BBC uses biased LGBT expert who distorts evidence

Oct 23, 2020 by

by Mike Davidson, Christian Concern: LGBT activists are no doubt disappointed because the Government will not allow them to self-identify in their chosen gender, but our concern at Core Issues Trust is that Boris Johnson might offer them a ban on so-called ‘conversion therapy’ as a consolation prize. Therapeutic choice would be the victim of this unnuanced attack on conversation therapies that talk through issues of sexuality with those who experience homosexuality and gender confusion as...

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What Pope Francis’s comments about gay families could mean for LGBTQ people worldwide

Oct 22, 2020 by

by Samantha Schmidt, Michelle Boorstein and Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Washington Post: As the pope’s words about gay couples spread to audiences around the world, it wasn’t just his support for the creation of civil unions that stood out. It was his embrace of same-sex couples as part of a family unit — an image that goes beyond a person’s individual legal rights. “They’re children of God and have a right to a family,” Pope Francis said in a new documentary. “Nobody should be thrown out, or be...

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Why bishops shouldn’t stay out of politics

Oct 22, 2020 by

by Giles Fraser, UnHerd: Christianity is not just a narrow little hobby for the soul, but a vision of the whole world. In 1096, after William the Conqueror had successfully invaded England, he moved against the north and the incumbent bishops. “And so the English groaned aloud for their lost liberty,” wrote the medieval chronicler and Benedictine monk Orderic Vitalis: “and plotted ceaselessly to find some way of shaking off a yoke that was so intolerable and unaccustomed”. For centuries, right...

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Privilege, Oppression, Intersectionality and the Church

Oct 22, 2020 by

by Andrew Wilson, Think Theology: It is hard to engage with something when you don’t know exactly what to call it. People who dislike it use terms like identity politics, victimhood culture, critical theory, political correctness gone mad, groupthink, grievance studies, and cultural Marxism. People who like it talk about social justice, wokeness, intersectionality, sexual minorities, postcolonialism, antifascism, and the importance of decentring, deconstructing cultural supremacy, listening to...

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Daniel Andrews is slammed over his bizarre excuse for keeping churches closed while opening pubs – as priests accuse him of mocking people of faith

Oct 22, 2020 by

by Charlie Moore, Daily Mail Australia: Daniel Andrews has been slammed for saying churches pose a Covid-19 risk and should remain closed because people spread the virus by singing and they are badly cleaned by volunteers. Under Victoria’s coronavirus rules, places of worship are shut and outdoor religious gatherings are limited to five in Melbourne and 20 in regional Victoria. Meanwhile, regional pubs can host 70 people outside and 40 inside and city pubs are due to re-open next week....

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Why China might have had the largest unknown modern Calvinist revival movement in recent history

Oct 22, 2020 by

by William Huang, MercatorNet: A detailed look at how Chinese Christianity revived and thrived under Communism. The persecution of underground house church Christians is a well-known fact among Christian advocacy groups and Western governments. Quite a few high-profile cases have emerged in recent years, as China under President Xi Jinping backslid greatly on religious freedom. Cross demolitions and church razings first began in heavily Christian parts of Zhejiang province back in 2014, led by...

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Kemi Badenoch: The problem with critical race theory

Oct 22, 2020 by

by Fraser Nelson, Spectator: ven now, months after the event, Labour MPs have not forgiven Kemi Badenoch for saying that Britain is one of the best countries in the world in which to be black. It was during the Black Lives Matter protests and many politicians — including Sir Keir Starmer — were ‘taking the knee’ to show fealty to its cause. Badenoch took a different view, seeing within all this a pernicious ideology that portrays blackness as victimhood and whiteness as oppression. In...

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Trump administration set to sign declaration aimed at restricting abortion

Oct 22, 2020 by

by Matt Mathers, Independent: Other member states signing declaration include Brazil, Uganda, Hungary and Egypt. The Trump administration will this week join five other countries signing a declaration which seeks to prohibit abortion. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo and joint health and human services secretary Alex Azar are scheduled to attend a virtual ceremonial singing of the Geneva Consensus on Thursday. The Geneva Consensus is a coalition of states who oppose the United Nations’s...

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Protect Good Medicine, Stop the Censorship of Good Counseling

Oct 22, 2020 by

by Ryan T Anderson, Public Discourse: The law must protect the freedom of parents to seek, children to receive, and doctors to practice good medicine. The law must protect the ability of doctors and families to help children feel comfortable as what they actually are—namely, male and female children—not to radically and irreversibly transform their bodies. An increasing number of children, both here in America and around the globe, are experiencing deep discomfort, confusion, and alienation...

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Pope Francis Backs Homosexual Civil Unions

Oct 22, 2020 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant: In stark and unprecedented defiance of Catholic teaching, which defines homosexual acts as “intrinsically evil,” Pope Francis has called for civil union laws for same-sex couples. While being interviewed for the feature-length documentary Francesco, the pontiff insisted that homosexuals not only “have a right to be a part of the family” but also “have a right to a family.” “Nobody should be thrown out, or be made...

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