“Oregon gay-rights supporters aim for 2012 marriage vote”

Nigeria: police monitor churches, mosques

Finance Minister: ‘Canada’s rapidly aging workforce’ an urgent problem now

Once a fringe candidate, Paul shaping 2012 race

Study Confirms Abortion Not Needed to Halt Maternal Mortality

“ACLU sues Missouri school district for blocking gay advocacy sites”

Albert Mohler: The Culture of Death grows desperate: war declared on crisis pregnancy centers

    Albert Mohler at LifeSiteNews.com: Evidently, the only acceptable “advice” is counseling that encourages a woman to abort the baby within her. This is the logic of the Culture of Death laid bare for all to see. Crisis pregnancy centers deserve the support of all who cherish the sanctity of life, the defense of the unborn, and the right of free speech. As defenders of life, crisis pregnancy centers should be committed to nothing less than comprehensive truth-telling. It is the Culture of Death, not the Culture of Life, that fears the truth.

  • Posted: 08/15/2011
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.lifesitenews.com

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UK guidelines may strip pharmacists of conscience rights on morning after pill

Connecticut Pours Millions Into Embryonic Stem Cell Research

“Homosexual Activists Force Starbucks CEO to Back Out of Christian Event”

Eight New Abortion Tapes Reveal Causalities, Callousness, and Cover-up

Iraq Attack against Kirkuk’s St Ephraim Syrian Orthodox Church

“The Gay Marriage Debate Hits Latin America”

What is the cost of abortion to Americans? For starters, at least $1.4 trillion in missing taxes revenues

UK: ‘Let people sell kidneys to NHS’, says academic

Study: Teenage girls regret having alcohol-fuelled sex

Abortion opponents have a new voice

Appalled by Paul? What would other Republicans do differently about the Iranians? Sanctions that don’t work?

NC: “Greenville tightens adult entertainment laws”

CA: Supervisors to discuss smut moratorium, funding for drug flyovers

Limiting Porno Shops in Missouri’s Capitol

“Fight gears up on same-sex marriage in North Carolina”

NY Times writer says “Czech Leader Is Isolated in Opposing Gay Parade”

Virginia Legislator: On same-sex marriage, O’Malley should heed O’Brien

    Bob Marshall at BaltimoreSun.com: As a Catholic legislator, I disagree with Governor O’Malley. Sexual orientation is not limited to same- or complementary-sex attractions but includes attractions to children, prostitutes, multiple wives (polygamy) dead persons (necrophilia), animals, inanimate objects, and others that could not be printed in the Baltimore Sun out of deference to readers. Does the governor believe “equal protection” and the “right of the individual” to personal “sexual orientation” ever conflict with the common social good? There is no logical reason to draw a line anywhere if he succeeds in legalizing same-sex marriage.

  • Posted: 08/15/2011
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.baltimoresun.com

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This Month in Muslim Persecution of Christians: July

    Middle East Forum: Because the persecution of Christians in the Islamic world is endemic, on its way to reaching epidemic proportions, I begin with this article a new series called “This Month in Muslim Persecution of Christians,” wherein some—by no means all—of the foulest instances of persecution that surface each month will be collated and assessed. The purpose of this series is two-fold: 1) Intrinsically, to document that which the MSM does not: Muslim persecution of Christians. 2) Instrumentally, to show that such persecution is not “random,” but systematic and interrelated—that it is ultimately rooted in Sharia.

  • Posted: 08/15/2011
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.meforum.org

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Law grads sue school, say degree is ‘indentured servitude’

    Yahoo! News: According to the New York Times, law grads need to make at least $65,000 a year in order to keep up with their debt (which is non-dischargeable in bankruptcy). The law school industry has grown rapidly, even as the recession took a big bite out of the number of jobs at corporate law firms. Nine new law schools opened in the last 10 years, and the number of law degrees given out increased by 11 percent over the same period.

  • Posted: 08/15/2011
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: news.yahoo.com

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Kansas City mulls curfews to deal with teenage thugs

U.S. Ambassador engenders controversy regarding scope of Turkish Persecution of Christians

Frequent flier fracas: Muslims face travel woes

Two groups battle over Commandments case

Cases lining up to ask Supreme Court to clarify Second Amendment rights

The issue of student rights is getting trickier

Symposium Twenty Years After Employment Division v. Smith: Legal Periodical: “Assessing the Twentieth Century’s Landmark Case On The Free Exercise of Religion And How It Changed History”

Self-proclaimed ‘liberal like Jesus” votes conservative on prayer

Legal Periodical: Why Appellate Courts Have Rejected the Argument that the Defense of Marriage Act Trumps the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act

Amicus Briefs In Hosanna-Tabor Ministerial Exception Case Are Online

Mexico City reaches 1,000th “gay marriage” since March 2010; 6% foreigners

SCOTUS Blog: “Announcing symposium on same-sex marriage”

Holdout Law Schools To Accept Military Recruiters After Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal

American girls abandoning Girl Scouts

Sperm Donor Child Support: Is He Legally Liable?

Clerk Won’t Sign Marriage License

Planned Parenthood Fights for Gov’t Funds

Judge Blocks Colo. Voucher Plan

Christian campus group prevails

Eleventh Circuit Decision A Devastating Blow to Obamacare

The Nixon Shock Heard ‘Round the World: Severance of the Dollar from Gold

Multi-million dollar matching grant given to the Alliance Defense Fund to battle universities in religious freedom cases

NY “Ledyard town board member: ‘Town of Ledyard is going to issue these marriage licenses one way or another’”

Repressing the Internet, Western-Style

Perry, Prayer, and Politics

Judge tosses Obama’s expanded environmental review of drilling exemptions

Blocking social media access a ‘slippery path,’ civil liberties advocates say

Perry: ‘I am a candidate for president’

Bachmann wins Ames straw poll; Ron Paul takes second, Pawlenty distant third

Christians on the sidelines

New York Town Clerk Refuses to Sign Marriage Licenses

    The Advocate: New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, a group of evangelical Protestants that lobbied against marriage equality, launched the Courage Fund to assist clerks who do not want to comply with the new law. The group, which contends that the new law does not offer adequate religious protections for clerks, posted a memo containing legal advice from the Alliance Defense Fund, a conservative Christian group, on its website

  • Posted: 08/15/2011
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  • Category: Uncategorized
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  • Source: www.advocate.com

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Pawlenty drops out of presidential race

S. Michael Craven: The Church’s Moment in the Unraveling of the West

Brett Harvey and Mike Johnson: 4th Circuit wrong to order Forsyth County to censor private prayer

SF cell shutdown: Safety issue, or hint of Orwell?

    An illegal, Orwellian violation of free-speech rights? Or just a smart tactic to protect train passengers from rowdy would-be demonstrators during a busy evening commute? The question resonated Saturday in San Francisco and beyond as details emerged of Bay Area Rapid Transit officials’ decision to cut off underground cellphone service for a few hours at several stations Thursday.

  • Posted: 08/15/2011
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: www.breitbart.com

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Rick Perry Admits Mistake on Gardasil-HPV Vaccine Decision

Book Review: “Exiting a Dead End Road: A GPS for Christians in Public Discourse “

    The University Bookman: Directions Back to the Public Square: About a third of the way through the book is an essay by Piero A. Tozzi, senior legal counsel with the Alliance Defense Fund, wherein the decline of universal rights is demonstrated to help the reader see that—minus an acknowledgement of, and adherence to, universal rights—the losses suffered by the Church must also be suffered by society at large. For instance, Tozzi writes about the “restoration” of ’48: a moment wherein both Europe and the world were emerging from the Nuremburg trials and subsequently reaching for “a universe whose rules were governed by natural law.” There was bald revulsion at what the Nazis had done, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) was penned to serve as a restraint on such things in the future. Tozzi is describing a point in time where even the secularists were brought face to face with the heinous outworking of Nietzsche’s “God is dead” paradigm, and even they had to seek a means to constrain behavior by re-asserting universal rights across the board.

  • Posted: 08/15/2011
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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  • Source: www.kirkcenter.org

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Pat Buchanan Challenges Warren Buffett: ‘Set an Example and Send a Check for $5 Billion to the Federal Government’

    NewsBusters.org (includes video): PAT BUCHANAN: No, I’m writing a note to Warren Buffett. But look, I’m a little fed up with these people who come on, you know, their big op-eds, all these admonitions. Why doesn’t he set an example and send a check for $5 billion to the federal government? He’s got about $40 billion.

  • Posted: 08/15/2011
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: newsbusters.org

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New York Law School Students Sue Over Jobs

Cameron: Riot-hit UK must reverse `moral collapse’