Joseph Perkins

Christian Post Contributor

Budget Crunch Has Focus on the Family Affiliate Seeking Donations

CitizenLink, a family advocacy organization affiliated with Focus on the Family, is mounting a 30-day fundraising campaign to close a $2.3 million budget gap. If the campaign falls short, CitizenLink Executive Director Tom Minnery warns, in an appeal greeting visitors to the organization’s web page, “our ability to act on your behalf will be severely, and perhaps irreparably hurt.”

Maya Angelou Latest to Criticize New MLK Memorial

A personal friend of the late Martin Luther King Jr. is the latest critic of the new national memorial in his honor. Poet Maya Angelou complained recently that an inscription etched on a 30-foot-tall granite statue of the civil rights leader makes him “look like an arrogant twit.”

Nation's Second Statewide Voucher Program Debuts in Indiana

The new school year has begun in Indiana with more than 3,200 low- and middle-income families taking advantage of a new state-funded voucher program that allows them to remove their children from failing public schools and enroll them in better-performing private or church-related schools.

Landlocked Vermont Dealt a Deadly Blow by Hurricane Irene

The worst flooding Vermont has suffered in 83 years has claimed the lives of three residents of the Green Mountain state. The victims include a woman swept away by the raging Deerfield river in Wilmington, a man who drowned in Mendon when flood waters took him away, and another man found dead in Lake Rescue in Ludlow.

Warren Buffet Throws Bank of America a Lifeline

Warren Buffet may have netted $1.4 billion today on his $5 billion investment in troubled Bank of America. Meanwhile the Charlotte, N.C.- based institution saw its stock price surge 9.44 percent, to $7.65 a share, after falling earlier this week to less than half its value at the beginning of the year.

Calif. Closer to Bringing Circumcision Under State Law

To circumcise or not to circumcise? That is a question best left to parents of newborn male babies, a California State Senate committee agreed yesterday, as lawmakers unanimously approved a bill that would prevent city and county governments from enacting bans on circumcisions.

2 More School Districts Halt Football Game Prayers

The start of the high school football season in much of the southern United States saw the Freedom From Religion Foundation score two separate victories. On Monday, the DeSoto County School District in Hernando, Miss., said that it would enforce a policy prohibiting use of the public address system to broadcast prayers before football games. That followed a similar pronouncement by the Bell County School District in Pineville, Ky.