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HEART Christian newspaper | September 16, 2019

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The national news from around the nation.

Government accepts persecution review in full

July 27, 2019 |

“Freedom of religion will be at heart of government policy”

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and the Bishop of Truro, Rt Rev Philip Mounstephen

After years of virtual silence over the suffering of Christians around the globe, the government has pledged … Read More

Forcing gay marriage and abortion on NI is “cultural imperialism”

July 27, 2019 |

Parliament voted in July to impose same-sex marriage and abortion on Northern Ireland, with no say given to the people of the province.

The decision will be implemented unless the Northern Ireland Executive comes to a power-sharing agreement by 21 … Read More

Methodist evangelicals “saddened” by gay marriage decision

July 27, 2019 |

Evangelical Methodists have called on their denomination to stay true to the Bible, after the Methodist Conference voted in principle to support same-sex marriage.

The Methodist Church’s Marriage and Relationships Task Group had recommended that the Conference accept gay marriage, … Read More

Watershed win could now help other persecuted professionals

July 26, 2019 |

Thrown off bench for expressing his opinion

This June Christian magistrate Richard Page lost his appeal against being struck off the judiciary.

Mr Page was sacked for saying, privately, that a child does best with a mother and a father. … Read More

“Hand over Iran tanker for terror debt”

July 26, 2019 |

In a twist on the Iran tanker crisis, human rights lawyers want Britain to sell the tanker seized by Royal Marines on 4 July to pay millions of dollars owed to terror victims.

Yet the British government and media have … Read More

National news in brief

May 29, 2019 |

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 … Read More

Brexit bombshell

May 23, 2019 |

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. Read More

Marriage supporters celebrate teachers’ guidance U-turn

May 23, 2019 |

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, … Read More

New Baptist Union President appointed

May 23, 2019 |

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 … Read More

Baroness Williams: “There is no criminal offence of hate speech”

May 23, 2019 |
Baroness Williams

Baroness Williams

‘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). Read More

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