PowerLinks 07.09.15
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PowerLinks 07.09.15

15 AGs send religious liberty letter to Congress
Associated Press

As same-sex couples begin to marry in South Dakota, Attorney General Marty Jackley wants to make sure the religious liberties of citizens who object to gay marriages are protected, the state’s top law enforcement official said.

States Weigh Gay Marriage, Rights and Cake
Jack Healy, New York Times

States are wrestling with whether they can or should grant legal protections to business owners, religious groups or others who object to same-sex weddings.

The Schooling in America Survey: What do Americans think of school choice?
Natalie Runkle, AEI Ideas

Most respondents (60%) felt negatively about the current direction of K-12 education, and school choice reforms garnered majority support. Respondents viewed education savings accounts (ESAs) most favorably (62% approval), followed by school vouchers (61%) and tax-credit scholarships (60%). Charter schools experienced a dip in popularity compared to previous years, receiving only 53% approval.

Syria conflict: Belgium rescues 200 Aleppo Christians

Some 240 people, mainly Christians, have been brought out of Syria’s second city of Aleppo and taken to Belgium, the government in Brussels says.

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).