Ohio Teachers May Refuse Dues Because of Union Abortion Support: Ohio Court

By Hilary White June 26, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Once Carol Katter, an Ohio teacher, had rejected the suggestion by a union official that she “change religions” in order to be able to claim the right to conscientious objection about the destination of her union dues, she took her case to court. Katter objected to the fact that teachers in Ohio must pay union dues to the Ohio Education Association (OEA), a portion of which dues goes to support abortion. Yesterday, however, an Ohio federal district court ruled as unconstitutional a rule restricting to particular denominations the right to religious-based objection to […]
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Waterloo Catholic School Board Found Supporting Pro-homosexual Groups and Literature

By Elizabeth O’Brien WATERLOO, June 26, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Since a complaint was first made in March, an investigation and two anonymous complaints have revealed that the Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) is allowing a surprising amount of pro-homosexual material within Catholic schools. Jack Fonseca, Communications Director for Defend Traditional Marriage & Family (DTMF), wrote to the WCDSB Director of Education, Roger Lawler, and voiced the complaints of two concerned School Board staff who had contacted him. The first complaint regarded a Waterloo School Board memo that described a workshop for Principals and Vice Principals that would take place […]
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Supreme Court Sides with Wisconsin Right to Life, Overturns Key Campaign Finance Restrictions

By Peter J. Smith   WASHINGTON, D.C., June 26, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Supreme Court loosened the muzzle placed over pro-life groups and other grassroots lobbyists by McCain-Feingold campaign finance laws yesterday, saying such groups had a constitutional right to name federal candidates up for election in broadcast ads.   In a 5-4 ruling, the Court overturned a key portion of the 2002 McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform laws that forced a broadcasting blackout on American citizens 30 days before a primary and 60 days before the federal elections by preventing them from naming candidates in ads.   Wisconsin Right to […]
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Supreme Court Rules Against “Bong Hits 4 Jesus”

By John Jalsevac WASHINGTON, D.C., June 26, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Supreme Court yesterday ruled against former high school student Joseph Frederick, who was suspended by his school principal for unfurling a large banner in public that said “Bong Hits 4 Jesus.” Frederick and a number of friends unfurled the cryptic banner as the Winter Olympic torch relay passed by his school in 2002 in Juneau, Alaska. Frederick has said that he intended to convey no definite message with the banner, but simply wanted to grab the attention of the media so as to get on television, and that the words […]
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Bobby Cutts Jr. Charged with Two Murders – Girlfriend and Unborn Child

By Elizabeth O’Brien CANTON, Ohio, June 25, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Canton policeman, 30-year old Bobby Cutts Jr., was charged today with the murder of his girlfriend, Jessie Davis. He was also separately charged with a second murder—that of Jessie’s unborn child. Davis was nearly nine months pregnant with a baby girl, due on July 3. Davis’ mother alerted the police after she found her daughter’s 2-year old son alone in a devastated apartment last weekend, the Associated Press (AP) reports. Policemen and thousands of friends participated in a week-long search for the young woman until her remains and those […]
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New York Times Runs Column Noting Pro-Abortion Position has Led to Democrat Defeat

By John Jalsevac NEW YORK, June 25, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One of the most liberal newspapers in the country, the New York Times, has run an op-ed piece that argues that by standing immovably by the “pro-choice” position, the Democratic party and presidential candidates are alienating the fundamental voter demographic that might ensure the party victory in 2008. In a piece entitled “Why Pro-Choice is a Bad Choice for Democrats”, Melinda Henneberger (author of “If They Only Listened to Us”) points out that the common belief of the liberal Democrat—that abortion is a settled issue and is only opposed by […]
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Pro-Life Position Showing Steady Rise Among US Voters

By Hilary White LODA, Illinois, June 25, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A study by a private opinion research firm has shown that since the height of the “abortion wars” in the 1980’s and 90’s, public opinion in the US has made dramatic changes towards the pro-life position. Christopher Blunt, co-author of the study and founder of Overbrook Research, wrote that the analysis shows a complete turnaround in the support for abortion in the last fifteen years. The study, Turnaround on Abortion, cites the debate over partial birth abortion and the move towards a less confrontational approach as one reason for a […]
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No Theological Opposition to Homosexual Unions, but No Same-Sex Blessings:  Canadian Anglicans

By Hilary White WINNIPEG, Manitoba, June 25, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At their General Synod in Winnipeg this week, the Canadian branch of the Worldwide Anglican Communion has unexpectedly voted against blessing same-sex unions by the thinnest possible margin, despite strong support for the move among the laity and clergy and many bishops. Twenty-one members of the House of Bishops voted against the motion to bless homosexual partnerings, ensuring that the motion failed by a slim majority of 21-19. The proposal had to pass all three governing Houses, including the laity and clergy, to be accepted by the Church in general. An […]
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