Obama Team Tries to Scrap Parts of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Feb 28, 2014 by

By Stefano Gennarini, J.D., C-Fam Angry over not getting a same-sex-friendly definition of the family into a new UN document, the Obama Administration tried to delete language agreed upon by the founders of the UN and repeated in documents since then. Regularly contentious in recent decades, the family has been a diplomatic football with one side eager to recognize “diverse forms of the family” while the other holds on to the understanding that the family is the “natural and...

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Comments on speech by Geraint Davies MP at 'Setting Love in Order' conference

Jan 19, 2014 by

  Read UK Christians Oppose Ban on Ex-Gay Therapy; Attack 'Coercive' Homosexual 'Ideology' by Tyler O'Neil, Christian Post Geraint Davies' speech at the opening of the conference may be seen here Read 'Beyond Critique – When Ideology Replaces Science' here Trying to make sense of Core Issues Trust ideas by Colin Coward, Changing...

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Should human rights always outweigh religious rights?

Jan 8, 2014 by

By Lynda Rose, Voice for Justice UK This was the title of a debate on the BBC in which I was recently asked to take part. The panel included, amongst others, secularists, representatives of the LGBT community, and five Moslems. I was there to speak for Christian rights, of course, but what really astonished me was the easy assumption that human and ‘religious’ rights are different. They are not. In the UK, the first attempt to formulate and set down ‘human’ rights was...

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We want human rights for all, not special rights for some

Dec 20, 2013 by

From European Dignity Watch Although reason prevailed at the recent vote on sexual and reproductive health (Estrela Report) at the European Parliament, the next attempt of lobby-driven politics is already on the agenda. With the “Lunacek Report”, special rights and privileges are being claimed for some — against equality and the same human rights for all. The attempt to advance special privileges for some at the cost of equality for all comes — again — in the form...

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Human Rights Court is dictating law like East Germany, warns leading judge

Nov 29, 2013 by

by Steve Doughty, Mailonline One of the country’s leading judges yesterday compared the behaviour of the European Court of Human Rights to the methods of Communist East Germany. The human rights judges in Strasbourg say they are democratic but in reality they dictate the law, just like the communist bosses did, said Supreme Court Judge Lord Sumption. In a sweeping attack on the way the court has been run, he said it was contributing to a ‘mundane and insidious’ decline of...

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UK Parliament to debate gay ‘cure’ therapies next week

Nov 14, 2013 by

From Pink News A Westminster Hall Debate in the House of Commons on gay conversion therapy will take place on Wednesday 20 November, it has been announced.   The debate, moved by Labour MP Sandra Osborne, will include an official response from the government.   Last month, Labour MP Geraint Davies proposed a bill aimed at banning gay conversion therapy, describing it as an “awful practice”.   The move has cross-party backing with MPs from Labour, the Conservatives,...

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