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Transgender rites

Sexuality | The Church of England recommends affirming one’s baptism after sex change
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 1/04/19, 02:31 pm

The Church of England issued pastoral guidance last month instituting a new “gender transition service,” a move conservative Anglicans decried as contrary to the Bible.

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Rebelling against God’s design

Family | 2018 saw society further dismiss a Biblical understanding of sex, marriage, and family
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 12/28/18, 02:34 pm

The deconstruction of gender, and thus God’s good design for humans, dominated marriage and family news again this year. Experts grappled with technology and its effect on children and families, and how later-in-life marriage and fewer children are changing culture. Here are the top five family and sexuality stories for 2018.

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Boy Scouts crumbling

Family | Critics say moral collapse preceded financial one
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 12/21/18, 11:25 am

As the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) unravels under financial pressure and dwindling membership, an explicitly Christian Scouting alternative is standing firm and growing in numbers.

Trail Life USA launched in 2014 and has grown to 27,000 members in 800 troops in all 50 states. The program emphasizes the need for boys to have a scouting experience all their own with risk, adventure, and competition. CEO Mark Hancock told me new membership is up 36 percent since the BSA board of directors voted in October 2017 to allow girls to join.

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