Is being offensive an offence?

Feb 27, 2021 by

by Tom Slater, spiked: In 21st-century Britain, thoughtpolicing is a very real and terrifying thing. Not for the first time of late, the British constabulary seem to be making up the law as they go along. Their apparent failure to understand our labyrinthine lockdown laws has led to police officers fining two women for going on a perfectly legal walk, carrying out checks at retail parks for allegedly illicit Easter eggs, and scrambling drones over the Peak District to film miscreants taking...

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Gallup and Major Media Report LGBT Identity is Growing. Is That Really a Thing?

Feb 27, 2021 by

by Glenn T Stanton, Focus on the Family: The Gallup polling organization is now reporting its new research indicates that 5.6% of U.S. adults now “identifying as LGBT.” They add, “The current estimate is up from 4.5% in Gallup’s previous update based on 2017 data.” This number was only 3.5% in 2012. Are more people really “gay” than in years past? Given the growing political and moral significance of this topic in culture today, it is essential all Americans ask what data like this actually...

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Cracks within Anglican Communion widens over same-sex relationships

Feb 27, 2021 by

by Jeckonia Otieno, The Standard: The fabric connecting the African Anglican Communion to the West seems to be tearing like the temple curtain at Jesus’ death. This is after the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) wrote a terse letter to the Anglican Church of North America over the issue of same-sex relationships. The letter signed by Archbishop Henry Ndukuba, the Primate of the Nigerian church comes after a statement by the College of Bishops of Anglican Church in North America (ACNA),...

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Australian show down over same-sex blessings postponed — General Synod postponed indefinitely

Feb 27, 2021 by

by John Sandeman, Anglican Ink: Australia’s Anglicans national meeting that was expected to deal with a the blessing in church of same sex civil marriages haas beeb postponed. The General Synod (GS) which was scheduled for the end of May has been deferred with no new date for the meeting. The GS consists of representatives from each region/diocese including Bishops, ministers and “laity” – ordinary Christians. The situation comes about because the question of blessings was raised by the...

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Church of Nigeria’s Position on the Recent Gay Developments in ACNA

Feb 27, 2021 by

from ACNN: The College of Bishops of the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA), at their recent meeting, issued a Pastoral Statement of toleration of same-sex persons within their fold. The Bishops noted “that the struggle with human identity is real and painful for Christians who experience same-sex attraction” and reject the use of language that identify such people for who they are- Gays; preferring that they be addressed as “Christians who experience same-sex attraction”. The College of...

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Motherhood has been saved for the nation

Feb 27, 2021 by

by Colin Hart, Coalition for Marriage: This week a tiny seven-clause piece of legislation threatened to airbrush motherhood from the statute books. A Bill extending maternity benefits to “pregnant persons” instead of “mothers” had been tabled by the Government. Woke drafters specially chose this wording so as to avoid causing offence. And so a truly shocking precedent was set to be created. If the Bill had become law, it wouldn’t have been long before ‘mother’ was expunged from other...

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Lenten Meditations: Saturday 27 February

Feb 27, 2021 by

Sat Feb 27 am 55 pm: 138, 139     Deut 11:18-28      Heb 5:1-10      John 4:1-26   SATURDAY OF LENT I – Saint John Cassian, Monastic and Spiritual Director 435   LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY: Born around 360, Cassian was educated in both Latin (the local language at that time) and Greek. Drawn to monastic life but finding no monasteries in the vicinity, Cassian went to the Holy Land and became a monk in Bethlehem. While On pilgrimage in Constantinople, Saint John Chrysostom...

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‘Conversion therapy’ is cloaked with myths

Feb 26, 2021 by

by Peter May, MercatorNet: Why should we ban counselling which people find helpful? A growing international movement is calling for bans on so-called “conversion therapy” for “converting” homosexuals into heterosexuals. Based on untruths, deliberately confused truths and half-truths, these campaigners have so far persuaded Germany, Malta, three Canadian provinces, two Australian states, and dozens of American states to ban such therapy, while Northern Ireland and Great Britain are among those...

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CI News: 26 February 2021

Feb 26, 2021 by

In the news this week: Merseyside Police apologises for misleading the public on hate crime law, Scots may have to wait until after Easter before churches can reopen, and a mother shares her delight as her extremely premature baby is allowed to go home. You can download the video via this link. Featured stories Police force continues to mislead public on ‘hate crime’ despite apology Free speech campaigners critical of report on ‘hateful extremism’ Sturgeon announces churches to re-open under...

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Online Conversation | Hope and Healing for a Hurting Culture, with Jonathan Haidt and Peter Wehner

Feb 26, 2021 by

from Trinity Forum: On February 19th we were delighted to welcome social psychologist and bestselling author, Jonathan Haidt, along with widely published speechwriter and author, Peter Wehner. Wehner is a New York Times columnist, a contributing editor for The Atlantic, and Trinity Forum Senior Fellow with a deep interest in healing our divided nation. Haidt has done extensive research examining the intuitive foundations of morality, and how morality varies across cultures. His books address...

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