Petition – Reject the BBFC ’15′ classification for ‘50 Shades of Grey’ film

Jan 23, 2015 by

PLEASE ADD YOUR SUPPORT. ’50 Shades of Grey’ glamorises and normalises intimate partner violence The film version of the pornographic novel ’50 Shades of Grey’ is to be released, depressingly, on Valentine’s Day 2015, classified ’15′. The book graphically depicts, in a sympathetic light, a sado-masochistic sexual relationship between a young, vulnerable student, Anastasia, and an older man, billionaire Christian Grey.    It is billed as a love story....

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The Horrific Legacy of Roe v Wade

Jan 23, 2015 by

By Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch: forever etched on our social memories, and we dare not forget any of them. One thinks of November 9–10, 1938 for example. Known as Kristallnacht, it was the terrible anti-Jewish pogrom in Germany. We also all remember December 7, 1941, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which dragged the United States into the Second World War. Of course September 11, 2001 is a day of Islamic terror which can never be forgotten. Another infamous date which is a blot on...

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5 facts about abortion

Jan 22, 2015 by

From Pew Research Center: More than six-in-ten (63%) U.S. adults surveyed in 2013 said they would not like to see the Supreme Court completely overturn Roe v. Wade, while about three-in-ten (29%) want to see the ruling overturned. When asked directly about the legality of abortion, 51% of U.S. adults say it should be legal in all or most cases, compared to 43% who say it should be illegal all or most of the time. In both cases, these figures have remained relatively stable for more than 20...

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5 facts about the Muslim population in Europe

Jan 22, 2015 by

By Conrad Hackett, Pew Research Center: Recent violence in France and protest marches in Germany have drawn renewed attention to Europe’s Muslim population. In many European countries, including Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, concerns about growing Muslim communities have led to calls for restrictions on immigration. But just how large is Europe’s Muslim population, and how fast is it growing? Using the Pew Research Center’s most recent population estimates, here are five...

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John Sentamu: Hand-laying for traditionalist bishop is for ‘prayer not politics’

Jan 22, 2015 by

By Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: In a statement explaining why most bishops at the consecration at York Minster of Father Philip North will not lay hands on the candidate, Dr John Sentamu said: “It is in the nature of these arrangements, enshrined in the declaration and principles, that they involve accommodating within one Church people with convictions that vary widely. If this accommodation is to work it requires a degree of gracious restraint and accommodation on all sides.”...

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Can a city sue a TV channel?

Jan 22, 2015 by

From BBC News: The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has said she plans to sue Fox News for a broadcast that described parts of the French capital as “no-go zones” for non-Muslims. But is it possible for a city to take out a libel action against a TV channel, asks Thomas Dahlhaus? Deputy mayor Patrick Klugman confirmed to the BBC on Wednesday that the mayor was “definitely serious” and that action would be taken “in the coming days”. Fox News had rubbed salt...

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Reflection: Your greatest need is not what you think

Jan 22, 2015 by

By David Baker, Christian Today: They made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralysed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” (Mark 2:4-5) Back in 1998 the satirical American newspaper The Onion ran a savage spoof article entitled: “God Answers Prayers Of Paralyzed Little Boy.”The sub-heading, immediately below those words, was the simple but brutal:...

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The Middle East’s vanishing Christians

Jan 22, 2015 by

By Michael Cook, MercatorNet: The Middle East is losing its ancient Christian heritage. When Iraq was invaded in 2003, 1.5 million Christians were living there. Now the figure is 400,000 and falling. The savagery of the Islamic State has accelerated the Christian exodus. Mosul, about 400 kilometres to the north of Baghdad, was captured by IS in June last year. Ten years ago it had about 60,000 Christians. Now there are none. IS gave them an ultimatum: conversion or death. For the first time in...

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Church of England Must Rethink its Approach to Numeric Decline or Face Death

Jan 22, 2015 by

by David Virtue, VOL: The Church of England is finally coming to terms with the fact that it has been invaded by a spiritual cancer and is facing inevitable death if it doesn’t find the right spiritual solution to its rapid decline and ultimate extinction. Former Archbishop Rowan Williams never really addressed the issue as he was more concerned trying to keep the Primates from imploding every time they met. Not so with Justin Welby. He is the prince of reconciliation. While he has...

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Have the bishops lost faith in the family?

Jan 22, 2015 by

By Kathy Gyngell, Conservative Woman: My copy of On Rock or Sand?, Archbishop Sentamu’s intellectual stab at applying Christianity to the cost of living crisis, landed on my mat yesterday –  after all the brouhaha about it in the papers had subsided. So before I opened it I was well aware that the Church’s two most senior figures, the Archbishops of York and Canterbury, had come under fire for what was widely received as a highly political intervention given a general election in the...

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Since when has not knowing what lesbians do been a British value?

Jan 22, 2015 by

From Archbishop Cranmer: The task of education is to impart knowledge – especially of that which might develop literacy and numeracy, for without proficiency in words and numbers one may be muted from community and computed for a lifetime of ignorance, incomprehension and poverty. And when the eyes of the child are turned to the light in order that they might see for themselves and understand their perceptions of the world, they will come to know the value of moral, spiritual and physical...

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Canada: Many have asked, ‘Where does such liberally-minded curriculum come from?

Jan 22, 2015 by

By Phil Lees, PEACE: Well the person responsible for the development of Ontario’s new sexual education curriculum has declared that he will plead guilty to some of the child pornography charges laid against him… As one friend stated, “is it any wonder parents aren’t being consulted on the curriculum.” Take Action – What can you do to help? 1) Download and print out the petition from the PEACE website, www.peaceontario.com(note the dates have been extended...

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Evangelical-Catholic coalition: marriage in crisis

Jan 22, 2015 by

By David Roach, Baptist Press: In the wake of an interfaith Vatican conference on marriage two months ago, a coalition of Roman Catholics and evangelicals — including Southern Baptist Timothy George — has issued a statement calling the legalization of same-sex marriage “a graver threat” to society than either “easy acceptance of divorce” or “widespread cohabitation.” “We must say, as clearly as possible, that same-sex unions, even when...

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Pope Francis compares pushing gay agenda to ‘Hitler Youth’ indoctrination

Jan 22, 2015 by

by John-Henry Westen, LifeSite: In comments at his Monday in-air interview that were totally ignored by the mainstream media, Pope Francis lamented the Western practice of imposing a homosexual agenda on other nations through foreign aid, which he called a form of “ideological colonization” and compared to the Nazi propaganda machine. Asked by a reporter to explain the phrase “ideological colonization,” the pope gave an example from 1995 when, he says, a minister of education in a poor area...

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A letter from GAFCON Primates

Jan 22, 2015 by

A Consultation of GAFCON Primates and Bishops of Africa was held in Nairobi on 3rd & 4th December 2014 to consider a response to the ‘Transformation Through Friendship’ communiqué released from New York on 28th October, signed by five African Primates, including the Chairman of CAPA (the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa), Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi, and the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church of the United States. A letter was sent from the Nairobi meeting to Archbishop...

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