Friday, 14 November 2014

BBC Children in Need funds homosexual propaganda aimed at youth

BBC Children in Need is a charity of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to raise money for the support of children, including disabled children. Its main fundraising vehicle is an annual telethon, which this year (2014) is being held this evening (14 November). The BBC Children in Need website reveals that in the last three years it made grants to sexual health centres and homosexual youth projects. In SPUC's experience, such centres and projects often support and/or facilitate legal abortion, abortifacient birth control and/or damaging forms of sex education. For example, BBC Children in Need has given funds to the Terrence Higgins Trust, which has endorsed a right to choose abortion, promoted morning-after pills, produced pro-euthanasia advance directives ('living wills') and produced highly-explicit sex education material. [John Smeaton, 12 November 2011] Also, BBC Children In Need has previously given grants to charities funding abortion and family planning services and using research methods that involve destructive embryos - see the entry in the 2006 edition of SPUC's Charities Bulletin.

Here are the latest examples of BBC Children in Need's grants to pro-homosexual groups:

Allsorts Youth project (Brighton) – £13,143
"This project will provide a range of support and activities to lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans young people, reducing isolation and distress, and building resilience and confidence."
From the Allsorts website:
“Allsorts is a project based in Brighton to support and empower young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.”

“Mission Statement: Allsorts Youth Project supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people to take a lead in raising awareness of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia and challenge prejudice and discrimination in all areas of young people’s lives.”
Beat Bullying (London) - £92,745
"This project will provide and online peer mentoring and specialist counseling service for young LGBT people who are being bullied because of their sexuality, enabling them to improve their self confidence and for them to feel safe."
PACE (London) - £79,410
"This project will provide counseling, support and advocacy to LGBT young people who are at risk of self-harm or suicide. Young people will come to terms with their feelings, and increase their emotional well-being."
From the PACE website:
PACE are currently recruiting Youth Ambassadors who are between 14 and 18 years old and either identify as LGBT or as questioning their gender or sexuality to aid and advise PACE on its direction.
East London Out Project - £26,274
"This project will provide an after school social and support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender young people aged 13-18. The aim is to reduce isolation, provide a safe place to explore issues and build confidence."
From the ELOP website:
“ELOP was established around 1995 as a grassroots developed and community-led organisation with the aim to promote the mental health, wellbeing, empowerment and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities."
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Requiem Mass to be celebrated for Alison Davis

Fr Brendan Gerard has asked me to inform the countless friends and heartfelt admirers of the late Alison Davis that on Wednesday, 3rd December, Mass will be celebrated for the repose of Alison's soul at Corpus Christi church in central London. May she rest in peace.

3rd December 2014 is the first anniversary of Alison's death.

These are the details sent to me by Fr Gerard, a former member of SPUC's staff:
Solemn Requiem Mass in anniversario (Roman Missal 1962) for Alison Davis

Date: Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Time: 6.30 pm
Place: Corpus Christi, 1 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7NB (Underground: Covent Garden)
Sacred ministers: Revd Brendan Gerard (celebrant), Revd Timothy Finigan (deacon), Revd Dr Michael Cullinan (subdeacon)
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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Pray for Connie and Mary in the Supreme Court today

Paul Tully (right), SPUC's general secretary, is joining Mary Doogan (left) and Connie Wood (right), at the Supreme Court this morning. Please pray for them and for the outcome of the case.

Connie and Mary are senior midwives from Glasgow. They are in the Supreme Court to defend their right to work while not being involved in abortions on the labour ward where they have been employed as Labour Ward Co-ordinators.

Connie and Mary, between them, have helped to deliver around 10,000 babies over the past 25  years.

History of the case

The dispute originated in changes of practice and workload in the labour ward of Glasgow's Southern General Hospital from 2007 and earlier, which led to senior midwives such as Mary and Connie being told to delegate, supervise and support staff midwives in carrying out abortions. This prompted a formal grievance process which ran from 2009-2011. The Health Board rejected Connie and Mary's request for their conscientious objection to be respected, and the midwives then sought judicial review. The Outer House of the Court of Session found against the midwives in 2012, but this decision was reversed on appeal by the Inner House in 2013. The Health Board then appealed to the Supreme Court, and the case is being heard on 11 November 2014.

The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children has funded Connie and Mary's legal representation throughout the case. We are grateful that the generosity of our donors has enabled us to support them in their courageous stand in defence of midwives' rights of conscience.

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Monday, 10 November 2014

Connie and Mary defend right in Supreme Court not to participate in abortion

People from around the world are keeping the Glasgow midwives Mary and Connie in their prayers this week - including the sisters of the Holy Family Sisters of the Needy in Nigeria.


Tomorrow, Mary Doogan and Connie Wood, two senior midwives from Glasgow, are going to the Supreme Court in London to defend their right not to be involved with abortions.

Antonia Tully, SPUC's Safe at School co-ordinator, met Sister MaryLucy, pictured left, at the pro-life conference in Abuja, Nigeria, earlier this year. Sister Mary Lucy told Antonia about their work with orphans and Antonia spoke about the work of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC). In particular Antonia asked the sisters to pray for Mary and Connie.

It was clear that Sister MaryLucy saw no division between her practical work in looking after orphaned and abandoned children and SPUC's work fighting for the lives of unborn children who have been foresaken by society.

Sadly in this country many people do not see that pro-life work supports the work of caring for neglected and rejected children in the poorest parts of the world.

Below is an email Sister MaryLucy sent to Antonia recently:
Hello Antonia!

Greetings to you in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

It's my pleasure writing you this morning to express our fondness for the work of saving life you are doing over there. We are all in the same boat fighting for the preservation and upliftment of life.

May God strengthen you in all your endeavours.

Cheers. God bless you.

SR. MARYLUCY, FROM NIGERIA
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Watch Maria Madise of Voice of the Family on Newsmax TV

Maria Madise, Voice of the Family’s coordinator, was interviewed this past week on Newsmax, one of the leading news and politics outlets in the United States. You watch the interview with Maria below or directly on the Newsmax website, where you can also read a report of the interview, entitled: “Catholic Activist: Gay Advocacy at Vatican Synod Did ‘Disservice’ to Church”.



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