Parent demos against LGBT lessons sweep the country

Jul 14, 2019 by

by Sian Griffiths and Iram Ramzan, Sunday Times: Nationwide protests by parents against new relationships and sex-education lessons are planned for September, and head teachers across England are bracing themselves for angry scenes. About 70 state schools are pleading for help to deal with demands from parents that they drop the lessons, which include information about LGBT sex and relationships. On Friday, 350 children were withdrawn from Parkfield Primary School in Birmingham because...

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Drag queens oust God from the reading corner

Jul 14, 2019 by

by Ann Farmer, The Conservative Woman: A CHURCH-run playgroup has been banned from Burgess Hill library in West Sussex after parents complained that the lyrics of the nursery rhymes they sang mentioned God. The noxious repertoire included Mr Noah Built an Ark and God Has Made a Rainbow sung to the tunes of Old MacDonald Had a Farm and I Can Sing a Rainbow respectively.  While God is being ejected from the reading corner, libraries are engaging badly made-up middle-aged men in frocks to read...

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“Drag Queen” in Maryland library exposed by MassResistance

Jul 14, 2019 by

from Mass Resistance: He runs lurid sex-oriented businesses, posts pornographic photos of nude men on social media. Angry local parents in Lexington Park, MD, led by a MassResistance-Maryland mother, stormed their local County Commission meeting on Tuesday evening, July 9. With strongly-worded, outraged testimony, they demanded that the officials deal with the horror at their local public library. On June 23, a “Drag Queen Story Hour” took place at the nearby Lexington Park Public Library,...

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What does Scotland’s U-Turn on Transgender Schools Guidance Mean for England and Wales?

Jul 14, 2019 by

from Transgender Trend: The Scottish government has taken the welcome step of having a rethink on many areas concerning changes to the GRA. (Gender Recognition Act – ed) The LGBT Youth transgender schools guidance has now been withdrawn in Scotland due to concerns about girls being excluded from their own toilets and changing-rooms. The Scottish government will produce their own guidance following consultation and a full Equalities Impact Assessment. Scotland is leading the way on action...

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LGBTI groups urge the Church of England to ‘follow the Methodist’s lead’ on same-sex marriage

Jul 14, 2019 by

by Heather Preston, Premier: Anglican LGBTI groups are calling for the Church of England to follow the example set by the Methodist Church in its acceptance of same-sex marriage. All the major LGBTI organisations in the Church of England have welcomed the Methodist Church’s move towards same-sex marriage, following a motion at The Methodist Conference earlier this month, which saw a 247 to 48 vote in favour of allowing same-sex weddings to take place in Methodist Churches and to be...

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Is the Church in the UK a sinking ship?

Jul 14, 2019 by

by David Robertson, Christian Today: The Humanist official could hardly contain his glee – “Some genuine Good News today”, he declared on Facebook before linking to a headline – “Christianity Gives Way to Atheism in Britain Today, Survey Suggests”. A headline and press release that was repeated verbatim in most of the UK media this week. The findings from the British Social Attitudes survey certainly make grim reading for the UK church. There has been a...

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Canada: Marriage canon amendment fails to pass at General Synod

Jul 14, 2019 by

by Matt Gardner, Anglican Journal: The Anglican Church of Canada will maintain its traditional definition of marriage after a vote to amend the marriage canon failed to pass at General Synod 2019. The 42nd General Synod voted against Resolution A052-R2, which would have amended the marriage canon to allow for same-sex marriage, after the resolution failed to pass by a two-thirds majority in all three orders. While two-thirds of the Order of Laity (80.9%) and Order of Clergy (73.2%) voted in...

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Gender Dissenter Gets Fired

Jul 13, 2019 by

by Madeleine Kearns, National Review: Dr. Allan Josephson discusses academic freedom, child welfare, gender ideology, and the price he has paid for his principles. Allan M. Josephson is a distinguished psychiatrist who, since 2003, has transformed the division of child and adolescent psychiatry and psychology at the University of Louisville from a struggling department to a nationally acclaimed program. In the fall of 2017 he appeared on a panel at the Heritage Foundation and shared his...

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The press must be free to criticise Islam

Jul 13, 2019 by

by Tom Slater, spiked: The Muslim Council of Britain’s new report on the media is highly questionable. What do the Daily Mail Australia, Joanna Lumley and the BBC’s Bodyguard drama have in common? Well, according to a new report by the Muslim Council of Britain, they have all misrepresented, generalised about or otherwise showed bias towards Muslims and / or Islam. The MCB’s new Centre for Media Monitoring has analysed almost 11,000 articles, news clips and TV shows this quarter, and the...

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How the Israel Folau case is dividing Australia – and the Church

Jul 13, 2019 by

by Natasha Marsh, Catholic Herald: Not a day passes in Australia without hearing the latest in the saga of Israel Folau, the sporting superstar sacked by Rugby Australia (RA) on April 11 after he posted a biblical warning to “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers” and others on the social media site Instagram. In a drama that has stretched from his first transgression in 2017, when he publicly opposed same-sex marriage, right through to this year’s federal election, Australia has watched as “Izzy”...

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