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July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As religious groups continue to react to the exclusion of a Bible-based movie from a Chicago Christmas festival, Christian activists in Virginia are meeting no resistance as they move ahead with plans to screen the film in public school facilities.Not only are the schools presenting no difficulties, but organizations traditionally hostile to the use of public property for religious purposes are also unfazed.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - While liberal interest groups were quick to criticize President Bush's State of the Union comments on issues ranging from the war in Iraq to the environment, conservatives were also upset as he continued to push for immigration reforms that they claim go easy on illegal aliens.While Bush reported that he is doubling the size of the Border Patrol to monitor the U.S. border with Mexico and pledged to enforce immigration laws at the workplace, his temporary worker proposals are still a touchy subject for his conservative base.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Tennessee Legislature is considering a proposal that would expand the right to carry weapons on most public property. At least one lawmaker believes the move is a direct result of the Virginia Tech tragedy.A House panel on Wednesday approved a measure that would repeal restrictions on licensed gun owners carrying their firearms on public property such as parks. The proposal will be considered by the full House Judiciary Committee April 25.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A California woman has filed a medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuit against Planned Parenthood, alleging that the abortion provider contributed to her daughter's death.Edrica Goode, 21, died in February from toxic shock syndrome (TSS) after cervical dilators used to prepare her body for the abortion procedure helped spread an existing bacterial infection, according to the lawsuit, filed in Riverside, Calif., Superior Court last week.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Organizers of an anti-war protest scheduled for Sept. 15 said Wednesday that the demonstration will be "unlike any other" as activists gather to demand an immediate end to the war.The protest, organized by Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER), begins with a rally near the White House, continues with a march to the U.S. Capitol, and concludes with a "die-in" that organizers estimate will involve approximately 1,000 people lying down near the Capitol in a symbolic effort to represent dead U.S. soldiers and dead Iraqis.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The University of Virginia student newspaper that refuses to apologize for cartoons mocking Christian beliefs that it published in August did apologize for a comic it printed in February depicting Buddha, Jesus and Mohammed as judges on a talent show.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Denouncing what one activist called "white privilege," hundreds of protesters Monday demonstrated outside the U.S. Supreme Court in support of school racial quotas, while opponents of affirmative action said it was time to stop "tinkering with race."The activists urged the justices to uphold race-based school admission practices in two cases under consideration by the court this term.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Conservative groups that advocate "family values" issues such as bans on abortion and homosexual "marriage" were left unimpressed after President Bush's seventh State of the Union address Tuesday evening."I applaud the president's leadership as he refused to surrender his role of commander-in-chief to the new majority," Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, said in a statement Tuesday. "However, I believe the president failed to challenge the new majority to advance core family and cultural issues.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Several hundred protesters gathered outside the White House on Sunday to complain about President Bush's handling of the immigration issue, including his push for "comprehensive" reform. The protesters demanded tighter border security."We are in a struggle to save the sovereignty of our nation," said protest organizer D.A. King, president of the Dustin Inman Society (DIS). "The price of losing is open borders and the loss of the republic."
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - For what is believed to be the first time in its history, the U.S. Senate will on July 12 be opened with a Hindu prayer, the Senate Chaplain's Office confirmed Monday.For more than 200 years, the Senate has opened each workday with a prayer usually delivered by the Senate Chaplain, currently Barry Black, a Seventh Day Adventist. It is common, however, for senators to recommend religious leaders from their home states to serve as guest chaplains.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In defiance of reports from the U.S. State Department and various human rights groups, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday that "the freest women in the world are the women in Iran.""If you look at our women, they're active in every level of society as researchers and social groups and universities, in parties, in the press, in the arts, in politics, in political associations," Ahmadinejad told reporters at the National Press Club. "They're [among] the most active women in the world and they're free."
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Department of Justice attorney on Friday praised an amendment currently in the U.S. House and Senate that would provide criminal penalties for pornographic websites not labeled as "sexually explicit."
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Christian lawyers have filed a federal lawsuit against the University of Georgia (UGA) after school officials refused to officially recognize a Christian fraternity.The lawyers pointed out that the university permits political party-affiliated groups to have a party membership requirement but won't allow a Christian group to require that its members be Christians.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Former Congressman Harold Ford on Thursday became the new head of the Democratic Leadership Council - a move that worries some homosexual Democrats, because Ford voted for an amendment to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman.In November, Ford ran an unsuccessful campaign to fill the seat vacated by the retiring Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. He will now succeed Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack as chairman of the moderate Democratic group. Vilsack is resigning to focus on his bid for the 2008 presidential nomination.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - More than 100 active opponents of comprehensive immigration reform began a three-day blitz of congressional offices Monday aimed at preventing passage of legislation that features a guest worker program and ways for illegal immigrants to earn citizenship.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has for the second time in four years rejected a proposed resolution expressing opposition to abortion because of abortion's disproportionate impact on minorities, supporters of the resolution said.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The liberal talk radio network Air America announced this week it will launch a nationwide show focusing on atheism. The first national show will feature Christopher Hitchens, author of "God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything."The Freethought Radio Program, hosted by the co-presidents of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, has been airing on Air America's Madison, Wis., affiliate since April 2006.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The wife of a soldier who has gone absent without leave (AWOL) addressed a group of anti-war protestors in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, thanking them for their support and urging leniency for her husband.Army Specialist Agustin Aguayo went AWOL Sept. 2 in Germany after his application for conscientious objector status was denied by the military. Aguayo was ordered to go to Iraq but fled from his superiors.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Two days after Christian lawyers filed a discrimination lawsuit against the University of Georgia, administrators announced Thursday they would recognize a Christian fraternity and consider eliminating the school's non-discrimination policy regarding religious groups.The Alliance Defense Fund and the Christian Legal Society on Tuesday sued the university after it denied official recognition to Beta Upsilon Chi, a Christian fraternity.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Conservative pundits sparred Sunday over the Bush administration's immigration policy, which some view as "amnesty" for the millions of illegal immigrants living in the United States."We have an obligation to our own people before we have an obligation to foreigners," Mark Krikorian, the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, said during a debate at the National Review Institute's Conservative Summit in Washington, D.C.