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Gender Identity captures the CofE: ‘the shameful brainwashing of children’

Church House, London. Photo credit: Paasikivi, Wikipedia.

Sarah Rutherford writes,  I started looking into the whole area of gender identity ideology in about 2018.  I use this terminology rather than trans rights, which I think is confusing. What I and many others object to is the wholescale recategorisation of what it means to be a male or female with the ensuing consequences that this has specifically for women and girls and gay and lesbian people. This was when there was a proposal to permit the Census 2021 question on sex to be answered according to gender identity. Until then I rather naively thought that this whole issue would be confined to democratic states in the US and perhaps our own universities.

Same-sex attracted Christians are now caught between two competing orthodoxies

Revd Lorenzo Fernandez-Smal writes: Gender ideology is a system that not only requires faith from its believers, but mute obedience from everyone else. It seeks not only to silence dissent politically, but a big part of its activism is also centred around queer theory and therefore around redefining words and meanings to change perceived heteronormative power structures. It robs those who oppose it from their vocabulary: woman, man, sex, gay, lesbian. Queer is not a sexuality, it's an activist identity, a badge of sophistry.

Hopeful exchanges at The Tablet

Hopeful exchanges are happening at The Tablet, the international Catholic weekly paper. On the 30th September an article by Professor Emerita Tina Beattie, a retired theologian, sounded a note of caution about opening up uncritically to the full spectrum of LGBTQ+. Tina Beattie has strong credentials as a theologian who has repeatedly challenged the Catholic ...

Church Times

Oxford University students advised which churches are ‘safe’ for LGBTQ+ peers

Francis Martin The University’s LGBTQ+ Society’s Safe Churches Team has compiled a report on 30 churches in the city, categorising each on a five-point scale according to how inclusive it is judged to be and how honest the church leadership are about their stance.

Dr David Mackereth to challenge transgender ‘compelled speech’

Photo of Dr David Mackereth

Dr David Mackereth, who had been an A&E doctor for 26 years, lost his job with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) after refusing to identify clients by their chosen gender instead of their biological sex. David said that using ‘transgender pronouns’ went against his conscience as a doctor and Bible-believing Christian.