Bishop of Manchester threatens orthodox Anglicans

Jun 11, 2021 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: “If I was to stand up on a soapbox and start spewing hate speech, the fact that I might begin by saying ‘Dear God’, and end by saying ‘Amen’ wouldn’t protect me…” But what the Bishop of Manchester goes on to say in this interview in the Guardian, and the context of his comments, lay him open to the charge of doing what he condemns – using a position of influence to promote a divisive ideology, relying on emotion and appeals to groupthink rather than...

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Trans hegemony challenged

Jun 1, 2021 by

Stonewall’s support for an increasingly aggressive ‘trans rights’ agenda, including the no-platforming of dissenters from trans ideology, and the promotion of ideologically biased “diversity training”, is coming under fire as some leading institutions distance themselves. Have we reached peak LGBT, or is this a brief setback for the powerful lobby group? Most recent articles at the top: Raise a glass to Maya Forstater, by Joanna Williams, spiked: An appeal court...

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Islam, the left, anti-semitism

Jun 1, 2021 by

A selection of comment on overt anti-semitism visible in recent pro-Palestine demonstrations, and in wider society: Why western mobs are now sticking it to the Jews, by Melanie Phillips Jewish pupils face a climate of fear, by Julian Mann, The Conservative Woman Celebrities take actor’s union Equity to task for backing pro-Palestine demo, by Jack Wright, Mailonline How influencers have enabled anti-Semitism, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, UnHerd: How Christianity has cancelled itself, by Peter Mullen,...

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Symbols of a new era

May 19, 2021 by

From American Anglican Council’s ‘Anglican Perspective’: Canon Phil Ashey interviews writer and reporter, Rev. Andrew Symes, of Anglican Mainstream and the Anglican Network in Europe. This follows on from the blogs by Ashey and Symes setting the US Equality Act in the context of today’s cultural issues in the Western world, pitting the Church against a standard secular orthodoxy of the day. What is going on, and how is the Church to respond in this new era? Click here for podcast of the...

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‘Conversion therapy’ ban: latest

May 17, 2021 by

News and comment following the government’s promise to bring a bill to Parliament to ‘ban conversion therapy’, as mentioned briefly in the Queen’s Speech: (Newer items at the top) Liz Truss says “fundamental differences” led to disbandment of LGBT advisory panel by Zoya Raza-Sheikh, Gay Times More Britons than ever before identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual, by Hugo Greenhalgh, Reuters [but still less than 3% – Ed.] Co-author of new study explains why homosexual...

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India Covid Appeal: Barnabas Fund partner with Evangelical Fellowship of India

May 14, 2021 by

By Chris Sugden, Anglican Mainstream: The Church of England Newspaper reports this week about the ongoing Coronavirus crisis in India. According to Canon Vinay Samuel from Bangalore: “The situation is like facing an unseen enemy that is everywhere. When the virus spreads to the villages and rural areas it will have a devastating effect. Its spread in Bangladesh means that there is a serious risk the whole of the Christian leadership there could be wiped out.”  He noted that Bangalore is the...

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