Liberty Counsel: Maine censors, fines Christian group for letter

by D. Bennett

The Liberty Counsel reports that it has filed suit against the state of Maine on behalf of a Christian organization fined for sending out a fundraising letter state officials deemed as “inflammatory” and “anti-Muslim”. Click here for further information.

BreakPoint: The “Muslim House”

by Ruth Moon

The “Islam on Capitol Hill” event was not just informative — some Muslims involved hope the government will become the “Muslim House” instead of the White House, BreakPoint reports.

Reducing the use of prison to punish crime is a bad response to rising U.S. crime rates, if it means going soft on crime. But there might be good alternatives to prisons.

The ACORN video doesn’t prove much.

New “safe schools” czar Kevin Jennings has a questionable definition of “safe” regarding sex.

The right to die could turn into a duty to die for the elderly, Colson says.

The government is out of line to investigate Humana, Colson says.

Americans are angrier now than they were under President Bush.

Sperm and egg donation affects the whole family, including extended family like grandparents.

Is Roman Polanski a victim because his wife was murdered and he survived the Holocaust?

American Family Association

by R. Burge

Five posts today by the AFA.

First, the AFA encourages it’s members to let President Obama know that they do not support a Muslim day of prayer which they call anti-Semitic and anti-American. In describing President Obama’s history with religious observance they write:  “President Barack Obama has barely acknowledged the Christian heritage of the United States, refusing to participate in the National Day of Prayer and issuing only a perfunctory proclamation which he was required to do by law. Yet he has hosted a dinner celebrating what he called “the Holy Month of Ramadan” in the White House, and recently issued a proclamation at the end of Ramadan which concluded with an Arabic blessing.”

Second, Jeremy Wiggins laments the fact that the United States spent over $20 million ensuring that foreign dictators would be safe while visiting the United Nations.

Next, Elijah Friedeman highlights a recent study that reveals the average British citizen has slept with more than 2.8 million people by secondary means. Friedeman comments, “[This is an] indicator of how far our culture has sunk into the mire of immorality”

Fourth, Friedeman quotes lengthy portions of a speech delivered by Sarah Palin at an investor conference in Hong Kong.  He describes the event as “Palin bursting on the international stage.”

Finally, Tasha Easterling mentions but gives no commentary a recent video making the rounds that shows school children singing a song praising President Obama.

CBN: Religious freedom (and violations)

by Ruth Moon

Christians have mixed feelings about a “Day of Islamic Unity” rally scheduled for Sept. 25 in Washington, D.C. Around 50,000 Muslims are expected to attend.

Voice of the Martyrs is urging the Obama administration to discuss religious persecution when they meet with Iranian delegates next month. They also ask Christians to write letters to Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad protesting Iran’s human rights violations.

A U.K. nurse has been asked to take off her cross necklace at work. The nurse, Shirley Chaplin, “has never injured herself or another patient in three decades of nursing, while wearing the one-inch silver cross,“ CBN says.

Institute on Religion and Democracy updates

by M. Pulliam

The Institute on Religion and Democracy finds it amazing that the religious left is finally speaking out against radical Islam.

IRD reports on both a domestic and a global United Methodist caucus that are attempting to reconcile grievances by discussing homosexuality, marriage, and transgender issues in the churches.

A convocation representing 75 million church goers identifies capitalism as “today’s leading threat to justice and the earth.”