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December 13 2017 By dvirtue UK: Christian Teacher Suspended for 'Misgendering' Trans Pupil Sues School

He says he was investigated and suspended after he said, "well done, girls" to a group of female pupils, including a pupil who "identified" as a boy.

The teacher says he apologised immediately after the incident, but documents seen at the time showed that he had also referred to the pupil with the feminine pronouns "she" and "her" on other occasions.

The Christian is now suing the school for constructive dismissal and discrimination.

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December 08 2017 By dvirtue The Roots of the West, its Decline, and its Possible Renewal

Much of the West is the direct result of the Judeo-Christian worldview. Of course other earlier influences would include ancient Greece and Rome, and more recently, things such as the Enlightenment. But to speak of Western civilisation is by and large to speak of Christian civilisation.

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December 08 2017 By dvirtue The Inalienable Right to Life: An Update on Assisted Suicide in the United States and Canada

One basic principle of these Noahide laws and the Ten Commandments subsequently given by G-d is "thou shall not kill." In the context of the debate over euthanasia, this means that no active intervention may be undertaken to terminate the life of a dying person or of a person not presently dying but suffering from an illness from which he or she may eventually die. Human life has been given to the human in trust and can only be taken away by G-d.

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December 06 2017 By dvirtue Former lesbian on why it's 'cruel' for Church leaders to go soft on same-sex relationships

Her experience with same-sex attraction and the gay lifestyle gives her insight into what is at the heart of homosexuality and why it is fundamentally incompatible with the human person and with Christianity.

"Our Creator said that a man leaves his mother and father and comes together with his wife and the two become one flesh. God's creative design was for men and women, not for men with men or women with women," she said.

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November 30 2017 By dvirtue How the West Really Lost God: An Interview with Mary Eberstadt

Her answer cuts against the conventional wisdom, but Jonathan V. Last argues "you cannot understand the real philosophical problems of the West without reading this book.

Mrs. Eberstadt was kind enough to answer a few questions about her argument and its implications.

What led you to write How the West Really Lost God: A New Theory of Secularization? Did it begin more as a hypothesis to be tested or a thesis to be proved?

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November 28 2017 By dvirtue Priests to be banned from calling God "he" or "the Lord" in bid to be gender neutral

The church is headed by a woman, Archbishop Antje Jackelen, who told Sweden's TT news agency the church had been discussing using more inclusive language since its 1986 conference.

Archbishop Antje Jackelen said the Church of Sweden has been discussing inclusive language since 1986(Image: AFP)

She said: "Theologically, for instance, we know that God is beyond our gender determinations, God is not human."

But not everyone is happy with the decision.

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November 27 2017 By dvirtue Is gay adoption wrong? The children say Yes

Jephthah is the antithesis of a parent: he sacrifices an innocent child to placate his perverse beliefs. Parents sacrifice their ambitions and desires for their sake of their children. Jephthah sacrifices his child to satisfy his vainglorious ambitions and selfish desires. You could say the Jephthah syndrome defines the modern approach to child-rearing.

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November 25 2017 By dvirtue 'Nones' overtake Protestants, Catholics as largest social group in US, survey finds

Other groups included in the research include Muslims, Jews (two percent), Mormons (one percent), Orthodox Christians (one percent), and Hindus (one percent), as well as those who said they were "something else" (four percent).

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November 21 2017 By dvirtue The Museum of the Bible is More Than a Museum

One doesn't have to be Jewish or Christian (the history of these faiths being the focus of the museum), nor does one have to be religious to understand there are consequences to the behaviors now on public display.

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November 18 2017 By dvirtue Roy Moore, the Washington Post and Evangelicalism

By Professor Asoka Ekanayaka
Special to VIRTUEONLINE
www.virtueonline.org
Nov. 18, 2017

Here in distant Sri Lanka my attention was drawn to Mr. Millbank's article above by a good friend in America who in the credulity one expects from an incorrigible devotee of the Democratic party seemed highly impressed by his piece.

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