Pope on gay marriage: ‘People dispute the idea that they have a nature’

The Daily Caller, downloaded Dec. 21, 2012
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The pope pressed his opposition to gay marriage Friday,  denouncing what he described as people eschewing their God-given gender  identities to suit their sexual choices — and destroying the very “essence of  the human creature” in the process. Continue reading

[U.S.] Federal Court Reinstates Colleges’ Lawsuits Against HHS Mandate

CitizenLink, December 19, 2012, by Bethany Monk

An appellate court on Tuesday ruled in favor of two faith-based colleges saying their respective lawsuits — challenging a government mandate requiring they offer contraceptives and potential abortion-inducing drugs — may move forward. Continue reading

[BC] Teacher suspended for showing kids drag queen Christmas video

CTV British Columbia   Published Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012
[See also:  "Teacher Apologizes," CTV Vancouver Island, Dec. 20, 2013.]

A Vancouver Island teacher has been suspended with pay after showing a class of Grade 4 students a Christmas video that some parents feel was sexually charged.

The video features drag queens in bikinis and a man in a Speedo lip-synching to Bette Middler’s “Mali Kalikimaka,” a Hawaiian Christmas song, on the beach. Continue reading

Sweden revokes parental rights of homeschooling family after three year ordeal

by LifeSiteNews staff  Wed Dec 12, 2012 

This article was written by staff at the Home School Legal Defense Association.

December 12, 2012, (HSLDA.org)—On Monday, December 10, 2012, also International Human Rights Day, a Swedish appeals court reversed a lower court ruling in favor of Annie and Christer Johansson and terminated their parental rights in regard to their son, Domenic. Continue reading

EFC to Appear Dec. 10th Before Supreme Court on End-of-Life Case

For immediate release from The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada

December 10, 2012

EFC TO APPEAR TODAY BEFORE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA ON END-OF-LIFE CASE

OTTAWA – Counsel for The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) will appear today before the Supreme Court of Canada on the Cuthbertson v.Rasouli case. The case will determine whether physicians are required to obtain consent from a patient, or their substitute decision maker if they are incapacitated, before withdrawing life support. Continue reading

Mandated U.K. Teaching of Evolution as an “Extensively Evidenced Theory”

What Do They Teach at These British Schools?

The country’s new debates over religious education and human origins curricula.
What Do They Teach at These British Schools?
. . . a new clause in the [free] schools’ funding agreements states that schools also must teach evolution ”as a comprehensive, coherent and extensively evidenced theory.” Continue reading

AdoptionSunday.com Now Live

For immediate release from The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada

December 7, 2012

AdoptionSunday.com Now Live

RICHMOND HILL, ON – “The more than 30,000 children and youth without a forever family are vulnerable,” says Bruce Clemenger, President of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) and co-founder of Adoption Sunday. “Evangelical Christians,” continues Clemenger, “need to be asking themselves if their family could be one of those forever families.”

“We developed AdoptionSunday.com to help families and churches Ask It – the adoption question,” says Clemenger. “The adoption process often looks too daunting for people to get started and AdoptionSunday.com helps churches and families learn about the adoption process and how to make the connections that make forever families realities for the children in care.” Continue reading