DC Circ. OKs Funding For Embryonic Stem Cell Research

From Cultural Wars to Conscience Wars: Emerging Threats to Conscienc

Egypt called a top religious liberty violator

Sex trafficking in the U.S. called ‘epidemic’

Continued violence against Christians in India

USCIRF Identifies World’s Worst Religious Freedom Violators: Egypt Cited for First Time

MN Senate Committee votes on party lines to pass marriage amendment

Daniels to sign legislation defunding Planned Parenthood

The Campaign Waiting for Mitch Daniels

    Real Clear Politics: With more than three decades in politics behind him, the governor has done more than develop a Rolodex he could deploy for fundraising, as most point out. The campaign operative in him also has built an organization ready to go whenever he tells them to — and the media doesn’t seem to know it yet. For the past year, he’s been playing its members like piano keys as he orchestrates his national rollout . . . Between his own experience in politics, the Bush team whispering that they hope he runs, and the potential support of Haley Barbour, Daniels has a vast fundraising network.


  • Posted: 04/29/2011
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Soros at the Cato Institute for Hayek event

Sen. Vitter asks why the U.S. is sending money to Brazil

RI Catholic Diocese: Civil unions are not the answer

MN: Legislators trim wording of marriage amendment

Iran’s president asked to show obedience to leader

Bill would bar Planned Parenthood from Texas plan

UN ignores 3 million annual stillbirths because of abortion politics

Does Your State Ban Abortion Coverage in Insurance Plans?

Va. AG Cuccinelli drops King & Spalding over DOMA case

A Map Which Should Make King & Spalding Shake: It Represents Many DOMA states

Dale Carpenter: “How the Law Accepted Gays”

Florida Supreme Court overhaul hits resistance in Senate

The Duty of Counsel: NY Times Editorial rebukes King & Spalding withdrawal

MA: “Cipollini presses openly gay SJC nominee on same-sex marriage”

Ohio: “Gay Cuyahoga County worker wins federal ruling on bias lawsuit”

Illiniois: Ultrasound Van Permit Extended Seven Weeks

India: Protests in Agra as abortion victim dies

Vietnam arrests pastor of banned Mennonite church

“Gay penguin book for kids tops US complaints chart”

Tibetan leader seeks release of 400 monks in China

Brewer OKs Ariz. bill for tea party license plate

    AP: The tea party plate would feature the “”Don’t Tread On Me” slogan, rattlesnake emblem and yellow background of the historic Gadsden Flag that is a symbol of the movement.


  • Posted: 04/29/2011
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  • Source: hosted.ap.org

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Supreme Court Notebook: Justices Staying Put

Ohio’s Kasich Wants to Expand School Choice Options

OH: ACLU Urges Superintendents To Adopt Bullying Prevention Plan

Rasmussen: 76% See China as Bigger Economic Threat Than Military One

Lawsuit over Planned Parenthood coverup of statutory rape ‘resolved’

ADF battle against religious discrimination policies at public facilities marches past halfway point

    Sonoran News: Christians shouldn’t be excluded and restricted from using public meeting rooms and other facilities simply because they plan to express a Christian viewpoint,” said ADF Senior Legal Counsel Joel Oster. “The government officials who changed their policies have done the right thing, acknowledging that the Constitution prohibits the government from deciding who can and cannot use space based upon the viewpoints to be discussed at gatherings. We hope the remaining officials will follow the lead of the others and uphold everyone’s First Amendment protected right of free speech.”


  • Posted: 04/29/2011
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Klinker votes yes despite Senate’s Planned Parenthood amendment

Appellate Court: Obama Can Force Taxpayers to Fund Embryonic Research

Seminar: The Family and the Market: How Do Marriage and Fertility Matter to the Economic Welfare of Business, the State, and the Market?

Aaron Goldstein: Thoughts on Marriage & Child Abuse

    Aaron Goldstein at American Spectator: “With all due respect to Wilcox he paints an incomplete picture. While it is true that the report concluded children were more suspectible to abuse in a household headed by a single parent with a cohabiting partner than with married biological parents it is far from the only factor contributing to child abuse. Indeed the HHS report also states . . . ”


  • Posted: 04/29/2011
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: spectator.org

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Joseph Lawler: Marriage and Child Abuse

W. Bradford Wilcox: “Suffer the Little Children: Cohabitation and the Abuse of America’s Children”

    W. Bradford Wilcox at Public Discourse: Cohabitation does not serve the “best interest” of children, regardless of what the courts say . . . This new federal study indicates that these cases are simply the tip of the abuse iceberg in American life. According to the report, children living with their mother and her boyfriend are about 11 times more likely to be sexually, physically, or emotionally abused than children living with their married biological parents.


  • Posted: 04/29/2011
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.thepublicdiscourse.com

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‘Ex-gay’ group to visit W.Va.

Dennis Prager: The Welfare State and the Selfish Society

“Churches for School Choice”

    Michael Flaherty at the Wall Street Journal: Mr. Tulloss is the chairman of Parent Revolution, a grass-roots organization that has shocked the education establishment in California with a simple premise: Parents should have more say in the fate of their neighborhood schools. That’s because they are the one group in the education debate without a conflict of interest—their interests are entirely aligned with their children’s. Parent Revolution has made national news in its ongoing attempt to use California’s new “parent trigger” law, which allows parents to transform a failing school by, among other things, replacing it with a charter school.


  • Posted: 04/29/2011
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: online.wsj.com

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Same-Sex “Marriage” and the Assault on Institutional Integrity

Marriage Is an Ideal, Not a Fairy Tale

    Heritage Foundation Morning Bell: When the royal couple said, “I will,” the roar of the crowd outside St. Paul’s Cathedral “was almost as if the world was cheering for itself,” Green reported. And indeed we do cheer for ourselves when we rejoice in wedding vows. Marriage is a promise. Not just between one man and one woman but to the community at large, to generations past and to those yet to be born. Wedding vows set apart this lifelong, life-giving relationship from all others.


  • Posted: 04/29/2011
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  • Source: blog.heritage.org

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Union Busting, Massachusetts Style

11th Circuit: US Asylum Ruling Belittles China’s Brutal One-Child Policy

Feds sting Amish farmer selling raw milk locally

Legal Periodical: In God We Trust: The Judicial Establishment Of American Civil Religion

    James J. Knicely; John W. Whitehead, In God We Trust: The Judicial Establishment Of American Civil Religion, 43 J. Marshall L. Rev. 869 (2010)

    There is therefore a purely civil profession of faith of which the Sovereign should fix the articles, not exactly as religious dogmas, but as social sentiments without which a man cannot be a good citizen or a faithful subject.


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  • Category: Religious Liberty

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Legal Periodical: Embryo “adoption”? The Rhetoric, The Law, And The Legal Consequences

Legal Periodical: Pre-Mortem Cryopreservation: Recognizing A Patient’s Right To Die In Order To Live