Friday, August 31, 2012

LifeSiteNews Updates - Friday Aug 31 2012

Friday, August 31, 2012

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A happy Labor Day holiday to our US and Canadian readers. Ah, a nice break before everything roars up to high level again with the end of summer school breaks and holidays.

On Monday LifeSiteNews will be moved to yet another new server. This has become a hobby for us, it seems. This time, we are thankfully not having to endure a big jump in monthly costs for a hugely more powerful system, but there are significant costs for technical preparations, transferring everything over to the new servers and lots of testing to make sure it works well. We ask for your patience if there are any initial glitches. Distressing site slowdowns this past month, because of yet again high traffic volume increases, made this latest move absolutely necessary. 

Kathleen Gilbert discovered today that news reports that Catholic churches in Washington State can’t collect donations to overturn the gay ‘marriage’ law, were, ah, merely manipulative wishful thinking by same-sex “marriage” supporters. Read the real story on LifeSiteNews.

Governor Romney ‘mispoke’ (this is getting to be a regularly used word this election) about supporting abortion for ‘health’ of the mother. That’s a relief. Many hope he will come to his senses and also finally drop the rape and incest exceptions that undermine his pro-life credibility.

There is an update to yesterday’s Pussy Riot story. As we hinted might be the case, it has been confirmed that the murder noted in the story was not actually directly related to the rioters. See the revised report.

Why I don’t care what George Carlin said about abortion - Jonathon van Maren

Appeals court: US can fund embryo research - as long as the embryos are destroyed elsewhere first  - Susan Michelle Tyrrell

Romney rejected Condi as VP over abortion, marriage: report

Ben Johnson Fri Aug 31 17:52 EST Abortion

Condoleeza Rice was vetted, but her position on social issues disqualified her for a place on the ticket, according to a source.

Chick-fil-A ‘Tastes Like Hate’ vandal won’t be charged: D.A.

John Jalsevac Fri Aug 31 16:36 EST Homosexuality

"[T]he record does not establish the suspect was motivated by religious hatred," said the D.A's office.

Romney pledges to protect ‘sanctity of life,’ marriage in GOP acceptance speech

John Jalsevac Fri Aug 31 11:12 EST Politics

“As president, I will protect the sanctity of life. I will honor the institution of marriage. And I will guarantee America’s first liberty: the freedom of religion,” Romney said.

Story claiming Wash. state ruled against Church marriage collections ‘misleading,’ official says

Kathleen Gilbert Fri Aug 31 18:01 EST Homosexuality

"The strange part was, we only read this in the press. The press contacted us and we said, 'What?'" she told

The allegation may have begun with Dan Savage's newspaper.

Team Romney forced ‘undemocratic rules’ to disenfranchise pro-life Republicans, Rush says

Ben Johnson Fri Aug 31 17:09 EST Abortion

Rush Limbaugh confirms the possibly rigged vote was to silence delegates who defend the unborn

Limbaugh revealed the behind-the-scenes moves of the GOP est

Christian organizations’ ‘Yardstick’ evaluates anti-bullying policies for pro-LGBT bias

Thaddeus Baklinski Fri Aug 31 15:30 EST Homosexuality

The Alliance Defending Freedom and Focus on the Family determine whether a school is anti-bully or anti-Christian.

Jeremy Tedesco of ADF.

Campaign says Romney misspoke, does not support abortion for ‘health’ of the mother: pro-life leader

Ben Johnson Fri Aug 31 14:48 EST Abortion

The head of the Susan B. Anthony List says she spoke to campaign officials, who clarified Romney's position.

Mitt Romney accepting the Republican presidential nomination

Political drama written for Catholics

Judie Brown Fri Aug 31 13:05 EST Opinion

The U.S. hierarchy's five-act charade leaves Catholics confused about which candidate better represents their values.

How the pro-life movement changed the abortion debate in South Korea

Susan Yoshihara Fri Aug 31 13:41 EST Abortion

"It was only after the formation of the group of doctors called Pro-life Doctors" that abortion came to prominence, and the high court upheld a legal ban.

Planned Parenthood: the pig at the trough of government funding

Rita Diller Fri Aug 31 12:57 EST Opinion

Planned Parenthood isn't happy with the hundreds of millions it receives in government funding every year. It wants more.

Planned Parenthood’s cancer screening initiative is a joke

Rita Diller Fri Aug 31 12:08 EST Opinion

Think about it: the $3 million Planned Parenthood says it will commit to the breast cancer initiative is less than one percent of its total annual income.

European court ruling creates ‘right to eugenics’

Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Fri Aug 31 11:57 EST Bioethics

The European Court of Human Rights says parents have the right "to have a child free from the disease."

Atheists in the pulpit? The sad charade of The Clergy Project

Albert Mohler Fri Aug 31 11:54 EST Opinion

The greater danger to the church is not atheists like Richard Dawkins, but a reduction in doctrine that leaves atheism hard to distinguish from belief.

Rape victim writes Akin: describes ‘unimaginable joy’ of giving birth, raising child

Meg T. McDonnell Fri Aug 31 11:40 EST Opinion

Rape is always repulsive, but that doesn't have to be the end of the story.

U.S. politics and the Culture of Death

Elisa Sumanski Fri Aug 31 11:22 EST Opinion

We must always vote against the evils of the Culture of Death, and this year we must stand up for our own rights as well.

Under Obamacare 15-year-olds in Oregon can get tax-funded sterilization without parental consent

Thomas Peters Fri Aug 31 09:46 EST Opinion

I’ve been covering the pro-abortion movement for long enough to think I didn’t have it in me to still be shocked. Well, I was wrong.

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