New California Law Allows Jail Time for Using Wrong Gender Pronoun

New California Law Allows Jail Time for Using Wrong Gender Pronoun

(Fox News) — California health care workers who “willfully and repeatedly” decline to use a senior transgender patient’s “preferred name or pronouns” could face punishments ranging from a fine to jail time under a newly signed law. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the legislation last week. The sponsor, Democratic state Sen. Scott Wiener, has argued […]

Female-Only Cambridge College to Accept Men Who Identify as Women

Female-Only Cambridge College to Accept Men Who Identify as Women

(BBC) — A female-only Cambridge University college will now accept applications from transgender students. Murray Edwards, whose alumni include broadcasters Claudia Winkleman and Sue Perkins, had only admitted women since its creation in 1954. It will now consider those who identify as female and, where identified as male at birth, have “taken steps to live […]

Terminally Ill UK Man Loses ‘Right-to-Die’ Case

Terminally Ill UK Man Loses ‘Right-to-Die’ Case

(BBC) — A terminally ill man has lost his high court challenge against the law on assisted dying. Noel Conway, 67, from Shrewsbury, who has motor neurone disease, wanted a doctor to be allowed to prescribe a lethal dose when his health deteriorates. Currently any doctor helping him to die would face up to 14 […]

The New Taboo: More People Regret Sex Change and Want to ‘Detransition’, Surgeon Says

The New Taboo: More People Regret Sex Change and Want to ‘Detransition’, Surgeon Says

(National Post) — Five years ago, Professor Miroslav Djordjevic, the world-leading genital reconstructive surgeon, received a patient at his Belgrade clinic. It was a transgender patient who had surgery at a different clinic to remove male genitalia—and had since changed their mind. That was the first time Djordjevic had ever been contacted to perform a […]

British Schools Ditch ‘BC’ and ‘AD’ to Avoid Offending Non-Christians

British Schools Ditch ‘BC’ and ‘AD’ to Avoid Offending Non-Christians

(Evangelical Focus) — A growing number of British schools are removing the historical terms BC and AD from religious education lessons in a bid to avoid offending non-Christians. The traditional terms BC, Before Christ, and AD, Anno Domini (which means ‘the year of the Lord’), are being ditched for BCE—Before Common Era, and CE—Common Era. […]

UK Commuters Run Off Train ‘Panicked’ as Passenger Reads Bible, Preaches ‘Death Is Not the End’

UK Commuters Run Off Train ‘Panicked’ as Passenger Reads Bible, Preaches ‘Death Is Not the End’

(BBC) — Passengers forced open the doors on a busy rush-hour train and climbed on to tracks after becoming “panicked” in the carriage. It happened outside Wimbledon station in southwest London at 8:30 BST as a man apparently began reading lines aloud from the Bible. Commuters became scared when the man also began saying “death […]

Scottish Episcopal Church Punished for Performing ‘Gay Wedding’

Scottish Episcopal Church Punished for Performing ‘Gay Wedding’

(Daily Caller) — The leaders of the worldwide Anglican Communion imposed consequences against the Scottish Episcopal Church on Tuesday for allowing and performing “gay weddings.” Bishop Mark Strange, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, told the gathering of primates, or Anglican leaders, that the Scottish Episcopal synod accepted the consequences for their June decision, which bars the church […]

Turkey Suggests Swapping Jailed US Pastor for Muslim Cleric

Turkey Suggests Swapping Jailed US Pastor for Muslim Cleric

(Fox News) — President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan suggested Turkey could free an imprisoned American pastor if the Trump administration extradites a Muslim cleric living in Pennsylvania—but the State Department says that won’t happen. American Pastor Andrew Brunson says he was jailed on bogus terrorism charges since his arrest last October. Erdoğan wants to put the […]