Christian Union Banned From Oxford Freshers’ Fair

Christian Union Banned From Oxford Freshers’ Fair

(Christian Institute) — An Oxford University college banned members of the Christian Union (CU) from its freshers’ fair, claiming that Christianity is used as an “excuse for homophobia and certain forms of neocolonialism.” One of the organizers of last week’s fair at Balliol College, Freddy Potts, claimed that the presence of CU members would be […]

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 […]

Ireland to Hold Abortion Referendum in 2018

Ireland to Hold Abortion Referendum in 2018

(Christian Institute) — Irish citizens will vote on the country’s constitutional protections for the unborn next year, its government has announced. Ireland’s Eighth Amendment currently pledges to “defend and vindicate” the equal right to life of the unborn and the mother, “as far as practicable.” But following prolonged pressure to hold a referendum on the […]