Robbing children of their innocence

Aug 26, 2016 by

by Michael Cook, MercatorNet: When it comes time to talk about the birds and bees to their kids, many parents go AWOL, leaving their sprogs to learn about the facts of life from TV, their friends and the internet. No one thinks that this is an ideal situation, so schools step in with sex ed programs. These have always been controversial, but the latest development ought to outrage parents. It is the global spread of “comprehensive sex education” (CSE). The package comes with various labels and...

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Go ahead, ban me, but I’ll never say a man is a woman!

Aug 26, 2016 by

by Carolyn Moynihan, MercatorNet: A rebellion against transgenderism has broken out on the hugely popular British parenting website Mumsnet after some users were banned for “misgendering” and “transphobia” in referring to certain persons, it seems. Starting Thursday evening UK time the “I am Spartacus” thread has attracted more than 400 posts, all but a handful rejecting the idea of a “transgender woman”. Ringleader “OscarDeLaYenta” asserts: Men cannot become women, ever. Women...

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5 Things You Should Know About the Women in Ministry Debate

Aug 26, 2016 by

by Brandon Showalter, Christian Post: A lively conversation continues to occur surrounding the topic of women’s ordination and their roles in the life of the Church, with signs pointing to notable shifts and some saying a “crack-up” is underway within evangelicalism. The ongoing debate is over what the Bible really says about complementarianism and egalitarianism, and the implications that has for the Church, the home, and society. At Mere Orthodoxy last month, writer Jake...

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University To Students: You’re a Criminal If You Don’t Use Transgender Approved Language

Aug 26, 2016 by

by Dr Susan Berry, Breitbart: West Virginia University (WVU) has told its 29,000 students that they are breaking federal law if don’t agree to use the pronouns — including ‘he’ or ‘she,’ ‘zir’ or ‘hir’ etc. — preferred by each person who claims to be transgender. That policy means if a biological man — for example, famous transgender athlete Bruce Jenner — says he “identifies” his gender as female, then all other students must refer to the man as a “she,” or else be treated as a law-breaker....

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While the Church of England becomes a safe place for children, it is hell for those wrongly accused of abuse

Aug 25, 2016 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: “To address the whole culture of silence in Church is vital,” writes the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in the Church of England Newspaper, “it is a form of abuse,” he adds, mindful of the church’s past reluctance to respond to allegations of child sexual abuse and its manifest failure to protect the vulnerable from predatory paederasts who abuse their sacred positions of authority and trust. Innocence is destroyed and faith is lost. In order to ensure that it can...

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Report Debunks ‘Born That Way’ Narrative And ‘Transgender’ Label For Kids

Aug 25, 2016 by

By Mary Rice Hasson and Theresa Farnan, The Federalist: A stunning new report on sexuality and gender exposes the shaky science behind the LGBT “born that way” narrative and the push to label young kids as “transgender.” The report comes as the health-care industry, pressured by the Obama administration, imposes new protocols pertaining to “sexual orientation and gender identity” grounded in faulty science and often dismissive of parents’ rights and children’s well-being. The report,...

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What’s wrong with social science today?

Aug 25, 2016 by

by Denyse O’Leary, MercatorNet: Did it all begin with Margaret Mead’s giddy portrait of guilt-free promiscuity in the 1920s? Recently, Japanese universities started moving away from liberal arts and social sciences , sending global “shivers down academic spines.” The official reason given was a need to focus on disciplines more needed by society. There’s been considerable self-examination  about the direction of science at the highest levels, including in...

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Britain’s Ordinariate is in peril. Here is how to save it

Aug 25, 2016 by

by Damian Thompson, Catholic Herald: Hostility from the authorities, and apathy from its own clergy, have put the Ordinariate’s future in danger. But there could be a simple solution. The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham is a canonical structure for ex-Anglican clergy and lay people who have been granted – by a mighty and irrevocable decree of Pope Benedict XVI – their own English Missal based partly on The Book of Common Prayer. The experiment has not been a runaway success, as...

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Ban the Burqa? The Argument in Favor

Aug 25, 2016 by

by Phyllis Chester, Middle East Quarterly: Should other Western states follow the Belgian and French examples and ban the full Islamic body and face-covering veil—or more specifically, the burqa and the niqab? In other words, should the West ban any and all clothing which obliterates one’s identity? Most Europeans, according to recent surveys, seem to think so.[1] Still, significant numbers, especially in the United States,[2] and including quite a few feminists,[3] have viewed such a...

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Transitioning of children ‘too risky’ say Obama’s own experts …

Aug 25, 2016 by

… but doctors will be forced to do it anyway. by Sheila Liaugminas, MercatorNet: On Tuesday, lawyers with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed a lawsuit on behalf of faith based hospital and medical networks, and five states, against a federal regulation that would force doctors to ignore science and their medical judgment and perform gender transition procedures on children. Yes, on children. Now read this next part slowly: The government does not even require Medicare and...

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