Anglicans Representing Two-Thirds of Global Body Reject Gay-Friendly North American Church

By Terry Vanderheyden AIN EL-SUKHNA, Egypt, November 2, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Anglican prelates from Africa, Asia, and Latin America, meeting at a summit last week, condemned Canadian Anglicans and the US Episcopal Church’s willingness to ordain homosexual priests and to bless same-sex unions. In a statement released Sunday, the church leaders meeting at the 3rd annual Global South to South Encounter said the North American Church’s support for homosexuality is “a direct repudiation of the clear teaching of the Holy Scriptures, historic faith and order of the church.” Strongly condemning a 2003 US Episcopal Church (ECUSA) move to ordain an […]
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Pro-life Journalist Can Stay at Ontario Legislature

John-Henry Westen TORONTO, November 2, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) -ÂIn a surprising victory for pro-life journalism, The Interim newspaper columnist Frank Kennedy, arrived at a compromise with the Queen’s Park Press Gallery, thus maintaining his press credentials at the Ontario Legislature. Kennedy, who has been the Queen’s Park correspondent and columnist for The Interim, Canada’s life and family issues newspaper, for nearly 20 years, was not confident going into the specially called meeting of the press gallery to consider the veteran journalist’s standing within the group. In October Kennedy was informed that he had offended some of his fellow journalists after he […]
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Toronto Catholic Cathedral Fundraiser for Condom-Push in Africa Cancelled After LifeSiteNews Story

By John-Henry Westen TORONTO, November 2, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A fundraising concert which was scheduled to take place at St. Michael’s Cathedral in Toronto on November 10 to benefit an organization involved in distribution of condoms in Africa has been cancelled on the heels of a LifeSiteNews.com story exposing the situation. The LifeSiteNews.com story, based on a tip from the web log of Catholic World Report editor Domenico Bettinelli (https://bettnet.dyndns.org/blog/weblog.phpÂ), pointed out that the fundraiser at the Cathedral was to support a St. Michael’s Hospital venture called Dignitas International. (see the LifeSiteNews.com coverage: https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2005/oct/05103106.html ) However, Dr. Suzanne Scorsone Communications […]
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MPs Charge Liberals with Complicity in Trafficking of Women with Continued Fast-Tracking of Stripper

By Terry Vanderheyden OTTAWA, November 2, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The now massively publicized Gomery Report on Liberal government corruption does not deal with yet another major Liberal corruption scandal. Assurances by the Liberal government that the stripper scandal has come to an end have a hollow ring according to two MPs who both charged that the Liberals are “complicit” in the trafficking of women by fast-tracking nude dancer’s and lap-dancer’s visas. Conservative MP Diane Ablonczy condemned the Liberal’s claim that they had cancelled a controversial program to fast-track stripper visas. “Canadians made the mistake of believing the Liberals,” Ablonczy said, […]
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Canadian IVF Clinics in Violation of Federal Guidelines Study Shows

By Hilary White OTTAWA, November 2, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new study has shown that of the 24 fertility clinics that practice in vitro fertilization, only one can be shown to be in compliance with the recently passed federal law on reproductive technologies. Halifax’s Dalhousie University published the study in the Canadian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and said that the IVF facilities are in violation of federal ethics guidelines chiefly surrounding the frozen storage of embryos. Ethics professor Margaret Somerville of McGill University said that the study “should sound a serious warning for everyone connected with research.” The study […]
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Liberals Come Out Against Broad Euthanasia Bill But Hint at Coming Tighter Version

By Terry Vanderheyden and John-Henry Westen OTTAWA, November 2, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Liberal Ministry of Justice expressed its opposition to many aspects of a Bloc-sponsored bill to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia as debate on the bill commenced Monday. The government, however, gave strong indication that it would not oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide legislation that met its own conditions on how such legislation should be worded. Hon. Paul Harold Macklin, Canada’s Attorney General and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice, said Monday, “Having examined the bill, I am confident in stating my position that Bill C-407 should […]
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Boston Gay Activists Harass and Intimidate Focus on the Family Ex-Homosexual Conference

By Hilary White BOSTON, November 2, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The “Love Won Out” conference in Boston Massachusetts that teaches that homosexuality isÂfrequently preventable and treatable was disrupted by shouting protesters while police stood by. The October 29 conference, sponsored by Focus on the Family and the Tremont Temple Baptist Church in Boston was protested by a group of homosexual activists who objected to the conference message. Spokesmen for the church said that radical homosexual activists had been harassing them for weeks preceding the conference. Protesters would come to stand outside the church holding signs and confronting worshippers as they left […]
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United Methodists Remove Active Lesbian from Ministry

By Hilary White HOUSTON, November 2, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The United Methodist Church, has “defrocked” a lesbian minister who admitted from the pulpit to being in an active lesbian relationship with her live-in partner. Irene Stroud has been removed from ministry by the highest judicial court of the denomination, the Judicial Council, that reiterated the denomination’s ban on “self-avowed, practicing homosexuals” in the clergy. The court decision upheld a local church panel decision that Stroud had engaged in practices that are “incompatible with Christian teachings” by being in a lesbian partnership. An appeals committee had overturned the panel decision but […]
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CBS’ Mike Wallace on Alito: “He’s a nice Catholic boy and he doesn’t believe in abortions”

By LifeSiteNews.com Staff WASHINGTON, November 2, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On the October 31 edition of the CNN show, “Larry King Live,” CBS reporter Mike Wallace commented that the mother of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito said her son is “definitely against abortion.” To which Wallace said: “He’s a nice Catholic boy and he doesn’t believe in abortions.” Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded to Wallace’s remarks saying, “We at the Catholic League like nice Catholic boys who don’t believe in abortion. For that matter, we even like not-so-nice non-Catholic girls who don’t want to kill the kids. What we don’t […]
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