Blogroll: Christian Concern
I read blogs, as well as write one. The 'blogroll' on this site reproduces some posts from some of the people I enjoy reading. There are currently 29 posts from the blog 'Christian Concern.'
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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.
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.
The most common reasons for abortion
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.
Article claims prayer group’s presence is “distressing”
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.
Christian teacher dismissed and referred to counter-terrorism watchdog after saying "God loves you" to a lesbian student
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.