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I wasn't alone. Many skipped Obama's Political Speech Tuesday

Date: 01/25/2012

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="170" caption="My Blank TV Screen on Tuesday"] [/caption] Watchwoman: My DH and I were not the only ones who didn't bother to listen to Obama's political campaign speech Tuesday delivered under the guise of the State of the Union.  I didn't want to get a case of the irritations, working up my allergy to the itching obamaginations. I wasn't alone. Read b ...

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While we mourn the murders, Obama celebrates

Date: 01/22/2012

Watchwoman: Pro-lifers choose life. Life is a choice. Stopping a beating heart is not a choice, it is a murder. ▬ Donna Calvin ________________________________________________________________________________ [Deuteronomy 30:19]  I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life , that both tho ...

Related Topics: Roe V. Wade, January 22, Culture Of Death, 54 Million Murders Of The Unborn, 54 Million Abortions, 39 Years, 39Th Anniversary

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Supreme Court to review FCC's authority to halt foul talk on TV

Date: 06/28/2011

WASHINGTON (Religious News Service) The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will examine whether the Federal Communications Commission has the right to ban "fleeting expletives" on broadcast TV. The case will review last year's decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that rejected the FCC's power to regulate the use of expletives and nudity in prime-time television. The FCC fin ...

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Supreme Court Limits Prisoners' Right to Sue

Date: 04/21/2011

WASHINGTON (RNS) Prison inmates who are deprived of their religious rights cannot sue states for monetary damages, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday (April 20). Inmate Harvey Leroy Sossamon III said a Texas state prison illegally prevented him from attending religious services. Sossamon had been on cell restriction for disciplinary reasons at the time. Sossamon alleged that the prison's acti ...

Related Topics: RNS, Prison, Law Suit, Harvey Leroy Sossamon, Religious Land Use And Institutionalized Persons Act Of 2000, Religious Freedom, Inmate, Texas, Blog 140

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Why do they despise America's crosses?

Date: 04/21/2011

[caption id="attachment_1076" align="alignleft" width="440" caption="The disputed Utah crosses"] [/caption] Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff asked the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday to intervene in a case deciding the constitutionality of memorial crosses honoring fallen state troopers.  Shurtleff requested that the high court issue an opinion on the case after the 10th Circuit Court of App ...

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Supreme Court Takes Dim View of Church-State Challenges

Date: 04/05/2011

WASHINGTON (RNS) The Supreme Court on Monday (April 4) rejected a challenge to an Arizona school tuition credit program critics contend was principally benefiting religious institutions. The 5-4 decision, combined with a 2007 ruling rejecting a similar challenge to the Bush administration's faith-based office, seems to solidify the court's skepticism toward attempts to derail government funding ...

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Elena Kagan Confirmed to the Supreme Court

Date: 08/06/2010

The Senate confirmed Elena Kagan Thursday as the 112th justice to the Supreme Court. She will be the fourth woman justice. Her confirmation vote of 63-37 happened a year after Justice Sonia Sotomayor won enough votes to be confirmed as the first Latina to sit on the high court. Elena Kagan joins Justices Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, making it the first time three women served at th ...

Related Topics: Confirmation Hearings, Elena Kagan, Fourth Woman, High Court, Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Senate, Solicitor General, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court

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Encountering Deities and Spirits: first post

Date: 07/05/2010

Our discussion of Pagan atheism prompted me to write something on Paganism's theistic side.   Speaking for myself, no argument convinced me to follow a Pagan path, it was concrete experiences that did: encounters with a Pagan deity.   Not surprisingly, if Spirit is immanent, existing within the world, it is more accessible than a purely transcendent entity. It seems to be accessibl ...

Related Topics: Pagan Spirituality, Spirituality

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