Articles from October, 1988

Page 1 of 212

Pro-Death Ticket Dukakis, Democrats gloss over their anti-life platform

Winifride Prestwich The outcome of the November 1988 elections in the United States will have a profound effect on the pro-life struggle, and it is likely that the repercussions will be felt far beyond the U.S. national boundaries.  The lives of untold millions of pre-born babies will depend on both the philosophy and policies of the next President (especially with his power to nominate members to the Supreme Court), and on which federal party will control the Senate ... (Continue reading)

UPDATE

Municipal Depravity The acting Medical Officer of Health in Toronto, Dr. Bryan Gibson, is recommending that a free bottle of bleach be given to illegal drug users so that they can sterilize their needles.  He called this a “vital first step” in reaching intravenous drug users and thus helps prevent the spread of AIDS.  “I don’t see it as encouraging drug use,” he said.  “I see it as preventing the transmission of the AIDS ... (Continue reading)

Avoiding “The Last Temptation”

The full-page ads make it seem sinful not to succumb to the temptation of seeing the most controversial film of recent times.  It is praised as “deeply felt and ultimately faith affirming,” “as spiritual and involving a film as you are likely to see this year,” “one of the most serious, literate, complex and deeply felt religious films ever made.” Jay Scott of the Toronto Globe and Mail writes, “The Last Temptation illuminates the struggle in all souls…a courageous ... (Continue reading)

The Lesbian and Gay Counselling Centre of Toronto

A homosexual lobby group – has a member sitting on the advisory committee that will oversee this counseling programme (and a curriculum unit on homosexuality).  At the same time, the Board refused to allow any parent to sit on this committee. I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THIS COUNSELLING PROGRAMME WILL BE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF MY CHILD. I, ______________________________________ Do not wish my child, __________________________________ Who was born on, ________________________ to be privately counseled in matters of human sexuality by the Toronto ... (Continue reading)

Christy Nolan

Christy Nolan has been called a genius, his writings placed on a level with James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and Dyan Thomas.  He has also been called an idiot and been condescendingly praised as “a diamond in the rubbish bin.”  He described himself quite simply as a cripple.  He cannot walk or talk.  He communicates by eye movements and facial gestures.  TO write, his mother straps a “unicorn stick” to his forehead and steadies his chin as he ... (Continue reading)

UPDATE Low Birth rate

Montreal According to University of Montreal, demographer Nicole Murcil-Gratton, Quebec’s low birth rate is the result of mass sterilization in the seventies and eighties.  About 40 per cent of all couples between 20 and 44 years old have one partner who is sterilized. Quebec has the second lowest birth rate in the western world after West Germany.  Before 1960, Quebec had the highest birth rate.  Although the Catholic Church rejects sterilization as morally ... (Continue reading)

More on those Catholic Politicians

I am writing this article on a lazy, hazy, humid afternoon.  It is August 3, to be precise.  It will not appear in print for several weeks but the principles will still be valid. Three things roused me to write on this sultry day.  The first was the announcement this morning that “Prime Minister Mulroney has at last broken his silence on the abortion question.” The P.M. said that “He is not in favour of abortion ... (Continue reading)

Sex Ed still an open question

“The teaching of human sexuality is now the rule in most jurisdictions,” states Sex Education in Canada: A survey of policies and programs. “It is taught at all grade levels from kindergarten to the end of secondary school.”  But despite this universality, authors Janet Ajzenstat and Ian Gentles conclude that without “statistically sound Canadian studies,” it is impossible to know what impact sex education has on human behaviour. Survey With the sponsorship and funding ... (Continue reading)

Brief Challenges Sex Education

A decline in teenage pregnancy in Ontario of married adolescents has been more than offset by a three per cent rise in the unmarried adolescent pregnancy rate, and an eight per cent increase in abortion among the unmarried.  These facts were contained in a report submitted to the Ontario government in 1986 (latest figures available) by two independent Ontario researchers, Orton and Rosenblatt. Statistics like these are no advertisement for the practical success of Ontario’s sex education programme, ... (Continue reading)

Chastity is Necessary

Roman Catholic tradition has consistently taught the marital act, governed by chastity, is the only legitimate sexual expression of love and life.  Author Coleen Kelly Mast sees chastity as the proper use of our sexual powers according to God’s plan.  Continence, sexual self-control, is completely in tune with physical, mental and social health. Chastity is healthy sexual behaviour, consequently, permissive sex is unhealthy behaviour.  Casual sex is an unhealthy misuse of our God-given sexual powers causing venereal disease, AIDS, ... (Continue reading)

U.S. Policeman Resigns

Joe Daniels, 31, a police officer in Jackson, Mississippi, helped to arrest and remove pro-lifers in the first rescue mission in the city on May 16, 1988.  He resigned the same day. Daniels is a devout Methodist who had heard of, and admired, David Packer.  He told the Jackson Clarion-Ledger: “By carrying out my sworn duty as an officer, I realized I was helping abortionists ply their craft.  I argued with myself that I’ve always taken pleasure in arresting ... (Continue reading)

New Tactic to Rescue babies

Cherry Hill, New Jersey – Nov. 28, 1987.  Nearly 300 block the entrance to the Cherry Hill Women’s Center, 210 are arrested. New York City – May 2-6, 1988.  More than 800 pro-lifers from across the U.S. (and Canada) stage a week of peaceful sit-ins.  These include a Catholic Bishop, 3 rabbis, 3 nuns and over 35 priests and ministers.  A total of 647 are arrested. Jackson, Mississippi – May 14, 1988. Over 150 pro-lifers participate in the first ever ... (Continue reading)

The Netherlands & Euthanasia

Euthanasia is completely outlawed by the Penal Code of the Netherlands; so, too, is inciting or assisting in a suicide.  Voluntary euthanasia is specifically for bidden by Article 293 of the Code which states: “He who robs another of life at his express and serious wish, is punished with a prison sentence of at most 12 years, or a fine of the fifth category.”  Practice Widespread Despite this complete prohibition, the practice of euthanasia is widespread in Holland, ... (Continue reading)

Pro-Death Ticket Dukakis, Democrats gloss over their anti-life platform

The outcome of the November 1988 elections in the United States will have a profound effect on the pro-life struggle, and it is likely that the repercussions will be felt far beyond the U.S. national boundaries.  The lives of untold millions of pre-born babies will depend on both the philosophy and policies of the next President (especially with his power to nominate members to the Supreme Court), and on which federal party will control the Senate and ... (Continue reading)

WHO SAYS?

A writer named R.J. Rushdoony has observed that if you want to find out who is the god of any culture, just figure out who or what has the final say.  Who makes the rules? The Judeo-Christian tradition has maintained that the basis of law is what God has said and that man’s place was to understand and apply His law.  That law is unchanging and applies to all men everywhere.  It is absolute and there are no exceptions. God ... (Continue reading)

Page 1 of 212
Copyright © 2018 The Interim. All rights reserved.   |   Developed by TrueMedia   |   Subscribe RSS