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Another street preacher cleared of all charges

Thu, 2017-07-13 12:02
Another street preacher was cleared of a public order offence charge last week at Nottingham Magistrates' Court.

Only a week after Mike Overd and Michael Stockwell's public order convictions were overturned at Bristol Crown Court, another preacher has been acquitted of a public order offence charge. 

Supported by the Christian Legal Centre, Andrew Frost was acquitted last week at Nottingham Magistrates' Court.

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'Keep the Church of England safe': Professor Robert 'Bobby' Oscar Lopez's General Synod speech

Mon, 2017-07-10 16:12
Professor Robert 'Bobby' Oscar Lopez spoke at General Synod on the dangerous consequences of Jayne Ozanne's motion to ban therapy for those seeking help for unwanted same-sex attraction.

Professor Robert 'Bobby' Oscar Lopez, a professor at the Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary, spoke at a fringe meeting during General Synod on the dangerous consequences of Jayne Ozanne's motion to ban therapy for those seeking help for unwanted same-sex attraction. Professor Lopez, who was raised by his mother and same-sex partner, left a homosexual lifestyle when he was 28 and now regularly speaks out in defence of the biblical model of marriage and family.

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Resignation from the public space: Responding to John Stevens' liberal pluralist vision | Dr. Joe Boot

Fri, 2017-07-07 16:02
Christian Concern's Head of Public Theology Joe Boot critiques John Stevens' pluralistic vision of society,

John Stevens, National Director of FIEC, has written about the resignation of Tim Farron as leader of the Liberal Democrats, arguing that Christians should "advocate for a truly plural society" and be "willing to permit sexual freedom to others." Christian Concern's Head of Public Theology, Joe Boot, critiques this pluralistic vision, arguing that Stevens hasn't differentiated between a crime and a sin. We should apply the Bible to all areas, not capitulate to pluralism. 

 

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BMA abortion vote displays 'shocking disrespect for human life'

Fri, 2017-06-30 15:10
The British Medical Association's vote in favour of decriminalising abortion displays a"shocking disrespect for human life", says Andrea Williams.

The British Medical Association's vote in favour of decriminalising abortion displays a"shocking disrespect for human life", says Andrea Williams, CEO of Christian Concern.

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Northern Ireland abortion law appeal successful

Fri, 2017-06-30 15:00
The Court of Appeal in Belfast has this week ruled that the courts cannot decide on abortion law in Northern Ireland and that the matter is up to the Stormont assembly.

The Court of Appeal in Belfast has this week ruled that the courts cannot decide on abortion law in Northern Ireland and that the matter is up to the Stormont assembly.

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A Commission for Countering Extremism? | Roger Kiska

Fri, 2017-06-30 10:10
Roger Kiska exposes the hidden dangers in the Government's new proposal to create a new 'Commission for Countering Extremism'.

Roger Kiska exposes the hidden dangers in the Government's new proposal to create a new 'Commission for Countering Extremism'.
 

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Calling a Spade a Spade: the Dangers of False Teachings and Jayne Ozanne | Andrea Williams

Fri, 2017-06-30 00:00
Andrea Williams looks ahead to next week's Church of England General Synod where some members will try to ban help for people with unwanted homosexual desires.

Andrea Williams looks ahead to next week's Church of England General Synod where some members will try to ban help for people with unwanted homosexual desires.


Then the Lord said to me, "The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I have not sent them or appointed them or spoken to them. They are prophesying to you false visions, divinations, idolatries and the delusions of their own minds."  (Jeremiah 14:14)

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Christian street preachers acquitted of public order offences

Thu, 2017-06-29 15:00
Two Christian street preachers have today been acquitted of public order offences, after being convicted in February in what was described as a "modern day heresy trial".

Two Christian street preachers have today been acquitted of public order offences, after being convicted in February in what was described as a "modern day heresy trial".

Michael Overd and Michael Stockwell were found guilty under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 at Bristol Magistrates' Court in February this year, with Prosecutor Ian Jackson claiming that publicly quoting parts of the King James Bible in modern Britain should "be considered to be abusive and is a criminal matter".

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BMA abortion vote displays 'shocking disrespect for human life'

Tue, 2017-06-27 15:30
The British Medical Association's vote in favour of decriminalising abortion displays a "shocking disrespect for human life", says Andrea Williams.

The British Medical Association's vote in favour of decriminalising abortion displays a "shocking disrespect for human life", says Andrea Williams, CEO of Christian Concern.

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1,500 doctors protest BMA motion to decriminalise abortion

Tue, 2017-06-27 09:00
Nearly 1,500 doctors have signed an open letter protesting today's motion in favour of allowing abortions up to birth for any reason.

Nearly 1,500 doctors have signed an open letter protesting today's motion in favour of allowing abortions up to birth for any reason.

Around 500 doctors will vote on the motion in favour of decriminalising abortion in Bournemouth on Tuesday 27 June, as part of the British Medical Association's annual conference.

If they vote in favour, the BMA will adopt it as formal policy. It will also lobby the government to change the law.

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