Dr. Kenneth Howell Email: Utilitarianism v. Natural Moral Law on Homosexuality

Monday July 19, 2010 Dr. Kenneth Howell Email: Utilitarianism v. Natural Moral Law on Homosexuality From: Kenneth J. Howell Date: Tue, May 4, 2010 at 9:45 PM Subject: Utilitarianism and Sexuality (for those in 447 FYI) Dear Students: Since there is a question on the final exam about utilitarianism (see the review sheet), I thought I would help with an example. I realized after my lectures on moral theory that even though I talked about the substance of utilitarianism, I did not identify it as such and so you may not have been able to see it. It turns out […]
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Judge Removed for Resisting Gay Adoption Required to Return EUR100,000 in Pay

Monday July 26, 2010 Judge Removed for Resisting Gay Adoption Required to Return EUR100,000 in Pay By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman MADRID, July 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fernando Ferrín Calamita, a Spanish judge who was fined and removed from the bench for failing to grant an adoption to a homosexual couple, has now been ordered to return almost €100,000 (130,000 USD) in pay that he received while he was suspended from his duties and awaiting the outcome of his trial. Ferrín Calamita was removed from his position as family judge in the Spanish region of Murcia in 2009, after he delayed […]
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Hollywood Puzzled as Family Films Top Charts

Monday July 26, 2010 Hollywood Puzzled as Family Films Top Charts HOLLYWOOD, California, July 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Family-oriented movies are again topping the box office this summer, while only one R-rated movie has grossed more than $100 million this year. The cartoon “Despicable Me,” released July 9, grossed an estimated $60.1 million on its opening weekend, well above the $30-5 million industry experts expected. The wildly successful “Toy Story 3” has also soared past $339 million after its fourth weekend, while two other children’s movies, “The Karate Kid” and “The Last Airbender” have also drawn considerable sums. “Films aimed […]
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Nicole Kidman “Thrilled” at Pregnancy News

Thursday January 10, 2008 Nicole Kidman “Thrilled” at Pregnancy News By Hilary White HOLLYWOOD, California, January 10, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Superstar actress Nicole Kidman will not be carrying on with a film shoot because of an unexpected pregnancy. The actress, 40, and her husband Keith Urban, a country music singer, are said to be thrilled by the development, even though it means that Kidman will not follow through with her starring role in the film The Reader. British actress Kate Winslet will take the role instead. Kidman pulled out of the film over fears about the effects of the strain […]
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Spanish Television Network Fined EUR100,000 for Criticizing Homosexuality

Monday July 26, 2010 Spanish Television Network Fined EUR100,000 for Criticizing Homosexuality By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman MADRID, July 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Spain’s socialist government has fined the Intereconomia television network 100,000 euros (130,000 USD) for running a series of advertisements that it claims “attacks the dignity” of homosexuals. The spots, which are self-promotional advertisements by the group Intereconomia, show scenes of outlandishly and scantily dressed participants in “gay pride” marches making sexually suggestive gestures to the camera and denouncing religious belief. The scenes, which are typical of such “pride” events, are so lewd that Google requires viewers to state […]
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Babies Saved from Abortion Pay Visit to U.S. Congressmen

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., July 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In the wake of a bill introduced in Congress that could threaten the life-saving work of crisis pregnancy centers, congressmen on Capitol Hill this week got a chance to listen to key members of a pint-sized constituency whose lives were profoundly touched by such centers. Four moms and three children – two of them babies – went to the Longworth Congressional Office Building on Wednesday as part of Heartbeat International's 6th Babies Go to Congress event. They arrived to tell their stories of how crisis pregnancy centers helped them see […]
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World Population Report: ‘Aging Populations; Fewer Workers; Decline of Developed Countries’

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski WASHINGTON, DC, July 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The 2010 World Population Data Sheet, published by the Population Reference Bureau (PBR) on July 28, says that a shrinking pool of working-age populations is jeopardizing social support and long-term health care programs for the elderly, and points to a decrease in the populations of developed countries. The report states that worldwide in 1950, there were 12 persons of working age for every person age 65 or older. By 2010, that number had shrunk to 9. By 2050, this elderly support ratio, which indicates levels of potential social support […]
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Scottish Bishop to Prime Minister: No Gay ‘Marriage’ in Church, Now or Ever

Monday July 26, 2010 Scottish Bishop to Prime Minister: No Gay ‘Marriage’ in Church, Now or Ever By Kathleen Gilbert PAISLEY, Scotland, July 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Despite a political climate pushing acceptance of homosexuality in religious communities, the Catholic Church will “not ever” marry same-sex couples, said the bishop of Paisley in Scotland. Bishop Philip Tartaglia was taking issue with a statement by British Prime Minister David Cameron, who praised the House of Lords’ February ruling that religious premises should be opened to homosexual civil partnership ceremonies. Although Britain has allowed civil partnerships between homosexuals since 2005, the country […]
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Gay “Marriage” in UK before Next General Election

Tuesday July 20, 2010 Gay “Marriage” in UK before Next General Election By Hilary White LONDON, July 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A senior member of Britain’s new coalition government has promised to change the current law to allow homosexual partners to solemnise their liaisons as “marriage.” Despite recent denials by Prime Minister David Cameron, Simon Hughes, the deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats, the party that forms half the coalition with the Conservatives, promised “gay marriage” by the time of the next general election. In an interview with Yoosk, an open forum discussion website, Hughes said, “It would be appropriate […]
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