China Moves from Bullets to Mobile Execution Vans to Improve International Image

TORONTO, November 3, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As part of its attempts to streamline the enormous number of executions and improve its public image as a human rights violator, China’s communist government has introduced mobile killing vans to execute condemned prisoners. Recent visits from United Nations Human Rights investigators and a booming economy seeking foreign trade have prompted the Chinese government to seek methods of execution less offensive to Western sensibilities. A law was passed recently that changed the most common method of execution from the traditional bullet to the back of the head to lethal injection. The execution vans are […]
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Homosexual Government Minister Loaned Failed Gay Porn Shop $10,000 Taxpayer Funds

By Terry Vanderheyden WINNIPEG, November 3, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A homosexual pornography shop that received a provincial NDP government-backed loan to begin business has gone under, leaving Manitoba taxpayers holding the ball for the $10,000. Openly homosexual Industry Minister Jim Rondeau defended the decision to guarantee a loan for the venture, arguing that the store, Queer Closet, sold items that are not illegal. “It would be inappropriate for me to censor an economic thing as long as it’s legal,” he said, as reported by the Winnipeg Sun. Rondeau said that if a start-up company has a bank-approved business plan it […]
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Canada’s Main Homosexual Activist Group Opposes Charge against Christian Pastor

By Terry Vanderheyden RED DEER, Alberta, November 3, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Alberta pastor facing an Alberta Human Rights Commission hearing for publishing a letter to the editor that criticized homosexuality is finding support from an unlikely place – Canada’s foremost homosexual advocacy group, Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere (Egale). Although Egale said it opposes Pastor Stephen Boissoin’s opinions, even they favour that the complaint filed by University of Calgary assistant professor Darren Lund be dropped out of respect for the right to free speech. “Egale supports Professor Lund in working to make schools safe for all children but […]
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Alberta Passes Legislation Allowing Unborn to Sue Mom for Car Accident Injuries

By Terry Vanderheyden EDMONTON, November 3, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Alberta lawmakers have introduced legislation that would allow children to sue their mothers for injuries sustained during car accidents while they were still within the womb. The new law, to be passed later this month, introduces a new right for the unborn that has before this time never been acknowledged in Canada – unlike the Unborn Victims of Violence Act in the US, which allows for prosecution of violent crimes that result in harm to an unborn victim. The new law resulted from the lobbying efforts of the father of a […]
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Activist Judge Rules Palmdale Parents have no Say in Sex Ed in Schools

By Hilary White SAN FRANCISCO, November 3, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Palmdale school district in California wanted children in the first, third and fifth grades to think about sex as part of a study on “barriers to learning.” When parents took the Palmdale school district to court, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against them. The court ruled that, “There is no fundamental right of parents to be the exclusive provider of information regarding sexual matters to their children…Parents have no due process or privacy right to override the determinations of public schools as to […]
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Pope Benedict XVI Praises Large Families

VATICAN, November 3, 2005 (CWNews.com/LifeSiteNews.com) – Large families need society’s support, Pope Benedict XVI told his weekly audience on November 2. A large family, the Pope remarked, “constitutes a witness of faith, courage, and optimism.” Moreover, large families provide wealth to society, “because without children there is no future!” The Holy Father called for “adequate social and legislative” measures to support large families, repeating that they offer “richness and hope for the entire country.” The Pope’s remarks were prompted by the presence of an Italian national family association at the Wednesday audience. He used the occasion to underline “the centrality […]
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Vatican Education Official Warns Dissenting Catholic Colleges May Lose ‘Catholic’ Status

By LifeSiteNews.com staff NOTRE DAME, Indiana, November 3, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Vatican’s number two education official predicts that Pope Benedict XVI will follow a path of “evangelical pruning” of secularized Catholic colleges and universities, declaring them no longer Catholic. Archbishop Michael Miller, secretary of the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education and former president of the University of Saint Thomas in Houston, addressed officials and faculty at the University of Notre Dame on Monday. Miller said that his prediction was based on an examination of the new Pope’s writings and approach. The Pope has argued “that it might be better […]
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ADF: More than 800 attorneys nationwide ready to combat attempts to censor Christmas https://www.alliancedefensefund.org/news/story.aspx?cid=3579 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit holds that “there is no fundamental right of parents to be the exclusive provider of information regarding sexual matters to their childrenhttps://legalaffairs.org/howappealing/110205.html#007598 Democratic Gay-Rights Group Holding ‘retirement Parties’ for Pennsylvania Republican Senator Santorumhttps://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGBH51R6KFE.html Archbishop: Pope will ‘prune’ institutions with weak Catholic identity https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=5308 Large Families Deserve Support, Pope Sayshttps://www.catholicexchange.com/e3news/index.asp?category_id=10 PBS: ‘The Last Abortion Clinic’; Pro-lifers say documentary reveals what can be done to shut down clinicshttps://www.family.org/cforum/news/a0038468.cfm China Uses Mobile Execution Vanshttps://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/03/12/1047431092598.html?oneclick=true Canada’s Grasp for Immigrants Making International Headlineshttps://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0%2C5744%2C17109438%25255E2703%2C00.html […]
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Alito Path Made Smoother by Miers Fracas – Update

By Steve Jalsevac November 2, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Today’sÂupdate is thankfully much briefer than those of the past few days. Especially interesting is Mathew Franck’s comment, probably thought, but not voiced by many, that the Miers fracas almost seemed pre-arranged to smooth the way for the real nominee – Alito. Miers Helped Alito – Matthew J. Franck – National ReviewIt all could have been a strategy. It wasn’t. But it would have worked as one. Samuel Alito was probably bound for confirmation anyway, but his path has been made measurably smoother by the fracas over Harriet Miers. …this president has […]
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