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Archive for July, 2009

-Hard-Ball Politics on the Health Bill: Pro-life Amendment Reversed

Friday, July 31st, 2009

(Rep. Waxman by Public Citizen via Flickr) On Thursday, earlier in the day some ‘pro-life’ Democrats combined with the Republicans on the The Energy and Commerce Committee passed an amendment restricting use of health funds for abortions. Later the same evening, after strong-arming several in his party, committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-California), invoked House rules […]

-NYC Council Votes to Add Two Muslim Holidays to the School Calendar

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

(NYC Muslim Day Parade by wiki.editor via Flickr) The New York City Council Voted to add two Muslim holidays to the official public school calendar. Major Bloomberg opposed the designation and said he planned on blocking its implementation. The mayor told reporters that not all religious holidays could be accommodated, only those with: “a very […]

-Scottish Art Exhibition Invites Gays to Deface a Copy of the Bible.

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

In the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow, Scotland, there is an exhibit that is part of the ‘Made In God’s Image’ exhibition where visitors are provided with marking pens and allowed to write in a Bible on display. The original intention was for gays and transsexuals who felt left out of religion to "write […]

-Archbishop of Canterbury Proposes 2 tracks of Anglican Membership to Avoid Schism

Monday, July 27th, 2009

(Archbishop Williams by Getty Images via Daylife) Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has proposed that the Anglican Communion offer “two-tracks” of Membership or relationship to national churches due to deep divisions over ordination of homosexual clergy and ‘marriage’ blessings. The Archbishop is trying to find some way to keep the entire Anglican community […]

-Death is Becoming a ‘Lifestyle Choice’?

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

(Image by Comrade_S via Flickr) From Pajamas Media, A quote from an article written by Mary Jackson-  “Death as a Lifestyle Choice”: Earlier this month, British conductor Sir Edward Downes, 85, traveled to Dignitas — the Zurich-based suicide clinic — with his wife Joan, 74, who had terminal cancer. Sir Edward was frail, with failing […]

-Pres. Obama says he prays ‘all the time’ for guidance

Friday, July 24th, 2009

(Image by mjpeacecorps via Flickr) From Associated Press (AP): WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he’s gone from praying nightly before going to bed to praying all the time because he has a "lot of stuff" on his plate and needs "guidance all the time." Obama made the comments in an interview to air Thursday […]