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July 28, 2010

Court Upholds Expulsion of Counseling Student Who Opposes Homosexuality

A federal judge has ruled in favor of a public university that removed a Christian student from its graduate program in school counseling over her belief that homosexuality is morally wrong. Monday's ruling, according to Julea Ward's attorneys, could result in Christian students across the country being expelled from public university for similar views.

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July 28, 2010

Federal Appeals Court Affirms “In God We Trust� On U.S. Currency

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D. C. Circuit affirmed a lower court ruling Monday, which ruled that printing the national motto, “In God We Trust,� on U.S. currency does not violate the Establishment Clause.

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July 28, 2010

New Jersey Supreme Court Rejects Assault on Marriage

New Jersey’s highest court turned away a request by six same-sex couples to redefine marriage.

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July 28, 2010

Activist Judge Blocks Arizona Law Eliminating Domestic Partner Benefits

A law recently passed by the Arizona Legislature – which would have eliminated domestic partner benefits for state employees – was temporarily halted on Friday by U.S. District Judge John Sedwick.

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July 28, 2010

Backers of ‘Personhood’ Measure Regroup

Supporters of Colorado’s proposed constitutional amendment on “personhood’’ announced their grass-roots campaign strategy yesterday.

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July 28, 2010

Abortion Provision Threatens Dems

Freshman Rep. Kathleen Dahlkemper (D-Pa.) seemed destined for a tough reelection campaign from the moment she was sworn into office two years ago.

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July 28, 2010

Lawsuit Claims School Bias on Christian Views

Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund have sued Augusta State University in Georgia on behalf of a counseling student who claims the university told her to deny her Christian beliefs in order to graduate.

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July 28, 2010

Former Surgeon General Koop Calls Kagan’s Alteration of ACOG’s Partial Birth Abortion Statement

In an open letter delivered last week, former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop is urging senators to vote against Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court, in light of her role in the alteration of a medical statement about partial-birth abortion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

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July 26, 2010

Lutherans Offer Warm Welcome to Gay Pastors

With a laying on of hands, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on Sunday welcomed into its fold seven openly gay pastors who had until recently been barred from the church’s ministry.

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July 26, 2010

ACLU, Seven Couples Sue Montana for Domestic Partnership Recognition

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued the state of Montana today on behalf of seven same-sex couples, who want their relationships to be legally recognized as domestic partnerships.

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July 26, 2010

ACLU, Seven Couples Sue Montana for Domestic Partnership Recognition

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued the state of Montana today on behalf of seven same-sex couples, who want their relationships to be legally recognized as domestic partnerships.

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July 26, 2010

New Study Linking Childhood Abuse, Homosexuality Causing Uproar

A recent study and survey, linking childhood abuse and homosexuality, have the medical community – and gay activists – in an uproar.

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July 23, 2010

Georgia Counseling Student Pressured to Change Christian Beliefs in Order to Graduate

Georgia native Jennifer Keeton, an Augusta State University student getting her master’s degree in counseling, was threatened with expulsion for sharing her faith publicly and for not agreeing to attend and complete a re-education program.

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July 23, 2010

University of Illinois Says Professor ‘Has Not Been Fired’ for Teaching Catholic Doctrine On

Threats of legal action persist after the University of Illinois responded to demands by the Alliance Defense Fund to fully reinstate a professor relieved of duty for teaching Catholic doctrine on homosexuality in a Catholic doctrine class.

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July 23, 2010

Another Turn of the Screw The Supremes and Religious Freedom

In late June, the Supreme Court, in Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, issued a ruling with profound implications for the relationship of believers to the government.

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July 23, 2010

Supreme Court Police Told School Teacher It’s ‘Definitely Contrary to the Law’ to Pray on Supr

The Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) wants assurances that an Arizona Christian school teacher will not be arrested if she prays on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court building.

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July 20, 2010

Flabbergasted by Family: Sperm Donor Kids are Struggling

It's sad but not surprising—the children of sperm donors are having problems. The Commission on Parenthood's Future has released a new study titled "My Daddy's Name Is Donor," in which 485 adult offspring of sperm donors were surveyed.

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July 19, 2010

Maryland Becomes Second State to Offer Federally Funded Abortions under Obamacare

Maryland will join Pennsylvania as the second state to use federal tax dollars to pay for abortions under the new health care law signed by President Barack Obama in March, according to information released by Maryland’s State Health Insurance Plan.

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July 16, 2010

Argentina First Latin American Country to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage, Adoption

Argentina is the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage and gay adoption.

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July 16, 2010

The New Abortion Providers

On a clear and mild March day in 1993, the Operation Rescue leader Randall Terry spoke at a rally in southern Florida against abortion. “We’ve found the weak link is the doctor,� he told the crowd. “We’re going to expose them. We’re going to humiliate them.� A few days later, Dr. David Gunn, an abortion provider, was shot and killed outside his clinic in Pensacola, Fla., about 500 miles away. It was the first of eight such murders, the extreme edge of what has become an anti-abortion strategy of confrontation.

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