First Homosexual Civil Union in U.S. Ends after Five Years

By Terry Vanderheyden BRATTLEBORO, Vermont, December 16, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The first same-sex couple to enter into a civil-union “marriage” in the US is getting a divorce. Kathleen Peterson and Carolyn Conrad were in court in October to dissolve their civil union and to decide on a division of home and property. “All I want to say is that the civil union was a big source of pride for me and now it’s not,” Peterson said Wednesday, as reported by the AP. The pair was the first to enter into a civil union after former Vermont governor Howard Dean signed […]
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Planned Parenthood Caught Concealing Rape of 11-year-old

By Hilary White SAN FRANCISCO, December 16, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Planned Parenthood’s San Francisco office has removed a letter from its website that purported to be from a girl thanking the organization for not telling her parents that she has been raped when she was eleven by her then-17 year-old “boyfriend.”“Planned Parenthood helped me deal with the aftermath of the rape allowing me to deal and cope as best as I could in my own way,” the letter said. American Life League’s affiliate, STOPP International said that Planned Parenthood removed the letter from their website after it caught the attention […]
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Michael Schiavo Turning Terri into Poster Child for Euthanasia

Special to LifeSiteNews.com by Judie Brown It is frequently said that truth is stranger than fiction. In the case of Michael Schiavo, husband of the now deceased Terri Schiavo, this is precisely correct. You may recall that during the years that Terri Schiavo suffered from a debilitating condition, Michael worked very hard to acquire legal permission to kill his wife by denying her the basic human right of receiving food and water. He argued that she would not want to be fed through a tube. His view was that she actually died 12 years earlier, and that the person in […]
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Canadian AIDS Activists Want Bawdy Houses Legalized

By Terry Vanderheyden OTTAWA, December 14, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An HIV/AIDS awareness group is pressuring the federal government to legalize prostitution. Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network spokesman Glenn Betteridge maintained that keeping prostitution illegal forces women into so-called unsafe sex. Prostitution “needs to be treated as work, so that sex workers can be protected under workplace legislation just like all other workers in Canada,” said Betteridge, as reported by the Globe and Mail. The group released a report Tuesday in support of legalized prostitution. The group’s report, among other things, claimed that “. . . HIV transmission is about unprotected sex, […]
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French MP Faces 6 Months Jail and $30,000 Fine over “Hate Speech” against Homosexuals

By John-Henry Westen OTTAWA, December 15, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A law banning hate speech against homosexuals enacted in France last year has proved its criticisms valid by being pressed against a sitting MP for comments which cannot be considered hateful in any true sense. Christian Vanneste, a member of the UMP representing the Lille region faces up to six months’ imprisonment and a $30,000 fine after being taken to court by three homosexual activist groups – SOS Homophobie, Act Up-Paris and Sneg. The Telegraph reports that the public prosecutor at the trial in Lille said Vanneste was guilty as charged […]
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US Bishops’ Organization Gives Glowing Review of Homosexual-Sex Propaganda Film

By Hilary White WASHINGTON, December 15, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic Church identifies homosexuality as a serious moral and psychological disorder of unknown origin, one that is serious enough to make a man who suffers from it ineligible for priestly ordination. Nonetheless, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued a glowing movie review of the homosexual propaganda film, Brokeback Mountain, a story of two rugged cowboys who engage in homosexual liaisons and adultery. The film’s theme is a favorite of homosexual folklore: two lonesome cowboys, removed from the repressions of artificial social mores by their work in the […]
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Liberal MP Says Gay Marriage Issue Will Lose Party Votes in Rural Canada

By Gudrun Schultz MIRAMICHI, New Brunswick, December 15, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Charlie Hubbard, Liberal Miramichi candidate and incumbent MP, said in the Moncton Times Tuesday that the Liberal Party will lose votes in rural Canada if same-sex marriage becomes a major campaign issue. “Let sleeping dogs lie,” said Hubbard. “It is an issue that is going to cost us votes in rural areas. The more talk there is, the more concern there is about whether or not or if you can turn back the legislation.” Hubbard wants Liberal strategists to stop using the topic as a major campaign issue.  The […]
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Ontario Liberals Fix Next Election Date

By Terry Vanderheyden TORONTO, December 15, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The provincial Liberal government has passed a law fixing the date of the next and every subsequent election for the first Thursday in October every fourth year – October 4, 2007, is then the date for the next Ontario election. Prior to this, elections in the province had to be held within five years, but the exact timing was left to the party in power. This meant that a party could hold an election at any time they felt their popularity was highest in the polls. New Democrat Party critic Peter […]
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Italy Introduces New “Ethical” Tax on Hardcore Pornography

By Gudrun Schultz ROME, Italy, December 15, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Italy has succeeded in introducing significant taxation on its massive pornography industry. After several failed attempts, a 25% tax has been achieved on hardcore pornography, including films, magazines and sex-shop merchandise. Italian Finance Minister Giulio Tremonti was responsible for pushing the tax through parliament. Mr. Tremonti said the tax he has brought in is an “ethical” tax, in an interview with the BBC yesterday. The 25% tax surpasses the original proposal of 20% suggested in Italy’s 2006 Budget bill. The Italian porn industry is estimated to bring in more than […]
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