Meditation for Lent

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Football fans don’t want promotion ……. (of LGBT+)

Thousands of football fans of the Polish club Legia Warsaw recently took the opportunity to publicly display their rejection of sodomite propaganda by the Warsaw mayor. Other banners showed support for Polish windsurfing champion Zofia Klepacka who strongly criticised the Mayor of Warsaw for his promotion of sodomy.

Not “hate crimes”

872 Catholic churches were desecrated in France during 2017. In comparison vandalism against 72 mosques and 28 synagogues was reported.

Between 3rd and 11th February this year, “nine Catholic churches were subject to severe vandalism, ranging from the smashing of statues and stained-glass windows to the overturning of tabernacles. One church in Yvelines, the church of Saint-Nicolas de Houilles, was vandalised three times in seven days.”

The Catholic Herald further reports that “Vandals in Catholic churches throughout the country have smashed statues, knocked down tabernacles, scattered or destroyed the Eucharist, burnt altar cloths and torn down crosses, among other acts of desecration of religious items.”

But throughout Europe attacks against churches and against Christians are not normally recorded as “hate crimes”.

 

School’s Out Forever

The UK government has finally published its updated statutory guidance for sex education, relationships and health education. From September 2020 these subjects will become mandatory subject matter to be taught in all registered schools in the UK, be they public, private fee-paying, State-run, independent, religiously affiliated or not.

At secondary school level parents will no longer have the right to withdraw their children from these lessons, which include such things as teaching about contraception and abortion as “choices in relation to pregnancy.”

The new rules, which will come into nationwide force in 18 months time, envisage all pupils to have been taught LGBT+ content “at a timely point” during relationships and sex education.

Concerned parents are preparing to permanently take their children out of school to teach them at home and to make use of private tutors (often retired teachers) to teach subject matter they’re unable to teach themselves. Concerned parents all over the country are saying that homeschooling will now become an absolute necessity rather than a mere option for their children’s education and well-being.

A nationwide survey of Local Education Authorities conducted a year ago found that nearly 50,000 children were already being home-schooled in the UK, a rise of over 40% from three-years previously.