Iowa House subcommittee approves abortion ban

Kan. doc agrees not to offer abortions amid suit

SD lawmakers reject surrogacy bill

Muslim population growing in Ireland: Major influence seen as Islamic community expands

No More Burka’s To Be Allowed At Quebec Voting Booths?

Jew-hatred in Holland

Civil unions in Hawaii head toward final vote

NJ: Woodbridge to study sex shop zoning

MO: Report says charter schools need more money and monitoring

WV: Pro-Life Leaders Call on Gubernatorial Candidates to Reject Campaign Money from Pro-Abortion Activists

Washington Post: 1 more vote needed in Maryland Senate to redefine marriage after Kasemeyer announcement

VA: ACLU Demands End to Jail’s Anti-Religion Censorship

Is Facebook the new Craigslist for prostitution?

The coming fight over .gay domain (Q&A)

Finding love tough task for Chinese men

U.K. Christians Alarmed by Push to Allow “Gay Ceremonies” in Churches

Birther debate alive across U.S.

    Politico: “Lawmakers in at least 10 states have introduced bills requiring presidential candidates to provide some form of proof that they are natural-born citizens, a ballot qualification rule designed to address widespread rumors on the right that Obama was not born in the United States.”


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IRD: Sexually Liberal United Methodist Bishops Represent the Past

Senate Set to Vote on Nominee for 5th Circuit

McConnell: Obama budget ‘unserious’ and ‘irresponsible’

Valentine’s Day report: seven ways marriage is changing

    Christian Science Monitor: “It seems Valentine’s Day, when 10 percent of all marriage proposals take place, is one of the few constants in the institution of marriage. Fifty years ago, marriage was between a man and a woman barely into their twenties, of the same race and social class, till death did them part. But marriage today is wildly different. In increasing numbers, Americans no longer feel the need to marry to have sex, have a baby, or even to have financial stability. In short, Americans are redefining what marriage is and why they marry. Here are seven marriage trends in the US.”


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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.csmonitor.com

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Ongoing push for obscenity law enforcement

The polygamists make their move

    Peter Heck writes at One News Now: The debate over whether those practicing homosexuality should be eligible to obtain the legal status of “married” for their same-sex relationships is persistently mischaracterized by activists on both sides as an attempt to redefine marriage. For those opposing such a move, this is most likely an error of ignorance, while for those favoring, it likely is an intentional tactic of misdirection. To be clear, in order to “redefine” anything, there must be an alternative definition being advocated. To this point, no such proposed substitute has emerged.


  • Posted: 02/14/2011
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.onenewsnow.com

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An Au Revoir Tribute to Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell, Sr.

Nine dead in latest attacks on Christians in Nigeria

“Vita Institute” at Notre Dame

University of Alaska considers sexual orientation policy again

“County library changes its meeting room policy after national religious group complains”

    Cleveland.com: On its website, ADF said policies prohibiting religious groups from meeting in public spaces have been routinely ruled unconstitutional by courts across the country. Oster said his organization learns about such policies in various ways. In some cases religious groups wanting to use public buildings are denied access and contact ADF for help. Oster said the letter ADF mailed in June has yielded results. He said about half of the 151 governmental entities have changed their meeting-room policies and about one-fourth said they will do so. Oster said the other one-quarter have refused to change their policies. He said ADF may sue them. “We prefer not to file suit but the law is clear,” Oster said. “They can’t discriminate against religious organizations.”


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  • Source: www.cleveland.com

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Chuck Colson: Who needs marriage?

U.S. taxpayer money to fund Rwanda campaign to sterilize 700,000 men

Dutch court ponders halt to lawmaker’s hate trial

Debt now equals total U.S. economy

Homeschool bills introduced in Illinois and New Hampshire

North Dakota House passes bill criminalizing killing unborn from conception

Chief justice: Budget cuts, politicization threaten Iowa court system

    Cady said it was “devastating” to watch the results come in showing then-Chief Justice Marsha Ternus and Justices Baker and Michael Streit. But he said he also believed the court was doing its job by striking down the state’s 10-year-old ban on gay marriage. “I’ve not had any second doubts about Varnum v. Brien,” Cady said.


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  • Source: wcfcourier.com

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Iowa: Petition calls for end to judicial impeachment move

    Sioux City Journal: The petition urges lawmakers “to end any conversation about impeaching Supreme Court justices,” she said. The signers of the online petition “believe it’s a waste of time to be talking about impeachment. It’s not an appropriate action to be considering.” Ever since voters ousted Chief Justice Marsha Ternus and two other justices in November, social conservatives have been talking of impeaching the four remaining members who concurred in the unanimous 2009 Varnum v. Brien decision that struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.


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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.siouxcityjournal.com

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CA: Brown considers an activist for state Supreme Court appointment

New York Takes Step on Money in Judicial Elections

MT: Kids angry that Congressman called their dad – “judicial activist”

    Independent Record: “We are writing to express our disappointment and voice our concerns over the comments that Congressman Rehberg recently made at a joint session of the Montana Legislature. Although Congressman Rehberg didn’t identify by name U.S. District Judge Don Molloy — our dad — it was clear to whom he referred.”


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  • Category: Bench & Bar

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9th Circuit Hears Oral Arguments In Establishment Clause Challenge To Teacher’s Comments

6th Circuit En Banc Finds Teachers Have Municipal Taxpayer Standing In Establishment Clause Suit

Rasmussen: 65% of Americans Favor Prayer in Public Schools

Legal Periodical: How the Concept of “Sexual Orientation” Threatens Religious Liberty

    Like other terms that swiftly achieve common usage, “sexual orientation” is rarely examined. Yet “sexual orientation” is more than a neutral term that can be used to describe anyone’s sexual inclinations. It is a radical challenge to the beliefs of all major religious faiths because it attacks the notion that sexual behavior has moral dimensions. It especially challenges Christianity.


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‘Obamacare can be killed without single Democrat vote’

    WorldNetDaily: “It’s just this simple,” says Joseph Farah of WND and the campaign targeting House Republicans alone to freeze the debt limit. “Republicans alone can do this. They are holding all the cards. They simply need to vote no as a bloc on raising the debt limit. At that point, the funding to implement ‘Obamacare’ dries up on the vine.”


  • Posted: 02/14/2011
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.wnd.com

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“ACLU asks court to side with EMU in case of former student who declined to counsel gay client”

Shared parent rights challenged in Ohio top court

WA: Planned Parenthood Tried to Force Raped Teen to Have Abortion

No advisor? No meeting, no speaking…

Star Parker: ‘Gay Conservative’ Is an Oxymoron

    Star Parker writes at Townhall: The foundation of the world view that so-called “gay conservatives” embrace has far more in common with liberalism than with conservatism. It’s a world view that is man-centered rather than God-centered. It is a world view that rejects eternal truths passed on from the beginning of time. Although the world view that “gay conservatives” choose to invent may diverge from the world view of liberals, their common ground is they make it all up. And it is here where “gay conservatives” and “liberals” fundamentally depart from conservatives.


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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: townhall.com

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Merry Old England Morphs into Scary New England via Multiculturalism

ADF cases prompt House members to seek rationale from Sebelius over attack on conscience protections

China launching body to screen foreign investment

UK High Court rejects bid to loosen abortion rules

Obama sends Congress $3.73 trillion budget

One giant health care case?

Ron Paul wins CPAC straw poll to mixed reaction from crowd

    The Hill: “Paul won with 30 percent of the vote, followed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who took 23 percent of the vote, a second place finish that CPAC organizers are already touting.”


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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: thehill.com

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AZ: Flake to announce Senate bid Monday

Legal Periodical: Alternative Burdens on Freedom of Conscience