Archive for February 12th, 2010

South Dakota Blogger Bills: Good, Bad or Just Unnecessary?

South Dakota Blogger Bills: Good, Bad or Just Unnecessary?

I was recently interviewed by KOTA regarding two bills in the South Dakota legislature dealing with the release of information from bloggers to aid in the investigation of libelous comments made by anonymous commenters. The bills have raised quite a stir in the South Dakota blogosphere.

SC School Again Allows Student Prayer

SC School Again Allows Student Prayer

Controversy over a morning prayer meeting at a high school in Georgetown, S.C., was settled this week as district officials offered a compromise. Students at Georgetown High School will be allowed to form their own prayer club as long as it is open to any student and is sponsored by a faculty member.

Sources: Hatian Judge May Free Baptists Accused of Child Abduction

ome of the American Baptist volunteers faced with charges of child kidnapping may be freed as early as Thursday, sources say. The Haitian judge overseeing the case is expected to rule soon on whether to release the ten Americans who attempted to transport 33 Haitian children to the Dominican Republic without permission.

Iranian Revolution Anniversary Comes With Allegations of Religious Abuse

Iranian Revolution Anniversary Comes With Allegations of Religious Abuse

The 31st anniversary of Iran’s Islamic Revolution was marred Thursday by protests and criticism of religious abuse. Civilians took to the streets to demonstrate against the current hard-line government led by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The pro-reform demonstrators were headed towards Tehran square, where Ahmadinejad was to give a speech, but were blocked by security forces.

Ten Texas Churches Hit by Arson This Year

Ten Texas Churches Hit by Arson This Year

Two churches in East Texas that were damaged by fires this week were the victims of arson, authorities said Thursday. That makes Dover Baptist Church and Clear Spring Missionary Church near Tyler, Texas, the ninth and tenth churches to have been deliberately burned this year in the Lone Star State.