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Tainted blood scandal
While the scandal of haemophiliacs infected with hepatitis and HIV has been well reported this May, the suffering of the families continues.
One Christian family told HEART that it is prayer that has sustained them through decades …
The ‘Maygate’ tapes
Secret recordings reveal a May-Merkel Brexit stitch-up
by John Petley
Two years after Theresa May became prime minister, I began to wonder how this politician, with her reputation for detail, could be making such a mess of the EU withdrawal agreement.
Last year the government sought to amend its guidance to prevent teachers in independent schools, including Christian faith schools, from defending traditional marriage. That guidance has now been changed, due largely to pressure from true marriage supporters.
Without that change, …
The Rev Yinka Oyekan has been elected President of the Baptist Union for 2020-21. He is the senior pastor of The Gate, a Baptist church in Reading, and has spearheaded the evangelistic street mission The Turning, which introduces passers-by to …
‘Hate speech’ is not a crime in British law, contrary to all one hears in the media. This was confirmed by Baroness Williams, Minister of State for Countering Extremism, last November as reported by Christian Voice (December 2018).
Political correctness has contributed to the failure to address the persecution of Christians around the world, says Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, after hearing the interim findings of a review led by the Bishop of Truro that he launched in January.
Scripture has been seen again on London’s buses, thanks to Revelation TV founder Howard Conder. He has revived his 2017 campaign, quoteJesus.com, and says, “Because of concerns for political correctness in modern society, Christians have to be creative with how they share the Gospel.”
Despite escalating concerns over LGBT lessons in primary schools, ‘Relationships Education’ is set to become compulsory for children aged four upwards from September 2020.
Campaigners are worried that the government’s new Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) regulations are a smokescreen for promoting LGBT lifestyles and that the government has ignored parents’ concerns. Fifty-eight per cent of respondents to the government’s consultation (which ran from 19 July to 7 November 2018) said that the material proposed for primary schools was not “age-appropriate”.
You could be forgiven for thinking Boris Johnson had been reading praying Christians’ emails. Christians up and down the land were reminded of the epic struggle in Exodus when praying over Brexit. Lo and behold, the former Foreign Secretary, who …