It’s about children’s rights, not sexual orientation

Sep 28, 2016 by

by Margaret Somerville, MercatorNet: Let’s clarify the issues in the same-sex marriage debate. It seems that the only issue in relation to same-sex marriage on which politicians can agree is that the debate which would surround a plebiscite must be civilized and mutually respectful. To have any chance of achieving that “tone”, we need first to identify what the issues are and where we disagree. Homosexuality is not the issue in the debate. Sexual orientation is not a “lifestyle choice” as some...

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We Have Been Warned

Sep 27, 2016 by

by Rod Dreher, The American Conservative: Here in the flood zone of south Louisiana, you would be hard-pressed to find a single church or Christian organization (like the school community of which I’m a part) that isn’t in some way helping flood victims. I’m not talking about simply giving money. I’m talking about doing sacrificial work to help those who are helpless. I watched a report on NBC News last night about what we’re going through here, and was struck by the enormous distance between...

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Latest psychology research challenges ‘born gay’ theory

Sep 26, 2016 by

by Andre Mitchell, Christian Today: The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community has long argued that homosexuality is natural among human beings and cannot be changed or treated. However, a top researcher, who is a member of their community, recently acknowledged that homosexuals are not “born that way” and can still be changed. Dr. Lisa Diamond, co-editor-in-chief of the American Psychological Association (APA)’s Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology, said...

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An unenviable task

Sep 26, 2016 by

Church Times editorial: VARIOUS criticisms have been levelled at the reflection group formed after last week’s College of Bishops discussion about same-sex relations. But the inclusion of conservatives and tra­ditionalists makes sense if the group is to function as a sound­ing-board for any new attempt to reach agreement. Also, the fact that its members are all bishops makes sense if the problem they are trying to solve is defined as what the Bishops should do next. No one seriously believes...

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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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