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Michael Harrington

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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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Twitter lowers the boom again

Thu, Apr 21, 2022 at 9:19 am

Twitter lowers the boom again

VERBATIM: The popular social media site has already banned people and organizations for denying that a person can change their gender. Now Twitter is threatening to permanently block Life News because it posted a picture of an aborted baby. The platform says Life News “violated our rules against posting media depicting gratuitous gore”. Pro-lifers say that’s exactly the point — that abortion is both gory and grauitous and America should face those facts. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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A popular ministry calls for resistance

Wed, Apr 20, 2022 at 8:26 am

A popular ministry calls for resistance

VERBATIM: President Biden and his administration have made no bones about the fact that the support transgenderism, calling it the “great civil rights issue of our time”. The American Family Association wants to know where the pushback is. The AFA website wonders “Why aren’t senators and representatives publicly opposing Biden’s radical and dangerous agenda?” The ministry is urging Americans to contact their lawmakers and urge them to speak out. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

 

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A measure of persecution in India

Sun, Apr 17, 2022 at 3:05 pm

A measure of persecution in India

VERBATIM: The Federation of Indian American Christian Organizations of North America says it has documented 761 incidents of violence against Christians all across India last year. The Federation is urging the Biden administration and governments around the globe to impose sanctions on India. Ever since a Hindu nationalist party won national elections in 2014, violent persecution of Christians has increased sharply — let primarily by local Hindus. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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Disney might have a problem

Fri, Apr 15, 2022 at 10:19 am

Disney might have a problem

VERBATIM: A new poll from the Trafalgar Group finds that 68% of Americans say they are LESS likely to do business with the giant entertainment company, now that they know Disney is committed to pushing the LGBT agenda on children. Only 9% of respondents say they are MORE likely. Even amongst Democrats, 48% say they are LESS likely to do business with Disney versus 14% on the MORE side. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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Hollywood is cutting offensive content from some of its films

Thu, Apr 14, 2022 at 9:23 am

Hollywood is cutting offensive content from some of its films

VERBATIM: Not for American audiences — for the Chinese. It seems that the Communist Party doesn’t like depictions of homosexuality in the movies they admit from the U.S. and so the big studios are carefully cutting all that out so as not to offend — something they resolutely refuse to do for the tens-of-millions of people in THIS country who ALSO have a problem with LGBT content. Hollywood is increasingly depended on China’s huge market to stay afloat. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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How do you read the Bible?

Wed, Apr 13, 2022 at 10:38 am

How do you read the Bible?

VERBATIM: If you are like the vast majority of Americans, when you take up the scriptures you do it the old fashioned way: in print. A new study from the American Bible Society finds that despite the many wondrous digital way of consuming the Bible, most people prefer to just read it via ink on paper. Even amongst Generation Z — America’s teens and 20-somethings, 46% read the Bible in print, versus 34% who use an smartphone app. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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A Florida lawmaker takes on transgenderism

Thu, Apr 7, 2022 at 9:21 am

A Florida lawmaker takes on transgenderism

VERBATIM: Republican Representative Randy Fine says he wants to make it a felony for anybody to give puberty-blocking drugs to a child in order to help that child live as the opposite sex. Writing on Facebook Fine says “If an adult wants to self-mutilate their body in pursuit of the fiction that they can defy both God and science, more power to them. But no child should be put in the position of making fundamentally life-altering decisions before they are of the age of majority.” Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

 

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A call to boycott a Disney movie

Wed, Apr 6, 2022 at 10:22 am

A call to boycott a Disney movie

VERBATIM: If a leading Christian ministry had called for Americans to shun one of his cartoons at any time last century, Walt Disney would have been thunderstruck. But Walt’s gone and his company has changed. The American Family Association is urging a boycott of the upcoming children’s movie “Lightyear”, which includes a pair of lesbian characters who kiss on-screen. The AFA says “Tell Disney you’re not buying what they are selling.” Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

 

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Americans ponder the source of morality

Tue, Apr 5, 2022 at 9:27 am

Americans ponder the source of morality

VERBATIM: Specifically, does a person have to be RELIGIOUS in order to live a moral life. Only about one-third of respondents to a Marist/Deseret News poll said YES — the other two-thirds do NOT believe religion is a requirement for morality. Amongst Christians, the numbers were a little different, but still only 45% of them think a moral life cannot be lived by some one who rejects faith. As you might expect, the vast majority of non-practicing Americans say religion is NOT required. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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Most Americans support Florida’s new parental rights law

Mon, Apr 4, 2022 at 10:01 am

Most Americans support Florida’s new parental rights law

VERBATIM: President Biden, members of the mainstream media and a legion of LGBT activists have created a firestorm over the legislation, which bars Florida public schools from introducing transgenderism and other sexual topics to children in grades K-through-3. But a new poll from Public Opinion Strategies finds that 61% of Americans APPROVE of the law, along with strong majorities of parents, Republicans and even 53% of Biden voters. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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The American Family Association sounds an alarm

Sun, Apr 3, 2022 at 12:15 pm

The American Family Association sounds an alarm

VERBATIM: The ministry is calling attention to several recent polls that indicate church attendance is down and more than one-third of the country’s teens and young adults now identify as NON-religious. AFA Executive Vice President Ed Vitagliano says America will suffer, adding “Too many churches refuse to exhort their members to be salt and light in our decaying and dark culture. Religious liberty can be lost. Such tragedies aren’t always something that happens on the other side of the world.” Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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A school nurse has lost her job in Connecticut

Fri, Apr 1, 2022 at 9:07 am

A school nurse has lost her job in Connecticut

VERBATIM: Kathleen Cataford was fired after revealing on Facebook that “I have an 11yo female student on puberty blockers and a dozen identifying as non-binary, all but two keeping this as a secret from their parents with the help of teachers.” Cataford says she wanted to warn parents at Richard J Kinsella Magnet School in Hartford about what is being taught and its effect on children. Her Facebook post hast been catagorized as transphobic. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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President Biden is taking new actions to promote transgenderism

Thu, Mar 31, 2022 at 10:00 am

President Biden is taking new actions to promote transgenderism

VERBATIM: Mr. Biden says there will be an X gender marker option on passport applications beginning April 11th and new Transportation Security Administration scanners that are “gender-neutral”. Visitors to the White House will also be able to select an X gender marker option in the White House Worker and Visitor Entry System, which is used to conduct screening background checks for visitors to the executive mansion. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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Disney goes all-in on the LGBT agenda

Wed, Mar 30, 2022 at 9:56 am

Disney goes all-in on the LGBT agenda

VERBATIM: Enraged by a new Florida law that bars schools from introducing children to transgenderism before the age of 10, top executives of the entertainment giant are vowing to increase the LGBT content of their movies. In a video leaked to Twitter by investigative journalist Chris Rufo, Disney corporate president Karey Burke says she’d like to see HALF of the characters in future Disney cartoons be LGBT or a member or a racial minority. There are also plans to “de-gender” the theme parks. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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America’s youngest adults are increasingly homosexual

Tue, Mar 29, 2022 at 10:06 am

America’s youngest adults are increasingly homosexual

VERBATIM: Generation Z are people born in the last 25 years and a Gallup poll reveals that 21% of them identify as LGBT. That’s a LOT more than the 11% of Millennials, 4% of Gen-X, 3% of Baby Boomers and 1% of Senior Citizens who say they are homosexual. Experts aren’t sure what’s going on, but many suspect that the embrace of all things LGBT by mainstream entertainment, journalism and the education establishment is influencing young people. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

 

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NBC goes all-in on transgenderism

Thu, Mar 24, 2022 at 7:22 am

NBC goes all-in on transgenderism

VERBATIM: The network has presented an opinion piece by Purdue University’s Dr. Cheryl Cooky in which she states that the recent victories by a man at the NCAA women swimming championships should be celebrated by “Anyone who cares about the advancement of sports, and women’s sports in particular.” Dr. Cooky goes on to make the remarkable statement that a man competing against women is comparable to Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s color barrier in 1947. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

 

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