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September, 2018


Panel OKs Kavanaugh, but delay urged for floor vote

by Tom Strode Date: September 28, 2018 – Friday WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee forwarded the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh along deeply divided party lines Friday afternoon (Sept. 28) but with the understanding a floor vote on his confirmation would be delayed for a FBI investigation into a sexual assault charge against the nominee. The Judiciary Committee voted 11-10 in support of Kavanaugh, reflecting the makeup of the GOP-controlled panel, a day after a divisive hearing on an accusation against the nominee from his teenage years. ShortlyRead More

First commentary from columnist Hesham Shehab

Opinion: We Need Islamic Leaders Who Call for Assimilation

Last month, Muslim communities in the West had safely celebrated the main holiday in the Islamic calendar, Eid al-adha, just before the 17th anniversary of 911, away from the fratricidal wars in the Middle East between Sunnis and Shia Muslims in Syria and Yemen. Muslims have immensely contributed to the wealth and the cultural diversity of this nation. However, as a member of the Arab American community, I have noticed, during the Islamic holiday, a rise in fundraising activities among Islamic groups that subscribe to Islamists agendas. Some of themRead More

Stockholm Center for Freedom

Turkey’s top judge claims ‘only courts can release Brunson’ – Stockholm Center for Freedom

Turkey’s top appeals court judge has said American pastor Andrew Brunson can only be released by Turkey’s “independent and impartial courts.” Speaking at an official ceremony to launch the new judicial year at the Presidential Congress and Cultural Center in Ankara on Monday, Supreme Court of Appeals President İsmail Rüştü Cirit referred to the Brunson […] Source: Turkey’s top judge claims ‘only courts can release Brunson’ – Stockholm Center for Freedom

The PG-13 film is a follow-up to the 2014 movie Unbroken...

Will Graham hopes ‘Unbroken’ sequel changes lives

by Michael Foust Date: August 24, 2018 – Friday NASHVILLE (BP) — Will Graham can do a great impersonation of his late grandfather Billy Graham. But for his role in the upcoming film “Unbroken: Path to Redemption,” he was given strict orders: Don’t do an impression. “The director said: Don’t imitate your grandfather,” Graham told Baptist Press. “… My grandfather back then preached extremely fast. But the director said, ‘Don’t preach fast. Preach slow and be yourself.’” The movie, scheduled to hit theaters Sept. 14, follows the story of OlympianRead More

The Judiciary Committee's top Democrat, Dianne Feinstein of California, expressed concern about Kavanaugh's seeming willingness to restrict abortion rights

Kavanaugh hearings open, abortion draws spotlight

by David Roach Date: September 04, 2018 – Tuesday WASHINGTON (BP) — Abortion drew the spotlight today (Sept. 4) as the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearings opened for judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. The Judiciary Committee’s top Democrat, Dianne Feinstein of California, expressed concern about Kavanaugh’s seeming willingness to restrict abortion rights, and more than 30 protestors were arrested in the hearing room, including some who touted abortion rights. Meanwhile, some evangelical commentators affirmed Kavanaugh’s judicial philosophy andRead More