Cardinal Pell: Christians Must Fight “Anti-Discrimination” Laws that Inhibit Freedom of Religion

By James Tillman CANBERRA, November 20, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) —In a speech delivered to the Australian Christian Lobby on Friday, November 20th, Cardinal George Pell spelled out how the modern scramble to prohibit discrimination against people based on “sexual orientation” or “gender identity” leads to “anti-discrimination laws which do not respect fundamental human rights such as freedom of religion and conscience.” Cardinal Pell opened by discussing one instance of the problem: the current attitude of the Australian Human Rights Commission (HRC).  A recent paper delivered by senior members of the HRC, he said, begins with the words: “The compatibility of religious freedom with human […]
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UK “Fully Entitled” to Ignore EU Request to Quash Religious Protections: Legal Expert

By Hilary White LONDON, November 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – British courts and the British government cannot be forced to change their regulations on discrimination in employment, “unless and until” ordered to do so by the European Union's Court of Justice, says Neil Addison, a barrister and author of a textbook on anti-discrimination law.  This means, said Addison, that the UK is “fully entitled” to ignore the order issued last week by the European Commission demanding that the British government eliminate all protections for religious groups with regards to ”sexual orientation” regulations. Vladimir Spidla, the EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and […]
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Cardinal Pell’s Address on Human Rights and Freedom of Religion

CANBERRA, Australia, Nob. 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The following is the text of a keynote address given Friday by Cardinal George Pell, archbishop of Sydney: As many of you are aware, the Human Rights Commission has been conducting an inquiry into freedom of religion in Australia for over a year. The only question about its outcome is how bad it will be. The tone was set when the inquiry was announced in September 2008. The ABC reported the Commission’s Race Discrimination Commissioner, Tom Calma, expressing concern (in the ABC’s words) “at evidence of a growing fundamentalist religious lobby, in areas such […]
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Editorial: Poland, the Pope, and the Death Penalty

Tuesday January 8, 2008 Editorial: Poland, the Pope, and the Death Penalty In the West life is a right, and life is sacred, just as long as the life we’re talking about is guilty of a capital crime By John Jalsevac Featured prominently on the homepage of the not-so-subtly titled prodeathpenalty.com is a quotation by a Mr. John McAdams, a professor at Marquette University. He quips, “If we execute murderers and there is in fact no deterrent effect, we have killed a bunch of murderers. If we fail to execute murderers, and doing so would in fact have deterred other […]
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LSN NewsBytes – Life Issues, Health Care Reform, Patrick Kennedy, Religion, Obama, Palin, Homosexual

* 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 Biological Colonialism: China Organ Trade Thriving by Wesley J. Smith I never believed the Chinese Government’s assurances that they were going to dismantle the organ trade in their country. Organ trafficking in China is more active than ever despite efforts to crack down on the trade, with kidneys being openly bought and sold online in a dozen cities across the country. https://www.firstthings.com/blogs/secondhandsmoke/2009/11/21/biological-colonialism-china-organ-trade-thriving/ Important Changes Coming […]
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Commentary on November 24 LSN NewsBytes

Dear Readers, There has been an earthquake over climate change as a result of the publicly released emails discrediting the honesty of some leading global warming advocates. This only confirms what we have known for years. Climate change/global warming is far more of a religion, an anti-population ideology and a massive power grab than credible science. It exploits genuine concern for the environment and conservation that is naturally shared by most people – to advance something far beyond that. The Patrick Kennedy controversy is very revealing. The chickens have come home to roost, as the saying goes, over the lack […]
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LSN NewsBytes – Climate Change/ Environmental Extremism

* 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 LA Times Changes Its Mind: Science Doesn't Matter On Climate Bill (Newsbusters) On November 22, while responding to the growing scandal about alleged proof that global warming is a hoax, the Times brushed it off with a puzzling claim that science should have no bearing on climate legislation. https://newsbusters.org/blogs/candance-moore/2009/11/22/la-times-changes-its-mind-science-doesnt-matter-climate-bill Global Warming Promoter 'Dismayed and Deeply Shaken' by ClimateGate (Newsbusters) One of the world's leading promoters of the […]
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Commentary on Nov. 24 News

Dear Readers, Lots of interesting news again today. Chris Matthews is one very messed up, angry liberal Catholic on the subject of abortion and his faith. Bishop Tobin showed considerable courage by placing himself on that program likely knowing full well the reputation Matthews has for belligerency. The case of the man trapped in a coma for 23 years once again emphasizes great caution should be exercised in removing life support and especially nutrition and hydration from apparently comatose or “brain dead” patients. As well, we have to wonder how many very alive persons wrongly categorized as PVS have been […]
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Alleged Forced Abortion Victim Says Abortionist “Ripped the Life” Out of Her

By Kathleen Gilbert FLINT, Michigan, November 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an interview with a local Michigan ABC news station aired Monday, Caitlin Bruce, the woman who is suing abortionist Abraham Alberto Hodari for allegedly performing an abortion on her against her will, said that Hodari and his assistant “ripped the life out of me that day.” Bruce told interviewer Gabe Gutierrez that, during her appointment at Hodari's Feminine Health Care Clinic in April 2008, she changed her mind and withdrew her consent to the procedure after viewing an ultrasound image of her baby at six months' gestation. Bruce claims […]
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Catholic League Rebukes MSNBC’s Matthews for ‘Insulting Lecture’ in Bp. Tobin Interview

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., November 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a heated exchange Monday night, MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews accused Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island of hijacking public policy debate by telling a pro-abortion Catholic politician not to receive Communion.  The president of the Catholic League, Bill Donohue, has shot back against Matthews' treatment of the Church prelate in that interview, which he called “quite insulting.” Bishop Tobin appeared on the program to discuss his exchange with U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), who recently accused the Catholic Church of fanning the “flames of dissent and discord” […]
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