Government probe into why so many girls want to be boys

Sep 16, 2018 by

by Glen Owen, Mailonline: An urgent investigation has been launched into why soaring numbers of girls aged as young as four want to change gender – and whether social media is to blame. Equalities Minister Penny Mordaunt has ordered officials to discover the reasons why the number of girls being...

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Church of England should avoid only calling God ‘he’, Bishop says

Sep 16, 2018 by

by Olivia Rudgard, Telegraph: The Church of England should avoid only calling God “he”, a bishop has said, as a survey found that young Christians think God is male. Research by YouGov found that almost half of 18-24 year-old Christians believed God to be male, with just one in three...

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Prison chaplain describes how Islamists hijacked his bible class

Sep 16, 2018 by

by Ian Gallagher and Jonathan Petre, Mailonline: For part-time chaplain Paul Song, Brixton Prison’s oak-beamed 19th Century chapel was an oasis amid the hectic clamour of penal life. But that was before Islamic extremists hijacked his Bible classes. One afternoon three inmates appeared in...

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Drop the church pop bands and let the people sing

Sep 16, 2018 by

by Julian Mann, The Conservative Woman: O for a thousand tongues to sing my great Redeemer’s praise, the glories of my God and King, the triumphs of His grace!’ wrote the 18th century evangelical hymn composer Charles Wesley. It must have been an extraordinary experience to be present as, for...

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13-year-olds given mastectomies at California clinic

Sep 16, 2018 by

by Michael Cook Bio Edge: How old does one have to be to consent to a mastectomy? Only 13, it appears. An article in JAMA Pediatrics on “Chest Dysphoria in Transmasculine Minors and Young Adults” at a US clinic was based on a survey which included 2 girls (transmale) who were 13 years old and had...

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Church of England mulls organising buyout of Wonga’s loan book, source says

Sep 16, 2018 by

By Press Association, via Premier. The Church of England is said to be considering co-ordinating an effort to find a group of buyers for the loan book of failed pay day lender Wonga to prevent it falling into the hands of unscrupulous loan sharks. A source close to the matter said it was highly...

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Dear Theresa May, Africa does not need your abortion Money

Sep 15, 2018 by

from CitizenGo: Theresa May is giving £200 million of UK taxpayer money to promote abortion in Africa. This despite opposition to it here in the UK (65% of the British public oppose any taxpayer spending on abortion overseas) and widespread opposition to abortion across Africa (not to mention the...

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Gafcon proposes a peaceful “structural separation” in the Anglican Communion

Sep 15, 2018 by

from Evangelical Focus: Nicholas Okoh, Primate of All Nigeria and Chairman of Gafcon (Global Anglican Future Conference) said in his monthly letter that the group “is proposing a way of handling disagreement which has theological integrity, but minimises the hurt and distress that has been all too...

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“It is not the job of the Church to make the poor poorer, and lead them to hell. Time to turn round Archbishop.”

Sep 15, 2018 by

by Gavin Ashenden: It’s true this is not a great age for the study and understanding of the Bible. But you might expect people who turn to it to make some effort to understand the context of the texts they are quoting; especially if they are archbishops. The Old Testament, or better, the First...

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Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Clergy

Sep 15, 2018 by

Richard Fitzgibbons and Dale O’Leary: Abstract. The John Jay College of Criminal Justice studies on The Nature and Scope of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests and Deacons in the United States 1950-2002, the Supplementary Data Analysis and Interim Report on the Causes and Context Study...

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