Evangelicals and Immigration

By Mark Tooley, American Spectator The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) has adopted a new pro–liberalized immigration stance that is creating ripples among its conservative membership. Although NAE had touted its board’s supposedly unanimous backing, at least one prominent NAE member, the Salvation Army, has apparently already disavowed it. Professing to represent 30 million U.S.... Continue Reading

Planned Parenthood Teaches Sex Ed Classes in Cleveland Public Schools

By Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer A sex ed administrator with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District says that half of the “Responsible Sexual Behavior” classes for 9th and 10th grade students are taught by Planned Parenthood personnel. “Planned Parenthood is one of our partners that teaches about 50 percent of our 9th and 10th graders,”... Continue Reading

1 Million People Rally Against Abortion in Spain

By Ethan Cole An estimated one million people participated in a rally in Madrid Saturday to protest a proposed new law that would expand permission for abortion. The overwhelmingly Catholic country currently allows only abortion in the cases of rape, fetal abnormality, or when the mother’s physical or mental health is at risk. But the... Continue Reading

An evangelist extravaganza

By Julia Duin The first one was in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1974. The second was in Manila in 1989. The third will be in Cape Town in 2010. I’m talking about the massive worldwide conferences on evangelism that began as the brainchild of evangelist Billy Graham, along with British Anglican theologian John Stott and Australian... Continue Reading

Soul-searching evangelicals look to nonpolitical future

By G. Jeffrey Macdonald, Religion News Service Repentant for having spent a generation bowing at the altars of church growth and political power, concerned evangelicals gathered last week (Oct. 13-15, 2009) to search the soul of their movement and find a new way forward. That evangelicals, who compose a quarter of the American population, must... Continue Reading

Ohio Judge: State to Take Custody of Christian Convert Runaway

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio can take custody of a girl who ran away to Florida, saying she feared she’d be killed for converting to Christianity from Islam, a judge ruled Thursday in a decision clarifying the girl’s legal status once she returns. The Franklin County Children’s Services agency will take custody of Rifqa Bary pending... Continue Reading

ACORN received PCUSA grants

By Parker T. Williamson, The Layman ACORN, identified by the Associated Press as “a scandal-tainted” community organizing group that has been denied federal funding by the U.S. Congress, has received multiple grants from agencies of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The ACORN acronym stands for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. A 2008 grants... Continue Reading

MySpace Entry Admitted as Murder Evidence

By Amanda Bronstad The National Law Journal October 19, 2009 The Indiana Supreme Court, addressing a “novel question,” ruled that prosecutors properly introduced electronic evidence from an accused murderer’s MySpace page. In so doing, the court upheld the conviction of Ian Clark, who was found guilty of murdering his fiancee’s 2-year-old daughter. Clark objected to... Continue Reading

Notre Dame feels political heat again

A surprise decision by the University of Notre Dame to send five students to last weekend’s gay rights march in the District has produced fury among alumni still smarting from the Catholic institution’s invitation to President Obama in May. Five students belonging to the school’s Progressive Student Alliance were given an undetermined amount from the... Continue Reading

Federal Court of Appeals to Hear Kentucky Ten Commandments Case

Cincinnati, OH – On Oct 20, Liberty Counsel will present oral argument at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in defense of the “Foundations of American Law and Government” display, which includes the Ten Commandments. Liberty Counsel represents McCreary and Pulaski Counties in Kentucky. These are the same cases Liberty Counsel argued at the U.S.... Continue Reading