Saturday, May 30, 2015

Osama bin Laden had profiles of Church of England bishops...

Osama bin Laden had profiles of Church of England bishops at Pakistan compound  Osama bin Laden kept profiles of Church of England bishops at his Pakistan compound before he was killed by US commandos in May 2011.

US Navy Seals found a document entitled "Profiles of the bishops in the Church of England" among dozens of English-language files amassed by the al-Qaeda leader...

Church of England May Rebaptize Transgenders According to New Identity  The Church of England is considering a proposal to rebaptize transgenders in ceremonies celebrating their new identities and to "introduce" them to God with their new names.

Rev. Chris Newlands, vicar of Lancaster Priory, has introduced a motion for the church's General Synod to debate the issue. Newlands, who is in a civil union with another man, has stirred controversy before over the church's stance on sexual issues, claiming in 2012 that there was a glass ceiling for openly gay clergy.

"That this Synod, recognising the need for transgender people to be welcomed and affirmed in their parish church, call on the House of Bishops to consider whether some nationally commended liturgical materials might be prepared to mark a person's gender transition," the proposal reads...

Former archbishop of Canterbury weighs in on fundamentalist threat ...He said that “our biggest enemy now is [ISIS] and Islamic fundamentalism, which now exists in America in all those Muslim families that you have graciously invited and said, following the Statue of Liberty, ‘Come and make your home here.’

“In Britain, too, we’ve got so many Muslims, and out of these people who we’ve educated are going to be the people who are going to be blowing up our trains and planes in the days ahead.”..

The Age Of Disinformation I have been a professional meteorologist for 36 years. Since my debut on television in 1979, I have been an eyewitness to the many changes in technology, society, and how we communicate. I am one who embraces change, and celebrates the higher quality of life we enjoy now thanks to this progress.

But, at the same time, I realize the instant communication platforms we enjoy now do have some negatives that are troubling. Just a few examples in recent days…


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