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September 05 2018 By dvirtue The Latest in Radical Rainbow Repression and Revisionism

The first one comes from the UK. And yes, I thoroughly checked the page at least three times to make sure it was not just a satire piece. Here it is:

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August 29 2018 By dvirtue California Family Council Calls on Senator Ricardo Lara to Apologize for Claiming Biblical Views "Perpetuated" Murder and Torture of Children

The disgusting slur from Lara claimed that beliefs about "conversion" lead to torture, and even "perpetuated the brutal murder" of two children in Los Angeles at the hand of their parents. Sen. Lara is referring to these horrendous crimes in Southern California:

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August 25 2018 By dvirtue California Christians, Prepare for Civil Disobedience

In an August 16 email, Greg Burt, Director of Capitol Engagement, California Family Council, explained the significance of AB 2943, which I previously dubbed the "Must Stay Gay" bill. He wrote, "With Thursday's [Senate] vote, elected leaders told churches and those with biblical beliefs about gender and sexual orientation that advocating for their views could get them sued."

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August 16 2018 By dvirtue In Praise of the Puritans

I have written before about the Puritans. See here for some more background to these influential Christians:
billmuehlenberg.com/2013/01/25/the-puritans/

Consider some of the great Puritans. Let me list ten of them chronologically, and offer just one of their main works each:

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August 13 2018 By dvirtue Pope Francis' new teaching on the death penalty rewrites the Bible

I'm not asking for revenge or retribution. I'm not arguing that the death penalty serves as a deterrent. I'm not calling for murderers to be executed so they will be incapacitated and won't repeat the heinous crime of homicide.

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August 08 2018 By dvirtue Groundbreaking Study Finds Majority of Those Seeking Help for Same-Sex Attraction Find It

Stephen Black is the Executive Director for First Stone Ministries. For more than twenty-five years they have collected data and responses from participants who willingly sought help for same-sex attraction, many who had been sexually abused. Those who remained in counseling for a year or more found the greatest freedom. In all cases, those who participated did so volitionally.

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August 06 2018 By dvirtue Torn Between Two Cultures? Revoice, LGBT Identity, and Biblical Christianity

Just a few days ago, a conference was held in St. Louis. The "Revoice" conference was advertised as "supporting, encouraging, and empowering gay, lesbian, same-sex attracted, and other LGBT Christians so they can flourish while observing the historic, Christian doctrine of marriage and sexuality."

The name was no accident, as the organizers called for a "revoicing" of the evangelical message on issues of sexuality, sexual identity, and beyond.

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July 31 2018 By dvirtue Pink Apostates

That sounds like apostasy to me: deliberately moving away from Christian truth once upheld and affirmed. Let me offer two clear examples of this rainbow apostasy which have just occurred. The first is from the UK. Many Christians know and love John and Charles Wesley, and the ministry they had three hundred years ago.

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July 27 2018 By dvirtue 'Intimidation' Overtaking Church on Sexuality Issues, Says Pastor Who Challenged Vicky Beeching

In a lengthy article last week on his blog, TheWeeFlea, David Robertson, who is the pastor at St. Peters Free Church in Dundee, Scotland, described what happened when Beeching -- who came out as a lesbian in 2014 -- commented on his and another pastor's review of her book, Undivided, in which they addressed her arguments and commented on the experiences she had that informed her conclusions.

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July 25 2018 By dvirtue Hormone therapy for transsexuals has fatal health risks

Hormone 'therapy'

Hormone 'therapy' involves giving testosterone to women and oestrogen to men.

The US study compared medical records of over 5,000 transgender people against more than 97,000 others.

It also suggested that men who took hormones for more than six years were ten times more likely to have a stroke caused by a blood clot than the general population.

'Risks'

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