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Brazilian transgender pastor Alexya Salvador claims Christ was the first transsexual.
The words “father” and “mother” are replaced by “parent who gave birth” and “parent who did not give birth”. Government and opposition voted together.
The Ibero-American Congress for Life and Family writes letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs calling to protect freedom of speech. The platform unites 600 representatives from 16 countries.
The General Synod of the Anglican Church also backed a ban on conversion therapy. Some members say deep theological discussions are being left out.
More than 5,000 new cases were reported last year, many in London. “FGM is not related to religion”, World Vision activist Susana Oliver says.
The German Evangelical Alliance describes the Protestant State Church’s support for gay marriage as “catastrophic.” The law was passed despite the opposition of Chancellor Angela Merkel.
As theological debates on sexuality and marriage become more and more central, many Christian denominations are being asked to clarify their views.
The bill could be approved after the summer. A state agency would actively promote LGBT ideology in schools, workplaces, sport events and media. Anyone accused of discrimination will have to prove their innocence.
Tim Farron had been constantly questioned for his Christian view of homosexuality. “A wiser person than me may have been able to deal with this more successfully, to have remained faithful to Christ while leading a political party in the current environment.”
A bishop in Spain was booed by 100 people after a Sunday worship service. “Debate is being replaced by coercion”, says Jaume Llenas, secretary general of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland is the only Nordic national church which doesn’t celebrate same-sex marriages. The Church Synod of the church discussed intensively about it in May.
The Romanian Parliament has approved an initiative, supported by three million people, to constitutionally define family as based on marriage between a man and a woman.
Believers born after 1981 are less supportive of the Republican Party and partially believe homosexuality should be accepted in society, says a survey.
“Criminals may start with social networking platforms and then move to phone and video chat”, says Christian expert Ioana Humelnicu. “Being judged is the biggest fear of victims.”
God wants us to tell him our desires and dialogue with us over them; but most of all he wants us to delight ourselves in him.
Richard Winter, Psychotherapist and Professor Emeritus of Covenant Theological Seminary, answers the question.
A closer look at 2 Samuel 1:26.
Personal journeys, radical agendas and perplexing dilemmas.
Southern Baptist Russell Moore: “Christians must continue to insist that the worldview of the sexual revolution harms men and women and advocate for the inherent dignity of all.”
Pastor Sam Allberry defends biblical vision of marriage at Church of England General Synod. Read the transcript of his testimony.
“If you’re in love, do not get married!” has reached around 20 million views on Facebook. It underlines the value of commitment beyond emotions.
Transgenderism is the next major issue that Christians are going to have to come to grips with – theologically, morally, medically, legally and pastorally. Many in our churches have been taken by surprise.
Have I ever felt hated or rejected or made fun of? Yes, I have.
More psychological and material help should be offered to young couples, Christian organisations say. The 1975 abortion law needs to be reconsidered.
“We commit ourselves afresh to care pastorally for those who are same-sex attracted”, says a statement issued in Cairo (Egypt).