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July 24 2017 By dvirtue The Tyranny of Hurt Feelings

Who would have thought, just a few years ago, that hurt feelings would count as legal harm, especially hurt feelings at the conscience convictions of others? And yet this is exactly what is being seriously advanced as a legal standard today.

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July 19 2017 By dvirtue Ultra-Rich Gay Activist On Targeting Christians: It's Time To 'Punish The Wicked'

The election of Donald Trump, who claims to support gay rights but stocked his administration with anti-LGBTQ extremists, has only emboldened those looking to erase the gains of the past decade. Gill refuses to go on the defense. 'We're going into the hardest states in the country,' he says. 'We're going to punish the wicked.'

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The marriage of male and female is a creation mandate imbued with profound redemptive meaning. In everything God is demonstrating his perfection and supremacy and alongside his kingdom goal at the consummation of time there is divine permission for the rise and rebellion of a rival kingdom, the annihilation of which will prove to a watching creation that our Maker is indeed superior and sovereign over all things in his holiness and righteous ways.

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July 17 2017 By dvirtue The Agonizing Ordeal of Eugene Peterson -- You Might Be Next

The ordeal began with Peterson, one of the most influential authors among evangelical pastors, responding to two straightforward questions about homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Jonathan Merritt of Religion News Service referenced homosexuality and same-sex marriage and then asked Peterson if his view on the morality of same-sex relationships had changed. Peterson was pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland for 29 years, before retiring in 1991.

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July 12 2017 By dvirtue Church of England says you can choose to be gay but not to be straight

So, what is keeping him counting sheep at night? The terrible scandal of the poor white working class girls from Rotherham who were groomed for rape and sexual abuse by Pakistani Muslim predators while police and social workers turned a blind eye? The blood-curdling persecution of Christians in the Islamic world? Muslim converts to Christianity being cold-shouldered by the CofE in dioceses like Bradford and Leeds under his very own nose in the Province of York? Nay!

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July 12 2017 By dvirtue SCOTUS Power Threatens Religious Liberty

The Bill of Rights were intended to apply solely to the federal government because the states already had their own bill of rights. Federalism was thriving just as the Federalists envisioned. Thus, regarding religion, the federal government could not establish one religion on all citizens nor hinder religious communities and individuals from exercising their beliefs in the public square.

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July 10 2017 By dvirtue Medical and Mental Health Professionals File Groundbreaking Joint Complaint Against Gay Activists with the Federal Trade Commission

The report, titled: In Their Own Words--Lies, Deception, and Fraud: The Southern Poverty Law Center, Human Rights Campaign, and National Center for Lesbian Rights' Hate Campaign to Ban Psychotherapy for Individuals with Sexual and Gender Identity Conflicts, which can be accessed here (In Their Own Words -- Lies, Deception, and Fraud -- National Task Force Complaint to the Federal Trade Commission), was filed by the National Task Force on behalf of the American College of Pediatricians, Christ

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July 08 2017 By dvirtue Study finds the nonreligious can be more close-minded than the religious

"The idea started through noticing that, in public discourse, despite both the conservative/religious groups and liberal/secular groups showing strong animosity towards the opposite ideological side, somehow it was mostly the former who were often labeled as 'closed-minded'," Uzarevic explained. "Moreover, such view of the secular being more tolerant and open seemed to be dominant in the psychological literature.

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July 06 2017 By dvirtue The Truth About the Transgender Movement

Nowhere is this battle more pronounced today than in the rise of the transgender movement. It is the front lines in Satan's scheme to deface and destroy the image of God that is stamped into our personhood, sexuality, marriages, children and families.

The problem is, most transgender (TG) people are unaware of the forces that drive them in unhealthy directions.

Forces of Confusion

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June 29 2017 By dvirtue LGBT people are in desperate need of truth. I was one of them

Increasing numbers in the church think it is a kindness to refrain from speaking truthfully to the same-sex attracted and gender-challenged. This is a dangerous untruth, jeopardizing millions of lives.

Cardinal Sarah recently made an impassioned plea to his brother priests and bishops to stop depriving the same-sex attracted from the 'hard parts of the Gospel' and to instead lavish us with its life-giving truth that we too might live in freedom as sons and daughter of God.

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