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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.
  • 20 May 2013
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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.
  • 15 Apr 2013
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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.
  • 8 Apr 2013
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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
  • 5 Mar 2013
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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.
  • 15 Oct 2012
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Website http://www.christian.org.uk Facebook http://www.facebook.com/christianinstitute Twitter http://www.twitter.com/christianorguk YouTube http://www.youtube.com/christianorguk The Sao Paulo region of Brazil has decided to allow three people to enter into a civil union -- The European Court of Human Rights will hear the case of Lillian Ladele, the Christian marriage registrar who was disciplined by bosses for asking not to be involved in registering same-sex civil partnerships, on 4 September 2012 -- A group of protestors gathered outside Parliament yesterday to call on the Government to reform Section 5 of the Public Order Act -- Sex education has failed to tackle British teenage pregnancy rates over the last 40 years, an academic analysis of the data has concluded -- And people who smoke cannabis regularly before the age of 18 run the risk of damaging their intelligence, a new study has shown.
  • 3 Sep 2012
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Website http://www.christian.org.uk Facebook http://www.facebook.com/christianinstitute Twitter http://twitter.com/christianorguk YouTube http://www.youtube.com/christianorguk The BBC watchdog has said Jeremy Paxman did cause offence by talking about "religious hogwash", and saying that "stupid people" believed in a literal understanding of Genesis -- A Government advisor has run into controversy by saying evangelical Christians are like totalitarian Muslims -- Primary school storybooks which promote gay marriage may be pushed into classrooms if marriage is redefined in Scotland -- A senior activist in the Scottish National Party has resigned over the party's push for gay marriage -- Meanwhile in America, a multi billion dollar fast-food chain has been attacked for opposing gay marriage -- New research says that fathers who lovingly bond with their babies in the first months of their lives have a good influence on their child's later behaviour -- A Viking longboat has sailed up the River Tyne in Newcastle to thank the people of Northumbria for sending them the missionaries who brought Christianity to Norway 1,000 years ago.
  • 6 Aug 2012
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Website http://www.christian.org.uk Facebook http://www.facebook.com/christianinstitute Twitter http://twitter.com/christianorguk YouTube http://www.youtube.com/christianorguk The government has been accused of dragging its feet over a change to the law which would improve free speech, by removing the word insulting from Section 5 of the Public Order Act -- New Government plans to reform the House of Lords, has revealed that the proportion of Church of England Bishops is set for a further cut -- Conservative MP David Mowat, says he favours gay marriage, but wants David Cameron to drop the proposal because it is alienating the party's core voters -- Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has said he wants to allow gay weddings in churches -- A Divorce App is being developed as part of a multi-million-pound scheme aimed at couples trying to end their marriage -- Women in London are being encouraged to stock up on the morning-after pill for free, in preparation for disruption caused by this summer's Olympic Games -- A Christian pre-school in Norwich has been commended by an Ofsted inspector for being 'the most harmonious setting she had ever visited' -- And a hotel in Newcastle upon Tyne has replaced traditional copies of the Gideon's Bible with a Kindle e-reader, pre-loaded with the Bible text.
  • 9 Jul 2012
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Website http://www.christian.org.uk Facebook http://www.facebook.com/christianinstitute Twitter http://twitter.com/christianorguk YouTube http://www.youtube.com/christianorguk A petition containing half a million signatures, calling for the traditional definition of marriage to remain unchanged, has been handed in to 10 Downing Street -- The Church of England has told the government that if same sex marriage is legalised, it could trigger a constitutional crisis and end the 500-year link between church and state -- The British Medical Journal is calling on Doctors' organisations to stop opposing assisted suicide -- A law intended to protect citizens from harassment is curbing free speech, and needs to be changed says Guardian columnist Timothy Garton Ash -- A former editor of lads-mag 'Loaded' has spoken of his shame for defending the publication which he now believes encouraged young men to access hard core pornography -- And West Indian cricket hero Tino Best has given thanks to Jesus following his historic record breaking innings at last weeks test match.
  • 18 Jun 2012
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Website http://www.christian.org.uk Facebook http://www.facebook.com/christianinstitute Twitter http://twitter.com/christianorguk YouTube http://www.youtube.com/christianorguk The Government is failing in its promise to halt the sexualisation and commercialisation of children according to a new study which also revealed that 90% of parents are concerned about what their kids see -- A consultation has opened on a controversial medical technique which could lead to children having 'three' genetic parents -- A 15 year old schoolgirl has been helped to have an abortion without her parents' knowledge, by teachers at her school near Manchester -- Channel 4 bosses have been told by Schools Minister Nick Gibb to edit out explicit sex scenes from a teaching video used in primary schools -- Roman Catholic Bishop of Shrewsbury, The Rt Revd Mark Davies, has become the latest church leader to criticise government plans to redefine marriage -- And in a thanksgiving service at St Paul's Cathedral as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, Dr Rowan Williams praised the Queen for dedicating herself to the service of her nation and Commonwealth and said he hopes the nation follows her example of selfless service to others.
  • 11 Jun 2012
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Website http://www.christian.org.uk Facebook http://www.facebook.com/christianinstitute Twitter http://twitter.com/christianorguk YouTube http://www.youtube.com/christianorguk Mental health worker Margaret Forrester has been sacked after expressing concern about the impact of abortion on women -- Former Director of Public Prosecutions, Lord Macdonald has given his backing to the Reform Section 5 campaign aimed at protecting free speech -- A baby guide, published by the Scottish NHS, has removed the word 'Dad' from its publication after a single complaint that same-sex couples were being excluded -- Three of the Conservative Party's biggest financial backers are considering cutting back on their funding, because of the party's plans to redefine marriage -- Nick Clegg has said he will force his Lib Dem MPs to vote for redefining marriage whether they agree with the policy or not -- The Government is currently holding a public consultation on their plans to introduce same-sex marriage and you can make your views known by completing a short online return -- An undercover investigation in Sweden has found that mosques are telling women 'not' to report abusive husbands, and that polygamy is sometimes acceptable -- And as events to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee reach their climax, school pupils at St Matthew's C of E Primary in Westminster have composed special prayers as part of their contribution to the celebrations.
  • 6 Jun 2012
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Website http://www.christian.org.uk Facebook http://www.facebook.com/christianinstitute Twitter http://twitter.com/christianorguk YouTube http://www.youtube.com/christianorguk Barack Obama has said that he personally supports redefining marriage -- In North Carolina voters have approved a constitutional amendment which protects the definition of marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman -- In the UK, the pro-marriage petition set up by Coalition for Marriage has now passed a landmark half a million signatures -- Christian doctors could face a new threat following the publication of a leaflet produced by the General Medical Council and homosexual lobby group Stonewall -- The world's largest coffee shop chain, Starbucks has said that supporting same-sex marriage is 'core to its values' -- The Revd James Munro is celebrating after walking all 5 of his daughters down the aisle, and then turning round to marry them.
  • 14 May 2012
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Website http://www.christian.org.uk Facebook http://www.facebook.com/christianinstitute Twitter http://twitter.com/christianorguk YouTube http://www.youtube.com/christianorguk Ann Widdecombe has warned that the Government is determined to press ahead with the removal of the terms 'husband and wife' in its superfluous introduction of gay marriage -- The Coalition for Marriage petition, passes 430,000 signatures -- A new opinion poll has revealed that the majority of Conservative MPs doubt whether David Cameron's plan to redefine marriage will succeed -- The Sunday Times has waded into the redefining marriage debate, accusing David Cameron of pushing for an 'unnecessary' change for 'political reasons' -- Bram Harrison, a 34-year-old man with locked-in syndrome, has described his passion to live, despite his debilitating illness -- Music videos by stars such as Rihanna and Lady Gaga could be given cinema style age ratings to protect children, under plans being considered by the government -- Bubba Watson, the new 2012 Masters Champion, thanked Jesus live on TV after winning the prestigious golf tournament on Easter Sunday -- A Flash Mob treated shoppers at the Westfield Centre in Derby to a special Easter performance of Handel's Hallelujah Chorus last week.
  • 16 Apr 2012
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Website http://www.christian.org.uk Facebook http://www.facebook.com/christianinstitute Twitter http://twitter.com/christianorguk YouTube http://www.youtube.com/christianorguk Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, has annoyed MPs by using the Queen's diamond jubilee to 'lecture' her on gay rights referring to Her Majesty as a kaleidoscope Queen -- Adrian Smith, the housing manager who was demoted because of his moderate comments about civil partnerships in churches, has been stopped from using 'human rights' arguments in his legal defense -- Daily Telegraph columnist Ed West calls for a referendum on government plans to redefine marriage -- Conservative MP Peter Bone has warned that the government has not fully considered the constitutional implications of change -- Lady Joan Johnston, has resigned from the Liberal Democrats after 50 years, over the party's stance on gay marriage -- Sikh, Jewish and Muslim faith leaders speak out against Government plans on marriage -- The Coalition for Marriage petition, tops 300,000 signatures -- Up to one in five abortion clinics could be breaking the law, according to an official investigation ordered by the Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley -- The government plans to relax Sunday trading laws during the Olympics -- David Cameron announces minimum prices for alcohol -- A new report claims that 85% of hate crimes in Europe are against Christians -- And Premier League footballers have called on supporters to keep praying for Bolton's Fabrice Muamba after he suffered a heart attack last week.
  • 26 Mar 2012
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Website christian.org.uk Facebook facebook.com/christianinstitute Twitter twitter.com/christianorguk YouTube youtube.com/christianorguk The head of the BBC Mark Thompson has walked into a storm of controversy by admitting that the broadcaster would never mock Mohammed in the same way that it mocks Jesus -- The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has said that marriage should not be redefined in law -- Ann Widdecombe, has called for contentious issue of redefining marriage to be put to a public vote -- Equalities Minister, Lynne Featherstone, has been told that she does not 'own' marriage and should listen to the people -- The Coalition for Marriage has launched an online petition in support of the current legal definition of marriage and has gained over 66,000 signatures in just 10 days -- Christians are facing genuine legal difficulties in Britain, according to a new report which criticises the 'Equality Act' for failing to deal with the tensions between different strands of equality -- A local council is set to remove a cross from a Crematorium in Bath, to make it more 'inclusive' even though no one appears to have ever complained about the Christian symbol -- A controversial article published in the Journal of Medical Ethics says that medics should be able to kill newborn babies if they are disabled, too expensive or simply unwanted -- Abortion has been trivialised according to Commentator and medical psychiatrist Theodore Dalrymple -- And the number of marriages in 2010 rose by almost four per cent on the previous year.
  • 5 Mar 2012
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Website http://www.christian.org.uk Facebook http://www.facebook.com/christianinstitute Twitter http://twitter.com/christianorguk YouTube http://www.youtube.com/christianorguk Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, has spoken of his unwavering support for marriage at the launch of new campaign group, Coalition for Marriage -- There is an online petition the public can sign, to support the current definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman -- David Burrows MP has revealed he received a death threat and hate mail after speaking out in support of traditional marriage -- Former Tory MP, Matthew Parris, has suggested that the word 'marriage' should be completely removed from legal language -- Christopher Biggins told ITV daytime show 'Loose Women', that he thought that 'marriage' should be reserved for a man and a woman -- Local Government Minister, Eric Pickles, has written to every local council in England, telling them that new laws 'restore' their power to hold prayers at official meetings -- Women are being granted abortions after telling doctors their baby is the 'wrong sex' -- And a former world boxing champion has spoken on TV about his faith in God.
  • 27 Feb 2012
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Website http://www.christian.org.uk Facebook http://www.facebook.com/christianinstitute Twitter http://twitter.com/christianorguk YouTube http://www.youtube.com/christianorguk Leaders of the main opposition parties in Scotland have signed a pledge committing them to campaign 'for' the redefinition of marriage at an event held in Holyrood -- But Ruth Davidson has already faced criticism from some of her own Conservative members -- Dr John Sentamu, The Archbishop of York, has said that marriage must remain a union between one man and one woman and it's not the role of state to change it -- Dr Philip Boyce, a Roman Catholic Bishop in Ireland, is being investigated by the police under the country's 'incitement to hatred' laws for delivering a homily that upset a humanist -- Two of the UK's most prominent atheists have clashed over plans to build a £1 million 'temple' for atheists in London -- Former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin, has called on an American airline to reverse its decision to remove prayer cards from its in-flight meals -- And a paralysed man has spoken for the first time in nearly 20 years -- and told his mum "I love you".
  • 6 Feb 2012
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