Acclamation, assent and disruption

Jul 26, 2016 by

by David Pocklington, Law & Religion UK: This post gives further consideration to the Press Release issued by WATCH (Women and the Church) on 20 July, which commented on the presence of objectors at the consecration of female bishops, and hoped that at the next consecration of female bishops, “things will be arranged differently”. The Press Release quoted from a letter sent by WATCH to the Archbishops of Canterbury which said: “…such interruptions create the perception that the Church is...

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Fair Facts Win in Fairfax

Jul 26, 2016 by

from FRC Action: President Obama has gotten away with a lot of things in the past two terms, but his bathroom order may not be one of them. Parents, state leaders, and school boards are ramping up their opposition in some of the least likely places. Fairfax County, home to one of the biggest school districts in the nation, was out in front of even President Obama — making special privileges for confused students part of their policy way back in 2015. Now, thanks to a flood of complaints,...

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3 Practical Steps to Resist the Tyranny of Tolerance

Jul 26, 2016 by

by Jonathan Morrow, courtesy of Tim Challies: Is it OK to disagree with other peoples’ deeply held beliefs anymore? You’ve heard the buzzwords: Coexist. Hate speech. Discrimination. Micro-aggressions. Trigger warnings. Speech codes. It’s becoming obvious to anyone paying attention to the media these days that certain moral and religious viewpoints are simply no longer allowed in our classrooms or broader culture. They are either dismissed without argument as “irrational” or the people who hold...

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Has Public Opinion Shifted Under the Gavel?: Obergefell After One Year

Jul 26, 2016 by

By Cathy Ruse, Family Research Council: ast June five Justices of the Supreme Court ruled that no state of the Union could define marriage as a man-woman institution. This nullified the law of most states, and the individual votes of 50 million Americans, not to mention thousands of years of human history. Has public opinion shifted under the weight of the gavel? If so, it is not in the direction of acquiescence. Conventional wisdom says the law is a great teacher, and indeed, when the Court...

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How Do You Like Me Now?

Jul 26, 2016 by

by Dr David Kyle Foster, Virtueonline: When a Child, Parent, Spouse or Sibling Says They’re Gay For many decades now, ministries like ours have been helping those who struggle with homosexuality. The fruit of such ministry for us has been the publishing of several books, ten years of weekly television programming (www.PurePassion.us) and the release of an award-winning documentary, www.SuchWereSomeOfYou.org. But through all the years, one population has stood out as having very little...

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Petition to: The Archbishop of Canterbury – the Archbishop of Westminster – the President of the Methodist Church – the Moderator of the URC

Jul 25, 2016 by

We call upon the leaders of the Church to be faithful to the Gospel as revealed in Jesus Christ, and to defend the faith. Petition from Voice for Justice UK: We stand on the words of 2 Timothy 3:16. “All of scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness…’ In recent years, to accommodate the changing values of the world, we have seen core teachings of the Bible challenged and rewritten. The justification frequently given...

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Bangladesh: Islamists step up persecution of Christians after rapid rise in conversions

Jul 25, 2016 by

by Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: Islamist terrorists are stepping up their persecution of Christians in Bangladesh after a rapid rise in converts. The latest was at the start of July when more than 20 people were murdered in an Islamist terror attack on a restaurant in the diplomatic zone in Dhaka. According to local pastors, this was just the latest in a series of attacks deliberately aimed by extremists at Christians and other minorities. A worker for Christian advocacy charity Open Doors...

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The Reformation offers a good lesson for Brexit

Jul 25, 2016 by

by Tim Stanley, Telegraph: One month on from the Brexit vote, and we’re doing fine. The fundamentals are unchanged: a strong economy, a cohesive society and, lest we forget, we haven’t actually left the EU yet. Despite this, some people still talk as though Britain detached itself from the Continent and sank into the ocean. They need to relax – open a beer and enjoy the sunshine. History suggests that ruptures in geopolitics can be the start of something beautiful. Take the 16th-century...

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Gay marriage cost Cameron the referendum

Jul 25, 2016 by

by Mark Ellse, The Conservative Woman: […]  And yet both gay marriage and poll tax shared a common flaw. Forgetting the the moral arguments behind both measures, what it comes to is a simple matter of political arithmetic. Both gay marriage and the poll tax upset more voters than they gained. For every little old lady who was grateful to receive a cut in her ‘unfair’ domestic rates, there were two or three more who were disgruntled by their increase. True, most of these were...

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Named Persons in the Borders getting less than 3 hours training for the job

Jul 25, 2016 by

by John Lamont MSP: With less than two weeks to go until the named person scheme is rolled out in the Borders, it can be revealed that those involved are getting less than 3 hours training for the job. While elsewhere in Scotland courses are lasting 5 days in the Scottish Borders new named persons are given just 3 hours of training, including a 15 minute coffee break. The shocking revelation follows the admission from Scottish Borders Council earlier on in the year that “no additional budget...

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