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March 14 2018 By dvirtue Sex Reassignment Doesn't Work. Here Is the Evidence

Dr. Paul McHugh, the university distinguished service professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, explains:

Transgendered men do not become women, nor do transgendered women become men. All (including Bruce Jenner) become feminized men or masculinized women, counterfeits or impersonators of the sex with which they 'identify.' In that lies their problematic future.

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March 12 2018 By dvirtue How Politics Created an Unnecessary Dispute between Jerusalem Churches and the Israeli Government

To understand what is behind the controversy, one must understand the land issue. On some of the church lands in Jerusalem (especially those held by the Greek Orthodox patriarchate), residential neighborhoods were built after the lands were leased by the church to the Jewish National Fund (JNF). In recent years, the Greek Orthodox church decided to sell the land. This is a highly sensitive and very political issue.

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March 10 2018 By dvirtue 'Some Women Have Penises': Church of Scotland Launches Transgender Support Guide

"I struggle with the wording of the Lord's Prayer because I see God as my parent not my father," writes Andrew, stating that: "God is genderless to me: it's not father God it is parent God."

"The Scriptures are very patriarchal; we need to update them for the 21st century," adds the churchgoer, who was born female but identifies as a man.

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March 01 2018 By dvirtue Mike Pence Says His Children Gave Lives to Christ at Billy Graham Crusade

During a speech delivered on Tuesday at the National Religious Broadcasters' 75th annual meeting in Nashville, Pence praised Graham, who died last week at age 99, as a "man of towering faith."

"He was an example and his ministry for the Gospel and his matchless voice inspired our nation and the world," Pence said, adding that Graham's message was "consistent throughout his life."

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February 25 2018 By dvirtue Churches for People Who Dislike God

For two thousand years, real Christians have turned to the Bible as the authoritative word of God, no matter how uncomfortable the consequences. Odd though this may seem to the secular mind, belief in the Bible's authority is an entirely coherent belief. We believe that God exists and that He spoke by the prophets and the apostles, creating an authoritative written text. The unstated "doctrine" of liberal churches is far less coherent.

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February 24 2018 By dvirtue THIS GROTESQUE GENERATION

The creation mandate is being mauled over by a sinister perversion that violates the image of God in the divinely ordained duo of Man and Woman in affectionate and dutiful wedlock.

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February 21 2018 By dvirtue A senior Catholic cleric blessing abortion? Who'd bet on that?

Until last week I'd have gambled my loot on a morality contest between a politician and a priest. If Paddy Power were taking bets whether a politician or a senior Roman Catholic cleric would oppose abortion, I'd have plonked my bitcoins on the bookie's counter in favour of the Catholic horse.

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February 20 2018 By dvirtue Modern Culture Is Not Just Revealing Transgenders, ‘It Is Creating Them’

Western societies such as the UK, Sweden, Australia, and the USA have seen a spectacular rise in the number of persons, especially young people, seeking treatment for gender identity issues, paralleling the attention given to gender theory in communications, medicine, and the entertainment media.
In the U.S., the percentage of adults who currently identify as transgender is double what is was in 2011, according to the best estimates.

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February 17 2018 By dvirtue No, There's No Evidence of a Murder Wave Targeting Gay Americans

If your response was to wonder first whether such murders are in fact skyrocketing, yours is the right instinct.

With the FBI reporting 11,821 male homicide victims in the U.S. in 2016, even a conservative estimate of how many are gay or bisexual yields a number of annual victims well into the hundreds, and perhaps significantly above that.

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February 15 2018 By dvirtue When Does the Right to Die Become the Duty to Die?

Mercy killing in the Netherlands for psychiatric reasons is increasingly popular. It is a supposedly neat and tidy end for untidy lives and is promoted as strictly voluntary -- a jewel in the crown of individual freedom and self-determination. For the mentally ill, however, the siren call of individual freedom dovetails too nicely with society's proven intolerance of the troubling behavior of people with mental disorders.

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