Fresno City College case tests academic freedom

Welcome to UC Islam

    Mike Adams writes at Townhall: “Muslim students are not always cowards. But the Muslim Student Union (MSU) is often the least tolerant and most cowardly student group on a given college campus. The gulf between the speech they prevent and what they practice with administrators’ consent is enormous. What follows is a summary of a recent, and increasingly typical, incident. I have included links to video of the incident for verification. I have also included the chancellor’s complete contact information so that ‘infidels’ can express disgust with unchecked Muslim bigotry and intolerance on our nation’s campuses . . . Readers of this column need to watch this five-minute video . . . ”

  • Posted: 02/16/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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LA sidewalk = no speech zone

CA: Constitutionality of prayer debate heats up in Pico Rivera

    Whittier Daily News: “After a newly appointed mayor took a Bible off the dais and chose not to schedule prayer at each council meeting, the country’s 220-year-old debate over church and state has sprung up in Pico Rivera . . . ‘It’s a very black-and-white situation, clearly defined in the Constitution,’ Salcido said after the January meeting. ‘When our framers crafted the First Amendment of the Constitution, they put the establishment clause in to protect the integrity of both institutions.’”

  • Posted: 02/15/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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San Francisco: Marriage licenses requested, and denied

UC Irvine: Muslim students systematically disrupt Israeli Ambassador’s speech

San Francisco: Same-sex “marriage” supporters to request marriage licenses en masse

Evangelist challenges ban on leafleting near California courthouse

Free speech prohibited on sidewalk

    Christian Web News: “‘Christians shouldn’t be prohibited from expressing their beliefs in a clearly public area. Our courts should understand this more than anyone else,’ said ADF Senior Counsel Nate Kellum. ‘This man was doing nothing other than exercising his First Amendment right to peacefully share his faith with people willing to interact with him or accept his religious literature. That is a protected free speech activity that cannot be outlawed on a public sidewalk, whether it is near a courthouse or anywhere else.’”

  • Posted: 02/10/2010
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CA: Fresno teachers union against new charter school

SF schools to offer extra services to “gay” students

Man sues California mall after guard arrests him for having conversation about God

Penna Dexter: Marriage is worth protecting

Blind justice: Free speech prohibited on public sidewalk outside Calif. courthouse

“FCC instructor teaching anti-gay views,” ACLU says

Prop. 8 trial wraps up, leaving some Christians wondering if their votes counted

New CA bill protects pastors, could legalize “homosexual marriage”

Prop. 8 trial stirs questions, emotions

Judge in Prop. 8 litigation is “gay”?

Innocent-sounding Calif. bill could help legalize “gay marriage,” some say

Family Research Institute: Our take on the Prop 8 trial

    Family Research Institute: “Christianity – as the wellspring of ‘animus’ against homosexual activity – is being attacked as full of bigotry, but empty of factual content. This mode of attack worked with Colorado’s Amendment 2 in 1994, and was an integral part of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2003 Lawrence v. Texas decision. Yet 99% of the empirical evidence regarding homosexual activity supports the Christian appraisal of it . . . On the January 25th Hugh Hewitt radio show, an Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) spokesman repeatedly asserted that all they had to do to win – given the well-worn rules of ‘how the law is supposed to be’ – was to prove that conventional marriage was better than ‘gay marriage.’ But what if the court regards this potential violation of ‘human rights’ as exceptional (as Brown v. Board of Education in 1954), and not subject to the ‘usual rules?’ The court might regard this contest as a debate about public policy.”

  • Posted: 02/05/2010
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Californians wait to hear marriage decision

Calif. marriage trial draws friends with briefs

Outrageous judicial pick still requires scrutiny: Expose Edward Chen’s radicalism and squash his nomination

CA: Lompoc school board studies up on charter schools

CA: Vacaville planners OK code on sexually oriented stores

The Roe v. Wade of marriage

Religious beliefs targeted in Proposition 8

At heart of Prop. 8 trial, a fight over nurturing kids

Video: “Same-Sex Marriage Case: The Post-Mortem”

The Ongoing Proposition 8 Trial: Three Key Points About the Evidence and Arguments

    Vikram David Amar writes at Findlaw: “In this column, I offer some analysis of the federal bench trial on California’s Proposition 8 that is winding down in San Francisco this week. As readers likely know, Proposition 8 is the state’s voter-enacted ban on same-sex marriage. The plaintiffs in the case challenge the measure under the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the U.S. Constitution’s Fourteenth Amendment . . . ”

  • Posted: 01/29/2010
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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Prop 8 trial, day 12 summary: Liberal Dem. who opposes “gay marriage” testifies

California’s Prop. 8 trial on hold

Civil Marriage Bill Pretends to Protect Religious Freedom

Burden of proof to overturn Prop. 8 was unmet, backers say as testimony ends

California Court of Appeal Mulls Mall’s “Don’t Talk to Strangers” Rule

ADF Update on Prop 8 Trial: Day 12

Testimony ends in same-sex “marriage” trial

Prop 8 Trial, Day 11 summary: religious conservatives again targeted

ADF update on Prop 8 trial proceedings: Wednesday, January 27th

Bill Proposed In California To Protect Clergy From Perfoming Same-Sex Marriages

Baptist Press Prop 8 summary, day 11: Religious conservatives again targeted

ACLU: “U.S. Participates In United Nations Human Rights Review Process”

“Gay-Marriage Ban Comes at What Cost”

Same-Sex Marriage Case, Day 12: The End (for Now)

Second defense witness takes stand in Prop 8 trial

eHarmony agrees to settle “gay discrimination” suit

Prop 8 trial, day 10: Initiative supporters call first witness

Catholic League: Prop 8 Trial Demonizes Catholicism

Witness Assails “Gay Marriages”

    “David Boies, a lawyer representing gay couples, began questioning Mr. Blankenhorn in a cross-examination that had the two men raising their voices at each other. Their bickering prompted the judge to end the trial for the day . . . ”

  • Posted: 01/27/2010
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Same-sex “marriage” case, day 11: Churches

LA City Council set to approve pot ordinance

CA: Gilroy Council approves SOB ordinance

California bill promotes free speech in charter schools

“Gay-Marriage Foes” Make Their Case

Prop. 8 trial meets halfway mark

Prop. 8 Supporters Make Their Case, Expected to Rest by Midweek

Lawyers for plaintiffs rest case in Prop. 8 case

Public Employee Unions Are Sinking California

    Wall Street Journal: “Approximately 85% of the state’s 235,000 employees (not including higher education employees) are unionized. As the governor noted during his $83 billion budget roll-out, over the past decade pension costs for public employees increased 2,000%. State revenues increased only 24% over the same period. A Schwarzenegger adviser wrote in the San Jose Mercury News in the past few days that, “This year alone, $3 billion was diverted to pension costs from other programs.” There are now more than 15,000 government retirees statewide who receive pensions that exceed $100,000 a year, according to the California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility . . . ”

  • Posted: 01/25/2010
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Video: Pastors say Prop. 8 could lead to polygamy

Prop. 8 Trial Court Transcripts Online

Federal Court Has Become the New Feelings Forum

    Debra J. Saunders writes at Townhall: “That’s another way of saying that the law isn’t as important as feelings in this trial. Feelings rule — and not just because the measure’s foes somehow believe that Californians haven’t been taught enough about gay people. Anti-8 attorneys have chosen to argue that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional in light of a 1996 U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned a Colorado ban on gay-rights measures because it was motivated by animus toward homosexuals. If they can convince Walker that the Proposition 8 people are haters, he may overturn the will of the majority of California voters . . . ”

  • Posted: 01/25/2010
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College defends prof who mocked Christians

A Q&A with The Recorder’s Prop 8 courtroom reporter

Plaintiffs wrap up challenge to same-sex “marriage” ban

Catholic League: Role of Religion Skewed in Prop 8 Trial

“Prop 8 trial witness: Being gay not a choice”

Wesley J. Smith: Proposition 71 a “Failure”

ADF Senior Legal Counsel Austin R. Nimocks: Prop. 8 Trial Update for Thurs. Jan 21, 2009