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  • Telling People God’s Okay With Abortion Is A New Low For Abortion Supporters

    08/29/2018 8:22:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Federalist ^ | August 29, 2018 | Paula Rinehart
    The old argument that defends abortion now has a new twist. This time, it’s wearing a clerical collar. It’s not enough these days to champion abortion by mere reason. Trying to convince women that ending a pregnancy is actually a shame-free “positive good” is starting to ring hollow as well. So now the latest wave in promoting abortion comes from a most unlikely source. A social ethics professor of religious studies at Elon University makes her case for declaring that abortion can actually be considered Christian. Rebecca Todd Peters writes in her new book, “Trust Women: A Progressive Christian Argument...
  • Abortion services to be available to women from Northern Ireland — Harris [Ireland health minster]

    08/09/2018 7:16:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    RTE News ^ | Wednesday, 8 Aug 2018 14:12
    The Minister for Health has said women in Northern Ireland will be able to access abortion services in the Republic when the legislation is introduced here. Speaking in Belfast this evening, Simon Harris said his concern for a woman’s right to access health services in crisis pregnancies situations does not stop at the border. He said while he respects the abortion law in northern Ireland, he hopes it is addressed in the near future. Britain’s Abortion Act does not extend to Northern Ireland and an abortion is only allowed if a woman’s life is at risk, or if there is...
  • North Florida Presbytery (PCA) Same-Sex Attraction Study Committee Report

    08/07/2018 10:27:11 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 34 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 8/7/2018 | Jim McCarthy
    At the 2016 October meeting of the North Florida Presbytery, the moderator appointed an ad hoc study committee to examine issues pertaining to same sex attraction in light of a recent ruling of the Nashville Presbytery Committee on Judicial Business. In January of 2018, the North Florida Presbytery voted unanimously to receive the committee’s report. The report answered eight key questions. Below are those questions and summary statements of the committee’s report which can be read in full here. 1. What are the origins of same-sex attraction? Same sex attraction is a result of Adam’s original sin, the fall of...
  • In My Words: Trusting women to make abortion decisions is a Christian norm(BARF ALERT)

    08/02/2018 3:08:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    elon.edu ^ | July 31, 2018 | Rebecca Todd Peters
    There is a dominant belief that Christianity and Christians are againt abortion. In point of fact, many Christian communities recognize several circumstances in which abortion is accepted. The fact that abortion is acceptable in some cases means that the real social question is not whether women can have abortions, but which women and for what reasons? Prenatal health, Rape, Incest, and health of the Mother – PRIM. Evidence indicates widespread consensus and acceptance among many Christian denominations that abortion for PRIM reasons is justifiable. Of the 11 Christian statements included in a 2013 Pew Research Center study, only Roman Catholics...
  • Maine Voices: For me as a chaplain, Planned Parenthood’s name is blessed(BARF ALERT)

    05/14/2018 3:08:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    Press herald ^ | May 11, 2018 | The Rev. Marvin Ellison, Ph.D.Special to the Press Herald
    Mine is a face that patients are sometimes surprised to see at the Planned Parenthood health center in Portland. For the past few years, four other faith leaders and I have served as volunteer chaplains. We’re proud to be part of a highly professional and highly caring health care team. Along with our Planned Parenthood colleagues, we’re committed to showing care and respect for the whole person, including her (or his) physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. As chaplains, we undertake this work not in spite of, but because of our faith and values. There are some who assume that if...
  • Presbyterian Church in Canada Issues 'Letter of Repentance' to LGBT Community

    03/02/2018 9:51:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/02/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    A leader with the Presbyterian Church in Canada has issued a "letter of repentance" to the LGBT community over the denomination's purported mistreatment of sexual minorities. The Rev. Peter Bush, moderator of the PCC's 143rd General Assembly, which was held last year, wrote in the letter that "we are all harmed" by homophobia. "No one should ever be harmed for naming their sexual identity. We live in a culture and a world where LGBT persons are bullied, brutalized and sometimes killed," said Bush. "Presbyteries and sessions fail to hold church members and church leaders accountable for their hateful acts. For...
  • Presbyterian Minister Writes New Book to Make the “Christian Argument for Abortion”

    02/26/2018 12:01:25 AM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb 23, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    There seems to be a concerted effort among abortion activists to pervert Christian teachings by using religious arguments to justify killing unborn babies. A new book by Presbyterian minister Rebecca Todd Peters pushes the notion that killing an unborn baby is not wrong. In “Trust Women: A Progressive Christian Argument for Reproductive Justice” from Beacon Press, Todd Peters argues for abortion from a religious perspective. Todd Peters, who also is a professor at Elon University, wrote, “The starting point of our ethical conversation should be women’s lives, [yet] the problem that we face in this country is our failure to...
  • Created Male and Female: An Open Letter from Religious Leaders

    12/16/2017 10:59:28 AM PST · by iowamark · 32 replies
    Dear Friends: As leaders of various communities of faith throughout the United States, many of us came together in the past to affirm our commitment to marriage as the union of one man and one woman and as the foundation of society. We reiterate that natural marriage continues to be invaluable to American society. We come together to join our voices on a more fundamental precept of our shared existence, namely, that human beings are male or female and that the socio-cultural reality of gender cannot be separated from one's sex as male or female. We acknowledge and affirm that...
  • ‘Christian’ Church In America Changes Sunday Service And Leads Congregation In Muslim Ritual

    Full title : ‘Christian’ Church In America Changes Sunday Service And Leads Congregation In Muslim Ritual Of Praying To Allah A Christian church in the U.S. is causing outrage after leadership officials changed up their typical Sunday service — and began performing Muslim rituals which included praying to Allah. This makes me sick! It was a typical Sunday morning service, until a Muslim began leading church attendees in a prayer to the Islamic deity. The Presbyterian church in Portland, Oregon, began lifting up prayers to Allah at its general assembly meeting as a part of the “first order of business.”...
  • Alexander Jun Elected Moderator of 45th General Assembly (PCA Caucus)

    06/14/2017 5:45:59 AM PDT · by HarleyD · 3 replies
    ByFaith ^ | JUNE 13TH, 2017 | MEGAN FOWLER
    Dr. Alexander Jun has been elected moderator of the 45th General Assembly. Jun is a founding member and a ruling elder of New Life Mission Church in Fullerton, California, and the first ethnic minority elected as moderator of the Assembly. Dr. Lloyd Kim, coordinator for Mission to the World, nominated Jun. The two have been friends since they met at New Life Mission Church in 1994. Kim said that Jun is marked by a love for his Savior and is a “gifted leader and administrator.” At age 48, Jun is a young moderator, but his election is a departure from...
  • Vandals target Charlotte church that welcomes LGBTQ community

    02/21/2017 10:58:29 AM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    wsoctv ^ | Feb. 18, 2017 | DaShawn Brown
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Thieves broke into Caldwell Presbyterian Church on East Fifth Street in Charlotte late Wednesday and vandalized a painting with Scripture that targets homosexuality. Church members called it a personal attack on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The church embraces its call to be a diverse, progressive and mission-oriented congregation centered on justice and advocacy, according to its website.
  • Christian University Openly Promotes Abortion Clinic Partnership

    11/30/2016 7:38:33 AM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    charismanews.com ^ | November 29, 2016 | Jessilyn Justice
    Presbyterian-affiliated Whitworth University openly partners with the area's Planned Parenthood, according to several reports. The same students who are encouraged to be dedicated Christian scholars are also given the opportunity to work with the local abortion clinic. "They are not equipping their graduates to be Christians and follow Christ," Katie Lodjic of Students for Life of America tells One News Now.
  • Why Christians voted for Trump

    11/13/2016 7:11:52 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 21 replies
    AlexanderBoot.com ^ | 11-13-16 | Alexander Boot
    One has to admit that Donald isn’t everybody’s idea of a pious Presbyterian. Though he still maintains some loose connection with his parents’ confession, his behaviour is, how shall I put it, more Playboy than Presbyterian. And yet he won over Christians by a wide margin: 52 per cent of all Catholics, 58 per cent of all Protestants and 82 per cent of all evangelicals voted for him. The Catholic vote is particularly notable. After all, some 40 per cent of US Catholics are Hispanics, and, putting it mildly, Trump didn’t go out of his way to endear himself to...
  • Baptist, Methodist, Episcopalian and Presbyterian Clergy Participate in Rally for Abortion

    09/13/2016 6:56:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | September 13, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Many Judeo-Christian leaders speak out against abortion, but the few who advocate for abortion often are the ones who get the most media attention. On Monday in Kentucky, pro-abortion clergy held a rally at the State Capitol to advocate for abortion and other issues, the State-Journal reports. The event was called the Higher Ground Moral Day of Action, and it was held in conjunction with other rallies nation-wide. Led by clergy, the event highlighted the upcoming election and called on candidates and elected officials to uphold “the most sacred moral principles of our faith and constitutional values.” These included “the...
  • Humanist Weddings Outstrip Church of Scotland Ceremonies for First Time

    08/19/2016 8:26:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 18, 2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    The number of weddings being performed by the Church of Scotland slipped below the number of humanist ceremonies taking place for the first time last year, latest figures have shown. The decline in church weddings is yet another indication of declining support for the increasingly liberal Kirk. According to figures from the National Records of Scotland 4,290 Humanist wedding ceremonies took place in Scotland in 2015, of which approximately 80 percent (3,378) were conducted by the Humanist Society Scotland (HSS).
  • Looking For A New Church to attend:

    07/28/2016 11:37:02 AM PDT · by Vinylly · 41 replies
    We are looking for a new church. We have been attending the First Presbyterian Church in Seattle. The congregation voted to leave Presbyterian Churches USA, so now we are just an independent Presbyterian Church. The Presbytery took us to court to take over our church property, which we lost. They also confiscated all our assets and bank accounts. They are trying to 'starve us out and destroy us, as we will be unable to pay our bills, and pay wages to church staff and ministers. We have no funds to rent a new worship space. The wife and I have...
  • Presbyterian USA General Assembly Prays To Allah.

    06/22/2016 6:29:09 PM PDT · by Vinylly · 58 replies
    I thought Christians were supposed to pray to God. When did they become Islamic? I'm quitting my local Presbyterian church for sure. This was announced in the latest Presbyterian Church USA, 'The Layman', their internet news letter.
  • PJC Ruling: One Woman and One Man Marriage Polices are Discriminatory (PCUSA)

    05/25/2016 5:14:07 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 7 replies
    The Layman ^ | May 16, 2016 | Paula R. Kincaid
    A presbytery’s Permanent Judicial Commission (PJC) has ruled that a church’s session cannot adopt a policy requiring all weddings performed on church property be only between one man and one woman. In the case of Thomas E. Morgan, complainant vs. Session, First Presbyterian Church, Asheboro, N.C., respondent, the PJC of Salem Presbytery ruled that “A categorical decision by the session not to permit any marriage by a couple of the same-sex on church property without consideration of their commitment to each other, their understanding of the nature of the marriage covenant and their commitment to living their lives together according...
  • Presbyterian Pastor: “I Love Planned Parenthood.” Calls Abortion Business a “Ministry"

    04/24/2016 6:25:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 61 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 24, 2016 | Carole Novielli
    The president of the largest chain of abortion clinics in the United States is thanking “Faith Leaders” for standing with them. In a tweet by Planned Parenthood president, Cecile Richards, recently released she states, “So grateful to the many faith leaders who stand with Planned Parenthood and our patients. http://ppact.io/1IIU4QF Thank you, @awkukla!” Cecile Richards Planned Parenthood Faith Leaders @awkukla is Andrew Kukla, who describes himself as a , “Presby minister, love philosophy and Kierkegaard in particular, dad of four young kids, and I live in Boise, ID,” on his twitter page. The link takes you to a post written...
  • Presbyterian Church Minister Backs Abortion: Says Abortions Are a “Matter of Compassion”

    04/18/2016 7:12:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 18, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Northern Ireland Presbyterian minister is creating waves after she began advocating for abortion against the church’s teachings. The Rev. Lesley Carroll, who is running for election in the Irish Assembly, recently waded into the abortion debate when she gave a public statement to the pro-abortion Belfast Feminist Network, according to the News Letter. Abortion is illegal in Northern Ireland, but abortion activists are pushing to change that. The Presbyterian Church in Ireland has vocally opposed changes to the law, saying it “protect[s] both the life of the mother and the unborn child,” according to the news outlet. However, Carroll...