The GAFCON/FCA Tea Party

Sep 30, 2014 by

By David Ould: [...]  The reality is that as the Anglican Communion effectively splits the conflict is being played out most of all in the Anglo national churches. Allan has helpfully outlined the key events in the global background to all of this but it’s interesting to consider how it’s working it’s way out in the “Western” Provinces. The history of the North American church now already consists of whole chapters that have been written, with more yet to come but there is much yet to be...

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Matthew Parris’ Poison

Sep 30, 2014 by

by Alan Craig: Gay marriage illustrated it; Brendon O’Neill exposed it; and more recently the #YesScotland campaign highlighted and traded upon it: the UK’s political class is a corrupt, elitist, irresponsible, disingenuous, patronising, self-serving cartel. It must be urgently broken up and closed down. Whatever you think of the issue itself, the gay marriage legislation last year was a democratic disgrace. Faithful one man/one woman marriage has been a defining and enduring bedrock of our...

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David Cameron ‘does not want’ gay kissing ban on TV

Sep 30, 2014 by

From BBC Newsbeat: David Cameron has indicated he will not support any calls to ban gay kissing on TV before 9pm. It follows newspaper claims that the prime minister didn’t want images of same sex kissing shown before the watershed. Last year the government asked the chief executive of the Mothers’ Union, Reg Bailey, to carry out a review into the way children were ‘sexualised’ by things like TV shows, music videos, clothing and adverts. The review is due to be...

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Anglican Unscripted EP 125

Sep 29, 2014 by

No More Lambeth? Primates Meetings? Watch video here.

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Bishop of Manchester: The Church is capable of being on the right side of equality

Sep 29, 2014 by

By Nick Duffy, Pink News: The Bishop of Manchester has said hailed the introduction of female Bishops, and added that the Church should come out “on the right side of equality”. Speaking to the Lesbian & Gay Foundation, the Bishop David Walker hailed progress the Church has made on women bishops, and called for greater acceptance of LGBT people. He said: “The Church of England often takes a long time to make changes but it is important, especially for young people that The Church is seen...

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Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so

Sep 29, 2014 by

By Loulla-Mae Eleftherious-Smith, Independent: It is just months since same sex-marriage became legal in the UK, a landmark ruling that David Cameron claimed sent the message that that people are equal “whether gay or straight”, but despite the passing of this liberating law, 16 per cent of people – almost one in six – think that gay sex should be made illegal. A new survey of British sexual behaviour, which used a sample of 1,052 UK adults and carried out by The Observer, found this...

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Reciting the Lord’s Prayer at a Tennessee football game wins the day

Sep 29, 2014 by

By Robert Knight, Washington Times: After Oneida, Tenn., school officials decided not to fight the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) demand that they cease an opening prayer before high school football games, the school’s cheerleaders tackled the matter. Led by cheerleader Asia Canada, the Oneida Indians’ squad used the moment of silence before the Sept. 12 football game with Watertown to deliver a cheer — for God.   “[The announcer] called for the moment of silence, and I started...

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Mothers and children suffer the most in family breakups, research suggests

Sep 29, 2014 by

By Mark Townsend, Guardian: Women and children are hit hardest following the breakdown of a relationship, with research showing that one in five mothers falls into poverty following a split. Comprehensive analysis of how parents fare in the years after separation found that children and their mothers see living standards fall by more on average during the aftermath than fathers. Researchers also found that, after couples with grown-up children separated, almost a third of women, usually over...

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Fears of more radicalised children as ‘Trojan Horse 2′ scandal emerges in London

Sep 29, 2014 by

By Raheem Kassam, Breitbart: A new wave of British schools are thought to have fallen victim to Islamist extremists trying to radicalise children, a report in today’s Sunday Times suggests. Department for Education officials are said to have become increasingly concerned over a ‘Trojan Horse 2′ scandal which they believe could involve dozens of schools in East London, including in the Borough of Tower Hamlets, known for its Islamist-linked Mayor Lutfur Rahman. The...

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Archbishop of Canterbury pays tribute to Michael Scott-Joynt

Sep 29, 2014 by

Archbishop Justin has expressed his deep sadness on hearing of the death of the former Bishop of Winchester, the Rt Revd Michael Scott-Joynt, who died yesterday afternoon.  Paying tribute to the long-serving bishop, Archbishop Justin said: “In the death of Michael Scott-Joynt the Church of England has lost a faithful, hard working and distinguished servant. There will be many who will be so profoundly grateful for his ministry and the way he touched their lives. Michael early on in his...

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Asking asylum for Iraqi Christians

Sep 29, 2014 by

“Convert, leave or die”. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians face this choice. Hundreds have been either beheaded or crucified. Many thousands have left everything they had in life and are living in crowded and temporary shelters.   They got brief exposure in this summer’s headlines but mainly along with the Yasidis who were trapped on a mountain.   Andrew White, the vicar of Baghdad pleaded on BBC radio for Britain to help them by joining other nations in offering asylum. But...

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Marriage Is Not a Water Fountain

Sep 29, 2014 by

By Anthony Esolen, Public Discourse: Segregation was based on irrational, peculiar prejudice. By contrast, protecting marriage between one man and one woman is based on universal truths about our human nature. As readers of Public Discourse know, some proponents of homosexual pseudogamy now assert that argument is no longer necessary. We do not argue with segregationists, they say. We ignore them, we scorn them. They are not worth our time. They are mad or wicked. So too our courageous Ryan...

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The political purpose of claiming 10% of bishops are gay

Sep 29, 2014 by

By Peter Ould, via Cranmer: What is the point of telling us that there are gay bishops? Seriously, what’s the point? In the Sunday Telegraph, John Bingham reports that in his new book (More Perfect Union – Understanding Same-Sex Christian Marriage), Bishop Alan Wilson of Buckingham claims that almost 10% of Church of England bishops might be gay. The Bishop writes: Particular attention sometimes falls on one vulnerable group with especially complex needs – gay Church of England bishops… By...

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Islam in the Rear-View Mirror

Sep 29, 2014 by

By Salim Mansur, Gatestone Institute: Broadly speaking, the struggle within Islam is between Muslims who embrace the values of the modern world in terms of freedom, individual rights, gender equality and democracy on the one side, and Muslims opposing these values and insisting on a Sharia-based legal system on the other. Any Muslim who even questions this version of Islam they refer to as a heretic or, worse, an apostate to be killed. For Muslims who embrace modernity, Islam is a matter of...

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Marriage Redefinition and a Lifelong Commitment

Sep 29, 2014 by

By Patrick Lee, Public Discourse: The commitment to be faithful to one’s spouse—for better, for worse, in sickness and in health—is not a pledge to keep the same feelings. It is a pledge to do certain things, to voluntary conduct. An article by demographers at the University of Minnesota published in March 2014 revealed that the current divorce rate is much higher than previously thought, especially among those thirty-five and older. This news suggests that two generations of no-fault divorce...

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