“Homosexual marriages are part of “a new ideology of evil” that also includes abortion, Pope John Paul II says in a new book.”

“In one section about the role of lawmakers, the Pope takes another swipe at gay marriages when he refers to “pressures” on the European Parliament to allow them.
“It is legitimate and necessary to ask oneself if this is not perhaps part of a new ideology of evil, perhaps more insidious and hidden, which attempts to pit human rights against the family and against man,” he writes.”

Blogs seem to be increasingly in the news as well as reporting on it.
I’m not sure about the precedent that “Free Mojtaba and Arash Day” day sets. Given the almost high school-style worship of the ‘chosen few’ in the blog world, I can see being chosen as the target of mass blogger action becoming nothing more than a popularity contest. Hopefully that won’t be the case, especially if people are willing to risk imprisonment for the sake of blogging.

US journalists lose freedom of press appeal
“Two journalists facing jail for refusing to reveal their sources had their appeal quashed yesterday. A panel of three judges panel ruled unanimously that they had no constitutional right to withhold the identity of their contacts from a criminal investigation.
The case has wide-reaching ramifications for freedom of the press in the United States.” Guardian