Bishop of Leeds, with support of AB Welby, asks PM to answer questions

Aug 17, 2014 by

This is the text of a letter I have sent to the Prime Minister and which will be referenced in national media tomorrow. Recognising the complexities of such matters and the difficult role of the Prime Minister in them, I wrote the letter as a constructive stimulus to discussion of the wider questions provoked by what is happening in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere. Attempting to fix the immediate will prove costly in every respect, if we don’t have a long-term, overarching and holistic vision...

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Multiculturalism: What the liberal-left would prefer you not to know…

Sep 1, 2014 by

By James Delingpole, Breitbart: All right, so it was only a straw poll conducted among viewers of yesterday’s BBC Sunday Morning Live debate programme: 95 per cent of Britons think multiculturalism has been a failure. But as majority verdicts go, it was a pretty resounding one – and it was delivered despite the BBC’s best efforts to muddy the waters, first by wheeling out two of the nation’s Multi Culti Apologist big guns Owen Jones and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, and second...

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Paedophilia research riles and titillates the academy

Sep 1, 2014 by

Ed: This article from 2009 is particularly pertinent in 2014. By Melanie Newman, Times Higher Education: An academic who studied paedophiles has described how she was castigated by hostile colleagues but encouraged by other academics who found her research “excitingly naughty”. Sarah Goode, senior lecturer in health and community studies at the University of Winchester, concludes that there is no clear consensus among academics on the harmfulness of adult sexual contact with...

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Behind the Mirror: Adventures in Genderland (part two)

Sep 1, 2014 by

From gentlemind: Part one introduced us to Ben (male), Len (legal avatar), Len/Ben (Cisgender) and Lynn/Ben (Transgender). In part two, Ben and Lynn/Ben help us separate the legal from the physical by separating Gender from medical language. To avoid detection Gender cloaks itself in the language of the body, largely via medicine, but the more Gender reveals its true nature the less able it is to hide. To put clear blue water between body and mind, we need to know why it is not possible to...

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Why the silence on Christian elimination?

Sep 1, 2014 by

by Sheila Liaugminas, MercatorNet: Pope, patriarchs and prelates are crying out for intervention. Where are the presidents and prime ministers? I’ve known Maronite leader Monsignor Sharbel Maroun for many years, talked with him on radio in 2006 after Telelumiere was nearly destroyed in the Lebanon War that summer, and many times before and after then about the ongoing work of unity and mutual respect of Christians and Muslims in the Middle East. He just returned from Lebanon recently, we...

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Is the gay bullying plague in schools a myth?

Sep 1, 2014 by

by David van Gend, MercatorNet: An Australian doctor questions “safe school” and”gay-straight alliance” programs.  An open letter to the Australian Education Minister, The Hon Christopher Pyne   Minister for Education    Dear Mr Pyne, I trust you, or your advisors, will give serious consideration to the medical evidence below and reconsider your decision to fund the so-called Safe Schools programme throughout Australia. The political justification for ‘Safe Schools’...

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Calls to lower abortion limit as record number of babies survive birth at 23 weeks

Sep 1, 2014 by

By Leon Watson, Mailonline: A major study has revealed a record number of babies are surviving being born at 23 weeks. The latest EPICure research showed at least 120 babies born during week 23 of a pregnancy have survived in the past four years. Week 23 is the last week when abortions on demand are legal. Figures from only 25 hospitals at large hospitals with specialist doctors were sampled, meaning the real number of week 23 babies who survived is likely to be higher. It will revive the...

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Tracking Life From Its Smallest Form

Sep 1, 2014 by

By James Gorman, New York Times: The earliest stages of life have been the subject of intense fascination for eons. Aristotle, for instance, observed and recorded the development of a chicken embryo in its egg. He needed something the size of a hen’s egg to see what was going on, of course. But modern microscopes allow scientists to see not just the larva of a fruit fly, but each of 100,000 or so cells in that larva as they form, move and propagate as organs appear and the larva takes its...

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The State of the Anglican Communion: Midterm Report

Sep 1, 2014 by

by David Virtue, Virtueonline: Archbishop of Nigeria the Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, leader of the Anglican Communion’s largest and fastest growing Anglican province with more than 20 million active Anglican souls, slipped into Washington, D.C., last week to meet with his CANA bishops, ACNA Archbishop Foley Beach, and other Anglican figures. His appearance in the US went unheralded and unnoticed by either the Episcopal Bishop of Washington, Mariann Edgar Budde, or the Presiding Bishop of...

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English children among the unhappiest on earth. No wonder with the State as parent

Sep 1, 2014 by

by Kathy Gyngell, Conservative Woman: Why anyone is surprised to read that English children are some of the unhappiest in the world, I don’t know. This headline of the third of The Children’s Society’s comparative The Good Childhood Report 2014, published last week, clearly suggests we should be.  It attempts to establish children’s subjective sense of their own well-being and it makes for depressing reading. Nothing it appears has changed for English children. We have learnt nothing. The...

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Faith schools a ‘religious affront’ say coalition of religious leaders

Sep 1, 2014 by

By Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: Faith schools are “a religious affront” and discriminate against children in ways that are incompatible with religious teachings about equality, openness and fairness, according to a coalition of religious leaders. Such schools make religious faith seem “tarnished by discrimination” and lead to it being perceived as divisive, according to senior representatives from the Anglican, Catholic and other churches and faiths who today...

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Channel 4 hires former Miss Belgium to shake up sex education in schools

Sep 1, 2014 by

By John Plunkett, Guardian: A Belgian sex therapist and UN goodwill ambassador who believes that all children should get a qualification in sex education is to start a Jamie Oliver-style campaign to change the way British schools tackle the subject. Goedele Liekens, a former Miss Belgium who presented the country’s edition of The Weakest Link, believes the way sex education is handled in British schools is “hopelessly out of date” and should begin “properly and...

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Desire of the Everlasting Hills

Sep 1, 2014 by

This is the title of the hour-long movie put together by Courage, the Catholic outreach to people with unwanted same sex attraction. Here are three intimate and candid portraits of Catholics who try to navigate the waters of self-understanding, faith, and homosexuality: Dan, a gregarious artist who spent his life hiding a deep sense of isolation from those who loved him; Rilene, a successful businesswoman who realized that twenty-five years with her partner did not provide the fulfillment she...

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London: thousands gather in massive demonstration against UK anti-Semitism

Aug 31, 2014 by

By Donna Rachel Edmunds, Breitbart: Over 4,500 people thronged the streets of London outside the Royal Courts of Justice today to protest about the rise of anti-Semitism on the streets. The attendees carried banners reading “zero tolerance for antisemitism” and “prosecute hate before it’s too late” as they listened to speakers including Chief Rabbi Mirvis, Maajid Nawaz from the Quilliam Foundation, and Douglas Murray. It was organised by the group Campaign Against Antisemitism UK, who describe...

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Breakdown of the family to blame for 90% of poverty, families congress told

Aug 31, 2014 by

By Melissa Davey, Guardian: The breakdown of the family unit is responsible for 90% of the world’s poverty, the head of the World Congress of Families told its conference. Wrapping up the controversial and chaotic Christian event in Melbourne on Saturday, the managing director of the Congress, Larry Jacobs, told attendees marriage was a lifelong union of one man and one woman, raising their children in a loving and nurturing way. “We believe that sex should be within that union,” he said....

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The rise of transgenderism: a study in gender dysphoria

Aug 31, 2014 by

By Barbara Gauthier: Recently, Maryland become the third state to cover the costs of gender reassignment surgery for its transsexual employees. There has been a good bit of reaction from the medical community, which is beginning to express publicly a growing lack of support for surgical interventions to correct what seems to be primarily a psychological disconnect with reality rather than something truly physical.  All the articles below are well worth reading carefully, for they provide much...

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