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Children raised by same-sex parents speak up for traditional families

April 19, 2015 Dan Flynn   As the Andrews government considers using the law to abolish the idea that a mother and father matter to a child, voices of people raised by same-sex-attracted people are starting to be heard. Heather Barwick, a former gay-marriage advocate turned children’s rights activist, was raised by two women. While she loved both and grew ... Read More »

How Pornography Drives the Demand for Sex Slavery

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | Written by Luke Gilkerson The following is an excerpt from the book, Stop the Demand: The Role of Porn in Sex Trafficking:   According to Shared Hope International’s report on the demand for sex trafficking, pornography on the Internet is a gateway to the purchase of humans for commercial sex. This becomes clear when we ... Read More »

Position on Pornography

Pornography camouflages itself as something unreal, virtual, something that is one’s private business, something that does not hurt anyone. Our culture tells us that we are free to do whatever we want, as long as it does not hurt anyone. Priest Sergei Sveshnikov | 21 January 2015 According to surveys, nearly one third of Orthodox Christian teens are unsure whether ... Read More »

An Orthodox Christian Senator Advocates Same-Sex Marriage

Sinodinos calls on party to allow conscience vote on same-sex marriage As a supporter of marriage equality, senator Arthur Sinodinos says Liberal party members should be allowed to have a conscience vote on the matter  NEOS KOSMOS – Saturday 9 May 2015 Senior Liberal senator Arthur Sinodinos says his party should allow a conscience vote on same-sex marriage. Senator Sinodinos ... Read More »

Liberal Christianity will not survive for a long time – Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev

Address at the opening session of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches, Geneva, 13 February 2008. Source: Europaica: I would like to draw your attention to the danger of liberal Christianity. The liberalization of moral standards, initiated by some Protestant and Anglican communities several decades ago and developing with ever-increasing speed, has now brought us to a situation ... Read More »

British woman gives birth to her own grandson, acting as surrogate mother for her gay son

Thaddeus Baklinski  Wed Mar 11, 2015 March 11, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A British woman has given birth to her own grandson, acting as a surrogate mother for her homosexual son. Kyle Casson’s 46-year-old mother, Anne-Marie Casson, 46, of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, carried a donated egg fertilized with her son’s sperm. The UK’s 2008 Human Fertilization and Embryology Act, which governs ... Read More »

I’m gay, and I oppose gay marriage

Doug Mainwaring – Wed Mar 27, 2013 March 27, 2013 (thePublicDiscourse.com) – In our sometimes misguided efforts to expand our freedom, selfish adults have systematically dismantled that which is most precious to children as they grow and develop. That’s why I am now speaking out against same-sex marriage. By the way, I am gay. A few days ago I testified against pending ... Read More »