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 Sun, 22 Sep 2019 12:42:48 +0000 Sun, 22 Sep 2019 12:42:48 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) End of Named Person scheme widely welcomed https://www.christian.org.uk/news/end-of-named-person-scheme-widely-welcomed/ The Named Person scheme was a ‘costly farce’ and ‘protracted folly’ which had to be scrapped, newspapers have said.

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Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:38:58 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/end-of-named-person-scheme-widely-welcomed/
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/
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/
Hollywood set designer: God saved me from homosexual lifestyle https://www.christian.org.uk/news/hollywood-set-designer-god-saved-me-from-homosexual-lifestyle/ A fashion set designer who found his Hollywood life ultimately empty has told how Jesus Christ turned him around.

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Wed, 28 Aug 2019 11:49:00 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/hollywood-set-designer-god-saved-me-from-homosexual-lifestyle/
VeggieTales creator: ‘I won’t compromise on biblical values’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/veggie-tales-creator-i-wont-compromise-on-biblical-values/ One of the creators of children’s TV programme VeggieTales has said he does not want to promote LGBT issues in his shows.

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Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:30:26 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/veggie-tales-creator-i-wont-compromise-on-biblical-values/
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/