Muslim scholar publishes anti-Christian Book in Egypt

Home-Schooling: Socialization not a problem

New Study Strongly Links Child Porn Use and Child Abuse

The Re-Birth of Population Control: Human Life Seen as a Carbon Problem

‘Islam Is a Dangerous Religion,’ Most American Pastors Say

Salt Lake County to consider “anti-bias” proposals

Pro-Abortion Republican Group Backs Candidates in Delaware, New Hampshire

Custody Battle Between Lesbian-Turned-Christian, Ex-Partner Reaches Va. Appeals Court

Study shows pot more popular among teenagers

NJ Abortion Clinic Pays $1.9 Million for Botched Abortion

Mass. Eases Rules on Public Comment by Judges

    Legal Blog Watch: “Last week, the SJC concluded its deliberations and announced that it had approved a new judicial conduct rule that slightly eases restrictions on state court judges’ ability to explain their decisions to the public. Although the SJC did not adopt the more liberal rule changes recommended by the committee, it nevertheless clarified that judges may issue supplemental memoranda to explain their decisions without violating judicial ethics.”


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“D.C. Gay Marriage Bill Expected To Pass Council Vote”

China: “More than 3,000 detained in porn crackdown”

“Gay Marriage’s Big Problem”

Showdown in Federal Appeals Court this Week Over Atheists’ Inauguration Prayer Suit

“New Hampshire to Legalize Adultery? Gay Marriage IS a Slippery Slope!”

D.C. Voucher Advocates Vow Renewed Battle Despite Setback

The Supreme Court Reviews a Conflict Between Equality and Freedom of Association

‘Marriage penalty’ buried in healthcare bills

Calif. electronic bingo machine ban upheld

    Legal Newsline: “California charities may not use electronic bingo machines, a federal appeals court panel ruled this week. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that charitable entities in the state cannot skirt a state law banning bingo machines, saying that live-call bingo games violate the Americans With Disabilities Act because it discriminates against players with disabilities.”


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Court Hears Contraceptive Questions Debate in Yaz Litigation

Final High Court Session of 2009 Ends Without Campaign Finance Decision

India: Church leaders request PM to oppose homosexuality

Resignation of Oklahoma City judge to reshape 10th Circuit

New prostitution law cuts into business at RI strip clubs

R.I. sex lobby seeks larger voice at State House

TX: Alleged “adult store” near Bentwater closes its doors

U.S. Supreme Court: Can Scripture trump non-discrimination law?

“The Role of the U.S. Solicitor General”

    C-Span Video is available here: “Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy made opening remarks before a panel discussion on the role of the Solicitor General. Three former U.S. Solicitor Generals gave insights on the duties associated with the job, including arguing before the Supreme Court.”


  • Posted: 12/14/2009
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Feds take aim at customers of child prostitution

NC: Effort to remove atheist from Asheville city council

    CBS (AP): “When Bothwell was sworn into office on Monday, he used an alternative oath that doesn’t require officials to swear on a Bible or reference ‘Almighty God.’ That has riled conservative activists, who cite a little-noticed quirk in North Carolina’s Constitution that disqualifies officeholders ‘who shall deny the being of Almighty God.’ The provision was included when the document was drafted in 1868 and wasn’t revised when North Carolina amended its constitution in 1971. One foe, H.K. Edgerton, is threatening to file a lawsuit in state court against the city to challenge Bothwell’s appointment.”


  • Posted: 12/14/2009
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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UK: Birmingham council seizes home after “homophobic abuse”

Scotland: Straight teacher subject to “gay taunts” loses “sexuality harassment” claim

D.C. Council preps for second same-sex “marriage” vote

Tax-funded abortions to continue in Austin, TX

“Georgetown U. tries to be Catholic and gay-friendly”

Supreme Court may hear appeal on workers’ text message privacy

“Hope Witsell’s Sexting Suicide: Why kids self-destruct with cell phones and online”

“Gay group carves out niche at Catholic University”

Christmas Returns to Oregon School

Uncertain laws on surrogates leave custody at issue

Rep. Gordon is fourth Dem retirement

Are artificial wives on the horizon?

ACLU Challenges Illinois’ Increase In Lobbyist Registration Fees, Including Church Exemption

Pro-life nurse forced to assist an abortion

Hugh Hewitt: Generosity with purpose

“Witch hunt” expected under new U.S. “hate crimes” law

The San Diego “cross case” – play it again . . .

“Christmas controversy settled my way”

Shreveport, LA: Dinner reservations due Sunday for GOP session

School districts are not legally compelled to diminish Christmas

Christian Leaders Broadly Oppose Uganda’s Proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Going to law school? Proceed with caution

India’s Parliament Given Proposal To End “Bigamy Through Conversion To Islam”

Copenhagen Anti-Population Push Coming from UN

Nev. brothel aims to offer 1st male prostitutes

    AP: “The owner of a brothel more than two hours’ drive from Las Vegas said she hopes to hire Nevada’s first legal male prostitutes within a month, now that state health officials have approved a method to test men for infectious diseases.”


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Polls: Dems might lose Obama, Biden Senate seats