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July 12 2016 By dvirtue Stump Speech for a New Candidate: The Crisis in our Land is a crisis of truth

It might not seem like a crisis of truth when you are a police officer and the murder rate in your city is rising because the politicians in your town can't tell the difference between good police work and racist aggression. It might not seem like a crisis of truth when you have been stopped for driving while black, or when you are the child of an immigrant who is excoriated for somehow cheating the system when you have done nothing wrong.

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July 11 2016 By dvirtue True Liberalism's Demise at the Hands of the Power Elite

FBI Director James Comey's convoluted explanation as to why former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will not be prosecuted is a prime example. Comey admitted that Mrs. Clinton had been careless and reckless in choosing to handle sensitive national security material on her private email server. However, he mystified even those who agreed with his decision, in admitting that others who make the same mistake would probably be charged.

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July 09 2016 By dvirtue The Church of England's Trojan Horse: How the LGBTQI movement is destroying Christian sexual orthodoxy from within and replacing it with a counterfeit

Because certain types of sexual behaviour and psychological dysfunction have been smuggled into protected categories of identity and personhood, gay becomes comparable to race: in fact, gay is the new black. What I do, feel and experience is the very core of my being. Whether intentional or not, this set-up leads to orthodox sexual ethics vanishing like snow in summer. 'LGBTQI [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex] people' are portrayed as oppressed minorities.

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July 09 2016 By dvirtue Fifty dead .... nine dead ... five dead ... Lord, have mercy

It tears the heart out of me, driving me to my knees in tearful prayer: "Lord, have mercy" ... "Forgive them, Lord, for they know not what they do" ... "Oh, Lord: Dallas!"

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July 08 2016 By dvirtue Christianity Can't Be Stretched To Endorse Homosexuality

Not donate blood for the injured? Not prepare food for the families? Not stand quietly with and put a sympathetic arm around those mourning at vigils and memorials? These are some of the things many Christians did without hesitation that terribly dark Sunday and the days following.

Agree With Me Or Else

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July 06 2016 By dvirtue Presiding Bishop Curry Carries His Straw man/woman/person to the Bathroom... Bill

"We all know that some things in holy Scripture can be confusing, hard to understand, or open to various ways of understanding."

This does not exactly instill confidence. When the leader of one's organization starts off a letter by saying that our foundational documents are confusing, be he is instead creating doubt.

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July 04 2016 By dvirtue The Difference between Patriotism and Nationalism

Remembering the Difference between Patriotism and Nationalism (From July, 2015)

I've become increasingly concerned that many American Christians (and perhaps especially evangelicals) confuse patriotism with nationalism to the extent that idolatry lurks close by.

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July 04 2016 By dvirtue Brexit can be a platform for a Christian revival

Hudson Taylor was born in Barnsley in 1832, the son of a local chemist and part-time Methodist preacher. At the age of 18, he wrote to his sister: 'I have a stronger desire than ever to go to China. That land is ever in my thoughts. Think of it - 360 million souls, without God or without hope in the world! Think of more than twelve millions of our fellow creatures dying every day without any of the consolations of the Gospel. Barnsley including the Common has only 15,000 inhabitants.

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June 30 2016 By dvirtue The Dog Collar or the Cross? The Anglican Vendetta Against the Barnabas Fund

Therefore, among the key messages from this crucial Scripture are that the glorified status of the preacher of a lying gospel, even were it to be uttered by an angel from heaven, counts for nothing. A lie is not truth however eminent the worldly credentials of the teacher, however much they "look the part". In just the same way, a lie to please people by conforming to society's predominating trends and mores, no, that's still not truth either.

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June 30 2016 By dvirtue Bishops choke on Brexit humble pie

Why are the bishops so intoxicated by their own rhetoric? Why do the bishops feel so comfortably warmed-up by the hot air their verbiage generates? Why are the bishops so inebriated by the exuberance of their own verbosity? At least the political elite in Westminster cocooned from reality and now cast into outer darkness is wailing and gnashing its teeth saying it must 'listen to the people'.

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