Ex-Gay Group Rejoices that Vatican Says Former Homosexuals Can Become Priests

By LifeSiteNews.com Staff WASHINGTON, December 1, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Vatican’s recent document on homosexuality and the priesthood, is being lauded by ex-gay groups since it requires that seminarian candidates be free from homosexual tendencies for at least three years. “The ex-gay community is grateful to the Holy Father for recognizing that men who have overcome same sex attractions are capable of serving as priests,” said Regina Griggs, executive director of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX). “All mainstream mental health organizations agree that individuals with unwanted same sex attractions have the right to seek therapy to explore […]
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Walgreens Disciplines Four Pharmacists for Refusing Abortifacient Morning-After Pill Prescriptions

By Terry Vanderheyden ST. LOUIS, Illinois, December 1, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Four Walgreens pharmacists have been suspended without pay for refusing to dispense the abortifacient morning-after pill. The pharmacies, all located in Illinois, are subject to a law instituted by Gov. Rod Blagojevich in April that forces pharmacists to fill prescriptions whether they are morally opposed or not. A Walgreen spokesman, Tiffani Bruce, said the pharmacists all opposed the prescriptions on religious or moral grounds, and “have said they would like to maintain their right to refuse to dispense, and in Illinois that is not an option,” according to an […]
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South Africa Legalizes Gay ‘Marriage’ While Tasmania Rejects It

By Terry Vanderheyden CAPE TOWN, December 1, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – South Africa’s highest court has ruled to allow same-sex “marriage.” The country’s Constitutional Court has ordered parliament to amend the law within one year, mandating a change to the wording of the marriage law from the “union between a man and a woman” to the “union between two persons.” “The common law definition of marriage is declared to be inconsistent with the constitution and invalid to the extent that it does not permit same-sex couples to enjoy the status and benefits it accords heterosexual couples,” claimed Justice Albie Sachs, according […]
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