Virgnia News Stand: June 26, 2009

Topping the news today is an article from the Roanoke Times about a rally there with the Rev. Rick Scarborough in which we had a part in organizing. Speaking of clergy, we have an interesting, but not-too-headline-grabbing, article about a former Virginia Episcopal Bishop who was basically tossed out of his job because he has the radical notion that his church shouldn't consecrate openly homosexual bishops, which the Episcopals do. He has joined the Anglican church as the Episcopal schism deepens and widens. In political news, the Richmond Times-Dispatch amazingly agrees that the Republican Party of Virginia is correct is asking Governor Tim Kaine to disclose his travel and expense information in his work as Democrat National Committee chairman. The T-D never seems to miss an opportunity to ridicule conservatives within the GOP as "divisive" and "too partisan" while never seeing any partisanship within the Democrats' liberal ranks.

In national news, U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) has really embraced his new party, coming out for the homosexual agenda, including the so-called "Hate Crimes" bill, which is really a "stifle Christian speech" bill; in Kansas, a teacher was reinstated quickly after getting suspended for launching a conservative Web site; and in Greensboro, N.C., a college is rewarding teenage girls with money not to get pregnant, while also learning how to use contraceptives. Strange, but only true on America's campuses. 


*Pastor urges return to biblical values (Roanoke Times)

State gets failing grade on disclosure laws (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

GOP candidates to be first on ballot (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

In Virginia, a Lack of Flash Can Be an Asset (Washington Post)

Ex-bishop departs Episcopal Church (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Editorial: Let's See (Governor's Travels) (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

National News:

Conservative KS teacher reinstated (

Ex-RINO Specter showing true colors (


A Dollar a Day Keeps Pregnancy Away? (American Family Association blog)