Why can't Ofsted stop state schools preaching that same-sex relationships are wrong? Trevor Stammers also links homosexuality to paedophilia has been inundating schools with pamphlets that promote abstinence-only sex education. This issue is a civil matter in which religion cannot participate Mike, Ivybridge, UK.
To defeat this we need some urgent changes in attitude. Don't be fooled by any claim to be a mix of religious and non-religious organisations, or a campaign just about the term 'marriage'. We challenge this harmful pseudo-medical practice promoted by some religious groups.
Perhaps because they have only had one side of the story all their lives, from family, school and pastor.
Cardinal Keith O'Brien — a 73 year-old virgin who presumably has no personal experience of heading a family or raising children - denounces gay marriage as a ' grotesque subversion ,' to Carey it's 'cultural vandalism'. But we cannot just laugh this off: the voices of this extreme, fringe brand of Christianity are amplified though high-profile media campaigns, political lobbying, finances for lengthy court cases and disciplined, faithful, driven cohorts to do the groundwork of protesting and petitioning.
And a separate religious media is emerging, comprising dozens of TV channels and radio stations beamed into or operating in the UK. Posted: Wed, 08 Jul Related Opinion Stephen Evans argues that the current system of religious oaths and affirmations should be replaced by a universal secular declaration of the solemn duty to tell the truth.
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Sign up to our Weekly Newsletter. Anglican Mainstream's position on social issues is anything but 'mainstream', in the UK, at least. Conveniently based in Westminster, it is actively lobbying at the European and British parliaments, and places researchers who share CARE's beliefs, via internships, to at least 17 Members of Parliament as well as to the media.
To desensitise the public to discrimination, the C4M turns, as George Orwell famously notedto the euphemism and inflated language in which the dignity of real people in love is extinguished from a debate framed instead in terms of rights for institutions and beliefs.
Christ cared about people; He reached out to the type of people that were shunned by religious traditionalists. The NSS has urged NI's charity regulator to review the status of an organisation which promotes "change oriented therapy" for gay people But just who the Coalition are, beyond a list of over core signatories, is not entirely clear, as Guardian columnist and science author Ben Goldacre has discovered.
One-Minute World News. We challenge this harmful pseudo-medical practice promoted by some religious groups. There is growing religious involvement in education, where a third of UK schools are of a religious character. And, of course, newspapers like the Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail publish their press releases verbatim.
My partner and I have been happily married for two years and the Church has never had any place in our relationship.