Philippines Sex Ed Program Revived, but Likely to be Killed Again

Friday June 25, 2010 Philippines Sex Ed Program Revived, but Likely to be Killed Again By James Tillman MANILA, Philippines, June 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Countering earlier reports, Philippines Secretary of Education Mona Valisno said that the Department of Education (DepEd) has not halted its plans to implement a controversial new sex-education program in schools. But her renewed insistence may be too late to save the program: she is soon to be replaced by the current head of Manila’s De La Salle University, who has said he will review the program. Earlier this month it was reported that Valisno had […]
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10-Year-Old Boy Used as Grand Marshal of Arkansas Homosexual Fest

Friday June 25, 2010 10-Year-Old Boy Used as Grand Marshal of Arkansas Homosexual Fest By Kathleen Gilbert FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas, June 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A 10-year-old boy is being used as Grand Marshal of an Arkansas homosexual pride parade this weekend. The move has attracted opposition from pro-family leaders, who have decried the movement’s exposure of the boy to the lewd festival of sexual deviancy as “a form of child abuse.” The boy, Will Phillips, attracted national media attention last year after he refused to say the Pledge of Allegiance at school, saying that homosexuals are refused “liberty and justice” […]
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Some Conservatives Slam, others Downplay SCOTUS Ruling against Christian Group

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., June 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling against a campus Christian group that had been denied legal status by a California university for failing to include non-Christian members, has provoked a disparate response from conservative groups. While several leaders decried the decision as a massive blow to religious freedom, others asserted that the decision is not as far-reaching or damaging as it may first appear. At the same time, the dissenting Supreme Court justices say that the ruling, though narrow, nonetheless sets bad precedent. The case, Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, was brought before […]
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Tick, Tock: More U.S. Women Running Out Biological Clock for Childbearing

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., June 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Nearly one in five U.S. women now reach the end of childbearing age without having a child, doubling the number of childless women since the seventies, according to a new study by Pew Research Center. Back in 1976, just one out of ten women (580,000) between ages 40-44 reported they were childless. As of 2008, nearly 1.9 million women ages 40-44, or 18% of women in that group, reported being childless – a jump of 80% in less than 40 years. Pew reports that rates of barrenness have risen in […]
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New Catholic Education Official Has Strong Anti-Life, Anti-Family Record as British MP

Friday April 23, 2010 New Catholic Education Official Has Strong Anti-Life, Anti-Family Record as British MP Pro-Life leader hopes Vatican will intervene re: “oppression” of bad episcopal policies By Hilary White ROME, April 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life advocates in Britain are shocked at the decision by the Catholic Education Service of England and Wales (CESEW), a body of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, to appoint a pro-abortion former Labour MP as its new deputy director. Greg Pope, the Labour MP for the Hyndburn riding in East Lancashire since 1992, was approved unanimously for the job by […]
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Elderly Baptist Sues D.C. Church for Performing Gay Commitment Ceremony

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., June 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – For Yvonne Moore, when her Southern Baptist congregation performed a homosexual “commitment ceremony,” it wasn't just anti-Biblical – it was a personal betrayal. That betrayal prompted the elderly African-American, who had attended the Covenant Baptist church in Washington D.C. for 37 years, to sue for a portion of her weekly donations back – which she estimated at a quarter of a million dollars. “I was upset – I give them ten cents out of every dollar. I pay tithes, and they didn't respect the members enough to listen to us,” […]
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Still Pushing: Catholic Health Association Lauds Obama’s ‘Strong Leadership’ in Pro-Abort Health Ref

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C, June 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic Health Association (CHA) prolonged its fight with the U.S. bishops over the health care reform last week. The organization issued a statement reinforcing its continued support of President Obama's legislation despite unequivocal condemnation from bishops and other pro-life groups over the measure's expansion of abortion. After Obama met with health insurers and state insurance commissioners last week about implementing health care reform, CHA took the opportunity to heap praise on the controversial legislation, which CHA's support was widely acknowledged as critical in pushing through. “Once fully enacted, we are confident […]
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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Gay, Diversity Rights Override Religious Freedom

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., June 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a Christian student group does not have the right to restrict its membership to practicing Christians, in a decision Christian rights groups are calling a significant blow to religious freedom. The court decided 5-4 Monday in the case Christian Legal Society v. Martinez to uphold a California law school’s denial of official recognition of a Christian student group. The Christian group refused to agree to let non-Christians and those engaging in a “sexually immoral lifestyle” to become voting members or leaders. The case […]
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Fed Appeals Court Green Lights Suit Against HHS over Funding Embryonic Research

Friday June 25, 2010 Fed Appeals Court Green Lights Suit Against HHS over Funding Embryonic Research WASHINGTON, D.C., June 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Overturning a lower court ruling, a federal appeals court has told adult stem-cell researchers that they have standing to fight guidelines allowing taxpayer funding of embryonic stem-cell research. The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued its decision Friday, finding that doctors doing adult stem cell research have ‘competitive standing’ to sue. Therefore, the court reinstated the doctors’ federal lawsuit, filed last summer, that seeks to preliminarily enjoin and ultimately overturn the controversial […]
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Supreme Court Says Names on Washington Pro-family Petition Remain Public Domain

Friday June 25, 2010 Supreme Court Says Names on Washington Pro-family Petition Remain Public Domain By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., June 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the organizers of a 2009 referendum to repeal Washington State’s civil unions law, saying that the state’s public disclosure law does not violate the U.S. Constitution by making the petition names public. However, the Court said that the pro-family advocates could ask for special protections if they proved that the public availability of their names would lead to political reprisal. The high court voted 8-1 to reject Protect […]
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