Turkey objects to “gay marriage” allusion in Council of Europe document

“Russia refuses to register NGO set up to help sexual minorities”

Walmart Shutting Down Vudu’s Porn Section

Apple Removes Explicit Option From iTunes

Endorsement of open homosexual behavior in military already imperiling religious freedom

Multi-Site Churches Spreading in Post-Christian Europe

    Christian Post: ‘We drew a circle around a 30 minute travel distance from our central meeting place, and asked what would happen if we drew another 30 minute distance around the outside of that,’ ND Strupler, coach for ICF Team and
    Start-Up’s, says in the report. ‘Zurich is the biggest city in Switzerland, with not even 400,000 people, but if we plant seven campuses each 30 minutes travel distance from the centre we could reach a population of around 1.5 million people.’”


  • Posted: 02/24/2010
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  • Category: Global: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.christianpost.com

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Wisconsin Governor signs “Healthy Youth Act” into law

The Great Recession of 2011-2012

    James Srodes writes at the American Spectator: “The truth is our wizards dare not admit that the levers they pull are not really connected to the true crisis that confronts America or its place in the global market. Despite the self-congratulatory assurances from the White House, Congress, and part of Wall Street that we have been saved from a slide into a 1930s depression, our most serious trials still lie ahead of us.”


  • Posted: 02/24/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: spectator.org

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Spanish Senate approves new abortion law

Is Embryo Adoption Immoral?

LA school board snubs charter school operators

“Judge OKs another same-sex marriage in Argentina”

Have babies to win gold, say Russian champions

New York’s top court makes ruling on its own pay raises

    The state’s top court ruled on its own pay raises Tuesday morning, insisting the governor and Legislature violated the constitution by linking judicial salary hikes to other non-related issues.”


  • Posted: 02/24/2010
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  • Category: Featured

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Missile Defense Agency Logo Angers Right

Missouri sales tax proposal would affect Catholic school tuition

Alaska court hears challenge to parent notification ballot initiative

Arizona House panel approves bill requiring presidential candidates to show birth certificates

Virginia Court of Appeals rules again Miller v. Jenkins, child custody case

NC: Invocation court ruling adds controversy to traditional prayer

“Lutherans Seeing Fallout Over Gay Clergy Issue”

    NY Times: “Until a few weeks ago, the Rev. Gail Sowell was pastor at two Lutheran churches in the small Wisconsin town of Edgar. That was before members of both congregations jumped headfirst into the simmering debate over gay clergy in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. ‘It was pretty gruesome,’ Sowell said, recalling shouting matches inside the sanctuary; the mass resignation of one church’s council, save one member; even whispers around town that she was a lesbian. ‘For the record, I’m not,’ she said.”


  • Posted: 02/24/2010
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.nytimes.com

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Another Bloody Day for Christians in Iraq

MO committee approves constitutional religious liberty amendment

Maine woman pleads guilty to pornography charge

California: Mom must share custody with ex lesbian partner

WV: House Dems shoot down marriage amendment

Apple creating “explicit” category for App Store

U.K. Religious Schools Forced to Promote Abortion, Homosexuality under Sex-Ed Bill

Political gaps strain churches

    The American Spectator: “In a society already ideologically polarized, many believers go to church in hopes of a respite from conflict. But recent surveys show similar political disparities straining the Christian community. There are huge gaps in political affiliation between clergy and laity, especially in the oldline Protestant denominations. The divide between oldline and evangelical Protestant leaders remains exceedingly wide. The much publicized evangelical left, purporting to bridge that divide with a fusion of evangelical theology and liberal politics, remains statistically insignificant.”


  • Posted: 02/24/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: spectator.org

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Oregon Legislature About to Repeal Statute Barring Wearing of Religious Dress by Public School Teachers

The Future of Same-Sex Marriage

Disability advocates testify at MA hearing on assisted suicide bill

UK: Children and schools bill passes final stages in Commons

New USCIRF Executive Director Named

European Human Rights Court Says Turkey Violated Rights In Conviction For Clothing

Report Urges More US Religious Engagement In Foreign Policy

SC: Court Upholds Application of Noise Ordinance To Church

Florida: Police eye porn suspect in child’s slaying

Further Legal Action Being Explored in Swedish Homeschooling Case

CNN Poll: “69% OK with gays in the military”

Obama Administration Proposes Expanding Embryonic Stem Cell Research Further

Melanie Phillips: Mr. Balls’s secular Inquisition

Obama zeros in on law professor for 9th Circuit post

Uzbekistan: Threats, raids and violence against religious believers

“Gay Discrimination Bill Will Stifle Free Speech, Advance ‘Homosexual Agenda,’ Critics Say”

Maryland AG Opinion: “State’s high court likely to rule in favor of same-sex marriages recognition”

Coloradans May Get Tax Break for School Choice

Pentagon lifts ban on women in submarines, some want to lift combat ban

UK: Sexually Confused

Oregon: Ashland clinic will offer medication-induced abortions

Focus Founder to Step Aside After Three Decades

WI: Med students’ studies a violation of state law?

Supreme Court settles corporate jurisdiction debate

Abortion Clinic Closed after Regulators Find Aborted Baby Parts in Jars

Winston-Salem Journal: The prayer fight

Challenge to DC marriage redefinition law intensifies with new appeal

Law Review: Transfers of Government Land As Cures for Establishment Clause Violations

    Separation of Church and State: Transfers of Government Land As Cures for Establishment Clause Violations
    Paul Forster, 85 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 401 (2010)

    “This article examines how courts should treat remedial sales in light of current case law. This note will argue that, given certain requirements, even the Supreme Court’s strictest Establishment Clause tests should permit defendant governments to sell land in order to cure Establishment Clause violations arising from permanent displays that include religious imagery. Section I of the note discusses the Supreme Court’s struggle to produce clear and consistent Establishment Clause standards and describes several tests that the courts use–or may in the future use–in Establishment Clause cases. Section II explains how these various tests apply to permanent physical displays on public property. Finally, Section III uses the Lemon-endorsement line of cases to illustrate issues likely to arise from a remedial sale of land. The section assumes an Establishment Clause violation caused by a permanent physical display on public land and analyzes how a defendant government might use a sale of land to remedy the violation.”


  • Posted: 02/24/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty

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