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Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Unanimously to Uphold Gay ‘Marriage’ Ban

Monday July 5, 2010 Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Unanimously to Uphold Gay ‘Marriage’ Ban MADISON, Wisconsin, July 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court unanimously refused on Wednesday to tear down a voter-approved constitutional amendment that affirms marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and prohibits the state from manufacturing other legal relationships that masquerade as marriage. Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund filed a friend-of-the-court brief last year on behalf of the Wisconsin Family Council in defense of the amendment, which a lower court upheld as constitutional. “Voters adopted the marriage amendment in Wisconsin for […]
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Jimmy Kimmel Light Crew Burns Pro-Life Teen, Producers Apologize

Monday July 5, 2010 Jimmy Kimmel Light Crew Burns Pro-Life Teen, Producers Apologize By Kathleen Gilbert LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A light crew working for ABC late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel drew the fury of pro-lifers in Los Angeles after the crew burned a pro-life teenage protester with a stage light. After protests were staged demanding an apology, the producers of the comedy show apologized and said they would not hire the same light crew again, according to reports. The conflict began on June 25 when the light crew encountered members of the Survivors of the […]
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Archbishop Carlson: Abortion Supporters are Not Good Catholics, Should not Receive Communion

By James Tillman ST. LOUIS, Missouri, July 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a new column, Archbishop Robert Carlson takes to task those who argue that abortion is simply a political issue, pointing out that it is also a serious moral issue. He also makes clear that one cannot be a good Catholic and be “pro-choice.” “People who are casual about the sin of abortion and who choose to view it as a political issue rather than the serious moral issue that it is are guilty of violating the Fifth Commandment,” he writes. Human life is sacred, according to the archbishop, because “from its […]
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30+ Major Pro-Life Leaders Joining Forces for Landmark ‘Ending Abortion’ Web Event July 10

July 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Leaders representing more than 30 national and regional pro-life organizations will be part of an unprecedented 10-hour webcast conference this Saturday to help local pro-lifers make a greater impact defending the unborn in their community and beyond. The conference will take place July 10, from 10am to 8pm EDT. David Bereit, national director of 40 Days for Life, is co-hosting and coordinating the event. “Over the last two years,” he said, “we've surveyed more than 28,000 people who participated in 40 Days for Life campaigns, asking them how unified pro-life efforts can expand and have even greater […]
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Homosexual Priest Stole $1.3 Million for Male Escorts, Etc.

By Patrick B. Craine WATERBURY, Connecticut, July 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A homosexual Connecticut Roman Catholic priest allegedly stole over a million dollars from his parish to pay for various extravagances and illicit activities, including male escorts, report the Waterbury police. Fr. Kevin Gray, 64, former pastor of Sacred Heart parish in Waterbury, has been charged with first-degree larceny after taking $1.3 million out of parish funds to pay for escorts, hotels, meals out, and clothes. He carried credit cards for two men on his account – one whom he met at a strip club, the other from an escort service.  He […]
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New San Fran Bishop: Sanctions against Pro-Abort Pols Makes Church Too ‘Republican’

By Kathleen Gilbert SAN FRANCISCO, July 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The newly-appointed auxiliary bishop of San Francisco has in the past criticized Catholic Church policy disallowing politicians who promote abortion from receiving Holy Communion, saying that such a move makes the Church appear too “partisan,” “Republican” and “coercive.” Msgr. Robert McElroy made the statements in a 2005 column for America magazine, in which he criticized Newark Archbishop John Myers for maintaining the policy against public figures who promote the murder of unborn children. Canon 915 of the Church's Code of Canon Law states that “those who have been excommunicated … and […]
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ACLU Demands Feds Investigate Catholic Hospitals Refusing “Life-saving” Abortions

By Peter J. Smith NEW YORK, July 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) –“Rights for me, but not for thee” seems to be the theme of the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) latest duel with the U.S. Catholic Church. In an effort to get the federal government to mandate abortion as an emergency medical service in certain situations, the group has sent a letter to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services demanding it investigate Catholic hospitals for “potential violations” of U.S. law by failing to provide what the organization asserts are “life-saving” abortions. “The government must ensure that the well-being of the […]
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Planned Parenthood: 4th of July Speeches OK, Abortions on Military Bases Better

By John Jalsevac NEW YORK, July 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) –  As hundreds of millions of Americans celebrated freedom and the founding of their country on Sunday, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards had something else on her mind – abortion. On July 4, Richards sent out an action alert, in which she urged congress to “stand up for women in uniform,” by allowing health clinics on military bases to perform abortions. The issue of abortion on military bases has been a hot-button topic in the last month, after a U.S. Senate Committee in late May greenlighted an amendment to the FY 2011 […]
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Stalemate after Nebraska Health Board Rejects Conscience Compromise for Christian Psychologists

By James Tillman Updated 9:34am EST 7.6.10 LINCOLN, Nebraska, July 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com)—Defying the recommendations of Nebraska's top public health authority, the Nebraska Mental Health Practice Board has approved rules that could force Christian psychologists to refer clients with same-sex attraction seeking relationship therapy to professionals that support homosexuality. However, the chief medical officer has said she would not approve the new rules until a compromise is reached. While still allowing psychologists to decline to offer services, the board followed the state Board of Psychology in rejecting a rules change that would allow psychologists not to refer clients to counseling encouraging immoral behavior. […]
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