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October 30 2016 By dvirtue Don't just do something -- show compassion

You have considered the anatomical facts. But facts don't count. Only feelings do. "He" feels "he" is a "she". You must feel com-passion. You must have sym-pathy. Your "pathos" or "feeling" must be in syn-chronicity with the victim. The Grand Inquisitor commands you to feel the right feelings. Compassion is the supremely right feeling for you to feel in the brave new world of cultural Marxism.

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October 26 2016 By dvirtue BELFAST: Gay cake ruling puts freedom in its coffin

A business is not a charity. A business is not subsidised by the taxpayer. A business deal is a free transaction between two freely consenting parties. The entrepreneur or trader or businessman has the freedom and the right to choose. Choice is, by definition, discriminatory. By making certain choices over and above other choices, traders discriminate against the choices they have not made. They have the right to discriminate. We call this capitalism. We call it the free market.

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October 25 2016 By dvirtue Discernment and Discipleship...

This spiritual dynamic constitutes the underlying framework on the top of which was laid the intellectual debate. Where that perception is lost, the church ceases to be the Body of Christ and becomes a political institution. Perhaps it should be no great surprise that where the church has slipped into that mode, it is attracted by political language and concepts.

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October 21 2016 By dvirtue UK: The Open Letter from Evangelicals to CofE Bishops

1. The Church of England is at a crossroads in her calling to bring hope and transformation to our nation. The presenting issue is that of human sexuality, in particular whether or not the Church is able to affirm sexual relationships beyond opposite sex marriage.

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October 18 2016 By dvirtue Clinton camp disses Evangelicals and Catholics in WikiLeaks E-mails

The Wikipedia definition of idiot is: "a person perceived to be lacking intelligence, or someone who acts in a self-defeating or significantly counterproductive way;" while the definition of moron is: "a person who is notably stupid or lacking in good judgment." Each definition fits each candidate to a T. As Secretary of State, HRC has shown she lacks good judgment and The Donald repeatedly acts in a self-defeating and significantly counterproductive way.

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October 15 2016 By dvirtue Back Page Reflections On: 'this fragile earth our island home'

In those days I was a 38-year-old husband and father of two young sons with responsibility for my family and an island congregation. Assigned to the local Coast Guard Command as a reserve chaplain I was to report for duty the moment the storm ended. It was a busy time and often overwhelming.

But this time was different. I had the luxury to observe in a way I had been unable to do previously.

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October 12 2016 By dvirtue The Global South Statement from Cairo, Egypt -- Seven Takeaways

1. The Anglican Church in North America is fully recognized and in communion with the largest ecclesial body of Anglicans within the Anglican Communion

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October 12 2016 By dvirtue Welby and Francis believe six impossible things before breakfast

Captain Wobbly believes he can plug the hole in the sinking Church of Titanic Anglicanism with facilitated conversations and good disagreement. Papa Pancho thinks he can fight Islamic terrorism by equating it to punch-ups in Italian pubs. Papa Pancho also believes he can kick-start a new age of global peace by inviting British-Muslim footballer Kashif Siddiqui to a Muslim versus Catholic "Peace Match" in St Peter's Square.

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Former Archbishop Desmond Tutu is misleading people on what God says on euthanasia and assisted suicide. Today, I challenged him to radio debate. Former archbishop Desmond Tutu muddles the issues on assisted suicide in letter to the Washington Post on 6 October 2016, which was reported as front page headline on the Sunday Times 9 October. Here are five reasons Tutu is wrong and is misleading people on the Word of God and medicine.

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October 10 2016 By dvirtue CAIRO: Statement from the Global South Primates and GAFCON Primates Council Concerning Same-sex Unions

4. As we proclaim the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to a broken and wounded world, we acknowledge our own failures and weaknesses in the light of God's word, the Bible. As God's love was declared to us, before we loved God, so we declare God's love to those who neither know him nor love him.

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