ACL compiles a daily media monitoring service of stories of interest to the Christian constituency relating to children, family, drugs and alcohol, marriage, human rights, religious freedom etc. Visit the ACL’s website each day to see what’s of interest in the news. Please note that selection of the articles does not represent ACL endorsement of the content.
Alabama Supreme Court in landmark ruling: 'each person has a God-given right to life'
Ben Johnson - LifeSiteNews
In a landmark legal case that established the right of a mother to sue if her unborn child wrongfully dies before viability, today the Alabama State Supreme Court unanimously ruled that “each person has a God-given right to life.”
An epic fight to preserve the spirit of a community
On Tuesday night, after a packed and emotion-charged meeting, the local Mount Alexander Shire authorised an appeal to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal against a decision that would more than treble the number of poker machines in the town, about 120 kilometres north-west of Melbourne.
Bruce Guthrie - Sydney Morning Herald
Greens hedge their bets on poker machine legislation
Richard Willingham - Canberra Times
The Greens are refusing to guarantee support of the federal government's poker machine reform legislation because the plan to trial mandatory precommitment and introduce technology on all new machines is holding back meaningful changes.
Indigenous suicide rate tackled
Russell Skelton - Sydney Morning Herald
Indigenous children not to be part of ABS survey
Lisa Martin - Canberra Times
New Jersey governor vetoes gay marriage bill
The governor of the US state of New Jersey has vetoed a bill allowing same-sex marriage just a day after it was passed by the state Assembly. Chris Christie - a rising star in the Republican party - renewed his call for a referendum to decide the issue http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17081970
Maryland House approves same-sex marriage
Tom McParland - Capital News Service
Election needed to move beyond Gillard-Rudd war, says Opposition leader
Bligh to call Qld state election
When it's ethical to disclose your religious beliefs
Jennifer Wilson - Online Opinion
What I learned about being a Christian is that a follower is expected to live his or her faith. It isn't some abstract concept that is trotted out on Sundays. It's supposed to imbue every aspect of life, every action the believer takes is to be taken in God's light, and when a Christian encounters difficulties of any kind, a Christian prays to God for guidance and sustenance. No matter what one's profession, one is expected to perform it as a Christian, according to Christian values. http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=13262