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You may have missed the news Tuesday, University of Connecticut professor James Boster, a devout secularist, routed “heretics” on campus who questioned The Origin of Species as not being sola scriptura, and much “praise” was given to Darwin. . . literally. Regardless of who they were, this lack of respect toward dissenting views by staff […]

“He who slings mud generally loses ground.” – Adlai Stevenson I don’t need to go looking for outrage. Therefore, I am not a regular reader of Huffington Post. Because I’m on Facebook, outrage comes right to me. I am often chagrined, though not entirely surprised at what passes for a stunning, righteous exposé, when it […]

UConn football coach Ernest Jones is in hot water for telling an interviewer, “We’re going to make sure [players] understand that Jesus Christ should be in the center of our huddle.” As someone who once had a painfully awkward brush with aggressive atheism at work, we’re all too aware that this is a two-way street; […]

I wish Talk of Connecticut still had its Dan Lovallo archives on its website, so I could link to his 2009 interview of me regarding President Obama’s nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Here is what I remember: I hedged. Given that there was nothing we could do to stop her, I suggested […]

This year, Ḥanukah begins the night before Thanksgiving, an unusual occurrence. Typically, Ḥanukah begins in December; all too often it is treated by the larger culture as “the Jewish Christmas,” with all of the commercialized trappings at shopping malls this season. The problem is that the real meaning of Ḥanukah is diametrically opposed to what […]

Stop “Intactivists” from criminalizing male circumcision, including Jewish brit milah Family Institute of Connecticut Action fights for the religious liberty of all of Connecticut’s citizens, not just Christians. We will be responding to an attack on the religious freedom of Connecticut’s Jewish community tomorrow. Although it is short notice, we invite as many FIC members […]

Our friends at St. Ann’s Church in Avon have alerted us to this event which we strongly encourage Family Institute of Connecticut members to attend: Defenders of Faith Ministry Presents: The Catholic Church in The Public Square November 10, 2013 On Sunday, November 10, 2013, at 2:00 PM, the Church of Saint Ann [289 Arch […]

  Remember the 2010 Enfield graduations battle, when FIC scored a victory for the principle that the First Amendment requires churches be treated equal to other organizations in the public square, only to see the Board of Education goof up their own case? In a July 20, 2012 email alert to our members FIC noted what […]

  Last weekend Connecticut welcomed a group which hosted its first secular conference. Heralded by bill boards across Connecticut proclaiming themselves “good”, the coalition seeks to build networking opportunities and increase their political involvement. Despite a few jabs at folks whose politics are formed by Judeo-Christian values, the Family Institute welcomes everyone to participate in the […]

CT Mirror is reporting that “The new voice of labor in Connecticut is female and gay.” Lori Pelletier, a lesbian, is expected to be the first new leader of the state chapter of the AFL-CIO in twenty-five years. Interviewed about her impending election, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro said: ..labor needs to reach beyond the traditional borders […]

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