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Mar 15 2005
News Summary for March 15. 2005 (6 links)

Judge Rules Religious Beliefs Not Sign of Insanity

(Milford-AP, Mar. 15, 2005 7:35 AM) _ A judge has ruled that a robbery suspect's religious beliefs don't mean he needs to be tested for mental competency. ... Judge Patrick Carroll issued his ruling even though Barnes reportedly believes that God will be standing beside him in the courtroom when he faces trial, and will arrange for his acquittal.

N.C. Religious Leaders Oppose Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment

Some 100 clergy and people of faith lobbied state legislators Tuesday to oppose a bill that would amend the state constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman.

Opinion: Time To Take Saudi Arabia Seriously

ON TUESDAY, March 15, the U.S. State Department faces a deadline: as previously mandated by State itself, the bureaucrats must show that they have taken action in accord with last year's designation of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a "country of particular concern" because of its flagrant violations of religious freedom.

Brian "Head" Welch Aims to Save Rapper 50 Cent

Since he left Korn last month to focus on Christianity, Brian "Head" Welch has delivered a sermon from the pulpit, traveled to Israel and been baptized in the Jordan River. Now he's turning his attention to saving souls -- and he's decided to start with 50 Cent.

North Korea Retains No. 1 Spot for Persecuting Christians

A report from the Christian organization Open Doors USA examines North Korea's abysmal religious freedom record, and lists several other nations in which they have determined that Christians are being persecuted.

Christians, Interfaith Alliance Rally Against Bush Budget

Members of the National Council of Churches and the Interfaith Alliance in the US have staged a rally on Capitol Hill against President Bush's proposed budget.

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