“Don’t Let Your Kids Watch Chaz Bono On ‘Dancing With The Stars’”

    Dr. Keith Ablow at FoxNews.com: Chaz Bono, the “transsexual” woman who underwent plastic surgery and takes male hormones in an effort to appear to be a man, and who asserts she is a man, will appear on the upcoming season of “Dancing with the Stars”, according to ABC, the network which airs the show. He will be partnered with a woman.


  • Posted: 09/02/2011
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.foxnews.com

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Perry’s ‘loser pays’ is an economic winner: New Texas law expected to reduce unjustified lawsuits

    Washington Times: Under the current American legal system, each side in litigation typically retains financial responsibility for its own legal fees absent a prearranged agreement stating otherwise. Yet under the English rule, adopted by virtually every other legal system in the West, the responsibility for attorneys’ fees can be summed up in two words: Loser pays. When two sides enter into litigation, the losing side must pay the winning side any damages awarded, as well as compensation for legal fees incurred by the victor.


  • Posted: 09/02/2011
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.washingtontimes.com

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Christian converts from Islam flee from muslims in Norwegian asylum center

David Quinn: This attack on confession is a threat to all religions

Scots same-sex marriage consultation launched

Idaho abortion lawsuit may be headed to Supreme Court

Weeks from repeal, Justice Dept. wants ruling on DADT vacated 

ACLU Attacks High School Football Prayer

Tennessee Gov. Haslam Names Abortion Backer Top Health Official

Quebec lawyer seeks right to euthanasia for woman with Lou Gehrig’s disease

“Media ok with Planned Parenthood government-funded political activity, but go after marriage group”

The Guardian: “Anti-abortion bid in disarray as critics rally”

Anchorage: Another push for sexual orientation discrimination law

Big Labor v. Taxpayers Index

Calif. college teacher sues school over file

U.S. Secretary of State: Negotiations Begin on U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Energy

Demoting Humans: John Haas Discusses the Greatest Bioethical Challenge Today

    ZENIT:

    ZENIT: What are the most important subjects in bioethics today?

    Haas: From my point of view it is the de-personalization and de-humanization of health services. Human beings are being regarded as lacking rights. Organ donation has become an international business. The same happens with in vitro fertilization that, in the United States, moves close to $5 million every year. Men and women are not being regarded as human beings, but as material to use for scientific experiments, even on some occasions for experiments that, on the surface, have the very good intention of helping others.


  • Posted: 09/02/2011
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  • Category: Global: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.zenit.org

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Law blog post on fetal personhood

Putting a price on prolonging a doomed life

Neb Woman Sues for Medicaid Coverage of Unborn

New UN Population Projections Have India Outpacing China

Parallel Justice: Islamic ‘Arbitrators’ Shadow German Law

Anne Patterson sworn in to N.J. Supreme Court

A Radical New Ploy To Destroy Roe V. Wade—Which Just Might Work

IRS Six Year Audit Push May Reach Supreme Court

    Forbes: Should the IRS get to go back six years into your tax past or only three? If you’ve ever been audited, you may think three years is bad enough. But if the IRS has anything to say about it, it soon could be six. The tax code generally allows the IRS to audit three years back, and six in some cases.


  • Posted: 09/02/2011
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.forbes.com

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Supreme Court Justices Disagree With Civility

    ABC News: Congress and the White House returned to Washington from an August recess to argue about, of all things, a scheduling confict for an upcoming speech. A far cry from the third branch of government; members of the Supreme Court took to the speech circuit to praise their branch of government as a bastion of civility.


  • Posted: 09/02/2011
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: abcnews.go.com

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Hunter seeks to protect straight troops’ rights

8th Circuit rules on South Dakota abortion informed consent laws

Britian’s Charity Commission Issues New Guidance On Exceptions For Religious Charities

A Broad View of the Upcoming Supreme Court Term With A Law and Religion Perspective

KS: Pastor Sentenced For Blocking Access While Proselytizing At Islamic Center

21 dead in religious rioting in central Nigeria

Cheney: We considered bypassing Congress on $700 Billion TARP authorization

Can Prop. 8 proponents defend marriage when Calif. officials refuse to do so?

Creation and Covenant: The Significance of Sexual Difference in the Moral Theology of Marriage

    Villanova Ethics professor, Christopher C. Roberts, Ph.D., Ethics department, is coming to the first floor lounge to give a talk about his book, titled Creation and Covenant: The Significance of Sexual Difference in the Moral Theology of Marriage. (Hat tip: …


  • Posted: 09/02/2011
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  • Category: Featured

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Desire, Lust, Chastity, and Love: A Deeper Understanding

    William E. May at Culture of Life: Hamza Yusuf, an Islamic scholar, gives a thought-provoking and powerful presentation of these key concepts of any sexual ethics in his article, “Desire and the Tainted Soul: Islamic Insights into Lust, Chastity, and Love,” which appeared in The Social Costs of Pornography: A Reader (the Witherspoon Institute, 2010). This article summarizes Yusuf’s thoughtful and thought-provoking essay . . .


  • Posted: 09/02/2011
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: culture-of-life.org

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Census Data Reveals New Geography of Marriage for Americans

Ganging up on former gang members

Planned Parenthood lauds Obama admin’s national crackdown on pro-life protesters

End Human Trafficking: A Contemporary Slavery

Social Security Is a Ponzi Scheme: The first recipient paid in $44 and collected $20,993 in benefits

    NCPA Policy Digest: Indeed, the very first Social Security recipient, Ida Mae Fuller of Vermont, paid just $44 in Social Security taxes, but collected $20,993 in benefits. Of course, Social Security and Ponzi schemes are not perfectly analogous. Ponzi, after all, had to rely on what people were willing to voluntarily invest with him. Social Security, on the other hand, can rely on the power of the government to tax.


  • Posted: 09/02/2011
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.ncpa.org

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White House shelves smog rule in huge defeat for green groups

Job growth ground to a complete halt in August – First Time Since 1945