Why Polly Toynbee is wrong about God

Jul 15, 2019 by

by Freddie Sayers, UnHerd: The trouble with writing anything about religion is that if you’re not religious, like me, you’re not a legitimate voice (what’s it got to do with you?); if you are religious, you’re not a legitimate voice either (you would say that, wouldn’t you?). It’s easier to steer well clear. So this huge, foundational aspect of life is often absent from – or misrepresented in – the media. The British Social Attitudes survey is the big annual state-of-the-nation report, and...

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The notion that killing an unborn baby is a human right is intolerable

Jul 15, 2019 by

Letter to The Editor, Belfast News Letter: Peter Tatchell says, “It was intolerable that Northern Ireland denied its citizens the same rights as exist for people in the rest of the UK.” But the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that same-sex marriage is not a human right. And what is really intolerable is the notion that killing an unborn baby in any but the most extreme circumstances is a human right. Dermot O’Callaghan, Hillsborough

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1Why itis Time for British Evangelical Churches to Stand Up to Defend Pastoral Care for Unwanted Same-sex Attraction

Jul 15, 2019 by

from Affinity.org: The right to provide pastoral care for people of both sexes who experience unwanted same-sex attraction is under threat in the United Kingdom. All types of Christian ministry are affected, as are secular fields such as psychotherapy and counselling. By the same token, people’s right to receive such pastoral care is also under threat. Homosexual behaviour is rooted in same-sex attraction, is clearly forbidden in Scripture and exemplifies rebellion against God as our Creator....

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Healing, enhancement and the human future

Jul 15, 2019 by

by Denis R Alexander, Jubilee Centre: This Paper reviews some recent examples of genetic engineering and brain science that make human technoscientific enhancement a pressing moral question. Healing and different types of enhancement are compared. Two rival world-views are considered, Transhumanism and Christianity – with contrasting visions of life after death – world-views which come to strikingly different conclusions concerning the path that leads to true human enhancement. Recently...

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The book that dares to take on transgender myths told to children

Jul 15, 2019 by

by Sanchez Manning, Mailonline: The rocketing number of children seeking to change sex has become a national scandal, a powerful coalition of whistleblowers, academics and medical experts warns today. In a dramatic intervention marking a watershed in the transgender debate, they have come together to express fears about the dire consequences faced by thousands of youngsters changing gender – including infertility and long-term health problems. A whistleblower from Britain’s only NHS...

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Liberals’ astonishingly radical shift on gender

Jul 14, 2019 by

by Damon Linker, The Week: Sometimes a piece of writing so perfectly distills a cultural moment and mood that it deserves to be given outsized attention. That’s very much the case with Farhad Manjoo’s op-ed column in Thursday’s New York Times, “The Perfect Pronoun: Singular ‘They’.” Little in the column is original to Manjoo. In 2019, one encounters similar arguments, assertions, and assumptions every day in published essays, on social media, in lavish...

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It’s time to abolish the Government Equalities Office

Jul 14, 2019 by

by Carys Moseley, Christian Concern: The Government Equalities Office (GEO) has just published its Strategic Plan for the coming year 2019-2010, and it makes for rather concerning reading. At least it’s honest – despite its name, the GEO only really concerns itself with an ‘equal outcomes’ feminism and LGBT rights. A careful reading of the plan shows all too clearly that the GEO has no serious intention whatsoever of taking into account public concern and opposition to its crazy plans, such as...

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We have “no right to turn a blind eye to transgenderism”

Jul 14, 2019 by

by Carys Moseley, Christian Concern: The case of David Mackereth, the doctor who is taking the Department of Work and Pensions to court because he refused to be forced to use preferred transgender pronouns is bound to be a landmark case on freedom of conscience among medical professionals and generally public sector workers in the United Kingdom. Whilst being courteous and stressing that he is not out to attack individuals with gender problems, Mackereth has been completely unapologetic in his...

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Religion, Politics and Fried Chicken Sandwiches

Jul 14, 2019 by

By Dwight Longenecker , The Stream: I live in South Carolina. We’re conservative. We go to church. We’re all about faith and family … and we love Chick-fil-A. Last week it was fun to see crowds of people dressed up as cows heading to their local Chick-fil-A for a free chicken sandwich. It was part of the restaurant chain’s annual Cow Appreciation Day. On July 9 If you turn up in cow costume or even take the trouble to paint black spotches on your white T-shirt you can claim your free lunch....

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Anglican Unscripted #513

Jul 14, 2019 by

When the Church gives way to the state:-‘Victims, Nepotism & Incoherence’. 

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