Evangelicals hold talks with Church of England bishops over transgender guidance

May 23, 2019 by

from Christian Today: The organisers of an open letter signed by 3,000 lay and ordained members of the Church of England opposing recent transgender guidance have met with bishops to raise their concerns. The guidance published by the House of Bishops last December has encountered huge opposition from conservative members of the Church of England. It formally commends the incorporation of the existing rite for the Affirmation of Baptismal Faith into services of welcome for transgender people. ...

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Argentinian doctor found guilty for refusing to abort 23-week old baby

May 23, 2019 by

by Jeanne Smits, LifeSite: A doctor in Argentina has been found guilty of failing to accomplish his duties as a public functionary after he refused to perform a legal late-term abortion on a woman who was 23-weeks pregnant. Dr. Leandro Rodriguez Lastra, prosecuted in the Argentinian town of Cipoletti for “obstetrical violence,” will be sentenced during a special hearing in the days to come by a criminal court in Cipoletti. Dr. Rodriguez Lastra could receive a suspended prison...

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Why opinion polls keep getting it wrong

May 23, 2019 by

by Frank Furedi, spiked: The more we demonise certain opinions, the less likely people are to express them. In recent years, opinion polls have developed a reputation for failing to capture the views of the electorate. That is, for failing to do what they are meant to do. The failure of the polls to predict the outcome of the election in Australia is the latest in a series of bad missteps by polling organisations. If we had believed the figures published by pollsters, we would have expected a...

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Texas church offers free weddings to dozens of cohabiting couples

May 23, 2019 by

By Leah MarieAnn Klett, Christian Post: As marriage continues to decline amid divorce, cohabitation and rampant “casual sex,” a Texas pastor is encouraging cohabiting singles to marry — and the church will pay for everything, from the rings to the wedding cake. “We continue to see the issue of cohabitation in our church and in our community and we wanted to use God’s Word to give us a pathway,” Bryan Carter, senior pastor of Concord Church in Dallas, told The Christian Post. “As a pastor, my...

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1 In 4 Women Get Abortions. How Do Guilt And Denial Influence Our Debate?

May 23, 2019 by

by Michael J Knowles, Daily Wire: Nearly one in 20 women will procure an abortion in her first 20 years of life, according to a recent analysis by the Guttmacher Institute. By age 30, that number approaches one in five. By age 45, nearly a quarter of American women will abort a child. Such a staggering figure provokes disbelief. It must be a statistical sleight of hand — a small number of women obtaining many abortions, while the overwhelming majority of women abstain entirely, leaving an...

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Miracle? Aussie rugby star sacked when Bible quote offends gays; Conservatives win shocker at polls

May 23, 2019 by

by Terry Mattingly, Get Religion: Australia is often referred to as a “secular” nation, but the reality is more complex than that. Let’s just say that, when it comes to the practice of religious faith, researchers are more likely to find modern Australians at the beach or in pubs than in church pews. Australia isn’t post-Christian Western Europe, but religious faith is rarely a major player in public life. (If my reading on this topic is out of date, please leave comments and point me to new...

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Ex-LGBT men, women to share stories of transformation at 2nd Freedom March in Washington, DC

May 22, 2019 by

by Brandon Showalter, Christian Post: Men and women who once lived and identified as LGBT are set to proclaim how encountering Jesus transformed their lives for the second time in the nation’s capital this weekend. The Freedom March, founded by Jeffrey McCall, is diverse group of Christians who have left the active practice of homosexuality and transgenderism behind and are testifying to the power of the Holy Spirit who set them free from sexual sin and wounds of all kinds. “I was...

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Thousands rally to defend doctor ‘forced out’ for asking Muslim woman to lift veil

May 22, 2019 by

by James Tozer, Mailonline: More than 11,000 people have rallied behind a doctor under investigation for asking a Muslim woman to remove her veil during an appointment. Supporters have signed an online petition in huge numbers demanding Dr Keith Wolverson, 52, keep his job to ‘protect his reputation’. The petition also called on the General Medical Council (GMC) to ‘treat this man fairly and look at all the evidence’ after it was revealed a complaint had been made to...

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Cardinal Willem Eijk: Gender Theory threatens Family and Faith

May 22, 2019 by

by Jules Gomes, Rebel Priest: A senior prelate who worked as a medical doctor and made medical ethics the focus of his academic research has slammed gender theory as a development which “sets the city of man against the City of God, and the world order against the Christian faith.” Speaking at the Rome Life Forum, Cdl. Willem Jacobus Eijk, described gender theory as rooted in the radical feminism of Simone de Beauvoir and the “polymorphous perversity” of Sigmund Freud. “Radicalised feminism is...

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The Aussie revolt against ‘social justice’

May 22, 2019 by

by Nick Cater, spiked: Voters have turned their backs on the authoritarian politics of so-called progressives. Australia’s re-elected conservative prime minister Scott Morrison began his victory speech on Saturday night by rubbing salt into wounds. ‘How good is Australia?’, he declared, evoking a deafening cheer from his punch-drunk supporters packed shoulder to shoulder in the ballroom of the Sydney Sofitel. ‘How good are Australians? This is the best country in the world in which to live.’...

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