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Free to ‘exercise’ religion, too | Matthew S. Bowman at

“The Quiet Gay-Rights Revolution in America’s Churches” | The Atlantic

    Molly Ball at The Atlantic: Gradually, and largely below the radar, religious Americans have powered this momentous shift. In 2004, just 36 percent of Catholics, the Christian sect most supportive of gay marriage, favored it, along with 34 percent of mainline Protestants; today, it’s 57 percent of Catholics and 55 percent of mainline Protestants. Even among white evangelical Protestants, the most hostile group to gay marriage, support has more than doubled, from 11 percent in 2004 to 24 percent in 2013. “This debate has gone from a debate between nonreligious and religious Americans to a debate dividing religious Americans,” said Robert Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute, who has closely tracked the evolution in public opinion.

  • Posted: 08/16/2013
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8th Circuit upholds Florence, MN zoning ordinance regulating sexually oriented businesses

Federal judge throws out Oklahoma’s ban on Sharia law

Inhofe: DoD lacks authority to grant preferences for same sex “marriages”

    Senator Inhofe: I am unaware of any legal authority for the DoD to grant 10 days of non-chargeable leave, a benefit that offers preferential treatment to same-sex marriage over heterosexual marriage. Military leave is granted by statute, and while there are special provisions in law for adoptions, child birth and emergency situations, to my knowledge there are no special provisions for marriage, same-sex or otherwise. As I have warned before, this administration is eroding our military’s historical apolitical stance by using it as their activism arm for their liberal social agenda.”

  • Posted: 08/16/2013
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Abortion coverage for Congress under health law?

MA Federal Court Refuses to Dismiss Tort Suit Against Minister Accused of Persecuting Ugandan “LGBTI people”

Conservative Christianity and the transgender question | Russell D. Moore at Washington Post

Egyptian Islamists Target Christian Churches in Wave of Apparently Coordinated Attacks

Death toll from Egypt violence rises to 638

Egyptian Govt Calls On Morsi Supporters to End Violence, as Islamists Burn Down Scores of Christian Churches and Homes

Planned Parenthood in 3 states to get $655,000 in ObamaCare taxpayer funds

California Supreme Court rejects bid to revive Prop. 8 | LA Times

Calif. Supreme Court dismisses Prop. 8 case | Alliance Defending Freedom

Cal. Legislature advances bill to punish Boy Scouts, other non profits opposed to homosexual conduct

Pa. abortion pill mandate case to be appealed to US Supreme Court | Alliance Defending Freedom

Churches can stand firm against new Boy Scouts membership policy | Alliance Defending Freedom

Report argues for lifting ban on politics from the pulpit

Chaplain’s ‘no atheists in foxholes’ essay returned to Air Force website | Alliance Defending Freedom

Obama Admin Will Not Oppose Christian-Run Scope Business Filing Lawsuit Over Birth Control Mandate | Christian Post

Judges OK 75% of Waivers for Arizona Teens to Get Abortions Without Parental Consent

California Gov. Brown signs transgender-student bill

Strip club owner to take tax fight to Supreme Court

Firearms sight manufacturer targets abortion pill mandate | Alliance Defending Freedom

Iowa Establishment goes after pro-marriage group over removal of justices

WI: Hospitals can’t deny admitting privileges to abortion doctors, AG says

Businesses struggle with ‘contraception mandate’ as lawsuits play out

Virginia sodomy case calls scope of Lawrence v. Texas into question

Congress, States, And Even Obama’s Doj Rally To Prayer-givers’ Defense | Ken Klukowski at Breitbart

Court order allows mobile pregnancy center to roll on | Alliance Defending Freedom

Court orders shut down of Alabama abortion clinic

Egypt’s Coup Puts Fearful Christians In A Corner

“U.S. backs government prayer” | Lyle Denniston at SCOTUS Blog

“Same-sex spouses may get military benefits”

Confusion about corporations and religious freedom | Rick Garnett at Mirror of Justice

After DOMA ruling, Dem proposes Social Security benefits to same-sex couples

President intervened personally to save Congressional staff from Obamacare

GAO to investigate Planned Parenthood, others | Alliance Defending Freedom

“State Dept. Will Recognize Foreign Same-Sex Marriages—But Not Polygamous Ones”

Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Busted For Apparent Fraud, Faces $4.3 Million Fine | Michael Norton at Townhall

Congress to Investigate Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

The New Article of Faith for Canadian Law Schools: Same-Sex Marriage

“Proposition 8″ issue now ready

G.O.P. Governors Warn Party Members in Congress Not to Shut Government

Ariz. abortion rate drops 7.4 percent | Alliance Defending Freedom

Q-poll: Women back late-term abortion ban by 35-point margin

UK: ‘Gays’ to sue church to perform ‘marriage’ ceremonies

What led to censorship of chaplain who quoted Eisenhower? | Alliance Defending Freedom

Congress Exempts Itself From Obamacare Rate Shock as Americans Face Skyrocketing Premiums

World leaders should unite to end anti-Christian persecution, Vladimir Putin says

The electoral college is halfway to being abolished

Prop. 8 proponents answer objections to clerks enforcing constitution, rule of law | Alliance Defending Freedom

HHS Mandate Challenges Headed to Supreme Court? | NC Register

42nd Abortion Clinic Closed This Year Due to Filthy, Unsafe Conditions

Senators call for defunding Obamacare | Alliance Defending Freedom

Sen. Lee: Shutdown critics ‘will have a lot to answer for’ if ObamaCare survives

Family business asks full 3rd Circuit to protect religious freedom from Obama mandate | Alliance Defending Freedom

Corbett to defend Pennsylvania’s marriage laws

Kane fires back at Corbett over Pa. marriage suit

First Amendment protects RI, Minn. officials from violating their faith | Alliance Defending Freedom

Texas Planned Parenthood’s Fraud Was $4.3 Million, Three Times More Than Announced

UK Court Rules Against Euthanasia

Rubio: Defund Obamacare, fund rest of gov’t; any shutdown is on Obama

72 Hours Inside Mississippi’s Lone Abortion Clinic

    ABC (includes video): Anti-abortion protestors show up outside of the last surviving abortion clinic in Mississippi, praying and pleading with women not to go inside. They are certain that what takes place there is morally wrong and that God stands with them. But on the other side of a high fence surrounding the bubble-gum-pink-colored clinic, the staff too believes they have God on their side. They blast music from large boom boxes to drown out the protestors’ pleas of “don’t kill your baby.”

  • Posted: 07/31/2013
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Pa. sues to stop issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples

PA: Federal Judge Says DOMA Ruling Changes Private Companies’ Retirement Plans

The Next Big Test of Corporate Personhood and The Abortion Pill Mandate

Skepticism About the Third Circuit’s Rejection of Organizational Free Exercise Claims

New suit challenges marriage in Kentucky

N.C. Gov. McCrory vows to sign abortion bill

House And Senate Differ On Funding For Population Control Programs