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Reader not happy with current legislature

...the bill died in committee ... for now. The attempt to change the Alaska Constitution to use public funds for private or religious schools didn't go to the Senate floor for a vote, and rightly so. Public funds are for public education; end of story...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-07-07/reader-not-happy-with-cur
Letters
God's Not Dead

Now Playing Synopsis: A devoutly religious college freshman must debate the existence of God with his skeptical philosophy professor in order to earn a passing grade in this faith-based comedy-drama featuring Kevin Sorbo and David A.R. White. Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper) is a Christian who never thought his faith would get in the way of his higher education. As a result, he is deeply shaken when, on the first day of his Philosophy class, Professor Radisson (Sorbo) begins the semester by demanding that each of his students deny the existence of God in order to earn a passing grade. Although Josh tries his best to graciously refuse, Professor Radisson informs him that in order to continue in the class, the disagreeable student must make an air-tight argument for the defense. Not only that, but the semester will culminate in a debate between teacher and student on the subject. Should the class still remain unconvinced of God's existence, Josh will fail, sending his entire academic future up in flames. Duck Dynasty's Willie and Korie Robertson have cameos. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Shane Harper, Kevin Sorbo, David A.R. White, Dean Cain, Willie Robertson Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Bob Franken: A new Independence Day needed

...lesser people who work for them. The largest assault comes in the Hobby Lobby case, with the 5-4 ruling that the owners' religious preferences trump the health of the women who work for them, allowing the company to refuse because of their faith to pay...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-07-04/bob-franken-a-new-independence-da
Opinion
Begich, Young split over Hobby Lobby decision

...decision that found that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives...contraception they object to violates the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act.Republican...Young praised the decision as a win for religious freedom.A spokesman for the third member...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-30/begich-young-split-over-hobby-lobby-
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Rich Lowry: The war on women comes to the Supreme Court

...blatant misogyny.The court held that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act forbids the administration...contraceptives that its owners object to on religious grounds (specifically, four drugs that...of the corporation) that oppose it on religious grounds.The Religious Freedom Restoration...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-07-02/rich-lowry-the-war-on-women-comes
Opinion
Cross has deep meaning for veteran

...it simply means to me that someone has died, and it has no religious connotation. To those who are offended by the cross, I perceive...despise the cross and are offended by it? If you see the religious implications in all images of the cross, I'm sorry for...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-06-25/cross-has-deep-meaning-fo
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Kenai stands with veterans in support of memorial

...showed the mayor and city manager."Frankly everybody that's seen it sees it as I do," he said. "The cross is not a religious symbol. It is a delineation of a grave marker for a fallen soldier. I was shocked when this became an issue and it still...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-19/kenai-stands-with-veterans-in-suppor
News

...nation's top Shiite cleric, joining security forces to fight the militants who now imperil a city with a much-revered religious shrine.Two separate explosions killed five people and wounded 21 in the Iraqi capital, while in an incident harkening back...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2014-06-21

...Mohammed Hegazi, a spokesman for Hifter's forces, described Abu Khattala as a "spiritual leader" of the extremist religious groups and militias in Benghazi. He accused him of orchestrating the looting of banks in the central city of Sirte, without...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/maggie-michael/2014-06-21
Kenai Public Health Center on alert for measles

...consistently have geographic areas that are under-immunized often for religious reasons," Barrows said. "Here, on the Peninsula, we've got folks that ... claim religious exemption. Where you have more of that religion obviously you're...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-10/kenai-public-health-center-on-alert-
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