Last Minute Heroics Stave Off Homosexual Bill in Colombia

By Peter J. Smith BOGOTA, June 20, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A band of Colombian lawmakers rallied enough support at the eleventh hour to defeat a bill that would have given certain rights and benefits enjoyed by married couples to homosexual couples. The bill, backed by Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, would have made Colombia the first nation in Latin America to provide homosexual couples rights to health insurance, inheritance rights, and social security benefits. Pro-family leaders and the Catholic Church warned that the bill was a first step toward same-sex “marriage” and homosexual adoption, which Uribe denies. However, just as the […]
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Bush Signs Executive Order Encouraging Ethically Questionable “Pluripotent Stem-cell Research”

By John Jalsevac WASHINGTON, D.C., June 20, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While President Bush pleased pro-life advocates today by proving willing once again to defend human life by vetoing a bill that would have allowed federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research, he has also left them scratching their heads after he simultaneously issued an executive order supporting so-called “pluripotent” stem-cell research. That research, some argue, is nothing more than embryonic stem cell research under a different name. The scientifically complex—and consequently, seemingly morally muddy—source of stem-cells known as pluripotent stem-cells involves “reprogramming” adult cells to act like embryonic stem-cells through a process called […]
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Gay Pride Set for Jerusalem Tomorrow; Religious Leaders Urge Prayerful Opposition Not Violence

By John Jalsevac   JERUSALEM, Israel, June 20, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As tension in the Holy City increases, with thousands of homosexual demonstrators set to march through the streets of the city held sacred by the world’s three major monotheistic religions, religious leaders are encouraging their followers to oppose the homosexual event peacefully, and primarily with prayer. A number of leading Rabbis have jointly issued a statement against participation in the “protests and similar events” that are taking place in Jerusalem, some of which have turned violent, reports Arutz Sheva, an Israeli news source. “We again warn regarding the gathering of […]
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Bush Vetoes Embryonic Stem Cell Bill…Again

By John Jalsevac WASHINGTON, D.C., June 20, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – For the second time during his presidency, George W. Bush has chosen to invoke his privilege of a presidential veto to veto a bill that, if signed into law, would lift the ban on federal funds being used for the purpose of destructive embryonic stem-cell research. Congress had already passed an almost identical bill about a year ago, which President Bush also vetoed. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized Bush for his latest veto with strong words in an e-mail sent to supporters on behalf of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, […]
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New York Daily News Promotes Pro-Abortion Language in Writers Guidelines

By Elizabeth O’Brien NEW YORK, June 14, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The New York Daily News (NYDN), the sixth largest newspaper in the United States, uses a set of writer guidelines that favor abortion through choice of language. The paper’s writing requirements promote an anti-life mindset by instructing writers to avoid certain words when dealing with the abortion issue. The words “pro-life” and “pro-lifers”, for example, must be replaced with ‘abortion foes”, “abortion opponents” or in the case of constricted title space, “abort foes”. The positive terms “pro-life” and “pro-lifers” may be used only within direct quotations. On the other hand, […]
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Toronto to American Homosexuals: “We’re as Gay as it Gets”

By John Jalsevac TORONTO, Ontario, June 18, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Toronto’s tourism board has launched a new campaign to attract big-spending homosexual American tourists. The catch-phrase of the newest effort to paint Toronto as the place to go for homosexuals is: “Toronto: As gay as it gets.”   According to Tourism Toronto, which has been working with Gay Marketing Advisory Group to develop the new initiative, the intention is to show that Toronto is more than simply accepting of, or friendly towards homosexuals. Homosexual activist Councillor Kyle Rae, who is playing a central role to the new strategy, said, “The […]
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Robin Williams Mocks Catholics Priests on Tonight Show

By John Jalsevac BURBANK, California, June 19, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) –  Last night on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” comedian Robin Williams plugged his upcoming movie, “License to Wed.” In the film, Williams plays a Protestant minister who forces an engaged couple to go through a grueling marriage preparatory course. But last night Williams went off on Catholic priests, painting them as pedophiles. Williams pretended to be playing a game where the pedophile is hidden under a cup, suggesting that this was an image of the Church’s attitude towards dealing with “pedophile” priests. “Here we go. Find the priest, find […]
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Bill in Canadian Senate Seeks to Eliminate Parents’ Right to Use Spanking as Discipline

By Elizabeth O’Brien OTTAWA, June 19, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In response to a debate on spanking that took place yesterday before the Senate Committee of Human Rights (SCHR), the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada (IMFC) presented a research report indicating their disapproval of the proposed new legislation. The debated bill, S-207, would take out Section 43 of the Criminal Code (allowing spanking), thereby forbidding parents to spank their children, effectively making it criminal behaviour.  The IMFC report begins by outlining some of the evidence in favour of spanking. After Sweden outlawed it in 1979, for example, links were established […]
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