US Christian Groups React Strongly to Harry Potter Books’ Homosexual Character

By Hilary White   LONDON, October 30, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Conservative Christian groups in the US are reacting strongly to the revelation by British author JK Rowling that one of the main characters in her Harry Potter series is a homosexual.   Roberta Combs, president of the 2.5 million strong Christian Coalition of America, was quoted in the Daily Mail saying she was “disappointed” that Rowling chose to make Dumbledore homosexual.    At Carnegie Hall during her US book tour, in response to a question by a fan, Rowling revealed to huge applause that Dumbledore is a homosexual. Rowling responded to the […]
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Proposal to Raise Age of Consent for Sex from 14 to 16 Back Before Canadian Parliament

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski and Steve Jalsevac   OTTAWA, October 30, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The omnibus anti-crime Bill (C-2) which Canada’s Conservative government introduced on Oct. 18 includes a re-introduced provision to raise the age of consent for sexual activity. Focus on the Family Canada reports the bill is likely to pass and “the age of sexual consent in Canada could soon be raised from 14 to 16”. Meanwhile, in the Oct. 29 Law Times, there are calls for wider input into the complex crime bill and criticisms of the government’s intent to make the vote a confidence vote. That […]
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Jesuit Santa Clara University Honours Prominent US Homosexual Activist

By Hilary White  SAN JOSE, California, October 30, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On October 25, the School of Law at Santa Clara University, a self-described “Jesuit, Catholic university,” honoured one of the US most famous homosexual legal activists at its fourth annual “Celebration of Diversity” gala.   A news release said Birch, a graduate of the school, was president and executive director of the Human Rights Campaign, “the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization,” from 1994 to 2004. Californian Catholic reports that under her tenure, Human Rights Campaign increased its membership from 100,000 to 1.1 million supporters, and […]
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Cardinal Pell: Prospects for peace and rumours of war: Religion and democracy in the years ahead

Sydney Institute   By + Cardinal George Pell  Archbishop of Sydney  29/10/2007   Even its most ardent opponents now concede grudgingly that religion is not about to whither away anytime soon. One hundred and perhaps two hundred years ago, there were hopes that this might come to pass, at least among the educated in the West. These hopes have died hard and for some it seems the disappointment is bitter indeed. Authors such as Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, among others, are very angry about it; like Jonah in the Old Testament, “angry enough to die”. Jonah was angry because […]
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President-Elect of Argentina Defends Pro-Abortion Position and Favors “Sexual Choice”

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman   BUENOS AIRES, October 30, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The President-Elect of Argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, recently claimed to be “opposed to abortion”, but her attempts to clarify her statement seem to affirm her party’s pro-legalization position. “I have always defined myself as being against abortion” she said in a radio interview days before the national presidential election, held on October 28th. However, using rhetoric that is common among pro-abortion politicians in the United States, she clarified that “I don’t think anyone is in favor of abortion” and added, “I don’t believe that those who advocate the […]
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Imprisoned Cuban Pro-Life Activist Wins US Presidential Medal of Freedom

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski PHILADELPHIA, October 30, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President George W. Bush has announced this year’s recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civil award.   Prominently named on the list of eight is Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, who is currently serving a 25 year prison sentence for pro-life activities and peaceful demonstrations against the Communist regime in Cuba.   Dr. Biscet was originally arrested in 1999 for refusing to perform abortions at the hospital where he worked. He had served two years of a three-year sentence when he was released, but then was re-arrested […]
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Parents Warned Against Giving to UNICEF this Halloween – UNICEF Still Promoting Abortion

By John-Henry Westen   TORONTO, October 30, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Halloween is here again, and with it the fundraising drive for UNICEF, the so-called children’s fund of the United Nations, which has been mired in abortion support for the last twenty years.  The organization has not learned from its past and continues to engage in the anti-life agenda.  Earlier this month UNICEF joined Planned Parenthood International and the UN’s population control arm UNFPA in sponsoring a women’s conference, one thirds of which was dedicated to promoting abortion.  (https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2007/oct/07101201.html )   UNICEF has been implicated in population control and “family planning” […]
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