Tolerance is No Longer a Virtue

Sep 30, 2016 by

by Aaron Earls, The Wardrobe Door: When we discuss the most controversial moral issues of the day, the conversation usually ends up at the word: “tolerance.” We are told one side is being tolerant, while the other is intolerant. In our culture, tolerance is treated as an understood and accepted moral good to which everyone should strive. But just how tolerant of other perspectives is the modern tolerance movement? New research and continued anecdotal evidence argues all that remains of...

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When Scientists Created the 3-Parent Baby, They Killed 4 Unborn Children in the Process

Sep 30, 2016 by

by Wesley Smith, Life News: Fertility doctors have brought a baby to birth from an embryo created artificially with the biological substances of two women and one man. That could be illegal in many places, so the American doctors went to Mexico to do the procedure. From the Science story: Zhang reportedly used an approach called spindle nuclear transfer to create five human embryos. The method involves removing the nucleus—the bulk of a cell’s DNA—from one of the mother’s egg cells, and...

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OSCE Intervention – 29th September 2016. Gender Mainstreaming: the UK’s challenge in guarding their children

Sep 30, 2016 by

from Core Issues Trust: In a joint intervention with The Christian Legal Centre, Core Issues Trust yesterday provided this intervention to the OSCE in Warsaw, Poland: (Speakers in a side-event included Andrea Williams, Barrister Paul Diamond and Mike Davidson who made the following points) – Evidence exists in the UK that the state advocates Gender Mainstreaming as the preferred educative philosophy now shaping the social attitudes of the very young with respect to gender identity.  This...

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NIGERIA: Anglican Archbishop Flexes Provincial Muscle over Marriage Definition

Sep 30, 2016 by

by David W Virtue, VOL: The Archbishop of Nigeria, the Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, and the Standing Committee of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, confirmed the Primate as chairman of GAFCON and his place in the Anglican Communion at a recent meeting of church leaders in Awka, at the Cathedral of St. Faith. The Standing Committee, which is the governing body in the church of Nigeria, blasted those parts of the Anglican Communion “which continue to pursue a revisionist theological agenda and...

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An outstanding resource for the fight for marriage

Sep 30, 2016 by

by Campbell Markham, MercatorNet: This morning I showed my eldest daughter (and journalism major) a copy of David van Gend’s new book. “Oh dear”, she said, smiling wryly at the provocative title and garish LGBT rainbow cover. I said, “The printer refused to print this book. They had a contract, and pulled out at the last minute. ‘Due to the subject matter and content,’ they said.” “I’m not surprised,” she replied, sadly. And I was. There was no outrage. No sense of injustice. No anger that...

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What Today’s Christians Can Learn From Antiquity About Living In A Pagan World

Sep 30, 2016 by

by Greg Scandlen, The Federalist: Mollie Hemingway had a very nice article in The Federalist the other day in which she suggests that our society’s sexual obsession is a new religion. She writes, This new religion has fervent adherents and strict dogma, but it’s also true that the doctrines are still being formed. Now that marriage has been redefined away from sexual complementarity, the project to redefine the sexes themselves is moving forward. The doctrines governing biological reality,...

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The world is a Hull curate’s parish, he says, as AMiE agenda is set out

Sep 30, 2016 by

by Madeleine Davies, Church Times: THE Church of England should not have a monopoly on Anglicanism in England, the priest set to plant a new church in Scarborough, outside diocesan structures (News, 9 September; Letters, 16 September), says. “In the business world, monopolies are not encouraged; so I do not see why there should be one Anglican service provider in England,” the Revd Lee McMunn said on Wednesday. “Surely we can allow people the option to choose, whether that is future ministers...

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At last! A bishop who talks sense on migrants

Sep 30, 2016 by

By Tammy Hughes and Daniel Martin for the Daily Mail John Sentamu (pictured) warned that Britain should not be seen ‘as a soft touch’ and demanded that other EU nations offer homes to asylum seekers in their own countries. The Archbishop of York has accused European countries of ‘shunting’ migrants towards the Jungle camp in Calais. John Sentamu, the Church’s second most senior cleric, warned that Britain should not be seen ‘as a soft touch’ and...

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Historic UN Clash on LGBT Rights Set for November

Sep 29, 2016 by

by Stefano Gennarini JD, C-Fam: Supporters of LGBT rights at the UN are preparing for the most important vote on their agenda since 2008. In November the UN General Assembly must decide whether to approve a controversial new UN post to enforce special new rights based on the sexual preference and behavior of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT). Literally paving the way to the opening of this year’s debate, a crosswalk traversing 1st Avenue from the US...

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Three parent baby report leaves many unanswered questions

Sep 29, 2016 by

by Philippa Taylor, CMF: News has broken this week of the birth of the first baby to be created with DNA from three people, using a controversial new technology. The story has gained particular publicity and notoriety because the technique, developed to avoid passing on rare genetic disorders, is still experimental and it has created a five month old baby boy with three genetic parents – he has genetic material from two mothers (nuclear DNA from one, and small amounts of mitochondrial DNA from...

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