Maryland: Same-Sex “Marriage” Ban Goes Before State’s Highest Court

By Gudrun Schultz BALTIMORE, Maryland, July 28, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The battle over same-sex “marriage” will go before Maryland’s highest court this fall, as the state’s Court of Appeals takes over a case challenging a state law that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Nineteen homosexual and lesbian couples have sued the state for discrimination, claiming the state’s refusal to legally recognize same-sex “marriages” is unconstitutional. Baltimore Circuit Court Judge M. Brooke Murdock ruled in favour of the group last January, in a decision opponents said was out of step with state judicial consensus on […]
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Psych Prof Advocates Human/Chimp Hybrids – But only to Offend Christians

By Hilary White WASHINGTON, July 28, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an op ed piece in the LA Times, David P. Barash, a professor of psychology at the University of Washington, says that reproductive facilities shouldÂwork towards creating a race of human/chimpanzee hybrids, but, he admits, only because it would offend Christians.  Some geneticists have postulated that their distant evolutionary ancestors may have interbred with those of chimps, and Barash argues that this means there is no moral difference between a human being and a chimpanzee, or indeed, between a human being and a sea sponge.  The psychology professor looks forward […]
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Myspace.com “a haven for online sexual predators”: House Representative

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON,  D.C., July 28, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Social networking sites such as MySpace.com may soon be inaccessible to minors from libraries and schools receiving federal funding. By a vote of 410 to 15, the US House of Representatives passed yesterday H.R. 5319 “Deleting Online Predators Act” (DOPA), which amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require schools and libraries receiving federal money to protect minors from commercial social networking websites. “Social networking sites such as MySpace and chat rooms have allowed sexual predators to sneak into homes and solicit kids,” said Rep. Ted Poe, (R-Tex.) co-founder […]
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Catholic Church NOT Opposed to Stem Cell Research: Catholic Bioethicist

By Peter J. Smith DENVER, July 27, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Earlier this week, Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, the director of Education for the National Catholic Bioethics Center and one of the foremost bioethicists of the Catholic Church, reiterated that the Church is an enthusiastic supporter, not an enemy of stem-cell research. According to the Catholic News Agency, Fr. Pacholczyk conducted his presentation concerning the science and ethics of stem cell research and cloning on Sunday before a large crowd gathered at the John Paul II Center for the New Evangelization in Denver. During his presentation, Fr. Pacholczyk debunked what he described […]
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“I would do it again” says Canadian Prof Fined For Voicing Opposition to Homosexuality

By Gudrun Schultz CAPE BRETON, Nova Scotia, July 27, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canadian professor David Mullan has been fined $2,100 by Cape Breton University, after he told a student homosexuality was unnatural. Homosexual student Shane Wallis, who coordinates the campus’ Sexual Diversity Office, filed two human rights complaints against him for harassment, saying he was offended by Professor Mullan’s comments. “The harassment charge is ridiculous. [Wallis] picked a fight,” Prof. Mullan said in an interview with LifeSiteNews.com today. Wallis lodged one complaint after reading two letters Mullan posted on his website, criticizing the Anglican Church of Canada for accepting homosexual […]
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A Look Into the Future?: Dutch Party Pushes Pedophilia, Pornography, Bestiality, Soft/Hard Drugs

By Hilary White AMSTERDAM, July 27, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – There’s nothing wrong with pedophilia or bestiality, a party spokesman from the PNVD—a Dutch acronym that translates into “brotherly love, freedom and diversity,”—told Cybercast News Service (CNS). An in-depth CNS report published July 26 details the disturbing policies of the contentious party—policies which, although repugnant to many, pro-life and pro-family advocates have been predicting for years as the natural follow-through of the ever more extreme tendencies of the adherentsÂto the ideologyÂof the“sexual revolution.” A recent court decision allowed the establishment of the party in Holland, which appears to have no more […]
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