Homosexual Activity Prompts Surprising Syphilis Outbreak

EDMONTON, July 18 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Health Canada is warning of a syphilis outbreak mostly around homosexual men.  Seventeen cases of the previously rare sexually transmitted disease, syphilis, have sprung up since March in Edmonton.  The outbreak, with cases mostly occurring in gay or bisexual men, is the first such outbreak in Edmonton since the mid-1980s.  The Edmonton incident is not an isolated incident, however, with syphilis cases on the rise among ‘gay’ men in a number of North American and British cities which had no such problem a decade ago. Ottawa is on syphilis alert with 11 cases detected […]
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GM’s Diversity Policy Excludes Religious-Based Employee Groups https://www.cnsnews.com/Culture/archive/200307/CUL20030718b.html   ‘Bring It on,’ Climatologist Says of Global Warming Litigation https://www.cnsnews.com/Nation/archive/200307/NAT20030721a.html   Gays applaud Michigan governor’s attitude Groups hope support translates into passage of key legislation https://www.detnews.com/2003/politics/0307/14/c01-216576.htm   Gay Lawmakers Assail Marriage Amendment https://www.family.org/cforum/fnif/news/a0026942.cfm
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Canadian Catholic Conference and Evangelical Fellowship Deeply Disappointed With New Marriage Law

OTTAWA, July 18, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) and the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada have expressed deep disappointment with the Liberal Government’s proposed legislation on the redefinition of marriage and the legislation’s reference to the Supreme Court.  In a release the CCCB said it continues to promote the traditional role of marriage, which is ‘the lasting union of a man and woman to the exclusion of others’ in opposition to that set out in the proposed legislation because ‘it discriminates against heterosexual marriage and the family, which will be deprived of their social and legal […]
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More On Elitist, One-Worlder Maurice Strong From Lorne Gunter

Edmonton, July 18, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Western Canadian journalist Lorne Gunter has written another revealing article on the dangers to Canada of upcoming Liberal Party leader Paul Martin’s likely appointment of Maurice Strong as a senior advisor.  Gunter relates that “Everything that is wrong can, in Strong’s mind, be traced to three sources—industrialization, wealth and free markets. I’d add a fourth—Christianity—except Strong never quite comes out and blames it for the world’s ills. He merely hints at it with statements such as “We are all gods now, gods in charge of our own destiny,”  Strong, Gunter says, sees himself as […]
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Champagne socialist full of bubbles: Maurice Strong profits from pushing leftist ideas

By Lorne Gunter Friday 18 July 2003 “Economic growth is not the cure; it is the disease.” That is Maurice Strong’s take on what is wrong with the world, today, and what is the greatest threat to the environment. Everything that is wrong can, in Strong’s mind, be traced to three sources—industrialization, wealth and free markets. I’d add a fourth—Christianity—except Strong never quite comes out and blames it for the world’s ills. He merely hints at it with statements such as “We are all gods now, gods in charge of our own destiny,” which he made in his autobiographical 2000 […]
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FDA Orders Berlex To Stop Running ‘Misleading’ Commercial for Yasmin Birth Control Pills

Washington, July 17, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The FDA has told Berlex Laboratories, a unit of pharmaceutical company Schering AG, that a television advertisement for its oral contraceptive Yasmin is “misleading” because it overstates the product’s efficacy and minimizes the health risks of the drug. The FDA has ordered the company to immediately discontinue running the ad. On July 12, the FDA sent a warning letter to Nancy Konnerth, associate director for advertising and labelling for Berlex, addressing concerns that its ads falsely lead the public to believe that Yasmin is better than other birth control pills because it contains the […]
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Influential Journal Determined To Find And Publish More Embryonic Stem-Cell Studies

BOSTON, July 17, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The world's most influential medical journal, the Boston-based New England Journal of Medicine, has pledged to aggressively seek out and publish research on embryonic stem cells to boost the controversial field's standing among politicians and the public. In today's editorial, the journal's editors pledge to “do our part” to promote stem cell science by giving the growing research field a prominent place in its pages. Dr. George Q. Daley, a stem cell specialist at the MIT-affiliated Whitehead Institute and Harvard Medical School called the new policy “an enormous endorsement.” Drazen explained that combating arguments […]
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New Zealand To Debate Civil Unions for Homosexuals

WELLINGTON, July 17, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – New Zealand’s Parliament will debate legislation to create civil unions for homosexuals, including all legal rights of married couples without legal marriage. The Labour-led coalition, led by Prime Minister Helen Clark, will bring forward a Civil Union bill that would require same-sex as well as opposite-sex partners only to fill out forms and pay a fee, and they could dissolve the union after two years of separation.  Failing to create a civil union option would leave New Zealand “very vulnerable” to human rights complaints on grounds that current laws discriminate against homosexuals, said Tim […]
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MEP Protests European Commission’s Dictatorial Attacks Against Irish Constitution

IRELAND, July 17, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A member of the European Parliament has accused her government of not doing enough to defend the Irish Constitution against the European Commission’s dictatorial attacks in the wake of a European Commission decision to approve funding for research on ‘spare embryos’ from IVF treatments.  Connacht/Ulster MEP, Dana Rosemary Scallon protested that, “This flies in the face of democracy and reduces Ireland’s Constitution to nothing other than a reference book. Europe’s appointed Commissioners have approved this controversial destructive research funding without public debate and without the opportunity of Parliamentary response or debate from either Dáil […]
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