The equality spreadsheet must be obeyed.

Feb 1, 2015 by

By Laura Perrins, Conservative Woman: Boys get to play with dolls, girls with spanners. As a mother of now three children nothing irks me more than when politicians poke their noses into family life. Barely a day goes by without our being told what to feed the kids, what sports they should be doing, that girls should be playing more rugby and boys should be playing with dolls. Who do these power-crazed junkies think they are? The latest interfering nonsense centres on pushing more girls into...

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Nicky Morgan’s Trojan Horse curriculum ‘could lead to collapse of Religious studies’

Feb 1, 2015 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph: A new school curriculum ordered by the Education Secretary Nicky Morgan after the Trojan Horse scandal could lead to a plunge in the numbers of pupils taking Religious Studies, a leading headmistress has warned. Fiona Boulton, head of Guildford High School in Surrey, one of the UK’s most academically successful schools, said there was increasing “distress” among teachers about the new GCSE course which could dramatically reduce the opportunity for pupils to engage...

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The Church of England and the three-parent controversy

Feb 1, 2015 by

By Dr Lee Rayfield and Dr Brendan McCarthy, Guardian: It does not take much to present the Church of England as divided, ignorant or out of touch. As the archbishop of Canterbury has observed, we do tend to conduct our arguments loudly and in front of the neighbours. But that does not mean we cannot agree and in the matter of the provocatively labelled “three parent embryos” there is greater consensus than recent headlines might suggest and a very different message from “the church says ‘no’.”...

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Jacob Rees-Mogg: The PM is ‘rubbing in gay marriage

Feb 1, 2015 by

By Nick Duffy and Joseph Patrick McCormack, Pink News: Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has criticised the Tory leadership for “alienating” people over same-sex marriage. PinkNews has obtained a recording of the Conservative politician – who is one of the party’s most prominent backbenchers – attacking equal marriage in a call with party members. During the call, Tory Party Chairman Grant Shapps and Mr Rees-Mogg fielded questions from a number of activists. A caller had said: “I know the gay...

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At last married couples get a tax break – will the PM be boasting?

Jan 31, 2015 by

By Fraser Nelson, Telegraph: Although he has only done it once, David Cameron is famously keen on marriage. When he became Prime Minister, he stood on the steps of Downing Street and declared that his Government would be unashamedly pro-family. He knew that British politicians tend to shy away from the subject but he intended to be different: as he put it, family was at the centre of his life and at the heart of his politics. He would tell his aides that he’d be the most pro-marriage Tory...

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The Church of England Is Not Dead Yet, The Economist Reports

Jan 31, 2015 by

By George Conger, The Media Project: The Church of England, like the old man in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, is not dead yet. Granted, it is not at all well. A steady decline of a hundred years or so is not an indicator of health, but a report last week in The Economist shows some signs of life. The article in the January 17, 2015, print edition entitled “London supplies England with wealth, culture—and, increasingly, Christians” reports on the church-planting movement within the Church of...

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Christianity is a shield against extremism, not its cause

Jan 31, 2015 by

By Kathy Gyngell, Conservative Woman: School inspectors have already turned the ‘British values’ initiative in schools into a vehicle to promote the opposite.  The naïvety of our politically correct Education Secretary has seen to that. As Nick Wood wrote earlier this week, “The quest for something called British values has exposed the inspectorate’s previously hidden role as cultural commissars – a kind of Stasi officially known as the innocuous sounding Ofsted – operating in our schools.”...

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Children removed from Christian parents

Jan 31, 2015 by

From Christian Concern; Social workers have removed two adopted children from a Christian couple “demonised” because of their beliefs. “Their views on disciplining the children and taking them to church were wholly disrespected by the social services and now tragically their children have been taken away,” Andrea Williams told the Sunday Times. She went on to say that such cases are quietly becoming more common. The couple is being supported by the Christian Legal...

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Inside Sexual Difference, Outside Sexual Difference: Intersex and the New Anthropology

Jan 31, 2015 by

From gentlemind: It is tempting to begin by asking what ‘Intersex’ is, but a better question is ‘why?’ Why are a group of medical conditions being legally embraced to the extent of altering norms for everybody? There is a clue in the name. ‘Intersex’ is an umbrella term representing disorders of sexual development (DSD), encompassing genital development disorders as well as hormonal and chromosomal conditions. But it is a propaganda term, an actor waiting in the wings during a play named...

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Stop Parliament changing the face of the human race

Jan 31, 2015 by

From Christian Concern: Oppose genetically modified babies. Please contact your MP urgently – vote due on Tuesday (3rd February). The government is seeking to make theUK the only country in the world to allow the creation of three parent, genetically-modified babies. If the government gets its way then, for the first time, we will allow genetic modification that is passed down the generations.A fundamental line will be crossed. Read here Read also:  Scientists accuse Church of ignorance...

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The Kids Are Not All Right

Jan 31, 2015 by

By Tony Perkins, FRC: It’s almost a foregone conclusion that researchers who compare children raised by heterosexual parents to those raised by a homosexual one will be vilified, harassed, and professionally targeted. An amicus brief filed with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals might explain why. In their own words, four of these adult children are breaking their silence in an official court document about how growing up with same sex parents changed their lives. At a time when the Left is...

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German parents attacked as they protest early sexualization of children

Jan 31, 2015 by

By Thaddeus Baklinski, LifeSite: A peaceful demonstration in Hamburg on Saturday by parents who are opposed to graphic sex education in German primary schools turned violent when they were pelted with bottles, firecrackers, and snowballs by counter-demonstrators. The Besorgte Eltern (Concerned Parents) group held the rally to voice their opposition to compulsory sex education that they claim begins the inappropriate sexualization of their children starting in day-care centers and continuing...

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Pakistani-born Church of England Bishop Decries FOX News over “No Go Zones”

Jan 31, 2015 by

By David Virtue, VOL: Recently Fox News apologized for referring to several areas in Europe as “no-go zones.” The apology followed an interview with Steven Emerson, Executive Director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, who incorrectly claimed Birmingham, England, was a Muslim city. The apology claimed the “no-go zone” statement was also incorrect. Julie Banderas asserted, “We have made some regrettable errors on air regarding the Muslim population in...

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The new war against PC – it’s too late and it’s picked the wrong target

Jan 30, 2015 by

By Brendan O’Neill, Spiked: [...] This really captures the warping of morality that is inherent in political correctness, where one becomes so myopically focused on speech codes, on linguistic representation, that everything else, even matters of life and death, can become subordinate to that. Indeed, there are two striking things about political correctness that would appear to bolster the view that it is the creation of a cabal of grumpy, misanthropic feminists and greens. Firstly, PC...

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Rural vicars struggling with multiple churches and dying congregations

Jan 30, 2015 by

By Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: Vicars in rural Britain are rushing between multiple churches to take Sunday services while their congregations are dying off faster than they can be replaced, according to a new report. Urgent calls for reform of rural ministry, such as appointing parish administrators to relieve clergy of the burden of running several churches at once, are proposed in the report, to be debated at General Synod in February. Fewer than one in five rural churches is...

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