Blogroll: Christian Concern
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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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.