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Christian school worker, Kristie Higgs, to appeal after being denied justice by Employment Tribunal

Bristol Employment Tribunal has rejected Kristie Higgs’s claims for discrimination and harassment in connection with her dismissal for two Facebook posts that raised concerns about transgenderism and sex education at her son’s Church of England primary school.

7 October 2020   Press Office

Kristie Higgs

Kristie lost her job as a school pastoral assistant for sharing her concerns about RSE on a private Facebook post.

7 October 2020   Cases

The unknown client: defending parental rights

The Christian Legal Centre’s Roger Kiska tells the stories of some of the cases that never make it to the press. Periodically, Christian Concern highlights some of its behind-the-scenes work to which the general public is otherwise not privy. This work is typically not publicised for several reasons, including wanting to keep the name of ...

22 January 2021   Articles

Courageous Christians in education – there is hope this advent!

Steve Beegoo, Christian Concern’s Head of Education, shares how we’ve been supporting some hope-filled education initiatives – even in Covid times. ‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year’. Amongst the darkness of a Covid winter, here at Christian Concern we have seen many reasons to have hope this advent. What amazing things the Lord ...

14 December 2020   Articles

Book review: ‘Live not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents’

Tim Dieppe reviews Rod Dreher’s new book, Live not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents. Bestselling author Rod Dreher has borrowed the title of this book from that of an essay by Soviet dissident and Nobel Prize winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn which circulated in Moscow from 1974 and is dated on the very day that ...

30 November 2020   Articles

Human Rights Committee to investigate hate speech and free expression

The Joint Committee on Human Rights is investigating the issue of freedom of expression, calling for evidence from interested groups and individuals. Christian Concern has now submitted evidence from many of our legal cases and the individuals and families that we have supported, calling for free speech to be protected in our society. We would ...

19 November 2020   Articles

Stand with Richard to protect the freedom to express Christian beliefs in public

Tomorrow, Tuesday 3 November, a five-year legal battled will reach the second highest court in England as Richard Page challenges his removal as a magistrate and non-executive NHS director, for expressing his view that children do best when raised by a mother and a father. For six years, the Christian Legal Centre has been supporting ...

2 November 2020   Articles

Court of Appeal to hear crucial case on freedom of public servant to speak out about anti-Christian discrimination

Tomorrow, a five-year legal battle will reach the second highest court in England as Richard Page challenges his removal as a magistrate and non-executive NHS director, for expressing his view that children do best when raised by a mother and a father.

2 November 2020   Press Office

Rethink RSE: promoting a Biblical vision of relationships and sexuality

With the new academic year well under way, many are asking what resources are available that underpin Biblical teaching on relationship and sexuality. Because in the midst of the chaos and uncertainty that surrounds us, one thing remains certain: we must protect and promote a Biblical vision of relationships and sexuality in our schools and ...

20 October 2020   Articles

‘This is a judgment that cannot reasonably stand’

This week, Bristol Employment Tribunal rejected Kristie Higgs’ claims for discrimination and harassment in connection with her dismissal for two Facebook posts that raised concerns about transgenderism and sex education at her son’s Church of England primary school. Andrea Williams, chief executive of the Christian Legal Centre, which has been supporting Kristie’s case, comments on ...

9 October 2020   Articles

Tribunal rules Christian could be fired for Facebook post raising RSE concerns

Bristol Employment Tribunal has rejected Kristie Higgs’ claims for discrimination and harassment in connection with her dismissal for two Facebook posts that raised concerns about transgenderism and sex education at her son’s Church of England primary school. Ironically, the decision has been made shortly after new government guidelines have restricted the Relationships and Sex Education ...

7 October 2020   Articles

Send Kristie a message of support

Update: the facility to send a message to Kristie is now closed. Thanks to people like you, over a thousand messages of support are being passed on to Kristie. Kristie Higgs was dismissed from her job at a school for posting articles to her private Facebook account critiquing some resources used for RSE lessons in ...

7 October 2020   Articles

Educating our children: what can churches, parents and school staff do?

Following our Gospel Issues event, Steve Beegoo, our Head of Education, suggests what Christians can be doing given the unprecedented challenges regarding education at this time. Here at Christian Concern we have had so many parents and church leaders contacting us with concerns regarding their children’s education. The imposition of sex education at younger ages ...

6 October 2020   Articles

‘I was punished for sharing legitimate concerns about RSE’

Kristie Higgs, a pastoral administrator at a local secondary school, was sacked from her job for two private Facebook posts that raised concerns about transgenderism and sex education at her son’s Church of England primary school. Her case is set to be heard in court this week. Supported by the Christian Legal Centre, Kristie will ...

21 September 2020   Articles

Stand with Kristie for God’s truth about marriage and family

A personal message from Andrea Williams about a key case starting on Monday 21 September I imagine you remember Kristie Higgs, the Christian school worker who was sacked for gross misconduct simply for sharing her concerns about relationships and sex education, on social media. Her experience is one of the most disturbing that we’ve dealt ...

19 September 2020   Articles

Christian school worker to challenge sacking for sharing a petition against compulsory sex education

A pastoral administrator sacked for two Facebook posts that raised concerns about transgenderism and sex education at her son’s Church of England primary school is set to have her legal case heard.

16 September 2020   Press Office

Back to school resources: how to prepare for the new RSE

With the government reopening schools and summer holidays now over, many children have this week returned to classes and an ounce of normality after over five long months in lockdown. (Some might say it was the longest summer holiday the children have ever had!) But now that the children are back to school, what can ...

4 September 2020   Articles

Scottish atheists target Christians for ‘hate crime’?

The Scottish National Party’s proposed Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill is currently being scrutinised by Scotland Justice Committee. Largely unpopular with the public, it has managed to unite everyone from Catholic priests to the National Secular Society into warning that it could criminalise free speech. Now, an ‘Ian Stewart’, supposed convener of Atheists ...

2 September 2020   Articles

No surprise – marriage is still best for society

Rebekah Moffett, Communications Officer at Christian Concern, comments on a new report from The Centre for Social Justice, which shows marriage is still best for society. A report from The Centre for Social Justice, Family Structure Still Matters, provides a new close analysis of the correlation between family structure and the outcomes for children and ...

21 August 2020   Articles

Is cancel culture a ‘bad religion run amuck’?

Communications Manager Paul Huxley considers musician Nick Cave’s recent comments on cancel culture. Nick Cave is not the first person you might imagine whose comments on cultural issues would spark online discussions and comments. His haunting 2019 album Ghosteen received enormous critical acclaim, taking many Album of the Year awards. But Cave’s recent comments in ...

14 August 2020   Articles

The cancel culture: the intolerance of the tolerance agenda

The Christian Legal Centre’s Roger Kiska comments on the growing strength of ‘cancel culture’. One of the only certain things we can say about these very uncertain times is that there is an oppressive air of incivility within the public square which is nowhere better evidenced than by the cancel culture. As far as social ...

10 July 2020   Articles

Scottish hate crime bill ‘over-regulates free speech’

The Christian Legal Centre’s Roger Kiska comments on how the proposed new Scottish hate crime bill endangers freedom of speech. On 23 April 2020, the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill was introduced by the Scottish government. On the same day, the Government issued a call for evidence in relation to the bill, with ...

29 May 2020   Articles

Seven reasons you should apply for the Wilberforce Academy

Ben John, the Wilberforce Academy’s development officer, lists why you should apply to this year’s Wilberforce Academy. The Wilberforce Academy is a week-long intensive residential programme aimed at students and young professionals with a passion to serve Jesus Christ in a variety of vocations, including law, politics, education, media, arts, healthcare, ministry and business. Our ...

2 April 2020   Articles

‘A danger to children’ for criticising RSE?

Former school worker Kristie Higgs spoke at the launch of the Free Speech Union, telling the story of how she lost her job for Facebook posts that criticised RSE policies in primary schools. Hers is a story that demonstrates the real need for free speech to be protected. She said: “not only have I lost ...

6 March 2020   Articles
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