LifeSiteNews Returns on Tuesday

LifeSiteNews staff will be taking a summer long weekend off and return on Tuesday. A respite from the culture wars and more time with family and friends is a good and necessary thing.  
News
 • 

Reality Says Cohabitation a Disaster for Marriage but Poll Shows Public Believes Otherwise

By Peter J. Smith UNITED STATES, August 1, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Despite increasingly high divorce rates, nearly half of the US public now clings to the belief that pre-marital cohabitation will make divorce less likely according to a recent national poll. A USA TODAY/Gallup Poll of 1,007 adults released for the weekend shows 49 percent believe living together reduces the chances of divorce. 13 percent said cohabitation makes no difference at all on marriage’s success. Only 31 percent held the view that shacking up before marriage increases the risk of future divorce. 7 percent had no opinion. “If you’re living […]
News
 • 

Uganda First Lady Decries Increase in Risky Sexual Behavior while West Threatens to Pull Funding ove

By John Jalsevac KAMPALA, Uganda, August 1, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At the premiere of the soon-to-be-released documentary “Miss HIV” in Kampala, the wife of Uganda’s president, Janet Museveni, lamented the rise in dangerous sexual behaviour in the country and the resultant rise in HIV-AIDS rates. According to New Vision, Musevini said that Ugandans are abandoning behavior-based solutions to HIV-AIDS in favour of methods, imported from the West, that only serve to perpetuate the disease. “It is not too late to reverse the trend,” she said. “We can adopt our own indigenous solutions, which are less expensive and are 100% sure […]
News
 • 

Chaos at Canterbury: Rowan Williams Said to Have “Betrayed” Church

By Hilary White CANTERBURY, August 1, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Things are not going well at the Lambeth Conference for the Archbishop of Canterbury. Dr. Rowan Williams is increasingly being described as a weak and vacillating character seeking to appease both sides of an irreconcilable divide. Many have observed that he is doing so in an attempt to keep a unity that has already been broken by the consecration of an active, unrepentant homosexual bishop in the US. In the meantime the divide between Anglicans adhering to traditional Christian morality, and those who have abandoned such morality in the name of “progress,” is to all […]
News
 • 

D.C. State Board of Education Approves New Restrictive Homeschool Regulations

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski WASHINGTON, D.C., August 1, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The State Board of Education in the District of Columbia has approved the State Superintendent of Education’s final draft of home education regulations that significantly increase restrictions on homeschooling families. The proposed regulations have been a controversial topic since January, when the State Superintendent’s Office created a first draft of new rules that sought to heighten restrictions and regulations on parents who choose to homeschool their children. The first draft included regulating the subjects parents must teach their children and a requirement that parents must permit home visits by D.C. […]
News
 • 

Radio Hall of Fame will not Bow to Homosexual Pressure to Dump Dobson

By Hilary White CHICAGO, August 1, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The National Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago has drawn the wrath of homosexual activists who object to the induction of Dr. James Dobson, a major figure in the US Christian pro-life and family movement. Wayne Besen, a homosexual activist, organized a campaign against the Hall of Fame that resulted in several hundred emails demanding that Dr. Dobson be removed from the list of nominees.  Dr. Dobson is the founder and head of Focus on the Family, one of the most prominent US Protestant evangelical organizations. According to homosexual activist Wayne […]
News
 • 

Austrians Hold “1000 Crosses Funeral March” in Memory of the Unborn

By Jenna Murphy SALZBURG, Austria, August 1, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last week hundreds of Austrian pro-lifers held the first annual “1000 Crosses Funeral March” for the unborn. March participants met at the Cathedral Square in Salzburg where they were given a large white cross before setting out to begin their peaceful procession through the city. When march participants reached the city’s State Bridge, dozens of roses were thrown into the river in memory of lives lost to abortion in Austria. At the end of the march, participants joined together to celebrate a special ‘Mass of Atonement’ for those who promote […]
News
 • 

Court Orders University of Florida to Accept Christian Fraternity

GAINESVILLE, FL, August 1, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ordered University of Florida officials Wednesday to stop discriminating against a Christian fraternity, Beta Upsilon Chi (BYX), while a lawsuit filed by Christian Legal Society and Alliance Defense Fund attorneys against school officials is on appeal. “The 11th Circuit seems to understand that Christian student groups cannot be singled out for discrimination. The right to associate with people of like mind and interest applies to all student groups on a public university campus,” said Litigation Counsel Timothy J. Tracey with CLS’s Center for Law […]
News
 •