The Archbishop of Wales said in an open letter to the LGBT community that while the Church can’t support same-sex marriage, he apologized for what he called the persecution and prejudice they have faced.
“We, as bishops of the Anglican Communion, mindful of the results of our consultation and the Statement of the Primates of the Anglican Communion, and of all our members, including those who are gay and lesbian, do not feel that we can support at this time a move to change the discipline of the Church in Wales with respect to the teaching on marriage, nor can we permit the celebration of public liturgies of blessing for same-sex unions,” Barry Morgan said in a statement released Wednesday.
While we do not agree with this trend to apologize for something someone else has done, it is good to hear a church leader take the right stand and say ‘no’ to the LGBT community.
He noted that despite the Church’s decision not to condone gay marriage or civil partnerships, “we commit ourselves as bishops to work for a Church in which you can be fully affirmed as equal disciples of Jesus Christ or seekers after truth.”
Morgan also stated that the “pain and tensions” surrounding the debate about human sexuality in the Church will not go away, but insisted that Christians are called to live “in love and charity with one another,” and to follow the example of Jesus to respond with “grace and as much accommodation as possible” to all people.
This we do not like. Unrepentant sinners cannot become ‘equal disciples’ until they repent of their sins and ‘following the example of Jesus’ means not accepting unrepentant sinners into the church. People who call themselves Christians really need to understand what it means to follow Jesus. They need a full picture of Jesus not just the feel good version
#2. The Very Problem With Secular Science— http://www.christianpost.com/news/scientists-creating-human-animal-embryos-raises-ethical-concerns-164358/
Some scientists in the United States are working to make embryos that are part human, part animal in an attempt to save the lives of people suffering from various diseases. But other scientists warn that such experiments could damage people’s sense of humanity, NPR reports.
It seeks to be free from oversight and restriction. Though as you can see by that quote not all scientists think that ‘all science is good science’ there are enough out there who do and that is the problem.Science and scientists need to be regulated and have strict morals and ethical codes governing their work and behavior. Absolute power corrupts absolutely and science is not immune to this fact.
A security guard at a Northeast D.C. Giant Food grocery store was arrested for assault Wednesday and accused of trying to stop a transgender woman from using the women’s restroom in the store.
The incident happened as the customer, Eboni Belcher, was attempting to go inside the restroom. Once inside, the security guard, Francine Jones, reportedly followed the customer and used physical force to escort the customer out of the restroom, leading to an altercation.
No not the security guard but the arrest of that person. Since when did transgenders become a protected ‘species’? People who cannot accept the truth about themselves are to be rebuked not protected like some rare animal about to go into extinction.Transgenders need help not special rights.
Youth Trans Critical Professionals, a group of “psychologists, social workers, doctors, medical ethicists, and academics” who identify as “pro-gay-rights” and “left-leaning,” say vulnerable children are being recruited online to believe they are transgender and mental health professionals are affirming the belief of these victims.
“We are alarmed by the trend among mental health professionals to affirm a young person’s self-diagnosis as transgender with minimal exploration. In many cases, these young people come to identify as trans after binges on social media sites such as tumblr, reddit, or YouTube. There is evidence that vulnerable young people are being actively recruited and coached on such sites to believe that they are trans,” said the group on their website.
If true, then our children our in trouble. It is a good article and it should be read especially the following quote:
“In several states, there is now legislation on the books forbidding therapists to engage in conversion therapy. While the sentiment behind this legislation is laudable, in some cases, it is being interpreted to mean that therapists cannot explore gender identity with a youth who is professing to be trans. This would mean we can’t ask why; we can’t explore underlying mental health issues; we can’t consider the symbolic nature of the gender dysphoria; and we can’t look at possible confounding issues such as social media use or social contagion,” the professional said while urging their colleagues to begin speaking out.
To combat this, start with prayer and wait for the correct direction to take. Evil has taken another step in destroying young people and the church is out of the loop in stopping this destruction. Time for individual churches to stop hiring youth ministers who want to be cool and only play games and obtain those who are spiritually mature who can lead the youth to a real faith in Christ.
Canada’s Liberal Party government led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has introduced a bill that would ban transgender discrimination, including both gender identity and gender expression, with up to two years in prison for violators.
The bill seeks to amend the Canadian Criminal Code to expand existing “hate speech” prohibitions to include any public speech or communication that “promotes hatred” on the basis of “gender identity” or “gender expression,” and also the Canadian Human Rights Act, to cover transgender people.
Yes let’s fight discrimination,bullying and other sinful practices by using sinful practices, discrimination and bullying. This bill is insane and makes one wonder why such a small group of people deserve such protection? Trashing right and wrong destroys a society not builds it up.Clearly Trudeau and other people do not grasp the tragedy of the confusion they are protecting. These laws do not help the transgender nor anyone else.