Evangelical Churches Lament Passage of Gay ‘Marriage’ Bill

OTTAWA, June 30, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bruce Clemenger, president of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) lamented the passage of Bill C-38, the Civil Marriage Act saying, “Parliament is embarking on a social experiment that removes the language of husband and wife from the law and eclipses its ability to champion the rights of children to know and be raised by a mother and a father.” The EFC says it has been working to preserve the historic definition of marriage for over a decade.“Evangelical Christians have engaged on this issue because it’s part of our deeply held religious beliefs that […]
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Senator Seeks FDA Warnings on Condoms: No Guarantee of Effectiveness

TRENTON, N.J. – Surrounded by data which indicates that the ‘safe-sex’ message is doing little, if anything, to slow the rapid spread of STD’s, senator Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, is leading the battle to ensure that appropriate warning labels are placed on condom packages in the United States. Coburn’s spokesperson John Hart indicated that Coburn is currently blocking the nomination of Lester Crawford as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to encourage Crawford to support a law which will ensure more accurate information about the “effectiveness or lack of the effectiveness” of condoms is printed on packages. Currently […]
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Spain Legalizes Same-Sex “Marriage” and Homosexual Adoption

MADRID, June 30, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Spain’s Socialist-led government legalized same-sex “marriage” today. The measure, which passed by a margin of 187-147 in Spain’s Congress of Deputies, also legalizes the adoption of children by homosexual couples, and grants them inheritance rights. The bill passed despite the opposition and indignation of Spain’s population, as evidenced by the well over one million strong crowd gathered to oppose the pending legislation in Madrid on June 18. In addition, a Catholic group, the Spanish Family Forum, presented a petition signed by 600,000 Spanish citizens opposed to same-sex “marriage” to parliament Wednesday. The conservative opposition […]
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Abortion Referendum Launched in Portugal

LISBON, June 30, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Portugal’s Socialist-led parliament has approved a referendum on abortion for next week, July 8. In the February election, the Socialist party ran on a platform that included a promise to conduct a national referendum to overturn the country’s official prohibition on abortion. Socialists hold 121 of the 230 seats in parliament. In May, Portugal’s president said an abortion referendum would be delayed until 2006, fearing that a summer referendum would not yield the minimum 50% voter turnout necessary for the result to be binding. The proposal seeks to make abortion on demand legal up […]
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Presbyterian Pastor Outraged with Prime Minister but Energized to Keep Fighting

OTTAWA, June 30, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Presbyterian pastor Tristan Emmanuel is a very busy man of late. The founder of Equipping Christians for the Public Square (the ECP Centre) debated homosexual activist Rev. Brent Hawkes on CTV News with Mike Duffy at 8:15 p.m. on the day of the gay ‘marriage’ vote. Later that Tuesday night, after the vote, he was a guest panellist on CH 11 News at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday morning he was on two radio morning news shows on CBC. All these programs focussed on the gay ‘marriage’ legislation. His popularity is due in part to the […]
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Chronology of Legislative and Judicial Activist Path of Same-Sex “Marriage” in Canada

OTTAWA, June 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The following chronology traces Canada’s legislative and judicial activist path to Tuesday’s landmark passage of Bill C-38, the Liberal government’s same-sex “marriage” legislation. In 1969, former Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, claiming, “The State has no place in the bedrooms of the nation,” declares sodomy legal.https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2000/oct/001003a.html In 1999, the Canadian House of Commons votes 216-55 in favour of enshrining the traditional definition of marriage as “one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.” See https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/1999/jun/99060801.html In 2000, the federal government passes the homosexual omnibus legislation Bill C-23, affording homosexual unions near […]
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US Senate Committee Hears Testimony on Abortion Cancer Links

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On June 23, US Senator Sam Brownback held a subcommittee hearing examining “The Consequences of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton.” Testimony focused on the social and medical harms of abortion including the significant statistical link between abortion and incidence of breast and other forms of cancer.Teresa Stanton Collett, a Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, testified that Roe and Doe “have significantly undermined the well being of women and children in the United States, as well as seriously damaged the political fabric of American […]
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Gay ‘Marriage’ Pushing Prime Minister’s Catholic Bishop Still Believes He’s a “Faithful” Catholic

OTTAWA, June 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As Catholic Prime Minister Paul Martin began in earnest his final push for the passage of the same-sex ‘marriage’ bill last week, he had the audacity to go on radio and say “I’m actually a very strong Roman Catholic” while at the same time justifying his imposition of homosexual ‘marriage’ on Canada. LifeSiteNews.com asked for comment on the matter from Martin’s bishop, Ottawa Archbishop Marcel Gervais. In the request for comment from Archbishop Gervais, LifeSiteNews.com noted, “On Vancouver’s CKNW radio on Monday June 20, 2005, the Prime Minister said, ‘I’m actually a very strong […]
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Catholic League Warns of Upcoming Trials for Canadian Christians over Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Law

OTTAWA, June 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic Civil Rights League predicts that the vote to pass the same-sex ‘marriage’ bill in parliament yesterday will result in numerous court cases and complaints to human rights tribunals, as well as challenges to the charitable status of institutions that uphold the traditional definition of marriage. “The rights of marriage commissioners to refuse to perform these marriages, the rights of Church organizations to control the use of their properties, the rights of parents and school teachers to address what is taught in family life programs, are just some of the problems that are […]
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Spanish Socialists to Face More Massive Rallies against Same-Sex “Marriage”

MADRID, June 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Spain’s federal government will be facing more massive protests against the legitimization of homosexual unions if President Zapatero refuses to meet with representatives of the Family Forum. The group has pledged more rallies but has little time left since the bill is set for a vote tomorrow. The Family Forum staged one of the world’s largest rallies protesting these measures with between 1.5 and 2 million attendees. Support from Christians and others opposed to the eradication of the family in Spanish law flooded in from across the globe with messages coming from as far […]
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