A Review of Augusto Zimmermann’s Christian Foundations of the Common Law

Mar 21, 2019 by

By Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch. Without Christianity the West as we know it would not exist. It is impossible to separate the many goods of Western civilisation and the massive influence of biblical Christianity. This is true of every area of life, including the West’s legal tradition. Augusto Zimmermann is one of Australia’s premier Christian thinkers and law professors as this three volume-set clearly demonstrates. In nearly 600 pages the Perth-based academic provides us with a...

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Home Office quotes bible verses to ‘prove’ Christianity is not a religion of peace as it rejects asylum bid by Iranian convert

Mar 21, 2019 by

By Joe Middleton, MailOnline. The Home Office turned down a Christian convert’s bid for asylum in an ‘unbelievably offensive’ letter quoting bloodthirsty passages from the bible to prove Christianity is not a religion of peace. The Iranian national claimed asylum in 2016, but was turned down, with Home Office officials saying his conversion from Islam was ‘inconsistent’ with his claim Christianity was a peaceful religion – by highlighting violent passages...

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Therapy Bans: Why Freedom of Worship is not Freedom of Conscience

Mar 21, 2019 by

by Michael Davidson, Core Issues Trust: When X Factor Malta contestant Matthew Grech met Malta Gay Rights Movement (MGRM) activist Gabby Calleja who is also Head of the government’s Human Rights and Integration Directorate, we get the clearest indication yet of the nature of the conflict around “conversion therapy” and the purpose of therapy bans. Malta is something of a window in this regard. Therapy bans oppose the Biblical prohibition on homosexual acts, and as such represent an opposing...

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How Legalized Abortion Renders Us Impotent in the Fight Against Radical Islam

Mar 21, 2019 by

by Cassandra Chambers, American Thinker: Each faith has its own rules for right behavior to which non-members are not bound.  My Jewish friends don’t care if I eat a pork chop.  Whether or not non-Catholics eat a steak on Ash Wednesday or don’t go to church means nothing to me.  It’s one of the glories of our country that we respect these differences.  Tolerance and mutual respect help us live together in peace, but they constitute the seed of relativism with which every...

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Female student files civil rights complaint over boy in girls’ locker room

Mar 21, 2019 by

by Calvin Freiburger, LifeSite: Attorneys representing a female high school student in Pennsylvania have filed a federal civil rights complaint, challenging the practice of forcing girls to change with gender-confused boys on sexual harassment grounds. On March 14, the Law Office of Andrew H. Shaw filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights Division regarding Honesdale High School’s handling of a complaint by a 15-year-old sophomore. “It was the second week of...

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Godlessness is reaching epidemic proportions

Mar 21, 2019 by

by Howard Green, Christian Post: Imagine the world with no rules, accountability, or consequences for evil actions. This image is one where people take a life with no remorse. It is a place where life savings are greedily stolen, women and children are abandoned, and even basic respect that was afforded to a mother and father is absent. This place of our worst imaginings is one fraught with lawless, heartless, and treacherous people who are concerned with no one but themselves. That would be a...

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Lenten Meditations: Thursday 21 March

Mar 21, 2019 by

  Thurs Mar 21 am: 70, 71 pm: 74 Is 5:16-25 Proverbs 6 John 6:27-40 SECOND THURSDAY OF LENT – James the Confessor, Bishop, of Catania, 8th Century LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY: The lessons today are taken from a variety of lectionaries in the Oriental Church Saint James, Bishop and Confessor, was inclined toward the ascetic life from his early years. Saint James left the world and entered the Studite monastery, where he was tonsured and was a disciple of St Theodore the Studite He led a strict...

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How transgender turf wars put lives in danger

Mar 20, 2019 by

by Julie Bindel, UnHerd: My first ever volunteer post was back in 1980, at a Women’s Aid refuge for victims of domestic violence. I will never forget the sight of those women coming in through the doors, crying with desperate relief at having escaped abusive husbands; finding comfort in the company of other women who had experienced the same. That safe environment, where women could flee and open up about their abuse without feeling frightened or belittled, saved many lives. The need for such...

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Conversion therapy practitioners could face £5,000 fines under MP’s proposed bill

Mar 20, 2019 by

by Nick Duffy, Pink News: Labour MP Geraint Davies has published a backbench bill that would criminalise conversion therapy and leave practitioners facing a fine of £5,000 per violation. The Labour politician on Tuesday (March 19) published the Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) and Conversion Therapy Bill, which would make it a criminal offence to attempt to ‘cure’ gay people in England and Wales. Under the proposed law, it would become an offence to attempt to “change a person’s...

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Jews, Christians and Muslims unite against Governments RSE Guidelines

Mar 20, 2019 by

from the Church of England Newspaper: Members of major faith groups in England have launched a website “40days.uk”  to challenge the Relationships Education and RSE Guidelines that are to be voted on in Parliament. The site is named 40 days because there is a maximum 40 day journey for the guidelines to become legally binding. The Desert Wandering, Temptation Narrative and Lenten periods of 40 periods of time are also in view. The website calls for people to protect the innocence...

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