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Conservatives Get 'Slap in the Face'

Groups were busy responding to fights over marriage, the Supreme Court, and a mosque near Ground Zero.

Political Advocacy Tracker is a roundup of what Christian activist organizations have been talking about the past week.

Political activists faced major decisions this week as same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court, and a mosque dominated the news cycle. A federal judge ruled that California's marriage amendment violates the 14th Amendment of the Constitution. Elena Kagan was confirmed as the newest Supreme Court justice. And attempts to block a mosque near the World Trade Center site were unanimously rebuffed.

Proposition 8: 'Armageddon may be close at hand'

When Judge Vaughn Walker ruled that California's ballot-approved marriage amendment violated the U.S. Constitution, the reaction from political activists was immediate.

Chuck Colson told BreakPoint listeners, "I have warned you for months that our religious freedoms are imperiled. Well, Armageddon may be close at hand if a new court decision holds up."

Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), ...

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