Blogroll: Christian Concern

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Action Alert: Tell your MP to oppose plans to make changing gender easier

4 hours 6 min ago
The government is facing mounting pressure to extend or even scrap the current consultation on the Gender Recognition Act, which sets out its aims to make changing gender easier. The consultation closes at 11pm on Friday 19th October.

The government is facing mounting pressure to extend or even scrap the current consultation on the Gender Recognition Act, which sets out its aims to make changing gender easier.

The consultation closes at 11pm on Friday 19th October.

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What help is there for victims of Islamic rape gangs?

Thu, 18/10/2018 - 17:41
Tim Dieppe, head of public policy at Christian Concern, discusses the government’s response to Baroness Cox’s question to the House of Lords about helping victims of sex-grooming, such as in the case of ‘Sarah’, who is currently being supported by the Christian Legal Centre. He argues that the government is in denial about the Islamic connection to sex-grooming gangs and says it has a long way to go before it really addresses the issue. What help is there for victims of Islamic rape gangs?

Tim Dieppe, head of public policy at Christian Concern, discusses the government’s response to Baroness Cox’s question to the House of Lords about helping victims of sex-grooming, such as in the case of ‘Sarah’, who is currently being supported by the Christian Legal Centre. He argues that the government is in denial about the Islamic connection to sex-grooming gangs and says it has a long way to go before it really addresses the issue.

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10 years championing Christian foundations

Mon, 15/10/2018 - 09:50
At Christian Concern, we’re convinced that the best possible way to live is by following Jesus in every area of our lives. And it’s just as true for societies. The UK has a long and deep Christian heritage; in its laws, its traditions and its institutions. It’s those Christian foundations that have helped the UK flourish – albeit imperfectly – for centuries.

At Christian Concern, we’re convinced that the best possible way to live is by following Jesus in every area of our lives. And it’s just as true for societies. The UK has a long and deep Christian heritage; in its laws, its traditions and its institutions. It’s those Christian foundations that have helped the UK flourish – albeit imperfectly – for centuries.

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Calling a spade a spade: if we cannot identify the causes of sexual abuse, how can we prevent it?

Fri, 12/10/2018 - 16:38
Roger Kiska, of the Christian Legal Centre, comments on how political correctness and preventing offence seem to be more culturally valued than safeguarding children from sexual victimisation. He looks in greater detail at the sexual abuse scandal within the Catholic Church and asks how we might prevent future abuse if stating the facts is, nowadays, deemed as hateful.

Roger Kiska, of the Christian Legal Centre, comments on how political correctness and preventing offence seem to be more culturally valued than safeguarding children from sexual victimisation. He looks in greater detail at the sexual abuse scandal within the Catholic Church and asks how we might prevent future abuse if stating the facts is, nowadays, deemed as hateful.
 

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Scotland’s alarming hate posters

Fri, 12/10/2018 - 14:42
The Scottish Government and the Scottish Police are running a hate crime awareness campaign by putting up various posters addressed to ‘bigots’, ‘homophobes’, ‘transphobes’ and others. Tim Dieppe discusses the issues involved, looking at what is a ‘hate crime’, a ‘hate incident’, and who these posters are addressed to. He concludes that the worst of these posters constitutes state anti-Christian propaganda which is intended to intimidate and threaten Christians. Scotland’s alarming hate posters

The Scottish Government and the Scottish Police are running a hate crime awareness campaign by putting up various posters addressed to ‘bigots’, ‘homophobes’, ‘transphobes’ and others. Tim Dieppe discusses the issues involved, looking at what is a ‘hate crime’, a ‘hate incident’, and who these posters are addressed to. He concludes that the worst of these posters constitutes state anti-Christian propaganda which is intended to intimidate and threaten Christians.

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Victory for freedom of expression as bakers win Supreme Court case

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 17:19
The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that Ashers bakery’s refusal to make a cake with a slogan supporting same-sex marriage was not discriminatory.

The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that Ashers bakery’s refusal to make a cake with a slogan supporting same-sex marriage was not discriminatory.
 

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10 years of sharing good news

Mon, 08/10/2018 - 10:16
The wonderful good news of Jesus lies at the heart of our ministry. It’s Christ's love that compels us to keep going, knowing that the gospel is the power of God for salvation (Rom 1:16).

The wonderful good news of Jesus lies at the heart of our ministry. It’s Christ's love that compels us to keep going, knowing that the gospel is the power of God for salvation (Rom 1:16).

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Parental rights vs. the equality duty: what the law really says

Fri, 05/10/2018 - 16:26
The Christian Legal Centre’s Roger Kiska discusses how British schools have moved away from teaching basic primary education, instead choosing to focus on teaching the ideology of 'inclusivity'. Roger explains the reality of their legal obligation and how many schools are not fulfilling it. Parental rights vs. the equality duty: what the law really says

The Christian Legal Centre’s Roger Kiska discusses how British schools have moved away from teaching basic primary education, instead choosing to focus on teaching the ideology of inclusivity. Roger explains the reality of their legal obligation and how many schools are not fulfilling it.
 

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Action Alert: respond to the government's consultation on changing transgender laws

Fri, 05/10/2018 - 16:22
The government is currently consulting on whether or not to amend the Gender Recognition Act 2004, asking - amongst other things - if it should be easier for people to change their gender in England and Wales, and potentially forcing the Church to accept same-sex 'marriage'. The proposed changes could both threaten religious freedom and punish people for telling the truth. Here, we give a quick guide to responding to the government's consultation. Action Alert: Respond to the government consultation on changing the Gender Recognition Act

The government is currently consulting on whether or not to amend the Gender Recognition Act 2004, asking - amongst other things - if it should be easier for people to change their gender in England and Wales, and potentially forcing the Church to accept same-sex 'marriage'. The proposed changes could both threaten religious freedom and punish people for telling the truth. Here, we give a quick guide to responding to the government's consultation.

 

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Responses to 'One Scotland' 'hate crime' posters

Fri, 05/10/2018 - 10:32
Dear 'One Scotland', Do you really think that churches are teaching people to be hateful towards others? Or to be violent towards people we disagree with? Why not pop into a church sometime and find out what we really think? Love, Some Christian friends

'One Scotland' - a joint campaign of the Scottish government and Police Scotland has recently started a campaign targeting 'hate crime', featuring posters addressed to 'bigots', 'homophobes' and 'transphobes', among others.

David Robertson, a Church minister and Director of Solas CPC first brought the posters to public attention. He explained some of the problems with the poster campaign:

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Resist transgender demands for legal gender recognition for children

Fri, 05/10/2018 - 10:25
The government is currently consulting the public on possible changes to the Gender Recognition Act 2004. In this article, Carys Moseley shows what transgender campaign groups are calling for. Resist transgender demands for legal gender recognition for children

The government is currently consulting the public on possible changes to the Gender Recognition Act 2004. In this article, Carys Moseley shows what transgender campaign groups are calling for.

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10 years of championing marriage and family

Mon, 01/10/2018 - 12:15
God created men and women in his image, giving them the task of filling and subduing the newly-created world (Genesis 1). From then on, God set up families - led by one man and one woman, married for life - as the basic building block of society, giving them the responsibility to bring up godly children.

God created men and women in his image, giving them the task of filling and subduing the newly-created world (Genesis 1). From then on, God set up families - led by one man and one woman, married for life - as the basic building block of society, giving them the responsibility to bring up godly children.

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Is the Commission for Countering Extremism going to erode freedom of religion and belief?

Fri, 28/09/2018 - 16:38
Carys Moseley looks at recent developments in the government’s ‘anti-extremism’ measures and how they could be used to restrict Christian freedoms. Is the Commission for Countering Extremism going to erode freedom of religion and belief?

Carys Moseley looks at recent developments in the government’s ‘anti-extremism’ measures and how they could be used to restrict Christian freedoms.

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Labour opposes gender abortion – but has no problem aborting Down's syndrome babies

Fri, 28/09/2018 - 12:51
Fears have been growing that an early-pregnancy blood test used to detect genetic conditions – set to be used by the NHS from next month – could lead to a rise in abortions based on gender. The Labour Party has called for a ban on using this test to find out the sex of the child, but still supports its use to find potential genetic conditions. Labour opposes gender abortion – but has no problem aborting Down's syndrome babies

Fears have been growing that an early-pregnancy blood test used to detect genetic conditions – set to be used by the NHS from next month – could lead to a rise in abortions based on gender. The Labour Party has called for a ban on using this test to find out the sex of the child, but still supports its use to find potential genetic conditions.
 

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Equalities quango sues NHS saying trans people 'deserve' chance to have children

Thu, 27/09/2018 - 16:58
The very definition of ‘family’ is once more at risk as the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has taken legal action against the NHS for not giving transgender teenagers the chance to have children later in life. Equalities quango sues NHS saying trans people 'deserve' chance to have children

The very definition of ‘family’ is once more at risk as the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has taken legal action against the NHS for not giving transgender teenagers the chance to have children later in life.

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Guides leaders expelled for questioning transgender ideology

Thu, 27/09/2018 - 16:11
The media has recently been full of reports on the consequences of people ‘self-identifying’ as the opposite sex (such as in the separate cases of Shaun Pudwell and Philip Bunce), but when 12 Girl Guides leaders signed a letter warning of the dangers of a Girlguiding transgender policy, they were penalised for being ‘intolerant’ and two Guides leaders were expelled. Guides leaders expelled for questioning transgender ideology

The media has recently been full of reports on the consequences of people ‘self-identifying’ as the opposite sex (such as in the separate cases of Shaun Pudwell and Philip Bunce), but when 12 Girl Guides leaders signed a letter warning of the dangers of a Girlguiding trans

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10 years of championing life

Mon, 24/09/2018 - 13:25
As we celebrate ten years of Christian Concern, we're looking back and giving thanks for just some of what God has enabled us to do together to champion the issue of life.

As we celebrate ten years of Christian Concern, we're looking back and giving thanks for just some of what God has enabled us to do together.

Our unique combination of Christian grassroots campaigning and legal, media, and parliamentary experience has made a difference in challenging the culture of death and championing life in its place.

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Concern about girls wanting to be 'boys' is a matter of fundamental human dignity

Fri, 21/09/2018 - 10:29
Carys Moseley looks into how the issues of transgender and abortion are intrinsically linked and argues that the Church must speak up to protect the dignity of those affected and defend the fact that we are all created in God’s image. The New Normal

Carys Moseley looks into how the issues of transgender and abortion are intrinsically linked and argues that the Church must speak up to protect the dignity of those affected and defend the fact that we are all created in God’s image.

 

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Prayer alert: please pray for Sarah, victim of the 'worst sex grooming case'

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 17:15
Please pray for protection for a precious young woman the Christian Legal Centre is supporting, named Sarah. She has been rescued from a horrendous 12-year ordeal at the hands of an Islamic grooming gang, and desperately needs your prayers.

Please pray for protection for a precious young woman the Christian Legal Centre is supporting, named Sarah. She has been rescued from a horrendous 12-year ordeal at the hands of an Islamic grooming gang, and desperately needs your prayers.

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Pro-life charity's freedom of speech restricted as abortion clinic ‘buffer zones’ rejected

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 12:48
In a victory for freedom of speech, the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has rejected calls for ‘buffer zones’ to be introduced outside abortion clinics, saying that they “would not be a proportionate response” to pro-life activities. This ironically comes as a pro-life charity has been banned from having a stall at freshers’ fairs in three different universities. Pro-life charity's freedom of speech restricted as abortion clinic ‘buffer zones’ rejected

In a victory for freedom of speech, the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has rejected calls for ‘buffer zones’ to be introduced outside abortion clinics, saying that they “would not be a proportionate response” to pro-life activities. This ironically comes as a pro-life charity has been banned from having a stall at freshers’ fairs in three different universities.
 

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