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July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - After booting a controversial Christian therapist from its advisory council in February, the nation's largest behavioral health services company this week confirmed it had invited him to participate once again.A press release from Magellan Health Services on Wednesday announced that Dr. Warren Throckmorton, a psychologist and counselor who advocates what he calls "heterosexual-affirming therapy," will serve on the company's advisory council.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday adopted a resolution that urges the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear the case of Fields vs. Palmdale School District.The resolution passed by a vote of 320-to-91. Twenty-two representatives did not cast votes, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). The resolution urges, but does not require, the Ninth Circuit to rehear the case "en banc," meaning that all judges in the circuit would participate in the ruling.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A New York State appeals court on Wednesday ruled that Le Moyne College was wrong to dismiss a student who wrote a paper in support of corporal punishment in elementary school classrooms. Scott McConnell was dismissed from the graduate education program in January 2005 because of a paper he wrote two months earlier that advocated "corporal punishment," including spanking, as an effective means to create an ideal learning environment.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A federal judge in Maryland has upheld the University of Maryland's policy of restricting outside groups from demonstrating or advertising on the College Park campus.The university, a public institution, bars outside organizations from speaking or leafleting in all but two areas of the campus in an "attempt to preserve the campus primarily for the University community," university attorney Diane Krejsa said in a press release.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: Asterisks substitute for derogatory term in 8th paragraph)(CNSNews.com) - Sellers on the Internet auction site eBay may no longer "use offensive words and phrases ... in the title or description of their listing, even if that word is part of the proper name or trademark of the item." Exceptions are being made for books, movies and films, which might contain objectionable words in their titles but would still be available by name on eBay.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A conservative legal group is threatening to sue a Michigan school district over the administration's confiscation of several copies of a science book that teaches the theory of intelligent design in tandem with the theory of evolution.The Gull Lake Community School District in Ann Arbor, Mich., ordered that seventh grade science teachers only present the theory of evolution and that copies of "Of Panda and People," be confiscated, according to the Thomas More Law Center.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - College students trust the United Nations more than they trust the federal government, according to survey results released Wednesday by the Harvard University Institute of Politics.The survey, the latest in a series of college surveys conducted by the IOP, found that 52 percent of college students "trust the United Nations to do the right thing all or most of the time." Forty-four percent felt the same way about the United States government. Even fewer, 39 percent, said they trust President Bush to do the right thing all or most of the time.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A handful of union critics on Monday picketed outside the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the AFL-CIO with a 15-foot dinosaur balloon to protest what they described as the "criminal practices of the labor movement."Individuals from the Center for Union Facts (CUF) used the dinosaur to symbolize their belief that unions are "relics of the past." Pro-union protesters have in the past used large, inflatable rats to criticize non-union construction projects.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Women's Health Services Clinic in Wichita, Kan., famous for providing late term abortions, has lost another employee. Yolanda Yoho, a nurse at the clinic run by controversial abortionist George Tiller, quit her job several weeks ago after being targeted by Operation Rescue West's "Year of the Rebuke" campaign.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The American Civil Liberties Union Friday came under attack for challenging a Virginia law that prohibits juveniles from walking around naked at nudist camps without the presence of a parent or guardian. That case is pending, but the ACLU also attracted attention this week for settling a lawsuit against the Pentagon, the conditions of which mean that U.S. military bases will no longer be able to publicly sponsor Boy Scout troops.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: The following article contains descriptions of graphic images that some readers might find offensive.) College Park, Md., (CNSNews.com) - Students at the University of Maryland in College Park on Wednesday experienced what some called the graphic realities of discrimination in a display called the Tunnel of Oppression. Others called it vulgar.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Jewish group that describes its mission as combating anti-Christian bias wants the "politically correct" to know that it's okay to say "Merry Christmas."The Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation (JAACD) is joining the annual debate over whether retailers should say "Merry Christmas" or switch to the more inclusive "Happy Holidays" to avoid offending consumers who might celebrate Hanukkah or Kwanzaa.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: Some language in the following article may be offensive to readers.)(CNSNews.com) - A group of motorcycle riders who attend U.S. soldiers' funerals to protect them from anti-homosexual protestors on Saturday surpassed the 10,000-member mark.The Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) escort families of fallen soldiers to funeral services and stand between the funeral proceedings and protestors from the Westboro Baptist Church, who picket the ceremonies with anti-American and anti-homosexuality slogans.