Poll: Support for Homosexual “Marriage” Grows in US

By Hilary White July 28, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A US poll suggests that support for homosexual unions, including homosexual “marriage,” is on the increase. Angus Reid found in a survey of 1,783 US voters that 32 percent said they would vote to allow homosexual partners to contract legal marriages. Only 29 percent said they would grant homosexual partnerings no legal recognition. 33 percent said they supported some form of civil unions, and 56 percent of respondents said they would oppose amending the United States Constitution to ban same-sex “marriage.” The poll has been released at the same time that pro-family […]
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Court Orders that Pro-Homosexual Proselytism by Students be Permitted in Schools

By John Jalsevac July 28, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A judge in Holmes County, Florida, has ruled that the school board cannot forbid students from “wearing or displaying t-shirts, armbands, stickers, or buttons containing messages and symbols which advocate the acceptance of and fair treatment for persons who are homosexual.” The case that led to the ruling surrounded incidents at Ponce de Leon High School in Holmes County. According to court documents, a 12th grade student – called “Jane Doe” by the court – went to school officials last year to complain that she was being taunted by a group of […]
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Case Attempting to Force Ireland to Legalize Abortion to be Heard in European Court of Human Rights

By Hilary White DUBLIN, July 28, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A suit brought by an Irish abortion lobby group to demand that the Republic of Ireland drop its legal protections for unborn children will be heard in the European Court of Human Rights. The Ireland Family Planning Association (IFPA) has been told today by the Court that the case, first launched three years ago, will go ahead. The action in the European Court was brought by the IFPA, a member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, as only one aspect of a larger legal and lobbying attack on Ireland’s constitutional protections […]
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15 Filipino Bishops Lead 12,000 in Prayer Rally Celebrating 40th Anniversary of Controversial Humana

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski MANILA, Philippines, July 28, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Mass and vigil was held on Friday at the University of Santo Tomas to mark the 40th anniversary of the encyclical letter of Pope John Paul VI on human life, Humanae Vitae. One goal of the rally was to pressure lawmakers into abandoning the proposed Reproductive Health and Population Development Act, which has passed the committee level in the Philippine House of Representatives. The Act would create a new agency called the Commission on Population (POPCOM) which would “encourage” families to have only two children, and promote the […]
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Anglican Head Surprises Lambeth Conference: Affirms Traditional Christian Doctrine on Homosexual Sex

By Hilary White CANTERBURY, July 28, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In the midst of the maelstrom of the 14th Lambeth Conference Dr. Rowan Williams, the archbishop of Canterbury, has affirmed the classical Christian doctrine on sexual morality. Dr. Williams said last week, “I do not believe that sex outside marriage is as God purposes it.” He was quoted in the Times saying he remains “committed” to the Anglican Church’s official stance against “gay sex.” Williams is being widely criticised for lack of leadership in the lead up to Lambeth, which nearly a third of the Anglican Communion’s bishops have declined to […]
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Canada’s Greatest Defender of Humanae Vitae Calls on Bishops to Reject Dissenting Document

By John-Henry Westen TORONTO, July 25, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In the upcoming edition of Catholic Insight magazine, Canada’s greatest defender of the Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae – 92-year-old Monsignor Vincent Foy – concludes his lifelong championship of the papal position on birth control.  Released today, on the 40th anniversary of the encyclical, Monsignor Foy calls on the Bishops of Canada to revoke their “Winnipeg Statement”, which he says is an unacceptable document of dissent. Humanae Vitae presents the teaching against contraception as stemming from the law of God, not the Church, and thus as universally applicable not merely […]
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Spanish Pro-Family Group Files Charges Against Homosexual Groups for “Hate Speech”

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman SPAIN, July 25, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Spanish pro-family activist group, HazteOir, has filed charges against the organizers of the 2008 Madrid “Gay Pride” march for “hate speech,” according to the group’s website. HazteOir accuses the march organizers of making hateful statements against Catholics, pro-family organizations, and those politicians opposed to the Spanish Socialist Worker’s Party (PSOE) .  The PSOE, which currently occupies the position of Prime Minister and holds a majority in the Spanish Parliament, supports special “rights” for homosexuals. Amongst numerous other things, “Gay Pride” marchers in Madrid held a banner depicting Pope Benedict XVI […]
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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules that Homosexual ‘Hate Crimes’ Law Violates Pennsylvania Constitutio

By John Jalsevac WASHINGTON, July 25, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Wednesday the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued a short per curiam order, in which it agreed with the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania that the state legislature violated the Pennsylvania Constitution when it added “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to Pennsylvania’s “ethnic intimidation” law. Eleven Christians of the evangelical group Repent America were arrested due to that same law in 2004 for reading the Bible and singing hymns at Outfest, a homosexual rally. Though the case was eventually dropped, Repent America filed legal action in 2005 against the act, citing its […]
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