Vatican Rejects Healing for Homosexuality

Jul 22, 2021 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant: Homosexuals do not need a cure, but accompaniment and discernment. Rome is rejecting the use of “reparative” or “conversion” therapies by Catholic groups to heal homosexuals of same-sex attraction, a Spanish Catholic weekly is reporting. But homosexuals who have benefited from therapy are urging Pope Francis to meet with those who have found healing from unwanted same-sex attraction. The Vatican’s Congregation for the Clergy (CC)...

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UK reaches highest ever number of abortions in 2020

Jul 22, 2021 by

from Evangelical Focus: There were over 210,800 abortions. The abortion rate for women aged under 18 decreased but has increased for those over 35. According to the latest data from the UK Government as of 12 July 2021, there were 210,860 abortions in England and Wales in 2020. “The vast majority (209,917) were to residents of England and Wales. This represents an age-standardised abortion rate (ASR) of 18.2 per 1,000 resident women aged 15 to 44. exceeding the previous peak in 2019, (18.0...

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Cuban Christians Connect Prayers to Protests

Jul 22, 2021 by

by Anna-Lee Stangl, Christianity Today: United more than ever across denominations, many evangelicals want “homeland and life” over “homeland or death.” A few days after Hurricane Elsa swept across the center of Cuba, Christians of all denominations joined in a nationwide day of prayer and fasting for their country on Wednesday, July 7. The call was made after months of increasing tension on the island amid severe scarcity of food and medicine and as the number of COVID-19 infections began to...

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The immoral, scandalous and disgraceful nature of CofE bullying

Jul 22, 2021 by

by Martin Sewell, Archbishop Cranmer: ‘Immoral, scandalous or disgraceful’ is a phrase from the Statutes of Christ Church, Oxford: it describes behaviour warranting disciplinary action being undertaken within that institution, but it is also an entirely appropriate description of the way in which the Church of England has handled the case of the late Fr Alan Griffin, an innocent man who was institutionally bullied to death by a church he had served for most of his life. Instead of those...

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The Equality Act: a blasphemy law by the backdoor

Jul 22, 2021 by

by Laurence Fox, spiked: Making religion a ‘protected characteristic’ has emboldened censorious Islamists. Never before in my lifetime has language been so weaponised. Never have I seen so much suppression of free speech, so much censorship of perfectly moderate opinions, and, perhaps most perniciously, so much self-censorship. New speech codes are constantly being forced on to everyday parlance. Gender reassignment, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, the definitions of gender, climate...

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Norwegian church holds ‘name change ceremony’ to celebrate transgender person

Jul 22, 2021 by

By Clare Marie Merkowsky, LifeSite: A Lutheran church in Norway recently hosted a celebration for a gender-confused man, which is reportedly the first such event in a place of worship in the country. Elin Stillingen is a 49-year-old man who believes that he is a woman, and legally had his name and gender changed. According to the Associated Press, on July 17, the medieval Hoff Church in Oslo, Norway held a name changing ceremony for him, affirming his delusion. Before the...

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Why the Canadian Left is burning down churches

Jul 21, 2021 by

by Meghan Murphy, UnHerd: While progressives tweeted, churches serving indigenous communities burned. It’s strange that Canada, one of the most privileged countries in the world, is home to people who repeatedly insist that it is the worst. This month, in a classic move, activists commemorated Canada Day by trying to cancel it. The trigger was the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves on sites that had been church-run schools for indigenous children. There was no mention of the fact that...

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Never-Ending Gender Insanity

Jul 21, 2021 by

by Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch: The sex wars continue apace, with spooky new cases emerging every day. Whether it is the radical trans agendas, the radical homosexual agendas, or the radical feminist agendas, they – like death and taxes – are always with us it seems. Two bizarre new cases have just emerged Down Under which in one sense require no comment – they speak for themselves. But let me raise them and add a bit of discussion nonetheless. One thing that I find interesting about the...

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RIP Father Alan Griffin, victim of a travesty of justice

Jul 21, 2021 by

by Peter Mullen, The Conservative Woman: MY friend and colleague Father Alan Griffin has taken his own life. We were neighbours at two City of London churches. Alan was the very model of what a priest should be: Theologically-educated, pastorally-sensitive, kind, gentle and convivial. Fr Alan, 78, died in November 2020 having spent a year under investigation without ever having the allegations spelled out to him. He was yet one more victim of the pernicious safeguarding system which allows the...

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Statement on the CEEC website following the Bishop of Liverpool’s June 2021 speech

Jul 20, 2021 by

The recent speech by the Bishop of Liverpool caused great concern among evangelicals on a number of counts. Following its publication, CEEC wrote privately to Bishop Paul to express this and we are aware of other evangelicals who also wrote to him. We are grateful that Bishop Paul has publicly apologised for the fact that in a number of places he spoke in ways that “clearly conveyed a lack of respect for those who think differently” and overstepped “the limits of good manners, mutual respect...

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