March of the thought police

Feb 2, 2020 by

by Sue Reid, Mailonline: Until 12 months ago, businessman Harry Miller led a blameless existence. He was running his successful plant and machinery company in Humberside, happily married and watching his four children grow up. But at 3pm on January 23 last year — a Wednesday he will never forget — he received a call from one of his company’s staff just as he had finished shopping at Tesco. The staff member said a group of police had made an unannounced visit to Harry’s workplace...

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A Global Catastrophe: “260 Million Christians Experience High Levels of Persecution”

Feb 2, 2020 by

by Raymond Ibrahim, Gatestone Institute: The global persecution of Christians has reached unprecedented levels: “260 million Christians experience high levels of persecution” around the world, notes the recently published Open Doors World Watch List 2020, an annual report that ranks the top 50 countries where Christians are most persecuted for their faith. Additionally, “2,983 Christians were killed for faith-related reasons. On average, that’s 8 Christians killed every...

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Candlemas: from the Presentation of Christ to ‘Radical Inclusion’

Feb 2, 2020 by

by Martin Sewell, Archbishop Cranmer: Today we mark a Church Feast which is known as either Candlemas or the Feast of the Presentation of Christ at the Temple. I doubt if any of us will be feasting – after all, few of us mark other aspects of the Church Year with fasting, and today there are significantly fewer links between ordinary and religious culture. Candlemas was named because the candles used in Church were traditionally blessed on this day in the Catholic tradition. There were a...

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After Brexit Day, time to put our spiritual house in order

Feb 2, 2020 by

by Peter Simpson, The Conservative Woman: YES, Brexit Day was indeed worth observing in some way or other. As a Christian minister I observed it by standing outside the Houses of Parliament to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Brexit has never been just about politics: it is primarily a spiritual issue. In whom are we trusting as a nation for our security and prosperity? How we must be mindful of the Biblical warning, ‘Put not your trust in princes’ (Psalm 146:3). Yet that is exactly what the...

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Clegg: ‘Gay marriage led to Brexit vote’

Feb 1, 2020 by

from Coalition for Marriage: At 11pm last night, Britain left the European Union. Everyone has their own view on Brexit and the referendum that led to it. For former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, the reason it happened is clear. He says David Cameron had to hold a Brexit referendum because of the backlash on same-sex marriage. Appearing on BBC documentary ‘The Cameron Years’, Clegg listed what he called “prejudices” of Conservative backbenchers, including opposition to same-sex marriage....

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Partnered lesbian bishop says she will not be an activist for same-sex marriage

Feb 1, 2020 by

by George Conger, Anglican Ink: The first partnered lesbian Anglican bishop in Britain has told BBC-Wales that she will not be an aggressive campaigner for same-sex marriage in the Church in Wales, but hopes her election will be greeted with joy by the LGBT community. The Rt. Rev. Cherry Vann was consecrated Bishop of Monmouth on 27 Jan 2020 and will be enthroned at Newport Cathedral on 1 Feb 2020. She said she wished her election to be a “a sign of hope. There are a lot of gay people in our...

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