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Why Rush Limbaugh is Wrong to Support Homosexual Civil Unions

Friday July 30, 2010 Why Rush Limbaugh is Wrong to Support Homosexual Civil Unions Editorial by John-Henry Westen July 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Speaking on his radio show yesterday, famed conservative talk show personality Rush Limbaugh said that he supports same-sex civil unions. Reacting to critics of musician Elton John, who performed at Limbaugh’s recent wedding, Limbaugh stated: “Elton John is on the same page as I am, as is Obama on gay marriage. He’s for civil unions, but he’s not for marriage.” Limbaugh’s stance is common among conservatives, but is nonetheless misguided and will inevitably lead to the redefinition […]
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California Abortionist Accused of Homicide in Patient Death

Friday July 30, 2010 California Abortionist Accused of Homicide in Patient Death SAN DIEGO, July 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Medical Board of California amended a complaint on Wednesday against troubled abortionist Andrew Rutland to include the charge of homicide in the death of Ying Chen. The action came after the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office reclassified Chen’s death as a homicide in June. A revocation hearing before the Medical Board is scheduled for February, 2011. Rutland had committed a second trimester abortion on Ying Chen at a dirty, unlicensed acupuncture clinic in San Gabriel, California, during which he administered […]
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Breaking: Senate Readies Tuesday Cloture Vote on DISCLOSE Act

Monday July 26, 2010 Breaking: Senate Readies Tuesday Cloture Vote on DISCLOSE Act By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., June 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Democrat-controlled Senate will have its first vote Tuesday on a campaign finance disclosure bill bilaterally condemned as a critical blow to grassroots political voices, and one that could prove especially disabling to the pro-life movement. The Democrat-controlled Senate began debate Monday on the “Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections (DISCLOSE) Act” (S.3628), and is expected to attempt its first cloture vote on Tuesday. The House passed its version of the bill […]
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Priest Says it is “a Most Grievous Sin” to Fail to Oppose the Homosexual Agenda

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski EL PASO, Texas, August 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Texas priest, writing as a guest columnist in the El Paso Times, has unequivocally come down on the side of the “precious and infallible teachings of Holy Mother Church” that affirms the dignity of human life at all stages and upholds the true meaning of marriage. Fr. Michael Rodríguez, parish priest at San Juan Bautista Catholic Church, told readers that “a Catholic would be guilty of a most grievous sin of omission if he/she neglected to actively oppose the homosexual agenda.” “I sincerely hope and pray,” Fr. […]
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FDA Gives Green Light to First Embryonic Stem Cell Trials in Humans

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., August 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is giving the green light for California researchers to test the effectiveness of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) on human patients, according to the New York Times. The trial will be the first in the U.S. to involve hESCs being injected into human test patients. The hESCs were developed by Geron Corporation and the University of California, Irvine. Proponents of hESC research claim that embryonic cells can turn into any cell of the body; critics, however, point out that such research involves […]
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Pro-lifers to Challenge Prayer Ban on Walkway in Front of Planned Parenthood

By John Jalsevac WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A number of pro-life activists have announced that they will pray on the public walkway in front of the Washington, D.C. Planned Parenthood (PP) on Saturday, August 14 as part of an event called “A Time to Stand” – even if doing so means arrest and going to jail. Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, said about the event: “We are going to embrace free speech, the First Amendment and religious liberty … We will not be bullied or intimidated into silence.   “It is tragic that peaceful […]
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HHS: Make Obamacare Sex Ed Programs Gay-Inclusive

By James Tillman WASHINGTON, DC, August 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a funding announcement encouraging the Personal Responsibility and Education Program (PREP) to “consider the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth” and to be inclusive of such participants. The PREP program, which was established by the new federal health care law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), provides federal funding to state programs ostensibly designed to delay sexual activity, increase condom and contraceptive use, and reduce pregnancy. The program is explicitly prohibited from giving funds to […]
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“No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” Introduced

Friday July 30, 2010 “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” Introduced By James Tillman WASHINGTON, DC, July 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Today Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Rep. Dan Linkinski (D-IL) filed the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” which would permanently prohibit taxpayer funding of abortion in every federal program and establish as permanent many of the pro-life policies currently relying on regular congressional re-approval. “The health care bill made it clear that the current way we prevent taxpayer funding of abortion through annual riders is dangerously fragile,” Lipinski said. “To guarantee that taxpayers are never forced to pay […]
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Students React Cautiously to UIUC Statement on Dr. Howell

Friday July 30, 2010 Students React Cautiously to UIUC Statement on Dr. Howell By Kathleen Gilbert CHAMPAIGN, Illinois, July 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While students of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) have hailed the school’s decision to reinstate professor Kenneth Howell, many have also received the news with caution, saying that the decision leaves some questions unanswered. News broke earlier this month that Dr. Kenneth Howell would no longer be allowed to teach at UIUC after a student complained about Howell’s instruction to students in his Catholicism course. The student claimed that an email from Howell explaining how homosexuality […]
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CBS President Apologizes for Not Having Enough Homosexual Propaganda

Friday July 30, 2010 CBS President Apologizes for Not Having Enough Homosexual Propaganda By James Tillman July 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — CBS President Nina Tassler has apologized for the network’s low rating on the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s (GLAAD) recent “Network Responsibility Index,” which ranked broadcast and cable networks by the percentage of “LGBT-inclusive” hours in their original prime time programming. “We’re very disappointed in our track record so far,” said Tassler at the Television Critics Association fall previews. “We’ll try to do better.” CBS received the worst rating of the five broadcast networks evaluated, with 7% of […]
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