Presbyterians Face Homosexual Clergy Issue at National Legislative Assembly

RICHMOND, VA, June 25, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) kicks off its annual national legislative assembly tomorrow, where participants will argue the church’s policy of denying the ordination of active homosexuals. Homosexual activists plan a third challenge of the law that Presbyterian officers “live either in fidelity within the covenant of marriage between a man and a woman, or chastity in singleness,” according to an AP report.  Read related LifeSiteNews.com coverage:  Presbyterian Commission Says Homosexual Marriages Okay https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2004/may/04050506.html U.S. Presbyterian Church Votes To Allow “Unrestricted Right” To Abortion Till Viability https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2002/jun/02062401.html tv
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U.S. Withdraws International Criminal Court Exemption

United Nations, June 25, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The United States withdrew a UN resolution yesterday that would have continued to exempt American soldiers from prosecution by the International Criminal Court. James Cunningham, the U.S. deputy ambassador, said the U.S. withdrew the proposal in order to “avoid a prolonged and divisive debate” after U.N. Security Council members refused a compromise that would have limited the exemption to one final year. The Associated Press reported that several members of the U.N. Security Council said that their opposition was fueled by the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal, even though the scandal would not come […]
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UK Court Denies IVF Appeal: Woman’s Frozen Embryonic Children Must Die

LONDON, June 25, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A UK court has denied a woman’s appeal to keep her frozen embryonic children. Natallie Evans underwent the in-vitro fertilization procedure with ex-boyfriend Howard Johnston in 2001, in anticipation of surgery for ovarian cancer that would render her infertile. Since parting company, Johnston withdrew his permission for her to bear their frozen children to term. In the UK, a male partner’s consent is essential through all stages of the IVF process.  Last October, the British High Court ruled that Johnston’s consent was paramount, and that the embryos should be destroyed. The appeals court ordered […]
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Ronald Reagan’s Youngest Son Betrays Ignorance of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

June 25, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Wednesday night, former President Ronald Reagan’s youngest son, Ron Reagan, appeared on Larry King Live and in his father’s name promoted the use of embryonic persons in stem cell research. Since the elder Reagan’s death after years of suffering from Alzheimer’s, some members of his family have used his name to promote the killing of embryonic humans to harvest stem cell lines. Pressure is mounting on George Bush to relax funding restrictions on research using human embryonic stem cells. Confusion and misinformation on the efficacy of embryonic stem cells is common. Ron Reagan praised the […]
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Abstinence Main Element in Bush’s AIDS Prevention Plan

Philadelphia, June 2, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Bush pointed to abstinence as the key element in AIDS prevention in a speech on HIV/AIDS at the Greater Exodus Baptist Church in Philadelphia on Wednesday.  “We need to tell our children that abstinence is the only certain way to avoid contacting HIV,” he said. “It works every time. . . we must ask them to lead healthy and responsible lives.” Bush made the statement in a speech pledging more funds for the fight against the domestic and international AIDS “pandemic.” Calling AIDS “one of the great challenges of our time,” Bush said […]
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US Archbishop Says Abortion Has to be the “first question” for Catholic Voters

ST. LOUIS, June 25, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Archbishop Raymond Burke of the St. Louis Diocese told a group of parish pro-life coordinators this week that Catholics must consider the stance of politicians on abortion when voting. “This is a topic on which I have many things to say,” he told the group with a smile at a conference hosted by the Archdiocesan Pro-Life Committee. “When we go to vote, we must take into consideration all of the stands politicians make. But procured abortion, that has to be our first question.”  The Archbishop said he is often asked about other human […]
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The Role of Canada’s Governor General in Deciding Who Should Form the Next Government

Ottawa, June 25, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Many Canadians are rediscovering the actual role of the Governor General as the representative of Canada’s Head of State in light of the possibility of a close election result. This situation highlights the general ignorance regarding our constitution and parliamentary system among many Canadians, even those in leadership. Senator Anne Cools is among those who have lamented this situation, saying in the Senate that “the deconstruction of Parliament is synonymous with the deconstruction of Canada”. She has consistently promoted a proper understanding of the role of the Canadian Crown in regard to responsible government, […]
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Liberals’ Final Attack Ad Hits Harper Again For Supposedly Not Wanting to Protect “a Woman’s Right t

OTTAWA, June 25, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As the election draws to a close, the Liberals have chosen to once again inject the abortion issue into the political debate with new attack ads on television and radio.  The latest ad mentions abortion as the first item in its list of criticisms of Conservative leader Harper, whereas a previous ad placed other concerns before abortion.  The ad begins, “There’s the Stephen Harper who wouldn’t protect a woman’s right to choose…”  The 30 second ad, entitled “The Harper we know,” follows the tired Liberal attack strategy of painting Conservative leaders as ‘scary’.  The […]
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Canada Federal Election News Buzz – June 25

* See the most recently updated Campaign Life Coalition candidate evaluations at:  https://www.lifesitenews.com/  * Urgent Prayer Drive Re: Canadian Federal Election https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2004/jun/04061101.html   * While Liberal strategists and the media are targeting the Conservatives for their openness to using the Charter’s notwithstanding clause, Harper and leading Tory MP Randy White seem to have struck a chord with Canadians sick of judicial activism.  “I think most people are getting sick and tired of judges writing the law to suit themselves and to suit the current Liberal government,” said White.  https://www.cbc.ca/stories/2004/06/25/canada/elxn_randywhite040625 https://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1088115012145&call_pageid=970599119419   * US Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader tells Canadians […]
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“New, Fresh and Adventurous” Translation of Bible a Blip in History says Catholic Writer

LONDON, June 24, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has praised a new translation of the bible for its “extraordinary power.” However selections of the text show the translation to be more of a paraphrase with an emphasis on modern vernacular slang. Examples are becoming available online.  St. Paul’s warning to the Corinthians against sexual immorality has been ‘updated’ to read, “Some of you think the best way to cope with sex is for men and women to keep right away from each other. That is more likely to lead to sexual offences. My advice is for everyone […]
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