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1. Teacher is dismissed for “misgendering” student. 2. Teacher says, “God loves you” to a lesbian student—she is reported as a terrorist threat! 3. Church of Scotland’s “pastoral care” for “trans” people.

Teacher is dismissed for “misgendering” student Two recent stories from the United Kingdom (UK) involving teachers caught my eye; both of them illustrate the liberal agenda in public schools and the intolerance of the “LGBT community.” The first is the story of Joshua Sutcliffe, Christian pastor and math teacher in…

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1. The upcoming Irish abortion debate. 2. Pope Francis and the sixth petition. 3. A sinful royal engagement.

The upcoming Irish abortion debate On December 13, 2017 Ireland took a step closer to liberalizing her abortion laws, with a vote of an Oireachtas Éireann Committee of 14-6 to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution. Oireachtas Éireann is the Irish legislature, the Irish version of Congress (USA)…

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1. Homosexual Parenting Deemed “Unhealthy” by the American College of Pediatricians. 2. Game of Gender Identity Politics Played in the OPC and PCA.

Homosexual Parenting Deemed “Unhealthy” by the American College of Pediatricians1 In July of 2017 the American College of Pediatricians (ACP) posted an update of a 2004 article that asks if it is time to accept parenting by homosexual couples as a legitimate alternative to parenting done by a father and…

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1. Doug Wilson’s Attempt to Disavow the Federal Vision. 2. The Globalization of Immorality

`Doug Wilson’s Attempt to Disavow the Federal Vision For years Doug Wilson has identified himself with the heretical movement known as the Federal Vision. He participated in the Auburn Avenue Conference of 2002 that ignited the Federal Vision controversy. In 2007 he affixed his signature to “A Joint Federal Vision…

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The Error of Eternal Functional Subordination: An Evangelical Debate

A Theological Debate There is presently raging within American Evangelicalism a debate on the relationship among the three persons of the Trinity. This debate is called the “Eternal Functional Subordination” (or EFS) controversy. On one side of this debate are Wayne Grudem (Phoenix Seminary) and Bruce Ware (Southern Baptist Theological…

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1. Peeking Through Hubble. 2. Dr. N. Wolterstorff: “Homosexual orientation is no more culpable or disordered than a heterosexual orientation.”

Peeking Through Hubble David L. DeBruyn reports that images from the Hubble Space Telescope show galaxies that man has never seen before.1 The discoveries are “unlikely to explain burning scientific questions about the origins of dark matter or why the universe appears to be accelerating.” But the discoveries do demonstrate…

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1. Transgender Discrimination and Churches in Iowa and Massachusetts. 2. Non-discrimination Law and Religious Exemptions. 3. Conservative Christians Have “Lost” the Culture Wars: Now It’s Payback!

Transgender Discrimination and Churches in Iowa and Massachusetts In a recent submission to the “All Around Us” rubric (vol. 92, No. 18 [ July 2016]) I reported that across the Western world anti-discrimination laws are being amended to include protection for “transgendered” individuals, that is, for persons who “identify as”…

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Brexit

What is the EU? A new word entered the English vocabulary recently—Brexit, which means the “British exit” from the European Union (EU). To understand the implications of this move, let me briefly provide an overly simplified history of the EU, as well as an outline of its political and economic…

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1. Brief Highlights from the CRCNA’s 2016 Agenda for Synod. 2. Michigan Church Responds to the Bullying Tactics of a Homosexual Activist. 3. Sunday and Sports.

Brief Highlights from the CRCNA’s 2016 Agenda for Synod The Christian Reformed Church in America’s 669-page agenda has been posted on the Internet. Below are some of the interesting items on the 2016 Synod’s agenda. The Synod will receive recommendations from the Board of Trustees to adopt “Research Methodology Guidelines…

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1. Islamophobia: How Offensive is “Grossly” Offensive? 2. Planned Parenthood “Sting Operation” Boomerangs

Islamophobia: How Offensive is “Grossly” Offensive? On January 5, 2016, District Judge McNally of Belfast Crown Court, Northern Ireland, delivered his judgment on the now famous (or infamous) Islamophobia case. In a victory for free speech and freedom of religion, Pastor James McConnell who, in a sermon on May 18,…

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1. The Irish Vote for “Same Sex Marriage”. 2. Irish Abortion Battle Heats Up. 3. Islamophobia Revisited. 4. Think Before You Share.

The Irish Vote for “Same Sex Marriage” I reside in Ireland. Therefore, it is natural that I should report on the recent “Marriage Equality Referendum” here. On May 22, 2015, Ireland became the first nation in the world to redefine (defile, profane) marriage by a popular vote in a referendum.…

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1. De Reformatie Ceases Publication. 2. The Banner’s Mandate Reevaluated by the CRC. 3. Removal of the Gideon Bibles. 4. The Onward March of ISIS.

De Reformatie Ceases Publication The last issue of De Reformatie appeared on December 30, 2014 after ninety-plus years of publication (1920-2014).1 Some of the readers of the Standard Bearer know what De Reformatie was. But I suspect that many of the younger readers do not know. De Reformatie (The Reformation)…

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1. PC-USA’s Tolerance of Homosexuality Becomes Official. 2. Boys and Girls Will Be Hens.

PC-USA’s Tolerance of Homosexuality becomes Official The news media covered this story well, so many of our readers already know about it. But it is still worthwhile to take note of the Presbyterian Church-USA’s official redefinition of marriage that approves homosexual unions. Holly Yan of CNN reports:1 The country’s largest…

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1. The Millennials Are Leaving! 2. Evangelicals Are Weakening on Homosexual Marriage!

The Millennials Are Leaving! “Like some reverse Paul Revere, many ride through the fiber optics of the Internet and into church basements shouting, ‘The millennials are leaving! Watch out for the rise of the nones!’ Simply put, millennial anxiety—a concern shared by both mainline and evangelical churches—is the fear that…

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