Christian Coalition announces release of 2010 election voter guides

Fire alarm in San Diego: ADF-allied attorney argues for firefighters on appeal

OH: Bond set for man accused of forcing woman to go to abortion clinic

Long Beach Council supports overturning Prop. 8

Israel: Family court denies same-sex couple’s common law “marriage”

PA: Monroe County school district revokes school’s charter

NJ Jewish newspaper says it overreacted in rescinding first same-sex “wedding” announcement

Egypt Christians say intolerance grows, close ranks

South African charter spells out specific religious freedoms

    Deseret News: “Several years ago, a small group of academics and religious leaders began drafting an outline for what they thought freedom of religion should look like in South Africa . . . After several revisions, the document is now ready for public endorsement, which will happen at a ceremony on Oct. 21. The religions will stand together, ‘speak with one voice,’ and ask the government to enact the charter into law, a process allowed and even encouraged by their current constitution . . .”


  • Posted: 10/07/2010
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.deseretnews.com

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Northern Ireland Bishops protest over abortion conference

Becket Fund argues religious freedom in Prop 8 filing

Angle: Muslim law taking hold in parts of US

Gov. Quinn predicts civil unions in Illinois before year’s end

Colorado poll shows Personhood Amendment 62 likely losing by large margin

What happens to the babies who survive “Ella”?

    Jeanne Monahan writing at FRCblog: “Continuing our educational series on ella, the new FDA-approved ‘emergency contraceptive’ that can also cause an abortion, today Dr. Donna Harrison, OB-GYN and president of the American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) continues with a short explanation of ella’s potential impact on the small number (approximately 2%) of babies that will survive despite their mother taking ella.”


  • Posted: 10/07/2010
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.frcblog.com

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Foes of health care law lose key court ruling

Judicial Watch sues to obtain Justice Department, ACLU communications regarding AZ immigration suit

Pa. Democrat wants critical pro-life radio ad pulled

Second Iowa pastor takes aim at judges

“Gay and lesbian” group protests textbook at Czech university

Australia: Group set up to lobby for “gay fathers”

Catholic monks get OK to build a Wyo. monastery

UK: Cameron “stands alone” against same-sex “marriage”

Council of Europe attack on conscience defeated in dramatic reversal

Abortion takes center stage in Brazil presidential vote

UK: Teens just one click away from internet sex and porn

EU blocks British request for disclosure on EU “Equal Treatment Directive”

VA: Christian meteorologist says he was fired for talking about ministry plans

IRS should investigate NY church that endorsed gubernatorial candidate, says Americans United

The cost of Muslim intolerance

    Strategy Page: “One of the many tragedies of the war in Iraq was the expulsion of the native Christian population. Before 2003, there were 1.5 million Christians in Iraq. Now there are fewer than 800,000 . . . Alas, throughout the Moslem world, there is an ancient antipathy against non-Moslems, or Moslems who are different than you. The infidels (non-Moslems) are seen as potentially disloyal, and what happened in Iraq over the last century just confirms that attitude . . . This reveals a fundamental problem in the Islamic world, the belief that combining righteousness with murderous tactics, is often the road to power and spiritual salvation.”


  • Posted: 10/07/2010
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.strategypage.com

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The Obama-Holder Justice Department is failing our military voters

Pew Poll: Same-sex “marriage” gains more acceptance

Next Canadian citizenship guide to cover “gay rights”

Humanoid Rights: The ACLU looks to science fiction to prepare for future threats to civil liberties

Vatican synod mulls Middle East Christian exodus

Christians in Middle East much more than a numbers game

Italy moves to ban the burka

Christianity is the most persecuted religion, say European bishops

Italian Evangelical Alliance supports ban on crucifix

    Christianity Today: “As a lawsuit over religious displays in Italian public classrooms makes its way up the European Court ladder, Italian evangelicals have joined those opposing the government’s use of crucifixes . . . The Italian Evangelical Alliance (IEA) supports the echr’s religious symbol ban for several reasons, said vice chairman Leonardo De Chirico. The case deals specifically with a Roman Catholic symbol—the cross with a dying Christ on it—not the more general Christian cross. Its public display represents the imposition of Catholicism as the state religion, which ended in 1984. And the IEA is committed to the separation of church and state.”


  • Posted: 10/07/2010
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.christianitytoday.com

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Gallagher, Wolfson debate marriage at Yale

Breyer says Supreme Court doesn’t have pro-business slant

Gallup finds U.S. unemployment at 10.1% in September

    Gallup: “Unemployment, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment, increased to 10.1% in September — up sharply from 9.3% in August and 8.9% in July. Much of this increase came during the second half of the month — the unemployment rate was 9.4% in mid-September — and therefore is unlikely to be picked up in the government’s unemployment report on Friday.”


  • Posted: 10/07/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.gallup.com

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TX: Resolution claims textbooks have anti-Christian bias

France’s constitutional watchdog endorses veil ban

College-educated young adults more likely to marry

David Axelrod, Elie Wiesel lament fanaticism

Report: Islamic numbers, influence surging worldwide

New York Times shows it’s clueless about embryonic stem cell research

Gallup: Supreme Court starts term with 51% approval

Book Review: Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion

NY: Public prayer not for Canandaigua City Council

Washington Times: Radical Muslims want America ruled by sharia

Congressman wants probe of Obama’s illegal abortion push in Kenya

Nev. Supreme Court: Ashjian’s name stays on ballot

How Republicans could block healthcare reform

PA: Attorney general, Supreme Court justice to address Duquesne centennial events

What role for emotion in Snyder v. Phelps?

Kagan to oversee emergency appeals for 6th and 7th Circuits

Nigeria: Muslim sect members kill political leader

McDonald’s, 29 other firms get health care coverage waivers

Ex-Gay Christian ministry pulls support for annual “Day of Truth”

GOP rep. wants to defend DOMA in Mass. cases

Students for Life of America to host national conference before March for Life

David Cortman: Should the ACLU have a right to make a federal case out of your decision to tithe to your church?

Legal coalition fights for traditional marriage

Swedish judge blasts homeschool family’s reunion hopes

NH: ‘Sign for Jesus’ plan revived

“What does Ken Mehlman have to say about his former boss, anti-gay Texas Rep. Lamar Smith?”

    Dallas Voice: “The Alliance Defense Fund announced Tuesday it had filed motions on behalf of Smith asking to intervene in two cases in which a U.S. district judge in Massachusetts declared DOMA unconstitutional. The ADF argues on behalf of Smith that the Obama administration isn’t doing enough to defend the 1996 law, which some gay-rights activists don’t think the administration should be defending at all.”


  • Posted: 10/07/2010
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  • Category: Uncategorized

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Exodus International shuts down “Day of Truth”

“Sorry, bakery doesn’t have to make pro-gay cupcakes”

Jeff Ventrella: Legal Legerdemain, Part 1: Airbrushing History . . .

Hatch, Kyl respond to Baucus non-profit letter to IRS

    The Hill: “In response to Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) requesting the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) investigate certain non-profit organizations, Republican Sens. Orrin Hatch (Utah) and Jon Kyl (Ariz.) have asked IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman to ensure that the examinations will be free from political interference.”


  • Posted: 10/07/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: thehill.com

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Church college teaches sex-in-dorm etiquette

    Bob Unruh writes at WorldNetDaily: Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., proclaims on its website that it is “a church-related, residential liberal arts college firmly rooted in its Swedish and Lutheran heritage” and its core values are excellence, community, justice, service and faith. But one senior is wondering just where in those values he can fit a presentation to incoming freshmen that introduces them to the etiquette of having sex in dorm rooms without being interrupted by roommates and a “lesbian” who proclaims, “I like sex. No, I love sex” and tells students, “I am normal.”


  • Posted: 10/07/2010
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.wnd.com

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