The Christian Institute - Northern Ireland News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/northern-ireland The latest northern ireland news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Sat, 19 May 2018 13:40:22 +0000 Sat, 19 May 2018 13:40:22 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) Belfast City Council rejects increased Sunday trading https://www.christian.org.uk/news/belfast-city-council-rejects-increased-sunday-trading/ Belfast City Council has heeded concerns about family life, with councillors rejecting the latest attempt to liberalise Sunday trading.

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Fri, 18 May 2018 14:15:23 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/belfast-city-council-rejects-increased-sunday-trading/
Ashers Supreme Court day two: ‘Law protects people, not campaign messages' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ashers-supreme-court-day-two-law-protects-people-not-campaign-messages/ Laws on discrimination protect people, not campaign messages, the Supreme Court has heard on the second day of the Ashers Baking Company case.

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Wed, 02 May 2018 16:03:31 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ashers-supreme-court-day-two-law-protects-people-not-campaign-messages/
Ashers QC to Supreme Court: One day-a-week faith isn’t freedom https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ashers-qc-supreme-court-one-day-week-faith-isnt-freedom/ Christians who have to ditch their faith at work have no real freedom of religion, senior judges have been told in the case of Ashers Baking Company.

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Tue, 01 May 2018 16:06:47 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ashers-qc-supreme-court-one-day-week-faith-isnt-freedom/
Daniel McArthur tells media: Jesus Christ has been with us every step https://www.christian.org.uk/news/daniel-mcarthur-tells-media-jesus-christ-us-every-step/ Daniel McArthur, General Manager of Ashers Baking Company, has spoken of Jesus’ sustaining power during the difficult four years of legal challenges.

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Tue, 01 May 2018 11:46:12 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/daniel-mcarthur-tells-media-jesus-christ-us-every-step/
‘If Ashers lose, we all lose’, pro-gay marriage columnist says https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ashers-lose-lose-pro-gay-marriage-columnist-says/ Family-run Ashers Baking Company should not be forced to promote a cause which its owners profoundly disagree with, a columnist says.

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Mon, 30 Apr 2018 16:20:30 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ashers-lose-lose-pro-gay-marriage-columnist-says/
Ashers supporters out in droves ahead of Supreme Court hearing https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ashers-supporters-droves-ahead-supreme-court-hearing/ Supporters of Ashers Baking Company have turned out in their hundreds at Christian Institute meetings this week.

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Fri, 27 Apr 2018 13:15:59 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ashers-supporters-droves-ahead-supreme-court-hearing/
Councillors defer Sunday trading decision, amid protests https://www.christian.org.uk/news/councillors-defer-sunday-trading-decision-amid-protests/ Politicians in Belfast have delayed a decision on extending Sunday trading, as campaigners issued a warning over the effect on families.

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Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:19:29 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/councillors-defer-sunday-trading-decision-amid-protests/
Girl Guide leaders rail against trans policy https://www.christian.org.uk/news/girl-guide-leaders-rail-trans-policy/ Girl Guide leaders are protesting against new rules allowing boys who claim to be girls to share changing rooms, tents and shower facilities with girls.

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Tue, 27 Mar 2018 14:39:17 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/girl-guide-leaders-rail-trans-policy/
Gambling Commission 'bottles' FOBT stake cut https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-commission-bottles-fobt-stake-cut/ High-stakes betting machines known as Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) should have the maximum bet set “at or below £30”, the Gambling Commission has recommended.

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Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:11:14 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-commission-bottles-fobt-stake-cut/
Columnists criticise Amnesty's 'dangerous' push for prostitution https://www.christian.org.uk/news/columnists-criticise-amnestys-dangerous-push-prostitution/ Columnists for The Guardian and The Times have accused Amnesty International of hypocrisy and feeding a system of sexual abuse by campaigning to decriminalise prostitution.

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Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:42:11 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/columnists-criticise-amnestys-dangerous-push-prostitution/
Sunday trading debate re-opened in Belfast https://www.christian.org.uk/news/sunday-trading-debate-re-opened-belfast/ A public consultation has been launched on extending Sunday trading hours in Belfast – less than a year after the last proposal was overwhelmingly rejected.

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Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:43:21 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/sunday-trading-debate-re-opened-belfast/
'Same-sex marriage is up to Northern Ireland', Secretary of State says https://www.christian.org.uk/news/sex-marriage-northern-ireland-secretary-state-says/ The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has rejected calls for Westminster to impose same-sex marriage.

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Fri, 09 Feb 2018 08:20:19 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/sex-marriage-northern-ireland-secretary-state-says/
University trans censorship revealed in new study https://www.christian.org.uk/news/university-trans-censorship-revealed-new-study/ Free speech and debate are being shut down as universities censor courses, lecturers and speakers, while students censor each other, new research has shown.

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Thu, 08 Feb 2018 11:19:44 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/university-trans-censorship-revealed-new-study/
Welsh Govt ‘undermining NI democracy on abortion’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/welsh-govt-undermining-ni-democracy-abortion/ The Welsh Government is asking whether it should fund abortions for women from Northern Ireland, following the policy set by the Governments in London and Edinburgh.

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Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:33:23 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/welsh-govt-undermining-ni-democracy-abortion/
Labour suspends ‘transphobic’ members https://www.christian.org.uk/news/labour-suspends-transphobic-members/ The Labour Party has suspended two members for saying that transsexuals who were born male are not women.

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Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:00:14 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/labour-suspends-transphobic-members/
Govt seeking same-sex marriage bureaucrat for NI https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-seeking-sex-marriage-bureaucrat-ni/ A senior adviser on same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland is being sought by the UK Government – despite Westminster insisting the issue is a devolved matter.

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Wed, 24 Jan 2018 17:11:28 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-seeking-sex-marriage-bureaucrat-ni/
Co-op offers ‘quickie divorces’ online https://www.christian.org.uk/news/co-op-offers-quickie-divorces-online/ Obtaining divorces will be made even easier following the launch of the Co-op’s online divorce service, in a move criticised as weakening the institution of marriage.

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:02:10 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/co-op-offers-quickie-divorces-online/
Labour opens up female-only positions to trans men https://www.christian.org.uk/news/labour-opens-female-positions-trans-men/ The Labour Party will now allow men who say they are women to apply for female-only posts within its youth wing.

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:00:27 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/labour-opens-female-positions-trans-men/
Men offered smear tests if they say they are women https://www.christian.org.uk/news/men-offered-smear-tests-say-women/ Men who register with their GP as women are being routinely invited to breast cancer screenings and smear tests by the NHS.

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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:59:45 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/men-offered-smear-tests-say-women/
Casino-style games on Facebook lure kids into gambling https://www.christian.org.uk/news/casino-style-games-facebook-lure-kids-gambling/ Children are being lured into gambling by slot-machine styled games and apps through Facebook.

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Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:35:09 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/casino-style-games-facebook-lure-kids-gambling/