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From Koinonia House **IMPORTANT NEWS HEADLINES** Masters Student Expelled For Christian Viewpoint - May 26, 2009 Eastern Michigan University (EMU) African-American grad student Julea Ward was kicked out of the school's counseling program after she requested a homosexual man be counseled by another person. According to Gary Glenn of the American Family Association of Michigan, Julea Ward made the request because, as a Christian, her Continue Reading

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From Koinonia House **IMPORTANT NEWS HEADLINES** Forty Percent of Israeli Arabs Deny Holocaust - May 17, 2009 Two out of every five Arab citizens of Israel say that the Shoah, or Holocaust, never happened. This figure is up from 28 percent who denied the Holocaust in a similar survey three years ago. Only 41 percent of the Arab citizens of Israel recognize Israel's right to exist as a Jewish and democratic state, down from 65.6 percent Continue Reading

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From Koinonia House **IMPORTANT NEWS HEADLINES** Miss California Keeps Her Crown After Character Assassination - May 12, 2009 Carrie Prejean spoke against gay marriage when questioned at the Miss USA pageant two weeks ago. Since then she has been viciously attacked from all directions, and has even been compared to a Nazi war criminal. Yet, her position represents that of a majority of Californians. "They're really going after her," Continue Reading

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From Koinonia House **IMPORTANT NEWS HEADLINES** Same-Sex Marriages Annulled in Greece - May 05, 2009 A backlash from government and religious leaders in Greece has resulted in the legal annullment of Greece's first two same-sex marriages. Two couples found a loophole in a 26-year-old law that did not mention which gender people had to be in order to obtain a civil marriage. They were married last June by the mayor of Tilos. After an Continue Reading

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From Koinonia House **IMPORTANT NEWS HEADLINES** 'Hate' Back In Congress - April 28, 2009 The House Judiciary Committee has already approved Barney Frank's bill, H.R. 1913, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act. The full House is expected to vote on the bill April 29. The bill would make it a federal crime to willfully cause bodily injury to someone (or to attempt to do so with firearms or explosives) because of his or her Continue Reading

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From Koinonia House **IMPORTANT NEWS HEADLINES** Pro-Taliban Leaders Wants Shari'a Law Across Pakistan - April 21, 2009 Emboldened by the Pakistan government's agreement to allow the imposition of shari'a in the extremist-controlled Swat valley, fundamentalist clerics are pushing to spread the Taliban's interpretation of Islamic law across the country. Weekend remarks by Swat-based pro-Taliban leader Sufi Muhammad suggesting that Continue Reading

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From Koinonia House **IMPORTANT NEWS HEADLINES** Adam, Eve, and The Iowa Supreme Court - April 13, 2009 The Iowa Supreme Court recently declared the ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, and devoted several pages of its decision to attacking the "religious opposition to same-sex marriage" -which was not even on Polk County's list of reasons to support the ban... CNSNews America No Longer The World Protector - April 13, Continue Reading

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From Koinonia House **IMPORTANT NEWS HEADLINES** Life Sentence Upheld For Abortion Doc Killer - April 06, 2009 The life prison sentence given to a militant abortion opponent was appropriate despite his claims that he only meant to injure rather than kill a doctor, a federal appeals court said Monday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan found no merit to challenges raised by James Kopp, including an argument that his Continue Reading

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From Koinonia House **IMPORTANT NEWS HEADLINES** Pakistani Taliban Leader Threatens to Attack US Capital - March 31, 2009 The leader of the Pakistani Taliban threatened Tuesday to carry out a terrorist attack on the U.S. capital, and said his forces were behind an assault on a police academy in eastern Pakistan. A senior U.S. official said, "We've seen a widening of the attacks," out of the tribal areas, and added, "this has had the Continue Reading

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From Koinonia House **IMPORTANT NEWS HEADLINES** Afghan TV Station Manager Arrested For Lack of Censorship - March 25, 2009 Emrose TV's Fahim Khodamani was arrested on Monday for failing to censor or pixilate footage of women showing skin. While tame by Western standards, women in short skirts or low necklines are considered immodest in a country used to women wrapped up from head to toe. Television has flourished in Afghanistan since Continue Reading