Christian Concern Weekly News

Christian Concern

Christian Weekly News

23 February 2018

Voices of the Silenced Belfast premiere

Voices of the Silenced will receive its Belfast premiere on Tuesday 13th March in Ballynahinch Baptist Church. The film tells the stories of 15 people who have undergone therapy for unwanted same-sex attraction. The film’s London premiere was cancelled after a campaign from a pro-LGBT website – although the film was shown at an alternative venue. Please visit the booking page if you would like to come. Entrance is by donation (suggested £10), and all are welcome.

Government must protect marriage

Back in September, we asked you to support the Manifesto for Strengthening Families – a manifesto aimed at preventing relationship breakdown. In light of the manifesto being debated in Parliament, Coalition for Marriage’s Thomas Pascoe has urged the government to tackle the ‘greatest social problem of our age’. Roughly half a million people a year now enter the Family Courts in England and Wales. Cohabitation proves to be too unstable and the only solution is to strengthen marriage.


Should we abort to save a mother’s life?

Christian Concern’s Regan King has examined the arguments put forward for allowing abortion in cases where the mother’s life is at risk. He finds that abortion is medically and morally indefensible. There are no cases where abortion is required to save the life of a mother. Allowing abortion in potentially dangerous scenarios only gives away unnecessary ground, taking the focus away from the fact that 99% of abortions have nothing to do with threat to mother’s life.

Isle of Man Catholic Dean blesses abortion

Dr Jules Gomes has criticised the Dean of the Roman Catholic Church in the Isle of Man for giving his blessing for abortion. With the debate over the Abortion Reform Bill raging, Monsignor John Devine refused to comment. Devine has now labelled pro-life protesters displaying graphic abortion images as part of the ‘lunatic fringe’. He claims that ‘these protesters cannot presume to speak on the Church’s behalf’. Gomes states the Dean must be either ‘blissfully ignorant or wilfully lying’.

Abort67 Awakening Tour 2018

Abort67 are visiting several influential cities over the next four months as part of their Awakening Tour. The campaign aims to educate about abortion, equip pro-life apologetics and expose abortion injustice with public education displays. They are currently in Oxford and will be heading to Manchester (21st-22nd March) and Liverpool (22nd-23rd March). If you would like to find out more information on Abort67’s activities you can watch their campaign advert.

Published by Julian Kennedy

Bus pass carrying 67 year old disciple of Jesus Christ. Member and deacon of Covenant Protestant Reformed Church, Ballymena. Married to Marianna. Son Joseph at home. Two daughters Marie Isabel and Kirsty in England. Enjoys keeping fit (including indoor rowing), watching track and field, nature and nature documentries. Got hip replacement in April 2014 and major surgery to re-align right knee in November 2017. Blessed in the Covenant love of God in Christ. Retired Emergency Medicine Specialty Doctor.

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