Judgement reserved in Christian school worker’s LGBT lessons tribunal

Sep 25, 2020 by

from BBC News: A tribunal has reserved judgement in the case of a Christian school worker who was sacked for comments criticising LGBT lessons on Facebook. Kristie Higgs, 44, was dismissed for gross misconduct by Farmor’s School in Fairford, Gloucestershire, last year after sharing two posts. At the employment tribunal in Bristol, she claims her sacking breached her freedom of speech and religion. The panel is expected to give its decision at a later date. During three days of evidence,...

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How should Christians respond to a new lockdown?

Sep 25, 2020 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: We appear to have entered a rather different phase of response and comment on the question of Covid-19 and our response to this legally and socially. At the beginning of the ‘first wave’ in March, there was a widespread sense that we needed to respond quickly and drastically, and most of the criticism was that Government had not acted quickly enough or seriously enough. The mood appears different now. There is so much more information around, and much more that we do in...

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National Trust’s oh-so-selective history of slavery

Sep 25, 2020 by

by Chris McGovern, The Conservative Woman: HOUSESTEADS Roman Fort and its adjoining section of Hadrian’s Wall are missing from the National Trust’s list of its properties linked to colonialism and slavery. No other monument in the British Isles, though, is a more potent statement of imperial enslavement. Why, then, does it fail to make the cut? The Trust’s report is entitled: ‘Interim Report on the Connections between Colonialism and Properties now in the Care of the National Trust, Including...

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Ofcom is a menace to our freedom of speech

Sep 25, 2020 by

by Andrew Tettenborn, The Critic: Like a good many turns on Britain’s Got Talent, dance troupe Diversity don’t do subtle. Slickly danced and well choreographed, its semi-final performance on 5 September nevertheless contained what looked remarkably like an uncritical and overt plug for Black Lives Matter. Among other things, it encompassed a policeman kneeling on a black man’s neck, a film of a burning car and a sequence of an activist kicking and demolishing a line of riot shields....

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Finally, the church is on the march against lockdown

Sep 25, 2020 by

By Rowina Seidler, The Conservative Woman: MANY of us Christians who have grown increasingly sceptical about lockdowns, due to the worldwide collateral damage to lives and livelihoods, have felt very alone. Some of us have been the only ones in our churches. ‘When will the church find its voice?’ has been a question on many of our minds. So it has been a great joy this week to find that, at last, the church has begun to speak up!  An open letter has been sent to our political leaders, already...

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New review launched into NHS gender identity services, puberty blockers, hormones

Sep 25, 2020 by

by Brandon Showalter, Christian Post: A new independent review has been launched into Britain’s National Health Service regarding gender identity services for young people and children. The NHS said Tuesday that Dr. Hilary Cass OBE, who is the former president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, will lead a wide-ranging review examining several dimensions of such services, including how and when referrals are made to specialists and how clinical decisions are made...

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