The Presbyterian Church (USA) is at risk of leading one of its "most vulnerable populations into deception" if it votes to denounce gay conversion therapy at their General Assembly in Portland, Oregon, later this month, says one conversion therapy practitioner.
Titled "On Therapies Purporting to Change Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity," the resolution from the Synod of the Covenant going before the largest Presbyterian denomination in the country argues:
All mainstream professional organizations hold positions against sexual orientation change efforts; over the years since, that consensus has only been strengthened. It is time for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to be more clear and vigorous in protecting LGBTQ individuals and their families from the harm inflicted by these discredited programs, and to take positive steps to minister compassionately to families by providing them with accurate information. more >>
The Canadian National Anthem is on its way to experience a change once a new bill is adopted.
According to multiple reports, the Canadian Parliament is going to amend the English version of its anthem in order to make it more gender neutral. The change is supported by the Liberal Government, which passed two readings in the House of Commons.
The change was then sent to the Heritage Committee, who referred it back to Commons for a third reading. If the reading passes again, the amendment is expected to head to the Senate and will be implemented later this year. The change would change one of the verses from "in all thy sons command" to "in all of us command." more >>
The head of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union announced her resignation over the group's support for President Barack Obama's transgender bathroom directive.
Maya Dillard Smith resigned from her position Thursday, stating that she came to the conclusion that the ACLU's support for the directive came at the expense of women's privacy rights after her daughters shared a bathroom with three transgender women.
The Rev. Franklin Graham has denounced feminists in America for failing to speak out against a proposed Pakistani law that would give men the right to beat their wives.
In response to the proposed legislation, Graham wrote Tuesday on Facebook that he believes American feminists are too silent on matters like the Islamic Republic's possible legalization of abuse and violence against women.
As the Islamic State terrorist group has become notorious for selling captured religious minority women and girls at sex slave markets in Iraq and Syria, militants are now auctioning off Yazidi sex slaves online through social media platforms like Facebook.
The Washington-based terror monitoring organization Middle East Media Research Institute's Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor Project has discovered the Facebook profile of a German national IS (also known as ISIS, ISIL and Daesh) fighter, who appears to have tried to use Facebook to advertise and facilitate the sale of captured sex slaves.
The German militant, who goes by the name Abu Assad Almani, posted pictures of two captured women to his Facebook page on May 20 and included an asking price of $8,000. more >>
Planned Parenthood is pushing California lawmakers to pass a bill that would criminalize reporters and media outlets that publish undercover video and audio of abortion clinic practices by convicting them as felons.
The unconstitutional bill aimed at silencing the press, Assembly Bill 1671, would ban reporters from reporting on their own recorded conversations and video footage as well as publishing reports on undercover investigations conducted by pro-life advocacy groups.
AB 1671 was authored by Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez, D-Los Angeles, who in 2015 was the recipient of Planned Parenthood's Champion of Choice Award. If passed and signed into law by the state's Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, reporters could be fined up to $10,000 and sentenced to two to three years in state prison. more >>