Anglican Unscripted #513

Jul 14, 2019 by

When the Church gives way to the state:-‘Victims, Nepotism & Incoherence’. 

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The showtrial of Felix Ngole

Jul 12, 2019 by

by Andrew Tettenborn, spiked: If you’re a student, be careful what you say. You never know who could be checking up on you. Four years ago, Felix Ngole, a social-work student at Sheffield University and a devout Christian, posted his views about same-sex marriage and homosexuality online. Commenting on a news story, Ngole wrote, among other things, that ‘the Bible and God identify homosexuality as a sin’. Another student found the posts and reported them to the university. Ngole was thrown off...

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Abuse of power in Christian circles: some reflections on Psalm 103

Jul 2, 2019 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. Rumours have been circulating for some time, but now information is coming into the public domain which is shaking the foundations of an influential and successful brand of evangelical Christianity in England. At a time when in the nation, the tradition of freely practiced orthodox Christianity is under threat in scale arguably comparable to the Viking invasions or the heyday of the enlightenment, a group which is one of the strong guardians and promoters...

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IKEA Fires Worker for Quoting Bible on Homosexuality

Jun 30, 2019 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant: Poland launches investigation into anti-religious discrimination: The world’s largest furniture retailer has been accused of anti-Semitism and anti-Catholic bigotry after it fired an employee for quoting Bible verses on homosexuality. Long-term IKEA employee Tomasz K. — who refuses to reveal his full name for fear that no other company will employ him — worked at the store in Krakow, Poland and was fired after he refused to withdraw Bible verses he had...

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Weddings to be allowed outside and in homes after review of ‘outdated’ venue laws

Jun 29, 2019 by

  by Andrew Woodcock and Lizzie Dearden, Independent: Couples may be permitted to marry in their own homes, on military bases or at sea under proposals to scrap rules limited permitted venues for marriages. The Law Commission is to conduct a two-year review of marriage ceremonies in England and Wales, with a view to cutting back red tape which restricts couples’ choices when planning their big day. A 2015 report by the commission found that the laws surrounding weddings, which date back...

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Hong Kong protests: How Hallelujah to the Lord became an unofficial anthem

Jun 23, 2019 by

from BBC News: For the past two weeks, a Christian hymn has been cropping up in an unlikely place – the protests that have drawn millions of people on to the streets of Hong Kong. “Hallelujah to the Lord” has become the unofficial anthem of crowds protesting against a controversial proposed law that would allow people accused of crimes in China to be extradited to the mainland. For Christians in Hong Kong, the hymn is a sign of faith but also of their concerns that it’s...

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