[The Church] of course does not regard [condoms] as a real or moral solution [to the AIDS epidemic], but, in this or that case, there can be nonetheless, in the intention of reducing the risk of infection, a first step in a movement toward a different way, a more human way, of living sexuality.Mollie Hemingway points out that the media has interpreted the statements to mean that the Pope has endorsed the use of condoms on a more widespread basis. That's not the case.
...you may want to read the actual remarks from Benedict, helpfully published by BBC. It’s not long and has plenty of discussion about how the media perverts news. And you might also note that you won’t find the words “permissible,” “justified” or “acceptable” in those remarks. You’ll note that there is literally nothing in there about procreative sex or birth control.
The publishing world is LEAKING out-of-context excerpts of my book w/out my permission? Isn't that illegal?From Gawker:
[Sarah: If you're reading this—and if you are, welcome!—you may want to take a moment to familiarize yourself with the law. Try starting here or here. Or skip the totally boring reading and call one of your lawyers. They'll walk you through it.]U.S. District Judge Thomas P. Griesa in New York "temporarily retrained and enjoined" Gawker from continuing to "distribute, publish or otherwise transmit pages." At this point, there are no excerpts on Gawker's site.... but Palin just published an excerpt on her Facebook page.
Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust has said that the school will resume a long-banned Reserve Officer Training Corps program when federal law allows gays to serve openly in the military.
Faust has spoken before about bringing ROTC back pending repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” She emphasized her position Wednesday in introducing Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who spoke at the Ivy League school.
Faust said Harvard is prepared to “fully and formally” recognize ROTC when all students have “the privilege and honor of military service” without having to lie. Her comments, first reported by the Harvard Crimson, come as talk of a repeal heats up in Washington.
Harvard has not allowed ROTC on campus since 1969.
I recognize that I have a responsibility to honor the guidelines and conditions of my employment, and I regret that I failed to do so in this matter... I apologize to MSNBC and to anyone who has been negatively affected by my actions.MSNBC president Phil Griffin had demanded the two-day suspension, and Politico reports that Scarborough readily agreed.
At my 16 week OB check they did another ultrasound and baby’s development is still on target. Lots of fetal movement and the hematoma was smaller once again. Baby “Wiggles” heartbeat was at 164 bpm and I got to hear it on the dop tone as well. The nurse even informed me how the staticky crunch noises that I hear are the baby’s movements.The tag line for the website is even worse: You can vote and choose whether we abort or keep our unborn child. For the first time, your vote on the topic of abortion can make a difference.
We made a pledge to America to permanently stop all of the tax hikes. That's what we'll fight for.Sen. Mitch McConnell agrees, partnering up with Sen. Jim DeMint to insist that it really is all-or-nothing. Democrats are now in a frenzy. They can't let the tax cuts expire without doing anything, but they also can't stomach the idea that tax cuts will be given to the rich under their watch. They also know if they simply sit back and let the cuts expire for everyone, they'll be doing precisely what got them voted out of office three weeks ago.
Obama’s repeated insistence that he would drive the hardest possible bargain – while signaling his openness to a compromise that includes a temporary extension for high-income taxpayers — has angered some in his party who claim he’s weakening Democrats’ efforts to force concessions from Republicans.
“Give us the playbook – or even an inkling of what you want to do and how you want to do it,” said one congressional Democrat involved in crafting the tax-cut strategy.
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