Going Islamisant on Marriage

Mar 12, 2015 by

By Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison, The American Thinker: We have previously argued that President Obama’s policies in foreign policy are Islamisant (iss-lam-i-ZONT). That is, we do not say he is Islamic, or Islamist, to be sure. What we argue instead is the effect of his policies is to favor Islam. He will not brook any criticism of Muslim majority lands. He will not allow anyone in his administration to link jihadist violence with its Muslim roots. His viewpoint has been effectively rebutted...

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Why does the world say that an unchosen sexual disposition isn’t changeable, but an unchosen gender ...

Mar 12, 2015 by

By Matt Moore, Time Magazine: […]  This question actually caught me by surprise. Even as someone who thinks on the topic of sexuality more often than most, the inconsistency between these two lines of thought has never crossed my mind. The message that our culture (not me, but the culture) puts forth is this:  A homosexual disposition is determined at/before birth and therefore it is something that is good and does not need to change. Gender is determined at/before birth, but it is...

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Why Progressive Episcopalians and Anglicans Must Destroy Orthodoxy in the Anglican Communion

Mar 12, 2015 by

By David W Virtue DD, Virtueonline: It has become apparent to me, after actively participating in The Episcopal Church for more than a quarter of a century and watching “progressive” Anglicans at work across the Communion, that the mission of progressive and revisionist Anglicans is that they must destroy orthodoxy in the Anglican Communion in order for their goal of global revisionism to thrive and triumph. It cannot be allowed to survive. It is no longer a matter of why...

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What you need to know about marriage and the US Supreme Court

Mar 12, 2015 by

By Caitlin Thomas, Daily Signal: Does the Constitution require the government to recognize same-sex marriages? With the Supreme Court set to hear arguments this term on cases about same-sex marriage, it’s a pressing question. In February, Ryan T. Anderson, the William E. Simon fellow at The Heritage Foundation, spoke to students and faculty at The Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio about the upcoming Supreme Court decision on whether state marriage laws defining marriage as the...

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Lenten Meditations: Thursday 12 March

Mar 12, 2015 by

Psalm:  am: 80, pm: 91, 92 OT: Jeremiah 11:1-8, 14-20 Epistle:  Romans 6:1-11 Gospel:  John 8:33-47 THE THIRD THURSDAY OF LENT– Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome, 604 LITURGICAL THEME OF THE DAY: Gregory is perhaps best known for influence on the forms of public worship throughout Western Europe, which was enormous. He founded a school for the training of church musicians, and Gregorian chant (plainchant) is named for him. The schedule of Scripture readings for the various Sundays of the...

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Shame and stigma protect our children

Mar 11, 2015 by

By Kathy Gyngell, The Conservative Woman: […]  New research published on Sunday explains why my husband’s [pro-marriage – ed] instincts were right and my (feminist) principles were wrong. Couples who marry after the birth of their first child are more likely to split up than to stay together. A new analysis of longitudinal household data shows that three quarters of couples who get married before starting a family are still together by the time the oldest child takes GCSEs;...

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Street preacher on trial today for gospel preaching

Mar 11, 2015 by

From Christian Concern: Mike Overd, a Christian street preacher from Somerset, begins his trial in Taunton today for proclaiming the gospel in Taunton town centre.   Mike has been preaching the gospel on the streets of Taunton for over five years. But he’s faced real opposition — police even appealed to the public in a local newspaper to record him preaching so that they could get evidence of him making “offensive remarks”. Now the Crown Prosecution Service is bringing charges against him...

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Catholic and Evangelical leaders: Same-sex ‘marriage’ more harmful than divorce and cohabitation

Mar 11, 2015 by

by Kirsten Andersen, LifeSite: Redefining marriage to include same-sex couples will damage the institution far more than divorce and cohabitation already have, a joint statement signed by several dozen Catholic and evangelical Christian leaders argues. They warn that since same-sex “marriage” was created by the state, “where the family is a creation of the state, children become, in important legal respects, the property of the state.” The statement, authored by the group Evangelicals and...

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Submission to Government consultation on marriage by non religious belief organisations

Mar 11, 2015 by

From The Church of England website: The Archbishops’ Council has published the full text of its submission to the Ministry of Justice consultation on whether the law should be changed to allow Humanists and any other non-religious belief organisations to conduct legally valid marriage ceremonies. The summary of written responses to the consultation and Government response were published on December 18 2014. Read the Archbishops’ Council submission here    ...

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Lenten Meditations: Wednesday 11 March

Mar 11, 2015 by

Psalm:  am: 88, pm: 77, 79 OT: Gen 49:1-32 Epistle:  Rom 4:1-12 Gospel:  John 7:14-36 THE THIRD WEDNESDAY OF LENT– St. Constantine King of Cornwall, Monk, and in Kintyre, Proto-martyr of Scotland, (+575) LITURGICAL THEME OF THE DAY : Today we recall the life of a 6th century Cornish saint thought to be a minor British king. Constantine came to repentance at St David’s monastery in Wales, after a life of vice. It is maintained that he went from Wales to Ireland, and from there went as a...

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