Trans equality in Blackburn: a new doctrine of humanity?

May 26, 2015 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. I’m always a bit nervous when my phone rings and a message appears “no caller ID”. Usually it’s a sales rep asking if the Anglican Mainstream HR manager might be interested in a new payroll system for its hundreds of employees, or similar, but just occasionally it might be something more sinister. Like a Guardian journalist. And so I was contacted by Karen McVeigh for my opinion on a story which had just broken: Blackburn Diocesan Synod’s passing of a...

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Church of England to consider transgender naming ceremony

May 21, 2015 by

By Karen McVeigh, Guardian. Vicar of Lancaster Priory proposes motion for General Synod to consider ceremony to mark a person’s gender transition. Church of England is to debate plans to introduce a ceremony akin to a baptism to mark the new identities of Christians who undergo gender transition. The Rev Chris Newlands, the vicar of Lancaster Priory, has proposed a motion to the General Synod to debate the issue, after he was approached by a young transgender person seeking to be “re-baptised”...

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A more genderless, hopeless, meaningless society

May 9, 2015 by

by Ryan Bomberger, LifeSite: We’re peculiar creatures. We want meaning but leave meaning wanting. We exist by design but deny design exists. We demand love but demand that Love stay silent. Contradiction courses through our veins. We bleed inconsistency, yet even with multiple wounds we simply slap on band-aids to cover our soul’s lacerations. And we wonder why healing is elusive. So instead, from this condition of brokenness, we create more brokenness. Language becomes our victim. We change...

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New transgender title ‘Mx’ added to official UK documents

May 4, 2015 by

By Nick Hallett, Breitbart: The gender-neutral salutation ‘Mx’ is to join the titles ‘Mr’, ‘Mrs’, ‘Miss’ and ‘Ms’ on official documents in the UK. Driving licences, passports, high street banks and even some government departments now accept the title, which is used by people who do not want to identify with a particular gender. The title is now also under consideration by the Oxford English Dictionary and it may be included in the next edition. The Sunday Times quotes the dictionary’s...

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“Sex Change” Surgery: What Bruce Jenner, Diane Sawyer, and You Should Know

Apr 27, 2015 by

By Walt Heyer, Public Discourse: Bruce Jenner and Diane Sawyer could benefit from a history lesson. I know, because I suffered through “sex change” surgery and lived as a woman for eight years. The surgery fixed nothing—it only masked and exacerbated deeper psychological problems. The beginnings of the transgender movement have gotten lost today in the push for transgender rights, acceptance, and tolerance. If more people were aware of the dark and troubled history of sex-reassignment surgery,...

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The Absurdity of Transgenderism: A Stern but Necessary Critique

Apr 23, 2015 by

By Carlos D Flores, Public Discourse: We should make public policy and encourage social norms that reflect the truth about the human person and sexuality, not obfuscate the truth about such matters and sow the seeds of sexual confusion in future generations for years to come. By now we are all undoubtedly familiar with the tragic suicide of Joshua Alcorn, the transgender teenage boy who, in late December, walked onto a freeway with the intention of ending his life. In an apparent suicide note,...

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