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November 18 2017 By dvirtue Roy Moore, the Washington Post and Evangelicalism

By Professor Asoka Ekanayaka
Special to VIRTUEONLINE
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Nov. 18, 2017

Here in distant Sri Lanka my attention was drawn to Mr. Millbank's article above by a good friend in America who in the credulity one expects from an incorrigible devotee of the Democratic party seemed highly impressed by his piece.

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November 16 2017 By dvirtue BBC Gulag Film Shows Terrible Consequences of Trying to Kill God

In case anyone doubts how purposefully anti-Christian the Soviet regime was, they should watch its 1928 propaganda film about the 1917 Bolshevik 'revolution' in Petrograd (actually it was a seedy coup) - October: Ten Days that shook the world - also now on iplayer.

This silent film proudly depicts the hatred the Bolsheviks had for the Lord Jesus Christ personally.

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November 14 2017 By dvirtue Abortion is not an 'um' issue

"Um," he started. "That's the kind of conversation we would have, finding out your story, where you're from, what you believe. Yeah, I mean, God's the judge."

On Tuesday, after backlash over his non-answer had percolated for more than a week, Lentz retreated via Twitter, writing, "I do believe abortion is sinful." But this reaction came a little late. Abortion is not an "um" issue.

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November 11 2017 By dvirtue GracePointe and the Elusive LGBT-affirming Megachurch

After his announcement of LGBT support in 2015, Pastor Stan Mitchell of GracePointe Church in Franklin, Tennessee was profiled in Time magazine. But what was a much sought-after sign of Evangelical movement towards LGBT affirmation may have been wishful thinking on the part of cultural progressives pouring money into programs that aim to shift Evangelical pastors' views on sexuality.

A Consequential Change

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November 10 2017 By dvirtue LGBT Activists Who Want to Punish Christian Bakers Are 'Expert Practitioners' of Discrimination: Rabbi

Colorado Christian University's Centennial Institute hosted a rally at its Lakewood campus in defense of Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop, who was punished by the state's civil rights commission in 2014 for refusing to make a cake for a same-sex wedding and whose appeal will finally be heard by the United States Supreme Court next month after five years of litigation.

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November 10 2017 By dvirtue Transgender Surgery Isn't the Solution

Yet policy makers and the media are doing no favors either to the public or the transgendered by treating their confusions as a right in need of defending rather than as a mental disorder that deserves understanding, treatment and prevention. This intensely felt sense of being transgendered constitutes a mental disorder in two respects. The first is that the idea of sex misalignment is simply mistaken--it does not correspond with physical reality.

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November 08 2017 By dvirtue Is Britain becoming a Christianophobic country?

Persecution of Christians in Pakistan (from where Amar was forced to flee), the Middle East, China, Nigeria and Modi's India is well documented. Isis has committed genocide in Iraq and Syria, edging Christianity towards extinction. The bloodletting of Egypt's Copts continues. In Pakistan, blasphemy laws are enforced, as in the cause celèbre of Asia Bibi, who remains languishing on death row.

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October 30 2017 By dvirtue Here's how Liberal Catholics are slowly destroying Catholicism in America

It's hard to blame the old Protestants for what they did, for they didn't know where this road led. They were pioneers, they were cutting a path in the religious wilderness. They feared that traditional Christianity was becoming unbelievable; that if they didn't modernize their religion by dropping certain old-fashioned doctrines, modern men and women would no longer be able to accept Christianity.

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October 29 2017 By dvirtue Westerners are not the real, hateful racists

Surely we should be focusing instead on the positive qualities of the West, such as freedom, tolerance and Enlightenment values? But thanks to the creeping cultural Marxism infecting our government, authorities, schools and universities, these are sidelined in favour of this disproportionate preoccupation with racism.

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October 27 2017 By dvirtue 'But Jesus Never Said Anything About Homosexuality'

One really has to stretch things to come up with the claim that Jesus said nothing about homosexuality. Sure, he did not of course speak about things like homosexual marriage and the like. No one did back then, and basically no one did until just recently.

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