Rally against assisted suicide

Aug 29, 2015 by

On Friday 11 September, MPs will debate Rob Marris’s Assisted Dying (No. 2) Bill, which would permit assisted suicide for those deemed to have fewer than six months to live. We’ve been overwhelmed by the response to our calls for MPs to be lobbied by worried constituents. Now, we ask you to vote with your feet by joining us for a rally outside Parliament. What? A rally to oppose the Assisted Dying Bill. Where? Old Palace Yard, Westminster, opposite the House of Lords where debate will be taking place (Tube: Westminster). When? Friday 11 September, from 8:30 am. On sitting Fridays, the House convenes early and rises early, so we would expect MPs to vote at around 2:30 pm. Read here...

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Free to believe

Apr 29, 2015 by

From Family Research Council (NB:  This is not just for US citizens.) One of the biggest threats America faces today is one that undermines the very fabric of our society. More than ever before in the history of our nation, the freedom to believe — and to live according to those beliefs — is under assault. Faithful Americans across the country are incurring the cost of what it means to stand on principle for their beliefs. Some have endured government punishment and others have lost their livelihood. We want to tell their stories so all can see that these are not the isolated incidents that the Left would have us believe. While some political and corporate leaders have capitulated to the demands of the anti-religious Left, there are courageous men, women, and young people standing up for biblical truth all across the nation. That’s why FRC launched FreeToBelieve.com, where you can learn about the stories of those who are standing in the face of government punishment and financial pressure. As more modern-day heroes of faith are found, we will add their stories. I also ask you to join with me in signing the pledge to stand for the freedom to believe and to live according to those beliefs. Visit FreeToBelieve.com. See the stories, sign the pledge, and stand with us for the freedom to believe....

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House of Commons to Vote on Banning Therapy to Help Those with Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction

Nov 19, 2013 by

By Sharon Slater, Family Watch International The House of Commons will vote this Friday, November 22nd on a bill that would deny therapy for individuals with unwanted same-sex attraction (SSA) who seek this help. This will be the second reading for the bill, “Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) Bill 2013-14,” and we are strongly urging you to contact your MP and ask him or her to vote against it. There are many reasons to reject this bill, including the fact that it violates the fundamental international human right to enjoy the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. The bill is based on false claims that therapy for individuals with unwanted same-sex attraction is ineffective and even harmful. However, there is overwhelming evidence that therapy for those dealing with unwanted SSA has helped many people, and a number of them have reoriented to a heterosexual orientation. Dr. Michael Davidson, one of the most knowledgeable and effective defenders of patients’ rights to therapy in the UK, has laid out the case for opposing this bill in detail in an excellent book, Out of Harm’s Way: Working Ethically with Same-sex attracted Persons. This book, and two companion volumes, are available on Amazon UK. Copies of this book have been delivered to all MPs and Members of the House of Lords. Family Watch also has put together an extensive policy brief showing why adopting such legislation, which has already been enacted into law with respect to therapy for minors in two U.S. states, is irresponsible, unwarranted and will be harmful. The policy brief is available here. We have also written a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron and several other government officials explaining why this bill should be rejected. We strongly urge you to contact your MP as soon as possible and ask him or her to vote against this bill. You can find contact information for your MP by going to the Find Your MP page. When you contact him or her, we suggest you make several general points: Express your concern that this bill would deny help to individuals with unwanted same-sex attraction who want therapy and who could be helped by it.   Tell your MP it is clear that the claims that this therapy is ineffective, and even unduly harmful and therefore should be banned, are wildly exaggerated, inaccurate, and in many cases completely false.   Urge your MP to become educated about the facts before he or she votes by referring to the book Out of Harm’s Way the MP already has received, the Family Watch International policy brief, and/or our letter to Prime Minister Cameron. Since it is likely that many (perhaps most) MPs mistakenly believe that homosexuals are “born that way,” and therefore cannot change with the help of therapy, you might also want to refer them to our new video, “Understanding Same sex Attraction.” The video explains why some people develop same-sex attraction and highlights the stories of several individuals who have been able...

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Petition: Eliminate free internet pornography sites

Jun 27, 2013 by

Responsible department: Department for Culture, Media and Sport Hardcore on-line pornography is freely available to people using the internet in the UK on an increasing variety of internet devices. Many people, both young and old can become entrapped by this. This can lead to addiction. Often in newsworthy cases involving abuse or murder of children, there is an association between the perpetrator of such crimes and an addiction to extreme pornography – presumably from a gradual descent from so-called soft-core pornography. I want the government to close-down any internet site that allows any free access to sexual content. Any person wishing to access such material should be required to enter their debit/credit card details before accessing any part of their website. Any "free" areas of such sites should not contain any sexually explicit images. Sign petition...

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Write to the French Embassy in London to demand the release of Nicolas

Jun 23, 2013 by

by John Smeaton, SPUC French pro-life/pro-family colleagues have contacted SPUC and asked us to highlight the fate of Nicolas Bernard-Buss (pictured), a young protester against same-sex marriage, who has been sentenced to two months in prison for the alleged crime of "rebellion" and other questionable offences. His case seems to be one of the worst of a large number of similar cases of police persecution directed against the hundreds of thousands of French people who have protested in recent months against same-sex marriage. Here are some links with further information: La Manif Pour Tous demands the immediate release of Nicolas and the end of systematic repression against opponents of Taubira's law Read...

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Safermedia campaign to safeguard children

Jun 19, 2013 by

A rare opportunity for you to make a real difference to strengthen the Government’s arm and demonstrate the strength of public opinion   There are two simple actions you can take today: A. join the Sunday Times campaign and B. send an email to the Culture Secretary Maria Miller:   1. Sunday Times CAMPAIGN to Safeguard Children The grim statistics: 36% of the internet is pornography 1 in 4 search queries is about porn A third of all downloads are porn Online porn makes $3,000 a second Latest child victim is 16 year old Charlie Booth who shot himself after receiving a police warning for sexting a girl. Following on from their Symposium last week, The Sunday Times has also launched a campaign to safeguard children from online pornography.   This is intended to increase public pressure on the Government as it goes into talks with the search engines and ISPs: there was a Summit hosted by the Culture Secretary Maria Miller yesterday.     ACTION 1 Please support the Sunday Times campaign: ‘Do you think society should be doing more to protect children from XXX rated content? Please join our campaign.’ Go to: http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/public/protectourchildren/You can read the article here (if you are a Sunday Times subscriber): http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/newsreview/features/article1274103.ece 2. Support the Culture Secretary Rt Hon Maria Miller MP directly ‘Why I, as a mother, am determined to protect my children from the depravity of internet porn: Minister explains why we MUST force Google to crack down on web filth’ [Daily Mail 15.6.13] Read the article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2342281/Why-I-mother-determined-protect-children-depravity-internet-porn-Minister-explains-MUST-force-Google-crack-web-filth.html#ixzz2WMVumr00 Extraordinary progress has been made since the block porn campaign began in 2010 but the Government’s proposals still rely on industry self-regulation. Mrs Miller is up against massive corporate interest. Baroness Howe is pressing for swift legislation: ‘My (Online Safety) Bill introduces the missing element of legislative compulsion. While the government expends its energies encouraging the industry to choose voluntarily to get its house in order children are suffering. This won’t do.’ You can also read the very positive Opposition Debate on Protecting Children Online held last week: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmhansrd/cm130612/debtext/130612-0001.htm#13061269000002 ACTION 2 We would urge you also to send an email to Rt Hon Maria Miller MP as soon as possible. It need only be brief. Thank her for her initiative and the good progress being made, and ask her also to be firm and push as hard as she can towards legislation. Her contact address is: maria.miller.mp@parliament.uk 3. Please send this email out as widely as you can to ensure as much public support as possible. As ever, thanks and best wishes, The Safermedia...

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