Wikipedia wrote: ... CPCs have also been found to disseminate misinformation about birth control methods, in particular the idea that contraception and c*****s do not work or have harmful effects....
In contrast to the overt Christian perspective of most CPC networks, Birthright International has a stated philosophy of non-evangelism....A Jewish CPC organization, called In Shifra 's Arms, also exists....
I think I'm very correct that God hates abortion. I think I'm very safe in making that assumption. You know one thing one doesn't have to make an assumption about? God states very clearly in the Bible-- He hates liars there is nowhere in the Bible, "The ends justify the means"!
Revelation 21:8Â But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.â---ESV
Mike, the CPC in New York City seems to be doing at the right way - - let's hope all CPC's follow that example.
Mark Thornton wrote: National prohibition of alcohol (1920-33)âthe ânoble experimentââwas undertaken to reduce crime and corruption, solve social problems, reduce the tax burden created by prisons and poorhouses, and improve health and hygiene in America. The results of that experiment clearly indicate that it was a miserable failure on all counts. The evidence affirms sound economic theory, which predicts that prohibition of mutually beneficial exchanges is doomed to failure.
The lessons of Prohibition remain important today. They apply not only to the debate over the war on drugs but also to the mounting efforts to drastically reduce access to alcohol and tobacco and to such issues as censorship and bans on insider trading, abortion, and gambling.
I would suggest that people read The Huffington Post article and get the fact from the horse's mouth - - or the devil's however one might want to look at it.
J. Richard Cohen wrote: FRC President Tony Perkins claims that pedophilia is a âhomosexual problemâ â even though the American Psychological Association has concluded that gay men are no more likely than straight men to molest children....
The FRC may not advocate violence, but its inflammatory rhetoric pours fuel on the fires of hate....
Perkins also doesnât like Muslims....he claimed that the U.S. Constitution doesnât protect their religious rights.
wrote: The following article appeared in The Times, 11 May 1996, " WOMAN LEADS CHURCH BOYCOTT IN ROW OVER EVANGELICAL PIG-SNORTING"
A WOMAN has walked out of her church and is holding services in her living room, because she says she cannot bring herself to "snort like a pig and bark like a dog" on a Church of England course. Angie Golding, 50, claims she was denied confirmation unless she signed up for the Alpha course, which she says is a "brainwashing" exercise where participants speak in tongues, make animal noises and then fall over.
She has left the evangelical St Marks in Broadwater Down, Kent, with 14 members of the congregation and founded a church at home in Tunbridge Wells. She said: "I'll be a fool for the Lord any day, but I won't be a fool for man."
as you can see this happened 21 years ago, the Anglican Church has an ongoing list of heresies besides the present ones mentioned in the SA article.
In the main article referred to by SA there was another interesting article referenced, while churches fared better than many other organizations, they were having some difficulty with public opinion.
Kate Shellnutt wrote: Gallup has also reported that public trust in clergy is on the decline. Pastors represented the most-trusted profession when the company began surveying Americans on career ethics; after three years of record-lows, clergy now rank 8th on the list. Their confidence rating has dropped from 61 percent in 1977 to 44 percent in 2016.
Professors, which outrank pastors, and journalists, which fall lower on the list, also saw ratings slide.
âFor the fourth year in a rowâin a nation where religion is an important part of life for three-fourths of the populationâless than half of Americans think religious leaders have high ethical standards,â Gallup said. âMeanwhile, two groups of professionals linked to the bitter political battles of 2016âcollege teachers and journalistsâare at or near their all-time lows, with views split along partisan lines.â
History Channel wrote: .... ...Despite very early signs of success, including a decline in arrests for drunkenness and a reported 30 percent drop in alcohol consumption, those who wanted to keep drinking found ever-more inventive ways to do it.... ...Prohibition was waning by the end of the 1920s. [ ] In addition, fundamentalist and nativist forces had gained more control over the temperance movement, alienating its more moderate members... [ ]
These nativists never seem to be able to learn from the Bible!
Romans 8 7 because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so; 8 and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.---NASB
May I suggest closing the barn door after the horses are out , is very ineffective, and a new approach needs to be taken and not Christian shar'ia law. Read the whole article on Prohibition, please. : thumbsup:
Birthright wrote: Birthright takes a non-moralistic, non-judgmental approach toward helping women through their pregnancy dilemmas. Louise regretted the fact that some young unmarried mothers were belittled or ostracized by their relatives: "I can never see anything wrong with any of them." At Birthright, Louise recreated the supportive homelike environment they deserved. Moreover, Louise helped formulate a Charter, followed by all Birthright chapters worldwide, to define Birthright's services, to ensure that pregnant women receive the same considerate treatment at every Birthright chapter, and to help volunteers preserve Birthright's good reputation in the future.
Unfortunately some crisis pregnancy centers do give Christianity a bad name, see the Wikipedia article, Crisis pregnancy center. I assume that the Lincoln and Omaha ones have a much higher standards then the ones mentioned in the Wikipedia. The New York one seems to have set a fine example also.
Ah, lbug, all one has to do is do a Google search of "Birthright International reputation" one will see that they aren't neo-nazis or liars. So I don't know what dark hole that Frank dug his information out of, but Birthright International has a very good reputation.
BDM wrote: ... As we wrap up this survey of incidents in the Scriptures which involved acts of civil disobedience, we must strongly affirm that the Scriptures do show that there is a proper time and situation when the believer is obligated to disobey the civil government. In each of these cases, two parties were involved, the government which mandated that an individual take a particular action, and the individual who chose to obey God rather than man.
However, there is an important difference between these situations and those confronting the believer in the abortion crisis. In the rescue scenario, we have a third party interfering and attempting to keep another individual from disobeying God's command.
The Crisis Pregnancy Center in the story was obeying the law. Apparently it wasn't using any subterfuge. Something that Christians are not supposed to be doing.
Erin Durkin wrote: âI canât imagine it being criticized,â said executive director Virginia Gallo. âI donât understand why more of the Council members are not on board with us.â
The Council sought to crack down on crisis pregnancy centers, which critics say mislead women into thinking theyâre medical providers, by requiring them to post signs disclosing that they donât provide medical services. Bridge to Life complies with that rule.
The group serves about 4,000 women a year with free pregnancy tests, donations of maternity and baby clothes and supplies, and referrals to housing and other services, Gallo said.
The chiefâs departure came at the request of Mayor Betsy Hodges, who promptly nominated Assistant Chief Medaria Arradondo, a 28-year veteran of the force, to replace Harteau. The move ended Harteauâs 4Âœ-year run as the first woman and first openly gay person to head the department.
Michael Stafford wrote: More than 39 years after Roe v. Wade,  the pro-life movement has reached a nadir. Despite the fact that over half [less than half in 2017] the United States self-identifies as "pro-life," little tangible progress has been made in the fight against abortion.
This is due to both the pro-life movement's failure to be a consistent defender of human dignity across a broader range of issues and to its increasingly close association with the Republican Party.
The GOP is often described as America's pro-life political party. In reality, however, the GOP is not pro-life. At best, it's merely anti-abortion. At worst, it's simply misogynistic. Regardless, the Republican Party's concern for human dignity ends the moment someone is actually born. After that, it's the coldness and cruelty of Ayn Rand and social Darwinism, all the way down.
Dave Hunt wrote: ...the false gospel of Roman Catholicism which is leading nearly a billion souls to hell,... Why donât the Christian activists show concern for this unbelief which eternally damns souls?...
What should be in the included in the title which was covered in the article, was salubrious effect that Jews and Christians had on birthrates and containment of abortions and infanticide
As this author said,
David P. Gushee, PhD wrote: Loyalty to Jesus requires abstaining not only from war but also from abortion, abandonment of infants (âexposureâ), and direct infanticide. These were quite common practices in the Greco-Roman world, and had especially devastating effects on women and female children. Under Roman law, the father was granted the power to kill, abandon, or sell his child or to order any female in his household to abort, which involved primitive methods that often ended womenâs lives or ruined their health. But for Christians, the childâs life too, was sacred, even in the womb and in infancy, as was the life of the woman carrying the child. For both Jews and Christians, abortion and infanticide were absolutely banned.
ABC Radio News wrote: Keast confirmed to ABC News Friday that the former football star has been removed from the general prison population as a precautionary measure, due to his notoriety and the attention given his parole hearing Thursday.
They did not like Trump's expanded Mexican City Rule however:
Sarah Boseley Health editor wrote: The âglobal gag ruleâ imposed by Donald Trump, blocking US funds to any organisation involved in abortion advice and care overseas, could impact millions of women and girls, endangering their lives and those of their babies, Bill and Melinda Gates have warned.
The changes are expected to result in funding from the worldâs biggest donor to family planning and womenâs health programmes in the developing world being slashed. It could, Bill Gates told the Guardian, âcreate a void that even a foundation like ours canât fillâ.