United Church Of Canada Endorses ‘Marriage’ for Homosexuals, Other Churches Object

TORONTO, June 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a statement released Friday, the United Church of Canada commended the Prime Minister and the Liberal Cabinet on their announcement that the Federal Government will soon draft legislation to legally recognize same-sex civil ‘marriages’. “The responsible leadership and courage that the Chretien government has demonstrated in making this announcement, is most encouraging,” said the head of the church (Moderator), the Right Rev. Dr. Marion Pardy.  In addition to supporting abortion, the United Church has long supported homosexuality. A United Church of Canada release says, “In 2000, the 37th General Council affirmed that human […]
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Opinion Leader Rebukes Canadian Church Leaders

LONDON, Ont., June 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – London Free Press columnist Rory Leishman lashed out against poor leadership in the Canadian churches, citing the “brazen affronts” to Catholic teaching of such “Catholic” leaders as Prime Minister Jean Chretien and Ontario Court of Appeal Justice Eileen Gillese, who are imposing homosexual marriage on Canadians.  “Has any Canadian bishop ever publicly pointed out to even one of these miscreants that he or she is no longer in good standing with the church and should have the integrity to choose voluntarily to abstain from receiving holy communion until he or she has a […]
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Euthanasia Prevention Group Demands Lifting of Publication Ban On Euthanasia Activist Murder Trial

VANCOUVER, June 20, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A case against pro-euthanasia activist Evelyn Martens is proceeding after provincial court Judge Brian Mackenzie ruled there was enough evidence to move to trial.  Marten, 71, is charged with assisting the suicides of Vancouver teacher Leyanne Burchell, 52, and ex-nun Monique Charest, 64.  Trial dates will be set in B.C. Supreme Court on July 8, however there is a publication ban on the case.  The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) believes that it is in the interest of the public for the publication ban on this case to be removed. “The fact that the investigation […]
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UNFPA Under Fire for Financial Mismanagement

NEW YORK, June 20, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The director of the United Nations Population Fund, Thoraya Obaid, came under fire from the agency’s own executive board this week, amidst questions surrounding management and financial reporting. Surprisingly, Canada was among several countries that challenged the UNFPA’s competence to manage its affairs.  One document that was cited suggested that UNFPA spending on reproductive health and family planning in 2002 had dropped from $119 million to $104.9 million. It was revealed that in reality such spending had risen to $130 million.  C-FAM and the International Organizations Research Group (IORG) have published an investigative […]
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Call to Uphold Funding Ban on Overseas Forced Abortion

FRONT ROYAL, June 20, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Population Research Institute wants pro-lifers to urge their Congressmen and Senators to “Oppose Forced Abortion, Defend Kemp-Kasten!” PRI president Steven Mosher has penned a form letter to rally support behind the Kemp-Kasten amendment, a human rights clause in the Foreign Operations Appropriations Act that, since 1985, has ensured taxpayer funds will not go to “any organization or program which supports or participates in the management of a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization.”  According to Mosher, UNFPA supporters in Congress are seeking to undermine Kemp-Kasten by amending the State Department Authorization […]
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Nigerian Anglican Bishop Threatens Schism Over Homosexual Agenda

CANTERBURY, June 20, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The worldwide Anglican Communion’s drift toward total endorsement of homosexuality has a new and powerful critic. Archbishop Peter Akinola, leader of the 17.5 million Anglicans of Nigeria, warned this week that he will enter formal schism if the British government (which appoints all Church of England bishops) makes Canon Jeffrey John, a flagrant homosexual who claims to be in a life-long same-sex relationship, the suffragan bishop of Reading.  The threat is serious because it is believed that a dozen other churches in developing countries would follow Nigeria’s lead into schism from the Anglican communion. […]
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Baptists Ponder Dual Ministry: For Homosexuals, Vs. Homosexuality

PHOENIX, June 20, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Southern Baptist task force on ministry to homosexuals has issued a call for the church to set up a “dual ministry of speaking the truth about homosexuality and simultaneously ministering to homosexuals,” according to reports.  “There is a dualistic kind of ministry required when we come to this topic,” said Bill Merrell, a member of the task force. “We are not at liberty to renegotiate the teaching of Scripture. We have a proclamation responsibility, which has to do with expositing, exegeting [and] stating very plainly what the Scriptures teach about this or some […]
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Abortion Breast Cancer Suit Goes to North Dakota Supreme Court

FARGO, June 20, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Wednesday the North Dakota Supreme Court heard an appeal of a lawsuit against an abortuary claiming false advertising on the link between abortion and breast cancer.  The issue before the court is whether or not a Red River Women’s Clinic pamphlet, which leads women to believe there is no link between abortion and breast cancer (ABC link), is false advertising.  The suit was filed by Amy Jo Kjolsrud (Mattson), a former Fargo resident on behalf of the general public.  Kjolsrud was represented by pro-life attorney John Kindley.  Despite the fact that 28 of […]
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Pro-Lifers Ready to Appeal Re-Hearing of Roe v Wade Case to Supreme Court

DALLAS, June 20, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The news that Judge David Godbey dismissed a request by Norma McCorvey (‘Roe’ of the famous Roe v Wade abortion case) to have her landmark 1973 Supreme Court Case reheard, came as no surprise.  Allan Parker, CEO and founder of The Justice Foundation and McCorvey’s lead attorney told LifeSite, “We always anticipated that the case would be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.”  Godbey ruled late yesterday that, “It is simply too late now, 30 years after the fact, for McCorvey to revisit that judgment.”  McCorvey’s request to have the case re-opened based on […]
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