+Gene bails out — Listening-'challenged'

Apr 30, 2008 by

What has happened to the crusading zeal for moral highground associated with the Listening Process?  Somehow it has evaporated into thin air. Certain people deserve to be ‘listened to’ while others on the opposite side obviously do not.  And in fact, the very environments they inhabit appear almost contaminated, if you read the article below.  All this is sadly amusing.  Gene is happy to insist on quite a different moral imperative when it suits. If only he could be consistent!  However, as with his views on the creeds, I guess ‘it all depends’ — Hat-tip:  StandFirm Robinson backs out of symposium on ‘ex-gays’ Gay bishop denounces reparative therapy; APA disavows event By CHRIS JOHNSON, Washington Blade | Apr 30, 12:30 PM A controversial symposium to address the relationship between religion and homosexuality is causing consternation among some psychiatrists and some gays, who argue that holding such a dialogue will legitimize homophobic views.  Controversy surrounding the event prompted a gay...

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Chinese-Christians Are Paying a High Price for the Olympics

Apr 16, 2008 by

John W. Whitehead, Rutherford Institute, 14 April 2008 Hat-tip:  David Virtue  (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/868306/posts  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/3993857.stm — for additional examples:  The ABC, where are you?!)  The world is finally seeing China for what it is: a totalitarian dictatorship. It’s widely known that China has been rounding up and persecuting First Amendment advocates. These Chinese dissidents who use the Internet and demonstrations to protest what China has been doing often disappear or are sent to re-education camps. Little, however, is said about China’s religious persecution, especially of Christians. Yet it is on par with, if not worse than, the harsh and oppressive treatment of demonstrators in Tibet that has received widespread news coverage and caused public outrage. And it’s been happening for years. Nevertheless, the 2008 Olympic Games were awarded to China in July 2001, with the expectation that the Games would act as a catalyst for the improvement of human rights in China and cause China...

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