Archive for September, 2007

No–in answer to the wiesenheimer who left the voice mail on my cell–FIC won’t be taking up a petition drive to excommunicate the bishops. Hartford’s Bishop Macaluso, in fact, was one of the key speakers at our September 12th Rally for Liberty, and our relationship with the Catholic Church remains strong. But I understand where […]

“Cloning And Conflict”

A year ago we noted a powerful Courant op-ed about the ethical concerns on the disbursement of state funds for embryo destroying research. Last Friday this story appeared in the Courant regarding the state’s best known stem cell scientist: STORRS – Internationally known cloning expert Xiangzhong “Jerry” Yang violated conflict of interest policies when he […]

From an AP story appearing in Wednesday’s Courant: LITCHFIELD – A man accused of abusing his young son to make it look like the boy was seriously ill, allegedly scamming contributors out of thousands of dollars for bogus treatments, was convicted Tuesday of forgery, larceny and other charges. Michael Bradway, 40, of Cornwall, pleaded guilty […]

From the summary posted at Marriage Debate: The Court of Appeals of Maryland (the state’s highest court) today issued a decision in a case brought by nine same-sex couples and others challenging the state’s definition of marriage. A trial court had ruled that the marriage law was a form of sex discrimination but today’s decision […]

A reporter for a local Christian paper tells me we had between 250 and 300 people at Wednesay’s event; the mainstream media, naturally, puts the number lower. Regardless, the Family Institute of Connecticut’s office has been overwhelmed these last 48 hours by people calling to tell us the Rally for Liberty was a success. In what may be […]