The Christian Institute - Free Speech News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/religious-liberty/free-speech The latest free speech news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Sun, 25 Aug 2019 14:13:51 +0000 Sun, 25 Aug 2019 14:13:51 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) Christian street preacher awarded £2,500 for wrongful arrest https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-street-preacher-awarded-2500-for-wrongful-arrest/ A street preacher detained by the Metropolitan Police has been awarded £2,500 for wrongful arrest.

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Tue, 30 Jul 2019 12:08:21 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-street-preacher-awarded-2500-for-wrongful-arrest/
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/
CPS tells prosecutors to use ‘preferred pronouns’ in court https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cps-tells-prosecutors-to-use-preferred-pronouns-in-court/ Prosecuting lawyers have been urged not to use biologically-correct pronouns and names for transgender victims, witnesses and defendants.

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Wed, 17 Jul 2019 14:11:41 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cps-tells-prosecutors-to-use-preferred-pronouns-in-court/
SNP MP vilified by members for not voting to impose abortion on NI https://www.christian.org.uk/news/snp-mp-vilified-by-members-for-not-voting-to-impose-abortion-on-ni/ An SNP MP who voted in favour of allowing Northern Ireland to maintain its strong pro-life protections now fears she will be deselected by her party.

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Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:03:22 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/snp-mp-vilified-by-members-for-not-voting-to-impose-abortion-on-ni/
Police uphold free speech for street preachers https://www.christian.org.uk/news/police-uphold-free-speech-for-street-preachers/ Christian street preachers are benefitting from an intervention by The Christian Institute.

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Thu, 11 Jul 2019 15:24:33 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/police-uphold-free-speech-for-street-preachers/
Peter Tatchell supports Christians’ right to free speech https://www.christian.org.uk/news/peter-tatchell-supports-christians-right-to-free-speech/ Prominent homosexual campaigner Peter Tatchell has defended the right of Christians to publicly express that homosexuality is wrong.

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Tue, 09 Jul 2019 14:54:50 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/peter-tatchell-supports-christians-right-to-free-speech/
Equalities chief backs Christian and pro-life student groups https://www.christian.org.uk/news/equalities-chief-backs-christian-and-pro-life-student-groups/ Universities have a duty to stop students’ unions from blocking Christian or pro-life societies due to “hypersensitivity”, the equalities chief has said.

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Tue, 09 Jul 2019 11:32:37 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/equalities-chief-backs-christian-and-pro-life-student-groups/
Court of Appeal slams university free speech ban on Christian student https://www.christian.org.uk/news/court-of-appeal-slams-university-free-speech-ban-on-christian-student/ The Court of Appeal yesterday ruled that merely expressing disagreement with same-sex marriage does not amount to discrimination.

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Thu, 04 Jul 2019 16:17:06 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/court-of-appeal-slams-university-free-speech-ban-on-christian-student/
Christian magistrate loses religious discrimination battle https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-magistrate-loses-religious-discrimination-battle/ A Christian magistrate sacked for publicly expressing the view that children are better off with opposite-sex parents has lost a legal appeal.

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Fri, 21 Jun 2019 14:42:31 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-magistrate-loses-religious-discrimination-battle/
US bakery case 'small victory for religious freedom' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/us-bakery-case-small-victory-for-religious-freedom/ The US Supreme Court has ordered a review of a ruling against Christian bakers who declined to make a same-sex wedding cake.

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Thu, 20 Jun 2019 10:13:22 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/us-bakery-case-small-victory-for-religious-freedom/
Academics urge universities to sever links with 'anti-scientific' Stonewall https://www.christian.org.uk/news/academics-urge-universities-to-sever-links-with-anti-scientific-stonewall/ More than 30 academics say educational freedom is being stifled by homosexual lobby group Stonewall.

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019 12:31:27 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/academics-urge-universities-to-sever-links-with-anti-scientific-stonewall/
Uni policy to end criticism of transgenderism ‘repressive’, say academics https://www.christian.org.uk/news/uni-policy-to-end-criticism-of-transgenderism-repressive-say-academics/ The University of Sussex has sparked a backlash after stating that transgender people can only be “positively represented” in courses.

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Thu, 13 Jun 2019 12:13:22 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/uni-policy-to-end-criticism-of-transgenderism-repressive-say-academics/
‘No Australian should be fired for their religion’: Israel Folau launches legal action https://www.christian.org.uk/news/no-australian-should-be-fired-for-their-religion-israel-folau-launches-legal-action/ Israel Folau has launched legal action against Rugby Australia (RA) after his playing contract was terminated over an Instagram post quoting the Bible.

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Fri, 07 Jun 2019 10:50:27 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/no-australian-should-be-fired-for-their-religion-israel-folau-launches-legal-action/
Union boss 'blocks' women for opposing transgender ideology https://www.christian.org.uk/news/union-boss-blocks-women-for-opposing-transgender-ideology/ The new General Secretary of the University and College Union has sparked controversy for refusing to hear views questioning radical transgender ideology.

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Fri, 31 May 2019 07:59:37 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/union-boss-blocks-women-for-opposing-transgender-ideology/
Oz school apologises over LGBT non-uniform day https://www.christian.org.uk/news/oz-school-apologises-over-lgbt-non-uniform-day/ A school in Australia has apologised for asking pupils to pay extra money to not wear multi-coloured clothing at a non-uniform day.

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Fri, 24 May 2019 14:24:53 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/oz-school-apologises-over-lgbt-non-uniform-day/
Student pro-life group reinstated after legal challenge https://www.christian.org.uk/news/student-pro-life-group-reinstated-after-legal-challenge/ A pro-life group at the University of Aberdeen has been reinstated to the students’ union after a 13-month battle.

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Thu, 23 May 2019 10:08:21 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/student-pro-life-group-reinstated-after-legal-challenge/
Oxford Union votes to protect free speech https://www.christian.org.uk/news/oxford-union-votes-to-protect-free-speech/ The Oxford Union has voted to oppose the ‘no platforming’ of controversial speakers at in-house debates.

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Wed, 22 May 2019 07:21:18 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/oxford-union-votes-to-protect-free-speech/
Rugby star Israel Folau sacked for Bible post after panel ruling https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-rugby-star-israel-folau-sacked-for-bible-post-after-panel-ruling/ An independent panel has ruled against rugby player Israel Folau and backed Rugby Australia’s (RA) decision to terminate his contract over an Instagram post quoting the Bible.

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Fri, 17 May 2019 15:40:16 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-rugby-star-israel-folau-sacked-for-bible-post-after-panel-ruling/
'Fair cop' campaign pushes to overhaul trans guidelines https://www.christian.org.uk/news/fair-cop-campaign-pushes-to-overhaul-trans-guidelines/ An ex-police officer is spearheading a new group against transgender ‘hate laws’ which he says “inhibit freedom of expression”.

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Thu, 16 May 2019 10:51:32 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/fair-cop-campaign-pushes-to-overhaul-trans-guidelines/
Australian church leader: Israel Folau is a ‘test case for our national culture’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/australian-church-leader-israel-folau-is-a-test-case-for-our-national-culture/ Christians will continue to proclaim the gospel regardless of the punishment handed out to rugby star Israel Folau, evangelical leader Phillip Jensen has said.

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Fri, 10 May 2019 15:12:41 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/australian-church-leader-israel-folau-is-a-test-case-for-our-national-culture/