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June 17 2019 By virtueonline Feminism was women's great enemy--until transgenderism came along

Icarus ignores his father's instructions. He flies too close to the sun. The wax in his wings melts. He falls into the sea and drowns.

In calling for the destruction of the family, the patriarchy and monogamy, the high priestesses of feminism were calling for the abolition of womanhood.

In Greek mythology, Icarus is the archetype of hubris. In Greek tragedy, hubris is excessive pride towards or defiance of the gods, leading to nemesis.

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June 14 2019 By virtueonline Moral Leadership in Church and Society

We considered how the wrong use of money, sex and power can militate against good moral leadership in church and state.

We noted

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June 13 2019 By virtueonline Oxford bans brown-skinned speaker for diverse views in the name of "diversity"

The lecture had been booked for months, the publicity had been done and video-filming arranged for the venue. Cancelling the booking at this short notice, two days before the event, left organisers with very little time to find a new venue, meaning the public lecture could not go ahead at all.

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June 11 2019 By virtueonline Canadian Anglican & Presbyterian Activists in Forefront of Stonewall Celebrations

In hockey, this is called momentum. Since hockey is one of Canada's national sports (the other one is lacrosse), do not expect Canadians to stop here. The previous General Synod left us with a cliff hanger and although the vote could in principle go either way this time, everybody knows there is only one way that this will go. First Nation Anglicans are expected to oppose same-sex marriage creating consternation among progressives who would like to see a clean sweep on the subject.

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June 10 2019 By virtueonline THE OLIVE GROVE RETREAT

The call came on a Sunday afternoon in early 2015. I had conducted an Anglican service in the morning and we had lunch and were relaxing in our house in La Marina near Torrevieja. We had lived in Spain for four years and life was relatively peaceful. My ministry allowed me to conduct services most Sundays, funerals and wedding blessings. And not least pastoral ministry. Peaceful though. When the call to start a Retreat came, I realised our lives were about to change big style.

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June 08 2019 By virtueonline Walking In The Light: A Study In Contrasts

Immediately following the Archbishop of Canterbury's visit to All Saints Cathedral, the Primate of Kenya in this video (with the Provost of the Cathedral standing in the background) restated with equal clarity the Biblical position of the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) with regards to the following: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJGMTqtqP4s&feature=youtu.be

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June 06 2019 By virtueonline Clerical sex abuse destroyed faith of hundreds of victims

The "spiritual impact" of the abuse was "particularly damaging" to survivors "particularly where their religion provided the foundation to their morality, beliefs, social relationships and the way they lived their daily lives," the report stated.

"Loss of religious faith" was "notable" among the victims and recovery was complicated for many "because they had been abused by religious individuals and, subsequently, their belief systems had been challenged," it added.

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June 06 2019 By dvirtue Bishop of Chelmsford issues Ad Clerum regarding John Parker

You may have become aware of recent media coverage of a situation involving a child in a Church of England school in this diocese given support in the context of gender transition, and the resignation of a member of clergy, John Parker.

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June 04 2019 By dvirtue Coming out as a Christian to your Muslim Family

The Umma can return to its quotidian life founded on the myth that Muslims are "the best of all peoples," as the Qur'an repeatedly affirms. The taboo status of apostasy is a psychological necessity because, "Taboo protects the local consensus on how the world is organised. It shores up wavering certainty."[2] But execution and exile are not the only ways of containing the pollution of apostasy: there is also the option of enjoining silence.

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May 31 2019 By dvirtue CANADA: Same-sex marriage supporters will not be happy until you agree with them

Every Saturday, my wife, Danelle, reads my sermon and every Sunday she helps me vest before worship. She is my partner in all things and I could not fully live into either my vocation as a priest or my vocation as a parent without her by my side. I did not grow up dreaming of being a mother, yet unexpectedly becoming the parent of a teenager was a heaven-sent gift. Every day my prayers of thanksgiving begin thus, "Thank you for my wife and daughter; thank you for our family."

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