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Hospital expels doctor over LGBT views

BOSTON (WNS) -- After more than 10 years of tension and conflict over his hospital's institutional endorsement of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activities, urologist Paul Church lost his final appeal to the Board of Directors of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to reconsider the hospital's decision to expel him and terminate his medical privileges. That appeal was Church's last chance to stay at BIDMC in Boston. The board's final judgment in December dashed that hope -- and appeared to confirm the extent to which social ideologies have infected the nation's medical field.

26-year-old in faceoff with Planned Parenthood

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- A 26-year-old activist with a video camera has moved to the forefront of cultural challengers to the nation's largest abortion provider. David Daleiden and his group Center for Medical Progress are in the process of releasing a much-publicized series of videos he says show Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) senior executives involved in selling baby body parts.

Child use of medical marijuana ahead in Ill.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (BP) -- Children in Illinois will be eligible for medical marijuana prescriptions, according to rules announced by state health officials in late December. The rules by the Illinois Department of Public Health amend the medical marijuana pilot program approved by lawmakers in June. ...

Olympics adds ‘sexual orientation’ to charter

MONACO (BP) -- The International Olympic Committee has added "sexual orientation" to the Olympic Charter. The IOC decision comes after pressure from gay advocacy groups following Russia's prohibition of "gay propaganda" during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Transgender firings trigger EEOC lawsuits

WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Obama administration is suing two businesses -- a funeral home and an eye clinic -- for firing employees who were "transitioning" from male to female. Lawsuits filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission allege that the companies violated the 1964 Civil Rights Act's prohibition against discrimination on the basis of a person's sex.

Marchers unite for traditional marriage

WASHINGTON (BP) -- Elaine Soto and her family left at 3 a.m. one morning to come to the March for Marriage in Washington. She brought her four children to "open their eyes to the fact ... they don't have to be embarrassed or ashamed even if what they believe is not politically correct."

FDA holds to gay blood donor ban

WASHINGTON (BP) -- Despite pressure from gay rights groups to lift the ban on homosexual and bisexual men donating blood, the Food and Drug Administration has stood firm, citing the agency's charge to safeguard American health.

25-year sentence given FRC shooter

WASHINGTON (BP) -- The man who planned mass shootings at several conservative organizations in the nation's capital has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for the thwarted plot.

Gay marriage causes pro-life rift in Ohio

CLEVELAND (BP) -- The nation's oldest and largest grassroots pro-life group, the National Right to Life Committee, has broken ties with a Cleveland affiliate accused of causing dissension by adding the gay marriage issue to its platform. Like the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), Cleveland Right to Life denounces abortion, infanticide and euthanasia in its mission statement. On June 24, after a year and a half of discussion, Cleveland Right to Life announced it had updated its mission statement to include same-sex marriage as a practice "contrary to 'the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God.'"

Former homosexuals demand recognition

WASHINGTON (BP) -- A small band of former homosexuals representing about 10 organizations stood on the steps of the Supreme Court in late July to demand recognition and equal rights under the Constitution. They protested the claim by homosexual activists that people with same-sex attractions cannot change.