Christians should not be defined by right-wing issues like abortion, MSP says

Aug 24, 2015 by

By Harry Farley, Christian Today: Christians have damaged their ability to evangelise by allowing their faith to be defined by right-wing issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage, a leading member of the Scottish Parliament has warned. “We have lost the initiative and allowed Christianity to be type-cast by right-wing ethical issues such as abortion and gay marriage,” said Dave Thompson, the Scottish Parliament representative for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch. Christian politicians were “pressurised” into either being “very quiet” or “hiding” their faith altogether, Thompson told Christian Today in the build up to a debate at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival yesterday. Christians have allowed their faith to be stereotyped as solely being concerned with right-wing ethical issues because of an unwillingness to share their faith, he added. “I would say that a lot of this we’ve bought on ourselves in the sense that we’ve been too quiet about what Christianity is about and we’ve allowed ourselves to be defined on would be regarded as ring-wing issues such as abortion.” The MSP is part of the left-wing Scottish National Party and holds traditional evangelical views on abortion and same-sex marriage. Read here...

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Why Same-Sex Marriage Will Never Measure Up To The Real Thing

Aug 24, 2015 by

By Dustin Siggins and David Flynn, The Federalist: According to American icon and signer of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, “The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of good government.” This bit of wisdom is seen in many of America’s policies and traditions, including the abolition of slavery and our respect for religious liberty. It’s also why marriage deserves special attention from government — and its redefinition does not. What is it about marriage that earns special attention from government when no other sexual relationship does? As David toldHuffington Post reporter Jen Bendery last month on a panel at The Daily Caller, marriage has numerous benefits that areexclusive to heterosexual relationships. Here are four reasons same-sex marriage will never measure up to the real thing: Read here...

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Fifth same-sex marriage attempt expected in NI

Aug 24, 2015 by

From The Christian Institute: A Sinn Féin MLA has signalled that the party will mount another attempt to legalise same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Caitríona Ruane, MLA for South Down, issued a statement claiming that ‘civil rights’ are “at the core” of Sinn Féin’s push to redefine marriage. Same-sex marriage legislation was rejected by the Northern Ireland Assembly for the fourth time earlier this year. The statement on Sinn Féin’s website reads: “Sinn Féin gave a commitment to campaign for marriage equality and given the recent moves in both Britain and the South of Ireland we believe the time is right to extend these rights to the north.” Read here  ...

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Move to repeal “gay marriage” law ignites across Finland

Aug 22, 2015 by

From MassResistance: With a new pro-family government elected this year, the “gay marriage” battle is gearing up across Finland again with more energy and momentum than ever, using Finnish language versions of MassResistance materials to educate voters. Late last year, as we reported, the Finnish Parliament narrowly passed a “gay marriage” law. As we’ve seen in so many other places, proponents used an aggressive, undemocratic strategy that allowed no parliamentary debate, discussion, or amendments to push the bill through its final stages. Within a week, over 12,000 people had resigned from the Finnish Lutheran Church over its Bishop’s pro-gay marriage remarks. But last April’s nationwide elections changed the political landscape. A new Parliament was elected.  The top people in government are openly pro-traditional marriage. As a result, the Finnish pro-family movement has ignited across the country to get the bill repealed. Over 70,000 people have already signed a special petition to get it before the Parliament. And to counter the “gay” propaganda, they are out educating the population and the political leaders about the consequences of “gay marriage” for society. Read here...

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Northern Ireland ‘violates religious freedom’ by not recognising equal marriage, lawsuit claims

Aug 21, 2015 by

By Nick Duffy, Pink News:

A same-sex couple in Northern Ireland have launched legal action over the country’s ban on same-sex marriage – but in a surprising move, they are arguing it violates their religious freedom.

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Baker Fined $135,000 for Refusing to Bake Gay Wedding Cake Sends 10 Cakes to LGBT Groups

Aug 21, 2015 by

From Charisma News:

Melissa Klein, the Oregon baker who refused to create a cake for a same-sex wedding and was fined $135,000, has baked 10 cakes to send to 10 top gay organizations throughout the United States.

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