Pete Winn joined CNSNews.com in October of 2007 as a staff writer/investigative reporter. For nearly 20 years, he has reported on key legal, cultural, political, scientific and religious topics at the national level for online, magazine, radio/TV and print publications. His work has been quoted by, or appeared in, The Washington Times, ABC News, AP, UPI, MSNBC and The New York Times, as well as in local newspapers and on radio stations around the country. Prior to joining CNSNews.com, Pete was the associate editor and co-creator of CitizenLink, a daily public-policy and government-issues e-newsletter/Web site produced by the Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family. For seven years, he served as head writer and substitute host for Family News in Focus, an internationally syndicated radio news-and-issues program heard on more than 1,400 stations in the U.S. and Canada. With experience as a radio news director in both commercial and public radio, Pete is a former voting member of the Radio-Television News Directors Association of America (RTNDA). He also served as an editor for Politico: a Journal of Contemporary Concerns. He holds a B.A. degree in Politics & Government and Philosophy from Ripon College, Ripon, Wis.

My Articles

July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Public officials have the right to bring their religious convictions into the public square, but that right is under assault when Christians mention their deeply held beliefs about homosexuality, according to former homosexual Stephen Black.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Baseball fans are disappointed with a report issued today by former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell that names 88 top current and former professional baseball players as having been identified with or associated with the use of steroids or performance-enhancing drugs. The list includes some of baseball's biggest recent stars: Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire, Jason Giambi, Gary Sheffield, Rafael Palmeiro, Sammy Sosa and the late Ken Caminiti.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Government scientists are studying the feasibility of sending nearly microscopic particles of specially made glass into the Earth's upper atmosphere to try to dampen the effects of "global warming." The idea, while "interesting," said one leading global warming skeptic, is "not practical" and, if done on a large scale, could depress the ozone layer and cause other problems.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A groundbreaking new book has been released, which explodes myths that have long surrounded AIDS and who is at risk of getting it.In "The AIDS Pandemic: The Collision of Epidemiology with Political Correctness," Dr. James Chin argues that the incidence of the dreaded disease has been overestimated for years and political correctness has shaped how the world has reacted to it.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The New Mexico Human Rights Commission ruled on Wednesday that an evangelical Christian photographer discriminated against a lesbian couple by refusing a job to photograph the couple's same-sex commitment ceremony. Religious rights attorneys plan to appeal. The commission ordered Elaine and Jon Huenins, owners of Elane Photography in Albuquerque, N.M., to pay the lesbian couple $6,600 in attorney fees.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Baseball was slow to recognize the steroids problem and slow to do something about it, but now that the problem is out in the open, Major League Baseball is working hard to put an end to the scandal, former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell told Congress Tuesday. "Everyone involved in baseball over the past two decades -- commissioners, club officials, the players association and players -- shares to some extent in the responsibility for the steroids era," Mitchell told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The issue of spanking has again surfaced in California, where members of the California Assembly's Public Safety Committee voted 5-2 on Tuesday to advance a bill that would define the use of switches or paddles to be child abuse and subject anyone convicted under the statute to face a possible year in jail.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - ESPN is refusing to release video of anchor Dana Jacobson's comments at a sports celebrity roast held nearly two weeks ago in Atlantic City, N.J. -- comments for which she received a one-week suspension.Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, wants to know why. The video, he said, would confirm exactly what the popular co-host of ESPN2's "First Take" actually said at the Jan. 11 event.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - While largely ignored by much of the major media, Pope Benedict XVI admonished the nation's Catholic bishops to promote traditional marriage in a speech delivered Wednesday after a vespers service at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C."It is your task to proclaim boldly the arguments from faith and reason in favor of the institution of marriage, understood as a lifelong commitment between a man and a woman, open to the transmission of life," the pope told the gathering of more than 300 bishops.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Religious rights groups are split on whether ESPN's Dana Jacobson should be fired for making comments derisive of Jesus Christ. Bill Donahue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, said Thursday he is dropping plans to seek dismissal of the popular young host. Donahue told Cybercast News Service that he reached his decision after conversations with top ESPN executives this morning.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is fond of quoting a particular passage of Scripture. The quote, however, does not appear in the Bible and is "fictional," according to biblical scholars.