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HEART Christian newspaper | May 25, 2019

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The national news from around the nation.

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

Hunt blames political correctness for “near- genocidal” persecution of Christians

May 23, 2019 |

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.

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Bible on the buses

April 12, 2019 |

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.”

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Government defies backlash over Relationships Education plans

April 12, 2019 |

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”.

Parents’ right to request opt out is “virtually toothless”, says Tim Vince

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Teen gender referrals quadruple

April 12, 2019 |

The number of teenagers doubting their birth gender is rising dramatically.

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Boris sounds prophetic

April 12, 2019 |

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 … Read More

Student forced to take free speech battle higher

March 31, 2019 |

A Christian student who lost his case in the High Court is now awaiting the judgement of the Court of Appeal.

Felix Ngole, 40, from Barnsley was thrown off Sheffield University’s social work course after posting his Christian beliefs about … Read More

Government “brainwashing” UK kids

March 31, 2019 |

Parents in Birmingham are pushing back against the state’s attempt to expose children to LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) issues.

LGBT lessons at Parkfield Primary School were suspended in order to talk to parents, after 600 pupils were withdrawn … Read More

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