Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are back on the campaign trail today after last night's third and final debate that focused on foreign affairs. A CNN poll found that Obama won 48 percent to 40 over Romney. Gallup also put Obama ahead — by an even higher margin -- 51 to 38. Both men are now teaming up with their running mates as the campaign heads into the final two weeks.
The Court of Queen's Bench has overturned the Alberta Human Rights Commission's "hate speech" conviction of Rev. Stephen Boissoin, ending his 12 year battle. Back in 2002, the youth pastor wrote a letter to the editor of the Red Deer Advocate . It was critical of what he referred to as the"gay agenda". Five years later he was sentenced by a one-person Alberta Human rights commission panel to a lifetime sentence that barred him from ever saying anything negative about gays again, in public and in private. He also had to write a letter of apology and pay 5000 dollars . Now Boisson's right for free speech has been vindicated. Justice E.C. Wilson ruled that opposing homosexual propaganda in elementary schools is not a "hate crime".
The Diocese of South Carolina is breaking away over theological differences from the US Episcopal Church. Last October, the Church accused the leader of the diocese-- Bishop Mark Lawrence --of seeking to leave the denomination because of differences over the issue of homosexuality. Lawrence had criticised the Episcopal Church's pro-gay positions. By late November, Lawrence was brought before the Disciplinary Board for Bishops but then cleared of two out of three charges. A spokesperson with the Diocese of South Carolina, told The Christian Post that the decision to defect was based on The Episcopal Church's actions against Bishop Lawrence.
Former U.N. Secretary General, Kofi Annan who has devoted his efforts to promoting a peace plan in Syria said he had to concede that it had become a quote: "mission impossible". After two months of stepping down, Annan said….he cries every day for the people of Syria.
Uruguay is set to become the second nation in South America to legalize abortion after the country's senate passed the controversial bill by one vote: 50-49. The new legislation comes with a time limit: abortions will only be permitted within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, except in cases of rape or incest, where the limit is 14 weeks. The law would also decriminalize late-term abortions should the mother's life be at risk, or if the fetus is determined to be too deformed to survive after birth.
The San Francisco giants go on to the World Series after a 9-0 over the St. Louis Cardinals