May 02

Green Party could legalise ‘three-way marriages’

Natalie Bennett launching the GreenParty's 'LGBTIQ' manifesto in Soho with Peter Tatchell (l)

Natalie Bennett launching the GreenParty’s ‘LGBTIQ’ manifesto in Soho with Peter Tatchell (l)

The leader of the Green Party has said she would be open to discussing the possibility of legalising three-way ‘marriages’.

Natalie Bennett made her comments at the launch of her Party’s ‘LGBTIQ’ manifesto (That’s ‘lesbian, gay, bisexual, transggender, intersex and queer’ apparently) in Soho, London.

Ms Bennett said she was “open to further discussion and consultation” on the issue after being asked whether the Greens would support group civil partnerships and marriages by a Pink News reader who said he was living with two boyfriends in a stable long-term relationship.

She said: “At present, we do not have a policy on civil partnerships involving more than two people.”  But since Green Party policy is made up by its members, all that could change overnight.

The Green Party is easily at the libertarian end of the spectrum on social issues, but fanatically authoritarian on anything the affects climate change, the environment, or animals.  One of its policies is to ban rabbit hutches.

Ms Bennett was accompanied in Soho by fellow Australian and homosexual activist Peter Tatchell, a Green Party supporter.

 

Find out how to join Christian Voice and stand up for the King of kings (clicking on the link below does not commit you to join)

Please note that persons wishing to comment on this story must enter a valid email address. Comments from persons leaving fictitious email addresses will be trashed.

Share/Bookmark

Apr 30

Holy Sexuality Conference Cancelled

After over 40,000 people signed a petition, the Holy Sexuality Conference in London was cancelled.

The Holy Sexuality Conference in London was cancelled after 40,000 dissenters signed a petition calling for its cancellation.

The “Holy Sexuality” Conference in London was cancelled after 40,000 people signed a petition calling for its abandonment.

Dubbed the “Gay Cure Summit” by GayStarNews, the 5-day conference was to be held from 21-25 April and aimed at helping people who struggle with unwanted same-sex attraction. According to the advert:

“This conference will be invaluable for those who are struggling with their sexuality or for those who wish to find out more about issues surrounding sexuality and same sex attraction to reach out to others.”

The three people supposed to speak at the event were Americans Mike Carducci, Wayne Blakely, and Danielle Harrison. These speakers explained that they found “redemption, victory, healing and freedom from their [homosexual] lifestyle.”

The conference was organized by the Seventh Day Adventist Church, a Christian organization that believes homosexuality is a sin and breaks God’s Commandment.

Kirsten Lundquist, the communications and media director of South England Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists, was disappointed by the decision to cancel the conference, saying:

“Seventh-day Adventists are a people of peace who believe in hope and dialogue. However, it appeared that rather than drawing people together the conference had the potential to divide. The Adventist Church recognises that the individuals invited to speak at the Holy Sexuality Conference have compelling life stories to share but equally appreciate that there are those who take a different point of view.”

The entire statement can be found in this article.

However, many people took offense at the goal of the conference, saying that promoting the idea of curing homosexuality is “dangerous.” The UK Council for Psychotherapy even described “conversion theory” as abuse.

The conference was also denounced by political figures. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said:

“If anything needs curing, it is the outdated belief that being gay is wrong or something to be ashamed of. Sexuality is not an illness but an inherent part of who you are.”

In an article on Change.org, human rights activist Omar Kuddus called for the Government to refuse visas to people who seek to cure people of gay desires. Kuddus started the petition to cancel the Holy Sexuality conference, and he believes the Government should protect gay people from those who want to cure them.

“We are disappointed that in a society that values freedom of speech and divergence of opinion that there are those whose wish it is to silence individuals who hold a different point of view to their own.”

That same week, a similar event called The Transformation Potential Conference took place in Westminster. It was held by Core Issues, a Christian ministry organization. Although more than 13,000 people signed a petition to cancel it, nevertheless the talks were held on 14 April.

Ukip candidate Alan Craig, former leader of the Christian Peoples Alliance, was set to speak at this conference. However, organizers asked him to step aside so the issues discussed at the seminar would not be “associated with any one political party.”

Omar Kuddus also fought for the cancellation of this conference, believing these events are harmful to those who attend them. In a statement to the Evening Standard, Kuddos said:

“You don’t expect two gay cure conferences to take place in London at all, especially in the same week. I find it diabolical someone representing the group is allowed to preach hate in England. At the end of the day that is what conversion therapy is – sexuality is not a choice.”

The irony in this is that the very people who claim Christians want to “silence” gay people are the very ones who cancel conferences and want to refuse visas to people coming to speak at these events. They are the ones trying to silence differing opinions, embodying a tactic that prohibits free speech and cancels conferences.

Find out how to join Christian Voice and stand up for the King of kings (clicking on the link below does not commit you to join)

Please note that persons wishing to comment on this story must enter a valid email address. Comments from persons leaving fictitious email addresses will be trashed.

Apr 30

Aisling Hubert Loses Case

Aisling Hubert prosecuted two doctors who aborted babies based on their gender.

Aisling Hubert prosecuted two doctors who aborted babies based on their gender.

Pro-life activist Aisling Hubert has lost her case against Dr Prabha Sivaraman and must now pay the £25,000 bill to cover the abortionist’s legal fees.

A Christian and anti-abortion campaigner, Ms Hubert carried a private prosecution against Dr Sivaraman for performing an abortion based on the foetus’ gender.

But last month Dr Sivaraman asked the CPS to step in and examine the evidence again to assess whether the case was still in the public interest. In early April the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) dropped the suit due to “insufficient evidence.”

Judge Martin Steiger QC, presiding at the Manchester Crown Court, ruled that Ms Hubert must pay the £25,000 cost of Dr Sivaraman’s legal fees.

In 2013, Dr Prabha Sivaraman faced trial after a sting operation by the Daily Telegraph revealed her agreeing to perform an abortion based on the child’s gender. However, the CPS abandoned the case, deeming it unworthy of public interest.

In addition to performing sex-selective abortions, Dr Sivaraman had appeared in court on a report that she was involved in a conspiracy to use poison as a way to carry out an abortion. This fell under the Offences Against the Person Act, but was disregarded after Aisling Hubert’s case against her was dropped.

Ms Hubert, a 21-year-old Brighton resident, took up the case after the CPS let it go the first time. She also led a prosecution against Dr Palaniappan Rajmohan, who was featured in the Daily Telegraph report alongside Dr Sivaraman. The CPS intervened and also shut down this case because of a lack in public interest.

Christian Legal Centre, which campaigns on issues such as abortion and bioethics, backed Hubert’s prosecution.

Sex-selective abortions are still illegal in Britain according to the 1967 Abortion Act. To read more about “gendercide” (aborting a child based on its sex, usually a girl) and Aisling Hubert’s case, read our previous article here.

 

Find out how to join Christian Voice and stand up for the King of kings (clicking on the link below does not commit you to join)

Please note that persons wishing to comment on this story must enter a valid email address. Comments from persons leaving fictitious email addresses will be trashed.

Apr 25

‘Naz and Matt’ gay campaigner ‘selfish and deluded’.

Hampstead Heath, near West Hampstead, is used by homosexual men to make anonymous sexual contacts.

Hampstead Heath, a stone’s throw from West Hampstead, where Dr Nazeem Mahmood lived.

A homosexual campaigner is today concluding a walk from London to Birmingham.

Matthew Ogston has walked from West Hampstead in London to Handsworth in Birmingham, finishing today, to publicise his new charity ‘Naz and Matt’ campaigning against what he calls ‘gay conversion therapy’ and for parents to accept their children’s homosexuality against their religious principles.

Mr Ogston was the homosexual boyfriend of one Dr Mahmood, a specialist in cosmetic procedures, who fell from the balcony of his penthouse in West Hampstead on 30th July 2014.

An inquest heard that Dr Mahmood took his own life just two days after confiding in his Muslim mother for the first time about his sexuality.

The court was told she suggested he saw a psychiatrist to find a ‘cure’ when he revealed his sexuality.

My view is that Ogston is selfish and deluded.

Matthew Ogston. Credit: Birmingham Mail

Matthew Ogston

Any death is a tragedy, and Dr Mahmood’s is no exception. Suicide is the biggest cause of death for young men in Britain today. Given that, to blame Dr Mahmood’s suicide on his mother’s failure to embrace her son’s perverted lifestyle is far too convenient. There could have been any number of reasons aggregating in his mind.

Matthew Ogston is deluded, claiming to hear Dr Mahmood’s voice from “beyond the grave” telling him specifically to set up a campaigning charity.

He is also selfish, showing no sensitivity to Dr Mahmood’s family, who will rightly feel great shame over their son’s suicide and emotional problems and must be dismayed that his death is now being dragged through the mud in public as a political football.

It is undeniable that men and women have walked away from homosexual attractions through the power of the Christian Gospel. Whether Islam is any help in such a process is open to debate, but the Christian faith offers enormous support to those seeking to reach their emotional potential. No-one has to “stay gay”.

Sandwell Valley is next-door to Handsworth, Alan Ogston's destination.

Sandwell Valley is next-door to Handsworth, Matthew Ogston’s destination.

Mr Ogston is quoted as saying: “Being gay is loving someone, it’s not a disease, there’s nothing to be cured, it’s about love nothing else should matter.”  A father and son or two brothers normally express their love without feeling the need to interfere with each other.  No, ‘being gay’ is not just ‘about love’, it’s about emotional disorder, sexual abuse and perverting God’s created order.

By a strange coincidence, West Hampstead  is just a stone’s throw from one homosexual cruising area, and Handsworth borders onto another.  Most homosexual male couples engage in activities outside their primary relationship, for reasons which need not detain us at this moment.  Just saying …

 

Find out how to join Christian Voice and stand up for the King of kings (clicking on the link below does not commit you to join)

Please note that persons wishing to comment on this story must enter a valid email address. Comments from persons leaving fictitious email addresses will be trashed.

Apr 25

No to the West Ham mega mosque

If built, the West Ham mega mosque would be the largest place of worship in Europe, a mega mosque the size of Battersea Power Station. The fundamentalist group behind it are associated with Islamic terrorists. So why did the Government not dismiss its appeal against a refusal to grant the scheme planning permission last month when they had the chance?

In this video, we expose the shocking reason why, and ask you to make the ‘mega mosque’ an election issue. If you have never seen the ‘mega mosque’ site, this is a good opportunity to take a look.

Come and join us for prayer at the site on Saturday 2nd May 2015 from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Nearest Station: Abbey Road DLR, SatNav E15 3ND. We meet where Canning Road crosses the Greenway.

Isaiah 42:8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. (KJV)

 

Find out how to join Christian Voice and stand up for the King of kings (clicking on the link below does not commit you to join)

Please note that persons wishing to comment on this story must enter a valid email address. Comments from persons leaving fictitious email addresses will be trashed.

Apr 22

Juncker Blocks EU Referendum

Negotiations regarding Britain's status in the EU will not take place while Juncker is in office.

Negotiations regarding Britain’s status in the EU will not take place while Juncker is in office.

Jean-Claude Juncker blocked EU referendum with Britain, saying that re-negotiations regarding Britain’s treaty with the EU will not happen while he is still president of the EU.

In January of this year David Cameron promised to hold a referendum to amend Britain and the European Union’s relationship. Any changes, if they come, will not be until the end of 2019.

Although Cameron promised a referendum on the UK’s membership, he wanted to stay in the EU if the negotiations went favorable. His goal was to change the relationship between the Britain and the EU.

If re-elected, Cameron will be forced to hold a referendum on EU membership without the option of reclaiming any power from Brussels. In this situation it will be more likely that Britain would leave the EU.

An official told the Times:

“No treaty change proposals are envisaged until after November 2019, the end of Mr Juncker’s mandate as president of the commission.”

In this case negotiations would not begin until 2020.

This incident comes after the Prime Minister very publicly tried to prevent Mr Juncker from becoming President of the European Commission and vowed that he would “reclaim powers from Brussels.”

The 2015 Conservative party election manifesto, which Mr Cameron spear-headed, states that Britain would “want national parliaments to be able to work together to block unwanted European legislation. And we want an end to our commitment to ‘ever closer union’ as enshrined in the treaty to which every country has to sign up.'”

In order to avoid a Labour Government supported by the Scottish National Party, Mr Cameron also told members of the United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip) that they would need to vote conservative.

Nigel Farage, leader of Ukip, branded the Conservative manifesto a “work of fiction” as the treaty is change is non-negotiable by the Conservative part. He said:

“I challenge David Cameron to tell the British people this simple truth rather than dupe, delude and deceive them.”

European leaders in Brussels have already made clear that if Mr Cameron returns to Downing Street they will not accept any treaty changes before next year. Any amendments to the treaty would not be overhauled until 2025, and even that will require unanimous vote of all EU countries.

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said that this statement from Brussels is nothing new. He also told the Times: “It was said there would be no changes after the Lisbon Treaty, but that was proved wrong. These latest claims will be proved wrong too.

“Commission President Juncker himself has said that answering the ‘British question’ is one of his key priorities.”

Find out how to join Christian Voice and stand up for the King of kings (clicking on the link below does not commit you to join)

Please note that persons wishing to comment on this story must enter a valid email address. Comments from persons leaving fictitious email addresses will be trashed.

Mar 27

Amira Abase father ‘was at hate rally’

Hussen Abase blamed police over his daughter Amira's flight to ISIS-controlled Syria.

Moderate Islam: Hussen Abase clutches a teddy-bear as he appeals to his daughter Amira not to join ISIS.

A tabloid newspaper has alleged that the father of schoolgirl Amira Abase who joined IS in Syria chanted ‘Allahu Akbar’ at an Islamist rally.

In an exclusive, the Daily Mail claims Hussen Abase was caught on camera ‘at the head of an Islamist rally led by hate preacher Anjem Choudary and attended by Michael Adebolajo, the killer of soldier Lee Rigby’.

The paper is known for its sensationalist spin and sometimes inaccurate reporting, But Hussen Abase can be clearly seen in the footage of the rally in the paper’s report.

He is at the front of the rally behind a banner reading: ‘The followers of Mohammed will conquer America.’  He is waving and chanting as an American flag is burned.  At the rally, held in London in 2012, Anjem Choudary said Islam would take over the world.

Hussen Abase participated enthusiastically at a rally led by Anjem Choudary at which an American flag was burned.

Hussen Abase participated enthusiastically at a rally led by Anjem Choudary at which an American flag was burned.

Many of us, knowing the Islamic policy of Taqiya, or lying to advance Islam, have been sceptical when the families of young Muslims joining Islamic state protest that they had no idea why their son or daughter had done such a thing.

The BBC posted a video of Hussen Abase holding a teddy bear appealing for his daughter to return, saying he ‘suspected nothing’.  He led the appeals the three families made and blamed the police for not giving families a letter which might have prevented the girls from travelling to Syria.

He was also on ITV in a tearful appeal.

The Guardian reported Hussen Abase as saying: “The police neglected us, the school neglected us. It would have definitely alarmed me … 100% I would have stopped her. They did not warn us, they did not contact us at all.”

But he said nothing about his own involvement in fundamentalist Islam.

In a further report, the BBC carried extensive quotes from Mr Abase in February:

“We are depressed, and it’s very stressful,” he said while holding a teddy Amira had given her mother for Mother’s Day.

“The message we have for Amira is to get back home. We miss you. We cannot stop crying. Please think twice. Don’t go to Syria.”

He said his daughter had never spoken about an interest in the militant group with him.

“She doesn’t dare discuss something like this with us. She knows what the answer would be,” he said.

In a further direct appeal to his daughter, he said: “Remember how we love you. Your sister and brother cannot stop crying.”

Hussen Abase even hoodwinked the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee, which said, at paragraph 24 of its report ‘Counter-Terrorism: Foreign Fighters:

‘We commend all the families which have spoken to the Committee during the course of this inquiry, namely Sally and Micheal Evans, Hussen Abase, Fahmida Aziz, and Sahima Begum, for their courage in speaking up. Not enough support is given to families by the Home Office. Greater counselling and support services should be offered to them.’

Hussen Abase is pictured here leaving the committee.

If someone like Hussen Abase can appear so convincingly moderate, how much more Islamist jihadist sentiment is concealed just under the surface of Muslim families in the UK?

 

Find out how to join Christian Voice and stand up for the King of kings (clicking on the link below does not commit you to join)

Please note that persons wishing to comment on this story must enter a valid email address. Comments from persons leaving fictitious email addresses will be trashed.

Mar 24

Consent Lessons for 11-Year-Olds

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan

Education secretary Nicky Morgan has commissioned new guidance to schools for giving lessons about consent and rape to 11-year-olds. The new guidelines will start after the Easter holidays.

Scheduled to be taught in PSHE classes, the new lessons are supposed to give children “a better understanding of the society around them” so they can make smart choices and stay safe.

In an online statement, the PSHEA said: “The key learning set out in this guidance is respecting the rights of others, communication, negotiation and consider[ing] the freedom and capacity of others to make choices.” The association also said that students would learn that sexual activity for those under the age of 16 was illegal.

Additionally, students will learn about whether or not consent is attainable when a person is drunk, and the issue of gay rape will also be added to the curriculum later this year. Many of the lesson plans involve situational ethics and encourage the student to discuss what is right or wrong in these circumstances. For example, one of the questions is: “What misconceptions about consent would an alien get if their only evidence was from pornography?”

The Government has given formal guidelines for the classes, saying that the topic should be broached “before young people are sexually active,” because it will be ineffective after that. The proposal made sure to mention how acknowledgment of sexually active young people is not the same as “encouraging underage sexual activity.”

Ms Morgan publicized the measures on International Women’s Day and stressed that the curriculum will be age appropriate and in line with British values. The goal is to give instructors the tools and confidence to teach these difficult topics.

These guidelines were introduced amid growing concerns for the safety of children, particularly girls. Rising numbers of child “sexting” and child exploitation cases in Rotherham and Oxford are just some of the issues being cited.

Writing in The Sunday Times, Ms Morgan stated: ‘Mothers at the school gates often tell me about their worries for their daughters. They tell me that on top of the usual stress of school life and teenage years, they want to know their girls are being taught what a healthy relationship looks like and how to say “no.”‘

However, other parents are concerned that these classes could put even more pressure on children to engage in sexual activity at a young age, causing an “erosion of childhood.”

Family Education Trust spokeswoman Sarah Carter disagreed with the proposed effectiveness lessons, saying: ‘I work with vulnerable teenagers who have been groomed and this is not going to protect them. This creates the idea that you will find yourself in this situation so make sure you give express consent.’

This curriculum is not mandatory, and the PSHE Association has expressed disapproval of the fact that Morgan has made a harder push for these classes to be required in all schools.

The 60-page guidelines contain eight suggested lessons for teachers. By the end of the course students will understand what sexual consent is and what constitutes a healthy relationship (significantly, however, students are not taught that it is marriage that constitutes a healthy sexual relationship). They will also be taught about pornography and rape. See this article in The Daily Telegraph for a summary of these eight suggested lessons.

Despite these efforts, many are concerned that ‘consent lessons’ will do virtually nothing to help children stay safe, particularly girls. In a rape situation the assailant is not going to desist simply because the person he is attacking does not give consent. That is why child exploitation is a problem in the first place. The lessons do not address the root of the problem, which is men who think it is acceptable to take advantage of a child or woman. Instead, all these lessons will accomplish will be to lower important the barriers of innocent children by prematurely introducing them to the disordered side of sexuality.

In the cases of sexual activity between school children, schools should do more to promote chastity. Just because children engage in underage sexual activity does not mean it is right or normal, even if the parties involved have both consented.

Find out how to join Christian Voice and stand up for the King of kings (clicking on the link below does not commit you to join)

Please note that persons wishing to comment on this story must enter a valid email address. Comments from persons leaving fictitious email addresses will be trashed.

Mar 23

Street preacher convicted

Michael Overd with his wife Rachel outside Taunton Magistrates Court in 2012.

Street preacher convicted.  Michael Overd with his wife Rachel outside Taunton Magistrates Court when he was acquitted in 2012.

A street preacher has been convicted over ‘homophobic’ sermons, the BBC reports.

Michael Overd was preaching in Taunton, Somerset, in June and July 2014.

He was cleared of a second similar charge and another of causing “racially-aggravated” harassment aimed at Muslims. During the case, Mr Overd told the judge he must be born again.

The charges were brought under the Public Order Act.

We were pleased to support Michael Overd when he faced similar charges and was acquitted at Taunton Magistrates Court in 2012.

Mr Overd, 50, was fined £200 and ordered to pay compensation of £250 and costs of £950 totalling £1,400 at Bristol Crown Court.

Sentencing, judge Shamim Qureshi told Mr Overd he “knew full well the power of words to hurt”.  We understand the Muslim judge came down from Birmingham to sit in the case, and it was when he referred to Christianity and Islam as joint Abrahamic faiths that Michael Overd urged him to repent and be born again.

He was told to pay £250 to his ‘victim’, Darren Chalmers.  Mr Overd said the judgement was “flawed” and told the judge he would have to “answer to the same God”.

After the failed case in 2012, the police began looking for complaints against the long-standing Taunton preacher again last year, appealing in a local newspaper for the public to record him making “offensive remarks”.  A number of witnesses said they could not remember what Mr Overd said, just that it was ‘offensive’.

Support for the principle of street preaching came from the Bishop of Peterborough, Rt Rev Donald Allister, who said we should have freedom to express our views, provided it were done in a Christian manner.

A campaign by the Christian Institute to remove the word ‘insulting’ from the Public Order Act was meant to stop preachers being prosecuted, but the police have just switched to charging them with ‘threatening and abusive’ behaviour instead.

ShamimQureshi

Judge Qureshi

Intriguingly, the judge had reserved judgement, which indicates he wanted to take advice from those higher up.

Judge Qureshi told the preacher he seemed to enjoy testing the laws on free speech to their limits.  He said: “In my view he enjoys coaxing people into asking him questions so that he can reply loudly into the microphone to answer them.

Mr Overd had “double standards”, the judge said, ‘believing he was right and everyone else was wrong’, according to the BBC, although that does not seem to indicate ‘double standards’, merely settled views.  The complainant, Darren Chalmers, appears to have contrary views to Mr Overd which are just as settled.

“He happily shouts out the negative points in any other religion,” said the judge, without acknowledging that the negative points in Islam are not very hard to find.

Asked after the case whether he would tone down his sermons, Mr Overd said: “I follow my Lord and leader, so I won’t tone down.”

Mr Overd had faced two charges of using threatening and abusive words, and a third of causing racially or religiously aggravated harassment, alarm or distress.  Only one charge succeeded.

We understand Michael Overd is being advised to appeal to the Crown Court.

PRAY: Thank God for Michael Overd and pray the Lord will bless him and grant District Judge Qureshi in the case repentance and faith in Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

 

Find out how to join Christian Voice and stand up for the King of kings (clicking on the link below does not commit you to join)

Please note that persons wishing to comment on this story must enter a valid email address. Comments from persons leaving fictitious email addresses will be trashed.

Older posts «