Men Banned from Becoming Queen…

as 700 years of law redrafted ahead of gay marriage. You just can’t make this stuff up!

Men are to be banned from becoming Queen or Princess of Wales as part of an unprecedented effort to rewrite more than 700 years of law to prevent unintended consequences of gay marriage.

Even a 14th Century act declaring it high treason to have an affair with the monarch’s husband or wife is included in the sweeping redrafting exercise.

Civil servants have drawn up a list of scores of statutes and regulations dating back as far 1285 to be amended or specifically excluded when the Government’s Same-Sex Marriage Act comes into force next month.

Under proposals to be debated by MPs and Peers as early as next week, terms such as “widow” will be deleted or reworded in legislation covering topics as diverse as seamen’s pensions and London cab licences to take account of the new definition of marriage.

References to mothers, fathers, husbands and wives are also to be amended to avoid future confusion.

Rest here.

Avoid confusion?! More like creating it.

The order makes clear that a clause in the Act giving gay and heterosexual   marriage the same legal effect does not apply to the rights of anyone “who marries, or who is married to, the King Regnant, to the title of Queen”.

It also makes clear that were a future Prince of Wales to marry a man his husband could not be called Princess of Wales.

More immediately, the order rules out the possibility of Dukes, Earls and   other male peers who marry other men making their husbands Duchess, Countess or Lady…

 

Church Fresco Depicts Tito, Marx and Engels in Hell

The Church is in Montenegro:

Fresco from church in Podgorica, Montenegro

A church in Montenegro has sparked controversy by displaying a fresco depicting Yugoslav communist leader Josip Broz Tito in the fires of hell with Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.

The newly built Church of Resurrection in the capital Podgorica has already drawn criticism for its lavish design.

Critics now say the church should not be interfering in politics.

Works by philosophers Marx and Engels were required reading when Montenegro was part of communist Yugoslavia.

One church leader, named only as Dragan, told the Agence France-Presse news agency that Marx, Engels and Tito “personify communist evil in the Balkans” and the artist should be “allowed the freedom to see things as he wishes”…

The Church of Resurrection in Podgorica

I don’t see any mention of the Churchmen who are being swallowed by the Behemoth.

 

American Atheists’ Super Bowl Billboard Makes Fun of ‘Hail Mary’ Prayer

 

Wicked atheists:

American Atheists is putting up a new billboard making fun of prayer outside Metlife Stadium in New Jersey, where the Super Bowl is scheduled to take place on Sunday.

The 14 feet by 48 feet billboard features a man in a priest uniform with the text “A ‘Hail Mary’ only works in football. Enjoy the game!” referring to the Roman Catholic prayer to the Virgin Mary and also the name of a long-forward pass in football.

“Prayer is superstition, plain and simple,” AA President David Silverman said in a statement.

“It trivializes the dedication of the players and takes away from their achievements. A third of football fans pray in hopes of helping their team. These are adults we’re talking about – people with children, people with careers, people who vote. It’s 2014; it’s time to stop believing that prayer works. Give credit where credit is due and celebrate what this is really about-coming together to cheer on hard-working athletes doing what they do best.”

Managing Director Amanda Knief noted that people of all religions, as well as atheists, come together during the Super Bowl, and noted that the organization, one of the biggest secular ones in the country, is excited to be part of the event.

The atheist group has become famous for putting up billboards that target religion throughout the country. In December 2013, it had a billboard in New York’s Times Square claiming that “nobody” needs Christ during Christmas.

“This year, start a new tradition: Don’t go to church. You hate it, it’s boring; you probably only go because you feel guilty or obligated. Instead, spend more time with your family and friends – or volunteer. There are better uses of your time and money,” Silverman said about the Christmas tradition.

The billboard prompted State Sen. Andrew Lanza from Staten Island, N.Y., to run a petition calling for the “immediate withdrawal” of the ad as it lacks “decency, civility and kindness.”

“It seems to me that this is part of a continued ‘War on Christmas’ and also upon the belief and value system of millions of Christian, Jewish and Muslim people who have faith in God,” Lanza commented. “Religious persecution of the kind that similarly led to the Holocaust began with small baby steps of ridicule and hatred of the religious beliefs of others.”

 

South African Catholic Newspaper Condemns Anti-Homosexual Laws

A Catholic newspaper in South Africa has published an editorial condemning “draconian legislation” against homosexuals in some African countries, the Fides news service reports.

The Southern Cross, a weekly promoted by the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (which includes the bishops of South Africa, Botswana, and Swaziland), said that new legislation in Nigeria and Uganda, and similar proposals in Cameroon and Tanzania, would be used to “persecute people on the basis of their sexual orientation.”

The editorial noted that the laws were not required to outlaw homosexual acts, which are already illegal in most African countries. The Southern Cross argued that the legislation therefore violated the injunction of the Catechism of the Catholic Church against “every sign of unjust discrimination” against homosexuals. The editorial called upon the bishops of Africa to fight “against discriminatory laws and violence against homosexuals, many of whom are Catholics.”

Source

 

Shotgun Cohabitation

Unwed couples who get pregnant are more likely to move in together than to get married.

Via The Aquila Report:

Unwed couples who get pregnant are more likely to move in together than to get married, according to government data collected over the past decade. Cohabitation has surpassed “shotgun weddings” as the most common reaction to an unplanned pregnancy by an unmarried couple, a growing trend that creates an unstable environment for children…

Rest here.

 

Popular South African Dutch Reformed Minister and Author Ds Solly Ozrovech Accused of Child Molestation

I saw this on the front page of the Sunday Newspaper, Die Rapport, after Church today:

Die skokbewerings van twee anonieme mans dat die bekende skrywerspredikant Solly n familie.

Gister, toe ons my pa soengroet, kon ek agterkom hy wou nie los nie, en daai brose man van 87 se lyf sê Francois en skielik kom die trane oor sy pa.

“Ek kan nie vir jou beskryf wat dit aan ons doen nie, ’skuus, ek het my voorgeneem ek sal nie…

“My pa is klaar met sy een voet in die graf. Ons het letterlik gesien hoe hy binne dae nog verder agteruitgaan, sy skuifelstappie raak al hoe strammer.”

My pa is vernietig. Selfs al is daar ’n hofsaak en hy word onskuldig bevind, sal sy naam nooit weer in ere herstel word nie.

“Sestig jaar lank bly hierdie beweerders doodstil. Om my pa nóú – onder skuilname – na sy graf te jaag? En hulle probeer om hom só, in ’n týdskrif, aan die kaak stel?

“Huisgenoot en YOU het as’t ware my ouers voorgelê en oorrompel, sonder enige respek vir hul bejaardheid.

In ’n oënskynlike hinderlaag op ’n Vrydagmiddag vier-uur is twee mense van onderskeidelik 82 en 87, wat
ooglopend nie meer gesond is of vlug van geheue nie, gekonfronteer met aantygings van kriminele gedrag.

“Dit terwyl nóg die klaers nóg my pa bewyse van skuld of onskuld kan aanvoer.

“My ouers was so naïef, hulle’t gedink Huisgenoot gaan die storie los nadat hy gesê het hy’s onskuldig. My
geskokte pa het nie heeltemal besef wat aan die gang is nie…

More here.

And this:

Huisgenoot 1.4 23 January 2014

UPDATE:

Huisgenoot 1.5 30 January 2014

Huisgenoot has published a follow-up article and front page story, with another man (Kobus*, 66) coming forward to say that he was molested by Solly Ozrovech when he was 12/13. Kobus did confront Solly about this 13 years ago, but Solly’s reply was yet again shameful. You can read more about this in my new post about this week’s Huisgenoot.

Straight into 2014, Huisgenoot has published a cover and story that will make massive waves all over South Africa, and it will be the talking point around many water coolers, for many more weeks…! They received claims from a gentleman saying that he was sodomised  by Solly Ozrovech (popular Christian books author and priest, 85) as a young boy while he was in an orphonage that Solly and his wife was part of…

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I’ve already read claims on Social Media of Solly-fans standing behind him, and saying the claims are false and that they are dissapointed in Huisgenoot for a number of reasons (just read the thread of comments…). No one seems to have actually read the article (and the letters that were sent between them), because if they did, they would know that the person claiming this, didn’t run to Huisgenoot immediately, but that there’s a history to these claims…

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Johan (false name, and now in his 60′s and living abroad) contacted Solly in September 2013 directly via e-mail after keeping it silent for so many years. When reading the thread of e-mails and correspondence in Huisgenoot, I could really feel Johan’s pain, and every person can read between the lines in Solly’s responses. There is no way that Huisgenoot would run with a story like this, without crossing all their t’s and dotting their i’s.

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To me, this isn’t just a story that Huisgenoot is publishing to look for sensation or copy sales, but a story with a much bigger importance… if the claims are true, then it’s important to be known, and for all the possible victims to get the opportunity to get closure. You’ll notice at the end of the article that Huisgenoot has published an e-mail address hgnbrief@huisgenoot.com (something the seldolmly do), and I think part of the reason is because they’re expecting others to also come forward after reading Johan’s letters and side of the story… And of course 100′s if not 1 000′s of letters of angry readers and Solly-fans…

 

Anglican vs. Episcopalian Legal Fight May Be Nearing an End

In a Fresno courtroom Monday, Anglican Bishop John-David Schofield’s presence loomed large in the long, legal battle between the U.S. Episcopal Church and the breakaway Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin.

Schofield, who died in October, is a key witness in a Fresno County Superior Court civil trial that will determine who owns dozens of pieces of property — the Anglican diocese or the national Episcopal Church?

The bishop gave his videotaped deposition in late 2011, long after he led 40 of 47 parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin away from the national Episcopal Church to form the Anglican Diocese of the San Joaquin.

Rest here.

 

How Religion Cuts Crime

    • Study found people who visit places of worship commit fewer crimes
    • The more frequent the visits, the lower the chance of delinquent behaviour
    • Crimes ranged from littering and music piracy up to the use of illegal drugs

This much, we already well know:

People who regularly visit a place of worship are less likely to get involved in low level crime and delinquency, according to new research.

A survey from Manchester University found a direct correlation between higher visits to religious places and lower crime figures, especially in relation to shoplifting, drug use and music piracy.

Researchers believe this is because religion not only teaches people about ‘moral and behavioural norms’, but also spending time with like-minded people makes it less likely they’ll get mixed up with the ‘wrong crowd’…

Although the study found varying degrees of correlation between increased church visits and decreased crime rates, the most significant were seen in relation to shoplifting, the use of illegal drugs and music piracy.

The researchers did not include more serious, high-level crimes because they ‘were too rare for the data to be able to show a significant pattern.’

Read more here.

 

Satanic Group Unveils Goat-Head Statue

The Washington Times:

 Satanic Temple members just unveiled their design for a 7-foot-tall statue of Satan they want to locate at the Capitol building in Oklahoma, right next to a monument of the Ten Commandments that has stood since 2012.

And to many, the design may prove shocking.

The Associated Press reported an artist’s depiction shows Satan as the goat-headed and horned figure of Baphomet, complete with wings and a long beard. The Satan figure is shown sitting on a throne decorated with pentagrams, in the middle of a few smiling children.

“The monument has been designed to reflect the views of Satanists in Oklahoma City and beyond,” said Lucien Greaves, a spokesman for the group, in a statement reported by the AP. “The statue will also have a functional purpose as a chair where people of all ages may sit on the lap of Satan for inspiration and contemplation.”

The group is based in New York, but says it’s not fair for Oklahoma lawmakers to let a Ten Commandments statue stand at the building, without also allowing monuments that reflect other spiritual beliefs, The Associated Press reported. The Ten Commandments statue was privately funded. The American Civil Liberties Union sued to have it removed shortly after it was place, AP reported.

And the Satanic Temple isn’t the only group seeking equal access to the site.

The AP reported that a Hindu head in Nevada wants to put a monument at the Capitol, along with an animal rights group and the — satirical — Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. In response, the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission has put a moratorium on deciding new requests.

But it’s the Satanic Temple request that’s sparking ire among Bible Belt residents and politicos.

“I think you’ve got to remember where you are,” said Rep. Don Armes, in the AP report. “This is Oklahoma, the middle of the heartland. I think we need to be tolerant of people who think different than us, but this is Oklahoma and that’s not going to fly here.”

The group, meanwhile, said it’s already raised $10,000 to build the monument — about the half the amount members estimate is needed.

“We plan on moving forward one way or another,” Mr. Greaves said, in the report.

Pray this evil plan fails.

 

School Chaplain Dismissed for Calling Homosexuality a ‘Disorder’

He is a Church of Scotland minister.

… The Rev Donald MacInnes made the comments on a Facebook page seen by some parents of pupils at the Glasgow Gaelic School.

They complained to the city council over the remarks, with one describing them as “absolutely disgraceful”.

Mr MacInnes made the comments while criticising the Scottish Government’s plans to legalise same-sex marriage.

He said: “The overwhelming support of our Scottish politicians in creating same-sex marriage is very disappointing.

“Many of us, myself included, agreed that the creation of civil partnerships was necessary so that individuals suffering from this disorder were not legally penalised in any way because of their sexuality.

“We can now expect to see the school curriculum changed to the end that our children will be taught this perversion as if it were a good thing.”…

A spokesman for Glasgow City Council said that while the minister was entitled to his opinions, action had been taken because his views “were not in keeping with the ethos of the school”, and the council had a duty of care to the pupils.

She added: “The man is no longer the chaplain at the school and this decision was taken by the head teacher as soon as we received the complaints from parents and reviewed the situation.

“The school did receive complaints from some parents about the inappropriate comments made and a decision was taken to review the religious observance at the school.”

The school, near Charing Cross, provides Gaelic education for pre-school, primary and secondary pupils.

Donald Brown, chair of the parent council for the school, said the remarks were not in line with its stance on equality.

Mr MacInnes, the minister of Gairbraid Church in Maryhill, Glasgow, is originally from the Isle of Lewis. He refused to comment on the matter.

A spokesman for the Church of Scotland said it respected the right of head teachers to appoint the chaplain of their choice, adding: “We hope that this right will continue to be exercised with due regard to freedom of religious expression in a non-inflammatory way.”

He said the church was sorry the Rev MacInnes was no longer the chaplain…

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