Blogroll: Christian Concern

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New 'co-parenting' trend lacks the love of a faithful marriage

7 hours 58 min ago
A new BBC Radio 4 feature has spoken about the rise of ‘co-parenting’. Rebekah Moffett, communications officer at Christian Concern, comments on the impact that ‘co-parenting’ could have on society.

A new BBC Radio 4 feature has spoken about the rise of ‘co-parenting’. Rebekah Moffett, communications officer at Christian Concern, comments on the impact that ‘co-parenting’ could have on society.

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Reflections from Within a Terror Manhunt: Strasbourg and the Impotence of Muscular Liberalism

8 hours 21 min ago
Christian Legal Centre’s Roger Kiska reflects on his visit to Strasbourg to speak at the Council of Europe in a week which saw the city hit by a mass shooting.

Christian Legal Centre’s Roger Kiska reflects on his visit to Strasbourg to speak at the Council of Europe in a week which saw the city hit by a mass shooting.

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Bishops launch biased inquiry into 'conversion therapy'

10 hours 24 min ago
Senior Church of England Bishops have announced they want to begin an inquiry into ‘gay cure’ therapy amid calls to ban it for being ‘harmful’ and ‘dangerous’.

Senior Church of England Bishops have announced they want to begin an inquiry into ‘gay cure’ therapy amid calls to ban it for being ‘harmful’ and ‘dangerous’.

The inquiry will be led by the Ozanne Foundation, a Westminster based charity that campaigns for the Church to adopt a pro-LGBT agenda. Despite its inevitable bias, the organisation launched a survey this weekend for over-16s in the UK who have “tried to change their sexual orientation”.

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The heresy of claiming a child wants a mother and a father

11 hours 25 min ago
Claiming that a child would be better off with a mother and a father than with two men is now state heresy argues Tim Dieppe as he discusses the case of Richard Page who was dismissed as a magistrate by the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice in 2016 for stating exactly that. Mr Page has now won the right to appeal this shocking decision. When judges are dismissed for breaching state orthodoxy and trying to protect children we are in totalitarian territory.

Claiming that a child would be better off with a mother and a father than with two men is now state heresy argues Tim Dieppe as he discusses the case of Richard Page who was dismissed as a magistrate by the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice in 2016 for stating exactly that. Mr Page has now won the right to appeal this shocking decision. When judges are dismissed for breaching state orthodoxy and trying to protect children we are in totalitarian territory.

 

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New CofE guidance on gender transition services follows "devastating trajectory"

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:36
Christian Concern's chief executive Andrea Minichiello Williams, who is a lay member of the Church of England's General Synod, responds to new Church of England guidance on how to formally recognise and 'celebrate' a person's gender transition.

Christian Concern's chief executive Andrea Minichiello Williams, who is a lay member of the Church of England's General Synod, responds to new Church of England guidance on how to formally recognise and 'celebrate' a person's gender transition.

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Why Christians must defeat the global attack on ‘conversion therapy’ for homosexuality

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 14:28
Dr Carys Moseley looks at the campaign against so-called ‘conversion therapy’ and the possible effects of banning help for people with unwanted same-sex attraction.

Dr Carys Moseley looks at the campaign against so-called ‘conversion therapy’ and the possible effects of banning help for people with unwanted same-sex attraction.

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If you can change gender, why not your age?

Fri, 07/12/2018 - 16:41
In a bizarre case of alleged discrimination, Dutch television personality Emile Ratelband, has lost his legal bid to change his age. Having argued that at age 69 he struggled to find work and love, the courts have now ruled that it would be wrong to lower his age to 49.

In a bizarre case of alleged discrimination, Dutch television personality Emile Ratelband, has lost his legal bid to change his age. Having argued that at age 69 he struggled to find work and love, the courts have now ruled that it would be wrong to lower his age to 49.

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Government refuses to say evangelism isn't hate speech

Fri, 07/12/2018 - 15:59
Lord Pearson began a discussion in the House of Lords this week with an oral question on religious hate speech. During the debate, the government minister was asked if someone proclaiming the uniqueness of Jesus or the divinity of Allah could be arrested for hate speech. The minister did not deny that someone could be arrested for such proclamations. Tim Dieppe discusses the debate and the unwillingness of the government to state that no one should be arrested for preaching the gospel.

Lord Pearson initiated a discussion in the House of Lords this week with an oral question about religious hate speech. In the course of the debate, the government minister was questioned about whether someone proclaiming the uniqueness of Jesus or the divinity of Allah could be arrested for hate speech. The minister refused to deny that someone could be arrested for such proclamations. Tim Dieppe discusses the debate and the unwillingness of the government to state that no one should be arrested for preaching the gospel.
 

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Pride and political coercion: the collapse of freedom in the centenary year of WWI

Fri, 07/12/2018 - 15:02
Dr Joe Boot, the Director of Christian Concern’s Wilberforce Academy, is a pastor in Toronto and the founder of the Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity. He writes from his context in Canada on the values and freedoms that were held and fought for by soldiers in the first and second world wars and asks if our populations would still make the same sacrifices today.

Dr Joe Boot, the Director of Christian Concern’s Wilberforce Academy, is a pastor in Toronto and the founder of the Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity. He writes from his context in Canada on the values and freedoms that were held and fought for by soldiers in the first and second world wars and asks if our populations would still make the same sacrifices today.

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Our 9 favourite Christmas videos

Thu, 06/12/2018 - 12:28
Nowadays, Christmas can seem very disconnected from its roots. The humble beginnings of our Saviour Jesus Christ can all too easily get lost in the manic present-buying, stress-cooking and last-minute-wrapping that we’re all too familiar with. The message is so easily forgotten; but it is one that brings life, joy and freedom, and it’s one that we’re told to share with the world.

Nowadays, Christmas can seem very disconnected from its roots. The humble beginnings of our Saviour Jesus Christ can all too easily get lost in the manic present-buying, stress-cooking and last-minute-wrapping that we’re all too familiar with. The message is so easily forgotten; but it is one that brings life, joy and freedom, and it’s one that we’re told to share with the world.

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Action Alert: Share your experience of life as a Christian in the UK today

Thu, 06/12/2018 - 09:58
The All-Party Parliamentary Group, Christians in Parliament are running an inquiry into ‘Being a Christian in the UK Today’. The group is concerned with what it is like to live as a Christian in the UK in 2018, and there is scope for churches or organisations to respond as well as individuals.

What is it like to live as a Christian in the UK in 2018? The All-Party Parliamentary Group, Christians in Parliament are running an inquiry into ‘Being a Christian in the UK Today’ and want to hear from you.

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Breaking News: Historic case of ex-magistrate challenging top judges moves forward

Tue, 04/12/2018 - 17:36
In a hearing last week, ex-magistrate Richard Page was granted permission to take his case against the most senior judges in England and Wales to the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

In a hearing last week, ex-magistrate Richard Page was granted permission to take his case against the most senior judges in England and Wales to the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

Richard, 72, was removed as a magistrate by the Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice in 2016 for expressing his view that it was in a child's best interests to be raised by a mother and a father.

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Enforcing human rights: a step in the right direction

Tue, 04/12/2018 - 09:26
On 19 July 2018, the Joint Committee of Human Rights, appointed by the House of Lords and House of Commons, issued a report entitled Enforcing human rights. The report highlighted the Joint Committee’s concern that there is a significant disconnect between what the law says and how it is being applied, leaving entire segments of the population feeling like they cannot access justice.

On 19 July 2018, the Joint Committee of Human Rights, appointed by the House of Lords and House of Commons, issued a report entitled Enforcing human rights. The report highlighted the Joint Committee’s concern that there is a significant disconnect between what the law says and how it is being applied, leaving entire segments of the population feeling like they cannot access justice.

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Action Alert: Respond to government's consultation on reforming divorce laws

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:01
The government is consulting on reforms of the legal requirement for divorce with the key proposal intended to enable divorce to take place without any ‘fault’ so one party can unilaterally impose divorce on the family, with no reasons provided. Read our guide on how to respond.

The government is consulting on reforms of the legal requirement for divorce. The key proposal is to enable divorce to take place without any ‘fault’ so that one party can unilaterally impose divorce on the family with no reasons provided.

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Parents challenge school over forced 'pride' celebration

Fri, 30/11/2018 - 14:40
This week, the story of Izzy Montague has hit the news, who challenged her child’s primary school over forcing children as young as five to take part in an event celebrating gay pride. Since making a complaint about the school’s handling of the event, Izzy says she has been victimised by the school.

Izzy Montague was one of several parents who recently challenged her child’s primary school over forcing children as young as five to take part in an event celebrating gay pride.

Since making a complaint about the school’s handling of the event, Izzy says she has been victimised by the school.

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How do we help 'trans kids'?

Thu, 29/11/2018 - 16:06
Last week Channel 4 broadcast a documentary called “Trans Kids: It’s Time to Talk.” It is a compassionate but critical exploration of how we should treat children who are suffering with gender dysphoria. The presenter interviews several trans people about their experiences and comments on her own experiences of childhood. She is very concerned about offering irreversible treatment to kids who may change their minds. Tim Dieppe discusses what she found.

Last week Channel 4 broadcast a documentary called “Trans Kids: It’s Time to Talk.” It is a compassionate but critical exploration of how we should treat children who are suffering with gender dysphoria. The presenter interviews several trans people about their experiences and comments on her own experiences of childhood. She is very concerned about offering irreversible treatment to kids who may change their minds.

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6 reasons Christians don't support 'pride'

Fri, 23/11/2018 - 17:26
The issues of ‘gay pride’ and the LGBT ‘agenda’ have featured a lot in the news recently, whether through ITV ‘exposés’ on ‘conversion therapy’, the silencing of an ex-gay X Factor contestant, or news of parents fighting against schools promoting LGBT. But all of these stories have created a mixed response from Christians; confusion still reigns around how Christians should respond to ‘gay rights’ and ‘gay pride’.

The issues of ‘gay pride’ and the LGBT ‘agenda’ have featured a lot in the news recently, whether through ITV ‘exposés’ on ‘conversion therapy’, the silencing of an ex-gay X Factor contestant, or news of

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MPs debate self-identification for first time

Fri, 23/11/2018 - 11:28
David Davies began a debate in parliament about gender self-identification – the first time parliament has debated this. Mr Davies mentioned Christian Legal Centre client, Joshua Sutcliffe, a maths teacher disciplined for ‘misgendering’ a pupil, as an example of how organisations are operating ahead of the law. Tim Dieppe, Christian Concern’s Head of Public Policy, highlights the key points and argues the laws of nature will always trump the laws of parliament when it comes to gender identity.

David Davies began a debate in parliament about gender self-identification – the first time parliament has debated this. Mr Davies mentioned Christian Legal Centre client, Joshua Sutcliffe, a maths teacher disciplined for ‘misgendering’ a pupil, as an example of how organisations are operating ahead of the law. Tim Dieppe, Christian Concern’s Head of Public Policy, highlights the key points and argues the laws of nature will always trump the laws of parliament when it comes to gender identity.

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Prayer alert: pray for parent's meeting with school over LGBT promotion

Tue, 20/11/2018 - 17:24
Please pray for a meeting this evening (20 November) between Izoduwa Adhedo and school governors at Heavers Farm Primary School in South East London about mistreatment following complaints about forced gay pride event.

Please pray for a meeting this evening (20 November) between Izoduwa Adhedo and school governors at Heavers Farm Primary School in South East London.

In June, a number of parents whose children attended the school - including Izoduwa - raised concerns about a gay pride event that the school was running. Children as young as five were forced to take part and parents were told that there would be no opt out allowed.
 

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Believe in Christian sexual ethics? Then you have enemies

Fri, 16/11/2018 - 16:57
Paul Huxley, Communications Manager at Christian Concern, argues that Christians cannot avoid hostility from the world while remaining faithful on issues of sexuality and gender. But what can Christians do to be prepared? Believe in Christian sexual ethics? Then you have enemies

Paul Huxley, Communications Manager at Christian Concern, argues that Christians cannot avoid hostility from the world while remaining faithful on issues of sexuality and gender. But what can Christians do to be prepared?

If you hold to a biblically faithful position on sexuality and gender, you have enemies.

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