Bishop William H. Love: the Once and Future Bishop

Apr 19, 2021 by

by David Virtue, Virtueonline: He looks relieved. His nightmare is over. Bishop William H. Love is out of the Episcopal Church and is safely ensconced in the Anglican Church in North America under the aegis of Bishop Julian Dobbs and the Anglican Diocese of the Living Word. The relief must be palpable. No more going to Episcopal General Conventions to get beaten up verbally, alternatively ignored and made to feel like a pariah because he stood up and told the truth. No more shaming by...

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Lower age of consent declaration has support of LGBT groups

Apr 17, 2021 by

from The Christian Institute: A global LGBT group has thrown its support behind a statement calling for ages of consent to be lowered around the world to allow adolescents to engage in sexual activity freely and without “stigma”, it has been revealed. A declaration by the UN’s Women’s Rights Caucus called on “governments at all levels”, as well as the judiciary, non-governmental organisations, the media and businesses to promote a range of extreme policies on sexuality, radical gender ideology...

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Church sues multimillion pound Trust for religious discrimination

Apr 17, 2021 by

from The Christian Institute: An evangelical church is accusing Scotland’s largest charitable trust of religious discrimination after it cancelled a rental agreement over the church’s views on same-sex marriage. Stirling Free Church had a contract to use premises owned by the multimillion pound Robertson Trust for its Sunday services. But when trust chairwoman Shonaig Macpherson learned of the agreement, the contract was terminated. Macpherson reportedly objected to the church’s biblical...

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Christian Colleges fight LGBT students’ lawsuit seeking to block Title IX religious exemptions

Apr 16, 2021 by

by Emily Wood, Christian Post: Christian universities are fighting a lawsuit filed by an LGBT legal group, which seeks to strip federal financial aid from college students for attending faith-based universities that espouse biblical beliefs on marriage, gender and sexuality. The Oregon-based Religious Exemption Accountability Project, an LGBT activist organization, filed a federal lawsuit on March 29 against the U.S. Department of Education on behalf of 33 LGBT former and current students who...

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Top lawyer: ‘Conversion therapy ban could criminalise Christian parents’

Apr 14, 2021 by

from The Christian Institute: A broad ban on conversion therapy could criminalise Christian parents who encourage their children to follow the Bible in its teachings on gender and sexuality, a leading QC has said. Prominent human rights lawyer Philip Havers QC has sent a formal legal opinion to Government ministers, warning them that the proposed ban could make everyday Christian actions illegal, including conversations both in church or at home. Havers determined that encouraging a...

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Government disbands LGBT advisory panel after resignations

Apr 14, 2021 by

by Aubrey Allegretti, Guardian: The government’s LGBT advisory panel, which suffered a series of resignations over the delay in banning conversion practices, has been officially disbanded. Liz Truss, the equalities minister, wrote to the remaining nine serving members to thank them for their service, promising that a replacement panel would be set up. She was told the disbanding would further weaken trust among LGBT people. The panel was established by Theresa May’s government, and the...

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