Political Correctness Is A Mask For Leftists’ Intellectual Insecurity

Feb 12, 2016 by

By Lewis M Andrews, The Federalist: 2015 will undoubtedly go down as the year the Left’s efforts to impose its absolutist ideology went well beyond targeting lecturers and graduation speakers invited to colleges. In late spring, the University of California distributed a guide to forbidden classroom phrases, including “America is the land of opportunity” and “America is a melting pot,” to faculty at each of its 10 campuses. Later in the year, George Mason University professor Jagadish Shukla...

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People with unwanted same-sex attraction should be free to choose

Feb 12, 2016 by

by David Van Gend, MercatorNet: The Victorian government plans to outlaw the provision of counselling to people who want to overcome unwanted homosexual attraction. That is tyrannical. Premier Daniel Andrews is mimicking laws passed in three US states, even though 20 US states have rejected such legislation as an infringement of client self-determination. Advocates scare-monger about “shock therapy” that no professional therapist employs, and claims of harm which are purely...

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Germany’s Migrant Crisis: January 2016

Feb 12, 2016 by

By Soeren Kern, Gatestone Institute: In January 2016, the German public appeared finally to wake up to the implications of their government’s decision to allow 1.1 million — mostly male — migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East to enter the country during 2015. After more than a thousand Muslim migrants sexually assaulted hundreds of women in cities across Germany on New Year’s Eve, Chancellor Angela Merkel began to face a rising voter backlash to her open-door migration...

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Activists Start Christians for Abortion Organization, Say “Pro-Lifers Not in Line With the Bible”

Feb 12, 2016 by

By Micaiah Bilger, Life News: Angered by the 40 Days for Life pro-life campaigns in England, a group of abortion activists who call themselves Christians recently formed a counter-campaign. The UK blog Abortion Rights reports the new group Christians for Choice formed in direct response to the pro-life 40 Days for Life campaigns. The pro-abortion group said it is made up of abortion supporters from various Christian denominations. Edem Barbara Ntumy, one of the group founders, said she doesn’t...

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Creationist TV presenters? Once again the secular media proves it doesn’t ‘get’ faith

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By Andy Walton, Christian Today: “Creationist presenter Dan Walker to host BBC Breakfast”. This was the way one of Britain’s leading serious newspapers, The Times, announced (£) the new presenter of one of Britain’s leading breakfast TV shows – BBC Breakfast. The article appeared to cast doubt on whether Walker is fit to present cosy news/chat shows on the basis of a small part of his religious beliefs. Which is odd… Andrew Neil has a plethora of business...

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Right-wing Tory MP Liam Fox is now Conservative members’ first choice for leader

Feb 12, 2016 by

by Jon Stone, Independent: Conservative MP Liam Fox has surged into poll position as Tory activists’ preference to be the party’s next leader. The former defence secretary came top of the ConservativeHome members’ panel survey for the first time in February. The popular Tory website has been surveying its members’ panel for their preference for next leader since shortly after David Cameron confirmed he would step down before the next election. Dr Fox, who is from the hard, eurosceptic right...

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Missing fathers, swelling waistlines

Feb 12, 2016 by

By Nicole M King, Family Edge: “Childhood obesity is no longer the preserve of wealthy nations,” according to a Newsweek story out this week. “There are more overweight and obese children in the developing world, in terms of absolute numbers, and an upward trend is evident.” The story comes on the heels of the final report, presented January 25, of The World Health Organization’s Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity, established in 2014 to propose interventions to this alarming global...

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UN Stamps Celebrate Homosexuality, Gay Parenting, Transexualism

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By Stefano Gennarini JD, Turtle Bay & Beyond: Dark naked figures dancing around a fire and a powerful Greek god presided over the unveiling of six explicit UN postage stamps to promote homosexuality, transexuality, and gay parenting at UN headquarters last week. The UN stamps depict male and female same-sex couples kissing and embracing, a homosexual coming out of a closet, a gay couple carrying a girl on their shoulders, and a human butterfly figure representing a transsexual. They were...

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Don’t know what to think? Don’t worry, the Thought Police will tell you!

Feb 12, 2016 by

By Voice for Justice UK: In its drive to counter terrorism, the Government’s yet to be introduced Counter-Extremism Bill will, if and when passed, bring into law Extremism Disruption Orders (EDOs), primarily aimed (we are told) at combatting hate preaching by radical Islamists.  Of which, in the UK, we presumably have a great number. Any measures to combat Islamic terrorism are of course to be welcomed, but the proposed plans specifically include any views deemed to go against our newly...

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Lenten Meditations: Friday 12 February

Feb 12, 2016 by

Fri Feb 12 am: 95, 31 pm: 35 Eze 18:1-4, 25-32 Phil 4:1-9 John 17:9-19   Friday After Ash Wednesday – St. Meletius, Patriarch of Antioch, 381 LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY:  Today, we remember Meletius of Antioch who was a blameless, just, reverent, sincere, and gentlest soul. Consecrated Bishop of Sebaste in 357, he was later banished from his throne and departed for Beroea of Syria (this is the present-day Aleppo). After the Arian bishop of Antioch had been deposed, the Orthodox and the...

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