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Some Things Said … (Apr 06) (5)

Parents urged to monitor TV diet Las Vegas -- A coalition of entertainment groups will establish a $300 million educational campaign next month to urge parents to control what their children watch on television, the groups said yesterday. The effort by TV networks, cable and satellite television companies, local broadcasters and Hollywood studios is an attempt to forestall government control of content by demonstrating that a voluntary program can work. Jack Valenti, former head of the Motion Picture Association of…

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Some Things Said… (Apr 06) (4)

Attorney General Calls Americans to Battle Child Exploitation and Pornography Alberto Gonzales, Attorney General of the United States, today called on “all responsible Americans and corporate citizens–down to every last parent, teacher, and minister–to educate themselves about the problem” of “child exploitation and pornography and see how they can help out.” Gonzales addressed his comments to a few guests and the staff of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in Alexandria, Virginia. --excerpted from an article by…

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Judas Unredeemed Modern men and women have always had a soft spot for Judas Iscariot. Unlike Dante Alighieri who in his "Inferno" consigned poor Judas to the lowest spot in hell, his head locked between Satan's jaws, our contemporaries are more likely to let him off with a slap on the wrist or, better yet, to exonerate him altogether. It's enough to remember the 1973 play "Jesus Christ Superstar," and Judas's solo "Damned for All Time." In it Judas sings,…

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Episcopalians consider freeze on gay bishops U.S. Episcopal leaders will try to safeguard their membership in the worldwide Anglican Communion by holding back, at least until 2008, on electing new homosexual bishops and on allowing same-sex unions, according to two Episcopal bishops. Church leaders are even considering "repentance" for the 2003 consecration of New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson, an active homosexual, according to Arizona Bishop Kirk S. Smith. --excerpted from an article by Julia Duin in The Washington Times,…

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Some Things Said…(Apr 06)

Mass. High Court Upholds Limits on Gay Marriage Massachusetts' highest court on Thursday (March 30) upheld a 1913 law that bans same-sex couples from other states from marrying here, but left open the possibility that gay couples from Rhode Island and New York could wed in this state. --from a Reuters posting by Dan Ring found at the WPBT Religion & Ethics website-visit the site here The case against adultery Not being religious, I dont feel comfortable discussing other peoples…

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Some Things Said… (Mar 06) (4)

Teen Sex and Poverty Are Inextricably Linked Abstinence programs are reducing teen pregnancy, abortions and poverty. Out-of-wedlock pregnancy has long been a sure route for high school girls to drop out of school and end up in poverty. Likewise, the far left has long considered that the solutions to teen pregnancy are (in order of preference): (1) school-based sex education and condom distribution, (2) federally funded abortion-on-demand, and (3) welfare benefits as a substitute for a husband and father. Proving…

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Some Things Said…(Mar 06) (3)

Adoption, kids, and the gay agenda In psychology, "projection" occurs when someone attributes to others his own unpleasant beliefs or motivations. It is projection, for instance, when a liar assumes that everyone he deals with is dishonest, or when a man tempted by adultery accuses his spouse of planning to deceive him. Projection occurs in the public arena as well, as when supporters of racial preferences label "racist" those who believe the law should be strictly colorblind. A fresh example…

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Some Things Said… (Mar 06) (2)

Roe v. Wade... For Men? They are calling it Roe v Wade for men. A group called the National Center for Men on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit claiming that men should have the same right to opt out of responsibility for an unwanted child that women have through abortion. The group is citing the U.S. Constitution's equal protection clause in saying that fathers should have the legal right to not pay support for an unwanted child. Women's groups call…

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Some Things Said… (Mar 06)

Lord, Have Mercy - The U.S. delegation to the World Council of Churches apologizes for America. American church officials pleaded for forgiveness for the sins of the United States last week--from the Iraq War, to Bush's rejection of the Kyoto Accord, to the racism exposed by Hurricane Katrina, to economic exploitation, and for the more general American sin of idolatry… "Our leaders turned a deaf ear to the voices of church leaders throughout our nation and the world, entering into…

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Some Things Said… (Feb 06) (3)

Illinois Gears Up For Marriage Signature Drive More than 7,000 people in Illinois have volunteered to gather signatures in order to ensure a constitutional amendment protecting marriage makes it onto the November ballot. Protect Marriage Illinois needs to gather the signatures of 283,111 registered voters by May 8 to qualify for the November election. The amendment states: "To secure and preserve the benefits of marriage for our society and for future generations of children, a marriage between a man and…

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