Blogroll: Christian Concern

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Royal College to vote for abortion decriminalisation

Fri, 22/09/2017 - 12:40
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) will shortly vote to relax the laws governing abortion. The motion that backs calls for decriminalisation, will not be known in its specific detail until after the decision has been made.

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) will shortly vote to relax the laws governing abortion. The motion that backs calls for decriminalisation, will not be known in its specific detail until after the decision has been made.

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UN Pressures Northern Ireland on Abortion | Regan King

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 11:20
Last month, the United Nations released its Human Rights Council’s Periodic Review (UPR) of the UK and its territories. UN calls UK to further liberalise abortion law

Last month, the United Nations released its Human Rights Council’s Periodic Review (UPR) of the UK and its territories. Only 42% of the 227 proposals were agreed to be addressed by the government who published their response last week.

Among the rejected proposals were recommendations by four nations for the UK to amend Northern Ireland’s abortion restrictions.

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Abortion Disciminates: Part 4 | Regan King

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 11:45
While claiming to uphold women’s rights, abortion clinics routinely single preborn girls out for destruction, removing their fundamental right to life.

Abortion Discriminates' is a four-part series that addresses the often-overlooked reality that abortion at its core is a discriminatory action. At the most basic level abortion discriminates against the pre-born child and its right to life, robbing it of dignity and recognised value. That said, there are other ways in which abortion wilfully and intentionally discriminates on the basis of disability, race, and sex.

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Joe Boot: Christ the law-giver and law-keeper

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 11:13
What role should God's law play in the believer's life, and in society? Dr Joe Boot, Wilberforce Academy Director, argues for the historic position, that we should embrace the law of God, just as Christ and the apostles embraced it.

What role should God's law play in the believer's life, and in society? Dr Joe Boot, Wilberforce Academy Director, argues for the historic position, that we should embrace the law of God, just as Christ and the apostles embraced it.

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Parents to challenge church school's 'transgender' policy

Tue, 12/09/2017 - 10:48
A Christian couple are to challenge a church primary school’s handling of a six-year-old boy’s request to be treated as a ‘girl’. Nigel and Sally Rowe raised concerns with the Church of England school when a six-year-old boy in their son’s class started to come to school sometimes dressed as a girl.

A Christian couple are to challenge a church primary school’s handling of a six-year-old boy’s request to be treated as a ‘girl’.

Nigel and Sally Rowe, who live on the Isle of Wight, raised concerns with the Church of England school when a six-year-old boy in their son’s class started to come to school sometimes dressed as a girl.

They say that their son, also six years old, came home from school upset and saying that he was “confused” by the situation.

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Abortion Discriminates: Part 3 | Regan King

Fri, 08/09/2017 - 14:00
In the third part of our 'Abortion Discriminates' series, Regan King examines how abortion advocates and feminists try to exclude men from voicing any opinion on abortion, or having any part in decisions about abortion.

Abortion Discriminates' is a four-part series that addresses the often-overlooked reality that abortion at its core is a discriminatory action. At the most basic level abortion discriminates against the pre-born child and its right to life, robbing it of dignity and recognised value. That said, there are other ways in which abortion wilfully and intentionally discriminates on the basis of disability, race, and sex.

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Islamic Sufi chants at Greenbelt Festival

Fri, 01/09/2017 - 16:40
Greenbelt festival started as an explicitly Christian music and arts festival in 1974. Last weekend marked a significant break from their Christian roots as they hosted Islamic Sufi chanting and meditation, describing it as one of the “ways we worshipped at Greenbelt 2017”.

Greenbelt festival started as an explicitly Christian music and arts festival in 1974. Last weekend marked a significant break from their Christian roots as they hosted Islamic Sufi chanting and meditation, describing it as one of the "ways we worshipped at Greenbelt 2017".

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150 Christian leaders sign statement on biblical sexuality

Fri, 01/09/2017 - 15:35
Over 150 Christian leaders have signed a statement clarifying the biblical view of sexuality, including on marriage, gender identity and sexual orientation. Signers include Wilberforce Academy Fellows Peter Jones, and Jeffery Ventrella.

Over 150 Christian leaders have signed a statement clarifying the biblical view of sexuality, including on marriage, gender identity and sexual orientation.

The Nashville Statement, released this week, contains 14 articles which affirm God's pattern for sexuality, and the saving power of the gospel to redeem from all sin.

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The multicultural adoption case

Fri, 01/09/2017 - 14:45
Tim Dieppe comments on the case of a five-year-old girl who was placed with strict Islamic foster carers in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets which has attracted considerable media attention.

The Times reported on Monday that a "white Christian child" was taken from her family and forced to live with strict Muslim households in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The five-year-old girl spent the past six months in the care of two Muslim households.

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Abortion Discriminates: Part 2 | Regan King

Fri, 01/09/2017 - 14:10
In the second part of 'Abortion Discriminates', a four part series, Regan King looks at how abortion is a primary indicator of systemic racism in Western society.

'Abortion Discriminates' is a four part series that addresses the often overlooked reality that abortion at its core is a discriminatory action. At the most basic level abortion discriminates against the pre-born child and its right to life, robbing it of dignity and recognised value. That said, there are other ways in which abortion wilfully and intentionally discriminates on the basis of disability, race, and sex.

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Islamic prayers in Oldham Council

Thu, 31/08/2017 - 16:27
Tim Dieppe comments on news that the latest Full Council meeting of Oldham Council opened with Islamic prayer led by an Imam.

It has emerged over the summer that the latest Full Council meeting of Oldham Council opened with Islamic prayer led by an Imam. This is not the first time this has happened. Tim Dieppe explains what was said and shows how the Imam misquoted the Qur'an. He argues that the problem with pluralism is that it assumes all religions are equally valid and equally good for society when they are not. Islamic prayer is prayer to a different god, that seeks political and spiritual influence in society.

 

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NHS: Social indoctrination one mouse click at a time

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 12:55
Roger Kiska comments on how the NHS website language has changed over time to normalise issues such as abortion, transsexualism and sexual orientation.

Roger Kiska comments on how the NHS website language has changed over time to normalise issues such as abortion, transsexualism and sexual orientation.
 

"No matter how big the lie; repeat it often enough and the masses will regard it as truth."
~ John F. Kennedy

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The Mission of God's Church | Dr. Joe Boot

Tue, 29/08/2017 - 16:30
Dr. Joe Boot explains why the Church's mission should be concerned with the reign of Christ "over all things".

In discussing the mission of the church, it is important to first offer a definition of the church; something all too readily assumed as obvious. The word ecclesiology comes from the Greek ekklesia, simply meaning assembly. The term is a compound of the Greek preposition ek (out from) and the verb kaleo (to call).

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Response to criticism on Facebook of Christian Concern and the case of Rev Trayhorn

Fri, 25/08/2017 - 11:00
Andrea Williams responds to some criticism of one of our legal cases that appeared on Facebook over the summer.

Andrea Williams has written a response to some criticism of one of our legal cases that appeared on Facebook over the summer. Andrea explains that legal judgments do not necessarily reflect all the facts or evidence involved in our cases, and Barry Trayhorn's in particular, who was forced to resign from his job at HMP Littlehey. We are proud to be supporting Barry and many others who are facing miscarriages of justice because of their Christian faith.

 

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'Scrap terror laws' says independent reviewer

Thu, 24/08/2017 - 16:00
Tim Dieppe comments on a suggestion by Max Hill QC, the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, to scrap all terror laws.

Tim Dieppe comments on a suggestion by Max Hill QC, the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, to scrap all terror laws. Tim agrees, noting that counter 'extremism' measures have already caused problems for Christians who pose no threat. Instead of creating new laws, the Government should ensure existing legislation is rigorously enforced.

 

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Book review: God and the Transgender Debate

Thu, 24/08/2017 - 15:00
Jonathan Saunders reviews Andrew T. Walker’s new book, God and the Transgender Debate.

Jonathan Saunders reviews Andrew T. Walker's new book, God and the Transgender Debate.

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Abortion Discriminates: Part 1 | Regan King

Fri, 18/08/2017 - 15:00
In the first part of 'Abortion Discriminates', a four part series, Regan King looks at how abortion discriminates against the disabled, particularly through the high number of babies with Down's syndrome.

'Abortion Discriminates' is a four part series that addresses the often overlooked reality that abortion at its core is a discriminatory action. At the most basic level abortion discriminates against the pre-born child and its right to life, robbing it of dignity and recognised value. That said, there are other ways in which abortion wilfully and intentionally discriminates on the basis of disability, race, and sex.

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Victory for street preacher arrested for sharing love for Muslims and truth of Islam

Thu, 17/08/2017 - 16:29
A Christian street preacher who was arrested and held for 13 hours in a police cell has this week been informed by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) that no charges will be brought against him.

A Christian street preacher who was arrested and held for 13 hours in a police cell, after displaying placards depicting love for Muslims and criticising the ideology of Islam, has this week been informed by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) that no charges will be brought against him.

Ian Sleeper was arrested outside Southwark Cathedral in June this year, under Section 5 Public Order Act 1986, religiously aggravated by section 31 Crime and Disorder Act 1998.

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Missguided sign controversy: A sad reflection of what society has normalised | Camilla Olim

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 15:49
Camilla Olim comments on fashion store Missguided taking down a shop sign saying 'Send me nudes', following complaints.

Camilla Olim comments on fashion store Missguided's shop sign saying 'Send me nudes'. The sign was taken down this week following complaints.

 

This week, fashion chain Missguided agreed to take down a neon sign displayed in two of their stores, following thousands of complaints from outraged parents.

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A judicial warning shot that should put the fear of God into us | Andrea Williams

Thu, 10/08/2017 - 16:00
Andrea Williams comments on the case of Rev. Barry Trayhorn, who lost his appeal last week at the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

'Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke, and encourage-with great patience and careful instruction.' 2 Timothy 4:2

If you want to preach the whole gospel of God – the state wants to shut you up.

When I read the judgment in Barry Trayhorn's case, I couldn't believe what I was reading.

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