Less religion means more government

    Acton Institute Power Blog: “The reported decline in religious life is an omen that virtue-driven local charity will decline, the passion to pursue the good will wane, and Americans will look to government to guide, protect, and provide. As we turn our lives over to government control, our capacity for independent thought and action are compromised. The real ‘opiate of the masses,’ it would seem, is not religion but the lack of it.”


  • Posted: 10/08/2009
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: blog.acton.org

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Euthanasia debate appeals to few Canadian politicians

UK: Worshippers quit church after ban on loud sermons

WA: Bellingham City Council considers supporting R-71

WA: 13% undecided on Referendum 71

Belgium: Ban on Islamic headscarves in Flanders

David French: Student stories

MA: Mother of twins wants access to “sperm donor”, appellate court wary

Belmont University announces new college of law

Federal judge weighs in on Alabama bingo battle

    Gary Palmer, president of the Alabama Policy Institute: “U.S. District Judge Lynwood Smith, who was appointed by President Bill Clinton in December 1995, has issued a ruling that could help bring some clarity to the issue of bingo operations in Alabama . . . The limitations on ‘charity bingo’ outlined in Judge Smith’s opinion should encourage local officials to enforce Alabama’s laws and will hopefully encourage the Alabama State Supreme Court to rule on this issue. Smith’s ruling should also give pause to those pushing for ‘charity bingo casinos’ in other areas of the state who have predictably responded that Smith’s ruling does not apply to them.”


  • Posted: 10/08/2009
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.alabamapolicy.org

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Albert Mohler: Abortion and the American conscience

    Albert Mohler: “The American conscience remains deeply divided over the question of abortion. Tragically, we have never experienced a sustained, reasonable, and honest discussion about abortion in the society at large. One step toward the recovery of an ethic of life would be an honest discussion about the actual agenda behind the push for abortion on demand. Proponents of abortion rights do everything they can to hide the ugliness of the agenda behind the comments made by President Nixon and Justice Ginsburg. Nevertheless, the truth has a way of working itself into view.”


  • Posted: 10/08/2009
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.albertmohler.com

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House votes to expand definition of “hate crimes”

Rick Santorum: Christian freedoms at risk

Monterey officials vote to replace cross on beach

Metro Nashville Parks changes policy to allow religious groups to meet

Interim Honduran leader resists diplomats’ pleas

Ontario: Homosexual man suing for the right to donate blood while infected with Syphilis

Australia: Charter of human rights push to revive “gay marriage” debate

Arlington, TX: Judge upholds pulling of strip club’s permit

    Star-Telegram: “Chicas Locas has been stripped of its permit to operate as an all-nude club in west Arlington. On Friday, a state district judge upheld the city’s decision earlier this year to revoke the club’s sexually oriented business permit because of reported criminal activity, including drug use and prostitution. That order was expected to go into effect Wednesday, City Attorney Jay Doegey said.”


  • Posted: 10/08/2009
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.star-telegram.com

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Scotland: “Sex education for four-year-olds”

5th Circuit hears arguments for 2 dads on birth certificate

Canada: No “safe, secure” setting for prostitution, court told

Pro-life group calls on Spanish government to drop planned abortion law reform

California conservatives urge governor to veto “Harvey Milk Day” bill

Justices zero in on Congress’ role in Mojave-cross dispute

World Muslim population is 1.57 billion

Activists seek to end human trafficking in D.C.

Same-sex “marriage” advocates think time is right for DOMA repeal

“Court rejects RLUIPA and other challenges to rezone”

Seceding Episcopal diocese told to surrender its assets

“Philly couple to stand trial in son’s prayer death”

AFA warns of dangerous “thought crimes” bill

PA: Pro-life shirt triggers dress code dispute

Independent student paper files lawsuit against Oregon State University

Obama nominates GLAAD member as ambassador to New Zealand, Samoa

    White House Press Office: “David Huebner is the head of the China Practice and the International Disputes Practice at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, where he specializes in international arbitration and mediation . . . He has been active in non-profits, community organizations, and professional associations such as the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, International Chamber of Commerce Commission on Arbitration, Los Angeles Committee on Foreign Relations, and Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).”


  • Posted: 10/08/2009
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  • Category: Global
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  • Source: www.whitehouse.gov

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Maine AG asked to investigate effect of same-sex “marriage” on curriculums

“Same-Sex Marriage in the Heartland: The Case for Legislative Minimalism in Crafting Religious Exemptions”