Homosexual Activist Student Group Demands Status at Catholic Seton Hall University

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ, January 21, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A group at Catholic Seton Hall University, the TRUTH organization—a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and homosexual students group—wants recognition by the University as an official student organization. Their application was denied last month because administrators found it at odds with the school’s Catholic mission.  Dr. Laura Wankel, vice president for student affairs counters that “The most compelling guidance from the Church directs us to care for the human person whose fundamental identity is as a ‘child of God’ – not a ‘heterosexual’ or ‘homosexual,’” she said. “No organization based solely upon […]
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Conservative Party Leadership Contender Boasts of Pro-Abortion Anti-Family Stand

VANCOUVER, January 21, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Belinda Stronach kicked off her campaign for the Conservative Party leadership today in Vancouver, dubbing the visit the “FUNcouver campaign.” Stronach, a political neophyte, read a statement from teleprompters to the media, in which she said that she was in favour of same-sex marriage. Her campaign manager, John Laschinger, later added that she is also pro-abortion. Laschinger claimed that an internal poll by the campaign found that 75 per cent of members of the new party favour a candidate who is middle of the road, not hard right on social issues.  Key organizer of […]
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Ohio Senate to Pass Bill Banning Same-Sex Marriage

COLUMBUS, January 21, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Ohio Senate is expected today to pass a bill that re-affirms the state position which does not recognize same-sex marriage. Legislators want to ensure that unmarried partners will not be eligible for spousal state pension and health benefits. The Massachusetts Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage sparked the debate, and prompted the Ohio Senate to draft the Defense of Marriage Act. The bill will go to a vote this afternoon following one day of debate from the House, after which it will pass to Governor Bob Taft for him to sign.  With […]
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Annual Washington State March for Life Draws Thousands

OLYMPIA, Wa, January 21, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Yesterday’s 26th annual Washington State March for Life, (not the national March for Life set for Jan. 22) drew thousands to the state capital. Organizers estimated the numbers at 3,500.  Washington’s first March for Life was in 1978 and drew nearly 1,250 participants, organizer Kathy McEntee, said. It has since become the largest annual rally on the Capitol Campus, drawing participants from around the state, she added. When asked what drew her to organize the March, McEntee, who is also helping to organize a national rally in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, told reporters […]
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Italian Cardinal Gives Grim Assessment of Family Life

ROME, January 21, 2004 (CWNews.com/LifeSiteNews.com) – In the opening lecture of a series at the basilica of St. John Lateran, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone analyzed the “discouraging and troubling” transformation of family life in a society marked by “very rapid evolution.”  Cardinal Bertone, the Archbishop of Genoa, remarked that the contemporary society is guided by the “principle of autonomy,” which is wrongly applied even to family life. The family, he said, has traditionally been “the locus for the transmission of life, values, love, and education in the faith.” But today it is marked by “the negation of life, improper education (in […]
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Washington State Teen pregnancy, abortion rates dip    Taipei Police Investigate Massive Homosexual Orgy for Intentionally Spreading AIDS   
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Doctor Claims First Implanted Cloned Human Embryo

LONDON, UK, January 20, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Kentucky doctor claimed Saturday to have implanted the first human embryo clone into a 35-year-old woman. The claim has been met with scepticism by many scientists. Panos Zavos, a fertility specialist who works for the Andrology Institute of America in Louisville, Kentucky, has conducted research into cloning human embryos for childless couples for several years. Although he would not specify to reporters where the procedure had taken place, Zavos said that it was not in Europe or the United States. A Britain’s Royal Society spokesman said the scientist’s group was “extremely skeptical” […]
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Canada Supreme Court to Rule on Legality of Spanking Jan 30

OTTAWA, January 20, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The right of parents to use spanking as a form of discipline is in question as the Supreme Court will release its ruling on a case challenging the law January 30. The Canadian Foundation for Children, Youth and the Law (CFCYL), a group of anti-corporal punishment extremists used tax-payer monies to challenge Section 43 of the Criminal Code which provides that the use of force by parents (and teachers) by way of correction toward a child may be justified if it does not exceed what is reasonable under the circumstances. The section provides an […]
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Prime Minister Martin to Appeal Homosexual Benefits Ruling

OTTAWA, January 20, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Justice department, under Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin announced Monday a decision to appeal an Ontario Court of Appeals decision in December which approved pension benefits for surviving partners of same-sex “couples” retroactively to 1985. The December decision ruled that restricting Canada Pension Plan survivor benefits to same-sex “couples” whose partners have died after 1997 violated the Charter of Rights.  Survivor benefits paid retroactively to surviving partners of same-sex “couples” could potentially run taxpayers into the hundreds of millions of dollars.  The Ontario court decision was a rejection of the Liberal government’s argument […]
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American Christians to Join Canadians in Honouring Traditional Marriage February 15

WASHINGTON, January 20, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In addition to the Canadian interfaith celebration of Marriage on the Rock, a week long event in appreciation of the sacrament of marriage which culminates on February 15, the U.S. Covenant Marriage Movement has designated February 15 as a national day of observance for marriage.  The Covenant Marriage Movement (CMM) is calling on congregations to celebrate their marriage as a covenant relationship on Feb 15.  CMM director Phil Waugh, a Southern Baptist, hopes that 50,000 congregations world wide will join in the celebration.  Waugh explained CMM’s “desire is not so much to change the […]
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