Constitution says religion can be practiced ‘at’, not ‘by’ schools, court hears | News24

Johannesburg – Differences in meaning of the prepositions “at” and “by” support the argument that six public schools contravene the Constitution with their policies on teaching religion, the High Court in Johannesburg heard on Wednesday.During closing arguments, Hendrik van Nieuwenhuizen, for the NGO OGOD, quoted section 15.2 of the Constitution,…

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Two Presbyterian clergymen charged for marrying gay couples | News24

Johannesburg – Two Presbyterian clergymen appeared before a church tribunal in Johannesburg last week on charges of misconduct after they officiated over four same sex unions, the Sunday Times reported. “As far as I am concerned they are charging the wrong people,” Hansie Wolmarans, a professor of theology at the…

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Climate change ‘set to fuel global food crisis’ | News24

Doha – Global food shortages will become three times more likely as a result of climate change according to a report by a joint US-British taskforce, which warned that the international community needs to be ready to respond to potentially dramatic future rises in prices. Food shortages, market volatility and…

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Court: Baker who refused gay wedding cake can’t cite beliefs | News24

Denver – A baker who wouldn’t make a wedding cake for asame-sex couple cannot cite his religious beliefs in refusing them servicebecause it would lead to discrimination, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled onThursday. The decision is the latest victory for gay couples, whohave won similar cases in other states.…

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‘Snake’ pastors are heretics – SA church council | News24

Johannesburg – So-called prophets and pastors who make their followers engage in bizarre activities, such as eating snakes or parts of rats, are heretics taking advantage of desperate people, said the SA Council of Churches (SACC) general secretary, Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana. “It is totally at odds with the Christian faith,…

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‘Soul Catcher’ Computer Chip

Source: The Electronic Telegraph (England) (From CNI News) The End of Death: ‘Soul Catcher’ Computer Chip Due… By Robert Uhlig A computer chip implanted behind the eye that could record a person’s every lifetime thought and sensation is to be developed by British scientists. “This is the end of death,”…

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