Kevin Theriot: Homophobia and the Church

Politicians Lag Behind Public Support for Educational Options

Air Force Reviewing All Ethics Courses for Christian Themes

    The New American: The Air Force appears to be on an intense crusade to sanitize religious content from its training courses. As reported by The New American, in late July the Air Force suspended a course entitled “Christian Just War Theory” after a group of missile launch officers complained to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation that the ethics course included the Bible and other Christian-themed material. Barely three weeks after the original incident, another Air Force instructor forwarded Power Point slides from a second class to the secularist watchdog group, complaining about that course’s Christian content.

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Chinese marriages: case study

Catholic Physician’s Organization Launches Online Petition to Stop Birth Control Mandate

Canada: Money alone won’t save crumbling health-care system, MDs warn

Planned Parenthood Wisconsin Facing Tough Times After Cuts

Islam on the rise in Brazil

Ky. Supreme Court asked to review fetus death suit

UNFPA Accused of Ignoring Sex-Selection Abortions

MS: Pre game prayer challenged

New Documentary Shows Pro-Life Struggles in the Philippines

Joe Biden “Fully Understands” China’s Mandatory Abortions

Abortion Business in Pensacola, Florida Shuts Down

UK: PM says ‘families matter’ in post-riot ‘fightback’

Closing Algerian Churches Violates Guaranteed Freedom

Robin Wilson: Balancing marriage equality with other social goods

China doubted over announced end of sex-selection abortion

South Dakota schools cut costs with 4-day week

“Potential jurors shouldn’t be dismissed for being gay, court told”

Baptists cut ties with church hosting ‘gay’ support group

Australia: “School anti-homophobia video”

Marriage helps survival after heart surgery

“Army base readies for new policy on gays”

N.J. bridal salon slammed for refusing to sell gown to lesbian

“Deportation halted in Calif. gay marriage case”

The New Yorker: “The Thomases vs. Obama’s Health-Care Plan”

    Jeffrey Toobin at The New Yorker: These tempests obscure a larger truth about Thomas: that this year has also been, for him, a moment of triumph. In several of the most important areas of constitutional law, Thomas has emerged as an intellectual leader of the Supreme Court. Since the arrival of Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., in 2005, and Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., in 2006, the Court has moved to the right when it comes to the free-speech rights of corporations, the rights of gun owners, and, potentially, the powers of the federal government; in each of these areas, the majority has followed where Thomas has been leading for a decade or more. Rarely has a Supreme Court Justice enjoyed such broad or significant vindication.

  • Posted: 08/22/2011
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Wharton MBA 2013: The class the loans fell on

    Fortune: Brought down to individual terms, a typical Wharton MBA in this class will graduate with average debt of nearly $124,000. With monthly payments of $1,477 over 10 years, the total would come to $177,256, including nearly $53,000 in interest alone. It would be the proverbial bite that would be hard to chew for most because a graduate would need an annual gross salary of $176,560 to comfortably pay down the loan, according to financial advisors. That’s not a comforting thought when the median starting pay of a Wharton grad was only $110,000 last year. (You can crunch your own numbers on an online loan calculator to estimate the impact of your own debt.) And none of these numbers include the debt assumed by students during their undergraduate years.

  • Posted: 08/22/2011
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Autralia: “No love for gay marriage among Queensland MPs”

Ariz. Gov. Jan Brewer: Obama Acts Like He’s Above Law on Immigration

Albert Mohler: “This isn’t meddling — it’s murder”

CDC: Homosexual men account for 61% of new HIV infections but only 2% of population

Abortion’s Slippery Slope: The “Two-Minus-One Pregnancy”

Republicans accuse Obama of ‘blatant attempt’ at amnesty

Fighting divorce could save government billions: divorce-reform advocates

Cain: Obama failure to uphold true marriage ‘an impeachable offense’

Judge: North Carolina Must Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

Biden to China: “Not Second-Guessing” One-Child Policy

Protect the Weak and Vulnerable: The Primacy of the Life Issue

Polish death metal singer cleared over Bible-ripping act

Egypt police arrest man for Facebook ‘Islam insults’

The Education Bubble: Students loans up 511% since 1999

NC: “ACLU warns about prayers”

Sexually Explicit Content Pushed on Public Schools

NY Times: “In the Race to Succeed Weiner, a Surprising Anger at Obama” Of all the places to hear fulminations against President Obama, one of the least expected is the corner of 71st Avenue and Queens Boulevard, in the heart of a Congressional district that propelled Democrats like Geraldine A. Ferraro, Charles E. Schumer and Anthony D. Weiner to Washington.

  • Posted: 08/22/2011
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Michael Barone: “Same-Sex Marriage Moving Toward the Mainstream”

Reversing the Moral Decay Behind the London Riots: Britain’s chief rabbi on the moral disintegration since the 1960s and how to rebuild

Washington State Permits For Religious Activities On State Property Surveyed

GOP may OK tax increase that Obama hopes to block

Erwin Chemerinsky: The time for marriage equality has finally arrived

Social Security disability on verge of insolvency

David B. Cruz: “States’ rites? Federalism and marriage litigation”

Pink News: “Anti-gay group may now intervene at ECHR as views sought on exemptions”

Kristina Bui at AZ Daily Wildcat: “Reproductive rights, not women, need protecting”

Proponents of Shuttered School Want to Go Before Supreme Court

Clifford Winston and Robert Crandall: Time to Deregulate the Practice of Law

Salon: “The Christian right’s ‘dominionist’ strategy – 2012 Elections”

CO: Constitution ignored, abortion funded

Private eye rescues kids in night-time missions: Returns children taken by social services to parents

ADF prepared to take Nampa Classical case to Supreme Court

Doug Napier: American Atheists’ 9/11 Memorial Lawsuit Crosses the Line of Decency

Couples file appeal in Minnesota same-sex marriage lawsuit

Same-sex couple files discrimination suit against owners of Vermont inn

Wall Street Aristocracy Got $1.2 Trillion in Secret Fed Loans

    Bloomberg: The largest borrower, Morgan Stanley (MS), got as much as $107.3 billion, while Citigroup took $99.5 billion and Bank of America $91.4 billion, according to a Bloomberg News compilation of data obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests, months of litigation and an act of Congress.

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9th Circuit rules for teacher who called creationism ‘superstitious nonsense’