Paul Williams, a pastor and former president of conservative church planting organization Orchard Group, has publicly come out as a transgender woman. His legal name is now Paula Stone Williams. Christian Today reports Williams served as the president of Orchard from from 1989 until 2009. He decided to live his life as a transgender woman in December 2012, but only just went public with the decision.
‘We wanted to validate our household… and our rights, because we had no solid legal basis establishing us as a family,’ said one of the men in a video published by Colombian media this week.
“Through our affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), we made an oral intervention before the United Nations Human Rights Council on behalf of Christians facing genocide in the Middle East,” the organization said.
“We gave our most detailed account yet of the atrocities carried out by ISIS against Christians and other religious and ethnic minorities. ”
It told the council:
The actions of ISIS against Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria clearly embody the definition of genocide as enshrined in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. The ISIS campaign to destroy these religious minorities and decimate their homelands and cultures undoubtedly meets the definition of genocide, and as long as the UN does not recognize it as such, these vulnerable groups remain unprotected and in peril.
We got the report of a Christian Syrian woman who saw “‘Christians being killed and tortured, and . . . children being beheaded in front of their parents’”. She said, “250 children . . . were put in the dough mixer, they were kneaded. The oldest one of them was four-years-old”. ISIS tortured a boy while demanding his father and two others renounce Christianity, before executing all four by crucifixion. Eight Christian women were publically raped and beheaded. There are “mass graves of Christians”.
The victims of ISIS’s genocide deserve the recognition and protection of the international community. It is imperative that the U.N. acknowledge the ISIS campaign for what it is – genocide – end these atrocities, and seek justice for the victims.
While the ECLJ calls for swift and decisive action by the international community to stop the genocide and protect the victims, it also understands that first the U.N. must recognize that the atrocities constitute genocide.
The U.N. council, however, “has remained silent while the Islamic State has continued its barbaric work.”
West Midlands counter-terror chiefs are investigating after the 23-year-old man was arrested on Sunday night.
Police said there was no suggestion ‘at this stage’ the reserve centre, in Birmingham Road, was under threat.
The suspect remains in custody as the investigation continues.
The incident came just hours before a car was driven into worshippers outside a mosque in London, leaving one dead and 10 injured.
Martin Evans, Assistant Chief Constable at West Mercia Police, said: “On identifying the man our officers took prompt action to contain the threat and take him into custody.
A few hundred people marched down Regent Street, behind the Palestinian and Hezbollah terror flag, before sitting down at the junction with Oxford Street shortly after 4.30pm on Sunday.
Many carried banners with messages including “Boycott Israel”, “Freedom for Palestine” and “Zionism = racism”.
The demonstration wound its way through the capital’s retail heart, which was busy with shoppers.
A man on a loudspeaker led the protesters in chants of “Free Palestine”.
One speaker then blamed the devastating In Grenfell Tower fire, which has left at least 58 people dead, on Israel supporters. Addressing the crowd at Grosvenor Square, he said: “Many innocents were murdered by Theresa May’s cronies – many of which are supporters of Zionist ideologies. Some of the biggest corporations who are supporting the Conservative Party are Zionists. They are responsible for the murder in Grenfell. The Zionist supporters of the Tory Party.”
Don’t be concerned. He was just a homeless guy. Don’t be concerned. He was mentally ill. Don’t be concerned. He was reacting to the bombing of his homeland. Don’t be concerned. He was lashing out after the President marginalized him. What’s that? The Islamic doctrine of jihad warfare against Christians and other non-Muslims? Oh, don’t pay any attention to that. That’s entirely irrelevant, in each and every case.
The Church of England must step up security as the “severe” terror threat could see churches targeted, an expert in church security warned.
Under the law, the court would decide whether help with eating or drinking is considered ‘tube feeding’ or ‘life support.’
In recent days we’ve seen a massive upsurge in leftwing violence. The most devastating was the attempted assassination of Republican congressmen at baseball practice.
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