The Christian Institute - Marriage and the Family News http://www.christian.org.uk/news/marriage-and-family The latest marriage and the family news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:39:42 +0000 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:39:42 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) Bigamist jailed after Ant and Dec appearance http://www.christian.org.uk/news/bigamist-jailed-ant-dec-appearance/ A man has been jailed for six months after being found guilty of bigamy, having been spotted with his ‘second wife’ on the ITV show Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:52:27 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/bigamist-jailed-ant-dec-appearance/
Tim Farron: I regret saying ‘gay sex isn’t a sin’ http://www.christian.org.uk/news/tim-farron-i-regret-saying-gay-sex-isnt-sin/ Tim Farron, the former Liberal Democrat leader, says he was foolish to say homosexual sex is not a sin.

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Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:40:16 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/tim-farron-i-regret-saying-gay-sex-isnt-sin/
Minister admits parents could be prosecuted if smacking is banned in Wales http://www.christian.org.uk/news/minister-admits-parents-prosecuted-smacking-banned-wales/ Parents who smack their children in Wales could be prosecuted if reasonable chastisement is made illegal, the Welsh Children’s Minister has admitted.

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Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:31:31 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/minister-admits-parents-prosecuted-smacking-banned-wales/
Govt expected to back ‘marriage-lite’ http://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-expected-back-marriage-lite/ The UK Government is expected to endorse new plans for heterosexual civil partnerships that would undermine marriage.

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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:29:46 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-expected-back-marriage-lite/
Children of divorce still suffering decades later http://www.christian.org.uk/news/children-divorce-still-suffering-decades-later/ Children whose parents divorced are still suffering from the damaging effects into their 50s, new research has indicated.

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Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:08:55 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/children-divorce-still-suffering-decades-later/
‘Easier divorce will wreck even more lives’ http://www.christian.org.uk/news/easier-divorce-will-wreck-even-lives/ Divorce is hugely damaging to society and it shouldn’t be liberalised further, a prominent columnist has said.

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Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:37:41 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/easier-divorce-will-wreck-even-lives/
Ashers: Supreme Court to hear case in NI in the spring http://www.christian.org.uk/news/ashers-supreme-court-hear-case-ni-spring/ The UK Supreme Court has confirmed that it will sit in Belfast to hear arguments in the Ashers Baking Company case.

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Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:05:18 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/ashers-supreme-court-hear-case-ni-spring/
No-fault divorce call blasted http://www.christian.org.uk/news/no-fault-divorce-call-blasted/ ‘No-fault divorce’ undermines marriage, campaigners say.

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Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:55:13 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/no-fault-divorce-call-blasted/
MSPs to get vote on contentious Named Person rules in Govt U-turn http://www.christian.org.uk/news/msps-get-vote-contentious-named-person-rules-govt-u-turn/ Scottish politicians will be given the opportunity to vote on controversial Named Person data-sharing rules, following a Government concession.

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Wed, 08 Nov 2017 17:00:29 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/msps-get-vote-contentious-named-person-rules-govt-u-turn/
Second wife ‘benefits women’, polygamy website owner claims http://www.christian.org.uk/news/second-wife-benefits-women-polygamy-website-owner-claims/ A Muslim businessman who runs a website that enables men to find ‘second wives’ has claimed that polygamy helps to build “bigger and better families”.

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Thu, 26 Oct 2017 11:59:28 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/second-wife-benefits-women-polygamy-website-owner-claims/
‘No-fault divorce could reduce marriage to a tenancy agreement’ http://www.christian.org.uk/news/no-fault-divorce-reduce-marriage-tenancy-agreement/ The liberalising of divorce law could be a “conveyor belt” for marriage breakdown, the Campaign Director of the Coalition for Marriage has said.

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:16:44 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/no-fault-divorce-reduce-marriage-tenancy-agreement/
'LGBT agenda is cultural totalitarianism', says columnist http://www.christian.org.uk/news/lgbt-agenda-cultural-totalitarianism-says-columnist/ The advancement of LGBT rights is an “oppressive attempt” to change “society and human nature itself”, a Times columnist has said.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:03:32 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/lgbt-agenda-cultural-totalitarianism-says-columnist/
‘Intrusive' NHS to question patients on their sexuality http://www.christian.org.uk/news/intrusive-nhs-question-patients-sexuality/ Plans by the NHS to ask patients about their sexuality have been denounced as “very intrusive”.

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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:34:52 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/intrusive-nhs-question-patients-sexuality/
LGBT bullies put me on 'hate list' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/lgbt-bullies-put-hate-list/ US conservatives are being labelled as “hateful” and “bigoted” simply for opposing the liberal agenda, a commentator has said.

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Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:54:35 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/lgbt-bullies-put-hate-list/
Archbishop announces C of E sanctions over same-sex marriage http://www.christian.org.uk/news/archbishop-announces-c-e-sanctions-sex-marriage/ The Anglican church in Scotland has been disciplined for dropping the biblical definition of marriage, Justin Welby has announced.

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017 08:08:33 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/archbishop-announces-c-e-sanctions-sex-marriage/
Tory councillors: ‘Govt must ditch obsession with gender & sexuality’ http://www.christian.org.uk/news/tory-councillors-govt-must-ditch-obsession-gender-sexuality/ Conservative activists have urged the Prime Minister to ditch the party’s “politically correct” policies, especially in education.

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Tue, 03 Oct 2017 14:37:36 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/tory-councillors-govt-must-ditch-obsession-gender-sexuality/
Justin Welby: Yes I am dodging question of whether gay sex is a sin http://www.christian.org.uk/news/justin-welby-yes-i-dodging-question-whether-gay-sex-sin/ The Archbishop of Canterbury says he is not giving a clear answer on whether homosexual sex is a sin because of ‘irreconcilable’ differences in the Anglican church worldwide.

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Tue, 03 Oct 2017 08:28:15 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/justin-welby-yes-i-dodging-question-whether-gay-sex-sin/
Aussie worker fired over opposition to same-sex marriage http://www.christian.org.uk/news/aussie-worker-fired-opposition-sex-marriage/ An 18-year-old Christian has lost her job after publicly sharing her opposition to same-sex marriage in Australia on Facebook.

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Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:54:36 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/aussie-worker-fired-opposition-sex-marriage/
Sexting is ‘normal’, think 1 in 4 young women http://www.christian.org.uk/news/sexting-normal-think-1-4-young-women/ A quarter of young women believe sending sexual pictures is a “normal part of relationships” while 16 per cent have felt pressure to send such images, a new poll has revealed.

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Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:07:55 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/sexting-normal-think-1-4-young-women/
Pro-marriage group C4M gets new campaign director http://www.christian.org.uk/news/pro-marriage-group-c4m-gets-new-campaign-director/ Coalition for Marriage (C4M), the UK’s largest pro-marriage organisation, has appointed a new Campaign Director.

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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:44:24 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/pro-marriage-group-c4m-gets-new-campaign-director/