Oxford Faith Debate: Tragic Drama at St Mary’s

Nov 22, 2014 by

by Andrew Symes   The title for the debate on 20 November at St Mary’s Church, part of a series of five, was “Diversity: what kind of unity is appropriate…; how can diversity become a strength?”   A brief look at the panel shows some diversity: a revisionist Bishop, Archbishop Justin’s right hand man, a woman theologian and an African Bishop,  joined by a spokesman from a conservative grouping. But in practice the idea of diversity was undermined by bias: taken together with the...

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Children at UK Primary School ‘don’t know the difference between Sharia and English law

Nov 22, 2014 by

By A B Sanderson, Breitbart: An emergency report by School inspectors Ofsted has revealed that some pupils at a school in London do not know the difference between British law and Sharia Law. At Mazahirul Uloom School in Tower Hamlets, they found that the curriculum “focused solely” on Islamic themes. It comes only days after another Ofsted report criticised a school in rural Lincolnshire for being ‘too English’. The investigation by Ofsted included six small Muslim...

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UNFPA: Children have right to sex, drugs, abortion to reduce population

Nov 22, 2014 by

By Rebecca Oas PhD, LifeSite: NEW YORK — There are more young people in the world now than ever before. According to the United Nations Population Fund’s latest report, this represents an unprecedented opportunity for progress, but only if future generations are smaller. UNFPA’s prescription to ensure a “demographic dividend” includes freely available abortion for adolescents, removing age of consent, drug and prostitution laws, and reduced parental involvement in the sexual formation of...

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Declining the Price of Citizenship

Nov 22, 2014 by

By Rick Plasterer, Juicy Ecumenism: The legal requirement that everyone provide goods and services, employment (even in religious organizations), and housing that contribute to homosexual behavior as a matter of “civil rights” is growing increasingly threatening. Effectively, these legalities act as a “silver bullet” that threatens the destruction of the conservative Christian subculture in America. While it will always be possible for individual Christians to be faithful to God’s commands,...

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Christian booted from National Cathedral speaks out

Nov 22, 2014 by

By Leo Hohmann, WND: It was supposed to be a shining moment for proponents of the interfaith movement. The Islamic “jummah,” or Friday call to prayer, would be held on America’s grandest Christian stage – the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. It was a bold move that had never been tried. Leaders of the Episcopal cathedral said sending prayers up to Allah from a Christian church would show the world that two religions at odds with each other for centuries could “approach the same God” as...

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Learning the “Our Father” again in Great Britain

Nov 22, 2014 by

By Joanna Bogle, Catholic World Report: When people are brought together for a special service in Britain—on Remembrance Sunday at a local War Memorial, or a Christmas carol service at a school—the service almost always includes the Lord’s Prayer. But over the past years fewer and fewer people seem able to say it. This is especially true of children. For the first time in our country’s long history, we are producing a generation which cannot pray, “Our Father…” No one planned...

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Forward in Faith looks to the future

Nov 22, 2014 by

From Church Times: THERE was talk of “going forward with confidence” at this year’s National Assembly of the traditionalist organisation Forward in Faith (FiF). It was held last Saturday in St Alban’s, Holborn, in London, on the eve of the legalisation of women bishops in the Church of England. A motion carried by the Assembly thanked the Catholic Group in the General Synod and those who had served in the facilitated conversations and on the steering committee for...

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Cambridge’s chief censor is Mr Squirrell. His denial of campus debate show he’s nuts

Nov 21, 2014 by

by Laura Perrins, Conservative Woman: There is an article out there, so frightening, so worrying it must be read. It spells disaster for the future of this country. Tim Squirrell, President of the Cambridge Union,  (Dickens could not have chosen a better name) believes that students of Cambridge University have a right to be intellectually “safe.” The President of the Cambridge Union, one of the most famous, august debating societies in the worldbelieves debating an idea – the pure...

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Lord Falconer’s phoney war continues

Nov 21, 2014 by

By Peter Saunders, CMF: Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill reached Committee Stage in the House of Lords on Friday 7 November. It seeks to legalise assisted suicide (but not euthanasia) for mentally competent adults (aged over 18) with less than six months to live, subject to ‘safeguards’ under a two doctors’ signature model similar to the Abortion Act 1967. Opponents to the Bill had tactical choices: either to try to kill the bill dead at second reading on 18 July – as they did with a...

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News Bulletin, 21 November 2014

Nov 21, 2014 by

From The Christian Institute: Featured stories Rethink new ‘British values’ school rules, say MPs MLA says court action against Ashers is ‘essentially bullying’ ‘Why my love for Jesus means I refuse to identify as gay’ Also in the news Latest news stories News...

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The Crucifixion of Pastor Scott Lively

Nov 21, 2014 by

By Matt Barber, Charisma News: “Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My words, they will keep yours also” (John 15:20). Christians, pastors, take heed. In case you haven’t noticed, times are “a-changin’”. Whether at home or abroad, if you follow God’s command to speak biblical truth in all things, most especially on matters of sex...

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More pressure needed on corporations funding national LGBT activist group…

Nov 21, 2014 by

… after founder arrested for seducing boy. “Gala banquet” this Saturday. From Mass Resistance: This Saturday evening, Nov. 22, numerous major corporations are participating in a “gala fundraiser” in Boston for the radical LGBT group “Human Rights Campaign” (HRC). Companies such as Staples, CVS, Liberty Mutual Insurance, and Citizens Bank are donating up to $25,000. What kind of a group is this? This week the founder of HRC– and current Board member – Terrence Bean, 62, was...

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Was Al Mohler Right About Sexual Orientation and Secular Counseling?

Nov 21, 2014 by

By Michael Brown, Charisma News: Dr. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is one of the pre-eminent Christian leaders of our day. He is as clear-headed as he is courageous, always a source of truth and sanity in the midst of a deeply confused culture. Dr. Mohler has also played a significant role in addressing the issue of homosexuality and the church, demonstrating both humility and conviction, thereby helping to set an example for pastors and leaders trying...

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Ladybird drops gender-specific children’s book titles

Nov 21, 2014 by

From BBC News: One of the leading children’s publishers is to drop gender branding from its books after almost 100 years. Ladybird Books will stop publishing books labelled “for girls” or “for boys”. It follows a campaign to encourage publishers to stop designating books for certain genders. Ladybird has previously published books such as Ladybird Favourite Fairy Tales for Girls and Ladybird Favourite Stories for Boys. Famed for its classic Peter and Jane reading...

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The Truth about Evil

Nov 21, 2014 by

by John Gray, ABC Religion & Ethics: When Barack Obama vows to destroy Islamic State’s “brand of evil” and David Cameron declares that Islamic State (ISIS) is an “evil organisation” that must be obliterated, they are echoing Tony Blair’s judgment of Saddam Hussein: “But the man’s uniquely evil, isn’t he?” Blair made this observation in November 2002, four months before the invasion of Iraq, when he invited six experts to Downing...

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