Election gives marriage amendments a fighting chance

New York trial judge dissolves Vermont civil union

NJ legislature to hold hearing on bills funding Planned Parenthood

New int’l border crossing opens up between Arizona and Sonora

NH: Repeal of same-sex “marriage” may wait awhile

Ron Paul vows renewed Fed audit push next year

The nature of atheism, Christianity, and the state

    First Things Web Editor Joe Carter and Barrett Brown, author of Skeptical Inquirer as well as the author of Flock of Dodos: Behind Modern Creationism, Intelligent Design (and blogger at the League of Ordinary Gentlemen), are debating “the nature and existence of God and his proper relation to the state.” According to Carter, “the format will include the posting of quotes chosen by each participant followed by at least three rounds of exchanges with one post on each side (the level of interest will determine if it will continue after that agreed upon minimum limit).”

  • Posted: 11/04/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty

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Association of Professional Chaplains says DADT repeal would have no bearing on ministry

Christian legal group sues Palm Beach State College on behalf of conservative student ejected from campus event

Iowa judicial battle has barely begun: Marriage and more at stake

High Court weighs tax credit for religious school scholarships

French bishops seen taking more active political role

Global backlash against Fed’s $600bn easing

Porn is the most dangerous threat in the culture war, says LifeSite editor

UK pro-life leader : “This is World War III”

Massive pro-life blowout in governor races

Muslim’s lawsuit says Okla. amendment violates Constitution

Obama names the just-in-case DOJ leadership

Dutch bishop calls on Parliamentarians to defund abortion

IA: Councilman suggests sexually oriented clubs for Mason City

WI: Oshkosh mosque proposal draws opposition

PA: Lower Merion Township closer to prohibiting gender identity discrimination

UN agency promotes sex ed from birth

Federal government drops case against Grand Rapids woman seeking Christian roommate

ME: Sexually oriented businesses once again on Waterville plate

Parents decide where AZ school tax credit money goes

San Diego Muslim leader among those charged with aiding Somali terrorists

US pro-lifers save teen from a forced abortion

Canadians worry about vulnerable people if euthanasia is legalized: poll

Fate of Iraqi Christians will worsen, experts fear; UN rights chief comments

Spain: Fathers’ names to be demoted in gender equality push

Republicans hold all statewide offices in Kansas

Fred Barnes: Republicans won bigger than you think

    Fred Barnes writing in the Wall Street Journal (full text via Google News): “For starters, Republicans will continue to have issues on their side. The election reaffirmed that America is a center-right country and that a sizeable majority is anxious about government spending and debt, President Obama’s health-care plan, and jobs. Those issues won’t go away now that Republicans control the House and are in a strong minority position in the Senate.”

  • Posted: 11/04/2010
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“Transgender” athlete is first in Division I basketball

UK: Scientology center doesn’t get tax relief, council confirms

Green Bay won’t join lawsuit against domestic partner benefits

Canada: Ottawa-Carleton District School Board to ask students about sexual orientation

The Hill: Congressional New Members Guide 2010

What difference does this election make for religious hiring rights?

Ken Klukowski: Does First Amendment require selling violent video games to children?

A confident coalition of economic and social conservatives

Why we can’t help but legislate morality

    Micah Watson, William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Affairs at the James Madison Program at Princeton University, writing at Public Discourse: “‘You can’t legislate morality’ has become a common turn of phrase. The truth, however, is that every law and regulation that is proposed, passed, and enforced has inherent in it some idea of the good that it seeks to promote or preserve. Indeed, no governing authority can in any way be understood to be morally neutral. Those who think such a chimerical understanding is possible could hardly be more wrong. For, in fact, the opposite is true: You cannot not legislate morality.”

  • Posted: 11/04/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.thepublicdiscourse.com

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Federal regulations “surprisingly” costly

Slowdown in exports: World Bank cautions China

FL: School reopens Bible distribution, overturning ban on Religious Freedom Day

Amnesty demands repeal of Indonesia’s anti-abortion laws

Lawsuit to be filed against Okla. sharia law state question

Christian group stumbles to build a Church in Kuwait

George Soros thinks this could be the year the female condom takes off

Christian proselytizer seeks to appeal Mormon judge’s refusal to recuse himself

Ed Whelan: Don’t defend, don’t appeal?

VA: Evangelist sues challenging city’s noise ordinance

Illinois governor race is still up-in-the-air

Big Journalism exit poll: Traditional marriage out, same-sex “marriage” in

Get to work on spending cuts

Debt solution lies in success of Europe

Eritrea detains Christians in latest crackdown

WA: Board of Pharmacy decision on Plan B expected today

Heritage Foundation: Federal overreach into American higher education

Retired Justice Stevens says Americans should accept mosque near Ground Zero in spirit of tolerance

Fed fires $600 billion stimulus shot

Islamic extremists target Facebook users

34 warships sent from US to India for Obama visit

China pressures European governments over Nobel

Arizona’s tuition tax credit debated at U.S. Supreme Court

The Christian flag may fly again at King’s veterans memorial, but not anytime soon

Religious panel at Utah State discusses marriage

AZ: More than 218,000 votes left to tabulate in Maricopa County

Sex columns “revolutionize” college media?

    USA Today: “Daniel Remold, a journalism professor at the University of Tampa, says his passion is campus media. Can he help it if the big story over the last decade is about sex? His new book, Sex and the University: Celebrity, Controversy, and a Student Journalism Revolution (Rutgers University Press), provides insights gleaned from reading more than 2,500 student sex columns. He tells USA TODAY why they matter.”

  • Posted: 11/04/2010
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.usatoday.com

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Government invades privacy

You know who was a big loser in this election? George Soros