Hybrid human chicken embryos: CHIMERA created in shock experiment | Science | News | Express.co.uk

A TEAM of stem cell researchers have done the seemingly impossible and successfully combined artificial human cells with the embryo of a chicken in a shock new experiment aimed at trying to better understand developing life.

Source: Hybrid human chicken embryos: CHIMERA created in shock experiment | Science | News | Express.co.uk

Transgender people encouraged to become priests in Church of England diversity drive

TRUTH BOMBS: ENGLAND IS DOOMED

Article: Transgender people are being encouraged to become Church of England vicars as bishops launch a diversity drive.

Bishops in the diocese of Lichfield have issued new guidance to parishioners and clergy reminding them that LGBT people “can be called to roles of leadership and service in the local church”.

The guidance, titled “welcoming and honouring LGBT+ people”, warns that the church’s reputation as being unwelcoming towards gay and transgender people is stopping young people attending.

Source: Transgender people encouraged to become priests in Church of England diversity drive

Attitudes of Christians in Western Europe | Pew Research Center

TRUTH BOMBS: There are many reasons for this, but at the heart of it all is that people do not see that Christianity is a social and cultural framework for their entire life.

ARTICLE: Western Europe, where Protestant Christianity originated and Catholicism has been based for most of its history, has become one of the world’s most secular regions. Although the vast majority of adults say they were baptized, today many do not describe themselves as Christians. Some say they gradually drifted away from religion, stopped believing in religious teachings, or were alienated by scandals or church positions on social issues, according to a major new Pew Research Center survey of religious beliefs and practices in Western Europe.

Yet most adults surveyed still do consider themselves Christians, even if they seldom go to church. Indeed, the survey shows that non-practicing Christians (defined, for the purposes of this report, as people who identify as Christians, but attend church services no more than a few times per year) make up the biggest share of the population across the region. In every country except Italy, they are more numerous than church-attending Christians (those who go to religious services at least once a month). In the United Kingdom, for example, there are roughly three times as many non-practicing Christians (55%) as there are church-attending Christians (18%) defined this way.

Source: Attitudes of Christians in Western Europe | Pew Research Center

Landmark Case: California Judge Rules Christian Baker Does Not Have to Make Gay Wedding Cake – Faithwire

TRUTH BOMBS: Victory!!!

ARTICLE: A California judge has made a final ruling in favor of a Christian baker who refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding. The baker’s refusal was based on her claim that making the cake would have forced her to go against her deeply held Christian beliefs and endorse something that she personally disagrees with.

Last August, Mireya and Eileen Rodriguez-Del Rio ordered a wedding cake from Tastries Bakery owner Cathy Miller, who declined the lesbian couple’s request on account of her own staunch opposition to homosexuality. Subsequently, the couple filed a complaint with California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing, according to LifeSite News. They argued that the state’s Unruh Civil Rights Act should forbid businesses from refusing to provide services on the basis of sexual orientation (among other grounds).

Source: Landmark Case: California Judge Rules Christian Baker Does Not Have to Make Gay Wedding Cake – Faithwire

Ramadan in Mozambique: Muslims behead 10 people, including children

Ten people including children were beheaded in a village in northern Mozambique in a weekend attack blamed on suspected Islamists, local sources said on Tuesday.

The attack occurred in Monjane, a village not far from Palma, a small town gearing up to be the country’s new natural gas hub in the northern Cabo Delgado province….

Since October, Cabo Delgado has seen a number of attacks by suspected radical Islamists.

One of the victims of the weekend attack was the leader of Monjane village, a local resident said, without giving his name for fear of reprisals. “They targeted the chief as he had been providing information to the police about the location of al-Shabaab in forests,” he told AFP, referring to an armed group believed responsible for a deadly October attack on a police station and military post in the town of Mocimboa da Praia.

Source: Ramadan in Mozambique: Muslims behead 10 people, including children