Wyoming Senate panel advances sexual orientation bill

Homosexual adoption, discrimination bills introduced in Arizona legislature

German Foreign Minister Criticizes Russian Legislation on “Gay Propaganda”

Call to Prayer: Boy Scouts & Scouting Sunday | Frank S. Page at Baptist Press

    Frank S. Page at Baptist Press: Second, there is providence. I find it very interesting that the Scouts themselves set the first Sunday in February (this weekend, Feb. 3) as Scout Sunday. This means that across our nation, thousands of churches will be focusing their attention on the Boy Scouts. I strongly urge every Southern Baptist member and congregation to direct our prayers toward the heavenly Father that the board members will reject this recommendation. Focused prayer on Sunday; board meeting on Monday. What a divine moment!

  • Posted: 01/30/2013
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A New Conversation on Marriage – My Take | Matthew Kaal at Family Scholars

Ark. Senate panel advances abortion restriction

UK: Mum questions abortion law as twins survive at 23 weeks

NM Considers Dueling Bills on Same-Sex Marriage

“Same-sex marriage can help save the institution” | Kathleen Parker at the Washington Post

Va. panel Oks measure to allow prayer, religious activities in all public places

ND lawmakers mull heartbeat abortion bill

Washington: Lawmakers renew push on abortion insurance bill

OH Federal Court: Pro-Life Group Not Guilty in Defamation Suit

Here they stand | World Magazine

Pro-life student group sues Oklahoma State University over First Amendment rights

Embracing Marriage and the Purpose of Politics | Bob Vander Plaats at the Family Leader

The Law Clerk Hiring Plan: Really, Really Dead Now

EBay, Marriott, Reuters Among Companies Supporting Bills to Redefine Marriage

ProtectMarriage.com legal team files opening brief with U.S. Supreme Court | Deacon John’s Space

Christians Must Stand Up for Conscience Rights, Against Abortion | Ken Connor at LifeNews

Republican Party Backs De-Funding Planned Parenthood

Attack on Ga. school choice program exposed as false | Alliance Defending Freedom

Culture Challenge of the Week: The End of Courtship | Rebecca Hagelin at Townhall

    Rebecca Hagelin at Townhall: A recent New York Times article, “The End of Courtship,” portrays Millennials as a group bent on “subverting the rules of courtship.” Style columnist Alex Williams begins his article with this real-life scenario: a guy asks a girl out on what she assumes is a date – but instead of showing up, the guy texts her at 10:30pm asking her to come hang out with him–and his friends–at a nearby pub. The article characterizes this typical, laid-back behavior as, “one step below a date, and one step above a high-five.”

  • Posted: 01/30/2013
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Pastors Vow To Resist Illinois Same Sex Marriage Bill | Illinois Review

House of Commons Passes Bill Allowing Royals to Marry Catholics

Oklahoma State University Sued, Denied Pro-Life Group’s Free Speech | Life News

CA: Suit Challenges Mall’s Restriction On Proselytizing

Florist Sued For Discrimination After Refusing To Deliver Flowers To Winning Establishment Clause Plaintiff

Massachusetts Gov. Patrick picks ex-aide as interim senator

Some Rabbis Will Refuse To Comply With NYC Informed Consent Circumcision Rule

Americans United Tries to Pressure City Council Into Dropping Invocation | Doug Napier at Townhall

Is Religion Outdated in the Twenty-First Century? | William Carroll at Public Discourse

Scouts Consider Breaking Camp with Tradition | FRC Call to Action

    FRC: Meanwhile, Americans (only 42% of whom support this change) want to know: Will a new policy help produce young men with greater moral clarity or responsibility? Will it help make the transition from boy to man easier? These are the questions our nation should be asking the leadership of the Boy Scouts of America. No one can blame the BSA for wanting to put the exhausting conflict of the last 30 years behind them. But throwing up your hands on 103 years of tradition doesn’t end the controversy–it begins another

  • Posted: 01/30/2013
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Christian School’s Lawsuit May Test Court Ruling

Scholarship highlight: End of the Supreme Court-Congress dialogue?

    SCOTUS Blog: Political polarization in Congress seems to be affecting the relationship between Congress and the Supreme Court, inadvertently strengthening the Court at the expense of Congress. These days – unlike in the past – Congress rarely overrides the Supreme Court’s statutory decisions. Yet the same congressional polarization that is strengthening the Court is likely to spill over into the Supreme Court nominations process, greatly increasing the risk of a Senate filibuster when the next conservative Justice leaves the Court.

  • Posted: 01/30/2013
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Some Marine combat jobs may remain closed to women

GDP Shows Surprise Drop for U.S. in Fourth Quarter

    CNBC: The U.S. economy posted a stunning drop of 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter, defying expectations for slow growth and possibly providing incentive for more Federal Reserve stimulus.

  • Posted: 01/30/2013
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.cnbc.com

Obama’s Soft Threat to Democracy and Britain

Civil unions bill treads on religious rights | Denver Catholic Register

Disabled children a threat? Fredericksburg thinks so | Faith That Inspires Action