Blogroll: Christian Concern
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Premier Christian Communications has published a survey of nearly 12,000 Christians about what it's like to be a Christian in Britain today. 93% of those surveyed said Christianity is being marginalised in society. Furthermore, half of those responding say they have personally experienced prejudice against their faith.
Only a week after Mike Overd and Michael Stockwell's public order convictions were overturned at Bristol Crown Court, another preacher has been acquitted of a public order offence charge.
Supported by the Christian Legal Centre, Andrew Frost was acquitted last week at Nottingham Magistrates' Court.
Professor Robert 'Bobby' Oscar Lopez spoke at General Synod on the dangerous consequences of Jayne Ozanne's motion to ban therapy for those seeking help for unwanted same-sex attraction. Sadly, Ms. Ozanne's motion was passed.
My name is Robert Oscar Lopez. I am a professor at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and I bring a message:
Keep the Church of England safe.
Resignation from the public space: Responding to John Stevens' liberal pluralist vision | Dr. Joe Boot
John Stevens, National Director of FIEC, has written about the resignation of Tim Farron as leader of the Liberal Democrats, arguing that Christians should "advocate for a truly plural society" and be "willing to permit sexual freedom to others." Christian Concern's Head of Public Theology, Joe Boot, critiques this pluralistic vision, arguing that Stevens hasn't differentiated between a crime and a sin. We should apply the Bible to all areas, not capitulate to pluralism.
The British Medical Association's vote in favour of decriminalising abortion displays a"shocking disrespect for human life", says Andrea Williams, CEO of Christian Concern.
The Court of Appeal in Belfast has this week ruled that the courts cannot decide on abortion law in Northern Ireland and that the matter is up to the Stormont assembly.
Roger Kiska exposes the hidden dangers in the Government's new proposal to create a new 'Commission for Countering Extremism'.
Andrea Williams looks ahead to next week's Church of England General Synod where some members will try to ban help for people with unwanted homosexual desires.
Then the Lord said to me, "The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I have not sent them or appointed them or spoken to them. They are prophesying to you false visions, divinations, idolatriesand the delusions of their own minds." (Jeremiah 14:14)
Two Christian street preachers have today been acquitted of public order offences, after being convicted in February in what was described as a "modern day heresy trial".
Michael Overd and Michael Stockwell were found guilty under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 at Bristol Magistrates' Court in February this year, with Prosecutor Ian Jackson claiming that publicly quoting parts of the King James Bible in modern Britain should "be considered to be abusive and is a criminal matter".
The British Medical Association's vote in favour of decriminalising abortion displays a "shocking disrespect for human life", says Andrea Williams, CEO of Christian Concern.
Nearly 1,500 doctors have signed an open letter protesting today's motion in favour of allowing abortions up to birth for any reason.
Around 500 doctors will vote on the motion in favour of decriminalising abortion in Bournemouth on Tuesday 27 June, as part of the British Medical Association's annual conference.
If they vote in favour, the BMA will adopt it as formal policy. It will also lobby the government to change the law.
When it comes to abortion, men are rarely given a platform to discuss their views. If they try, they are often drowned out by outraged screeches of 'no uterus, no opinion!'.
So when BBC Radio 4 broadcast a programme last week called 'It's my baby too', a half-hour segment focusing on how men are affected by abortion, I was pleasantly surprised.
Christian Concern reported earlier this year that the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) had amended its guidance to remove any protection for pharmacists and their legal right to freedom of conscience.
Theresa May described Islamophobia as a form of extremism in her response to the Finsbury Park attack on Monday. Tim Dieppe comments on the relationship between Islamophobia and extremism and the risks to freedom of speech that this poses.
Regan King comments on the horrific destruction of life shown by the latest abortion statistics for England and Wales, released by the Department of Health. He says: "Children [have become] commodities of personal convenience and choice and so can be summarily aborted if conditions are considered 'less than ideal'".
Since the beginning, man was called to cultivate God's creation into a godly civilisation. Wilberforce Academy Director Dr Joe Boot explains why only work which is done in obedience to God can bring blessing. He also highlights how theft - the antithesis of work and inheritance - is demonstrated through Marxist and culturally Marxist assaults on the family (the God-ordained foundational social and economic unit).
Tim Farron's resignation as leader of the Liberal Democrats "demonstrates that Christians are simply not tolerated by the illiberal elite", says Andrea Williams.
In his resignation statement, Farron said that to be leader of the Liberal Democrats and "to live as a committed Christian...felt impossible" to him. He added "we are kidding ourselves if we think we yet live in a tolerant society".
Andrea Williams reflects on the General Election 2017.
"Righteousness exalts a nation; sin is a reproach to the people."
Tim Dieppe explores the evil ideology of Islamism and its basis in the Qu'ran and the life of Muhammad following the London Bridge terror attack.
Jonathan Saunders comments on the broken promises of pornography.
It's easy to access pornography. You don't have to go to a shop, you just type what you want into your smartphone and get it. And over 80% of teenaged phone owners have smartphones.