Presiding Bishop’s Pride Month statement honors LGBTQ Episcopalians

Jun 15, 2019 by

from TEC: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry today offered the following statement: Jesus said: “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35) In my years of ministry, I have personally seen and been blessed by countless LGBTQ sisters, brothers and siblings. Dear friends, the church has in like manner been blessed by you....

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The religious thought police are here

Jun 15, 2019 by

by David Robertson, Christian Today: The Saudi religious police, like their Iranian equivalents, have a duty of Hisbah, enjoining good and preventing wrong. To many Western eyes it seems, and is, an authoritarian attempt to enforce doctrine and practice. It could never happen here – or could it? Last week I was sent a headline from the Yorkshire Post about a vicar who had got in trouble because of something he had written in his parish newsletter. These stories are common and I was going to...

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Canada’s conservative leader won’t march in ‘Pride’ parade. Liberals are furious

Jun 15, 2019 by

by Lianne Laurence, LifeSite: Canada’s Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has drawn criticism from liberal media and political rivals because he won’t be marching in the pro-homosexual Toronto “Pride” Parade this summer. Scheer, a Catholic father of five and member of Parliament for Regina, has never attended any “Pride” events, and his office told CTV News he has no plans to do so this year. The news provoked consternation among a panel of journalists on CTV’s Question Period hosted by Evan...

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The moral panic over homophobia

Jun 13, 2019 by

by Brendan O’Neill, spiked: Once, there were moral panics over homosexuality. Now there’s a moral panic over homophobia. Consider the way in which the grotesque attack on a lesbian couple on a London bus has been used to promote the idea that LGBT people live in a state of existential danger. It comes straight from the moral-panic and crime-panic playbook: one nasty, shocking crime is used to depict society as a hotbed of rough, unenlightened beasts whose backward attitudes – in this...

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Cartoon Network promotes LGBT ‘pride month,’ tells kids to ‘stand proud’

Jun 12, 2019 by

by Samuel Smith, Christian Post: Cartoon Network, the popular television channel watched by millions of children, promoted LGBT pride month by using one of its widely popular shows to encourage fans to “stand proud.” LGBT activists have designated June as “pride month” to celebrate alternative sexual lifestyles and gender identities, and Cartoon Network took to Twitter last week to voice its solidarity with the movement as thousands take part in events nationwide. “We want to wish...

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A response to David Gillett ‘Does the Bible Really Say that… Same-Sex Love is Wrong?’

Jun 11, 2019 by

by Martin Davie: In the latest article in the Via Media.News series ‘Does the Bible Really Say that…’ the former Bishop of Bolton, David Gillett, addresses the issue of whether the Bible really views same-sex love as wrong.[1] Bishop Gillett’s argument The starting point for his article is his conviction that ‘unlike in the ancient Near East, we understand that God creates us with different sexual orientations.’ As a consequence, he says, ‘we now approach the Bible with a broader and different...

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