Irish PM Vows Gay “Marriage” will be Imposed on Catholic Ireland

by Hilary White DUBLIN, April 4, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ireland’s Prime Minister, Bertie Ahern, pledged to an audience of homosexual activists that Ireland would install gay “marriage” as in the UK. “Sexual orientation cannot, and must not, be the basis of a second-class citizenship. Our laws have changed, and will continue to change, to reflect this principle,” Ahern told Ireland’s leading homosexual political pressure group the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network on Monday. Ahern cited the country’s deep Catholic roots as an obstacle to granting legal equivalence to homosexual partnerings compared to the UK where only approximately 16% attend church […]
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Spanish Bishops Condemn Law Permitting In Vitro Fertilization and Cloning

MADRID, April 4, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Spanish Bishops’ Conference issued a statement onÂlegislation being debated by the Spanish legislature concerning assisted human reproduction. The statement titled, “Some Advice on the unlawfulness of artificial human reproduction and unjust practices authorised by a Law which will regulate this in Spain”, categorically rejects in vitro fertilization saying that the production of human beings in a laboratory offends human dignity which demands that “children be procreated not produced”. The bishops described procreation, the fruit of an interpersonal and not instrumental relation, “is in keeping with the personal dignity of the procreated child who […]
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Dutch MP says Stay-At-Home Mothers should be Punished for “Throwing Away” Education

by Hilary White AMSTERDAM, April 4, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An MP of the Dutch Labour Party has suggested that stay-at-home mothers who used state subsidies for their education should pay the government back since their work at home is “wasted” on child rearing. Sharon Dijksma believes that punitive measures should be taken against women who choose to stay at home with children after graduating from university instead of entering the paid workforce. “A highly educated woman who chooses to stay home and not to work: that is destruction of capital,” said Dijksma, deputy leader of the Labour Party (PvdA) in […]
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President Bush Blamed for Failure of Erotic Film Industry

By Gudrun Schultz LOS ANGELES, United States, April 4, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Directors of erotic mainstream films are blaming the government of president George Bush for the current lack of interest in erotic thrillers, Reuters reported yesterday. “Anything that is erotic has been banned in the United States,” said Dutch-born Paul Verhoeven, who directed the first “Basic Instinct” in 1992. “Look at the people at the top (of the government). We are living under a government that is constantly hammering out Christian values. And Christianity and sex have never been good friends.” Writers for the erotic mainstream industry can’t seem […]
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Judge Orders Erotic Billboards Away From Road

By Gudrun Schultz KANSAS CITY, Missouri, April 4, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A federal judge has upheld a law forbidding advertising for sexually oriented businesses along highways, reported the Associated Press on Saturday. The law prohibits signage for sexual merchandise from being posted within a mile of the highway. Sexual content must be limited to less than ten percent of a billboard for any business.  The owner of a sex-merchandise chain, John Haltom, challenged the law in court last year. Haltom, who sells lingerie, sex toys and adult videos in his 10 stores, said the law limits his right to free […]
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Canada Conservative Government Scraps Plan to Decriminalize Marijuana Use

By Terry Vanderheyden OTTAWA, April 4, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canada’s Prime Minister has scrapped a plan devised by the former Liberal government to decriminalize possession of Marijuana. Stephen Harper announced Monday his decision to throw out the draft legislation created before the outgoing Liberals lost the election January 23. The announcement broken to a professional police association was met with a round of applause. “We will not be reintroducing the Liberal government’s marijuana decriminalization legislation,” Harper announced at a Canadian Professional Police Association meeting. “I thought we might find a receptive audience here,” he added, according to a Reuters report.
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Texas “Doomsday Ecologist” Calls for 90% of Humans to be Wiped out with Ebola Virus

by Hilary White BEAUMONT, April 3, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A popular science and computer writer and editor of the Citizen Scientist, Forrest M. Mims III, reports that he was present at a speech at the Texas Academy of Sciences when a respected evolutionary ecologist and lizard expert called for 90% of the world’s human population to be wiped out to save the environment. Mims reports that at the 109th meeting of the Texas Academy of Science at Lamar University in Beaumont in early March, Dr. Eric R. Pianka received a prolonged standing ovation when he said that air-borne Ebola virus […]
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