'Society' Archive

Lone juror spares killer of 7 from death row

May 18th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Society / Comments Off on Lone juror spares killer of 7 from death row

CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- Twelve jurors who convicted a man of killing seven people at a suburban restaurant 14 years ago narrowly recommended he spend the rest of his life ...

'We are Palestinian, we are women, we are gay'

May 16th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on 'We are Palestinian, we are women, we are gay'

Battling against a deeply patriarchal society, Arab Israeli and Palestinian lesbians are uniting to break the taboo of homosexuality and politicise the right to be female and gay. ...

Rev. Jerry Falwell Dies

May 15th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on Rev. Jerry Falwell Dies

Falwell, a television evangelist who founded the Moral Majority, became the face of the religious right in the 1980s. He later founded the conservative Liberty University and serves as its ...

Families protest against other families

May 12th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on Families protest against other families

May 12,2007 | ROME -- Hundreds of thousands of people, including families with their children, packed a Rome piazza on Saturday to protest legislation that would give legal rights to ...

Pope: God will punish drug dealers

May 12th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on Pope: God will punish drug dealers

GUARATINGUETA, Brazil -- Pope Benedict XVI warned drug traffickers Saturday that they would face divine justice for the scourge of illegal narcotics across Latin America, telling them that, "God will ...

Crackdown begins on sex businesses

May 11th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on Crackdown begins on sex businesses

The city has ordered more than 100 adult cabarets, bookstores and other so-called sexually oriented businesses to close down their operations or face criminal and civil penalties, according to warning ...

Euthanasia group importing illegal drug, members say

May 8th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on Euthanasia group importing illegal drug, members say

An investigation by ABC TV's Four Corners program suggests a growing number of elderly Australians are prepared to flout the law to commit suicide. The euthanasia group ...

The Case for Mandatory Organ Donation

May 8th, 2007 / Newswire, Science, Society / Comments Off on The Case for Mandatory Organ Donation

Now some leading ethicists and doctors are re-examining the principle of informed consent in government organ-donor programs, arguing that harvesting from cadavers should be a routine procedure just like autopsies ...

Religious group campaigns against religious bigotry

May 4th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on Religious group campaigns against religious bigotry

"As a nation, we have exhibited such courage in the past by rejecting the use of religion to sanction slavery and the subjugation of women," Gold said, adding that people ...

Investigator Finds Reasonable Grounds For Claim Of Atheism Firing

May 4th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on Investigator Finds Reasonable Grounds For Claim Of Atheism Firing

Cacy Cantwell says Austin "Jack" DeCoster told him before he was fired that they would have to "part ways" because the manager didn't believe in God. With the backing of ...

Bad public behavior gives atheists a bad name

April 27th, 2007 / Newswire, Society / Comments Off on Bad public behavior gives atheists a bad name

Everyone in line was looking at each other and becoming increasingly uncomfortable. The agent finally told him that the fog was “an act of God.” He then turned to all ...

Sportswriter Mike Penner comes out as transsexual

April 26th, 2007 / Newswire, Psychology, Society / Comments Off on Sportswriter Mike Penner comes out as transsexual

During my 23 years with The Times' sports department, I have held a wide variety of roles and titles. Tennis writer. Angels beat reporter. Olympics writer. Essayist. Sports media critic. ...

India court orders Gere's arrest for "obscene" kiss

April 26th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on India court orders Gere's arrest for "obscene" kiss

JAIPUR, India (Reuters) - An Indian court ordered the arrest of Hollywood star Richard Gere on Thursday for kissing Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty at an AIDS campaign event this month ...

Prisoners riot to protest move away from families

April 24th, 2007 / Newswire, Society / Comments Off on Prisoners riot to protest move away from families

Inmates at the New Castle Correctional Facility took over part of the prison this afternoon, injuring two employees and setting fire to mattresses before order was restored within about two ...

Gay marriage evil, abortion terrorism: Vatican

April 24th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on Gay marriage evil, abortion terrorism: Vatican

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican's second-highest ranking doctrinal official on Monday forcefully branded homosexual marriage an evil and denounced abortion and euthanasia as forms of "terrorism with a human ...

Transgender Student Runs for Prom King

April 21st, 2007 / Newswire, Society / Comments Off on Transgender Student Runs for Prom King

Gay youth advocates called it a landmark victory for campus gender expression and said they believe it's the first time in the U.S. that an openly transgender student has run ...

Indian protesters burn effigies of Richard Gere after public kiss

April 16th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on Indian protesters burn effigies of Richard Gere after public kiss

NEW DELHI (AP) - Angry crowds in several Indian cities are burning effigies of Richard Gere. It's happening after Gere swept a popular Bollywood actress into his ...

Sex and Nudity Aren't Good Reasons to Fire Someone

April 13th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on Sex and Nudity Aren't Good Reasons to Fire Someone

I am so sick of the priggishness. Tired of people making assumptions about a person based on their perceptions of the other's sexuality -- especially when they base those assumptions ...