More adults say they’re not planning to have children amid declining birth rates, poll finds

Nov 28, 2021 by

By Leah MarieAnn Klett, Christian Post: A growing number of U.S. adults who do not already have children say they are unlikely ever to have them as birth rates continue to decline across the country, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. The Pew analysis is based on a sample of 3,866 U.S. adults ages 18 to 49 collected as a part of an extensive survey conducted Oct. 18 through Oct. 24. Researchers asked respondents with no children to rate their desire to have them in the future,...

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DIY abortions

Nov 28, 2021 by

from Christian Concern: Christian Concern is taking its challenge of the government’s DIY abortion policy to the Supreme Court after the Court of Appeal ruled that the government’s approval of home abortions was lawful. In March 2020, just before the national lockdown began, a notice appeared on the government website seeming to allow women to conduct their own medical abortions at home. Outcry followed and the notice was removed, the government website claiming that it was “published in...

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Advent Meditations: First Sunday in Advent

Nov 28, 2021 by

                             PSALM                       Old Testament                      Epistle                           Gospel Sun Nov 28 am: 146, 147 pm: 111, 112, 113 Amos 1:1-5, 13-2:8 1 Thes 5:1-11 Luke 21:5-19   FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT – ABOUT THE LITURICAL SEASON – The first candle of the Advent Wreath which is lit today ( can be Royal Blue or Purple) symbolizes hope. It is sometimes called the “Prophecy Candle” in remembrance of the prophets, especially Isaiah, who...

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Why anarchy has come to America

Nov 27, 2021 by

by Mary Harrington, UnHerd: Public order has been sacrificed on the altar of empathy. As Britain is only a distant province of America’s soft-power empire, it’s been relatively easy to turn the volume down on Kyle Rittenhouse discourse. Even so, it’s been unsettling to watch the same events assembled into two irreconcilable stories. In one, a white supremacist shot anti-racism protesters in cold blood, and was acquitted because of his skin colour. In the other, a teenager tried to defend a...

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How can we talk about sexuality as a pastoral question?

Nov 27, 2021 by

by John Smith, Psephizo: The publication of Living in Love and Faith poses a challenge to the entire Church of England to think through the divisions over human sexuality which have so dogged the Church in recent years. I have found myself wanting to set out some thoughts from the perspective of one who experiences same-sex attraction, and who is and has always been committed to the biblical view of sex and marriage. What I write here is personal, in the sense that I’m not claiming to...

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Melanie Phillips: How Stonewall took the sexual revolution to a new level

Nov 27, 2021 by

from Coalition for Marriage: Two prominent women have spoken on Stonewall’s influence. The first is Boris Johnson’s former director of legislative affairs, Nikki da Costa. The second the journalist, Melanie Phillips. Nikki da Costa says that Stonewall is dictating government policy on transgender rights. The former senior aide, who quit in August, says that a group of Boris Johnson’s most senior advisers are acting as mouthpieces of the LGBT lobby group, presenting him with “skewed” advice and...

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CI News: 26 November 2021

Nov 26, 2021 by

from The Christian Institute: In the news this week: CI outlines conversion therapy fears to Commons committee, Stonewall Ambassador heads up new diversity training scheme for BBC, Stonewall backtracks on ’mother’ ban and ‘A sinner saved by a gracious and merciful King’: Melvin Tinker, 1955-2021 You can download the video via this link. Featured stories CI outlines conversion therapy fears to Commons committee Stonewall Ambassador heads up new diversity training scheme for BBC Stonewall...

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Why aren’t we having enough children to replace ourselves?

Nov 26, 2021 by

by Louis T. March, MercatorNet: The Pew Research Center has just released a study headlined “Growing share of childless adults in US don’t expect to have children.” It is plastered all over legacy media. The Washington Post headline from November 21 is: “More Americans say they’re not planning to have a child, new poll says, as US birthrate declines.” Yes, there is a birth dearth – big time. From 1964 to 2018 the global total fertility rate (TFR) plunged from 5.06 to 2.4 (replacement level is...

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Now it’s time to equalise protections in the womb

Nov 26, 2021 by

by James Mildred, The Mallard: Landmark legislation designed to increase the rights of people with Down’s Syndrome has been warmly welcomed by campaigners. The Down Syndrome Bill, sponsored by Liam Fox MP and backed by the UK Government, will see people with the condition recognised as a specific minority group and legally entitled to the support they need from public bodies. The law will apply to any public body that provides services to disabled people throughout their life. It mirrors the...

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Say NO to the Government’s proposed ban on Conversion therapy

Nov 26, 2021 by

from Voice for Justice UK: Parliament says it wants to know your views – yet, chillingly, it is proposing to silence any and all opposition to enforcement of LGBT+ ideology.   It would seem we are moving dangerously close to totalitarianism, where the individual is allowed to express only views that conform with the approved ideology of the State. The Government is currently consulting as to whether or not to ban so-called conversion therapy.  The measure, if passed along proposed lines, could...

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