Malaysian church fire-bombed over Christian use of “Allah”

High-stakes same-sex “marriage” trial to begin in Calif.

New Jersey Senate rejects same-sex “marriage” bill

Austin R. Nimocks on the Hugh Hewitt Show: California marriage trial begins Monday

Feds: Sex abuse high at 13 juvenile centers, nearly 1 of 3 inmates

Lincoln Below 40 percent in Arkansas Senate Match-Ups

North Kansas City: A moment of silence replaces prayer at City Council meetings

Catholic Politicians Supporting Same-Sex Marriage Legislation

Is the Secret Service Targeting the Birthers?

    Mother Jones: “Over the past year, Secret Service agents charged with protecting President Obama seem to have taken a keen interest in the Birther movement, the committed group of anti-Obama activists around the country who claim the president was born in Kenya, not Hawaii, and is thus ineligible to serve . . . At least a half-dozen prominent anti-Obama activists who’ve petitioned various federal agencies or courts to investigate the president’s citizenship or publicly questioned his eligibility to serve say they’ve been visited by Secret Service or Homeland Security agents.”

    WorldNetDaily: Report: Congressman challenges Obama eligibility


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Chairman of the Cato Institute: “The moral and constitutional case for gay marriage”

    Robert A. Levy, chairman of the Cato Institute, writing in the New York Daily News: “Thomas Jefferson set the stage in the Declaration of Independence: ‘[T]o secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men.’ The primary purpose of government is to safeguard individual rights and prevent some persons from harming others. Heterosexuals should not be treated preferentially when the state carries out that role. And no one is harmed by the union of two consenting gay people . . . No compelling reason has been proffered for sanctioning heterosexual but not homosexual marriages. Nor is a ban on gay marriage a close fit for attaining the goals cited by proponents of such bans. If the goal, for example, is to strengthen the institution of marriage, a more effective step might be to bar no-fault divorce and premarital cohabitation. If the goal is to ensure procreation, then infertile and aged couples should be precluded from marriage.”


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Mormon officials offer to work with Phoenix neighbors upset about proposed temple

ATF is inviting Latin nations to boost role in tracking guns

    AZ Republic: “In a move to crack down on weapons from the U.S. that are funneled to drug cartels, police in Latin America will soon be able to track American gun sales in their own language, despite privacy concerns by gun-rights advocates . . . Springfield, Va.-based Gun Owners of America, noted that many Mexican police have been charged with passing other types of sensitive information to criminals in recent years.”


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Virginia: Antiabortion pregnancy center figures in state Senate race

Abortion funding fight far from over

UK Communities and Local Government appoints 13 new faith advisers

Can online marriages tame the culture wars?

Closeted Christians: No room in the public square

Ann Coulter on Christianity: If You Can Find a Better Deal, Take It!

    Ann Coulter writes at Human Events: “Most perplexing was columnist Dan Savage’s indignant accusation that Hume was claiming that Christianity ‘offers the best deal — it gives you the get-out-of-adultery-free card that other religions just can’t.’ In fact, that’s exactly what Christianity does. It’s the best deal in the universe. (I know it seems strange that a self-described atheist and “radical sex advice columnist f*****” like Savage would miss the central point of Christianity, but there it is.)”


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Human sacrifices ‘on the rise in Uganda’ as witch doctors admit to rituals

    Telegraph: Moses Binoga, the assistant police commissioner who is head of the Ugandan anti-human sacrifice and trafficking task force, said there were 26 murders thought to be part of ritual sacrifice last year compared with three cases in 2007. ‘We also have about 120 children and adults reported missing whose fate we have not traced,’ he added. ‘From the experience of those whom we recovered, we cannot rule out that they may be victims of human sacrifice.’”


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In sub-Saharan Africa, radical Islam takes hold

The Man Who Can Stop Obamacare

A Future Wave of Speech Codes, Though Enforced Through Exclusion from the Bar and Not Just University Discipline?

Proposed Russian Law Would Return State-Owned Religious Property To Orthodox Church

Federal Prop 8 trial set to begin Monday

Open Doors Top Ten List of Countries Persecuting Christians Dominated by Islamic Governments

Major security operations protect Pakistani Christians

Vatican cardinal decries fear of Muslims, says Saudi Arabia should permit churches

Hill Republicans join fight against D.C. “gay marriage”

Czech cardinal warns: Muslims are conquering Europe

NJ: State teacher’s union opposes DOE plan for federal money

Chuck Colson calls on churches to promote religious liberty on Religious Freedom Sunday

WV Churches to Take “Day2Pray” for State, Leaders

Maggie Gallagher: California Voters Face Show Trial in Kangaroo Court

Do We Have a Right to Know If Candidates Are “Gay?”

Nevada: Group seeks change in state law to allow pot use

Calif. lawmakers pass major school-reform package

Calif. Federal Judge OKs Posting of Prop 8 Trial to YouTube

Indiana: Senate panel to consider riverboat casino changes

    AP: “A top state senator said Wednesday that his committee will consider legislation that would allow riverboat casinos on Lake Michigan and the Ohio River to move inland in hopes of staving off new competition from neighboring states . . . ”


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Countries Block Porn Distribution; U.S. Wavers

What the Dems Know: Universal Voter Registration

    James Simpson writes at the American Thinker: “Many are puzzled that Democrats persist in ramming unpopular and destructive legislation down our collective throats with no apparent concern for their plummeting poll numbers . . . But since Democrat politicians rarely do things that will not ultimately benefit themselves, this column asked two weeks ago, “What do they know that we don’t?” We may have found out. It’s called universal voter registration . . . Fund describes the proposal as follows . . . ”


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Ky. AG issues opinion on slot-like wagering

    AP: “Kentucky’s attorney general’s office says regulatory hurdles are blocking slot-like gambling known as Instant Racing, adding another twist to the long-running debate on whether to expand gambling at the state’s horse tracks . . . ”


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Egyptians riot after 7 killed in church attack

Pa. House gives final OK for casino table game

Indonesia: “Wahid and the Voice of Moderate Islam”

Married Couples Pay More Than Unmarried Under Health Bill

Law Review – Mulieris Dignitatem: Pornography and the Dignity of the Soul

    Mary Leary, Mulieris Dignitatem: Pornography and the Dignity of the Soul: An Exploration of Dignity in a Protected Speech Paradigm (2009). Ave Maria Law Review, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2010; CUA Columbus School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-15. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1521163

    “This article, part of a symposium celebrating the 20th anniversary of Mulieris Dignitatem, reflects on Mulieris Dignitatem’s teachings, and how they can inform the issue of pornography. Modern day pornography has increased in both its quantity and severity of content. Mulieris Dignitatem offers a pathway out of this reality with its focus on the concept of dignity. The article reviews John Paul II’s emphasis on the dignity of woman and applies it to the modern day issue of pornography. The article suggests a paradigm shift from examining pornography solely through a “speech and expression lens” to examining the issue through a “dignity lens. In so doing, the article explores John Paul II’s discussion of dignity of both men and women, as well as society as a whole. It examines some parallels between this approach and the previous civil rights approach of the feminist movement. Finally, the article invokes John Paul II’s emphasis on vocation and proposes a social movement targeting a paradigm shift to a dignity perspective rather than relying on a legal movement.”


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