Three parent baby report leaves many unanswered questions

Sep 29, 2016 by

by Philippa Taylor, CMF: News has broken this week of the birth of the first baby to be created with DNA from three people, using a controversial new technology. The story has gained particular publicity and notoriety because the technique, developed to avoid passing on rare genetic disorders, is still experimental and it has created a five month old baby boy with three genetic parents – he has genetic material from two mothers (nuclear DNA from one, and small amounts of mitochondrial DNA from...

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Anglican resources to strengthen the Bible in the life of the Church

Sep 29, 2016 by

by Gavin Drake, ACNS: A new collection of resources to strengthen and support the use of the Bible in the life of the Church has been published by the Anglican Communion. Described as a tool-kit, the Deeper Engagement collection of educational resources has been prepared by the Communion’s Bible in the Life of the Church (Bilc) project “to encourage us, as churches, to engage more deeply with the Bible,” the co-ordinator Stephen Lyon said in a letter to Primates. Deeper Engagement is a...

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Lawyers Gagged Over ‘Gender Ideology’

Sep 29, 2016 by

by Rodney Pelletier, ChurchMilitant.com Lawyers can now be prohibited from practicing law if they don’t assent to transgenderism. The American Bar Association (ABA) is updating its Model Rules of Professional Conduct to include “gender identity” as a protected class. The revised rule 8.4(g) was passed on August 8 at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. It reads, “It is professional misconduct for a lawyer to: … (g) engage in conduct that the lawyer knows or...

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10 examples of men abusing Target’s dangerous policy

Sep 29, 2016 by

from AFA: Here are 10 examples that show Target should immediately rescind their dangerous policy and keep men out of women’s bathrooms and dressing rooms. Man wanted for taking photos inside Target changing room Transgender woman caught filming in Target changing room Man seen reaching under stall with phone in Target dressing room ‘Peeping Tom’ reported in Target dressing room Teen girl reports dressing room peeper at Target Police Looking for Target Peeper Target peeping...

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Tesco Values – Intolerance, Exclusion and Hope

Sep 29, 2016 by

by Daid Robertson, theweeflea: I was looking forward to the gig; a Solas talk and discussion in a somewhat unusual venue – the cafe in Tesco’s main store, Coatbridge.  According to the organisers the Tesco staff had been brilliant – welcoming and very helpful, even opening the cafe especially for the event.  ‘Good for them’,  I thought, ‘here is a big corporation who are prepared to have community engagement, maybe I was wrong about Tesco’s’.   The cafe had been booked for two months, all the...

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How Christianity Created the Free Society

Sep 29, 2016 by

by Samuel Gregg, Public Discourse: While many Christians have undermined human liberty, a new book of essays shows just how much of our contemporary freedom we owe to the Christian church, Christian thinkers, and Christian practice rather than liberals and liberalism. In many books that trace the development of Western civilization, “the birth of freedom” is often identified with the various Enlightenments. Certainly, the Enlightenment made contributions to human liberty that Christians would...

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The Mutating Virus: Understanding Antisemitism

Sep 29, 2016 by

by Jonathan Sacks: The hate that begins with Jews never ends with Jews. That is what I want us to understand today. It wasn’t Jews alone who suffered under Hitler. It wasn’t Jews alone who suffered under Stalin. It isn’t Jews alone who suffer under ISIS or Al Qaeda or Islamic Jihad. We make a great mistake if we think antisemitism is a threat only to Jews. It is a threat, first and foremost, to Europe and to the freedoms it took centuries to achieve. Antisemitism is not about Jews. It is about...

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Inadequate Christian schools named and shamed; inadequate Muslim school.. censored

Sep 29, 2016 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: When the Durham Free School and Grindon Hall Christian School were excoriated by Ofsted last year for a raft of educational deficiencies (not least of which was failing to promote ‘British values’ by not teaching what Muslims believe and what lesbians do), they were very publicly named and shamed for their ignorance, bigotry and discriminatory views. Actually, it was apparently the ignorance of just a few individual pupils, but that didn’t matter to Ofsted. As one...

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SOGI Laws: A Subversive Response to a Nonexistent Problem

Sep 29, 2016 by

by James Gottry, Public Discourse: Now is not the time for proponents of religious freedom to partner with proponents of sexual orientation and gender identity legislation in hopes of catching a few crumbs of liberty that fall from the table. The “price of citizenship” in a free society can never include our freedom of conscience. If we surrender that, then we have surrendered free society itself. Throughout history, every person under every regime has had—in the most elemental sense—the...

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Sorry, but machine gun police guarding Britain’s most sacred cathedral is a victory for the terrorists

Sep 29, 2016 by

by Stephen Glover, Mailonline: When two Islamist terrorists murdered an elderly French Roman Catholic priest in a Normandy church two months ago, many people will have reasonably reflected that the same thing could easily happen here. There are thousands of churches in this country, nearly all of them unguarded and vulnerable to an attack. They are obvious soft targets, occupied by peaceful people who have neither the temperament nor the means to meet violence with violence. After all,...

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