Harry Miller: Police probe into ‘transphobic’ tweets unlawful

Feb 14, 2020 by

from BBC News: The police response to an ex-officer’s allegedly transphobic tweets was unlawful, the High Court has ruled. Harry Miller was visited by Humberside Police at work in January last year after a complaint about his tweets. He was told he had not committed a crime, but it would be recorded as a non-crime “hate incident”. The court found the force’s actions were a “disproportionate interference” with his right to freedom of expression. Officers...

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Understanding Why Religious Conservatives Would Vote for Trump

Feb 12, 2020 by

by Andrew T Walker, National Review: It’s a complicated situation for religious conservatives. But these are complicated times. In January 2021, someone will take the presidential oath of office, and religious conservatives will undoubtedly play a crucial role in whom it will be. Their influence will be the focus of an untold number of postmortems, of the type they’ve been accustomed to hearing since 2016, when the notorious “81 percent” of evangelicals voted for the unlikeliest of candidates:...

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Bishop offers orthodox Anglicans hope of retaining protected minority status as Diocese takes progressive route

Feb 11, 2020 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: The acting Bishop of Oxford Diocese has released an ‘Ad Clerum’ letter to all clergy and licensed Lay Ministers, setting out his “reflections on how we may go forward” following the House of Bishops’ Statement on Civil Partnerships, and the subsequent apologies and distancing from this Statement. Colin Fletcher, Bishop of Dorchester, signs the letter in the absence of Steven Croft who is on sabbatical. Bishop Colin has appeared in these pages in previous...

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A basic Christian primer on sex, marriage and family life.

Feb 10, 2020 by

by Martin Davie: Talking to members of many different churches over the years it has become clear that there is a widespread concern that a lot of ordinary Christians (and even a large number of the clergy) do not really understand the orthodox Christian view of sex, marriage and family life. In the lead up to the publication of Living in Love and Faith later this year, it seems  to me to be important that there should be a resource that would give a really basic introduction to the orthodox...

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Gender ideology and what Christians need to know

Feb 10, 2020 by

from Christian Today: Transgenderism is one of the most contentious issues being debated today, affecting everything from beauty and fashion, to sports, education and the law. Dr Sharon James is social policy analyst for the Christian Institute and the author of Gender Ideology: What Christians Need to Know, which as the title suggests is a handbook for the Church to get grips with this challenging ideology. She speaks to Christian Today about why she is so worried about how the debate of...

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Kruger: we should not throw away the inheritance of our Christian culture

Feb 9, 2020 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: In his maiden speech on 29th January, a Conservative MP said something which even the Bishops in the House of Lords aren’t saying. Danny Kruger, the Member for Devizes, made not only an unapologetic appeal to national identity, but also to the Christian foundations of that identity: I finish on a more abstract issue, but it is one that we will find ourselves debating in many different forms in this Parliament. It is the issue of identity, of who we are both as...

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