Texas Legislators Defend Pro-Life Ultrasound Bill in Court

Americans Like Evangelicals After All

UK: Equality Commissioner: we’ll backtrack on religious liberty

9th Circuit: University Can Force Christian Groups Open to Non-Christians

3rd Circuit rejects Del. school board prayer

Marc Bekoff at the Huffington Post: “Animal Minds and the Foible of Human Exceptionalism”

    Marc Berkoff at The Huffington Post: The time has come to debunk the myth of human exceptionalism once and for all. It’s a hollow, shallow, and self-serving perspective on who we are. Of course we are exceptional in various arenas as are other animals. Perhaps we should replace the notion of human exceptionalism with species exceptionalism, a move that will force us to appreciate other animals for who they are, not who or what we want them to be.

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Abortion Made Illegal: Mississippi’s Personhood Initiative

Australia: School suspends Lord’s Prayer

Erik Stanley: Are Churches Subject to Section 501(c)(3) of the Tax Code?

Greg Baylor: ACLU Tries to Block Vote on FL Religious Liberty Amendment

The Furor Over “Gay” Conversion Therapy: NPR Ombudsman

    NPR: Can conversion therapy help some gay men and women turn straight, or is it harmful and converts no one? This was the subject of a report Monday on Morning Edition that has provoked hundreds of angry responses condemning NPR for legitimizing a mostly discredited therapy. The concern was that it wrongly made homosexuality seem like a disease or lifestyle choice, striking at the very self-identity of most gay men and women.

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ADF: No ‘fishing for men’ at Salmon Days Festival

China says debt financing unlikely ‘to save’ US, EU

City launches attack on centers that advise against abortion

Romney Picks Pro-Life Conservatives as Top Judicial Advisors

Unconstitutional prayers

Food stamp use rises to record 45.8 million – 15% of the population

Pro-Life Firm Defends Indiana Law De-Funding Planned Parenthood

Tele-med Abortions No Route to Making Abortion Either Safe or Rare

U.S. Postal Service Posts Billions in Losses, May Seek to Raise Debt Limit

    Bloomberg: The U.S. Postal Service, which predicts a $9 billion loss this year, may ask Congress to raise its $15 billion debt limit as a mandatory health-cost payment exhausts its cash, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said.

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Fannie Mae loss widens; asking taxpayers for $2.8B

    AP: Government-controlled mortgage company Fannie Mae said Friday that its second-quarter loss widened as it continues to seek loan modifications to help reduce defaults amid the ongoing difficulties in the housing and mortgage markets.

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“Calif. court hears appeal on gay juror dismissals”

UK: Sperm donor who’s sired 16 offspring – altruistic? Or deeply distasteful?

Czech President defends deputy – “Gay Pride Parade” nothing to be proud of

IRS: 235,413 million-dollar earners

We say no to babies and yes to NYC: More city women are taking a pass on the mommy path

ADF: Web filter the school’s call

Matt Bowman: San Francisco seeks to censor the Internet

Postmaster postal on free speech

Alan E. Sears: Because of Limitless Abortion, Women Everywhere Face a “Freedom Gap”

    ADF President and General Counsel Alan E. Sears at Townhall: “Freedom” is a strange word in our day. It has been used in so many contexts at so many times that it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it means now to most speakers and advocates. More than not, however, it is safe to assume that post-moderns use the word to sum up their “right” to do what they want, when they want, where they want. “Whatever” they want. No, it’s not our Founding Fathers’ notion of “freedom” in the least, but it’s a stipulation we’re working under in the 21st century. The problem with such a definition is that in many cases, “freedom” is so ego-centric it’s self-defeating.

  • Posted: 08/05/2011
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Advocacy groups face off over Gwinnett schools filtering LGBT websites

NC: Three more commissioners announce for prayer appeal

Kevin Theriot: A major Supreme Court case for church-run schools

Latin American Nations Pressured by Europe to Weaken Pro-Life Laws

RI: A City Upended by Unions

    WSJ.com (via Google): Central Falls’s financial problems are not much different from many states and municipalities. Inflexible and costly collective bargaining agreements have driven up its labor costs and crowded out services. The city is running $5 million annual structural deficits on a $16 million budget. Its pension and retiree health-care bills add up to $80 million. Public safety officers contribute a mere 7% of their salaries to pensions and can retire after 20 years with pensions equal to 50% of their final year’s salary.

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$13K per student for public school spending

Agency Debt vs. Treasury Debt

Only 58.1% of the eligible population holds a job

Air Force Attacked by Religious Foes

Marquette Christian Fellowship Dismisses Active Homosexual Officer, Group Might Face Suspension