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The only election promise McGuinty keeps in throne speech is nixing school choice tax credit.  Brushes aside promise to cap class size https://www.premier.gov.on.ca/english/Library/ThroneSpeech112003_ts.asp   CRTC approves Salt and Light takeover of Inner Peace TV https://www.wcr.ab.ca/news/2003/1124/catholictv112403.shtml Florida House Judiciary Committee Debates Constitutional Amendment on Parental Consent for Abortions https://www.theledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20031120/NEWS/311200421/1004   Students threatened by Christmas?  ACLU warns of lawsuit unless principal censors celebration https://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=35732   Sydney Australian Anglicans may formally break with Anglican leadership over homosexuality https://www.thewest.com.au/20031122/news/general/tw-news-general-home-sto116064.html   CBS Target of Pro-Family Complaints About ‘Televised Strip Show’  https://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/11/afa/202003c.asp   Report: Bill Gates tops list of charitable givers The couple gave away or […]
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Immigration Canada Apologizes for Banning References to God at Citizenship Ceremonies for New Canadi

OTTAWA, November 21, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Citizenship and Immigration Canada has apologized to Saskatoon-area MP Maurice Vellacott for prohibiting any mention of God at citizenship ceremonies for new Canadians. Last week, as an upcoming citizenship ceremony was being planned, a staff person in Vellacott’s office asked the local immigration office, “Does he [Vellacott] have speaking responsibilities as part of the ceremony?” The emailed response from an Assistant at Citizenship and Immigration came back: “Yes he brings greetings on behalf of his constituency & congratulations to the new citizens, but there cannot be any referral to God or the bible in […]
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Massachusetts Homosexual Marriage Decision Referenced Canadian Rulings, Not U.S. Rulings

BOSTON, November 21, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A puzzling feature of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision in favour of homosexual ‘marriage’ is the fact that the decision cites the Ontario Court decision in favour of same-sex ‘marriage’ but fails to cite the two recent court decisions on homosexual marriage from Arizona and New Jersey.  The majority decision in the Massachusetts ruling states, “We face a problem similar to one that recently confronted the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the highest court of that Canadian province, when it considered the constitutionality of the same-sex marriage ban under Canada’s Federal Constitution, the […]
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Latest Statistics Show Canadian Marriages Decline Sharply

OTTAWA, November 21, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The latest statistics from the Canadian government’s statistics agency indicate that the number of Canadian marriages declined sharply in 2001, while the nation’s crude marriage rate sank to its lowest level ever.  A total of 146,618 couples tied the knot, down 6.8% from 157,395 in 2000.  The decline resumes the downward trend seen throughout the 1990s which was thought to have halted in 1999 and 2000 when marriage rates slightly increased. The number of marriages in 2001 fell in all provinces and territories except the Northwest Territories (+2.9%) and Nunavut (+13.5%). Double-digit declines were […]
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Activists Unleash Skillfully Crafted TV, Radio and Print Ads to Promote Homosexual ‘Marriage’ as Nor

TORONTO, November 21, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A series of three, 30 second television ads created by the award-winning Toronto agency Zig and produced by Industry Films, began airing Wednesday on stations across Canada.  The pro-homosexual marriage media campaign also includes three radio ads.  A print campaign is also being developed. The ads attempt to convince, despite history and enormous evidence to the contrary, that same-sex unions are comparable to genuine male-female marriages.  The productions aim to alter the majority opinion in Canada, which currently opposes homosexual ‘marriage’, through a subtle and skillfully crafted advertising media campaign.  Of note, the ads […]
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10 Anglican Parishes Objecting to Homosexual Unions May be Locked Out of Churches https://www.nationalpost.com/utilities/story.html?id=296CE768-7A8B-4C9A-B5AA-1236E58A70C6   Minnesota Proposes Constitutional Amendment Banning Homosexual ‘Marriage’  https://www.kaaltv.com/article/view/37318/  Federal trial begins for man charged with anthrax hoax on abortuary https://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/7304182.htm
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Gallup Poll Shows U.S. Teens Significantly More Pro-Life Than Adults

WASHINGTON, November 20, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The results of a recent Gallup Youth Survey indicate most U.S. teens (aged 13 to 17) do not consider abortion to be morally acceptable, and most also believe that it should only be legal under specific circumstances, if at all.  The poll conducted in August 2003 revealed that more than 7 in 10 teenagers (72%) said that abortion is morally wrong. Thirty-two percent of teens think abortions should be illegal in all circumstances, and 47% said that abortions should be legal only under certain circumstances. Fewer than one in five teens (19%) believe abortion […]
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UN Report ‘Discovers’ People are Essential to Economic Growth

FRONT ROYAL, November 20, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new report form the United Nations Population Division has reached the earth-shattering conclusion that people are a key part of economic development, according to the November 19 PRI Weekly Briefing.  The report, entitled “Levels and Trends of International Migration to Selected Countries in Asia,” reaches the conclusion that migrant labour is a good thing when it comes to building up the economies of developing countries. As such, the report may begin to unravel the anti-population ideology that holds sway in the developed world.  “Despite the crucial role played by migrant labor throughout […]
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Massachusetts Governor Considering Homosexual ‘Civil Union’ Legislation Rather Than Homosexual ‘Marr

BOSTON, November 20, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In considering the state reaction to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling in favour of homosexual ‘marriage’, Gov. Mitt Romney is considering offering what he believes is compromise homosexual ‘civil union’ legislation rather than homosexual ‘marriage’ legislation. The stance comes as a disappointment to pro-family groups who recognize that giving any marriage rights to other than genuine male-female married couples will inevitably undermine the important special status of marriage. Whether called ‘marriage’ or ‘civil unions’, it is understood that the net effect in either case is seen as alarming for the future of marriage […]
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Governor Bush Asks for Jury Trial in Terri Schiavo Case – Also Asks for New Judge

TAMPA BAY, November 20, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Florida Governor Jeb Bush filed papers Wednesday in a case defending ‘Terri’s Law’ from a suit claiming the law is unconstitutional.  The suit was launched by Michael Schiavo, the husband of the severely disabled Florida woman whose feeding tube was removed for nearly seven days before the Florida legislature passed the law permitting Bush to order the reinsertion of the feeding tube.  Last week a court blocked Mr. Schiavo’s case from proceeding but on Tuesday an appeals court allowed the case to go forward, with the judge issuing statements seeming to indicate he […]
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