UNIVERSITY OBLIGES STUDENTS TO READ HOMOSEXUAL PROPAGANDA

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, September 4, 2002 (LSN.ca) – University of Maryland freshmen are being assigned to read a play about a homosexual college student. Officials are distributing 10,000 copies of “Laramie Project,” a play based on the 1998 death of student Matthew Shepard—elevated by activists to the status of a gay martyr—to all incoming freshmen.  “This book can be used to look at the issue of hate crimes and healing particularly after September 11,” alleged spokesman Dave Ottalini. But in fact, the play “portrays those who adhere to traditional values as irrational or bigoted,” said Steve Crampton, chief counsel of […]
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BILL WOULD RESTORE RELIGIOUS BODIES’ RIGHT TO INFLUENCE POLITICS

WASHINGTON, September 4, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A bill sponsored by Congressman Walter B. Jones Jr., a North Carolina Republican, would restore the First Amendment rights of churches and synagogues by removing the threat that they could lose tax-exempt status—a threat that currently discourages religious bodies from making political endorsements.  “Our churches and synagogues are denied their First Amendment rights in this country, at least when it involves political issues,” Mr. Jones said, pointing to the 1954 separation law which “stifles freedom of speech,” by limiting the involvement of pastors, priests and rabbis in political activities.  The bill has bipartisan support […]
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KOPP LAWYERS REPEAT BIAS CLAIM AFTER POLICE LINE-UP

BUFFALO, September 4, 2002 (LSN.ca) – James Kopp, the only suspect in the 1998 sniper slaying of abortionist Barnett Slepian, stood in police line-ups wearing false whiskers and make-up last week. Reports suggest that at least one witness identified Kopp, while another could not.  Kopp’s lead attorney, Paul J. Cambria Jr., said: “His picture has been in the media so many times, any person in Western New York should be able to identify James Kopp… It’s like asking me to identify a picture of George Washington. … The prosecutors are being allowed to alter [their preferred suspect’s] appearance to make […]
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PARISHIONERS PLAN TO LEAVE DETROIT PARISH BECAUSE OF BULLETIN ARTICLE

DETROIT, September 3, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The saga of parishioner response to an article in the bulletin of Detroit’s Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic church, supporting a pro-abortion politician, continues to build steam.  CNSNews.com reports that many of the parishioners plan to leave the parish as a result of the Aug. 4 article written by Rev. Doc Ortman. As well, Nancy Restuccia of Canton, another Detroit suburb, led a protest Saturday at Cardinal Maida’s residence and joined other pro-life activists in delivering a letter to the cardinal Tuesday. CNS reports that Restuccia said her group decided on the public […]
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