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Is Immigration Reform 'A Moral Imperative'?
Evangelical leaders supported Obama's call for comprehensive immigration reform, but that doesn't mean that the debate among political activists is over. Plus, which issues activists want Congress to tackle this summer.
Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! God Save This Honorable Court
Political activists focused on Elena Kagan's confirmation hearings even as the Supreme Court ruled on an important religious liberty case.
Obama Celebrates Gay Pride Month
This week's culture war flashpoints: Father's Day and Home Depot.
When Abortion Funding Doesn't Fund Abortion
Political advocacy groups focused their attention on a report that the federal government gave money to organizations that perform abortion.
WWJD to BP and the EPA?
The oil spill is the top major issue for some political groups, while other groups fought the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases.
Should We Always Back Israel?
The killing of activists on a ship to Gaza reignites debate over support for Israel and its policies.
Groups Battle Over 'Don't Ask Don't Tell'
Some conservative organizations are attempting one last push back in their fight to keep gays and lesbians from openly serving in the military.
Glenn Beck's Gospel
Some evangelicals support Beck's view of salvation and social justice. Others see the Fox News commentator as 'a danger to true evangelical theology.'
Who is Elena Kagan?
Political activist groups don't know much about the Supreme Court nominee, but they still had plenty to say about her.
Dobson and Dobson
"Doctor" returns to the radio as his wife's National Day of Prayer takes center stage.
Immigrants, Gays, & Bankers
Political groups focused their energies this week on immigration, gay rights, Wall Street reform, and the place of Christianity in the public square.
More Prayer than Protests
Conservative groups were less interested in recent tea party protests than a U.S. District Court decision that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional.
Are All Gay Judges Activists?
Conservatives remain pessimistic about Justice Stevens' retirement and other battles for the judiciary. Plus, Bryan Fischer's call to deport Muslims continues.
Many Possible Roads to Peace
Activists discuss the best ways to achieve peace and freedom, including a radical call to deport all Muslims.
The GOP War Chest Malfunction
Groups react to the nightclub spending spree. Plus: some attack pro-life Democrats even as Christian leaders sign "Covenant for Civility."
Health Care Reform Enacted—Now What?
Activists react to the new health care law and reignite a movement for immigration reform. Plus, Glenn Beck tells 2.5 million viewers that Jim Wallis believes in "the devil's way."
Stupak: From Prolife Groups' Hero to Villain 'In a Nanosecond'
Groups say executive order is not enough, and will campaign against the Michigan Democrat they had promised to support.
Glenn Beck, FRC Shift Aim From 'Social Justice' to Jim Wallis
Meanwhile, Land and Mohler dismiss broadcaster's earlier comments as "nonsense."
Glenn Beck: 'Leave Your Church'
Advocacy groups respond to the conservative commentator's call to leave churches that promote social justice. Plus, reactions to health care in the House and gay rights in Virginia.
Beyond Abortion: The New Debate Over the Health Care Bill Debate
From Family Research Council to Sojourners, disappointment over both policy and procedure.

Top Story June 19, 2021

Bringing Birth Fathers Back into Adoption Narratives
Bringing Birth Fathers Back into Adoption Narratives
This Father's Day, more families are recognizing the God-given dignity of adoptees’ biological dads.

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