Religion is child abuse: An In-Depth Look at Article 14 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

“Military Recruitment Practices Violate International Standards, Says ACLU”

Houston restaurateur gets 15 years for sex trafficking

South Africa: First child trafficking case in court

Malaysia: Man charged with trafficking Thai women

Guardian: Lithuanian woman trafficked into UK forced with men up to 30x per day

Kansas: Man, woman indicted in sale of child for sex acts

Ohio: FBI Investigates Human Trafficking In Miami Valley

Study details Spokane-area human trafficking: moms selling kids as prostitutes

Texas prosecution may test bigamy law

    This is the House of Yahweh: a different, even darker sect that the state has been investigating for years. Authorities in February charged the group’s 73-year-old leader with performing polygamous weddings and forcing about 40 children — some as young as 11 — to work jobs at his 44-acre compound.


  • Posted: 05/13/2008
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.boston.com

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N.Y. Judges to Lawmakers: No Pay Raises for Us, No Hearings for You

    But ever since the chief judge sued the state legislature for a pay raise, a number of the state’s jurists have been recusing themselves from hearing cases involving state lawmakers and the law firms that many are affiliated with. Now the state Commission on Judicial Conduct has, in effect, told the judges to knock it off, according to the New York Daily News.


  • Posted: 05/13/2008
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.abajournal.com

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NY Times: Republican legislators not harmed by vote to redefine marriage

California mulls steep tax on sexually oriented businesses

Muslim threats force out disabled teacher with dog

‘Intimidation’ of pastors at issue

Thomas More Law Center Seeks Attorney: Preference for Military Lawyers or Veterans

Unsealed Court Records Show AG Actively Undermined Planned Parenthood Prosecution

    Operation Rescue has obtained court records, which were unsealed last week, that show Attorney General Stephen Six actively undermined District Attorney Phill Kline’s prosecution of 107 criminal charges against Planned Parenthood.


  • Posted: 05/13/2008
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: christiannewswire.com

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Cert Denied In O’Hare Expansion Challenge By Church

Young, evangelical … for Obama?

    College-age and 20-something Christians may be leaving the GOP, but only 5 percent of young evangelicals have joined the Democrats, according to the Pew survey. The other 10 percent are wandering the political wilderness, somewhere between “independent” and “unaffiliated.” . . .


  • Posted: 05/13/2008
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: seattletimes.nwsource.com

EU report charts the collapse of family life

Borden v. East Brunswick School District: Clarifying First Amendment Jurisprudence in the Public School Context

Canadian Christian Ministry Drops Code of Conduct Under Human Rights Tribunal Pressure

NPR Interview: “Homosexuality Panel Squelched by Gay Activists”

    “If you literally believe in a literal hell where you are going to burn and fry and be in excruciating pain not just for a moment but for eternity because you’re a gay person, then how do you go to psychotherapy in which somebody like me would be telling you that to have a happy life, in this life, you need to learn to accept who you are?” he asks . . .


  • Posted: 05/13/2008
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: www.npr.org

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Colombia’s Attorney General Pushes Catholic Hospitals to Provide Abortions

“Gay rights groups launch hospital rating system”

    “Just over half of 88 hospitals got top marks under a new rating system created by two national gay-rights organizations which hope the standards will result in more compassionate treatment of gay and lesbian patients.”


  • Posted: 05/13/2008
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: hosted.ap.org

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Bush sending consensus nominees to Senate

    “The White House is being realistic knowing that it’s the end of the [presidential] term, and they are not going to get their people,” says Carl Tobias, a University of Richmond Law School professor. “Maybe it’s better to get somebody than nobody.”


  • Posted: 05/13/2008
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.law.com

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Myanmar: ‘Destroy the Christian Religion’

Florida high school principal accused of preventing homosexual symbols

Wheaton College: Ozzie and Harriet morality in the age of Sarah Jessica Parker