Website http://www.christian.org.uk Facebook http://www.facebook.com/christianinstitute Twitter http://www.twitter.com/christianorguk YouTube http://www.youtube.com/christianorguk Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has strongly criticised his own party's leadership over their determination to rush through new gay marriage laws -- Dr Kermit Gosnell has been found guilty of murdering three babies in late-term abortions, by delivering, then killing them using scissors to snip their spines -- Two severely disabled men have been at the Court of Appeal this week in a push to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide -- Baroness Cox's attempt to curb the growth of quasi-legal systems in the UK which discriminate against women, has been praised by Conservative MP Kris Hopkins -- US scientists have recovered stem cells from cloned human embryos, in a move raising serious ethical concerns. The technique is similar to the one used to clone Dolly the sheep -- And Education Secretary Michael Gove has accepted an invitation from the Church of England to a meeting of diocesan bishops to discuss the church's participation in education, and hear about the positive impact church schools are making around the country.
Website http://www.christian.org.uk Facebook http://www.facebook.com/christianinstitute Twitter http://www.twitter.com/christianorguk YouTube http://www.youtube.com/christianorguk Controversial new guidance has been issued by the Equality and Human Rights Commission on religious beliefs in the workplace. It says vegans, druids and ecologists could ask to be excused from duties that conflict with their beliefs, and in some cases, ask for time off to attend ritual events -- A new Panorama investigation has discovered that abused women in Britain are being put at risk by some Sharia councils after being advised to only go to the police as a very last resort -- The Christian owner of a printing firm in Northern Ireland is facing a possible court challenge over his refusal to print a gay magazine -- Following a Northern Ireland Assembly vote which rejected same-sex marriage, MLAs could face legal action to force a change on the Province if it is redefined in the rest of the UK -- Former Government drugs adviser Professor David Nutt, who was sacked 4 years ago, has been given over half a million pounds to carry out research into 'magic mushrooms' to see whether the active ingredient in the drug - psilocybin - can help people with depression.
Website http://www.christian.org.uk Facebook http://www.facebook.com/christianinstitute Twitter http://www.twitter.com/christianorguk YouTube http://www.youtube.com/christianorguk An Easter programme broadcast by the BBC has been accused of sexualising Jesus Christ -- George Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, says that redefining marriage is part of an "aggressive secularist and relativist approach" -- Britain's leading expert on family law, Baroness Butler-Sloss, says redefining marriage will destroy its meaning -- Film star and gay rights activist Sir Ian McKellen has said he is unlikely to want a gay marriage for himself -- A Liberal Democrat MP who wants a complete ban on smacking has narrowly failed to convince his party in Scotland to adopt the policy -- The Deputy Children's Commissioner for England says there should be "huge moral anxiety" about the impact of internet pornography on children -- And a new ICM poll for the Church of England has found that four out of five British adults still believe in the power of prayer.
Website http://www.christian.org.uk Facebook http://www.facebook.com/christianinstitute Twitter http://www.twitter.com/christianorguk YouTube http://www.youtube.com/christianorguk Graphic designer Jamie Haxby claims he was refused a job at a country house hotel because he was a Christian -- Police are to investigate a retired GP who has admitted assisting the suicide of a number of his patients, including a woman who was not ill -- Patients as young as 16 could be able to register their wish for assisted suicide under controversial proposals to be brought before the Scottish Parliament -- The new Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has affirmed the Church of England's traditional teaching on sex and marriage during an interview with the BBC -- A 700 year old Church of England chapel inside the grounds of parliament, is under threat of becoming a multi faith area, so that same-sex weddings could take place there if marriage is redefined -- The Human Fertility and Embryology Authority has advised the Government to move forward with a technique that would create babies with two genetic mothers and one genetic father -- And Christians have been remembering the life of Scottish missionary and explorer Dr David Livingstone, to mark 200 years since his birth.
Website http://www.christian.org.uk Facebook http://www.facebook.com/christianinstitute Twitter http://www.twitter.com/christianorguk YouTube http://www.youtube.com/christianorguk More Britons than ever before are travelling to Swiss clinic Digntas to end their lives. It's raised fresh concerns that assisted suicide is effectively being legalised, with the police failing to fully investigate the deaths -- A controversial sex education programme in Scotland, the 'Healthy Respect Scheme', which has been running for over 10 years has had very little impact on teenage behaviour, a study at Edinburgh Napier University found -- A police chaplain in Strathclyde has been removed from his post because he doesn't agree with gay marriage -- International news giant Thomson Reuters, which runs the Reuters news agency, has expressed its 'support' for the UK Government's plans to redefine marriage -- Talks have started in Northern Ireland between ministers and medical officials, to discuss presumed organ donation, with Health Minister Edwin Poots saying he plans to consider an 'opt-out' system -- A Senior family lawyer has said that politicians are too frightened to admit family breakdown is causing major damage in society -- And a quarter of a million 'Military BibleSticks' are set to be deployed overseas for use by US chaplains and troops, - the devices contain an mp3 audio copy of the New Testament.met
Website http://www.christian.org.uk Facebook http://www.facebook.com/christianinstitute Twitter http://www.twitter.com/christianorguk YouTube http://www.youtube.com/christianorguk A law professor says the Government's plans to redefine marriage will cause marriage to 'eventually unravel altogether' -- The Prime Minister David Cameron has given false information about public opinion on redefining marriage -- Girls as young as 13 are being given birth control injections and implants at school during their lunch break - without their parents' knowledge -- The Government has broken a promise to hold a consultation on whether women should get independent counselling about abortion -- Two leading banks say they will stop sponsoring gay campaign group, Stonewall, if they continue to intimidate their opponents -- And churches across America have been helping the victims of the super-storm that battered the eastern seaboard of the United States.
Website http://www.christian.org.uk Facebook http://www.facebook.com/christianinstitute Twitter http://www.twitter.com/christianorguk YouTube http://www.youtube.com/christianorguk A Bill to tackle the growing problem of Sharia courts operating in England and Wales has been introduced to Parliament by Lady Cox -- Politicians in Northern Ireland are set to investigate the opening of the first private abortion clinic in the province, run by Marie Stopes -- A new pill has gone on sale, which can terminate a conception five days after a woman has had unprotected sex -- The congregation of St George's Tron in Glasgow, who have been told by the Church of Scotland that they are to lose their church building, has received support from Dr Peter Jensen, the Archbishop of Sydney, over its stand against gay clergy -- Scientists in America believe they have had a breakthrough in creating a human embryo with three biological parents -- A new campaign video has been launched by the Coalition for Marriage, says marriage is important for raising children, and it doesn't take any rights away from anyone.
Website http://www.christian.org.uk Facebook http://www.facebook.com/christianinstitute Twitter http://www.twitter.com/christianorguk YouTube http://www.youtube.com/christianorguk Ann Widdecombe delivers a rousing speech opposing Government plans to rewrite the definition of marriage, during a 'fringe event' at the Tory Party Conference -- Girls as young as 13 are being given the morning-after pill at schools in Scotland 'without' their parents consent -- Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has said he would back halving the legal limit for abortion to 12 weeks -- The BBC's coverage of controversial topics such as religion is to be reviewed amid ongoing concern over the Corporations impartiality -- The Church of Scotland has moved to seize control of one of Scotland's best known churches as the row over gay clergy escalates -- And our very own Christian Institute News Bulletin has been 'Highly Commended' at the Christian Broadcasting Council Media Awards ceremony.
Website http://www.christian.org.uk Facebook http://www.facebook.com/christianinstitute Twitter http://www.twitter.com/christianorguk YouTube http://www.youtube.com/christianorguk Christian Bed & Breakfast owner, Susanne Wilkinson, has appeared in court after a gay couple sued her for damages when they were refused a double room at her B&B in Buckinghamshire -- Sarah Catt, a mother who aborted her baby days before he was due, has been sentenced to eight years in prison at Leeds Crown Court -- Green councilor Christina Summers, a Christian, who defied her party's support for redefining marriage has been expelled from the local Green group on Brighton and Hove City Council -- The Parliament of Australia has overwhelmingly rejected attempts to legalise gay marriage in two decisive votes -- A new consultation asking for the public's views on three-parent embryos has been launched by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority -- A coalition of pro-life supporters have said that the success of the Paralympics shows that our law which allows disabled babies to be aborted anytime up to birth should be scrapped -- And Britain's longest survivor of locked-in syndrome, Christine Waddell, has used her first television interview to tell of her passion for life.
Website http://www.christian.org.uk Facebook http://www.facebook.com/christianinstitute Twitter http://www.twitter.com/christianorguk YouTube http://www.youtube.com/christianorguk Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has been in hot water this week over a slur that opponents of gay marriage are 'bigots' -- And there are calls for Green Party councillor Christina Summers, to be expelled after voting against lobbying the Government to redefine marriage -- 2 junior health ministers Anna Soubry and Norman Lamb have suggested that assisted suicide should be allowed in Britain -- Former BBC radio presenter Roger Bolton has said that the Corporation has a mindset that assumes Christians are lunatics -- Itv's 'X Factor' received numerous complaints after one of the show's competitors performed a highly sexualized and provocative dance routine, which was aired 'before' the 9pm watershed -- The BBC has also come under fire from fans of 'The Archers' after a poll appeared on its website, asking if two of the show's characters should abort their unborn Down's Syndrome baby? -- And a Bible used by Elvis Presley and containing his handwritten marks and thoughts, was sold for £59,000 at an auction in Cheshire last week.