My colleague Stephanie Gray and I arrived at the Philadelphia Criminal Justice Centre at 1:30 PM and headed through security and up three flights of stairs to Courtroom 304. Defence attorney Jack McMahon was just finishing his closing arguments, jabbing his finger towards a jury box full of moderately impassive and ordinary-looking people passing off as the peers of a serial killer. “Have the courage to say no to the press,” he said coaxingly. “Show courage, and show integrity. Integrity and courage in this case, of course, meant letting Dr. Kermit Gosnell, on trial for four counts of first degree […]
Pro-life organisations have just discovered that the Tauranga Family Planning Association in New Zealand applied for, and received, a license from the Abortion Supervisory Committee to provide medical abortions to 9 weeks.
Men Objectify Women in Semi-Nude Images Study Reveals by LifeSiteNews.com By Hilary White April 1, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Researchers in psychology at Stanford and Princeton universities have found that semi-nude images of women can cause men to view them as objects. The research, conducted by a team including Princeton psychologist Susan Fiske, who first presented the findings in mid-February at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, found that pictures of bikini-clad women activated brain regions associated with objects or tools. A lead researcher in the project said, “What the brain scans show is that […]
Defense attorney McMahon made accusations of a “racist” prosecution against his client, who is black. McMahon acknowledged that the two-month long trial had been an emotional one, marked by horrifying testimonies and images of dead babies with holes in their necks.
Battered Chinese Forced-Abortion Protester Released from Jail by LifeSiteNews.com By Kathleen Gilbert BEIJING, September 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese lawyer who has withstood abuse and imprisonment after drawing attention to his country’s coercive one-child policy, has been freed from prison – but has not escaped from the government’s iron fist. Chinese officials have installed surveillance equipment around the home and village of Guangcheng, who published stories of women’s forced abortions and sterilizations at the hands of the government. As a consequence he was imprisoned for four years and three months on charges of “willfully damaging property” […]
Prisoners Beat Blind Chinese Activist Exposing Forced Abortion in China by LifeSiteNews.com By Peter J. Smith BEIJING, June 22, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Prisoners severely beat and kicked a blind human rights activist who exposed coerced sterilizations and abortions by local officials. Amnesty International reports that Chen Guangcheng was beaten by six fellow inmates at the behest of his jailers for insisting on his right to appeal his sentence and refusing to have his head shaved. Chen was sentenced in August 2006 to four years in prison for farcical charges of damaging property and disrupting traffic. (https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2006/aug/06082403.html) Chen’s run-in with the […]
"It was obvious to me that Lisa Miller was a woman of great faith," writes Pastor Miller, who is not related to Lisa. "Her appearance and demeanor demonstrated that she was at peace with God and at peace with herself.
Jack Fonseca, project manager at Campaign Life Coalition, said, “This course can only produce more sexual confusion amongst youth as well as promote a mentality that encourages sexual experimentation and the rejection of sexual norms.”
NEW YORK, April 29, 2013 (JillStanek.com) -Last week American Life League tried to run a full page ad in the New York Times and Washington Post that showed images from actual Planned Parenthood sex education materials for kids as young as 10 years old. Both newspapers rejected the ad as “too graphic” and “shocking” for their adult readers to see. But the images are okay for kids in the classroom to see – at taxpayer expense. I have ALL’s ad posted on page 2. WARNING: It’s too vulgar to run on page 1. Click “like” if you are PRO-LIFE! The backstory from ALL: To raise public awareness about Planned Parenthood’s […]
In the midst of sequestration cuts that have left flyers in American airports stranded in long delays and furloughed some federal workers, the Obama administration announced it will spend development aid on promoting homosexuality and transgender confusion in other countries.
“Guidance” on sex education classes from a government-approved campaign group in the UK has advised teachers to tell high school students that “not all pornography is bad” and that it can be a “helpful” and “hugely diverse” educational tool.
“For Dr. Santagelo to call a 24-week pregnant woman a terrorist, after having just admitted he would leave struggling babies to die after surviving abortion, is a desperate attempt to distract from his own horrific actions,” responded Lila Rose, the president and founder of Live Action.
A pro-life Conservative MP says he intends to challenge the Harper government during Question Period in the wake of a ruling by the Speaker of the House that allows MPs to bypass their party and seek the floor directly from the Speaker.
Something remarkable is happening in the United States. The practice of abortion itself is on trial in the case of the “House of Horrors”, late-term abortionist from Philadelphia. Ostensibly, the case is about the ghoulish activities that took place in the “clinic” of one, Dr. Kermit Gosnell — activities which read more like the work of a serial killer than a licensed physician. However, witness testimony of beheadings and neck-snipping performed by Gosnell to murder 100+ children who were born alive after failed abortions, is revealing the correlation between legal abortion and infanticide. The entire country is being exposed to the fact that infanticide has crept […]
Homosexual Hate Crime Trial of Swedish Pastor Used as an Opportunity for Evangelization by LifeSiteNews.com By John-Henry Westen and Terry Vanderheyden STOCKHOLM, November 15, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Swedish Pastor Ake Green, appearing before the Swedish Supreme Court Wednesday to answer to a “hate crimes” charge for preaching a sermon on homosexuality in 2003, capitalized on the occasion to evangelize the nation. Focus on the Family’s representative to the United Nations, Thomas Jacobson, reported that the trial was providentially aired on national television thus providing Green the opportunity to have not only his original sermon but also his defence of it […]
Germany Uses Nazi Era Law to Imprison Mom for Homeschooling; Family Flees to Austria by LifeSiteNews.com By Peter J. Smith PADERBORN, Germany, September 14, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – German police stormed into the residence of a Christian home schooling family, and arrested a mother for homeschooling her children, an offense established since Nazi Germany. Now the woman’s husband has fled with their children to seek refuge in Austria, which allows homeschooling under certain conditions according to the Brussels Journal. The Brussels Journal reports that Katherina Plett responded to a knock on the door from an undercover police woman Thursday morning at […]
As I was just about to press a key to send off today's news, my wife was on another computer in my office and asked me to watch the item below. It is really wonderful and a touching good news story. You'll love it. First go to this link and watch this video And then view the one below.
The letter appears to be a veiled threat that IPPF will use its considerable influence to cause the ambassador to lose her position as the First Chair of UN Women if her delegate does not back down on “sexual and reproductive health and rights.”
April 25, 2013 – When you are not employed, you vacation when you will. This year that meant an April trip back to PEI and Nova Scotia, to see relatives we have not seen in years, and so that children can be seen by relatives who have never seen them before. When you have five children, vacations that mean seven hours in a car for two days straight are a rare event. My previous, 'never again,' returned this year in the last 100-kilometer stretch, though with a smile… It was a very nice trip. I am glad that the kids […]
Like everyone else I was delighted that the Boston bombers were caught and relief was brought back to the city and the nation. However, knowing the rapid growth of a police state mentality in the US and being very distrustful of Barack Obama given his intimate association with far left organizers, I found the massive use of police and military after the bombing to be alarming and excessive. I mention this keeping in mind that US gov't reports under the Obama administration that we have reported, have alleged that pro-lifers and Christians are being lumped into categories that represent potential terrorist threats to the United States. To […]
I've seen a U.S. Army training instructor teach his military students that "Evangelical Christianity" is the leading movement of dangerous "Religious Extremism," along with "Catholicism" and "Islamophobia."
Lifenews.com reports a shocking development. President Obama was scheduledto give the keynote address at Planned Parenthood’s “Time to Care” fundraising gala in Washington DC tomorrow night, but just announced he is backing out of the engagement, opting to speak to a much smaller, low-profile gathering of Planned Parenthood supporters on Friday. This is the first time President Obama has put any distance whatsoever between himself and Planned Parenthood or abortion writ large. He resisted cutting any government support to Planned Parenthood in budget deals and has publicly promoted them, even to the point of producing a public service announcement telling everyone just how great […]
Two Roman Catholic midwives have today won a landmark legal battle to avoid taking any part in abortion procedures. Mary Doogan, 58, and Concepta Wood, 52, (pictured) lost a previous case against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GGC) when the court ruled that their human rights had not been violated as they were not directly involved in terminations. However appeal judges have now ruled their right to conscientious objection means they can refuse to delegate, supervise or support staff involved in abortions. The Guardian, BBC and Scottish TV have all reported on today’s ruling and I have previously blogged more extensively on the case here and here. The midwives […]
Only a titanic shift in the predominantly promiscuous and amoral attitudes and behaviors that characterize Western society’s understanding of sex will end the genocide of innocent human beings through abortion.
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'I did the only thing I could do,' one nurse wrote. 'Dipping my index finger into sterile water and placing it on his head, I baptized the child. Then I wrapped him in blankets to keep him warm, and held him.'
“Simply by the way these conferences work, it can be years before some kind of effective direction is given, and then oftentimes because this direction is discussed and debated, it can get very watered down.”
Australian golfer Adam Scott teamed up very effectively with New Zealand caddy Steve Williams to lift the US masters green jacket last weekend but the two South Pacific nations are poles apart when it comes to same sex marriage. Australian members of parliament overwhelmingly rejected a bill that would have legalised gay marriages in September 2012 when the House of Representatives voted 98 to 42 against. But New Zealand's parliament legalised same-sex marriage last week by a wide majority of 77 to 44, in the process becoming the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to do so. In so doing it becomes the 13th […]
Were Planned Parenthood of Maryland thinking of a clever name for its annual gala in 2013 rather than 2005, I’m betting it would have backed away from “Right to Shoes.” Or am I the only one who, when reading that, immediately thought of the 50+ jars of baby feet mass murdering abortionist Kermit Gosnell kept as trophies? Click to enlarge… I think not. I think Planned Parenthood of Maryland event planners groaned when they realized months ago Gosnell’s trial would likely coincide with their posh party, knowing those darn severed baby feet, which, of course, will never wear shoes, would be entered as exhibits. Now that […]
Study Finds Teens Who Watch Sex-Laden TV More Likely to Become Pregnant or Cause Pregnancy by LifeSiteNews.com By Tim Waggoner WASHINGTON, November 3, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new study confirmed that teenagers who watch sexually charged television shows have a far greater chance of getting pregnant or getting someone else pregnant, reports the Washington Post. The study, which was published today in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics surveyed 2000 teens between the ages of 12 and 17, from 2001 to 2004. The researchers performed an analysis on 23 shows in 2000-2001 to determine the level of […]
Green Hands Dipped In Blood: The DDT Genocide by LifeSiteNews.com By John Jalsevac The Worst Crime of the 20th Century “Which kills more: ideology or religion?”1 asks author Andrew Kenney in the title of what is certainly one of the more startling pieces I’ve read in some time. For Kenney, however, it’s not the meat of that question that’s really up for debate, and it’s not his answer to the meat of it that’s startling; after all, a summary finger count shows that the man who favors the religious wars has his work cut out to match the math of […]
During the past couple of weeks there has been a concerted effort by pro-lifers to get the mainstream media to cover the ongoing trial of notorious late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Mollie Z. Hemingway at GetReligion has been especially active, tweeting at a number of reporters and mainstream-media outlets who were not covering the case. In response, Sarah Kliff who covers abortion policy for the Washington Post tweeted that she had not written about the Gosnell trial because she covers policy “not local crime.” Many conservatives were quick to criticize Kliff. However, what she said contained an important insight. The mainstream media views […]
“The Supreme Court remains determined to uphold the fantasy that my so-called ‘hate speech’ has the potential of preventing homosexuals from expressing themselves or leading to genocide,” wrote Whatcott on his blog.
My earliest memory of Phil Arnsby is of his determination to get the pro-life message out to as many young people as possible. In 2006, he arranged a speaking tour for me in the London area, and he packed it so that I spoke to thousands of people over just a few days. Lives were forever changed, as students told us they became pro-life. It all started with Phil. And it happened because of Phil. My subsequent encounters with this pro-life hero, and his heroine wife Elaine, were marked by joy, great conversation and fellowship, as well as spiritual encouragement. […]
The Ontario Liberals have led Ontario since 2003, but social conservative leaders have called for their ouster because of their ardent promotion of abortion access and the use of schools to promote a radical sex ed agenda.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell is on trial for his life in Philadelphia because of how he ran his medical clinic, the “Women’s Medical Society” at 3801 Lancaster. That impressive establishmentarian-sounding title belied a business which reflected the abortion philosophy lived to its fullest expression and logical conclusion. In the final analysis, the Gosnell case reveals much more than who Kermit Gosnell is. It has revealed to us who we have become as a nation. The Grand Jury Report reads like a a horror novel. So callous and cruel is this page-turner that it simply beggars the imagination. In it, the report details […]
John Smeaton of SPUC has this week published a short blog listing Baroness Thatcher’s voting record on abortion which he describes as ‘mixed, with a move in a more positive direction in her later parliamentary years’. In short Thatcher: 1. Voted for (what became) the Abortion Act 1967 at 2nd reading and at Report stage (voting many times for the bill during all-night sittings), though she was absent at 3rd reading 2. Showed a mixed pattern of voting on several attempts by anti-abortion MPs to amend the Abortion Act (St John Stevas, Corrie, Alton) 3. Supported the Human Fertilisation and Embryology bill […]
‘This is exactly what happens when you place undue restrictions and you try to shame women to keep them from exercising their constitutional right to safe and legal abortions,’ said the president of NARAL.
City of “Las Cruces” Sued To Remove 3 Crosses from Emblem by LifeSiteNews.com By Peter J. Smith LAS CRUCES, New Mexico, August 8, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The New Mexican city of Las Cruces now faces a trial date in federal court for a lawsuit which seeks to remove the three crosses in the city’s emblems and seals. The city, whose Spanish name means “the Crosses”, is fighting the suit claiming that the crosses are symbols of the city’s modern heritage. “The crosses serve no governmental purpose other than to disenfranchise and discredit non-Christian citizens,” said plaintiffs, Paul F. Weinbaum and […]
18 Year-Old New York Student Dies Suddenly from Birth Control Complications by LifeSiteNews.com NEW YORK, April 6, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An 18 year-old fashion student has died as a result her use of a hormonal birth-control patch device. Zakiya Kennedy, a pretty, aspiring model, approached a policeman in a New York Upper West side subway station. She complained of a severe pain in her head and leg, then she collapsed. She died an hour later in hospital. New York medical examiners have determined that the cause was blood clots which can form when a patient is using the patch. The […]
One of many complaints abortion supporters have against clinic regulations, which they call TRAP laws – Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers – is a requirement for wider doors and hallways than clinics apparently usually have. “At no point does the width of doorways have any bearing on the medical treatment that’s being administered,” griped Planned Parenthood of Indiana Executive Director Betty Cockrum to jconline.com. “Abortion proponents mocked the idea that the architectural standards would actually translate into better health care,” noted the Washington Post. RH Reality Check’s Robin Marty listed “the size of doorways” as one of several “onerous new regulations” in Virginia. NARAL Virginia’s deputy director agreed, grumbling that the real […]
“Based on this data, I think we can conclude that TV has...moved the needle of public opinion to see same-sex marriage in a positive way,” Ben Spergel, Senior Vice President and Head of TV Insights at Ipsos MediaCT said.
A hearing was held on Tuesday in the case of People of the State of Illinois v. Women’s Aid Clinic of Lincolnwood in Cook County Court in downtown Chicago, and to no one’s surprise, Women’s Aid Clinic owner Larisa Rozansky is continuing her stall tactics. The state Attorney General’s office filed suit [PDF] against Women’s Aid in August 2012 after the notorious abortion facility refused to pay the $36,000 fine assessed against it by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) following an September 2011 inspection that uncovered deplorable conditions and several serious violations. Unlike the March 12 hearing, at which Rozansky didn’t bother to show up, […]
For as long as I can remember, when I met people who would ask, “How many siblings do you have?” my answer was always “one.” But I recently had an epiphany: That answer isn’t true. I don’t have just one sibling; I have two. So why wasn’t my eldest sibling in the count? I never met Paul Francis. He lived—and died—before I ever came to be. Why should my sister be acknowledged because she has lived 34 years (and counting), but my brother not because he lived only 6 weeks? That I never had the chance to play Hide & Seek […]
Civil recognition of the marriage union of a man and a woman serves the ends of limited government more effectively, less intrusively, and at less cost than does picking up the pieces from a shattered marriage culture.
I really hope that the two stories about Filipino resistance to the Culture of Death – the report on the 500,000 persons gathering and the other on the exceptional direction to Catholics given by Bishop Villegas – receive the great attention that they deserve. These are significant developments, but will people of the world comprehend that? The Filipinos are showing how Christians around the world should have been responding these past several decades to attempts to legalize and expand abortion, contraception, population control, same-sex “marriage” and the many other elements of the anti-life, anti-family culture of death. They are showing […]
Stenzel is unapologetic about speaking in frank terms about the risks of promiscuity to her teen audience. As a former crisis pregnancy center director, she has seen firsthand the effects of teenage sex.
Catholic Priest Found Not Guilty of Blocking Access to Abortion Clinic by LifeSiteNews.com By Hilary White OMAHA, April 10, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After deliberating for three hours, a federal court jury on Thursday found Fr. Norman Weslin not guilty of violating the F.A.C.E. Act’s provisions. The Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, passed under the Clinton administration in 1994, forbids the use of “force, threat of force or physical obstruction” to prevent someone from entering abortion facilities. Weslin was accused of having entered the facility. The F.A.C.E. act has come under fire by pro-life activists who say it is […]
“We said we can’t go on like this,” Nunziante said about the motivation to start the march. “Italians are used to the law, saying nothing against it. We had to do something against it; the law can’t be accepted.”
After legislators caved in to pressure to pass the anti-life Reproductive Health (RH) Bill, the Filipino people are coming together to make sure that candidates promoting and defending life, faith and family will be elected this May.
The judges were spellbound. The crowd was captivated, leaping to a roaring acclamation at the closing scene. There’s no question that shadow theatre company Attraction, which performed its act on Britain’s Got Talent last week, is a master of its craft. But what was it about the storyline that captured so many hearts? It’s a basic storyline, but one that can no longer be taken for granted. Man meets woman. They fall in love. They dance. They marry. They kiss. Their love creates a baby. A beautiful community arises that welcomes and treasures new life. The future existence of this […]
“It's a pretty big deal that not only have we been able to trend Gosnell for a second time, but also that it was so early into the tweetfest,” co-organizer Andy Moore of AbortionWiki told LifeSiteNews.com.
In a Today Show interview taped earlier in the week but airing today, President Obama was (thankfully) asked about Kermit Gosnell. Watch video beginning at 3:00… Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Transcript: Savannah Guthrie: Have you been watching the Gosnell trial. It’s a Philadelphia abortion doctor accused of gruesome crimes. Are you following it, and do you think it animates a larger debate about abortion in this country? President Obama: I am familiar with it. I can’t comment on it because it’s an active trial. What I can say is this. I think President Clinton said it pretty well when […]
In 1972, International Planned Parenthood Federation was one of two groups partnering with the country of Bangladesh to bring Dr. Harvey Karman (pictured right) and a small team of “abortion experts,” which included two IPPF doctors, to the newly formed country to commit abortions and train native doctors and paramedics how to commit them. Abortion was Karman’s “consuming passion,” according to Salon, which acknowledged Karman wasn’t really any sort of doctor whatsoever but had simply “added a Ph.D. to his name, though his degree came from a dubious Swissdiploma mill.” Karman was, in fact, a convicted felon, having served 2-1/2 years in prison – until pardoned by then Gov. Jerry Brown – […]
Young people are massively answering calls to join spur-of-the-moment demonstrations via their cell phones and social media. For the Minister of the Interior and the police forces, the situation is turning into a nightmare.
I spent the day today in Philadelphia at the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell. The prosecution in the Gosnell murder trial seems to be nearing the conclusion of its work. A small courtroom, able to hold about 70 people, but mostly empty throughout the day, was the site today of this ongoing trial that looks and sounds like something out of Nuremburg. Gosnell sat there – just a few yards away from me — with a great deal of composure during the whole thing, sometimes smiling, sometimes whispering to his attorney, sometimes taking notes. Just in front of the witness […]
Mark Warawa, the Conservative MP championing a Parliamentary motion to condemn sex-selective abortion, says he will announce his decision on Wednesday about whether he will appeal a committee decision to quash his motion.
Click “like” if you want to end abortion! Pro-life activists achieved something unprecedented on Friday: they flooded social media with posts about notorious abortionist Kermit Gosnell, and in the process pressured mainstream media to finally pay attention to a story that they had steadfastly ignored. The success of Friday's “Tweetfest” blew away even the organizers of the event, who were completely unprepared for the overwhelming response. As LifeSiteNews.com previously reported, there were an estimated 170,000 tweets that used the hashtag #Gosnell in the space of 12 hours on Friday (at least, according to Hashtags.org). Now a company called Target Point consulting […]
In response to a lawsuit filed in February by pro-life leader Ryan Bomberger, accusing the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People of intimidation, the NAACP has fired back with a countersuit. In January, NAACP attorneys threatened to sue Bomberger, pictured right, and LifeNews.com for a scathing satirical piece entitled, “NAACP: National Association for the Abortion of Colored People,” published in conjunction with the NAACP’s 44th Annual Image Awards. Ryan sued, stating he had been using the term, “National Association for the Abortion of Colored People,” since 2011 and had the legal right to do so under “fair use” trademark law, which allows “parodying, criticizing, and/or commenting upon […]
Orthodoxy vindicated: the real reason Archbishop Favalora of Miami was made to resign by LifeSiteNews.com By Eric Giunta First published April 21, 2010 on RenewAmerica.com Today is a glorious day, one for which Catholics should rightly be proud. The Bishop of Rome has responded to years of documented moral and financial mismanagement of the Miami Archdiocese by Archbishop John Favalora. On April 20, the Holy See compelled Favalora to tender his resignation “in accordance with canon 401 para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law,” in the words of the official Vatican press release. The canon in question reads as […]
Teacher Fired for Refusing to Remove Bible from Desk, Allegedly Teaching Religion in Class by LifeSiteNews.com By Tim Waggoner MOUNT VERNON, OH, June 24, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Yesterday, the Mount Vernon Board of Education voted unanimously to terminate the contract of a Mount Vernon Middle School science teacher. John Freshwater has been a teacher at the school for 21 years. Among several questionable allegations, including that of “burning” a cross on a student’s arm, the only significant allegation Freshwater admits to, is failing to remove his personal Bible from his classroom desk. According to Mount Vernon News, the Mount Vernon […]
Behind the Scenes of Volition: Coincidences and Startling Circumstances by LifeSiteNews.com By John Jalsevac (To see “Volition” go to: https://www.thedoorpost.com/hope/film/?film=420351f1aefa2b42b1772fe9d5cc044a) November 26, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The RED One has been described as the “Lamborghini” of digital film cameras; shooting in 4k resolution with a dynamic range close to that of traditional cameras, the RED prices at about $25,000, with all the necessary gadgets. And so, when a rented RED One was dropped on the second day of shooting the powerful pro-life short-film “Volition,” 22-year-old director Tim Morgan, and his younger brother and collaborator, Matthew, thought the game was up. “At […]
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 15, 2013 – Those hoping that Barack Obama would take even the tiniest moral stand against a case of the most unfathomable evil were characteristically disappointed on Monday, as White House spokesman Jay Carney refused to comment on Kermit Gosnell's capital murder trial. While Carney called the reports of Gosnell's “house of horrors” – which include beheading viable newborns and collecting their severed feet in jars – “unsettling,” he would go no further. “The president does not and cannot take a position on an ongoing trial, so I won't, as well,” he said. Even when Fox News reporter […]
The May 12th Marcia per la Vita is accompanied this year by the “One of Us” campaign, which has the goal of bringing about a total ban on funding for abortion and embryo research at the European Union.
Although President Obama had no trouble commenting on the ongoing Trayvon Martin case, White House spokesperson Jay Carney said today Obama wouldn’t be commenting on the Kermit Gosnell mass murder case because he “cannot take a position on an ongoing trial” or “comment further on an ongoing legal proceeding”… Of course the White House wants to avoid this topic. What a disaster Gosnell is for Obama. Gosnell first brings to Obama’s door the uncomfortable topic of infanticide. Obama is well known to have voted four times against the Illinois Born Alive Infants Protection Actas state senator, which sought to protect abortion survivors. But Obama also opposed two companion bills to BAIPA, one of which […]
Prof’s Criminal Charges over Pro-Life Display Vandalism May Be Dropped by LifeSiteNews.com By Gudrun Schultz NEWPORT, Kentucky, May 25, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Vandalism charges against a literature professor accused of destroying a pro-life display at Northern Kentucky University in April may be dropped, prosecutors said Tuesday. Sally Jacobsen encouraged six students to join her in tearing up 400 white crosses representing a cemetery of aborted babies, displayed by the campus pro-life group Northern Kentucky Right to Life (NKRL). Ms. Jacobsen was photographed trampling on the sign accompanying the display. The Kentucky Enquirer reported Wednesday that mediation proceedings would take place […]
Pope Francis has “reaffirmed” the reform of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious that was undertaken last year after a doctrinal assessment of the group found “serious doctrinal problems," the Vatican announced Monday.
Pro-Life Display at La Crosse University Vandalized by LifeSiteNews.com By Kathleen Gilbert LA CROSSE, Wisconsin, October 18, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After placing more than 1,100 crosses on display Sunday night, the Pro-Life Students of La Crosse this morning found their Cemetery of the Innocence Display on campus in piles. A slew of pro-abortion signs were found on the fence close to the vandalized Cemetery, which is erected annually by pro-life students. Alyssa Gebel, president of the UW-L Pro-Life Students of La Crosse, told the student newspaper The Racquet that she held little hope of finding the vandals. “The chances of […]
More Pro-Abortion Violence at U.S. Universities – Now it’s Princeton by LifeSiteNews.com By Gudrun Schultz PRINCETON, New Jersey, April 24, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A pro-life display at Princeton University was destroyed last week in another incidence of violence from university abortion activists. The Daily Princetonian reported on Friday that the Princeton Pro-Life flag display was torn apart by vandals during the night of April 19.ÃÃ Blue and pink flags numbering 347, meant to represent the lives of potential students lost to abortion, were pulled out of the ground and coat hangers were strewn over the area. The display sign was […]
Reckless abortionists like Gosnell will continue to take innocent lives, unsanitary abortion clinics will continue to harm women, and policymakers will continue to send taxpayer funds to abortion providers unless the American people are shown the reality of the abortion industry’s darkest corners.
I expect more Gosnell political cartoons will roll out this week, but here are the first three. I’m also including two flashbacks from January 30, 2011, when the Gosnell mass murders were first publicized. by Lisa Benson at GoComics.com… by Chip Bok at GoComics.com… by Tim Hartman via The Blaze… by Glenn McCoy at Townhall.com (1-30-11)… Giving credit where it’s due, even liberal Signe Wilkinson at GoComics.com was incensed at the time (1-30-11)… Reprinted with permission from JillStanek.com.
Pryor is one of only three Democratic senators to publicly oppose gay unions. The others are Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. All three represent states where same-sex “marriage” is deeply unpopular.
Requires crisis pregnancy centers to post notices at entrances and on websites and advertisements stating explicitly whether abortions and contraceptives are provided. Also requires medical professionals to be paid, effectively banning pro-bono work.
Allen personally traveled to Buenos Aires, where he says that three different unnamed sources confirmed to him the truth of the claim, which was made by several newspapers following the election of Bergoglio in March, including the New York Times.
Forced Abortion Still A Reality in China Says New Amnesty Report by LifeSiteNews.com LONDON, England., May 27, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Amnesty International, the well known human rights group, has issued its 2005 Amnesty International report which again shows China’s continuing abuse of women due to the one-child policy. Successive reports indicating such abuses have, however, failed to convince the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to abandon its relationship with the Chinese population control program.Ã They have also evidently failed to convince Canada and other nations to follow the lead of the United States and refuse funding to UNFPA based on […]
Abortion Fetal Pain Study Authored by Abortion Rights Activists by LifeSiteNews.com SAN FRANCISCO, August 25, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The mainstream media areÃreporting on a “study” (actually, an interpretation of existing medical literature) published in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).Ã The authors argue that there is no good evidence that unborn humans feel pain before the third trimester (after 29 weeks gestational age).Ã The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) points out that “Most of these stories have failed to report important information on the origins of this ‘study.’ The lead author, Susan J. Lee, is a […]
The accelerated schedule is being seen as a feverish reaction by president Hollande’s socialist government to growing discontent in France. Outrage is growing and Parliament could be dissolved in the coming weeks.
New Zealand researchers found aborting an unwanted child had no therapeutic value in reducing the mental health risks during a study conducted at the Department of Psychological Medicine of the University of Otago in Christchurch.
"Many of us Uruguayans were born into a country where being gay, lesbian, and transgender was the equivalent of being sick, immoral, or even a disgrace for the family and for the society," a native homosexual group noted.
“If this was puppies that Gosnell was killing, the media would be all over it,” Andy Moore, the director of AbortionWiki, one of the organizers of the “Tweetfest,” told LifeSiteNews.com in a telephone interview.
Aristotle, in his Politics, reminds us that a small error in the beginning leads to a large error in the end. Those of us involved in political disputes about pro-life matters need to remember this, especially at times of more than usual stress, tension and danger. There are, of course, so many different ways of getting it wrong. We can make basic factual errors; we can fail to apply correctly good moral principles (including about intending the wrongful choices of others); we can lack prudential judgment; we can fail to inform ourselves of authoritative moral teaching where relevant. When as […]
In spite of an almost complete mainstream media blackout, details of the murder trial of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell are still leaking out, anecdote by bloody, gruesome anecdote. Some of the stories emerging from this butcher’s clinic defy belief—writer Eric Metaxas (author of the book Amazing Grace) called the unfolding narrative “the Uncle Tom’s Cabin of the abortion movement.” Gosnell, who is accused of killing a patient through overdose of anesthesia as well as killing possibly hundreds of full-term infants by “snipping,” a practice whereby he thrust scissors into the backs of their necks and cut their spinal cords, has expressed confusion as to […]
“It was totally inappropriate that employees of the Department of Administration, the Court System and the Legislature were involved in parking state vehicles in front of the peacefully assembled demonstrators," said Governor Sean Parnell.
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops are calling for action to protect the environment in a new pastoral letter, in which they emphasize that the most pressing need for the environmental movement is to protect the right to life.
I try to be acutely sensitive to those in the Jewish community who are angered by any comparison between the Holocaust of the Jews and the executions of 55 million unborn babies. And yet reading various accounts yesterday, Holocaust Memorial Day, I was irresistibly drawn to something Mark Twain once said: “History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” There were doubtless hundreds, if not thousands, of well-written and often heart-breaking accounts published on Monday. I read one (of many) in the Washington Post: “A Train back in time: Held at Auschwitz as children, sisters now teach young people.” […]
The media is promoting the sad story of Susan Griffiths, a Winnipeg Manitoba woman who decided to die at the Dignitas suicide clinic in Switzerland. Griffiths has Multiple System Atrophy, a condition that will leave her significantly disabled before she dies. I understand the feelings that Griffiths has and I understand her fear of living with disabilities, but her condition and her story are only part of the assisted dying debate and her condition is not a reason to legally permit physicians to lethally inject or to prescribe suicide for their patients. Legalizing Euthanasia and/or assisted suicide (assisted death) would […]
Even though in my post, “Pro-life March Madness: “Sweeping… hurtling… astonishing display,” I wrote about the vast array of pro-life legislation passing in the states, I was still struck when reading through my google alerts over the weekend just how much we are suddenly accomplishing, as if a log jam has been broken. Here is just a sampling of headlines from the past week. Click to enlarge… The headlines tell the same story… From the Wall Street Journal, March 31: “We are seeing an incredible acceleration in the speed and in the breadth of the restrictions on abortion that are passing,” said Nancy Northup, […]
Inspired by my recent reflections on the “Litany to Jesus in the Womb of Mary”—with its moving lines about how Christ’s “Precious Blood first flowed through tiny arteries and veins in the womb of Mary”—the Pro-Life Action League on Monday launches a new series of graphics, entitled From Annunciation to Nativity. Each of the entries in this occasional series, to run from Monday, the Feast of the Annunciation, until Christmas, will highlight a stage of development in utero as experienced by Jesus Christ during his nine months of life in the womb of his mother, Mary. These, of course, are stages of life that we […]
Anyone who presents a biblical perspective on sexual ethics on the internet will come in for a lot of criticism and be called all manner of things, especially if writing about homosexuality. This is entirely what we should expect. We live in a world that is hostile to Christian faith and values and to many people biblical sexual ethics are antiquated, bizarre, naïve, unrealistic or even unchristian. But when that criticism comes from fellow Christians it is can be more challenging to handle. The Evangelical Alliance’s recent survey on the views of evangelical Christians in Britain reveals that there is a wide range […]
26 Pro-Life Groups Unite in Nationwide Protest Against Birth Control Pill by LifeSiteNews.com WASHINGTON, D.C., June 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – American Life League and 26 other pro-life organizations have joined together for “Protest the Pill Day: The Pill Kills the Environment” on June 5. At the national event launch at 11 a.m. outside of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Dr. James Joyce, M.D., Jennifer Giroux, R.N., and pro-life activists Marie Hahnenberg, Michael Hichborn and Katie Walker will testify to the harmful effects birth control has on our environment and our health. The event will draw attention to the environmental […]
Law Banning Promotion of Homosexuality Takes Effect in Lithuania by LifeSiteNews.com By Peter J. Smith VILNIUS, Lithuania, March 2, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new law banning the media and schools from promoting harmful sexual behaviors, as well as violence and suicide, to the youth took effect in Lithuania on Monday. The law also restricts the ability of homosexuals to promote same-sex unions and organize “gay pride” marches in the Baltic nation. The Seimas, Lithuania’s parliament, passed the Law on the Protection of Minors Against the Detrimental Effect of Public Information in June 2009. The law prohibits the dissemination, in a […]
Prime Minister’s “Eternal Salvation is in Jeopardy” Says Canadian Bishop by LifeSiteNews.com OTTAWA, July 31, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an interview with the Globe and Mail yesterday, Calgary Archbishop Fred Henry warned that Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien is in danger of risking his eternal salvation by proposing legislation in favour of homosexual marriage. “He’s putting at risk his eternal salvation. I pray for the Prime Minister because I think his eternal salvation is in jeopardy. He is making a morally grave error and he’s not being accountable to God,” said Bishop Henry. Again speaking of the Prime Minister, Bishop […]
Ottawa Marriage Day Rally A Rousing Call for Democracy and Religious Freedom by LifeSiteNews.com OTTAWA, ON, August 25, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The National Marriage Day rally on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill last Saturday attracted an enthusiastic crowd of approximately 8,000 participants and exceeded the expectations of organizer Tim Dooling of Canadians Against Same-Sex Marriage”. Although the official police estimate was 6,000 participants, LifeSite bases its larger estimate of the crowd size on the fact that the approximately 3,000 Chinese Christian Canadians in bright red t-shirts were visibly about one-third of the protesters. The well-organized event featured dynamic church and political leaders […]
U.S. Homosexual Activist Website Provides List of ‘Gay Friendly’ Catholic Parishes by LifeSiteNews.com WASHINGTON, March 30, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A homosexual activist website has produced a state by state listing of ‘gay friendly’ Catholic parishes. Faithful Catholics who have seen the site suggest that it may make a good starting point for bishops concerned with dissent among their priests. The full list of “gay-friendly” Catholic parishes compiled by Catholiclesbians.org is reproduced here: Alabama St. Bede—Montgomery Arizona Christ the King—Mesa Franciscan Renewal Center—Scotsdale Sts. Peter and Paul, St. Pius X, Our Mother of Sorrows, St. Odilia—Tucson California St. Mark’s University Parish—Coleta […]
20,000 March against Abortion in Cameroon, Africa by LifeSiteNews.com By Thaddeus M. Baklinski DOUALA, Cameroon, July 17, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Over 20,000 people gathered in the southern Cameroon city of Douala last Saturday to stage a peaceful protest march against the country’s ratification of the Maputo Protocol, which led to the legalization of abortion throughout much of Africa “in cases of rape, incest or when the pregnancy is determined to put the mother’s physical or psychological health in danger.” The march was led Cardinal Christian Wiyghan Tumi, Archbishop of Douala, on the sixth anniversary of the adoption of the Protocol […]
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Endorses Gay Pride Events by LifeSiteNews.com By Gudrun Schultz CALIFORNIA, United States, March 29, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – California’s governor has issued a 2006 “pride message,” supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride celebrations in the state. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger extends “warm greetings” to participants in gay pride events, saying “California is proud to host events that celebrate diversity and support active civic participation.” He applauds Californians for defending “America’s democratic ideals.” Mr. Schwarzenegger has been a vocal supporter of homosexual activism during his years as governor. A Republican—he calls himself a ‘moderate’ Republican—Schwarzenegger has said he […]
First Gay ‘Marriage’ Legalized, Now Spain Bans Terms ‘Mother’ and ‘Father’ by LifeSiteNews.com Special to LifeSiteNews.com by Robert Duncan In an unwitting move, Spain’s government last week provided strong proof that same-sex marriages really are anti-family. By now, most readers know that the Spanish government passed legislation last year making same-sex marriages legal. What most people probably don’t realize is that since the Socialist government passed that legislation there hasn’t been a run on gay couples seeking to get hitched. Of course to read the press, one wouldn’t know that gay marriages in Spain aren’t that popular. Perhaps that is […]
EWTN Catholic Network Being “Cautious” With Programming on Homosexuality in Canada and Europe by LifeSiteNews.com By John-Henry Westen IRONDALE, AL, April 3, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two days ago, LifeSiteNews was forwarded aÃfirestorm of emails from faithful Catholics in Canada regarding the world’s largest Catholic media network – Eternal Word Television Network – not airingÃprogramsÃon homosexuality in Canada and Europe.Ã The emailsÃreferred to an exchange between a Canadian viewer of the network and a producer at the network. In response to questioning about a show on homosexuality not being aired in Canada, as was scheduled and aired in the United States, […]
United States Backs UN NGO Status for Homosexual Activist Groups Once Associated with Pedophiles by LifeSiteNews.com By John-Henry Westen NEW YORK, May 19, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a move that has pro-family groups shaking their heads, the United States has backed the application of homosexual activist groups to acquire special status at the United Nations.Ã A coalition of largely Asian and African countries sought to dismiss the applications for NGO status of two homosexual activist groups which they felt had not yet sufficiently distanced themselves from pedophilia, and were moreover doubtful of the contributions that the groups would make to […]
Costa Rican Supreme Court says No to Homosexual “Marriage” by LifeSiteNews.com By Hilary White Ã SAN JOSÃ, May 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Spanish language news agency, Notivida reports that the Supreme Court of Costa Rica has ruled the whole concept of “gay marriage” unconstitutional. The suit was brought in 2003 by lawyer Yashin Castrillo Fernandez who argued that the state must comply with international agreements on human rights. The argument was rejected by the court 5-2.Ã The Court ruled, “the concept of marriage embraced by the political constitution stems historically from a context where it is understood to be […]
Ban on Homosexual “Marriage” Introduced in Philippines Parliament by LifeSiteNews.com By Gudrun Schultz MANILA, Philippines, July 5, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Legislation that would prevent marriage between transsexuals, and would remove current recognition of existing same-sex unions from Philippines law have been introduced in both the Congress and the Senate. The measures have been brought forward as legislators react to recent local court rulings allowing transsexuals to change their legal status from male to female. House Bill 1245, introduced by representative Rozzano Rufino Biazon, “prohibits marriages between two men, one of whom had a sex exchange [sic.] operation and between two […]
Glasgow Firemen Face Discipline for Refusing to Attend Gay Pride by LifeSiteNews.com By Gudrun Schultz GLASGOW, Scotland, July 19, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Glasgow firefighters who refused to participate in a gay pride event may face disciplinary action, the Herald reported today. Ten men from the Cowcaddens fire station are under investigation after they refused orders to man an information stall during the Pride Scotia parade. The men were told to attend the June 24 event in uniform and hand out leaflets on fire safety. The Herald reported that some refused on grounds of conscience, while others were “embarrassed” to attend […]
Revealed: US Bishops Asked Pope to Delay Homosexuality and the Priesthood Document by LifeSiteNews.com By John-Henry Westen CHICAGO, January 19, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an annual interview with Chicago Sun Times reporter Cathleen Falsani, Chicago Cardinal Francis George revealed that last year the United States Bishops visiting with the Pope asked the Vatican to delay release of the long-awaited document on homosexuality and the priesthood.Ã The document entitled, “Instruction Concerning the Criteria for the Discernment of Vocations with regard to Persons with Homosexual Tendencies in view of their Admission to the Seminary and to Holy Orders”, reinforced Church teaching barring […]
Boston Catholic Charities Board Members Resign over Church Defence of Children by LifeSiteNews.com by Hilary White BOSTON, February 27, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Seven members of the board of Catholic Charities of Boston have resigned in “outrage” over the Catholic Church’s opposition to homosexual adoption. The Massachusetts bishops are in the midst of a legal battle to have the Catholic Church exempted on grounds of religious freedom from the state law that says homosexuals must be allowed to adopt children. In a unanimous vote in December, the 42-member board of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston refused to accede […]
Washington Cardinal Says “I misspoke” on Homosexual Civil Unions on CNN by LifeSiteNews.com By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, D.C., June 12, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The just-retired Cardinal Archbishop of Washington, Theodore E. McCarrick has issued a “clarification” to remarks he made on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, which aired June 7, 2006.Ã In the context of a discussion on the failed marriage amendment, the Cardinal brought up the issue of same-sex civil unions saying, “I think we can – we can live with that”. When Blitzer followed-up on the point asking, “So just explain. You think that you could […]
US Presbyterians Vote to Allow Homosexual Clergy by LifeSiteNews.com By John Jalsevac BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 21, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The future of anotherÃChristian denominationÃis uncertain after it yesterdayÃcame face to face with the issue that is challenging the unity of Christian denominations the world over—homosexuality. Yesterday the United States Presbyterian national assembly voted in new legislation that gives local bodies the power to allow homosexual clergy.ÃIn an attempt to create a compromise that would satisfy both liberal and conservative factions the church also voted to uphold a 1997 national church law that limits sexual relations for clergy to marriage between […]
Scottish Bishop Warns Labour Party Catholic Support Near End Over Homosexual Policies by LifeSiteNews.com By Terry Vanderheyden EDINBURGH, September 13, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Scottish Roman Catholic bishop has warned the ruling Labour party that their historic support from Catholic voters is nearing an end, citing as a reason the party’s support for same-sex unions. “There’s no doubt Catholic support for Labour in Scotland is clearly waning,” said Bishop Philip Tartaglia of Paisley, according to a Scotsman.com report. He condemned Labour politicians for “running roughshod” over traditional family values while actively promoting their opposite: homosexual marriage. “Catholics are tired of […]
Uruguay Leftists to Pass Homosexual Civil Partnership Law by LifeSiteNews.com by Hilary White MONTEVIDEO, September 15, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The ruling leftist party of Uruguay has passed legislation that will allow homosexual partnerings to be recognized as the legal equivalent of natural marriage. Under the new law, couples who have lived together for at least five years, can have their relationship recognized as a civil partnership with the equivalent legal protections of marriage. The new law will affect inheritance, taxation and child custody. Senator Margarita Percovich, a sponsor of the bill, told Reuters news service that the bill will pass […]
Canadian Women’s Rights Group Cites “Horrendous” Media Bias in “Gay Marriage” Coverage by LifeSiteNews.com By Hilary White TORONTO, October 13, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The National Post carried an October 5th editorial by Don Martin that REAL Women of Canada says is a symptom of “horrendous” bias in media coverage on the same-sex marriage issue. Calling it the “same old same-sex marriage battle,” and a “rigor mortis issue,” Martin echoes the attacks on Christians that were heard in the House last week when opposition Members accused Stephen Harper of being willing to protect the democratic rights of expression by Canadians who […]
Israeli Legislature Approves First Hearing on Bill Reversing Gay Marriage Ruling by LifeSiteNews.com By Gudrun Schultz JERUSALEM, Israel, December 7, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A measure that would prevent a High Court decision to recognize foreign homosexual “marriages” from taking effect passed first reading in the Knesset Wednesday, Haaretz.com reported yesterday. Members of the Knesset passed the measure in a 33-31 vote during accelerated proceedings. The bill would prevent homosexual couples married outside the country from receiving recognition in Israel unless legislation permitting homosexual unions was first in place. A six to one ruling by the High Court of Justice two […]
Attempt to Defeat “Homophobic Hate Crimes” Legislation Fails in House of Lords by LifeSiteNews.com By Hilary White LONDON, January 12, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An attempt has failed January 9 in the House of Lords to stop the implementation of the UK’s Sexual Orientation Regulations (SOR), that would criminalize “homophobic hate crimes” in the provision of goods and services, including education. The SOR provisions that did not appear directly in the Equality Act passed in February 2006, came into effect in Northern Ireland on January 1, and are scheduled to do so in the rest of Britain in April. While police […]
National Gay Groups Fight Parents Over Mandatory Homosexual Indoctrination in Mass. Schools by LifeSiteNews.com By Gudrun Schultz BOSTON, Massachusetts, October 6, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) -Ã National pro-homosexual lobby groups and organizations have joined an ongoing legal battle over the right of Massachusetts parents to shield their children from exposure to homosexual material in the classroom, filing a court brief attacking the parents’ legal right to file suit. David Parker filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in April 2006, together with other concerned parents, against school officials and the Town of Lexington for refusing to notify him about the introduction of classroom […]
Scandalous San Francisco ‘Gay Pride’ Pastor and Chancellor Back in Saddle after “Leave” by LifeSiteNews.com By Hilary White Ã SAN FRANCISCO, November 17, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The pastor of Most Holy Redeemer Catholic parish in the heart of San Francisco’s heavily homosexual Castro neighbourhood, is back in his position after spending some time “on leave from his duties,” following a scandal involving a homosexual activist group. Ã Father Stephen Meriwether, who also serves as Chancellor of the San Francisco Archdiocese, was placed “on leave” after his permission to allow a virulently anti-Catholic homosexual activist group to hold “revival bingo” games […]
Even the Grand Orange Lodge is Supporting Catholics in UK Homosexual Adoption Row by LifeSiteNews.com Editorial By John-Henry Westen Editor LifeSiteNews.com They came first for the Communists and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant. That famous post World War II poem by German pastor Martin Niemoller, is […]
Romney Supports Tolerance for Gays, But Not Public Servants Who Speak Against Homosexuality by LifeSiteNews.com By Peter J. Smith JACKSONVILLE, Florida, May 25, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Officials running for public office should not discuss personal beliefs about morality says Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who also stated that his opposition to same-sex “marriage” should not be construed as intolerance of homosexuals, many of whom he appointed to his administration as Massachusetts governor. “I oppose discrimination against gay people,” Romney told the Associated Press. “I am not anti-gay. I know there are some Republicans, or some people in the country who […]
Knights of Columbus Calls Pro-Gay “Marriage” Knights “Embarrassing” by LifeSiteNews.com By Peter J. Smith NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, July 5, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As advocates of traditional marriage continue to reel from the marriage amendment’s narrow defeat in Massachusetts in June, the Knights of Columbus has learned that 16 of its own members cast decisive votes against the measure. “It is certainly embarrassing to the order and to every Knight out there who is firm in his support of traditional marriage and the right to life to have men take a position like this in such a public and consequential way,” […]
Homosexual “Marriage” Not Legal in Massachusetts, Lawyers’ Coalition Says by LifeSiteNews.com By Gudrun Schultz BOSTON, Massachusetts, September 21, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The state of Massachusetts’ decision to issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples, under the direction of Governor Mitt Romney, went directly against the state constitution and was in fact illegal, a Boston-based coalition of lawyers has charged. “No argument for the legality of homosexual marriage in Massachusetts can survive an examination either of the state constitution or of the Supreme Judicial Court’s own case law,” said lawyers in a statement to the head of the Washington D.C.-based Family Research […]
Vatican and Scottish Bishop slam Britain for Equality Act’s “Violation of Religious Liberty” by LifeSiteNews.com By Hilary White ROME/PAISLEY, February 22, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In comments preceding the upcoming international congress, “Conscience in Support of the Right to Life,” the president of the Pontifical Academy for Life said Britain is poised to overturn centuries of legal development in human rights. Bishop Elio Sgreccia told reporters the provisions of the Equality Act that claim to defend human rights, are a “violation of liberty.” The Equality Act’s Sexual Orientation Regulations will make it illegal to deny goods or services based on sexual […]
UK Regulations Barring Religious Schools from Teaching Against Homosexuality Approved by LifeSiteNews.com By Hilary White LONDON, March 22, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The UK’s Sexual Orientation Regulations, that will make it illegal for Christian schools, services and businesses to operate according to their religious principles, passed its last hurdle last night in a vote in the House of Lords. A last minute attempt to defeat the legislation failed. A motion by Baroness O’Caithain that would have scrapped the Regulations on the grounds of anti-religious discrimination was voted down 168 votes to 122. The regulations will be implemented at the end of […]
British PM Blair Celebrates Passage of Sexual Orientation Regulations at Homosexual Activist Banque by LifeSiteNews.com By Gudrun Schultz LONDON, United Kingdom, March 26, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – British Prime Minister Tony Blair celebrated the House of Lord’s March 21 vote in favour of the controversial Sexual Orientation Regulations by attending an Equality fundraising dinner the following evening, put on by the UK’s leading homosexual activist organization Stonewall. The SOR passed by a 168-122 vote in the House, ensuring the implementation of new “anti-discrimination” policies beginning April 30. In his speech at the Stonewall event, PM Blair said it was a “real […]
If We Don’t Say No to Same-Sex Unions, then Why Not Incest and Pedophilia Says Archbishop by LifeSiteNews.com By Peter J. Smith ROME, April 2, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The new head of the Italian bishops conference has made political waves by asking on what basis may incest and pedophilia be denied if Italy legalizes same-sex unions and other alternatives to the family. Archbishop Angelo Bagnasco of Genoa, who was appointed last month to lead the Italian Bishops Conference, is spearheading efforts of the Catholic Church in Italy against legislation giving unmarried unions – including same-sex ones – legal status and […]
Canadians Apologize To World For Pushing Legalization of Homosexual “Marriage” by LifeSiteNews.com By John-Henry Westen and Steve Jalsevac OTTAWA, April 11, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canadians who recognize the destruction to the traditional family which Canada has abetted throughout the world have issued an apology on behalf of all Canadians to world leaders and peoples. The apology to be delivered to world leaders and to be brought to the World Congress of the Family taking place in Warsaw, Poland, apologizes for the negative effects that Canada’s same-sex “marriage” legalization has been having on other nations. “We are,” says the statement going […]
European Parliament Passes Resolution Vowing to Take ‘Homophobic’ Countries to Court by LifeSiteNews.com By John-Henry Westen BRUSSELS, April 26, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a disgraceful debate in the European Parliament (EP) yesterday, Members of the European Parliament from France, the Netherlands and Italy, among others, vilified Poland as “hateful” and “repulsive” for refusing to allow promotion of homosexuality in schools. A vote was held today to approve an EP resolution chastising Poland for ‘homophobia.’ The resolution – adopted by 325 votes to 124, with 150 abstentions – calls for a fact-finding mission to be sent to Poland, for “worldwide de-criminalisation […]
Latvian Cardinal Warns “Gay” Pride Parade a Foretaste of “True Military” Attack on Nation’s Values by LifeSiteNews.com By Peter J. Smith RIGA, Latvia, May 11, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Archbishop of Riga, head of Latvia’s Catholic Church, warned Christians this week that they must stand together and counter-demonstrate against the upcoming homosexual 2007 Riga Pride March in order to prevent the undermining of family values in Latvia. The Latvian newspaper, Ritienda published the open letter by Cardinal Janis Pujats, “Defending Family Values,” where the Cardinal described homosexual behaviour as “total corruption in the sexual arena” and an “unnatural form of […]
Catholic School in Spain Backtracks, Parents No Longer Forced to Accept Pro-Homosexual Course by LifeSiteNews.com By Elizabeth O’Brien MADRID, Spain, June 21, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last week HazteOir.org (HO), a Madrid-based rights protection organization, began ranking schools in Spain based on their policy on conscientious objection by parents towards a national pro-homosexual course, Catholic News Agency Reports. Since then certain schools are beginning to rethink their position regarding the course and those who object to it. The controversial EducaciÃ³n para la CiudadanÃa (EcP) (Education for Citizenship) Course, was introduced last January by the socialist government under Prime Minister Zapatero. Intended […]
US Episcopal Bishop Disaffected by Homosexual Agenda Joins Catholic Church by LifeSiteNews.com By Peter J. Smith ALBANY, New York, March 30, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A recently retired bishop has left the US Episcopal Church (ECUSA) with his wife to join the Catholic Church over the Episcopal consecration of homosexual bishops and same-sex unions. The Episcopal Diocese of Albany revealed Thursday that retired Bishop Daniel W. Herzog and his wife, Carol became Catholics, making Herzog the third bishop in the history of the ECUSA to join the Catholic Church. In a letter to his successor, Bishop Bill Love, Herzog explained his […]
Liverpool Catholic Church Praised for Refusing to Allow Pro-homosexual Group to Use Church Premises by LifeSiteNews.com By Elizabeth O’Brien LIVERPOOL, England, July 11, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Catholic Church in Liverpool, England, is being praised for forbidding a Catholic homosexual group to use the church facilities for an event barbecue and discussion gathering. Quest, an organization for Catholic gay and lesbians in the UK, organized a barbecue and discussion/prayer meeting at the Liverpool University Catholic Chaplaincy of St. Philip Neri. Contrary to some reports, the Liverpool Daily Post reports, they did not plan on having a Mass, and on these […]
Second Anglican Bishop Leaves Anglican Church of Canada Over Homosexuality Endorsement by LifeSiteNews.com By Thaddeus M. Baklinski November 23, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Retired Anglican Bishop Malcolm Harding of Manitoba became the second bishop in a week to align himself with the Anglican Province of the Southern Cone, which takes in most of South America. “My heart yearns for revival in Canada and in Anglicanism but I have lost hope for reformation within the Anglican Church of Canada. I now realize that we cannot have unity at the expense of truth. I cannot in conscience travel the path that the Anglican […]
McCain: “No, I don’t Believe in Gay Adoption” by LifeSiteNews.com By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, July 14, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an interview with the New York Times conducted Friday and published yesterday, US Presidential candidate Senator John McCain said openly that he is opposed to adoption by homosexual couples. Asked: “President Bush believes that gay couples should not be permitted to adopt children. Do you agree with that?” McCain replied: “I think that we’ve proven that both parents are important in the success of a family so, no I don’t believe in gay adoption.” McCain, who has himself adopted two […]
Spanish Judge Tells Lesbian Mother to Choose Children or Same-sex Partner, not Both by LifeSiteNews.com By Peter J. Smith MURCIA, Spain, July 24, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Spanish judge ruled in June that a woman must leave her lesbian relationship for the sake of her children or give up custody of them to the father, her former husband, in a controversial story that has just come to light. Homosexual advocacy groups have begun clamoring for an investigation into Fernando Ferrin Calamita, a family court judge in the southeastern city of Murcia who has insisted that the “most prestigious specialists” and […]
Amnesty International Organizes Worldwide Gay Protest Against Nicaragua by LifeSiteNews.com By Peter J. Smith MANAGUA, Nicaragua, September 19, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After enshrining abortion as a human right in its humanitarian mission, Amnesty International has now stepped up its campaign to target nations that criminalize sodomy as grave violators of human rights, beginning with Nicaragua. Last week Amnesty International through its affiliates orchestrated international protests outside Nicaraguan embassies and consulates in Germany, Canada, Chile, Iceland, Mexico, Paraguay, Sweden and Taiwan, demanding the repeal of Nicaragua’s sodomy ban. “Article 204 contradicts numerous provisions in international human rights law,” said an Amnesty […]
Two Lesbians to be named as “Mothers” on Birth Certificates under UK Human Tissue and Embryo Bill by LifeSiteNews.com By Hilary White LONDON, November 6, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The opening of UK’s new Parliament saw the introduction of the Labour government’s new Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill that has been heavily criticised by pro-life advocates as a new “attack on the dignity of human life”. The bill was lauded by homosexual activists in Britain as a “major step forward” in allowing two women to both be registered formally as a child’s “mother” on birth certificates. The bill, formerly titled the […]
Jamaican Church Leaders Say Homosexuality Will Not Be Accepted As Normal by LifeSiteNews.com By Thaddeus M. Baklinski KINGSTON, February 18, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Religious leaders in the island nation have proclaimed that, despite strong lobbying by homosexual-rights activists and pressure groups, homosexuality will not be accepted as normal by the Jamaican people. A report in the Jamaica Gleaner newspaper today quotes Rev. Dr. Merrick ‘Al’ Miller, pastor of the Fellowship Tabernacle in St. Andrew, who said that Jamaicans generally deem homosexuality wrong. “Homosexuality is wrong from every possible angle. It’s immoral from a physical, social and spiritual standpoint.” Rev. Miller […]
Russian Homosexual Activists Complain of Pride Ban to European Court of Human Rights by LifeSiteNews.com By Hilary White MOSCOW, February 20, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Homosexual activists have taken the authorities of the city of Moscow to the European Court of Human Rights for their refusal to allow the so-called “Gay Pride” parades that have become an annual feature of urban life in most western countries. “I am absolutely certain of our final victory in Strasburg,” organiser Nicolas Alexeyev told Interfax. The first attempt to hold the homosexual march in 2006 was met with flat refusal by authorities. Mayor Luzhkov, a […]
Radical Kosovo Constitution Removes all Protection for the Unborn and Traditional Family by LifeSiteNews.com By Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D. NEW YORK, February 20, 2008 (C-FAM.org) – On Sunday, the province of Kosovo declared independence from Serbia and now has four months to adopt a new constitution. The draft constitution, which is circulating now, would transform the traditional Muslim and Orthodox Christian society by removing all legal protection from unborn children and granting special rights on the basis of sexual orientation. Additionally, the draft document cedes the interpretation of social norms to international human rights bodies centered at the United Nations. Article […]
Almost Six Out of Ten U.S. Teenagers Say Homosexuality is Not Genetic: Gallup Poll by LifeSiteNews.com By Gudrun Schultz PRINCETON, New Jersey, March 9, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Over half of America’s teenagers believe homosexuality comes from a person’s environment and upbringing, and is not something a person is born with, according to a new Gallup Youth survey. The poll looked at the responses from 546 teenagers, ages 13-17. When asked if being gay is due to outside factors, such as up bringing and environment, or if it is something a person is born with, 59 percent of teenagers said homosexuality […]
Homosexual Activists Vow to Spoil Children’s Easter Egg Hunt at Whitehouse by LifeSiteNews.com By Gudrun Schultz WASHINGTON, D.C., April 10, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A crowd of gay couples plan on crashing the White House Easter Egg Roll next Monday, to “help” President Bush’s appreciation for the needs of gay families. The Family Pride Coalition has organized some 200 gay families to attend the event, who say they will wear rainbow leis to identify themselves. The group has insisted they are not staging a protest. “We’re not protesting the president’s policies on gay families. We are, however, helping him understand that […]
Moscow Mayor Luzhkov Says “No” to Gay Pride Parade by LifeSiteNews.com By Gudrun Schultz MOSCOW, Russia, May 19, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov has refused to grant a permit for a gay pride parade in Russia’s capital. Luzhkov came under heavy criticism by an official at the Council of Europe, among others, for his decision earlier in the year to ban the parade planned for May. Organizers of the demonstration went ahead and applied for a permit earlier this week, but their application was denied. The president of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities at […]
Sado-Masochism Might be ‘Sexual Orientation’ says BC Human Rights Tribunal by LifeSiteNews.com By Hilary White VANCOUVER, January 5, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The BC Human Rights Tribunal is being asked to discover a new “sexual orientation.”Ã The Vancouver Sun reported December 30, that a self-described “pagan” is accusing the Vancouver police of discrimination for refusing him a license to drive a limousine because of his involvement in the “bondage and discipline, domination and submission, sadism and masochism” (BDSM) underworld. A Vancouver man, Peter Hayes, has accused the Vancouver police of illegal discrimination because of his involvement in BDSM. Hayes says that […]
Study Finds New Evidence that Childhood Family Factors Influence Sexual Orientation by LifeSiteNews.com Special to LifeSiteNews.com By Linda Ames Nicolosi of NARTH COPENHAGEN, November 29, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A major study published last month in the prestigious peer-reviewed journal, Archives of Sexual Behavior, provides striking new evidence for the influence of childhood family factors on sexual-orientation development. The study used a population-based sample of 2,000,355 native-born Danes between the ages of 18 and 49. Denmark—a country noted for its tolerance of a wide variety of alternative lifestyles, including homosexual partnerships—was the first country to legalize gay marriage. The researchers assessed […]
Largest Anglican Parish in Canada Secedes over Same-Sex Blessings by LifeSiteNews.com By John Connolly VANCOUVER, February 15, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Citing disagreements over homosexuality, the largest Anglican congregation in Canada voted overwhelmingly to break with its diocese and join a conservative Anglican movement based in South America. St. John’s, a parish in the upscale neighborhood of Shaughnessy in Vancouver, voted to leave the Diocese of New Westminster on February 13. St. John’s has been at odds with the diocese since 2002, when the Diocese of New Westminster began allowing its parishes to perform blessings for same-sex unions. In the past […]
Interview – Philadelphia Cardinal Rigali: The Church Will Never Justify Homosexual Conduct by LifeSiteNews.com By John-Henry Westen QUEBEC CITY, June 27, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cardinal Justin Rigali, the Archbishop of Philadelphia is always ready to answer questions, even the hard ones. He spoke with LifeSiteNews.com last week at the International Eucharistic Congress about the Church’s teaching on sexuality, in the context of the current attack on the traditional definition of marriage. Asked why it has become more common to see some elements within the Church promoting what is contrary to official Church teaching on homosexuality, Cardinal Rigali was quick to […]
Prominent Christian Theologian Dr. James Packer Speaks Out on Homosexuality by LifeSiteNews.com By Thaddeus M. Baklinski VANCOUVER, July 21, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dr. James Innell Packer, a noted Canadian theologian, author and a Board of Governors Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, as well as an executive editor of Christianity Today, recently addressed the contentious problem of homosexuality and same-sex unions in the Anglican church. The Anglican Church has come to a cross-roads because of the issue of same-sex “marriage,” with a massive split in the Global Communion looking increasingly inevitable. Dr. Packer opened his remarks with a […]
Vatican Encourages Psychological Testing to Prevent Homosexual Priesthood by LifeSiteNews.com By Kathleen Gilbert VATICAN CITY, October 30, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Vatican released a document Thursday outlining the psychological evaluation seminaries may use to screen candidates with homosexual tendencies as well as other psychological disorders from the priesthood. The document entitled “Guidelines for the Use of Psychology in the Admission and Formation of Candidates for the Priesthood,” released in several languages, was prepared by the Congregation for Catholic Education and approved by Pope Benedict XVI. Cardinal Grocholewski, speaking at Thursday’s press conference, said the fifteen-page document highlights “the socio-cultural context” […]
Gallup Poll Shows Highest-Ever Acceptance of Homosexuality in America by LifeSiteNews.com By Elizabeth O’Brien and John-Henry Westen PRINCETON, NJ – May 30, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – American Gallup Poll results, released this morning, indicate that tolerance of homosexuality within the United States has reached a record high. According to the Poll, since 1977 public support of legalization of “homosexual relations between consenting adults” has risen from 43% to a record-breaking 59%. According to Gallup, the general trend is an increased support for homosexuality. Notably, the observed increase in acceptance of homosexuality has occurred concurrent with a nationwide promotion of homosexuality in […]
Media Generated “Teletubby” Scandal Used to Make Pro-Family Polish Government Look Ridiculous by LifeSiteNews.com By Peter J. Smith WARSAW, May 30, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Tinky Winky the lavender alien puppet who minces about his way on the children’s BBC television programme “Teletubbies” with a lady’s handbag, has now minced his way into Poland as the center of a media-driven controversy designed to make the government’s campaign to protect children from homosexual propaganda look ridiculous. The controversy began after media sources misrepresented remarks made by Ewa Sowinska, Poland’s Ombudsman for Children’s Rights in a May 28 interview from WPROST, a weekly […]
Governor Schwarzenegger Vows to Fight Reinstatement of Traditional Marriage by LifeSiteNews.com By Michael Baggot SACRAMENTO, May 16, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As pro-family groups mobilize California voters to create a constitutional amendment during the November general election that would invalidate yesterday’s state Supreme Court support for same-sex “marriage,” Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger joined state Democrats in praise of yesterday’s decision and pledged to oppose a constitutional amendment preserving the traditional definition of marriage. “I respect the Court’s decision and as Governor, I will uphold its ruling. Also, as I have said in the past, I will not support an amendment to […]
Norway OK’s Homosexual “Marriages” and Adoptions by LifeSiteNews.com By Thaddeus M. Baklinski OSLO, Norway, June 12, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Norway has become the sixth country in the world to give homosexuals the legal right to “marry,” with all the benefits previously given only to heterosexual couples. The new “marriage” law also allows homosexuals to adopt children and permits lesbians to be artificially inseminated. Norwegian television reported that Labour party member Gunn Karin Gjul said, “This decision is of an importance comparable to universal suffrage and our law on parity.” Norway began allowing same-sex civil unions in the 1990s and since […]
Counselor Fired after Referring Homosexual to Colleague Because of Religious Objections by LifeSiteNews.com ATLANTA, GA, July 17, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Alliance Defense Fund attorneys filed a lawsuit Monday on behalf of a licensed counselor who was fired after referring a person seeking counsel with a same-sex relationship to a colleague. Rather than attempt to provide a service that would conflict with her sincerely-held religious beliefs on homosexual behavior, Marcia Walden referred her to another counselor; however, the counselee later filed a complaint that ultimately cost Walden her job. “A woman shouldn’t lose her job for merely upholding the highest professional […]
“Homosexualism does not Correspond to Moral Principles of Society”: Ukraine Parliamentary Committee by LifeSiteNews.com By Hilary White KIEV, Ukraine, March 7, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A committee of the Ukrainian Parliament is calling for a halt to the popularization of homosexuality that has become such a prominent feature of life in western European and North American societies. The Committee on the Issues of Freedom of Speech says the state must oppose the increasing promotion of “homosexualism, lesbianism, other sexual perversions, which do not correspond to moral principles of the society”. The Committee’s report said, “Propaganda and expansion of homosexuality in the […]
Court in Canada Denies Appeal of Catholic Seeking to Redirect Union Dues Away from Gay “Marriage” Ad by LifeSiteNews.com By John-Henry Westen TORONTO, May 28, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Susan Comstock, an employee of the Treasury Board of Canada and a member of the public service alliance of Canada (PSAC) had sought to divert her union dues on the basis of a conscientious objection to the union’s advocacy of same-sex ‘marriage’ and a policy which admitted zero tolerance for “heterosexism” defined by the union as a presumption that heterosexual love is superior to all other forms of love. A unanimous 3-0 […]
After 120 Years of Service UK Catholic Adoption Agency Forced to Close Doors Over Forced Gay Adoptio by LifeSiteNews.com By Thaddeus M. Baklinski MANCHESTER, England, June 6, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic Children’s Rescue Service, in the Diocese of Salford, has become the first Catholic adoption agency in the country to stop finding new homes for children because of the Government’s new homosexual equality laws. The agency, in continual operation since 1886, was closely linked with the diocese and supported in its work by funds collected in the local parishes. The Equality Act, which comes into effect on New Year’s […]
Ecuador’s Proposed Constitution Would “Establish Penalties” for Groups that “Promote Homophobia” by LifeSiteNews.com By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman QUITO, Ecudor, June 19, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ecuador’s Constitutent Assembly, which is in the process of creating a new constitution for the South American nation, is embroiled in a debate over language designed to protect the unborn. There is also an ongoing discussion about language in the constitution that would give “rights” based on “sexual orientation” and so-called “gender identity.” The majority party, Alianza PAIS, has agreed to maintain the existing constitution’s affirmation of the “inviolability of life”. However, it is resisting efforts […]
Amnesty International Supports Anti-Catholic Bigotry During Gay Pride Belfast by LifeSiteNews.com By Hilary White BELFAST, September 11, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Amnesty International participated this year in the homosexualist movement’s efforts to insult and vilify the Catholic Church during the Belfast gay pride festival in August. Amnesty’s Belfast director has admitted that the group was using the Belfast Pride event to target the Cardinal Archbishop of Riga, Janis Pujats, who has spoken out strongly against the homosexualist movement’s efforts in Latvia. Amnesty International, an ostensibly religiously and politically neutral human rights organisation founded by Catholics, has placed itself squarely in support […]
Australian Health Minister Fires Men’s Health Ambassador for Documenting Risks of Homosexuality by LifeSiteNews.com By Ellen M. Rice SYDNEY, December 1, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last week, Australian Health Minister Nicola Roxon appointed Warwick Marsh of the Fatherhood Foundation as one of six men’s health ambassadors who were charged with the task of building a federal men’s health policy, in part to address the epidemic of male suicide in Australia. The Australian homosexualist group, Coalition for Equality, however, immediately demanded Marsh’s firing, and two days later, on November 27, he was gone. Marsh drew fire from the Coalition for Equality largely […]
Seven-Year-Old Beaten at School For Father’s Stand Against Homosexual Activism by LifeSiteNews.com By John-Henry Westen and John Jalsevac LEXINGTON, Massachusetts, June 14, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On May 17—the two-year anniversary of same-sex “marriage” in Massachusetts—the first-grade son of a prominent pro-family advocate was dragged and beaten behind the Estabrook Elementary School in Lexington during recess, receiving multiple blows to the chest, stomach, and genital area. Jacob Parker, the 7-year-old who was attacked, is the son of David Parker.Ã LifeSiteNews.com readers will recall that David Parker objected to homosexual curriculum in his son’s kindergarten class.Ã At a meeting with the principal […]
Survey Finds Men Seek to Leave Homosexual Lifestyle to Heal Emotional Pain by LifeSiteNews.com VIRGINIA, July 13, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Why would anyone with homosexual attractions try to “go straight”? According to conventional wisdom, the answer is inevitably “internalized homophobia” or societal pressure. But a new survey of almost 200 same-sex-attracted men who are pursuing change paints a very different picture: Out of 18 possible motivations listed in the survey, outside pressure was the least frequently cited motivating factor reported by the 189 survey respondents. The most frequently cited motivation was a desire to heal emotional hurts that respondents believe […]
Allstate Employee Fired for Views on Homosexuality Settles Out of Court by LifeSiteNews.com By Terry Vanderheyden CHICAGO, February 23, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An employee of the Allstate insurance company, fired from his job for comments that appeared in a men’s journal denouncing same-sex “marriage” in December 2004 (see coverage: https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2005/jun/05062403.html), has settled out of court. J. Matt Barber was fired last February after his commentary on same-sex “marriage” appeared in the on line journal MensNewsDaily.com, even though the statement was penned in his own spare time and from home. A homosexual activist group had complained to Allstate after reading the […]
Planned Parenthood’s recent opposition to Florida legislation seeking to protect abortion survivors sent shock waves around the country. But this wasn’t the first time Planned Parenthood had opposed such legislation. Planned Parenthood also actively fought Illinois’ Born Alive Infants Protection Act in the early 2000s, along with then state Senator Barack Obama. This legislation was introduced to protect known abortion survivors. In fact, Planned Parenthood and Obama worked together as a team. From ABC News, July 17, 2007: When Sen. Barack Obama, D-IL, voted “present,” rather than “yes” or “no” on a handful of controversial abortion votes in the Illinois state senate, he did so with the explicit support of the […]
Philly City Council Ends 79-Year Boy Scout Lease Over Refusal to Accept Homosexual Leaders by LifeSiteNews.com By Gudrun Schultz PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, June 1, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Philadelphia City Council voted yesterday to end a nearly 80-year-old lease held by the Boy Scouts local branch over the group’s adherence to a national policy banning actively homosexual leaders. The ongoing dispute pitted the Scouts’ Cradle of Liberty Council against homosexual activists over the organization’s refusal to adopt an official policy welcoming homosexuals into leadership. The City, under pressure by activist groups, wants the Scouts to either alter the organization’s policy or start […]
Uganda Pro-Family Rally: “God loves homos, he hates homosexuality” by LifeSiteNews.com By Elizabeth O’Brien KAMPALA, August 21, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Hundreds of people rallied today to protest the recent push by homosexual activists for gay rights in Uganda. Christian groups based their protests on the grounds that homosexuality is immoral, illegal and unhealthy. The Christian organization Interfaith Rainbow Coalition (IRC) organized the event, bringing together members of different faiths, including the Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC), the Bahai Faith, Pentecostal churches and other non-government organizations. Held at the Kyaddondo rugby grounds in Lugogo, protestors waved banners and carried signs which […]
Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Sponsors Gay Movie Featuring Homosexual 11 Year-Old by LifeSiteNews.com By Hilary White TORONTO, November 24, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team announced today that they have lent the team’s name and logo to a film depicting a homosexual Leafs player. The film portrays a Leafs player who wants to “come out” as a public homosexual, his live-in partnership with the team’s lawyer and their adopted “son,” described as “a budding queen of an 11-year-old boy.” The film is based on the book of the same title about an 11 year-old boy who is […]
“Conclusive” Report by American Academy of Pediatrics on Gay Adoption Full of Holes: Researcher by LifeSiteNews.com By Elizabeth O’Brien IOWA, 1 June 2007 ( LifeSiteNews.com) – Over the past five years, Dr. Sharon Quick, a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and retired Clinical Assistant Professor from the Washington School of Medicine, has analyzed all of the major scientific literature that was used in the 2002 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Technical Report on Same-Sex “Marriage” Adoptions. The final report was printed in the highly influential Pediatrics journal and concludes by supporting the adoption of children by Gay and […]
Men No Longer Needed?: Scientists Use Female Adult Stem Cells to Create “Female Sperm” by LifeSiteNews.com By John Jalsevac U.K., February 1, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “‘Female sperm’, ‘male eggs’ and ‘same-sex reproduction’ – whether these terms fill you with hope or disgust, a reproductive revolution is already in progress,” begins a recent New Scientist report on some of the most bizarre and disturbing scientific research being conducted by stem cell scientists. “In a handful of labs across the world, biologists are trying to make genetically male cells develop into eggs, and female cells into sperm. If successful, their efforts might […]
Commentary: American Psychological Association Changes Tune on Genetic Nature of Homosexuality by LifeSiteNews.com Commentary by A. Dean Byrd, Ph.D., MBA, MPH May 13, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In 1998, the American Psychological Association (APA) published a brochure titled “Answers to Your Questions about Sexual Orientation and Homosexuality.” This particular document was ostensibly published to provide definitive answers about homosexuality. However, few of the assertions made in the brochure could find any basis in psychological science. Clearly a document anchored more in activism than in empiricism, the brochure was simply a demonstration of how far APA had strayed from science, and how […]
Wisconsin High School Features In-Depth Homosexual Indoctrination Regimen by LifeSiteNews.com By Kathleen Gilbert ELKHORN, Wisconsin, January 16, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an effort to combat “homophobia,” a Wisconsin public school teacher implemented a 38-day regimen explicitly designed to change the minds of students who did not view homosexuality as equal to heterosexuality, reports the Illinois Family Institute (see: https://www.illinoisfamily.org/news/contentview.asp?c=34214). 11-th grade English teacher Sarah Arnold says she was inspired to create the curriculum, entitled “Exposing Hidden Homophobia,” when she heard an “anti-gay undertone” in students’ conversations, which included making fun of “anything that defied gender stereotype,” according to an article […]
Evangelical Association Reaffirms Biblical Stance after Statements Supporting Obama, Homosexual Civi by LifeSiteNews.com By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., December 9, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) has endeavored to assuage concerns sparked last week when NAE’s Chief Lobbyist and Vice President for Governmental Affairs downplayed Obama’s abortion position, and stated that he was “shifting” in favor of same-sex civil unions, and possibly “marriage.” NAE President Rev. Leith Anderson told the association’s Board of Directors in an open letter that Rev. Richard Cizik’s words “did not appropriately reflect the positions of the National Association of […]
Notre Dame Announces Homosexual-Themed Events for Easter Week by LifeSiteNews.com April 14, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Late in the afternoon on Holy Thursday, the University of Notre Dame announced a series of events during Easter Week to promote an “inclusive spirit” in support of homosexual students, including a film that blames a mother’s Christian faith for causing her gay son’s suicide. “Christianity is under attack from within our own Catholic universities,” said Patrick J. Reilly, President of The Cardinal Newman Society. “The bad news continues, perhaps appropriately on the day when we recall Christ’s terrible agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. […]
Baptist Seminary Prez Albert Mohler Dismayed by Rick Warren About-Face on Homosexual “Marriage” by LifeSiteNews.com By Thaddeus M. Baklinski April 14, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Rev. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, said he was stunned by Rev. Rick Warren’s apparent about-face on homosexual “marriage,” after the famous California mega-church pastor claimed last week on Larry King that he was not a proponent of California’s Proposition 8. Rev. Mohler told the Washington Times, “I was extremely troubled by the way he [Rich Warren] appeared to be so anxious to distance himself from the same-sex issue and […]
Court Order Permits Christian Handouts at Homosexual “PrideFest” by LifeSiteNews.com ST. LOUIS, MO, June 27, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A federal judge issued an order Tuesday that will permit a Christian ministry to hand out literature and speak about their religious viewpoint at an annual “PrideFest” event celebrating homosexual behavior. The court order, requested by an Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) allied attorney, restrains city officials from enforcing an unconstitutional policy they used two years earlier at a city park to ban the same group from distributing literature and expressing their views. “Christian groups shouldn’t be penalized for expressing their beliefs,” said […]
San Francisco Mayor Advocated Gay Agenda After Sexual Affair That Damaged a Marriage by LifeSiteNews.com By Peter J. Smith SAN FRANCISCO, February 1, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom, has found himself in a political firestorm amid revelations of having an affair with his campaign manager’s wife, an affair that came in the wake of a marriage that fell apart while Newsom was advocating his notorious anti-marriage homosexual agenda. City Hall sources informed the San Francisco Chronicle that Newsom’s re-election campaign manager, Alex Tourk, resigned yesterday after confronting the mayor about an affair Newsom had with […]
Homosexual Who Abandoned Wife Given Custody of Children with Gay Lover – Wife Pays Child Support by LifeSiteNews.com By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman CHILE, March 16, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A judge has provoked outrage in Chile by awarding custody of two children to their homosexual father, after he left his wife to live with his male lover. In addition, the judge has ordered the abandoned wife to make child support payments to the husband. According to Chilean media accounts, the woman (referred to anonymously as “A.G.L.”) was deprived of custody of her two children, 10 and 17, when she failed to […]
Shock: Connecticut Supreme Court Strikes Down State Ban on Same-sex “Marriage” by LifeSiteNews.com By Tim Waggoner HARTFORD, October 10, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Today, in a shocking 4-3 decision, the Connecticut Supreme Court stuck down the state’s ban on homosexual “marriage,” making Connecticut the third state to allow homosexuals to legally “marry.” Justice Richard N. Palmer, reversing a lower court ruling that concluded that same-sex civil unions legalized in 2005 offer the same rights as marriage, found that the “segregation of heterosexual and homosexual couples into separate institutions constitutes a cognizable harm.” Palme justified his decision in light of “the history […]
Same-sex “Marriage” Used as Defense in Canadian Polygamy Case by LifeSiteNews.com By Thaddeus M. Baklinski CRESTON, British Columbia, January 22, 2009 (LifeSIteNews.com) – Canada’s same-sex “marriage” law is being used as justification for polygamy by defense lawyers in the case of Winston Blackmore, 52, and James Oler, 44. The pair are leaders of the controversial polygamous sect in Bountiful, near Creston, British Columbia, and are accused of being married to more than one woman at a time. The accused made their first court appearance yesterday after being arrested and charged on January 7 and later released on their own recognizance. […]
CA Judge Rules Defense of Marriage Act Unconstitutional by LifeSiteNews.com By Kathleen Gilbert SACRAMENTO, California, February 10, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two judges in California’s 9th Circuit Court have ruled in two separate cases that the same-sex “spouse” of federal employees must be granted the same health benefits as a heterosexual spouse, in spite of federal law to the contrary. One judge declared the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. Judge Stephen Reinhardt ruled last week that Tony Sears, who “married” deputy federal public defender Brad Levenson in July, was being unfairly and unconstitutionally discriminated against by current federal law, […]
Christian U.K. Registrar Loses Right of Conscience on Same-Sex Civil Unions by LifeSiteNews.com By Kathleen Gilbert LONDON, December 19, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – London’s Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has overturned a ruling that granted compensation to a U.K. registrar subjected to harassment and the potential loss of her job after refusing to conduct civil unions between same-sex couples. The court ruled that Islington Council of north London had not unjustly discriminated against 47-year-old Lillian Ladele, who objected to involvement in the unions because of her Christian beliefs. “The council were not taking disciplinary action against Ms Ladele for holding her religious […]
Brazilian Government Says 99% of Citizens Are “Homophobic” and Must Be Reeducated by LifeSiteNews.com By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman BRASILIA, February 13, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Brazilian government has determined that 99% of its citizens are “homophobic,” and therefore must be reeducated, according to the Brazilian newspaper O Globo. The results are taken from a study that tested for “homophobia” by asking people to comment on such statements as “God made men and women with different sexes so that they could fulfill their role and have children.” The 92% of Brazilians who agreed partially or completely with the statement were labeled […]
Brazilian Government Seeks to Remove “Homophobic” Christian Programming from Daytime TV by LifeSiteNews.com By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America Correspondent SAO PAULO, May 14, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Brazilian government is considering adding warning labels to Christian programming it regards as “homophobic,” according to Folha de Sao Paulo, one of Brazil’s largest-circulation newspapers. According to Folha, the programs will display a warning label that reads, “not recommended for people under the age of 18.” The newspaper reports that the policy decision stems from a plan for the “promotion of the citizenship of LGBT (lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transvestites, and transsexuals), which […]
Archbishop Warns of “Civil Unrest” in Wake of UK Court Ruling against Christian Counselor by LifeSiteNews.com By Peter J. Smith LONDON, April 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The clash between Christians and the state has intensified, with a UK court now having upheld the dismissal of a Christian psychologist who refused to give advice on sexual intimacy to homosexual couples – a decision the former Canterbury Archbishop Lord Carey has denounced as a prelude to “civil unrest” between Christians and the secular government. Gary McFarlane, 48, a Bristol solicitor, father of two, and evangelical Christian, had worked part-time as a psychological […]
Lithuanian parliament considers law banning promoting homosexuality by LifeSiteNews.com By Hilary White VILNIUS, November 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Following violence at last May’s Gay Pride parade in Vilnius, the Lithuanian parliament is considering passage of a law that would prohibit further homosexualist demonstrations. The draft law proposes to levy fines between 2,000 to 10,000 litas for “publicly promoting homosexual relations.” At first reading on Friday, it received 31 votes in favor and seven against, with the majority of 141 legislators abstaining, according to The Baltic Course. A second vote is expected in December, reported the online magazine. Petras Grazulis, a […]
Archbishop Chaput Says Follow Example of Early Christians in Fight Against Culture of Death by LifeSiteNews.com By Meg Jalsevac WASHINGTON, DC, November 7, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last week, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver, Colorado addressed the 15th Annual Society of Catholic Social Scientists Meeting hosted by St. John’s University School of Law in New York. Chaput addressed the gathering with a talk entitled: “Church and State Today: What Belongs to Caesar and What Does Not.” Archbishop Chaput was joined at the conference by other noteworthy scholars including Dr. William Donohue of the Catholic League who gave the keynote address entitled […]
Claim That Lesbian Gangs Raping Young Girls, Some Attacked in School Washrooms by LifeSiteNews.com By John-Henry Westen ** See follow-up story in which Rod Wheeler and Bill O’Reilly apologize for inaccuracies in their reports on this issue: https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2007/jul/07072401.html MEMPHIS, July 3, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last week, the Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor exposed what it claims is an increasing trend of lesbian gang violence terrorizing neighbourhoods and schools, especially in large cities across the United States. According to FOX News crime analyst Rod Wheeler there are some 150 such gangs in the DC area alone, including Washington, Maryland, and Virginia. The […]
McDonalds Homosexual Advocacy Increases – Now Funds Pride Parade by LifeSiteNews.com By Tim Waggoner WASHINGTON, July 30, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – American Family Association Chairman and Founder Donald Wildmon has called for the continuation of the boycott of McDonald’s restaurants after the fast food giant announced it has increased its support for the homosexual movement by funding a homosexual pride parade. “McDonald’s says they ‘stand by and support our people to live and work in a society free of discrimination and harassment,’ here is what they won’t tell you. McDonald’s helped sponsor the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade,” said Wildmon. McDonald’s […]
Last Abortion Clinic in South Dakota Closes after Law Requires Patients be Informed of Possible Side by LifeSiteNews.com SIOUX FALLS, SD, July 24, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Monday, July 21, eight women arrived at the Planned Parenthood office in Sioux Falls in South Dakota for abortions, but were instead met with locked doors and a hand-written note indicating the only abortion clinic in South Dakota was closed. Planned Parenthood closed its doors after their abortionists, who are flown in from other states, refused to work under the new law that went into effect last Friday. The law orders abortionists to […]
Ex-Gays Afraid to Come Out for Fear of Persecution: ABC News Report by LifeSiteNews.com By Michael Baggot ARLINGTON, VA, May 7, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Individuals who once considered themselves homosexuals but who have since left the lifestyle, often remain silent about their past life due to persecution from homosexual activists, an ABC News video revealed on Monday. “A person may not be happy being gay, has anyone ever thought of that?” asked “David,” an anonymous man who has overcome his homosexual inclinations, on ABC News. “I’ve found feelings could change,” David added. Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX) […]
Argentinean Homosexual Teen Murders Mother over Opposition to Sodomy by LifeSiteNews.com By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America Correspondent LISANDRO OLMOS, ARGENTINA, May 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An 18-year-old Argentinean has been arrested for murdering his mother and brother in a fit of rage provoked in part by his mother’s opposition to sodomy, say Argentinean police. The young man, whose name has not been revealed by the media, reportedly confessed to police that “his mother had not accepted” his decision to have sexual intercourse with men, “and for that reason the aggression and yelling began” according to the Argentinean publication Clarin. […]
Contrary to Mainstream Media, Hundreds of Thousands at Giant Washington March For Life by LifeSiteNews.com By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman and Steve Jalsevac WASHINGTON, D.C., January 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Hundreds of thousands of pro-life demonstrators marched through the U.S. capital Thursday, protesting the deaths of almost 50 million unborn children by surgical abortion since the practice was legalized nationwide in 1973. The March for Life, held on the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision that struck down state laws nationwide, attracted large groups from around the nation, including Catholic dioceses and parishes, organizations of priests and laity, […]
Upcoming Vatican Conference on Darwin Set to Coincide with 150th Anniversary of “Origin of Species” by LifeSiteNews.com By Hilary White ROME, February 10, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An upcoming Vatican conference on Darwin’s theory of evolution, set to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the publication of the “Origin of Species,” will present a “critical appraisal” of the great naturalist’s contributions, the Holy See Press Office said this morning. The international conference, entitled, “Biological Evolution: Facts and Theories” will take place in Rome from the 3rd to 7th of March. The conference will focus on the “essential facts upon which the […]
March for Marriage in Ottawa Endorsed by Toronto Cardinal Ambrozic by LifeSiteNews.com OTTAWA, March 16, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A planned march and rally for traditional marriage set for April 9 in Ottawa is fast becoming a very popular event.Ã Toronto Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic has endorsed the demonstration in a letter to the priests of the Toronto Archdiocese.Ã With endorsements from over a dozen organizations the event is likely to draw a sizeable crowd. At noon on April 9 crowds will gather at the Supreme Court (Kent and Wellington) and march to Parliament Hill where there will be speakers, music and […]
Conservative Party Rejects Organizer of Huge Ottawa Marriage March As Potential Candidate by LifeSiteNews.com OTTAWA, April 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – John Pacheco, the principal organizer of the largest rally in the country in defence of traditional marriage in Ottawa only three weeks ago has been rejected as a possible Conservative candidate for the Ottawa West riding.Ã The stunning development has left social conservatives within the party scratching their heads.Ã Pacheco, working with life, faith and family groups drew over 15,000 people to rally for traditional marriage on Parliament Hill on April 9. In an interview, Pacheco told LifeSiteNews.com that he […]
Richard Nixon Supported Abortion for Mixed-Race Babies, Rape, New Tapes Reveal by LifeSiteNews.com By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., June 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Although US President Richard Nixon remained silent on the landmark 1973 Supreme Court rulings that legalized abortion on demand, newly released tapes show the disgraced President actually believed legal abortion was “necessary” in certain cases, such as when the baby was of mixed-race or conceived through rape. The information has come to light thanks to the Nixon Presidential Library releasing today over 154 hours of tape recordings from the Nixon White House that were recorded in […]
Dramatic Vegas Abortion-Reversal Results in Healthy Birth by LifeSiteNews.com By Peter J. Smith LAS VEGAS, March 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – All is well that ends well. For pro-life advocates the healthy birth of ‘Baby Claire’ puts a fitting close to Las Vegas’ most dramatic pro-life rescue and gives further proof that a late-term abortion can successfully be reversed in some cases. Several months ago, Jamie Stout, a young woman in her late twenties to early thirties who was addicted to drugs and unable to take care of a ten-year-old daughter, decided she would abort her 20-week-old unborn baby. The late-term […]
VIDEO: Lord of the Rings Film Star Ian McKellen Admits to Ripping Out Hotel Bible Sections Against Homosexuality by LifeSiteNews.com By John-Henry Westen AUCKLAND, NZ, August 30, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – British Actor Ian McKellen who has used the mega-stardom he achieved playing Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings films to promote homosexuality, has admitted to ripping out pages of hotel bibles that refer to homosexuality. In an August 10 interview on New Zealand’s TV1 Close Up program McKellen was confronted by the interviewer questioning the truth of the rumour “He’s the one, that when he stays in hotels rips […]
AETNA Insurance Will Cover Any Abortion, for Any Reason, Any Time During Pregnancy by LifeSiteNews.com By John-Henry Westen HARTFORD, CT, August 29, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fortune 100 company Aetna, one of the nation’s largest health care insurance providers, has a surprising and little known policy. “Aetna will pay for a woman to receive an abortion for any reason at any time during her pregnancy. Whether she is 6 weeks pregnant or 6 months pregnant, whether it is her first or her tenth abortion, the company imposes no restrictions whatsoever,” according to Epiphany Funds, a company which was invested with Aetna […]
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 5, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ohio Senator Rob Portman states that his flip-flop on gay “marriage” was inspired by his homosexual son – a stance that has won him few plaudits from the LGBT Lobby – but it is possible he had baser motives: he may have wanted to raise cold, hard cash. In an article entitled “Republicans see cash opportunity in gay marriage shift,” Politico notes: Portman himself has taken heat from New York donors who believe the party’s emphasis on social issues is one of the major reasons for losses this fall. Their views were taken […]
The report by the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights was described by the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) as “appalling” in its efforts to push abortion as part of a comprehensive strategy for children’s health.
House Rep. Proposes $1000 Incentive for Poor Women to be Sterilized, Draws Comparisons to Nazism by LifeSiteNews.com By Kathleen Gilbert NEW ORLEANS, October 1, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Representative John LaBruzzo (R – Metairie) recently proposed fixing the welfare problem in New Orleans by offering poor women $1000 to be sterilized, a suggestion that New Orleans Archbishop Alfred Hughes has condemned as “blatantly anti-life” and eugenic in nature. Louisiana Rep. LaBruzzo proposed the plan last week, which may also include vasectomies for poor men as well as a tax incentive for richer, better-educated citizens to have more children. LaBruzzo aims to […]
Hewlett Foundation Giving Millions to Planned Parenthood – Don’t buy Their Ink Cartridges Says Pro-l by LifeSiteNews.com By John-Henry Westen and Kathleen Gilbert LONDON, December 9, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Hewlett Foundation has announced $125.1 million in new grants to 214 organizations. First and foremost among the beneficiaries is International Planned Parenthood Foundation (IPPF), for whom Hewlett cut the largest check by far, granting $8.3 million to support worldwide abortion. Of the Menlo Park-based foundation’s six program areas, the most money went toward “population” issues, specifically supporting family planning and AIDS prevention worldwide. In all, the foundation’s “Population Program” gave […]
Focus on the Family’s Dobson on Hate Crimes Bill: “Utter Evil” Coming out of Congress by LifeSiteNews.com By Alex Bush May 19, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, stated on his daily radio program, Focus on the Family Daily, that “utter evil” is coming out of the United States Congress. He made the remark in reference to the recently passed Hate Crimes Bill, H.R.1913, which makes “sexual orientation,” as well as race, religion, class, gender or disability, categories that are protected from “hate crimes.” Bill H.R.1913 has been criticized by conservative commentators, who say that […]
“When you hold yourself to be a teacher, a public figure, lector, or Eucharistic Minister, it sends an incorrect signal to people about the Church’s teaching on marriage,” the Diocese of Rockville Center told LifeSiteNews.
Obama’s Choice of Sebelius Heats Up the Pro-life Battle by LifeSiteNews.com Commentary by Deal W. Hudson March 2, 2009 (InsideCatholic.com) – President Barack Obama has selected a pro-abortion Catholic governor, who has been told by her bishop not to present herself for communion, to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Writing last year in his diocesan newspaper, Bishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, discussed a meeting with Gov. Kathleen Sebelius where he told her “that someday she’s going to have to stand before God and account for her public service.” The Catholics United/Catholics in Alliance/Catholic Democrats axis […]
“Catholic” Speaker Pelosi Denies that Catholicism Condemns Abortion by LifeSiteNews.com By John Jalsevac WASHINGTON, August 25, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an appearance on the NBC program Meet the Press on Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a self-professed Catholic, denied that the Catholic Church condemns abortion. Referring to Barack Obama’s now-notorious answer to Pastor Rick Warren to the question of when life begins, Meet the Press moderator Tom Brokaw asked Pelosi, “Senator Obama saying the question of when life begins is above his pay gradeâEUR¦If he were to come to you and say, ‘Help me out here, Madame Speaker. When does […]
Kentucky Bishop on Denying Pelosi Communion: “We’ve Been Patient Enough” by LifeSiteNews.com By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, January 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Speaking with LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) after the Vigil for Life Mass last week, Lexington Bishop Ronald Gainer said that the Church has been “patient enough” with outspokenly pro-abortion Catholic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. LSN questioned Bishop Gainer on whether Pelosi should be denied communion due to her public stance as a ‘pro-choice’ Catholic. While acknowledging that it was up to her local bishop, the Lexington prelate did say that “something should be done.” Pelosi’s latest salvo claiming to support abortion […]
Austrian Hierarchy Rebels over Pope’s Selection of Conservative Priest as New Bishop by LifeSiteNews.com By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman and John-Henry Westen BELGIUM, February 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pope Benedict’s selection of an orthodox Austrian priest as auxiliary bishop in the ultraliberal diocese of Linz has generated a firestorm of protest from liberal Catholics in the laity, among priests and even the bishops of Austria. The furor was venomous in the media, priests voted to reject the nomination, and last week the priest himself – “not entirely voluntarily” – signed a letter asking the Pope to withdraw his appointment to the […]
A proposal by fertility researchers to “harvest” female gametes, “ova,” from the dead bodies of aborted children to create in vitro embryos in the lab has created a small buzz among the pro-life websites, blogs and Facebook in the last couple of days. But the buzz is over a story that appeared in the Daily Mail nearly ten years ago, about research that has very likely moved along considerably in that time. In July 2003, the Daily Mail wrote about the work of a team of researchers from Israel, revealed at the annual conference of the European Society of Human […]
The abortion debate is about whether you “should or should not dispose of things in your uterus.” So said MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry during a debate on Easter Sunday about morality. This comes only a week after another appearance on MSNBC in which Harris-Perry spoke of the unborn child as a “thing” that “might turn into a human.” (As if it has ever turned into anything else!) Even more ambiguously she repeatedly referred to the unborn child as simply “this,” saying: “But the very idea that this would constitute a person, right?” Later she added, “But the reality is that if this turns into a person, […]
British Supreme Court Rejects Case of Marriage Registrar Forced to Perform Gay Ceremonies by LifeSiteNews.com By Hilary White LONDON, March 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The case of the Christian civil registrar being forced by her employers to perform homosexual civil partnership ceremonies does not raise issues of “general public importance,” according to the Supreme Court. The court rejected Lillian Ladele’s request for an appeal and Ladele is now considering taking her case to the European Court of Human Rights. Ladele, an evangelical Christian, had worked for 16 years as a registrar for the Islington council. In 2005 the Labour government […]
Sister Keehan Off Prestigious Hospital Board over Obamacare Fallout by LifeSiteNews.com By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, DC, June 4, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Sister Carol Keehan, President of the US Catholic Health Association, has been pressured off the prestigious Holy Family Hospital Foundation board over her support for the federal health care bill. Sr. Keehan, in opposition to the United States bishops, was a key supporter of the abortion-expanding bill – so much so that she was given one of the 21 ceremonial pens President Obama used to sign the measure into law. The hospital is a work of a Catholic Order […]
At the same time we’ve written extensively about the murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, we’ve not neglected to mention that the major media—heavy hitting newspapers and the networks—have neglected the trial. With the exception of the local newspaper stories and some stories from the Associated Press, it’s as if the trial of a man charged with seven counts of first degree murder and one of third degree murder vanished down a memory hole. So when I found that National Public Radio (NPR) did a piece last week, at the same time I was grateful my expectations were (shall we say) […]
Prop. 8 Protesters Besiege LA Mormon Temple, Press Forward on Legal Challenges by LifeSiteNews.com By Kathleen Gilbert LOS ANGELES, November 7, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Same-sex “marriage” supporters took to the streets of LA Thursday and swarmed around the gates of the Mormon Temple in Westwood, where they waved signs and shouted threats at the church establishment for its role in the success of Proposition 8, the true marriage ballot initiative. Hundreds of protesters, bearings signs with such messages as “Don’t teach hate!” and “Mormons have 10 wives – I can’t have one?” chanted in front of the temple and scrawled […]
From Parent Society, March 22: A Greek doctor posted this incredible picture on his Facebook page of a baby he delivered. And as you can see… it was no ordinary delivery. The baby was delivered via c-section, but was still inside the amniotic sac after being removed from the mother’s body. In fact, according to Dr. Aris Tsigris, the OB/GYN in charge of this delivery, the baby does not even know that it has been born yet. Most sacs break on their own or are broken by the doctor when a woman is ready to give birth. This is known as a woman’s “water breaking.” It is extremely […]
The purpose is to desensitize people to homosexuality and increase acceptance of the lifestyle. Homosexual multimillionaire Tim Gill and billionaire George Soros are changing the landscape for the benefit of the homosexuals.
This ain’t your mother’s ultrasound. The Daily Mail reported last week on the development of next-generation 3D ultrasound technology that is offering the clearest picture yet inside the womb. According to the Mail, “The software takes a conventional 3D ultrasound scan and adds colour, skin texture, lighting and shadows.” Click “like” if you want to end abortion! The result is stunning images that make you feel as if you can reach out and touch the baby. The technology has returned some amazing images even of babies early on in pregnancy, clearly showing the arms and legs and other features. With […]
Jonah, Jason, and Nicholas have all had insightful comments on NRO about the link between same-sex marriage and abortion. In modern politics, the two have certainly been linked. This is because attitudes toward the morality of premarital sex are very strongly correlated with opinions toward both abortion and same-sex marriage, so activists, elected officials, and organizations who have opposed abortion are also very likely to oppose same-sex marriage. Interestingly, however, the strength of the link seems to vary somewhat among demographic groups. For instance, many polls show that young people are supportive of same-sex marriage. However, a growing body of survey research also […]
Gay Sex is Downright Dangerous and Abstinence Won’t Kill You: I Should Know by LifeSiteNews.com Commentary by David MacDonald (Note: David MacDonald is a Christian singer/artist who recently revealed that prior to his conversion he had been heavily involved in the gay lifestyle. Read his testimony here: www.GayTestimony.com) March 10, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – I hate to quote statistics, but Canada’s largest gay paper XTRA recently reported that, “A group of six Canadian queers is taking on homophobia in Canada’s healthcare system by filing a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission.” Gens Hellquist, one of the complainants, is the executive […]
The murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell was postponed Monday because Gosnell’s attorney was sick. Perhaps he’d read some of the Grand Jury report, from which we are excerpting every single day the trial goes on. In Section IV, titled, “The Intentional Killing of Viable Babies,” the Grand Jury reports on babies who were aborted alive and then killed who were so big that (as one Gosnell employee said of one boy) “he was nearly the size of her own six pound, six ounce, newborn daughter.” Click “like” if you want to end abortion! _______________________ Gosnell left dozens of damaged […]
A Reuters news article that was written by Anthony Boadle and published on March 28 has reported that Dr. Virginia Soares de Souza has been charged with 7 counts of murder and may have killed 300 patients in order to, reportedly, “free up” beds. (Doesn't that sound familier) It has been suggested that de Souza could be one of the world's worst serial killers. Several years ago I heard a talk by a Dutch physician who did euthanasia. He referred to the patients who were nearing death, but not dying quickly, as “bed blockers.” I was shocked that he suggested, so plainly, […]
By encouraging the norms of marriage—monogamy, sexual exclusivity, and permanence—the state strengthens civil society and reduces its own role. The future of this country depends on the future of marriage.