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Rep. Chris Smith: Lord Windsor’s article a “must read” for pro-life, human rights advocates

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by On the Beat Wed Dec 22 17:01 EST Comments (0)

Peter Jesserer Smith

Lord Nicholas Windsor’s article in the ecumenical journal First Things calling for a new abolition movement to end legal abortion has now circulated into the official record of the U.S. Capitol.

Pro-life and human rights advocate US Rep. Chris…

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Tags: abortion

The aesthetics of casual sex in ‘Love and Other Drugs’

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by On the Beat Thu Dec 16 14:00 EST Comments (3)

In a November interview with Newsweek Magazine, Edward Zwick revealed his graphic and dirty little secrets on how he was able to direct sex scenes while filming the recently released Love and Other Drugs.

The film, starring Anne Hathaway and Jake…

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Tags: anna hathaway, jake gyllenhall

Roxanne’s Law: Decisive Vote TODAY at 3:15

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by On the Beat Wed Dec 15 09:17 EST Comments (0)

Roxanne’s Law, a Canadian bill seeking to ban abortion coercion, will be voted on in the House of Commons today (December 15) after Question Period.  It’s expected around 3:15 est.

Pro-life groups have rallied behind the bill, hoping to get it…

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Pro-abort MP wants industry for sperm

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by On the Beat Tue Dec 14 09:21 EST Comments (0)

Patrick Craine

Pro-abortion Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett wants Canada to initiate an industry for human sperm and eggs.  Bennett objects to the country’s Assisted Human Reproduction Act, which banned the sale of gametes and human embryos.

At the National Post on…

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Tags: abortion, canada

Justice Willie Brennan, abortion, and the dereliction of Congress’s duty

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by On the Beat Fri Dec 10 18:57 EST Comments (1)

Peter Smith

Gregory J. Sullivan has written a valuable article for the Witherspoon Institute on the influence of U.S. Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, jr. upon American jurisprudence – especially on abortion and the “right to privacy” that paved the…

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Tags: abortion, courts

Culture Shock! In a U.S. First, a Bishop has approved visions from Heaven

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by On the Beat Wed Dec 08 14:43 EST Comments (0)

For the first time in U.S. history a bishop has officially approved a Marian apparition.  Think of the political incorrectness involved in such a statement! Ignoring the ridicule that is sure to be heaped on him, Bishop Ricken of Green Bay has…

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Tags: christian, faith, politically incorrect

Update: Standing vote on ‘trans’ bill C-389 set for Dec. 8

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by On the Beat Tue Dec 07 14:55 EST Comments (1)

A standing vote at report stage for C-389, dubbed a “bathroom bill” by pro-family leaders, is set for after Question Period on Wednesday, December 8, reports the bill’s sponsor Bill Siksay of the New Democrats.  It should come up around 3:15 EST.

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Col. Oliver North: We could lose 20 percent of military over ‘don’t ask’ repeal

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by On the Beat Tue Dec 07 14:16 EST Comments (0)

Peter Smith

The U.S. military could face enormous losses of troops in this ninth year of the “War on Terror” – and al-Qaida has nothing to do with it. But what’s stunning is the cavalier attitude Pentagon leaders have displayed at the prospect, because…

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Tags: dadt

DADT repeal positive for US troops? Studies and troops say…no.

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by On the Beat Mon Dec 06 14:47 EST Comments (1)

The cultural left is on the march to wreck the military, but hopefully the Senate’s impasse over tax cuts and the budget will run out the clock on “Don’t ask, don’t tell” repeal. Anyway, Family Research Council has done some great work…

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Survey: teens want how-to-be-a-parent ed over ‘sex’ ed

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by On the Beat Fri Dec 03 14:21 EST Comments (0)

Teenagers would rather have information on being a parent than find out more about sexual intercourse, according to a new survey of student from grades 9-11 from the East Riding of Yorkshire UK.

In the wide-ranging study carried out by researchers…

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Ann Coulter and the real Wikileaks culprit: gay soldier Bradley Manning

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by On the Beat Thu Dec 02 18:12 EST Comments (0)

Poor Julian Assange. The whole world now is going after him for exposing the secret world of U.S. diplomacy (which I expect is not that different from the way diplomacy is done in general), as if it were all his fault. But the white-haired Aussie…

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GOP letter means DADT repeal is going nowhere, until Bush tax cuts fixed

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by On the Beat Wed Dec 01 12:49 EST Comments (0)

Peter Smith

The GOP has now sped up the clock running out in the U.S. Senate for “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal: they say all legislation grinds to a halt until the Bush tax cuts are extended.

Daniel Foster at National Review Online’s blog The Corner

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Tags: dadt, homosexuality, mccain

Canadians: Tell your MP to stop the ‘bathroom bill’

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by On the Beat Tue Nov 30 13:03 EST Comments (2)

Patrick Craine
Patrick Craine

My fellow Canadians,

If you have not already done so, now is the time to write your MP and urge him or her to oppose the ‘trans’ bill (C-389), which will add the ambiguous phrases “gender identity” and “gender expression” to the Canada Human Rights…

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Tags: canada, transgender

Did our porn culture allow the intrusive airport frisk?

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by On the Beat Mon Nov 29 15:22 EST Comments (3)

Running into the obscene frisking stories circulating the media had me wondering about the slowness of the American people to react with total outrage to the intrusive searching at airports. 

Is it perhaps that our pornified culture is so used to…

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Tags: porn, sex

What did your parish do for the pope’s pro-life vigil?

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by On the Beat Mon Nov 29 12:26 EST Comments (6)

John Jalsevac

This past Sunday I had a very unique experience at my parish in a small town in Northern Ontario. Just before the conclusion of Mass and the final prayer the altar was cleared, the monstrance was brought out, and the entire parish proceeded to…

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Tags: abortion, benedict xvi, pope, vigil

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