YPL News

YPL News: September 7th, 2017 – September 13th, 2017

Thursday September 7th, 2017

The World View reported,

“Kentucky could become the only state without an abortion mill, reports NPR.

“Governor Matt Bevin’s administration took the EMW Women’s Surgical Abortion Center in Louisville to court in a federal trial yesterday for failure to meet state health regulations.”

-The Family Research Council offered some interesting information on the child tax credit.  Read the article by clicking here.

Friday September 8th, 2017

Ballotpedia reported,

“In preparation for the beginning of the U.S. Supreme Court’s new term on October 2, Ballotpedia is highlighting the cases the court has agreed to hear so far in a new series, Your Day in Court.”

Read the first installment of this new series by clicking here.

Learn about the Supreme Court’s October term by clicking here.

The World View reported,

“Evangelicalism is fading, according to a recent survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute.

“Only 17% of Americans identify as white evangelical, down from 23% a decade ago.  And about half of millennial evangelicals are supportive of homosexual faux marriage.”

-Watch President Trump’s weekly address to the nation by clicking here.

-The White House reported,

“On Thursday, President Trump met with the Amir Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah of Kuwait to discuss the importance of cooperation between the United States and Kuwait in defeating terrorism as well as the economic partnership the two nations share.  The Amir extended his thoughts and condolences to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.”

-Read an interesting article on religious liberty cases from the Family Research Council by clicking here.

-Read an overview by the Alliance Defending Freedom of who is supporting Christian baker, Jack Phillips, by clicking here.

Saturday September 9th, 2017

Ballotpedia reported,

“Democratic strategists from former President Obama’s campaigns have launched a new super PAC, Forward Majority, in an effort to flip 12 state houses from Republican to Democratic majorities in the next four years.  The organization is modeled after the federal Senate Majority PAC and House Majority PAC, which both spend large sums in races for Republican candidates to U.S. Congress.  The new super PAC aims to raise and spend up to $100 million in the next four years with an emphasis on state and local races.”

Ballotpedia also reported,

“On Friday, President Donald Trump signed a bill that extends the debt ceiling and funds the government until December 8, 2017.  The bill also includes more than $15 billion for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma relief efforts.  The bill was the result of a deal struck by Trump and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) earlier in the week.”

Monday September 11th, 2017

The World View reported,

“The Supreme Court will soon hear the case of Jack Phillips, the owner of Colorado-based Masterpiece Cakeshop, who refused to make a cake for a homosexual wedding.  And now, to its credit, the Trump administration has come out in support of Phillips, reports Christian Headlines.

“In fact, the U.S. Justice Department has urged the Supreme Court to side with Phillips, saying, ‘Forcing Phillips to create expression for and participate in a ceremony that violates his sincerely held religious beliefs invades his First Amendment rights.’

“While Phillips was willing to make cakes for homosexuals, he drew the line at celebrating a homosexual faux marriage with a wedding cake since God created man to marry a woman.”

The World View also reported,

“Last Thursday, the New York State Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court unanimously refused to legalize assisted suicide in its 5-0 ruling, reports World Magazine.

“Assisted suicide is the practice where a doctor prescribes lethal drugs that a patient then self-administers at a time of his or her choosing.  In New York, assisting in a suicide is a felony.

“Pro-lifers and disability advocates have successfully fought the legislative push for the practice in New York so far.  Failing in the legislature, New York assisted suicide advocates, have pursued their cause in courts.  That’s how the practice became legal in Canada.”

Tuesday September 12th, 2017

Ballotpedia reported,

“House Republicans recently voted to revoke a regulation by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)— an independent federal agency established in 2010 under the Dodd-Frank Act— that prohibits banks and other financial service providers from requiring customers to engage in arbitration before joining a class-action lawsuit.

“Rep. Keith Rothfus (R-Pa.), who sponsored the resolution of disapproval, claimed, ‘The CFPB rule, like so many other Washington rules and regulations, hurts the very people it is supposed to help.  According to the CFPB’s own study, the average recovery for members of a class action lawsuit is a paltry $32, contrasted with the average $5,389 recovery for consumers who use arbitration.’

“Is Rothfus correct that the CFPB documented larger recoveries for consumers from arbitration compared to recoveries from class action lawsuits?”

Click here to read more and find out.

The World View reported,

“After President Trump signed the bill suspending the debt limits over the weekend, the national debt topped $20 trillion for the first time.

“The debt was $10 trillion when President Obama took office in 2008, and $1 trillion when President Reagan took office in 1980 (adjusted for inflation).  The debt to Gross Domestic Product ratio is 103%, up from 67% in 2008.

“Deuteronomy 28:15, 43-44 says, ‘If you do not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe. . . His commandments … The sojourner who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you. . .He shall lend to you, and you shall not lend to him.  He shall be the head, and you shall be the tail.’

-This is an interesting article from the American Family Association regarding the recent support of religious liberty: http://www.afa.net/the-stand/culture/2017/09/trump-government-now-the-friend-of-religious-liberty/

Wednesday September 13th, 2017

Ballotpedia reported,

“Ballotpedia’s 2017 Competitiveness Index is out, and it shows the 2017 state legislative elections in the Virginia House of Delegates and both chambers of the New Jersey State Legislature to be the most competitive odd-year elections since at least 2009.  Most of the increase in competitiveness is due to a higher percentage of seats facing competition from both major parties compared to previous years; 80.9 percent of seats will be contested by both parties.  In 2009 and 2013—the most recent odd-year elections where only legislative seats in New Jersey and Virginia were up—an average of 73.5 percent of seats were contested by both parties.”

Ballotpedia also reported,

“Today, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced the ‘Medicare for All Bill of 2017,’ a plan to change the American healthcare system to a single-payer form of healthcare in which all citizens are enrolled in Medicare, a system to be funded by taxes.”

Click here to read more.

-Read an article from Alliance Defending Freedom on a new religious liberty case by clicking here.

The World View reported,

“President Donald Trump plans an aggressive travel schedule, taking him to as many as 13 states over the next seven weeks, to sell the idea of a tax overhaul as the administration tries to avoid repeating the communications failures of its attempt to repeal Obamacare, reports Bloomberg Politics.

“The strategy calls for the president to visit states he won where a Democratic senator is up for re-election next year, including Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Montana, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

“Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said they hope to make the new provisions of tax law retroactive to the start of the year.”

The World View reported,

“She’s just 28, but Hope Hicks has just been made President Trump’s official White House Communications Director, earning a cool $180,000.

“Hicks, a longtime aide to President Donald Trump who was one of the first staffers to join Trump’s 2016 campaign, had worked for Hiltzik Strategies, a New York public relations firm and helped to promote Ivanka Trump’s fashion line, reports CNN.”

Take Action

-Sign the Family Research Council’s petition to the U.S. Senate urging it not to oppose nominees based on their faith!  Click here.

-Also sign the ACLJ’s petition to stop senate bigotry against Christian Judges by clicking here.

-Thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for standing for religious liberty by clicking here.

-Urge Your Senators to vote against the Gillibrand/Collins Amendment, or any Amendment that Undermines President Trump’s Directive on Military Service by Transgender Individuals by clicking here.

-Defend Babies’ Right to Life at the U.N. by clicking here.

 

Sources

September 7th World View

https://theworldview.com/#!news_broadcasts/over-1000-killed-from-monsoon-flooding-in-south-asia-persecution-of-christians-happening-in-turkey-special-report-jacob-rees-mogg-defends-the-sanctity-of-life-and-marriage

September 8th World View

https://theworldview.com/#!news_broadcasts/harsh-new-restrictions-being-imposed-on-chinese-churches-muslims-flee-from-the-myanmar-military-over-40-prominent-conservatives-sign-open-letter-about-the-splc

September 11th World View

https://theworldview.com/#!news_broadcasts/hurricane-irma-moves-into-tampa-australias-high-court-approves-of-homosexual-marriage-vote-womens-colleges-now-accept-transgendered-men

September 12th World View

https://theworldview.com/#!news_broadcasts/courageous-christian-lawyer-in-china-under-arrest-in-beijing-irma-and-harvey-to-top-290-billion-in-reparations-christian-broadcaster-larry-bates-sentenced-to-21-years

September 13th World View

https://theworldview.com/#!news_broadcasts/irma-leaves-significant-damage-and-suffering-behind-former-drug-dealer-is-converted-president-trump-seeking-to-promote-idea-of-tax-overhaul

https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20170718_ADM_1600-Daily

https://ballotpedia.org/The_Federal_Tap:_Trump_administration_rescinds_DACA;_Congress_responds

https://ballotpedia.org/The_State_and_Local_Tap:_Florida_cities_prepare_for_powerful_Hurricane_Irma

https://ballotpedia.org/2017_state_legislative_elections_analyzed_using_a_Competitiveness_Index