Legislation

The power of three

Law | How a trio of pastors sparked the movement to give California voters the last word on same-sex marriage in their state
by Lynn Vincent
Posted 7/26/08, 12:00 am

SAN DIEGO- From the dusty Mexican border to the redwoods of the north, from broiling eastern deserts to the cool Pacific coast, on June 25, the prayers of more than a thousand pastors covered California like a quilt. The locus: Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego County. There, nearly 300 people, most of them pastors, gathered to pray, repent, and strategize for November, when Californians will vote on a constitutional amendment affirming the historical definition of marriage.

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Abortion ban upheld

Law | Supreme Court sides with pro-lifers to ban partial-birth procedure
by Lynn Vincent
Posted 4/18/07, 12:00 am

Congressman Steve Chabot was in a House judiciary committee business meeting April 18 when, at exactly 10:15 a.m., he felt a tap on his shoulder. An aide handed him her Blackberry. When Chabot, an Ohio Republican, read the email message waiting on its screen, his face bloomed into a broad grin.

"This is great news! Just great!" he said.

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Aped decision

Law | Last year's judicial blow to intelligent design came straight from ACLU attorneys
by Mark Bergin
Posted 12/23/06, 12:00 am

For the past year, Judge John E. Jones III has ridden a wave of celebrity. From radio talk shows to speech engagements to the cover of Time, the U.S. District Court jurist has used myriad public outlets to trumpet the reasoning behind his December 2005 ruling that intelligent design does not belong in public-school science classrooms. Darwinists have celebrated such appearances by a man they hail a hero of brilliant scholarship and strict church-state separatism.

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