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14 August, 2008, 2:19 pm

We've all heard about the possibility of the federal government getting involved in controlling the airwaves and dictating exactly what kind of speech can be broadcast and to exactly what degree, by way of the Fairness Doctrine. To the greatest degree, most of the press has been given to this movement's efforts to regulate the airwaves on television and the radio to ensure that 'equal time' is given to 'both sides' of every issue.

But, as is pointed out by Jeff Poor of The Business & Media Institute, those efforts to dictate content could even go so far as controlling the messages embodied within websites of various causes, as well!

3 August, 2008, 10:13 pm

At a time when the noon-day prayer at the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis is threatened by radical organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU,) religious freedom for American military chaplains is also threatened, especially those chaplains who pray in the name of Jesus.

Throughout the centuries-old history of the United States Naval Academy, prayer has been allowed before the noon meal in the midshipmen's dining hall. Now the ACLU is threatening that tradition by bullying the naval academy into stopping those prayers and threatening a lawsuit against the academy if such prayers are not stopped.

At the same time, other atheists are continuing to try to snuff out the religious freedom of military chaplains who pray in the name of...

2 August, 2008, 10:42 pm

A column was published last month by a former "New York Times" reporter named Stuart Taylor debunking his former newspaper's claim that the United States Supreme Court is conservative. Nothing can be further from the truth. Justice Anthony Kennedy, the swing vote on the court, swings mostly to the left. Mr. Taylor is basically calling the court a centrist court because of some of the major opinions it has issued. He challenges "The New York Times'" assertion that the Supreme Court was "teetering on the brink" of "far-right disaster in the just-ended term."

Mr. Taylor argues that several of the so-called "far-right" decisions about which "The New York Times" was worried, were either written by or joined...

1 August, 2008, 10:05 pm

Bill Clinton, following the worst two years of his life, was able to intimidate a Republican Senate with the help of his bull-dog Democrat friends in the United States Senate, and get 15 of his very important, and liberal, U.S. Court of Appeals nominees confirmed in the 1999-2000 Congress. The federal appeals court is the level of judges right below the U.S. Supreme Court.

On the other hand, with only a handful of in-session weeks left on the Senate's calendar, President George W. Bush has managed to get a net total of only 8 of his conservative appeals court nominees confirmed, including one liberal (a relative of the Democrat Chairman of the Armed Services Committee) and 9 conservative nominees. SCORE: 15 Clinton liberals vs. 8 Bush conservatives.

Even with the...

31 July, 2008, 3:52 pm

Christian Coalition of America had a great victory this week when President George W. Bush's Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Kevin Martin, voted with the majority (3-2) on the commission saying that it is wrong for Internet providers to discriminate against certain kinds of online traffic.

Christian Coalition of America (CCA) has led the effort for a number of years on the issue of net neutrality amongst pro-family and conservative groups. CCA also has allies from the liberal side of the political spectrum such as Common Cause. Indeed, in a recent column, the President of Common Cause, Chellie Pingree said: "...I joined a coalition of groups ranging from the Christian Coalition to Consumers Union, and we went to Congress with over a...

24 July, 2008, 2:40 pm

Barack Obama's on the make for evangelicals - specifically the conservative, registered-to-vote variety. The same type of voters he previously referred to as being "bitter" and who "cling to guns or religion".

A few weeks ago he told such voters that, if elected, he would expand and overhaul President Bush's federal faith based initiatives, announcing his own "Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships". He has begun regular attempts to appeal to evangelicals, speaking to them on multiple occasions in recent weeks as part of what his campaign terms its "Joshua project".

Of course this is all well and good. Candidates who expect the votes of any Americans should make an attempt to address their concerns...

24 July, 2008, 2:06 pm

A school district in Hudson, New Hampshire is under the threat of a federal lawsuit for refusing to allow the distribution of a church's Vacation Bible School flyer to one of the schools in the district.

According to a report in OneNewsNow, church member Patricia Regan is taking action against the district, considering that she has been aware that the school has always allowed organizations in the community to distribute literature to promote events to the school's students. But, now they are refusing to allow her church's event information to be distributed to these children, as well.

For anyone who thinks sensibly, this sounds like a pretty fair protest to raise over the...

18 July, 2008, 11:44 am

From CyberCast News Service, we find this report that tells us about the ongoing work to ensure the next president of the United States maintains a focus on broadening religious freedoms for Christians throughout the world.

Angela C. Wu, International Law Director for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, states that,

“Freedom of religion and the freedom to speak openly about ideas and beliefs here and abroad should be a high priority for the next president of the United States."

A poll that was cited should be quite telling to either of the two main presidential candidates as to the importance of this issue to the voting public.