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July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A prominent Serbian Orthodox bishop Thursday said the U.S. was allowing Islamic extremists to wage war on Christians in Kosovo by deciding not to oppose Kosovo's independence. Kosovo is an autonomous province in Serbia with a population of about 2 million, most who are ethnic Albanian and Muslim. It is currently administered by the United Nations Interim Administrative Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), but negotiations which began this year are expected to eventually result in independence for the province.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Major news outlets are largely ignoring personal responsibility in their coverage of a recent increase in loan foreclosures, according a new report from the Business & Media Institute (BMI)."Everyone who enters into any kind of financial agreement should be expected to read and understand the documents he or she is signing, and if they don't, they shouldn't sign the papers," the report stated. "This was clearly not the position the evening news programs took."
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) - Evangelical Christians' priorities for change in government and society deviate from average Americans' priorities more than any other subgroup, according to a study released this week by the Barna Group, a Christian research firm.The study asked respondents to rank the importance of 11 different issues, including overall care and resources devoted to children, the quality of public school education, national security, poverty, the state of marriage and families, the spiritual state of the country and the environment.
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
(Editor?s note: This initial story incorrectly stated that a spokesman for the Alan Guttmacher Institute did not respond to requests for comment. A representative did respond, but CNSNews.com and AGI were unable to coordinate a direct interview. CNSNews.com apologizes for the error.) (CNSNews.com) - A recent Pew Research poll reported high levels of 'hopelessness' in African-American communities across the United States, a characteristic pro-life activists are linking to high abortion rates among black women.
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) - 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) - 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) - Two groups of scientists are reporting success in creating advanced stem cells from adult human skin in papers that pro-life leaders are hailing as evidence that controversial cloning-based embryonic stem cell research is unnecessary.The journal Cell this week published a paper by scientists in Kyoto, Japan, who have created pluripotent stem cells from adult human skin cells. Pluripotent can be used in fighting numerous diseases because of their ability to adapt and form into a variety of cell types.
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.