Michael Curry & the Royal Wedding. A star-turn offers the world ‘Christianity-lite’.

May 19, 2018 by

by Gavin Ashenden: The world is rightly talking about Michael Curry’s wedding sermon. It was as tour de force. He is very good at preaching. But it also offers us all an insight into the dramatic difference between the two kind of Christianity that are at odds with each other in the Anglican...

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How Islam and the West went wrong

May 19, 2018 by

by Andrew Gimson, Conservative Home: The House of Islam: A Global History by Ed Husain. This is an excellent book which should be read by anyone of a conservative disposition who feels baffled by the Muslim world. For Ed Husain brings out, without labouring, the blinkered attitudes of the modern...

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The wretched unmarried state we’re in – and why the Leftie Tories won’t change a thing

May 19, 2018 by

by Kathy Gyngell, The Conservative Woman: Why are we so ashamed to make the modern case for marriage, the Telegraph asked this week. Since we can no longer accuse marriage of being a ‘patriarchal’ (witness #MeToo Meghan and the institution’s new gay inclusiveness) why can’t today’s Tories just get...

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Transgender activists: ‘gender unicorn’ is passé; time for the ‘gender elephant’

May 19, 2018 by

by Calvin Freiburger, LifeSite: A Canadian LGBT activist group is replacing a character meant to illustrate the “spectrum” of human gender and sexuality, demonstrating how the transgender lobby is steadily replacing objective facts with personal perception. The “Gender Unicorn,” a graphic designed...

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Trump proposes federal funding curbs on US abortion clinics

May 19, 2018 by

from BBC News: The Trump administration has issued a proposal to cut federal funding for organisations that offer or mention abortion to their patients. One such organisation, Planned Parenthood, said the proposal was “dangerous” and “outrageous” and would “have...

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Royal wedding 2018: Order of service

May 19, 2018 by

from BBC News: The order of service for the wedding of Prince Henry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle. 11:25 BST: Members of the Royal Family will arrive at St George’s Chapel. The congregation stand as the royals are taken to their seats 11:40: Prince Harry and Prince William arrive at the west...

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Guernsey rejects assisted suicide

May 18, 2018 by

from SPUC: A proposal which would have led to assisted suicide on Guernsey has been defeated after a three day debate in the island’s Parliament. The States of Deliberation, Guernsey’s deliberative assembly, were considering a requete – similar to a private member’s bill...

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Tory MPs call for gay couples to be allowed to marry in church

May 18, 2018 by

from PA: Gay people should be allowed to get married in churches, two Tory MPs have said, amid calls for leadership on the issue from the Archbishop of Canterbury. Senior MP Nigel Evans said he was “clearly a second class Christian, but a first class gay” given he could not get married...

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CI News: 18 May 2018

May 18, 2018 by

from The Christian Institute: In the news this week: Victory for campaigners as Govt cuts addictive betting machines, Supreme Court could usher in no-fault divorce, ‘No safe assisted suicide law’, says Tanni Grey-Thompson and a Abortion buffer zones breach freedom of speech. *UPDATE – Since...

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Mothers and babies in danger – Midwifery must curb its radical ideologues

May 18, 2018 by

by Niall McCrae, Rebel Priest blog: Stillbirths. Tiny tots who lose their mortal coil. Mothers who succumb to physiological trauma. A hundred years ago these were common outcomes of pregnancy, but now are thankfully rare. So when a spate of tragic deaths occurred at the maternity unit of Furness...

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