No need to get baptised again just because you’re changing sex

Aug 1, 2015 by

By Christopher Howse, Telegraph: Should a “transgender” person be allowed a ceremony of “re-baptism” at their local church? That is what a parishioner requested from the Rev Chris Newlands, Vicar of Lancaster. “I said we don’t do that, but we did offer him, and then carry out, a service,” Mr Newlands told the Lancaster Guardian. “He was originally baptised as a baby girl, and to him it was about God knowing him by name.” Mr Newlands mobilised his Deanery and put a motion on the House of...

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The War on the Culture War

Jul 31, 2015 by

By John Horvat II, TFP: The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision mandating same-sex “marriage” nationwide is being heralded as the decisive blow in the nation’s Culture War. It is proof, pundits say, that Christianity is in decline and the massive reaction to the sexual revolution of the sixties has failed. Culture Warriors are now being urged to bow to the inevitable by either giving in or fading away. Liberals everywhere are parroting the mantra that the Culture War is over because the sexual...

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The legal tyranny of gay marriage

Jul 31, 2015 by

By Jon Holbrook, Spiked: Last week, public policy on gay partnership changed for 820million Europeans, whose governments may now be required to offer legal rights to gay couples. This profound change in the moral landscape of Europe was not the outcome of a public debate with campaigns, meetings, manifestos, votes and national legislatures passing new laws. This change was declared as a matter of law. Seven judges sitting in the European Court of Human Rights made this new declaration, and...

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The plot to eradicate faith schools

Jul 31, 2015 by

by Quentin de la Bedoyere, Catholic Herald: Abortion, same-sex marriage, assisted suicide – the secular society encroaches every day. But I keep my focus on faith schools because this battle is not yet lost. While politicians for the most part support the existing arrangements, the campaign to eradicate religious schools from the public education system in Britain is so well managed and so vocal that we may soon discover that it has become a vote-winning issue. The National Secular Society,...

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‘Foreigners do not understand us’

Jul 31, 2015 by

By Raphael Cohen-Almagor, MercatorNet: Raphael Cohen-Almagor, of the University of Hull in the United Kingdom, is a world expert on euthanasia in the Netherlands and Belgium. He recently contributed an article to the JOurnal of Medical Ethics on one of the most worrying aspects of the euthanasia in Belgium—the deliberate shortening of lives of some patients without their explicit voluntary request. In this interview with MercatorNet, explains some of his concerns.   MercatorNet: Are the...

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Chrism Masses: Report of the Independent Reviewer

Jul 31, 2015 by

From Forward in Faith: The Independent Reviewer, Sir Philip Mawer, has published his first report, in response to a complaint by WATCH (Women and the Church) against the bishops of The Society for celebrating Chrism Masses. The complaint was not upheld. Sir Philip’s report is available here. The Bishop of Wakefield (Chairman of the Council of Bishops of The Society) has welcomed Sir Philip’s report. His statement is published here. Read here...

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Porter: Shared Conversations will lead to CofE Synod Same Sex Legislation Change in February 2017

Jul 31, 2015 by

From Titusonenine: Rev. Colin Coward, director of Changing Attitude reports on his conversations with David Porter – from ‘A Conversation with Colin Coward 18th April 2015′ at St Brides, Liverpool OK, so that’s what we are stuck with, the Shared Conversations. And I have been arguing amongst the LGBTI Anglican coalition, that we should not simply tolerate what we are being offered, which effectively is a two year delay. I know from the conversations that we had with David...

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After-birth abortion? Planned Parenthood and the art of infanticide

Jul 31, 2015 by

By Archbishop Cranmer: Not only has Planned Parenthood perfected the art of aborting babies in a “less crunch way” in order that the harvest of body parts may be plentiful, but it transpires that they also routinely carry out something called ‘after-birth abortion’. The term is really quite disquieting, for what is an after-birth abortion if it is not the immediate post-natal termination of life? And if it is the immediate post-natal termination of life, it must mean the purposeful killing of...

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Gender Activists Alarmed: New Report on the “Anti-Gender Mobilizations in Europe” by Lef...

Jul 31, 2015 by

By Gabriele Kuby, European Dignity Watch: The world-wide operating Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is the intellectual activist centre of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) which presently governs Germany in a coalition with the Christian Democratic Party under Chancellor Angela Merkel. As their publications and conferences reflect, the FES pushes for same-sex marriage, reproductive rights, biotechnology, sexual diversity, gender equality, and sexual education. It also publishes reports with the...

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Election analysis: C of E support for Conservative Party remains firm

Jul 31, 2015 by

From Church Times: MORE Anglicans voted for UKIP in the General Election than voted for the Liberal Democrats, the latest study of voting behaviour suggests. The British Election Study, in which 30,027 people were surveyed, was undertaken immediately after the General Election on 7 May. When the voting figures were analysed by religious affiliation, it was found that the image of the Church of England as the “Tory party at prayer” remained apt: 46 per cent of Anglican respondents voted...

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