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‘Doctrinal Annihilation’: Theologian Blasts Methodist Church For Pushing Drag Queen Pastor, Claims ‘Two Religions’ Forming Over LGBT Issues

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 By Jon Brown - Posted at The Daily Wire: Southern Baptist pastor and theologian Al Mohler on Wednesday rebuked a United Methodist Church (UMC) congregation in Illinois for being led by a drag queen, and claimed the growing fissure in Protestantism over LGBT issues is turning into “two religions.” During the Wednesday episode of his podcast “The Briefing,” Mohler, who is also president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, denounced Hope United Methodist Church in Bloomington, Illinois, for allowing Isaac Simmons to be in a position of church leadership and promoting him as a candidate for the ministry. Read more here.

Biden Files Appeal That Would Force Religious Doctors, Hospitals to Perform Transgender Surgeries despite Objections

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By Milton Quintanilla - Posted at Christian Headlines: On Tuesday, President Joe Biden filed an appeal that would force religious doctors and hospitals to perform transgender-related procedures and surgeries regardless of objections, The Daily Wire reports. In a series of Twitter posts on Tuesday, Luke Goodrich, who works at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty law group, asserted that Biden's appeal follows up on the administration's efforts to deem a doctor's refusal to perform transgender-related procedures "sex discrimination." In January, The Biden administration put forward the proposal, but it was rejected in court. Read more here.

The Bible and Immigration

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 By Shane Vander Hart - Posted at Caffeinated Thoughts: Christians hold various opinions about illegal immigration. Shane Vander Hart discusses what the Bible says about immigrants and what it means for Christians. The current border crisis brings the immigration debate to the forefront once again. had conservations about DACA, border security, and immigration in general with several Christian friends who hold different positions on this contentious issue. One thing I’ve noticed from those on the evangelical left, or at least those who favor amnesty for illegal immigrants, that they believe scripture supports their particular position. The Bible does have much to say in the Old Testament about how the Israelites were to treat sojourners (foreign settlers) in their midst. There is no denying that God expected His people to treat sojourners with dignity and respect. Here are some of the verses that speak to that. Read more here.

Biden Administration Reverses Trump-Era Regulations on Fetal Tissue Research

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 By Amanda Casanova - Posted at Christian Headlines: According to The Christian Post , the National Institutes of Health announced recently that the independent board would be dissolved. The board was initially established by former President Donald Trump. Under the Trump administration, the independent ethics board reviewed applications for NIH grants. "HHS is reversing its 2019 decision that all research applications for NIH grants and contracts proposing the use of human fetal tissue from elective abortions will be reviewed by an Ethics Advisory Board," a statement from the group said. Read more here. 

The Improper Use of Theologian Herman Bavinck for a Political Agenda

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By SLIMJIM -  Posted at The Domain for Truth: The meme below is a defense of Timothy Keller by drawing a comparison with Keller to Dutch Reformed theologian Herman Bavinck (1854–1921). There is so much going on in this meme. I won’t be able to speak about everything stated. Nor is this post going to be attacking Timothy Keller though I sometimes feel his tweet on Twitter is too generalized and/or cryptic and they can be understood both by Christians and non-Christians in their own ways and therefore cheered by all. Instead I want to focus on this meme saying these all these claims above can be attributed to Herman Bavinck. My post is narrowly focusing on the claim that Bavinck would see himself as a political liberal. I do have some serious reservation when people invoke someone esteemed to improperly and inaccurately support a partisan political cause. This is true of those who can make Jesus into a rifle owning, card carrying NRA member Republican or the other spectrum where Jesus is