Anglican Unscripted Episode 111

Jul 30, 2014 by

Kevin and George do a follow up story on Nashotah House and the highly controversial  invitation to the Presiding Bishop to preach at the seminary chapel.  

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Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Breakaway Illinois Diocese over Episcopal Church in Property Suit

Jul 30, 2014 by

By Michael Gryboski, Christian Post: An appeals court has ruled in favor of a small diocese in Illinois that broke away from The Episcopal Church over theological differences, including the denomination’s appointment of openly gay Gene Robinson as bishop. In a ruling handed down Thursday, the Illinois Fourth District Appellate Court sided with the Anglican Diocese of Quincy over the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. The ruling upheld a lower court decision that ruled the Quincy...

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Stop Church sacking gay vicars who marry, says senior Tory

Jul 30, 2014 by

From BBC News The government should consider intervening to stop the Church of England sacking gay vicars who marry, a former Conservative chairman has said. Lord Fowler raised the case in the House of Lords of Jeremy Pemberton, who had his licence to preach revoked after marrying his partner. He called on the government to “see if there is anything that could be done to help reconcile the difficulties”. Gay marriage is legal in the UK but the Church of England has not accepted it....

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New Stonewall CEO in logic fail: claims to be “practising Catholic”

Jul 30, 2014 by

By John Smeaton, SPUC: I had to smile when I read that Ruth Hunt, the new chief executive of Stonewall, the homosexual lobby-group,claims to be a “practising Catholic”. Perhaps she is also a meat-eating vegetarian? A liberal conservative? A champagne socialist? Or all of the above? Of course, I will immediately stop smiling if she begins to be taken seriously as a “practising Catholic” by Catholic officials. Needless to say, the policies of Stonewall are radically...

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Christians lose gay ad challenge

Jul 30, 2014 by

From Mailonline: Christian activists have lost a High Court bid for a ruling that London Mayor Boris Johnson was personally responsible for an improper and “politically-motivated” ban on a controversial gay advert on buses. Campaign group Core Issues Trust (CIT) accused him of an abuse of power and imposing the ban for “the nakedly political purpose of currying favour with gay lobby groups” and boosting his re-election campaign in 2012. The Trust advert that never made...

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Core Issues Trust statement on High Court ruling in ‘London Bus Ad’ case

Jul 30, 2014 by

In disallowing witnesses to be cross-examined and by ignoring both controversy about categorical notions of human sexuality (which the Royal College of Psychiatrists recently admitted are not fixed nor immutable) and inconsistencies in Boris Johnson’s witness statements, Justice Lang has confirmed today that the British establishment is no longer a guardian of freedom of speech nor of conscience. In what is believed to be a contrived and punitive judgment handed down in the High Court this...

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Gordon College and Pluralism in Higher Education

Jul 30, 2014 by

By Adam J MacLeod, Public Discourse: Requiring all colleges and universities to adopt the same practices and policies would destroy their institutional identities and prevent them from achieving their diverse missions. Recent controversy surrounding the conduct policy of Gordon College illustrates the challenges that marriage revision has created for our society. Gordon, a Christian college on the north shore of Boston, is the latest institution to run afoul of the sexual identity juggernaut....

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Exodus II: persecuted Jews are fleeing Europe

Jul 30, 2014 by

From Cranmer: You’re not hearing much about this. The media focus at the moment is on the evil Zionist Jews and the Gaza holocaust, Labour’s ‘death tax’, Tulisa’s emotional trauma, and Ebola – the latest pandemic of fear and terror of the earth.But in the latest International Religious Freedom Report issued by the US Department of State, tucked away amidst the horrors being perpetrated in Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Sudan, Saudi Arabia,...

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Britain ‘leads Europe on gay rights’, claims David Cameron

Jul 30, 2014 by

By Aubrey Allegretti, Independent: David Cameron today claimed Britain was leading the way in Europe on gay rights as he hailed one of the biggest events in the Gay Pride calendar. The Prime Minister said Pride Brighton and Hove, which takes place this weekend, was a reminder of why Britain “continues to be recognised as number one in Europe on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGB&T) equality and rights”. He said it was a “momentous occasion” when the first legal marriages of gay...

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Why the state can’t make you happy

Jul 30, 2014 by

by Peter Franklin, Conservative Home: If the moral basis of liberalism can be summed up in a single sentence, then this from Jeremy Bentham surely does the job: “it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.” Happiness, though, is a notoriously difficult thing to define let alone quantify, which is why progressive governments resort to financial proxies. From time to time, liberal thinkers wonder if a more direct approach can be taken – much to the...

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