Ground Zero mosque on the move?

Court: Religious NC college can’t have police

ACLU and coalition urges Holder to adopt standards aimed at eradicating prison rape

On eve of federal hearing, Pemberton changes tune on its violation of religious freedom

SCOTUS Blog commentary: 2nd Prop. 8 case expedited

Kansas panel orders admonishment for former aide to Phill Kline

Mexico City mayor demands cardinal apologize

US conservative Christians fear for rights

Another issue emerges in CA’s “gay marriage” case

Daniel Blomberg on The Schilling Show: Recurring questions in the Cal. marriage litigation

Glenn Beck – material boy

    Joseph Farah writing at WorldNetDaily: “Glenn Beck may hate socialism and communism, but he showed he shares a materialistic worldview with Marx, Engels and Saul Alinksy in a recent conversation with Bill O’Reilly . . . Beck doesn’t care about one of the most blatant and despicable examples of judicial tyranny in the history of our country. He doesn’t care about the institution of marriage and its 5,000-year history . . . [M]aterialists like Beck don’t understand how upsetting God’s order can have far-reaching effects much more devastating even than a tax increase. I would suggest that many of the dire economic problems we face today are a direct result not of government fiscal policies but of government social engineering.”


  • Posted: 08/17/2010
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.wnd.com

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Why conservatives are abandoning the “gay” issue

    WorldNetDaily: “Very simply, most people in today’s America, including conservatives, are afraid of ‘the gay issue.’ Although most know deep down there’s something wrong with homosexuality, they don’t want to be called ‘intolerant,’ ‘bigoted,’ ‘hateful’ or ‘homophobic.’ Even though they don’t really want open gays in the military, and disapprove of same-sex marriage, are repulsed by Obama’s appointment of notorious gay activist Kevin Jennings as the nation’s ‘safe schools’ czar, and on and on – the ‘gay issue’ no longer registers on their radar screen as one on which they should take a public stand.”


  • Posted: 08/17/2010
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.wnd.com

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Groups on both sides of abortion debate boost their support for dueling female candidates

    The Hill: “The pro-abortion rights group EMILY’s List launched an Internet campaign on Tuesday aimed at creating support for the 32 female candidates it is endorsing for state and federal office this year. The campaign, called ‘Sarah Doesn’t Speak for Me,’ aims to counter former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s (R) high-profile endorsements of ‘Mama Grizzly’ candidates who want to restrict abortion rights . . . The Susan B. Anthony List, for its part, recently launched a bus tour through Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania to build momentum for its endorsed candidates. The group says it has elected 75 pro-life women to the U.S. House of Representatives and seven to the U.S. Senate since 1992.”


  • Posted: 08/17/2010
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: thehill.com

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Somalia’s Christians plead for prayers during Ramadan

Europe’s distress in relation to its Muslim immigrants

Andalusia, Spain: More than 70 conscientious objectors to abortion law in Jaén province

Leading national religious land use attorney Daniel P. Dalton earns $600,000 verdict in precedent-setting case

    ChristianNewsWire: “The Paeth vs. Worth Township verdict is the largest procedural due process and First Amendment retaliation case in the history of the federal courts within the Eastern District of Michigan and one of the largest such verdicts rendered to date nationwide . . . ‘The facts in this case established that throughout the past five years, the elected and appointed officials of Worth Township used their governmental powers in an unlawful and spiteful manner to drive the Paeths out of Worth Township because they dared to question the elected officials’ governance.’”


  • Posted: 08/17/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.christiannewswire.com

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Argentina: Legislature discusses draft law on non-punishable abortions

UN representatives meet with Argentina over abortion, maternal mortalities

    La Gaceta [Google translation]: “Representatives of the United Nations (UN) met last week with officials from the Ministry of Health [to] raise concerns about the high rate of maternal mortality in Argentina and [to] support the implementation of [a] guide to address issues of legal abortions. This was announced today the Buenos Aires newspaper Clarin, which said the meeting took place last Friday.” | The New York Times has more information on the guide at issue: “Earlier in July, though, a ministry official said Dr. Manzur had signed a resolution backing a guide to legal abortion services. The guide would allow doctors to carry out abortions for rape victims without securing a police report. But a day later, the minister issued a statement saying he had not signed the resolution, and Argentine news outlets suggested that Mrs. Kirchner had ordered him to halt the effort.”


  • Posted: 08/17/2010
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  • Category: Global: Sanctity of Life

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University of Buenos Aires professors reject ruling in favor of abortion

Spain: Political party to observe implementation of new abortion law

GA: Adult entertainment rules may get tougher in Gainesville

Andrew McCarthy: “Intolerance is not just part of al-Qaeda, it is part of Islam”

Ed Whelan: Some reflections on 9th Circuit stay order

Lesbian teen sues Mississippi school district over yearbook photo

Documents show botched abortions hurt women more frequently than believed

Obama undaunted by fallout from mosque remarks

Medical treatment carries possible side effect of limiting homosexuality

    Los Angeles Times: “A hormonal treatment to prevent ambiguous genitalia can now be offered to women who may be carrying such infants. It’s not without health risks, but to its critics those are of small consequence compared with this notable side effect: The treatment might reduce the likelihood that a female with the condition will be homosexual. Further, it seems to increase the chances that she will have what are considered more feminine behavioral traits.”


  • Posted: 08/17/2010
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: articles.latimes.com

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Palm Center: Women are the overwhelming recipients of DADT discharges

Judge: State ban on protests at military funerals unconstitutional

UK: Two registrars subjected to investigation over beliefs

Top German Court: Same sex partnerships have same inheritance rights as married heterosexuals

“Mexico court upholds ‘gay adoption’ law; more tolerant than US?”

Mexico drug violence also hitting churches, prelate says

    CNN: “As one of the highest officials in the Mexican Catholic Church, Monsignor Victor Rene Rodriguez has been receiving the alarming reports from all over the nation . . . Rodriguez points to states like Chihuahua, the most violent in Mexico. Of the 28,000 drug-related deaths in the last four years, 40 percent have happened in this border state. In Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas, more than 100 pastors have reported threats, and extortion has become all too common.”


  • Posted: 08/17/2010
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: edition.cnn.com

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Pentagon cites concerns in China military growth

NY governor to meet with NYC mosque developers

Ala. seminary freed to issue religious degrees after help from ADF

CNN omits earlier Christian history of Cordoba Mosque

Ed Meese: Prop. 8 ruling ignores precedent, evidence and common sense

Fallout continues from ELCA’s “gay” clergy decision as Lutheran churches leave

Preservation group backs Gettysburg casino

An eerie silence in the marriage fight

Poll: Voters say no to abortions on military bases, repealing DADT

Ross Douthat: Islam in two Americas

    Ross Douthat writing in The New York Times:”There’s an America where it doesn’t matter what language you speak, what god you worship, or how deep your New World roots run . . . But there’s another America as well, one that understands itself as a distinctive culture, rather than just a set of political propositions . . . The first America is correct to insist on Muslims’ absolute right to build and worship where they wish. But the second America is right to press for something more from Muslim Americans — particularly from figures like Feisal Abdul Rauf, the imam behind the mosque — than simple protestations of good faith.”


  • Posted: 08/17/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.nytimes.com

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K.T. McFarland: 3 fundamental questions about the Ground Zero mosque

48% say it’s too easy to get an abortion in America

Frank Gaffney: Obama’s “teachable” sharia moment

    Frank Gaffney writing at Townhall: “What else have we learned so far from Mr. Obama’s teachable shariah moment? We now know that the President is willing to associate with members of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), not just in Cairo – where he insisted they be invited to hear his famous paean to Islam last year – but in the White House. For example, leaders of known MB front groups like Ingrid Mattson of the Islamic Society of North America and Salam al-Marayati of the Muslim Public Affairs Council were in the company at the Iftar dinner Friday when Mr. Obama fervently embraced the Ground Zero mosque.”


  • Posted: 08/17/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: townhall.com

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Generic Congressional ballot: Republican 48%, Democrat 36%

    Rasmussen: “A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% of Likely Voters would vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate, while 36% would opt for his or her Democratic opponent. Support for Republicans is up two points from the previous week, while support for Democrats dropped three points.Republicans have led on the Generic Congressional Ballot since June of last year, and their lead hasn’t fallen below five points since the beginning of December. Three times this year, they’ve posted a 10-point lead. Prior to this survey, GOP support since June 2009 has ranged from 41% to 47%. Support for Democrats in the same period has run from 35% to 40%.”


  • Posted: 08/17/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.rasmussenreports.com

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Thomas Sowell: Dismantling America

    Thomas Sowell writing at Townhall: “The Constitution was not only a challenge to the despotic governments of its time, it has been a continuing challenge– to this day– to all those who think that ordinary people should be ruled by their betters . . . It was the Progressives of a hundred years ago who began saying that the Constitution needed to be subordinated to whatever they chose to call ‘the needs of the times.’ . . . The agenda then, as now, has been for our betters to decide among themselves which Constitutional safeguards against arbitrary government power should be disregarded, in the name of meeting “the needs of the times”– as they choose to define those needs.”


  • Posted: 08/17/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: townhall.com

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Sikhs dispute Texas ruling on temple

Dennis Prager: Same-sex “marriage” and the insignificance of men and women

Christian student disrupts Muslim worship at Nigerian University

Court rejects challenge by donors and diocese to plans for sale of Catholic high school

    California Catholic Daily: “Attorneys for the Diocese of Sacramento and seven donors to the now defunct Loretto High School are mulling whether to appeal an unfavorable ruling in a dispute over $7.75 million the sisters of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary received when they sold the campus last year . . . In May 2009, the sisters of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary sold the 9-acre Loretto campus to Aspire Public Schools, a non-profit firm that operates 21 charter schools across California, for $7.75 million — $5.75 million up front, with the remaining $2 million due in 2012 . . . In essence the appellate court said the nuns had, in fact, used the money contributed to Loretto for the purposes for which it was donated, and that the plaintiffs are unlikely to prevail at trial.” | For more information see Religion Clause.


  • Posted: 08/17/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.calcatholic.com

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The ecstasy of empire

    Paul Craig Roberts writing at InfoWars.com: “Here is what can be done. The wars, which benefit no one but the military-security complex and Israel’s territorial expansion, can be immediately ended. This would reduce the US budget deficit by hundreds of billions of dollars per year. More hundreds of billions of dollars could be saved by cutting the rest of the military budget which, in its present size, exceeds the budgets of all the serious military powers on earth combined . . . The only way that the US will again have an economy is by bringing back the offshored jobs. The loss of these jobs impoverished Americans while producing oversized gains for Wall Street, shareholders, and corporate executives. These jobs can be brought home where they belong by taxing corporations according to where value is added to their product. If value is added to their goods and services in China, corporations would have a high tax rate. If value is added to their goods and services in the US, corporations would have a low tax rate.”


  • Posted: 08/17/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.infowars.com

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Israel has “8 days” to hit Iran nuclear site: John Bolton

Islam and America: The President’s fictitious history

“Gay marriage” back on hold during appeal on Proposition 8 decision

“Gay-marriage” ban to continue indefinitely

TN library prohibits book discussion

Same-sex “marriages” placed on hold in California

Federal appeals court stops California same-sex “marriages” from resuming

Federal Appeals Court intervenes in Prop. 8, halts California “gay marriages”

Federal panel puts same-sex “marriage” on hold as appeal of Prop. 8 ruling goes forward

Legal focus in Prop. 8 “gay marriage” battle: Who has right to fight?

Court halts California “gay marriage”

Louisiana College announces final opening plans for Shreveport law school

Appeals court stays marriage ruling

Court halts Calif. “gay marriages” pending appeal

Now California puts “gay marriage” on hold indefinitely as court decides whether they should go ahead

Prop. 8: Appeals court puts ruling on hold

Appeals court puts “gay marriages” on hold, sets December hearing

Mexican Cardinal Accuses Supreme Court Justices of Taking Bribes for “Gay Marriage” Vote

Cal Thomas: Will Muslims in America use freedom to undermine freedom?