‘Consent’ is not enough. We need to recover the lost meaning of sex

Apr 7, 2021 by

by Emma Wood, MercatorNet: If sex is merely a fun activity, why is sexual assault such a grave violation? […]  Why is “consent training” not enough to combat the toxicity of what we are seeing in relations between the sexes? Why have so many young women been hurt, and why are so many young men insensitive to the seriousness of sexual assault? The answer to these questions will require some preparedness to challenge a number of deeply held and culturally popular assumptions about the...

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Panning purity culture: What the press doesn’t get about basic Christian doctrines on sex

Mar 24, 2021 by

by Julia Duin, Get Religion: Here we go again. Evangelical “purity culture” is getting royally trashed these days for being responsible for a multiple murder last week in Atlanta. If only, these stories suggest, this man hadn’t been so messed up by primitive Christian morals, he might not have gunned down eight people. Members of the GetReligion team have written before (in this 2019 piece by the Religion Guy) about how reporters consistently don’t get the doctrinal issues that are linked to...

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The call for a woke sexual ethic isn’t being answered

Mar 3, 2021 by

by Julian Mann, Anglican Ink: The Religion Media Centre, whose advisory board includes the Rev George Pitcher, former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams’s one-time public affairs secretary, describes itself as ‘an independent, impartial body helping journalists and other media professionals cover world religions and beliefs’. But it has just broadcast a blatant piece of revisionist propaganda that calls for a reasoned response. ‘The hypocrisy of purity culture enables sexual abuse in...

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Women in Scotland risk having their rights virtue-signalled away

Dec 15, 2020 by

By Josephine Bartosch, The Critic: It isn’t just the English who don’t like to talk about “sex”, it seems the Scots are also somewhat reluctant to be honest about what’s under their sporrans. We live in relatively liberal times, and whether someone identifies their gender as transman, transwoman or non-binary haggis is a matter of personal choice. But whether we like it or not, society is still divided by sex and as such it is sometimes necessary to know whether someone is male or female. The...

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Living in Love and Faith

Nov 10, 2020 by

Read the full version of Living in Love and Faith here and Press Release here Articles, reports and other resources to help engagement with the LLF material. Newer items at the top. Please right-click links to open in a new window. Resourcing the resistance. Martin B Davie, Latimer Trust, introduces new resources to help us understand and engage with LLF and the issues it raises: “[…] Christians in the Western World today are faced with the choice of abandoning the traditional Christian...

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Sex, gender and gender identity: a re-evaluation of the evidence

Jul 22, 2020 by

Paper written by Lucy Griffin, Katie Clyde, Richard Byng and Susan Bewley: Summary. In the past decade there has been a rapid increase in gender diversity, particularly in children and young people, with referrals to specialist gender clinics rising. In this article, the evolving terminology around transgender health is considered and the role of psychiatry is explored now that this condition is no longer classified as a mental illness. The concept of conversion therapy with reference to...

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