Florida: Home schooling grows by 80 percent in state in past decade

Oregon: “Tigard police nab woman for selling a 15-year girl for sex”

“District Of Columbia Gift Of Land And Money To Central Union Mission Is Unconstitutional, Americans United Says”

Hidden epidemic: Children recruited to be sex slaves

UK: International Union of Sex Workers calls for decriminalization

    ZNET reports: “Along with the Green Party, the Royal College of Nursing, the National Association of Probation Officers, the Communications Workers Union and the English Collective of Prostitutes, the IUSW supports the decriminalisation of the sex industry.”


  • Posted: 08/12/2008
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  • Category: Global
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  • Source: www.zmag.org

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On Breaking the Marriage Convenant

    Bill Muehlenberg has this post on his blog. He begins: For millennia, the institution of marriage was viewed as a solemn covenant, involving strong obligations and commitment. Recently however many Westerners have come to view marriage as just a mere …


  • Posted: 08/12/2008
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.billmuehlenberg.com

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Dems’ New National Platform Opposes Defense of Marriage Act

    The 2008 Democratic Party platform draft, which will be submitted to delegates at the Democratic National Convention for approval later this month, expresses opposition to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) . . .


  • Posted: 08/12/2008
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  • Category: Featured

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Presbyterians Comfortable with Female Leaders; Don’t Prefer Them

    The Christian Post reports: At least 87 percent of members, elders (lay leaders) and ministers of Presbyterian churches across the country indicated they have “no opinion” on whether they prefer a man or a woman for most congregational roles, such …


  • Posted: 08/12/2008
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.christianpost.com

Albert Mohler: “Rights Talk” in California — Confusing the Same-Sex “Marriage” Issue

    In her 1991 book, Rights Talk: The Impoverishment of Political Discourse, Glendon defined the problem as “our increasing tendency to speak of what is most important to us in terms of rights, and to frame nearly every social controversy as a clash of rights.”


  • Posted: 08/12/2008
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: www.albertmohler.com

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Colorado may elect the “third openly gay member of Congress”

    Time reports: “If he wins Tuesday’s closely contested race for the seat Senate-contender Mark Udall is vacating in Colorado’s second congressional district, the 33-year-old Internet mogul will almost assuredly join Tammy Baldwin and Barney Frank as just the third openly …


  • Posted: 08/12/2008
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.time.com

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Court of Appeals turns down appeal over Cal. Marriage Amend. Ballot language

    365Gay.com reports: “The Project Marriage Coalition said it made the decision after a state appeals court in Sacramento turned down an urgent appeal of a lower court ruling that upheld Attorney General Jerry Brown’s definition of the proposed constitutional amendment …


  • Posted: 08/12/2008
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.365gay.com

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ACLJ Welcomes Court’s Dismissal of ACLU Contempt Charge Against Ohio Judge

Alan Keyes: “2-party system: No choice but evil”

    Alan Keyes has this commentary on WorldNetDaily that begins: I remember reading somewhere that societies in decline reach a point where they are so corrupt that attempted remedies only reveal and further aggravate the causes of their demise. Sometimes I’m …


  • Posted: 08/12/2008
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: wnd.com

Natural Family Planning, Radical Openness to Life Gains Ground in Protestant Circles

    LifeSiteNews.com reports: After decades of division over issues surrounding fertility and the moral issues inherent to procreation, many protestants are now turning away from the contraceptive culture and towards Natural Family Planning (NFP), a completely natural method, that allows couples …


  • Posted: 08/12/2008
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.lifesitenews.com

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Terri Schiavo, Persistent Vegetative State, and Materialist Neuroscience

What does “homophobia” really mean?

Wall Street Journal: South Dakota Abortion Vote Draws Attention

Maine considers making techs report child porn

Socialist Forces in Ecuador Desecrate Eucharist in Conflict over new “Abortionist” Constitution

    LifeSiteNews.com reports: “In response to criticisms by the nation’s Catholic bishops regarding pro-abortion and anti-family language in Ecuador’s new proposed Constitution, a group of people entered a chapel in Guayaquil, grabbed the Eucharistic host that was exposed for adoration, tore …


  • Posted: 08/12/2008
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.lifesitenews.com

New York City Has Extremely High Abortion Rate Despite Free Birth Control

Columnist Says Proposed Democratic Party Platform Fully Pro-Abortion

Senate Abortion Advocates Continue Blocking Bush Pro-Life Judicial Pick

    LifeNews.com reports: “Abortion advocates in the U.S. Senate continue to hold up a pro-life former state legislator President Bush selected to become a Wyoming federal judge. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Richard Honaker in February but may …


  • Posted: 08/12/2008
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.lifenews.com

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UK: Universities accused of ‘fixing’ admissions

    The Telegraph reports: An investigation by this newspaper has uncovered plans by several leading universities to ignore the new award because it will mean offering more places to independent school pupils. The A* grade was introduced by ministers because universities …


  • Posted: 08/12/2008
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Federal Court: N.Y. Had Right to Halt Medicaid Funding for Gender Reassignment

    “A federal court has held that New York state had the right to stop using Medicaid funds to cover the cost of gender reassignment treatments for a 48-year-old plaintiff who has been living as a woman since the age of 20.”


  • Posted: 08/12/2008
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: www.law.com

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Jennifer Roback Morse: The New Civil Rights Movement

    Jennifer Roback Morse has this post on the National Catholic Register website. She writes: “But I issue them this challenge: Black America has made significant progress since the first civil rights movement. Today, any significant improvements in black well-being will …


  • Posted: 08/12/2008
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.jennifer-roback-morse.com

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Richard Posner: “The Economics of Gay Marriage”

Integrating International Legal Norms into Domestic Law to Protect the Rights of Middle Eastern Diasporas

The Immanent Structure of Free Speech Doctrine: Bong Hits, Jesus, and the Role of the Public Schools in Controlling Student Speech

Study: Women rise in state government leadership

    The AP reports: The number of women in state government leadership positions is on the rise, with the percentage nearly mirroring their representation in the general population in six states, a study has found.


  • Posted: 08/12/2008
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: hosted.ap.org

New ABA President Speaks Out on Judiciary

    Tony Mauro reports on the Legal Times: The ABA’s House of Delegates will be voting Monday or Tuesday on recommendations to improve the federal process by encouraging more and earlier bipartisan consultations on vacancies and possible nominees. The measures call …


  • Posted: 08/12/2008
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.law.com

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College Raises Church-State Issues By Program Offered Through A Church

8th Circuit Upholds Prison Grooming Rules In Split Decision

David Limbaugh: The “Making Abortion Rare” Hoax

    David Limbaugh has this commentary on Townhall that begins: ABC reports that the group “Democrats for Life,” whose title gives new meaning to “oxymoronic,” decided last week not to press the Democratic Party to restore a life-tolerant “conscience clause” to …


  • Posted: 08/12/2008
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: townhall.com

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ADF attorney on WDET Public Radio: Defending a Wayne State U. Pro-Life group

Patrick J. Buchanan: A Catholic Case Against Barack

    Patrick J. Buchana has this commentary on Townhall. He writes: In the Pennsylvania primary, Barack Obama rolled up more than 90 percent of the African-American vote. Among Catholics, he lost by 40 points . . . But if Barack had …


  • Posted: 08/12/2008
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: townhall.com

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Dutch Island fights marriage redefinition ruling

    365Gay.com reports: Dutch law requires the kingdom’s three parts – the Netherlands, Aruba and the Dutch Antilles – to recognize each other’s legal documents, including marriage certificates. But the Antilles government contends the law also grants the island self-rule – …


  • Posted: 08/12/2008
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  • Category: Global
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  • Source: ap.google.com

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“Top Calif. judge faces backlash over gay marriage”

Wall Street Journal: Chinese Faith

    The Wall Street Journal reports: “President Bush attended church in Beijing on Sunday, worshipping with Chinese Christians and singing ‘Amazing Grace.’ But what happened outside the church says more about the state of religion in China.”


  • Posted: 08/12/2008
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  • Category: Global
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  • Source: online.wsj.com

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