Christian fostering agency challenges anti-religious Ofsted report

May 6, 2020 by

from The Christian Institute: A Christian fostering agency has launched a legal challenge against Ofsted over a controversial inspection report requiring it to abandon its religious ethos. Cornerstone Adoption and Fostering Service, an independent fostering agency which only places children with evangelical Christians, was visited by inspectors last year. Despite previously being rated ‘Good’ in all areas, the most recent Ofsted report downgraded the fostering work to ‘Requires Improvement’,...

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A basic Christian primer on sex, marriage and family life. Article 11 – sex outside marriage

May 5, 2020 by

by Martin Davie: The Christian sexual ethic. As C S Lewis writes in his book Mere Christianity, traditional Christian ethics contains a very clear rule with regard to sexual ethics. In his words: ‘There is no getting away from it: the Christian rule is, ‘Either marriage, with complete faithfulness to your partner, or else total abstinence.’ [1] The reason for the existence of this rule is because, as we have seen previously in this series of articles, when God created the human race he created...

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Transgender man, 34, loses battle to be named as father on his child’s birth certificate

Apr 30, 2020 by

by Amie Gordon, Mailonline: A transgender man has today lost a Court of Appeal challenge over being registered as ‘mother’ on his child’s birth certificate. Freddy McConnell, who was born a woman but transitioned into a man, gave birth to his baby boy, but wants to be registered as ‘father’ or ‘parent’. He says forcing him to register as the ‘mother’ of the baby, identified only as YY, breaches his human right to respect for private and...

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Truss’s policy speech on trans was an astonishing victory for common sense – and children’s rights

Apr 28, 2020 by

by Rebecca Lowe, Conservative Home: You’ve probably read about the speech Liz Truss gave last week, setting out her priorities as Minister for Women and Equalities. Maybe not. If it weren’t for Covid-19, you definitely would have done: it was astonishing. One justification for continuing to write and think about things aside from Covid is that other people certainly are. In her speech, Truss made clear that she and her team are persisting with matters related to their brief, even though much...

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UK could shock the world if it bans sex-change surgery for children

Apr 28, 2020 by

by Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSite: Boris Johnson’s govt has rightfully expressed concern that youth under age 18 are too young to make a ‘transition’ decision that they might later regret. According to The Telegraph, UK Minister for Women and Equalities Liz Truss has announced that the British government will be taking steps to ban children from undergoing sex-change surgeries before age 18. This is a genuinely stunning move: While regular readers will know that I preferred...

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Austin, Texas, Elementary School librarian is a BDSM “Leatherman” by night. Invited convicted male prostitute Drag Queen to read to schoolchildren

Apr 28, 2020 by

from Mass Resistance: There was a time when schoolteachers – especially in elementary schools – had to have moral integrity as well as academic knowledge in order to teach children. People of a certain age remember that. But those days are gone. Unfortunately, most parents either don’t realize it or don’t care. A “Drag Queen” at the elementary school The Blackshear Elementary School is a “magnet” public school in in Austin, Texas, that describes itself as a  “fine arts academy.” Last year, our...

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