Canadian bioethicists call for organ donor euthanasia

Jan 16, 2017 by

by Michael Cook, MercatorNet: Of all ideas about assisted dying, this must be the worst. Well, well, that didn’t take long, did it? Euthanasia became legal in Canada in June and by December Quebec bioethicists had already published an article in the Journal of Medical Ethics calling for organ donation after euthanasia. In fact, they were reflecting the positive opinions of the both the Quebec government and of Transplant Quebec, the professional association of transplant surgeons The authors,...

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Christian evangelist cleared at Sheriff’s Court

Jan 12, 2017 by

from Christian Concern A Christian evangelist has been cleared of threatening and abusive behaviour, at a trial in Kilmarnock, Scotland. Gordon Larmour was charged with behaving in a “threatening or abusive manner aggravated by prejudice relating to sexual orientation” and “assault”, after he shared the Christian position on homosexual practice with some young men in the street. The trial happened on 9 January at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court. Supported by the Christian...

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How London’s Churches Got Their Unusual Names

Jan 11, 2017 by

by Nick Young, Londonist: Ever wondered where London’s strange church names came from? The saints’ names are fairly common, but what about the references to Danish people, garlic, wardrobes or being without? These came about to avoid confusion between churches dedicated to the same saint. The churches listed here (we’ve limited it to ones that are still standing) are all of medieval origin, as are their names which can reflect their location (by referring to a nearby...

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The LGBT war on whimsy: now Tintin is gay?

Jan 11, 2017 by

by Jonathon van Maren, LifeSite: One of the most tiresome things about the rainbow revolutionaries is their incessant war on whimsy. It is not enough that revisionist hack historians are transposing today’s hypersexualized climate onto male friendships of the past, insisting that Abraham Lincoln must have been gay or “bi-sexual” or that Jonathan and David must have been lovers. Following in their footsteps, the post-modernists in the field of literature have decided that the fictional...

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Iraqi Christians Celebrate First Christmas Since ISIS Driven Out Of Ancient Towns

Dec 26, 2016 by

Christian Today: A few hundred Iraqi Christians flocked on Saturday to Bartella, a northern town recently retaken from Islamic State, to celebrate Christmas for the first time since 2013. Bartella, once home to thousands of Assyrian Christians, emptied in August 2014 when it fell to Islamic State’s blitz across large parts of Iraq and neighboring Syria. Iraqi forces took it back in the first few days of the US-backed offensive that started in October. “It is a mix of sadness and...

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The Ministry of the late Revd. David Hugh MacGregor

Dec 23, 2016 by

by Dave Doveton, Diocese of Port Elizabeth. David MacGregor, a leading figure of the charismatic movement both here in Southern Africa and New Zealand where he was ordained, passed away to be with the Lord he served earlier this month. David was born in Sri Lanka and after an initial education in India and travels to England where he trained as an aircraft pilot, he joined the family business as a tea planter. One day as he was busy stocktaking in an office, he heard the Lord call him by name...

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