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  1. Speaking of Jesus Christ in Public Life Government – Law - Media www.christianconcern.com

  2. VISION Society transformed at every level by the Gospel of Jesus Christ our vision

  3. Encourage and empower individuals to live and speak out for Jesus in public life Equip and envision the Church to be salt and light in their community and to society Put Christian Truth at the heart of public life in this country our mission

  4. Campaigning Freedom to speak of Jesus Christ in public life Government Law Media Policy Informed debate our solution

  5. Mark Chapter 8 Jesus predicts his death 31 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again. 32 He spoke plainly about this, and Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33 But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. ‘Get behind me, Satan!’ he said. ‘You do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.’

  6. The way of the cross 34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35 For whoever wants to save their life[b] will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it. 36 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? 37 Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? 38 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.’

  7. Confident in Jesus Christ Visible and Vocal for Jesus Christ in Public Life

  8. The State of the Church If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the Word of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Him. Where the battle rages there the loyalty of the soldier is proved; and to be steady on all the battle front besides, is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.

  9. The State of the Nation 1. The Protection of Life 2. The Promotion of Family 3. The Place of Jesus Christ

  10. The most striking and current example of how we have abandoned God in UKlaw is with regard to ‘beginning of life’ issues. Beginning of Life

  11. Abortion within boundaries A. The mother’s life at risk; B. Risk of physical or mental problems to the mother or the child greater than if the pregnancy were terminated; C. Substantial chance the child will suffer from severe physical and/or mental abnormalities.

  12. Abortions Figures for England, Wales and Scotland

  13. Embryology • The Legislation • Human Fertilisation & Embryology Act 1990 • Human Fertilisation & Embryology Act 2008 • The Consequences • Cloning (Legal challenge) • Animal Human Hybrids (Legal challenge) • SaviourSiblings • Genetic screening • ‘Fatherless’ children and liberalisationof surrogacy

  14. Dr Tammie Downes – Investigated by General Medical Council

  15. Joanna Jepson – challenge to late abortions for disability – cleft palate

  16. Margaret Forrester – Prohibited viewpoint in NHS

  17. Abortion – charged under Public Order Act 1986 Scared of the truth?

  18. Illegal Abortions Crown Prosecution Service claims prosecution of abortion doctors would not be in the public interest

  19. Illegal Abortions Letter to Metropolitan Police Commissioner: …One of the fourteen clinics, Kings College Hospital, which is managed by the Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, falls within your jurisdiction as Commissioner of New Scotland Yard. As Commissioner, I ask you to investigate the legality of the use of pre-signed HSA1 forms at Kings College Hospital.

  20. Illegal Abortions Letter to Metropolitan Police Commissioner (cont.): Failing to adhere to the statutory requirements of the Abortion Act is a potentially serious breach of criminal law. Abortions which do not meet the requirements of the Abortion Act 1967 and the Abortion Regulations 1991 remain illegal under sections 58 and 59 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861.

  21. Illegal Abortions Letter to Metropolitan Police Commissioner (cont.): …If the staff of Kings College Hospital have been carrying out illegal abortions, then both the doctors pre-signing the forms would appear to have committed perjury, and those carrying out the procedure could be criminally liable for unlawful killing.

  22. Illegal Abortions Letter from Metropolitan Police Commissioner: ‘…the CPS decided that although theydid consider there was sufficientevidence for a realistic prospect ofconviction, they decided the publicinterest test was not met, andtherefore no further action will betaken concerning the respective twoDoctors.’

  23. Illegal Abortions Letter from Metropolitan Police Commissioner: ‘…It also does not appear to be the case that certain “rogue” individuals are ignoring clear guidance. The evidence indicates that some service providers and management team considered the practice to be compatible with the legislation and acted accordingly.’

  24. Illegal Abortions Jeremy Hunt, Health Secretary: "We are clear that gender selection abortion is against the law and completely unacceptable…this is a concerning development and I have written to the Attorney General to ask for urgent clarification on the grounds for this decision. "

  25. Illegal Abortions David Burrowes: “I would be extremely disappointed if they [the CPS] were seeking to put themselves in the position of politicians and Parliament by trying to suggest that this is not an offence that should be prosecuted. That is a matter for Parliament and not for prosecutors, I would be very concerned and very interested to look at whether they have overstepped the mark.”

  26. Assisted Suicide Continual pressure: Law – Politics - Media

  27. Assisted Suicide “If you’re demented, you’re wasting people’s lives—your family’s lives—and you’re wasting the resources of the National Health Service…if somebody…wants to die because they’re a burden to their family, or the state, then I think they too should be allowed to die. Baroness Warnock (2008):House of Lords Ethics Committee “There’ll be a population of demented very old people, like an invasion of terrible immigrants, stinking out the restaurants and cafes and shops. Like a silver Tsunami” Martin Amis (2010) The Times Author

  28. Belgium votes for child euthanasia Belgian parliament votes 86-44 to extend euthanasia to children of all ages. 200,000 EU citizens ask King Philippe to stop the Bill.

  29. The State of the Nation 1. The Protection of Life 2. The Promotion of Family 3. The Place of Jesus Christ

  30. Biblical definition of marriage Matthew 19:4-6 New King James Version (NKJV) 4 And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who madethem at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’5and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?6 So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”

  31. Marriage & Commitment Rise of Co-habitation Matrimonial Causes Act 1973Concept of irretrievable breakdown; No fault divorce.

  32. Marriage & Complementarity Adoption Act 2002 Definition of family changes Gender Recognition Act 2004 Legal recognition of a transsexual’s ‘acquired gender’ Civil Partnerships Act 2004 Allows same-sex couples to register as civil partners

  33. The Agenda “We were sexual liberationists and social revolutionaries, out to turn the world upside down. GLF espoused a nonviolent revolution in cultural values and attitudes. It questioned marriage, the nuclear family, monogamy and patriarchy – as well as the wars in Vietnam and Ireland.” Peter Tatchell: Outrage

  34. Marriage Attack Conservatives rightly encourage and approve loving, stable relationships because enduring care and commitment are good for individuals, families and for the well-being of society as a whole. If marriage is a Conservative value, then same-sex marriage is consistent with this value. Far from undermining marriage, gay marriage strengthens it. Conservatives believe in marriage. They should therefore support same-sex marriage precisely because they are Conservatives. Peter Tatchell 2011

  35. Marriage Attack “So I don’t support gay marriage despite being a Conservative. I support gay marriage because I’m a Conservative.” David Cameron October 2011

  36. Marriage Attack “Continued trouble in the economy gives the bigotsa stick to beat us with, as they demand we 'postpone' the equalities agenda in order to deal with 'the things people really care about” Draft speech released to the media by Nick Clegg’s (Deputy Prime Minister) office, 10th September 2012 (emphasis added)

  37. Archbishop Justin Welby Marriage Bill (Same-sex couples), House of Lords Second Reading “It is clearly essential that stable and faithful same-sex relationships should, where those involved want it, be recognised and supported with as much dignity and the same legal effect as marriage.”

  38. Prayer Gatherings – June 2013As Bill is debated in House of Lords

  39. Counter-demonstration Group organised by Stonewall blew horns and shouted to‘drown out hate’

  40. Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill 4 June 2013 Peers rejected amendment to defeat Bill 390-148

  41. Schools Section 28 of the Local Government Act stated that a local education authority "shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality" or "promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship".It was repealed on 21 June 2000 in Scotland and on 18 November 2003 in the rest of Great Britain by section 122 of the Local Government Act

  42. Schools Education Act 1996 • 403. (1A) The [Minister] must issue guidance designed to secure that when sex education is given to registered pupils at maintained schools — • they learn the nature of marriage and its importance for family life and the bringing up of children, and • they are protected from teaching and materials which are inappropriate having regard to the age and the religious and cultural background of the pupils concerned.

  43. Schools Children, Schools and Families Bill 2010 • 13(4). The [Minister] must issue guidance designed to secure that when sex education is given to registered pupils at maintained schools — • they learn the nature of marriage and its importance for family lifeand the bringing up of children, and • the nature of civil partnerships, and • the importance of strong and stable relationships. • Clause 11 (4)(7) • [Sex education] should be taught in a way that – • endeavours to promote equality; • encourages acceptance of diversity; ...

  44. CofE inviting Stonewall into schools Bishop of Oxford:“Stonewall is indeed involved, as one of the consultants, and other organisations too, with a good track record in this field. We are committed to having the very best consultants and experience that we can get.”

  45. Stonewall ad at General Synod • Advert displayed at General Synod

  46. Pilling Report House of Bishops’ Working Group on Human Sexuality recommendssame-sex prayers of blessing

  47. Our Children

  48. Our Children

  49. Equality Act 2010: Christianity out of public life. New state enforced morality

  50. The State of the Nation 1. The Protection of Life 2. The Promotion of Family 3. The Place of Jesus Christ