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Wondering,

That's not too politically correct! :dancing

Oz
Why?
You think I am???
LOL

You must know what's going on in the U.S.
Obama wanted persons to use the restroom of the sex they BELIEVED they belonged to. So men were using woman's restrooms, and V V. Now ain't that just wonderful??

So now, Trump wants to get back to reality. He said everyone must use the restroom of the sex checked off on their birth certificate.

Oz, if you make a trip to the U.S. remember to bring your passport, and remember to bring your birth certificate in case you need to use a restroom!! Looks like the "questionables" will need one on their person from now on!!

(you're not one of the questionables)

What a confusion.
Are you having the same problem in your part of the world??
 
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Why?
You think I am???
LOL

You must know what's going on in the U.S.
Obama wanted persons to use the restroom of the sex they BELIEVED they belonged to. So men were using woman's restrooms, and V V. Now ain't that just wonderful??

So now, Trump wants to get back to reality. He said everyone must use the restroom of the sex checked off on their birth certificate.

Oz, if you make a trip to the U.S. remember to bring your passport, and remember to bring your birth certificate in case you need to use a restroom!! Looks like the "questionables" will need one on their person from now on!!

(you're not one of the questionables)

What a confusion.
Are you having the same problem in your part of the world??
Wondering,

Of course we have similar problems Down Under. It's an international problem.

I'll only need to bring my passport to the USA as I need to provide a copy of my birth certificate to get the passport.

While waiting for my mechanic to service my car today, I read another chapter of Albert Mohler Jr's excellent book, We Cannot Be Silent (2015, Nelson Books). He explains how it emerged in our culture (particularly the same-sex agenda) and how Christians need to respond. It's an excellent read with some profound principles for action.

Oz

Oz
 
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Wondering,

Of course we have similar problems Down Under. It's an international problem.

I'll only need to bring my passport to the USA as I need to provide a copy of my birth certificate to get the passport.

While waiting for my mechanic to service my car today, I read another chapter of Albert Mohler Jr's excellent book, We Cannot Be Silent (2015, Nelson Books). He explains how it emerged in our culture (particularly the same-sex agenda) and how Christians need to respond. It's an excellent read with some profound principles for action.

Oz

Oz
We lived through it.
Here's my take on it:
(for the U.S. anyway)

We were soooo sure of ourselves. We never thought a "Christian" country could ever accept what was being peddled at the time. Surely, everything would be all right and nothing would change...

So we --- the church --- did nothing and just sat by while it all happened.
Now it's too late, IMO.

So, it would be very interesting to know the principles for action. I can't think of any, quite frankly. I know of Christians who think two of the same sex living together is alright because they "really love each other" and God is for love. They believe God is a good God but they seem to forget He is also a just God. That doesn't go down too well with them.

I'll try to get the book.

P.S. Does your passport state if you were a boy or a girl at birth?
LOL
 
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We lived through it.
Here's my take on it:
(for the U.S. anyway)

We were soooo sure of ourselves. We never thought a "Christian" country could ever accept what was being peddled at the time. Surely, everything would be all right and nothing would change...

So we --- the church --- did nothing and just sat by while it all happened.
Now it's too late, IMO.

So, it would be very interesting to know the principles for action. I can't think of any, quite frankly. I know of Christians who think two of the same sex living together is alright because they "really love each other" and God is for love. They believe God is a good God but they seem to forget He is also a just God. That doesn't go down too well with them.

I'll try to get the book.

P.S. Does your passport state if you were a boy or a girl at birth?
LOL
Wondering,

I've only read 40pp of Mohler's 186pp but I've browsed the three closing chapters that help emphasise the title of the book, We Cannot Be Silent. Chapters 8, 9 and 10 are:
8. 'Religious liberty and the right to be Christian';
9. 'The compassion of truth: The church and the challenge of the sexual revolution';
10. 'The hard questions'. This last chapter deals briefly with 30 tough questions like:
  • Can a person with same-sex attraction change his or her orientation? If so, how?
  • What is the relationship between body and gender? Does anatomy determine gender?
  • Why should Christians care if same-sex couples marry? If they are unbelievers, why should Christians dictate their actions? Shouldn't we just worry about preaching the gospel?
  • Etc.
One of the big problems has been a silent church not involved in the issues of the day.

We have an organisation in Australia, The Australian Christian Lobby, that is active in lobbying government, making submissions to parliaments, speaking out on important Christian issues in our culture. They get some bad press from the secular media - which is expected. This is a para-church organisation but a lot of evangelical Christians are involved.

The Centre for Public Christianity addresses issues in the media and is a research organisation as well for educating the public about Christianity.

I write my share of submissions to government committees at the federal and state level to address issues in Australia. Most recently there was a decriminalisation of abortion Bill before the Qld parliament and I wrote a 15-page submission. This Bill was withdrawn by the MP sponsoring it as there was not enough support for it to pass parliament.

About the same length for a submission on freedom of religion and liberty that is conducted by the federal govt. That's currently in process.

This is something that I see missing from churches. I'll use the abortion Bill as an example. There was a 'March for Life' in downtown Brisbane to oppose this Bill. I did not hear of one church in my region that preached on why abortion should be opposed and the church leadership urged the church to come join the 'March for Life'.

The church here is too inactive in urging the people and taking leadership in dealing with issues of cultural significance. Please understand that I'm not using this as an example to replace evangelism.

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
16 You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed (Ps 139:13-16 NLT).​

These verses encourage me to act publicly in support of the life of the unborn and to oppose abortion.

Oz
 
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This is an excellent suggestion; this would allow members and guests to be able to identify the gender of the poster without diverting to the posters profile.
Honestly, some members have extraordinary names that they are sometimes difficult to decipher the gender; this would be a pleasing addition to this website set-up.
 
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Done.

You need to be added to either the mens or womens groups for it to take effect. This gives you access to the ladies or mens locker room forums.

Send a private message to an admin to gain acess.
 
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Also, Staff members will always have their staff colours prioritised over other colours. Sorry about that.
 
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So we have the following colours for usernames:
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Red - Admins
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So we have the following colours for usernames:
Navy Blue - Regular Members
Black - Men
Pink - Women
Green - Moderators
Red - Admins
Bright Blue - Tech Admin
hahaha I just read this. I thought I needed to see my eye doc!
 

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