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August 09 2023 By dvirtue THE TRANS MOVEMENT IS BECOMING MORE VIOLENT

Regular spiked readers may not be astonished to learn that the star turn on Thursday is actually a prominent gender-critical feminist. In this instance, it's SNP MP Joanna Cherry. Nor will you be surprised to learn that the threat of violence comes from her opponents in the trans-activist movement.

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August 08 2023 By dvirtue The lies of "born this way"

Of course, the point is that the sudden exponential increase in self-proclaimed rainbow identities shows that the mantra of "born this way" is a lie. It is now obvious that LGBTQ identities are being spread by social contagion, which means they are not all innate, immutable, and essential aspects of a person's authentic self.

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July 27 2023 By dvirtue AFTER THE NONES, THERE'S NO BIGGER RELIGION-BEAT STORY THESE DAYS THAN ALL THOSE NONS

That little anecdote is indicative of a much bigger trend happening in American Christianity. The First United Methodist Church is out, Elevation is in. There are very few new Southern Baptist Church buildings springing up across the United States, but there are at a ton of Journey/Lift/Resolution churches being planted every week across the country.

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July 19 2023 By dvirtue How Many People Leave Their Childhood Religion?

But what about the person who was raised Southern Baptist and used to go twice a week as a kid, but now hasn't darkened the church door in a few years? Are they still a Southern Baptist or are they a none? I mean, it's up to them to decide, not anyone else. And, my basic premise in social science is simply this: When people tell you who they are, you have to believe them.

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July 17 2023 By dvirtue NOT EVERYONE WANTS TO CELEBRATE PRIDE MONTH

At a nearby retail park shoppers at M&S Food have to walk by a noticeboard which announces, "We'll double your donation to celebrate Pride", the reference being to an LGBT charity. The presumption behind this notice is that the customers at M&S will of course wish to celebrate Pride. This presumption, however, is totally dismissive of those who adhere to a Christian worldview.

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July 15 2023 By dvirtue Top Psychiatrist Says 'Go Back to Church' as Loneliness Now a Major US Health Threat

Like many others, Dr. Murthy experienced loneliness as a child, and again as an adult.

"It was my wife Alice who stepped in and said, 'Hey I'm worried about you because you're not reaching out to people. You're not socializing with your friends,'" Dr. Murthy recalled.

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June 23 2023 By dvirtue What Does the Bible Say About Transgenderism?

It's normal unless you're dealing with someone who identifies as transgender. If man or woman claims to have, or is diagnosed with, gender dysphoria, they are encouraged to bring their body into conformity with how they feel and what they think, even if those thoughts and feelings do not correspond with reality. Men who feel like they should have been born a woman aren't counseled to live like a man.

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June 16 2023 By dvirtue Michael Brown: I Hate to Say It, but I Told You So

-- First, gay activists came out of the closet.
-- Second, they demanded their "rights."
-- Third, they demanded that everyone recognize those "rights."
-- Fourth, they want to strip away the rights of those who oppose them.
-- Fifth, they want to put those who oppose their "rights" into the closet.

Initially, I was met with scorn and derision: "

No one wants to put you in the closet!"

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June 16 2023 By dvirtue The 'born gay' myth is dead

The 'born gay, always gay' myth is dead. This has been well known to social scientists for years, but for the Guardian to be taking note, and covering the results honestly is a significant moment. And it has enormous implications for the proposed 'conversion therapy' ban.

What causes sexual fluidity?

If sexuality changes, what causes it? No one really believes that things 'just happen'. We believe in cause and effect. If something has changed, we want to know why.

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