Vandals Paint Pro-Abortion Graffiti on Catholic Church

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Parishioners who came to Mass on Sunday morning at Notre Dame de Lourdes Church in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania were met with a shocking surprise – pro-abortion graffiti written in black spray paint across the church doors and an exterior wall.

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Gay Activists Threaten Opponents of Hate Crimes Legislation

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

Just as the Senate is poised to pass a military expenditures bill to which an unpopular and controversial hate-crimes bill has been attached, the senior vice president of a traditional values organization received a portent of things to come – a threatening phone call from a gay activist.

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Hate Crimes Law Struck Down in Pennsylvania

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

The pursuit of “hate crimes” legislation that could make it illegal for even religious clergy to express any opposition to homosexuality suffered a setback on July 23 when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided that the state’s Constitution was violated when legislators attempted to add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the state’s “ethnic intimidation” law.

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