to employers that violated Title Seven. It is especially significant and gratifying that this first classwide COVID settlement protects health care workers.” Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

 

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There’s a battle brewing over the Biden administration’s latest LGBT edict

Fri, Jun 17, 2022 at 7:50 am

There’s a battle brewing over the Biden administration’s latest LGBT edict

VERBATIM: The USDA has issued a new rule that threatens to cut money money for poor kids school lunches in any state that does not adopt pro-LGBT non-discrimination policies. But 26 state Attorneys General say that’s a violation of the law and have released a letter to that effect. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis also criticized the Biden rule saying the president is “off his rocker to deny school lunch programs to states that don’t do transgender ideology in the schools.” Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

 

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The abortion rate is going up again

Wed, Jun 15, 2022 at 10:58 am

The abortion rate is going up again. According to the latest figures, the number and rate of abortions has increased in this country from 2017 to 2020 after a long decline. About one in five pregnancies ended in abortion in 2020 with more than 930,000 total abortions. The total was about 860,000 in 2017. Medication abortions, the two-drug combination sometimes called the “abortion pill,” accounted for 54% of abortions in 2020.

 

 

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Some church-goers are still missing

Tue, Jun 14, 2022 at 9:08 am

Some church-goers are still missing

VERBATIM: Many congregations are back up to full strength after people scattered during the pandemic. But Life Way Research reports that a lot of people still haven’t come back. Before Covid, 33% of Christian adults in this country were going to church once a week. Now only 25% are. Life Way spokesman Aaron Earls says “For the vast majority of still missing churchgoers, their absence is an unintentional new habit. They’ve gotten out of the practice of churchgoing.” Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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A new poll reveals how many transgender people there are in the U.S.

Thu, Jun 9, 2022 at 8:02 am

A new poll reveals how many transgender people there are in the U.S.

VERBATIM: There are very, very few — according to the numbers from the Pew Research Center. It finds that 1.6 percent of respondents say they are living as a different gender than the one they were born as. That would be about five million people in a nation of roughly 330 million. But, the Pew study finds that amongst young Americans, ages 18-to-29 over FIVE PERCENT say they are transgender — suggesting that the young are more open to transgenderism. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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The U.S Marines embrace LGBT Pride Month

Fri, Jun 3, 2022 at 7:28 am

The U.S Marines embrace LGBT Pride Month

VERBATIM: The Corps has released a tweet featuring rainbow colored bullets in the liner of a camoflauge combat helmet and the statement “Throughout June the USMC takes price in recognizing and honoring the contributions of our LGBT service members.” Conservatives are panning the tweet, as one might expect, but a lot of liberals are too. Some say they don’t want the homosexual agenda tainted by any connection to the armed forces. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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Most Americans support parental rights

Thu, Jun 2, 2022 at 9:52 am

Most Americans support parental rights

VERBATIM: A new poll asks a simple question: “Do parents have the constitutional right to make decisions for their children without government interference unless there is proof of abuse or neglect.?” 83% of respondents to the survey from the Parental Rights Foundation say YES. And that fundamental support for moms and dads to have the final say crosses political boundaries, as well as those of race, gender and age. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

 

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A North Carolina teacher sparks an uproar

Tue, May 31, 2022 at 9:29 am

A North Carolina teacher sparks an uproar

VERBATIM: It happened at Ballentine Elementary School in Fuquay-Varina where a pre-school teacher decided to use LGBT flash cards to teach students about colors. One of the cards featured a pregnant man, which confused some of the kids, who told their parents about it. The school has confiscated the cards and issued an apology. The company that made the reportedly provides a variety of LGBT flash cards, including one featuring “transgender animals.” Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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State Farm joins the woke brigade

Tue, May 24, 2022 at 8:56 am

State Farm joins the woke brigade

VERBATIM: The giant insurance company has begun a program that will distribute LGBT children’s books to libraries and community centers across the country. State Farm says it wants to “help diversify bookshelves with a collection of books to help bring clarity and understanding to the national conversation about Being Transgender, Inclusive and Non-Binary.” Hundreds of State Farm agents across the country have been drafted to deliver the books. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

 

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The Biden administration is appealing a federal court ruling that blocked the lifting of a pandemic-related asylum policy

Sun, May 22, 2022 at 8:15 pm

The Biden administration is appealing a federal court ruling that blocked the lifting of a pandemic-related asylum policy

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In a legal setback for President Biden, a federal judge in Louisiana refused to end Title 42 restrictions on migrants seeking asylum on the southern border. The restrictions have been in place since March 20-20 on grounds of preventing the spread of COVID-19. The White House disagrees with the court’s ruling and the Justice Department will appeal. In the meantime, the White House says the policy will continue to be enforced while the legal process plays out. GC, Wash.

 

 

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Most Americans do not support transgenderism

Thu, May 19, 2022 at 9:39 am

Most Americans do not support transgenderism

VERBATIM: A new poll from Summit.org and McLaughlin and Associates finds that 64% of respondents believe that transgenderism is NOT a health human condition. But in another telling statistic — HALF of the people who feel that way are afraid to say anything about it lest they offend someone. Summit president Dr. Jeff Myers says that despite the relentless transgender media campaign “these numbers show plainly that the vast majority of Americans aren’t buying what they’re being sold.” Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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A victory for religious freedom in North Dakota

Wed, May 18, 2022 at 8:49 am

A victory for religious freedom in North Dakota

VERBATIM: A federal district court in the state has issued an order that temporarily halts enforcement of two Biden administration mandates forcing religious employers and healthcare providers to pay for and perform sex-change operations. Christian Employers Alliance is being represented by Alliance Defending Freedom which says “All employers have the constitutional right to conduct their business and render treatment in a manner consistent with their deeply held religious beliefs.” Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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Security is being tightened up at pro-life clinics across the country

Wed, May 11, 2022 at 8:42 am

Security is being tightened up at pro-life clinics across the country

VERBATIM: Stanton Healthcare has facilities in a number of states and Director Nancy Ferris says “We have reviewed our safety procedures with staff and volunteers and we had our alarm systems tested.” That’s the order of the day following attacks by radical abortion advocates on pro-life clinics and churches in recent days. The mayhem follows the leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion that indicates the justices might be ready to repeal Roe versus Wade. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

 

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Samaritan’s Purse has found a new way to help in Ukraine

Sun, May 8, 2022 at 8:22 pm

Samaritan’s Purse has found a new way to help in Ukraine

VERBATIM: The giant Christian relief agency has done all the obvious things — providing food, clothing, medical supplies and other basic necessities to people fleeing the Russian invasion. But now Samaritan’s Purse is turning its attention specifically to the kids. Organizers are delivering backpacks to Ukraining youngsters, filled with teddy bears and other small toys, crayons, sketch pads — the kind of things that might, just for a few hours — distract a child from what’s going on around him. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

 

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The abortion rate is down

Fri, May 6, 2022 at 10:19 am

The abortion rate is down

VERBATIM: The latest from the Centers for Disease Control shows about 11 out of every 1,000 American women are having an abortion these days. It was 29-per-1000 back in 1980 — the all-time high. Experts say steady work over the last two decades by state legislatures to pass pro-life bills is the primary reason for the decline. Pro-life advocates are hoping the Supreme Court rolls back Roe versus Wade this summer allowing more states to put more laws in place. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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Amazon will pay to help its workers get abortions

Thu, May 5, 2022 at 9:47 am

Amazon will pay to help its workers get abortions

VERBATIM: The on-line retail giant says it will reimburse all U.S. employees up to 4,000 dollars each year for travel and lodging expenses associated with getting an abortion. If Roe versus Wade is actually overturned, there will be some parts of the country where getting an abortion will be nearly impossible and traveling out of state will be the only option. A growing number of big companies are vowing to pay to help women end their pregnancies, including Citigroup and Yelp. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

 

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Pastors list their biggest mental challenges

Tue, May 3, 2022 at 7:21 am

Pastors list their biggest mental challenges

VERBATIM: It’s no secret that America’s clergymen are under pressure these days. There’s not enough of them, the are often overworked and underpaid. But LifeWay Research wanted to find out what specifically troubles their minds. The results of their latest poll finds that Protestant pastors are most likely to list stress as their number one mental challenge. Discouragement comes in second, followed by loneliness and depression. A lot of clergy say they’re considering a different line of work. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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Parents are suing a Massachusetts school over transgenderism

Thu, Apr 28, 2022 at 8:55 am

Parents are suing a Massachusetts school over transgenderism

VERBATIM: Two couples accuse officials at Baird Middle School in Ludlow of encouraging their children to live as the opposite sex without the parents consent or even their knowledge. The Child and Parental Rights Campaign and the Massachusetts Family Institute are representing the plaintiffs. Similar complaints are being made against other schools across the country and are prompting some legislatures to consider parental rights laws. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

 

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The head of a teachers union talks war

Tue, Apr 26, 2022 at 8:49 am

The head of a teachers union talks war

VERBATIM: Several states are passing laws designed to keep young children from being taught about such things as transgenderism and Randi Weingarten doesn’t like it. The president of the American Federation of Teachers tells podcast host Rick Smith “This is propaganda. This is misinformation. This is the way in which wars start.” Weingarten, who is a lesbian, goes on to say that teachers must introduce kids as young as five to LGBT concepts “To keep them safe.” Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

 

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Pennsylvania school officials say no to an after school Satan club

Fri, Apr 22, 2022 at 10:03 am

Pennsylvania school officials say no to an after school Satan club

VERBATIM: On a vote of 8-to-1, Northern York County School Board has rejected a request for the establishment of a Satanic organization at the district’s elementary school. One parent wanted to set up the Satan Club as an alternative to an after-school Christian club that is meeting at several of the county’s districts. This is not an isolated incident. Other schools around the U.S. are embracing Satan clubs — including Jane Addams Elementary in Moline, Illinois. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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