Coronavirus – responding like Jesus

Mar 24, 2020 by

By Steve Fouch, Christian Medical Fellowship: Our focus should always be foremost on Christ’s greatest commandments, to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and to love our neighbours as ourselves. (Mark 12:29-30) Loving God means laying aside fear and anxiety – he is in control. Jesus warned us that things like this would happen and not to be anxious, but to recognise them as signs of creation’s groaning as it awaits his coming. In the third century AD, as plague swept the...

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A different perspective

Mar 24, 2020 by

Philip Giddings, former lay chair of the General Synod and founding convenor of Anglican Mainstream, reflects on the Coronavirus Epidemic The current pandemic is a judgement on the dominance of Mammon not only in the UK and the western world but increasingly across the whole world.  There is also the arrogance of Western Humanity which thinks that science/technology can and should solve all our problems.  There are plenty of precedents in the Old Testament and especially the Psalms of plagues...

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CHALLENGING THE ‘TRUTHS’ OF THIS MORNING

Mar 20, 2020 by

From Evangelicals Now: Mike Davidson (Core Issues Trust) responded to the news of TV’s Philip Schofield coming out by sharing his own story, which has similarities but with a very different outcome. newsletter.co.uk Schofield, who has two daughters with wife Stephanie Lowe, received an outpouring of public support after he came out as gay on ITV’s This Morning. His co-presenter, Holly Willoughby, talked about him living ‘his truth’. He is currently living with his wife, but now identifies as a...

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The Empirical Case against “Conversion-Therapy” Bans

Mar 16, 2020 by

by Paul Dirks, Public Discourse: Research over the last decade has solidified the finding that sexual minorities are far more likely to have faced adverse experiences during childhood—experiences that they ought to be able to explore in therapy. Currently a bill to ban “conversion therapy” is being considered in the Canadian Senate (Bill C-8), as well as in multiple states in the US. Unfortunately, in most cases there is tremendous ambiguity about which practices and services are being...

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Helping LGBT Individuals Change Is Not a Crime!

Mar 10, 2020 by

PETITION: Dear Honourable Senators and Members of Parliament, I am opposed to government efforts to criminalize all forms of so-called “conversion therapy” in Bill S-202. This Bill includes an outrageous ban on change therapy, counselling, advice, and prayer for those who no longer wish to identify as LGBT. It is wrong to deny same-sex attracted and gender-confused people the option of pursuing change in their orientation, identity, or behaviours, if they so choose. If a person is experiencing...

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No change allowed

Mar 4, 2020 by

by Juliana Chan Erikson, World Magazine: What’s called “conversion therapy”—a loosely defined set of methods aimed at changing a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity—has received horrible press coverage. For example, The New York Times in 2018 ran this headline: “I Was Tortured in Gay Conversion Therapy. And It’s Still Legal in 41 States.” Today, it’s fully legal only in 31. Nineteen states plus the District of Columbia bar licensed mental health professionals from practicing...

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