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Sexual Orientation

Sexual orientation is being given increasing protection under equality legislation. Unfortunately this has led to serious consequences for Christians. Although both religious belief and homosexuality are protected in some ways under equality law, these two strands are often incompatible with one another. We believe that the law is unbalanced in this area, first within the legislation and then worsened in judicial interpretation, favouring the protection of sexual orientation over the protection of religious belief. This has led to Christians losing their jobs after refusing to compromise their beliefs at work, and Christians being stopped from fostering children. At Christian Concern we stand for freedom of conscience and resist legislation that would restrict historic Christian freedoms.

Articles

  • October 17th, 2014
    In his book on “Understanding Same Sex Marriage”, Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham, begins “This book describes a stage in an ongoing journey towards equality” continuing, “All over the world marriage is being opened to people.” And it is this idea that the Church of England must urgently embrace and indeed celebrate same-sex “marriage” as part of the world’s “ongoing journey to equality” that drives “More Perfect Union”.
  • October 17th, 2014
    'Fathomless Riches', the autobiography of openly homosexual vicar and broadcaster, Richard Coles, was published this week and attracted widespread media coverage including an extensive interview by Patrick Strudwick in the Independent. Andrea Williams gives her reaction.
  • October 14th, 2014
    In a move which it describes as "innovative within the higher education sector", the University of Birmingham has announced plans to ensure that "its curriculum is inclusive towards those with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) identities".
  • October 9th, 2014
    The three main parties are losing the confidence of the people. In a recent entry in his blog Douglas Carswell said: “We are governed by tiny cliques, each competing to sit on the sofa in Downing Street - and none of them much in tune with the country over which they preside.”
  • October 8th, 2014
    Conservative evangelical group, Reform, has urged its members to boycott the Church of England’s ‘facilitated conversations’ on human sexuality, saying the views of those who are committed to the Church’s official teaching have been sidelined, undermining the credibility of the process.
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