George Mason Picks Homosexual Male Crossdresser for Homecoming “Queen”

By Kathleen Gilbert FAIRFAX, Virginia, February 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – George Mason University students Friday elected a man as this year’s Ms. Mason 2009, after he competed as a female alter-ego. Senior Ryan Allen, a homosexual who regularly cross-dresses and performs at nightclubs under the name “Reann Ballslee,” said he entered the contest as a joke and was happily surprised to find that he had won. “It was just for fun,” Allen, 22, told the Washington Post. “In the larger scheme of things, winning says so much about the University. We’re one of the most diverse campuses in the country, […]
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40 Days for Life Canada Begins With Kick Off Rallies and Prayer Services

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski and Steve Jalsevac TORONTO, February 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The 40 Days for Life campaign got off to a successful start across Canada as kick-off rallies and events took place yesterday to prepare for the beginning of the forty days of peaceful vigil and prayer for an end to abortion. Nicole Campbell, coordinator of the 40 Days for Life Toronto, told LifeSiteNews that over 350 people gathered at St. Charles Borromeo Church for a rally yesterday at 3 p.m. The crowd was addressed by several speakers and encouraged by music provided by a group of musicians […]
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Archbishop Timothy Dolan Appointed to Highly Influential Archdiocese of New York

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski and John Jalsevac NEW YORK, February 23, 2009 (LifeSIteNews.com) – The Vatican announced this morning the appointment of Archbishop Timothy Dolan, currently Archbishop of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as the new Archbishop of the Archdiocese of New York. The announcement puts an end to months of intense speculation about who will succeed Cardinal Egan, who has passed the mandatory age for retirement, in the influential diocese. The installation mass is scheduled to take place on Easter Wednesday, 15 April, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. “I pledge to you my love, my life, my heart, and I can tell you already that […]
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Hawaii Legislature Won’t Consider Assisted Suicide Bill This Year

HONOLULU, Hawaii, February 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Hawaii legislature won’t consider an assisted suicide bill that was introduced on January 24, reports the Honolulu Advertiser. The bill, HB806 would have allowed a terminally ill adult to be prescribed a lethal dose of medication to end his or her own life. Had the bill been passed, it would have made Hawaii the fourth state in the union to permit assisted suicide, after Oregon, Washington and Montana.  However, House Judiciary chairman Jon Riki Karamatsu reportedly said last Wednesday that while he is open to hearing a similar bill in the future, pro-assisted […]
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Florida Prosecutor Continues to Stonewall on Criminal Charges in Hialeah Baby Murder Case

MIAMI, FL, February 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ignoring a letter signed by 44 members of the State House of Representatives Friday, Florida State Attorney Katherine Rundle issued a statement indicating that no decision has been made on the filing of criminal charges against abortionist Pierre Renelique and others involved in the intentional murder of a baby born alive during a botched abortion at a Hialeah abortion clinic. Rundle’s statement was in response to a press conference held by Rev. Pat Mahoney, Director of the Washington, DC based Christian Defense Coalition, calling on her to bring criminal charges. Rundle said in […]
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Arkansas Enshrines Partial-Birth Abortion Ban into State Law

By Kathleen Gilbert LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, February 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe on Friday signed into law a state ban on partial-birth abortion, following the bill’s overwhelming support in both Congressional houses. The ban, which was sponsored by Democrat Rep. Dawn Creekmore, passed the House of Representatives 84-6 on Wednesday, and the Senate 30-3 on Thursday.  Republican Sen. Cecile Bledsoe sponsored the bill in the Senate. Creekmore told the congressional committee that, although the gruesome procedure is already banned by the federal government, state law should adopt the ban as well, in case the Democrat-led federal Congress […]
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LifeSiteNews.com NewsBytes for February 21, 2009

* Disclaimer: The linked items below or the websites at which they are located do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.com. They are presented only for your information. LIFE ISSUES Society and artificial reproduction: Should the state assist with conception where it would not approve an adoption? https://www.mercatornet.com/articles/view/society_and_artificial_reproduction/ More Proof That Assisted Suicide Activists Will Seek to Force Doctors to Participate https://www.wesleyjsmith.com/blog/2009/02/more-proof-that-assisted-suicide.html A botched abortion in mother’s own wordshttps://www.thefloridacatholic.org/mia/2009_mia/2009_miaarticles/20090205_mia_shanice.php Sisters of Life step up pro-life efforts https://www.catholicregister.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2784&Itemid=849 North Dakota Pro-life bill introduced this session by Rep. Dan Ruby, R-Minot, has been getting attention across the nation.https://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/524634.html?nav=5010 Opinion: In vitro […]
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Commentary on February 20 LifeSiteNews Reports

Dear Readers, We have some great stories for you today! John-Henry Westen’s interview with the writer/Producer of Fireproof is an inspiration. The very courageous Italian pop star’s song of conversion away from homosexuality, performed before a televised audience of 14 million, is a blockbuster. Italian pop star Giuseppe Povia has decided that truth, from the heart, must be given for the greater good. John Jalsevac’s column on true love is a moving affirmation of marriage – real marriage. Archbishop Chaput continues to very publicly hold leading pro-abortion Catholic politicians to account and in the process show example of what a […]
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