LANSING, Mich. –– Can doctors and emergency medical technicians legally refuse to give life saving assistance to a gay person, because of their religious beliefs? That question is being debated in the Michigan legislature.
The Republican-led House has approved the Michigan Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which essentially states that people do not have to perform an act that would violate their sincerely held religious beliefs.
“For example, a Christian doctor who does not believe in a gay lifestyle would not have to treat a gay patient,” CBS Detroit legal analyst Charlie Langton said. “Or perhaps, a Jewish butcher would not have to handle non-Kosher meat.”
Al Jazeera America
|California is only the second state, after Vermont, to distribute condoms to inmates in state prisons. (New York state provides them to married prisoners during extended visits and to prisoners on temporary release.) Providing condoms to prisoners is controversial because many state laws prohibit sex between inmates. But some prisons and jails have decided to allow prisoners to have condoms as a way to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.|
|Read more: Prisoners disproportionately at risk of contracting STDs|
Our nation is scorned when the first tower falls.
S T U N N E D,
F R A N T I C
and left S P E E C H L E S S.
As the second plane collides
Into the little pride we have left,
Our mouths drop in disbelief.
All we can do is stand back
And watch while reality is stripped bare;
As hearts are demolished by every stone
That separates them for loved ones…
We are reborn into hell.
We have fallen a-long-side our monuments
And the nation’s pride is consumed by flames.
While our enemies cheer as debris hit the ground
And celebrate out blood stained streets.
We by the destruction of our nation
Are given the strength to fight back.
Family Friend Poems
SONG: God Bless the USA© by lee Greenwood