ADF Alliance Alert: No publication July 4-6

    Thanks to all our readers. Have a wonderful 4th of July in celebration of Freedom and Independence!


  • Posted: 07/03/2012
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  • Category: ADF in the News

July 4th: Precarious American freedom requires virtue and vigilance

North Carolina Legislature Defunds Planned Parenthood

“Ohio attempt to define human life as beginning at fertilization falls short of signature goal”

Colorado Senator condemns home attack against pro-life Personhood founder

Canada.com: “Poll shows wide support for abortion rights, gay marriage”

Court Grants Thomas More Society’s Motion to Intervene in Illinois Marriage Lawsuits

Liechtenstein’s pro-life prince wins key vote

Defending Religious Liberty: An interview with Paul Diamond

Kevin J. Hassan: Defending Religious Liberty for All

    Kevin J. Hassan at the Heritage Foundation: And then there’s the best reason, and that is: The nature of this fight is unlike any other fight in the history of the Western tradition. This is not hyperbole. The way that religious fights have played out over the centuries has been in terms of Christians against Muslims, Muslims against Christians, Catholics against Orthodox, Orthodox against Catholics, Protestants against Protestants, Protestants against Catholics. But never before have we had a situation where the fight is not between principled people fighting over their principles. The fight is now between people who believe in something and people who believe in precisely nothing. They are nihilists, and this is a threat that is simply unprecedented.


  • Posted: 07/03/2012
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.heritage.org

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The “narrative” of judicial intrigue

    Lyle Denniston at the SCOTUS Blog: Ordinarily, this blog does not deal in ”scoop” journalism, although we have been known to be first on some things. We focus more on what the Court does than on whether the Justices have good manners or like each other, or on what they do in their free time. Now and then, though, someone else’s “scoop” comes along, and seems to come from inside the Court — giving it apparent credibility — and appears to have the potential to affect the way the Justices actually work together. This post is about such a story.


  • Posted: 07/03/2012
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.scotusblog.com

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David Cameron is caught between a rock and an EU referendum

Jordan Lorence: Ruling Stops NYC School Policy Banning Worship Services

CNN: “Should people be allowed to sell their organs?”

Lopez Obrador demands recount in Mexican election vote

European Parliament Supports London Family Planning Summit

UK: Christian group goes to court over cancelled marriage conference

Supreme Court Asked to Intervene in Defense of Marriage Act Ruling

Wash. initiative giving voters second opportunity to vote on marriage won’t qualify

“Recent Developments In Same-sex Marriage And Immigration Law”

“Report: Obama raised $9M off same-sex marriage endorsement”

NW Methodists endorse marriage redefinition

Radical Islam Spreading in Spain

Yet another Chinese woman lies motionless days after ‘voluntary’ abortion of 7-month-old

Abstinence: Why Sexual Integrity Isn’t Out-of-Date

    LifeNews: A book about sex by J. Budziszewski uses natural law arguments to persuade young adults of the moral benefits of purity . . . But what about those who think that morality requires a bit more of us? How can they persuade young people that reserving sexual intimacy for marriage is the right thing to do? In his book On the Meaning of Sex, popular author and political philosopher J. Budziszewski attempts to make such an argument on the basis of human nature and natural law. He begins with an anecdote from teaching.


  • Posted: 07/03/2012
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life, Uncategorized
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  • Source: www.lifenews.com

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USDA combats ‘mountain pride,’ self-reliance to boost food stamp rolls

    Daily Caller: “Our common goal is to increase participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,” the United States Department of Agriculture explains on its “Outreach Toolkits” page. “Our purpose is to ensure that those going through difficult times can feed their families healthy, nutritious food. By working as a team, we can accomplish these goals.”


  • Posted: 07/03/2012
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: dailycaller.com

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Can the states stop Obamacare? Healthcare Exchanges, Medicaid, and GOP Governors

“Bombshell Letter: 200+ PhDs And MDs Question Scholarly Merit Of Regnerus Study”

    New Civil Rights Movement: As researchers and scholars, many of whom with extensive experience in quantitative and qualitative research in family structures and child outcomes, we write to raise serious concerns about the most recent issue of Social Science Research and the set of papers focused on parenting by lesbians and gay men. In this regard, we have particular concern about Mark Regnerus’ paper entitled “How different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex relationships? Findings from the New Family Structures Study.”


  • Posted: 07/03/2012
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: thenewcivilrightsmovement.com

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Lawsuits Against HHS Mandate Continue Despite Obamacare Ruling

NM: Pharmacist denies meds because religion

Groups challenge petition to halt government-funded abortions in Iowa

Hamilton County Commission adopts new prayer policy

NV: Email blast to teachers infuriates union, sparking threat of lawsuit

Mississippi abortion law could face long legal fight

Clark D. Forsythe: Progress after Casey

Journalists Offer Behind-The-Scenes Look at Supreme Court Decisions

Austria Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Its Inclusive Law on Islam

Nicolas Sarkozy’s home raided by French police

Mayberry is no more: Andy Griffith dies at 86

    Fox News: “The Andy Griffith Show” was a loving portrait of the town where few grew up but many wished they did — a place where all foibles are forgiven and friendships are forever. Villains came through town and moved on, usually changed by their stay in Mayberry. That was all a credit to Griffith, said Craig Fincannon, who met Griffith in 1974.


  • Posted: 07/03/2012
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.foxnews.com

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Religious Freedom: Why Now? Defending an Embattled Human Right

Russia, China, and Israel against Islamism?

Illinois clerks get OK to defend marriage

USA’s top teachers union losing members – 18% drop in budget projected

Public pensions and debt force Calif. ski town into bankruptcy

Mexico’s leftists again question presidential vote

Pastors: Obama doesn’t understand ‘civil rights’

AG says GOP using him as ‘proxy’ to attack Obama

‘Incredible win’ for Christian students

Kenyan Muslims, Christians vow to prevent violence

GOP lawmakers urge governors not to enact Obama healthcare law provisions

Audit: IRS needs to better manage complaints about tax-exempt groups

House to prohibit IRS from implementing healthcare law

Opposition to UN arms treaty heats up

Team Romney muddies Republican message after healthcare ruling

RNC Chairman Contradicts Romney Camp, Says Mandate Is A Tax

SCOTUS ruling paves way for Obamacare repeal through reconciliation if waffling GOP wins

Minority leader: Odds long to undo health care law

Texas AG: Presidents ‘Must Be More Committed’ to Constitution in Their Supreme Court Picks

    CNSNews: “My perception is when you have a Democrat president there are litmus tests in their mind that they will know for an absolute ironclad fact that that person is going to vote the way they want them to vote,” Abbott said. “You know that Barack Obama knows exactly how Justice Kagan is going to vote and he wouldn’t have put her up there if she wasn’t going to vote that way,” he said. “If you go back to some presidents of the past, you see, it seems like a similar commitment was not there.”


  • Posted: 07/03/2012
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: cnsnews.com

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8,733,461: Workers on Federal ‘Disability’ Exceed Population of New York City