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  • A state judicial panel on Monday refused to dismiss an ethics complaint against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, saying that Moore will go to trial in September on accusations that he urged 68 probate judges to defy the federal courts on same-sex marriage.

    The Alabama Court of the Judiciary, a state panel that disciplines judges, refused dueling requests to either dismiss the complaint against Moore outright or remove him from office. Chief Judge Michael Joiner said the case would go to trial Sept. 28. The panel of nine judges will hear the case and decide whether Moore violated judicial ethics and, if so, what punishment he will face.

    Source: L.A. Times

  • August 8, 2016 (C-Fam) - For many years UNFPA leadership has maintained that religion is one of the biggest barriers to people’s enjoyment of their “sexual rights.” The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has teamed up with the Church of Sweden to convince religious leaders to accept abortion, contraception, and the sexual autonomy of children.

    A recent joint event in Sweden named “Women, Faith and Human Rights,” was ostensibly aimed at proving there is no incompatibility between faith and human rights. A closer look reveals deep fault lines between religion as practiced by most of the world’s believers and human rights as interpreted by UN agencies.

    Source: LifeSite

  • The Scottish government’s controversial “named person” scheme has been dealt a body blow today with the Scottish Liberal Democrats withdrawing their support for the legislation

    Writing in The Times, Willie Rennie, the party leader, says the Lib Dems can no longer back the new law, because of “mission creep”. He cites reports of data sharing between health visitors, teachers, GPs and others and calls for an independent review of the “struggling” policy.


  • The Scottish government has been urged to remove teenagers aged 16 to 18 from the scope of its named person scheme.
    The government is to make changes to the legislation after parts of it were ruled unlawful by the Supreme Court.

    Source: BBC

  • It is more than 130 years since Nietzsche declared that “God is dead”, and forecasts of the demise of organised religion in the UK and elsewhere have been a regular fixture ever since.

    But new figures from Britain’s longest-running and most important barometer of general public opinion suggest that reports of the imminent death of Christianity at least may have been greatly exaggerated.

    Source: Telegraph

  • Some 20 pregnancies resulting from IVF end in abortion each year after women discover their child would be born with Down’s syndrome.

    Down’s is the chief reason why women who have paid for expensive IVF treatment have terminated their pregnancy, according to analysis by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.

    Source: Mail


  • The foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, has lifted a ban on UK embassies and high commissions flying the rainbow flag during gay pride events.

    In one of his first policy shifts since coming to office, Johnson overturned the decision of predecessor, Philip Hammond, who insisted that only the Union flag, the EU’s blue-and-gold flag and the flags of the nations and overseas territories of the United Kingdom could be flown from Foreign Office buildings.

    Source: Guardian


    Aug. 5, 2016 ( – Homosexuals who “marry” each other are almost three times more likely to commit suicide than their heterosexual counterparts, even in very gay-friendly Sweden, according to a study published in the May issue of the European Journal of Epidemiology.

    The authors of the study noted that social intolerance of homosexual behavior could not so easily be blamed for increased suicide risk, given that Sweden is known for its accepting attitude towards same-sex relationships.

    Source: LifesiteNews

  • DUBLIN ( - A justice in Ireland's High Court has ruled that an unborn infant is a child with more rights than simply the right to life.

    Justice Richard Humphreys affirmed this week that an "unborn" infant is "clearly a child" with rights beyond the right to life, which "must be taken seriously" by the state.

    Source: Church Militant

  • Germany's high court on Thursday said it rejected the creation of a third gender category of "inter" to describe people born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that does not fit the typical definitions of female or male.

    In a challenge to strict binary definitions of gender that evokes other court cases on both sides of the Atlantic, a panel of the Federal Court of Justice ruled against a lawsuit filed by a German citizen who was born as a female in 1989.

    Source: Reuters


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