Day: June 30, 2010

Haitian social fabric fraying

Most people are ignoring the Haitian situation, as they have mistakenly concluded it has stabilized. It has not. You still have a milion and a half people, in a basically untenable situation, more or less homeless, with the heart of the country destroyed and not much ongoing reconstruction or reform.

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Thurgood Marshall unlikely to be confirmed

Ms. Kagan appears to enthusiastically embrace Justice Marshall’s judicial philosophy, calling it ‘a thing of glory.’ In 2003, Ms. Kagan wrote a tribute to Justice Marshall in which she said that, in his view, ‘It was the role of the courts, in interpreting the Constitution, to protect the people who went unprotected by every other organ of government – to safeguard the interests of people who had no other champion.’ – Sen. Jon Kyl (Ariz.)

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Kearon “delighted” as Mexico adopts Anglican Covenant

Mexico has become the first Communion Province to adopt the Anglican Communion Covenant following its VI General Synod in Mexico City on 11 and 12 June. Secretary General Kenneth Kearon said he was delighted at the decision and labelled The Anglican Church of Mexico’s decision as a “significant step” in the life of the Communion.

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SCOTUS: gays and lesbians are a protected class

Justice Ginsburg explained: “Our decisions have declined to distinguish between status and conduct in this context.” This confirms that a majority of the Court now adheres to Justice O’Connor’s view in Lawrence, that “the conduct targeted by [the Texas anti-sodomy] law is conduct that is closely correlated with being homosexual” and “[u]nder such circumstances, [the] law is targeted at more than conduct” and “is instead directed toward gay persons as a class.

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The empty spirit

The most powerful prayer, and almost the strongest of all to obtain everything, and the most honorable of all works, is that which proceeds from an empty spirit. The emptier the spirit, the more is the prayer and the work mighty, worthy, profitable, praiseworthy and perfect. The empty spirit can do everything.

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