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Stop the Slaughter

Stop the Slaughter

Like most Christian denominations, The Episcopal Church (TEC) used to be against abortion, agreeing with the Lambeth Conference’s 1958 statement, “In strongest terms, Christians reject the practice of induced abortion, or infanticide, which involves the killing of a life already conceived…” (Life Magazine). Since then, TEC has produced [...]

The Episcopal Church Backs Abortion Coalition

The Episcopal Church Backs Abortion Coalition

Carrying brown bag lunches, the group of mostly middle aged and elderly white women gathered early this year to hear an African American preacher speak about her work on the subject of abortion. The Rev. Dr. Susan Newman was not at the lunch to speak against the practice of abortion, however. She was there to talk about the religious case for [...]

Thinking Out Loud

Yes.  We all agree – don’t we? Does it need talking about? Yes.   The sins and misdeeds of pedophiles, whether the clerical variety or, more likely in numerical terms, the “civilian” type, are awful and cruel and heartless and mean.  Thus responsibility needs assigning and punishment requires meting out. We all agree. [...]

Modern Day Implications Of Sharia Law

Modern Day Implications Of Sharia Law

The Rev. Canon Julian Dobbs Since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the global community has been saturated with carefully nuanced descriptions that explain the Muslim faith to a world that had previously given little attention to this 7th century religion. Unfamiliar words such as jihad and shari’a have become familiar concepts [...]

Abortion and Population Control

Abortion and Population Control

Margaret Sanger, Founder of Planned Parenthood When you hear the word abortion, what comes to mind? Politics?  The recent health care reform legislation?  A forbidden topic among friends? Or do you think of the act that kills a preborn child? For more than 37 years we have debated and argued about abortion. What are the factors that [...]

Catholic Bishops Call the Question

Catholic Bishops Call the Question

In a statement issued March 25, 2010, Bishop Keith Ackerman, President of Forward in Faith North America (FIFNA), has accused The Episcopal Church (TEC) of acting “in a remarkable way” over consenting to the election of committed lesbian, Rev. Mary Glasspool, as suffragan bishop of Los Angeles. According to Ackerman, Glasspool’s upcoming [...]

In the News

Kill Bill? The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) in Washington D.C. has hailed the new healthcare Bill, narrowly passed by Congress in March, as “the most abortion-expansive piece of legislation ever to reach the floor of the House of Representatives.” In a move designed to satisfy pro-life Democrats, President Obama signed an Executive [...]