Assisted dying plan like telling disabled ‘it’s not worth being alive’ – Tanni Grey-Thompson

Jun 5, 2014 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph: Paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson and disability campaigners voice alarm as Assisted Dying Bill begins parliamentary process Vulnerable disabled elderly people will be treated as if their lives are “worth” less than those of everyone else if assisted suicide is legalised, a group prominent disability campaigners argues today. Baroness Grey-Thompson, the 11-times Paralympic gold medallist, and a group of peers and charity campaigners said a new move to relax Britain’s...

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The Knock on the Door

Jun 5, 2014 by

by Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch: One of the most frightening and characteristic features of a police state is the terrible occurrence of being woken in the middle of the night by state security forces. Whether it was Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, or Mao’s China, this was an ever-present reality and fear for many millions of ordinary citizens. No one was safe. At any time the police forces could be at your door, and the next thing you know you are dragged off by the authorities, often never to...

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Gallup Reveals the Obvious: Our Moral Collapse Continues

Jun 5, 2014 by

By Trevor Grant Thomas: Gallup is out with its latest “moral acceptability” survey. On 19 issues, Americans were asked, “In general, do you find the following morally acceptable.” The responses were ranked on a scale from “highly acceptable” to “highly unacceptable.” There was one issue—birth control, with 90% approval—that rated “highly acceptable” and nine, with approvals from 57% to 69%, that rated “largely acceptable.” Of those 10 issues, the response to seven of them is Exhibit A in the...

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Religious Liberty and Economic Freedom: Intellectual and Practical Paradoxes

Jun 5, 2014 by

By Samuel Gregg, Public Discourse: The role of economic liberty in contributing to human flourishing and the common good remains deeply underappreciated, even by those who are dedicated to religious liberty. One hardly need say that religious liberty is a subject of some urgency for many Christians today. In some cases, it is literally a matter of life and death. Every day we read of the brutal killing of Christians in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Sometimes this has more to do with...

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Bill in Massachusetts to ban counseling on homosexuality for youth — derailed after MassResist...

Jun 5, 2014 by

From MassResistance: The bill in the Massachusetts Legislature – being pushed by the national homosexual movement – to ban counseling for youth with sexual-orientation or sexual-identity issues appears to have been derailed after strong last-minute lobbying by MassResistance activists. Massachusetts is one of several states where the homosexual lobby has introduced similar bills. But since 2013, after passing in California and New Jersey (signed into law by Republican NJ Gov. Chris...

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First they came for the racists …

Jun 4, 2014 by

By Brother Ivo: It is with that analysis in mind that Brother Ivo was sorry to see the Church of England bishops deciding that membership of the British National Party should become a disciplinary offence. One can understand the decision: the church is very sensitive to its slowness in recognising the consequences of Nazism in Germany and Fascism in Italy and many of its members foolishly fellow travelled the road from the high unemployment of the 1920′s depression to “Arbeit Macht Frei”. Yet...

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Three-parent babies ‘could be a reality within two years’

Jun 4, 2014 by

By Fiona Macrea, Mailonline: Babies with ‘three parents’ could be created in British laboratories within two years, it emerged yesterday. The UK fertility regulator said there was no evidence that the controversial technique would be unsafe, but called for extra checks before approving it for use. These could take up to two years. However, some leading scientists said that no time is to be lost in changing the law to allow women to be treated. This would make Britain the first country in the...

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Archbishop Greg Venables robbed and assaulted: please help.

Jun 4, 2014 by

This report is adapted from a piece by Bishop Bill Attwood of the ACNA. For more than thirty years, Greg and Sylvia Venables have served the Gospel in South America. From Paraguay, to Bolivia, to Argentina where he still serves as Bishop even after he finished multiple tours of duty as the Primate and Archbishop of the Southern Cone. Motivated by the Gospel he began to stand up in Primates’ Meetings when the new revisionist theology began to take hold. It was the same Gospel that motivated him...

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Psychiatrists in climb-down on ‘born gay’ claim

Jun 4, 2014 by

Core Issues Trust Press Release: In a dramatic policy change, the Royal College of Psychiatrists has altered its position on the nature of same-sex attraction. It now believes that same-sex attraction is not fully determined at birth.According to a new position statement, issued quietly, the Royal College now believes that sexual orientation is “determined by a combination of biological and postnatal environmental factors”.It also rejects the notion that sexual orientation is...

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Infidelity is the key to a stable marriage?

Jun 4, 2014 by

By Nicole M King, MercatorNet: The News Story – Many successful gay marriages share an open secret While progressives and liberals argue that homosexual “marriages” or unions are no less stable than heterosexual marriages, even if they are right, the monogamy of such relationships might nonetheless differ. Recent research indicates that homosexual couples are more likely to be permissive of infidelity and open relationships. An article in The New York Times explains that recent research...

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The Fictional World of Anglican Reconcilers

Jun 4, 2014 by

By David W Virtue, VOL: A number of African and North American bishops claiming to be “foundational callers of reconciliation” met recently with the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at the Fifth Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue in Coventry, England. According to an Episcopal News Service report, two-dozen bishops from Africa and North America renewed their pledge to reconciliation in the Anglican Communion and to walking together as a family despite deep cultural and...

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Three questions all politicians need to answer about family breakdown

Jun 4, 2014 by

By Harry Benson, Modern Marriage: New figures from the 2011 Census– released by the Office for National Statistics this morning – continue to underestimate the true extent of family breakdown, although they edge a little closer to reality. Out of the 6.7 million families with children in England and Wales, 29% are now headed by lone parents, up from 25% during the previous 2001 Census. However, the number of lone parent families simply represents a snapshot of parents who are currently on...

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Church of England to bar clergy from joining parties seen as racist

Jun 3, 2014 by

By Belinda Goldsmith, Reuters: The Church of England may dismiss clergy if they back political parties promoting the “sin of racism”, its bishops agreed on Tuesday in an unprecedented move by the mother church of the world’s 80 million Anglicans. William Fittall, secretary general of the Church’s General Synod, said they would be disciplined if they joined or sought support for the British National Party or National Front, whose views the Church considers incompatible...

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‘Trojan Horse’ storm breaking over Birmingham’s schools

Jun 3, 2014 by

By Chris Cook, BBC News: Officials now expect Ofsted, the education inspectorate, to put some of the city’s schools into “special measures” – changing their leadership – after it ordered fresh inspections into 21 of them. This process – one of four investigations – follows the publication of the so-called Trojan Horse document. This was a letter, now widely assumed to be a forgery, claiming to detail a plot by Muslim conservatives to Islamicise secular...

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Sudan apostasy: Meriam Ibrahim’s lawyers take case to international commission

Jun 3, 2014 by

By Harriet Alexander, Telegraph: Meriam Ibrahim’s lawyers submit appeal to the African Commission on Human Rights after Sudan government backtracks on plans to release her Lawyers for Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy, are appealing to the African Commission on Human Rights in a bid to secure her freedom – after the pledge that she would be released “within days” was denied by the government. Ms Ibrahim, 27, has been in prison in Khartoum, the...

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