Thursday, June 2, 2011

Freedoms Lost - #2953 - Radical Pakistani Clerics Call Bible Blasphemous, May Seek to Have it Banned - The Blaze (2) Obama Administration Rejects Indiana's Ban on Planned Parenthood - The Blaze (3) Planned Parenthood of Indiana Rakes in Donations After Losing Taxpayer Funding - Citizen Link

Anti-Christian sentiment continues to grow in Pakistan, as a group of radical Islamic clerics is asking the nation’s Supreme Court to declare certain portions and passages of the Bible “blasphemous.” Why, you ask? Because these leaders view some biblical characters as “flawed.” If the court doesn’t comply, the clerics plan to petition to have the Bible formally banned in Pakistan. CNS News has more: Citing Florida pastor Terry Jones’ Qur’an-burning act, the leader of the initiative, Abdul Rauf Farooqi, said the campaigners would like to pay back such “blasphemers” by doing the same to the Bible, but would not follow in their footsteps.  Instead, he and the other clerics in the campaign want Pakistan’s top court to rule that certain passages in the Bible are blasphemous, since they undermine prophets’ sanctity by portraying them as flawed or immoral. Read more.......

Obama Administration Rejects Indiana's Ban on Planned Parenthood - The Blaze - The Health and Human Services Department rejected changes in Indiana’s Medicaid plan Wednesday, saying it illegally bans funding for Planned Parenthood, and sought to make clear that a similar fate awaits other states that pass legislation barring any qualified health care provider. State officials signaled they would not accept HHS’ decision. In a letter sent to Indiana’s Medicaid director, Medicaid Administrator Donald M. Berwick said Indiana’s plan will improperly bar beneficiaries from receiving services. Federal law requires Medicaid beneficiaries to be able to obtain services from any qualified provider.  Read more......

Planned Parenthood of Indiana Rakes in Donations After Losing Taxpayer Funding - Citizen Link - When Planned Parenthood of Indiana lost government funding three weeks ago, the abortion business said it could be forced to close 13 of its 28 clinics.  In the last month, however, it has raked in more than $100,000 in donations, according to an Associated Press report.  “The more private money that Planned Parenthood receives, the more it proves that it doesn’t need public funds,” Mike Fichter, president of Indiana Right to Life, told the AP. “Instead of complaining about not receiving government money, they have to go out and raise the money like other organizations.”  Read more........

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