PC Dystopia Where Children Sing ‘Amazing Self’

Jul 29, 2016 by

by Julian Mann, VOL: In the year 2035, the Secretary of State for Young Citizens’ Empowerment introduced a mandatory anthem to be sung daily in every school. Children noticed not singing it were to be reported to the authorities as potential extremists: Amazing Self – how sweet the sound That launched a star like me! With my potential I have found My real identity ‘Twas Self that moved my heart to sing And Self my dream to be lived; How I boosted my self-esteeming The hour I...

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With Liberty and Prophylactics for All…

Jul 29, 2016 by

by Tony Perkins, FRC: Most of the Left’s “solutions” are actually problems waiting to be unwrapped. Comprehensive sex education is one such “solution.” Twenty-five years into the “if-it-feels-good-do-it-with-a-condom” approach, researchers are finding that “safe” sex is anything but. In fact, the approach championed by everyone from Planned Parenthood to President Obama actually made the situation worse. In one of the most important studies...

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Naming and Shaming – the Named Person Debacle

Jul 29, 2016 by

by David Robertson, Christian Today: […]  It is wrong for anyone to claim that the Named Person scheme is “dead in the water”. I realise that when money, time and effort has been invested in a particular action there is a temptation to talk it up, for ourselves and our supporters, but we still have to be honest and measured. The fact is that, barring a significant change in circumstances, the NP scheme will go ahead. The Scottish Government has a clear majority in the...

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Named Person: how has it come to this?

Jul 29, 2016 by

by Rebecca Coulson, Conservative Home: Yesterday, the Supreme Court sent seemingly welcome news to liberals, by ruling against the Named Person scheme. An essential part of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, and the Scottish government’s GIRFEC policy bundle, the scheme’s aim is to provide every child in the country — regardless of their family situation — with a state-sanctioned guardian. Usually a health visitor or teacher, the Named Person will be ‘the person anyone can...

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Marriage matters: what should the Church be saying?

Jul 29, 2016 by

By Rachel Fox, Anglican Mainstream. [Editor’s note: This is adapted from the text of a talk given at a church in southern England in July]. G.K Chesterton once observed that the family is the most effective check on government power. It is indeed the bed-rock of a free society. It is also more important to the very survival of a society than most people realise. Two years ago, civil marriage in the UK became genderless. It is no longer an institution intimately bound up with sex and...

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Democrats and Religious Freedom

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by Tony Perkins, FRC: Common sense isn’t the only thing that fell by the wayside in the DNC platform — so did religious liberty. America’s first freedom didn’t make the cut in what everyone agrees is the most radical document of the party’s history. In order to make room for its outrageous LGBT agenda, the DNC is admitting what they’ve implied since Chai Feldblum: religious liberty is incompatible with sexual liberalism. The president’s former head of...

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Amazing Love? A review article (Part 2)

Jul 29, 2016 by

by Peter Sanlon, Church Society: This short book that we have been considering has a significance disproportionate to its size. It is an instructive example of the rhetorical strategy being deployed by the homosexualist movement. The work has the superficial appearance of being an impartial academic digest ─ in reality it is by no reasonable measure anything of the sort. The project was targeted at changing the Church of England’s stance on homosexuality and has theological ambitions that...

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Transgender health, the WHO, and the purpose of diagnostic manuals

Jul 29, 2016 by

by Rebecca Oas, PhD, Turtle Bay & Beyond: As we discussed in a recent Friday Fax, the World Health Organization (WHO) is contemplating changes to its forthcoming updated diagnostic manual, including its handling of individuals who identify as transgender. A recent article published in The Lancet continues that theme, based on a field study in Mexico. According to the authors, the study “provides additional support for classifying health-related categories related to transgender identity...

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Muslims and Islam: Key findings in the U.S. and around the world

Jul 29, 2016 by

by Michael Lipka, Pew Research Center: Muslims are the fastest-growing religious group in the world. The growth and regional migration of Muslims, combined with the ongoing impact of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and other extremist groups that commit acts of violence in the name of Islam, have brought Muslims and the Islamic faith to the forefront of the political debate in many countries. Yet many facts about Muslims are not well known in some of these places, and most Americans...

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Supreme Court rules against Named Person scheme

Jul 29, 2016 by

from BBC Scotland: Judges at the UK’s highest court have ruled against the Scottish government’s Named Person scheme. Opponents of the scheme appealed to the Supreme Court in London after their case was dismissed by the Court of Session in Edinburgh last year. The system would appoint a named person – usually a teacher or health visitor – to ensure the wellbeing of every child. Judges say some proposals breach rights to privacy and a family life under the European...

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