Trudeau’s Liberal govt sends millions of taxpayer dollars to promote ‘gay tourism’

May 25, 2019 by

by Leanne Laurence, LifeSite: Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government is giving $1 million each to Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver homosexual Pride Parades in a bid to cash in on the lucrative “LGBTQ2” tourism industry and burnish Canada’s reputation as a “gay”-friendly destination. Tourism minister Mélanie Joly and finance minister Bill Morneau announced the fund in Toronto Tuesday when unveiling a Liberal tourism strategy that puts “investments in LGBTQ2 tourism” as a top priority. LGBTQ...

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Construction workers arrested, fined, fired for laughing at men dressed as women

May 25, 2019 by

by Jonathon Van Maran, LifeSite: While the transgender ideology may have swept the upper echelons of society within a mere half-decade, most ordinary men and women are still not buying into its premises. As I noted in this space last year, the transgender ideology is being imposed from the top-down, and the backlash to elitist demands that we believe in the fantasy of so-called “pregnant men” and “female penises” is growing, especially in the ranks of feminists and other unlikely allies. I’ve...

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Coming Out of the Closet

May 25, 2019 by

by Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine: On ‘coming out’ as a Conservative … […]  There are friends from those days before I came so thoroughly out of the closet who no longer speak to me. There is Blake, one of my closest friends in Washington, D.C., and now a big deal in Hollywood. He won’t even talk to me. I tracked down Mitch, a political mentor in leftist politics from university and Washington DC days, and he told me, “Don’t ever contact me again.” He was the one who...

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Two Scandinavian journalists expose the West’s demise from ‘weak Christianity’

May 25, 2019 by

by Raymond Ibrahim, American Thinker: The following brief but highly informative interview, titled “Europe: Deep Spiritual Crisis,” appeared earlier this year on Herland Report TV.  The host, Hanne Nabintu Herland, a Norwegian historian of religions and a journalist, interviews Iben Thranholm, a Danish theologian and journalist. Both women are to be commended for raising many important points — indeed, for getting to the heart of the West’s problems, including vis-à-vis Islam...

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Ben Shapiro and the West’s Moral Vision

May 25, 2019 by

by Andrew T Walker, Public Discourse: One might expect a book by Ben Shapiro to be about the task of “owning the libs” or “drinking liberal tears.” In fact, the reader comes away with a starkly different impression. In The Right Side of History, Shapiro argues that the cultural and political malaise of contemporary America is due to its being severed from its Judeo-Christian roots. Ben Shapiro is one of the most influential conservative voices in America. His podcast is one of the most...

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CI News: 24 May 2019

May 24, 2019 by

from The Christian Institute: In the news this week: The head of NHS England says medical cannabis risks ‘normalising drugs use’, Kirk minister attacks Scripture Union Scotland over sexual ethics stance, and a student group wins its 13-month battle for free speech. You can download the video via this link. Featured stories NHS Chief: We’re risking a ‘big mistake’ with medical cannabis Kirk minister tells Scripture Union to accept same-sex marriage MP under fire for questioning LGBT teaching...

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The Ties That Bind: mapping faith and family

May 24, 2019 by

by Jason S Carroll, MercatorNet: Is faith a global force for good or ill in the family? Does religion foster solidarity—or fuel conflict and inequality? Today’s headlines suggest the answer is “yes” to both. Yes, as Emile Durkheim taught us, religion can be and is a force for solidarity, but at the same time, as Max Weber taught us, religion can be and is also a force for conflict and inequality. In the 2019 World Family Map, we consider a more specific question: is religion a force for good...

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Trans rights backlash: the Scottish-Canadian connection

May 24, 2019 by

by Shona Craven, Herald Scotland: AT first glance it might not be obvious how the chanting and colourful banners outside Vancouver Public Library relate to some rather less lively evidence sessions about census questions at the Scottish Parliament. But the protests in Canada a week ago are part of the same global debate about identity as last month’s discussions about whether Scots should be required to declare their biological sex. To listen to those leading the chants – including “No...

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Evangelical Alliance concerned about potential government register for church activities for children

May 24, 2019 by

by Cara Bentley, Premier: The Evangelical Alliance (EA) says it fears church activities for children could soon fall under the regulation of government. The Department for Education recently launched a consultation called ‘Children not in school’ which seeks to gain public opinion on how to keep track of children who aren’t attending mainstream school during normal school hours. The government wants to start a register, maintained by local authorities, of children not in...

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Richmond Council taken to High Court over buffer zone banning pro-life vigils.

May 24, 2019 by

from SPUC: “I will challenge the PSPO in Richmond for mothers who need help in the future, at the place they need it most.” Legal proceedings have been launched in the High Court against Richmond Council to challenge a controversial Public Space Protection Order (“PSPO”) around an abortion clinic on Rosslyn Road. This buffer zone makes it a criminal offence to, among other things, pray or have conversations about abortion. The legal challenge has been brought by Justyna Pasek, who has...

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