Desmond Tutu Endorses Homosexual Ministers for Presbyterian Church of Scotland

By Hilary White EDINBURGH, May 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Archbishop Desmond Tutu has endorsed the decision of the Church of Scotland to appoint an openly active homosexual to the ministry. The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, known as the Kirk, in a vote on Saturday of 326 to 267 confirmed the appointment of Scott Rennie, an openly active homosexual, as the minister of Queen’s Cross Church in Aberdeen. On Wednesday, Desmond Tutu, the Nobel Prize-winning Anglican Bishop Emeritus of Cape Town, in his address to the General Assembly, said that he found it amazing that churches are discussing […]
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Al Pacino Set to Play “Dr. Death” Jack Kevorkian

By Peter J. Smith   HOLLYWOOD, May 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “Say hello to my little friend … Jack Kevorkian.” At least that seems to be the message from Al Pacino, as the Hollywood star, who made famous the above phrase in the gangster film “Scarface,” is getting set to play the man known as “Dr. Death.”   Variety magazine reports that director Barry Levinson has chosen Pacino to play Kevorkian, 81, who killed more than 130 persons through lethal injection administered by what he called his “Mercy Machine,” between 1990 and 1999, when the Michigan justice system put his […]
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Kmiec Debates Obama Abortion Policy with Catholic Lawyer Robert George at CUA

By Patrick Craine and John Jalsevac   WASHINGTON, D.C., May 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic University of America (CUA) Law School held a discussion Thursday night at the National Press Club between Catholic law professors Douglas W. Kmiec and Robert P. George.  The topic was “The Obama Administration and the Sanctity of Human Life: Is there a common ground on life issues? What is the right response by 'Pro-Life' Citizens?”    The discussion was moderated by former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican Mary Ann Glendon, who made headlines recently after refusing a prestigious award from the University of Notre […]
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Is Sotomayor a “Souter” on Roe v. Wade for the Abortion Movement? All Signs Point to No

By Peter J. Smith   WASHINGTON, D.C., May 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A flurry of media coverage in recent days has reported on the unease among some pro-abortion constituencies that Obama’s Supreme Court nominee could turn out to be a “David Souter” for the pro-abortion movement.  Justice Souter was famously nominated by George H.W. Bush in 1990 and highly feted by conservatives as an anti-Roe justice. However, the Supreme Court judge has disappointed conservatives by consistently casting a pro-abortion vote on the Supreme Court ever since.   Sotomayor, a federal judge serving on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, has […]
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Unhappy with Democracy, Bush v. Gore Rivals Join to Ask Fed Court to Overturn Proposition 8

By Peter J. Smith SAN FRANCISCO, May 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dissatisfied with the recent ruling from the California Supreme Court on Proposition 8, the former rivals in the Bush v. Gore decision have joined together this time to urge a federal appeals court to nullify the Californian citizens' vote to ban same-sex “marriage.” Ted Olson and David Boies, who represented George Bush and Al Gore respectively in the landmark Supreme Court decision that put an end to the cycles of ballot recounts in Florida and effectively settled the 2000 presidential election, are asking a federal appeals court to forbid […]
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Canadian Private Member’s Motion Would Make Internet Counselling for Suicide a Criminal Offense

By Hilary White  OTTAWA, May 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Conservative MP from Kitchener, Ontario has proposed a private member’s motion that would make it a criminal offense to use the internet to counsel a person to commit suicide. The Motion follows the well-publicized case of Nadia Kajouji, the 18 year-old Carleton University student who committed suicide in 2008 after allegedly being coaxed to do so in an internet chat room. M-388, tabled in the House of Commons on May 26th by Kitchener MP Harold Albrecht, proposes that the government should ensure that counseling, aiding or abetting a person to […]
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Pontifical Academy for Life Member Confirms LSN Development & Peace Reports Accurate

By John-Henry Westen   MONTREAL, May 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Judie Brown, a member of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life, has confirmed the accuracy of the LifeSiteNews.com revelations about the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (D&P).  Brown, Founder and President of American Life League, the largest grassroots pro-life educational organization in the United States released a commentary today commenting on the scandal.  “In order to confirm any concerns we might have, since we knew that the CCODP was accusing LifeSiteNews of reporting false information, we engaged the services of a researcher to independently investigate the reports that have […]
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850 Students Take Part in Ottawa March for Life Youth Conference

by Theresa Gilbert OTTAWA, Ontario, May 28, 2009 (theInterim.com) – The 12th National March for Life took place on May 14, but more than 850 students were still going strong the next day at the Youth Conference organized by Campaign Life Coalition. As the buses unloaded and participant packages were given out, the organizers soon realized they had surpassed their expected number of attendees, making this the largest year yet.  As the students settled in for the day, the first session was introduced: “Canadian Politics: How to Get Life Issues on the Radar Screen.” They were greeted by Conservative MP […]
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