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April 2020
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Council apologises for drag queen primary school visit

A local council has apologised to parents who were outraged after a drag queen not only visited their children’s primary school but also put pictures of the visit on his Instagram page. The drag queen, called ‘Flowjob’, joined SNP MP Mhairi Black at Glencoates Primary School in Paisley to mark LGBT History month. But…

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April 2020
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Scottish Police keeping ‘offensive joke’ database

More than three thousand ‘hate incidents’ have been recorded on Scottish police databases, according to a report in The Times. In the past five years, Police Scotland has logged more than 3,300 hate incidents that involve no criminality, with hundreds of people recorded on the databases each year for non-crimes, such as telling offensive…

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April 2020
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Pro-life man appeals against protection notice issued following MP’s complaint

A pro-life campaigner has appealed against a community protection order placed on him following complaints from Stella Creasy, MP. Christian Hacking, 29, was displaying images in Waltham Forest, London, showing the reality of abortion. It was part of a campaign to highlight the extreme views of Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy. Creasy responded by calling…

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April 2020
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Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal against abortion ‘buffer zone’

The UK Supreme Court has refused to hear a legal challenge against a ‘buffer zone’ outside an abortion clinic in Ealing, London. A Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) was imposed around an abortion facility in the London Borough of Ealing. Introduced in April 2018, the Order criminalises activities including silent prayer and offers of…

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April 2020
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High Court judge rules on Harry Miller ‘transphobic’ tweets case

A High Court judge has ruled that Humberside Police’s investigation into former police officer Harry Miller for ‘transphobic’ tweets unlawfully restricted his freedom of expression. Mr Miller was visited by police at his workplace after a complaint was made that he had sent transphobic tweets and that his office was therefore ‘not safe for…

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April 2020
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Shadow minister clarifies claim that babies have no biological sex

The Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary has clarified remarks she made on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, when she asserted that babies are born without a biological sex. Dawn Butler, MP for Brent Central, was speaking to presenter Richard Madeley on the popular TV show. She was being questioned over the Labour Party’s attitude towards…

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April 2020
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Poll on Anglican views of gay marriage ‘misused’

weddMedia reports claiming Anglicans are more in favour of same-sex marriage are based on a misuse of polling data, critics have said. The public opinion survey was carried out by YouGov on behalf of the Ozanne Foundation, which campaigns for a more liberal attitude to sexual ethics. The Foundation claimed, ‘Nearly half of Church…

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April 2020
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Health secretary advises churches to halt gatherings

The situation is developing rapidly, but by the time this edition of Evangelical Times went to press, that is the latest situation. Hancock was responding to a question in the House of Commons. He said it was with ‘the heaviest of heart’ that religious communities are included in the guidance. ‘We have taken advice…

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April 2020
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Franklin Graham takes legal action against UK venues

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) has filed legal actions against various British venues that cancelled bookings for an upcoming UK tour. The venues withdrew under pressure from activists because of Franklin Graham’s biblical belief that homosexuality is a sin. In a statement the Association said, ‘The actions taken by these venues to publicly…

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March 2020
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Government urged not to bring Down’s abortions into NI law

More than 1,400 people with Down’s syndrome and their families have called on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson not to introduce abortions up to birth for Down’s syndrome in Northern Ireland (NI). A letter from 1,413 signatories has urged Mr Johnson to clarify that disability-selective abortion for Down’s syndrome will not be introduced to…

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March 2020
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Scottish self-identification plans criticised by gay campaigners

Gay activists have lambasted the Scottish Government for its controversial proposals to enable people to ‘change sex’ by self-identification. In what is becoming a growing backlash by traditional gay activists against the rampant trans agenda, LGB Alliance Scotland called for the withdrawal of the government’s draft bill, saying it would unleash a ‘gender free-for-all’.…

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March 2020
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Abuse of trust loophole must be closed

MPs have called for urgent action from the government to close a loophole allowing sports coaches and religious figures to have sexual relationships with children. It is currently against the law for someone in a ‘position of trust’ to engage in sexual activity with a child in their care, even if that child is…

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