Does Colorado's no-protest, no-counseling bubble zone around clinics limit free speech? The Court could go either way, says the New York Times.
As the Federal Communications Commission faces controversy over a recent ruling critics say limits the rights of religious broadcasters, it is moving to allow educational, religious and community groups to operate low-power FM radio stations (which are relatively inexpensive). The National Association of Broadcasters is furious, but religious groups are thrilled.
"I have felt the force of the cardinal's strong advocacy on the subject of abortion, but I also know about his equally vigorous efforts on behalf of the rest of the Catholic agenda," the former governor of New York writes in yesterday's New York Times. "Over the last decade and a half, his New York Archdiocese has educated, housed, cared for, comforted and counseled hundreds of thousands of Catholics and non-Catholics. None of the great American philanthropies have done more for the most vulnerable among us. And in some cases the archdiocese has led the way for the rest of the private charities."
The British radio station that launched Cliff Richard's "Millennium Prayer" into stardom launched what it calls the first online confessional today. Well, it might be one of the first real ones—fake and joke ones have abounded on the Web for years.
Three members of the Society of Friends refused to pay a portion of their federal tax—a percentage equal to that which would go ...1