Germans use comics to combat al Qaeda

    As European authorities grope for ways of combating the appeal of militant Islamism, one German security agency has hit on a novel idea: cartoon comics.


  • Posted: 03/25/2008
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ADF files in defense of Wis. marriage laws

FRC urges la carte pricing in wake of Sirius/XM satellite radio merger

    Today’s FRC Washington update reports on the Sirius/XM satellite radio merger and observes that the FCC has a period to implement regulations.   The FRC update also indicates: “Sirius and XM have pledged to adopt a permanent ‘a la carte’ system, …


  • Posted: 03/25/2008
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  • Category: Marriage & Family

Missouri cloning battle shifts to appeals court

ACLU targets H&R Block over civil unions

Does profanity reign supreme?

    hile it’s laudable that the nation’s top court would take up the matter, it’s beyond outrageous that what Hollywood really wants — and, in a cowardly way, is refusing to declare publicly — is the “right” to bombard your living room, and your children, with obscenities.


  • Posted: 03/25/2008
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  • Category: Marriage & Family

Algeria shuts down 13 Protestant Christian churches

    No official reason has been given for the government order, but the decision might be linked to recent tension over allegations that Christians were trying to convert Muslims . . .


  • Posted: 03/25/2008
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Petition supports Romania’s defense of marriage

Petition supports Romania’s defense of marriage

Roy Moore et. al. 5th Cir. Amicus: Bible usage didn’t taint death penalty deliberations

    The Foundation argued in the case, Oliver v. Quarterman, that a jury’s use of the Bible is a natural occurrence since a jury has historically reflected the diversity of the community from which it is drawn, including members who consider the Bible an integral part of their faith and morality.


  • Posted: 03/25/2008
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Saudi king calls for interfaith dialogue

    King Abdullah is calling for a dialogue among Muslims, Christians and Jews, the first such proposal from this strictly Muslim kingdom at a time of mounting tensions between followers of Islam and those of other religions.


  • Posted: 03/25/2008
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Michigan: Deal with Hustler Club is protested

Kansas: Bill regulating sex businesses may be shelved

Missouri: Sexually oriented businesses sue Jackson County

    Sanders said he received a notice informing him that Erotic City, and other local adult entertainment businesses, have jointly filed a lawsuit against Jackson County alleging their Constitutional Rights to free speech have been violated by the county’s new ordinance to regulate adult entertainment businesses in unincorporated parts of the county . . .


  • Posted: 03/25/2008
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ACLU sends demand letter to company for revoking domestic partner’s insurance

N.Y. bill waives parental consent for HPV vaccine

    Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, D-Scarsdale, Westchester County is sponsoring legislation that would waive the consent requirement for minors. The vaccine is most effective when given to girls before they are sexually active, she said . . .


  • Posted: 03/25/2008
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ACLU asks Sacramento library board to relax pornography controls

Malta rejects EU pressure to legalize abortion

China censors media coverage of Tibet

    The government appears to be blocking foreign Web sites inside China and censoring foreign television broadcasts here about Tibet . . .


  • Posted: 03/25/2008
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British Prime Minister Gordon Brown Will Allow Free Vote on Human Cloning Bill

    ritish Prime Minister Gordon Brown has finally bowed to pressure from pro-life groups and Catholic Church leaders to allow a free vote on a bill that would allow human cloning.


  • Posted: 03/25/2008
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French leader considers Olympic boycott

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Tuesday that he cannot rule out the possibility he might boycott the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics if China continues its crackdown in Tibet.


  • Posted: 03/25/2008
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Vaccination Objectors, Sociopaths, and Sheeple

‘Dead’ man recovering after ATV accident: a transplant team was ready to take his organs

When Is Sedation Really Euthanasia?

Saudi Arabia: No churches unless Mohammed recognised, says expert

    No churches should be permitted in Saudi Arabia, unless Pope Benedict XVI recognised the prophet Mohammed, according to a Middle East expert.


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UK: Catholic Church proves serious irritant to PM

    The Roman Catholic Church has led the ethical opposition to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill since its inception – and, in doing so, has rediscovered its status as one of the country’s most powerful political lobbying groups.


  • Posted: 03/25/2008
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Value Pluralism as a Theory of Religious Freedom in International Law

    The Article thus asks whether there is a coherent notion of religious freedom in international law and, if not, why not? In identifying certain problematic aspects of the extant literature, it advances an argument that seeks to overcome the current impasse in liberal theorizing: the idea of value pluralism as a theoretical basis for religious freedom in international law.


  • Posted: 03/25/2008
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Abrogating the Clergy-Communicant Privilege in Mandatory Reporting Statutes to Combat Child Sexual Abuse

ADF attorney to debate noted atheist Wednesday

    http://www.alliancedefensefund.org/news/story.aspx?cid=4437 ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND MEDIA ADVISORY March 25, 2008 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT ADF MEDIA RELATIONS: (480) 444-0020 or www.telladf.org/pressroom ADF attorney to debate noted atheist Wednesday ADF Senior Vice-President Jordan Lorence to participate in debate on “separation of …


  • Posted: 03/25/2008
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A Textual Approach to Harmonizing Sherbert and Smith on Free Exercise Accommodations

Dealing with the Entanglement of Religion and the Origin of Life in American Public Schools

Oregon: Transsexual “Man” is Pregnant

    This story appears on BoingBoing and other locations around the Internet.  A female to male transsexual, who is “legally male” claims to be married to a woman.  The transsexual also claims to have reverted back to female and gotten pregnant. …


  • Posted: 03/25/2008
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U.S. Supreme Court: Texas sovereignty prevails in criminal prosecution

    The Supreme Court says Texas does not have to give a new hearing to a Mexican on death row for rape and murder, deciding a case that mixes presidential power, international relations and the death penalty.


  • Posted: 03/25/2008
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Canada: Nursing Association Attempts to Silence Pro-Life Nurse at Supreme Court

    LifeSiteNews reports: The Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN) will attempt to take a Christian activist member to the Supreme Court of Canada to attempt to silence his objections to abortion, “sex education” and Planned Parenthood. Six years ago, …


  • Posted: 03/25/2008
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Idaho House Approves Bill Making Abortion Coercion a Crime

    The Idaho House has approved legislation making it a crime to threaten or harass a pregnant women to have an abortion.


  • Posted: 03/25/2008
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Arizona Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Heads to Governor Janet Napolitano to Sign

    The Arizona state legislature has given final approval to a bill banning partial-birth abortions and now the measure heads to Governor Janet Napolitano.


  • Posted: 03/25/2008
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“They Want Jesus Instead”: Why Muslims Convert

    . . . According to the website Islam Watch, in Russia, some two million ethnic Muslims converted to Christianity last year.


  • Posted: 03/25/2008
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3rd Circuit: Final Judgment No Prerequisite for Attorney Fees

NY: Prayers spark legal fight in Greece