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April 21 2022 By dvirtue A Pastoral Letter to the Clergy and People of the Anglican Diocese of South Carolina

The ruling raises many issues that will have to play out in the coming weeks before any actions are taken, so our first response must be to quiet our hearts before the Lord as we pray for grace to meet the days ahead. Some of our churches are relieved that the court ruled their property does indeed belong to them. Some are grieving deeply, as the courts ruling went the opposite direction.

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The letter is light on actual theology but does make peculiar comment on conversion therapy and prayer: "To allow those discerning this journey to be subject to coercive or undermining practices is to make prayer a means of one person manipulating another."

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April 15 2022 By dvirtue Christians, race, and CRT: a response to David French

One of the best primary sources for CRT is Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, eds., Critical Race Theory: An Introduction, 3rdedn. (New York: New York University Press, 2017). In this volume Delgado and Stefancic argue that racism is ordinary, pervasive, and systematic in America. It is "ordinary . . . . the usual way society does business, the common, everyday experience of most people of color in this country. . . .

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April 13 2022 By dvirtue Fr Michael Nazir-Ali granted title 'monsignor'

Responding to the announcement, Mgr Nazir-Ali said: "It is very generous of the Holy Father to confer this honour on me which I hardly deserve. Please pray that I will be worthy of it."

The title formally denotes a member of the papal household, though in most instances this is honorary. All bishops and archbishops may use it.

Mgr Keith Newton, the Ordinary who heads the Ordinariate, praised the appointment as a "deserved honour".

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April 07 2022 By dvirtue Rowan Williams' stance on "trans" issues undermines Christianity

It is ambitious because it moves mental illness from a psychiatric condition of impairment onto a platform that fuses together sanctity and therapeutic integration. That in itself is a very bold claim. And it's disturbing because it doesn't explain why what was universally recognised as a mental illness up to only a few years ago, has suddenly become a badge of social honour and a profound existential achievement.

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April 02 2022 By dvirtue Archbishop Ben Kwashi addresses Gafcon GBE meeting

On the evening of 22nd March, the General Secretary of Gafcon spoke via Zoom, to an audience consisting mostly of members of the Gafcon Great Britain and Europe branch, with others looking in from Africa and North America. Interviewed by Bishop Andy Lines of the Anglican Network in Europe, Archbishop Ben began by recounting his journey of growing up in a Christian home, then making a firm commitment to following Christ at the age of 20.

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April 01 2022 By dvirtue Wokeism Meets Reality

But even more jarring than this veneer of the social Gospel over the particle board of race-mongering was the complete revision of the parable of the Prodigal Son. The father became the mother, the son became the non-gendered "younger sibling," and the older brother who stayed behind to work in the fields became "the elder child." Compounding the dissonance was the use of the plural pronoun "they" to describe each child, the wayward and the faithful.

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March 30 2022 By dvirtue Standing up against transgender lies

Caitlyn Jenner is not a woman ... he is an Olympian gold medal winner.

Lea Thomas is not a woman ... he is a college swimmer.

Jazz Jennings is not a girl ... he is "I Am Jazz" reality show personality.

Gwen Fry is not a woman ... he is a male Episcopal priest.

Luna Younger is not a girl ... he is a young child caught up in a political battle over transgenderism.

Laverne Cox is not a woman ... he is an actor starring in "Orange is the New Black"

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March 30 2022 By dvirtue TikTok Pastor Declares 'Jesus isn't the only way to salvation'

It's a lot for a message that intentionally contains little.

"If God is infinite, eternal and indescribable and uncontainable, no religion can contain God. Indeed, no words can contain God," Robertsons declares as "someone who's always on a journey" in a March 24 video.

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