Southwark Cathedral criticised for hosting scantily clad London Fashion Week show described as ‘antithesis of Christian gospel’

Sep 18, 2019 by

by Jack Hardy and Gabriella Swerling, The Telegraph: Southwark Cathedral has been accused of promoting the “antithesis of the Christian gospel” by allowing its nave to be used as a catwalk to sell clothes. British designer Julien MacDonald brought his collection to the place of worship on Monday night as part of London Fashion Week, turning the aisle into a parade of scantily dressed models. It was described by the 48-year-old British designer as a “celebration of women” and attracted...

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Wolves in Shepherd’s Clothing

Sep 18, 2019 by

by Jane Clark Scharl, Crisis Magazine: It was only a year ago that the Pennsylvania grand jury released its report on sexual abuse by priests. It was only a year ago that allegations broke about Theodore McCarrick and the network of sexual abusers who have infiltrated the highest levels of the Church. It was only a year ago that Archbishop Viganò’s explosive accusations of negligence on the part of Pope Francis seemed poised to shake the Vatican itself. It’s hard to believe. One year out, and...

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Parents in LGBT protest aren’t the real extremists – teachers are

Sep 18, 2019 by

by Belinda Brown, The Conservative Woman: CONDEMNED as shameful and as threatening the fabric of our society, protests have resumed outside Birmingham schools against their LGBT teaching and promotion of gay and transgender lifestyles. Gay rights activists claiming the moral high ground have protested in turn their belief ‘in love and harmony and everyone getting along and being equal’. Love conquers hate, they chant, with the implication that anyone opposing their agenda is intolerant and...

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ReNew Conference hears call to mission in the light of the future

Sep 17, 2019 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: The annual gathering of conservative evangelical English Anglicans addressed the uncertainties of ministry in the present, given the challenges offered by the Church of England and Western culture, and emphasised the certainty of a future under Christ’s just reign promised in Scripture. In an amusing and challenging interview, Archbishop Ben Kwashi spoke of how within ten years of narrowly avoiding death when his house and church were burned by Islamic...

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We like heteronormativity and we don’t want you to smash it

Sep 17, 2019 by

by Belinda Brown, MercatorNet: Earlier this year Muslim parents took to the streets to protest against a programme called “No Outsiders”, which, pre-empting the government’s new Sex and Relationships Guidance, informs children from reception upwards about LGBT relationships. The parents felt that what the children were learning clashed with their moral and family values, but the argument was quickly framed as Muslim intolerance and homophobia versus liberal love and acceptance. While the...

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How identity politics drove the world mad

Sep 17, 2019 by

by Roger Scruton, Unherd: Douglas Murray’s brave new book explores the madness of modern discourse. We thrive on disagreement, but only if we do not also feel threatened by it. In every period of history, therefore, there have been opinions and customs that are dangerous to question, since they provide the firm foundations on which our disagreements rest. Whether religious or political, these established ways of thinking and acting have been protected by law, and embedded in the...

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Catholic Bishops of Scotland overwhelmingly back pro-life MP

Sep 17, 2019 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant: A Scottish member of Parliament (MP) facing deselection for her vote against abortion in Northern Ireland told Church Militant in an exclusive interview that she has been reselected for the forthcoming general election. Dr. Lisa Cameron described the overwhelming support she had received from the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, especially from its president Bishop Hugh Gilbert, who wrote to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon asking for assurance that it was not...

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UK: The Push to End Free Speech

Sep 17, 2019 by

by Judith Bergman, Gatestone Institute: In April 2018, Britain’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims began work on establishing a “working definition of Islamophobia that can be widely accepted by Muslims, political parties and the government”. In December 2018, the group concluded its work with a “Report on the inquiry into a working definition of Islamophobia / anti-Muslim hatred.” The report defines “Islamophobia” as a form of racism,...

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Census to let you CHOOSE your sex

Sep 17, 2019 by

by Sanchez Manning, Mailonline: Experts warn that new trans-friendly guidelines could wreck crucial plans for Britain’s future. People filling in the national census are to be told officially that they can say their sex is different from the one on their birth certificate. The new guidance runs the risk of affecting vital data regarding the population the Government needs to plan for the future. The advice for England and Wales is set to come in from the next census, to be held in 2021....

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Are Religious Californians Really Harming the Mental Health of People Who Identify as LGBTQ?

Sep 17, 2019 by

by Laura Haynes, Public Discourse: Politicians are saying Californians of many religions are causing people who identify as LGBTQ to exhibit mental health disparities. The research does not support this claim. California politicians are telling people of many religions that their faith is unacceptable to the state. These legislators are pushing anti-religious, LGBTQ-affirming practices in education (AB-493), and in pastoral counseling and psychotherapy (ACR-99). What is their justification? A...

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