Motherhood censored in the name of feminism

Aug 17, 2019 by

by Mary Harrington, The Conservative Woman: THE Guardian reports on the first advertisements to fall foul of the Advertising Standards Authority’s new rules on ‘sexist stereotypes’. One was banned because it depicted a woman sitting on a bench next to a pram. The advertiser claimed that the ad was about ‘adaptation’, and that the arrival of a baby is a situation where people must adjust. It was no use. The ASA ‘concluded that the ad presented gender stereotypes in a way that was likely to...

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One in four babies aborted in England and Wales

Aug 17, 2019 by

from The Christian Institute: Nearly a quarter of babies are aborted in England and Wales, shocking new statistics reveal. Excluding stillbirths and miscarriages, 23.8 per cent of pregnancies were cut short by abortions in 2018. While there were 657,076 live births last year, 205,295 unborn babies were killed – meaning that for every three babies born, there was one abortion. Huge increase Despite claims from activists that “criminalising abortion does not stop abortions”, the number has risen...

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CI News: 16 August 2019

Aug 17, 2019 by

from The Christian Institute: In the news this week: Gareth Lee seeks to take UK to court over Ashers case, MPs seek to close abuse of trust loophole, ‘The bookies always win on betting’s one-way street’ and Teen: ‘Taking puberty blockers was worst decision of my life’. You can download the video via this link. Featured stories Gareth Lee seeks to take UK to court over Ashers case MPs seek to close abuse of trust loophole ‘The bookies always win on betting’s one-way street’ Teen: ‘Taking...

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Over 16,000 demand bus driver suspended for resisting LGBT propaganda be reinstated

Aug 17, 2019 by

by Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSite: (Ed:  Now nearly 20,000.  Please add your signature here.) Over 16,000 people have signed a petition insisting that an English bus driver’s employer stand by him after he refused to drive a bus promoting LGBT “pride flag” colors. CitizenGo launched the petition on behalf of the Konectbus driver, suspended after a college student reported him last week for refusing to drive a bus that bore a number decked out in LGBT “pride flag” colors. “So far, after in...

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Now they have come for the waxologists, who’s the next trans target?

Aug 16, 2019 by

by Barbara Kay, MercatorNet: For its wider implications, but also for its looniness, our history books will marvel—if and when cultural sanity returns—at the singular “human rights” case of alleged transwoman Jessica Yaniv—sometimes self-presenting as Jonathan Yaniv—vs the waxologists. Yaniv retains his male genitalia. But, thanks to the recently invented, but imprecisely defined right of “gender expression” having been enshrined in legislation, Yaniv has been permitted to wreak havoc in the...

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Gareth Lee seeks to take UK to court over Ashers case

Aug 16, 2019 by

from The Christian Institute: LGBT campaigner Gareth Lee is seeking to challenge the UK Supreme Court over its unanimous decision in favour of Ashers Baking Company. It would appear Mr Lee wants the European Court of Human Rights to consider narrow aspects of the ruling. Such a legal process could take years and may not result in judges hearing the case. The Christian Institute, which has supported Ashers throughout, said the latest legal challenge was unlikely to overturn the central aspect...

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Trump rule to nix Obama order forcing religious contractors to hire LGBT workers

Aug 16, 2019 by

by Calvin Freiburger, LifeSite: The Trump administration is proposing a rule that would permit government contractors to make employment decisions that are consistent with their sincerely held religious tenets and beliefs, without fear of sanction by the federal government. If adopted, the rule would reverse an Obama-era executive order that restricted religious federal contractors’ ability to consider employees’ adherence to their faith on matters of sexuality and gender. In 2014, former...

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There’s no acceptable face of paedophilia, especially not Joe Orton

Aug 16, 2019 by

by Paul T Horgan, The Conservative Woman: SO Jeffrey Epstein is dead. He procured under-age girls to satisfy the carnal desires of himself and his acquaintances. His crimes were committed on American soil. But they would have been equally illegal if he had committed them overseas. By any standards, whatever the location, Epstein was a paedophile. The only sorrow at his premature death is that it will make it harder to bring his acquaintances to justice. The playwright Joe Orton had similar...

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Gender stereotypes must be banned from churches as well as advertising, says Christian writer

Aug 16, 2019 by

by Heather Preston, Premier: A Christian writer who has praised the decision to ban two adverts that promote gender stereotyping says the issue needs to be addressed in our churches too. US food company Mondelez and German carmaker Volkswagen have become the first to have their television adverts banned, under new legislation by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). A commercial for Philadelphia that showed two dads leaving a baby on a conveyor belt after getting distracted by cream...

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Ashers ‘gay cake’ row referred to European Court

Aug 15, 2019 by

from BBC News: A case involving a Christian bakery, which refused to make a cake with a slogan supporting same-sex marriage, has been referred to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Gareth Lee tried but failed to order the £36.50 cake at Ashers bakery in Belfast in May 2014. The company declined the order as it was “at odds” with its beliefs. Last year, the firm won its appeal at the UK Supreme Court, which ruled its actions were not discriminatory. Mr Lee’s latest...

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