Pro-life Gov. Palin Resigns, Thanks Alaska in Farewell Address Sunday

By Peter J. Smith FAIRBANKS, Alaska, July 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin officially stepped down as governor on Sunday and saw her pro-life colleague Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell sworn in as the tenth governor of Alaska. In a farewell address, Palin thanked Alaskans for the opportunity to serve as their governor and told them that when the United States looks to Alaska, they see that “there is hope, and opportunity, and there is country pride.” “We are facing tough challenges in America, with some seeming to just be Hell-bent maybe on tearing-down our nation, perpetuating some pessimism, […]
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Visiting Singapore Human Rights Professor Withdraws After “Ireful Campaign” over Views on Homosexual

By Peter J. Smith NEW YORK, July 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A professor from the National University of Singapore has cancelled her plans to teach law courses on human rights at New York University, citing the “atmosphere of hostility” and “ireful campaign” against her over her legal position on homosexuality. She said that the opposition to her views has aroused in her colleagues “serious concerns about my safety and well-being.” Dr. Thio Li-ann, a Christian academic and former Member of Parliament in Singapore, had been invited by NYU as a Global Visiting Professor to teach students, offering two classes on […]
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LifeSiteNews.com Offers “Frank and Transparent” Dialogue with Bishops of Canada

OTTAWA, July 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last week LifeSiteNews.com co-founders Steve Jalsevac and John-Henry Westen responded to the request contained in a recent report from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops to have a “frank and transparent dialogue.”  Jalsevac and Westen offered “to make a brief 15-minute presentation and be available to answer questions for as long as the Bishops wish, at the Plenary Assembly of the Bishops in Cornwall this October.”  The bishops will meet in Cornwall from October 19-23 with the subject of LifeSiteNews.com and Development and Peace on the schedule. The official report of the Committee of Inquiry […]
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Lawsuit Dismissed Against Company for “WWJD” Motto

By Patrick B. Craine MINNEAPOLIS, MN, July 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A federal class action lawsuit against Bullseye Collection Agency (Bullseye), which challenged Bullseye's “WWJD” business motto, an acronym for “What Would Jesus Do?”, has now been dismissed with prejudice. The Plaintiffs in that suit, Mark and Sara Neill, claimed they were harassed and oppressed when they received a collection letter from Bullseye that contained the same “WWJD” motto that Bullseye includes on all of its business communications. Bullseye, a small, family-owned business, says it uses the motto as a reminder to act with diligence and respect in an industry […]
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UN Approves Brazilian Homosexualist Group, Drops Christian Charity

By Hilary White GENEVA, July 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has overruled a decision by 19 of its 54 member states to bar official recognition of a Brazilian homosexualist organization. The Associated Press reports that this is the third year that ECOSOC has allowed the recognition of the Brazilian Association of Gays, Lesbians and Transsexuals (ABGLT). Founded in 1995, the ABGLT is an umbrella organization claiming to be made up of 141 homosexualist activist groups and 62 “collaborating” organizations. Its aims are consonant with the rest of the international homosexualist political movement: to […]
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Washington Advocates Hand in 138,000 Signatures for Marriage Referendum

By Kathleen Gilbert OLYMPIA, WA, July 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-family advocates in Washington say they have gathered 138,000 signatures in support of Referendum 71, a pro-natural marriage referendum. The signatures were handed in to the Secretary of State at the deadline last Saturday. 120,577 signatures were required to put R-71 on the November ballot.  The referendum would allow voters to decide whether to elevate homosexual partnerships to the level of marriage.  If the state verifies enough of the signatures, it will put on hold recently-passed legislation that gives registered heterosexual and homosexual domestic partners the same benefits as married […]
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Senate Judiciary Committee Supports Sotomayor 13-6

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., July 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Senate Judiciary Committee today voted 13-6 to support the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. While all 12 Democrats voted in favor of the pro-abortion judge, only Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) supported the nominee out of 7 GOP committee members. “I think this woman has done a splendid job,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein of Sotomayor.  “She has shown a dedication to the law.” Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch said that, while he began the confirmation process with the hope that he could vote for Sotomayor, ultimately “her […]
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LifeSiteNews.com NewsBytes – Life Issues, Obama, Homosexuality, Religion, Miscellaneous

* 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. Compiled by Steve Jalsevac LIFE ISSUES Mother chooses life of child over cancer treatment https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=16654 Fifty-three percent of respondents to a recent Marist College Poll said abortion harms women https://www.citizenlink.org/content/A000010553.cfm Life-sized model of fetus named after Spanish minister who said unborn babies not human at 13 weeks https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=16639 Cardinal Slams Spanish Abortion Law https://www.ewtn.com/vnews/getstory.asp?number=96689 Annual Late-Term D&E Abortion Deaths EXCEED Annual AIDS Deaths In The U.S. https://cccf.wordpress.com/2009/07/09/annual-late-term-d-abortion-deaths-equal-annual-aids-deaths-in-the-u-s/ Step by step, we're […]
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Maine Upholds IBM Heiress’s Adoption of Lesbian Lover

By Kathleen Gilbert PORTLAND, Maine, July 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Supreme Court of Maine on Thursday declared that the adoption of a former lesbian lover by IBM heiress Olive Watson was valid. Watson is the daughter of Thomas J. Watson, Jr., who is the son of the founder of International Business Machines (IBM).  Two trustees of the Watson estate, Thomas Watson III and George Gillespie III, had argued the adoption was fraudulent. Adult adoptions have historically been recognized as a means of conveying inheritance rights, although some states prohibit the adoption in cases clearly outside the context of a […]
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FRC Action to Host Webcast Tonight on the Government Takeover of Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Tuesday, July 28 at 8:30 pm ET, FRC Action, the legislative lobbying arm of Family Research Council, will host a special one hour Webcast to mobilize opposition to President Obama's proposed government takeover of the health care system. FRC Action President Tony Perkins will be joined by Congressional leaders to discuss the moral, ethical, and financial dangers of President Obama's health care plan. During the Webcast, FRC Action will release a national TV ad that will run in key battleground states. According to an FRC press release, webcast viewers will be mobilized to: […]
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