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Posts for October 2011

The 9/11 Cross – Offensive or Inspiring?

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Ten years ago on September 11, the most devastating act of terrorism on American soil took place when two planes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City.  When the rubble fell to the ground, two steel beams remained, and they formed the shape of a cross.

Some would call this a reminder from God – that he endures through tragedy, and that he is with us through all circumstances.  However, one group – The American Atheists – have filed a lawsuit saying that the “the 9/11 Cross” should not be included in a Memorial being constructed on the site of the incident.   Read More

Controversial Appointment to the California Supreme Court

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On Thursday, September 1, Goodwin Lui was confirmed to the California Supreme Court.

 In February 2010, President Obama had nominated Lui for a place on the federal U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; however, many Republicans in the U.S. Senate opposed his nomination and provided arguments against his appointment. The greatest opposition to Lui’s appointment referred to many of his controversial speeches and writings, which showed an extremely liberal and biased point-of-view.  The concern was that he lacked judicial experience and would not exercise the necessary non-bias in a role on the bench.
Lui is a U.C. Berkley law professor and supports same-sex “marriage.” In one of Lui’s most controversial and igniting speeches, he spoke about the nomination of conservative Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court: Read More