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July 24 2017 By dvirtue When men stop believing in God, they believe anything

Searyl Atli, an eight-month baby, has been issued with a health card that does not specify the child's sex. The public authority of British Columbia has done this at the insistence of "parent" Kori Doty, a non-binary transgender activist who identifies as neither male nor female. Kori Doty is campaigning to omit the baby's sex from all other official records including the birth certificate.

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July 21 2017 By dvirtue LEGACY AND LESSONS

Legacies are often difficult to evaluate, especially when they are attached a man. It is, however, even more so the case when we try to evaluate the legacy of an historical movement that has influenced most the Christian Church for over a century, but has now increasingly faded into obscurity.

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July 20 2017 By dvirtue "'Gay love'- Roman decadence & Christian virtue -- a response to Steve Chalke"

Steve Chalke has been doing some research into the Classical world of the Greeks and the Romans, and has come up with some discoveries that have startled him. He has found a world that as he describes was "utterly saturated with sex."

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July 19 2017 By dvirtue 'Heroes and Heroines of Our Faith'

Cox said Christians to have an obligation, quoting Saint Paul in his first letter to the Corinthians, "When one part of the Body of Christ suffers, we all suffer."

"We do have a mandate to be alongside those brothers and sisters," Cox declared "If not necessarily in person, then certainly in spirit and prayer."

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July 19 2017 By dvirtue Hull Minster: City of Cultured Despisers: Courtesy of the two Archbishops

The Rector of the Minister, Canon Dr Neal Barnes, who identifies himself as an evangelical, has defended his decision to host this event by appealing to the statements made by Archbishops Welby and Sentamu after the failed House of Bishops Report earlier this year. This service is being hailed as an example of the kind of 'radical inclusion' urged by the two Archbishops.

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July 19 2017 By dvirtue Gun-toting Episcopal priest in Corvette latest exemplar of Florida road rage

The two Floridians in the pickup truck who were receiving the Very Reverend Adams' silent sermon phoned the Florida Highway Patrol, in hopes of avoiding gunfire and brimstone. Moments later, a trooper pulled over the gun-slinging pastor and charged him with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

As it says in Ecclesiastes, "Wisdom is better than weapons of war."

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July 14 2017 By dvirtue Bishop of London must not be Juggler of Words lacking Integrity and Truth

One reason the Diocese of London has not gone the way of all flesh is because of the thousands of black and Asian Christians who have kept their bottoms glued to the fast-emptying pews of the CofE. In addition, Nicky Gumbel and his Alpha-based evangelical congregations have planted churches owing allegiance to the Holy Trinity Brompton brand of Christianity-lite.

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July 12 2017 By dvirtue A Tale of Two Communions

The consecration was a response to the recent decision of the Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC), a member church of the Anglican Communion, to amend their canons to change the definition of marriage in order to allow for the 'marriage' of same-sex couples. Importantly, the consecration took place at the request of Anglican Christians in Britain who feel alienated from their bishops by such departures from biblical orthodoxy.

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July 11 2017 By dvirtue William Campbell-Taylor, the Bishop Peter Ball Report and Clergy Abuse of Power

One particularly shocking parallel case to Bishop Ball concerns Rev. William Campbell-Taylor, a vicar in Hackney in the Diocese of London who also held public office as a Labour Party Common Councilman in the City of London Corporation. In 2014, Campbell-Taylor attempted unsuccessfully to prosecute a vulnerable male who had revealed publicly in the British Parliament that the priest had groomed the vulnerable adult and asked him for oral sex.

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July 10 2017 By dvirtue Sin at Synod- How the Church forbad forgiveness

The synod could not be bothered to define what it thought 'conversion therapy' might be. Perhaps it was simply ignorant that many Christians would see the confessional as the place where for them, conversion therapy took place, -- or perhaps in its rush to suck up secular approbation, it did not care.

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