Archive for October 1st, 2007

Saudi Divorces Wife for Watching Male TV Host: Report

Monday, October 1st, 2007

There are a lot of people who do a lot of things in the name of “religion”. This one takes the award for being one of the more “off the wall” things I’ve heard about lately.

A Saudi man divorced his wife for watching alone a television programme presented by a male, an act he deemed immoral, the Al Shams newspaper reported on Saturday.

The man, whom the paper did not identify, ended his marriage on the grounds his wife was effectively alone with an unrelated man, which is forbidden under the strict Islamic law enforced in the ultra-conservative kingdom, the paper said.

Men in Saudi Arabia have the authority to divorce their wives without resort to the courts.

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Student Sues School For Rejecting Anti-abortion Club

Monday, October 1st, 2007

STAFFORD, Va. — A Stafford County high school student is suing the county’s school system for refusing to let her start an anti-abortion club.

The conservative Alliance Defense Fund is representing the student, who is not named in the lawsuit because she’s a minor claiming her constitutional rights were violated.

Alliance Defense Fund lawyer David Cortman says the school should immediately permit the formation of the “pro-life club.”

Colonial Forge High School Principal Lisa Martin denied the request for the club, saying it doesn’t relate to the curriculum. In a letter to the student, Martin said the family life curriculum prohibits teachers from discussing abortion.

But Cortman says the school has other clubs that don’t appear to be directly linked with studies, like the Young Republicans and Young Democrats.

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