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 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:21:10 +0000 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:21:10 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) 'Sugar daddy' website putting UK schoolgirls at risk http://www.christian.org.uk/news/sugar-daddy-website-putting-uk-schoolgirls-risk/ Girls as young as 15 are able to sign up to the world’s biggest ‘sugar daddy’ website, according to an investigation by The Sunday Times.

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:25:54 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/sugar-daddy-website-putting-uk-schoolgirls-risk/
SNP veteran: 'Abandon Named Person' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/snp-veteran-abandon-named-person/ Jim Sillars, former deputy leader of the SNP, has attacked the Scottish Government over its controversial state guardian scheme.

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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:00:21 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/snp-veteran-abandon-named-person/
'My parents’ divorce caused lasting damage' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/parents-divorce-caused-lasting-damage/ A mother whose parents got divorced when she was nine years old has spoken of the lasting damage the split caused in her own life.

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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:12:32 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/parents-divorce-caused-lasting-damage/
Christian adoption agencies in South Dakota free to uphold beliefs http://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-adoption-agencies-south-dakota-free-uphold-beliefs/ The US state of South Dakota has brought in new measures which will allow Christian adoption agencies to operate in line with their religious beliefs.

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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:50:14 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-adoption-agencies-south-dakota-free-uphold-beliefs/
Named Person pilot reveals names and addresses of at-risk kids http://www.christian.org.uk/news/named-person-pilot-reveals-names-addresses-risk-kids/ Private information about children was published online by a council piloting the controversial Named Person scheme, it has been revealed.

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Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:06:29 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/named-person-pilot-reveals-names-addresses-risk-kids/
'Major victory for parents' as Scots Govt announces Named Person climbdown http://www.christian.org.uk/news/major-victory-parents-scots-govt-announces-named-person-climbdown/ Personal information about families will only be shared in exceptional circumstances in an overhauled Named Person scheme – a move described as a “major climbdown” for the Government.

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Tue, 07 Mar 2017 17:29:27 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/major-victory-parents-scots-govt-announces-named-person-climbdown/
'Emotional abuse' law unveiled in Scotland http://www.christian.org.uk/news/emotional-abuse-law-unveiled-scotland/ Legislation to “criminalise emotional abuse” of children is set to be introduced in Scotland, despite concerns about a previous attempt to bring in a similar law in England and Wales.

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Mon, 06 Mar 2017 16:49:53 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/emotional-abuse-law-unveiled-scotland/
New Beauty and the Beast movie promotes homosexual relationships http://www.christian.org.uk/news/new-beauty-beast-movie-promotes-homosexual-relationships/ Disney’s new Beauty and the Beast film has sparked controversy, after its director revealed it will include two gay plotlines.

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Fri, 03 Mar 2017 16:24:09 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/new-beauty-beast-movie-promotes-homosexual-relationships/
Christian florist to take her case to the US Supreme Court http://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-florist-take-case-us-supreme-court/ A Christian florist who declined to arrange flowers for a same-sex wedding will apply for her case to be heard at the US Supreme Court.

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Thu, 02 Mar 2017 15:33:35 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-florist-take-case-us-supreme-court/
Labour MP hits out at politicians who support marriage http://www.christian.org.uk/news/labour-mp-hits-politicians-support-marriage/ Labour’s former Deputy Leader has attacked politicians who defend marriage and criticise divorce.

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Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:40:44 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/labour-mp-hits-politicians-support-marriage/
Judge berates council for seizing baby from parents in ‘very serious interference with family life’ http://www.christian.org.uk/news/judge-berates-council-seizing-baby-parents-serious-interference-family-life/ Parents who had their baby removed from them by a council have been awarded compensation in a case being described as a “serious interference with family life”.

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Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:21:03 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/judge-berates-council-seizing-baby-parents-serious-interference-family-life/
Fudged C of E sexuality report unravels at Synod http://www.christian.org.uk/news/fudged-c-e-sexuality-report-unravels-synod/ Conservative and liberal members of the Church of England have voted against a report which both backed the biblical definition of marriage and called for “maximum freedom” for homosexual people.

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:31:57 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/fudged-c-e-sexuality-report-unravels-synod/
'Are you Gender Fluid?' Council asks sex questions in building survey http://www.christian.org.uk/news/gender-fluid-council-asks-sex-questions-building-survey/ Residents have been quizzed on whether they are “Gender Fluid” or “Non-Binary” in a consultation on local infrastructure.

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:35:45 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/gender-fluid-council-asks-sex-questions-building-survey/
C of E report on sexuality causes ‘serious concerns’ http://www.christian.org.uk/news/c-e-report-sexuality-causes-serious-concerns/ The Church of England’s report on sexuality has been strongly criticised by a group of conservative Anglicans.

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:29:43 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/c-e-report-sexuality-causes-serious-concerns/
'Fathers are crucial to children, not just an extra' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/fathers-crucial-children-not-just-extra/ Fathers should be seen as a “crucial pillar” for children and not a “dispensable extra”, a think-tank has warned.

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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:58:02 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/fathers-crucial-children-not-just-extra/
Children do better with married parents, confirms new report http://www.christian.org.uk/news/children-better-married-parents-confirms-new-report/ Marriage is “associated with more family stability for children across the globe”, and cohabitation “typically associated with more instability”, a new study has found.

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Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:54:39 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/children-better-married-parents-confirms-new-report/
Alarm as figures show rapid rise in child-on-child sex offences http://www.christian.org.uk/news/alarm-figures-show-rapid-rise-child-child-sex-offences/ Child-on-child sex offences have significantly increased over the past four years, new figures have revealed.

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Wed, 08 Feb 2017 08:00:33 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/alarm-figures-show-rapid-rise-child-child-sex-offences/
C of E drives wedge between doctrine and practice on marriage http://www.christian.org.uk/news/c-e-drives-wedge-doctrine-practice-marriage/ Church of England doctrine on marriage should remain consistent with the Bible, but there should be “maximum freedom” for homosexual people within the Church, bishops have said in a new report on sexuality.

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Wed, 01 Feb 2017 08:15:19 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/c-e-drives-wedge-doctrine-practice-marriage/
Blocking kids from porn sites interferes with ‘freedom of expression’, says UN official http://www.christian.org.uk/news/blocking-kids-porn-sites-interferes-freedom-expression-says-un-official/ New powers to block pornographic websites which fail to verify the age of their users have been criticised by a UN official.

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Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:26:30 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/blocking-kids-porn-sites-interferes-freedom-expression-says-un-official/
Gay marriage will increase gender confusion, says Australian Christian group http://www.christian.org.uk/news/gay-marriage-will-increase-gender-confusion-says-australian-christian-group/ Gender would become “increasingly confused” if marriage were to be redefined, an Australian Christian group has said.

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Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:37:57 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/gay-marriage-will-increase-gender-confusion-says-australian-christian-group/