We live in a fallen world. But God’s common grace means the world is not as loveless, ugly and chaotic as it could be. The Bible teaches that God restrains evil so that God’s creation may be preserved, ordered lives can continue and ultimately that God may be glorified and the Gospel preached to all nations.
Bill has improved, but concerns remain
The Scottish Government’s original Hate Crime Bill was a major threat to free speech, including evangelism and Christian comment on sexual ethics. After a huge public backlash, Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has made significant concessions. The Bill is less dangerous. But the Government still needs to go further to make sure freedom of speech and expression is not undermined.
Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill
Kirsty Williams’s Bill abolishes all existing safeguards. It contains nothing to replace them. She has said an ‘RSE Code’ will be written, but it hasn’t been published and any such Code can be updated by future ministers.
A guide for Christian parents in England
There are good things that can be taught under the new arrangements but unfortunately the changes also provide an opportunity for campaign groups opposed to Christian teaching to push forward their controversial agendas in schools.