Following CofE guidance for gender transition services, bishops weigh the possibility political transition services

Dec 13, 2018 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: The Church of England has issued new guidance for parishes planning gender transition services to help transgender people mark their transition to their new identity. Since there is now male and female in Christ Jesus (cf Gal 3:28), the Bishops are examining the possibility...

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Wisdom and folly: the bishops’ guidance on transgender welcome

Dec 13, 2018 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: The announcement on Tuesday of the House of Bishops’ guidance for the welcome of transgender people in the Church arose from a diocesan motion brought to General Synod in July 2017. There were several things about this debate which indicated how problematic the whole process...

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Number of abortions in England and Wales reached ten year high in 2017

Dec 13, 2018 by

from SPUC: There were more abortions for disability than previously thought Revised abortion statistics published by the Department of Health and Social Care show that the number of abortions carried out in England and Wales in 2017 was the highest for ten years. Upward trend When the statistics...

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Petition to Uphold the Scientific Definition of Sex in Federal Law and Policy

Dec 13, 2018 by

(Note: the on-line form of this document may be signed by anyone in agreement with its contents.) We, the undersigned medical, legal, and policy organizations and individuals applaud the Trump Administration’s intention to uphold the scientific definition of sex in federal law and policy,...

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Poland and Hungary block ‘LGBTIQ rights’ from being enshrined in EU legislation

Dec 13, 2018 by

by Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSite: Poland and Hungary blocked the inclusion of “LGBTIQ” rights in a common European Union statement. Last week representatives from Poland and Hungary annoyed other European Union (EU) member states by vetoing the inclusion of the “LGBTIQ” acronym in a joint...

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‘Baptism and the Transgendered in the C of E:’ The cruelty of the ‘would-be-kind’ and incompetent

Dec 13, 2018 by

by Gavin Ashenden: C of E and CONSULTATION, I wonder if Bishop Julian Henderson ever found the time or took the trouble to consult James Caspian, as he oversaw the preparation of the new ‘Pastoral Guidelines’ that the Church of England has released to be incorporated into the latest editions of...

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