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London Assembly approves anti-life motion

Fri, 2017-12-22 00:00
The London Assembly has approved a motion calling for the ban of pro-life pavement counselling and prayer groups from outside abortion clinics. Labour Party Assembly Members Fiona Twycross and Dr Onkar Sahota called on the Mayor to look at existing powers to bar pro-life groups from approaching expectant mothers outside abortion centres.

The London Assembly has approved a motion calling for the ban of pro-life pavement counselling and prayer groups from outside abortion clinics. Labour Party Assembly Members Fiona Twycross and Dr Onkar Sahota called on the Mayor to look at existing powers to bar pro-life groups from approaching expectant mothers outside abortion centres. The motion was carried by twelve votes to three.

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We must defeat the concerted push for anything-goes Sex and Relationships Education

Thu, 2017-12-21 00:00
All through the past month in the run-up to Christmas we have seen a concerted push across central and devolved government across England, Wales and Scotland for compulsory Sex and Relationships Education of a radically individualistic nature.

All through the past month in the run-up to Christmas we have seen a concerted push across central and devolved government across England, Wales and Scotland for compulsory Sex and Relationships Education of a radically individualistic nature.

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Pastor Oluwole Ilesanmi acquitted of hate speech

Wed, 2017-12-20 00:00
A Christian street preacher has been acquitted of using ‘threatening and abusive language’ whilst preaching in Wood Green, London.

A Christian street preacher has been acquitted of using ‘threatening and abusive language’ whilst preaching in Wood Green, London.

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Will the new Bishop of London call sin 'sin'?

Fri, 2017-12-15 00:00
The Rector of one of London’s largest churches has said his first question to the new Bishop of London will be whether they will “declare as sin what God calls sin.”

The Rector of one of London’s largest churches has said his first question to the new Bishop of London will be whether they will “declare as sin what God calls sin.” St Helen’s Bishopsgate attracts nearly 2,000 people to its four Sunday services each week. It is one of the largest and most influential evangelical Anglican churches in the country.

 

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Should primary school children learn about gender identity?

Fri, 2017-12-15 00:00
This Advent season three news stories have surfaced of the idea of ‘gender identity’ being pushed onto children of primary school age. This is part of a non-stop campaign of normalising gender dysphoria in the United Kingdom.

Carys Moseley looks at three recent attempts to normalise transgender identity in primary schools. Charity Educate and Celebrate aims story books normalising childhood transgender identity at children of nursery school age. An NHS questionnaire asking 10-year olds about their gender identity was removed after parents and MPs protested. Carys argues that adults need to remove such material from schools to protect children’s health and happiness.

 

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Welsh Assembly Member banned for criticising extreme transgender rights activism

Thu, 2017-12-14 00:00
Carys Moseley reports that the Welsh Assembly has become the first legislature in the western world to ban an elected politician from speaking for criticising transgender identification. Gareth Bennett from UKIP criticised the UK government’s proposals to amend the Gender Recognition Act to make changing gender easier.

Carys Moseley reports that the Welsh Assembly has become the first legislature in the western world to ban an elected politician from speaking for criticising transgender identification. Gareth Bennett from UKIP criticised the UK government’s proposals to amend the Gender Recognition Act to make changing gender easier. His comments that transgender people ‘deviate from the norm’ were deemed hate speech by the Presiding Officer.

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CLC Presents Paper at University of Nottingham Law School Symposium

Thu, 2017-12-14 00:00
This past Monday, the Christian Legal Centre’s Roger Kiska presented a paper at the Human Rights, Law & Religion: Flashpoints symposium held by the Centre for Conflict, Rights & Justice at the University of Nottingham School of Law. He presented on the growing legal conflict between freedom of religion, sexual orientation and gender identity.

This past Monday, the Christian Legal Centre’s Roger Kiska presented a paper at the Human Rights, Law & Religion: Flashpoints symposium held by the Centre for Conflict, Rights & Justice at the University of Nottingham School of Law. He presented on the growing legal conflict between freedom of religion, sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Ofsted report criticises faith schools

Thu, 2017-12-14 00:00
Ofsted released their annual report this week, which made a point of criticising faith schools. Ofsted’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman, also criticised faith schools in a speech at the launch of the report. Tim Dieppe points out that Christian schools are not to blame and Ofsted need to recognise that the worst examples they cite are from Islamic schools.

Ofsted released their annual report this week, which made a point of criticising faith schools. Ofsted’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman, also criticised faith schools in a speech at the launch of the report. Tim Dieppe points out that Christian schools are not to blame and Ofsted need to recognise that the worst examples they cite are from Islamic schools.

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Home Affairs Committee reviews pro-life activity outside abortion clinics

Wed, 2017-12-13 00:00
The House of Commons Home Affairs Committee has met to investigate claims of harassment and intimidation of women outside abortion clinics. Chaired by Yvette Cooper (Labour), the Committee received oral evidence from representatives of Ealing Council, BPAS, and Marie Stopes who have all called for the establishment of buffer zones. Investigating claims of harassment and intimidation

The House of Commons Home Affairs Committee has met to investigate claims of harassment and intimidation of women outside abortion clinics. Chaired by Yvette Cooper (Labour), the Committee received oral evidence from representatives of Ealing Council, BPAS, and Marie Stopes who have all called for the establishment of buffer zones.

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Peer fears evangelism could be hate crime

Wed, 2017-12-13 00:00
Lord Pearson of Rannoch has said that that he fears that telling other people about Christianity could soon become a hate crime. In an interview with Premier Radio, Lord Pearson said that free speech is being eroded by hate crime legislation. Read more.

Lord Pearson of Rannoch has said that that he fears that telling other people about Christianity could soon become a hate crime.

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