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Controversy

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Avignon
location of alternate papacy (1309–1377). [Fr. Hist.: Bishop, 376]
Birth of a Nation, The
film elicits emotional response (1915). [Am. Cinema: Griffith, 36–39]
Chicago 8 trial
alleged ringleaders of Chicago riots tried in circus atmosphere (1969). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 630]
Drell Scott decision
Supreme Court decision concerning freedom of slaves (1857). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 151–152]
Origin of Species, The
once revolutionary theory of evolution and natural selection (1859). [Br. Science: The Origin of Species]
Pentagon Papers
Defense Department’s Vietnam policy papers leaked to press. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 376]
Rite of Spring, The
Stravinsky’s score caused riot at premiere (1913). [Music Hist.: Thompson, 1900]
Sacco and Vanzetti
(Nicola, 1891–1927) (Bartolomeo, 1888–1927) Italian immigrants tried and executed for murder in witch-hunt for anarchists. [Am. Hist.: Sacco-Vanzetti Case: A Transcript]
Scopes trial
concerning the teaching of evolution in public schools (1925). [Am. Hist.: Allen, 142–146]
Scottsboro Case
cause célèbre concerning nine Negro men, two white girls (1931). [Am. Hist.: Hart, 753]
scrap of paper
pre-WWI Belgian neutrality; German disregard precipitated British involvement. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 450]
Stamp Act
legislative development contributing to American Revolution (1765). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 475]
Tonkin Gulf
disputed N. Vietnamese attacks escalated U.S. war effort (1964). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 595]
Warren Report
government’s much disputed conclusion that President Kennedy’s assassin acted alone. [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 594]
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BJP leaders are of the opinion that the BJP- led NDA government has come to power on the issue of good governance, and by such controversial statements it is getting a colour of fanaticism, the report said.
As a result, images, slogans and themes which are potentially controversial are used and exploited (Waller, 1999; McIntyre, 2000; Waller, 2004).
This is a sensible way forward to ensure that the new controversial rules are properly road-tested and feasible in the long-run.
They offer support for public libraries in making difficult choices when managing books, information and internet content that may be controversial.
1988 Nothing could have prepared him for his role in the most controversial paecommunity and struggling to control his vile urges.
And as much as fans might complain, some controversial play calling doesn't matter either.
Even before she received the final draft that the Commission for the Future of Higher Education approved in mid-August, Spellings set dates for four regional hearings, kicking off a process that could result in new federal regulations in particularly controversial areas that the commission addressed.
Allen Jr, Rome correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter, will be delighted by his latest book, Opus Dei, billed as an "objective look" at "the most controversial force in the Catholic Church.
In previous years, bishops and cardinals have used the mass to lecture high court justices and other officials on the church's position on controversial issues such as abortion, gay rights, religion in the public square and government aid to religious schools and institutions.
In Caesar's Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy To Invent Jesus, author Joseph Atwill (Jesuit trained, founder of the Roman Origins Institute in New York City, and co-worker with Robert Eisenman on the dating of the Dead Sea Scrolls) advances the controversial but intriguing theory that Jesus of the New Testament Gospels was basically an invention of a Roman emperor for his own imperial purposes.
From their early days, beginning about 1820, as an illegal group in Stephen Austin's colony in Mexican Texas to the present, Baptists in Texas have had a rich and varied history, liberally sprinkled with fascinating, controversial, colorful, and never dull characters.