LifeSiteNews.com Takes a Christmas (Not “Holiday”) Break Dec. 23 to Jan. 2

December 22, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – You may want to take a few days to read all of today’s LifeSiteNews reports. There is more than usual. That’s because it’s time for us to take a Christmas break and spend more than the usual limited time with our wonderful families and friends, as well as recharge our spiritual batteries.  As John-Henry Westen writes in his review of 2004, “This year has without doubt been the most hectic year in terms of developments in the culture wars.” It has therefore also been the most demanding for us, to say the least. When John-Henry […]
News
 • 

LifeSiteNews.com Year in Review – 2004

This year has without doubt been the most hectic year in terms of developments in the culture wars.  Other than the Bush victory which was likely the biggest newsmaker of the year, Mel Gibson’s movie, The Passion of the Christ, ranked as one of the most talked about developments. LifeSiteNews.com provided extensive coverage of the Bush election and gave its readers a preview review of The Passion of the Christ (https://www.theinterim.com/2004/feb/index.html) and even set up a separate page on LifeSiteNews.com to follow the developments around the epic film (https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2004/feb/040225a.html ).  One particularly ominous story was that of the Swedish Pastor […]
News
 • 

New Brunswick Parents send Premier “No Sex-Ed” Christmas Cards

FREDERICTON, New Brunswick, December 22, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – New Brunswick Premier Bernard Lord is getting his share of Christmas cards this year—approximately 700 cards from angry parents with a clear message: scrap the explicit sex-ed program for our schoolchildren.  Parents are incensed at the degree of explicit materials being offered to their children in grades six through eight, including information on masturbation and oral sex. They warn that the curriculum fails to encourage children to exercise self-control.  “There is no idea of restraint taught to children,” one parent said at a town-hall meeting held in November, as reported by The […]
News
 • 

LifeSiteNews.com NewsBytes – Dec. 22, 2004

Abortion Statistics Hyped, Says Argentine Group https://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=63978   Forced abortions devastate Chinese women https://www.fotf.ca/familyfacts/tfn/2004/122204.html#3   Fr. McBrien attacks pro-life bishops in syndicated column https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=2741   British scientists alarmed by new Education Secretary Ruth Kelly’s Christian principles https://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1411905,00.html   From fetus to baby   https://www.townhall.com/columnists/richlowry/rl20041221.shtml The answer to AIDS is values https://www.townhall.com/columnists/StarParker/sp20041221.shtml   Bush White House’s Christ-less Christmas – Official commemorations emphasize Santa, Rudolph over Jesus in 2004 https://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=42027   Women in combat (again)  https://www.townhall.com/columnists/calthomas/ct20041220.shtml   Bob Casey’s Revenge – First Things https://www.firstthings.com/ftissues/ft0501/opinion/mcgurn.htm   A Reply to Rabbi Boteach- There’s no cabal, but there is a segment of Hollywood’s secular Jewish […]
News
 • 

Department of Justice Appeal of Partial-Birth Abortion Decision says Judge made Three Blunders

SAN FRANCISCO, December 22, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The US Justice Department, in its appeal filed Monday, said that the judge who struck down the partial-birth abortion ban in June made three errors in doing so. US District Judge Phyllis Hamilton was the first of three judges to permanently strike down the ban, implemented in 2003 by US President Bush.  Hamilton argued that the ban does not make any provision for the so-called health of the woman; that the law is vague; and that the law places an undue burden upon women seeking late-term abortions.  In defence of its stance, the […]
News
 •