Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, November 25, 2008

RE: Christian-Founded Dating Website eHarmony Forced to Cater to Homosexualshttps://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/nov/08112104.html It truly is a shame, not only that e-Harmony caved to the homosexual lobby, but also that news reports are saying the dating service was “forced” to comply with demands. Family Research Council pointed out in their Washington Update last Thursday that even legal experts agreed that the complainant, Eric McKinley, didn’t have a case.  Perhaps litigation was becoming “burdensome” but since when does the cost of standing up for the truth and what is right stop one from doing so?  I agree with Peter LaBarbera that Mr. Warren and […]
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Australian Senate Passes De Facto Same-Sex “Marriage” Laws

By Hilary White CANBERRA, November 25, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two bills passed in the Australian Senate yesterday represent a step towards granting homosexual partnerships the same rights and recognitions as natural marriage. Changes have been made to around 100 family, health and taxation laws so that they now include same-sex partnerships in the provisions for opposite-sex couples living together in “de facto,” or common-law, relationships. They also confer parental rights on same sex partners who have children. The bills would allow homosexuals to leave superannuation entitlements to partners and otherwise alter the law on taxes, social security, health, aged care […]
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Texas Cardinal Leads Prayer Rally against Abortion and Death Penalty

Kathleen Gilbert HUNTSVILLE, Texas, November 25, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Hundreds of Catholics bore peaceful witness to the sanctity of life in the heart of Huntsville Monday morning, in an hour-long pilgrimage led by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo. The Pilgrimage for Life, hosted by the Texas Catholic Conference, filed past the Planned Parenthood clinic in the heart of Huntsville, crossing the Sam Houston State University campus and ending at the Texas execution chamber.  The participants, who softly sang and prayed the rosary in unison, created a non-confrontational and contemplative atmosphere. Organizers explicitly prohibited signs, verbal confrontations, or any political or partisan comments. […]
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Georgia Senate Election Runoff Pits Pro-Life Senator against Abortion Advocate

ATLANTA, November 25, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The December 2 runoff Senate election in Georgia pits pro-life incumbent Saxby Chambliss against abortion advocate Jim Martin.  The winner will gain a six-year term in the U.S. Senate. “Based on his record, Jim Martin will support an extreme pro-abortion agenda if he is elected to the U.S. Senate,” says Douglas Johnson, a spokesman for National Right to Life.  Johnson, legislative director for the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), said that Chambliss has a perfect pro-life voting record throughout his service in the Senate.    For example, Chambliss voted in favor of the federal […]
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Canadian Human Rights Commission Consultant’s Report Calls For Repeal of “Hate Speech” Law

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski OTTAWA, November 25, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Constitutional law expert Richard Moon of the University of Windsor has recommended that the Canadian government scrap Section 13 of the Human Rights Act, the “hate-speech” provision which empowers the CHRC to censor the Internet and other electronic media. Moon instead said that hate speech on the internet, rather than being made the domain of the commissions, should instead be left as the domain of the criminal court system. The recommendation has come as a shock to many, who expected Moon, who was chosen by the CHRC to prepare the […]
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“Gender Mainstreaming”: A Silent Revolution Dismantling Civilization

By Hilary White (To read the complete article by Gabriell Kuby, see: www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008_docs/GenderMainstreaming.pdf) November 25, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) –“Gender mainstreaming,” an ideology that proposes to erase the foundational unit of western society, the natural family, is being infiltrated into laws and institutions around the world under the rubric of “equality” legislation and guidelines, says author Gabrielle Kuby. Kuby, the author of a 2003 book, endorsed by the former Cardinal Ratzinger, warning Christian parents of the danger of the Harry Potter book series, has written on the threat of the work of ideologues on the far left who are working to create […]
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Look out MTV, Here Come Pro-Life Ads which Have Been Shown to Decrease Abortion Numbers

By John-Henry Westen   ROSWELL, GA, November 24, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life television commercials with a proven track record of substantially lowering abortion rates are set to air on MTV beginning the day after Christmas.  With more than 98% of US homes having televisions, and the average American spending over 5 hours every day consuming media, it is easy to see how VirtueMedia can reach millions of people each day using powerful broadcast commercials to positively affect culture.     Four U.S. regions with significant abortion-vulnerable populations recently reported a decrease in abortions in response to the airing of VirtueMedia’s educational pro-life […]
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Extreme Pro-Abortion Leader Chosen for Obama Communications Director

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., November 24, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President-elect Obama has continued the trend of appointing radical left-wing and pro-abortion figures to his Cabinet with the announcement that Ellen Moran is to be his future White House Communications Director.  Moran is currently the executive director of EMILY’s List, a major political action committee dedicated solely to promoting the political careers of pro-abortion Democratic women. On their website, EMILY’s List describes its “three-pronged strategy to elect pro-choice Democratic women: recruiting and funding viable women candidates; helping them build and run effective campaign organizations; and mobilizing women voters to help […]
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Trial for Quebec Man Charged with Assisting Uncle to Commit Suicide Begins Tuesday

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski MONTREAL, November 24, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The case of Stephane Dufour, 30, who is charged with assisting his uncle Chantal Maltais, 49, to commit suicide in September 2006 will begin in Alma, Quebec on Tuesday, November 25, 2008. Dufour has pleaded not guilty, and his lawyer Michel Boudreault has requested a trial by jury with the hope of convincing the jury to acquit Dufour of the charge that he helped his uncle hang himself. “The time that has lapsed has allowed us to analyze the police report and to delve deeper into assisted suicide – both […]
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