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Report: “Colonizing African Values: How the U.S. Christian Right is Transforming Sexual Politics in Africa”
PublicEye.org (authored by Kapya John Kaoma and published by Political Research Associates): Conference panelists varied from a new brand of less vitriolic pro-traditional family advocates such as Dr. W. Bradford Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project at University of Virginia, to Piero Tozzi, an attorney for the right-wing Christian group the Alliance Defense Fund, to Floyd Godfrey, a practitioner of the harmful and discredited practice of reparative or conversion therapy for “treating” same-sex attraction . . . The ACLJ is now one of the principal legal advocacy groups in the conservative movement, along with the Alliance Defense Fund, Liberty Counsel, the Liberty Institute, and the Thomas More Law Center.
LifeNews: Members of Human Life International (HLI) Switzerland are helping to organize a pro-life conference in Zurich, Switzerland on June 15 in opposition to a meeting of euthanasia activists from around the world.
LifeSiteNews: Almost 100 pro-life and religious liberty organizations, including Human Life International, Live Action, Operation Rescue, Catholic Vote, the Alliance Defense Fund, and many others have joined the coalition supporting the rallies.
Christian Newswire (Christian Institute on Religion and Democracy): HR 3541, The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), has received support from the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and Roman Catholic groups including Priests for Life and Human Life International, but most other church lobbies and ecumenical groups are silent.
Denise J. Hunnell at LifeSiteNews: Let us consider two excerpts, and see if we can determine which comes from the realm of fiction, and which comes from the field of modern ethics.
LifeSiteNews.com: European Union officials are making their disapproval of Hungary’s recent constitutional changes felt by threatening to withhold financial support if it does not remove its new amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman, according to one Hungarian source.
LifeSiteNews.com: Other speakers will include the eminent Brazilian pro-life activist Fr. Lodi da Cruz, speaking on the issue of abortion, HLI’s Raymond da Souza on dechristianization, Fr. Paulo Ricardo on cultural Marxism, Alliance Defense Fund’s Piero Tozzi on the claimed “right” to abortion in international law, and LifeSiteNews’ own Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, speaking on the goals, methods, and history of the homosexual movement.
World Congress of Families VI (2012) Takes Shape at Madrid Planning Committee Meeting: The following participated in the International Planning Committee Meeting for World Congress of Families VI: Ignacio Arsuaga — HazteOir.org, (Spain) and head of the local organizing committee for WCF VI, Lola Velarde — Institute for Family Policies (Spain), Christine Vollmer — Alliance for the Family (Venezuela), Natalia Yakunina — Sanctity of Motherhood Foundation (Russia), Larry Jacobs — WCF Managing Director, Don Feder — WCF Communications Director, Geert-Jan Poker — Familyfacts.nl (Netherlands), Lech and Ewa Kowalewski — Human Life International (Poland), Fr. Jaroslaw Szymczak — Institute for Family Studies (Poland), Silvio Dalle Valle — Association for the Defense of Christian Values (Italy), Austin Ruse — Catholic Family and Human Rights Foundation, Bev Adair — Family First New Zealand, Mary-Louise Fowler — Australian Family Association, Peter Westmore — National Civic Council (Australia), Alexey Komov — WCF Representatiive in Russia and CIS, Benjamin Bull — Alliance Defense Fund, Dorothy Patterson — Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Mary Ellen Smoot — Women’s Relief Society, Janice and Gil Crouse — Concerned Women for America, Roberta Kraft — Windway Foundation, Susan Roylance — Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society, Chris and Christine Carmouche — GrassTopsUSA, and Preston Noell — Tradition, Family & Property.
LifeSiteNews.com: An international gathering of pro-life leaders will take place in Costa Rica from October 28th to October 30th of this year, featuring speakers from The Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM), Human Life International (HLI), the Catholic News Agency (CNA), Ave Maria Law School, and various pro-life organizations in México and South America.
LifeSiteNews.com: The office of Human Life International’s (HLI) European Regional Director Joannes Bucher was recently attacked after a pro-life march in Austria.
ChristianNewswire: “Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro-Carámbula, interim president of Human Life International (HLI), today blasted the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for what he called their ‘flagrant disregard for women’s health, and for the constitution.’ He was referring to aJanuary 12 statement wherein the ACLU defended the inclusion of contraception in federally-mandated health coverage, and the ACLU criticized the US Catholic bishops for asking for contraception to be precluded from coverage.”
LifeSiteNews: “Human Life International (HLI) Switzerland pointed out that headlines saying the ‘Catholic Church’ is handing out condoms in parishes are misleading . . . ‘The official Swiss Catholic Church is not responsible for this action. Only the “Catholic Church of Lucerne,” a local Catholic State organisation, is responsible for the distribution of the condoms.’”
LifeNews: “A coalition of 30 pro-life organizations sent a letter to members of the Senate today asking for a thorough investigation of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. They are calling for a probe into her comments about partial-birth abortion and say she may have misled lawmakers.”