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Jul
2007
July 13, 2007
kurt.luidhardt
Veritas Rex found this great opinion from Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council:"Faith-based" liberals claim conservatives don't do enough to fight poverty. Actually, evidence shows that preserving strong marriages and families is one of the most effective anti-poverty programs. However, if those who claim to speak for the poor really want to find "common ground" with us, a good place to start might be with opposing state-sponsored gambling. Gambling addiction is a serious social problem that ruins lives and destroys...
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13
Jul
2007
July 13, 2007
Curt.Smith
        We hear there's disappointment among some Indiana House GOP caucus members that (as a group) they did not push to eliminate all residential property tax in its official response to the growing property tax revolt in Indiana.  Obviously, such a change would require increases in income and/or sales taxes to accomplish such a dramatic revenue shift.  But one source indicates members thought they had that agreement (which would have led to a unified, bold public position), but then something funny...
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12
Jul
2007
July 12, 2007
kurt.luidhardt
365gay.com is reporting that the Democrat Presidential candidates, including Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards, and Chris Dodd, will get together to debate gay issues.  This debate, to be held in August, will be a televised forum.  This, apparently, is part of the recently hyped effort of the Democrats to court the religious voter. Personally, I am not surprised the Democrat candidates will be participating in this forum.  We already know how they intend to govern when it comes to issues like traditional marriage, so-...
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12
Jul
2007
July 12, 2007
kurt.luidhardt
I am disappointed in the Star's most recent criticism of Tony Dungy's public faith, this time in an article by Bob Kravitz. Today's lesson from the Star:  If your public opinions are not impacted by faith- great (speak loudly and clearly into the mic) If they are impacted by your faith- shut up (cause that's not appropriate for public discourse) From Kravitz:How about the post-Super Bowl decision to speak to the Indiana Family Institute and his support of the proposed gay-marriage ban? How does his faith square with legislation that...
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