No commentary today, just oodles of article links. The full version of Weblog will return Monday.
- Harper, Day battle on religion | 'Quite hypocritical': Vitriol spews over place of evangelicals (National Post)
- Day slips into Bible college for rally | Stop absent from his itinerary (National Post)
- Pro-life lobby repeals call for Canadian Alliance membership donations | Jim Hughes, national president of the Campaign Life Coalition, said his group had no idea the party's rules governing memberships had changed. (Canadian Press)
- Day accused of courting evangelicals | Harper camp concerned: Recruitment of former pastor raises suspicions (National Post)
- Day accuses Harper, Hill of building firewalls against religious minorities | Day supporters say opponents are just up to same old tricks (Canadian Press)
- Abortion issue reappears in fight for Canadian Alliance leadership | Harper said the Canadian Alliance does not have a particular policy on the abortion issue, but Stockwell Day is trying to make it appear that there is one. (Canadian Press)
Church and state:
- Lawmakers, don't stifle religious freedom | New York bill maintains that government shall decide what constitutes religion and what does not, what is Catholic and what is not (William Murphy, Newsday)
- Religious signs lose to deed restrictions | Homeowners ordered to pay fees (Houston Chronicle)
- How new faith-based bill would affect local churches | Senate bill allows charitable deductions for religious groups but no direct federal aid. (The Christian Science Monitor)
- New point man for charities | Politics-savvy Towey picked by Bush to lead faith-based initiatives (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
- Bush and funding of faith | The Senate bill is a useful first step toward Congress fine-tuning the constitutional boundary between church and state. (Editorial, The Christian Science Monitor)
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