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 Some Significant Posted Articles,   Editorials,
Parents' Directive to School Regarding the Education of Their Children     
Canadian governmental contact information: federal and provincial  
      
    Age of Sexual Consent
A Place to Discuss Issues and News in This Website or in the BCPTL Bulletin
 "Surrey Book Case: " Supreme Court of Canada Decision 
Abortion
,    In Defence of Marriage,   
 Quotes Worth Considering,   CDC Reports Rise in STDs
Use of Adult Stem Cells,  Syphilis on the Rise in Sacramento County, 
  News and Views, Standing Up for Parents' & Teachers rights,  Events 
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Some Significant Posted Articles

Boston Globe celebrates sex-changes for children by  major hospital on front page of Sunday edition.

[From an e-mail of December 12, 2011 from MassResistance]

The ultra-radical nature of the cultural revolution is coming into full view. With the Massachusetts "transgender rights" bill passed, the next frontier is public acceptance of sex-changes for children. Is this America's future? . . . .  [More]

Surgical Sex

. . . .

I have witnessed a great deal of damage from sex-reassignment. The children transformed from their male constitution into female roles suffered prolonged distress and misery as they sensed their natural attitudes. Their parents usually lived with guilt over their decisions—second-guessing themselves and somewhat ashamed of the fabrication, both surgical and social, they had imposed on their sons.  [More]

 


Perry: Communist China ‘Destined for the Ash Heap of History’ – 35,000 Abortions Every Day There

(CNSNews.com) – Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry (R-Texas) said that China was “destined for the ash heap of history” because of its immoral government, citing the fact that an average of 35,000 abortions are performed there every day. . . . .
[More]



 

British Columbia FOI Commissioner Elizabeth Denham 
agrees with predecessors that no subject should be off limits

[BCPTL passes on this important press release received from John Hof.]

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 29, 2011

 3 TIMES A CHARM?

THIRD BC INFORMATION & PRIVACY COMMISSIONER STATES BC IS WRONG TO BAN TOPICS:

BRITISH COLUMBIA NOT MEETING INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS

Current Information & Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has agreed with her predecessors that no subject should be off limits under British Columbia’s Information & Privacy Act. Denham took it a step further and charged that British Columbia is not meeting international standards.

 [More]


Who is the Debate about? Putting Others Before Ourselves

by Stephanie Gray

[from the website Unmasking Choice --republished on this BCPTL website with her permission]

. . . .Have we lost our priorities so much that attaining a university degree would be purchased at the expense of ending a new human life?  Are we so short-term focused that we look at how a decision will impact us today, instead of its ripple-effect tomorrow?

Certainly an unplanned pregnancy can be very challenging, but while abortion seems like the solution now, what of its impact years down the road?  . . . .  [More]


 

Parents’ rights organization asks: ‘Why won’t Education Ministry answer mail?’

 
VANCOUVER, Nov. 4, 2011 (TBOS) — A consortium of groups concerned about parents’ and students’ rights wants to know why the Minister of Education won’t communicate with them. With the recent revelation that the teachers’ guide Out in Schools includes links to gay pornography as a “resource” . . ., the Ministry’s refusal to listen to parents has become critical, says Take Back Our Schools (TBOS).
“More than a year has passed since www.TakeBackOurSchools.org first wrote to Education Minister Margaret McDiarmid by means of a registered letter,” says TBOS spokesman Ron Gray (pictured on right, speaking at an ARPA event about education). “Since then we have sent e-mails to ask if our letter has been read or considered. We haven’t yet received a response or even an acknowledgement from the Minister’s office.”  [More]


Does This CDC Report Say Something about the Danger of Legitimizing Homosexual Behaviour to Our Youth?

What responsibility will be borne by those who normalize a culture in which a dangerous practices are widespread?  The following news release from the director of the  U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention ought to be considered carefully.
  

Media Statement
For Immediate Release: June 2, 2011

. . . .

Commemorating 30 Years of HIV/AIDS
By Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

. . . .
•Gay men: Gay and bisexual men of all races remain the group most affected by this epidemic. Men who have sex with men (MSM) account for just 2 percent of the U.S. population but represent more than half of all new infections in the United States. White MSM continue to account for the largest number of new infections, but MSM of color are disproportionately impacted. And a CDC analysis released today found high levels of HIV infection even among those MSM who get tested regularly. Approximately 7 percent of MSM in the 21 cities surveyed tested positive for HIV in the study, even though they reported having a negative HIV test result during the past 12 months. . . . .  [More]

 


 

Barbara Kay: Better dead than disabled?

Nov 14, 2011 in "Full Comment," National Post online

In B.C. Supreme Court today, B.C. Civil Liberties Association lawyers working on behalf of Lee Carter, and four others, who have or represent family members with incurable diseases, are launching a challenge against laws that make it a criminal offence to help people afflicted with incrementally physically incapacitating conditions to terminate their lives. . . . .

Anyone who believes that legalization of euthanasia won’t lead to  pressure on our society’s most vulnerable individuals to do the right thing and die, and who think legalization won’t make the disabled feel guilty about living on even when they become an economic burden to society is just not paying attention.   [More]

 

The Carter Case

A demonstration in front of the courthouse in Vancouver, British Columbia, will be held by the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition from 9:30 to 10:30 on November 14th, 2011.  
The address of the courthouse is 800 Smythe Street, Vancouver, B.C.  V6Z 2E1.

We are glad to publish this media release from the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition:

The Carter case seeks to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada.

By Alex  Schadenberg, executive  director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

On November 14, the BC Civil Liberties (BCCLA) Carter case, a case that intends to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada will begin to be heard in Vancouver by Justice Lynne Smith.  [More]

 


 

Moral dictatorship over abortion debate obscures range of Canadian opinion
By Natalie Hudson Sonnen in the "Holy Post" of the National Post
Nov. 11, 2011

. . . .What Canadians actually think about abortion is not represented in our current t wide-spread ban on discussing it, a kind of moral dictatorship that prohibits even a mention of the word at any level of policy making. . . . .  [More]


 

You Haven’t Missed It!  Watch and Listen to This Special
on RoadKill Radio

"Life Matters" Special - We Demand the Debate

If you did not hear this Internet broadcast, featuring Senator Gerry St. Germain, M.P. Brad Trost, and John Hof of Campaign Life Coalition (B.C.), you 
can still take it in,  because RoadKill Radio has it archived.  [More] 
Listen here.


A Powerful Video on the Corren Agreement and Parental Rights

As the government of British Columbia in the fall of 2011 negotiates with teachers, will they give consideration to the rights of parents or only to monetary issues?  Without pressure, there is a good chance that the rights of parents will be ignored, if the government's actions in signing the Corren Agreement are its precedent.

View a powerful video in which Sean Murphy  defends the rights of parents and explains how the signing of the Corren Agreement violated those rights, and why all those who respect those rights should be concerned.  [More]


CitizenLink
November 1, 2011 

 Washington Post: Obama Administration Deliberately Defunded Bishops Group

by Karla Dial

When the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) lost a federal contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in October for the work it does with sex trafficking victims, many people suspected it was because the Catholic group will not provide or refer for abortions.

On Monday, The Washington Post reported that speculation as a fact.

Citing HHS sources who spoke on condition of anonymity, The Post reported that the USCCB contract was a matter of much discussion — and strife — within HHS before the agency officially adopted a policy giving “strong preference” to grant applicants that would provide or offer referrals for “the full range of legally permissible gynecological and obstetric care.”  [More]

 


 

 

GuelphMercury.com, Oct.13, 2011

Supreme Court declines to hear infanticide cases

OTTAWA— The Supreme Court of Canada has decided not to hear two cases involving infanticide provisions in the Criminal Code.  [More]

Infanticide conviction nets Alberta woman suspended sentence

The Wetaskiwin, Alta., woman convicted of infanticide for killing her newborn son, was given a three-year suspended sentence Friday by an Edmonton Court of Queen's Bench judge.

Katrina Effert was 19 on April 13, 2005, when she secretly gave birth in her parents' home, strangled the baby boy with her underwear and threw the body over a fence into a neighbour's yard.  [More]


 

October 20, 2011 

Parental Rights Vs. Government-School Hijack

by Chad Hills [in a blog on CitizenLink, a Focus on the Family Affiliate]

Parents are furious.

Why?

State governments are usurping parents’ God-given rights, responsibilities and roles in raising their children as they see fit, and to impart family values and morals regarding sexuality to their children. Our children’s morals and values are being hijacked by liberal state officials and schools boards. .  . . .

There seems to be a growing trend to distort sexuality, remove it from the context of man-woman marriage and increasingly sexualize our schools. A constant battle wages between explicit anything-goes-contraceptive-based sex education and abstinence-until-marriage education.  [More]

[Read the whole blog article online at CitizenLink.]


 

The following article from CFPL, the law and public policy blog of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, was published some time ago, but is still relevant:

  Are Anti-Discrimination Policies Bullying Christian Schools and Families?

Across the country, school boards are jumping on the bandwagon to implement equity and sexual orientation policies. Many of the objectives of these policies are laudable. Children should not be bullied, ridiculed, attacked or intimidated under any circumstance, or for any reason, and school boards are right to address it when it occurs.  But what happens when the policies themselves become the bullies?  [More]


 

Teacher watchdog resigns following Star investigation

Kevin Donovan

Oct 5 2011

The teacher in charge of disciplining wayward educators in Ontario has quit his post.

Ontario College of Teachers discipline chair Jacques Tremblay submitted his resignation Wednesday afternoon following a Toronto Star story detailing how he wrote a soft-porn book for teens that featured inappropriate sexual conduct between teachers, students and a senior administrator. . . [More]


Niagara ARPA Group Ordered to Take Down Pro-Life Memorial

(October 5, 2011 - www.ARPACanada.ca) In a grassroots effort to draw attention to the plight of unborn children, a Niagara ARPA group has been threatened with legal action if they 
do not remove a pro-life memorial which they erected to testify to the deaths of over 100,000 unborn children in Canada each year. [More]


Who Are the Supporters of "Out in Schools?"

Perhaps, as we do, you question the judgement of "Out in Schools" (the organization that has been in the news for  publishing a teaching resource with links to sites with sexually explicit pictures and messages).  Perhaps, like us, you have problems with their basic approach and question their being allowed to propagandize youth in the schools.  Then you may be interested to know that some of the organizations that you have trusted are listed as partners or supporters "Out in Schools." 

The TD Bank Group and Vancity are listed on the “Out in Schools” website as “principal partners,” as are Caya, the Fillmore Family Foundation, and –not surprisingly—Xtra, the periodical for homosexuals.  Xtra is also listed as the “media partner.”

[Read more.  Do you recognize the name of an organization you deal with?}

Action plan:  Write to the organizations which you are associated with, and tell them you do not want your money to go (directly or indirectly) to “Out in Schools.”

Out in Schools: Debate . . .

Vancouver Sun blog

Parents who protested a new gay-friendly policy for Burnaby schools last spring said they feared the policy was intended to do more than simply stop bullying. They were worried it might lead to classroom lessons that would offend their traditional values.

Now, some are pointing to a resource called Out in Schools as evidence that their concerns were legitimate. This resource, which has been purchased for use in many Canadian schools (including in Burnaby), includes links to sites with sexually explicit pictures and messages. Some parents find this shocking and have teamed up with conservative activist Kari Simpson to make their concerns known. She claims Out in Schools is not so much an anti-bullying program as an attempt to lure students into sexual activism. . . . .  [More]

Out in Schools deletes link to sex pictures

Since my last post, I’ve received more information about the Out in Schools program offered in many B.C. schools and its link to sexually explicit pictures on the Health Initiative for Men website.

Steve Mulligan, who was the anti-homophobia and diversity mentor for the Vancouver board of education, sent me an email Thursday with this explanation:

“Unfortunately the teacher guide includes an organization [HIM] which at the time of printing was running a program for gay youth. They have since discontinued working with youth and their latest and somewhat controversial campaign is designed only for 18+ gay adults. . . . I have spoken to Ross Johnstone at Out in Schools and they are working to fix the outdated reference. In future the list of resources will likely be online where it can be amended as needed. Teachers in Vancouver will be asked to delete this resource in the manuals, but as it is a teacher guide it wouldn’t be in the hands of students anyway.” 

[More]

“Contacts for Your Out in Schools Concerns"

Will you protest the “Out in Schools” program that has been given access to the schools and so many opportunities to propagandize students in British Columbia? Roadkill Radio has a list of organizations and people to contact to express your concerns.  [Click here for this list.]

 


 

Infanticide conviction nets Alberta woman suspended sentence

CBC News

Posted: Sep 9, 2011

The Wetaskiwin, Alta., woman convicted of infanticide for killing her newborn son, was given a three-year suspended sentence Friday by an Edmonton Court of Queen's Bench judge.

Katrina Effert was 19 on April 13, 2005, when she secretly gave birth in her parents' home, strangled the baby boy with her underwear and threw the body over a fence into a neighbour's yard. . . . .

In her judgment, the judge rejected arguments from the Crown that the single father and the grandparent also face "the same stresses of the mind" as a mother who kills her own baby.

The fact that Canada has no abortion laws reflects that "while many Canadians undoubtedly view abortion as a less than ideal solution to unprotected sex and unwanted pregnancy, they generally understand, accept and sympathize with the onerous demands pregnancy and childrbirth exact from mothers, especially mothers without support," she writes.  [More]

Alberta ProLife comments on this case:

Many pro-lifers have predicted this day would come.  We knew that if it was made legal to abort your child on your due date, then it wouldn't be long until you could strangle your child once delivered. Tragically, the lack of abortion laws in Canada gives room to justify the killing of a human being at any stage of life. When will this end?   

 


[For your information, we pass on this news release, 
received September 12, 2011, from Culture Guard. ]

NEWS RELEASE

For immediate release

 

SCHOOL PORNOGATE!

 Sex activists scam school boards with ‘anti-bullying’ program OUT IN SCHOOLS, luring students to porn sites—and more!

. . . .

Kari Simpson, former Executive Director of the Citizens Research Institute, and now President of Culture Guard—a new national organization that works on behalf of civil, common-sense Canadians—said today: 

“I believe parents will be shocked and righteously angry when they find out what their children have been subjected to.  I hope parents sue their local school boards! I doubt that the OUT IN SCHOOLS ‘Youth Resources’, which direct students to hard-core pornography, including ‘gay’ porn and homosexist propaganda, fits within Section 2 of the School Act, which mandates that ‘the highest morality shall be inculcated’.”

. . . .

A news conference will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 13, 2011 in front of the BC Teachers’ Federation Offices, located at 100-550 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver.

. . . .

[ Read the whole news release.]


 

In the United States:

August 19, 2011, Press Release from Liberty Counsel:

Teacher of the Year Suspended for Facebook Comment Against Same-Sex Marriage

Mount Dora, FL – Jerry Buell, last year’s “Teacher of the Year” at Mount Dora High School, has been suspended from the classroom for a comment he made on his own personal Facebook page, expressing his disapproval of legalized same-s*x marriage in New York. Buell commented that homosexuality is a sin and that seeing two “grooms” kissing on a news story revolted him. School officials received a complaint about Buell’s comment on Tuesday from a 2002 Mount Dora graduate, who was never even in Mr. Buell’s class. The Lake County School District responded by taking away his teaching privileges and reassigning him to administrative duties. Liberty Counsel is representing Buell and demanding that he be immediately reinstated with an apology for violating his First Amendment rights.

Buell has been a teacher for more than 22 years, served as the Social Studies Department Chair at Mount Dora High School, and taught American history and government. Buell has always been open to students, including those who identify as homosexual, about his conservative principles but has never forced his beliefs on anyone. Furthermore, Buell’s students understand he has an open line of communication, which has built a high level of trust in his classes.  [More]


 

 

Your Insurance May Already Cover 'Abortion-Inducing Drugs'

Health and Human Services ruled last week that insurance plans must provide contraception with no copayment.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced last week that beginning next year, all insurance plans must provide a wider range of services to women, including coverage for all Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved contraceptives. These include drugs that pro-life groups call "abortion-inducing drugs." The Southern Baptist Convention's Richard Land called the decision "an abomination."   [More]


U.K.:

 

Two Young Pro-Life Activists in London, England, July, 2011  (BCPTL photo)

"SPUC [The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children] has launched a new campaign called Mayisha, which means "life" in Kiswahili. Mayisha:
  • supports and campaigns for good and ethical maternal healthcare in developing countries
  • challenges the Department for International Development to adopt ethical policies regarding maternal health
  • condemns attempts to hijack maternal health to impose abortion on developing countries rather than deal with the real problems facing mothers."

[from the blog of John Smeaton, SPUC Director]


British Columbia:

 

The Bayne Children are being Returned to Their Parents

The Bayne children are being returned to their parents, Paul and Zabeth.  The following is taken from the August 2, 2011, posting on Facebook by "The Bayne Campaign for Justice."

"[The Baynes'] . . . counsel was able to disclose to them the content of Dr. Conrad Bowden's thorough Parental Capacity Assessment. In brief he found that neither Paul nor Zabeth fit a profile for a child abusive parent. He found them capable of caring for their children and having the stamina, energy, knowledge, skills and commitment to effectively care for their children.

[More]


United States:

ACLU Granted Access to Catholic Charities Lawsuit, Represents Lesbian Couple.

by Catherine Snow
CitizenLink, Aug. 2, 2011

Sangamon County Judge John Schmidt agreed on Monday to let the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois (ALCU) join the highly publicized lawsuit filed by four Catholic Charities agencies against the state.

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services had surprised four Catholic Charities affiliates last month when it chose not to renew their longstanding adoption and foster care contracts. The move could have jeopardized the futures of nearly 2,000 children.

The state’s reason for ending the half-century relationship? Catholic Charities opposes placing children — through adoption or foster care — with unmarried couples, including same-sex couples.    [More]


 

U.S. lawmakers pass amendment supporting blind pro-life Chinese activist after vicious beatings

Peter J. Smith Jul 22, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 22, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A committee of U.S. House lawmakers voted Thursday to recognize the plight of a blind pro-life Chinese activist who has been imprisoned and viciously beaten by authorities for exposing a local program of forced abortions and sterilizations.

The House Foreign Affairs Committee voted unanimously to pass U.S. Rep. Chris Smith’s (R-NJ) amendment to the State Department 2012 appropriation bill, supporting Chen Guangcheng and his wife, who have been punished for Chen’s pro-life activities and are currently under house arrest. Chinese officials have gone so far as to lock down the village where Chen is imprisoned in a bid to keep the human rights activist from communicating awith the outside world.
Chen was arrested in 2006 for exposing evidence of government officials performing 130,000 forced abortions and involuntary sterilizations on women in Linyi County, Shandong Province in a single year.  Time Magazine named him one of “2006’s Top 100 People Who Shape Our World” and he was given the 2007 Magsaysay award, known as Asia’s Nobel Peace Prize.   [More]


 

California Governor signs law mandating "pro-gay" curriculum

Kathleen Gilbert Jul. 15, 2011

SACRAMENTO, July 15, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a move that could have ramifications for curriculum across America, California governor Jerry Brown has signed controversial legislation mandating that public schools teach children about “the role and contributions of” homosexual American historical figures.

The law also forbids materials that “contain any matter reflecting adversely” upon gays on the basis of sexual identification.  [More]


 

NDP’s targeting of ‘ex-gay’ groups a ‘potential attack’ on all Christian charities: Evangelicals

 Jul 12, 2011

OTTAWA, Ontario, July 12, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The New Democrat Party’s unanimously-passed resolution to call on the government to revoke the charitable status of “ex-gay” groups is a “potential attack” on all Christian charitable groups, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada warned Tuesday.

“Should members of the LGBT community who, as the result of personal decision, want to discuss changing their sexual behaviour be told there’s nowhere to go?” asked Don Hutchinson, the EFC’s General Legal Counsel, at the Activate CFPL blog.  “Should religious charities be forbidden from providing support to those who want to converse, seek counselling or change their lifestyle?”  [More]

 


Victory for Evangelical church over ‘hell-raising’ 
gay anarchist group

by Peter Baklinski

July 13, 2011

Lansing, Michigan, July 13, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. District Court of Michigan has awarded victory to an evangelical church in Lansing, Michigan, after it filed suit against a group of self-proclaimed gay “anarchists,” called Bash Back!, over their protest and disruption of a Sunday service.

According to Bash Back!‘s blog, on November 9th, 2008, 30 members of the organization disrupted the most well-attended Sunday service at Mount Hope Church.  [More]


CitizenLink, July 14, 2011

July 14, 2011 
 

Federal Judge Suspends NYC Ordinances Targeting Pregnancy Centers

by Catherine Snow

In the “abortion capital” of the nation, a federal judge offered a surprising rebuke against New York City officials on Wednesday for violating the free speech rights of local pregnancy centers.

The city council had approved in March, by a vote of 39-9-1, a requirement for pregnancy resource centers to post signs and tell clients what services are not offered — specifically abortion and contraception. The ordinance also puts the centers at risk of costly legal action.

Judge William Pauley of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York also granted the pregnancy centers’ request for a temporary injunction — or suspension — from the ordinance.

The judge wrote that the law’s “over-expansiveness is evident from its very language,” and would “upend established free speech protections.  [More]

 


 

Pro-Lifers [Cecelia Von Dehn and Don Spratt] Convicted and Fined for Warning Others of Bubble Zone Law

VANCOUVER, June 20, 2011 (RKRNews) — Two prominent pro-life activists were convicted of violating BC’s infamous “bubble zone” law in provincial court today, but will serve no jail time—and their convictions and sentences will be appealed. Don Spratt was fined $1,000 fine and sentenced to two years’ probation; Cissy von Dehn was sentenced to two years’ probation.  [More]


Parents’ Voice
NEWS RELEASE 

Burnaby parents: Burnaby School Trustees to get a lesson in law and democracy

 BURNABY, June 21, 2011 (Parents’ Voice) — Now that Burnaby Education Board trustees have passed a controversial “anti-homophobia” policy, members of Parents’ Voice vow to expose and expunge the “shameful bully politics of contempt and discrimination” from their local school board.

“It is a bit of an irony and the upmost act of hypocrisy,” says Parents’ Voice member Gordon World, “that Trustees would resort to name-calling – “Homophobes”, “Bigots”… - and blatant acts of discrimination to enforce a so-called Code of Conduct that has nothing to do with respect and everything to do with creating a toxic school environment of intolerance and discrimination.”

[More]

 

NEWS RELEASE from "Parents' Voice'

For release; June 13, 2011


Thousands of BC parents and students join Burnaby petition drive to put ‘Families First’

 
BURNABY, June 13, 2011 — Thousands of BC parents, students and teachers have joined Burnaby's Parents’ Voice movement in a petition drive to place Premier Christy Clark and the BC Government on notice that discrimination against children and violation of parental and religious rights and freedoms will not be tolerated in BC ― even if it is camouflaged as an ‘anti-bullying’ measure.  [More]


Toronto school board: Parents can’t opt kids out of pro-homosexual curriculum

by Patrick B. Craine

  • Wed Jun 08, 2011

TORONTO, Ontario, June 8, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a major attack on parental rights, and a direct violation of the stated policy of the Ontario government, the Toronto District School Board is forbidding parents from opting their kids out of classes treating homosexuality.   [More]

 

 


 

Top gay rights leader: kids of religious families are ‘target demographic’ of anti-‘gay bullying’ ad

Kathleen Gilbert Fri Jun 10, 2011

June 10, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - After the broadcast of a homosexualist advertisement during the family-friendly Fox show American Idol prompted outrage, the founder of the ad campaign has confirmed that such advertisements are intended to promote the message of the gay rights lobby to young children in households that normally wouldn’t support it. One conservative leader has now demanded that Google, Fox, and Disney-Pixar sever their ties with the campaign.Peggy Nance of Concerned Women for America expressed outrage that the Fox network aired an “anti-gay bullying” advertisement, part of the “It Gets Better” campaign, during the extremely popular competition show.

Doubling as an advertisement for Google Chrome, the ad features several Hollywood personalities, and even a character from the popular Disney-Pixar movie series Toy Story, who speak directly to and encourage an audience of young people identifying as homosexual, telling them that “It gets better.”

On her blog, Nance called Fox’s choice of ad placement a betrayal of trust of conservative households everywhere.  [More]

 


 

Hamilton school board ‘religious accommodation’ policy would exclude moral beliefs

Patrick B. Craine  Jun 10, 2011 

HAMILTON, Ontario, June 10, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Christian pro-family activists are denouncing a new Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board “religious accommodation” policy that they say is deliberately designed to allow schools to exclude traditional moral beliefs.

The school board’s ‘Interim Religious Accommodation Guideline’ unjustly discriminates against Christians by re-defining religion to exclude moral beliefs, wrote Jim Enos, president of the Hamilton-Wentworth Family Action Council, in a submission to the board this week.  The board is seeking public input on the policy until June 17th.  [More]

 


 

Burnaby Parents Hold May 24th Rally Over Concerns
 About "Homophobia/Heterosexism" Policy

Parents in Burnaby, British Columbia held another rally on May 24th to express their concerns about the proposed "homophobia/heterosexism " policy proposed for their school district.  

BCPTL members attended, and later the BCPTL president spoke with Kari Simpson and Ron Gray on "Roadkill Radio" about the rally and the issues involved.  

[See BCPTL pictures of the rally and a LifeSite News article on it.]

 


 

Burnaby Parents Concerned About Proposed "Homophobia/Herosexism" Policy Unite 

Burnaby parents who are concerned about their school district's proposed "homophobia/herosexism" policy, have united and posted their concerns on a website entitled "The Parents' Voice.org"  (added to our list of links in the column to the right).  The following news release , taken from that website, makes clear their concern:
[Click to reach the article, posted on this website.]

Please note the  petition that is to be found on "The Parents' Voice.org" website.

 


June 2, 2011, CitizenLink

Federal Legislation Threatens Faith-Based Adoption Agencies  
[in the U. S.]

by Jennifer Mesko

Under a bill sitting in the U.S. House, faith-based adoption agencies would be forced to choose between closing their doors and violating their religious beliefs.

The deceptively titled Every Child Deserves a Family Act would force any group that receives federal aid to place kids in foster families and adoptive families without regard to the sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status of the prospective parents. . . . [More]

 


Premarital sex and greater risk of divorce

By Glenn T. Stanton, Focus Insights,  May 26, 2011

Does premarital sex have practical consequences for future marital happiness?

It’s a question many young people ponder. Even those raised in a belief system that teaches premarital sex is wrong often wonder what practical difference it makes to engage in sex before marriage, beyond the risk of unmarried pregnancy or contracting an infection.  [More]

 


Christian psychotherapist found guilty of professional misconduct for reparative therapy

LONDON, June 1, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Christian psychotherapist may be “struck off” and barred from practicing after a tribunal declared last week that her efforts to help homosexuals leave the “gay lifestyle” was “reckless,” “disrespectful,” “dogmatic” and “unprofessional.”

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) found Lesley Pilkington guilty of professional malpractice after she let her “personal preconceived views about gay lifestyle and sexual orientation … affect her professional relationship in a way that was prejudicial.”

The case against Pilkington was a sting operation conducted by homosexual activist and journalist Patrick Strudwick, who approached her in 2009 asking for help in overcoming his same-sex attraction. Strudwick secretly recorded the conversations in their two therapy sessions and used the recordings to lodge a complaint against Pilkington with the BACP. . . .  [More]

 


 

[We have posted the following two  news releases on our website because we believe they should be of interest to many  of our readers, whether inside or outside Quebec.]

News Release from the EFC

For immediate release from The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada

May 17, 2011

THE EFC TO APPEAR BEFORE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA ON PARENTAL RIGHTS/RELIGIOUS FREEDOM CASE 

OTTAWA – The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) will be presenting oral arguments to the Supreme Court of Canada on May 18, 2011. S.L., et al. v. Commission scolaire des Chênes, et al., a case originating in Quebec, will address the issue of whether parents have the right to choose the kind of education their children will receive, particularly in regard to religious and moral instruction.  
[More]

News Release from the CLF

For Immediate Release from the CHRISTIAN LEGAL FELLOWSHIP

May 17, 2011

CLF TO MAKE ORAL SUBMISSIONS BEFORE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA IN PARENTAL RIGHTS AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM CASE

OTTAWA – On May 18, the Christian Legal Fellowship (CLF) will make oral submissions before the Supreme Court of Canada in S.L., et al. v. Commission scolaire des Chênes, et al., a case originating in Quebec, which will decide parental rights with respect to religious instruction.
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Third International Symposium on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide - Vancouver BC,  - June 3 - 4, 2011.

[We are happy to post this information from an e-mail from Alex Schadenburg of the Euthanasian Prevention Coalition.] 

. . . .

Where:  Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel in beautiful Vancouver British Columbia Canada.  Call 1-877-323-8888 for room rates: $139 for a room; $159 for a suite (let them know that you are attending the Euthanasia Symposium).  Information about the hotel: here

When: Friday, June 3, 2011 at 9 am. - Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 4:30 pm.

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Results of the  April-May, 2011 BCPTL Poll 

Who should have the main decision about how children are educated?

the government: 2%

the teachers' union: 1%

the church: 1%

the parents: 94%

other: 2%  (Note: No indication was given of who these respondents thought
            “other” should be.)

We issue the standard disclaimer that we do not claim scientific accuracy for the results of this poll.  But, though the sampling was small, we do think the results say something about the opinions of the readers of this website.  Unfortunately, although the vast majority of respondents think the parents should have the main decision about how children are educated, parental rights are being  widely ignored and violated.

 


BC public school parents angered at ‘homophobia/heterosexism’ policy


by Rebecca Millette
May 02, 2011 
 
BURNABY, British Columbia, May 2, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Parents of children in the Burnaby School District of British Columbia are angered at efforts by the Board of Education to adopt a “Homophobia/Heterosexism” policy that they say would promote homosexuality and censor all opposition in the public school system. 

Outnumbering supporters by ten to one, over 100 parents concerned parents descended on an April 26 public Board Meeting, where they objected to the new policy, holding signs that read “No to 5.45.” 

“The writers of this draft policy have made a fundamental error,” said presenter-parent George Kovacic. “They have attempted to eliminate discrimination against one group but in doing so, they have simply displaced the discrimination from one group onto other groups.”
[More]

Comment on  this article  made by the editor of this BCPTL website  on the LifeSite News website:
The Burnaby School Board’s policy is not surprising in a province that allowed a agreement in which the provincial government gave unprecedented influence to organizations named by two pro-homosexuality activists.  The influence of homosexualist propaganda is working its way through the province’s educatinal system.  The revision of courses under the Corren Agreement is ongoing and increasingly pervasive.  May I refer to an early review of that Agreement which we have on our BC Parents for Life website at
http://www.bcptl.org/gay.htm#assessment  .  Unfortunately, we see no reason to take back that assessment.


 

[Bathroom Bill to be Back?]

Liberal Hedy Fry vows to sponsor trans bill in next Parliament

. . .
Dale Smith / National / Friday, April 15, 2011


Long-time Liberal incumbent Hedy Fry announced her intention to bring a trans rights bill back under her name in the next Parliament.

 
“It’ll have to get back on the table, and someone has to do it, so I had told them that I would,” Fry says. . . . .  [More]

 


School board to spend $21,500 on homophobia policy

Comox Valley Echo

Published: Friday, April 29, 2011

. . . . 

The Comox Valley School District is investing $21,500 to roll out its new anti-homophobia policy, which encourages schools to create gay-straight alliance clubs and provides extra training for school counselors.   [More]

Burnaby School Board Votes for an Extensive “Anti-Homophobia” Policy  

Unsurprisingly, Xtra, a periodical which bills itself as “Canada’s Gay and Lesbian News,” reports with evident satisfaction the latest Lower Mainland school board “anti-homophobia” policy.   At the same time Xtra cites an activist who regards this extensive policy as “a good start,” and apparently a precursor of further measures in the future.  [More]

 


 

[British Columbia Parents and Teachers for Life is not a religious organization.  We do ". . .support the legitimate rights of parents . . . to deternmine the nature of their chilodren's education," and ". . . seek to have schoools supportive of universally applicable principles of morality" (quotations from "Article 2: Purposes" in our constitution).   The statement which we publish in somewhat abridged form below is important because it  expresses very clearly a viewpoint of a large number of our members and supporters, including many who are not Roman Catholic]

"Holy see statement on ‘sexual orientation’
By Archbishop Silvano Tomasi
Issue: May 2011" [Catholic Insight]

Human sexuality … is not an ‘identity’

 

            Mr. President, The Holy See takes this opportunity to affirm the inherent dignity and worth of all human beings, and to condemn all violence that is targetted against people because of their sexual feelings and thoughts, or sexual behaviours.

 

            We would also like to make several observations about the debates regarding “sexual orientation.”  [More]

 

 


 

Ontario’s big brother is watching you

 by Fr. Alphonse de Valk,  publisher and editor of Catholic Insight

Apr 15, 2011 

Question: Who is this Big Brother?

It is the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC), an extra-judicial body but since 2008-2009 elevated to a new and higher status by Ontario’s Premier Dalton McGuinty.
[More]



The "Defense of Marriage Act"  issue in  the U.S. A.":

Top Attorney Quits Firm to Continue Defense of DOMA

by CitizenLink Staff
Apr. 25, 2011

The bottom line is that former Solicitor General Paul Clement will continue to defend the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) — at a new law firm.

Just a week after the U.S. House of Representatives selected Clement and his firm, King & Spalding, to defend DOMA against multiple challenges in federal court, his law firm dumped the case Monday, saying “the process used for vetting this engagement was inadequate.” [More]

 

A warning of intimidations to come

April 26, 2011 (AlbertMohler.com) - The defense of the Defense of Marriage Act [DOMA] got a little more complicated yesterday as the law firm that the House of Representatives had hired to defend the law withdrew from the case. As The New York Times stated bluntly, the firm dropped the case “amid pressure from gay rights groups.” 
[More]

[For more on DOMA see article "Obama Administration . . . ".]



Homosexual Group GLSEN Yanks Links to Pornographic ‘Gay’ 
Hook-Up Site 

. . . .
Peter LaBarbera, Americans for Truth, www.aftah.org

A Facebook page affiliated with the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) — to support homosexual student clubs and GLSEN’s upcoming activist “Day of Silence” in schools nationwide (Friday, April 15) — was linked for several weeks to a pornographic “gay” hook-up website containing full-frontal nudity and personal ads expressing interest in dangerous homosexual practices popular in the homosexual male subculture.

[More]

BC Teachers’ Federation promotes GLSEN-Sponsored
“Day of Silence” --Scheduled for April 15th

According to the “Day of Silence” website, “. . . the National Day of Silence is a day of action in which students across the country take some form of a vow of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools. Through their activities students can speak out against harassment and organize for change for their schools and communities.”

According to Mission America, on the other hand, “Responsible schools and independent–minded students should refuse any observance of the “Day of Silence” based on its advocacy group ties, exploitative tactics, and non-factual assumptions. . . .” 

On the BC Teachers’ Federation  Social Justice Program Calendar of Events, April 15th is shown as the “Day of Silence.”  According to its website, The BCTF supports provincial student and teacher participation in the Day of Silence project.”  The term “Day of Silence” is one that the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network claims for its own.

The number of British Columbia schools which will have students marking the “Day of Silence” is unknown.

 


April 5, 2011 

 Nuclear Families Healthiest for Children

by Chad Hills, CitizenLink

Traditional  or nuclear families – consisting of two married adults, who are the biological or adoptive parents of all children in the family – are the healthiest family structures for children, according to a recent Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report: 
Family structure and children’s health in the United States: 
Findings from the National Health Interview Survey, 2001–2007 .

As noted in the CDC report, this information is based on seven years of national health survey data that contain numerous child health and access to health care measures for a sample of nearly 84,000 children. Very few nationally representative data sources contain such reliable measures of both family structure and child health.
[See also the "News and Views" page.
 

 


 

Good News: School Choice Celebrates Three Victories [in the U.S.A.]

by CitizenLink Staff, April 12, 2011

School choice advocates are celebrating back-to-back-to-back victories.

On April 4, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the tax-credit scholarship program in Arizona, which allows nearly 30,000 low- and moderate-income students to attend private schools.

Under the program, individuals can receive a 100 percent tax credit for donating up to $500 annually to scholarship-granting organizations. The organizations then award scholarships to students. Just a day after the ruling, the state Senate voted 27-1 to increase the individual donation limit to $750 ($1,500 for couples). The legislation now goes to the governor.  [More]

 


 

April 12, 2011, CitizenLink  

2011-03-10-ts

Pennsylvania, Kansas Work to Regulate Abortion Clinics

by Jennifer Mesko

The Pennsylvania House Health Committee has passed legislation that would regulate abortion clinics as ambulatory surgical facilities.

The bill comes in response to Philadelphia’s “House of Horrors,” an abortion clinic that was shut down last year when investigators discovered grotesque conditions and the remains of preborn babies.  [More]

 

Two More Philadelphia-Area Abortion Clinics Shuttered Following Inspections

by Jennifer Mesko, CitizenLink, Mar. 10, 2011

In early November, two Philadelphia-area abortion clinics closed and the abortionist retired after a state inspection revealed nightmarish conditions at the facilities. Then Pennsylvania officials waited more than three months to say anything about the case.

Only after a drug raid in February 2010 revealed horrific conditions at the Philadelphia abortion clinic of Kermit Gosnell did the state Health Department decide to inspect all of the state’s 22 clinics — for the first time in more than 15 years.
[More
 

 


Pro-life laws work: study

[Readers of the BCPTL website will perhaps be aware that in British Columbia no involvement of parents is legally necessary for teen-agers who have abortions.  Your fourteen-year old daughter (if you have one) can come home having had an abortion as a result of a school-based refererral to an abortion-providing agency, without her parents' consent or counsel or even knowledge, and it is all legal.]

by Kathleen Gilbert

·         Tue Mar 29, 2011

·        

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A new analysis of abortion data across all 50 U.S. states has found solid evidence that legislation intended to reduce abortion, such as parental involvement laws, is effective.

Michael New, Ph.D., an assistant professor of political science at the University of Alabama, recently published the survey entitled “Analyzing the Effect of Anti-Abortion U.S. State Legislation in the Post-Casey Era” in State Politics and Policy Quarterly, the top state politics journal in the country. The study evaluated abortion data from nearly every state over a span of 21 years, from 1985 to 2005, a longer period than nearly any other peer-reviewed study. . . . [More].

 


The Abortion Reality - 40 years later, 15-year-old date rape victim relates her gripping story on RoadKill Radio

March 29, 2011 (RKR News) — For a full hour Tuesday night, RoadKill Radio listeners were gripped by the powerful personal story of a woman—then only a 15-year-old girl—whose life was forever changed by date rape and its abortion aftermath.

Angelina Steenstra of Whitby, Ontario will tell her story again at the University of BC on Thursday, March 31, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., outside the Student Union Building on the North Plaza; and at Simon Fraser University on Friday, April 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the outdoor covered area on the Convocation Mall in the Academic Quadrangle.  [More]

 


 

An Apple a day keeps ex-gays away

March 30, 2011
WorldNetDaily

By Christopher Doyle
© 2011 

. . .Turns out some are still threatened by the fact that people can change from gay to straight. So, rather than debate, reason and perform the necessary research to prove their point, perpetrators of viewpoint discrimination use another strategy: defame, intimidate and remove all others' views except their own.  [More]


 

I stand before you accused of mischief’: Arrested pro-lifer speaks out in court

by John-Henry Westen

  • Mon Mar 28, 2011 

Mary Wagner

TORONTO, March 28 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After spending 48 days in jail, pro-life activist Mary Wagner stood trial today for offering assistance to distressed pregnant women in the vestibule of a Toronto abortion facility.  Wagner represented herself in court, reading a statement in what one witness called “a little bit of history being made.”

While the crown argued that the abortion facility should have a right to operate their business without interference from Wagner, in her statement of defense Wagner concentrated on the plight of unborn children and their mothers. [More]

 


 

Changing infanticide law up to MPs: court

A spokeswoman for Rob Nicholson, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, left the door open for a review of infanticide but declined to specifically address the issue.

Adrian Humphreys, National Post · Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2011

A young mother who “did not take well to motherhood” and killed two of her four children three years apart has avoided significant punishment after “infanticide” was upheld as a defence, even when evidence points to murder. The only way out, the Ontario Court of Appeal said Wednesday in a landmark ruling, was for Parliament to revisit a law the Crown prosecutor suggested was outdated and unsound.   [More]

 


 

President Obama’s Support Emboldens Same-Sex Marriage Activists

Posted by Jennifer Mesko on CitizenLink, Mar. 2, 2011

On Feb. 23, the Obama administration announced it no longer will defend the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in court.

About 30 minutes later, the two attorneys who have sued to overturn California’s marriage-protection amendment cited the president’s decision in a request to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that it immediately allow same-sex marriages in the state. Some marriage advocates are questioning whether the president and the attorneys were working in tandem.  [More]

 


 

Ontario Government Equity Policy

 [from a REAL Women  of Canada e-mail alert dated March 2, 2011]

The Ontario government has provided an “Equity and Inclusive Education Policy (EIE)” which it requires all publicly funded school boards, both public and Catholic, to implement.

Disguised as an anti-bullying strategy and a way to end racism and sexism, the government’s equity policy goes beyond these goals.  All individual school board equity policies are expected to recognize sexual orientation as grounds for non-discrimination.  The education ministry also suggests that schools celebrate Gay Pride events, use texts by homosexual authors and promote gay-straight alliance student clubs.  [More]


 

The March 2, 2011, ruling on the Bayne case:  The children are not coming home
--at least not for six months.

[From the blog "GPS":]

They are NOT coming home. The three children, Kent (6), Baden (5) and Bethany (3) who have been in foster care for the past three years and four months and visiting with their parents for a few hours each week are not coming home to stay - to live. At least not for the foreseeable future.
In a 40 page judgement, Judge Thomas Crabtree has concluded by granting a Continuing Custody Order for a period of 6 (six) months.  [More]

 


 

As U.S. groups rush to aid baby Joseph, 
lawyers seek to broker deal

Patrick B. Crane, Febh. 24, 2011

LONDON, Ontario, February 24, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The family of dying one-year-old Joseph Maraachli, whose hospital is seeking to remove his life support against his parents’ wishes, announced this afternoon that their lawyer is working to broker a deal with the hospital.
[More]


Bernard Nathanson, rest in peace

Father Raymond J. de Souza, National Post · Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011

Perhaps the most influential graduate of McGill's medical school spent more than 30 years trying to undo what he had done. Dr. Bernard Nathanson, who died on Tuesday, at 84, graduated from McGill in 1949, and returned to practice obstetrics and gynecology in his native New York.

In 1968 he cofounded the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws (now called the National Abortion Rights Action League), and became a leading campaigner for the unlimited abortion licence in New York and across America. When New York repealed its abortion laws in 1970, he became director of the world's largest abortion clinic. By his own estimate he was responsible for some 75,000 abortions over the next decade, performing 5,000 of them himself. During that period he personally aborted his own child, after impregnating his mistress.

But by 1979, convinced by ultrasound technology that abortion was the destruction of an innocent human life, he stopped doing abortions and became a pro-life activist. . . . [More].


Gibbons case going to Supreme Court

by Tony Gosgnach

TORONTO, February 22, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Linda Gibbons has spent long years over the past decade and a half in dank prison cells that, as she said recently, sometimes dip below 10C in temperature. But a development out of Ottawa has given her hope that some measure of justice might finally be served.

The Supreme Court of Canada has decided that it will hear an appeal filed by her lawyer seeking to overturn an Ontario Court of Appeal decision reinstating her criminal conviction on a charge of disobeying a court order.    [More]

 


 

Stop the anti-Christian witchhunt on campus

National Post editorial board  February 11, 2011

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) — which describes itself as Canada’s “national voice for academic staff” — says it has investigated four small Christian colleges and universities in the past 18 months because it wants parents to know what kind of institutions their sons and daughters might attend. In other words, we are told, there is nothing nefarious in the 65,000-member union’s action. It is merely performing a valuable public service.

This is disingenuous nonsense. The CAUT is on a thinly disguised anti-Christian witch hunt. There is no other way to describe it.  [More]

 


Obama administration will no longer defend DOMA

 CBS News online, Feb. 23, 2011

President Obama has instructed the Justice Department to no longer defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, the legal prohibition on federal recognition of same-sex marriages.

Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement that the  department will stop defending the policy because it has now been challenged in the Second Circuit, "which has no established or binding standard for how laws concerning sexual orientation should be treated."

[Click here to read the whole article on CBS News.]

. . . Obama Administration Bails on Defense of Marriage

 

Posted by Jennifer Mesko [on CitizenLink ]

With Congress out of town for the week, President Obama took the opportunity today to announce that his Department of Justice (DOJ) has decided to stop defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in court.

He says that DOMA, which defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman, is unconstitutional. DOMA was passed overwhelmingly by Congress in 1996, signed into law by President Clinton and has been upheld as constitutional in various courts over the years. Legal challenges to DOMA are pending in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York.

“The Obama administration has been sabotaging DOMA litigation from the outset,” legal analyst Ed Whelan writes at NationalReview.com. “Today’s action at least has the modest virtue of bringing that sabotage out into the open.”   [More]

 


Kansas Travesty: 249 child-age abortions over 3 years, just four sex abuse reports--Kline Hearings

Peter Smith

 Feb 24, 2011

KOPEKA, Kansas, February 24, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Evidence entered into the Phill Kline ethics trial Wednesday revealed that state agencies had received reports of 249 abortions on children under the age of 15 years old between 2001-2003, but that abortion providers, who are mandatory reporters, had sent in only four reports of child sexual abuse.
[More]

 


 

Compassionate Healthcare Network Link Posted

A link to the website of the Compassionate Healthcare Network has been posted on this website.  (See the column on the far right of this page.)  The CHN, founded by Cheryl Eckstein, provides "online research data and original articles pertaining to euthanasia, assisted suicide, disability, and palliative care."It opposes "all programs, policies and perspectives which may threaten or weaken the physical existence of any person  who is sick, disabled, or infirm, dying, or otherwise medically at risk."


MTV's Obsession with Child Abuse   

Posted by Jim_Dalyon Focus on the Family's Finding Home,  21-Jan-2010

. . . . Twenty-eight years later, MTV is still pushing the envelope, farther and more disturbingly than ever before. Their newest hit, “Skins,” is drawing fire from nearly every corner, not just conservative-minded people. At issue is the fact that scenes of the program seem pretty clearly to violate federal child pornography statues. . . . .
[More]


. . . School cancels cross-dressing day

By TERRY DAVIDSON, QMI Agency
Jan. 20, 2011

TORONTO - Attention all kindergarten to Grade 8 students: Cross-dressing day is now cancelled.  

King City Public pull pulled the plug on the "Opposite Gender Day," when kids as young as six would be allowed to come to school dressed as the opposite sex, following an outcry from parents.  [More]

 


 

Doctor Charged in Newborns’ Killings

A 69-year-old Philadelphia doctor who performed abortions was charged by prosecutors on Wednesday with the murder of seven newborns who were killed with scissors and of a female patient who died of an overdose of anesthetics.  [More]

 


Canadian Catholic school board ‘bullied’ into scrapping pro-family policy

by Patrick B. Craine

·         Wed Jan 19, 2011

HALTON, Ontario, January 19, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Dozens of homosexual activists flooded the Halton Catholic District School Board offices Tuesday evening as trustees voted 6-2 under heavy pressure and intimidation to scrap a pro-family equity policy that sought to ensure that only Catholic moral teachings on sexuality would be presented in board schools.

The policy, which was passed by the previous board in November as part of the equity and inclusive education strategy mandated by the Ontario government, had been praised for including explicit wording to prevent instruction that undermines Catholic teaching on homosexuality.

But it came under heavy fire in recent weeks through a campaign focused against their ban on gay-straight alliances (GSAs). That campaign included numerous national news stories centered around interviews with homosexual activists, and even a condemnation from homosexual celebrity blogger Perez Hilton.

[To read the whole story, go to LifeSiteNews.]   

 

Catholic school board [committee] votes to [recommend move to] abandon Catholic teaching on homosexuality

Patrick B. Craine

Wed Jan 12, 2011

HALTON, Ontario, January 12, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - After pressure from homosexual activists, a committee of the Halton Catholic District School Board voted Tuesday night to recommend the scrapping of a policy that required schools to be faithful to Church teaching in the area of homosexuality.

In a 6-2 vote, the committee - composed of all nine trustees - recommended the rescinding of the current equity policy, which had won praise from pro-family groups . . . . [More]

[For background on the above article, see the two articles immediately below, the second of the two being the first posted.]

. . .Ontario Catholic board voting [on move] to repeal ban 
on homosexual clubs .
. .

Patrick B. Craine

HALTON, Ontario, January 11, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The homosexual activist recently elected as a trustee to the Halton Catholic District School Board has launched a campaign to overturn the board’s new equity policy, which had won praise from pro-family groups for its explicit protections of Catholic teaching.  [More]
[For background, see article below entitled "Catholic board bans gay-straight alliances."]

the spec.com  
Cynthia Vukets and Louise Brown

Tue., Jan 11 2011

 Catholic board bans gay-straight student alliances

  A controversial new ban on gay-straight student clubs by the Halton Catholic District School Board has sparked outrage from human rights groups, a thumbs-down from celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, a Facebook protest petition and a promise from a newly elected Catholic trustee to fight the move.  [More]

 

 


In the gay marriage debate, stop playing the hate card

The Washington Post   (online)

By Matthew J. Franck

Friday, December 17, 2010

In the debates over gay marriage, "hate" is the ultimate conversation-stopper. . . . 

Clearly a determined effort is afoot, in cultural bastions controlled by the left, to anathematize traditional views of sexual morality, particularly opposition to same-sex marriage, as the expression of "hate" that cannot be tolerated in a decent civil society. The argument over same-sex marriage must be brought to an end, and the debate considered settled. Defenders of traditional marriage must be likened to racists, as purveyors of irrational fear and loathing. Opposition to same-sex marriage must be treated just like support for now long-gone anti-miscegenation laws. . . . .

[More]


 

They'll have to fire me': Sask[atchewan] marriage official

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 
CBC News

A Saskatchewan marriage commissioner says the government will have to fire him if it expects him to perform same-sex marriages.

Larry Bjerland of the east-central Saskatchewan community of Rose Valley said he was "very disappointed" by a Saskatchewan Court of Appeal opinion Monday dealing with proposed changes to the Marriage Act.  [More]

 


Canadian Supreme Court embryo ruling will lead to more deaths say pro-life groups

Patrick B. Craine

Wed Dec 22

OTTAWA, Ontario, December 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A Supreme Court of Canada decision Wednesday morning threatens to result in the destruction of even more embryonic children, say pro-life groups, as the high court decided to give control of the creation, destruction, and manipulation of human embryos to the provinces.

In a 4-4-1 decision, the Supreme Court upheld in part the Quebec government’s constitutional challenge against the federal Assisted Human Reproduction Act, ruling that key sections intrude on the provinces’ jurisdiction over health.

The Act, passed in 2004, regulates the artificial reproduction industry, and bans such activities as creating animal-human hybrids, human cloning, sex selection prior to implantation, and paying for surrogacy, sperm, and eggs.

Today’s decision left these bans in place, but the provinces will now have jurisdiction over the handling of human “reproductive material” - including licensing for how it is obtained, stored, destroyed, imported, exported, and manipulated.

The provinces are also given control over the issuing of licenses for embryonic research.  As well, the court struck down a section governing transgenic manipulation, which is the combining of genomes from humans and non-human animals. This is different from the creation of hybrids.

The Supreme Court was deeply divided, with four justices upholding the Act, four favoring provincial jurisdiction, and one striking a middle way.    [More]



Toronto pro-lifer arrested, reporter’s camera seized

Patrick B. Craine

Thu Dec 23

TORONTO, Ontario, December 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Pro-life witness Mary Wagner was arrested again by Toronto police this morning as she spoke to women waiting to obtain abortions.  One of the officers seized a reporter’s video camera, deleted its contents, and refused to identify himself.  [More]


 

Bill for Roxanne's Law Defeated

From a December 15, 2010, e-mail from Campaign Life Coalition:

Despite the hard-fought and courageous work of MPs like Rod Bruinooge, plus many pro-life groups and some religious leaders, Roxanne's Law (i.e. Bill C-510) was defeated in a vote of 97-178.

We thank all of you who contacted your member of parliament and urged them to vote in favour of this bill to protect pregnant women and their unborn children from abortion coercion.

To learn more about the vote and to watch a video showing the MPs standing and voting YEA or NAY, visit our special web page .

BCPTL Editor's Note:  

To see how individual members of parliament voted on Bill 510, click here.


 

Transgender Bill C-389 Proceeds to Third Reading and Debate

 [a December 13, 2010 alert from Real Women of Canada]

The controversial Bill C-389 protecting Gender Identity and Gender Expression in the Canadian Human Rights Act i.e. to protect the transgendered and transsexuals, was fast tracked through the House of Commons.  There was only one objection to the bill at second reading on June 10, 2010.  The bill was then pushed through the Justice Committee without hearing any witnesses or carrying out the customary clause by clause review (see REAL Women Alerts dated November 9 and November 17, 2010).

Although this bill was not supposed to come up for a vote until February, NDP MP Bill Siksay who introduced it, traded places with another NDP MP's bill, and as a result, the transgendered bill came forward to the House of Commons on December 8.

 Usually at this stage, a bill goes forward with unanimous consent, but the Conservatives instead opted to force a vote.  The bill, however, passed 143 to 131 in the House of Commons at this report stage. That is, the only substantial opposition came from the Conservative MP's who voted overwhelmingly against this deliberately vague bill. Only 3 Liberal MP's voted against it – Jim Karygiannis (Scarborough-Agincourt), Dan McTeague (Pickering-Scarborough East) and Alan Tonks (York South-Weston). We are disappointed that 5 Conservative MP's voted in favour of the bill – Lawrence Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs), Sylvie Boucher (Beauport-Limoilou), Shelly Glover (Saint Boniface), Gerald Keddy (South Shore-St. Margaret’s) and James Moore (Port Moody, Westwood Port Coquitlam). Notable abstentions were Conservative MP's Dana Cadman (Surrey North), Lisa Raitt (Halton) and Lee Richardson (Calgary Centre), and Liberal MP John MacKay (Scarborough-Guildwood).

The next stage, debate and third reading in the House of Commons, will probably occur in late February or early March of 2011.   [More]


 

Heather Stilwell, Remembered 
as a Strong Pro-Life Defender of Children

Heather Stilwell was a founding member of Surrey-Delta Pro-Life in British Columbia and president of both provincial and Canadian pro-life organizations.  She became widely known as a school trustee when she, along with others on Surrey School Board, took as stand against designating  as teaching materials certain pro-homosexuality books for primary children.  Her general interest in education shown by her diligence as a school trustee, along with her staunch defence of the principles she believed in, earned her the widespread respect of those who knew her.  Heather passed away after a long bout of illness on December 3rd (2010).  She is survived by her husband Bill, eight children, and a number of grandchildren.  

In November of this year, Heather was given a standing ovation at the International Pro-Life Conference in Ottawa when she was given the annually-awarded Mother Theresa Award.   (See the article from LifeSite News, entitled "Long-Time 
Canadian Pro-Life Heroine, Heather Stilwell, Honoured in Ottawa.
")

 


U.S.A.:

University: Dump Christian beliefs 
on homosexuality, or else
Demands student get re-educated, attend 'pride' event

By Drew Zahn

Augusta State University graduate student Jen Keeton alleges school officials demand she be re-educated in morality, giving her the choice of giving up her Christian beliefs on homosexuality or being expelled from the school's counseling program.  
. . . .
[More]

 

Vote on Canada’s abortion coercion bill bumped up to Dec. 15th

·         

by Patrick B. Craine  Nov. 25, 2010

MP Rod Bruinooge is the sponsor of Roxanne's Law. (Photo: Steve Jalsevac/LSN)

OTTAWA, Ontario, November 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The vote on the Canadian bill seeking to criminalize abortion coercion, which was initially pushed back to February, is now set for December 15th. [More]

 


Study: 18% of Vancouver gay men have HIV

·         Patrick B. Craine

·         VANCOUVER, British Columbia, November 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The authors of a new government-sponsored study are calling for increased condom distribution after finding that 18% of homosexual men in Vancouver are infected with HIV.

The study, organized by the Public Health Agency of Canada and several provincial health organizations, found that there are 150-190 new HIV cases among homosexual men in B.C. each year, and 1,800 homosexual men were infected in the last decade. . . . . 

Because only those who frequent Vancouver’s homosexual venues were surveyed, the researchers admitted that there is a potential the sample is biased.  They also pointed out that their figures are estimates, and may vary by a few percentage points.

The Canadian study comes as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control released a new report this week on sexually transmitted diseases showing that syphilis and Chlamydia are rising, especially among homosexual men.


See the ManCount report here.

See the CDC report here

[More]


No end in sight to Gibbons court odyssey

·         TORONTO, Ontario, November 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The production of a startling new document has further delayed an already long overdue trial for Linda Gibbons on a charge of disobeying a court order that has kept her imprisoned for almost two years. . . . . .  [More]

 


UN Partners With NGOs to Push Abortion in Africa


By Samantha Singson,  C-Fam, Nov. 24, 2010

ACCRA, GHANA, November 25 (C-FAM) Earlier this month, a UN office partnered with abortion heavyweights to push for widespread legal abortion at a conference in Ghana, Africa.

Conference participants insisted that access to “safe and legal abortion” is central to reducing maternal mortality, and attacked organized religion and restrictive laws as being obstacles to preventing maternal deaths. . . . .  [More


 

Francis Schaeffer on Education

[We think Francis Schaeffer's comments given here are--as Schaeffer indicated-- relevant not only to Christian schools but to other independent  schools that are not specifically Christian.]

 From a speech given in 1982... 

Now, moving from public schools to private schools, what is the priority? Notice I am not saying Christian schools, but all private schools, including Christian schools. If you are really going to do something here, you have to think larger than your own interest. What we must do in the private schools, including the Christian schools, is to stand against those who have done so much to ruin our public schools in not allowing them to get a hold on the private schools, and specifically, the Christian schools, through a control of the curriculum. What we should be doing is struggling to see that the Christian school's curriculum is not controlled by those who have with their world view ruined the public schools. . . .  [More]

 


 

[We are happy to pass on this message from ARPA.  We urge you to make your views of Bill C-389 known to your Member of Parliament.]

New Easy Mail Letter: Bill C-389 - the "Bathroom Bill"

Many of you were rightly concerned when reading about the swift passage of Bill C-389 through the Justice Committee on November 2nd. Put forward by NDP MP Bill Siskay, the legislation aims to add yet another group to the list of "prohibited grounds of discrimination" in the Canadian Human Rights Act. This time the group isn't even based on any sort of objective criteria but rather targets any discrimination based on "gender expression" and "gender identity." If it passes, it is likely that similar legislation will make its way through each of the provinces.

The consequences of moving in this direction are dangerous and unpredictable. If we see a man in a women’s public washroom, we rightly are concerned. But when the law recognizes this man based on how he “feels” he should be recognized (perhaps a woman), what assurance is there that the public can ever go into a public washroom with confidence that only people of their sex will be there?  .. . . [More]

 

Leaders Pledge to Stop Bill C-389 From Exposing Our Children to Perverts

 By Dr. Charles McVety  Wednesday, November 10, 2010 in 
Canada Free Press online

Private Member’s Bill C-389 - An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (gender identity and gender expression) is on the verge of becoming law.  If passed, it will add these terms to the list of identifiable groups listed in sections 318 and 718.2(a)(i) of the criminal code and the Canadian Human Rights Act. . . . . [More]

 

RED ALERT: 'Scary' Canadian Transgender Anti-Discrimination Bill Sails Thru Committee

By Patrick B. Craine

OTTAWA, Ontario, November 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A private members bill that would criminalize discrimination based on “gender identity” and “gender expression” sailed through a parliamentary committee this week with no amendments, leaving pro-family advocates deeply concerned that the bill will pass when it comes up for a vote perhaps as early as December.

Jim Hughes, national president of Campaign Life Coalition, today called on all people of good will to alert their MPs to the grave concerns and “legal nightmares” at stake in this bill, warning, for example, that it will lead to male cross-dressers and drag queens having the legal right to use female bathrooms.  [More]

Earlier, from LifeSite News, Juune 11, 2010

"Transexual Protection Bill Passes Second Reading in Canadian Parliament:"
". . . . 

At both readings, a number of MPs from the opposition parties - the Liberals, NDP, and Bloc Quebecois - rose to support the bill, but representatives from the Conservatives opposed it.

Daniel Petit, parliamentary secretary for the Minister of Justice, said Tuesday that the amendments proposed "are useless and unclear."  "Transsexuals are already protected against discrimination based on sex under the Canada Human Rights Act, a federal law," he said, noting that "the courts have upheld the validity of discrimination complaints filed by transsexuals."

He added that human rights tribunals "already protect transsexuals against discrimination in employment and services."

Given that "trans" individuals are already protected, Petit continued, "what [Siksay] really seems to be proposing is therefore rather symbolic."

Further, because the terms in the bill are not defined, he said, "we cannot be sure of the meaning of 'gender expression' and how it might be interpreted by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal and the courts."

"The legal consequences may be complex and unpredictable," he added. . . . .

 

Nov. 16,2010

Bill C-389: The EFC Opposes Proposed "Gender Identity" Amendment to Human Rights Act



European Parliament wants EU countries to recognise existing same-sex unions

The European Parliament's Intergroup on LGBT Rights
November 23rd, 2010

On Tuesday the European Parliament reaffirmed that the effects of civil documents (birth and death certificates, marriage certificates, etc.) must remain the same throughout the European Union. This implies that all couples, including same-sex couples in marriages or civil partnerships must retain their rights in all EU countries.
. . . .  [More]

 


Burial missed an opportunity to provide a teaching moment to the public about the horrific nature of abortion and the value of human life.

 

Elkton, Maryland - Pretty much everything about their short lives was secret. On Monday morning, November 15, 2010, the remains of 34 aborted babies were secretly buried in an Elkton cemetery three months after police discovered them in a storage freezer during a raid on the secret abortion clinic where their lives secretly ended.

 

[More]



 

Identifying Parents' Rights in the Education System

The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada has published online a paper entitled "Hands Up!: Identifying Parents' Rights in the Education System: A Discussion Paper on Understanding the Rights and Responsibilities of Parents, Children, Educational Institutions and Government."  You can access this paper here.  

[This item is also posted on the "Help for Parents" page of this BCPTL website.] 

 


 

New Link Posted: to MassResistance

The website of a Massechusets-based organization countering homosexualist activism offers an insight into the view from East Coast of the United States.  We have now provided a link (two columns over) to this informative website.

 


Michigan Teacher Reprimanded in ’Free Speech’ Flap

by Kilian Melloy
Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010
edge, Boston, Massechusets

A Michigan teacher has been accused of bullying students in an incident sparked by the teacher himself wearing a purple shirt in a gesture of support toward gay students who suffer at the hands of bullies.

Jay McDowell, a teacher at Howell High School in Livingston, Mich., wore the shirt to class on Oct. 20, a day on which supporters were encouraged to wear purple in solidarity with bullied GLBT youth, a Nov. 2 Daily Press & Argus story reported. When a student asked about the garment, McDowell explained its significance, and set off an argument between himself and two students that led to one student being sent out of the classroom. . . . .[More]


 

Paraguay Rejects Homosexualist 'Youth Rights' Agreement

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America Correspondent

PARAGUAY, November 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Despite heavy pressure from international organizations and the nation's media, the Chamber of Deputies of Paraguay has refused to ratify the "Iberoamerican Convention on the Rights of Youth," a document that grants a panoply of controversial "rights" to anyone from the ages of 15 to 24. . . . .  [More]

 


 

Assisted Suicide Ad by Australia's 'Dr. Death' Set to Air 
in New Zealand

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski

AUCKLAND, November 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A video promoting assisted suicide by Dr. Philip Nitschke, Australia's "Dr. Death," has been approved for broadcast by the New Zealand Commercial Approvals Bureau (CAB).. . . . [More]

 


 

Britain Needs Informed Consent Laws to Lower Abortion Rates: Pro-Abortion MP

By Hilary White

LONDON, November 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Britain’s abortion rate could be lowered with the adoption of laws requiring women to be given full information as to the effects of abortion, a British MP said earlier this month. Nadine Dorries, the MP for Mid Bedfordshire, believes abortion should remain legal, but has campaigned consistently for more restrictions. . . . . [More]


 

We have received the following press release regarding an important new campaign:

For Immediate Release

New Campaign Challenges the Assault on Freedom 
by Canada’s Human Rights Commissions and Tribunals

(Vancouver) November 9, 2010: As Canada prepares to remember those who paid the supreme sacrifice for our freedom, a grassroots campaign has been launched today to protect this freedom from an unlikely source; our country’s human rights commission and tribunals. . . .   [More]

[See, in the last column to the right on this web-page, the link to the website for this campaign.  The heading is "Humanrightscommissions.ca."]


 

Canadian researchers transform skin into blood

Tom Blackwell, National Post · Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010

When scientists at Hamilton’s McMaster University noticed that a petri dish full of long, thin skin cells now also had a quite different occupant — distinctive, round blood cells — they suspected they were on to something big.

The researchers’ hunch, it seems, was dead on. . . . .  [More]

 


 

Long-Time Canadian Pro-Life Heroine, Heather Stilwell, Honoured in Ottawa

By Patrick B. Craine

OTTAWA, Ontario, November 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Hundreds of pro-life supporters honoured a long-time Canadian pro-life heroine with an extended and moving standing ovation on Friday night at the International Pro-Life Conference in Ottawa, Ontario.

"I will fight abortion until the day I die," declared Heather Stilwell, one of Canada's major pro-life leaders for the last 30 years, as she was recognized with LifeCanada's annual Mother Teresa Award.  The devoted mother of eight made a heroic trip from British Columbia to Ottawa for the conference despite her frail health. 

 [More --text and pictures]

 



Board to ask students if they are gay [in Ontario]

 Survey also seeks data on religion, family makeup

By Matthew Pearson, The Ottawa Citizen,
November 4, 2010

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board will ask students and their parents probing questions about home life, religious affiliation and sexual orientation as part of a census to be conducted this month.

The board will survey the parents of students from junior kindergarten to Grade 6, while students in Grades 7 to 12 will be asked to complete the survey on their own. . . . .[More]

 



UN Agency Promotes Sex Ed From Birth

By Terrence McKeegan, J.D.

[C-Fam, , 4, 2010]

NEW YORK, November 4 (C-FAM) Promoting sex education to the youngest of the young has drawn harsh criticism to a UN agency and its interpretation of age-appropriate education.  . . . .  [More]

 


The following analysis of U.S. election results is from CitizenLink.]
Nov. 3, 2010

Voters Speak Loud and Clear; Change Course

Posted by Catherine Snow

From coast to coast, the message voters sent was loud and clear: Change course. . . . .

REDEFINING ‘CHANGE’

Pundits seem to agree: President Obama’s signature issue – the nationalization of health care – proved to be the downfall for Democrats.  By midnight on the East Coast, at least 30 pro-abortion Democrats were replaced by pro-life Republicans in the House.

Tea Party candidates also fared well across the country.

Nevertheless, key Democrats in Congress – including Sen. Barbara Boxer of California, Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada – withstood the onslaught and held onto their seats.

MARRIAGE

Marriage still remains in the balance after a historic Republican wave over the nation.

On a troubling note, two pivotal governorships remained in the hands of pro-same-sex marriage Democrats. Liberal Democrat Attorney General Jerry Brown won the California governorship, beating out Republican Meg Whitman.  New Hampshire Democrat Gov. John Lynch won his re-election bid, despite his signing same-sex marriage into law, which he once opposed.

With more than 90 percent of precincts reporting, three Iowa Supreme Court justices – who forced same-sex marriage on the state– are likely to lose their retention bids. This would be the first time Supreme Court justices have lost their retention votes since 1962 when the current merit-selection system was put in place.

There also appeared to be titanic shifts in state legislatures, including New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Indiana. This will prove keenly important in the ongoing defense of marriage. . . .  
[The selection immediately above is an excerpt from an article on the CitizenLink website]


Homosexual Conference for Youth Held in Surrey, British Columbia
[re-titled; excerpt from article in Xtra online, Oct. 23, 2010]
[Xtra is a homosexual magazine.]

More than 70 teachers, students, graduates, parents and allies took over the Tamanawis Secondary School cafeteria for the second Dare to Stand Out Conference on Friday.
[More]

 


 

From the website of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institution:
October 28, 2010

Countries Slam Attempts to Create New “Right” to Sexual Education at UN

By Samantha Singson

[Note:  Canada is cited as being among the supporters of the document advocating the "right."]

New York, October 28 (C-FAM) - Angry delegates took to the UN floor this week to denounce a report that promotes a new human right to explicit sexual education for young children.

[More]

 


 

"Supreme Court to hear gay sex discrimination case"

 
 

OTTAWA — In a case that will consider whether you can love a person but hate what they do, the Supreme Court agreed Thursday to weigh in on whether it violates human rights laws against discrimination based on sexual orientation to disparage gay sex.

The appeal is expected to reach the court within the next year or so after a three-judge panel accepted an appeal application from the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission. . . . .

[More]

 


 

First Debate on Canada’s "Roxanne's Law" (Bill Against Coercive Abortion) Set for Monday

[title changed from LifeSite's]
October 27, 2010

By Patrick B. Craine

OTTAWA, Ontario, October 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “Roxanne’s Law,” the Canadian private members bill that seeks to criminalize the coercion of pregnant women into obtaining abortions, is slated for its first hour of debate this Monday, November 1st.  [More]

 


 

Top court agrees to study up on Quebec schools' religion course

 
 

The Gazette

OTTAWA — In a case that will test the rights of Quebec parents in the education of their children, the Supreme Court of Canada will consider whether students can opt out of the province's mandatory course on ethics and religious culture. . . .   

[More]

 


 

Day 34 of 40 Days for Life: 445 saved … One Week Left!

[News via LifeSiteNews.com ]

Commentary by Shawn Carney, 40 Days for Life

October 25th, 2010 (40DaysforLife.com) - How many more lives will be saved this fall?

This is the last week of the campaign and a wild week for me — I go to Southern California before closing this fall’s campaign at the site of one of the largest abortion facilities in the world — the Planned Parenthood in Houston, Texas.

The number of babies God has saved in response to your prayers during this 40 Days for Life campaign is now 445 — that we know of. Please keep praying and fasting!

Here are some of the great stories I’ve received from local 40 Days for Life volunteers. . . .
 [More]

 


Few Canadians know rules on abortion, poll finds

 By Katherine Laidlaw, National Post August 4, 2010


The Supreme Court struck down the the abortion law in 1988, on a challenge from Dr. Henry Morgentaler. The court ruled it to be contrary to the Charter and too intrusive. Since then there has been virtually no meaningful debate over abortion law in Canada.

Picture above: Henry Morgentaler

Two-thirds of Canadians do not know that Canada has no abortion law, according to a new poll that indicates Canadians are woefully misinformed about a landmark ruling in the country’s history.  [More]

 


 

Case illustrates legal, ethical minefield of surrogate births

 

When a British Columbia couple discovered the fetus their surrogate mother was carrying was likely to be born with Down syndrome, they wanted an abortion. The surrogate, however, was determined to take the pregnancy to term, sparking a disagreement that has raised thorny questions about the increasingly common arrangements.  [More]


 

Teen Suicide is a Complex Issue

Posted by Candi Cushman on CitizenLink, Oct. 5, 2010

Tragically, there have been several heartbreaking reports of young people taking their own lives in recent weeks. The national media has rushed to report these cases with dramatic headlines and quick summaries. National gay activists groups have been equally quick to link the recent tragedies to their own goals, through rapidly issued press releases.

The Human Rights Campaign—the nation’s largest homosexual advocacy group—for instance, issued a statement calling on “Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to speak out immediately to push every school in the nation to implement anti-bullying policies inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity,” and calling for use of its own Welcoming Schools curriculum in elementary schools.

But respected researchers and experts on the issue of suicide have long warned that oversimplified, sensationalized and snap-judgment reporting of the issue can actually have a detrimental impact. This was the concern raised by experts at a conference on the issue of suicide at the University of St. Thomas in Houston this past weekend, who wanted people to understand that “taking one’s life often is the result of multiple issues.”

Likewise, several scientific, medical and research organizations—including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Mental Health— have issued recommendations calling for socially responsible reporting about suicide. . . . .

[More, including links to  "Focus on the Family online resources designed to help families recognize trouble signs among teens who may be depressed or having suicidal thoughts]


 U.S. Pro-Life Student Group Defends Arrested Canadian 
Pro-Life 'Heroes'

By Kathleen Gilbert

ARLINGTON, Virginia, October 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - An American organization of pro-life students has expressed solidarity with a group of Canadian students arrested Monday morning for setting up a display against abortion on the campus of Carleton University in Ottawa.

Ruth Lobo, James Shaw, Nicholas MacLeod, and Craig Stewart were joined by Zuza Kurzawa from Queen’s University in Ontario. All five were taken into custody by police for setting up a Genocide Awareness Project display on the Tory Quad.

The school had forbidden the group from displaying the images in the public area, allowing them to use only an out-of-the-way location, despite warnings from the students' lawyer that they were infringing on the group's freedom of speech. The students were handcuffed, charged with trespassing, fined, and released later that day. . . .  [More]

 


 

Media Release from REAL Women of Canada:

For immediate release                                                        September 28, 2010

 Ontario court decision on prostitution is without merit

Ontario Courts are one of the most liberal in Canada.  The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has handed down a decision today on the prostitution law that merely confirms the court’s liberal perspective, which previously legalized marijuana for “medical” reasons, three-parent families, and same-sex marriage.  The decision on the prostitution law today is just more of the same. 

What has occurred is that an appointed non-answerable judge has handed down a decision on a national social policy that would never be passed by an elected Parliament.  . . . 
[More]


Sex Education Subject of Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
 Open Letter  to Ontario Minister of Education

[Media Release]

For immediate release from The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada

September 14, 2010

SEX EDUCATION SUBJECT OF EFC OPEN LETTER TO ONTARIO MINISTER OF EDUCATION

OTTAWA – The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) has sent an open letter to Ontario’s Minister of Education, the Honourable Leona Dombrowsky.

The controversial sexual education component of the Health and Physical Education curriculum was both introduced and withdrawn this past spring. It was withdrawn in large part because of many parents’ negative reaction to its content.

“The letter was sent for two reasons,” explains EFC Vice-President and General Legal Counsel Don Hutchinson. “First, parents felt they had been blind-sided. The way curriculum development currently works in Ontario requires parents to be reactive rather than engaged in the process. Public feedback is only being welcomed after the curriculum has been developed.” 

“This lack of parental involvement runs contrary to Ontario’s Reach Every Student, Energizing Ontario Education plan which states that parental involvement is ‘integral.’ Further, it doesn’t recognize the role that parents have in determining their children’s education, as recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to which the Province of Ontario has acceded,” states Hutchinson.

Second, the letter addresses the Ministry of Education’s proposed solution to controversial elements of the curriculum, that children can be withdrawn from “any course in conflict with the personal beliefs of the parents.  [More]

 


 

CDC: 20% of Gay Men Have HIV, and Nearly Half Are Unaware of Status

By Peter J. Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Nearly half of sexually active homosexual men infected with the virus causing AIDS are unaware that they are carriers of the deadly disease, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

The now released CDC study of 21 U.S. metropolitan areas in 2008 found that out of 8,153 sexually active homosexual and bisexual men, one out of five (1562) tested positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Of those infected, 44 percent (680) were unaware that they were carrying – and by implication spreading – HIV.

The CDC says that men who have sex with men (MSM) expose themselves to far greater risks for infection with HIV.

According to the CDC the rate of new HIV diagnoses among homosexual men is more than 44 times that of heterosexual men.  [More]

 


 

Liberty Counsel Files Brief On Behalf of Santa Rosa County Teachers and Staff [in Florida]
[threatened for praying over a meal]

September 21, 2010

www.LC.org

Santa Rosa County, FL – Liberty Counsel filed its Initial Brief at the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia, on behalf of the Christian Educators Association International (“CEAI”). CEAI sought to intervene in a federal trial court to defend the rights of the faculty and staff of the Santa Rosa County School District, but the court refused the request and refused to dismiss the case brought by the ACLU, even though the case had become moot following the graduation of the two high school seniors who brought the suit under the pseudonym of “Doe.”

The ACLU-crafted Consent Decree is being used to threaten employees with fines and jail time for praying over a meal.  [More]


 

CFA Child Protection Petition 


We are happy to pass on the following message from Canada Family Action:

"We need your help collecting petition signatures. 

"Bill C268 passed several months ago which placed mandatory 5 year sentences on convicted human traffickers. Canada’s human trafficking problem is not just from foreign countries – women and children are trafficked in Canada usually for sex trade purposes. Even children who show up on child “porn” sites are sometimes trafficked from one pedophile to another. Our petition to update Criminal Code section 163 against pedophiles will play a role in helping address this kind of sex trafficking.

"Help by going to childsafenation website, download the petition and print it out. Gather 25 or more signatures and help us reach our goal of ONE MILLION Canadians asking parliament for better child protection laws."

[The message immediately above was posted on this BCPTL website on September 20, 2010.]


September 3, 2010

Unlikely Partners: Chinese Province Teaches Focus on the Family’s Abstinence Curriculum

CitizenLink, 

Despite the nation’s atheism and suspicious nature, China’s Yunnan education ministry has embraced Focus on the Family’s abstinence and marriage education materials, to help manage the country’s shifting sexual mores and skyrocketing divorce rate.  [More]

 


 

BC Government Changes Plans on Part-Time Kindergarten

[From the Association for Reformed Political Action]

In a surprising turn of events, ARPA Canada has learned and confirmed that the BC government has announced that independent schools may now maintain half-day kindergarten with funding.
[More]

 


 

Breakthrough! Injured pastor given food, water

Endured 9 days without sustenance after feeding tube removal authorized

August 27, 2010

By Thom Redmond

WorldNetDaily

Nine days after his food and water were halted in the hospital where he is being treated, and less than 
24 hours after WND highlighted the plight of Pastor Joshua Kulendran Mayandy,
he has been fed.

A report from Alex Schadenberg, director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, today confirmed the patient who has been hospitalized since a heart attack in May was given sustenance.  [More]


CitizenLink, August 24, 2010:

[U.S.] HHS Yields to Public Pressure, Releases Abstinence Study

Posted by Catherine Snow

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reluctantly bowed to public pressure on Monday and released a pivotal abstinence study with results that fly in the face of the Obama administration’s policy of “zeroing out” all abstinence-education funding.

CitizenLink and pro-family organizations alerted people Wednesday that the administration had refused to release the study. The HHS website was shut down on Friday, due to the overwhelming response. On Monday, the study was posted online.
. . . .  [More]


Last Catholic adoption agency faces closure after Charity Commission ruling

Telegraph.co.uk
By Martin Beckford, Religious Affairs Correspondent

August 19, 2010

The last remaining Roman Catholic adoption agency to resist Labour’s equality laws is facing closure, after the charity watchdog ruled that it could not avoid considering same-sex couples as potential parents.  [More]


 

[U.K.] Teacher Kicked out of Tory Party for Christian Views on Homosexuality Issued ‘Warning’ by School

By Hilary White
 
PAISLEY, Scotland, August 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A teacher who was kicked out of David Cameron’s Conservative party for his unwillingness to go along with the homosexualist agenda will not be sacked for his views, a disciplinary committee has decided.

The Renfrewshire Council, which runs the Rashielea Primary School, had suspended Philip Lardner over his remarks but decided to issue only a written warning, a decision Lardner says he will appeal. 

Lardner told the Christian Institute, “If I don’t challenge this, other teachers will never be able to voice personal opinions in the future.”   [More]
 


 

Gibbons Trial, Pickets Outside, Packed Courtroom

TORONTO, August 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Pro-life heroine Linda Gibbons appeared before Madam Justice Mara Beth Greene today, but no ruling was issued as was expected.  The College Park courtroom was packed with pro-life supporters, with many more outside staging a Show the Truth demonstration witnessing with large signs the reality of abortion. . . . .

Gibbons has been imprisoned continuously since Jan. 20, 2009, when she was arrested outside the downtown "Scott Clinic," which is protected by a 1994 court injunction banning pro-life activity within a specified zone.

Daniel Santoro, lawyer for Gibbons argued that the "temporary injunction" was "abusive" to Linda Gibbons. 

The case was remanded until the first week in September, which means at least four more weeks of incarceration for the great-grandmother. . . . .
 
[More]


 

The Truth Comes Out - Canadians Want Restrictions on Abortion

[a release from the Association for Reformed Political Action, Canada]

(www.ARPACanada.ca, August 4, 2010): A newly-released Angus Reid public opinion poll reveals some startling findings on abortion that blow apart the myth that the abortion debate is settled in Canada. In its
  ten page news release, Angus Reid highlighted that only 21% of Canadians know that there are no legal restrictions on abortion in Canada. Even more astounding, when the respondents were told about the reality of the lack of abortion laws and then asked which option they would prefer to regulate abortion, only 27% wanted the status-quo to be maintained. Less than half of the respondents (44%) think that abortions should be publicly funded and a majority think that women under the age of 18 should have to get consent from their parents or legal guardian to get an abortion. To add to all of this, a whopping 79% "would support provincial legislation demanding that health care workers give information about alternatives to abortion to pregnant women."

"These findings are huge", stated ARPA Canada's Director Mark Penninga. "They send a loud a clear signal to our policy makers that Canada's lack of laws on abortion are out of step with public opinion. How strong do the numbers have to be before our leaders decide to deal with this issue in a principled and honest manner?"

For over twenty years Canada has not had any laws regulating abortion, setting us apart from all other nations in the Western world.  [More]

 


 

[Vancouver] School Board Supports Pride Events

 
 

The Vancouver School Board will be among the dozens of participants in this weekend’s Pride parade.

Board chair Patti Bacchus and some other schools trustees will be on the VSB’s float—a decorated old school bus.  [More]

 


 

Woman Jailed for Abortion Counseling in Toronto 
Acquitted, Set Free

By John Jalsevac

July 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Mary Wagner, the young woman who was jailed earlier this year for entering an abortion clinic and counseling women and abortion workers, has been acquitted of all charges and freed from jail.  [More]

 


UVic anti-abortion group gets funding back

Postmedia News July 20, 2010

The University of Victoria has restored its funding to an anti-abortion group after members filed a lawsuit. 
 [More]

 


 

Pro-life Bishop Assassinated and Pro-life Offices 
Bombed in Apparent Attempt to Promote Baby-Killing laws in Kenya

[Note the apparent thinly-veiled threat of U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden to withhold funding if abortion is not allowed.]

Human Life International, E-Mail
July 8, 2010

A battle is raging in Kenya over the inclusion of abortion in the new draft of the constitution, which will be voted on August 4, 2010. If the draft is ratified, abortion will be allowed by a loophole in the new constitution's wording.  [More]

 


Harper Credited for Keeping Abortion 
Out of G8 Maternal Health Plan

By Patrick B. Craine

HUNTSVILLE, Ontario, July 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - At the G8 meetings in Muskoka on June 25-26, Prime Minister Stephen Harper seems to have held true to his commitment to not fund abortion as part of his "signature initiative" on maternal and child health, but at the same time he endorsed a plan that includes funds for "family planning."
[More]

 


 

News Release:
University of Calgary Students' Union Withdraws Complaint Against Campus Pro-Life

 

Date: Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 7:20 AM
Subject: For Immediate Release: U of C Students' Union Withdraws Complaint Againstnd Campus Pro-Life


JUNE 24th, 2010: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOTES

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY STUDENTS’ UNION WITHDRAWS COMPLAINT AGAINST CAMPUS PRO-LIFE

CALGARY – The University of Calgary Students’ Union Review Board has formally withdrawn its complaint against the Campus Pro-Life (CPL) student group in relation to a pro-life display held on campus each semester. On February 10, 2009, the Students’ Union Clubs Committee resolved that Campus Pro-Life lose its status as a sanctioned club.

“From the start, we always questioned which policy or bylaw we broke and never received an answer,” stated new CPL president Alanna Campbell. “Through this decision, the current executive of the Students’ Union has finally demonstrated a commitment to quality and intellectual freedom.”  [More]

 


 

New Grassroots Group Calls Quebecers to Action against Euthanasia

June 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new grassroots group in Quebec is urging Quebecers to join the campaign to stop euthanasia and assisted suicide from being “smuggled” into the public health care system under the guise of medical treatment.
[More]

[Note:  A link to the website of this organization has been posted in the right-hand margin of this BCPTL website's pages.]


C-FAM, June 24, 2010:

US Administration Launches All-Out International Homosexual “Rights” Offensive

By Terrence McKeegan, J.D.

 

     WASHINGTON DC, June 24th (C-FAM)  United States (US) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed a reception at the State Department, proclaiming that “human rights are gay rights and gay rights are human rights, once and for all.”  The reception celebrated “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month,” as was officially proclaimed by President Barack Obama for the month of June, and follows a recent incident at the United Nations (UN) where U.S. representatives made loud demands for immediate action on accrediting a homosexual “rights” group to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).  [More]


 

Obama Inserts Gay Dads into Father’s Day Proclamation

By Peter J. Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In his fathers’ day proclamation President Barack Obama made what pro-family leaders have said were a number of praiseworthy statements about fatherhood and the importance of fathers in the lives of their children. At the same time, the president drew sharp criticism for using the proclamation as an opportunity to show his support for homosexual parenting.

“An active, committed father makes a lasting difference in the life of a child.  When fathers are not present, their children and families cope with an absence government cannot fill,” stated Obama, whose own father was conspicuously absent for most of his childhood.

However, the president then made his plug for homosexual families as normative.

“Nurturing families come in many forms, and children may be raised by a father and mother, a single father, two fathers, a step father, a grandfather, or caring guardian,” he said.

The carefully downplayed, but unprecedented remark drew sharp criticism from pro-family leaders.
  [More]


LaBarbera:  Obama 'Gays Down' Father's Day by Extolling 'Two Fathers' as a Nurturing Family

News Release

Americans For Truth About Homosexuality

June 21, 2010

. . .

CAROL STREAM, Illinois — Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) President Peter LaBarbera today condemned President Barack Obama for “gaying down” the noble institution of fatherhood by extolling “nurturing families” with “two fathers” in his Father’s Day proclamation yesterday.

. . ..

“If an adult man chooses to embrace homosexuality, that’s one thing. But two men imposing their homosexual lifestyle on an innocent, impressionable child — thus intentionally denying that child a mother — is something quite different. Shame on Obama for ‘gaying down’ the noble institution of fatherhood to appease his homosexual activist supporters.”

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President Obama Proclaims Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month

We in Canada may have largely missed the import of the proclamation by President Obama of June, 2010, as "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month" in the United States.  The proclamation is a very open declaration of Obama's plans to further the goals of activists in those communities.  [More]


ren Removed from UK Schools for "Inappropriate Sexual Behav

Young Children Removed from UK Schools for "Inappropriate Sexual Behaviour"

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By Hilary White

LONDON, June 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A U.K. government report has described as "worrying" the discovery that children in the youngest grades of primary school are being removed from class for "inappropriate sexual behaviour." According to the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted), 14 out of the 69 schools surveyed had related problems with children as young as four acting out.    [More]  

 


 

Sharp Rise in Repeat Abortions in England and Wales: 
Values-Free Sex Ed Blamed

By Hilary White, June 14, 2010

LONDON, June 14, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – New figures showing a rise in the number of multiple abortions among younger women have prompted criticisms of government sex education policies. 

A Christian doctor’s group called the statistics “profoundly depressing,” and blamed the government’s longstanding “values-free” sex education.  [More]

 


 

Sharp Growth in Dutch Euthanasia Deaths

Commentary by Alex Schadenberg, Chairman, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

June 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Netherlands' 2009 euthanasia statistics were reported today in the Dutch media. The number of euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands has been significantly increasing on a yearly basis. The most recent report suggests that there were 2636 reported euthanasia deaths, a 13% increase over the 2008 statistics.  [More]

 


 

Closing Arguments in Historic Marriage Challenge Begin [in California]

CitizenLink, June 16, 2010 

After a five-month hiatus, closing arguments in Perry v. Schwarzenegger – the challenge to California's Proposition 8 marriage amendment – began today in U.S. District Court in San Francisco.

In 2008, the California Supreme Court ordered same-sex marriage. In November of that year, more than seven million Californians cast their votes in favor of Prop 8 to defend marriage. The outcome was immediately challenged in federal court.

           [Read more.

 

          

 



Williams Lake school district restricts anti-homophobia events

The president of the Williams Lake Gay Straight Alliance says she’ll risk suspension later this week in protest of School District 27 canceling an anti-homophobia event planned for this week at Columneetza Secondary School.

Lexi Saffel says she will participate in a gender bender day Friday, where students had been invited to dress as a member of the opposite sex. . . . . [More]

 


 

Factfinder to Examine BC College of Teachers

Janet Steffenhagen in "Report Card," Vancouver Sun, May 18, 2010

Education Minister Margaret MacDiarmid has appointed lawyer Don Avison as a fact finder to investigate complaints about the BC College of Teachers.

She really had no choice, given the number of organizations that have lined up behind the 11 college councillors calling for an investigation. . . .    [More]

 


 

An Open Letter to the Attorney General of Ontario from Gordon Truscott [Regarding Linda Gibbons]

[by Gordon Truscott]

. . . . Linda Gibbons has saved over 100 human lives from Canada's unborn baby slaughterhouse, many of these children of course, totally unaware of their debt to her. She simply spoke one-on-one with their mothers, explaining that if the mother would consent to give birth that she would not have to bear the guilt that Linda does. She tells women what their doctors have usually not told them -- about the complications they might experience after their abortion -- but only to those women willing to give Linda the time to speak. Linda's crime, for which she is in prison, is telling the known and scientifically documented emotional, mental and physical truth of abortion complications.  . . . .

When I published my book in 2000, a police officer stated that Linda had already spent more time in prison for her peaceful witness than a person who uses a gun to hold up a variety store. Linda, who has never so much as frowned at a woman contemplating an abortion, let alone blocked her way, has now spent more than seven years in maximum security prisons.  [Read the whole letter.]

 


Religion in the public square

Freedom of religion doesn't mean freedom from religion—we should hear all voices on issues that shape society's values

By Margaret Somerville, the Ottawa Citizen, May 15, 2010

If you've paid any attention to the media over the last week -- for instance, regarding whether the G8 "maternal and infant health initiative" should include abortion, or The Current's and The National's programs on CBC that focused on Marci McDonald's new book, The Armageddon Factor, that raises alarm about the rise in political power and influence of the "Canadian religious right" -- you'll find this secularist truism espoused both front, centre and behind the scenes: Religion and religious voices and views have no valid role to play in the public square. Indeed, many secularists are openly hostile to any such participation. But are they correct?  [More]


British Columbia March for Life 2010

Victoria March for Life 2010 draws estimated thousands.
 
Organizers estimate that at least 2500 people came out to take part in the 3rd annual BC March for Life in Victoria on May 13, 2010.    Marchers of many ages and ethnic groups streamed down Government Street to the Legislative Buildings on a brilliant afternoon, attracting stares from pedestrians, cat calls from anti-life onlookers, and thumbs-up from supporters. [More[adapted from a Kelowna Right to Life article]

Pictures of the 2010 March for Life and Rally Taken for BC Parents and Teachers for Life

                  


 

Calgary U Finds Pro-Life Students Guilty over Display

CALGARY, Alberta, May 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Eight members of the University of Calgary's pro-life club, Campus Pro-Life (CPL), have been found guilty after closed-door hearings late last month over their presentation of a pro-life display on campus, says the group.

U of C's Acting Associate Vice-Provost Meghan Houghton told the students that she was issuing “a formal written warning” that if the students “fail to comply with directives of Campus Security staff in the future” it will “result in more severe sanctions.”  Houghton conducted the hearings, at which the students were denied legal representation, and was the sole decision-maker in the guilty verdict.  [More]


 

A Letter of Concern Regarding the Proposal to Redesign the Teacher Education Program
(from a University of British Columbia Professor Emeritus)

[April, 2010]

". . .  I wish to express my concerns regarding the UBC Faculty of Education proposal to significantly redesign the Teacher Education Program to ensure that in every class, “Social Justice and Diversity Issues” will be discussed. On the surface, “Social Justice” would appear to be a concept which would have the support of all well meaning people. At the same time, we are all too familiar with the insidiousness of words which can be abused to gain approval of the general population, clouding the true intentions of the abusers. Can we precisely define “social justice”? I think not. Different people have different views of what is right and what is wrong and therefore what constitutes social justice. Which interpretations of social justice will serve as the foundation of the new teacher education proposal, “CREATE” (Community to Re-Imagine Educational Alternatives for Teacher Education)? Will teacher educators be forced to promote conceptions of social justice as defined and dictated by administrators whose interpretations of social justice may be contrary to perceptions of social justice of classroom educators?"  [More]

 


Lorne Gunter on Hedy Fry: Willing to debate anyone who agrees with her on abortion

May 05, 2010,  by Lorne Gunter

My friend and colleague, David Frum, once wrote that liberals all claim to be in favour of lively debate and free speech, then are constantly surprised when anyone takes these claims at face value. So convinced are liberals of the wisdom of their own positions, they cannot conceive how other intelligent people would disagree with them, thus their belief that the major topics of the day are all "settled."

They're in favour of free speech and vigorous debate because they're sure they will never be challenged. Case in point: Vancouver Centre Liberal MP Hedy Fry.  [More]

[See also:  a press release and an open letter to Hedy Fry challenging her to a debate--from Stephanie Gray.]


The truth about abortion polling

[April 6, 2010].

Brian Lilley

. . . . So if we put all four polls together what we find is that Canadians likely find abortion to be morally wrong, something they think should be restricted at some point before birth, something that should receive limited public financing, something that should remain legal and a true hot button issue as to whether Canada should fund abortions overseas.

What we currently have in Canada or have had is a policy that is completely different. Abortion is legal right up until the point that the baby takes its own breath, independent of the mother . . . .  [More]

 


 

A Press Release on a Freedom of Information Request
(press release received May 3, 2010)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BC Abortion Hospitals seek to de-rail FOI inquiry

Two BC hospital, Vancouver General and Kelowna General, have applied to stop a freedom of information inquiry. These two public bodies have applied for a Section 56 exemption to FOI rules.

After the hospitals refused their request last year, citing Bill 21, John Hof and his colleague Ted Gerk initiated applications for access to the information through the BC Office of Information and Privacy Commissioner. They are using a 'public interest override' clause in the privacy legislation, arguing that the release of the information is in the public interest and should not be withheld. [More]


 

Quebec Parents to Take Mandatory Relativistic Ethics Course 
to Supreme Court

 

MONTREAL, Quebec, April 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Drummondville couple who requested that their children be exempted from Quebec's new program in relativism, Ethics and Religious Culture (ERC), have decided to take their case to the Supreme Court of Canada following the February decision of the Quebec Court of Appeal to deny their appeal.


The parents are being supported in this effort by the Coalition for Freedom in Education (CLE), who praised the family Wednesday for their “principled and courageous” fight for the authentic education of children. Sylvain Lamontagne, CLE's president, declared that "as far as the parents are concerned, this curriculum trivializes their religion and moral values and treat[s] them as no more important or true as any other.”
[More]

 


 

 

Apr. 28, 2010

B.C. teacher claims Catholic school 
sent her home for being a lesbian

James Keller, THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER, B.C. - British Columbia's education minister says she is looking into allegations by a Vancouver teacher who claims she was sent home from her job at a Catholic school because of her sexual orientation.

Lisa Reimer alleges the principal at Little Flower Academy told her to stay home for the remainder of the school year, when her current contract expires, after parents complained about the fact that her lesbian partner recently had a baby.  [More]

B.C. school disputes 
lesbian teacher's allegations

 
Music teacher, Lisa Reimer, says she was fired from the Little Flower 
Academy because she is a lesbian parent. She held a press conference
at the BC Teacher's Federation offices accompanied by Glen Hansman
of the Vancouver Elementary School Teacher's Assoc. here in 
Vancouver, B.C. on April 28, 2010.

 


 

B.C. trustees ask province to "redirect" private school funding to public education

By Stephen Huistraight.com, Apr. 24, 2010

School trustees from across the province are calling on the B.C. Liberal government to take the funding it gives to private schools and put it into the public school system.

Today (April 24), at the B.C. School Trustees Association's annual general meeting in Victoria, trustees voted to "request the Ministry of Education to redirect to the public education system the public money spent on independent schools, other than band schools".

[More]

 


"Queer Posters . . ."

"Let boys be girls." "It's OK to question." "You don't have to accept it, just respect it."

Cornelia Naylor, The Chilliwack Times

 April 23, 2010

These captions on bright posters featuring images of gay, lesbian and bisexual couples are sure to raise a few eyebrows at Sardis secondary next week. . . .  [More]

 


BC Hospitals Refuse to Release Abortion Data

By Patrick B. Craine

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two BC hospitals have refused to divulge information about abortions conducted at their facilities, following a freedom of information request from a major pro-life group.

“If abortion statistics are going to be hidden in British Columbia, they will be hidden everywhere,” said John Hof, head of Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) BC, which requested abortion information from Vancouver General Hospital and Kelowna General Hospital over a year ago.  “What better way to win an argument – 'Oh, how can you prove that? There's no counting of those numbers'.”

CLC has fought for years to gain access to abortion statistics in British Columbia, following the enactment of Bill 21 in 2001, which amended the province's Freedom of Information Act to specifically exclude access to information about abortion.     [More]

 


 

Western Catholic Reporter online, April 26, 2010:

MP launches effort to protect women from forced abortions

Rod Bruinooge

DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA - The Harper government will not support Conservative MP Rod Bruinooge's bill to prevent women from being coerced into having abortions. That means the new private member's bill stands little chance of passing.

The Winnipeg South MP, who chairs the all-party parliamentary pro-life caucus, introduced Bill C-510 into the House of Commons April 14.

The Conservative backbencher told journalists the next day he had support from members of other parties as well as from within Tory ranks.  [More]


 

 

From an April 21st Message from ARPA Canada:

Just a few minutes ago, the House of Commons defeated Bill C-384, a bill which proposed to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada, by a vote of 59 for and 228 opposed. Thank you very much to many of you who took action in recent days, months, and even years through prayers, emails to your MP, ads in your newspapers, and special events in your community on this matter. . . . . A special thanks goes to Alex Schadenberg, from the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, who worked tirelessly against this bill.

 


National Post editorial board: Explicit sex education program planned for Ontario

April 21, 2010,PM by Kelly McParland
 

Ontario is poised to inaugurate a new and explicit sex education curriculum in September. According to a detailed outline posted on the Ministry of Education’s website in January, children in Grade 3 will for the first time learn about “invisible differences” between people, including those of gender identity and sexual orientation, while Grade 6 and 7 students will receive information about “vaginal lubrication” and “anal intercourse.”  [More]

 

Angry parents plan sex-ed protest

Will Rally in Toronto May 10

From TheSpec.com

April 20, 2010


Leaders of self-described "family-focused" groups are planning a protest in Toronto on May 10 to oppose the province’s new sex education curriculum.

But Premier Dalton McGuinty stands by the new curriculum . . . 

Ontario elementary schoolchildren will learn more detailed sex education in earlier grades under a new province-wide curriculum that begins this September.

The revised curriculum, to be taught in all school boards in Ontario, also means for the first time, children will learn about "invisible differences" such as sexual orientation and gender identity in Grade 3.  [More]

 


 

 

Day of Silence, Day of Truth Make Bid to Influence the Nation's Youth  [in the U.S.A.]

 [From CitizenLink, April 12, 2010]

[The "Day of Silence" is promoted in British Columbia by the BC Teachers' Federation.  We have no knowledge of the "Day of Truth" being promoted in this province.]

'It's time for an honest conversation about the biblical truth for sexuality.'

One of the nation's largest gay-activist groups, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), is promoting its annual Day of Silence on Friday. 

Daryl Presgraves, public relations manager for GLSEN, said the event encourages kids to take a vow of silence for the day to highlight what the group calls "safer" schools. . . .

But a closer look at the materials being distributed to educators and students shows there is more than an anti-bullying message being pushed.

For example, GLSEN's data sheet for kids called "How to Get What You Want—With an Ask!" encourages students to use the Day of Silence to get a "queer-friendly prom," as well as homosexual-themed books and teacher trainings in their schools. 

. . . .

Candi Cushman, education analyst for Focus on the Family, said the event turns kids into political lobbyists for GLSEN's adult-driven agenda.

"We agree that every student should be protected from bullying and harassment," she said, "and that no student should be hurt or ridiculed, no matter who they are or what they believe.  But parents need to be aware that the Day of Silence unnecessarily politicizes and sexualizes the school environment, paving the way for classroom lessons that advocate and normalize things like same-sex marriage and cross-dressing."

One alternative would be to allow kids to participate in the Day of Truth . . . .  [More]

 


 

Parents pull kids from public schools over gender teaching . . .

From MountainNews.com

By Gord Bowes, News Staff
. . . Mar 04, 2010

Tricia Cooper says she removed her two children from the public school system because she could see increasing infringement on her parental rights.

As a family with strong religious beliefs, Cooper wanted to take her daughters out of an environment she feels teaches her something contrary to what she believes.

“My child should not be taught in junior kindergarten that a woman can love a woman or a woman can be a man,” the Hamilton resident told the Mountain News.

“It’s really up to me in my home to provide that kind of information.”  [More]

 


 

Homosexual Activist Appeals Exoneration of Canadian Pastor Boissoin

By Patrick B. Craine

CALGARY, Alberta, March 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The homosexual activist who has pursued Alberta Pastor Stephen Boissoin on a complaint of discrimination since 2002 has re-launched his campaign after a December court defeat, taking his case to the Alberta Court of Appeal.  [More]

 


 

School board rallies gay activists [in Vancouver, B. C.]

The Vancouver Courier

Published: Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ever wondered what a gay activist boot camp for kids looks like?

If so, hurry over to Queen Mary elementary in West Point Grey. It's a beautiful old brick building on Trimble Street, home to the purple and gold Royals--and today until 3 p.m--the Dare To Stand Out conference. Billed as a "youth leadership conference for LGBTQ youth and allies," the event welcomes roughly 120 high school students, Grade 8 to 12, from around the province.  [More]

Dare to Stand Out Conference a Success--According to Pro-Homosexuality Activist Magazine 

The "Dare to Stand Out Conference" was a success, according to the pro-homosexuality activist magazine Xtra (Vancouver section, online, March 26, 2020 edition).

The article, "Dare to Stand Out Conference a success" reveals that besides the Vancouver School Board, four other organizations (Day of Pink, Jer's Vision, Out in Schopols, and Qmunity Gab Youth) sponsored the conference.  It also reveals that "Ten districts and four independent schools sent more than 200 students and teachers" to the conference, according to the Vancouver School Board's "anti-homophobia and diversity" consultant.

The According to Xtra, "Attendees had their choice of one of seven workshops: advocating for change; ethnicity, religion and sexuality; BC's queer history; challenging anti-queer bias; starting a gay-straight alliance; and games, dialogue and interactive theatre to challenge bias."

A Grade Eight Student who attended is quoted as saying:
"I'm going to stop people from ignoring us and I'm going to shove it in their faces and throw it in the air until we have pride flags on every street corner.

"I've never seen so many queer people all in the same area, all out there showing their colours. I'm going to try to work on our GSA because there aren't a lot of members. And our events like pink T-shirt day and Day of Silence aren't very well publicized. So I'm going to work on that."

[The article immediately above is also posted on our page entitled "Opposing the Pro-Homosexuality Agenda."]


"Ugandan Social Workers Back Anti-Gay Bill; Exodus Opposed"

By Erin Roach

March 30, 2010


"Exodus continues to urge Uganda's parliament to reject this hurtful legislation; we also ask the country's evangelical churches to take the lead in offering hope and healing to all people, regardless of their particular struggles."  [More]


 
Seattle Mom: School Sent My Daughter for Secret Abortion without Telling Me

[Note from editor of this website:  In British Columbia, too, this could happen, according to a provision in the Infants Act which BCPTL has repeatedly protested.] 

Mar. 24, 2010

By Patrick B. Craine

SEATTLE, Washington, March 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Seattle mother is furioussuchg  after learning that her 15-year-old daughter was sent by her school's health center for a secret abortion, reports ABC-affiliate KOMO.

The mother, identified only as “Jill,” says her daughter was given a pregnancy test at Ballard High School's Teen Health Center, which came back positive.  Rather than informing the parents, she said, the center gave the girl a pass and put her in a taxi for the abortuary, all during school hours.  [More]

 


 

Hillary Clinton stirs the pot on Afghanistan, Abortion and the Arctic

[from thestar.com, Mar. 30, 2010]

Bruce Campion-Smith Ottawa Bureau chief

OTTAWA – Hillary Clinton was openly critical of Canada’s organization of an Arctic meeting, skipped a news conference on the topic with Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon and then went on national television to appeal to Canadians to stay in Afghanistan.

After all that, Canadian officials might have been excused if they woke up Tuesday wondering what the U.S. Secretary of State might do for an encore on the second day of her Canadian visit.

Turns out she had one more pot to stir, telling a Gatineau meeting of G8 foreign ministers that any initiative to improve maternal health – Ottawa’s signature global project this year – must include abortions, an option the Conservative government has tried to avoid.w [sic]

“You cannot have maternal health without reproductive health and reproductive health includes contraception and family planning and access to legal, safe abortions,” Clinton said Tuesday. . . 
[from an article on thestar.com website]

[The above selection is also found on our "News and Views" page.]

 


 

Liberal motion defeated; no clarity on abortion

March 23, 2010, from thestar.com

OTTAWA – A divisive parliamentary vote designed to smoke out the Harper government's attitude to funding foreign abortions came and went Tuesday with voters none the wiser on Conservative policy — or that of the Liberal Opposition, for that matter.

Liberal MP Bob Rae's motion concerning a maternal health initiative at this summer's G8 summit was nominally supported by all three opposition parties in the Commons, but was defeated 144-138 when a number of Liberal MPs failed to show up for the vote.

Three staunchly pro-life Liberals also voted with the Tories.

Conservatives had called the motion "a transparent attempt to reopen the abortion debate," while steadfastly refusing to clarify the government's position on the matter.
  [More]

 


 

Obama's Historic Health Care Bill Also A Political Gamble


 

Liberals to push Harper on G8 abortion

Mar. 19 2010 5:38:27 PM

The Canadian Press

OTTAWA — Liberals are hoping to pin down Prime Minister Stephen Harper over where he stands on abortion in his G8 maternal-health initiative for the Third World.

The Opposition is to introduce a motion in the House of Commons on Tuesday demanding that the plan cover a "full range" of family-planning options, which would include contraception and abortion.  [More]


 

Pro-Aborts at University of BC Censor Pro-Life Display

By Patrick B. Craine

VANCOUVER, B.C., March 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dozens of pro-abortion protesters at the University of British Columbia (UBC) disrupted a pro-life demonstration last Tuesday, which was being sponsored by the University's pro-life club, Lifeline.
[More]


 

Social justice dispute heads for full hearing

 
 

A discrimination complaint against the Abbotsford school district over its handling of a new social justice course, which included information about sexual orientation and gender identity, is headed for a full inquiry by the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal.

In a decision released this week, the tribunal rejected a bid by the district to have the complaint quashed after it agreed in 2009 to allow students to take Social Justice 12, despite a community controversy over the subject matter. That was a reversal from September 2008, when it ordered W.J. Mouat secondary school to cancel the provincial course and offer a local substitute to the 90 students who had registered.  [More]

 


 

Questions That Need to be Answered
by the British Columbia  Ministry of Education

Nearly four years after the signing of the Corren Agreement, after ample evidence of the effect of the agreement so far, questions remain about the future results of that agreement and just what organizations are influencing the changes that have been brought about under its mandate.   On behalf of parents and of other organizations, British Columbia Parents and Teachers for Life has sent a letter of inquiry to the current Minister of Education for the Province.  The text of the letter is as follows:

February 24, 2010

 

Honourable Margaret MacDiarmid
P.O. Box 9045 Stn. Provincial Government
Victoria , B.C.   V8W 9E2

Dear Dr. MacDairmid:

On behalf of the executive of British Columbia Parents and Teachers for Life, I would appreciate your addressing the following concerns regarding the Corren Agreement:
(1) Does the agreement remain in force following the death of Peter Corren and would it remain in force for the duration of Murray Corren’s life and beyond?
(2) Have other individuals or groups not yet named publicly been given the same status as the Correns?
(3) Which specific organizations and groups have been named by the Correns as having expertise in “sexual orientation, homophobia, and other issues of inclusion and diversity in the curriculum,” and have, under the Corren Agreement, been granted input into course revisions?

 We hope to receive a timely and informative response to our questions.

 

                                                Yours truly,

                                                           
                                                [name] , Secretary
                                                British Columbia Parents and Teachers for Life


Baby Isaiah Dies with Family on Parents' Terms

By Patrick B. Craine

EDMONTON, Alberta, March 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Baby Isaiah James May died yesterday afternoon in the arms of his parents.  After enduring a legal fight to keep doctors from forcing death upon their child, the May family bade farewell to their son on their own terms after becoming convinced that there was no chance of his recovery. [More]

 


   

End of an Era: James Dobson Departs Focus on the Family
By Peter J. Smith


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, February 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After 33 years at Focus on the Family, psychologist Dr. James Dobson bids farewell on Friday to the Christian ministry he founded, and brings his radio presence at the organization to an end. But the famous Christian commentator is not finished with the airwaves, as he has announced plans for a new, independent radio ministry following his departure.

Focus on the Family CEO and President Jim Daly told listeners of Focus on the Family’s radio program Wednesday that "this week marks the completion of a transition period that probably started more than 10 years ago."

Dobson stated that his intention in stepping down was to give responsibility to the younger generation, and ensure FOTF's future success by not inadvertently leaving it leaderless.  Focus on the Family’s Citizenlink reports that Dobson, 73, will join Daly on the radio program later in the week “to discuss memories, his future and Focus on the Family's future.”

For decades, friends and foes have known Dobson - a signer of the recent Manhattan Declaration - as an outspoken champion of the right to life for the unborn, and tireless defender of the family and the institution of marriage. 

Dobson's Focus on the Family radio program brought in an estimated 1.5 million listeners in the United States and over 220 million followers across the globe. There, Dobson made his voice a clarion call to pro-life and pro-family action through political involvement no less than prayer and ministry.

“If people of faith - the so-called values voters - don’t come out and let their voices be heard, there are going to be some major implications for this country,” Dobson warned his listeners in October 2006. 

Dobson had no qualms about calling the recent federal “hate crimes” legislation “utter evil” coming out of Congress, and warned that normalizing same-sex unions was a necessary component of homosexualists’ strategy to make homosexuality acceptable among the youth. 

On Terri Schiavo, the Christian psychologist denounced her court-ordered starvation and dehydration as "one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in American history."

Dobson took particular aim at the "heady abuse of power that is all too common among independent fiefdoms known as judges," when a federal court struck down obscenity laws as unconstitutional. He quoted as prescient Thomas Jefferson’s warning that entrusting the arbitration of “all constitutional questions” to judges was an idea that “would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy."

Dobson was also keenly aware of the need for a new generation of pro-life Christian leaders, and challenged the youth to rise up and courageously accept the mantle of his own generation of leadership.

“Who will defend the unborn child in the years to come? Who will plead for the Terri Schiavos of the world? Who's going to fight for the institution of marriage, which is on the ropes today?" Dobson questioned to the National Religious Broadcasters conference in March 2008. . . . .

 


 

Free Speech Victory in Whalcott v. Saskatchewan Human Rights Tribunal

[February 6th, 2010]

CALGARY: The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) today responded to the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal decision in Whatcott v. Saskatchewan Human Rights Tribunal, a case in which the CCF had intervened in support of free expression.

In a decision released February 25, the 3-member court ruled that William Whatcott did not violate section 14(1)(b) of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code by distributing flyers to oppose the teaching of homosexuality in Saskatoon’s public schools.  [More]

  


How to Respond to Teachers Pushing Pro-Gay Curriculum: Family Group Advises Parents

By Patrick B. Craine

February 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The B.C.-based pro-family group Parents for Democracy in Education (PDE) have released a set of answers that parents can provide to teachers who ignore their complaints about the spread of homosexualist “propaganda” through the curricula of Canada's schools.

The new document offers responses to a controversial new sheet that has been distributed to Canadian teachers, entitled “Objections to Anti-Homophobia Curriculum in Schools?” The sheet offers “quick responses” to common objections given by parents who object to the treatment of homosexuality in their child’s school curriculum.  [More]

 


February 22, 2010
[From the Christianity Today "Her.meneutics" article.]

Gay Marriage Leads D.C. Archbishop to End Foster Care Program

Catholic Charities has given its caseload of 43 children, 35 foster families, and 7 staff members to a Maryland-based family-care agency so as not to disrupt client care.

The other shoe has dropped here in Washington, D.C., in a long conflict between the local Catholic diocese and the District of Columbia.

After warning for months that the District's pending same-sex marriage law — slated to go into effect March 2 — put its 80-year-old foster care program in jeopardy, the Archdiocese of Washington formally ended its program February 1.  [More]

 


 

 

Private and Public Schools Subject to [Proposed] 
Transgendered Guidelines

By Staff of the Christian Civic League of Maine
Feb 19, 2010
[Public hearing scheduled for March 1, 2010]

The Record wishes to share news of urgent importance to all Christians in Maine. The Maine Human Rights Commission is preparing educational guidelines which will apply to schools across Maine, both private aneawd public. The guidelines will require schools to allow transgendered students access to facilities of the opposite sex, including bathrooms and locker rooms. The  guidelines will be discussed at a public hearing in Augusta on Monday, March 1st.

The guidelines are based on Maine's "Sexual Orientation Law" passed in 2005.  
[More]

 


President Obama Plans to Increase Controversial “Safe Schools Czar’s” Budget

President Obama and his administration have continued to ignore the loud outcry over the appointment of  a radical gay activist, Kevin Jennings, to head up the nation’s “safe schools” office.

Not only have they remained deaf to these concerns, but now they plan to give Jennings significantly more of our money to spend! President Obama’s proposed 2011 budget would allocate $410 million for programs overseen by Jennings. That’s an increase of $45 million.  [More]

 


New plan for teacher education focuses on social justice, diversity

 
 

Social justice and diversity issues would get unprecedented attention in every course offered by the University of B.C.’s education faculty if a major program overhaul that began several years ago is approved.

“It’s safe to say that every aspect of our program is going to be changed,” associate education dean Rita Irwin said in an interview. “We want to be as responsive as possible to what’s happening in schools. Right now, we’re doing our best to do that, but we think there’s a need to reconfigure.”

It won’t simply be a matter of the university following the lead of B.C. high schools and offering an optional course similar to Social Justice 12. Rather, social justice and diversity are expected to become dominant themes in all education courses, Irwin said.

“If only one class deals with it, then teacher candidates can kind of set it aside. What we’re trying to say now is that you can’t set it aside. You have to understand that it infuses everything you’re doing.”     [More]


Trinity Western University protests "blacklisting" 
by university teachers

 

[By Janet Steffenhagen 31 Jan., 2010 in The Vancouver Sun online ]

Trinity Western University (TWU) has appealed to the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) to reconsider a report that says TWU places unwarranted and unacceptable constraints on academic freedom by requiring a statement of faith as a
 condition of employment.

In a letter last month, TWU president  Jonathan Raymond . . . . said . . . [the CAUT] reached its harsh conclusion about the university without fair and careful due process.
[More]


 

Concerns Expressed Regarding Government Control 
of Early Childhood Education


One of the reasons for concern is a philosophy expressed in some quarters that would deny the unique role of the family in the upbringing of young chidren.  An example of the expression of this philosophy is expressed in the following passage:

". . . . a significant portion of the upbringing process
has now become a public concern and calls for:
• a redefinition of public (state) and private (family) relationships concerning
children’s affairs;
• the recognition of the child’s right to be cared for and socialized in a wider
social context than that of the family;
• the recognition of the family’s right to share the care and education of the child
with society; . . . ."   [More]
[from 
"An integrated approach to early childhood education and care: A preliminary study" ] 


 

For Your information (information from the Association for Reformed Political Action):

[Please note:  BCParents and Teachers for Life has not taken a position for or against full-day kindergarten, and ARPA has said in  its newsletter, ". . . ARPA Canada understands that early-learning programs may be a good choice for some families in some circumstances."]

Langley ARPA Event: BC plans for full day kindergarten

Note: ARPA Canada hopes to broadcast this event across the country through the ARPA Canada website. A similar event is also planned for Smithers. Stay tuned to the ARPA site for details.

March 1st at 8:00pm in the Langley Canadian Reformed Church [Langley, British Columbia].

Speakers:

Kent Dykstra - Principal of William of Orange Elementary School - Ramifications for independent schools

Helen Ward - Kids First Parent Association of Canada - Ideological and political roots of all day kindergarten

Rev. Rob Schouten - Pastor of Aldergrove Canadian Reformed Church - Biblical perspective on early education

Mark Penninga - Director of ARPA Canada - Update on ARPA Canada's work and other action items

 


 

Tim Tebow's Super Bowl commercial hits YouTube

 [From Christian TV Examiner]

After all the hoopla over Tim Tebow's Super Bowl commercial -- with news outlets suggesting that Tebow's mother would mention the fact that some people wanted her to have an abortion, the YouTube.com video list below seems both tame and powerful all at once. . . . [More    Watch Tim Tebow's commercial. ]

 


Rally Planned – “Let the Ad Run!”

Local Pro-Lifers Organize Rally at Global TV

February 7, 2010, Kelowna, BC; A rally is being planned at the Global Okanagan building at 342 Leon Avenue for Tuesday, February 9 beginning at 4:00 pm. Members of the local pro life community are organizing the event in an attempt to respectfully but firmly ask Global Okanagan to run the pro life ad, “Everyone Against Abortion, Please Raise your Hand.”  [More]  

 


National Post editorial board: 
Planned propaganda

 February 04, 2010
 

Stephen Harper’s government has been in power for more than four years now, without having disturbed any of the social issues that Liberals warned would be high on its (secret) agenda. Gay marriage remains legal. Mr. Harper has kept social conservatives within his caucus on a tight leash. Canada’s lack of a national policy dealing with abortion has remained unaddressed.

But Michael Ignatieff isn’t one to let reality get in the way. This week, the one-time Ivy League intellectual trolled for votes by dragging out the abortion issue, apropos of … nothing. Bizarrely, he declared that the right to abortion is too sacred to become a political football — even though the only one suited up for the gridiron is Mr. Ignatieff himself.
[More]
[See also: "PM's women's health initiative must include abortion: Ignatieff" ]


More on the Colbourne Testimony 
[in the Paul and Zabeth Bayne Court Case, from Dr. Ron Unruh, blogging at GPS]

[On our "News and Views" page, read a follow-up article to the one further down on this page entitled "A Family in Need of Reunification."]

 


 

"Abortion clinics may take charge [in Washington State]"

 
Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 1/30/2010

The legislature in Washington state is considering a proposal that would regulate pro-life pregnancy clinics that provide services in problem pregnancies. on."

According to Paula Cullen, executive director of Life Services of Spokane, what is happening in the state is part of a nationwide campaign pushed by abortion-advocacy groups that seek to steer women in an unplanned pregnancy to abortion providers instead of pregnancy centers.  [More]

 


 


Hundreds of Thousands Join 37th March for Life [in Washington, D.C.]

By John-Henry Westen

WASHINGTON, January 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Weather reports in the days leading up to Friday’s March for Life warned of rain and snow; however, spirits were high and the weather good on the day of the event, with no snow or rain falling and temperatures remaining bearable.  A sea of youth dominated the massive crowd, one of the largest – if not the largest - in the history of the 37 years of the annual March for Life.  [More]

 

[See also the CitizenLink article "Thousands March for Life in Washington, D.C."]


National Cancer Institute Researcher Finally Admits Abortion Raises Breast Cancer Risk in Study

______________

Press Release . . . [Abortion Breast Cancer Press Release]

2nd Breast Cancer Scandal: National Cancer Institute Researcher Louise Brinton Reverses Position, Finally Admits Abortion Raises Breast Cancer Risk in Study that Fingers Oral Contraceptives as a Probable Cause of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer 
[More]


Calgary church loses charitable status for its "non-partisan political activities"

January 22, 2010, by Gillian Grace

Charles Lewis, National Post


A Calgary church has lost its charitable status in part because it spends too much of its time advocating on social issues such as abortion and marriage.  [More]


From
January 24, 2010

Martin Amis calls for euthanasia booths on street corners

Amis: fears 'silver tsunami'

THE novelist Martin Amis has called for euthanasia booths on street corners, where elderly people can end their lives with “a martini and a medal”.  [More]


 

Ontario Bishops Reject High School “Gender Studies” Course

By Patrick B. Craine

TORONTO, Ontario, January 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario have rejected a “Gender Studies” course that is being promoted by the Ontario Ministry of Education.

The grade 11 course aims to help students “understand the meaning of gender identity and norms of femininity and masculinity,” according to the draft document, which is available on a Ministry website. [More]


January 14, 2010

Secretary Clinton Announces 5-year Funding Push, Including Abortion

By Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D.

      (NEW YORK – C-FAM)  In Washington last week, United States (U.S.) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that the United States would engage in a massive funding push over the next five years to promote “reproductive health care and family planning” as a “basic right” around the word. Clinton has previously stated for the record that this includes abortion. The plan includes potentially siphoning off funds currently directed towards fighting HIV/AIDs, tuberculosis and malaria.  [More]


 

Friday, January 15, 2010

What scientists don't tell you about abortion

Lorne Gunter,  National Post 

For the past month or so, the pro-life community has been buzzing. It would appear that at long last one of the leading breast-cancer researchers in the world, Louise Brinton, chief of the hormonal and reproductive epidemiology branch of the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI), has admitted a link between abortion and a higher risk of breast cancer among women.
[More]


 

Prop. 8 Trial Begins Today: "Roe v. Wade" of Marriage Battle

By James Tillman 

SAN FRANCISCO, January 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- This morning the highly-anticipated  Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial began, a case that some have said could be the “Roe v. Wade” in the conflict between supporters of gay marriage and of same-sex "marriage."  [More]

See also:
Supreme Court Blocks Recording of Prop. 8 Trial

By Peter J. Smith

SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Supreme Court has blocked a federal judge’s plans to tape the trial on the California same-sex “marriage” ban for public viewing. The Court will review the concerns of attorneys defending the state constitutional amendment, who argue that the standard policy of federal courts prohibiting cameras in the courtroom should be retained in light of the potential for harassment and intimidation of key witnesses.
[More]


 

Marriage is Good for Men and Women [Research]

 Married people are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and substance abuse, according to researchers from the University of Otago in New Zealand.

Researchers looked at 34,000 people in 15 countries and also found mental health disorders increase when a marriage ends through divorce, separation or even death. 
. . . .

[From CitizenLink, Dec. 22, 2009]

[also on the "Marriage" page of this website]


 

Planned Parenthood Doubles "Abortion Services" From 2007 to 2008 to Over 1 Million

. . . .
By Samantha Singson

NEW YORK, January 2, 2009 (C-FAM.org) - International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) recently released its annual performance report for 2008-2009. Despite an economic downturn and a slight decrease in annual income, the abortion industry giant boasts of increased activity across all of its lines of work, including condom distribution, advocacy and abortion services.  [More]


Baxter v. Montana: Assisted-Suicide Lobby Group Does Not Get What it Wanted
The Montana Supreme Court Denies Constitutional Right to "Aid-in-Dying"

By Alex Schadenberg
(Executive director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition)

January 2, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - On Dec. 31, the Supreme Court of Montana issued a split decision in which it denied victory to Compassion & Choices on its quest for a right to "aid in dying" based on the Montana State Constitution. "Aid in dying" is more commonly known as physician-assisted suicide.  [More]


 

A New Link

We have an additional link in the list of "Useful Links . . ." given on this website.   It is the link for "Pro-Life Corner,"  Adding this link is in keeping with our long-standing practice of supplying our readers with a means of referencing other websites dealing with some of the same issues as ours does.  We are pleased when those websites also include links to our own.


 

A Family In Need Of Reunification

 By Raphael Alexander 28 Dec 2009  Vancouver Sun Community of Interest

 A Surrey family that had their three children seized by the government of British Columbia in October of 2007 is still desperately trying to get them back more than 26 months later. Their children were taken by the province after Child Services believed that the parents had shaken their then two-month-old baby girl, Bethany, even though those allegations now seem to be false, and government workers even advised their boys be returned as early as November of 2007. . . .

A court hearing on the alleged abuse will finally commence on January 10. Before then, the parents are holding a fund-raising concert entitled “For Love and for Justice” at Richmond Peace Mennonite Church on January 3 between 6:30-8pm. Those attending are encouraged to call the number 778-228-4717 to reserve a place. You can also visit several Facebook 
pages to learn more about their plight . . .

For Love and for Justice: Facebook Event
The Bayne Campaign for Justice: Facebook Group
The Bayne Petition Site: Here

[Fuller version of this article here]

 


From a December 16th, 2009, MassResistance Update e-mail:

Resolution introduced in Congress to remove "safe schools" czar Kevin Jennings. MassResistance work cited.

MassResistance's research and activism exposing Obama's "safe schools" czar Kevin Jennings and has again made it to Congress. Back on October 15, 53 Congressmen signed a letter demanding Jennings be fired. But as more horrible information has surfaced, the pressure to remove Jennings is boiling over. . . . .

Dec. 11, Congressman Michael Burgess (R-TX) introduced a resolution to Congress that Jennings be removed! The resolution cites Jennings' involvement in the "Fistgate" conference (which we uncovered in 2000) and his admiration of NAMBLA supporter Harry Hay, which the MassResistance blog recently helped bring to light.

 


 

Reporter Fired Over Gay Marriage E-Mail

11 Dec 2009 on MyFOXMaine.com

WATERVILLE - Larry Grard, a veteran newspaper reporter at The Morning Sentinel in Waterville, says he was fired for sending an angry e-mail to a pro-gay marriage group.
[More]


 

Obama's "Safe Schools Czar" Funds Pornographic Display at Harvard

By James Tillman

WASHINGTON, DC, October 21, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- Obama's controversial and embattled "safe schools czar," Kevin Jennings, has helped fund a pornographic, anti-Catholic and sado-masochistic art display currently being shown at Harvard University, reports massresistance.org.

The Harvard exhibition, entitled, ACT UP New York: Activism, Art, and the AIDS Crisis, 1987-1993, chronicles the efforts of the homosexual civil disobedience group, Aids Coalition To Unleash Power (ACT UP), through the graphic stickers, posters, and other visual media used as propaganda in the early years of the homosexualist movement.
[More]

 


 

Bayne Family in British Columbia Still Without Their Three Children after Government Takes Them in Controversial Seizure. 
CASJAFVA Holds Eighth Rally in Support of the Parents

October 3, 2009

The Canadian Alliance for Social Justice and Family Values Association (CASJAFVA) , a group mainly based in the Chinese-Canadian ethnic commuinity in Vancouver, British Columbia, held anotbher rally October 3rd on behalf of the Bayne family.  It was the eighth rally put on by the group on behalf ot the Baynes.   The children of Paul and Zabeth Bayne have been separated from their parents for two years now as a result of a controversial move by the Ministry of Children and Family Development.  

The story of the Bayne family, can be seen on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj9Infbts30&feature=related  .   The video includes a clip from earlier CBC coverage of the issue. [More]

Click here for a summary by Paul and Zabeth giving their side of the case.

New:  Ron Unrah has written a series of blog entries on the plight of the Baynes.   His narration of their story and comments on it is in five parts.   Click here for "Part One."  The links to the other five parts are in the column to the right of Part One in that blog.


 

B. C. Parents and Teachers for Life on Facebook 

The British Columbia Parents and Teachers for Life is now on Facebook.  If you are on Facebook yourself, you can visit the page using the Facebook search and the name "B. C. Parents and Teachers for Life" and become a "fan.|"  You may then leave a comment there.  (We previously made a false start, listing BCPTL in the way intended for individuals rather than for organizations.)

The "Socialconservatives.ca" site also has a spot for issues brought up on this website.   


 

From the ARPA Canada Website:
Petition to Stop Funding Planned Parenthood

Click on the attached petition (below) to open and print off this worthy call to the government of Canada to stop using our tax dollars to fund abortions internationally. The petition states "WHEREAS: Planned Parenthood is known for promoting destruction of innocent pre-born life and attacking family values; activities that a significant portion of Canadians oppose. Therefore:  We, the undersigned residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to stop all funding of Planned ParenthTheood by CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency). Click here to learn about Planned Parenthood International, their gigantic budget, and their 58,000 facilities worldwide. You can send your petitions to your MP or Brad Trost (contact information on the petition).

 


[The following excerpts from an article in the mainstgream press tell only part of the story of the effect of reactions to the $400,000 Canadian federal government's contribution to "Toronto Pride.]

Backlash against Pride funding worked
[From The ChronicleHerald.ca]

ON JUNE 15, Diane Ablonczy, the federal minister of state for tourism, was photographed with a group of drag queens as she presented $400,000 to Toronto Pride, a gay and lesbian festival . . . .

This angered evangelist preacher and activist Charles McVety, a longtime crusader against same-sex marriage, abortion and homosexuality. Mr. McVety launched a campaign on the Institute for Canadian Values website, under the headline Conservatives Announce New Program to Fund Sex Parades. .  .

The campaign worked.

On July 6, Saskatchewan Tory MP Brad Trost told lifesitenews.com that Ms. Ablonczy had lost control of the tourism program after Conservative MPs objected to the grant to the Pride parade.

"The pro-life and the pro-family community should know and understand that the tourism funding money that went to the gay pride parade in Toronto was not government policy, was not supported by — I think it’s safe to say by a large majority — of the MPs. This was a very isolated decision."

[The above excerpts from "Backlash" are also published on our pagve entitled "Opposing the Pro-Homosexuality Agemda."]

 

Many Homosexual (and Similar) Events Reported 
as Funded by the Canadian Conservative Government 

David Akin: The Harper Government's 
long history of funding gay and lesbian activities

[From National Post online, July 09, 2009, 10:45 AM by NP Editor]

. . . . a little birdie helpfully provides the following list of gay and lesbian (and bisexual, etc.) events funded by the Harper government  [Click to read more.]

 


Roadkill Radio:
Archived Shows Highlight Interviews with Some Significant Commentators

Although we have not listened to each show, we have been

Fortunately, "Roadkill Radio" shows are available in archived form.    Use this link to go to a page that lists and enables you to access the archived shows.
.

 

 


"Social Justice" Speaker Talks of the Possibility 
of Silencing Parents

[posted on this BCPTL site Apr. 5, 2009]

The following report of a "Social Justice" conference speaker's comment, coming as the report does from Mary-Woo Sims, former Chief Commissioner of the British Columbia Human Rights Commissioon, confirms what we have heard from other sources.

"In February, a conference took place in Abbotsford to discuss social justice issues. While the conference had been organized for some time, it followed the Abbotsford Board of Education decision to allow secondary schools to offer Social Justice 12 to students this fall.

"What ought to have been an easy decision was complicated by the fact that Social Justice 12 now incorporates teachings about sexual orientation. One of the speakers, professor Martha Dow, apparently said that the curriculum comes down to deciding who the education establishment decides it needs to silence: parents or progressives."

Terry O'Neil's comment, also on Tri-CityNews.com, gives Martha Dow's words as a direct quote.  Here is what Terry had to say:

"At a teachers’ conference in Abbotsford in February, a sociology professor named Martha Dow suggested the curriculum puts onto a collision course, on one hand, the proponents of equality rights for groups such as homosexuals and, on the other, religious parents who view homosexual activity as immoral.

“ 'What I would argue is we need to decide who we want to silence, and it’s not a very comfortable conversation for everyone,' Dow said.

"The professor did not specifically declare that it is parents who will end up being silenced but she certainly suggested this. And that’s what should worry everyone with a stake in public education.

"Such a “silencing” would undoubtedly constitute a catastrophic fracture of the bond between parents and teachers, and would inevitably have deleterious effects on the public education system."

Given the mindset of some of the course's proponents, perhaps it was inevitable that the sentiment about silencing viewpoints would come out, but it is surprising that it came out so soon. It reminds us of Jack in Lord of the Flies:

“Conch! Conch!” shouted Jack. “We don’t need the conch any more. We know who ought to say things. What good did Simon do speaking, or Bill, or Walter? It’s time some people knew they’ve got to keep quiet and leave deciding things to the rest of us.”


A Significant Quote on the Stem-Cell Issue


The  obsession with stem cells obtained by destroying embryos has little to do with any real evidence of therapeutic benefit, and a great deal to do with researchers’ ultimate goal of being able to manipulate human life at will.  

--Richard M. Doerflinger is deputy director of the Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, quoted on Focus on a the Fanuly website ``Citizen Link``


 

BCTF ‘Social Justice’ conference at UFV told  teachers how to manipulate student attitudes.

 by Ron Gray

Feb. 20 and 21, I attended the first “Social Justice conference” staged by the BC Teachers’ Federation at University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotford.

It was an eye-opener!

Although the stated purpose of the conference was to show teachers how to approach the Social Justice 12 curriculum adopted under BC’s Corren Settlement Agreement, an underlying purpose was clearly revealed by a graphic of a staircase, distributed by the BCTF in its information packages: the goal is to move students’ attitude towards LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning) people beyond “tolerance” to “acceptance”—and then further along to “support,” “admiration,” “appreciation” and finally “celebration” of deviant sexuality.

[Click here to read more about this "Social Justice conference" as narrated in a news release from Parents for Democracy in Education.]


Local study sheds light on HIV

More than a quarter of female sex trade workers in city infected with virus
 

California's Temper Tantrum

How the gay rights movement lost more than Proposition 8.

Obnoxious mobs that won't tolerate disagreement don't usually win supporters.

A manager at a Los Angeles Mexican restaurant was targeted for her $100 contribution in support of traditional marriage. Protesters hounded her out of her job, and did the same to a Sacramento theater director and the director of the Los Angeles Film Festival. Churches and Mormon temples were vandalized. The mainstream media ran an all-out public relations campaign in support of same-sex marriage. Hollywood quickly put together "Prop. 8: The Musical," an Internet video that mocked Jesus, the Bible, and Christians.  [More]


"Roadkill Radio"

We cannot depend on the mainstream media for our information on issues that affect life and the family.  That is why internet "radio" is an important development.   A new venture called "Roadkill Radio" has been launched by Kari Simpson and Terry O'Neil,    Roadkill Radio can be accessed at www.roadkillradio.com  .  

 


Pro-gay marriage protests staged in California

By Thomas Watkins
The Associated Press

 
People protest outside the Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif. (The Orange County Register)

LOS ANGELES — On the first Sunday after a gay marriage ban passed in California, activists rallied in defiance, including hundreds of protesters outside an Orange County megachurch whose pastor brought Barack Obama and John McCain together last summer for a "faith forum."

About 300 gay-rights advocates fanned out along sidewalks leading to Saddleback Church in Lake Forest to voice their anger of the church's support of Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment approved by voters Tuesday that overturns a state Supreme Court decision in May legalizing same-sex unions.

[Click here to read the whole article online.]

[The article selection immediately above is also posted on our "News and Views" page.]

Protests Over Gay-Marriage Ban Escalate in California

Friday, November 07, 2008

Fox News online

Angry gay rights activists in California continue to protest the Election Day passage of Proposition 8, which amended the state constitution to restrict marriage to between a man and a woman.

A diverse coalition of social and religious conservatives campaigned to overrule a state Supreme Court judgment six months ago that legalized same-sex marriage and saw 18,000 gay and lesbian couples marry in the Golden State.

Ballot initiatives to illegalize gay marriage also passed in Florida and Arizona on Tuesday
[More]

See YouTube video "Thousands Protest Gay Marriage Ban in LA."

Christian ministry suffers web attack

Allie Martin - OneNewsNow - 12/30/2008 4:00:00 AM

The chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission says homosexual activists have launched a criminal attack on his ministry.

Recently, Dr. Ted Baehr says he learned about the distribution of a number of emails and blog posts that were supposedly from him or his organization. However, the emails were links to pornography, including homosexual content.   . . . .
 
He believes the web campaign is in response to his public statements favoring California's Proposition 8. Baehr says the attacks demonstrate that for homosexual activists, tolerance is a one-way street. "In the last couple of days, the L.A. Times has published some...editorials saying the 'religious right' is the worst thing that has ever happened to this country...[and] another one saying Christians are dumb," he relates.
 
Criminal charges are being considered, adds Baehr.

 

An Important Message from Dr. Chris Kempling

Friends and Colleagues at BCPTL:

 On January 28, 2008, I received another citation from the BC College of Teachers.  They have laid 12 new charges against me for "conduct unbecoming a member".  They include:  writing a letter to the editor as the representative of my political party objecting to the then proposed same sex marriage law, submitting an essay for publication on the BCTPL website (which was also published in the Calgary Herald), submitting an essay to a family journal in Germany (which they have not read), for being the "local representative of the Christian Heritage Party", and for having "knowledge" that an article written about me by CHP Leader Ron Gray was published on the party's website.  The list goes on, and is the most Orwellian document I have ever read.  My lawyer told me that I should expect a very substantial suspension.  I've been subpoenaed for a four day hearing in late September. 

I've decided I've had enough of the College of Teachers.  I'ver resigned my position with the Quesnel School District to take a job with St. Ann's Academy in Kamloops.  Although the remuneration is less, it is worth it to me not to have to be a member of the BCCT.  Unfortunately, one side effect of this decision was that the BC Teacher's Federation has cancelled my legal aid, so my lawyer has withdrawn her services.  There is a great deal of legal preparation needed before the hearing, so I have appealed the BCTF decision to the executive committee on a technicality.  Should that appeal fail, I've asked Kevin Boonstra of Kuhn and Company to represent me.  I have sufficient funds in my legal defense fund to cover his costs for the hearing (but I was hoping to use those funds for my next Supreme Court appeal).  The Lord provided last time--every cent--and I'm trusting Him for this next battle, too.  Please pray for me as I continue to take a stand on this very important social issue.

Chris Kempling
[from an e-mail dated June 23, 2008]



Human Rights Commission Drops Complaint Against Catholic MagazineJudicial Review Still Possible

TORONTO, July 4, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Canadian Human Rights Commission has dropped a complaint by a homosexual activist against Catholic Insight a Toronto-based national Catholic news magazine.  A year and a half - and many thousands of dollars in legal fees - after a nine-point human rights complaint was filed by Edmonton-based homosexual activist Rob Wells, Catholic Insight has been informed that the case has been dropped.  However, a judicial review before the Federal Court is still possible should the complainant pursue that avenue.

In a letter the Commission noted that it decided "to dismiss the complaint because the material (produced by Catholic Insight) is not likely to expose a person or persons to hatred or contempt based on sexual orientation."  It added that "the file on this matter has now been closed."

Wells filed the complaint over the magazine's allegedly offensive coverage of homosexual activism and the issues it has affected. According to editor Father Alphonse de Valk, however, the magazine has consistently set out the Roman Catholic Church's position on such questions, making it clear that persons with same-sex attraction must be accepted with respect, compassion and sensitivity and every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided.

"We welcome the Canadian Human Rights Commission's decision in this matter and were confident from the outset that we would be vindicated," said Father de Valk. He added that his publication not only has the right, but the responsibility, to report, analyze, comment on, and criticize where necessary, homosexual activism as it pertains to important social issues such as the nature of marriage, adoption rights, the allocation of social benefits, burdens on the health system caused by unhealthy behaviours and so on.

"It is chilling to think that a publication can be hauled before a government tribunal simply for reporting to interested citizens developments in these areas of controversy," said Father de Valk. "This matter underscores once again the necessity of urgent reform of the Canadian human rights system." He added that, coupled with a series of actions launched by a Toronto-based homosexual activist, Catholic Insight has been unnecessarily burdened with $20,000 in legal fees to date.

Given the consistently unsuccessful nature of these homosexual activist attacks upon it, Catholic Insight will now examine the prospects of launching countering legal actions against those who have been unnecessarily harassing and financially burdening the publication, said Father de Valk.

  Pro-Family Activist Foresees Homosexual Indoctrination Program for Grades 7 and 8 Students in Ottawa Valley, Ontario

We are grateful to Ken O'Day for this alert for Ottawa Valley, Ontario parents.  Ken has passed on the following, which apparently indicates how the program is being presented to parents:

"Public School Homosexual Indoctrination

Jer's Vision: Canada's Youth Diversity Initiative is Canada's First national organization to support and encourage the work of youth to address discrimination in their schools and communities. This winter Jer’s Vision will be coming in to speak with our grade 7 & 8 students about the Youth Diversity Initiative. Students will be listening to a presentation on demystifying and humanizing sexual diversity. This presentation increases awareness about gay and lesbian issues, through trained facilitators who share their knowledge and experience. The program seeks to break down myths and stereotypes. A letter will be coming home with students before the presentation explaining in more detail the topic and presentation times. 'Jervision' can be seen at
http://www.jersvision.org/english/  "

Note: "Jer's Vison" is listed on its website as "Canada's Youth Diversity Initiative."  Under programs and services the organization features two speakers:  Jeremy Dias and Shelly Rabinovich.  Among the topics Jeremy Dias speaks on are "LGBTQ and youth; LGBTQ in Canada; LGBTQ and visible minority."  Among the topics Shelly Rabinovich speaks on are:  "sizeism; religious discrimination; "othering" and marginalizing people (particularly visible minorities);. . . LGBTQ issues; polyamory; BDSM as subculture; religious expression; modern Paganism and Goddess worship; Neo-Satanism."

Among the "celebrity" endorsers listed for "Jer's Vision" are Libby Davies, Heddy Fry, Svend Robinson, and Bill Siskay.

Jer's Vison is a"a proud sponsor" of the LBGTQ Film Festival of Ottawa and is listed as hosting the "opening Gala" in October of 2007 and was to have hosted "education workshops and a drag show" "September 4-11, 2007 (uOttawa and Carleton University, Ottawa)."


Democratic Responsibilities

When Canadians allow fundamental issues of public policy -- such as abortion, euthanasia, or whether possession of child pornography should be a crime -- to be decided by courts, rather than by Parliament, they are shrugging off the perhaps now irksome burden of self-government. At bottom, democracy is anti-authoritarian, not because it arrives at correct, or even principled, conclusions, but because it imposes on everyone the burden of thinking and deciding for oneself. How much easier to allow the nine philosopher-kings on the Supreme Court of Canada to think and decide for us.

- Ian Hunter
[as quoted on the website of Ken Epp, MP]

Poll

When a pregnant woman is murdered or assaulted, the Canadian Criminal Code does not provide for any charges to be laid in respect of the unborn child who is injured or dies as a result. Do you support legislation making it a separate offence to injure or kill an unborn child during an attack on the mother?  

[Vote on this on the website of Ken Epp.]

 

"Social conservatives move on to next marriage debate"
By Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press Ottawa
September 27, 2007
[a Canadian Press report on a conference put on by the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada]

Read the Corren Settlement Agreement Yourself
See for yourself the terms of this agreement.  
Click here to go to a copy of this document
on a British Columbia government website.

BCTL Request for Meeting with Government Ministers on Parental Consent for Minors' Health Care Results in  June 21st Meeting with Attorney-General and Representative of Ministry of Health
(Unf
ortunately, we have since received a letter from the provincial Attorney General rejecting our request.  See article below.)

On May 16th, B.C. Parents and Teachers for Life sent a letter to three provincial cabinet ministers:  Shirley Bond, Minister of Education, George Abbott, Minister of Health, and Wally Oppal, Attorney-General. regarding the need to mandate parental consent for health care for minors.  As a result of the provisions of the provincial Infants Act, as we have pointed out many times as an example, a fourteen-year-old girl in British Columbia can have an abortion without her parents' consent, or counsel, and even without their knowledge, as a result of a referral by a school nurse.

In our May 16th letter we wrote:  "We ask that you, whose ministries have jurisdiction over health, education, and law, meet with us and with representatives of other organizations to discuss the issue of parental consent as it concerns the health care of minors.  This is a matter that has been ignored for too long.   We would appreciate it if you would name a place and time when it would be convenient for you to have such a meeting.  We would like to inform other concerned organizations so that we may bring several representatives of those organizations to the meeting."

We were pleased  to receive a phone call informing us that our request for a meeting had  been granted, and on June 21st [2007] representatives of BCPTL accompanied by representatives of Campaign Life Coalition BC and REAL Women of BC had a meeting with one of the cabinet ministers we had asked to see: Attorney-General Wally Oppal, as well as a representative of the Ministry of Health, Mr. Craig Knight.   No representative of the Ministry of Education was there, and, at the time of writing this article, we have received from the Education Minister no acknowledgement of our request.  Subscribers to the BCPTL Bulletin will receive a more detailed report of the meeting.

British Columbia Parents and Teachers for Life Written Presentation for British Columbia Government Ministers—June 21, 2007
:
On the Necessity for Mandated Parental Permission for Minors’ Health Care
The report gives a summary of the issue and challenges provincial government ministers to restore parental rights in the matter of their minor children's health care.  [Click here to go to the written form of this presentation.]

British Columbia Government Rejects Mandated Parental Permission for Minors’ Health Care

In a letter dated September 3, 2007, Attorney General Wally Oppal made it clear that the government of British Columbia has no plans to alter the current situation in which parents have no guarantee of input into the “health care” provided their children.  As we have pointed out numerous times, this means that your fourteen-year-old daughter, if you have one, could come home having had an abortion as a result of a referral from her school, without your consent and even without your knowledge.

The letter from the Attorney General came as a follow-up to a meeting BCPTL had with him and with a representative of the Ministry of Health.  [More]

Public Health Agency of Canada Listed as Partner by International Day Against Homophobia Group

April 10, 2007

Socially conservative Canadians may be interested to know that the website for the "International Day Against Homophobia" (May 17) lists among "2007 Majors [sic] Partners" the Public Health Agency of Canada.  The same website singles out as "Fight Against Homophobia Award Nominees" Members of Parliament who voted in favour of the Civil Marriage Act.

This is the act that enabled the official recogition of homosexual unions as marriages as "marriages."    Check out the "International Day Against Homophobia" website and decide for youself if this is something our government should be supporting.  

 


 
The Supreme Court of Canada Decision on Pro-Homosexuality Books, & Related Matters


Comment by a layman

Comment by a Lawyer


Daniel Cere, who teaches Catholic Studies at McGill University, has written a powerful indictment of the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in the matter of pro-homosexual teaching material.  
Click here for the article
"Supreme Court Supplants Parents," on the Catholic Educators Resource Centre website.

In Defence of Marriage    Among many other articles on our "Marriage" page, are the following:

We Should Know and Remember How Canadian MPs 
Voted on Marriage on December 7, 2006

Sweden Proposes Moving from Civil Unions to Legalizing Homosexual 'Marriage'

Tories pushed to call royal commission
 on marriage: Social conservatives want Conservatives to 'mend fences' 
with traditional supporters


Muzzling free speech:  Why can't 
people speak against same-sex marriage?

Pope slams "dismal" theories on gay 
marriage rights 

Left Apoplectic Over Dr. Dobson's 
Time Platform

Ireland High Court Rules Against 
Gay 'Marriage' Citing Harm to Children


Canadian bishop details gov't threat on same-sex marriage
Ottawa , Jun. 09 (LifesiteNews.com/CWN) - In Canadian House of Commons committee hearings on the same-sex marriage Bill C-38 Monday, Bishop Frederick Henry of Calgary revealed details of threats leveled against him by government officials for putting forward Church teaching. 

Bishop Henry described in detail how he was called by Terry De Marche of Revenue Canada , the country's tax agency, after issuing a pastoral letter that said the media's description of Prime Minister Paul Martin as a "devout Catholic" was inappropriate due to Martin's support for abortion and gay marriage legislation. 

Speaking of the conversation he had in June 2004 with De Marche, the director of policy communications in Revenue Canada's Charities Directorate, Bishop Henry said, "He reminded me very forcefully from the beginning that I wasn't to engage in partisan politics, pointing out that my actions were in contravention of the Elections Act and implying that my actions jeopardized my charitable tax status." 

After Bishop Henry pointed out that he did not tell anyone how to vote, he recalled that De Marche "then talked about perception and said: 'Some people may perceive.'" To this Bishop Henry responded, "I can't control the perception of all the people in Canada , I have to assume that they can think and think critically and they can evaluate . . . .

The bishop recalls that the conversation ended with this exchange: "He said, 'Well, are you going to take down the pastoral letter from your website?' I said, 'No, why should I take it down from my website?' He didn't answer that either. Then he said, 'Are you planning on doing anything else?' I said, 'I find that question very strange, but no, I'm not contemplating doing anything else.' Then he said, 'I'm going to write a report for my superior. You may hear back from us again in the short term.'" 

Bishop Henry noted that other pastors of different faith backgrounds have expressed that they were intimidated by these actions and have thus been "gun shy" on speaking out. 

The bishop also mentioned having to defend himself against human rights complaints submitted to the Alberta Human Rights Commission and also the complaints against a Knights of Columbus Hall in BC which refused to allow a lesbian couple to rent the premises for a wedding reception. 
. . . .

© Copyright 2005 Domus Enterprises. All rights reserved.

"Why is Same-Sex 'Marriage' a Threat?"
[Read this article on "Family News in Focus."]

A "Statement on the Status of Marriage" by a group of spokespeople from a remarkably wide spectrum of Canadian society was published in The Globe and Mail Jujne 18, 2003, online.  To read this statement in full, click here.  The "Conclusion" of the statement is given below:

EFC Resources
Read  articles  on the possible legalization of "same-sex marriage and on Bill C-250 on the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada Website.

"Marriage and Legal Recognition of Same-sex Unions:  
A Discussion Paper--November 2002"

This discussion paper, to which the response of the public was invited, was published on the website of the Department of Justice: Canada.   
[See the Department of Justice site]



   

Information About British Columbia Parents and Teachers for Life:

Who are B.C. Parents and Teachers for Life?
We are a group of parents, teachers, and other concerned residents of British Columbia who have a common interest in the education of youth. We seek to promote a positive attitude towards human life and to have schools support universally applicable principles of morality. We recognize the rights of parents as the prime educators of their children. We share with other pro-life organizations a commitment to use only non-violent methods in the pursuit of our objectives.
[See the "About Us" Page, and see the "Membership" page for how to join.]

Our Purposes
[See "Our Purposes" on the "About Us" Page]
A Short History of B.C. Parents and Teachers for Life

[See "A Short History" on the "About Us" Page.]

Contact Us.

We'd like to hear from you.  Drop us a line.  See our Contact  page.

   Quotes Worth Considering  

"In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
- George Orwell


"The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance, and even our very existence, depends on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to our lives."
- attributed to Albert Einstein

"Educators and the teachers' unions must remember that their role is to support parents, not to replace them, as they raise and nurture their children."  (Derek Rugusky in "Back to Basics:  Put Our Kids First" 
in "familyfacts.ca")

“The whole concept of hate crimes is flawed. It sets up special classes of victims afforded a higher level of government protection than others victimized by similar crimes. That violates the concept of equal protection. It politicizes criminal prosecutions.”  (an excerpted reaction from Culture and Family Institute Director Robert Knight,  who spoke of  Senator Kennedy's 1999 statement where he said that not every rape was a hate crime.  Kennedy's confused statement seemed to Knight to imply that a rape was only a hate crime when it involved gender bias.)  Reference: "Why Isn't Rape a 'Hate Crime?' " on the Culture and Family website.

 

Abortion

A Deeply Significant Quotation

"It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."  (Mother Teresa, quotation in a Focus on the Family advertisement)


Click on a title to access an article.  These are only a few of the many articles on our "Abortion" site.

See many other articles on our "Abortion" page.

Pro-Lifers Released from Jail

Vancouver Police Arrest Sissy Von Dehn: Informing the Public Regarding the Bubble Zone Law

               Vancouver Police Arrest Two at Abortion Clinic

EU tiptoes round Lisbon quicksands  [Ireland assured sovereignty over its anti-abortion policy]

12-Year-Old Pro-Life Prodigy Gives Moving Speech at Canadian March for Life

Pro-Abortion Language Blocked at UN Status of Women Meeting

 



Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Joel Brind, Ph.D., a Professor of biology and endocrinology, has stated:  "The main-stream organs of public health policy and the media have wasted no time in using their power and prestige to bury the truth about the single most avoidable risk factor for breast cancer:  induced abortion."  
[See the home page on his website.]

If Dr. Brind's claims are correct--and you can judge for yourself by visiting his website--this adds one more reason why we should oppose the present state of affairs where the drastic procedure of abortion may be carried out on minors in British Columbia (and other places) without the parents having the right to advise and counsel their young daughters, let alone having the right to prevent the procedure. 
[This posting on the BCPTL website:  Jan.. 7, 2002]


From a CNSNews.com article of May 8, 2002:

" . . .more than 98 percent of those women seekion for ng counsel from Planned Parenthood Federation of America ended their pregnancies with abortion in 2000 . . . .."
[Go to the  CNSNews site and scroll down to bottom to the title or use search]


Pro-Abortion Leader Fears Debate?

The fact that a prominent BC pro-abortion leader has declared that abortion is beyond debate is significant.  Though not a new statement, it is one that bears examining because it representative of the views of some pro-choice leaders.  
[See this statement.]  The author, in a statement copyrighted by the Pro-Choice Action Network, stated that the right to abortion is not debatable and that the right to choose abortion should not be subject to a vote.  The statement is entitled "Why Pro-Choice Supporters Should Not Publicly Debate the Anti-Choice."



Campaign to Defund Abortion in British Columbia

"British Columbians are being asked to consider alternate forms of healthcare delivery due to escalating costs. Abortion should be de-insured because women choose to have abortions for personal reasons, not medical reasons. Polls consistently show that the majority of British Columbians (and Canadians) support de-insuring abortions. 

"A Coalition of a number of organizations are working together to educate British Columbians on the defunding of abortion."
[From the Campaign Life Coalition website.  To find out how you can easily participate in this campaign, click here.]


Lawsuit Filed Against New US Law Barring Discrimination Against Pro-Life Doctors

 [More on "Abortion" page of this website]


  Click on "Abortion"   in the left-hand column to reach our page on abortion, with many other articles.

News & Views

Click on a title to access an article.  Many more articles are to found on the News and Views" Page.

Gay-Activist Movement to be Honored at White House

Scarce Federal Dollars Fund Sex Parade  [in Canada]

UK, American, Canadian Pro-Life Groups Condemn Tiller MurderCanadian Evangelical Leadership Looking to Increase March For Life Attendance

Obama Chooses Sotomayor for Supreme Court Nominee

Links to Christianity Today "Politics Blog" Comments on the Sotomayor Choice

CBC "Engaged in Blatant Media Censorship" Says CLC about Lack of National Coverage for March for Life; CLC lodges formal complaint to the CRTC

12,000: Canadian 2009 March for Life Smashes Previous Attendance Records

Alberta's culture minister not backing down on parents' rights bill

Good News - Human Trafficking Bill Easily Passes First Vote in Parliament 

A Look Back at Obama's First 100 Days

German Parents Convicted after Withdrawing Daughter from Explicit Sex-Ed Program: Appeal Filed

Miss California USA Loses Crown after Defending Marriage

Disciplinary Hearing for Firefighters Refusing to Distribute Homosexual Leaflets

Four firefighters are due before a disciplinary hearing over their refusal to hand out leaflets at a gay pride march in Glasgow.

Another five men who are also based at the city's Cowcaddens fire station had their cases considered last month.

All nine will be told later whether the fire brigade plans to take action.

Some of the men were opposed to attending the event on religious grounds while others did not think it was part of their core duties.

However, gay rights campaigners argue that firefighters are public servants who cannot be seen to discriminate. 

[Click here to read the whole article on the BBC Website.]

Adult Stem Cells from Human Retina Reproduce and Differentiate Easily
No Problems with Tumor Formation says Researcher


TORONTO/LAUSANNE, October 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A stem cell researcher was 'beyond shock' at how easily stem cells taken from eyes reproduced in the lab. "Within seven days, they go from one cell to 7,000 to 10,000 cells," says Brenda Coles of the University of Toronto, lead author of a report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers from Toronto and Lausanne, Switzerland discovered that retinal cells were easy to obtain and the results of the tests on mice and chickens offer hope for curing certain types of blindness.

The cells were transplanted into the eyes of mice and embryonic chick eyes. The cells reproduced and were able to survive, migrate, integrate, and differentiate into all seven types of retinal tissue, especially as photoreceptors. The experiment suggests that human retinal stem cells eventually may be valuable in treating human retinal diseases such as macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa.

The mice and chick eyes "look perfectly normal," says Coles. The next step of the research will be to see if blind mice can have their sight restored by the stem cell treatment. After more animal tests the research could move on to human testing, but will probably take another decade, the researchers say.

The current tests, published Monday, show promise especially since the animals had no problems with the cells reproducing uncontrollably, a common problem with embryo stem cell treatment. "They didn't take over the eye, or cause any cancerous-type things or sit in inappropriate places," says Coles. "They found their home and responded to the proper signals."

ph


  
The following is from an article from LifeSite
"Canadian Homosexual Activists on EGALE List-Serve Discuss How to Shut Down LifeSite"
Focus on Family rep says "gay activists want to wipe out any dissenting opinion"

TORONTO, May 11, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The homosexual activist group EGALE (Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere), which paints itself as a moderate group, has hosted an email discussion on how to shut down LifeSiteNews.com through harassment lawsuits aimed at bankrupting the news service. The discussion comes after LifeSiteNews.com received threatening emails from homosexual activists including those from EGALE list-serve members accusing LifeSiteNews.com of hate propaganda and some suggesting criminal prosecution under Canada's new hate crime law.

LifeSiteNews.com has been forwarded emails from the EGALE list-serve which propose using lawsuit tactics against pro-family groups. One such email says: "I remember hearing years ago that the KKK was brought down by lawsuits that almost wiped it out financially. I wonder why we can't sue Lifesite and family hate groups who spread lies about us- for defamation." The email continues, "Perhaps we just don't have the resources or time to do this. It would be great if we could though, it might actually stop the lies, if one or two hate groups are sued."

LifeSiteNews.com will not be intimidated by such tactics and pro-family groups have responded similarly to the threats.

Derek Rogusky, Vice President of Family Policy and Community Impact for Focus on the Family Canada, after receiving a copy of the above referenced email from EGALE list-serve, said, "The reality is that gay activists want to wipe out any dissenting opinion. It is ironic that those demanding tolerance are not offering tolerance as well."

Gwen Landolt of REAL Women Canada told LifeSiteNews.com, "Homosexual activists are using the law as a tool to intimidate free speech and expression of opinion in Canada. We are not supposed to be a totalitarian state."
[Click here to read the rest of the article on the LifeSite website.  For background, read the article below.]


Intimidation from "Gay-Rights" Leaders
The following is an abridgement of a story from LifeSiteNews.ca.  It indicates that right after the passage of Bill C-250, it was already being used as an instrument of intimidation:

Toronto, May 3, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Since the passage into Canadian law last week of the homosexual hate crime Bill C-250, LifeSiteNews.com and other pro-family groups in Canada have been subject to some intimidating communications from homosexual activists. The emails, and ones received over the last few years from other activists bear a similar slant, all suggesting LifeSiteNews.com, by reporting news on the homosexual issue that balances the mainstream media’s bias, is ‘hateful’ and out of touch with the rest of the world. The tactic is a well known psychological warfare technique known as ‘jamming’.

One email received the day C-250 was passed into law, was sent to homosexual activist leaders in Canada and purposely forwarded to LifeSiteNews.com, Focus on the Family Canada, and REAL Women Canada. In it . . .[the], Director, External Issues at the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgendered group at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, wrote

"These right winged, conservatives are teaching these same messages to their children for the good of society and for the good of morals and ethics. Let's get this one thing straight to all you Conservative groups - your children's attitudes, if they inherit these beliefs from you, will be in a minority down the road. You are setting them on a dangerous path of intolerance and hate. Stop this path - before the world of tomorrow judges them and, thanks to this bill, prisons or fines them. Crimes of hate against the LBGT community will be treated equally with anti-semitism, and anti-african canadian hate crimes."

Described years ago by Dr. Charles Socarides in “Thought Reform And The Psychology of Homosexual Advocacy”, jamming used by homosexual advocates seeks to instill doubt in the minds of pro-family leaders as to the correctness in their belief in the abnormality of homosexuality. This is done by oft-repeated but unfounded accusations of hateful speech and un-Christian-like conduct, and the equally unfounded assertion that pro-family positions are held by only an insignificant minority of society. 
(see Dr. Socarides work here . . .)

In his article “Selling Homosexuality”, prolific family issues writer Matt Kaufman reveals that “Harvard-trained social scientists Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen, … in the late ‘80s issued a call for gay activists to adopt "carefully calculated public relations propaganda." Kaufman explains that included in that campaign was “jamming”, which he writes “means, simply, smearing anyone who disagrees with their agenda.”

Prominent US columnist Cal Thomas is quoted by the US website, People for the Way, Truth and Life, having said, “Gay-rights groups are experienced intimidators. They feverishly oppose discussion about people who have come out of same-sex relationships and slander those who manage to get through their jamming system, saying people who abandon homosexuality weren't "really" homosexual in the first place.”  . . . [See reference.]

In a recent email to LifeSiteNews.com someone identifying him/herself only as ‘The Watcher’ says, “I …. was shocked to discover that there are actually organizations like yours in Canada, hiding hate behind a mask of religion.” The word ‘hate’ has been unilaterally redefined by gay activists to refer to opposing views or even facts related to homosexuality that must be censored. The email continued, “Actually, I'm glad I found you. I would appreciate it if you could supply me with a list of organizations that you know of that represent discrimination to its fullest. That way, I'll be able to keep an eye on everyone to ensure that Canada's hate laws are not infringed upon.”

In an email referencing the supposed protection for religious groups against hate crime prosecution, someone identifying himself as . . . V from Vancouver B.C. said, “You are not a religion recognized by the federal gov't, and therefore are subject to the scrutiny of those who believe in obeying the law of the land . . . I thought you might appreciate a friendly reminder that no one is exempt from the laws governing civility in Canada.” . . . .

See Kaufman’s “Selling Homosexuality


"Gay refugee claimants seeking haven in Canada"
[from an article by Marina Jimenez in Globeandmail.com,
April 24, 2004]

Canada is seeing a surge in the number of refugee claimants who say they are homosexuals and will be persecuted if they are returned to their homelands.

In the past three years, nearly 2,500 people from 75 different countries have sought asylum on the basis of sexual orientation, according to information released under the Access to Information Act.

It is not known how many have been allowed to stay in Canada; the Immigration and Refugee Board does not track acceptance rates by case type.

The surge in applications is being driven both by bogus claims and a growing view of Canada as a haven for persecuted homosexuals, refugee experts say.
[Click here to read the whole article.]

Adult Stem Cells from Human Retina Reproduce and Differentiate Easily
No Problems with Tumor Formation says Researcher


TORONTO/LAUSANNE, October 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A stem cell researcher was 'beyond shock' at how easily stem cells taken from eyes reproduced in the lab. "Within seven days, they go from one cell to 7,000 to 10,000 cells," says Brenda Coles of the University of Toronto, lead author of a report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers from Toronto and Lausanne, Switzerland discovered that retinal cells were easy to obtain and the results of the tests on mice and chickens offer hope for curing certain types of blindness.

The cells were transplanted into the eyes of mice and embryonic chick eyes. The cells reproduced and were able to survive, migrate, integrate, and differentiate into all seven types of retinal tissue, especially as photoreceptors. The experiment suggests that human retinal stem cells eventually may be valuable in treating human retinal diseases such a
s macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa.

The mice and chick eyes "look perfectly normal," says Coles. The next step of the research will be to see if blind mice can have their sight restored by the stem cell treatment. After more animal tests the research could move on to human testing, but will probably take another decade, the researchers say.

The current tests, published Monday, show promise especially since the animals had no problems with the cells reproducing uncontrollably, a common problem with embryo stem cell treatment. "They didn't take over the eye, or cause any cancerous-type things or sit in inappropriate places," says Coles. "They found their home and responded to the proper signals."

ph


  
The following is from an article from LifeSite
"Canadian Homosexual Activists on EGALE List-Serve Discuss How to Shut Down LifeSite"
Focus on Family rep says "gay activists want to wipe out any dissenting opinion"

TORONTO, May 11, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The homosexual activist group EGALE (Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere), which paints itself as a moderate group, has hosted an email discussion on how to shut down LifeSiteNews.com through harassment lawsuits aimed at bankrupting the news service. The discussion comes after LifeSiteNews.com received threatening emails from homosexual activists including those from EGALE list-serve members accusing LifeSiteNews.com of hate propaganda and some suggesting criminal prosecution under Canada's new hate crime law.

LifeSiteNews.com has been forwarded emails from the EGALE list-serve which propose using lawsuit tactics against pro-family groups. One such email says: "I remember hearing years ago that the KKK was brought down by lawsuits that almost wiped it out financially. I wonder why we can't sue Lifesite and family hate groups who spread lies about us- for defamation." The email continues, "Perhaps we just don't have the resources or time to do this. It would be great if we could though, it might actually stop the lies, if one or two hate groups are sued."

LifeSiteNews.com will not be intimidated by such tactics and pro-family groups have responded similarly to the threats.

Derek Rogusky, Vice President of Family Policy and Community Impact for Focus on the Family Canada, after receiving a copy of the above referenced email from EGALE list-serve, said, "The reality is that gay activists want to wipe out any dissenting opinion. It is ironic that those demanding tolerance are not offering tolerance as well."

Gwen Landolt of REAL Women Canada told LifeSiteNews.com, "Homosexual activists are using the law as a tool to intimidate free speech and expression of opinion in Canada. We are not supposed to be a totalitarian state."
[Click here to read the rest of the article on the LifeSite website.  For background, read the article below.]


Intimidation from "Gay-Rights" Leaders
The following is an abridgement of a story from LifeSiteNews.ca.  It indicates that right after the passage of Bill C-250, it was already being used as an instrument of intimidation:

Toronto, May 3, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Since the passage into Canadian law last week of the homosexual hate crime Bill C-250, LifeSiteNews.com and other pro-family groups in Canada have been subject to some intimidating communications from homosexual activists. The emails, and ones received over the last few years from other activists bear a similar slant, all suggesting LifeSiteNews.com, by reporting news on the homosexual issue that balances the mainstream media’s bias, is ‘hateful’ and out of touch with the rest of the world. The tactic is a well known psychological warfare technique known as ‘jamming’.

One email received the day C-250 was passed into law, was sent to homosexual activist leaders in Canada and purposely forwarded to LifeSiteNews.com, Focus on the Family Canada, and REAL Women Canada. In it . . .[the], Director, External Issues at the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgendered group at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, wrote

"These right winged, conservatives are teaching these same messages to their children for the good of society and for the good of morals and ethics. Let's get this one thing straight to all you Conservative groups - your children's attitudes, if they inherit these beliefs from you, will be in a minority down the road. You are setting them on a dangerous path of intolerance and hate. Stop this path - before the world of tomorrow judges them and, thanks to this bill, prisons or fines them. Crimes of hate against the LBGT community will be treated equally with anti-semitism, and anti-african canadian hate crimes."

Described years ago by Dr. Charles Socarides in “Thought Reform And The Psychology of Homosexual Advocacy”, jamming used by homosexual advocates seeks to instill doubt in the minds of pro-family leaders as to the correctness in their belief in the abnormality of homosexuality. This is done by oft-repeated but unfounded accusations of hateful speech and un-Christian-like conduct, and the equally unfounded assertion that pro-family positions are held by only an insignificant minority of society. 
(see Dr. Socarides work here . . .)

In his article “Selling Homosexuality”, prolific family issues writer Matt Kaufman reveals that “Harvard-trained social scientists Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen, … in the late ‘80s issued a call for gay activists to adopt "carefully calculated public relations propaganda." Kaufman explains that included in that campaign was “jamming”, which he writes “means, simply, smearing anyone who disagrees with their agenda.”

Prominent US columnist Cal Thomas is quoted by the US website, People for the Way, Truth and Life, having said, “Gay-rights groups are experienced intimidators. They feverishly oppose discussion about people who have come out of same-sex relationships and slander those who manage to get through their jamming system, saying people who abandon homosexuality weren't "really" homosexual in the first place.”  . . . [See reference.]

In a recent email to LifeSiteNews.com someone identifying him/herself only as ‘The Watcher’ says, “I …. was shocked to discover that there are actually organizations like yours in Canada, hiding hate behind a mask of religion.” The word ‘hate’ has been unilaterally redefined by gay activists to refer to opposing views or even facts related to homosexuality that must be censored. The email continued, “Actually, I'm glad I found you. I would appreciate it if you could supply me with a list of organizations that you know of that represent discrimination to its fullest. That way, I'll be able to keep an eye on everyone to ensure that Canada's hate laws are not infringed upon.”

In an email referencing the supposed protection for religious groups against hate crime prosecution, someone identifying himself as . . . V from Vancouver B.C. said, “You are not a religion recognized by the federal gov't, and therefore are subject t
paceo the scrutiny of those who believe in obeying the law of the land . . . I thought you might appreciate a friendly reminder that no one is exempt from the laws governing civility in Canada.” . . . .

See Kaufman’s “Selling Homosexuality


"Gay refugee claimants seeking haven in Canada"
[from an article by Marina Jimenez in Globeandmail.com,
April 24, 2004]

Canada is seeing a surge in the number of refugee claimants who say they are homosexuals and will be persecuted if they are returned to their homelands.

In the past three years, nearly 2,500 people from 75 different countries have sought asylum on the basis of sexual orientation, according to information released under the Access to Information Act.

It is not known how many have been allowed to stay in Canada; the Immigration and Refugee Board does not track acceptance rates by case type.

The surge in applications is being driven both by bogus claims and a growing view of Canada as a haven for persecuted homosexuals, refugee experts say.
[Click here to read the whole article.]


Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
Friday, October 22, 2004 - Page A7
TORONTO and OTTAWA -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary said yesterday that a federal revenue agent threatened to lift the church's charitable status in the city because of a letter he wrote to his flock saying Prime Minister Paul Martin was not a good Catholic politician. 

Bishop Fred Henry said a Canadian Revenue Agency official called him in June during the election campaign and asked him to remove his pastoral letter from the Calgary diocesan website. 

"I said, 'Of course not.' " 

He then quoted the official as stating that the letter left the perception that the bishop was telling Calgary Catholics how to vote. "I said, 'I can't control that perception.' " 

The 20-minute conversation ended with the official vowing that he would file a report on the affair with his superior, Bishop Henry said in an interview from Cornwall, Ont., where he is attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  

The Canadian Revenue Agency call is on the bishops' agenda. 

The agency's regulations say: "A partisan political activity is one that involves direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party or candidate for public office."  

Charitable organizations, including churches, are prohibited from partisan political activity and strictly regulated as to the amount of time they can devote to political lobbying.  

It is not clear under which of these categories falls Catholic Church teaching on the moral obligations of Catholic politicians, which is what Bishop Henry says was the sole substance of his pastoral letter. 

The government frequently revokes the charitable status of organizations deemed to be in violation of its rules. For example, in recent years the government has delisted the anti-abortion organization Human Life International Canada, three Sikh temples, a Montreal rabbinical college and a group raising money for the equivalent of the Jewish red cross, among other organizations.  

But only in the case of HLI Canada did the government say the cause was that the organization had crossed the line on political activity. 
. . . .

Professor Claims Significant Link Between Abortion & Breast Cancer

Instructions for Vandalism Given on a British Columbia
"Pro-Choice" Website 

Startling advice to use facist-style tactics appear on a "studentsforchoice.com" website.  [still on the Internet as of December 29, 2006]  [More]  Under "Strategy" this advice is given to pro-abortion students:
"Civil Disobedience is an option you may choose as well. You can set up large screen around the [GAP]display so passer-by does not necessarily have to see it. You might also try draping the display itself with a cloth in order to cover it. Circle the display and link arms. Refuse to move. Or you could take it down. If you choose this option, DO NOT DO IT ALONE OR IN A SMALL GROUP. Make it a mass action or do not do it at all. In a group of fifty or more, calmly approach the display, and one by one take a piece of it down. Carry the posters (face down, so that others will not be subjected to them) leaflets, etc. to the campus RCMP detachment and present it to them as hate literature."  

View a video of "pro-choice" students destroying the pro-life display at the University of BC in Vancouver.  [video link courtesy of Campaign Life Coalition British Columbia]


Revenue agent threatened tax hit, bishop says
From a Globe and  Mail article by MICHAEL VALPY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY