Blogroll: Christian Concern

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Why the Department of Health is wrong to defend gender reassignment for children

Fri, 23/02/2018 - 17:16
Carys Moseley has criticised the Department of Health and Social Care for their defence of gender reassignment treatment for under-18s in response to a current petition by Voice 4 Justice.

The Department of Health has preemptively responded to an online petition calling for a ban on gender reassignment for under-18s. The petition, which is still open, was set up by Christian campaign group Voice for Justice, and has attracted over 9,000 signatures.

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Jordan Peterson, Original Sin, and the Lost Art of Parenting

Fri, 23/02/2018 - 10:12
Tim Dieppe discusses Jordan Peterson's new book "12 Rules for Life" and finds that Peterson has great respect for the Bible, defends original sin and proclaims a biblical approach to parenting.

Canadian professor of psychology Jordan Peterson has risen to fame through an interview with Channel 4 which went viral. Tim Dieppe discusses the wisdom found in his new book “12 Rules for Life” which has become a bestseller. He finds that Peterson has great respect for the Bible, defends original sin, and proclaims a biblical approach to parenting. Peterson is unafraid to be counter-culture.

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Should abortion only be allowed when the mother's life is endangered?

Fri, 23/02/2018 - 09:59
Christian Concern's Regan King examines the arguments put forward for abortion in light of danger to the mother's life.

The most common reasons for abortion

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Tell the Scottish Government not to make changing gender easier

Fri, 16/02/2018 - 12:25
The Scottish Government are consulting on reforming the Gender Recognition Act (2004). We have prepared a response. Please feel free to use this as guidance in your own words.

We have published our response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on reforming the Gender Recognition Act (2004). You can read it in full here. The closing date for the consultation is 1 March this year. If you live and/or work in Scotland, please make use of our response to formulate your own response using your own words. Meanwhile these are some of the most basic points to make.

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Pro-lifers respond to one-sided BBC article

Fri, 16/02/2018 - 10:41
Pro-life groups have responded to a misleading BBC article that painted a small pro-life prayer group as “incredibly intimidating and distressing."

Article claims prayer group’s presence is “distressing”

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Action Alert: Please pray for Christian ex-magistrate Richard Page

Tue, 13/02/2018 - 10:02
Please pray for ex-magistrate Richard Page as he faces the Croydon Employment Tribunal following his removal for expressing his belief that children do best with a mother and a father.

This morning, Tuesday 13th February, Croydon Employment Tribunal will hear the case of Richard Page - a Christian who was removed from being a magistrate after he expressed his belief that children do best with a mother and a father.

The case is scheduled to last for five days.

Please pray for a fair, just outcome for Richard.

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Christian teacher dismissed and referred to counter-terrorism watchdog after saying "God loves you" to a lesbian student

Fri, 09/02/2018 - 12:05
A government-funded pre-apprenticeship academy in Bristol reported a Christian teacher as a “radicalisation threat” for answering students’ questions. Svetlana Powell was dismissed after being asked by students about her views on homosexuality.

An Employment Tribunal has dismissed the discrimination claim by a Christian teacher dismissed by a government-funded pre-apprenticeship academy for answering students’ questions about her beliefs.

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Why the ex-gay movement provokes rage and censorship

Fri, 09/02/2018 - 11:05
In the light of Vue Cinemas cancelling the premiere of 'Voices of the Silenced', Carys Moseley looks at the fervent opposition to the ex-gay movement and shows the need for the freedom to seek help for unwanted same-sex attraction.

In the light of Vue Cinemas cancelling the premiere of 'Voices of the Silenced', Carys Moseley looks at the fervent opposition to the ex-gay movement and shows the need for the freedom to seek help for unwanted same-sex attraction.

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Action Alert: Support free speech - protest tomorrow (8th February)

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 19:31
The premiere of Voices of the Silenced has been banned from the venue in London. Join us outside the venue to positively and peacefully protest this free speech ban.

Tomorrow, Thursday 8th February, Core Issues Trust is due to premiere Voices of the Silenced, a new documentary film giving a voice to people who voluntarily seek help to move away from homosexual behaviours and feelings.

But after a campaign from LGBT newspaper PinkNews, Vue Cinemas has turned their back on Core Issues Trust at the last minute and cancelled the booking.

Andrea Williams, CEO of Christian Concern, commented:

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Volunteer Chaplain excluded from prison in move to wipe out "Christian domination"

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 11:45
Pastor Paul Song, volunteer Chaplain for nearly 20 years, excluded from HMP Brixton by a Muslim Senior Chaplain.

A highly-respected Christian volunteer Chaplain at HMP Brixton has been removed from chaplaincy work, and an internationally-respected Christian course banned by a Muslim Senior Chaplain, in an attempt to wipe out "Christian domination" at Brixton prison.
 

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Sharia councils discriminating against women

Tue, 06/02/2018 - 17:15
The government commissioned an independent review into the application of sharia law which was published last week. It found that sharia councils are applying sharia law and that there was unanimous agreement that women are being discriminated against. Tim Dieppe comments on the report and its recommendations.

The government commissioned an independent review into the application of sharia law in England and Wales in May 2016. This review was published last week. 

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Respond to RSE Consultation

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:18
Please respond to the RSE Consultation to protect parents' freedom to decide on relationships and sex education.

This week, a poll showed that the UK public thinks parents are best-placed to decide when children should learn about sensitive subjects such as sexual activity and alternative family structures (e.g. same-sex couples).

But the government disagrees. The Department for Education wants to introduce Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) in all UK schools.

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Ealing abortion consultation

Thu, 01/02/2018 - 12:32
Ealing Council has launched a consultation seeking the public’s views on a potential Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) around the Marie Stopes Clinic on Mattock Lane. Please read our guidance for the consultation and respond to help prevent the creation of buffer zones for anti-abortion protests.

Ealing Council has launched a consultation seeking the public’s views on a potential Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) around the Marie Stopes Clinic on Mattock Lane. Should a PSPO be implemented, all pro-life counselling groups will be unable to provide vital care and counsel to women considering an abortion.

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The House of Lords passes conscience bill through second reading

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 14:39
The House of Lords has passed a crucial bill protecting medical practitioners’ conscience to committee stage by approving its second reading. The bill seeks clear legislation that will protect medical practitioner’s freedom of conscience by allowing conscientious objection to conducting or aiding in beginning and end of life procedures.

Today, the House of Lords took an important step in passing a crucial bill protecting medical practitioners’ conscience to committee stage by approving its second reading.

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The transgender issue is a first-order gospel issue

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 14:17
Carys Moseley shows how the Church of England bishops’ decision to pass on responsibility for crafting liturgies celebrating gender reassignment to local clergy was ridden with serious theological errors.

The Church of England bishops recently passed on responsibility for crafting liturgies celebrating gender reassignment to local clergy. This article by Carys Moseley shows that in doing this they perpetuate fundamental theological errors such as blasphemy, rebellion against God as Creator, dishonouring parents, and renaming God. The transgender pathway is shown to be a counterfeit of the Christian gospel. This will affect people’s trust in the clergy as well as the integrity of theological training.

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Bishops display an appalling lack of leadership in affirming transgenderism

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 12:40
Andrea Williams, Chief Executive of Christian Concern and Member of General Synod responds to the House of Bishops’ statement on ‘Welcoming Transgender People’. Earlier this week, the House of Bishops announced that they would not prepare liturgy to mark a person’s ‘gender transition’ for the Church of England. 

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The government should assess the impact of transsexual rights activism on the NHS

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 14:33
Carys Moseley calls on the government to evaluate the harmful impact that transgender activism within the NHS is having on the treatment of patients. Carys Moseley calls on the government to evaluate the harmful impact that transgender activism within the NHS is having on the treatment of patients. 

Three news stories since the New Year show how the NHS has been infiltrated over the years by transgender activists and how they have spread their ideology across management to the detriment of patients’ dignity and healthcare.

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Marie Stopes, BPAS, and Ealing Council may win the battle, but not the war

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 13:00
A London council is set to become the first UK local council to install a buffer zone outside a local abortion clinic, that will effectively ban any pro-life witness of any kind.

A London council is set to become the first UK local council to install a buffer zone outside a local abortion clinic, that will effectively ban any pro-life witness of any kind. Regan King comments.

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Can UK Trump US on Christian freedoms?

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 12:23
The Christian Legal Centre’s Roger Kiska looks at Donald Trump's speech on Religious Freedom Day and addresses if the United Kingdom can reclaim its Christian identity and manage to trump Trump.

The Christian Legal Centre’s Roger Kiska looks at Donald Trump's speech on Religious Freedom Day and asks if the United Kingdom can reclaim its Christian identity and manage to trump Trump.

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Pro-life group taking legal action over DIY abortions in Scotland

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 15:17
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) Scotland has indicated it will be taking legal action against the Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer over the Scottish Governments plan to allow women to take abortion pills at home.

The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) Scotland has indicated it will be taking legal action against the Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer over the Scottish Governments plan to allow women to take abortion pills at home.

Representatives for SPUC Scotland wrote a letter to Dr Catherine Calderwood before Christmas warning of legal action should there be no reversal of the decision to allow women to take the abortion pill, misoprostol outside a clinical setting.  

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