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July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday clarified its position on homosexuals in the church, but the move wasn't enough to appease homosexual advocacy groups who say the new policy still amounts to exclusion.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Less than a week after President Bush signed into law a bill outlawing protests at military funerals, the group that triggered the legislation insists it will not back off.The funeral protesters are members of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) in Kansas. They believe God is allowing U.S. soldiers to die in Iraq because of America's acceptance of homosexuality.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Supreme Court on Monday heard arguments in an unusual free speech case that found Christian groups and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on the same side of the debate.The groups have put aside their differences to support a former high school student who was punished for holding a sign declaring, "Bong Hits 4 Jesus."
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The nation's largest veterans' service organization is teaming up with two Christian legal groups in an effort aimed at protecting Christian-themed war memorials from lawsuits that would remove them from public property.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Opponents of gun rights on Tuesday, the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I have a dream speech," rallied against gun stores in cities across the nation and urged more government action against firearms dealers.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Just weeks after the National Education Association came under fire for adopting a controversial resolution that critics said didn't apply to public education, another teachers union has adopted resolutions opposing the war in Iraq, supporting Israel in its struggle against Hizballah and opposing Wal-Mart.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Prosecutors in Wisconsin on Wednesday decided not to press charges against a teacher who praised the Columbine High School shooters in a blog comment intended to make conservatives look bad. The decision drew praise from the conservative blogger the teacher had hoped to smear.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A religious liberties attorney Thursday issued an open challenge to the Internal Revenue Service, daring the tax agency to take church leaders to court for violating restrictions against religious involvement in political campaigns.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In his closing days as Kansas Attorney General, Republican Phill Kline is still battling to prosecute one of America's most prominent abortionists. After a judge ruled Wednesday that Kline lacked the jurisdictional grounds to charge Wichita-based abortionist George Tiller, Kline announced that he was appointing a special prosecutor with the necessary jurisdiction.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A group of lawmakers who meet each week to pray in the U.S. Capitol called on the American people Wednesday to join them in praying for the country. However, supporters of a so-called separation between church and state said the lawmakers should "stop meddling in religion and get back to work.""There is an enormous power in prayer," Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) told a news conference outside the U.S. Capitol. "This is a crucial time for those who believe in the power to pray that God would heal our land and sustain our nation."
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A group of religious leaders and liberal media critics on Tuesday criticized what they view as a media bias in favor of conservative evangelicals and against "progressive" Christianity.Conservative religious leaders were quoted, mentioned or interviewed in television and print news stories 2.8 times as often as were "progressive" religious leaders, according to a report released by the liberal media watchdog Media Matters for America and the religious group Faith in Public Life.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In covering the 2008 presidential campaign, the network morning news shows are "overwhelmingly focused on Democrats, [and] they are actively promoting the Democrats' liberal agenda," according to a study released today by the conservative Media Research Center (MRC).
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Focus on the Family Founder and Chairman James Dobson is trying to "build a church-based political machine," according to a group that opposes religious involvement in politics and government.Americans United for Separation of Church and State claims that -- by registering voters in churches and encouraging Christians to vote for candidates who embrace religious principles -- Focus on the Family is risking the tax-exempt status of local churches.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - More than half of Americans perceived Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's recent speech on the role of religion in politics to be sincere, although the former Massachusetts governor, a Mormon, was less convincing than John F. Kennedy in his famous speech about Catholicism, according to a focus group study.Just over half of the more than 500 respondents - 51 percent - said they thought Romney's speech was "sincere" in a survey conducted by HCD Research.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff urged conservative lawyers Friday to promote the ideals of judicial restraint abroad in a bid to influence international law and thereby make the United States safer. Addressing the Federalist Society in Washington D.C., Chertoff said members of the organization had, since its establishment in 1982, created a "level playing field" between judicial activism and what he called "judicial modesty."
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Labor union officials' right to use union dues for political purposes without members' consent will be under scrutiny before the U.S. Supreme Court next week.The court will hear oral arguments on Jan. 10 in a case originating from Washington state, where even those teachers who are not members of the Washington Education Association (WEA) are required to pay union dues to cover the costs of collective bargaining. Some of the money is also used for the union's political causes.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A British skeptic of global warming "alarmism" on Tuesday challenged climate change activist and former Vice President Al Gore to a debate on the issue."Global warming is not a crisis," Viscount Christopher Monckton of Brenchley declared in an ad published in the Washington Post Tuesday. The ad, also scheduled to run in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, directs readers to a website in which Monckton challenges Gore to a debate in Oxford, England at a date of the American's choosing.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A gun rights advocate wants the Justice Department to investigate a Catholic priest who during a weekend anti-gun rally threatened to "snuff out" a Chicago gun store owner.As Cybercast News Service reported earlier, Rev. Michael Pfleger said Saturday in comments aimed at Chuck's Gun Shop owner John Riggio, "we're going to find out and snuff you out."
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The same day the Food and Drug Administration announced it has approved the Plan B "emergency contraception" for over-the-counter sale, family groups are gearing up to challenge the decision in court.The conservative Family Research Council (FRC) announced in a release that it is "pursuing legal and legislative options against the FDA for its deliberate disregard for women's health and the law."
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(Editor's note: The following contains objectionable language.)(CNSNews.com) - In the aftermath of the media frenzy surrounding actor-comedian Michael Richards' use of a racial slur, black leaders from across the political spectrum are calling on African Americans to reflect on their own use of the controversial word.