Lawsuit in N.C. seeks to undo abortion law requiring ultrasound

Church may drop legal-marriage role: Australian archbishop

Court Rejects Christian Housing Ministry Lawsuit

UK: Duncan Smith calls on PM to give tax break to married couples

UK: New passports to appease homosexual lobby

Christians penalised in British courts, warns RC Archbishop

Obama says he has no regrets about a $528 million loan to failed Calif. solar panel maker

Brett Harvey: What is the purpose of public prayer?

Islam will be main source of legislation in new Libya: NTC leader

FFRF threatens suit over Tennessee water tower cross

NC: “Surprised by statewide poll on gay marriage”

Court to Consider Constitutionality of Third-Party Consent for Abortions

Alaska Judge Wants Abortion Law Issues Heard

Gingrich Calls Same-Sex Marriage a ‘Temporary Aberration’

    ABC News: “I believe that marriage is between a man and woman,” Gingrich said in Fort Dodge, Iowa, today according to the Des Moines Register. “It has been for all of recorded history and I think this is a temporary aberration that will dissipate. I think that it is just fundamentally goes against everything we know.”

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“Same-sex marriage supporters in Md. launch Web-video campaign”

Feds revise rules to allow taxpayers to pay for inmate “gender reassignment surgery”

Fremont Girl Banned From Wearing Rosary At School

Islam’s History of Forced Conversions

Ohio: Bill would expand private school vouchers to families making less than $95k

Micheal Flaherty: The Latest Crime Wave—Sending Your Child to a Better School

    Michael Flaherty at In case you needed further proof of the American education system’s failings, especially in poor and minority communities, consider the latest crime to spread across the country: educational theft. That’s the charge that has landed several parents, such as Ohio’s Kelley Williams-Bolar, in jail this year.

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Erwin Chemerinsky: Momentous Term for the ‘Kennedy Court’?

    Erwin Chemerinsky at the ABA Journal: Once more, as it has been for each of the last six years, it will be, from a practical perspective, the Anthony Kennedy Court. In ideologically divided cases, there are two blocs as distinct as any that have served on the court: Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr. on the right; and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan on the left.

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Tussling over a textbook in Saudi Arabia

OR: Faith Healing Parents Convicted In Death of Child

“National Post apologizes for pro-family ad, donates proceeds to gay activist group”

India ‘two-child policy’ state bill to target large families, religious leaders

British MP: Ban Marriages in “Homophobic” Churches

Tasmanian pro-homosexual pols gear up to challenge Federal Marriage Act

Wesley Smith: Human Experimentation the Real Issue in Stopping “Transsexual” Boy’s Puberty

CA: “The little boy who started a sex change aged eight because he (and his lesbian parents) knew he always wanted to be a girl”

    Daily Mail: The lesbian parents of an 11-year-old boy who is undergoing the process of becoming a girl last night defended the decision, claiming it was better for a child to have a sex change when young. Thomas Lobel, who now calls himself Tammy, is undergoing controversial hormone blocking treatment in Berkeley, California to stop him going through puberty as a boy.

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Illinois Catholic Conference Creates Marriage-Defense Department

Northeast, Not Bible Belt, Has Lowest Divorce Rate In America

Israel court grants author’s request to register ‘without religion’

Growing Numbers of Britons Claim ‘No Religion’

Court turns away appeal from Ten Commandments judge

KY: Crowd says prayer at Bell County football game

More than 1 in 10 parents skip kids’ shots; 1 in 5 delay

Chuck Colson: “Infanticide: The Deadly Logic of Abortion in Court”

Ohio Muslim inmates sue over meal preparation

Radical Jews suspected of burning mosque in Israel

Eleven Christians recieve death threats as false charges emerge against Nadarkhani

Lawyers seek docs on NYPD unit that eyed Muslims

CA: Court to let woman sue over headscarf removal

Legal issues surround prayer event at Northern Lebanon School District

New House GOP Bill De-Funds Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

MN: Anti-bully effort takes hold

Justices attend toned-down Red Mass; Ginsburg doesn’t attend – tired of “outrageously anti-abortion” sermons

Warroad church pastor touts pulpit freedom again | Grand Forks Herald, North Dakota

“Pastors Defy IRS, Take Politics to the Pulpit” | CBN News

“Pulpit Freedom Sunday blasted by group advocating separation of church and state” | The Colorado Independent

Christians’ free speech vindicated by Washington court | One News Now

“Group pushes pulpit politics” | The Post and Courier, Charleston SC

Pastors nationwide defy IRS regulation, address politics on “Pulpit Freedom Sunday” | Beliefnet

Mission exempts churches from traffic-based fee |

Three councilors protest Planned Parenthood deal | New Hampshire NEWS06

Robert P. George: “Reflections of a Questioner: The Palmetto Freedom Forum Revisited”

“Flouting the Law, Pastors Will Take On Politics” |

“Pastors plan civil disobedience act October 2nd by preaching politics from the pulpit” | God Discussion

Pastors fight IRS ban on endorsing candidates | The Tennessean

“Anti-Gay Marriage NY Town Clerk Wangles Extraordinary Accommodation “| Gay City News

The secret is out: Churches have always been tax exempt! |

“500 Pastors to Bait IRS Today on ‘Pulpit Freedom Sunday’” | Tax Prof Blog

ADF: “Should there be a religious test for public life?” | Red County

“Why pastors shouldn’t play politics from pulpit” | Alaska Dispatch

Snoqualmie man wins free-speech lawsuit against Issaquah’s Salmon Days

“More Pastors Sign on to Preach Politics From Pulpit” | Christian Post

Mission finally exempts churches from “driveway tax”

Michael J. Norton: ADF files protest of federal grant to Planned Parenthood of Northern New England

Erik Stanley: “IRS has no business telling pastors how to choose their words: 1st Amendment comes before tax regulations”