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  Three national veterans groups have complained that officials at the Houston National Cemetery have defied a federal judge’s order to quit censoring prayer and banning the words “God” and “Jesus” from funeral services. Despite a Memorial Day court order, local veterans say the Department of […]

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By Vivek Wadhwa ~ from the Washington Post’s On Faith Last July, I spoke at the ImmigrationWorks USA Summit, in Seattle, about the importance of immigration reform. It was a difficult decision for me, and not because I didn’t support […]

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Poland will vote whether to ban all abortions after a massive nationwide campaign that carefully avoided publicity abroad. In particular, organizers sought to stay under the radar of heavily funded U.S. abortion advocates, fearing they would pour millions of dollars […]

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Pope Benedict XVI sent out his first-ever tweet today, announcing the launch of a new news site from the Vatican News Twitter account. Benedict, though new to Twitter himself, has recognized the power of digital media throughout his papacy, according […]

The city council in Eugene, Oregon, has voted down a proposal to say the Pledge of Allegiance before every council meeting. One council member who voted for the ban said reading the pledge was like reading the Communist Manifesto before […]

U.S. Congressman Todd Akin from Missouri says he’s not surprised at the firestorm of criticism he’s gotten after telling a Christian radio program that  “at the heart of liberalism, really, is a hatred for God and a belief that government should […]

National journalists found themselves stuck with the prospect of interviewing local farmers coming out Tuesday night’s premiere of the Sarah Palin movie in Pella, Iowa. It seems the 111-year-old Pella Opera House sold out every seat to local folks — and no tickets were […]

A Christian businessman who is one of Egypt’s richest entrepreneurs, has run afoul of the internet’s social media after sending out a message of Mickey and Minnie Mouse dressed as conservative Muslims. The cartoon, which was already circulating by email and on various websites, […]

  “There’s only one religion. There’s order. You wear a burqa. There’s no choice. People are happy with that.” That’s why the pop singer Prince likes traveling in Islamic countries, according to an interview this weekend in the British newspaper the Guardian. A burqa is a […]

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has lost its tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service. The controversial organization failed to file legally required annual reports for three consecutive years, the federal agency said.  CAIR is one of 275,000 groups […]

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