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July 2019
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The pro-life movie causing abortion clinic workers to rethink

Ever since the days of Roe v Wade, the red tide of deaths of unborn children by abortion has grown astronomically. In the years 2010-2014 alone, over 56 million children were killed each year by abortions worldwide (Guttmacher Institute, March 2018). However, by God’s providence, there have been several key developments in the fight…

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March 2019
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Experimental puberty blockers examined in BBC documentary

A new documentary called Pausing Puberty on BBC Radio 4 has investigated puberty blockers, the controversial drugs given to children who are confused about their gender. The drugs were originally designed to pause development in children suffering from ‘precocious puberty’, where they begin to go through puberty at a very early age. They are,…

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January 2019
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Roger Fay retires after 11 years as editor, succeeded by Mike Judge

Roger Fay has announced his retirement as Senior Editor of Evangelical Times, effective from this January 2019 issue, a post he has held for the past eleven years. Roger’s involvement with ET stretches back over some twenty years and he will continue as Chairman of the Board for a further period. During his time…

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October 2018
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Media – Vue backs down over film row

National cinema chain Vue has finally admitted that it was wrong to block the screening of an ‘ex-gay’ film, and settled in full a legal claim brought against them. The film, called Voices of the Silenced, profiled individuals who questioned their gay identity and successfully moved away from same-sex attraction. It was due to…

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September 2018
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Media – Christian ex-mayor exonerated

A local councillor who was forced to resign as Mayor of Ferryhill over social media posts on Facebook has had formal complaints about his conduct dismissed. According to the Christian Legal Centre (CLC), which supported Richard Smith, the former mayor was lambasted and forced to step down from his position after a number of…

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September 2018
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Media – Blackpool bus ban

Bus advertising to promote a church event in Lancashire have been banned by bosses at Blackpool Transport because they may upset the gay community. The Franklin Graham Lancashire Festival of Hope event placed the ads, which were then banned following a backlash from people claiming Franklin Graham was a homophobe because of his biblical…

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August 2018
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Media – Data breach hits Bible Society

The British and Foreign Bible Society (Bible Society) has been fined £100,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), after the society’s computer network was compromised as the result of a cyber-attack in 2016. In a statement issued by the ICO, between November and December 2016 the intruders exploited a weakness in the Society’s network…

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May 2018
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Media – Millennials tune into Premier

Millennials and young people who no longer attend church regularly are tuning into Christian radio programmes more frequently than ever, according to research. The survey, carried out by ComRes among UK adults on behalf of Premier, found those aged between 18 and 35 make up the largest proportion of those tuning into its radio…

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September 2017
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Media – Pro-life advert upheld

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has rejected complaints made against ‘Both Lives Matter’ (BLM) about a billboard campaign. In January 2017, BLM ran two billboards, which claimed, ‘100,000 people are alive today because of our laws on abortion. Why change that?’ Fourteen complainants argued this claim was misleading and could not be substantiated. The…

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September 2017
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Media – Harold Wilson lecture

Religion and theology have a crucial role to play in preventing democracies from descending into populist states where ‘might is right’, a former Archbishop of Canterbury has claimed. In his 2017 Harold Wilson Lecture, delivered to the University of Huddersfield, Dr Rowan Williams said theology might seem an abstract discipline. However, when properly understood…

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August 2017
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Media – Christian bookshop opens

A new Christian bookshop is thriving in Milton Keynes two years after the closure of the old one. Milton Keynes lost its long-standing bookshop after 25 years, when it closed early in 2015 — just one of many that have closed over the past decade. As Evangelical Times reported in its article, ‘The shop…

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July 2017
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Media – Academic nonsense exposed

Gender studies’ status as an academic field has been kiboshed once again after an academic journal published a hoax article. Its authors have admitted the paper was ‘meaningless nonsense, designed to expose the absurdity of gender studies’. The paper was published in the Cogent Social Sciences academic journal. The authors, Peter Boyle and Jamie…

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