April 2009 Entries
Can moderate Evangelical groups come to the rescue on the issue of reducing abortions? Groups like Faith in Public Life, Third Way, Sojourners and Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good (and others too) are working overtime to try and make it happen. They have a friend in the White House. Watch my TV story that aired on the 700 Club this morning. <
Hey “Religious Right”…guess what? The “Religious Left” is moving center stage. <
The Brody File has found a few videos of today’s House hearing where Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was blasted over her support of abortion overseas. She was also criticized for her praise of Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger who is EXTREMELY controversial for her views of the unborn. <
Fervent pro-life Congressman Chris Smith vs. Hillary Clinton on abortion. I'll pay for that. Actually, I didn't have too. It was free at today's House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing. Clinton defended family planning and abortion. Read below from AFP:
Let’s just be honest here. This CIA Memos story has the potential to be an absolute train wreck for the Obama administration. If former Bush administration officials are investigated and brought before Congress then it’s a triple whammy for the President. <
This Notre Dame controversy is not going away. As a matter of fact, it’s getting bigger. With a nod to my Jewish upbringing how do you say “Oy-vey” in “Catholic-ese”? <
The Obama administration looks like they are playing it more cautious and safe than some may have thought when it comes to embryonic stem cell research. Just this afternoon, NIH released new guidelines for what IS and WHAT isn’t allowed when it comes to embryonic stem cell research. Bottom line: as expected the guidelines go further than the Bush administration when it comes to research on discarded embryos from fertility clinics. BUT the Obama administration (through the NIH guidelines) i
Brody File readers are swamping me with emails. They have a thing or two to say about the whole Georgetown cross story. More on the story here. Just some of the vehement reaction below: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, a pro-life leader nationwide says this: <
Grab your popcorn. Sarah Palin is talking to pro-lifers. Watch a one minute clip above from her speech at the Vanderburgh County Right to Life fundraising dinner in Evansville, Indiana Thursday night. She
Sarah Palin is coming to the Lower 48 tonight and she’s got a pro-life speech in her hand. She’s choosing the Vanderburgh County Right to Life Banquet in Evansville, Indiana as her first major public event since the 2008 campaign. Pro-lifers must be jumping for joy, Liberals are probably taking an advil.
In a statement to The Brody File, The White House says any suggestion that the administration purposely covered a cross and a Catholic religious monogram during President Obama’s speech this week at Georgetown are “simply false”. <
Watch out! The pro-life right wing nuts are on the loose! Be very careful….They could be lurking around any corner! <
President Obama went “biblical” in his economic speech at Georgetown this week. You caught the reference right? I know…I know….I understand you may be a little too busy in your lives to read the text of his speeches so since that is what I do for a living let me share a portion of it with you. Read below and then let’s discuss: <
Watch my TV report on the new information regarding the Kathleen Sebelius nomination. Will the fact that she didn’t disclose $23,000 worth of campaign contributions from a late term abortionist derail her HHS nomination? Are pro-life groups the only ones who care about this? <
HHS Secretary Nominee Kathleen Sebelius did not fully disclose all of the money she received from late term abortionist George Tiller. The Associated Press reports below: <
At this point, it doesn’t appear likely that the United States will attend a controversial United Nations conference on racism. It looks like the Obama Administration is backing away from attending the conference. The concern? Too much anti-Israel rhetoric. And while the language of the UN document has been toned down it still doesn’t appear to be enough to appease the administration. More below from The Jerusalem Post: <
In case you hadn’t heard, Pastor Rick Warren was supposed to be on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos but canceled at the last minute citing fatigue and exhaustion. I’m sure George had the tapes cued up of Warren’s supposed contradiction on Prop 8. Look, anytime you cancel on one of the major TV network Sunday shows you do yourself no favors. It makes it look like he’s running scared. Amy Sullivan of Time Magazine writes this: <
It just wouldn’t be a proper Easter Egg Roll without a little controversy. Gay organizations actually got invites to today’s big event at The White House. Read below from The Associated Press: <
A source with knowledge of the White House's thinking believes that President Obama will visit several other congregations before making a final decision on where to attend church. No church names were given but a White House source does tell me that being an imposition on churches is a concern.
The White House released some new additions to President Obama's Faith Council. Read the names and then get my take:
CBN executive producer Robin Mazyck here with a guest blog for The Brody File. (David is taking a few days off this week as he recovers from his trip to Europe and takes his son to visit colleges! Of course, the news doesn't stop here.)
The Brody File has learned that former Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy will be an advisor to the President on responsible father initiatives. He will not serve on President Obama's Faith Council.
The White House gave The Brody File a statement in response to why tickets were set aside for gay and lesbian organizations for today's Easter Egg Roll event at The White House.
The Brody File is heading back to the USA this weekend. I hope you’ve enjoyed our coverage from London and France.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs spoke one on one with The Brody File from the G-20 Summit. Watch the interview above. The highlight was probably when he told me about “high level meetings” regarding their attempt to watch the Final 4 basketball tournament this weekend. Gibbs and President Obama are huge sports fans but they’re stuck in Europe during the Final 4. <
I was at Buckingham Palace in London this morning doing a live shot for The 700 Club. Watch it above to get my analysis on the G20 Summit and other tidbits on President Obama's trip to Europe.