Louisiana Senate Passes Abortion Ban – No Exceptions for Rape or Incest

by Hilary White BATON ROUGE, April 26, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Senate of Louisiana has passed a ban on abortion in a vote that rejected including exceptions for pregnancies due to rape or incest. In a 17-20 vote, the Senate defeated an amendment proposal to allow the exceptions and then passed the bill 30-7. If passed into law by the state House and not vetoed by the governor, the proposed law would outlaw all abortion except that which saves the life of the mother. The law would impose up to 10 years in prison and fines of $100,000 for doctors […]
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Ten Commandments Displays Roll to Victory in the Courts and the Legislatures

ORLANDO, FL, April 27, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Public displays of the Ten Commandments have enjoyed unprecedented favor in both the courts and the legislatures since the two Ten Commandments cases were argued at the Supreme Court last year. Last week, Georgia Governor Sonny Purdue signed a bill that permits the display of the Ten Commandments in public buildings. House Bill 941 says that the “Foundations of American Law and Government” display shall include: The Mayflower Compact, The Ten Commandments, the Declaration of Independence, Magna Charta, Star-Spangled Banner, National Motto, Preamble to the Georgia Constitution, the Bill of Rights and Lady […]
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“Day of Truth” Counters Gay-Sponsored Student “Day of Silence”

By Gudrun Schultz SCOTSDALE, Arizona, April 27, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Christian students at more than 700 high schools across the country observed a national Day of Truth today, offering a peaceful witness of Christian viewpoints on homosexual activity to their fellow students and school faculties. The second annual Truth day was sponsored by the Alliance Defence Fund, an organization that defends religious freedom in the U.S., in response to yesterday’s Day of Silence. Sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network, the Day of Silence is a no-talk day observed by students in protest of opposition to homosexuality. The Day […]
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Kentucky Governor Sued After Baptist College Expels Student for Gay Lifestyle

By Gudrun Schultz WILLIAMSBURG, Kentucky, April 27, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A gay-rights group has launched a lawsuit against Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher for his decision to allow a Baptist university to receive state funding. The school expelled a student earlier this month for “engaging in and promoting” homosexuality. The University of the Cumberlands expelled 20-year-old Jason Johnson after the student discussed his gay boyfriend on a popular student website. The school’s policy on “attitude and conduct” in the 2005-06 student handbook states that participating in or promoting “sexual behavior not consistent with Christian principles (including sex outside of marriage and […]
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Kraft Foods to go ahead with Gay Games Sponsorship

by Hilary White CHICAGO, April 26, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Shareholders of Kraft Foods have voted overwhelmingly to carry on with company plans to be among the sponsors of the “Gay Games,” say company spokesmen. The Gay Games is an annual event intended to promote the “normalcy” of the active homosexual lifestyle. Kraft Foods is the owner of many familiar food products including, Maxwell House coffee, Kool-Aid and Capri Sun drinks, Oscar Mayer meats, Jell-O snacks, Oreo cookies, Nabisco Foods, and many other well-known products. Other sponsors include, American Airlines, the New York Times, the Chicago Sun-Times Merrill Lynch, Amtrak, and […]
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Vatican Cardinal on Condoms: Error in Reporting, I Don’t Have the Authority to Produce a Document

By John-Henry Westen VATICAN, April 26, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The world media has exploded with stories suggesting that the Vatican is soon to release a document “easing the ban on condoms”. Thousands of media outlets across the globe screamed the news, but the Vatican Cardinal at the center of the storm is back-pedalling as fast as he can from the story. (https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2006/apr/06042501.html) The Cardinal in question is Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragán, appointed by late Pope John Paul II in 1997 as president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers. The story is all the more interesting since Barragán himself […]
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St. Thomas University: Unmarried Faculty Can’t Room Together on School Trips

By Gudrun Schultz MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, April 26, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic University of St. Thomas has developed a formal travel policy for unmarried staff, saying they must have separate rooms on student trips. Debate on the issue began in May 2005 when a choir director attempted to bring her lesbian partner along on a school trip to France. She was told it was inappropriate, reported the Star Tribune, and was asked to make separate travel arrangements for her partner. She skipped the trip. College president Rev. Dennis Dease made the final decision, saying: “While the institution is committed to […]
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Successful Female Author Says Working Mothers Short-Change Children

By Gudrun Schultz, Los Angeles, California, April 26, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Author Caitlin Flanagan has shaken up the world of feminism by saying working mothers deprive their children of the ideal home situation—a stay-at-home mom. The suggestion has raised an outcry of feminist voices, but Flanagan stands by her statement. “I said the truth, and you always get in trouble when you say the truth,” she told Samantha Grice of the National Post last week. “I said one true thing about a little piece of American life and that is: If you love your work and you love your child […]
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Japan’s Solution to Underpopulation Crisis – Speed Dating

By Terry Vanderheyden TOKYO, April 26, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an effort to remedy a plummeting population, local Japanese government groups are sponsoring “speed dating” events to facilitate marriages. According to a BBC report, speed dating is a popular way for singles to meet in the country. Eligible singles are allowed two minutes to chat before a bell rings, signalling that it is time to meet someone else. The effects of the demographic collapse are in evidence everywhere in the country. Over 2,000 schools have closed in the last 10 years. Many fear that the lack of a productive workforce […]
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