Remaining 32 charges of 107 originally filed dismissed against Kansas Planned Parenthood clinic

ADF comment on full 4th Circuit decision to hear MD pregnancy center sign case

LivePrayer to File $100 Million Lawsuit Against Southern Poverty Law Center

Before Shooting: Southern Poverty Law Center Put Family Research Council on ‘Hate Map’

Lessons from the FRC Shooting | National Review Editors

Moscow High Court upholds 100 year ban on “gay pride” parades

Jacksonville, FL rejects sexual orientation ordinance in face of “Protect First Liberties” stickers

“Gay candidate wins Democratic primary in Wis. congressional bid”

Atheist group asks U. Tenn.-Chattanooga to stop game day prayer

Does MO Law Protect Prayer Or Exclude Non-Christians? | NPR

Bioethics the Spearpoint of Attack on Religious Liberties | Wesley J. Smith

Vietnamese officials hang Ho Chi Minh portrait and desecrate Catholic chapel

Philippine Legislator Says High Maternal Mortality Figures Propaganda

Assisted suicide performed in UK despite illegality

Sri Lanka church leaders attacked by Buddhist mob

Christian radio ad ban decision can be appealed

Maine opponent of marriage redefinition alarmed by DC shooting

Biased Presidential debates don’t serve the country

DOJ trying to avoid ObamaCare challenge

Idaho Woman Taken to Emergency Room After Planned Parenthood Visit

Radical marriage platform poses big headache for Southern Democrats

    Brian Perry at Madison County Journal: In 2008, former Democratic Governor Ronnie Musgrove was running for the U.S. Senate and opposed gay-marriage even as the Mississippi Democratic Party shifted its platform position on marriage. Mississippi Democrats removed their platform plank that said, “Marriage: We believe in the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman.” The new platform was silent on marriage. But Musgrove was not silent. At one campaign stop in the Democratic Delta he said, “I’m very conservative. I am pro-life, anti-gay marriage. And again, that’s my personal belief, but I think it’s also very representative of Mississippi.” Musgrove was correct; his position was very representative of Mississippi. So, will marriage estrange Mississippi Democrats from their national party and candidates?

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Tunisian alarm at Salafi assault on ‘un-Islamic’ culture

Chicago: Muslim graves desecrated at Evergreen Park cemetery

Getting Dignity Right

Hillary rejected VP slot to ready her own 2016 run

ACLU sues W.Va. district over single-sex classes

Lawyer Ordered To Pay $4.5m To “Gay” U. of Michigan Student

MN: Disciplinary Office Seeks Suspension of Lawyer For Anti-Catholic Statements In Court Filings

In Defense of Judicial Retention Elections

    his weekend the New York Times weighed in to defend Justice Wiggins. According to the Times, Republicans are “stoking intolerance and further politicizing a retention election meant to weed out incompetent or corrupt judges.” The paper’s editors apparently forgot to read the Iowa Constitution, which does not guarantee a right to gay marriage. On the other hand, the accountability mechanism that the Times deplores, the retention election, appears explicitly in the text of Article V, Section 17 . . .

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Cal. jury Awards $1.6 Million For Muslim Hotel Owner’s Actions Against Jewish Group

A Moral Question for the GOP on Immigration and Family Policy | Linda Chavez

    Linda Chavez at Townhall: But beyond these questions about conservatives’ objections, a final one seems to me the most compelling. Conservatives often invoke the principle that no one should be held accountable for wrongdoing that occurred in the past and in which the person in question played no role. We oppose reparations for slavery on this basis, as we do most forms of affirmative action. So, too, should we oppose a punitive policy that forces nearly two million young people to choose between continuing living in the shadows, unable to work, or leaving the country they’ve come to know and love.

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The European Court of Human Rights and Free-Speech Schizophrenia

    Tommaso Virgili at the Legal Project: The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), a supranational tribunal based in Strasbourg, France, which was set up in the framework of the Council of Europe, is increasingly determining important speech cases involving Islam-related topics. This Court’s jurisdiction covers alleged violations of human rights, as enshrined in the European Convention of Human Rights, by the states-parties. Unlike cases in a European nation’s courts, a case before this court may be triggered either by individuals, provided that the latter have exhausted their domestic remedies, or by another state acting as a party. Technically, the ECHR is empowered to grant individuals more protection than they are legally entitled to enjoy based on their own states’ laws.

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Do You Know What Jesus Said About Homosexuality?

Federal Court: Florida can’t eliminate 4 days of early voting without Federal approval

Iran: Israel’s Existence ‘insult To All Humanity’

Polls indicate tight Senate race in Indiana

Court correct to affirm marriage is between a man and woman | Jim Hockberg (subscription)

U.S. Government’s Foreign Debt Hits Record $5.29 Trillion

Germany debates plan to pay stay-at-home moms

Genetically engineering ‘ethical’ babies is a moral obligation, says Oxford professor

PA: Mom seeks heart transplant for autistic son: Disability shouldn’t be a death sentence