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Christian maths teacher facing disciplinary hearing after calling pupil born female a 'girl'

Christian Concern, 15 November. 2017

A respected Christian maths teacher at a school in Oxfordshire is facing discipline for 'misgendering' a student.

Joshua Sutcliffe, from Oxford, began working at the school in September 2015 and currently teaches children aged 11-18. He has achieved excellent results, with his Key Stage 3 students outperforming every parallel class.

But on November 2, a complaint was made that Joshua referred to a pupil as a 'girl', rather than the desired ‘boy’.

Although born as a girl, the pupil had self-declared as ‘male’. Joshua had not been given any formal instruction on how to refer to the pupil. An investigation began immediately, during which Joshua was prevented from teaching and forced to spend all his time ‘in isolation’ in the staff room. He is now suspended, pending a further investigation.

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See also Oxford Mail, 14 Nov. 2017.


The sad story of a little girl killed by her gay adoptive father

Why did no one save little Elsie? Social services visited gay father ... FIFTEEN times but failed to intervene - even after she had broken her leg and 'fallen down the stairs'
Daily Mail, 6 November 2017
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Matthew Scully-Hicks jailed for at least 18 years for daughter's murder
Yahoo News, 7 November 2017
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Birth family of toddler murdered by adoptive father say she would still be alive if they had been given custody
Telegraph, 7 November 2017
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Shayla O'Brien before she was transferred from social care to a gay adoptive couple and called Elsie Scully‑Hicks

Our verdict:

Justice has been done, in the sense that the offender has been given a life sentence with a minimum term of 18 years. But we are concerned that this crime could have been prevented if those involved in the adoption process had paid attention to the obvious signs of abuse. Were they so politically correct, and so afraid of being called "homophobic", that they could not refuse an adoption to a gay couple?

And was it really necessary for this child to be taken away from her birth family when her grandmother was able and willing to look after her?

Crowdfunding:

Shell Manley says: We're raising £500 to help fund a memorial bench. Read more


10 Percent of U.K. Adoptions in 2016 Were By Same-Sex Couples

Out Magazine, 8 December 2016

The U.K.'s Department of Education published new figures on Thursday that show adoptions by same-sex couples accounted for 9.6 percent of all adoptions in England in 2016, up from 8.4 percent last year. Read more

Our comment:

Are they trying to match Alfred Kinsey's erroneus but widely quoted estimate that 10% of the population are homosexual? The true figure is about 2% including male homosexuals, lesbians and bisexuals. The Social Services must be going all out to recruit as many homosexual adoptive parents as possible, to achieve a figure anywhere near 10%. We would like to know, under what conditions would they refuse a child to gay adoptive parents?


Christian parents in transphobic row

Sky News, 11 September 2017

Nigel and Sally Rowe took their child out of school because they were unhappy about another boy in the class wearing a dress.

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John Rees-Evans: UKIP – Don’t fear ideas! Instead, fear those who fear ideas.

Kipper Central, 18 August 2017

It was Queen Elizabeth I who said ‘I would not open windows into men’s souls.’ Since then, gradually, it has been the hallmark, of Britain to be a country that respects an individual’s conscience, and their right to hold views, which we may or may not disagree with. UKIP must be the party that continues to defend this. I have been unsettled by calls for various candidates to be disallowed the chance to put themselves forward to the membership, and allow them to decide. This would have been a travesty; it is my belief UKIP members are better equipped than any group of people behind closed doors to make the decision on who is best to lead their party.

Read more. (It leads to a discussion of what happens when you mention same sex marriage.)

See also: answers to policy survey and Christian campaign leaflet.


David Kurten: Tories have succumbed to the long march of the cultural Marxists

Conservative Woman, 9 August 2017

Not a week goes by without some new decree from the politically correct thought police. Yet recently, a more sinister turn has been taken.

It has been the case for some time that the PC thought police are making more and more onerous restrictions on what we are allowed to say. In fact, it started before many of us were born. In the 1960s, for example, the phrase ‘unmarried mothers’ was decreed harmful and we all had to say ‘single mothers’ instead. A few years later that too was declared un-PC and replaced with ‘single parents’, then this too ousted in favour of ‘lone parents’. Then in case that was offensive came ‘people at home’; and now ‘important people’ is the approved expression for the apparently unmentionable role, a phrase which is as meaningless as it is ridiculous.

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David Kurten, Member of London Assembly, UKIP Education Spokesman, Candidate for UKIP Party Leader.


Jewish school faces closure for refusing to teach its young girls transgender issues despite its religious ethos being praised four years ago

Daily Mail, 14 July 2017

To the affluent commuters passing by, Vishnitz Girls School looks like any other well-maintained North London townhouse.

Were it not for a glimpse of white-shirted backs hunched over desks in the front room, you would not even suspect it was a school.

Unlike most primary schools, there's no brightly-coloured sign advertising its presence. Indeed, a black-clad security guard in his sentry hut seems to be there mainly to keep unwanted visitors away.

With good reason. As one of a handful of Orthodox Jewish schools in Britain, it's a prime target for terror attacks. Just across the Channel in France, similar schools have suffered unthinkable atrocities.

Yet the threat facing Vishnitz Girls School today does not come from Islamic extremists. Instead it is under attack from a force far closer to home; a force which wants to see it, and other faith schools like it, conform to a different ideology or be summarily closed down.

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Celebration of Hanukkah at a Jewish school in North London


UKIP condemns Ofsted for failing Jewish primary school

26 June 2017

The decision by Ofsted to fail a private Jewish girls’ primary school in North London for not teaching the politically correct state-sanctioned brand of ‘equalities’ is a worrying step towards totalitarianism.

David Kurten says: "It's time to drain the swamp of Ofsted."

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David Kurten, Member of London Assembly, UKIP Education Spokesman.


Don’t teach gender fluidity and other ‘fringe ideologies’ to under-16s, says UKIP spokesman

David Kurten, speech at Westminster, 1 June 2017

From transcript:

... we must protect our children from damaging and confusing fringe ideologies which sexualize children at an early age and confuse their natural development as boys and girls, both in secondary, primary and even pre-schools.

Who would have thought that 5 years ago that it would now be considered politically incorrect to call children boys and girls or parents mothers and fathers, or that there are 2 biological sexes determined at birth and coded in your chromosomes rather than 47 different genders this could be considered a hate crime.


David Kurten, Member of London Assembly, UKIP Education Spokesman.

Of course we must continue to teach scientific facts of reproduction, and that your chromosomes determine your biological sex, and the right age for this is 11.

I have seen materials aimed at 7 year olds describing sex acts which are not anything to do with reproduction in graphic detail. This is wrong, as was the call from the NUT to introduce sex education into nursery schools. 2-year-olds at nursery school can hardly talk. It is absolutely wrong to suggest teaching about gay sex, sex change operations and gender fluidity to 2 year-olds or 4 year-olds in primary school or even 11 year-olds in secondary school.

While countries in Asia are flying ahead of us in academic attainment, and eastern European countries are training their own young people with all the practical and technical skills they need, and Germany is doing both of these things, Britain is confusing our kids by obsessing about genderqueer theory and whether boys should wear girls uniforms. This is nonsense, and we need to focus and lead our young people to what is important – that they have the skills they need to survive and thrive in the 21st century.
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The transcript contains only the main session but the video continues with a question and answer session in which he says:

... the age of consent in this country is 16 so I don't think we should be promoting any kind of sex education beyond the normal science, reproduction and chromosomes up to 16.

After 16 when people are transitioning to becoming adults, people can deal with these different concepts, we can introduce them...

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See also:
Announcement that Sex and Relationships Education will be made compulsory for all children from 4 years old will be horrifying to most parents.
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Andrew Turner, MP for Isle of Wight, steps down after uproar against his politically incorrect views about homosexuality.

The prime minister, Theresa May, has called a general election because she felt that the Conservative government needed a larger majority to successfully continue with the Brexit process. Andrew Turner was up for re-election, together with all other MPs who wanted to continue in Parliament, but he came unstuck when he visited a school and spoke to an A level politics class, and a student asked him if he would be supporting the local Isle of Wight Pride event, to which he responded that homosexuality is "wrong" and "dangerous to society". He said it was mainly a religious belief.

The outcry against his remarks, from politicians and activists of many persuasions, including Rod Mosnicka, the LGBT spokesman for UKIP Isle of Wight, was so severe that he felt he had to withdraw his candidacy and was no longer seeking re-election.

The story was reported in the Isle of Wight County Press on 28 April 2017.


Andrew Turner
Photo: Twitter

Voice for Justice called it the enforced redefinition of faith. All views about everything, including traditional Christian views about marriage and sexuality, are subjugated to the new LGBT ideology, and dissenters are denounced as "bigots" to be given no place in society and not fit for public office.

They ask the question, Who exactly are the bigots here? They denounce the current demand for political correctness as a new kind of totalitarianism where only a sanitised version of religion is allowed.

For details click here.

See also their petition to re-instate Andrew Turner.

There were also some Grassroots Conservatives who were concerned about Andrew Turner's sudden resignation and compared it with Stalin's show trials. They thought he had given in too quickly and should have made a more robust defence of his views. They also referenced a ComRes poll that said "If a politician believes that gay sex is a sin they should be free to express it", and 64% of Brits agreed while only 32% disagreed.

See Grassroots Conservatives and also the Comres Poll conducted for the Christian Institute.


A ‘transgender’ kindergartner registered at my kids’ school. That’s when the madness began.

Emily Zinos, LifeSite News, 21 April 2017

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In October 2015, I received an email from my children’s school principal that a gender non-conforming kindergartner had arrived. A whole host of demands quickly followed this announcement. The bathrooms, the locker rooms, the uniforms — every aspect of the school’s practices that differentiated between the sexes would have to be made gender neutral. It was just the beginning of a wild ride into a world where schools have become “indoctrination hubs” and biological sex no longer exists.

A series of surreal events unfolded at our school.

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Emily Zinos, consultant with Ask Me First MN


Appeal for Support for Jonathan Wedger

Wilfred Wong, 3 April 2017


Jonathan Wedger receiving a Commendation for Devotion to Duty.This was before he exposed the cover-up by his police force of child prostitution in London, after which the relentless persecution and bullying started against him and continues to this day.

Jonathan Wedger is a Christian and an outstanding Police Detective in London. He has been severely harassed and persecuted by his own police force – The Metropolitan Police - since he tried to expose child prostitution in various areas of London and the attempts by the police to cover it up. Jon was punished for diligently performing his duty to serve and protect, trying to safeguard vulnerable children from sexual exploitation.

The Police have also reduced Jon’s salary by 50% since January 2017 and they plan to reduce his salary to zero in June this year. As a result of the long and relentless bullying that Jon has received from the Met for being a Whistleblower, he currently suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Jon has tried to obtain medical retirement from the police, that will at least entitle him to some pension, but this has been refused.

It appears that there are people involved in using the child prostitutes or in pimping them out that senior police officers are keen to protect, and apparently some policemen may also be involved in these child prostitution rackets. So the police have prevented Jon from doing his duty and also punished him.

Jon had an excellent record before he exposed the police's cover up of child prostitution in London. He had received 8 senior officer commendations, three service medals and numerous quality of service reports. He had gained local, national and international media attention for his investigative ability. Jon had even gained a place in Scotland Yard's Black museum as the result of one of his investigations.

Jon has 4 sons to support and a mortgage to pay.

All this is practically impossible to do with the huge and unjust pay cuts that have been forced on him.

Previously one of his sons, Tyler, was self-supporting, but on 4th March 2017 Tyler had a serious accident, breaking his neck and badly damaging his spine. He is still warded in hospital at the time of writing and will probably need extensive long term care.

There is an epidemic of child sex abuse in the UK. This is fuelled by the unwillingness of the British police in many cases to thoroughly investigate allegations of child sex abuse, as they should. In many instances, as in Jon's case, the police have actively covered up child sexual exploitation or abuse.

Most British police officers will not dare to speak out against such corruption and cover ups of child sex abuse, while they are serving officers, for fear of a backlash and of losing their pension.

The English newspaper, the London Evening Standard, reported on Friday 7 August 2015 that dozens of retired British police officers were "desperate to tell the truth" over claims of sex abuse by important and influential men that they were told to keep quiet about.

Jonathan Wedger is one of the only British police officers who has spoken out strongly against the cover up of child sex abuse, while he was still a serving officer, and he has paid a huge price for his bravery and commitment to protect children. In his long and lonely struggle for justice, Jonathan urgently needs our prayers and financial support.

To give to help Jonathan Wedger and his sons, you can send a donation by Bank Transfer to his bank account and the details are as follows:

Metro Bank
Account Holder: Jonathan Wedger
Sort Code: 23 05 80
Account Number: 19694941

For overseas donors:
Swift Code: MYMBGB2L
IBAN: GB90MYMB23058019694941

See also: letter writing campaign.


Proposed bill will allow 'abortion on demand', warns Christian doctor

Premier, 13 March 2017

A Christian doctor has spoken out against a bill proposed by an MP that would decriminalise abortion.

Labour's Diana Johnson introduced a ten minute rule bill to decriminalise abortion this afternoon.

She says current legislation, which contains criminal sanctions for both women and doctors if they do not meet certain requirements, is out of date.

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But Dr Peter Saunders, chief executive of the Christian Medical Fellowship, told Premier News Hour that decriminalising abortion would completely liberalise abortion.

"We know that the [current law] is widely flouted, to the situation now that we have 200,000 abortions a year and one in every 5 pregnancies end in abortion… This decriminalisation she's talking about would make things much worse than they are at the moment."

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Diana Johnson, Labour MP for Hull North


Dr. Peter Saunders, CEO, Christian Medical Fellowship


Police chief calls for paedophiles who view child abuse images to be spared prosecution as officers 'can't cope' with volume of reports

Telegraph, 28 February 2017

A leading police officer has said that paedophiles who view indecent images should not be charged and taken to court unless they pose a physical threat to children.

Simon Bailey, the National Police Chiefs' Council lead for child protection, said low level offenders should simply be placed on the sex offenders register and given counselling and rehabilitation instead.

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Norfolk Police Chief Constable Simon Bailey


Don't call pregnant patients 'mothers': Doctors are banned from using the word over fears it will upset those who are transgender

Daily Mail, 28 January 2017

  • Official guidelines issued by the British Medical Association says mothers-to-be-should be referred to as 'pregnant people'

  • The move aims to avoid offending and alienating transgender parents

  • The advice came in a 14-page booklet titled A Guide To Effective Communication: Inclusive Language In The Workplace

Pregnancy and meternity

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Jill Seymour
UKIP MEP for West Midlands

Guidebook urges teachers that they should not call pupils 'boys and girls' at school

Daily Express, 11 December 2016

A Guidebook urging teachers and primary school children to stop referring to students as “girls” or “boys” in case any of them is transgender was branded “nonsense” today.

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Jill Seymour, the Ukip MEP for the West Midlands said: “This is political correctness gone mad. We should let our children be children. The Government and schools should not be wasting taxpayers’ money on this.”

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See also: Facebook topic


School issues apology to teaching assistant who told pupil she does not believe in gay marriage

Telegraph, 29 November 2016

School issues apology to teaching assistant who told pupil she does not believe in gay marriage

A Christian teaching assistant has won an apology from a school which disciplined her for telling a pupil that she did not believe in gay marriage.

Vicky Allen, 51, took legal action after she received a formal written warning from Brannel School, in St Austell, Cornwall, which she said made her feel “like a criminal”.

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See also video from Christian Concern. Vicky was a client of the Christian Legal Centre.

We at Support 4 the Family are very pleased to see this successful outcome.


Ashers: Gay cake row Belfast bakers case heads for Supreme Court

Belfast Telegraph, 16 November 2016

Ashers: Gay cake row Belfast bakers case heads for Supreme Court

The UK's top court could be set to rule on the controversial same-sex cake row that has already racked up over £200,000 in legal fees, the Belfast Telegraph can reveal.

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Ashers Baking Company

The gay cake appeal

Christian Institute, 24 October 2016

On 24 October 2016, the Court of Appeal in Belfast rejected Ashers Baking Company’s appeal against a ruling which said that the business broke the law by declining to decorate a cake with a pro-gay marriage campaign slogan.

In May 2015, District Judge Brownlie ruled that Ashers Baking Company broke sexual orientation and political discrimination laws.

The McArthur family, who own and run Ashers, turned down the order because it conflicted with their Christian belief that marriage is between a man and a woman.

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Sunday’s March for Marriage in Paris was so huge it shocked the organizers

LifeSite News, 18 October 2016

The “Manif pour tous” has done it again. On Sunday, the French capital was once again the meeting place for tens of thousands of peaceful but determined demonstrators demanding laws that respect true marriage and ban artificial procreation, especially surrogate motherhood and in vitro fertilization for same-sex couples. To be honest, in the absence of legislative deadlines, four and a half years into François Hollande’s presidential mandate, no one was expecting an enormous turn-out. But some 200,000 people, according to the organizers – the police only counted 24,000, something of an understatement… – marched through the wide avenues of the residential 16th arrondissement à Paris towards the Place du Trocadéro, across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower, in the still warm autumn sun.

Even the organizers were taken by surprise: the venue was too small for the crowds whose steady flow kept pouring onto the square between 3 p.m. and 5.30 p.m., while those who had arrived early left to make room.

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La Manif Pour Tous (The Demo for All)


New offensives against the family and society. Stop, it's enough. All in Paris on Sunday 16 October 2016.

Large turnout expected.


Paris March 2013

Click here for latest news. Need help with your French? Google Translate.

See also: LifeSite News.


Transport Police in the dock

Stephen Green, Christian Voice, 11 October 2016


This is a follow up to a previous article in January 2016 about a family in Bexley who had their four children unjustly taken away by Social Services. Peter Green interviewed them on video, with their backs to the camera, but a social worker tried to get it banned. Now it turns out that the father was a serving officer in the British Transport Police but has been dismissed. Before you continue, read the original article here.


British Transport Police have been accused of a gross miscarriage of justice in a misconduct hearing.

Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Alun Thomas chaired a tribunal which dismissed an officer whose children were wrongly taken into care last year after their eldest son made a false allegation of abuse against him and his wife.

The couple, from Bexley, are fighting to be reunited with their children.

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Colombia's referendum on peace deal may have been influenced by same sex marriage

On Sunday 2nd October 2016, Colombia held a referendum on a peace deal with the rebel group FARC ( Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia: Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). The deal was rejected by 50.2% of voters in spite of opinion polls predicting a decisive "Yes" vote.

Read more from BBC News, 6 October 2016

Opponents of the deal said it was too soft on FARC, and they should be made to pay for their crimes, but the result might also have been influenced by people with traditional views about the family. In April, same sex marriage laws had been passed without the consent of the people. This annoyed many traditionalists, and to show their disapproval of the elitist government, they voted against the peace deal with FARC.

Read more from New York Times, 8 October 2016


Shunned for supporting natural marriage, former Mozilla CEO is back with new browser

LifeSite News, 28 September 2016

Brendan Eich, the creator of JavaScript, continues to lead the technological revolution with Brave, an innovative concept in Internet browsers.

After blowing away the competition (read: Microsoft's Internet Explorer) with the Internet browser Firefox, Eich has come up with Brave, a nearly ad-free, lightning-fast browser that eliminates intrusive ads as well as common but unwanted tracking tack-ons.

A tech legend for his JavaScript and Firefox contributions, Eich was betrayed by his contemporaries and forced out of business as CEO of Mozilla, the company behind Firefox, because he supported natural marriage.

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Our comments:

We have tried this browser on a number of platforms, it works well, and it's available here.

We would encourage you to download and install it, and if you discover any problems click on the Help menu and report them using either of the following options:

  • Report an Issue. This takes you to a developers forum called GitHub and it asks you to open an account. You will need some programming experience otherwise you won't understand much about what goes on here.

  • Submit Feedback. This opens your mail program so you can send a message directly to Brave, and it's the most convenient option for most people.

Most developers depend on feedback from users to improve their products, it's called "beta testing". It's good to see people fighting back against discrimination and the developers of Brave will appreciate your support.


Pro-family citizens fill the streets of Mexico City. Demand end to “gay marriage”, gay couples’ adoption of children, and transgender agenda in schools.

Over 200,000 came and rocked the city.
Shows huge gap between government and people on this issue.
Citizens unafraid – much different than in USA.

Mass Resistance, 26 September 2016

The march went back miles and ended at the Angel of Independence Monument in the center of Mexico City.

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Peter Bull 1939-2016: He finished his race

Christian Institute, 2 August 2016

Peter Bull, the guesthouse owner whose legal battle to defend biblical marriage went all the way to the Supreme Court, has died peacefully in hospital aged 76.

Although the Bulls lost the legal case, their Christian witness has challenged people across the UK to remain faithful to the Lord Jesus in their own workplaces.

A thanksgiving service will be held for Peter at 3pm on Saturday 13 August at Carnhell Green Fellowship, Carnhell Green, Cornwall, TR14 0LY.

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Peter Bull


23-year-old who pursued 'gender abortion' justice faces crippling £47,000 legal bill

Christian Concern, 1 August 2016

A 23-year-old Christian woman whose attempt to bring 'gender-abortion' doctors to justice was derailed by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), is to face court again after being landed with a crippling legal bill.

Aisling Hubert, who lives with her parents in East Sussex, has been ordered to pay a total of £36,000 to two doctors who were filmed by a national newspaper offering abortion on the basis of the baby's gender.

Unable to pay the bill herself, Aisling now faces another court hearing to determine what will happen about the huge costs order.

A further £11,000 of costs, awarded against Aisling following an attempt to challenge the CPS' derailment of her private prosecution, brings the total bill for her quest for justice to £47,000.

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Aisling Hubert


'Named person' scheme

Christian Institute

On 19 February 2014, the Scottish Parliament decided that every child in Scotland should have a ‘named person’ – a state official tasked with looking after their ‘wellbeing’, defined as “happiness”.

More than two years later on 28 July 2016, in the case of The Christian Institute and others v The Lord Advocate (Scotland) five UK Supreme Court judges unanimously struck down the central provisions of the scheme.

The legislation required the named person to record and share confidential information concerning the wellbeing of children and their parents.

The Court stated that these data sharing provisions in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act breach the right to a private and family life under article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

It also ruled that it had to be made clear that any advice offered by a named person is entirely optional.

New Named Person legislation may still be put forward but it would be impossible for it to operate in the way the Scottish Government originally wanted.

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Note: The European Convention on Human Rights is associated with the Council of Europe, which is not the same as the European Union. The UK continues to be a member of the Council of Europe after it has left the European Union.


The destruction of Andrea Leadsom: is it no longer permissible to be proud of motherhood?

Archbishop Cranmer, 9 July 2016

“I absolutely am a Christian and I am very proud of it,” Conservative leadership candidate Andrea Leadsom told Channel 4 News. “And it absolutely acts in the background in my desire to have a very honest campaign with high integrity and so on,” she added, and then hastily clarified: “But if you are asking me, am I going to be sort of saying ‘Oh, God’s told me to do this and do that’, well of course that’s not the case.” No, indeed: can’t be seen to be mindful of the divine. “Mention God and you’re a nutter,” mused Tony Blair. The God who was made known through Jesus Christ has become unknowable – at least in public life.

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See also: Barnabas Fund calls for a national conversation about anti-Christian prejudice and bullying.


Andrea Leadsom


Child Abuse Cover Up - A Police Whistleblower Speaks

Brian Gerrish, Dispatches from the Front, UK Column

In a courageous and explosive audio interview with UK Column "Despatches from the Front", a Metropolitan Police Detective Constable child protection specialist takes the lid off the scale of child abuse, trafficking and prostitution in London and UK.

Read more, and listen to podcast.


The Brutal Protection Of Paedophiles

David Scott, UK Column, 13 June 2016

In two short years, the Docherty family have been torn apart by brutal state interventions in three separate national jurisdictions. Are these people criminals? Accused of a major crime? Terrorists? No they are a loving family who had the courage to report to the authorities an approach from a predatory paedophile.

Read more, and watch video


Rosy is the voice for Children Screaming to be Heard

Maggie Tuttle, 22 May 2016

Rosy aged 17 is a true honest voice for the children who have for centuries, in this so called Great Britain, been abused in every way. She was just one of thousands of kids who was a silent witness and here lies the truth as Rosy now tells all in her speech.

To see and hear Rosy with her father (Jolly) together, one would have thought she had lived with him for the whole of her 17 years as the bonding they have is incredible. But the Great British closed Family courts with their own laws forbade Rosy and her father the rights to a normal family life and as a little girl the courts took him away from her. Perhaps this so called Great British Empire will listen and learn from Rosy what thousands of children are trying and continue to say (or to beg is the correct word) about wanting to be with their families.

Watch video

Rosy Stanesby
Rosy Stanesby at the "Children Screaming to be Heard" annual conference 2016


Christian student to seek further action after expulsion from university course

Christian Concern, 8 April 2016

A Christian student, who was expelled from a university social work course after expressing support for biblical teaching on marriage on his own Facebook page, is to seek further legal action after losing his appeal against the decision.

The decision to expel Felix Ngole means he will no longer be able to continue his studies at the University of Sheffield, and pursue his desired vocation as a social worker.

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See our earlier article on this page

See also Premier

Sign the petition


Felix and Pepsi Ngole


Christian magistrate suspended from NHS Trust

Christian Concern, 30 March 2016

A Christian magistrate, Richard Page, who was removed from the bench by the Lord Chancellor for his Biblical beliefs about marriage and family life, has since been suspended by an NHS Trust from his post as a non-executive director.
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Initiating the sequence of events which led to his suspension, Andrew Ling, Chair of the Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) wrote to the NHS Trust Development Authority asking them to consider suspending Mr Page after his removal by the Lord Chancellor.

In the letter Mr Ling claims that Richard's comments, and continuance as a Trust member would have a major impact on staff, patients and "the perception of living the Trust values".

Mr Ling stated: "The recent publicity you have courted is likely to further undermine the confidence staff, particularly Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) staff, have in the leadership of the Trust”. He added: “Links between the stigma often associated with being LGBT and poor mental health are well established. It is vital that patients and local population are confident that KMPT will challenge stigma or discrimination and treat everyone fairly and impartially".

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Comment from Mike Gascoigne, Secretary of Support 4 the Family

I feel personally threatened by this. There are 3 reasons why I exist in this world:

  1. God
  2. Mum and Dad
  3. The NHS

In 2005 I had a heart attack and got rushed off to hospital to have a stent fitted. It was successful and since then I have ran 11 marathons.

When something like this happens you need to know that all the staff in the hospital are on your side. I would not find it so inspiring in a hospital that had suspended a Trust member just for agreeing with my reasons (1) and (2).


Georgian Patriarch (Ilia II) Gives Blessing to World Congress of Families X -- Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia (May 15-18)

Christian Newswire, 19 March 2016

Patriarch Ilia II, head of the Georgian Orthodox Church, who has been called "the most trusted man in Georgia," gave his blessing to World Congress of Families and will give the keynote address at World Congress of Families X – Civilization at The Crossroads: The Natural Family as the Bulwark of Freedom and Human Values.

In addition to confirming his participation and blessing of World Congress of Families X, the Patriarch indicated that he "would pray to God that it may become a display of peace and love, of Christian values and culture."

Read more.

See also the Congress website.

Watch video by Benjamin Rahr:
The Patriarch - The Most Trusted Man of the Caucasus

Patriarch Ilia II
Patriarch Ilia II


Christian magistrate sacked over same-sex couple views

Premier, 10 March 2016

A Christian magistrate has been sacked for his views on same-sex couples adopting children.

Richard Page, 69, was initially suspended and ordered to undertake "re-education training" in 2014 when he heard an adoption case and could not agree with colleagues that placing the child in the care of a same-sex couple would be in its interest.

Then in 2015 Mr Page gave an interview to the BBC about freedom of religion where he reiterated his original position, saying: "My responsibility as a magistrate, as I saw it, was to do what I considered best for the child, and my feeling was therefore that it would be better if it was a man and woman who were the adopted parents."

Read more, and watch BBC interview.


Richard Page


Tory ministers threaten to quit over Sunday trading

Premier, 6 March 2016

Two Conservative ministers have threatened to quit their positions if the government goes ahead with plans to relax Sunday trading laws, it has been claimed.

The Chancellor is facing a revolt in his own party over the plans to devolve the power to extend opening hours to local authorities.

George Osborne wants to let larger shops open for longer than the current six hour restriction in England and Wales.

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Judge rules Bucks girls can go home

Chidren complain about care system: better off with parents.

Christian Voice, 2 March 2016

A Family Court judge has allowed two children to go home after criticising a local authority for failing to admit that they were suffering emotional harm in its care.

District Judge Perusko made the order on Friday 26th February 2016 in Milton Keynes Family Court.

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Milton Keynes Magistrates Court where the case was heard.


Christian student expelled from social work course over views on marriage

Christian Concern, 29 Feb 2016

A Christian student has been removed from a university social work course after he made comments on his personal Facebook page in support of biblical teaching on marriage and sexual ethics.

Andrea Williams, chief executive of the Christian Legal Centre, which is supporting Mr Ngole, said:
"The university's treatment of Felix fundamentally violates its responsibilities under the Human Rights Act. The university has failed to protect his freedom of speech under Article 10 and his freedom of religion under Article 9. Students are entitled to discuss and debate their own personal views on their own Facebook page... We will help Felix fight this through the University's appeals process, and to Judicial Review if necessary."

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Children as young as 13 to be asked whether they are 'gender fluid', 'demi-girl' or 'intersex': Official survey asks pupils to pick from a list of TWENTY-FIVE genders.

Daily Mail, 28 Jan 2016

... The list of alternatives is being offered to children as part of a campaign to ‘find out how gender matters to young people’...

...Yesterday Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield withdrew the survey after the Daily Mail asked her office about it.

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Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England


Bexley Council threat over ‘injustice’ video.

Stephen Green, Christian Voice

Wednesday 20 Jan 2016

Christmas Ruined by Social Services

Christmas Ruined by Social Services

This video, published by Christian Voice on 4th January 2016, shows an interview with a couple who had their four children taken away and placed ‘in care’ after a foolish and false allegation was made by their eldest son, who has since vehemently retracted it. You will scarcely believe their story, but it needed to be told.

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See also latest update, 11 October 2016:
Transport Police in the dock

Jacky Tiotto

Jacky Tiotto, Head of Children’s Services at the London Borough of Bexley, wants to get this video

BANNED

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"Bizarre and ill thought out", Tories slam Sunday school regulation plans

Westminster Hall Debate: Proposed regulation of out-of-school education settings.
Antony Bushfield, Premier News, 20 Jan 2016.

The government faced intense criticism from a number of Tory MPs over its plans to regulate places such as churches, that teach children for a long period over a week.

The new law would require places caring for children for more than six hours a week to register and face Ofsted inspections.

But the plans have provoked concern among a range of voluntary and faith groups, plus MPs across the political divide.

Conservative MP Sir Edward Leigh, who brought about a Westminster Hall debate on the issue, described the out-of-school settings scheme as a "total and utter distraction" adding it was "fundamentally illiberal" and constituted "big government at its worst".

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Sunday schools could be banned from teaching traditional views about marriage.

Sir Gerald Howarth MP:
Submission to the Government's consultation on out of school education.

Monday 11 Jan 2016

Dear Sirs,
I have written to the Prime Minister to express my deep concern... If implemented, these proposed regulations will have a seriously detrimental effect on charities and organisations who rely on volunteers. They already fear the possible implications for teaching, for example, creationism or the view held by the majority of Christians that marriage can only ever be between a man and a woman. They fear the prospect of the Ofsted inspector sitting in the meeting and then imposing sanctions on the volunteer leading the group for expressing views which, until very recently, were considered mainstream in Britain.

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Sir Gerald Howarth
Sir Gerald Howarth MP, Conservative, Aldershot


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Westminster Hall Debate

"Bizarre and ill thought out", Tories slam Sunday school regulation plans.


Children in Care Debate

House of Commons, 7 Jan 2016

Lucy Allan MP, Conservative, Telford, opened a Commons debate on Children in Care as follows:
"I beg to move, that this House calls on the Government to take steps to help reduce the number of children entering the care system by bringing forward measures to support more children to remain safely at home with their family or extended family."

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Lucy Allan: Children in Care
Lucy Allan MP, Conservative, Telford

There were a number of interventions including this one from Yasmin Qureshi MP, Labour, Bolton South East:
"Before becoming a Member of the House, I represented parents whose children were taken into local authority care. One thing I noticed was that, when a baby was up for adoption, there was an unseemly haste, and local authorities did not try to work with the family or the mother to be able to give the child back to the family. I found that very disturbing."

See video from this intervention

Read transcript of debate in Hansard

See video comment from Stephen Green, Christian Voice

Yasmin Qureshi: Children in Care
Yasmin Qureshi MP, Labour, Bolton South East


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Dr. Michelle Cretella Exposes How Transgenderism Harms Children

Fox News

There are three stages of gender re‑assignment:

  1. Puberty blockers which affect the brain causing cognitive impairment and memory loss;
  2. Cross-sex hormones, causing sterility so they will be unable to have children;
  3. Surgery involving genital mutilation.

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Pediatrician: ‘Transgender’ ideology has created widespread child abuse

LifeSiteNews, 10 July 2017

Transgender politics have taken Americans by surprise, and caught some lawmakers off guard.

Just a few short years ago, not many could have imagined a high-profile showdown over transgender men and women’s access to single-sex bathrooms in North Carolina.

But transgender ideology is not just infecting our laws. It is intruding into the lives of the most innocent among us — children — and with the apparent growing support of the professional medical community.

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Gender Dysphoria in Children

American College of Pediatricians, June 2017

Primary author: Michelle Cretella, MD

The norm for human design is to be conceived either male or female. Sex chromosome pairs “XY” and “XX” are genetic determinants of sex, male and female, respectively. They are not genetic markers of a disordered body or birth defect. Human sexuality is binary by design with the purpose being the reproduction of our species. This principle is self-evident.

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European citizens' initiative to protect marriage and family

Together let's support marriage and family in Europe:

Marriage – a permanent and faithful union of man and woman with the purpose of founding a family.

Family – a father, a mother, and their children.

Family relationship – the legal relationship between two spouses, or between a parent and a child.

Yes, I support the request for an EU regulation that defines the meaning of marriage and family: marriage is a union between a man and a woman and family is based on marriage and/or descent.

Thank you, we collected 1,000,000 signatures.

Note: The involvement of UK citizens in this campaign does not imply an alternative version of soft Brexit. The UK is still a member of the European Union and we can participate in their processes for the time being until we finally leave.


Innocent couple fight for the return of their adopted child

BBC London News

Richard Carter and Karrissa Cox were found innocent of child cruelty at Guildford Crown Court. But it was too late, their child had already been taken away for adoption, and there is no procedure for reversing an adoption order issued by a Family Court.

The adoption system needs to be reformed to enable a child to be returned to the original parents in these circumstances, and to prevent any further miscarriages of justice like this from occurring.

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See also: Handbook on European law relating to the rights of the child