“In God We Trust” and Pledge of Allegiance Put on Trial Again

By John Connolly SAN FRANCISCO, December 5, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco began hearings today in two cases over the mention of God in the Pledge of Allegiance and the motto “In God We Trust” on money. Michael Newdow, a professed atheist whose views have been endorsed by the Ninth Circuit Court before, filed both suits on the grounds that each use of the word ‘God’ is an unconstitutional establishment of a national religion. “This is not a case of people who believe in God vs. people who don’t believe in God,” Newdow […]
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Sperm Donor Forced to Pay Child Support After Lesbian Couple Separate

By John Connolly LONDON, December 5, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A London firefighter who donated his sperm to allow a lesbian couple to conceive is being forced to pay thousands of pounds in child support now that the couple has broken up. Andy Bathie, 37, claims he was assured by the couple he would have no personal or financial involvement for the children, but has no legal grounds for the assurance because the donation did not go through a center licensed with the British Child Support Agency (CSA).  Bathie says he is in shock and anger, and that the costs of […]
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A Day in the Life of LifeSiteNews.com – Life in the Fast Lane

Let us give you some insight into how we produce LifeSiteNews: The day actually begins the night before when from 8pm to 10pm on good days, but from 10pm to 12am or later, most days, editor John-Henry Westen scours sometimes 100 websites for important stories on life and family issues the world over.  A daily load of over 200 emails, not to mention another few hundred caught by the anti-spam service (which must be reviewed every day to catch legitimate ones), provide many news tips from the ground where the news is happening. The most important developments are saved sorted […]
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Message from “Ex-Gays” to American Psychological Association: Don’t Ban Therapy

By Hilary White ENCINO, California, December 4, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Debbie Thurman was shocked when she was told by homosexual activists that, as she defined herself as a former sufferer of same-sex attraction disorder, she could not possibly exist. In a very personal self-disclosure, Thurman has written urging the American Psychological Association (APA) not to carry out its threat to ban therapy intended to correct the underlying psychological causes of homosexuality. Thurman writes that “gay activists” tried to deny her own experience of having overcome same-sex attraction, so entrenched is the doctrine of “sexual orientation” as an indelible characteristic. Research […]
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