Russian Jewish Leaders Join Orthodox in Supporting Moscow Mayor’s Ban on Gay Pride

By Gudrun Schultz MOSCOW, Russia, March 27, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Leaders in Russia’s Jewish community have come out in support of Moscow Mayor Juri Luzhkov, who banned the Moscow Gay Pride parade scheduled for May 27. The Congress of the Jewish Religious Organizations and Associations in Russia made a statement in support of Mayor Luzhkov’s decision, reported the Russian news agency Interfax last week. “Such parade is not a demonstration but propagation of a sin,” said the statement by chairman Rabbi Zinoviy Kogan. “We are in solidarity with the Russian Orthodox Church, not only for the present, but also for […]
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Pro-Life Ads on Ontario Buses Vandalized by Abortion Supporters

By John-Henry Westen GUELPH, March 27, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two pro-life advertisements on city buses in Guelph, Ontario were vandalized last week. The ads, depicting a 19-week-old fetus with the caption “this is a child not a choice” and offering the phone number of a local crisis pregnancy centre, were defaced with black spray-paint. The phone number was blotted out and the word “CHOICE” was sprawled over the ad. The board of Guelph and Area Right to Life association was saddened by the vandalism. “We are not surprised, however,” association president Jakki Jeffs said, “those who say they support ‘choice’ […]
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“Moderate” Afghan Muslim Clerics call for Mob Execution of Christian Convert

by Hilary White KABUL, March 24, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Abdul Rahman, an Afghani former medical aid worker and Christian convert may be “torn to pieces” at the instigation of Muslim clerics whether or not he is legally acquitted of the capital crime of converting away from Islam. Rahman was denounced to authorities for his conversion by his family during a custody dispute. Senior Muslim clerics in Afghanistan are calling for Rahman’s death by a mob if he does not recant his Christianity. Although US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, President Bush, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and representatives from Italy, […]
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Michael Schiavo Lawyer Featured at Toronto ‘Right to Die’ Conference

By Hilary White TORONTO, March 24, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The World Federation of Right to Die Societies is having its 16th biennial conference in Toronto and is featuring George Felos as a keynote speaker. Felos was the “right to die” activist lawyer that propelled Michael Schiavo’s case through the courts to have his disabled wife Terri starved and dehydrated to death. Calling him “a nationally recognized expert in right-to die cases, and lawyer for Terri Schiavo, the Canadian euthanasia and assisted suicide group, Dying with Dignity, has booked Felos to speak at the conference opening in Toronto September 7. Speaker […]
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Cardinal Pell’s Private Secretary Says Catholics Should Not Retreat From Secular Interaction

By Gudrun Schultz SYDNEY, Australia, March 24, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) –Catholics must not respond to the attack of secularism on the Church by withdrawing into small, safe groups, said Dr. Michael Casey, personal secretary to Australia’s Cardinal Pell, in an interview with the Catholic journal Sentinel last month. “We shouldn’t be content to let the Church get smaller in the hope that it might become purer. Christ came to save many, not just a few.” “Running up the white flag is not an option that is open to us, and the retreat to smaller, “purer” groups is the consolation of the […]
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Nothing to Apologize for on Dutch/Nazi Euthanasia Comments says Italian Minister

by Hilary White ROME, March 24, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Italy’s Minister of Parliamentary Affairs was excoriated by Dutch officials for comparing Dutch legalization of euthanasia, including for ‘defective’ infants, to the Nazi eugenics programme that preceded the Holocaust. But Giovanardi says he has nothing to apologise for. Minister Carlo Giovanardi, a member of Italy’s centre right Christian Democrat party, said on an Italian radio programme last Friday, “Nazi legislation and Hitler’s ideas are re-emerging in Europe via Dutch euthanasia laws and the debate on how to kill ill children.” He said it is “eugenics” to debate killing children “who are […]
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Michael Schiavo Caught in Serious Distortion of Truth on NBC Interview

By John-Henry Westen CLEARWATER, FLA., March 24, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Michael Schiavo, who ordered doctors to withhold food and water from his severely disabled wife Terri until she died, and his current wife Jodi were interviewed by NBC’s Matt Lauer. Those exclusive interviews based on Schiavo’s upcoming book “Terri: The Truth,” are to be broadcast on “Dateline,” Sunday, March 26 at 7 p.m.. Ironically, despite claiming to speak about ‘the truth’ concerning Terri, NBC’s Lauer catches Schiavo in a serious distortion of truth as the interview begins. In the interview, Michael responds to Lauer asking why he would not just […]
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Young Liberals Endorse Homosexual Leadership Potential Brison

By Gudrun Schultz OTTAWA, Ontario, March 24, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Homosexual Activist Scott Brison is the leadership choice of the president of Young Liberals of Canada, Richard Diamond. Brison, the first openly gay federal minister, has been a consistent supporter of same-sex marriage, abortion and euthanasia. Mr. Diamond said he decided to back Mr. Brison after meeting with most of the prospective candidates. “He’s always demonstrated that he’s bright, capable and energetic, and I think he speaks to a generational change that is really needed right now if we are to appeal to young voters,” Mr. Diamond said in an […]
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