Discrimination against Christians ‘ignored’ across Europe – MPs

Mar 1, 2015 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph: Discrimination against Christians is being “ignored” by governments and courts, MPs from across Europe have warned in the wake of a string of cases involving the rights of British workers to wear crosses or discuss their beliefs. The parliamentary arm of the Council of Europe has issued a formal declaration urging states to recognise the principle of “reasonable accommodation” for the beliefs of traditionalist Christians on issues such as homosexuality for the first...

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Dean of St Paul’s David Ison calls on CofE to consider gay marriage

Feb 27, 2015 by

By Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: The Dean of St Paul’s has called for the Church of England to consider what accepting same-sex marriage would mean for the future. The Church of England is seen by many as “toxic” and “oppressive” because of its stance on women and gays, he said. Some gay Christians had even committed suicide because of the pressure of being told they had to be celibate. Dr David Ison says today: “We need to consider what the acceptance of...

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A new US envoy takes LGBT activism to the global stage

Feb 26, 2015 by

by Robert R Reilly, MercatorNet: On Monday, February 23, Secretary of State John Kerry proclaimed, “I could not be more proud to announce Randy Berry as the first-ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons.” Come again? I have served in the US State Department and do not recall such a position being listed in its table of organization. Where did the creation of this position come from? […]  But what exactly is Mr. Berry supposed to do “for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons”...

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Congratulating Wesleyan

Feb 25, 2015 by

By Carl Trueman, First Things: Several friends contacted me over the weekend with news that Wesleyan University has taken the ever-expanding list of initials used to refer to sexual identities to new heights of absurdity or sensitivity, depending on one’s perspective. We are now apparently up to fifteen letters:LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM. It is easy to laugh at such gibberish on the grounds that it is as absurd as it is self-regarding. Yet that would be a mistake. First, there is the long-established...

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Same-Sex Parenting: Unpacking the Social Science

Feb 24, 2015 by

by John B. Londregan, Public Discourse: For some people, scientific research on the subject of same-sex parenting is irrelevant. A new volume is meant for those who still approach the topic of parenting and sexuality with open minds. According to the best data, average life outcomes or children raised by parents in same-sex relationships tend to resemble those of children raised by single and divorced parents. An important new collection of peer-reviewed scholarly papers entitled No...

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Florist Who Refused Gay Wedding Offered Settlement; I Will Not Be Like Judas, Betray Jesus for Money...

Feb 23, 2015 by

By Samuel Smith, Christian Post: After a judge ruled last week that Washington florist and Christian grandmother Barronelle Stutzman violated the law when she refused to provide arrangements for a same-sex wedding, Stutzman rejected a tempting settlement offer that would have spared her from losing her home and business, because it would have forced her to turn her back on God. […] Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson offered the 70-year-old Stutzman, the owner of Arlene’s...

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