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Campaign Life issues pro-life voting guide for Oct. 19 Canadian election

With more than 1,000 candidates vying for 308 seats in Canada's House of Commons on October 19 election day, only a handful more than 100 have been identified by Campaign Life Coalition as solidly pro-life.

Some are sitting Conservative MPs that CLC has labelled pro-life in its just-published 2015 Election Guide based on their voting record; more are Conservative hopefuls whose evaluation is based on interviews by volunteers; and a few are long-shot candidates running for the Christian Heritage Party.

None is from the Liberals, the New Democrats or the Bloc Quebecois, all of which, says CLC project director Jack Fonseca, "are officially pro-abortion, and have banned pro-life candidates, except in the Liberals' case there are possibly some pro-life MPs who are 'grandfathered.'"

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Popular Christian judge appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada

Russell Brown, a law professor at Edmonton's University of Alberta two and a half short years ago, is the newest - and, at 50, the youngest - member of Canada's Supreme Court, selected by Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper a few months before a national election the polls show he risks losing.

Brown's appointment is already being characterized as an attempt by Harper to pack the Court with conservative judges who will not try to legislate from the bench nor liberalize existing laws.

But unlike some of Harper's recent judicial appointees to lower courts, such as Ontarians David Moseley Brown and Bradley Miller, Brown has provided no evidence in his writings or rulings that he is part of the long-range scheme, warned of in Marci McDonald's "The Armageddon Factor: the Rise of Christian Nationalism in Canada", to "deliberalize" the country's judiciary.

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'Frightening' ruling allows Ontario to reject Christian law school's grads

The decision of an Ontario Divisional Court to uphold the rejection of Trinity Western University's proposed law school because of its Christian code of conduct holds implications for all Christians in Canada that are "dismaying and frightening," a TWU spokesman said.

Guy Saffold, the special assistant to TWU's president, told LifeSiteNews that the Langley, British Columbia, Evangelical Christian university would hold to its beliefs and appeal the decision. But he added that the reasoning of the Ontario judges reflected changing social attitudes that spelled trouble for true Christians.

"It points out that the future may be much more difficult in terms of the consideration our pluralistic society is willing to pay to our freedom to practise our religious beliefs."

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Health Canada under Conservatives approves RU-486 abortion drug: 'human pesticide'

Health Canada has confirmed that it has approved the controversial abortion drug RU-486. Pro-life leaders say they are stunned by the news of the decision to expand abortion in a country where abortion on demand at taxpayer expense is already the norm.

"As if we haven't got enough ways in Canada to kill preborn children; we've just legalized another one," John Hof President of United for Life BC told LifeSiteNews.

"I think its another dark day for Canada with the approval of that dangerous human pesticide," commented Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) President Jim Hughes.

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New LGBT group pushes Tories to abandon social conservatives

The newly founded association LGBTory, or the Rainbow Conservatives of Canada, was behind the first organized Conservative contingent - which included Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown - to march in last Sunday's Toronto Pride parade, says spokesman Jamie Ellerton.

"LGBTory came together as grassroots effort in Toronto to establish a strong presence during Pride Toronto 2015," Ellerton told LifeSiteNews in an email. "We worked very hard over the past three months" with the result that "over 50 Conservative and PC members" marched in the June 27 event.

As well as Brown, the Tory Pride delegation included Ottawa-area MPPs Lisa Macleod (Nepean-Carleton) and Jack MacLaren (Carleton-Mississippi Mills), MP Kellie Leitch (Simcoe-Grey, Minister of Labour and Status of Women), MP Bernard Trottier (Etobicoke0Lakeshore) and "candidates in the upcoming federal election, and candidates of record from the 2014 provincial election," Ellerton wrote.

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Husbands and wives, testifying against each other as God intended

Notice anything different this morning? A subtle change in the air? The unconsciously detected end, perhaps, of a very old song?

On Thursday, most of the text of the Tories' Bill C-32, the Victims Bill of Rights Act, officially came into force. During C-32's progress through Parliament, much of the discussion of it revolved around its various effects on the rights of the accused in criminal trials. (Mostly, if we're being honest, it was swamped altogether by the anti-terror bill, C-51, and the changes to the Universal Child Care Benefit.) There has been relatively little controversy about a clause tacked almost onto the end of C-32, which amends the Canada Evidence Act to include these words:

"No person is incompetent, or uncompellable, to testify for the prosecution by reason only that they are married to the accused."

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New LGBT group pushes Tories to abandon social conservatives

The newly founded association LGBTory, or the Rainbow Conservatives of Canada, was behind the first organized Conservative contingent - which included Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown - to march in last Sunday's Toronto Pride parade, says spokesman Jamie Ellerton.

"LGBTory came together as grassroots effort in Toronto to establish a strong presence during Pride Toronto 2015," Ellerton told LifeSiteNews in an email. "We worked very hard over the past three months" with the result that "over 50 Conservative and PC members" marched in the June 27 event.

As well as Brown, the Tory Pride delegation included Ottawa-area MPPs Lisa Macleod (Nepean-Carleton) and Jack MacLaren (Carleton-Mississippi Mills), MP Kellie Leitch (Simcoe-Grey, Minister of Labour and Status of Women), MP Bernard Trottier (Etobicoke0Lakeshore) and "candidates in the upcoming federal election, and candidates of record from the 2014 provincial election," Ellerton wrote.

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From Ashley Madison to spurned, blackmailing escorts, it's been a bad week for cheaters

Every once in a while, a phone, while playing through a song library on "random," will pick the perfect background music for that exact moment. This week, driving to work and pondering the absolutely awful week adulterers are having the world over, I couldn't help but laugh when "Lyin' Eyes” by the Eagles came on. The song, for those not familiar with it, describes a young woman, married to a much older man, seeking excitement and affection in the arms of a younger one. Her husband, though, is no dummy, and knows that when she leaves, she's "headin' for the cheatin' side of town."

Stories of such scandal and heartbreak are nothing new; the song remains as relevant today as it was when it was released 40 years ago, or the 4,000 years before that. Most human societies value monogamy, despite the fact that humans aren't particularly good at it.

This contradictory element of human nature explains the popularity of websites such as Ashley Madison, whose sole purpose is facilitating sexual affairs between married people. It's not a dating site; it's for people looking for sex outside their marriages in a forum that offers maximum discretion. It's always been controversial, and has banked on that, literally, making the controversy and the flouting of social norms a central part of its ad campaigns. The company seemed to thrive on the offence and unease it caused in polite society.

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Toronto councilor tells young kids to become gay activists at Pride flag raising

About 20 children, appearing to be kindergarten age, were given front row seating at Toronto's "Gay Pride" flag raising ceremony this week at city hall. During one city councilor's speech, she spoke directly to them and told them to "make sure the work is carried forward" of promoting the acceptance of homosexuality in society.

"Because we know the work [is] never finished, we're going to rely on you little guys and gals to make sure the work is carried forward," lesbian Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam told the youngsters from Clinton Street Public School in the Toronto District School Board at the June 22 event.

The children, who were led to the event by two activists dressed as fruits - a kiwi and a blueberry - were handed mini gay pride flags and were used by the mayor and other homosexual activists for a photo op.

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In Justin Trudeau's world, Christians need not apply

Elected Liberal MPs are under Justin Trudeau's direct order that, in any legislation that touches on the abortion issue, they must - mindless of their faith, their previous professions on the subject, or their conscience - vote the "pro-choice" dogma. Pro-abortion is the party line. And it is the only line allowed.

This is very odd. I should clarify that I am not debating the pros and cons of abortion per se. Leave that for another time. But I am pointing to an irreconcilable dilemma facing any individual with genuine religious convictions who wishes, in this age, to stand for public office.

Lawrence MacAulay, a Catholic, and a Liberal MP from PEI, provides the most recent illustration of this dilemma.

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Genitals in parade harming children?

The Institute for Canadian Values issued a news release today, concerned that children may be harmed by revelers exposing their genitals at the Pride Parade this weekend in Toronto.

The Institute has filed a complaint with the Toronto Police and Children's Aid Society requesting charges be laid and children defended by Child Protection Services.

The ICV President, Dr. Charles McVety said "for the sake of the children we ask Mayor John Tory, Premier Kathleen Wynne and Police Chief of Police Mark Saunders to fulfill their duties to serve and protect innocent children from being visually violated."

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Planned Parenthood's top doctor caught on undercover video discussing the sale of aborted fetus organs to potential buyers

A shocking video has emerged that shows a Planned Parenthood doctor discussing the sale of body parts taken from aborted fetuses with who she believes to be potential buyers from a medical company.

Dr. Deborah Nucatola, who has been the Senior Director of Medical Services at Planned Parenthood Federation of America since February of 2009, is seen on camera as she discusses selling hearts, lungs, livers and even the muscles of aborted fetuses.

She also discusses using 'partial'birth abortion' techniques to deliver some of these organs intact.

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Tory preps for Pride parade

Mayor John Tory is expecting to get soaked during Sunday's Pride parade.

Although he's taken part in the event in past years, this will be the first year Tory has marched in the city's Pride parade since taking office and the first time in four years that the mayor has taken part.

Tory - who was sporting a new rainbow tie and rainbow socks on Thursday - wouldn't reveal what he'll be wearing in the march.

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Gay Teacher Promotes Homosexuality to Little 3rd Graders, Says He Didn't Care What Parents Thought

A North Carolina elementary school teacher has resigned after his decision to read a gay-themed children's book to his third-grade class led to controversy in the small town of Efland.

Omar Currie said he read his students the book "King and King," a fairy tale about two princes having a "love" encounter, after he perceived negative gay stereotyping in his class.

Currie said that he was inspired to teach the little kids about two men "hooking up" because a boy in his class acted a little feminine.

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Mayor calls annual Pride parade the 'essence of what makes Toronto a great city'

Toronto's new mayor is not only praising the city's annual gay Pride parade, but he saying it is the "essence" of what makes the city "great."

After five years in which former Mayor Rob Ford avoided the event on principle, current Mayor John Tory will not only be attending the event, but is encouraging all Torontonians to "come to the parade and be a visible part of it."

"[Pride] is one of the biggest celebrations in our community, period," he said to the Toronto Star on Sunday. "We are celebrating what I think is at the essence of what makes Toronto a great city: how we live together."

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