Target Stock Prices Plummet After 1 Million-Strong Boycott Over Transgender Bathroom Policy

May 2, 2016 by

By Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post: Target has seen its stock prices plummet after over 1 million people signed a petition pledging a boycott over its new bathroom policies that allow employees and customers who are men according to their birth sex to go into women’s bathrooms and dressing rooms. The Family Policy Institute of Washington reported that the company’s stock fell from $84.10 per share on April 19 to roughly $79.36 on Friday, explaining that a loss of $4.74 per share...

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7 sure signs America has declared war on our faith

May 2, 2016 by

By Dr Michael Brown, OneNewsNow: Is there an increasing hostility to Christian values and religious freedoms in our country today? Here are seven representative examples, all from the last few weeks. Judge for yourself … 1. The NCAA announced that it will not hold any men’s and women’s Final Four basketball events in a city that “discriminates” against anyone based on sexual orientation or gender identity. In its official statement, the NCAA declared: “The...

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Europe’s Migration Crisis: No End in Sight

May 2, 2016 by

By Judith Bergman, Gatestone Institute: Pope Francis, on his recent visit to the Greek island of Lesbos, said that Europe must respond to the migrant crisis with solutions that are “worthy of humanity.” He also decried “that dense pall of indifference that clouds hearts and minds.” The Pope then proceeded to demonstrate what he believes is a response “worthy of humanity” by bringing 12 Syrian Muslims with him on his plane to Italy. “It’s a drop...

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The black Rhodes scholar, a crying white waitress and a lesson in blind prejudice

May 2, 2016 by

by Dominic Lawson, Mailonline: Does the name Ntokozo Qwabe ring a bell? Let me refresh your memory: he is one of the leaders of the Rhodes Must Fall movement, which called for the statue of Cecil Rhodes to be removed from the facade of Oriel College, Oxford, on the grounds it was upsetting to ethnic minority students to be confronted by a monument to the 19th-century colonialist. It then emerged Mr Qwabe’s own place at Oxford is as a Rhodes Scholar, funded by a bequest from that very same...

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Non-Binary Non-Brainery

May 2, 2016 by

by Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch: The West has fallen so far, so fast, that madness is now the majority mindset, at least for our elites, our intelligentsia, our rulers, and our experts. Almost every time they open their mouths you can expect something idiotic to come out. Moonbattery has become an art form, and we all suffer as a result. This is nowhere more clear than in the recent war on sex distinctions. Up until recently everyone knew as a matter of basic biology that we have a male sex...

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Why the C of E’s first Godparents Sunday is a time to celebrate our big promises to young people

May 2, 2016 by

From the Church of England website: Every week around 6000 or more adults take on the role of godparent to a child baptised in the Church of England. That’s an amazing 350,000 each year* – more people than live in Cardiff or Coventry – and in 2014 the Church of England baptised 114,000 children under 12. Some will be taking on the role for a second, third or even seventh time, but for many more it will be a first. The vast majority of new godparents will be young adults aged...

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Students call for sanitary bins to be placed in male toilets for transgender men on their periods

May 1, 2016 by

by Jonathan Petre, Mail on Sunday: Student activists are calling on universities to install sanitary towel bins in men’s toilets so that biologically female transgender students who use them do not face discrimination. The Mail on Sunday has found that equality rights campaigners at three leading universities have called for the changes – resulting in family groups branding the move ‘madness’. They include Southampton Student Union, which has drawn up a ‘Trans Inclusion Policy’, in which...

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Everyone howls at batty Ken – but they wouldn’t dare tackle racist Muslims

May 1, 2016 by

by Peter Hitchens, Mailonline: I have known and disagreed with Ken Livingstone for nearly 40 years. I especially loathe his slippery excuse-making for the IRA, and I think he has done more damage to this country than almost any other figure on the Left. But it is ridiculous to call him an ‘apologist for Hitler’, or to suggest that he is an anti-Jewish bigot. I was just leaving the BBC’s Westminster studios on Thursday when Mr Livingstone stepped into an over-excited knot of political...

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I saw the darkness of antisemitism, but I never thought it would get this dark

May 1, 2016 by

By Nick Cohen, Observer: Racism is not a specific illness but a general sickness. Display one symptom and you display them all. If you show me an anti-Muslim bigot, I will be able to guess his or her views on the European Union, welfare state, crime and “political correctness”. Show me a leftwing or Islamist antisemite and, once again, he will carry a suitcase full of prejudices, which have nothing to do with Jews, but somehow have everything to do with Jews. The Labour party does not have a...

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Christ paves the way out of the exile of human sin

May 1, 2016 by

by Julian Mann, TCW: The Easter lilies this year were particularly lovely in their vases behind the Lord’s Table reminding us that it’s spring time. But within about a couple of weeks, they had to be taken out of the church because that’s about as long as they last. I’m coming up to 52 this summer so have by God’s grace lasted longer than a lily but in the oceans of eternity even a long human life is a tiny drop. The word God spoke through the prophet Isaiah is surely true: ‘All people are...

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