The ‘preposterous’ reason that a Toronto university gave when it rejected its pro-life club this week

Thu Feb 26, 2015, LifeSite News

by Lianne Laurence
  • 15 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Ryerson Students’ Union’s board of directors has unanimously rejected an appeal of an earlier decision to refuse Students for Life at Ryerson (SFLR) recognition as an official campus club. Continue reading

Protecting human nature: Pope Francis takes aim at gender theory

In a book just published in Italy, the reforming pope defends the “design of the Creator…written in nature”.
Robert A. Gahl, Jr | 27 February 2015 in MercatorNet
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Once again, Pope Francis’ straight talk is making waves in the media. Two Vaticanisti, Andrea Tornielli and Giacomo Galeazzi, highlight his forceful condemnation of gender theory in a recent Italian book entitled Pope Francis: This Economy Kills, (Questa economia uccide), not yet available in English.

Last January, in a press conference during his return from the Philippines, Francis condemned the efforts to colonize developing countries with gender ideology. In one of the interviews provided in this new book, which had already been partially published but is only now made fully available by Tornielli and Galeazzi. Francis expands upon that condemnation. Continue reading

Christian Florist Found Guilty of Discrimination for Declining ‘Gay Wedding’ Refuses Settlement

By:   in Christian News online, February 21, 2015

KENNEWICK, Wash. — A Christian florist from Washington who is in jeopardy of losing her business, home and life savings after a judge found her guilty of discrimination this week for declining to fulfill an order for a same-sex ceremony has rejected an offer to settle the matter if she promises to service homosexual “weddings” in the future.

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Coming to select movie theatres on March 4 & 5, 2015: “The Drop Box”

For information go to this Focus on the Family Canada site.

EVERY HUMAN LIFE IS SACRED AND WORTHY OF LOVE

Hundreds of unwanted babies are abandoned on the streets of Seoul, South Korea, every year, forgotten by the surrounding culture.

The Drop Box is a documentary about the work of Pastor Lee Jong-rak and his heroic efforts to embrace and protect his community’s most vulnerable children. By installing a drop box outside his home, Pastor Lee provides a safe haven to babies who would otherwise be abandoned on the streets to die.

It’s a heart-wrenching exploration of the physical and emotional toll associated with providing refuge to save those deemed unwanted by society.

But it’s also a story of hope. And a celebration of the reality that every human life is sacred, has a purpose and is worthy of love.

Mum & Dad Adoption Preferred, Irish Poll Shows

TUESDAY, 24 FEBRUARY 2015, MercatorNet

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A new opinion poll conducted by Amarach Research on behalf of The Iona Institute has found that ninety-one percent of respondents believe that when a child is being placed for adoption, it is best to place the child with a man and a woman.

Ireland’s new Children and Family Relationships Bill has no such preference, meaning it is at odds with the opinion of the vast majority of Irish people, says Iona’s director David Quinn. “No assumption is made that it is in a child’s best interests to be placed with a mother and father when he or she is being placed for adoption.” Continue reading

LifeSite News Editor-in-chief appeals for petition signatures against Ontario sex-ed program

 

[We are happy to pass on this appeal received from John-Henry Weston, Editor in
Chief of LifeSite News.]

Dear . . . .

As a father who lives in Ontario, I am outraged by the shockingly graphic and morally and physically dangerous sex-ed curriculum that our government has just unveiled, and which it intends to foist on our schools, including our faith-based schools!

For the sake of our children, this program must be stopped. 

That’s why I’m asking you to join thousands of other concerned Canadian parents and citizens in signing this petition, which is starting to go viral right now, demanding that the Ontario government pull this program.

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[Ontario] Liberals impose sex-ed curriculum

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Education Minister Liz Sandals and Premier Kathleen Wynne. (QMI AGENCY PHOTO)

You only get one chance to make a first impression and the Ontario Liberals blew that in 2010 when they first tried to introduce their new sex-ed curriculum.

They were so arrogant and dismissive of the concerns of many parents, they created a firestorm of opposition.

That led to then premier Dalton McGuinty cancelling its implementation mere hours after his own cabinet ministers had been praising it to the skies.

Now, five years later, Premier Kathleen Wynne is re-introducing the same curriculum into classrooms this fall, with minor changes and little meaningful participation by parents. Continue reading

B.C. teachers’ strike boosted private school enrolment This year’s enrolment was almost 5 per cent higher than usual

CBC News Posted: Feb 12, 2015

Private schools across B.C. have seen a jump in enrolment since last year’s teacher’s strike.

Education Minister Peter Fassbender said he isn’t concerned that independent full-time student numbers have risen by 5,000, saying the private sector has always been the choice for some B.C. parents. Continue reading

Judge rules Newfoundland discriminated against marriage commissioner who refused to do gay ‘weddings’

Thaddeus Baklinski  in LifeSiteNews.com , Feb. 12, 2015

ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland, February 12, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Supreme Court judge in Newfoundland says the province discriminated against a marriage commissioner who was forced to resign in 2005 after she refused to conduct same-sex “weddings.”

Newfoundland Supreme Court Justice Alphonsus E. Faour said that the province’s conduct was “a prima facie case of religious discrimination” on the basis of Desirée A. Dichmont’s religious beliefs.

In his February 9 ruling, he ordered the province’s Human Rights Tribunal to give a full hearing to a complaint by Dichmont complaint that the province violated her religious and conscience rights. Continue reading