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July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - A religious leader protesting outside a congressional office building Wednesday said the federal budget has spiritual overtones, but he denied that his fellow Christians demonstrating against the budget were asking the government to enforce religious values.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The head of the Washington, D.C., Archdiocese on Monday criticized immigration reform legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives because it would hinder the Catholic Church's ability to help the needy, he said."The difficulty was that it made all these people who are illegal, criminals," Cardinal Theodore McCarrick told Cybercast News Service at a protest on the National Mall in Washington. "There's a big difference between being illegal and being criminal."
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Members of the pro-life Christian Defense Coalition have been told they will not be allowed to demonstrate in front of Sen. John F. Kerry's Boston residence this weekend, even though they have permits to do so.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The bitter cold in the nation's capital Tuesday did not deter a pro-life activist whose landmark court case led to the legalization of abortion in the United States 32 years ago.Standing outside the U.S. Supreme Court, 57-year-old Norma McCorvey was accompanied by about 35 people -- some with personal experiences with abortion, and others who are lawyers backing McCorvey's request for the high court to reverse Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that made abortion legal.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The liberal Air America Radio network this week announced the launch of a fundraising project to help its struggling programs expand into more markets. In an e-mail to supporters, the network announced the Air America Associates program, which encourages donors to give $50, $100 or $250 to the company. "When we launched the Air America Radio network one year ago," the e-mail states, "the country was being talked to death by conservative zealots like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly and others."
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An administrator at California State University, Sacramento has banned decorations pertaining to Christmas and the 4th of July, among other holidays, from her office because they represent "religious discrimination" and "ethnic insensitivity.""Time has come to recognize that religious discrimination, as well as ethnic insensitivity to certain holidays, is forbidden," Patricia Sonntag, director of the Office of Services to Students with Disabilities, stated in the directive she e-mailed to members of her staff on Dec. 9.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An advocate for rape victims on Wednesday said the legal process will not reliably determine whether Duke University lacrosse players are guilty of raping an exotic dancer.The alleged victim, a 27-year-old North Carolina Central University student, told police that three members of the Duke lacrosse team sexually assaulted her at a party on March 13. She had been hired to dance at the party with another woman.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Abortion, homosexual marriage and the role of God in American society are the three topics on which the National Clergy Council believes all of its members should educate all of their congregants. And the Council wants its members to do so on the Sunday before this year's presidential election."Pastors hold a very high place of respect in the eyes of their congregants," National Clergy Council President Rev. Rob Schenck said, "and the pastor has an enormous influence on the thinking of the members of his congregation."
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Risky personal behavior, like unprotected sex and the sharing of a needle, might be less likely to result in an HIV infection if the person involved begins intensive anti-retroviral therapy within 72 hours. But the expansion of such treatments, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed last week, might also provide a "green light" for promiscuity, according to a spokesman for the culturally conservative group, Concerned Women for America.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An Ohio taxpayers' group is appealing to the publicly funded Ohio University to repeal its sponsorship of an environmental activism conference that is hosting an outspoken supporter of "eco-terrorism."Two departments at the university are co-sponsoring the Buckeye Forest Council's conference, "Defending the Earth in Times of War." The keynote speaker on Saturday is Derrick Jensen, an author and activist who has advocated the tactics used by groups like the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) to disrupt industries that profit from the environment.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A group that promotes decency in the entertainment media Monday argued that America's most famous shock jock, Howard Stern, should still be subject to Federal Communications Commission indecency laws when his show begins broadcasting on satellite radio in January.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A survey released Wednesday by a homosexual advocacy group suggests there is a "pervasive problem of anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender bullying" in public high schools.The fourth biennial National School Climate Survey, conducted by the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) found that 64 percent of homosexual students "reported feeling unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation."
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A federal judge Monday told pro-life groups hoping to demonstrate in front of Sen. John F. Kerry's Boston home during the Democratic National Convention that security concerns trump the freedom of speech."Security simply is being used as an excuse to censor our message," Operation Rescue West President Troy Newman said in a release. "The second victim of 9-11 is the First Amendment."
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Despite outrage voiced across the nation on talk radio, University of Oregon officials who prohibited a university delivery driver from displaying a magnetic "Support the Troops" decal on his truck announced Wednesday that the school is standing by its decision.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Pro-family and media watchdog organizations are urging President Bush to appoint a new chairman to the Federal Communications Commission who "is committed to enforcing indecency laws."In a Jan. 31 letter to Bush, Robert Peters, president of Morality in Media, urged the selection of a new chairman who believes that "the breakdown of standards on TV and radio is a 'moral values' problem we cannot ignore." The letter was co-signed by representatives of 53 pro-family and decency groups.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Friday urged his Capitol Hill colleagues to extend and strengthen the Voting Rights Act in order to "level the playing field" because, U.S. Rep. Melvin Watt said, "white people ... will not consider voting for an African American candidate."
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The latest reason for gun control and gun rights activists to sharpen their rhetoric is a Christmas card released by the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. The card features an armed Santa Claus attempting to shield three children from a terrorist.The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) sent the card to members of Congress, President Bush, and others who support gun rights.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An apparent effort by German Subway shops to bash the competition -- in this case, McDonald's -- may be backfiring.As part of the campaign to promote the movie ?Super Size Me,? so-called ?nourishment diaries? that contain images offensive to Americans have been available in at least one German Subway store, according to the Center for Individual Freedom.One of the cartoon images depicts a giant cheeseburger crashing into twin skyscrapers. One of the people running away from the fiery (cartoon) ruins is wearing a cowboy hat.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. House of Representatives this week injected itself into the debate over whether American military bases should be allowed to publicly sponsor Boy Scout chapters, a practice that the Pentagon suspended in November in order to settle a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union.While a Pentagon spokesman insisted that there has been no significant change in the military's relationship with the Boy Scouts as a result of the legal settlement, House Republicans wanted the chamber to go on the record in support of the Scouts.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(1st Add: Includes details about Voting Rights Act)(CNSNews.com) - The chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus on Friday urged his Capitol Hill colleagues to extend and strengthen the Voting Rights Act in order to "level the playing field" because, U.S. Rep. Melvin Watt said, "white people ... will not consider voting for an African American candidate."