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2. A Southern Baptist church supports homosexual ‘marriage’
Just before the annual convention of the Southern Baptists is to be held in the USA, one Southern Baptist Church has publicly said they SUPPORT homosexual ‘marriage’… Pastor Danny Cortez of Los Angeles…
As Albert Mohler writes, there is NO third way’!
Peter wrote on Facebook, "Albert Mohler is exactly right. THERE IS NO THIRD WAY. No middle ground exists in the Bible, it is 'love the sinner, NOT the sin' or 'surrender to sin' and that is what most churches are doing - some may not realize they are doing it - they do try to take the middle ground, and talk of being 'accepting' of the people. . . NEVERTHELESS, WE MUST REMAIN 'OPEN FOR BUSINESS' and ALLOW PEOPLE WHO WANT HELP TO RECEIVE HELP. Because Change is possible with/through God."
Read Albert Mohler’s article: There Is No ‘Third Way’ — Southern Baptists Face a Moment of Decision (and so will you), 2/6/2014.
3. UK: UK children and ‘sex change surgery’
Children as young as 9 are being prepared for sex change surgery…
Michael Cook of BioEdge reports, “British children as young as nine are eligible to board the train for a sex reassignment surgery, according to the Mail on Sunday. The Tavistock Institute, a clinic for gender disorders, and the Portman NHS Foundation Trust have conducted a trial of 32 children who received puberty-suppressing drugs. Dr Polly Carmichael, who was in charge, believes that this was successful. Only eight of the group went on to have sex-change surgery, but it gave the others a breathing space to decide which sex they want to be and whether they really wish to begin hormone treatment and preparation for sex-change surgery.Hypothalamic blockers would be injected monthly, according to The Telegraph. These drugs slow the development of the sexual organs by blocking the production of testosterone and oestrogen.
Dr Carmichael wants to offer the program for children as young as possible - 'It is best to begin administering the drugs before children enter puberty and since onset is falling in Western countries, 9 or 10 seems like an appropriate age'..."
Of course, encouraging anyone to go down a path of trying to change their biological gender is unacceptable and is fraught with problems - - including much higher rates of self-harm and suicide. One cannot change one's real gender, despite what these doctors, and activists, say!
Article: British 9-year-olds to be prepped for sex change surgery, BioEdge, 23/5/2014.
4. Oasis Trust removed from Evangelical Alliance in the UK
Oasis Trust, a large charity in the UK founded by Steve Chalke, has been removed from the Evangelical Alliance. Steve Chalke has been confronted by the EA before, over his stance on the substitutionary atonement of Christ. Since then has supported same-sex relationships.
Statement and Media Release on EAUK website: Statement: Oasis Trust membership, 2/5/2014.
Statement and Questions and Answers about this decision on the EAUK website - Steve Clifford on Oasis’ discontinued membership of the Evangelical Alliance, EAUK, 6/5/2014.
5. Celebrities Endorse a New Product: Children as Commodities
This article, written by Jennifer Roback Morse, addresses the notion of ‘children as commodities’ and the promotion of this by celebrities. A recent US conference on ‘fertility’ addressed children for same-sex couples, IVF, surrogacy and more…
Click here to read the article.
"It was significantly more likely that depression was mentioned in the cases of LGBT suicides than in non‐LGBT cases. While 12.4% of the comparison group had been diagnosed with psychotic disorders, there were no such diagnoses among LGBT individuals. LGBT individuals experienced relationship problems more often, with relationship conflict also being more frequent than in non‐LGBT cases."
Article in Australian Doctor: Partner conflict factor in LGBTI suicide (log in req)
Article in homosexual media, QNews: SURPRISE FINDING IN GAY QUEENSLAND RESEARCH, 28/5/2014.
The STUDY: Suicides among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations in Australia: An analysis of the Queensland Suicide Register
News from the past fortnight . . .
Including D-Day (70 years ago today), update on MP Geoff Shaw in Victoria, WA Rally for Life, Islam and jihad in Australia, President Obama declares June to be 'LGTB Month' and more.
Read our News Update - click here.
We have regularly reported on the stance of the professional psychological and psychiatric bodies around the world regarding their position on homosexuality itself, as well as their opposition to counselling for people who WANT to deal with unwanted same-sex attraction. Those who offer such support (usually Christian groups) now refer to this as SOCE - Sexual Orientation Change Efforts.
The Special Interest Group actively works on 'policy' in this area... they claim on their website, as part of the activities of the group, "A Position Statement on Sexual Orientation has also been produced". The Statement has now been 'approved' by the "Policy Committee" of the Royal College.
May 30, 2014 - Robert Gagnon, Anglican Mainstream.
A ministry statement said what Alazreg actually told media on Saturday was "that the defence team of the concerned citizen has appealed the verdict ... and if the appeals court rules in her favour, she will be released".