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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jun 25, 2008 Religion and Its Role Are in Dispute at the Service Academies
QUOTE: Three years after a scandal at the Air Force Academy over the evangelizing of cadets by Christian staff and faculty members, students and staff at West Point and the Naval Academy are complaining that their schools, too, have pushed religion on cadets and midshipmen.
New York Times Mar 08, 2008 Clashing Over Church Ritual and Flag Protocol at the Naval Academy Chapel
QUOTE: Concern about the influence of conservative Christians in the military has grown since an investigation in 2005 by the Air Force found that Christian staff and faculty members at the Air Force Academy used their positions to evangelize cadets. Conservative Christian chaplains have battled the military to break with tradition and pray in Jesus’ name at military functions.
New York Times Mar 06, 2008 District to Settle Bible Suit
QUOTE: The federal suit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the People for the American Way Foundation...It argued that the course curriculum...promoted Protestant Christianity and a specific reading of the Bible as a literal historical document.
New York Times Feb 28, 2008 School Board to Pay in Jesus Prayer Suit
QUOTE: At [her daughter's] high school graduation in 2004, a minister’s prayer proclaiming Jesus as the only way to the truth nudged [a local woman] to ask the school board to consider more generic and less exclusionary prayers...As news of the request spread, many local Christians saw it as an effort to limit the free exercise of religion, residents said.
New York Times Feb 16, 2008 Imprisoned, Rabbi Sues Over Space for Prayer
QUOTE: [A rabbi] who was convicted of fraudulently obtaining more than $4 million, asserts that his ability to pray...has been violated by the Bureau of Prisons’ insistence that he pray in his cell. The cell contains a toilet, making it an unclean place to pray for Jews...
New York Times Feb 13, 2008 Religion Joins Custody Cases, to Judges’ Unease
QUOTE: Across the country, child-custody disputes in which religion is the flash point are increasing...for constitutional reasons, judges are reluctant to base their rulings primarily on the religious preferences of parents.
New York Times Dec 18, 2007 A Midnight Service Helps African Immigrants Combat Demons
QUOTE: Those other churches might argue that such a focus on witchcraft is a relic of Africans’ old beliefs, a dangerously pagan preoccupation. But scholars say this is Christianity made profoundly African. Spiritual Warfare considers itself Pentecostal, and like many other Pentecostals, worshipers see the battle between God and Satan, or what they also call the Bible against witchcraft, shaping the world.
New York Times Dec 08, 2007 Episcopal Diocese Votes to Secede
QUOTE: Traditionalists at home and abroad assert that the Bible describes homosexuality as an abomination, and they consider the Episcopal Church’s ordination of Bishop Robinson as the latest and most galling proof of its rejection of biblical authority.
New York Times Aug 17, 2007 Advocates Hail Lutheran Act on Gay Clergy Members
QUOTE: The country’s largest Lutheran denomination officially bars openly gay people from the ministry. But... the denomination is urging its bishops to refrain from disciplining gay members of the clergy who are in committed same-sex relationships.
New York Times Aug 26, 2006 Clergywomen Find Hard Path to Bigger Pulpit
QUOTE: Whether they come from theologically liberal denominations or conservative ones, black churches or white, women in the clergy still bump against...longstanding limits, preferences and prejudices within their denominations that keep them from leading bigger congregations and having the opportunity to shape the faith of more people.
New York Times Jul 29, 2006 Families Challenging Religious Influence in Delaware Schools
QUOTE: More religion probably exists in schools now than in decades because of the role religious conservatives play in politics and the passage of certain education laws over the last 25 years, including the Equal Access Act in 1984, said Charles C. Haynes, senior scholar at the First Amendment Center, a research and education group.
New York Times Jul 19, 2006 Report Faults Safeguards in Religion Program
QUOTE: The Bush administration’s program of financing social service initiatives run by religiously affiliated groups lacks adequate safeguards against religious discrimination and has yet to measure the performance of the groups...
New York Times Oct 31, 2004 Jackpot Du Jour: It Pays to Quit
QUOTE: Just when you thought you'd seen it all in excessive executive pay, along comes a money grab so creative - and lavish - that it simply must have its turn in the spotlight.
New York Times Jun 01, 2004 Many Feeling Pinch After Newest Surge in U.S. Fuel Prices
QUOTE: The [gas price] increases would have economic effects much like a new tax, a regressive one that falls particularly hard on those with the lowest incomes.
New York Times Jun 08, 2002 New Questions On Handling of Power Prices in California
QUOTE: [Xcel Energy suggested] that three big competitors — Mirant, Duke Energy and the Williams Companies — may have schemed to drive up the price of power in California.
New York Times Mar 01, 2002 Top G.O.P. Donors in Energy Industry Met Cheney Panel
QUOTE: Eighteen of the energy industry's top 25 financial contributors to the Republican Party advised Vice President Dick Cheney's national energy task force last year...
New York Times Oct 21, 2001 The High, Hidden Cost of Saudi Arabian Oil
QUOTE: Because its interests were so densely intertwined with Saudi Arabia, the United States turned a blind eye to its ally's unsavory foreign liaisons and brewing domestic trouble.
New York Times Aug 15, 2001 F.T.C. Begins Inquiry Into Unocal's Patents
QUOTE: The Federal Trade Commission has begun an investigation into whether the Unocal Corporation engaged in anti-competitive practices in developing patents for the production of cleaner-burning gasoline...
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