A highly provocative view from a leading female academic By Rachel Porter There would be a gasp of horror from the small but vocal minority of women who are still fighting tooth and nail for their ­version of gender equality. But if it were possible to switch off the pressure that women feel to smash […]

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frgavin on December 22nd, 2010

With apologies to C.S. Lewis A Satirical Essay By David W. Virtue www.virtueonline.org My dear Wormwood, What a thoroughly splendid year it has been for us. The Council of Hades met last week. Your name came up as one who has singularly honored us with your ability to undermine, prevaricate, destroy, deceive and provide the […]

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frgavin on December 22nd, 2010

Priorities By: Stan Guthrie|Published: Those who have declared war on the West are telling us who they hate. Somali-born U.S. citizen Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, was just nabbed by the FBI for trying to murder thousands of people at a Christmas-tree lighting ceremony the weekend after Thanksgiving in Portland’s central square. “I want whoever is […]

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By Iain Duncan Smith Over the last ­fortnight, many of us will have been enjoying the ­familiar ­delights of the school ­Nativity play, sharing the excitement that a new generation of children ­always brings to it. Their costumes may be fashioned from blankets, tea-­towels and old dressing-gown cords but you can see from their rapt […]

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The Catholic Church must examine the failures in its teaching that allowed the “unimaginable” sexual abuse of children by priests to continue unchallenged for so long, the Pope said yesterday. Benedict has previously acknowledged that the scandal was the result of sin within the church and that the church as a result must repent for […]

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frgavin on December 21st, 2010

Beliefs about Jesus’ virgin mother vary between Christians of the early church, Roman Catholics, and modern-day Protestants, but this model of total trustful devotion has lessons to teach all Christians. J.I. Packer and Tom Oden Protestants pay a lot of attention to Jesus’ mother at Christmas but she is largely forgotten the rest of the […]

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frgavin on December 21st, 2010

December 20th, 2010 Posted in From Lisa’s Lookout | Comments Off There has been great ‘celebration’ in gay world recently.  Yesterday was a significant day both in the US and the UK in terms of the active, aggressive promotion and embedding of LGBT rights in the public sphere. This news strikes people differently.  Many are still […]

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