religion and educationA New Hampshire family-court judge has decreed in a July 13, 2009 ruling that a 10-year-old home-schooled child must now go to a government school in order to teach her to be less “rigid” and foster “tolerance” in her religious beliefs. The judge made this order despite finding that the child “is generally likable and well liked, social and interactive with her peers, academically promising, and intellectually at or superior to grade level.”

And they said it wouldn't last. According to the latest census data, 76 percent of Americans report being married just one time. That statistic should not be interpreted to mean, however, that 76 percent of Americans are happily married. The true significance of the reported figure is that whether still married or divorced, more than three-fourths of American adults only want to go around once. Only 5 percent of the three million households surveyed by the American Community Survey reported being married more than twice, with about 20 percent reporting being married twice.

Capitol BuildingA mosque in Elizabeth, New Jersey, is planning to host a "Day of Islamic Unity" on Friday, September 25 outside the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Billed as the first event of its kind, the occasion is described by organizers as prayer for Muslims and friends of Islam.

prayerTwo high school administrators from Florida are likely thanking God today since a federal judge found them not guilty of criminal contempt charges on Thursday.

Protesting abortionThe Gulf Coast community of Naples, Florida, is known more for its numerous golf courses and palm-tree lined planned retirement communities than for controversy and dissent, but Planned Parenthood's decision to perform abortions here created quite a stir when the facility began performing the once-banned procedures on September 14.

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