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‘Christians are Nazis’: Australian churches vandalized as same-sex ‘marriage’ vote nears

“Crucify ‘No’ Voters,” “Bash Bigots,” “Christians are Nazis,” “Vote Yes.”

Messages of violence against Christians or anyone who votes “No” in a national referendum about homosexuality and marriage in Australia is sprayed all over churches and buildings as the country nears the vote tally.

“We all woke up to see the awful vandalization of our church,” Waverly Baptist Pastor David O’Brien, whose surburban Melbourne church was sprayed with “Crucify ‘No’ Voters,” said. “It’s disappointing to see these things and it was a shock to all of us.”

‘A direct attack on freedom of speech’: Pro-life leader slams Ontario abortion bill

Pro-life groups blasted a Liberal law that criminalizes pro-life witness outside Ontario abortion centers as anti-woman, repressive, and a breach of Charter rights during the one day of public hearings on the bill.

“This bill is a direct attack on the freedom of speech, assembly and expression of Canadians. This bill prevents women from having access to alternatives to abortion,” Campaign Life Coalition’s Matt Wojciechowski told the standing committee on general government Thursday.

Trump and the Return to Constitutional Government

It should be noted that the Constitution allows only one branch — the Legislature (Congress) — to create legislation (laws). The Executive branch is charged with enforcing the law, the Judicial branch is charged with reviewing and validating the Constitutionality of the law, but the Congress is the only branch that can create the law. In all three of these cases, Trump is insisting that Congress perform its function — make laws. In doing so, Trump is determined to devolve the authority for making laws to its rightful holder, Congress.

Trudeau says federal government will ‘look carefully’ at implications of Bill 62

“I don’t think it’s the government’s business to tell a woman what she should or shouldn’t be wearing,” said Trudeau while campaigning in Alma, Que., with candidate Richard Hébert ahead of Monday’s byelection.

“As a federal government, we are going to take our responsibility seriously and look carefully at what the implications are.”

When asked if that would include taking the bill to court, Trudeau would only repeat that Ottawa is “looking carefully at the implications.”

Playboy’s 1st transgender Playmate hopes to ‘pave way for all women’

Ines Rau, a French fashion model who was featured nude in a 2014 issue of Playboy and has previously worked with Balmain and Vogue Italia, is the first transgender model to appear as a centerfold in the magazine’s 64-year history.

“Every woman’s beauty deserves to be celebrated,” Rau, 26, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in her first interview to the media about the feature.

“No one deserves to be a woman more than those [trans women] who routinely suffer abuse and are treated like they’re less than nothing.”