Caught between the bishops and the blue sea

Jan 21, 2017 by

The Anglican Church of the Province of Southern Africa, now known as the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA), is one of the provinces of the Anglican Communion that claims to walk the tightrope of the ‘middle path’ in the doctrinal and moral wars of the modern Communion. Gavin Mitchell, Anglican Mainstream SA, frgavin@gmail.com Springbok – a national symbol of South Africa | photo: iStock ACSA believes that its hero status, from the leading role that it had in the anti-apartheid...

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“Not very presidential”? That’s precisely why Donald Trump is now President of the United States

Jan 21, 2017 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: When Barack Obama spoke, it was the voice of a god. He intoned overtures of conciliation, his themes were honoured; his words raised the hopes of the world. He was, as they say, presidential. If he tapped you on the shoulder, it was to congratulate. If he looked into your eyes, it was to empathise, uplift and edify. He wielded power to make peace; he governed to reconcile. The BBC and Channel 4 News adored him. Donald Trump speaks, and it isn’t so artful. You may think...

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Christians at risk of years in prison for preaching Christ

Jan 21, 2017 by

from Christian Concern: The Policing and Crime Bill proposes to raise the penalty for a ‘racially or religiously aggravated offence’ from seven years to 14 years. The bill was debated in the House of Lords this week. Lord Pearson raised a question about this offence, asking: “Could such an offence be caused by a Christian preaching the supreme divinity of Christ and therefore denying the supremacy of Muhammad? Would various assembled Muslims be free to regard that as a...

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Fighting Aids: getting pills into bodies

Jan 21, 2017 by

by Elizabeth Pisani, Prospect Magazine: A new account of the early days of Aids shows how cleverly activists influenced the powerful. “It’s time gay guys just grew up!” This jarring comment came recently from a youngish gay friend, a former Aids activist and sex worker. We were talking about whether the NHS should pay for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which involves people who don’t have HIV taking small doses of treatment to avoid infection. Several large trials have shown that PrEP works...

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More Misappropriated Womanhood: Manning, Marching and Madness

Jan 21, 2017 by

by Jennifer Hartline, The Stream: Soon-to-be-Former (hooray!) President Obama made history this week. He became the first President in history to commute the prison sentence of a fictitious person who was never convicted of a crime. PFC Bradley Manning sits in a cell at Leavenworth, convicted of espionage. But according to all the news reports on the story, Obama has decided to let Chelsea Manning out of prison in May. Neat trick, eh? […] People will either live and act and speak...

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President Trump takes office: Here are six key promises he made on abortion, marriage, and liberty

Jan 21, 2017 by

by Pete Baklinski, LifeSite: President Donald Trump in his inaugural address spoke of the “new vision [that] will govern our land,” promising that the “time for empty talk is over” and that “now arrives the hour of action.” While he did not specifically mention moral issues like abortion and same-sex “marriage” in his address, the “new vision” he laid out in the campaign included key promises on those issues. Here is a list of the top life-and-family promises Trump made...

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‘It’s Natural’: LGBT Group Launches Preschool Campaign with Transsexual Animals

Jan 21, 2017 by

by Nick Hallett, Breitbart: An LGBT rights group has sparked controversy after distributing material to Spanish preschools and primary schools that speaks of “trans animals”. The guide, named “It’s Natural: Diversity in the Animal Kingdom“, has been produced by the Andalusian Rainbow Federation and sent out to primary schools across the region of Andalusia. The group says they intend to show “real examples transsexuality, intersexuality and homosexuality” in various species of animals. Gonzalo...

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Should we pray for President Donald Trump?

Jan 21, 2017 by

By Phil Ashey, AAC: O Lord our Governor, whose glory is in all the world: We commend this nation to your merciful care, that, being guided by your Providence, we may dwell secure in your peace. Grant to the President of the United States, the Governor of this State, and to all in authority, wisdom and strength to know and to do your will. Fill them with the love of truth and righteousness, and make them ever mindful of their calling to serve this people in your fear; through Jesus Christ our...

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Now Brexit gets in way of Counter Extremism Bill

Jan 20, 2017 by

by Jonathan Elliott, Lapido Media: Government is to delay legislation of its troubled counter-extremism policy for two more years, according to Lapido sources. With preparations for Britain’s departure from the EU already preoccupying all the best brains, the word in Westminster is that there is no appetite for forcing through yet more complicated and controversial legislation. Sources have told Lapido Media that further debate on the Counter Extremism Bill is not now expected for at least two...

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Islamic call to prayer in Gloucester Cathedral was contrary to the biblical doctrine of the Church of England

Jan 20, 2017 by

by Julian Mann: The reason Gloucester Cathedral should not have allowed an Islamic call to prayer on its premises is straightforward. This spiritual action on Saturday January 14th in which the god of the Koran, Allah, was declared to be the true God and Muhammad his messenger was contrary to the biblical doctrine of the Church of England. The Church of England’s 39 Articles of Religion are quite clear on the nature of God, that he is Trinitarian (Article I – Of Faith in the Holy...

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