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* Disclaimer: 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.   There is nothing “brave” or beautiful about the biotechnised world we are entering, says one of America’s best-known bioethicists.https://www.mercatornet.com/articles/how_brave_a_new_world/   Embryonic Stem-Cell Breakthrough Overhypedhttps://www.citizenlink.org/CLBriefs/A000005387.cfm   Fathers Important Protection Against Poverty – New York mayor proposes tax incentives to keep dads in the homehttps://www.citizenlink.org/CLNews/A000005371.cfm   NOW Challenges Fatherhood Programshttps://www.citizenlink.org/CLBriefs/A000005386.cfm   Texas Judge Keeps ‘Under God’ in State Pledgehttps://www.citizenlink.org/CLBriefs/A000005388.cfm   Politicians say Masons behind investigation of the Church in Italyhttps://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=10274   The […]
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New Film Investigates Crushing of Dissent from Darwinian Orthodoxy

By Hilary White   August 30, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com)  “If you have questioned Darwinism, that’s it, your career is over.”“I was viewed as an intellectual terrorist.” “I have been told to shut up.”  The quotes come from interviews with research scientists featured in a new film, “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed,” starring the New York writer and intellectual Ben Stein. The film, set for release in February 2008, documents the crushing of any investigation or questioning of materialist Darwinism, that is the orthodox position of most of the scientific establishment.   In the trailer for “Expelled“, Stein is seen addressing an audience […]
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VIDEO: Lord of the Rings Film Star Ian McKellen Admits to Ripping Out Hotel Bible Sections Against Homosexuality

By John-Henry Westen AUCKLAND, NZ, August 30, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – British Actor Ian McKellen who has used the mega-stardom he achieved playing Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings films to promote homosexuality, has admitted to ripping out pages of hotel bibles that refer to homosexuality.   In an August 10 interview on New Zealand’s TV1 Close Up program McKellen was confronted by the interviewer questioning the truth of the rumour “He’s the one, that when he stays in hotels rips the part of the bible out that criticizes homosexuality.” “Yes it is true,” responded McKellen it’s even tones.  “Its […]
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Rock for Life Corrects Times of London: Christina Aguilera Actually Supports Abortion

By Hilary White   LONDON, August 30, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Times of London has been corrected by US pro-life group Rock for Life after it claimed that a US pop singer is pro-life. On August 25, the Times newspaper ran the headline “Pro-life Rockers Clash with Amnesty,” and claimed that the decision of the international rights organisation to support abortion as a “human right” was clashing with some well-known rock and pop stars who opposed abortion. The pop singers, Christina Aguilera and Avril Lavigne, the Times claimed, had “made statements against abortion,” and were “among contributors to an Amnesty […]
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Appeals Court Asked To Hold State Responsible for Illegally Strip Searching Children

MILWAUKEE, WI, August 30, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Today Liberty Counsel filed a brief at the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in a case involving a state worker who made two elementary children undress without parental consent. The case is Michael C. V. Gresbach. The eight-year-old boy, his nine-year-old sister and their parents are represented by Stephen Crampton, Vice President of Legal Affairs and General Counsel for Liberty Counsel, and Wisconsin attorney Michael D. Dean.   The case involves Dana Gresbach, a social worker from the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare, who, acting on a tip that Michael C. had spanked […]
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Even Thinking about God Boosts Positive Social Behaviour Says New Study

VANCOUVER, August 30, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Thoughts related to God cultivate cooperative behaviour and generosity, according to University of British Columbia (UBC) psychology researchers.   In a study to be published in the September issue of Psychological Science journal, researchers investigated how thinking about God and notions of a higher power influenced positive social behaviour, specifically cooperation with others and generosity to strangers.   UBC PhD graduate Azim Shariff and UBC Assoc. Prof. Ara Norenzayan found that priming people with ‘god concepts’ – by activating subconscious thoughts through word games – promoted altruism. In addition, the researchers found that this effect […]
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