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Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
(CNSNews.com) - A Virginia high school says a student's pro-life T-shirt violates the school's ban on using profane or obscene language.The shirt says, "Abortion is Homicide. You will not silence my message. You will not mock my God. You will stop killing my generation. Rock for Life." An assistant vice principal at Denbigh High School in Newport News told the student to stop wearing the…
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
(CNSNews.com) - Two New Jersey residents filed a lawsuit Monday in state court against the City of Asbury Park's challenging the city's actions in issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in violation of state law.The American Center for Law and Justice represents George Saxenmeyer and Maureen McCarthy, two residents of Asbury Park, who are challenging the same-sex "marriage" performed by…
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
(CNSNews.com) - A Georgetown University Law School faculty member says churches should be allowed to marry anyone they want, without state interference.David Saperstein, a rabbi and attorney, believes the State of New York has no business bringing charges against two Unitarian Universalist ministers for "marrying" 13 same-sex couples.On Monday, the Ulster County, N.Y., district attorney filed…
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
(CNSNews.com) - The San Francisco Chronicle has removed two journalists from the same-sex-marriage beat after the two women "married" each other.Two homosexual advocacy groups expressed their "strong concern" over the reassignment of reporter Rachel Gordon and photographer Liz Mangelsdorf."The decision to remove these respected journalists from this story simply because they happen to be…
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
(CNSNews.com) - Rap musician 50 Cent used several anti-homosexual gay slurs in an April interview with Playboy magazine, but even so, a homosexual advocacy group has restrained its criticism of him -- even inviting him to "get to know the LGBT community."The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) offered a relatively mild response to words uttered by rapper 50 Cent, in marked…
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
Pacific Rim Bureau (CNSNews.com) - An Australian cabinet minister has sparked a debate by calling the country's abortion rate a "national tragedy" and asking why youngsters are discouraged from smoking or driving too fast - but not from having sex.In a political environment where decisions on ethical issues are generally left to individual lawmakers' consciences, politicians from the ruling…
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
(CNSNews.com) - The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is opening an office in London - "joining with embattled British citizens in their fight to restore their firearms rights," the group said in a press release."This is the first time an American firearm civil rights organization has opened an office on foreign soil," said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb."With the attack on…
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
(CNSNews.com) - The Federal Communications Commission Thursday said the f-word is both indecent and profane, contrary to an opinion issued earlier by its staff. Press reports said this is the first time the FCC has called a four-letter word "profane," but the ruling didn't go far enough for one TV watchdog group.FCC Chairman Michael Powell said Thursday's ruling should serve as a warning to…
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
(CNSNews.com) - The Federal Communication Commission on Thursday proposed the maximum $27,500 fine for a Howard Stern show broadcast on WKRK-FM in Detroit in 2001. A listener complained about the show's offensive sexual content.A new report says proposed fines stemming from the Howard Stern Show are nothing new for his employer, Infinity Broadcasting.In fact, said the Center for Public…
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
(CNSNews.com) - Gun control advocates say the manufacture of a key gun part is the same thing as making "thousands of new illegal assault weapons."They say fixing older, "grandfathered" semiautomatic weapons violates federal law, and they've filed a federal lawsuit demanding that the practice stop.The Brady Campaign -- officially known as The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence united with…
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
(CNSNews.com) - Overshadowed for the last year by war and politics, the case involving the constitutionality of the Pledge of Allegiance comes roaring back this week with the U.S. Supreme Court set to hear oral arguments.At issue is whether it is unconstitutional to ask public school children to recite the pledge containing the words, "One Nation, Under God." The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of…
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
(CNSNews.com) - The American Civil Liberties Union is calling a new proposed constitutional marriage amendment "a desperate political move" that does not address the underlying concerns about the measure.Sen. Wayne Allard (R-Colo.) and Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-Colo.), proposed the new language Monday. The draft amendment now reads: ''Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the…
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
(CNSNews.com) - Arguments begin next week in New York City in a legal challenge filed by a pro-abortion group against Attorney General John Ashcroft regarding the partial-birth abortion ban.The National Abortion Federation and seven individual doctors, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, filed a legal challenge to the ban in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New…
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:04Culture
(CNSNews.com) - As part of an "Islam in America" advertising campaign, the Southern California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is publishing pro-Jesus ads in local newspapers.The ad is intended to highlight Muslim respect for Jesus, CAIR-LA said in a press release issued on March 23.The ad, headlined "More In Common Than You Think," features a photograph of the Old City of…
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…