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The attacks on free speech continue in Western democracies.  Here’s one more story: There was a pro-homosexual ad campaign in London that said, “Some people are gay. Get over it”. It was sponsored by the lobby group Stonewall. That is one opinion, expressed in the public square. Another group, an Anglican organization, wanted to run […]

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Pope Benedict XVI spoke in October 2011 on “The History of God’s Goodness from Creation to Salvation”.  He makes a brilliant exposition of Psalm 136. One excerpt will serve as a New Year’s greeting. We need to be reminded about God’s love and faithfulness as shown throughout history, to you and me and many others. […]

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Unfortunately Africa is often associated with words with negative connotations: corruption, aids, donor fatigue, genocide, bad governance, colonialism, malaria, slavery, famine, poverty, civil wars, blood diamonds, et cetera. A trillion dollar of aid has not raised the continent out of poverty. A corrupt leader like Mugabe has changed a country from a breadbasket of a […]

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Tuesday October 18 is the European day highlighting the issue of human trafficking – modern day slavery. It is a global tragedy and it affects millions of people. A few facts: An estimated 120,000 women and children are trafficked into Western Europe each year; 90% of victims trafficked into European Union member states end up […]

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Underlying values often surface in legislation. The value of life is secondary or tertiary in California, while skin health seemingly is of primary value. In California minors can have an abortion without the knowledge or consent of parents.  California has rejected three times efforts to allow parents to be notified when a minor girl is […]

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