FSU expands non-discrimination policy to include sexual orientation, gender identity

UK: Cameron protects budget for international abortions

Social conservatives make their case against Kagan

11th Circuit: Live porn website illegally “operates as a business” in residential area

    FlavaWorks, Inc., v. City of Miami, No. 09-11264 (11th Cir. June 25, 2010) | Excerpt: “The activities taking place at the 27th Street residence are part and parcel to Flava Work’s business operations. The fact that certain aspects of the business are performed at other locations does not alter this analysis. Business objectives are the sole reason individuals are paid to live and engage in sexual activities at the 27th Street residence. Flava Works would be unable to deliver content to its subscribers without these endeavors. The activities taking place at the 27th Street residence are a clear violation of the prohibition against operating a business in a residential zone.”


  • Posted: 06/25/2010
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Woman sues church over “gay marriage”

Judge: “Minn. gay pride fest can’t bar evangelist”

Heather Gebelin Hacker: Christian Legal Society v. Martinez update

Military men to testify at Kagan hearing

New Jersey town considering a topless beach

Catholic Health Association applauds “strong leadership” by Obama on health care

Thousands oppose Scottish euthanasia Bill

Forced abortion expert tells National Right to Life audience terrible China policy continues

“Gay activists” to protest outside of Exodus conference

Poll: 2 in 5 Evangelical leaders drink alcohol

    Christian Post: “Forty percent of evangelical leaders said they ‘socially drink alcohol,’ according to a new monthly poll. … The poll, released Thursday, was based on responses from the Board of Directors of the National Association of Evangelicals, including the CEOs of denominations and representatives of a broad array of evangelical organizations.”


  • Posted: 06/25/2010
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  • Source: www.christianpost.com

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Alberta bill won’t alter Catholic education: board

UCLA-Lambda study purports to show link between marriage bans and lack of health insurance for same sex partners

Provincetown likely to limit condoms to 5th grade and up

VA: ACLU report evaluates 2010 legislative session

WA: No new sexually oriented business in Yakima County

Pedophiles find a home on Wikipedia

.xxx domain won’t clean up the web

Spanish bishops insist crucifixes remain in schools

How Elena Kagan worked to limit military recruiting at Harvard

    Christian Science Monitor: “When an appeals court issues an opinion, that doesn’t mean the opinion takes immediate effect. The government appealed the Third Circuit’s decision to the US Supreme Court. To facilitate the appeal, the Third Circuit stayed its ruling, and postponed its suggestion than an injunction be issued against enforcement of the Solomon Amendment. Nonetheless, the day after the Third Circuit opinion, Kagan announced that the law school would return to its prior policy sharply limiting the access of military recruiters . . .  In her statement, Kagan said that the Third Circuit ruling had ‘enjoined the enforcement of the Solomon Amendment.’ That statement is true but misleading given that the case would almost certainly be appealed. If appealed, the force of the decision would likely be stayed pending the outcome of the appeal.”


  • Posted: 06/25/2010
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Judge: Evangelist can hand out Bibles at Pride festival

The socialist behind the idea of government funding for news

    InsiderOnline Blog: “[Michael Copps, a Federal Communications Commissioner] cites the ideas of Robert McChesney, a professor at the University of Illinois and founder of the group Free Press. Randolph May writes about McChesney at the Free State Foundation blog, noting some quotes that show McChesney clearly embraces the socialist label for himself. More importantly, the quotes reveal that McChesney sees government funding of news as essential to the socialist project to overthrow capitalism.”


  • Posted: 06/25/2010
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Ariz. gov: Most illegal immigrants smuggling drugs

    Associated Press: “Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Friday most illegal immigrants entering Arizona are being used to transport drugs across the border. Brewer said the motivation of ‘a lot’ of the illegal immigrants is to enter the United States to look for work, but that drug rings press them into duty as drug ‘mules.’”


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  • Source: hosted.ap.org

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Porn domain .xxx gets initial approval

How does Elena Kagan see America’s place in the world? Why the Senate needs to ask some hard questions

    Jeremy Rabkin writing at the Heritage Foundation: “What are Elena Kagan’s views on foreign policy? What does she think about America’s role in the world? At one time, such questions would have seemed irrelevant, if not impudent, for a Supreme Court nominee. Not anymore. Recent Supreme Court decisions, and commonly expressed views among commentators, seem to embrace a new role for international institutions, foreign practices, and foreign opinion in shaping American law. Although very little is known about Kagan’s judicial philosophy, or her opinions on great constitutional issues, her record, such as it is, cries out for questioning on these matters. It remains unlikely that Kagan will jeopardize her confirmation by giving forthright answers to such questions. But Senators should not pass up the opportunity to put her on the spot by pressing for clear and direct responses to fundamental questions about her judicial philosophy. Here are particularly compelling reasons to raise these questions with Elena Kagan.”


  • Posted: 06/25/2010
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  • Source: heritage.org

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Is judicial activism in the eye of the beholder?

N.J. Democrats set stage for battle with Gov. Christie about family planning funds in budget

Iowa Planned Parenthood subject of criminal complaint over telemed abortions

Divorce courts are bankrupting families and putting men in debtor prisons

    Matt Gurney writes at the National Post: “Jeff Dolan spent Father’s Day in jail, locked away for failure to pay child support. Deadbeat dads don’t garner a lot of sympathy. But you don’t need to study Jeff’s case for long before you realize that he’s anything but a deadbeat. Instead, he’s a man hopelessly ensnared in a crushing bureaucratic machine: He’s in jail because he couldn’t pay child support, but he couldn’t pay child support because he was unemployed … and he was unemployed because the court took his driver’s license for failure to pay child support … after he went bankrupt paying his court costs. … Courts, in their earnest efforts to do right by families, are destroying them, instead.” | Via Wintery Knight.


  • Posted: 06/25/2010
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  • Source: fullcomment.nationalpost.com

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Chuck Norris: White House vs. Boy Scouts

    Chuck Norris writing at TownHall: “Over the past few months, a widely circulated e-mail has reported that President Barack Obama is not signing Eagle Scout certificates, which only 4-5 percent of Boy Scouts attain. … the Boy Scouts of America National Council confessed that Scout candidates who’d had board reviews before the spring of 2010 had received unsigned certificates. … Obama became the honorary president of the Boy Scouts of America way back on March 3, 2009. … Could the secrecy of that meeting be a result of social pressure from, for example, the January 2009 letter from the American Humanist Association and 18 other nontheistic organizations, which pleaded with Obama to be the first president in 100 years not to serve as the BSA’s honorary president?”


  • Posted: 06/25/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: townhall.com

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The Marriage Myth: Why do so many couples divorce?

    The Washington Post: “The marriage education movement has already spawned a cottage industry of trademarked seminars and self-help manuals. It has popped up, in varying forms, at community centers and churches across the nation. And it has successfully persuaded leaders of the federal government and the U.S. military to spend hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars a year attempting to disseminate its teachings to the masses. At its core, it’s a movement that would ask of every divorcee: What if the truth was that you didn’t marry the wrong person? What if you just didn’t know how to be married?”


  • Posted: 06/25/2010
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“My morning sickness was so bad I had to have an abortion”

Appeals court reinstates case seeking to block administration’s embryonic stem cell policy

Police deem Oregon man’s defense of life ‘offensive,’ force him to stop displaying pro-life signs

Study: More women without children

George F. Will: A few “vapid” questions for Kagan

    George F. Will writing in The Washington Post: “Given Elena Kagan’s aversion to ‘vapid and hollow’ confirmation hearings devoid of ‘legal analysis,’ beginning Monday she might relish answering these questions: … In Federalist 45, James Madison said: ‘The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the state governments are numerous and indefinite.’ What did the Father of the Constitution not understand about the Constitution? Are you a Madisonian? Does the doctrine of enumerated powers impose any limits on the federal government? Can you cite some things that, because of that doctrine, the federal government has no constitutional power to do”


  • Posted: 06/25/2010
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Marriage petition case was not a defeat for traditional marriage

    Ken Klukowski writing at Townhall: “[The] Supreme Court dealt a setback to supporters of traditional marriage. But it’s not the defeat that gay-rights supporters (and many of their fans on the media) are hailing it as, and leaves open the possibility that traditional-marriage supporters may be the ones celebrating at the end. … The record of atrocious harassment in the wake of California’s Proposition 8 makes perfectly clear that these marriage supporters can make a strong case that they could be harassed. As such, by the standard the Court announced today, the marriage supporters should win.”


  • Posted: 06/25/2010
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  • Source: townhall.com

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New focus on Elena Kagan’s religious liberty and church-state views

Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund sets endorsement record – 123 candidates so far

Washington Times: The case against Kagan

Praise for an Israeli judge drives criticism of Kagan

Hindu mantras opened Boulder City Council in Nevada

“Openly gay” Pedro Segarra poised to become Hartford Mayor

Same-sex “marriage” and formal discrimination

MA: Provincetown to revise school condom policy

CA: Planned Stanton strip club wins court appeal

    Orange County Register: “A proposed strip club has won in a state appellate court – getting closer to gaining a required city permit to operate here. In a decision issued Wednesday, the Fourth Appellate Division agreed with owner Musa Madain’s claim that the city had not fairly examined his permit application. … Branches Christian Church had planned to locate in a nearby business complex at 8381 Katella Ave. However, said Lead Pastor Jose Torres, the church did not actually file for its permit until sometime in April 2009 – after Madain’s application had been filed.” | Madain v. City of Stanton, G042218 (CA4/3 June 23, 2010)


  • Posted: 06/25/2010
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  • Source: www.ocregister.com

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MN: “Gay pride pulls in Democratic candidates and one Republican”

Gallup: In 2010, conservatives still outnumber moderates, liberals

Several thousand Egyptians protest police abuse

European Court rules “gay marriage” not universal human right, says countries can make own rules

Washington Examiner: Democrats: Free speech for me, not for thee

    Washinton Examiner: “The [DISCLOSE Act] is full of draconian restrictions on individual political speech expressed via corporations, but gives privileged status to the Democrats’ union masters. A provision pushed by Pennsylvania Democrat Rep. Bob Brady, for example, allows unions to transfer unlimited funds among affiliated groups to pay for political ads with no disclosure whatever. That makes campaign funding more transparent?” | More from the Examiner’s Mark Hemingway: “So unions now get nearly unrestricted, undisclosed political spending. … Further, under the DISCLOSE Act if a company has more than $7 million in government contracts, it has no right to political speech. But public sector unions can spend millions of recycled tax dollars campaigning for Democrats, no problem.”


  • Posted: 06/25/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.washingtonexaminer.com

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Elena Kagan and the Religion Clauses

Pakistan scours Google, other sites for blasphemy

Internet addresses to accept Chinese script

UK doctors: fetus can’t feel pain before 24 weeks

Hong Kong votes to add elected legislative seats

Whatever happened to … Ruth Malhotra and Orit Sklar?

Nampa Classical Academy timeline

ID: State commission revokes Nampa Charter Academy’s charter, suit filed by ADF to continue

Free speech an issue again at NY community college

Battle escalates over homeschooled child seized by Swedish government

Twin Cities Pride Festival imbroglio moves to court

Twin Cities Pride seeks to bar evangelical from distributing religious literature at pride event

Geithner says US can ‘no longer drive global growth’

Germany: Assisted suicide OK if patient consents

Massachusetts town to rethink school condom policy

Jewish Clergy Group: Elena Kagan Isn’t ‘Kosher’ to Serve on Supreme Court

Portland ‘death house’ doctor’s license suspended

Porn sites closer to .xxx Web address

U.S. Lawmakers Reach Accord on New Finance Rules

    Wall Street Journal: “After more than 20 hours of continuous wrangling, congressional Democrats and White House officials reached agreement on the final shape of legislation that would transform financial regulation, avoiding last-minute defections among New York lawmakers that had threatened to upend the bill . . . ”


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