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October 25 2021 By dvirtue Life beyond LGBT

They were involved in the creation of the new X-Outloud book and speak to Christian Today about why it's so important that ex-LGBT voices are heard too.

CT: There aren't many books giving the testimonies of ex-LGBT. Is that why you decided to put this together?

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October 19 2021 By dvirtue Birth defect? BULLCORN!!

My birth defect was caused by my mother's drug addiction when she was carrying me. They didn't realize in the 40s that drugs and babies don't mix.

I was slapped into a cast the day I was born. Now 70 plus years later, I still have that tiny cast in my box of memories. That aging white plaster-of-Paris cast, which is becoming fragile with age, is smaller than my Smartphone.

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October 02 2021 By dvirtue Would Worcester College Oxford apologise for hosting the Pope?

Worcester College can't be doing with any of that.

The Wilberforce Academy held their most recent conference there over the summer recess, as they have done at various Oxford colleges for the past 11 years.

But a Worcester College student, on returning to the University after recess, found a Wilberforce Academy brochure which outlined the topics of the week-long programme of lectures and seminars, and all purgatory broke loose.

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September 26 2021 By dvirtue RETHINKING SEX

Gore Vidal, the American literary critic and gay activist might be credited for having invented the term 'gay' when he was an influential writer and thinker in the USA in the second half of the twentieth century. He did it to protect his homosexual friends whom he thought, would be protected by and benefit from a new image.

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September 20 2021 By dvirtue The turning tide of intellectual atheism

"I was brought up an atheist--I didn't become one," he said. "I regard atheism as the religious faith I happened to be brought up in. It is, of course, as much a faith as Christianity or Islam--and I have the Calvinist brand, because my parents left the Church of Scotland. I was brought up, essentially, in a Calvinist ethical framework but with no God.

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September 17 2021 By dvirtue Christian responses and perspectives on euthanasia and assisted suicide

As we attempt to develop an authentic Christian response to assisted suicide and other forms of medical killing, we need to start with an understanding of creation, and in particular of the created moral order, the moral principles that God has embedded into the structure of the universe. God did not just create the physical stuff of the universe, atoms and molecules and photons. He also created a hidden moral order, like the grain imprinted in a piece of wood.

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September 14 2021 By dvirtue Francis Collins 'a bit' frustrated with evangelicals amid COVID-19 vaccine push

Collins said he hopes the "much more muscular requirements" will make "a big difference" in reducing the number of unvaccinated Americans, noting the country needs to vaccinate at least five times the 800,000 who are being vaccinated daily in order to overcome the variant.

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September 09 2021 By dvirtue He Was Raised by 3 Gay Parents and Vowed to Never Become a Christian -- But His Quest to Disprove the Bible Changed Everything

That journey led Kaltenbach and his family into years of pro-LGBTQ activism where he often encountered hate and anger from some who called themselves Christians -- people who left him feeling in his early years as though he'd never want to be part of the faith.

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September 03 2021 By dvirtue Is the Texas 'Heartbeat Bill' the End of Roe v. Wade?

The reason this case, in particular, is of such intense interest to both sides of the abortion debate is because the law in question, Senate Bill 8, seems to effectively ban abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy. Unlike the Mississippi law that will come before the Court this year, this law is different. It is not enforced by the state but rather by private persons who can sue anyone involved in an abortion--except the woman seeking the procedure.

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September 03 2021 By dvirtue Welsh LGBT plan ‘could lead to prosecution’ of church leaders

Andrea Williams, chief executive of Christian Concern, commented, “Ever since the government announced plans to ban ‘conversion therapy’, we’ve warned that the ban would hit Christian ministries and pastors the hardest. Now even the Welsh government has recognised the danger, but brushed religious freedom concerns aside.”

Action plan pledges to ban ill-defined ‘conversion therapy’

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