Chinese Government Destroys “Illegal” Church, Beats and Arrests Christians

By Peter J. Smith HANGZHOU, China, August 1, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Hundreds of Chinese Police clashed with Christians who wereÂdesperately trying to save their church from destruction in one of the largest confrontations between Chinese Christians and police in recent years. According to the Information Center for Human Rights and Democratic Movement in China (ICHRDMC), on the afternoon ofÂJuly 29Âsome 3000 Christians rushed to protect their forbidden “house church,” after having learned that 500 police were en route to demolish the church. In the ensuing violence, police beat back the protestors from the church, injuring 20 and arresting 50, including […]
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No Right from Wrong in British Schools Finally Official

By Hilary White LONDON, August 1, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a move that may be called a redundancy by some, British schools have been told by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) that they will no longer have to teach children right from wrong as a “core value” of the curriculum.  In a letter to former education secretary Ruth Kelly, the QCA said the National Curriculum say the schools should teach “secure values” instead of right and wrong. The current wording of the Curriculum’s Core Values, states, “The school curriculum should pass on enduring values. It should develop principles for […]
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Tony Blair Supporting Embryo Experimentation in San Francisco

By Hilary White SAN FRANCISCO, August 1, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has lent his support for public funding to use live human embryos for experimental research in a speech today in California. Blair met with biotech executives today in San Francisco and said that it was “essential” to expand the industry. “This is an area that I think is of fundamental importance for my country and its economic development in the future,” Blair said. Britain is known to have one of the loosest legislative situations with regard to the creation and use of human embryos. Recent […]
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Surrogate Madness: Five Would-Be-Parents Vying for Custody of Child

By Terry Vanderheyden LAS VEGAS, July 31, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An unfortunate toddler is the object of a legal battle with five adults vying for his custody: the homosexual father who paid a surrogate mother $23,000 to impregnate herself with his sperm, the homosexual’s sister, the biologicalÂmother, and the boy’s current foster parents. Baby X, as identified by court documents, is currently in the care of foster parents who want legal custody of the child, after the surrogate mother, Rachel Sullivan, found it too taxing to care for him, reported the Globe and Mail on July 21 in a lengthy […]
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Argentina University Offers to “Adopt” Baby Threatened with Abortion

By Gudrun Schultz BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, August 1, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Argentinean Catholic University has stepped forward in an attempt to save the life of an unborn child threatened with abortion, Catholic News Agency reported today, following coverage by the AICA news agency. AICA news reported that the Catholic University of La Plata has offered to take full responsibility for the baby of a handicapped woman whose parents want her to abort the child. University rector Ricardo De la Torre wrote to the Supreme Court of Buenos Aires province, offering “to help the young woman in all her needs […]
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