Christian Writer Shot Dead For Insulting Islam

Sep 26, 2016 by

from Chistian Today: Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar was shot dead on Sunday outside the court where he was to stand trial on charges of contempt of religion. Hattar, a Christian, was arrested after sharing on social media a caricature seen as insulting Islam, state news agency Petra said. The gunman was arrested at the scene. Hattar, an anti-Islamist activist and supporter of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, was arrested last month after he shared a caricature that depicted a bearded man in...

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Why Jewish schools are using extra security

Sep 26, 2016 by

from BBC News: A number of Jewish schools in the UK have been installing extra security measures after increasing reports of anti-Semitic incidents and threats. In July, the government said it would provide £13.4m in 2016-17 to improve safety at Jewish faith schools, synagogues and other community sites. Ahead of Jewish New Year celebrations for Rosh Hashanah, BBC reporter Jacey Normand spoke to Rabbi Benjamin Rickman at King David High School in Manchester to see how it was responding to...

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Rise of the gay authoritarians

Sep 26, 2016 by

by Brendan O’Neill, The Australian: The great Anthony Burgess is best known for his novel A Clockwork Orange, famously immortalised in blood-spattered celluloid by Stanley Kubrick. But he wrote what I consider to be a better novel, The Wanting Seed, published in 1962, which is about a world in which you have to be gay to get ahead. Like A Clockwork Orange, it’s a dystopian tale, in which the gay authorities promote homosexuality in an effort to stop humans from breeding and having so...

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New Australian book on marriage hits censorship roadblock

Sep 26, 2016 by

by Michael Cook, MercatorNet: Why are gay marriage supporters afraid to debate? One of today’s Australian headlines is “We can already see how a ‘debate’ about love will lead to violence and hate”. The article was written after a bomb threat to an LGBT FM station in Melbourne by a strong supporter of same-sex marriage and vehement opponent of a plebiscite. However, there may a grain of truth in her prediction, judging from the way doctor, activist and author David van Gend has been treated. Dr...

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New ‘order a daddy’ app lets women browse for £950 sperm donors

Sep 26, 2016 by

by Joseph Curtis, Mailonline: A new mobile app has been launched that allows British women to select a sperm donor to father their child. London Sperm Bank Donors, nicknamed ‘order a daddy’, lets women browse men by a series of characteristics including height, ethnicity and hair colour. The company says it is the first such app of its kind, designed to ‘address the acute shortage of sperm donated in the UK’. Much like online dating apps, it also includes a biography of...

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Pansexual Humanism: The UK’s new State Orthodoxy –countering the intolerance

Sep 26, 2016 by

from Core Issues Trust: In an ongoing attempt to raise awareness about the growing intolerance within the UK towards faith groups dissenting from state orthodoxy that prevents expressions of faith in the public space, Core Issues Trust will offer a side event at the OSCE in Warsaw, Poland today Monday, 26th of September. This preceeds discussion in the main forum – Working session 11 , which will examine tolerance and non-discrimination (part I) in the OSCE member states. This session...

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IS openly recruiting jihadists to kill Christians in the West

Sep 25, 2016 by

from Barnabas Fund: Islamic State is openly recruiting jihadists to target Christians in the West. This news emerged this week after Belgian police arrested the teenage son of a radical imam in the city of Verviers. The teenager was arrested after a video emerged of him walking the city’s streets cursing Christians in Arabic and calling for the murder of Christians. He reportedly told investigators that Islamic State (IS) is currently recruiting jihadists a) to target Christians, b) to carry...

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59 Exercises in Simple Logic: A Response to the Archbishop of Wales’ Defense of Same-Sex Relationships

Sep 25, 2016 by

by Rollin Grams, Anglican Ink: Let us consider the logic of the outgoing Archbishop of Wales, Barry Morgan’s, recent defense of homosexual relationships.[1] The First Argument in Two Parts The bulk of his argument—over half—is this: Since there are ‘different perspectives’ and ‘shifts in perspective’ within Scripture on several matters—parts of the Bible are at variance with other parts—‘there is no one settled understanding of what the Bible says about a number of subjects and … reading it as...

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Atheism, the State, and the Early Christians: Lessons for Today

Sep 25, 2016 by

by Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch: Socrates was said to have been sentenced to death by the state because he was accused of atheism (impiety) and corrupting youth because he did not acknowledge the gods of Athens. His life was ended by drinking hemlock, but accusations of atheism did not stop there. The early Christians were accused of similar things. Because they refused to worship the emperor and the gods of the day, they were accused of atheism and persecuted by the state. Back then things...

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Islamic extremism infiltrates the police

Sep 25, 2016 by

from Christian Concern: In this piece, Christian Concern’s Director of Islamic Affairs, Tim Dieppe, discusses news that Islamic extremism has infiltrated the police force. “The idea that our counterterrorism division would employ someone sympathetic to the Taliban, and let them continue in that role is shocking and disturbing,” he writes. He states that the “foundation of our society is at stake” and urges believers to pray that police offers would not be...

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