‘Spiritual abuse’: Church of England votes to ban gay conversion therapy

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RT.com - 10/7/17 Conversion therapy, the practice of trying to change someone’s sexuality through spiritual counseling, should be outlawed in the UK, according to the Church of England. The General Synod, the church’s governing body, was initially asked to back a motion condemning the practice as “unethical and harmful.” However, after an emotional debate the members voted overwhelmingly ...

‘Biblically wrong’: Oklahoma lawmakers urge Obama’s impeachment over transgender bathrooms

www.rt.com- May 2016 Lawmakers in Oklahoma have introduced legislation calling for President Barack Obama to be impeached because of his administration’s support for transgender bathrooms. Another bill calls for a declaration of emergency in the state. In a measure called Senate Concurrent Resolution 43, Oklahoma lawmakers accused the Obama administration of overreaching its authority by issuing a directive ...

WAVE OF DISCONTENT RISING IN GEORGIA DUE TO NEW SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS PERVERTING CHILDREN

The Georgian Ministry of Education

Pravoslavie.ru - 21/2/16 Tbilisi: It should be noted that Archimandrite Lazar (Abashidze), a famous contemporary Georgian ascetic and spiritual writer, recently spoke on this subject in his message addressed to the Georgian people: “Now all depends on us. And the worst thing is that the people remain silent. Priests and clergy are silent too, and we hear only ...

Metropolitan Vladimir of Chisinau and All Moldova personally to baptize every fourth child in a family

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Pravmir.ru- May 2015 Metropolitan Vladimir of Chisinau and All Moldova encouraged Christians to give birth to as many children as possible, promising personally to baptize every fourth child in a family. According to the RIA News agency, Metropolitan Vladimir spoke about this during a major campaign for family values. The campaign was designed to demonstrate “the defense of holy ...

Top Russian cleric seeks nationwide referendum on criminalizing male homosexuality

RT- 11/1/13 Vsevolod Chaplin maintains that gay relations between men pose a threat to the whole of society, but left it for the people to decide on the possible punishment for such actions. The head of the Russian Orthodox Church’s department for  relations with society has said in an official press comment that  the question of criminalizing ...

Anti-Gay Riot In Tblisi Tests Balance Between Church, State

31/7/13 While gay rights have been gaining ground in the West, they’ve been facing a strong backlash in many countries of the former Soviet Union. Russia recently passed a law that makes it a crime to give information about “non-traditional sexual relationships” to minors. Gay rights advocates say the wording of the law is so vague that it can be used to ban ...

Bulgarian Orthodox Church Urges Cancelation of LGBT Parade

18/6/13 The Bulgarian Orthodox Church has expectedly condemned the upcoming Sofia Pride LGBT parade in the capital, claiming the event would “jeopardize the moral pillars of society.” The Church has claimed that “homosexuality, bisexuality, and transsexuality are an unnatural and harmful violation of God’s will.” The clerics also believe that “unnatural” relations between people of the same sex – or different sexes – would ...

LGBT, NATO, EU and Orthodox Christianity

28/5/13 Currently, issues pertaining to LGBT, NATO, EU and Orthodox Christianity, are intensively being discussed in the Georgian media and within political circles– sometimes in alliance with one another and sometimes in conflict. We have been attentively observing popular opinion about these issues, the first of which concerns NATO and the EU. Georgia's Western orientation is widely ...

Rising church asserts itself in Georgia

Nicholas Clayton - 24/5/13 Anti-gay mobs and opposition arrests are raising concerns about the country’s direction since a new government took power last year. TBILISI, Georgia — Two dozen stunned pro-gay rights protesters stood in a stranger’s kitchen last week. Blood streamed down a young woman's face where it had been struck by a rock. Outside the building, ...

Georgia’s Orthodox Church urges ban on LGBT rights rally

Agence France-Presse - 16/5/13 The head of Georgia’s influential Orthodox Church called Thursday on the authorities to ban a gay rights rally set to be held in the deeply religious country. The call came a day before gay rights activists were to stage a brief demonstration in central Tbilisi to mark the International Day against Homophobia. “Any religious ...

Ethiopia leaders call for ‘severe’ penalties against gays at hate meet

15/6/2012 Ethiopian government official uses conference to say country 'will be the graveyard of homosexuality,’ while religious leaders call for severe punishment to fight this 'western disease' Ethiopian government officials, religious leaders and civil representatives have declared their opposition to LGBT rights and condemned homosexuality as a western epidemic. A national conference entitled 'Homosexuality and its associated social ...

Christian group demands Ontario school board use Bill 13 to protect students from ‘Christophobia’

Father Geoffrey Korz, Dean of Ontario for the Orthodox Church in America

by Peter Baklinski 13/6/2012 HAMILTON, Ontario, June 13, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In the wake the passage of Ontario’s “anti-bullying” Bill 13, Christian parents and leaders in the Hamilton area are demanding that their school board address what they say are instances of Christian children being bullied for their beliefs in public schools. “There is a sincere need for ...

Russian Orthodox Church: Ban homosexuality ‘propaganda’ among minors

By Fred Weir, Correspondent 12/3/2012 The powerful Russian Orthodox Church wants the Duma to follow regional governments that have banned 'homosexual propaganda aimed at minors.' St. Petersburg enacted such a law last week. A controversial new law enacted in St. Petersburg and three other Russian regions, aimed at banning "homosexual propaganda aimed at minors," has members of Russia's ...

Bulgarian Prelate Awards Viciously Anti-Gay City Officials as ’Defenders of Christianity’

By: Kilian Melloy 6/9/2010 Bulgarian Prelate Awards Viciously Anti-Gay City Officials as ’Defenders of Christianity’ A Bulgarian Orthodox bishop has awarded two anti-gay officials of the city of Pazarzhik with church honors for their legal attacks against gays. According to a Sept. 6 article at Novinite.com, Bishop Nikolay denounced this year’s Pride parade in Sofia, and gave the church’s highest ...