Ottawa Marriage Day Rally A Rousing Call for Democracy and Religious Freedom

OTTAWA, ON, August 25, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The National Marriage Day rally on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill last Saturday attracted an enthusiastic crowd of approximately 8,000 participants and exceeded the expectations of organizer Tim Dooling of Canadians Against Same-Sex Marriage”.  Although the official police estimate was 6,000 participants, LifeSite bases its larger estimate of the crowd size on the fact that the approximately 3,000 Chinese Christian Canadians in bright red t-shirts were visibly about one-third of the protesters.  The well-organized event featured dynamic church and political leaders who spoke passionately about the value of marriage to the nation and the crucial […]
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Fetal Tissue Transplants Cause Disaster Again for Parkinson’s Patients in Experimental Treatment

TAMPA, August 25, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – More than half the patients involved in an experimental treatment for Parkinson’s disease using tissue from aborted babies have developed irreversible spasmodic movements in their limbs.  Unbelievably, the experiment marked the second time the ‘catastrophic’ results of such experimentation were reported publicly.  Nevertheless, prominent University of South Florida neurosurgeon Dr. Thomas Freeman, co-author of the current study was still advocating the research. “What we’ve found is that cell therapies are coming closer and closer to being useful,” he said.  Lead researcher Dr. Warren Olanow, a neuroscientist at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New […]
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Mississippi High Court Upholds ‘Personhood’ of Unborn

JACKSON, August 25, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled 6-2 that a “fetus” is a “person” under state law, and that wrongful death claims can be filed on behalf of an unborn child due to doctors’ negligence. Anti-life activists complained that the decision “chips away at the foundations” of Roe v. Wade.  The justices upheld a woman’s right to pursue a ‘wrongful death’ claim in a case of emotional distress that led to the miscarriage of an unborn child at 19 weeks gestation.  Justice Jim Smith wrote, for the majority, that the ruling did not involve an […]
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Canadian Bishop Does Not Object to Priest’s Published Homily Criticizing Vatican Document on Homosexual Unions

THUNDER BAY, ON, August 25, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop Fred Colli, of Thunder Bay Diocese in Ontario has elected not to criticize a homily given by a priest in his diocese which objected to the church’s teaching on homosexual unions.  The homily by Rev. Scott Gale, pastor of St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church in Thunder Bay, appeared prominently in Canada’s largest circulation and pro-gay, pro-abortion paper, the Toronto Star, after appearing in the local Thunder Bay paper, the Chronicle Journal.  In his homily, Fr. Gale called the language the Vatican used in its most recent teaching on homosexual unions “harsh.”  […]
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Miss America Joins Wave Challenging Christian Women to Make Modesty Their Fashion Statement https://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/8/afa/252003b.asp   Hopeful Trend: Students Resisting Leftist Bias on U.S. Campuses https://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/8/afa/252003e.asp   Conservatives Decry Homosexual ‘Hijacking’ of Civil Rights Movement https://www.cnsnews.com/Culture/archive/200308/CUL20030825a.html   Florida governor asked to stop execution of anti-abortion murderer https://www.catholicnews.com/data/briefs/cns/20030825.htm#head6   The ‘Overgaying’ of America   The months we’ve just lived through will be remembered as the summer of homosexual activism. Will we survive?  “Nationally syndicated talk-show host Dennis Prager, who approaches the issue from both a Jewish and a conservative perspective, said by embracing homosexuality our nation is teetering on the precipice of […]
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Court Rejects Case of Long-term Disabled Woman

TALLAHASSEE, August 25, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Florida Supreme Court has unanimously refused to be drawn into the case of Terry Schindler-Schiavo, 39, the long-term disabled woman whose estranged husband wants to disconnect her from life support.  Michael Schiavo, who has a new partner, says Terry is in a “persistent vegetative state”. Bob and Mary Schindler, Terry’s parents, believe the husband prematurely cut off rehabilitation efforts, and say their daughter can be seen on video attempting to communicate with them.  “The Florida Supreme Court has, in essence, said ‘We will not intervene,”’ said the husband’s lawyer. The terse statement, signed […]
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MP tells Prime Minister “I will go to hell with you” over Homosexual ‘Marriage’

NORTH BAY, August 21, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) -Toronto-area MP Charles Caccia gave vocal support to Prime Minister Chretien’s plan to legalize homosexual ‘marriage’, literally demanding to “go to hell” in the process.  The Globe and Mail reports that during a Liberal caucus meeting on the subject yesterday Caccia recalled Calgary Bishop Fred Henry’s warning to Chretien that his eternal salvation was at risk due to his actions against the faith.  Supporting the Prime Minister’s stand on the homosexual ‘marriage’ Caccia said, “I’ll go to hell with you.”  See the Globe and Mail coverage:  https://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20030821.usame0820/BNPrint/National/
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VirtueMedia has produced a series of powerful commercials that illustrate them sanctity of life. See them for yourself on their site.  https://www.virtuemedia.org/solutions.htm#history   Schwarzenegger Surges in Poll https://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2003/8/21/145109.shtml   Homosexuality, In Your Face https://www.ncregister.com/Register_News/081703_1.htm   Catholic Parish in Germany Forced to Pay-Back Hall Rental Fee for refusing homosexual wedding reception A court in Neuss ordered the church to pay back the rental fee even though the pastor was deceived into booking the hall and only informed later that the ‘wedding’ was between two men.  https://www.expatica.com/germany.asp?pad=190,205,&item_id=33328   Family Research Council announces new President : Tony Perkins See his bio at: https://www.frc.org/expert.cfm?get=perkins […]
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