The Christian Institute - England & Wales News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/england-wales The latest england & wales news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:36:21 +0000 Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:36:21 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) Smacking: Wales one step closer to criminalising parents https://www.christian.org.uk/news/smacking-wales-one-step-closer-to-criminalising-parents/ Parents in Wales face being criminalised for disciplining their children after legislation on a smacking ban was backed by politicians.

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Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:47:04 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/smacking-wales-one-step-closer-to-criminalising-parents/
‘Choose your own sex’ question considered for 2021 census https://www.christian.org.uk/news/choose-your-own-sex-question-considered-for-2021-census/ Everyone in England and Wales could be permitted to choose their own sex on the upcoming census, if controversial draft wording is approved.

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:40:53 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/choose-your-own-sex-question-considered-for-2021-census/
Top police officer: 'Don’t legalise drugs' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/top-police-officer-dont-legalise-drugs/ Legalising drugs would not fix the problems of drug abuse or criminal gangs, a Chief Constable has warned.

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Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:25:21 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/top-police-officer-dont-legalise-drugs/
‘Irresponsible’ assisted suicide promo slammed by Hospice UK https://www.christian.org.uk/news/irresponsible-assisted-suicide-promo-slammed-by-hospice-uk/ A video promoting assisted suicide has been branded “sensationalist” and “scaremongering” by a leading UK end-of-life charity.

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Fri, 13 Sep 2019 14:14:50 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/irresponsible-assisted-suicide-promo-slammed-by-hospice-uk/
MP attacks 'absurd' gender-neutral uniform policy https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mp-attacks-absurd-gender-neutral-uniform-policy/ Maria Caulfield MP has described her local school’s decision to force girls to wear trousers as “political correctness gone mad”.

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Fri, 13 Sep 2019 14:11:02 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mp-attacks-absurd-gender-neutral-uniform-policy/
Sight restored to acid attack victim thanks to ethical stem cell treatment https://www.christian.org.uk/news/sight-restored-to-acid-attack-victim-thanks-to-ethical-stem-cell-treatment/ A father who went blind in one eye following an acid attack has regained his sight thanks to a new treatment involving adult stem cells.

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Wed, 11 Sep 2019 15:59:06 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/sight-restored-to-acid-attack-victim-thanks-to-ethical-stem-cell-treatment/
No-fault divorce Bill dropped https://www.christian.org.uk/news/no-fault-divorce-bill-dropped/ Radical plans to make the divorce process far quicker have been halted, as a result of the end of the parliamentary session.

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Wed, 11 Sep 2019 11:42:55 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/no-fault-divorce-bill-dropped/
BBC tells kids: ‘There are more than 100 gender identities’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/bbc-tells-kids-there-are-more-than-100-gender-identities/ A BBC resource for children aged nine to twelve claims there are over 100 ‘gender identities’ – something that is “really exciting”.

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Tue, 10 Sep 2019 15:45:07 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/bbc-tells-kids-there-are-more-than-100-gender-identities/
Betting bosses admit gambling harms society https://www.christian.org.uk/news/betting-bosses-admit-gambling-harms-society/ Gambling companies have admitted the industry has harmed hundreds of thousands of people.

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Mon, 09 Sep 2019 11:15:18 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/betting-bosses-admit-gambling-harms-society/
BBC flooded with complaints over Songs of Praise gay wedding https://www.christian.org.uk/news/bbc-flooded-with-complaints-over-songs-of-praise-gay-wedding/ The BBC has received 1,238 complaints over a controversial Songs of Praise episode featuring a same-sex wedding.

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Fri, 06 Sep 2019 13:25:24 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/bbc-flooded-with-complaints-over-songs-of-praise-gay-wedding/
Trans books for children ‘misleading’ and ‘irresponsible’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/trans-books-for-children-misleading-and-irresponsible/ Children are being dangerously misled by transgender books which “misrepresent” medical understanding, an academic has said.

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Fri, 06 Sep 2019 10:41:12 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/trans-books-for-children-misleading-and-irresponsible/
Welsh police told to take drugs laws seriously https://www.christian.org.uk/news/welsh-police-told-to-take-drugs-laws-seriously/ The Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales has been told to take drug offences seriously, after indicating he thinks police forces should no longer treat drugs possession as a criminal matter.

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Fri, 06 Sep 2019 09:16:10 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/welsh-police-told-to-take-drugs-laws-seriously/
Trans treatments risk ‘irreversible damage’, warns top psychiatrist https://www.christian.org.uk/news/trans-treatments-risk-irreversible-damage-warns-top-psychiatrist/ A leading psychiatrist has warned that children who take hormones or undergo surgery as part of ‘transitioning’ from one sex to the other risk “serious and irreversible damage”.

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Thu, 05 Sep 2019 16:02:57 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/trans-treatments-risk-irreversible-damage-warns-top-psychiatrist/
Twins celebrate first birthday after in-womb op https://www.christian.org.uk/news/twins-celebrate-first-birthday-after-in-womb-op/ A set of identical twins are getting ready to celebrate their first birthday after emergency in-womb surgery at 18 weeks saved their lives.

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Thu, 05 Sep 2019 14:25:15 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/twins-celebrate-first-birthday-after-in-womb-op/
Council defies secularists’ attempt to sideline prayers https://www.christian.org.uk/news/welsh-council-defies-secularists-attempt-to-sideline-prayers/ Welsh councillors have defended their freedom to conduct prayers before meetings in the face of opposition from those labelling it ‘discriminatory’.

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Tue, 03 Sep 2019 09:31:30 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/welsh-council-defies-secularists-attempt-to-sideline-prayers/
Welsh councils ‘in the dark’ over smacking ban https://www.christian.org.uk/news/welsh-councils-in-the-dark-over-smacking-ban/ Welsh Councils are being “left in the dark” over how they will be affected by a proposed smacking ban, freedom of information requests reveal.

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Fri, 30 Aug 2019 14:08:09 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/welsh-councils-in-the-dark-over-smacking-ban/
Britain branded the ‘drug capital of Europe’ amid addiction crisis https://www.christian.org.uk/news/britain-branded-the-drug-capital-of-europe-amid-addiction-crisis/ Experts are calling for the UK Government to take addiction seriously after reports reveals the extent of Britain’s drugs crisis.

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Thu, 29 Aug 2019 13:34:31 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/britain-branded-the-drug-capital-of-europe-amid-addiction-crisis/
Atheist philosopher warns against ‘illiberal liberalism’ at universities https://www.christian.org.uk/news/atheist-philosopher-warns-against-illiberal-liberalism-at-universities/ Students doing humanities subjects at university are paying tens of thousands of pounds to learn “not freedom of mind, but freedom from thought”, a philosopher has warned.

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Thu, 29 Aug 2019 08:43:10 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/atheist-philosopher-warns-against-illiberal-liberalism-at-universities/
Doctors save unborn baby after 20-week blood transfusion https://www.christian.org.uk/news/doctors-save-unborn-baby-after-20-week-blood-transfusion/ Medics at a London hospital have carried out an in-womb blood transfusion on a child who was just 20-weeks old.

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Tue, 27 Aug 2019 16:03:50 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/doctors-save-unborn-baby-after-20-week-blood-transfusion/
UK taxpayers are biggest funders of global abortion giant https://www.christian.org.uk/news/uk-taxpayers-are-biggest-funders-of-global-abortion-giant/ Taxpayers in the UK provided over £48 million worth of funding for Marie Stopes International (MSI) last year, its accounts have revealed.

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Tue, 27 Aug 2019 15:14:09 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/uk-taxpayers-are-biggest-funders-of-global-abortion-giant/