Indonesia: 700 churches attacked in past decade

Brazilian bishops threatened with death after urging pro-life election vote

Memphis, TN: “Anti-gay discrimination plan again before city council”

    WREG: “City Councilman Shea Flinn has proposed an ordinance that would prohibit city departments from discriminating against employees because of their sexual orientation. Flinn hates that the sex term has to be used at all in his proposal. ‘I’m not that curious about your activities,’ Flinn said. ‘I do care do live in a city where qualified applicants can be judged on the merits of their work and the service they produce.’”

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Audit shows records at National Archives at risk (AP): “An audit prompted in part by the loss of the Wright Brothers’ flying machine patent file and maps for the atomic bomb missions in Japan finds some of the nation’s precious historical documents are in danger of being lost for good.”

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Time to look beyond Chinese rare earths, says EU trade boss

MS: $81K in legal fees awarded in lesbian prom case

In San Diego, a victory for firefighters engulfed by sexual harassment

MI: Fetuses found in Delta Twp. abortion clinic trash

Michigan union opposes removing abortion coverage from employee health plan

Fight to replace stolen Mojave Cross goes on

IRS continues to dodge questions on 1099 rule

Court rules that Mississippi’s personhood initiative will be on 2011 ballot

Texas court blocks parents from forcing abortion on teen

Justice O’Connor’s one A.M. robocalls in support of ballot initiative

NJ: Point Beach council will no longer recite the Lord’s Prayer at public meetings

WA: Jefferson County extends moratorium on sexually oriented businesses

9th Circuit overturns Arizona’s proof of citizenship requirement for voter registration

Australia: Greens MP seeks same-sex “marriage” survey

White House to hold DADT meeting

Soros give $1M to Calif pot legalization measure

Abortion concerns added to health care reform debate

New York-born Muslim man arrested in Hawaii in terror case

Ex-Muslim: Proposal that Islam is tolerant is fallacious, dangerous

Pastors preach politics from the pulpit on eve of US vote

Congressional report casts doubt on constitutionality of Obamacare’s individual mandate

Elton John to convert Rush Limbaugh on same sex “marriage”?

    Telegraph: “Earlier this year [Elton John] caused outcry among the gay community when he performed, for a reported fee of $1 million, at the wedding of the splenetic right-wing American commentator Rush Limbaugh . . . Limbaugh, he says, is against gay marriage – ‘But then so is President Obama. But Limbaugh’s not anti-civil partnerships, so maybe I can have a dialogue about that. I’ve put my foot in the water and so has he. I got on with him very well, got on very well with his wife. I don’t have the same politics, but that doesn’t really matter. And I think this year I can start to put things in motion by trying to get him on my side.’”

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Obama restores the “Creator” to his recitation of the Declaration of Independence

Huge increase in abortion drugs entering Ireland

Survey reveals Muslim attitudes to polygamy

Serving two masters: Sharia law and the secular state

    “The conflict between religious imperatives and the legal obligations one has as a citizen of a secular state — a state that does not take into account the religious affiliations of its citizens when crafting laws — is an old one . . . but in recent years it has been felt with increased force as Muslim immigrants to Western secular states evidence a desire to order their affairs, especially domestic affairs, by Shariah law rather than by the supposedly neutral law of a godless liberalism. ”

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UK: Muslim preaches at Oxford college chapel

Headscarf ban relaxed in Turkey but row rages on

Judge upholds fines against Baptists in Uzbekistan

Wilders anti-Islam message has European Jewish leaders worried

State question seeks to ban Sharia law in Oklahoma

Feds offer anti-bullying guidance to educators

Minn. district clarifies “anti-bullying” policy

Finland decides not to regulate male circumcision

Democratic ad: Catholic Church more concerned about abortion than poor

Joanna L. Grossman: “Will gays and lesbians in Florida finally gain the right to adopt children?”

Sen. Coburn: GOP should repeatedly attempt to repeal health reform

The irrelevant churches

    Rev. Michael P. Orsi writing at CNSNews: “Religion has traditionally acted as a moral compass for society. Priests, ministers and rabbis at one time led crusades against public displays of indecent sexual expression. These interventions were welcomed since they helped enforce standards for good human behavior . . . Why the silence? There are three main reasons: First, secularization has caused many churches to lose a sense of their supernatural mission . . . Second, pastors are afraid of being disliked . . . Third, pastors are fearful that they will be labeled intolerant.”

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Book review of “When Gay People Get Married”

“Lambda Legal urges court: Do not reinstate DADT”

Trafficking, sexual exploitation of Haitian children in the Dominican Republic on the rise

Prop 8 ban on same-sex “marriage” has no legitimate basis, Americans United tells Appeals Court

NC: Voter reports problem with ballot machine

Sharia hysteria? Some in U.S. call for ban on Islamic law

ACLU calls Illinois recall proposal — what else? — unconstitutional

Judge: Free speech protects Amazon buyers’ data

Homosexual civil unions bill looms for Illinois lame-duck session

MSNBC program exploits killing of abortionist George Tiller to attack pro-lifers

Federal judge allows Congressman to shut down pro-life group’s election effort

En banc 3rd Circuit set to hear DNA samples case

Egypt jails opposition campaigners before election

Pope: countries have a right to defend borders

NY: Plaintiffs can proceed with negligent retention and supervision claims against Catholic church and school

High court won’t block Maine election laws

NPR CEO Vivian Schiller key architect of FCC gov’t takeover of the news

    Tara Servatius writing at Townhall: “Schiller, a former New York Times executive, is one of a few dozen power players working with the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and a leftist group called Free Press to ‘reinvent journalism.’ That’s how the FTC describes it. The FCC calls what they are doing the ‘Future of Journalism.’ Free Press, a think tank funded by leftist billionaire George Soros, among others, calls it ‘the new public media.’”

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Teacher lacks First Amendment right on curriculum

Turning Christian speech into “hate speech”

Restraining order saves baby’s life

Not appealing Log Cabin Republicans v. Gates? Incomprehensible

Woman charged for posting ad seeking Christian roommate

ACSTO: Is it a sour lemon, or just sour grapes?

Mike Adams: Seeking promiscuous heathen female roommate

“Groups take sides on gay protections”

Obama admin targets pro-life activists as terrorists

Obama appoints record number of homosexuals

Rash ‘Don’t Ask’ Ruling Puts Focus on Judge

    The Recorder (“Phillips prefers to keep a low profile, and has for much of her career on the district court. But her ruling that “don’t ask, don’t tell” is unconstitutional and can’t be enforced has propelled her to the front of the fight over gays in the military, earning her hero status with gays and lesbians and condemnation in conservative circles. Even academics sympathetic on the merits suggest she may have acted rashly in issuing a worldwide injunction and refusing to stay that order pending appeal.”

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Heritage Foundation: Returning the People’s House to the People

9th Circuit Says Catholic Group Has Standing to Sue San Francisco