UK: “Law stopping NI gay couples adopting is challenged”

“Alarming rise in sexually transmitted diseases seen among bisexual and gay black men”

Mass. Makes Transgender a Protected Class

Fierce “LGBT” push in federal workplace; 200 “LGBT” Presidential Appointees

HUD Secretary becomes first cabinet secretary to push for marriage redefinition

TX State Board of Education GOP member acknowledges he’s “gay”

West Virginia Elects Pro-Lifer Jeff Kessler to Lead Senate

Muslims pray, rally in protest NYPD spying

UN General Assembly silent on “ominous” LGBT rights – so far

Massachusetts passes bill making transgenderism a protected class

Santa Fe’s only abortion business slated to close

Patrick A. Trueman: The pornographic pandemic – we are awash in porn

    LifeSiteNews.com: In a conversation with a priest in my diocese, I shared my spiritual director’s report that every other confession he hears from men involves the sin of pornography. The pastor’s response was shocking: “Oh, it’s much worse than that!” Since then, this sad reality has been confirmed by many others: The sin of pornography is overwhelming Catholic men.


  • Posted: 11/18/2011
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Public prayers go missing: Court ruling moves some Lancaster County school districts to end tradition

Will the Necessary & Proper clause save Obamacare? Not if the Court follows McCulloch v. Maryland

    Dave Kopel at The Volokh Conspiracy: In short, the Necessary and Proper Clause expressed the well-known agency law doctrine of principals and incidents. That is, the grant of power to an agent (and the federal government was an agent of the people, to exercise certain delegated powers) was considered to include incidental powers. (Unless the parties specified to the contrary.) To be an incidental power, a power had to be subsidiary to, inferior to, and “less worthy” (in the language of the time) than the principal power.


  • Posted: 11/18/2011
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: volokh.com

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Usury is Like Contraception: “Another Sin We Don’t Want to Hear About” | Crisis Magazine

Topeka schools adopt gender preference policies recommended by U.S. Dept. of Ed

Europe: “Sexual orientation-based persecution not adequately addressed in asylum procedures”

LA: Library allows property use for holiday celebration

Catholic diocese to buy Crystal Cathedral

    CSMonitor.com: Catholic diocese: The move was approved Thursday by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Robert N. Kwan after a bidding war between the diocese and Orange County’s Chapman University for the sprawling 40-acre property — and was opposed by many Crystal Cathedral congregants who fear it will be the end of their church


  • Posted: 11/18/2011
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.csmonitor.com

Scotland: Evangelical churches join forces to fight gay marriage

Longtime Appellate Lawyer Nominated For D.C. Court of Appeals

Archbishop of Westminster ‘disappointed’ with Government same-sex marriage plan

Ron Paul: European Debt Crisis Threatens the Dollar

NY Times calls on Supreme Court to allow TV coverage in Obamacare case

7th Circuit to review allowance of public school graduations in Wisconsin church

Major Porn Sites Sue ICANN Over .XXX

Liberty Counsel: Cancer Center Reverses Decision to Ban Santa Nativity Scene is Still “Left Out in the Cold”

Pakistan: Christians suffer discrimination in prisons

Spanish opposition leader may move to reverse same-sex marriage law

“Authorized to assert the state’s interest” | California Catholic Daily

    California Catholic Daily: “The court was clearly right to conclude that the California marriage amendment should not go undefended just because state officials have refused to defend it,” said Brian Raumm, a senior counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund, in a statement issued immediately after yesterday’s ruling. “Because the people of California have a right to be defended, Proposition 8’s official proponents will be allowed to continue defending the marriage amendment. Otherwise, state officials would have succeeded in indirectly invalidating a measure that they had no power to strike down directly.”


  • Posted: 11/18/2011
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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Threats target church after stand for Bible | WorldNetDaily

Sarah Palin: How Congress Occupied Wall Street | WSJ.com

    Sarah Palin at WSJ.com: The money-making opportunities for politicians are myriad, and Mr. Schweizer details the most lucrative methods: accepting sweetheart gifts of IPO stock from companies seeking to influence legislation, practicing insider trading with nonpublic government information, earmarking projects that benefit personal real estate holdings, and even subtly extorting campaign donations through the threat of legislation unfavorable to an industry. The list goes on and on, and it’s sickening.


  • Posted: 11/18/2011
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: online.wsj.com

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Inter-American Commission Criticized for “Insidious” Push for Sexual Orientation | LifeSiteNews.com

Obama’s Illegal Funding of Abortion Promotion Needs Scrutiny

ACLU Demands Halt to Prayer at Private Nebraska Graduation Ceremony

FRC’s Tony Perkins: Christians Who Voted for Obama Should Repent | Christian Post

ACLU challenges Catholic bishops on birth-control rules

Campaign do’s and don’ts remain the same, but new mood seen in US | USCatholic.org

Supporters can legally defend Proposition 8 | USATODAY.com

Prop. 8 Appeal Upheld in Calif. Court; Case on Traditional Marriage Could End Up in Supreme Court | Christian Post

Calif. court hands conservatives a victory in Prop 8 case | The Washington Post

“Gay-Marriage Foes Can Defend California Ban, Court Rules” | Businessweek

Court: Backers can defend Prop. 8 | OneNewsNow

CA: Controversial Therapy for Pre-Teen Transgender Patient Raises Questions

Egyptians (Muslim Brotherhood) protest against more powers for military

America’s $15 Trillion Debt Nightmare | Heritage Foundation

IRS warned healthcare law could leave millions without insurance

Bachus agrees to hold hearing on bill to prevent insider trading by lawmakers

    The Hill: House Financial Services Committee Chairman Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) announced Thursday that his panel would be considering legislation to prohibit lawmakers from investing based on private information.


  • Posted: 11/18/2011
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: thehill.com

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Supreme Court must rule: Obamacare sets dangerous precedent for freedom

California: Toxic for Business – 1992-2000 increased jobs by 777,000; 2000-2008 decreased jobs by 262,000

    NCPA Policy Digest: For years, California could rely on its temperate climate and talented workforce to attract and keep businesses even as taxes and regulations increased. No more. In surveys, executives regularly express the view that California has one of the country’s most toxic business environments, and they say it is one of the least likely places they would open or expand a company.


  • Posted: 11/18/2011
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.ncpa.org

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Congress approves minibus spending bill, sends to Obama