Parents can’t count on politicians to fight gender ideology. Time to take action

Oct 19, 2019 by

by Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSite: As the sexual revolution approaches total victory in the West, the latest battleground in the culture wars has begun to centre on the colonization of childhood. In the last few years, there has been a tremendous effort on the part of the LGBT movement and their allies in politics, the media, and the entertainment industry to begin introducing the tenets of their ideology to children at younger and younger ages. Those who oppose this, it almost goes without...

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Genital mutilation on the NHS

Sep 15, 2019 by

by Ann Farmer, The Conservative Woman: THE NHS is setting up support centres for victims of female genital mutilation. Eight walk-in centres where women aged over 18 ‘will be offered expert care’ are to be located in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds and five London boroughs: Brent, Waltham Forest, Croydon, Hammersmith and Tower Hamlets. Understandably, victims of the practice have told the BBC that they welcome these new facilities, which they see as ‘a way forward’ that would allow women to ‘speak...

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Victoria passes law forcing confessors to report child abuse

Sep 12, 2019 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant: Priests who fail to report child abuse revealed in the confessional will be jailed, according to a new law passed by the government of Victoria on Tuesday. The Children Legislation Amendment Act 2019 carries a sentence of up to three years for a priest who fails to break the seal of confession in the case of a child abuser. The Australian law begins by categorically stating that its “main purposes” are “to include persons in religious ministry...

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Hundreds of grooming gang victims are suing Yorkshire authorities

Sep 8, 2019 by

by Chris Burn, The Christian Post: Hundreds of grooming gang victims in Yorkshire are suing the authorities that failed them when they were being abused. Seven Yorkshire councils are currently facing compensation claims from child sexual exploitation victims, while dozens of cases are being brought against South Yorkshire Police for its part in the Rotherham scandal. Using Freedom of Information laws, The Yorkshire Post has uncovered 212 outstanding legal claims against Barnsley, Bradford,...

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What Jeffrey Epstein Got Right

Aug 21, 2019 by

by Rev Ralph Smith, Theopolis: Jeffrey Epstein called our bluff. Writing in the New York Times, James B. Stewart reports Epstein’s opinion that “criminalizing sex with teenage girls was a cultural aberration and that at times in history it was perfectly acceptable.” What’s wrong with what Epstein reportedly said? To begin with, he was too generous. What we now condemn as statutory rape didn’t just occur “at times in history.” The unpleasant truth is that, historically speaking, using children,...

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Suffer the little children: Guarding Children and Young People against Spiritual Abuse

Jul 31, 2019 by

by Robin Barfield, Church Society: Children and young people are the most likely to be spiritually abused, since spiritual abuse is most likely to occur in a relationship between a significantly more powerful individual (most likely an adult) and a less powerful individual (often a child or young person). The only successfully prosecuted criminal case of spiritual abuse in the UK so far was between a vicar and a teenage boy.  This means that those of us with responsibility for the care of...

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