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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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June 27 2017 By dvirtue An open letter to (lesbian) Jayne Ozanne, from a CIT Director - Dermot O'Callaghan

Jayne also said that under Synod's standing orders she would not be able to withdraw her motion even if she wanted to. I am surprised at this -- in the Church of Ireland such a withdrawal is readily possible.

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June 20 2017 By dvirtue Britain Fears a Culture War. But Evangelicals Aren't Going to Fight

With her loss of 13 seats, Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Theresa May was sent scrambling to form a coalition government in what is now a hung Parliament. The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is in negotiations to be the likely partner.

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June 15 2017 By dvirtue ROME, Italy: Pro-Abort Anglican Philosopher Appointed to Pontifical Academy for Life

During an interview in 2011 Nigel, an Anglican minister and Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at the U.K.'s University of Oxford, stated, "I would be inclined to draw the line for abortion at 18 weeks after conception, which is roughly about the earliest time when there is some evidence of brain activity and therefore of consciousness."

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June 14 2017 By dvirtue Strangers in a Strange Land: Christianity and Contemporary Culture

One famous assessment of the options was the very influential 1951 volume by the Protestant theologian and ethicist H. Richard Niebuhr, Christ and Culture. In it he examined five major ways believers over the centuries have interacted with culture. These include "Christ against Culture" and "Christ the Transformer of Culture".

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