Govt trans announcement ‘leaves unanswered questions’

Apr 25, 2020 by

from The Christian Institute: The Minister for Women and Equalities has announced several changes to gender law, including restricting irreversible treatments for under-18s, to mixed response. Liz Truss MP suggested that under-18s may soon be unable to have sex-change surgery, that single-sex spaces would be protected, and that transgender adults should be free “to lead their lives as they see fit”, but did not provide any detail on how the Government would proceed. She made the comments to...

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Trudeau forces businesses, charities to ‘confirm’ they don’t ‘discriminate’ to receive emergency aid

Apr 25, 2020 by

by Lianne Laurence, LifeSite: Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government is forcing businesses, not-for-profits and registered charities applying for an emergency interest-free loan to help them through the coronavirus lockdown to “confirm” that they do not “discriminate” on the basis of “gender,” “sexual orientation,” and “religion,” among other things, in order to receive the financial help. Borrowers who do not wish to confirm the “non-discrimination” clause are excluded from the government-run...

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Is the UK government stepping back from transgender politics?

Apr 24, 2020 by

by Carys Moseley, Christian Concern: On Wednesday, Liz Truss the Minister for Women and Equalities told the Women and Equalities Committee of the House of Commons her priorities for the Government Equalities Office. Her priorities are (1) reshaping the GEO to bring it closer to the work of the Cabinet Office, (2) international work promoting LGBT rights and (3) work on the Gender Recognition Act, as well as restricting gender reassignment for under-18s. Understandably it is the third of these...

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‘My 15-year-old transgender son is going through menopause’

Apr 24, 2020 by

by Michael Cook, MercatorNet: Can a teenager realise that she is trashing her future? “My 15-year-old transgender son is going through menopause — and I’m so proud of him.” As headlines go, this is gob-smacking. So proud that her child will be spayed? So proud that her daughter’s fertility will be destroyed? So proud that her daughter is going to be a client of the pharmaceutical industry for the rest of her life? The story comes from a recent issue of Essential Kids, a site linked to the...

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CI News: 24 April 2020

Apr 24, 2020 by

from The Christian Institute: In the news this week: The Lord Chancellor says the Government has no plans to legalise assisted suicide, likely changes to gender recognition law are announced, and Christian songwriters are using lockdown to share worship online. You can download the video via this link. Featured stories Lord Chancellor: ‘No plans to change assisted suicide law’ Govt trans announcement ‘leaves unanswered questions’ US LGBT activists oppose Christian-run COVID-19 field hospital...

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Is the World Ignoring a Christian Genocide in Nigeria?

Apr 24, 2020 by

by Lela Gilbert, Providence Magazine: How much do Westerners know about Nigeria? Do we recognize it as Africa’s largest nation? Are we aware of its considerable economic importance? Are Western Christians alert to the dangers faced by our fellow believers in Nigeria? Granted, it’s a little challenging to learn about Nigeria’s woes because we have to search for reports. Sadly, they only appear randomly on Christian websites. But it’s increasingly conspicuous that with every passing week,...

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