Colo. House approves same-sex privileges

Geoffrey Stone: “Whose liberty? A law that makes sense for altar-bound adults”

“Out lesbian will lead Iceland after historic victory”

“Gay party leader could be Germany’s next foreign minister”

Germans resist efforts by advocates of homosexual behavior seeking to suppress Christian participation at conference

    Christian Telegraph:
    “Preparations for a conference on psychotherapy set for May in Marburg, Germany are being disrupted by an ‘action alliance of queer, feminist, and anti-fascist and anti-sexist’ groups that want two Christian therapists removed from the roster of speakers, reports Hilary White, LifeSiteNews.com. In response, a group of at least 600 prominent German professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds has issued a public statement and petition to protest the ‘totalitarian aspirations of the gay and lesbian associations.’ . . .”


  • Posted: 04/27/2009
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  • Category: Global
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  • Source: www.christiantelegraph.com

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Southern Baptist churches planted in New England where liberal churches failed

    Baptist Press: “Since 2001, Southern Baptists have planted 20 new churches in Vermont, where the denomination’s count now stands at 37 congregations. Half of the new church plants have taken root in buildings once operated by other Protestant denominations. Where more theologically liberal ministries failed, church planters say, opportunity still awaits for harvesting souls — even here in New England’s notoriously rocky spiritual soil.”


  • Posted: 04/27/2009
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.bpnews.net

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Legal Experts to Debate Pastors’ Right to Address Political Issues

Planned Parenthood: The profitable nonprofit

    The American Spectator: “The abortion giant took home $85 million in ‘excess of revenue over expenses’ (a nifty way of saying profits) and had an operating budget of over $1 billion for the 2007-2008 fiscal year, according to its latest annual report. Included in that budget was $350 million in ‘government grants and contracts’ (an equally nifty way of saying your tax dollars). An increase in the number of abortions performed helped fuel the profits.”


  • Posted: 04/27/2009
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: spectator.org

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Rebecca Hagelin: Porn targets kids

    Washington Times: “America is raising a generation of children on porn – and your child just might be one of them. According to the London School of Economics, nine out of 10 teens who go online will view pornography. The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that 70 percent of those who viewed porn stumbled across it – many while innocently doing their homework – and had not been looking for it.”


  • Posted: 04/27/2009
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.washingtontimes.com

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Conservative Columnist Talks Free Speech

Proposed ‘Christian’ License Plates In Florida May Spark Lawsuit

Discrimination case appealed, CSULB bypasses court return

“Notre Dame Loses $8.2 Million in Withheld Donations over Obama Scandal”

“Rhode Island, Most Catholic State, Welcomes Gay Marriage”

    The Church is losing its influence,” you say, “and there’s nothing we can do.” “Bull feathers,” . . . if even ten percent of our Catholic population got actively involved in this issue – even five percent – we could . . . help Rhode Island maintain its moral sanity . . .


  • Posted: 04/27/2009
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  • Category: Featured

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Book: The Democratic Virtues of the Christian Right

Shariah goes to Harvard

Why Harold Koh is Dividing the GOP

    Massimo Calabresi writes at TIME: “The battle began in late March, when Fox News firestarter Glenn Beck said Harold Koh, Obama’s nominee to be the State department’s top lawyer, supported Muslim Sharia Law. “Sharia law over our Constitution!” Beck said in amazement. When that unlikely charge was debunked, Beck switched tacks and asserted that Koh, the outgoing dean of the Yale Law School and a former official under Presidents Reagan and Clinton, wanted to subjugate the United States constitution to foreign law.”


  • Posted: 04/27/2009
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.time.com

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Illegal Abortionist Bertha Bugarin Sentenced in San Diego

Supreme Court could weigh free speech vs. license plates

Supreme Court Weighs Funding For Special Education

California: Grace Church gets right to stay in industrial park

Germany: Berlin voters reject secondary school religion classes in lieu of ethics

Florida Senate approves religious license plates

“Presbyterians reject homosexual clergy again”

Talks continue in Utah over polygamous sect’s trust

LA Times: 17,000+ trafficked into U.S. last year

Porn ‘hijacks’ sexuality, expert says

“Gay Marriage And Public Opinion”

Fla. church giving ‘great sex’ sermons might get booted

Afghan president promises change in marriage law

Iowa: Homosexual couples line up for “marriage”

ACLU wants change in Colorado public nudity laws

Saudis expand influence in America’s public and private schools

Pro-life movement gets unexpected twist

Policy proposed to protect Iowa officials who object to same-sex ‘marriage’

County recorder offices: Ground zero in same-sex marriage battle

No Word From I.R.S. on Protest by Pastors

ACLU of Iowa to represent same-sex couples if denied licenses

“Arizona ruling puts school tax credits in jeopardy”

Reading, Pennsylvania: Local Religion digest

Iowa: “Same-sex marriage Q&A”

The New “Conscience Clause”?

“Judge waives waiting period for gay Iowa couple”

‘Sexting’ prosecutions in limbo

“GOP efforts to thwart gay marriage ruling appear to have fizzled”

    Iowa Independent: “Then the Alliance Defense Fund, an Arizona-based legal advocacy group founded in 1994 by Focus on the Family’s James Dobson, and the Iowa Family Policy Center sent an e-mail to Iowa’s 99 county recorders informing them that they would receive free legal defense if they defied the law. The efforts appear to have been unsuccessful, as county recorders have decided to follow the court’s ruling and issue licenses.”


  • Posted: 04/27/2009
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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  • Source: iowaindependent.com

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Right of conscience at issue in Iowa

“Iowa, Vt. could be trend setters in gay marriage movement”

    The Daily Free Press: “The Alliance Defense Fund, a group that works to defend religious liberty, argues that not only will the legalization of same-sex marriage threaten marriage but, it will deny the children of same-sex couples their right to a mother and a father. ‘Politicians should never impose a system that intentionally deprives a child of a mother and father,’ ADF Senior Legal Counsel Austin Nimocks said in an April 7 press release. ‘The state should do everything necessary to ensure that children aren’t denied their most important birthright: a mom and a dad.’”


  • Posted: 04/27/2009
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  • Category: Uncategorized
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  • Source: www.dailyfreepress.com

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UK: Teacher suspended for Christian beliefs

Former U.S. Ambassador to Vatican Says No to Prestigious Notre Dame Award…and President Obama

    CBN: “The speech by pro-choice President Obama at the Catholic Notre Dame has caused all sorts of trouble. It now turns out that Mary Ann Glendon, the former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican, will NOT speak at the Notre dame Graduation because of the controversy. The pro-life, Harvard professor was set to receive the Laetare Medal which is the annual award given in recognition of outstanding service to the Roman Catholic church and society . . . She just posted the following letter to the university . . . ”


  • Posted: 04/27/2009
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: www.cbn.com

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Storm over embryo ‘bank’ which could be used as a body repair kit

What the Supreme Court Should Learn From the European Court of Human Rights

    Howard Law Journal: ” The first section of this article describes the ECHR’s expansive use of a “European consensus” standard in determining whether particular national government actions violate the European Convention on Human Rights, and I draw two important lessons from the ECHR’s experience. First, the ECHR cannot apply a consensus standard that is clear, predictable, and workable. Despite hundreds of cases and over thirty years of experience, the ECHR still has not made clear what a European consensus is, or even how one would identify the consensus if it existed. Second, the ECHR should not try to apply such a standard. The ECHR’s long experience demonstrates that the European consensus standard endangers both human rights and the rule of law.”


  • Posted: 04/27/2009
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  • Category: Bench & Bar

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The Choice of Second Trimester Abortion Method: Evolution, Evidence and Ethics

    Reproductive Health Matters Supplement: “Decades after its introduction, dilatation and evacuation (D&E) is still not universally offered by gynaecologists who provide second trimester abortion. Three lines of evidence point to D&E as the preferred method for most women. First, the uterus has evolved to expel its contents early and late in pregnancy, not in the middle. Hence, induction of labour with medical abortion forces the uterus to perform a task it is not designed to do. Second, cohort studies and randomised, controlled trials over the past 30 years have consistently shown that D&E is safer and more effective than labour induction abortion, regardless of the abortifacient used. Third, the ethical principles of beneficence, autonomy and justice require that D&E be routinely offered by gynaecologists who perform second trimester abortions. The uneven geographical availability of D&E may stem from lack of information, lack of requisite equipment and training, or lack of motivation. According to the principles of evidence-based medicine and bioethics, these barriers to better care for women can and should be overcome.”


  • Posted: 04/27/2009
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: ssrn.com

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Fetal Pain: Do We Know Enough to Do the Right Thing?

DOMA and the Internal Revenue Code