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Senator Jeff Flake

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Republican Senator Threatens to Hold Up His Own Party’s Judicial Nominees

Bruce Hausknecht

Senator Jeff Flake (R – AZ) is retiring from the Senate this January, but not before attempting to block the confirmation of his own party’s judicial nominees in the remaining lame duck session. Why? 

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More Marijuana: Bad News for Babies

Jeff Johnston

Much of the media attention in the election was on the struggle for control of the U.S. Senate and House, but Focus on the Family was also watching other ballot measures because of their effects on children and families. 

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Marijuana on the Ballot – 2018

Bruce Hausknecht

Ballot issues seeking to legalize medical and recreational marijuana use continue this year. As of September 2018, 31 states and Washington D.C. have legalized medical marijuana, while 16 states have passed recreational marijuana laws. On November 6, voters in four states will decide on ballot issues legalizing one or the other. 

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Pro-Life Victories in Missouri

Brittany Raymer

The state of Missouri has been active in trying to protect life both at the city and state level. This week, it was announced that certain pro-life organizations, including a home for pregnant women, have won a legal battle and have been exempted from a St. Louis city ordinance that would have required them to incorporate pro-abortion elements into their operations. 

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Raising Healthy Kids in a Sexually Broken World

Jeff Johnston

Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in the U.S., evidence of the continued broken sexual ethic in our culture. How can parents help prepare and encourage their children to live out healthy biblical sexuality?

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Yes, Counseling Can Help with Unwanted Same Sex Attraction

Jeff Johnston

You’ve probably heard a steady drumbeat of messages in the mainstream media claiming that counseling for unwanted same-sex attraction is harmful.  However, a new report published on the topic found that religious men with unwanted homosexuality – identity, behavior and attractions – were greatly helped by a variety of methods, including support groups and professional therapy.

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Radical Pro-Abortion Event Tours U.S.

Brittany Raymer

You may have heard that a national tour called “Rise Up for Roe” recently made the rounds in several metropolitan areas.   

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Transgender Entertainment and Your Child

Jeff Johnston

YouTube is a powerful information source in the culture. As many as 5 billion videos are watched on YouTube each day. Some of these video messages include the topic of gender confusion and are impacting children and teenagers.

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Biblical Citizenship

What ended the Roman Empire's vicious — and wildly popular — blood sport, the gladiatorial games? In large part, Christians did. More precisely, one single Christian.

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Planned Parenthood Update

Focus on the Family Issue Analysts

Planned Parenthood recently released what it calls a “manifesto”, entitled Unstoppable, for the upcoming midterm elections. 

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