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Angry Parents Sue School District Over Mandatory Gay-Friendly Classes

Septermber 8

A  lawsuit in California that was filed last month by angry parents who object to a gay-friendly curriculum they say is being foisted on kindergartners could well become a test case for schools around the country.

Parents in the Alameda Unified School District were refused the right to excuse their kids from classes that would teach all kids in the district's elementary schools about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender alternative families.

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Health Bill Will Hike Medicare Coverage 20% Says CBO

Septermber 8


If the health-care reform bill under consideration in the House of Representatives becomes law, seniors will pay Medicare prescription drug program premiums that are 20-percent higher than they would be under current law, says the Congressional Budget Office.
 
The increase in premiums will start with an average 5-percent hike in 2011 and reach 20 percent by 2019.

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Bible Studies Law Confuses Texas Teachers

September 8


PLANO, Texas, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A 2007 Texas law requiring high schools to teach Bible literacy has provided no guidelines for teachers, school officials said Sunday.

The law provides for "religious neutrality" in that it requires teacher training, state government-approved curriculum standards and materials. Training, however, is not clearly described and no funds have been allocated for Bible literacy training or implementation, The Dallas Morning News reported Sunday.

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GOP Congressman Mike Pence Calls For Background Checks of All 'CZARS'
September 8

"The president should suspend any future appointment of so called czars while the administration and the Congress carefully examines the background and qualifications of the more than 30 individuals who've been appointed to these czar positions."

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Court Says Teacher Violated Student's Rights When He Berated Him For His 'Religious' Beliefs

September 8


A California teacher has been told that he violated the Establishment Clause when he berated a student's religious beliefs.

Capistrano Unified School District history teacher James Corbett was sued by student Chad Farnan for calling his belief in Creationism "superstitious nonsense" and continually berating his religion in the classroom. Farnan even brought a tape recorder to class in order to document the tirades.
 
Now a California federal district court has ruled that Corbett's statements violated the Establishment Clause. Robert Tyler is with Advocates for Faith and Freedom, which represented Farnan.

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Indiana Planned Parenthood Closes Five Centers After Hiding Abortion-Sex Abuse

September 8


Planned Parenthood of Indiana says it will close five of its 34 centers across the state due to changes in the way the federal government allocates family planning funds. The decision to close the centers comes after an expose' found two of them hiding instances of possible statutory rape.

The centers are closing despite the record amount of money the abortion business received from the federal government in the last fiscal year.

The total government grants and contracts received by PPFA affiliates from government sources including state, local and federal governments, increased from $337 million to $350 million.

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ACLU Defending Man Who Killed Pregnant Girlfriend And Her Unborn Child

September 8


The ACLU of New Mexico is defending a state resident charged with killing his pregnant girlfriend and her unborn child. Marino Leyba, Jr., stands accused of killing 17-year-old Sarah Lovato, her father and Lovato's nine-month-old unborn child.

Leyba reportedly shot Lovato twice in the back and once in the stomach and prosecutors say he purposefully targeted the unborn baby, whom the couple planned to name Isaac.

After killing her partner and her unborn baby, Leyba, a security guard who was off duty at the time, turned his gun on Bennie Lovato, Sr., 50, and shot him three times.

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