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Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
(CNSNews.com) - Urban Outfitters has announced it will no longer carry the "Jesus Dress Up" magnet sets and has cancelled an order for 2,500 more after pressure from a pro-family group, which sent a quarter million emails protesting the item.The magnet set depicts Jesus on the cross wearing only briefs and offers a variety of clothes so users can clothe him, including a Satan mask and tights,…
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Senate is expected to vote Thursday on the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, also called "Laci and Conner's Law," which passed the House of Representatives last month. The vote will follow hours of debate on what one pro-life group called "killer amendments."According to the National Right to Life Committee, the Unborn Victims of Violence Act recognizes that when a…
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
(CNSNews.com) - A North Carolina congressman is calling on the state's schools superintendent to remove a book from elementary schools that promotes homosexual "marriage."The book, "King and King," an illustrated children's book by Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland which has been available in some North Carolina elementary schools, presents two men marrying each other as a valid lifestyle choice…
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
(CNSNews.com) - Pro-life groups are praising the Senate for passing the Unborn Victims of Violence Act on Thursday, by a vote of 61-38.The bill recognizes an unborn baby as a victim when that baby is killed or injured during the commission of a federal crime (crimes on a military base or on federal property, for example).The bill, which passed the House earlier, now goes to President Bush, who…
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
(1st Add: Includes comments from Louise Melling, director of the American Civil Liberties Union Reproductive Freedom Project.) (CNSNews.com) - Federal trials begin this week on the constitutionality of the partial-birth abortion ban, and a law firm defending the ban is confident it will prevail.The American Center for Law and Justice, which specializes in constitutional law, said the upcoming…
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
(1st Add: Includes reaction from Ray Flynn, national president of Your Catholic Voice.) (CNSNews.com) - The Massachusetts Constitutional Convention Monday voted for an amendment that would create civil unions if the state's residents vote to protect marriage. Concerned Women for America, the nation's largest public policy women's organization, denounced the vote, calling it "counterfeit…
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
(CNSNews.com) - A pro-family group is calling on Congress to approve a federal marriage amendment, saying the Defense of Marriage Act is vulnerable to "activist judges."The Family Research Council has placed a full-page ad in Roll Call on the same day the House Constitution Subcommittee holds a hearing on the issue."Back in 1996, most pro-family Americans thought the definition of marriage…
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
(CNSNews.com) - National Pro-Life T-shirt Day is coming on April 27 -- a day when thousands of students will make their views known by wearing pro-life clothing to class.Rock for Life -- a division of the American Life League -- called the effort "a simple act of solidarity and courage," and it warned that the civil rights of students "will be vigorously defended."Students who wear pro-life…
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
(CNSNews.com) - A pro-family group is criticizing an amendment to a measure that would protect traditional marriage in Minnesota.State Sen. Don Betzold's (D-Fridley) amendment would preclude the courts from defining marriage in Minnesota. "We strongly oppose Senator Betzold's amendment," said Tom Prichard, president of the Minnesota Family Council. "While supposedly protecting the traditional…
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
(CNSNews.com) - What college takes the top award for the most shocking example of political correctness in higher education? According to the Collegiate Network's 7th annual Campus Outrage Awards, also known as the "Polly Awards," two schools are tied for first place.At Yale University, a student-sponsored "Sex Week at Yale" used school funds, facilities and the help of school faculty and…
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
(CNSNews.com) - The Planned Parenthood Federation of America is blasting a Texas pharmacist who refused to fill a birth control prescription on ethical grounds."On behalf of America's women, I want your personal guarantee that this will never happen again," Planned Parenthood President Gloria Feldt wrote in a letter to the head of the CVS pharmacy chain."We want to know the immediate steps you…
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
(CNSNews.com) - One pro-life group is accusing another of betraying the pro-life movement. The disagreement, however, centers on different means to the same end.The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Mich., is furious with the National Right to Life Committee and its South Dakota affiliate for "opposing and ultimately defeating a South Dakota law…
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
(CNSNews.com) - A pro-life group is urging a Catholic cardinal to block Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu from speaking at a Catholic church in Chicago, Ill., because of Tutu's pro-abortion views.The American Life League is opposed to Tutu's upcoming appearance at St. Sabina's Catholic Church. "While the rest of the Catholic Church will welcome the beginning of Holy Week this Palm Sunday, St.…
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
London (CNSNews.com) - A British television network plans to show a documentary including footage of an abortion despite previous attempts to keep similar images off the air. The documentary program "My Fetus" will air on Britain's Channel 4 later this month. It will include scenes of a woman four weeks pregnant having an abortion as well as shots of the fetus afterwards.Channel 4 and the other…
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
(CNSNews.com) - The California Supreme Court Monday upheld the murder conviction of a man who fatally shot a pregnant woman, but argued that he did not know she was pregnant.By a vote of 6-1, the court reinstated the conviction of Harold Taylor, who was convicted of two murder counts in the 1999 shooting deaths of Patty Fansler and her unborn baby. Fansler was 11-13 weeks pregnant. A state…
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
(CNSNews.com) - A government watchdog group says it knows who wrote an incriminating memo to Sen. Ted Kennedy, recommending that he delay the confirmation of one of President Bush's judicial nominees -- apparently to influence the outcome of an important pending case.According to The Center for Individual Freedom, two of Sen. Kennedy's former aides -- in a memo dated April 17, 2002 --…
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
(CNSNews.com) - An AT&T Broadband employee who refused to abide by his company's nondiscrimination policy regarding homosexuals has won a victory in court.Albert Buonanno of Denver was fired from his job in 2001 after he refused to sign off on portions of the company's employee handbook that violated his religious belief that homosexuality is a sin.In a ruling handed down last week (but…
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
(CNSNews.com) - Persistence has paid off for defenders of the Ten Commandments.A federal appeals court has agreed to re-hear a case involving the display of a Ten Commandments monument in a Plattsmouth, Neb., city park.Earlier this year, a three-judge panel of that same appeals court voted 2-1 to uphold a lower court decision, which said the monument violated the First Amendment's…
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
(CNSNews.com) - Howard Stern, America's most famous "shock jock," has been permanently dropped from the six radio stations operated by Clear Channel Communications. The action follows a proposal Thursday by federal regulators to fine Clear Channel $495,000 for indecency, related to Stern's morning talk show which often involves explicit discussion about sex. Clear Channel had suspended Stern's…
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
(CNSNews.com) - The National Stonewall Democrats have endorsed Sen. John F. Kerry for president, saying, "There has never been a presidential nominee who has held such a strong record of support for our community."The group's board of directors was unanimous in its vote. "Even before his first year in the Senate almost twenty years ago, Senator Kerry has been a friend to gay and lesbian…