Court Orders Christian Mother to Not Expose Her Child to “Homophobic” Religious Upbringing

DENVER, CO, October 30, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Christian mother of a young child, is appealing a court decision which ordered her to “make sure that there is nothing in the religious upbringing or teaching that the minor child is exposed to that can be considered homophobic.”  The natural mother, Dr. Cheryl Clark, converted to Christianity and left a lesbian relationship with Dr. Elsey McLeod, but the courts awarded shared parenting responsibilities to McLeod, who has no legal relationship to the child or the mother and is still a practicing homosexual,.  The Colorado Court of Appeals will hear the appeal […]
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National Post Opinion Piece says Social conservatives are not a liability https://www.nationalpost.com/components/printstory/printstory.asp?id=A150DFB7-5017-46AF-A242-71BCDDA1BAAE   Democrats Again Block Bush pro-life judicial nominee Charles Pickering https://www.wdam.com/Global/story.asp?S=1503926&nav=1Pw1IovC   Bipartisan Senate measure restores important abstinence- and faith-based provisions to the global AIDS bill.  https://www.family.org/cforum/fnif/news/a0028635.cfm   Pro-aborts pepper spray pro-lifers at Chicago abortuary (with thanks to Pro-Life E-News)  https://www.illinoisleader.com/news/newsview.asp?c=9447   Singapore drafts bill to allow destructive research on human embryos https://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2003-10/30/content_1152137.htm   Hair Cells Grown from Embryonic Mouse Stem Cells https://news.independent.co.uk/world/science_medical/story.jsp?story=457983   Canadian Fertility Clinics Complaining that they can’t pay for sperm donors under C-13 https://www.nationalpost.com/utilities/story.html?id=F7C5E7CA-6F8B-4A58-95FA-9B34D70B165C   Canadian PM Chretien hints at early departure (before February)  […]
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Denmark Permits Destructive Research on Human Embryos

COPENHAGEN, October 29, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a move that has greatly concerned pro-lifers in the European Union, Denmark has given permission for scientists to undertake destructive research with human embryos 'left over' from fertility treatments. The Scientist reports that a law to allow such research came into effect September 1. The Scientist reports that the bans on both reproductive and therapeutic cloning remain in effect. The news is particularly troublesome for the European Union since it was at the insistence of Denmark last year that the European Union postponed funding of embryonic stem cell procurement until 2003. Denmark which […]
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Public Outcry Against Abortion Delays St. Lucia Law to Liberalize Abortion

CASTRIES, October 29, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Caribbean-island country of St. Lucia saw the abortion debate heat up last month.  The 90% Catholic nation of 160,000 was shocked in early September with the government’s introduction of a bill to allow abortion in cases of rape, incest or for the health of the mother.  Pro-life legislator and cabinet Minister Sara Flood Beaubrun joined a large demonstration of over 2500 against the proposed bill.  Beaubrun, Home Affairs Minister, fended off charges of breaching cabinet unity saying, “In all true democracies that I know of, there are certain subject matters that ministers of […]
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Canadian Anglican Priests May Face Excommunication over Opposition to Homosexual ‘Marriage’

VANCOUVER, October 29, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – It has been revealed that the renegade Anglican Bishop of the BC diocese of New Westminster has appointed a commission of inquiry into the conduct of seven priests who are charged with disloyalty to their bishop.  The disloyalty stems from their objections to Bishop Michael Ingham’s decision to contravene the worldwide Anglican hierarchy by blessing homosexual unions.  The report of the committee is due back to the bishop the next few weeks and the priests face penalties of simple censure to excommunication, although some have suggested that the latter is highly unlikely.  Lesley Bentley, […]
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PM hints at early exit – the Globe and Mail reports Prime Minister Jean Chrétien appears to be setting the stage for an early exit, signalling for the first time that he may give up his determined plan to stay until February.  https://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20031029.wprim1029/BNStory/Front/  Halloween banned in Moscow schools https://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_833100.html?menu=news.latestheadlines   Globe and Mail Poll asks: Parliament has approved the use of human embryos in some scientific research. Do you believe human embryos are human beings? Vote here:  https://www.globeandmail.ca   First-Ever Meeting Between Catholic Bishops and Irish Prime Minister Concerns Embryos and Euthanasia https://www.rte.ie/news/2003/1029/bishops.html   Hard-Core Harm: Why You Can’t Be […]
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Largest Ever Study on Life After Homeschooling Reveals Very Positive Outcomes

SALEM, OR, October 29, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dr. Brian D. Ray of the National Home Education Research Institute has just released the largest-ever study looking at the lives of over 7,000 adults from across the United States who were home educated during their elementary and secondary school years.  “For nearly 20 years, critics and the curious have been asking about the homeschooled: But how will they do in the “real world” of adulthood? As a corollary, they have also asked: What about socialization?,” said Ray.  The study entitled, Home Educated and Now Adults, answers those questions.  A summary of the […]
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