Philly City Council Ends 79-Year Boy Scout Lease Over Refusal to Accept Homosexual Leaders

By Gudrun Schultz   PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, June 1, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Philadelphia City Council voted yesterday to end a nearly 80-year-old lease held by the Boy Scouts local branch over the group’s adherence to a national policy banning actively homosexual leaders.   The ongoing dispute pitted the Scouts’ Cradle of Liberty Council against homosexual activists over the organization’s refusal to adopt an official policy welcoming homosexuals into leadership. The City, under pressure by activist groups, wants the Scouts to either alter the organization’s policy or start paying market rent for the use of the historical Beaux Arts building, where the […]
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Homeschooled Child Wins US National Spelling Contest

By Elizabeth O’Brien   WASHINGTON, D.C. 1 June 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) -Yesterday evening, Evan O’Dorney, a 13-year old homeschool student from Danville, won the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington. The San Francisco Chronicle notes that throughout round after round of constant challenge, he hurtled through words such as “schuhplattler”, “Bewusstseinslage”, rascacio”. Edmonton champion Nate Garke misspelled the word “coryza” and lost closely before Evan finished with “serrefine”, or “A small spring forceps used for approximating the edges of a wound, or for temporarily closing an artery during surgery.”   Beating 285 other top spellers from throughout the country, Evan won […]
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Wisconsin Assembly to Adjust State Partial Birth Abortion Ban Deemed Not Enforceable Under Federal B

By Gudrun Schultz   MADISON, Wisconsin, June 1, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Partial birth abortion opponents in the Wisconsin Legislature have pledged to act quickly to bring the state ban on the procedure into line with the federal ban, after the Attorney General said it would likely not be enforceable as it stands.   Assembly Speaker Mike Huebsch and Senate Minority Leader Scott Fitzgerald requested a legal opinion from Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen on the status of Wisconsin’s law against the late-term abortion procedure. Van Hollen issued an informal opinion Thursday, saying the state ban would likely remain unenforceable since […]
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Schwarzenegger: “I am a Catholic and a very dedicated Catholic, but” I support Research on Human Emb

 TORONTO, June 1, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Speaking at a press conference at the MaRS Discovery District research centre in Toronto yesterday, actor-turned California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger defended his support for embryonic stem cell research seen as controversial in light of his self-professed Catholic faith.  “I always said that you should not have your religion interfere with government policies or with the policies of the people,” said Schwarzenegger.  “I am a Catholic and a very dedicated Catholic, but that does not interfere with my decision-making because I know that stem-cell research, the way we are doing it in California … is […]
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