National Trust in a spiral of self-destruction

Sep 26, 2020 by

by Victoria Baillon, The Conservative Woman: THIS week TCW has published two articles critical of the National Trust, the first by Ann Farmer, ‘The National Trust bends the knee to Churchill slurs’ and the second by Chris McGovern, ‘National Trust’s oh-so-selective history of slavery’. Today Victoria Baillon has a follow-up. EARLIER this year I wrote in TCW about my experiences as a garden volunteer with the NT, ‘Woke virus infects the National Trust’, in which I argued that the Trust, a...

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Elections Have Positive Consequences for Religious Liberty at the EEOC

Sep 24, 2020 by

by Peter Sprigg, FRC: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a quasi-independent federal agency charged with enforcing federal employment discrimination laws. On September 15, the EEOC filed suit against the Kroger Company, charging that it violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In this case, the Kroger grocery store in Conway, Arkansas issued new aprons to employees that featured a small, rainbow-colored heart emblem. Two employees perceived this as an endorsement...

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Twitter accounts critical of RSE are suspended

Sep 23, 2020 by

from Christian Today: A string of organisations critical of the new Relationships and Sex Education curriculum have had their Twitter accounts suspended. The accounts of Parent Power, 40 Days UK, Voice for Justice UK and RSE Authentic have all been suspended by Twitter in the last week. RSE Authentic and 40 Days UK are both linked to the Values Foundation, an organisation that seeks to represent faith and traditional family values in the educational sector, while Parent Power has ties to Voice...

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UK to Penalise Schools Which Don’t Teach Children LGBT Lessons

Sep 23, 2020 by

by Virginia Hale, Breitbart: Secondary schools which fail to teach pupils LGBT lessons will be penalised by inspectors, it has been revealed. Ofsted, the British schools regulator, said that schools will no longer be able to secure a rating better than “requires improvement” if they neglect to inform pupils about LGBT lifestyles and about “all the protected characteristics”, the Daily Mail reports. An Ofsted spokesman commented: “The Department for Education’s guidance makes it clear that...

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Schools that refuse to teach children LGBT+ people exist will face strict consequences from OFSTED

Sep 18, 2020 by

by Lily Wakefield, Pink News: LGBT-inclusive relationships and sex education (RSE) became mandatory for UK schools this month, with schools required to teach the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010 as they apply to relationships. This means that every primary school child must learn about different types of families, including those with same-sex parents, and secondary school students must be taught about sexual orientation and gender identity. Now, in guidance published...

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Pride, police and the preaching of the Gospel

Sep 16, 2020 by

by David Robertson, Christian Today: Cornwall Pride is cancelled. Wonderful news? Josh Williamson the Australian Baptist pastor in Newquay thought so. In fact, he tweeted those exact words on the Cornwall Live FB page. The resultant fuss, including threats of vandalism and deportation, has been covered elsewhere in Christian Today, but I want to ask what lessons we can learn from this fuss. So, I asked Josh to tell his side of the story. Why did he do it? “The ‘why’ of my...

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