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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 19th, 2018
    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.
  • October 12th, 2018
    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.
  • October 5th, 2018
    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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