The Evangelical Lutheran Church ordains first transgender bishop (and other stories)

A roundup of news and interviews from around the interwebs.

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Abortion activists are on the march in Europe—this time in San Marino. From Euro News:

San Marino — a landlocked republic in central Italy — is counting down to a referendum on legalising abortion. The small state of 33,000 inhabitants will decide on September 26 whether to allow terminations up to twelve weeks of pregnancy.

It is one of the only places left in Europe where terminating pregnancies is illegal. Attempts to legalise abortion over the past 20 years have been vetoed by successive governments, most of them conservative… If the “yes” campaign win abortion would be legal within the first three months. After that, it would only be allowed if the mother’s life was in danger or in the case of fetal abnormalities which could harm the woman physically or psychologically.

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Mainline Protestant denominations continue their ongoing collapse. From NBC:

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America installed its first openly transgender bishop in a service held in San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral on Saturday. The Rev. Megan Rohrer will lead one of the church’s 65 synods, overseeing nearly 200 congregations in Northern California and northern Nevada.

“My call is … to be up to the same messy, loving things I was up to before,” Rohrer told worshippers. “But mostly, if you’ll let me, and I think you will, my hope is to love you and beyond that, to love what you love.”

The Evangelical Lutheran Church has 3.3 million members—and has embraced the spirit of the age.

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This story from the Christian Post is relevant to the previous one:

Of an estimated 176 million American adults who identify as Christian, just 6% or 15 million of them actually hold a biblical worldview, a new study from Arizona Christian University shows.

People can identify as anything these days—but it doesn’t mean they’re telling the truth.

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The National Post is spotlighting Conservative leader Erin O’Toole’s embrace of the LGBT movement, noting that the Conservative candidate in Victoria, British Columbia is transgender—a biological male identifying as female. Canada’s Conservative Party is basically progressivism driving the speed limit.

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In the wake of the Texas Heartbeat Act, the media is attempting to sell Americans on the narrative that their sacred cow Roe v. Wade is fantastically popular and that the deadly ruling must be saved. At Live Action News, Dr. Michael New breaks down the numbers—and reveals that, once again, the media is lying.

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More soon.

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