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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.


  • November 24th, 2015
    A Canadian doctor has claimed that paedophilia is a “sexual orientation”. Dr James Cantor of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health says that "paedophilia is something that we are essentially born with.
  • November 11th, 2015
    A California State University professor is in danger of losing his job after an independent conference in support of marriage, family and children's rights provoked outrage from LGBT groups.
  • November 5th, 2015
    A Church of England clergyman, who was prevented from taking up a chaplaincy job after he 'married' his same-sex partner, has lost his discrimination claim.
  • November 3rd, 2015
    The government has said it has "no plans" to ban counselling for unwanted same-sex attraction.
  • November 2nd, 2015
    The Northern Ireland Assembly has rejected same-sex 'marriage' for the fifth time in under four years. But for the first time, the motion was backed by a small majority of MLAs (53-51).
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