Gallup’s annual Mood of the Nation poll conducted from January 5-8 indicated that only 34 percent of respondents are satisfied with “the nation’s policies regarding the abortion issue,” while 48 percent said they are not satisfied. The percentage indicating that they are satisfied is the lowest since Gallup first included it in its poll in 2001.

The Becket Fund has again defeated in court a move by the American Humanist Association to remove “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance.

Was Winston Churchill correct in saying "Islam in a man is like rabies in a dog"? Or is the faith, as Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and others have said, a religion of peace?

 

 

 

 

 

 

A trial began on January 27 to determine if former Houston City Attorney David Feldman had illegally invalidated thousands of signatures on a petition to hold a repeal referendum on the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance, which prohibits discrimination based on (among other things) “sexual orientation” or “gender identity.”

In a powerful letter sent to Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley this week, Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court encouraged the Republican governor and lower courts to defy “judicial tyranny” — specifically, a recent unconstitutional ruling by a federal judge purporting to overturn the state’s constitutional protections for the “divine institution” of marriage. Quoting scripture from the Holy Bible, the state Constitution, as well as previous federal and state Supreme Court rulings, Chief Justice Moore argued that federal courts were using “specious” arguments aimed at “destroying” marriage, with far-reaching consequences for Alabama and beyond. Moore warned in the letter that issuing “marriage licenses” to homosexuals would be a violation of state law and Alabama’s Constitution. The governor also indicated in a statement that he would continue to defend the state Constitution and the will of the people.

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