GM embryos: What do Christians think?

Dec 15, 2015 by

By Harry Farley, Christian Post: The Church of England is in hot water with some evangelicals after it hinted it may support the genetic modification of human embryos. The controversial method known as germline editing involves changing the DNA in an embryo to alter a baby’s characteristics. The alteration could range from the eradication of hereditary disease to specifying a person’s height. Although it has been around for a number of years, debate has intensified since 2014 as...

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Here’s Where I Stand To Be Bold

Dec 2, 2015 by

By Craig D. Lounsbrough, M.Div., LPC: It seems that the idea of taking a stand is perpetually taking a beating.  The whole idea of taking a stand is driven by the conviction that at certain times the need to take a stand is unarguably undeniable and inescapably inescapable.  Taking a stand is taking a risk, and sometimes a big one.  Therefore, too often instead of taking a stand we try to take the shortest route directly out of wherever we’ve found ourselves standing. On the other side of that...

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When can the state kill?: Questions and issues in the case of Reyaad Khan

Sep 12, 2015 by

By Andrew Goddard, Fulcrum: The Prime Minister announced in the House of Commons on Monday that our armed forces used a remotely controlled aircraft (or drone) to kill Reyaad Khan in “a targeted strike to deal with a clear, credible and specific terrorist threat to our country at home”. This action was authorised by the Defence Secretary following discussions by the National Security Council and with the Attorney General’s assurance of a legal basis. The taking of human life is always a...

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Planned Parenthood murders living, breathing babies to harvest brains

Aug 21, 2015 by

By Archbishop Cranmer: Some people never have legs, and yet they can run the marathon of life faster than the Olympian. Some people never have eyes or ears, but they see secret things and hear silent words that we can never apprehend. Some people never have a voice, but they shout louder than the relentless hubbub of all humanity. Their spirits whisper, slide and sense a world of pain. Their impulse is to crawl back into the womb and long for the day they had never been born. If they could...

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Planned Inhumanities: From Roe to Obergefell

Aug 4, 2015 by

By Robert Oscar Lopez, Public Discourse: I am, perhaps, an outlier on the current Planned Parenthood scandal. I am not shocked that high-ranking officials in an organization by that name would be caught on video speaking callously about the harvesting of fetal organs. The fact that money is exchanged, and the question of whether this constitutes a “market,” do not particularly matter to me. Well-educated people believe that “planned parenthood” can lead to a socially just world. That hubris is...

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Will we say no to genetically modified humans?

Jul 28, 2015 by

By Peter Franklin, Conservative Home: It’s easy to forget that eugenic ideas were once mainstream and exercised their pernicious influence far beyond Nazi Germany. In the future, however, it may be transgenics not eugenics that we have to worry about. Genetic modification is a technique that can be applied to human DNA, not just plant and animal DNA. Currently we place moral and legal limits on doing so, but how long will this last? It’s a question considered by Eugene Volokh in theWashington...

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