Former LGBT marchers shows need for religious freedom in counseling

Sep 15, 2019 by

By Matt Carpenter and David Closson, Christian Post: Today, former homosexuals and transgender individuals will gather for a Freedom March in Orlando, Florida to tell their stories of finding freedom in Christ. To a nation engulfed in the sexual revolution, their stories are both inspirational and counter-cultural. Last year, they marched in California to counter AB 2943 – a bill that would have made it illegal to sell counseling services, conferences, and potentially even books that...

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Communist China is harvesting the organs of its Muslim minority. Lefties are silent

Sep 15, 2019 by

by Niall McCrea,Rebel Priest: A white-beaded melon seller, his knife chained to the stall. A long queue outside a rural hospital—inside, a throng of people of all ages in a sweltering hall: they have come for a mandatory blood test, but they are not told why. Arrow signs at airports marked ‘fast track organ transport channel.’ Linking these images at a meeting of the End Transplant Abuse in China pressure group in the Houses of Parliament this week, surgeon Enver Tohti described the tightening...

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Evaluating the case for remaining in the C of E

Sep 15, 2019 by

by Peter Sanlon, Anglican Mainstream: Church Society have for some time been enthusiastically publishing (and tweeting and blogging!) resources urging evangelicals in the Church of England that there is no need to step away from the established denomination. The short collection of six papers entitled Gospel Flourishing in a Time of Confusion: Wisdom from the Bible and church history for Anglican Evangelicals Edited by Lee Gatiss...

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Now try saying sorry for your own mistakes, Archbishop…

Sep 15, 2019 by

by Peter Hitchens, Mailonline: I do worry about Archbishop Justin Welby. Does he know anything? Does he understand his own religion? There he lies flat on his face in the Indian city of Amritsar, regretting a massacre he didn’t carry out 100 years ago. It was pretty thoroughly condemned at the time, and its culprit was forced to resign. Christianity is about recognising your own faults, Archbishop. Get some practice. Explicitly and fully apologise for your Church’s decision to...

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The hand of God in the Battle of Britain

Sep 15, 2019 by

by Peter Simpson, The Conservative Woman: TODAY is Battle of Britain Day. Would that it held a greater prominence in our national life. Let us consider why commemoration of this battle is so important. The aerial conflict known as the Battle of Britain had been raging since July 10, 1940, but a particularly severe and crucial push was made by the Luftwaffe on September 15, when the German bombers had more fighter support than ever before. Goering was hoping that this enormous wave of bombing...

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Genital mutilation on the NHS

Sep 15, 2019 by

by Ann Farmer, The Conservative Woman: THE NHS is setting up support centres for victims of female genital mutilation. Eight walk-in centres where women aged over 18 ‘will be offered expert care’ are to be located in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds and five London boroughs: Brent, Waltham Forest, Croydon, Hammersmith and Tower Hamlets. Understandably, victims of the practice have told the BBC that they welcome these new facilities, which they see as ‘a way forward’ that would allow women to ‘speak...

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Girls must bow to trans rights in new rules for schools

Sep 15, 2019 by

by Nicholas Hellen and Sian Griffiths, The Times: Male pupils who choose to change gender will be allowed to use female changing rooms, a leaked document reveals. New guidelines on transgender pupils for primary and secondary schools in England and Wales have been criticised for “ignoring the rights of girls”. The confidential draft document from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), seen by The Sunday Times, is expected to be introduced in October. It seeks to protect not only...

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Pinch Yourself: New York City Walks Back LGBT Counseling Gag Rule

Sep 15, 2019 by

by Cathy Ruse, The Stream: The LGBT movement has asked for the repeal of its favorite new law in New York City. In a public statement on Thursday, the Speaker of the City Council agreed. Why? Because free speech matters. And elections have consequences. Sweeping Speech Bans In 2017 the City Council passed a law that punishes counselors who engage in LGBT-related speech from a certain viewpoint — the viewpoint of a patient seeking to overcoming unwanted transgender feelings or same-sex...

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Christian MP facing deselection over abortion vote

Sep 14, 2019 by

by Marcus Jones, Premier: A Christian SNP fears she could soon be out of a job because of her views on abortion. Reports suggest Dr Lisa Cameron is the only Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) MP who has not been approved to stand in the next general election, expected later this year. The MP says activists in the party who disagreed with her decision to vote against lifting Northern Ireland’s abortion ban are behind the decision. According to The Times, SNP members have been asked to vote...

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The Prepolitical Core of Identity Politics

Sep 14, 2019 by

by Rick Plasterer, Juicy Ecumenism: Social commentator and author Mary Eberstadt discussed her most recent book, Primal Scream: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics, at the Catholic Information Center on September 4. She began by noting that her earlier book, Adam and Eve after the Pill, examined from empirical evidence “the paradoxical outcomes” of the sexual revolution. It considered the condition of “a humanity thrown into radical new forms of living.” Her subsequent How the...

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