A contribution to the work of the new Next Steps working group

Jun 1, 2021 by

by Martin Davie: According to a Church of England press release giving details of the meeting of the House of Bishops on 17 and 18 May, the bishops ‘agreed in principle to the formation of a working group on gender identity and transition under the auspices of the LLF Next Steps Group.’ [1] The purpose of this article is to offer a contribution to the thinking of this new group from a traditional Anglican perspective. Why the traditional Christian view of sexual identity is being challenged....

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This transgender ‘folly’ is going to collapse, just as eugenics did

May 31, 2021 by

by Paul McHugh and Matthew J. Franck, “This very, very complex thing is being over-simplified,” says a world expert on the transgender phenomenon. Matthew Franck: In Psychiatric Polarities, you and Phillip Slavney wrote that “mental life is dependent on the brain. … Yet mind and brain are not identical. Indeed, they are so different that the nature of their relationship is the fundamental mystery in psychiatry and the source of many of its conflicts.” Would it be fair to say that...

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Stonewall boss defends new strategy amid criticism

May 29, 2021 by

By Jessica Parker & Eleanor Lawrie, BBC News: Stonewall head Nancy Kelley has defended the organisation’s position amid a freedom of speech row and criticism from a founder. Matthew Parris said in the Times that Stonewall had become “tangled up in the trans issue” and “cornered into an extremist stance”. But Ms Kelley told the BBC she was “really comfortable” with the direction the charity was going in. She likened so-called “gender...

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LGBT activists dismiss 60 Minutes exposé on detransitioning young transgenders as fearmongering

May 28, 2021 by

by Doug Mainwaring, LifeSite: An eye-opening CBS 60 Minutes report on young people who experienced regret and chose to detransition after being rushed by doctors and counselors into undergoing transgender hormonal and surgical treatments has met with a backlash from LGBT activists for attem`pting to tell the truth about an important medical issue. The existence of detransitioners – those who seek to reverse the ravages of transgender medical treatments – is an inconvenient truth for LGBT...

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Liz Truss says “fundamental differences” led to disbandment of LGBT advisory panel

May 27, 2021 by

By Zoya Raza-Sheikh, Gay Times: Cabinet minister Liz Truss admits there were “fundamental disagreements” between herself and the panel over gender recognition policies. The minister for women and equalities told MPs there was a “difference of opinion” regarding the Gender Recognition Act (GRA), specifically the inclusion of the Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC). “The issue was a fundamental difference of opinion on that issue,” Truss told MPs. The LGBT panel was established as part of...

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Gender self-identification draft laws suffer defeats in Germany and Spain

May 26, 2021 by

from Evangelical Focus: In Madrid, the parliamentary debate about the “Trans Law” divides the leftist government. In Berlin, a clear majority rejected two self-identification propositions. With only a difference of hours, two national parliaments in Europe have defeated proposed texts which aimed to legalise gender self-identification. In Spain, a majority of the Congress voted on 18 May against the “Trans Draft Law” that was put forward by Catalan party ERC and supported by leftists Podemos....

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