CBN: Huckabee 2012 GOP candidate?

by Ruth Moon

Attendees at the annual Values Voter Summit held last weekend in Washington, D.C. protested “unrestrained liberalism in Washington,” including issues like health care and religious displays.

Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee won the straw poll vote for the GOP 2012 presidential candidate at the Values Voters Summit over the weekend.

Two Florida teachers were found not guilty of a contempt of court charge for praying at a school event.

Anti-abortion defenders are still up in arms about President Barack Obama’s proposed health care bill.

Rifqa Bary, a convert to Christianity from Islam, will appear in court as part of ongoing proceedings today.

The Department of Justice wants a Boston judge to dismiss a lawsuit against the Defense of Marriage Act.

A 17-year-old from Great Britain was refused U.S. citizenship because she refused Gardasil, a cervical cancer vaccine. Her waiver request, which she filed for religious reasons, was denied this week.

Rev. Tullian Tchividjian, evangelist Billy Graham’s grandson, will keep his post as pastor at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church (Fla.) after a recent vote.


American Family Association

by R. Burge

Three posts today highlight different topics from the AFA.

The first highlights a report by the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, which indicated that 77% of  high school students in Oklahoma could not name the first president of the United States.

The second article reported that two school administrators were cleared of all charges stemming from an incident where they prayed before a meal in front of school employees.

The last article, entitled Pelosi’s Crocodile Tears,  is concerned with recent statements by the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi who said that she was becoming frightened at the heated rhetoric occurring over the issue of health care reform. Jeremy Wiggins, the author of the article, does not agree with Pelosi’s sentiments stating, “The more we keep with this whole criticism equals racism gig, the more damage it is doing to the overall health of the nation.”

Religious Right Groups Update 9/14/09

by Jessica Bryan

Traditional Values Coalition (Andrea Lafferty): On Friday, argued that through his memo to U.S. embassies world-wide (see Lafferty’s link to atlasshrugs2000 posting), President Obama is “continuing his apology tour and is pandering to Islamic nations,” and that Obama “seems  to infer that U.S. citizens should make amends for something that was done to us.”

Focus on the Family: notes that Barney Frank (D-MA) will not agree to co-sponsor the repeal of DOMA (to be introduced tomorrow).  Also, discusses a District Court decision to forbid the disclosure of the names of people who signed a petition to overturn a Washington state domestic partnership law.

An email alert from Friday links subscribers to an interview with former White House staff member Tim Goeglein who discusses the first 9/11.

Family Research Council: On Friday, discussed Obama’s address to a joint session of congress, and an FRC Action Webcast townhall on health care.

An email alert from FRC calls for “Vigilance not Volunteerism,” discusses ACORN, White House czars, an FRC team tour, and FRC radio.  Another email reminds subscribers to register for the 2009 Values Voter Summit and notes that Former Miss California Carrie Prejean is a confirmed speaker.

Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission/Richard Land Live: argues that President Obama’s “speech did little to allay the concerns of most critics, especially regarding federal funding of abortion.”  Also, on Sept. 9, Richard Land and others handed Congress a petition signed by 1.3 million people opposed to “current health care legislation.”