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canada flagAnglican Church of Canada Adopts Gay Marriage, Endangers Future of Faith

At the General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada, held July 7-12, a proposal to allow the Canadian Anglican ministry to solemnize same-sex marriages was voted upon and was reported to have failed by a single vote. The next day, however, it was reported that there had been a counting error and that the measure actually had passed. Thus, by the closes of margins, the Anglican Church of Canada approved same-sex marriage.

The resolution provides that: “A minister may only solemnize a marriage between persons of the same sex if authorized by the diocesan bishop … .” It also substitutes “partners” for “husband and wife” and replaces “a man and a woman” with “the parties to the marriage.”

ClemsonClemson adds ‘justice studies’ program for the fall

According to the Clemson Newsstand, the university has been working to add this program since 2011 and there are already thirty students enrolled for the fall of 2016. Faculty and staff working to start the program have said they hope students will explore ethics and diversity in the world of criminal justice.

OregonOregon rebrands bias response team to avoid ‘thought police’ claims

After critics likened its bias response team to “thought police,” the University of Oregon is rebranding its investigative task force to avoid censorship concerns.

A firestorm of criticism followed the release of the team’s 2014-2015 incident report, drawing severe fire over the team’s methods of investigation and its effect on campus. Some have even labeled the team as a form of thought police, The College Fix reports.

The University of Oregon responded to the heated criticism by quietly rebranding the “Bias Response Team” to the Bias Education and Response Team (BERT), where students can report anything they find offensive to administrators.

terror attack memorial germanyGerman Terrorist Attacks: ‘We Are Not at War’

Yet the German government has tried to play down the crisis. Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière insists that this has nothing to do with migrants. And head of the German Police Union Oliver Malchow said, “We are not at war. We are not even under a state of emergency.”

Chancellor Angela Merkel has said very little about the attacks, and Germany’s threat level has not been raised. The official government response so far is to pretend that there is no crisis.

Akbar-694260Angry mourners confront Muslims who chant ‘Allahu Akbar’ at Munich shooting memorial

The video exposes the tensions running high throughout the country as both Germany and France have been hit by several attacks in recent weeks.

During the incident, a group of Muslim men arrived at the memorial and disrupted silent mourners who had gathered together at the scene to pay their respects to the dead.

They repeatedly chanted “Allahu Akbar!”, an Islamic phrase that translates to “God is the greatest.”

The media is still trying to conflate God and Allah.

church-apThe Pope–and virtually all Western leaders are Wrong about the War

In the wake of the horrific Jihadist attack on a Catholic church in Normandy, France, Pope Francis’ latest statements that the world war we are in is not a religious war shows a lack of knowledge of Islamic doctrine. The Pope is not alone in this view. Every major Western political leader from George W. Bush through to Barack Obama has maintained the same belief.

…whether the Pope thinks that the Jihadists are waging a religious war or not is irrelevant. The Islamic State Jihadists believe they are waging a religious war. And they justify it with Islamic doctrine.

syrian_refugees_having_rest_at_the_floor_of_keleti_railway_station._refugee_crisis._budapest_hungary_central_europe_5_september_2015The Muslim World is a Permanent Refugee Crisis

Forget the Syrian Civil War for a moment. Even without the Sunnis and Shiites competing to give each other machete haircuts every sunny morning, there would still be a permanent Muslim refugee crisis.

The vast majority of civil wars over the last ten years have taken place in Muslim countries. Muslim countries are also some of the poorest in the world. And Muslim countries also have high birth rates.

Combine violence and poverty with a population boom and you get a permanent migration crisis.

No matter what happens in Syria or Libya next year, that permanent migration crisis isn’t going away.

turkey democracyMost Turks believe a secretive Muslim sect was behind the failed coup

Until recently, most Turks remembered Hakan Sukur as the man who scored the fastest goal in World Cup history, leading the national team to a third-place finish in 2002. Today many of them see him as an unwitting accomplice to the failed coup in which 270 people were killed earlier this month. Mr Sukur belongs to the Gulen community, or cemaat, a secretive Islamic movement. Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, blames the Gulenists for organising the coup. Most Turks agree.

blm at city hallPolice in Massachusetts to protest over Mayor’s refusal to remove Black Lives Matter banner from City Hall

Massachusetts Police are protesting over a mayor’s refusal to remove a Black Lives Matter banner from the front of Somerville City Hall.

Mayor Joseph Curtatone has declined multiple requests from the city police officers’ union to replace the sign with one that instead reads ‘All Lives Matter.’

The banner has been up for almost a year.

plane-694416Passengers’ terror after man ‘stood on food trolley and praised ISIS’ during flight

Armed cops stormed the IndiGo flight, which was on its way to Kerala in southern India, after it was forced instead to make an emergency landing in Mumbai when the man allegedly turned violent.

The man allegedly started praising the sick jihadi group loudly in front of other passengers and had to be overpowered after demanding that pilots land the plane.

delivery robotsAutonomous delivery robots that can drop off everything from pizza to laundry at your door set to invade Austin

Amazon and Google might be focused on delivering packages in the sky, but one UK firm has set its sights on the ground.

Starship Technologies has developed a fleet of six-wheeled ‘ground drones’ that travel at four miles per hour and are capable of carrying 20 to 25 pounds of cargo.

Deemed the first autonomous delivery robot, the technology is currently being tested in London and is now set to invade Austin, Texas in the United States.

daisy bb gunWhat is it like to fire a Daisy BB gun?

What’s it like to fire a Daisy BB gun? It’s an experience I’ll never forget. Everybody knows BB guns are scary looking and ought to be banned, but I thought I would try to shoot one without any preconceived notions. What I encountered changed me forever.

I took a deep breath and determined to enter a Wal-Mart. A “greeter” met me with, “Howdy, welcome to Wal-Mart.” I’m from the north. We don’t say “Howdy”. I sneer back at the microaggression and strain to hold back tears of rage. Barely controlling myself, I asked where I could find a BB gun. He directed me to “sporting goods,” still smiling and gloating over his slyly delivered offense.

I go to the “sporting goods” section, a perfect charnel house where implements of sulfur, death, and destruction are openly and brazenly sold. I notice a BB gun just lying on a shelf. I reach for it as if it was a poisonous snake, wondering if it will go off when I pull it off the shelf. That’s right, a shelf. Where anybody could get it.