Vincent Yu wrote: Following weeks of violent clashes with police, a sea of Hong Kong demonstrators defied a police ban and peacefully marched through the streets in one of the biggest rallies the territory has seen so far.
Key points: â˘ More than 1.7 million Hong Kong protesters rallied yesterday, organisers said â˘ It is the biggest turnout since the initial June 16 march more than two months ago â˘ People of all ages, including children and the elderly, demonstrated peacefully
excerpt from, "Hong Kong protesters defy ban to return in huge numbers for peaceful rally"
Really smart move on the people of Hong Kong part â Communist China would look very bad if they brought in the troops now
Alison Branley and Brooke Wylie wrote: Key Points:
â˘ New South Wales Upper House expected to consider law decriminalising abortion â˘ If passed, it would be the last state to reform its criminal codes on abortion â˘ Premier facing challenges over whether to outlaw abortions based on gender .... "There was catastrophic malformation of the foetus and there was no chance of viability," she said.
Ms Anthony could carry the foetus to term, but risked spontaneous miscarriage.
"I went into complete shock," she said.
"My first question to the doctor, within a minute or two of them dropping the news, was 'can I terminate the pregnancy?'
"... I knew immediately what path we wanted to take. I couldn't bear the thought of being made to go full term."
'I don't think it's much of a choice in that situation'
from "NSW abortion debate fails to understand no-one makes decision easily, woman who had late termination says"
A detailed article where many citizens of this Australian state are church-goers â
I bet the mayor will not get the endorsement of Log Cabin Republicans like President Trump has
Will Trump show his true colors, if he gets re-elected next time?
Dylan Stableford and Christopher Wilson wrote: .... In an op-ed for the Washington Post, [ https://tinyurl.com/yxk3d489 ] Log Cabin Republicans chairman Robert Kabel and vice chair Jill Homan credited Trump with "removing gay rights as a wedge issue from the old Republican playbook" and "taking bold actions that benefit the LGBTQ community."
"He has committed to end the spread of HIV/AIDS in 10 years, through the use of proven science, medicine and technology to which we now have access," they wrote. "Trump has used the United Statesâ outsize global influence to persuade other nations to adopt modern human rights standards, including launching an initiative to end the criminalization of homosexuality."
Dennis Prager wrote: .... When added to Americans' aversion to discrimination, to the elevation of compassion to perhaps the highest national value, and to the equating of opposition to same-sex marriage with opposition to interracial marriage, it is no wonder that many Americans have been persuaded that opposition to same-sex marriage is hateful, backwardw and the moral equivalent of racism....
...it is necessary to respond to the charge that opposition to same-sex marriage is morally equivalent to opposition to interracial marriage and, therefore, the moral equivalent of racism.
.... First, this charge is predicated on the profoundly false premise that race and sex (or "gender" as it is now referred to) are analogous.
They are not.
While there are no differences between black and white human beings, there are enormous differences between male and female human beings. That is why sports events, clothing, public rest rooms, and (often) schools are routinely divided by sex. But black sporting events and white sporting events, black rest rooms and white rest rooms, black schools and white schools, or black clothing stores and white clothing stores would be considered immoral.
As a woman she is not fit to be a pastor for that reason no matter if she was sexually pure, https://tinyurl.com/j9vs9jw (Women Preachers)
As a practicing homosexual she should be kicked out of the church even she was just a memberâ One can't be a practicing homosexual and still be a member of a valid Christian Church
1st Corinthians 6:9Â Or donât you know that the unrighteous will not inherit Godâs Kingdom? Donât be deceived. Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexuals, 10Â nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor extortionists, will inherit Godâs Kingdom. 11Â Some of you were such, but you were washed. But you were sanctified. But you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and in the Spirit of our God.---WEB
https://tinyurl.com/y353lxh8 (School apologizes for "mindfulness" yoga after complaints)
I ran across the above article when looking at a republished one in the Atlantic. The Atlantic one well pointing out the religious aspects of yoga I really don't think with sufficiently hostile to the idea.
Alia Wong wrote: ...In 2016, an elementary school in Cobb County, Georgia, became the subject of heated controversy after introducing a yoga program. Parentsâ objections to the yoga classesâon the grounds that they promoted a non-Christian belief systemâwere vociferous enough to compel the district to significantly curtail the program, removing the ânamasteâ greeting and the coloring-book exercises involving mandalas. A few years before that, a group of parents sued a San Diego County school district on the grounds that its yoga program promoted Eastern religions and disadvantaged children who opted out....
South China Morning Post wrote: .... Some pro-Beijing scholars admit it is not that Beijing does not know the popular will of the pro-democracy movement, but rather that it has neither the will nor the intention to act upon their demands.
âTake the calls for universal suffrage as an example,â said Lau, the former Hong Kong government adviser. âIn Beijingâs eyes, there are still anti-communist and anti-China forces in Hong Kong, who are hoping to seize power to rule Hong Kong via general election. How can it respond to such calls?â...
excerpt from, "Blindsided: Why does Beijing keep getting Hong Kong wrong?"
I also thought that the article from the WSJ was good, especially since I had a chance to read it all.
Bill Birtles wrote: .... On the global internet beyond China's censorship, a fierce information war has erupted between pro and anti-China groups, with short, highly edited clips from both sides the main tool of combat. .... Foreign interference is also a central theme of Beijing's efforts to frame the protest movement, claiming "black hands" of the CIA are stirring up the unrest.
Foreign media raises suspicions too.
Within minutes of starting interviews at the Shenzhen Bay foreshore to gauge local sentiment towards Hong Kong, a young visiting couple from Beijing declined to speak with the ABC, claiming we're out to "smear China".
They then promptly went to two patrolling members of the military police to report us, and walked away.
The pair of camouflage-clad officers filmed and followed us until we left.
excerpts from, "China's greatest weapon against Hong Kong's protests may be nationalist rage â and Jackie Chan"
Jackie Chan didn't leave! Well, at least China anyway. He was on Chinese television supporting China.
Timothy, it is amusing to know that there is a big petition to rename the street that Trump Tower New York City is on after Obamaâđ considering the economic recovery started under Obama your premise is false
Herbal mama, if you want to save babies you support Medicaid. The actions that Trump may make, one doesn't know if it saves any?
Got Questions? wrote: .... The Bible does not advise us to seek to establish a physical Christian kingdom. God had such a plan for Israel when they took control of the Promised Land, but, in the New Testament era, He has never called His people to establish a political kingdom ruled by His laws, commands, and statutes. Jesus said plainly that His kingdom is not of this world and, unlike the followers of worldly political leaders, His followers do not use force to establish the kingdom (John 18:36)....
excerpt from," Should Christians try to force the kingdom on others?"
Before I was cut off in my first message oh, I want to say the economy will determine if Trump is re-elected.
Isn't it interesting, Timothy, that this article disagrees with youâ
https://tinyurl.com/yju7mpb (Universal health care tends to cut the abortion rate)
https://tinyurl.com/y228feo8 ("What is dominion theology / theonomy / Christian reconstructionism?")
Much as a moderators of SA probably think that I always going out of my way in trying to find ways to irritate them, they might find it hard to believe I usually go out of my way not to.
I consider the above side an excellent one except that it happens to be Dispensational rather than Covenantal, which I always supposed that SA leans towards. So I do not quote from it that much. But still, state churches by their very nature are Dominionist and unfortunately, England always had a state Church.đ this article questions from an excellent source still smacks of the idea of Dominionismâ
Jerusalem Post staff wrote: Interior Minister Arye Deri, "Apparently her hate for Israel overcomes her love for her grandmother." "Apparently her hate for Israel overcomes her love for her grandmother," said Interior Minister Arye Deri on twitter on Friday evening after learning the US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has decided to cancel her trip.
I approved her request as a gesture of goodwill on a humanitarian basis, but it was just a provocative request, aimed at bashing the State of Israel. Apparently her hate for Israel overcomes her love for her grandmother.@realDonaldTrump @RashidaTlaib â ××¨×× ×××××Ł ××¨×˘× (@ariyederi) August 16, 2019 ....
excerpt from,"Rashida Tlaib decides not to visit grandmother after Israeli decision"
By the way this article still existsâ https://tinyurl.com/y5guhfeo. (The Two Faces of Islam . . . Still Smiling) đ
I don't know if anyone has measured how effective Trump's actions on limiting abortions are. However, one thing is very measurable and that is the economy
Zoe Daniel and Emily Olson wrote: "It's the economy, stupid."
US President Donald Trump's volatile leadership can be mystifying, but for those who support him, much of his appeal rests on his business boss persona.
When they voted for him, they were looking for a chief executive who would deliver prosperity, especially to inland America.
His record is imperfect in that election promises made to towns reliant on manufacturing haven't necessarily come to pass. But overall, unemployment is close to a 50-year low and the economy has grown strongly over the last five years....
excerpt from, "Donald Trump's 2020 election chances could fall if the US economy slides into recession"
Now the above article was done by Australians for the Australian market oh, but a similar opinion has been reached by American news services.
https://tinyurl.com/yxczpl58 ('Breaking point': Swing voters weigh Trump rhetoric against economy)
So if one supports Trump for his stance on abortion or for his support for Israel, it will be the economy that determines if he is
ABC news radio online wrote: Trump tweeted, "It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep.Tlaib to visit. They hate Israel & all Jewish people, & there is nothing that can be said or done to change their minds. Minnesota and Michigan will have a hard time putting them back in office. They are a disgrace!"
excerpt from, "Reps. Omar and Tlaib will not be allowed to enter Israel"
Unfortunately, they probably will have an easy time to be re-elected, since both apparently come from areas with high Muslim populations? See the article for more details