Focus on the Family Citizen® magazine

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Passing on Principles

Less than two years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court redefined marriage to be the union of any two people—not just a husband and wife.

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Media Malpractice

Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer

In their investigation for a documentary film about Kermit Gosnell, a pair of investigative journalists uncovered so much previously unpublished material they couldn’t include that they wrote a book. One chapter examines the role the overtly pro-abortion media played in what took place—and how Christians, pro-life advocates and social media forced them to do their jobs.

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Can A Baby Have Three Biological Parents?

Glenn Stanton

It may seem far-fetched, but it’s already happened. Welcome to the next chapter of genetic bioengineering.

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A Last Chance At Life

Mark Mellinger

Right-to-try laws are providing a glimmer of hope for the terminally ill, and appear well on their way to becoming national policy.

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Weed Killers

Matt Kaufman

Bucking a national trend, Arizona voters said ‘No’ to legalized pot, thanks to some tireless anti-drug campaigners—and some energized Christians.

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The Power of Your Platform

Karla Dial

There’s been a lot of anger in the airwaves lately. And it seems to center largely around two words: Fake news.

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Altered States

Matt Kaufman

The elections opened new opportunities for cultural conservatives in several states—and at least one already has seen results.

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Suffer the Children

Karla Dial

The sex trafficking of minors is an issue Citizen takes extremely seriously. In 2014, Focus on the Family helped pass a law in Colorado that levied stiffer penalties on those convicted of this crime.

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Bar Wars

Bruce Hausknecht

The Left is now going after the conscience rights of the legal profession—and using lawyers to do it.

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Shut Down

Karla Dial

An international Web site accused of helping pimps more easily sell underage children for sex just shuttered its adult-services section. But the fight is far from over.

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Turning the Page

Karla Dial

For years, Backpage.com has hosted ads for all kinds of items for sale—including children being sold for sex. And so far, the site has avoided criminal charges or civil damages for that activity. But that could be changing soon.

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Going to Pot

Focus on the Family Issue Analysts

Voters in four states—California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada—voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use last November, despite growing evidence from Colorado showing the policy’s deleterious effects.

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Powerful People

Karla Dial

A few days before this issue went to press, I had a conversation with a person who runs an anti-trafficking organization that will be featured in Citizen a few months from now.

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Citizenship, Faith and Patriotism

Tim Goeglein

A clash over the national anthem has sparked a broad discussion about patriotism.

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Born Winners

Matt Kaufman

The cast of the reality show Born This Way are showing the world what adults with Down Syndrome can do—and in the process, sending a pro-life message in every episode.

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Immigration, the United Nations and the New Globalism

How much of our foreign policy is now being influenced by the U.N.?

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Miracle on 22nd Street

Karla Dial

How faith-based organizations bought a former abortion facility and are turning it into a memorial to the preborn.

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Halted In Transition

Matt Kaufman

The federal government’s drive to make schools adopt its transgender policies has run into a roadblock, thanks to a federal judge in Texas.

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The Duty of Great Citizenship

Tim Goeglein

If you want to know the elements of good citizenship, look no further than a recent commencement address given by U.S.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

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Racing to Reconcile

Focus on the Family Issue Analysts

With our country divided along color lines more strongly than in several decades, some leaders of both church and state are now working to bridge the great divide.

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Faith Under Fire

Virginia Prodan

International human rights attorney Virginia Prodan knows what it means to live a life of faith under governmental persecution. And she survived an assassination attempt to tell the tale.

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Private Matters, Public Outrage

Matt Kaufman

The federal government is trying to force transgender restrooms and locker rooms on the nation—and has sparked a widespread backlash.

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Our Finest Hour

The Church has solutions to the nation’s issues that can’t be provided by government.

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