Sri Lanka Bans Da Vinci Code after Appeal by Catholic Bishops

COLOMBO, May 31, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Sri Lanka has banned screenings of The Da Vinci Code in theatres and local television channels following an appeal by the country’s Catholic Bishops Conference to the President. President Mahinda Rajapaksa ordered the ban on the film on Wednesday the 24th May, according to a press release by the Sri Lankan pro-life group Cultura Vitae. The news was welcomed by the country’s 1.5 million Christians as it was deeply offensive. “The movie attacks the very roots of Christian faith and hurts the sentiments of all Christians,” the Catholics Bishop Conference said in a letter […]
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Study Shows Having More Children Lowers Risk from Breast Cancer Gene

By Gudrun Schultz HEIDELBERG, Germany, May 31, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An international study has shown that having more than one child dramatically lowers the chance of developing cancer for women carrying breast cancer gene mutations. The International BRCA1/2 Carrier Cohort Study (IBCCS) examined the effect of pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding on women with cancer-causing mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, who have an increased risk of developing breast cancer. The study, reported in Medical News Today, found that while one pregnancy and birth had no effect on subsequent cancer development for those carrying the mutant genes, a woman’s risk […]
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Canadian Prof Faces Human Rights Complaint Over Religious Views on Homosexuality

By Terry Vanderheyden SYDNEY, Nova Scotia, May 31, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Cape Breton University (CBU) professor is the target of a human rights complaint by a homosexual student. Comments posted by the professor at his private web site critical of the Anglican Church of Canada for its permissive and condoning stand in relation to same-sex “marriage” are the cause of the complaint. History Professor David Mullan wrote to his local Anglican bishop in 2004, criticizing the trend: “When Anglicanism in some manner recognizes homosexuality as a legitimate ‘lifestyle’ for Christians, it will become a church in schism,” he charged. […]
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Israeli Supreme Court Reserves Decision on Gay “Marriage” Case

By Gudrun Schultz JERUSALEM, May 31, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Supreme Court of Israel will not decide on the legality of three same-sex “marriages” that took place in Canada until further deliberation has taken place, after a recent hearing. The couples who brought the case to court want their unions recognized by the Israeli government, arguing that heterosexual couples married overseas are acknowledged by the Ministry even if they would not have been able to marry within the country. Israeli law does not recognize same-sex unions. Orthodox rabbis, who are opposed to same-sex marriages, perform Israeli wedding ceremonies. Gaining government […]
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Canada Unborn Victims of Violence Act Barred from Coming to a Vote in Parliament

By John-Henry Westen OTTAWA, May 31, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – LifeSiteNews.com has learned that an unborn victims of violence act that would have seen murderers of pregnant women charged with the death of the unborn child as well as his or her mother has been deemed non-votable by a parliamentary subcommittee. The bill (C-291), proposed May 17 by Conservative MP Leon Benoit, was, according to parliamentary sources, rejected as unconstitutional by an all party committee with a Conservative MP chairing giving the Conservatives the largest representation on the committee. The committee is comprised of Chairman Joe Preston (Conservative), Scott Reid (Conservative), […]
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Trudeau’s Admiration for Hitler, Mussolini Comes as No Surprise to Life and Family Advocates

By Hilary White TORONTO, May 31, 2006 (LifeSiteNew.com) – A new biography of the late former Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre E. Trudeau has made a splash in Canada’s normally staid publishing world. The book, titled “Young Trudeau: Son of Quebec, Father of Canada, 1919-1944,” shows a side to Trudeau that would have been unlikely to come to light under a Liberal or even Progressive Conservative party government. The new bio, to be officially released tomorrow, depicts Trudeau not in the usual iconographic way as the sacrosanct icon of the progressive new Canada but as an anti-Semitic admirer of Hitler and […]
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Vatican to United Nations: “Sexual Orientation Is Not Comparable To Race or Ethnic Origin”

By Terry Vanderheyden VATICAN CITY, May 31, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Vatican delegation to the United Nations has objected to granting UN NGO status to two homosexual activist groups. The International Lesbian and Gay Association argue that they deserve NGO status at the UN as a matter of human rights. The Vatican delegation, headed by Msgr. Ruben Dimaculangan, stated in an intervention dated May 16, a copy of which has been obtained by LifeSiteNews.com, that the demands of homosexual activist organizations have nothing to do with human rights. In particular, “sexual orientation is not comparable to race or ethnic origin,” […]
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Court: Philly Police May have Conspired with Homosexual Activists Against Pastors

By Gudrun Schultz PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, May 31, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A U.S. district court judge has refused to release the homosexual activist group Philly Pride Presents from a lawsuit brought by members of the Christian group Repent America. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of eleven members of Repent America, claiming allegations of a conspiracy between Philly Pride and the Philadelphia police to deny the group free speech during the homosexual celebration of “OutFest” in October 2004. The group was harassed and prevented from speaking by homosexual activists known as the “Pink Angels,” and were arrested by the police and […]
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Right to Life Offices Evacuated in Toronto after Bomb Threat

By LifeSiteNews.com Staff TORONTO, May 31, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Around 9:35am on May 31st, the building at 120 Eglinton Avenue in downtown Toronto was alerted to a bomb on its premises. A second call was made to the administration office shortly afterwards stating that the bomb was located on the 7th floor of the building. The premises were evacuated and over 30 police officers arrived on the scene.  It was not specifically stated in either of the telephone calls who the bomb was targeting but police felt that there was a strong likelihood it may have been the Right to […]
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UNICEF to End Hallowe’en Box Collection in Canada

By Hilary White   MONTREAL, May 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The CBC reports today that UNICEF has announced that it will no longer be collecting funds with the familiar orange boxes at Hallowe’en as of this year. For fifty years, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund has been collecting the coins in Canada to fund its work in developing countries.   But the organization has come under increasing criticism for moving away from its original purpose – to provide material aid to children in emergencies – and moving into the UN’s population control agenda, promoting abortion, contraceptives and sex […]
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