For a decade, the country was a reference in “affirming” gender transitions. Now doctors put the breaks on treatments with teenagers.
It is the third European country to pass such a law in less than two months.
The Independent Expert on Sexual orientation and gender identities speaks of “religious narratives” which “repress sexual and gender diversity and promote heteronormative norms”. Religious freedom groups warn against using SOGI policies to shape faith doctrines.
The official figure of the latest census shows that Cardiff is the only city with more than 5% of LGB+ people. Around 0.5% of the population identifies as transgender.
The Evangelical Alliance UK says the new 'trans law' is “an assault on truth” which “puts women and children at risk”.
Recent years have shown that the term “diversity” can become a weapon in the hands of rulers with clearly defined agendas and a willingness to impose their ideology.
Doubts inside the government delay the final approval of the law as opposition in all sectors of society grows.
The Cuban regime hopes to validate the “Code of Families” through popular approval. Churches have been active in proposing changes to the project.
Around 15,000 joined the march organised by evangelical groups. They asked to protect children from gender ideology initiatives in schools.
“We reject any declaration that does not respect the historic doctrines of our institution”, they say. Other denominations are also expected to leave.
In July, the National Health System of the UK closed the controversial gender clinic in London after a medical review found that treatments such as puberty blockers put children “at considerable risk”.
Many feel Pride parades display too much body. Yet perhaps our problem in the church is too little body emphasis.
The organisation will release an update of the manual for health managers which states that “sex is not limited to male or female”.
Traditional values shared by many Christians, the threat of the nearby war in Ukraine, and a sense of protection of the country from outside influences are some of the reasons, say two Hungarian evangelical leaders.
The Lutheran bishop in Finland, after his acquittal: “I hope for wisdom but also for courage for us as Christians in our use of words”.
A NHS report warns that the “the clinical approach has not been subjected to some of the normal quality controls”, leaving minors “at considerable risk”.
Theologian Timo Eskola says courts of law should “not dictate what churches are allowed to teach about sin”. Other Lutheran academics have been less supportive of the Finnish parliamentarian.
In an in-depth interview, British pastor and author Sam Allberry analyses the debates around sexual identity, freedom of speech, marriage, and abuse in Christian contexts. Watch the video.
The Bible Museum of Frankfurt encourages visitors to discover “the many sides of G*d” in an exhibition that mixes archaeology and LGBT activism.
Europe 2021 is a document which church and mission leaders everywhere should download and study. It is an evangelical rarity.
The Court of Appeal ruled that now doctors will decide if children can be prescribed puberty blockers. Former transgender patient Keira Bell warns about “the significant harm that children are exposed to”.
The document was published only two days after a similar blacklist in Argentina. Targeted groups include the European Christian Political Movement and ADF.
The government welcomes the “depathologisation“ of transgender people. Critics denounce legal uncertainties, a harmful approach to children, and the “erasure“ of women.
The Global Youth Culture Study found out about their struggles, beliefs, relationships, connectedness and who and what influences them.
A website paid by International Planned Parenthood published personal data and “connections” of pro-life and pro-family groups. Strong reactions in all social spheres criticise the “culture of hate” promoted by the “thought police”.
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