Pregnant Couples Defend Aborting Babies With Down Syndrome: “Loving Kids Like That is a Waste”

Aug 27, 2015 by

By Sarah Terzo, Life News: By now, most pro-lifers have heard the cruel and elitist comments made by Richard Dawkins about aborting Down syndrome babies. Dawkins claims that the “ethical” choice is to abort all babies with Down syndrome, even though these children often lead happy lives and enrich their families and society. An NBC article by Kimbery Hayes Taylor describes the results of 3 studies conducted by Boston Children’s Hospital. In the first study, out of 2,044 parents or guardians surveyed, 79% reported their outlook on life was “more positive” because of their child with Down syndrome. A second study found that among siblings of children with Down syndrome, 97% expressed feelings of pride for their brother or sister and 88% were convinced that they were better people because of their sibling. This study polled siblings over the age of 12. Read here...

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Political correctness is killing freedom of speech

Aug 27, 2015 by

By Brendan O’Neill: There are two reasons you should be freaked out by political correctness. The first is that it prevents people from saying what they want to say, from expressing what they believe to be true. And it is fundamentally illiberal to stop people from expressing their beliefs and their ideas. And the second is that it prevents the rest of us from hearing those ideas and deciding for ourselves if they are good or bad. It infantilises all of us through denying us the right to weigh things up, to argue over them, to be the arbiters of what is right and what is wrong. Instead it gives that role to a dictatorship of do-gooders, who decide on our behalf what words and thoughts are fit for public consumption. On the first point, the stifling of non-mainstream thought. One of the great fallacies of PC is that it’s just about being polite. They call it “institutionalised politeness”. It’s about eradicating ugly terms and ethnic slurs, so what’s the beef? Who could be against that, except racists and misogynists? This is disingenuous in the extreme. PC doesn’t only prevent the use of shocking words; it strangles the expression of ideas, ideologies, moral beliefs, and religious convictions. Like every form of censorship in history, it curtails the expression of beliefs that an elitist group of people have judged to be wicked or foul. Let me give you some examples of campus clampdowns on un-PC speech which are actually assaults on the expression of moral convictions. Read here Read also:  The new PC is harming the people it’s supposed to protect by Peter Franklin, Conservative...

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UK study shows massive surge in deadly STDs among gay men

Aug 26, 2015 by

By Lisa Bourne, LifeSite: A steep jump in cases of two deadly sexually transmitted diseases in the UK has been found among homosexual men, a new study says. Figures from the Public Health England (PHE) indicate the increase in cases of syphilis and gonorrhea among homosexual males rose considerably higher than that of the general population, prompting health experts to say the problem must be a public health priority and that this is likely just “the tip of the iceberg.”   […]  “The sexual revolution was sold with the promise that people could have sex without consequences,” Family Research Council Senior Fellow for Policy Studies Peter Sprigg told LifeSiteNews. “The current high rates of STI’s show what an empty promise that was.” “As unfashionable as it may be, the fact remains that sexual abstinence before marriage and fidelity within marriage remain the most effective sexual risk avoidance techniques,” he continued. […] Sprigg also said the high and rapidly growing rates of infection among men who have sex with men in the UK study also serve to debunk several myths about homosexuality. “We can see now that it is a myth that there is no difference between homosexual and heterosexual relationships,” he said, “and it is a myth that growing acceptance of homosexuality will lead to a reduction in high-risk behavior.” Read here...

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The apocalypse of Islam and the signs of the times

Aug 26, 2015 by

By Archbishop Cranmer: The Temple of Baalshamin predated Mohammed by six centuries. It was a cultural jewel in the Syrian desert, revealing to the world a glimpse of the pre-Islamic religions of the region; bearing witness to Graeco-Roman myths and standing as a monument to rites and rituals long extinguished by higher powers. It is now a pile of rubble; blown to pieces by ISIS – the satanic Islamic State; the Daesh of devils and demons. When Muslim fundamentalists aren’t inventing new ways of slaughtering the infidel, they’re raping the culture by shattering the antiquities and artifacts which preceded the rise of Islam. Everything before Mohammed must go: it is year zero; the past is darkness and death. What does it mean? Is this the apocalypse? Is the kingdom at hand? Will our suffering soon cease? Is the Day of the Lord imminent? The questions aren’t new; nor is the apprehension of tribulation and the feelings of despair. Indeed, Baalshamin was built precisely at that time when Jewish apocalyptics were at their zenith. Read here...

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Floods worsen already deplorable lives of Pakistani Christians

Aug 26, 2015 by

by Wilson Chowdhry, British Pakistani Christian Association.   Flood ravaged Christians of Kasur are desperate for food and clean water. Naveed Aziz our Pakistan officer visited Kasur to meet with victims of the massive deluge in Pakistan earlier this month.  Christians living here have received no help or response from the Government of Pakistan or any charities.  They have been affected by the Pakistan floods every year since 2010 and yet no disaster recovery plan or infrastructure has been put in place to enhance their safety or security.…For some downtrodden families the whole devastation was simply too much and we have been told that they have given up their freedom and signed bonded labour contracts, with a thumbprint, simply for food and shelter as they felt they had no option.  This is the same area where the Christian couple Shama and Shazad were brutally beaten, and burnt alive in a brick kiln (click here).  Now more of our brothers and sisters face a tortuous existence.  Please help us prevent further families turning to a life of modern slavery and help us to help them rebuild their lives.   Read here...

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A modern day Holocaust

Aug 26, 2015 by

By Jonathan Abbamonte and Christopher Manion Since Roe v. Wade abortion has claimed the lives of over 53 million babies in America. More than eight times as many infants have been killed through abortion than Jews murdered in the Nazi concentration camps. Abortion is truly the Holocaust of our time. On May 2, 1945, the 8th Infantry Division and the 82nd Airborne Division liberated the Nazi concentration camp at Wöbbelin, Germany. There they discovered bodies that “were found piled four and five feet high,” and others that were strewn among the sick and dying. Four days later, under orders of the 82nd Airborne Division, American troops forced the residents of the nearby town of Ludwigslust to walk through the camp and see what had been happening next door to their homes for years. Nine days later, on May 15, Lt. Col. Ed Seiller of Louisville, Kentucky, literally stood amidst a pile of Holocaust victims at one of the liberated Dachau sub-camps and spoke to some 200 German civilians from nearby Landsberg whom American forces had forced to walk through the camp and see first-hand many of those who had died there. How many of them had known about these camps? Seeing the horror first hand, they could no longer claim ignorance. These vivid and sordid scenes come to mind when we confront the accounts and images of Planned Parenthood technicians sifting through the soupy remains of their abortion victims. These atrocious scenes happen everyday in abortion clinics nationwide. Read here...

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Efforts to Silence Clergy Continue Apace

Aug 25, 2015 by

By William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine: Christians in the U.S. worry that the day may be coming when they will no longer be able to freely speak their minds about their faith. But that day has already arrived in Canada, Europe, and the U.K. In 2008, a Canadian Human Rights panel imposed a $5,000 fine on the Reverend Stephen Boisson for a letter he had written in 2002 to a small newspaper describing homosexual activists as immoral (the ruling was eventually overturned by a higher court). In the same year (2002), an Ontario court ordered a Catholic school to admit a homosexual teen and his older male lover to the school prom. In 2004, a Swedish pastor was sentenced to a month in prison for a sermon that criticized homosexuality. A year before that, Irish clergy were given notice that they could be prosecuted if they distributed a Vatican publication on same-sex relationships. As in other parts of the world, homosexuals in the U.S are a protected class. Criticizing them from the pulpit (or any other venue) may soon be considered a hate crime. But homosexuals aren’t the only privileged group. In much of the Western world, Muslims have also acquired a most-favored status. Once again, the trend is most pronounced in Canada and across the Atlantic. Consider two recent headlines: Read here...

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Eugenics, Planned Parenthood, and the Death of Civilisation

Aug 25, 2015 by

By Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch: There are always those whose nefarious schemes are said to be done for our own “good”. The word eugenics means ‘good birth’ or ‘well born’. Hitler thought what he was doing was for the good of the German people, if not all of Europe. The eugenicists thought what they were doing was for the good of mankind. Planned Parenthood founder and hard-core eugenicist Margaret Sanger of course felt she was doing “good” and she was happy to embrace and apply evolutionary theory in doing so. And Darwin did not just write about what he observed in nature and the animal world in his 1859 The Origin of Species – he of course applied it to mankind in his 1871 The Descent of Man. All these differing streams of course are not isolated incidents. All felt they had the welfare of humanity at heart, and all drew from a common worldview. As Richard Weikart put it in his important 2004 volume, From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany: Read here...

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‘Socially liberal’ BBC criticised as transsexual sitcom begins

Aug 25, 2015 by

From The Christian Institute: The BBC “simply cannot conceive” that intelligent, thoughtful people could disagree with its socially liberal views, a former worker at the Corporation has said. Edward Lucas does not have a television and said he teases his friends and colleagues by saying that he “would rather have an open sewer running through our kitchen”. Lucas also said while not having a television may be seen as strange, it is “not as odd as spending the equivalent of ten years of your life staring at a piece of furniture and paying a mandatory fee for the privilege”. Next week BBC Two will air Boy Meets Girl, a story about a man living as a woman who falls in love with a younger man. The transsexual character is played by a transsexual actor, who says the programme is the first in the UK to feature sex scenes between a transsexual and a man. It follows a competition organised by the BBC and campaign group All About Trans to find a story offering a “positive portrayal of transgender characters”. Read here...

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When even the middle classes shun marriage, our social cement truly is crumbling

Aug 25, 2015 by

By Libby Purves, Mailonline: Why get married? Charles Darwin, the great naturalist, took a properly scientific view of the pros and cons of marriage and jotted down his thoughts. In favour: ‘Children, if it please God . . . constant companion and friend in old age who will feel interested in one . . . object to be beloved and played with . . . better than a dog anyway . . . music and female chit chat, good for one’s health but terrible loss of time ‘. Against it, he put down the loss of freedom, the expense and anxiety of children, the risk of quarrelling, and (quite my favourite) the prospect of being ‘forced to visit relatives’. Quite a few men, I reckon, would nod at that last one. Nevertheless, Darwin married and was happy, and near the end wrote movingly of his wife Emma as a ‘wise adviser and cheerful comforter throughout my life’. I read that again in the light of yesterday’s gloomy revelation that marriage is becoming less common and moving towards a curious situation where this most basic and ancient of social habits risks becoming largely the preserve of the rich, and of immigrant communities with strict social rules. Read here  Read also:  Marriage is like a monstrous and costly Disney panto, but it’s worth it by Nash Riggins, Guardian Is Marriage On The Way Out? by Sophie Tighe, Marie...

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