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Saudi activist receives 7-year sentence, 600 lashes for insulting Islam
Ed Payne and Mohammed Jamjoom, CNN

A Saudi court has sentenced a activist to seven years in prison and 600 lashes for violating the nation’s anti-cybercrime law, Human Rights Watch reported Wednesday.

An Environmental Conservatism?
Peter Blair, Public Discourse

Roger Scruton argues that conservatism is a better home for good environmental policy than liberalism.

Yes, Threats to Religious Liberty Happen Here
Ryan T. Anderson, National Review

Advocates of same-sex marriage are classifying Biblical teachings as “hate speech.”

Conservative Catholics and the New Pope
Ross Douthat, New York Times

Why it might actually be good for conservative Catholics in America to have a pope who makes them a little more uncomfortable, and (what’s left of) the American church’s liberal wing a little more enthusiastic, than either John Paul II or Benedict did.

Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).

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