Arrest Suspended for Colombian Catholic Archbishop over Dismissal of Homosexual Seminarian

By Gudrun Schultz   MANIZALES, Colombia, April 27, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An arrest order against Archbishop Fabio Betancourt Tirado has been temporarily suspended for ten days by a Columbian court in Manizales—the order was issued after the archbishop refused to comply with a lawsuit over his decision to dismiss a seminarian for robbery and homosexual activity, according to a Catholic News Agency report April 26.   The former seminarian accused Archbishop Betancourt of discriminating against him over his homosexual activity while he was in seminary—he is now enrolled in a Protestant seminary. The archbishop declined to explain to the court […]
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Study: Lesbians More than Twice as Likely to be Overweight and Obese

By John-Henry Westen   WASHINGTON, April 27, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A study to be published in the June issue of the American Journal of Public Health has found that “lesbians have more than twice the odds of overweight (odds ratio [OR]=2.69; 95% confidence interval [CI]=1.40, 5.18) and obesity (OR=2.47; 95% CI=1.19, 5.09) as heterosexual women.”   Researchers compared population estimates of overweight and obesity across sexual orientation groups using data from the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth with a study sample of almost 6,000 women.   Another study in the same edition of the journal, found that homosexual, bisexual […]
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Mexico Catholic Lawyers to Take Abortion Law to International Rights Court

By Gudrun Schultz MEXICO CITY, April 27, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Mexican lawyers plan to take the capitol city’s new abortion law to an international human rights court next week, according to a Reuters report published earlier today.   A law permitting abortion on demand during the first three months of pregnancy passed Tuesday in Mexico City in an assembly vote dominated by left-leaning members. Lawyers argue however that the abortion law violates the Mexican Constitution, which states that human life must be defended “from conception until its natural end.” “The College of Catholic Lawyers, a secular association of believers, is […]
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YouTube Pulls Videos Showing Homosexual Indoctrination of Elementary School Children

By Hilary White   CAMBRIDGE, MA, April 26, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A video has been removed that was posted to the online video service, YouTube, showing teachers using homosexual materials in class to promote the normalization of homosexuality to young children.   The film, “It’s Elementary”, was made in 1996 by Women’s Educational Media, a San Francisco-based group that claims the film “has served as a catalyst for schools all over the world to become more proactive in addressing anti-gay prejudice in the classroom.”     The link to the site on YouTube where the video was, now carries a message saying, “This […]
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Italian Politician in Euro Parliament: Catholic Church Always Expresses “Hatred of Homosexuals”

By John-Henry Westen   STRASBOURG, April 26, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Italy’s Giusto Catania, launched an attack on the Catholic Church from the floor of the European Parliament Wednesday.  Catania, a Member of the European Parliament, joined in a debate on homophobia to say that the European governing body must stop intolerance. “We cannot allow these signs of intolerance,” said Catania, “we cannot allow such statements to be made as made by the Polish Minister.” Those statements he referred to were those of Polish Education Minister Roman Giertych, who has proposed legislation to forbid promotion of homosexuality in schools.  “One must […]
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San Francisco Archdiocese on BBC “Gay Mass”: It was not a Mass and We Didn’t Endorse it

By Hilary White   SAN FRANCISCO, April 27, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Archdiocese of San Francisco is refuting the Evening Standard’s claim that a service to be broadcast worldwide this Sunday by the BBC from a San Francisco parish is a “gay Mass”.    With the headline, “BBC to broadcast gay mass from San Francisco” the Evening Standard reported today that the event, recorded last October 22, was presided over by Jesuit Fr. Donal Godfrey with preaching from one of Britain’s leading homosexual theologians, James Allison. The Standard reported that the “Mass” will feature prayers and readings tailored for the gay […]
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Pope Who as Cardinal Urged Protest of UN’s “New World Order” Accepts Invite to UN

By John-Henry Westen   VATICAN CITY, April 27, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Yesterday afternoon, Holy See Press Office Director Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. announced that Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the invitation presented recently by Ban Ki-moon, secretary general of the United Nations, to visit the headquarters of that organization in New York. “The Pope,” said Fr. Lombardi, “has accepted the invitation in general terms, and has expressed his willingness to visit the U.N. headquarters, although as yet there is no date or program for the trip.”   While the date has not been announced, it is likely that the visit […]
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LifeSiteNews.com NewsBytes – April 26

* Note: The linked items below or the websites at which they are located do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.com. They are presented only for your information.   Grassroots Organizations Fight for Right to Run Ads  https://www.citizenlink.org/CLtopstories/A000004474.cfm   Pro-family activist warns of consequences of redefining marriage  https://www.onenewsnow.com/2007/04/pro_family_activist_warns_of_c.php   US Universities are headed by people who were students in the rebellious ‘60s. Ironically, they’ve become what they once hated  https://www.citizenlink.org/CLNews/A000004472.cfm   The Auth cartoon against the five Catholic Supreme Court justices who voted to uphold the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act  https://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/?p=715   Let’s be realistic about reality –  […]
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Syphilis Rate Rises in US Homosexual and Bisexual Men but Declines in General Population

By John-Henry Westen   WASHINGTON, April 26, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A study to be published in the upcoming June edition of the American Journal of Public Health has researchers alarmed about growing rates of syphilis among homosexual and bisexual men.   The overall number of syphilis cases in the United States fell from 50,578 in 1990 to 7,177 in 2003. Nevertheless, homosexual men have seen their rates rise significantly in this decade. “The entire nation was caught unawares,” said study lead author James Heffelfinger, M.D., a medical epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   The study provides […]
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