Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Orwellian Deception; Gender as Consumer Choice; Persecution of Christians in India...more

Texas AG: Sermon Subpoena is Unconstitutional
...“Whether you intend it to be so or not, your action is a direct assault on the religious liberty guaranteed by the First Amendment,” Abbott wrote in a letter to the city leader. He called on the mayor to avoid even the appearance of intimidation...

The Orwellian Deception- Three-Parent Babies Okayed in the U.K.  ...Instead of engaging the public with the truth, deception is often used to hide what is truly being done in laboratories and fertility clinics. A favorite tactic is to simply redefine existing terminology, inventing euphemistic or inaccurate terms. This manipulates the public into supporting practices scientists, advocates and politicians know we find morally suspect...

Gender as Consumer Choice
...A key task of the church in the next generation will be to provide a lived alternative to feeling like a good consumer in this regard. This will be particularly important as the LGBT debate advances from the issues that concern L and G, such as samesex marriage, to those which concern T, such as gender identity. The task will include educating the affections—learning to desire to be the good that God made, when in the beginning he made us male and female—and to see that this is far better than the proliferation of meaningless choices about gender identity that is likely to be imposed on us in the near future.

Persecution of Christians in India continues to get worse  Concerns continue for Christians in India, and a human rights organization for religious freedom says the greatest issue as of late is the "absolute skyrocketing of attacks that have been taking place on Christians and other religious minorities" in that country.

"Ever since the government has changed over to BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) and Neandra Modi leading the government in May, in the first 100 days of … the actual reign of this new regime, we saw over 600 attacks, communal attacks in one state in India," reports William Stark of International Christian Concern (ICC). "That's just one of 29 states across the country."

Stark visited India over the summer and spoke with various pastors and Christians who were afraid...

Violence raises doubt Nigeria girls will be freed  
New violence in Nigeria is casting doubt on the government's claim the Boko Haram terrorist group is ready to release more than 200 schoolgirls.
On Friday, Nigeria's military leader said the radical Islamic group agreed to a ceasefire as a first step toward freeing the girls.
"They've assured us they have the girls and they will release them. I am cautiously optimistic," Nigerian presidential aide Hassan Tukur told the BBC.
But Boko Haram never confirmed the deal and in the interim, dozens of civilians have been killed in attacks...

WHO Reports Nigeria Cleared of Ebola as Dozens of Americans Released from Isolation

Jesus painting, removed from school, now on lit sign


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