Labour Party Inquiry: Deny, Divert, Cover Up

May 30, 2016 by

by Douglas Murray, Gatestone Institute: How would you push away a problem you did not want to deal with? The best way, as any addict could tell you, is to pretend that you have dealt with it. The drug-addict pretends to have given up drugs. The alcoholic pretends to have cut down on drink. And the British Labour party pretends to have dealt with its anti-Semitism problem. Since the start of this year, stories of routine anti-Semitism have emerged from the most junior levels of the Labour party...

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What same-sex marriage brings with it

May 30, 2016 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: Earlier this week, the (Presbyterian) Church of Scotland decided to recognise and accept the ministry of clergy in same-sex marriages, as a logical extension to its previous decision to accept those in civil partnerships. (A rather odd article in the Telegraph followed, which suggested this was a ‘model’ for the C of E, as if there were a connection between the C of E and the non-episcopal Church of Scotland, and as if this was the first Christian church to recognise and...

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Magic Language Tricks

May 30, 2016 by

The Obama Administration is demanding that boys in public school to have access to the girls locker rooms and showers – else they’ll cut federal funding for schools. In his Stoplight® commentary, Stuart Shepard explains the “language magic tricks” that are used to make that argument. He says that once you know how the trick is done, you’re less likely to be taken in. ‪ Read: Transeducation: What Is Truth? by Sean Fitzpatrick, Crisis...

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Children of married parents have highest self-esteem, says new research

May 30, 2016 by

by Vanessa Allen, Mailonline: Children whose parents are married have significantly higher self-esteem, according to research unveiled yesterday. Teenagers of married couples were more confident than those in single-parent families or youngsters whose parents lived together in a stable long-term relationship, it found. Overall, boys with married parents had the highest self-esteem, while girls with co-habiting parents had the lowest. Previous research has found that confidence and happiness in...

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British Christianity isn’t dying. It’s sleeping. Evangelism can awaken it

May 29, 2016 by

By Tim Stanley, Telegraph: British Christianity is in pretty poor shape. A UK Social Attitudes survey has revealed that, for the first time in history, more people now regard themselves as having “no religion” than being a Christian. A cultural shift is to blame: people raised in the faith but who don’t practice it have ceased to identify with it. In other words, they’re just being honest. Church attendance has been plummeting since the 1960s; hardly anyone baptises their kids anymore. Britain...

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What’s really behind America’s transgender mania?

May 29, 2016 by

by David Kupelian, WND: EDITOR’S NOTE: With the U.S. economy on life support, record numbers of illegal aliens invading the nation, and ISIS targeting the American homeland with mass-casualty attacks, the Obama administration has made transgender rights – which Vice President Joe Biden calls “the civil rights issue of our time” – an urgent focus of its final months. However, spurred on by reports of an 8-year-old girl being strangled unconscious by a 33-year-old man in a girls’ restroom...

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Teacher Who Identifies as ‘Neither’ Awarded $60,000 After Co-Workers Wouldn’t Call Her ‘They’

May 28, 2016 by

by Heather Clark, Christian News: A female elementary school teacher who says she neither identifies as male nor female has been awarded $60,000 in a settlement with her school district after she lodged a complaint that her co-workers continued to refer to her as a woman and wouldn’t call her “they.” The 25-year-old teacher at Hall Elementary School, who now goes by the name Leo Soell, had told her friends in 2013 that she did not feel that she identified as either male or female. However, she...

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All Chiefs and Very Few Indians. The impact of the Church of Scotland’s experiment with ‘progressive theology’

May 28, 2016 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: […]  The Church of Scotland has voted to allow its gay ministers to marry. […]  Speaking after the vote, the Very Rev John Chalmers, principal clerk, said: “We had a debate which made very clear that we were not interfering with our theological definition of marriage and were not going to the place where ministers or deacons could themselves conducting same sex marriages. […]  The Church of Scotland is in terminal decline. The Principal Clerk...

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Sweden: Is Islam Compatible with Democracy?

May 28, 2016 by

by Ingrid Carlqvist, Gatestone Institute: In Sweden’s last census in which citizens were asked about their religious beliefs, in 1930, fifteen people said that they were Muslims. Since 1975, when Sweden started its transformation from a homogenous, Swedish country into a multicultural and multi-religious one, the number of Muslims has exploded. Now, approximately one million Muslims live here — Sunni, Shia and Ahmadiyya from all the corners of the world — and Mosques are...

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Attacks on faith schools miss the mark

May 28, 2016 by

by Chris McGovern, The Conservative Woman: Radicalisation is a greater danger in secular settings. Faith schools may be very popular with parents but calls for their abolition grow ever louder and ever more hysterical. The latest attack comes from Alice Thomson in a piece for The Times. “Religious certainty,” she asserts, “sits uncomfortably with open enquiry and academic learning.” Ironically, this is at odds with the newspaper’s royalist masthead which proclaims, “DIEU ET MON DROIT –...

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