July 7, 2009
Here's what we are reading today.
- "Final rules out for government stem cell research," Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press (July 6, 2009)
- "WVa lawmakers to study gay marriage ban," Associated Press (July 7, 2009)
- "O'Malley open to recognizing gay marriage in Md.," Mark Segraves, WTOP (July 6, 2009)
- "Religious liberty demands constant vigilance, congressman reminds Baptists," Ken Camp, The Baptist Standard (July 6, 2009)
- "Outreach campaign: Porn = 'virtual adultery'," Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow (July 7, 2009)
"The Bush administration had limited taxpayer-funded research to a small number of stem cell batches, or lines, already in existence as of August 2001. This spring, Obama lifted that restriction, potentially widening the field there now may be as many as 700 stem cell lines around the world but letting NIH set its boundaries.
"The patient and persistent revolutionaries who would chisel away at the wall of church-state separation present a continuing threat in part because many Americans dont understand what separation of church and state means, and politicians find it too easy to try to use legal power to influence or regulate religion, he said.
"The American Family Association of Indiana has begun a billboard campaign in four cities to draw attention to the negatives of pornography. Micah Clark, the group's executive director, describes the billboard.