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June 21st, 2019 | Freedom, Freedom of Speech
This week, former magistrate Richard Page lost his appeal at the Employment Appeal Tribunal. The ruling could effectively bar Christians from holding positions in public office if they express a Christian view of marriage and family. The battle is not over for Richard; he “remains as faithful as ever to his beliefs and will bring his cases to the Court of Appeal.” Andrea Williams comments on the judgments.
June 21st, 2019 | Education, Freedom, Freedom of Speech
In a new two-part series on freedom of speech in universities, Carys Moseley explains how students and academics have surrendered their freedom to debate to the acceptance of transgender ideology. In this first part, Carys comments on a letter to the Sunday Times signed by 30 academics, demanding that universities cut ties with LGBT charity Stonewall.
This year, the Government Equalities Office launched new research into “the effects of conversion therapy in the UK”, asking LGBT activist Adam Jowett from Coventry University to recruit people to interview. Following criticism over how he was conducting the research, Carys Moseley now comments on how this government study presents an “ethical, moral and legal dilemma.”
June 14th, 2019 | Church and State
Wilberforce Academy Director, Dr Joe Boot, comments on the state of the nation and where we have gone since the Britain of the 1930s and 40s. Sadly, he says, with eroding freedoms and emptying churches, “the heart and soul of the nation [has become] disease-ridden, on life-support and on the edge of extinction.” How will history look back on this generation?
June 14th, 2019 | Church and State, Education
Andrea Minichiello Williams, lay member of the Church of England General Synod, comments on the developing story of the Bishop of Chelmsford’s response to John Parker’s resignation from the Church of England.
The Department for Digital, Cultural, Media and Sport and the Home Office have launched a public consultation on the issue of online harms. The Online Harms White Paper sets out a comprehensive plan for what the government deems to be a “world leading package on online safety measures.” The deadline for submitting a consultation response is 1 July 2019.
June 13th, 2019 | Family and Sexual Ethics
Days after Childline announced Munroe Bergdorf as their “first LGBT+ campaigner”, the transgender activist has been dropped amid safeguarding concerns.
MEP Ann Widdecombe caused a stir when she suggested that science "may produce an answer" to homosexuality. Cue outrage and accusations of homophobia. Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage was interviewed about her comments, standing up for freedom of conscience on this issue, refusing to brand her comments unacceptable. Carys Moseley comments on how sexuality change is becoming a conscience issue in UK politics.
Nick Gibb, Minister for Schools, has said that pupils must learn respect for same-sex relationships. In a letter to The Times this week, he makes clear that in his view primary schools should be normalising same-sex relationships whether the parents like it or not. This is a clear admission of an aim of state indoctrination which he thinks should supersede the rights of parents. Tim Dieppe discusses what he said and the implications of this ongoing dispute.
June 6th, 2019 | Education, Freedom
On 2 of April, the Department for Education launched an open consultation on children not in school. The consultation is a follow-up to the Department for Education’s earlier consultation and call for evidence on elective home education which took place in 2018. The deadline for submitting a consultation response is 24 June 2019.
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