A bad picture in New Mexico: State supreme court tramples Christian beliefs | Washington Times Editorial

Florida school board, asked to halt prayers, awaits Supreme Court decision

Unclean Hands: Evidence of Planned Parenthood’s Misconduct Continues to Mount | Charlotte Hays at NC Register

Atheists, government square off over clergy tax break | The Journal News

“Divide heats up over religions, gay marriage” | seMissourian.com (AP)

Abortion foes seek fetuses from seedy Pa. clinic | GOlackawanna (AP)

My Turn: Here’s our thinking on prayer at the high school | Christine Wrath at Concord Monitor

Winnowing Down Religious Liberty | John Fund at NRO

Medical Examiner May Not Bury Bodies of Babies Gosnell Killed for 10 Years | LifeNews

Major tests on religion shaping up | Lyle Denniston at SCOTUS Blog

Rally demands burial for ‘Gosnell babies’ | Tom Avril at Philadelphia Inquirer

A battle to bury remains of the ‘Gosnell babies’ | Joseph A. Slobodzian at Philadelphia Inquirer

“Christian Businesses Targeted Over Refusal to Serve Gay Weddings” | The New American”

New Mexico Court Forces Couple to Go Against Religious Beliefs

N.M. court reflects culture’s ‘seismic shift’ to sexuality-based ‘state-established religion’ | Baptist Press

Christian photogs must compromise beliefs | BRnow.org

At AP, New Mexico Ruling Against Photographer Who Refused Same-Sex Ceremony Work Not a National Story

Religious liberty: Where We Are Headed | Right Side News

NM Supreme Court to Christians: homosexual rights trump conscience | Examiner

Will Religious Liberty Survive Same-Sex Marriage? | Jim Campbell NRO interview with Kathryn Jean Lopez

Arizona loses bid to cut Planned Parenthood funds | San Francisco Chronicle

NM Supreme Court: Christian Photographers Must ‘Compromise’ Faith, Shoot Homosexual ‘Weddings’ | Christian News Network

“N.M. Supreme Court: Photographers Can’t Refuse Gay Weddings” | Christianity Today

Court: Planned Parenthood can’t be cut from Medicaid | Howard Fischer Capitol Media on AZ Daily Sun

Feds Offer Tax Breaks to Influential Atheist Who Fights Against Benefits for Clergy | Christian News Network

Feds say OK to atheists on religion tax break | USA Today via 11Alive.com

“Photographers Discriminated Against Gay Couple, Court Rules” | WSJ

Losing the Battle. Winning… | RedState

“NM Supreme Court: Christian photographers must shoot gay ‘commitment ceremony’” | LifeSiteNews

“Court: Photographer who wouldn’t work a gay wedding violated anti-discrimination law” | ABA Journal

Refusal to photograph New Mexico same-sex couple ruled illegal | Townhall (Reuters)

“N.M. court: Christian conscience discriminates against gays” | World Magazine

“New Mexico Court: Christian Photographer Cannot Refuse Gay-marriage Ceremony” | Ken Klukowski at Breitbart

The moment of truth is coming | Kelly Boggs at Baptist Press

“Court rules against photographer in gay bias case” | Santa Fe New Mexican (AP)

“Christian Photographer Loses Gay Wedding Case” | CBN

“NM Supreme Court: Christian Photographers Can’t Refuse Gay Weddings” | Christian Post

Religious Liberty, Artistic Freedom Rollback In New Mexico | Rod Dreher at the American Conservative

Doctors Support Oklahoma Law Protecting Women From Dangerous Abortion Drug | Life News

Judges order Christians to work for ‘gays’ | WND

Legislators urge state court to reconsider abortion case ruling | One News Now

US urged to recognize Nigerian extremist group as terrorists | Vatican Radio

ACLU Again Threatens Kentucky Schools With Lawsuit Over Bible Distribution | Christian Post

Obamacare’s Pro-Abortion HHS Mandate Will be Headed to the Supreme Court | Life News

California Supreme Court Denies Latest Bid To Revive Gay Marriage Ban | Pride Source

US Urged To Recognize Nigerian Extremist Group Boko Haram As Terrorists | CNA on Eurasia Review

Calif. moral drift ‘soon’ will be nationwide | BP on Townhall

Atheists May Qualify for Same Tax Breaks as Pastors | Christian Post

U.S. Supreme Court Orders Oklahoma Supreme Court to Answer Two Certified Questions Regarding State Regulation of Medicated Abortion | Christian Post

Letter Asks Iowa Medical Board to Stop Webcam Abortions

    Alliance Defending Freedom at LifeNews: “American tax dollars should be used responsibly and for the common good, but instead taxpayers are funding organizations like Planned Parenthood that are involved in risky chemical abortion procedures,” said Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Michael J. Norton. “Chemical abortions can be life-threatening and do pose serious health risks to women. No matter where one stands on abortion, all can agree that Planned Parenthood and other abortionists should be accountable to basic health and medical standards, and that at least includes a licensed professional personally meeting with women who are considering such a serious and potentially life-altering act.”

  • Posted: 08/22/2013
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ObamaCare birth-control mandate on fast track to Supreme Court | The Hill

Calif. moral drift ‘soon’ will be nationwide | Baptist Press

Doctors support Okla. RU-486 law requiring FDA standards | Alliance Defending Freedom

“Green light for FFRF’s anti-church politicking suit” | FFRF

Feds offer atheists a clergy tax break that they don’t want | Religion News Service

Are Supporters of the Anti-Discrimination Proposal Helping Turn People AGAINST It? | WOAI.com

    WOAI.com: Robert Wilson, an attorney who works with the Alliance Defending Freedom, says the ‘over the top’ response of backers of the ordinance to Chan’s secretly recorded comments is a perfect demonstration of why opposition to the ordinance is growing. “The Mayor calls her homophobic and some in the LBGT community trumpet that her private views on homosexual behavior and gender identity are grounds for ridicule, calling her names, and demanding her resignation, even if those views have not affected her ability to serve those in her district,” Wilson said. “If this ordinance passes, name calling will be replaced by a fine, a lawsuit, a loss of a city contract or removal from city government.”

  • Posted: 08/21/2013
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Feds say OK to atheists on religion tax break | WBIR

Ending Public Prayer From California To New York | Kevin Theriot

“S.C.’s gay-marriage ban heading for court?” | The State

    The State: But the Palmetto Family Council has its own legal team ready to counter any effort to overturn the amendment. Director Oran Smith says he relies on a statewide network of attorneys trained by the Alliance Defending Freedom, a national legal group that, according to its website, is devoted to “religious liberty, the sanctity of life and marriage and family.” Smith said he does not think his group would intervene in specific cases of same-sex couples seeking federal benefits. But it would intervene if “we saw a pattern of the courts not respecting the marriage amendment in South Carolina.”

  • Posted: 08/20/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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You Can’t Change the Rules in the Middle of the Game: University forced to Set Clear Rules when Regulating Free Speech | Jon Scruggs

Planned Parenthood Lets The Mask Slip In West Virginia | Casey Mattox

Why Not Treat Marriage like a Test Drive? | Kellie Fiedorek at Townhall

West Virginia Attorney General Called On to Regulate Abortion | Christian Newswire

Chico prayer tradition on solid legal and historical ground | One News Now

Atheists Demand Christians Stop Praying at Town Meetings | Charisma News

Federal Auditors to Conduct Probe of Planned Parenthood | MO Family Policy Council

Out Celebrating: Over a million cheer equality | Philippine News