Arizona Senate approves abortion reporting bill

SC county councilman’s prayer sparks protest

Prop. 8 opponents must release memos

CO: Growing churches butt heads with city planners

“Some gay couples balk at idea of marriage”

WA attorney general will sue over health care bill

Louisiana to file suit over health care legislation

Trial in same-sex “marriage” case is challenged

NY: Court says state can annul same-sex “marriages” from other states

Lao officials visit expelled Christians, give assurances

Al Mohler: Can Christian organizations remain Christian in a “tolerant” age?

SC: Spartanburg Council prayer brings complaint

Missouri Southern to explore added protection for “gays”

John Whitehead: “The Right Not To Be Offended: The Supreme Court And Religion”

Bricks Shatter Glass at NY Democratic Offices

Executive Order: Ensuring Enforcement and Implementation of Abortion Restrictions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Planned Parenthood: Executive Order not as bad as Stupak Amendment

CT: Supreme Court Says Students Guaranteed ‘Suitable’ Education

Chinese Government Replies to Google

    Gizmodo: “The Chinese government regulates the Internet according to laws and will improve its regulation step by step according to its own needs. It is a pure internal affair.
    Regrettably, Google’s recent behaviors show that the company not just aims at expanding business in China, but is playing an active role in exporting culture, value and ideas. It is unfair for Google to impose its own value and yardsticks on Internet regulation to China, which has its own time-honored tradition, culture and value.”


  • Posted: 03/22/2010
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: gizmodo.com

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Stupak Defends Decision for Executive Order on Abortion, Trusts Obama

Google tries to route users around Chinese censors

Texas Republican says he shouted ‘baby killer’

Beijing tightens controls over religious groups, now required to declare each financial transaction

Va. attorney general to sue over health-reform law

Buggery charges pending against Malawi “couple”

Law Review: Euthanasia in Belgium Five Years after Legalisation

Virginia: Courts, schools hit with sexting

Gallup: Underemployment Hits 20% in Mid-March

    Gallup: “Gallup’s underemployment measure hit 20.0% on March 15 — up from 19.7% two weeks earlier and 19.5% at the start of the year . . . Gallup classifies Americans as underemployed if they are unemployed or working part-time but wanting full-time work.”


  • Posted: 03/22/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.gallup.com

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Canadian University threatens Ann Coulter with hate speech laws

National Conference of State Legislatures: 2010 legislation related to sexting

Connecticut lawmakers take on sexting issue

Stupak called ‘baby-killer’ on House floor

WA: Protest, prayers planned against new Renton strip club

Hay(worth) Is For Horses

    Allen Hunt writes at Townhall: “Homosexuality does not lead to bestiality. However, the institutionalizing of gay marriage does lead to definitional confusion. CNN evidently does not know the difference between these two basic points. In covering J. D. Hayworth’s campaign for an Arizona seat in the U. S. Senate this week, the news agency misrepresented Hayworth’s remarks about the idea of gay marriage and its implications. Hayworth is right, and CNN is wrong.”


  • Posted: 03/22/2010
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: townhall.com

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U.S. states launch lawsuits against healthcare plan

UK: Same-sex couple may sue Christian B&B owners

Unions, Public Schools and Minority Children

    Star Parker writes at Townhall: “Speaking a couple years ago about technology and education, Apple CEO and founder Steve Jobs said that technology wouldn’t matter as long as you can’t fire teachers. ‘I believe that what is wrong with our schools in this nation is that they have become unionized in the worst possible way,’ he said.”


  • Posted: 03/22/2010
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: townhall.com

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A Way Out of Soviet-Style Health Care: Solzhenitsyn’s prophetic warning about the depersonalization of medicine.

    The Wall Street Journal has reprinted this column by the late Milton Friedman: “Is it such a great achievement? What do you mean by ‘free’? The doctors don’t work without pay. It’s just that the patient doesn’t pay them, they’re paid out of the public budget. The public budget comes from these same patients. Treatment isn’t free, it’s just depersonalized. If the cost of it were left with the patient, he’d turn the ten rubles over and over in his hands. But when he really needed help he’d come to the doctor five times over. . . .”


  • Posted: 03/22/2010
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: online.wsj.com

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UK: Islamic cartoon row is latest case of libel tourism

    Times Online: “Up to 95,000 descendants of the prophet Muhammad are planning to bring a libel action in Britain over ‘blasphemous’ cartoons of the founder of Islam, even though they were published in the Danish press . . . Yamani is expected to justify the action by claiming that the cartoons, including one of Muhammad wearing a bomb-shaped turban, were accessible in Britain on the internet. Critics say the case is a political stunt and yet another example of how England has become the leading destination for ‘libel tourism’. The English defamation laws make it easier to bring and win libel cases here than in jurisdictions such as America that place greater emphasis on freedom of speech.”


  • Posted: 03/22/2010
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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White House Said to Have Short List Ready for Justice Stevens’ Slot

House Roll Call: Changes to Senate health bill

High court stays out of Mass. abortion clinic case

Chinese media chastise Google over threat to leave

Christian prof will appeal promotion ruling

On campus, “tolerance” and faith collide

Arizona town apologizes, allows church meetings

Gather around but drop that Bible

    EnidNews: “In the city of Gilbert, Ariz., you apparently can gather your friends for a football game at your house, have an all-out bachelor (or bachelorette) party in your home or maybe just have a few friends over for a quaint evening of discussion as long as you don’t discuss the Bible . . . ADF filed an appeal on Sutherland’s behalf, asserting, among other things, the zoning code violates the Constitution’s Free Exercise Clause and Arizona’s Free Exercise of Religion Act. ADF further pointed out the town attempted to defend the code based on traffic, parking and building safety concerns and how the interpretation would prohibit even three-person church leadership meetings or church-sponsored potluck dinners in a residential home.”


  • Posted: 03/22/2010
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  • Category: Uncategorized
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  • Source: enidnews.com

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UK Supreme Court considers prenuptial agreements

Digging Deeper Into China’s Grid-Hacking Research

    The New York Times just ran a story on a year-old paper written by two Chinese researchers which documented a more efficient way to create a cascading failure on the Western power grid of the U.S. The focus of the article by John Markoff and David Barboza wasn’t on the research itself, but instead it focused on the atmosphere of paranoia surrounding the U.S., China and the power grid.”


  • Posted: 03/22/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: blogs.forbes.com

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Obama to Sign Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill Tuesday, Will “Keep Word” on Order

Christian educators group files appeal in prayer case

Obama: “America waited a hundred years and fought for decades to reach this moment.”

Court Upholds Rights of Evangelists To Leaflet At Catholic Parish Festival

Will Gilbert do right by churches?

Justice Alito dissents from denial of cert. in ‘Ave Maria’ ban

TN: Church Claims It Was Misled Into Not Applying For Tax Exemption

After healthcare vote, Democrats turn to damage control

Democrats worried about Republicans’ motion to recommit on Stupak language

House Passes Pro-Abortion Senate Health Care Bill After Executive Order Deal

Catholic Vote Action: Stupak Decision ‘Unconscionable’

Senate Fight Starts: GOP Says Senate Parliamentarian Will Kill Fix-Its Bill