Justin Welby calls for start to public inquiry into handling of Covid

Apr 21, 2021 by

by Robert Booth, Guardian: Archbishop of Canterbury says investigation must be independent, with power to place witnesses under oath’ The archbishop of Canterbury has called on the government to start a public inquiry into the handling of the Covid pandemic in the UK, saying it should call out “reckless error” and have the power to compel witnesses to attend. In a move that will reignite pressure on Boris Johnson to finally deliver on a promise to launch an investigation, Justin Welby...

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Boris Johnson faces fury over ‘ludicrous’ restrictions on funerals in England

Apr 21, 2021 by

by Harriet Line, Mailonline: Boris Johnson faced fresh fury last night over ‘ludicrous’ restrictions on funerals in England as Scotland prepared to raise its limit on mourners from 20 to 50. The cap north of the border will be lifted next week, but the Government insisted that rules in England limiting attendances to 30 mourners will not shift for two more months. The funeral restrictions have been branded ‘inhumane’ and ‘overly cautious’. Even those who can...

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In God’s name, why is the Pope inviting abortion-backers to his Vatican ‘health’ talks?

Apr 21, 2021 by

by Kate Dunlop, The Conservative Woman: I’VE received in my inbox confirmation of the next big Vatican ‘public’ event – the International Health Conference: Exploring the Mind, Body & Soul. How Innovation and Novel Delivery Systems Improve Human Health.  This will be the Vatican’s fifth such event and because of Covid, it will be ‘virtual’. The gathering promises to bring together ‘the world’s leading physicians, scientists, ethicists, policymakers, philanthropists, and influencers to...

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Threatened for researching real marriage – Interview with Patricia Morgan

Apr 20, 2021 by

from Coalition for Marriage: Author Patricia Morgan speaks about how, after publishing her research-focused book The Marriage Files, she received death threats. You can listen to her talk more with me about her life and work here: Having written for national newspapers on “politically incorrect areas that maybe are not investigated enough”, Patricia went on to work with the Centre for Policy Studies, and the Institute of Economic Affairs, around family related research and policy matters....

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Richard Dawkins Stripped Of Top Humanist Award For Using Science To ‘Demean Marginalized Groups’

Apr 20, 2021 by

by Robert Hart, Forbes: The American Humanist Association (AHA) has revoked its top “Humanist of the Year” honor from British biologist and noted atheist Richard Dawkins for the academic’s history of demeaning marginalized groups under “the guise of scientific discourse,” the group announced Monday, pointing to a recent statement that questions the validity of transgender people and suggests Black identity can be “assumed when convenient.” The AHA said its board had voted to rescind the award...

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More tea, Associate Archdeacon Transition Enabler?

Apr 20, 2021 by

by Peter Franklin, UnHerd: Exciting news from the Church of England. The Diocese of Sheffield is to appoint “four further Associate Archdeacon Transition Enablers.” Yes, really! Not one or two or three, but four. Indeed, four further persons of this description. At this rate, the North of England will soon be overrun with them. One question though: what is an Associate Archdeacon Transition Enabler? The title, while awfully impressive, is somewhat ambiguous. Is the purpose of an AATE to enable...

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BBC Panorama smears the Church of England as ‘racist’

Apr 20, 2021 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: ‘Is the Church racist?’, asked the BBC’s Panorama yesterday evening, as reporter Clive Myrie interviewed a few minority-ethnic clergy who have experienced some awful abuse at the hands (or from the mouths) of other members of the clergy, or from fellow ordinands, or from their theological tutors, or from a few of those who sit in the pews week by week. And so the Church of England was bludgeoned with its decades of “broken promises on race and racism”, with the BBC...

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Primates and bishops welcome Anglican Network in Europe

Apr 20, 2021 by

by Chris Sugden, Virtueonline: Over 170 people from 14 countries from Australia to Chile took part in the online commissioning service of the Anglican Network in Europe on Monday evening April 19. Presiding Bishop Andy Lines welcomed participants from the two convocations, the Anglican Mission in England and the Anglican Convocation Europe. AMIE is composed mainly of churches which began life as church plants, and ACE of churches which found it increasingly difficult to remain in existing...

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Planned Parenthood condemns founder’s tie to white supremacy; pro-lifers call it ‘fake reckoning’

Apr 20, 2021 by

by Ryan Foley, Christian Post: Pro-life activists have responded after Planned Parenthood President Alexis McGill Johnson denounced the organization’s founder, Margaret Sanger, and accused the head of the abortion giant of attempting to undertake a “fake reckoning” regarding Sanger’s ties to the eugenics movement. Johnson, who heads the nation’s largest abortion provider, wrote a New York Times op-ed Saturday titled: “I’m the Head of Planned Parenthood. We’re Done Making Excuses for Our...

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Campaign demands a stop to ‘inhumane’ funeral restrictions

Apr 20, 2021 by

by Harriet Line and David Wilkes, Mailonline: Religious leaders, charities and MPs last night demanded an end to the ‘inhumane’ restrictions on funerals. They called for the limit of 30 mourners to be raised to allow more friends and relatives to say farewell to loved ones. The plight of grieving families was highlighted by the sight of the Queen sitting alone at the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral on Saturday. One MP said it was ‘absolutely atrocious’ that the monarch was left by herself as she...

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