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June 04 2006 By virtueonline Same-Sex Marriage: Hijacking the Civil Rights Legacy

As an exercise in marketing and merchandising, this strategy is the most brilliant playing of the race card in recent memory. Not since the "poverty pimps" of 35 years ago, who leveraged the guilt and sense of fair play of the American public to hustle affirmative action set-asides, have we witnessed so brazen a misuse of African-American history for partisan purposes.

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May 18 2006 By virtueonline The Politics of Family Breakdown - by Stephen Baskeville

Contrary to another persistent myth, when minor children are involved, the divorcing parent is overwhelmingly likely to be the mother. Arizona State University psychologist Sanford Braver has shown that at least two-thirds of divorces are initiated by women. Few of these divorces involve grounds, such as desertion, adultery, or violence.

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May 10 2006 By virtueonline AP reports 'gay brain' study incorrectly

In response to an e-mail inquiry from Grove City College Professor of Psychology Dr. Warren Throckmortion, researcher Dr. Ivanka Savic of the Stockholm Brain Institute said of the AP interpretation of her work, "This is incorrect and not stated in the paper."

The study was published in the May 9, 2006, edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, although the link to the piece was not available at the academy's website as of yesterday.

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May 10 2006 By virtueonline Banned in Boston - by Maggie Gallagher

How did this tragedy happen?

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May 09 2006 By virtueonline Bishop: "I, for one, will cease my financial support for Amnesty International"

LifeSiteNews.com reported Friday that Amnesty's UK branch has already decided to approve abortion advocacy and the Canadian branch is to decide by May 20.

"It is impossible that one could have a 'right' to do something at odds with human nature and the dignity of the human person," added Bishop Henry.

Bishop Henry explained that Amnesty's proposed move is contrary to its own mandate.

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May 07 2006 By virtueonline 6 Million Muslims LEAVE Islam every year!!!

Here is the original article I translated from Arabic from Al-Jezeerah's web site.

http://www.aljazeera.net/programs/shareea/articles/2000/12/12-12-6.htm

Ahmed Katani Maher Abdallah

Maher Abdallah:

Dear viewers, peace of Allah be upon you, greetings and welcome to a new episode of the program Islamic Law and Life.

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May 04 2006 By virtueonline Islam and Western Democracies - Cardinal George Pell

Although I had possessed a copy of the Koran for 30 years, I decided then to read this book for myself as a first step to adjudicating conflicting claims. And I recommend that you too read this sacred text of the Muslims, because the challenge of Islam will be with us for the remainder of our lives - at least.

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April 28 2006 By virtueonline The Curious Rationale for a "Day of Silence"

1. Preachy silence is not sufficient for the school. The "silent" students will be given a platform for "sharing their reflections" verbally in a required chapel.

2. Far from being silenced, gays in our society are given every imaginable media and political platform to air their convictions. And totally neglected is the possibility that gays are silenced by their own sense of compassion for their families and by their shame, informed by conscience.

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April 23 2006 By virtueonline Braver new world: Is Christianity in America a sun rising or setting?

Take a moment here for self-examination, and observe what you honestly feel about the impact of Christianity in America. Is it a sun rising or a sun setting? The answer to that question in your heart of hearts will determine your chosen pastime: keeping at it with the truth-or gardening.

I sneaked out of the café when theologian Os Guinness came to town a year ago. He said this in our seminary auditorium:

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