Category: Freedom to Preach

Christians threatened by Casey’s British values

Homosexual men take a cocktail of HIV medications

A senior Government advisor, Dame Louise Casey, has said Christians in public life should not be allowed to hold traditional Christian views on marriage. Speaking to MPs on the Communities and Local Government Select Committee, Dame Louise said: ‘it is not okay for Catholic schools to be homophobic and anti-gay marriage. … it is not …

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Prayer for Cabinet appointments

Permanent Under-Secretary Simon McDonald welcomes Boris Johnson to the Foreign Office.

Last night, new Prime Minister Theresa May made six senior appointments, covering the three great offices of state (Chancellor, Home Office, Foreign Office), and created two new post-Brexit positions.  Continue to pray for her appointments today. BORIS JOHNSON The most astonishing appointment last night was that of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary.  Mr Johnson is said …

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Taunton Evangelist Acquitted

An evangelist convicted in May by a Muslim magistrate of a public order offence for preaching in Taunton has had his conviction overturned. Michael Overd appealed to Taunton Crown Court.  A group of us last Friday (11th December 2015) watched as the Crown’s case collapsed like a house of cards. Witness Darren Chalmers told the Court that …

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Evangelist in Court

STOP PRESS 20/11/2015: CASE ON THURSDAY 19th DROPPED! CASE ON FRIDAY 20th DROPPED IN RETURN FOR BIND-OVER ORDER! PRAISE THE LORD! BUT WHY WERE THESE CASES EVER BROUGHT? Article continues: Another Christian evangelist is in court on alleged public order offences. Bill Edwards, well-known to this ministry for his tireless efforts for the Gospel, is …

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Who’s best for Labour?

Christian Voice has put together a video considering the voting records of the contenders for the Labour Party leadership. We hope this will help Christians in the Labour Party as they pray for the outcome and vote for the candidates. Jeremy Corbyn has been in the House of Commons the longest, since 1983.  Yvette Cooper entered …

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Holy Sexuality Conference Cancelled

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 …

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Christian Preacher Wins Compensation for Arrest

A Christian preacher won £13,000 last week in compensation after being arrested and held in custody for 19 hours simply for quoting the Bible. The arrest occurred three years ago when John Craven was preaching in Manchester city centre. Two teenagers approached the street preacher to ask what he thought of homosexuality. Craven read from …

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The Criminalisation of British Christianity

Journalist Ed West raised concerns that heavy-handed policies are increasingly criminalising Britons who hold to the Christian perspective. In an article for The Times (which can be read on Anglican Mainstream here), Mr. West suggested that even non-Christians should be worried about how people who hold unpopular views on sexuality are increasingly being strong-armed into …

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