Christian School Goes on ‘Lockdown’ After Parents Protest Removal of Cross From Logo

Jun 30, 2016 by

by Samuel Smith, Christian Post: A new Church of England-associated school has been forced to go on “lockdown” as it is faces outrage from parents and students for removing a cross from its student-designed school logo. According to the Huddersfield Daily Examiner, parents and students are furious with Oak CE Primary School in the Crosland Moor district of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire after school officials decided to redesign the school logo by scrubbing out a cross featured in...

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A debate about our life as a church

Jun 30, 2016 by

by Julian Henderson, Bishop of Blackburn (from Church of England Newspaper): It is with reluctance and yet conviction that I sense the need to enter the current debate about human sexuality in a more public way, but from a personal point of view, rather than with a diocesan or Church of England Evangelical Council (CEEC) mandate. The recent publication, Journeys in Grace and Truth, written in preparation for General Synod, gives an account of evangelicals who have come to view the Scriptures...

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Evangelicals in the Church of England urge ‘biblical’ view on sexuality

Jun 30, 2016 by

by Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: Leading evangelicals in the Church of England have made one of their strongest stands to date in support of what they say is a biblical view on homosexuality. A background paper sent out to members of the Evangelical Group on General Synod warns: “The problem with being asked to endorse or make provision for sexual relationships outside of male/ female marriage is that unity is being placed ahead of a shared commitment to biblical truth as we have...

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Turkey’s Growing Influence over Islam in Austria

Jun 30, 2016 by

By Soeren Kern, Gatestone Institute: The Berlin-based expert on Turkey, Ralph Ghadban, warns that the Islam being preached in Turkish-controlled mosques in Europe is a “Sharia Islam with strong Turkish-nationalist overtones” that calls for a “strict separation from Western individualistic values.” In February 2016, the University of Vienna published study which found that Islamic kindergartens in the capital are dominated by “intellectual Salafists and political...

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‘Gay Pride Week’ in Boston – what the media didn’t report

Jun 30, 2016 by

from MassResistance: Can so-called “progressivism” whitewash reality forever? For weeks we’ve all been informed about June being “Gay Pride month.” Local, state, and national politicians from Barack Obama on down have professed their “solidarity” with the LGBT movement. State legislatures have passed proclamations honoring it. Corporations, schools, colleges, and numerous government agencies have celebrated tithe Stonewall Inn in New York has been declared a national historic site. The...

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CE Primary School criticised by Ofsted for children not understanding impact of homophobia

Jun 30, 2016 by

from Bolton News: A “GOOD” primary school has been marked down because children do not have “a good enough understanding” of homophobia and different types of relationships. St Stephen’s (Kearsley Moor) CE Primary School’s results are above average despite children’s starting points — where often the majority start without the knowledge and skills typical for their age. But the school has been criticised by Ofsted inspectors because pupils do not have a good enough understanding of...

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Archbishop Foley Beach addresses Provincial Council 2016

Jun 30, 2016 by

from ACNA press release: […] Since we have met last year, we continue to see our discussion with other Christian bodies grow and deepen. I could hire Bishop Ray Sutton full-time, and he still would not be able to keep up with it all. To use the terminology of the His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill, of the Russian Orthodox Church, we are part of a “new ecumenism” which is spreading through the Christian Church.  With so many Churches abandoning Scriptural and Historical theology and morality,...

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Survey finds excess health problems in lesbians, gays, bisexuals

Jun 30, 2016 by

by Andrew M Seaman, Reuters: Gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals reported more health problems than straight men and women, in a large U.S. survey. For the first time since its launch in 1957, the National Health Interview Survey in 2013 and 2014 included a question about sexual orientation. With nearly 69,000 participants, the survey revealed that lesbian, gay and bisexual adults “were more likely to report impaired physical and mental health, heavy alcohol consumption, and heavy...

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Not your grandfather’s transgenderism

Jun 29, 2016 by

by Zac Alstin, MercatorNet: Are you confused or alarmed at the rise of Transgenderism? You’re probably not alone. In fact, you might even have some unlikely allies not only in the form of radical feminists, but even gays and lesbians who feel it’s time to “Drop the T” from the LGBT movement. In November 2015 a group of gay and lesbian men and women launched a petition to have the T dropped from the LGB, arguing that: “the transgender community needs to be disassociated from the larger LGB...

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New Christian school sparks outrage after it removes a cross from its pupil-designed logo ‘after receiving complaints that it was offensive’

Jun 29, 2016 by

by Hugo Gye, Mailonline: Parents at a Church of England school have been left furious after council bosses removed the Christian cross from the school’s logo. Oak C of E Primary School opened last month in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire after three pre-existing school merged into one huge institution. When the school was launched, it boasted a logo with an oak tree whose branches took the shape of the cross, in a nod to its Christian connections. But just a few weeks later, the cross was...

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