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Polygamy ban allowed to restrict religion

CANADA The Supreme Court of British Columbia upheld the majority of Canada's ban on polygamy. The court acknowledged that the law infringes on religious freedom, but ruled the harm polygamy causes to women, children, and society justifies the infringement. The case came after repeated but ultimately unsuccessful efforts to prosecute members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Stem-cell news encourages pro-lifers

The first U.S. government–approved tests of embryonic stem-cell therapy for humans ended suddenly in November. Geron Corporation announced it would switch its research focus to cancer therapies that promise a better return on investment. Meanwhile, the Vatican endorsed research using adult stem cells, hosting a conference in November with U.S. biotech company NeoStem to discuss the results. The Holy See has invested $1 million with the company.

Relying on God's protection ruled constitutional

A Kentucky state appeals court ruled that a state law declaring dependence on God for protection is constitutional. The mandate requires Kentucky's Office of Homeland Security to publicize God's protective powers in its agency training and educational materials. It was struck down in 2009 by a circuit judge after a group of atheists argued that the mandate endorses a religion. The appeals court overturned that decision, saying the use of "Almighty God" refers to religion in a general way.

InterVarsity Press acquires Biblica Books

InterVarsity Press (IVP) has purchased Biblica Books, the publishing branch of Biblica Worldwide. The decision came after Biblica, formerly IBS-STL, decided to focus solely on Bible translation, publishing, and distribution. IVP ...

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