Inside New York’s polyamorous community

May 24, 2016 by

From Mailonline: When 57-year-old Michel Madie arrived in New York in the 1980s, he quickly became one of the biggest names in real estate. Ever since he has also been part of a growing polyamorous community, hosting open sexuality and swingers party inside one of his most prestigious properties. The mogul tied the knot with Swedish civil engineering student Rasmus Foyer, 27, in December 2015 at the $12million converted church in Harlem, that has been dubbed the ‘Taj Marharlem’....

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EU Ombudsman Must Vet AND EU Commission Must Stop/Reduce Funding for the ILGA

May 24, 2016 by

Petition from CitizenGo: The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (or, ILGA, for short) is a powerful umbrella group for the LGBT ideology. ILGA-Europe is a “region” of this civil society association, which, according to its own website[1], and, among other things, does the following: “Monitors and influences the adoption of EU legislation and policies” which promote the LGBT ideology. “Follow[s] up on the implementation of EU...

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Exodus: churches lose 11 worshippers for every new member

May 24, 2016 by

by John Bingham, Telegraph: Mainstream churches are haemorrhaging worshippers around 11 times as fast as they can attract new converts, stark research on the state of faith in Britain shows. The estimate, in a study by researchers at St Mary’s University in west London, does not count the impact of older churchgoers, who make up the bulk of many congregations, dying. While so-called “cradle Catholics” are more likely to continue to identify with the church as adults than those brought up in...

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Pro-Gay Group: Vulnerable Children Being ‘Recruited’ to Believe They Are Transgender

May 23, 2016 by

by Leonardo Blair, Christian Post: Youth Trans Critical Professionals, a group of “psychologists, social workers, doctors, medical ethicists, and academics” who identify as “pro-gay-rights” and “left-leaning,” say vulnerable children are being recruited online to believe they are transgender and mental health professionals are affirming the belief of these victims. “We are alarmed by the trend among mental health professionals to affirm a young...

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A Rubicon has been Crossed – The Church of Scotland Assembly Decision on Saturday

May 23, 2016 by

From theweeflea: As I prepare for the Free Church Assembly beginning this evening, I have been reflecting on what happened at the Church of Scotland Assembly on Saturday. This from the BBC sums it up well: The Church of Scotland has voted to allow its gay ministers to marry. The General Assembly meeting in Edinburgh voted 339 votes to 215 to update church law to bring it in line with secular Scottish law. The church already recognised ministers and deacons in same-sex civil partnerships and...

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A response to Oliver O’Donovan ‘The Wreck of Catholic Identity: Marriage Canon Revision in the Scottish Episcopal Church.’

May 23, 2016 by

by Martin Davie: Next month the General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church will return to a proposal to amend its Canon on marriage, Canon 31, removing the reference to marriage being between ‘one man and one woman.’  Behind this proposal lies a report on The Theology of Marriage from the Doctrine Committee of the Scottish Episcopal Church which makes out the case for an alteration in the Canon. In an article entitled ‘The Wreck of Catholic Identity: Marriage Canon Revision in the Scottish...

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Christ does not need a secular State to sustain his Church

May 23, 2016 by

By Julian Mann, TCW: Christianity grew rapidly in the teeth of bouts of vicious state persecution in its first three centuries before Constantine established it as the official religion of the Roman Empire. It is now growing in many countries around the world, where it is not privileged by the State or even enjoys much toleration, including some Muslim ones. The Lord Jesus Christ does not need the active support of secular governments or secular cultures to build His Church. Clearly though,...

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Oxford Clergywoman conducts celebration of same sex marriage – updated

May 23, 2016 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. The Revd Charlotte Bannister-Parker, 52, is an assistant priest at St Michael and All Angels Summertown in the Diocese of Oxford, and acts as the Bishop’s Advisor for Special Projects, including inter-faith initiatives. She is an Associate Faculty Member of the Theology Department at Oxford University, and has a long Oxford pedigree, having been previously on the staff of the University Church of St Mary’s. On 7th May, according to reports in Cape...

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US: More than 150 students walk out of classes to protest boy using girls’ locker room

May 23, 2016 by

by Dustin Siggins, LifeSite: At least 150 students, many backed by their parents, walked out of school earlier this week to protest a boy’s use of a female locker room. And while Lila Perry, who believes himself to be female, says his detractors are acting out of “pure and simple bigotry,” others say the situation isn’t as simple. Student Sophie Beel told a Fox affiliate, “I find it offensive because Lila has not went through any procedure to become female;...

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Judge rules you don’t have to be a couple to have a surrogate baby

May 22, 2016 by

by Martin Beckford, Mailonline: Single parents will be allowed to bring up children born to surrogate mothers for the first time, after a High Court ruling critics described as an assault on traditional families. Until now, only couples have been able to become the legal parents of surrogate babies – as Ministers insisted it was important for children to be raised by two people in an ‘enduring relationship’. But Britain’s strict law on the matter is set to be scrapped, after a judge ruled that...

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