Is the gay bullying plague in schools a myth?

Jul 29, 2014 by

By David van Gend, MercatorNet: An Australian doctor questions “safe school” and”gay-straight alliance” programs. An open letter to the Australian Education Minister. The Hon Christopher Pyne   Minister for Education    Dear Mr Pyne, I trust you, or your advisors, will give serious consideration to the medical evidence below and reconsider your decision to fund the so-called Safe Schools programme throughout Australia. The political justification for ‘Safe Schools’...

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The Times admits an error

Jul 29, 2014 by

By Chris Sugden: Under a photograph in Philip Collins’ article in the Times of July 25  which commented on the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games is the caption: ” John Barrowman’s protest kiss would have risked a death sentence in Uganda.” On Tuesday July 29 the Times has printed the following correction on page 23: ‘The picture caption (Opinion, July 25), “John Barrowman’s protest kiss would have risked a death sentence in Uganda”, should have read, “John...

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Do Church of England ‘gay bishops’ have a human right not to be ‘outed’?

Jul 28, 2014 by

By Paul Johnson, ECHRSO blog (Hat Tip: Thinking Anglicans) Peter Tatchell has recently stated on Twitter that he is ‘considering outing gay [Church of England] bishops who discipline gay clergy who marry’. This is a response to the House of Bishops’ Pastoral Guidance on Same-Sex Marriage, issued on 15 February 2014, which states: The House is not [...] willing for those who are in a same sex marriage to be ordained to any of the three orders of ministry. In addition it...

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Equalities minister Nicky Morgan appoints Stonewall education head as special advisor

Jul 27, 2014 by

From Pink News: Equalities minister Nicky Morgan has appointed Stonewall’s head of education as a special advisor. Ms Morgan, who voted against same-sex marriage, was appointed as Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities in last week’s reshuffle. It has now been revealed that the minister has appointed Luke Tryl – who until now was head of education at LGB rights charity Stonewall – as a special advisor, to support her in her new role. The activist will depart the charity...

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Peter Tatchell threatens to ‘out’ bishops he believes are gay

Jul 27, 2014 by

By Paul Gallagher, Independent: Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell has put together a list of Anglican bishops he believes are in same-sex relationships and is threatening to out them publicly if they discipline homosexual clergy for marrying their partners. The warning comes after hospital chaplain Jeremy Pemberton had his license to preach revoked last month by the acting Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham Richard Inwood after marrying his partner Laurence Cunningham earlier this year. Mr...

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Alarming new UK school inspection requirements

Jul 26, 2014 by

From The Christian Institute: The Government is consulting on plans to greatly expand its powers to intervene in schools in England. There has been an astonishingly brief consultation period of just six weeks, when many people are away. We are seeking to fully explore the implications. Under the planned changes to school inspection requirements, the Government could take draconian action against any school (state or private) which does not ‘actively promote’ equality on grounds including:...

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