Richmond School Board will not Change Bible Distribution Policy despite Secularists’ Demands

by Hilary White RICHMOND, ÂB.C., April 6, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Early this week, the Toronto headquartered Globe and Mail ran on its front page a story on objections to the Richmond school board’s practice of giving students the opportunity to request a free Bible. The Globe quoted 36-year-old graduate student and mother of a Grade 1 pupil, Renate Gepraegs, who at a school board meeting, objected that the “neutral” secular position at her son’s school could be threatened by the offer of a free bible to any student who wanted one. “I thought schools were neutral zones,” said Gepraegs. “I […]
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Canada’s Justice Minister Says Same-Sex “Marriage” Vote to be “Sooner Rather Than Later”

By Terry Vanderheyden OTTAWA, April 6, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Conservative Justice Minister Vic Toews said an election promise by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to hold a free vote on same-sex “marriage” in parliament will be held “sooner rather than later.” According to a CTV.ca report, no action is expected, however, until at least this fall. After the Liberals passed the same-sex “marriage” law last June, Harper commented: “I don’t think Canadians will see this as a legitimate way to settle this debate, and so this will be an issue for some Canadians in the next election,” as reported by the […]
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Scotland Bishop Says Homosexual Adoption Being Pushed by “Politically Correct Zealots”

By Gudrun Schultz SCOTLAND, United Kingdom, April 6, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Bishop of Motherwell, Joseph Devine, one of Scotland’s most senior Roman Catholic leaders, accused the Scottish government of devolving into a group of “politically correct zealots” by supporting legislation allowing same-sex couples to adopt, in a letter to the first minister last February. The controversial Adoption (Scotland) Bill, published last week, would allow unmarried partners, either heterosexual or homosexual, to adopt children so long as they are in an “enduring family relationship.” Under current Scottish law, only one member of an unmarried partnership can legally adopt a child. […]
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Israeli Same-Sex Marriage Case Goes to Supreme Court

By Gudrun Schultz JERUSALEM, Israel, April 6, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Israel’s Supreme Court will hear an appeal by a group of homosexual couples who want their Canadian “marriages” recognized by their home country, the court announced Wednesday. Five same-sex Israeli couples were “married” in Canada, and now are hoping to get legal recognition in the Jewish state. The Israeli government has said the country’s laws don’t recognize same-sex unions, regardless of where they have been performed. In Israel, Orthodox rabbis, who are opposed to same-sex marriages, perform Jewish wedding ceremonies. Gaining government recognition of marriages performed out of country would […]
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Vatican to UN: Be “Sane” and Get out of the Population Control Business

By John-Henry Westen NEW YORK, April 6, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Pope Benedict XVI’s representative to the United Nations, addressed the 39th session of the Commission on Population and Development yesterday delivering a stinging criticism about the UN population control agenda.“In years gone by,” explained the Archbishop, “dire predictions as to the future composition and sustainability of the projected human global population led to radical population policies which have in turn been responsible for different but equally grave dilemmas such as the serious problems brought about by falling birth rates, and the creation of imbalances between men and […]
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Under New Conservative Government Canada Still Obsessed With Abortion and Homosexuality at UN

By Luke Jalsevac at the United Nations and John-Henry Westen NEW YORK, April 5, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The theme of the 39th session of the UN Commission on Population and Development currently underway is International Migration and Development, a pressing issue for both the developing and developed world. After giving little more than a passing mention to the widely acknowledged central issues of migration, the Canadian delegation used its opening statement to push the liberal agenda of ensuring universal access to abortion and contraception. While this ideological obsession should come as no surprise given the track record of the Canadian […]
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