MPs Tells Provinces to Stop Forcing Marriage Commissioners to Solemnize Gay Marriages

SASKATOON, SK, November 23, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Conservative Members of Parliament from Saskatchewan and Manitoba have written provincial Justice Ministers demanding that the religious rights of marriage commissioners in the province be respected.  The Saskatchewan Justice Marriage Unit and the Manitoba’s Vital Statistics Agency have instructed provincial marriage commissioners that they are required to perform same-sex marriages or resign from their positions.  Federal Conservative Justice Critic Vic Toews, who represents the Provencher riding in Manitoba, wrote the provincial Justice Minister saying, “Such an ultimatum is not only morally repugnant to many Canadians, but I believe as a matter of law […]
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UN Congo Staff and Soldiers Accused of Prostitution, Rape, and Pedophilia

UNITED NATIONS, November 24, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The United Nations is investigating approximately 150 allegations of sexual abuse by UN staff and peacekeepers in the Congo, including rape, prostitution and pedophilia, an official reported Monday. Some of the incidents were recorded on video tape.  There were also some 30 cases of sexual abuse reported in the town of Bunia by peacekeepers in May.  UN sources normally keep incidents of abuse from the media, as happened in Cambodia, Somalia, Bosnia and Ethiopia. These earlier cases came to light only after news reporters and officials within the countries of origin exposed them.  […]
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Minnesota Bishop Welcomed Homosexual Activists to Come to Communion

ST PAUL, November 24, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) –  The St. Paul Star Tribune reported today that on November 7th – while a group of homosexual activists were inside the cathedral receiving communion – an unknown individual had sprinkled oil and salt around the church in an attempt at purifying the church. Archdiocesan spokesman, Dennis McGrath, told LifeSiteNews.com that the group of Rainbow Sash protesters were in the Cathedral attending Sunday Mass with the Archbishop’s specific approval. He said, “They phoned ahead and told him when they were going to be there.” When asked if that meant that the Archbishop supported the […]
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Massive Study Finds Negative Pregnancy Outcomes Associated with Non-Married Status

OTTAWA, November 23, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as pre-term birth, low birth weight, small-for-gestational-age, stillbirth, and neonatal and post-neonatal mortality have been found to be more common in mothers living in common-law unions than those in traditional marriage relationships, according to a Statistics Canada study of pregnancy outcomes in Quebec. Statistics Canada, the government statistical service, notes that the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes among common-law mothers are of great public health concern because of the high and increasing proportion of births to mothers in common-law unions.  In 1997, 44% of births in Quebec were to common-law […]
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Canadian Conservatives to Fight for Parliamentary Vote on Gay Marriage Bill

OTTAWA, November 23, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Conservatives frustrated by a committee decision last week to declare non-votable a private member’s bill defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman, may still see their hopes fulfilled.  Conservative MP Rob Moore has appealed the decision of the House of Commons Procedure and House Affairs Committee and will present arguments Thursday in favour of allowing his bill to at least receive a vote.  Conservative MP Bill Casey, one of the committee members, spoke to LifeSiteNews.com today noting that the Conservative Party stands behind bringing the measure to a vote. However, […]
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The Harmful Effects on Children of Exposure to Pornography

EDMONTON, November 23, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In recognition of World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse (Nov. 19), the Canadian Institute for Education on the Family (CIEF), has released a research paper, titled: The Harmful Effects on Children of Exposure to Pornography   Quoting numerous scientific studies, the paper demonstrates a strong correlation between exposure to pornography and subsequent deviant sexual behaviour by children.  Canadian society has become an increasingly pornographic society in recent decades with disturbing implications for the children raised in it.  The explosive growth of the Internet over the last decade and the freely available pornography […]
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Non Embryonic Stem Cell Treatment Allows Paralysed Brazilian To Walk, Talk Again

RIO DE JANEIRO, November 23, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Brazilian scientists have successfully transplanted adult stem cells into a woman’s brain, facilitating her recovery from a brain hemorrhage that left her paralysed and unable to talk.  Maria da Graca Pomeceno, 54, had bone marrow stem cells taken from her pelvis and injected into her damaged brain. Local television broadcasts showed her walking up stairs and talking.  Hans Fernando Dohmann, director of Rio’s Pro-Cardiaco Hospital, said that hers was the first reported successful treatment of this condition, but that trials with 14 more patients are in the works. “We are still at […]
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