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Religious-protection bill backed by legal experts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new version of the LDS Church-supported Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was largely struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court, has passed the U.S. House of Representatives and is being shepherded through the U.S. Senate by Utah Senator Orrin Hatch. More importantly, constitutional experts say that this time around the bill should pass constitutional muster.

In Texas, schools hold out faith for pregame prayer

With the start of the High School football season in Texas, students and High School officials felt pressure because of a 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that prohibited prayers at High School sporting events. Traditionally, pre-game prayers are said over the stadium public-address system. Because of the tradition, Texas Governor George W. Bush is supporting an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

No one can sell Hatch like Mac -- no one

LDS Clothier Mac Christensen, back from a stint as Director of the LDS Visitors Center in Washington, D.C., is back pitching again. In addition to working with his own stores, Christensen is featured in an ad for Senator Orrin Hatch, helping Hatch raise funds for his campaign for President of the United States.

Is General Conference a School Assignment? (Taylorsville City Helps Prankster Make Mischief)

Salt Lake Tribune reporters Rolly and Wells say that Highland High School evidently needs to learn a little more about separation of church and state. Evidently, the school's Student Art and Activities Calendar for 1999-200 includes the dates of General Conference.

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