South African Vice –President Signs Bill Legalizing Homosexual “Marriage”

By Hilary White   PRETORIA, November 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Vice President of South Africa has, in President Thabo Mbeki’s absence, signed the bill that makes that country one of only a handful around the world to abolish the legal definition of natural marriage in order to include homosexual partners.   The Civil Union Act changes the country’s definition of marriage from a union of one man and one woman, to a “voluntary union of two persons, which is solemnized and registered by either a marriage or civil union.” The Act comes into effect today. “The act is […]
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Pope Benedict and Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew Pledge Joint Pro-Life Efforts

By John-Henry Westen ISTANBUL, November 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pope Benedict XVI signed a joint declaration today with the leader of Orthodox Christians, Patriarch Bartholomew I. In their declaration, the Roman Catholic and Orthodox leaders commit to joint action to protect life. “We must all commit ourselves to the renewed service of humanity and the defense of human life, every human life,” says the declaration. The leaders note their willingness to carry on the work of their predecessors toward unity.  They express the necessity of their joint work in reforming the culture of death.  “Moreover, we cannot ignore the increase […]
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US Supreme Court Denies Appeal of Maine Ban on Religious School Tuition Vouchers

By Gudrun Schultz   WASHINGTON, D.C., November 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal seeking to overturn a decision by the top Maine court upholding a ban on religious schools in a state tuition voucher program.   The program provides parents from regions without high schools with vouchers to cover tuition at schools of their choice. State school districts in 145 small towns with no high schools provide the vouchers to 17,000 students, who may use them at public or private schools, in-state or out-of-state.   Religious schools are no longer included, however, […]
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Study Finds New Evidence that Childhood Family Factors Influence Sexual Orientation

Special to LifeSiteNews.com By Linda Ames Nicolosi of NARTH   COPENHAGEN, November 29, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A major study published last month in the prestigious peer-reviewed journal, Archives of Sexual Behavior, provides striking new evidence for the influence of childhood family factors on sexual-orientation development.    The study used a population-based sample of 2,000,355 native-born Danes between the ages of 18 and 49. Denmark—a country noted for its tolerance of a wide variety of alternative lifestyles, including homosexual partnerships—was the first country to legalize gay marriage. The researchers assessed detailed marriage records for all Danish-born men and women marrying a […]
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