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August 16 2017 By dvirtue In The Guise of Peaceable Assembly

It was unbelievable to see the fighting explode with fisticuffs, tear gas, then become more horrible when a 20 year old Ohio man drove his car into the downtown crowd killing an innocent local paralegal and injuring 39 others.

This is no excuse. The knot heads, including out-of-town haters of the highest sort, amounted to 0.00001548percent of the 323.1 million American population. This is an insignificant number but invidiousness at its worst.

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August 16 2017 By dvirtue +Bruno, Schmuno: Diocese of LA Sells Out its Parish for the Money

The interim decision of the Hearing Panel of the Disciplinary Board for Bishops set forth its recommendations for the suspension of Bishop J. Jon Bruno and for the reinstatement of the congregation of St. James into its Newport Beach property. There was one dissenting view, from Bishop Michael Smith of North Dakota, who expressed the opinion that the Hearing Panel had no business getting mixed up in the local property ownership dispute.

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August 14 2017 By dvirtue Our most vulnerable girls pay sorely for our surrender to the Islamists

Now they've come for white, teenage, under class girls in Newcastle and we have still not learned our lesson -- we are still terrified of being labelled Islamophobic. A blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat can spot the common denominator among these despicable predators and their defenceless targets.

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August 14 2017 By dvirtue The lesson of Anglicanism: liberalism will tear you apart

Anglicanism's real problem has always been a theological schizophrenia -- the result, perhaps, of it having formed to appease a lusty monarch rather than to preach a creed with clarity. Ask a hundred Anglicans what Anglicanism actually is and expect a hundred answers. The Church of England isn't, really, one Church at all. It's an Erastian umbrella organisation holding together, by virtue of the Crown, a huge range of competing theologies.

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August 13 2017 By dvirtue Why the Church Fails...

Why the Church Fails the Divorced...

Why the Church Fails Singles...

Why the Church Fails Married Couples...

Why the Church Fails the Gay Community...

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August 09 2017 By dvirtue South Carolina: Courts, Referees, and Chasing Squirrels

National Chancellor David Booth Beers' strategy to 'Litigate until they Capitulate' seems to have proven successful, but he was aided by a phenomena noted by Sir Winston Churchill that 'in war it is not so much a matter of who is right but who is left.' The National Church lasted long enough to find Justice Kaye Hearn who was very congenial to its position.

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"Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon wither away." (Ps. 37:1-2 NIV)

Psalm 37 addresses the question "How should God's people react when 'evil men' and 'those who do wrong' succeed in their ways?"

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August 07 2017 By dvirtue The South Carolina Supreme Court ruling

We were surprised and deeply disappointed in the ruling released yesterday (August 2) by the South Carolina Supreme Court in the property dispute between the Diocese of South Carolina and The Episcopal Church. In a 3-to-2 split vote, the Court found in favor of TEC, with the exception of eight churches that will retain their property because they had not acceded to the Dennis Canon.

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August 05 2017 By dvirtue Massive Conflict of Interest Taints South Carolina Ruling

For the basic problem with Justice Hearn's role in this case is as follows. When the case was first appealed in 2015 by the Episcopal Church and the ECSC, Justice Hearn (the newest justice elected to the Court at the time) had been, since at least March 2007, a member of the Episcopal Forum of South Carolina.

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August 04 2017 By dvirtue The Mythical Middle

In this way, you can avoid being 'an extremist'. Of course, 'extremist' is such an ugly word that no one wishes to accept the label. We much prefer to have the good judgement that enables us to be in the middle of any dispute, seeing the good on both sides but not turning the argument into a matter of mutually exclusive choice between two options.

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