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March 2011 Archives

The Arizona junior high schoolers weren’t trying to cause any problems. They just had a great idea: hey, let’s pray for the members of the U.S. Supreme Court. They were taking a walking tour of Capitol Hill with their teacher […]

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Is it really against the law to sing America’s  national anthem while you are visiting the Lincoln Memorial on the Washington, D.C. national mall?   Yes, according to the National Park Service, which administers the memorial.   The ban was […]

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Why didn’t Irish voters have to consider a ballot item legalizing abortion last week?   Because in a landmark decision, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the European Convention on Human Rights does not contain a general […]

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Why does the loathsome Westboro Baptist Church, which Wednesday won a controversial case before the U.S. Supreme Court, call itself “Baptist?”   Westboro is best known for protesting the funerals of U.S. soldiers with highly offensive signs.   “Fred Phelps, […]

Do kids who go to church do better at school?   Absolutely and the effect is dramatic, writes Dr. Pat Fagan.  In a study just released, he cites independent findings by more than 100 social scientists who have published their […]

The University of California at Davis has decided that Christians actually may not be oppressors who are undeserving of any rights.     The university has backed away from a policy which in effect lumped followers of Jesus with Nazis, slaveowners and skinheads.   […]

Nine Hawaiian lawmakers recently gathered on the floor of their state senate, bowed their heads and continued an American tradition older than our nation itself.   They prayed. “Nine senators gathered near the Hawaiian flag on the senate floor, joined […]

The four retired Americans slain by Somali pirates February 22 had spent the last decade giving away Bibles while sailing around the world, according to the log of their voyage. Scott and Jean Adam of Marina del Rey, California, and friends […]

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