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July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In a case similar to one decided less than two months ago, Christian lawyers and activists are awaiting a court decision to determine the fate of a war memorial in California's Mojave Desert that features a cross.The monument, originally erected in 1934 by the Veterans of Foreign Wars to honor the "dead of all wars," features of a cross planted at the top of a hill in the Mojave National Preserve. The land under the cross was originally owned by the government, and the structure is recognized by the federal government as a war memorial.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - House Democrats are "one vote away" from repealing an appropriations amendment that restricts local law enforcement's ability to access federal gun trace data. Second Amendment supporters say the amendment protects police investigations and prevents anti-gun groups from using gun trace data in "frivolous" civil lawsuits against the firearms industry.But the opponents of the amendment argue that the restrictions tie investigators' hands. They say the gun-trace data is an essential crime-fighting tool that should be made available to police.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Episcopal Diocese of California on Saturday approved religious blessings of homosexual couples, opening the way for same-sex couples to receive the same recognition the church gives to heterosexual couples.In a statement on the Web site of Oasis California, the homosexual ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of California (EDC), Bishop Marc Andrus pledged to make "lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders" (LGBT) feel welcome in the church.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Sept. 18 ruled that German restrictions on religious-motivated home-schooling do not violate human rights, a decision that American religious rights groups fear could influence U.S. domestic policy.A German family filed a complaint alleging that their freedoms were violated by a German law requiring attendance in public or state-sanctioned private schools. The family's religious beliefs are opposed to some topics addressed in state-sponsored education, including sex education and mythological fairy tales.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Christian military officers who share their faith at work in the Pentagon pose a threat to national security, according to a group that advocates for religious neutrality in the military.Public displays of faith by high-ranking military officers project an image of a Christian nation waging war on non-Christians, both inside and outside the United States, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation said Monday.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Pro-life activists are urging President Bush to use his veto powers to once again shoot down a congressional effort to expand federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, if lawmakers succeed in their bid later this year.Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) reintroduced legislation Jan. 4 that would allow for increased federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. Similar legislation passed both houses of Congress in 2006 but was defeated by Bush's first and only use of the presidential veto.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Efforts aimed at curbing carbon emissions blamed for global warming could have a negative impact on the world's poor, according to a Christian group formed recently to oppose what it sees as climate change alarmism in evangelical circles.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) -- Three Christian protestors were removed from the U.S. Senate chamber's observation gallery Thursday when they disrupted the morning prayer -- being delivered for the first time in history by a Hindu chaplain.The three unidentified protestors began praying loudly when Rajan Zed, a Hindu chaplain from Nevada, started praying. The demonstrators prayed for forgiveness from Jesus Christ for "betraying" the Christian tradition.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Muslim extremists are branding opponents "Islamophobes" in an effort to paint themselves as the victim and silence dissent and opposition to their political and religious beliefs, according to a panel convened in Washington, D.C., Tuesday."'Islamophobia' has become ... the new battleground in this war" on terrorism, Anne Bayefsky, a senior fellow at the conservative Hudson Institute, said at the panel discussion.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. congressman who sponsored the federal ban on partial-birth abortion is "cautiously optimistic" that the Supreme Court will allow the ban to stand when it hears arguments on the law Nov. 8.Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) told Cybercast News Service he was hopeful the court would "make the right decision, and that decision will be for life." Chabot sponsored the House version of the Partial-Birth Abortion Act of 2003.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A critic of "global warming alarmism" began filming a documentary Thursday that seeks to rebut some of the claims former Vice President Al Gore made in his popular movie, "An Inconvenient Truth."Steven Hayward, editor of the "Index of Leading Environmental Indicators," began filming "An Inconvenient Truth ... Or Convenient Fiction?" with presentations at the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the conservative Heritage Foundation.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An advocacy group that once lobbied for mandatory nutrition labels for groceries has set it sights on restaurant chains and is asking the federal government to require large chains to offer calorie, fat and sodium information on menus.The Center for Science in the Public Interest on Monday criticized several food chains for promoting what the group calls "x-treme eating" with dishes that include more calories and fat than most people should eat in one day.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A majority of American university faculty members view evangelical Christians unfavorably and would like to see the influence of "Christian fundamentalists" on American politics lessened, according to a study released Monday by the Institute for Jewish and Community Research (IJCR).
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
Capitol Hill(CNSNews.com) - A legislative measure aimed at protecting federal gun trace data from wide dissemination on Thursday survived attempts by congressional Democrats to strike the language from an upcoming appropriations bill.At a House Appropriations Committee markup of the bill allocating funds for the Justice Department, Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) introduced an amendment that would have killed the Tiahrt Amendment, a measure that restricts local law enforcement's access to federal gun trace data.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com) - The author of several books chronicling poverty in America on Tuesday said the gap between rich and poor is a "moral issue" that will help advance the "progressive" movement.Barbara Ehrenreich, author of the bestselling "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America" and its follow-up "Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream," made her prediction at the annual Take Back America conference in Washington, D.C.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - New Jersey law now requires pharmacists to provide Plan B, the so-called "morning after pill," or help customers locate a pharmacy that stocks it, even if the pharmacist has a religious or moral objection to the drug. Plan B can sometimes function as an abortifacient by preventing a fertilized egg from attaching itself to the womb.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Voters in seven states on Tuesday voted in favor of amending their state constitutions to define marriage as the union between one man and one woman. That's in addition to the 11 states that voted in similar bans on homosexual "marriage" in 2004.Tennessee voters accepted their amendment by nearly one million votes, the widest margin of the six states. Other amendments in Colorado, Idaho, South Carolina, South Dakota, Virginia and Wisconsin also passed. Only Arizona appeared poised to defeat its marriage amendment.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A majority of voters in Ohio, including union members, believe Wal-Mart stores have a positive impact on their communities, despite union-backed efforts to criticize the superstore, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.The independent poll of 1,027 Ohio voters conducted Dec. 4-10 found that 86 percent of respondents had shopped at Wal-Mart in the previous year.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As archeologists question filmmaker James Cameron's claim that he has discovered the tomb of Jesus Christ and his family, Christian groups are criticizing the Discovery Channel for what they call another attack on Christianity.The cable channel, which bills itself as "the number-one nonfiction media company," will air "The Lost Tomb of Jesus" on Sunday, March 4.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Planned Parenthood is under fire after one of its employees was recorded encouraging a student - who was posing as a pregnant minor -- to lie about her age in order to obtain an abortion without the abortion provider having to report the "statutory rape" to the police.