“Mob storms Belfast City Hall after Catholic majority votes to remove UK flag; at least 3″

Nevada federal court rejects challenge to marriage

    William C. Duncan at National Review: In the wake of the Ninth Circuit’s decision striking down Proposition 8, Lambda Legal sued the State of Nevada alleging the state’s marriage amendment was a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment. Yesterday, the trial court issued a decision rejecting the claim and upholding Nevada’s law . . . The court’s holding on the question of whether same-sex marriage advocates are politically powerless is particularly interesting . . .

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‘God’ censored in 1st grader’s Veteran’s Day poem | Alliance Defending Freedom

Till Death Do Us Part: Taking on the Care of Ex-Spouses

    Mercator.net: You may know one of them, or even be one. They are divorced people, mainly women, who have taken on the care of their estranged spouse when he or she is facing serious illness or death. It is a surprising and, to some, a baffling development, but one that is significant enough for two researchers from the University of Missouri to look into. Alerted to their study by a recent feature article in The Australian (“The ex factor” by Kath Legge, November 3, 2012) MercatorNet asked Drs Teresa Cooney and Christine Proulx about their findings so far. Keep in mind as you read the interview that millions of baby boomers, who experienced record divorce rates in the wake of no-fault laws, are now ageing. Men in particular often end up alone and estranged from their children. A current spouse or partner (assuming there is one) friends or siblings may be unable or unwilling to commit themselves to a care-giving role. But for some “exes” their original marital commitment still means what it said.

  • Posted: 12/03/2012
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Mo. Republican Emerson leaving Congress in Feb.

Christian B&B: Wilkinsons to appeal case

Union calls for teacher certification exam

Boehner Threatens To Shut Out Senate Bills If Filibuster Rules Changed

    Human Events: House Speaker John Boehner escalated a battle in the Senate this week to make rules more favorable to the Democrats in charge by issuing a threat to block all future bills passed under the new filibuster procedures. “Any bill that reaches a Republican-led House based on Senate Democrats’ heavy-handed power play would be dead on arrival,” said Boehner, Ohio Republican.

  • Posted: 12/03/2012
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Muslims Pressing for Blasphemy Laws in Europe

George Will: Closing of the American Mind

The GOP’s Weakest Leg | Gary Bauer at Human Events

Pelosi Won’t Defend First Amendment Rights of Historic San Francisco Catholic Hospital

“Hillary: We’re Standing Up for LGBT Rights All Around the World”

U.S. urged to designate Boko Haram as terrorist group | Alliance Defending Freedom

Russia may soften religion law over Putin concerns

    Reuters: Russian lawmakers are reworking a draft law introducing prison terms for religious offences after signs that Vladimir Putin is concerned it could undermine the delicate balance between the country’s many religions.

  • Posted: 12/03/2012
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.reuters.com

Minnesota same-sex marriage moves: Too soon?

Morsi has left Egypt on the brink

Utah lawmaker seeks to ban abortion based on gender; opponents say proposal is unnecessary

Ghana: Illegal Abortions Soar in B.A

“Supreme Court to decide if it will hear Arizona’s case against partner benefits for gay workers”

Winning the Moot Court Oral Argument: A Guide for Intra- and Intermural Moot Court Competitors

New Mexico hearing sheds light on dangers of full-term abortions

Rand Paul promotes “Life at Conception Act”

Reporter who broke Savita story: there may have been no request for a ‘termination’

Rupert Shortt and a Church Besieged: 200 Million Christians suffering persecution

More Babies, Please: The Birthrate and America’s Future | Ross Douthat at NYT

Indiana Planned Parenthood proudly boasts of 12 adoptions in 6 years: meanwhile, 5,250 abortions

Ban children’s books depicting traditional families: ‘gender stereotyping’ says EU report

China: Chen Guangcheng’s Nephew Jailed for Activist’s Fleeing to U.S.

“Gender Identity” Debuts in a UN Resolution

Syria: Christian priest’s eyes gouged out, body dumped and mutiliated

    Compass Direct: Christians in Syria say the particularly gruesome death of Father Fadi – his eyes had been gouged out – marks a turning point for them. Before, Christians were caught up in the war in the same way as Kurds, Druze, and all other ethnic groups. Also, a part of the Christian community in Syria has been actively supporting President Assad, thus being an actor in the civil war. But some Syrian Christians say a series of incidents recently points to a trend of violence against Christian civilians, including priests.

  • Posted: 12/03/2012
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Rasmussen: 7 of 10 Americans prefer ‘Merry Christmas’ over ‘Happy Holidays’

Police investigate vandalism to 3 religious statues at Catholic shrine in Portland

Senate Expected to Vote on Pro-Abortion CRPD Treaty Tuesday

Nigeria: Islamists slaughter 10 Christians in north

UK: Couple sue for IVF in landmark ‘age discrimination’ case

ACLU sues to block new Georgia abortion law

“Maine’s gay marriage law to become effective Dec. 29″

Minnesota accused of paying for ineligible abortions

Lawsuit: Minn. improperly pays for abortions

I was bullied out of Oxford for being a Conservative

British “Free Schools” Must Teach Evolution In Science Classes

Court Upholds Indiana’s Marriage Solemnization Statute Over Objections of Secular Celebrant

State Court Says Louisiana Voucher Program Violates State Constitution

“West Point Cadet Chapel Hosts First Same-Sex Wedding”

I’m Socially Conservative, in College, and Need a Party

IN: Appeals Court Says Amish Must Abide By Consent Judgment On Sewers

Gene Patents Draw High Court Review in Biotechnology Test

What Does the ‘Irish Abortion Tragedy’ Mean for the United States?

Egyptian Civil Disobedience Could Widen

Quitting Planned Parenthood

“Same-sex marriage IV: The Court’s options” | SCOTUS Blog

Former Navy Chaplain Sues Michael Weinstein

    Christian Fighter Pilot: Michael Weinstein, the self-described “litigator and agitator” who has managed to have every one of his 5 lawsuits dismissed in the past few years, now finds himself on the receiving end of legal action: [A former Navy chaplain has filed a] defamation lawsuit against the militant anti-Christian activist Mikey Weinstein, who got served yesterday. Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt, PhD, just filed the new legal complaint in New Mexico State Court, citing multiple counts of defamation and malicious abuse of the legal process by Weinstein and his openly anti-Christian organization the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, Inc.

  • Posted: 12/03/2012
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Egyptians fear decades of Muslim Brotherhood rule, warn Morsi is no friend to US