Policing pronouns

Oct 20, 2019 by

by Tim Dieppe, Christian Concern: Last week it emerged that police are formally investigating some stickers in Oxford. One such sticker reads: woman wʊmǝn noun adult human female Another reads: Women don’t have penises. Police investigating “offensive” stickers Thames Valley Police have put out an “Appeal for witnesses following incidents of public order.” It says the following: Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a number of public offences in Oxford. Officers are...

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When the word of God counts as hate speech

Oct 20, 2019 by

by Peter Simpson, The Conservative Woman: EARLIER this month another pastor and I were preaching the gospel in Uxbridge, the Prime Minister’s constituency. We were near the Underground station, so there were plenty of passers-by. Because of the Extinction Rebellion (XR) protests in the centre of the capital we displayed a poster which read as follows: Climate change anxiety is what happens when people no longer fear the God who controls the climate. Such anxiety is unnecessary, because the...

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LGBT lessons in schools: the Rev Lynda Rose on why more Christian parents need to take a stand

Oct 19, 2019 by

from Christian Today: The teaching of LGBT relationships in schools has triggered heated protests outside schools in Birmingham, largely by members of the Muslim community. While they may not have made the national headlines, many Christian parents are just as concerned about what is being taught to their children in schools under the guise of equality and ‘British values’. These concerns have only been heightened by the new compulsory Relationships and Sex Education curriculum...

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What does ‘Honest to God’ tell us about Britain’s “secular revolution”?

Oct 19, 2019 by

by Sam Brewitt-Taylor, OUP: On 17 March 1963, John Robinson, the Anglican bishop of Woolwich, wrote an article for the Observer entitled “Our Image of God Must Go.” He was writing to advertise his new book, Honest to God, which made a deeply controversial argument: that modern Christians would eventually find it necessary to reject classical theism. God Himself, Robinson argued, was causing a radical revolution in human life, in which human nature was being altered, so that “modern men” [sic]...

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Christchurch: GAFCON Consecrates New Evangelical Diocesan Bishop

Oct 19, 2019 by

by David Virtue, VOL: Former Sydney Archbishop Peter Jensen said the Christian gospel proclaims Jesus as Lord, the spirituality movement does not have to be true or false but only what people make it. An orthodox Anglican diocese was born in Christchurch, New Zealand today, the first such diocese, following the Anglican Church of Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia’s communion impairing decision to bless same sex marriage. (It would require a change of the canons to fully embrace same sex...

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The myth of rising hate crime

Oct 19, 2019 by

by Fraser Myers, spiked: Hate crimes have ‘doubled’ in the past six years, if you believe headlines in the Guardian, the Telegraph and the Daily Mail. The BBC reports a less dramatic but still shocking 10 per cent rise in hate crime compared to last year, from 94,121 to 103,379 offences in England and Wales. Every year, the press presents terrifying figures illustrating an apparent explosion in hate crime. But there is no evidence that hate crime is on the rise. Every year, the same, small...

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Parents can’t count on politicians to fight gender ideology. Time to take action

Oct 19, 2019 by

by Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSite: As the sexual revolution approaches total victory in the West, the latest battleground in the culture wars has begun to centre on the colonization of childhood. In the last few years, there has been a tremendous effort on the part of the LGBT movement and their allies in politics, the media, and the entertainment industry to begin introducing the tenets of their ideology to children at younger and younger ages. Those who oppose this, it almost goes without...

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UK: Reading Chick-fil-A outlet to close in LGBT rights row

Oct 19, 2019 by

from BBC News: A US fast-food chain will cease trading at its first UK outlet amid a row over donations to anti-LGBT groups. Gay rights campaigners called for a boycott of Chick-fil-A, which opened its first branch at The Oracle shopping centre in Reading on 10 October. A spokeswoman for the centre said “the right thing to do” was to not extend the restaurant’s lease beyond the “six-month pilot period”. Chick-fil-A said its donations were purely focused on youth...

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CI News: 18 October 2019

Oct 18, 2019 by

from The Christian Institute: In the news this week: An explicit sex education website for teenagers is taken down, the Government abandons its plan for age verification checks on pornography, and thousands speak out against unregulated abortion in Northern Ireland. You can download the video via this link. Featured stories ‘Appalling’ sex ed website pulled down following complaints ‘Victory for pornographers’ as Government drops age-verification check SNP seeks to decriminalise illegal drugs...

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Archbishop Of Canterbury Justin Welby Answers Listeners Questions

Oct 18, 2019 by

with Nick Ferrari, LBC: The Archbishop of Canterbury is live in the LBC studio from 9am to answer listeners’ questions.

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