The Christian Institute - Marriage and the Family News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/marriage-and-family The latest marriage and the family news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Thu, 22 Aug 2019 16:08:47 +0000 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 16:08:47 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) Support for bus driver suspended over opposition to LGBT branding https://www.christian.org.uk/news/support-for-bus-driver-suspended-over-opposition-to-lgbt-branding/ Thousands have rallied behind a Norwich bus driver who was suspended after he declined to drive a bus where the service number bore the colours of the LGBT flag.

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Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:00:17 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/support-for-bus-driver-suspended-over-opposition-to-lgbt-branding/
BBC climbdown over NI homosexual march https://www.christian.org.uk/news/bbc-climbdown-over-ni-homosexual-march/ The BBC will “not be involved corporately” in Saturday’s Belfast pro-LGBT parade admitting it could be seen as taking sides on same-sex marriage.

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Fri, 02 Aug 2019 15:07:53 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/bbc-climbdown-over-ni-homosexual-march/
‘Alarming’ rise in STIs strongly linked to gay sex https://www.christian.org.uk/news/alarming-rise-in-stis-strongly-linked-to-gay-sex/ The number of people in the UK with sexually transmitted diseases has risen rapidly in the last 10 years.

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Mon, 22 Jul 2019 08:31:45 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/alarming-rise-in-stis-strongly-linked-to-gay-sex/
Rush to impose 'seismic cultural changes' on Northern Ireland slammed https://www.christian.org.uk/news/rush-to-impose-seismic-cultural-changes-on-northern-ireland-slammed/ Fast-tracked “back door regulations” to impose abortion and same-sex marriage are “disrespectful to the people of Northern Ireland”, MPs have been warned.

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Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:13:58 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/rush-to-impose-seismic-cultural-changes-on-northern-ireland-slammed/
Vunipola stands firm over biblical views of sexual morality https://www.christian.org.uk/news/vunipola-stands-firm-over-biblical-views-of-sexual-morality/ England rugby union star Billy Vunipola has refused to go back on his view that sex should be reserved for opposite-sex marriage.

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Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:43:16 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/vunipola-stands-firm-over-biblical-views-of-sexual-morality/
Govt to enable marriages to be ‘swapped’ for civil partnerships https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-to-enable-marriages-to-be-swapped-for-civil-partnerships/ Married couples will be able to swap their marriage for a civil partnership, under new proposals being considered by the Government.

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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 14:12:17 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-to-enable-marriages-to-be-swapped-for-civil-partnerships/
'Anti-democratic' NI votes under fire https://www.christian.org.uk/news/anti-democratic-ni-votes-under-fire/ The Chief Whip for the DUP has heavily criticised Westminster MPs for voting to impose abortion and same-sex marriage on Northern Ireland.

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Fri, 12 Jul 2019 14:30:11 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/anti-democratic-ni-votes-under-fire/
Support for pre-marital sex and LGB relationships drops slightly https://www.christian.org.uk/news/support-for-pre-marital-sex-and-lgb-relationships-drops-slightly/ People in the UK are less supportive of premarital sex and same-sex sexual relationships, new statistics have revealed.

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Fri, 12 Jul 2019 11:08:36 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/support-for-pre-marital-sex-and-lgb-relationships-drops-slightly/
CofE challenges Govt on ‘no-fault divorce’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cofe-challenges-govt-on-no-fault-divorce/ Radical changes to the law on divorce do nothing to help couples reconcile and have not been “sufficiently thought through”, the Church of England has warned.

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019 12:58:51 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cofe-challenges-govt-on-no-fault-divorce/
'Westminster puts abortion and same-sex marriage ahead of NI democracy' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/westminster-puts-abortion-and-same-sex-marriage-ahead-of-ni-democracy/ The Christian Institute has described MPs’ decision to impose abortion and same-sex marriage on Northern Ireland as “tragic”.

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019 10:41:18 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/westminster-puts-abortion-and-same-sex-marriage-ahead-of-ni-democracy/
Named persons number 3,000, prompting renewed calls to scrap 'unworkable' scheme https://www.christian.org.uk/news/named-persons-number-3000-prompting-renewed-calls-to-scrap-unworkable-scheme/ Around 3,000 state guardians are in place across Scotland, a newspaper has revealed.

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Thu, 04 Jul 2019 14:50:05 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/named-persons-number-3000-prompting-renewed-calls-to-scrap-unworkable-scheme/
Evangelicals ‘very saddened’ by Methodist support for gay marriage https://www.christian.org.uk/news/evangelicals-very-saddened-by-methodist-support-for-gay-marriage/ Evangelical Methodists have urged the nationwide denomination to remain faithful to the Bible, after the church indicated support for same-sex marriage.

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Thu, 04 Jul 2019 14:01:23 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/evangelicals-very-saddened-by-methodist-support-for-gay-marriage/
Christians voice dismay at NI Sainsbury’s LGBT celebration https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christians-voice-dismay-at-ni-sainsburys-lgbt-celebration/ Shoppers in Northern Ireland have contacted The Christian Institute to express their dismay over Sainsbury’s celebration of homosexual and transgender ideology.

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Thu, 04 Jul 2019 11:49:34 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christians-voice-dismay-at-ni-sainsburys-lgbt-celebration/
Scotland announces civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scotland-announces-civil-partnerships-for-opposite-sex-couples/ Heterosexual couples will be able to opt for civil partnerships rather than marriage under new proposals by the Scottish Government.

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Fri, 28 Jun 2019 14:18:15 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scotland-announces-civil-partnerships-for-opposite-sex-couples/
Institute challenges Cathedral over blasphemous LGBT festival https://www.christian.org.uk/news/institute-challenges-cathedral-over-blasphemous-lgbt-festival/ Newcastle Cathedral is being confronted over a weekend-long LGBT festival that includes a panel discussion on “Queering the Church”.

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Thu, 27 Jun 2019 09:34:52 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/institute-challenges-cathedral-over-blasphemous-lgbt-festival/
No-fault divorce backed by MPs in first debate https://www.christian.org.uk/news/no-fault-divorce-backed-by-mps-in-first-debate/ Westminster gave its initial support yesterday to a Bill which will make it much easier to get divorced.

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Wed, 26 Jun 2019 14:31:16 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/no-fault-divorce-backed-by-mps-in-first-debate/
MSP warns: Smacking ban could also criminalise shouting https://www.christian.org.uk/news/msp-warns-smacking-ban-could-also-criminalise-shouting/ Parents could be criminalised if they shout at their children, under the proposed legislation to ban smacking an MSP has warned.

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:15:23 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/msp-warns-smacking-ban-could-also-criminalise-shouting/
Govt no-fault divorce plans ‘euthanasia for marriage’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-no-fault-divorce-plans-euthanasia-for-marriage/ The Government is pressing ahead with plans to further weaken marriage in England and Wales by introducing its ‘no-fault divorce’ Bill into the House of Commons.

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:30:47 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-no-fault-divorce-plans-euthanasia-for-marriage/
'I was living a gay lifestyle but Christ transformed me’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/i-was-living-a-gay-lifestyle-but-christ-transformed-me/ A former homosexual man has bravely shared his story of how God called him out of that lifestyle and gave him “identity, hope & a purpose”.

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Thu, 13 Jun 2019 09:32:40 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/i-was-living-a-gay-lifestyle-but-christ-transformed-me/
‘I was gay, but I found Christ and now I’m married to a woman' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/i-was-gay-but-i-found-christ-and-now-im-married-to-a-woman/ A man has spoken out about how he found Jesus and put his homosexual lifestyle behind him to follow Christ instead.

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Wed, 05 Jun 2019 09:06:52 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/i-was-gay-but-i-found-christ-and-now-im-married-to-a-woman/