U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Law Keeping Children Away From Porn in Libraries

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Supreme Court today upheld the constitutionality of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). The American Library Association (ALA) had challenged the law, passed by Congress in 2000, saying it turned libraries and librarians into censors.  In its 5-4 decision, the Court disagreed, saying the law does not turn librarians into censors because libraries can disable the filters for any patrons who ask and therefore is not too burdensome.  CIPA requires that public schools and libraries, in exchange for federal monies or subsidies to be used for Internet access, take certain steps to reduce […]
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Liberal ‘Think Tank’ Says U.S. Judicial Confirmation Process is Bogged Down https://www.family.org/cforum/fnif/news/a0026577.html   The EU Constitution lays down NGOs’ ideals in stone.  https://www.nationalreview.com/comment/comment-murray062303.asp
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Rep. Greenwood Admits Strategy to Kill Ban On Partial-Birth Abortions https://traditionalvalues.org/article.php?sid=1006   A Media Strategy for Families https://catholicexchange.com/vm/index.asp?vm_id=2&art_id=19035&sec_id=#section35889   Democrats Cynical Abuse of Senate re: Conservative Judicial Nominees https://www.frc.org/?i=WU03F16   Kerry says he’ll filibuster Supreme Court nominees who do not support abortion rights   https://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2003/06/20/national1340EDT0606.DTL   The Battle for Sex Education Supremacy May Be Missing the Point The battles being fought in public schools over sex education, while important, may be missing the point. Questions about sex outside marriage flow directly from issues of morality – and those are best handled in the two places best equipped to do so: […]
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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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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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In Strongest Letter Ever Canadian Bishops Denounce Refusal to Appeal Homosexual Marriage Ruling

OTTAWA, June 20, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a letter from Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) President Bishop Jacques Berthelet, signed by an additional fifteen bishops, Prime Minister Jean Chretien was told that the bishops are “deeply concerned and profoundly disappointed with respect to the decision that you have taken not to appeal the rulings of the Appeal Courts of Ontario and British Columbia regarding the redefinition of marriage.”“Because it pre-exists the State and because it is fundamental for society, the institution of marriage cannot be modified, whether by the Charter of Rights, the State or a court of law,” […]
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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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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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