Abortion death reported at New Mexico clinic as state officials resist launching investigation

GA: Public prayers attacked in Peachtree City

Parents, get in the game: Teach the true meaning of human sexuality

Cal. considers circumcision bills

On Campus Versus Off Campus

60% of Congress Not Holding Town Halls

India: regional government pays people to be sterilized

Poll confirms need for non-union teacher organizations

Nepal Catholic Church in Nepal: anti-conversion laws are unconstitutional

Alan E. Sears: ADF Granted Right to Defend Four Crucial Cases

Steve Sanders: The right to marry, and the right to remain married

D.C. Chief Judge Assumes Presidency of Judicial Leadership Group

Bill Would Deny Chinese Human Rights Abusers U.S. Entry

Planned Parenthood May Push To Get Funds From Kansas

GOP slams Biden over comment on China’s one-child policy – Washington Times

Abortion Activists Try to Shut Power to Pro-Life Leader’s Home

NJ: “School Reading List Includes Books on Lesbian Sex, Gay Orgy”

Swaziland: Judicial Crisis Deepens

TX: Judge Wants Attorneys to Settle Cemetery Prayer Dispute

TX: “Judge to Gay Father: Kids Can’t Stay With Your Husband”

U.N. Begins Choosing The Judges For New Court

Australia: Church leaders lobby MPs over marriage laws

Louisiana: OHS Prayer Debate

Ohio: Creationism debate dropped by Springboro school board member

KY: Bell County stops football game prayer

Impunity reigns in Pakistan for slavery and forced conversion to Islam

Obama Admin Pushes Sex on Kids, Children are “Sexual Beings”

New Mom Secret: My Baby Makes Me Feel Guilty About My Abortion

Proposal to allow for profit abortion ads on TV criticised

NY Post: “One in four New York newlyweds is gay”

Katter’s Australian Party Outlines Core Christian Values

California Couple Sue Fertility Doctor Over ‘Lost’ Embryos

Webinar: Media Training for Pastors/Christian Leaders this Wednesday, Aug. 24

Lesbian partner files one of first lawsuits in Ind. stage collapse

    365gay.com: Lawyer Kenneth J. Allen told RadarOnline that he also plans to “challenge Indiana law’s lack of recognition of a same-sex partner as a beneficiary under its wrongful-death law, and seek damages from the state for the victim’s 17-year-old daughter.”

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Head of rating agency S&P stepping down

Indonesian mayor seeks to ban church construction

New-home sales fall, 2011 could be worst year yet

    AP: Sales of new homes fell for the third straight month in July, a sign that housing remains a drag on the economy. If the current pace continues, 2011 would be the worst year for new-home sales in nearly half a century.

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  • Source: hosted.ap.org

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Fewer Doctors Willing to Do Abortions, New Study Shows

Wall Street Journal Catches Up With Me on Clergy Tax Abuse

    Peter J. Reilly at Forbes: My own view is that a fairly simple fix would be to put in a dollar limit in effect. Rev you can buy as many houses as your want but your tax-exempt housing allowance is limited to 4 grand. If that’s good enough for an admiral on Nantucket, it should be good enough for you. I’m not knocking religion here. I really think that the exclusion inviting abuse is bad for religion.

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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.forbes.com

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Administration moves plan to ax hundreds of regs

Idaho casting out religious texts

An intriguing mix of case law behind Anoka-Hennepin LGBT lawsuits

    Minnesota Public Radio News (includes audio): Jeremy Tedesco, a legal counsel with the Alliance Defense Fund, a Christian legal organization, is convinced the district will prevail here and retain the policy. “It’s well-established in the law that public school districts have very broad discretion when it comes to curricular decisions,” he said. Tedesco says a case about Creationism that went before the Supreme Court in the 1980s is relevant to Anoka-Hennepin. In that case, the court stated that “states and local school boards are generally afforded considerable discretion in operating public schools.’” Tedesco also said it will be a challenge for plaintiffs to directly link harassment to the neutrality policy. “I don’t think there’s any connection between the two,” Tedesco said.

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  • Source: minnesota.publicradio.org

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Idaho May Ban Bible From School Curriculum, 9th Circuit Affirms

    The New American: David Cortman, senior legal counsel with the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), the legal advocacy group representing Moffett and the charter school, told the Idaho Press-Tribune in an e-mail that he is prepared to appeal the case to the Supreme Court. “In our opinion, the court failed to perform any meaningful analysis of any issue in the case,” Cortman wrote, “including the seminal one: whether there is any educational purpose to ban all religious documents from objective teaching….” In addition, he charged, the 9th Circuit panel ignored the right of local school districts to choose their own texts and curricula. “Censoring books, including religious books, is not the proper way to educate children,” Cortman said in an ADF statement, adding: The court’s opinion requiring the removal of religious books to comply with the so-called “separation of church and state” conflicts with established U.S. Supreme Court precedent stating that “the Bible may constitutionally be used in an appropriate study of history, civilization, ethics, comparative religion, or the like.”

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British Muslim Students Want Sharia-Compliant Student Loans

Investigation Charges Extensive Military Spending On Christian Based Programs

FCC officially kills Fairness Doctrine, wiping it from rules

    The Hill: Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski announced the elimination of 83 outdated and obsolete agency rules on Monday, including the controversial Fairness Doctrine.

  • Posted: 08/23/2011
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: thehill.com

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Why Today’s Sex Education Won’t Work

“Over 540,000 Sign Home Depot Boycott Over Gay Activism”

Kenji Yoshino: “Why the Court can strike down marriage restrictions under rational-basis review”

Maggie Gallagher: “Defend Marriage: Moms and Dads Matter”

New national debt data: It’s growing about $3 million a minute, even during his vacation

    LaTimes.com: Updated numbers for the national debt are just out: It’s now $14,639,000,000,000. When Barack Obama took the oath of office twice on Jan. 20, 2009, CBS’ amazing number cruncher Mark Knoller reports, the national debt was $10,626,000,000,000. That means the debt that our federal government owes a whole lot of somebodies including China has increased $4,247,000,000,000 in just 945 days. That’s the fastest increase under any president ever.

  • Posted: 08/23/2011
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: latimesblogs.latimes.com

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