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, 22 Jul 2018 18:16:12 +0000 Sun, 22 Jul 2018 18:16:12 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) Victory for pro-life centres in US free speech case https://www.christian.org.uk/news/victory-pro-life-centres-us-free-speech-case/ Pro-life leaders are celebrating a ruling by the US Supreme Court which has significant implications for freedom of speech.

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Fri, 29 Jun 2018 07:15:53 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/victory-pro-life-centres-us-free-speech-case/
Canada introduces more abortion buffer zones https://www.christian.org.uk/news/canada-introduces-abortion-buffer-zones/ People defending the rights of the unborn have been banned from coming within 50 metres of abortion clinics in Alberta, Canada.

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Fri, 08 Jun 2018 13:44:00 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/canada-introduces-abortion-buffer-zones/
Peter Tatchell: ‘I support freedom to protest for right to life’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/peter-tatchell-i-support-freedom-protest-right-life/ Peter Tatchell has slammed the introduction of the UK’s first abortion buffer zone for going against “what a free and democratic society is supposed to be all about”.

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Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:56:21 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/peter-tatchell-i-support-freedom-protest-right-life/
Scots hate crime proposals may threaten free speech https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scots-hate-crime-proposals-may-threaten-free-speech/ A review into hate crime in Scotland has made recommendations to the Scottish Government which could severely threaten free speech.

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Mon, 04 Jun 2018 15:42:33 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scots-hate-crime-proposals-may-threaten-free-speech/
Christian MP: ‘Minority views are being silenced at universities’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-mp-minority-views-silenced-universities/ So-called safe spaces are being “incorrectly used” and are detrimental to speech at universities, a Christian MP has warned.

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Mon, 21 May 2018 15:45:51 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-mp-minority-views-silenced-universities/
Abortion buffer zones breach freedom of speech https://www.christian.org.uk/news/abortion-buffer-zones-breach-freedom-speech/ Free speech campaigners have spoken out against a London council’s decision to introduce the UK’s first abortion clinic buffer zone, citing the damage it will do to society.

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Wed, 16 May 2018 14:45:55 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/abortion-buffer-zones-breach-freedom-speech/
Pro-abortion MPs pressure Home Secretary over pro-life vigils https://www.christian.org.uk/news/pro-abortion-mps-pressure-home-secretary-pro-life-vigils/ Home Secretary Sajid Javid is facing pressure to continue a controversial review of pro-life demonstrations initiated by his predecessor Amber Rudd.

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Mon, 14 May 2018 08:00:22 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/pro-abortion-mps-pressure-home-secretary-pro-life-vigils/
YouTube bans pro-life channel over ‘harmful’ content https://www.christian.org.uk/news/youtube-bans-pro-life-channel-harmful-content/ A pro-life organisation has had a YouTube channel suspended because its content was deemed to be “harmful or dangerous”.

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Mon, 07 May 2018 08:00:49 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/youtube-bans-pro-life-channel-harmful-content/
Free speech must be protected on campus, says university minister https://www.christian.org.uk/news/free-speech-must-protected-campus-says-university-minister/ A “new chapter” will begin for free speech on university campuses, the Government has pledged, saying students need to be exposed to views they may not like.

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Thu, 03 May 2018 14:49:07 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/free-speech-must-protected-campus-says-university-minister/
Free speech 'restricted' at universities, says Human Rights report https://www.christian.org.uk/news/free-speech-restricted-universities-says-human-rights-report/ University students should be free to air opinions on controversial issues such as abortion and transsexualism, MPs and Peers have said.

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Wed, 28 Mar 2018 15:20:55 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/free-speech-restricted-universities-says-human-rights-report/
MSPs repeal sectarianism law https://www.christian.org.uk/news/msps-repeal-sectarianism-law/ The Scottish Government’s 2012 Offensive Behaviour at Football Act will be repealed next month, after MSPs voted to remove it.

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Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:15:25 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/msps-repeal-sectarianism-law/
Jordan Peterson: ‘Compelled speech is wrong‘ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/jordan-peterson-compelled-speech-wrong/ Free speech advocate Dr Jordan Peterson has once again condemned a Canadian law which could be used to compel citizens to use the terms ‘ze’ and ‘zir’, instead of ‘he’ and ‘she’.

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Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:21:35 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/jordan-peterson-compelled-speech-wrong/
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/
‘Gay cake’ cases are rubicon for free speech https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gay-cake-cases-rubicon-free-speech/ Free speech cases involving bakers in the US and UK will shape the direction of Western freedoms in the years ahead.

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Tue, 19 Dec 2017 11:56:50 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gay-cake-cases-rubicon-free-speech/
Danger to free speech from hate crime change, top lawyers warn https://www.christian.org.uk/news/danger-free-speech-hate-crime-change-top-lawyers-warn/ Expanding hate crime laws in Scotland could threaten the “fundamental right” of freedom of expression, lawyers have warned.

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Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:38:38 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/danger-free-speech-hate-crime-change-top-lawyers-warn/
Govt watchdog will uphold campus free speech https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-watchdog-will-uphold-free-speech/ The head of a new student watchdog has vowed to defend free speech on campuses in England.

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Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:15:57 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-watchdog-will-uphold-free-speech/
Canadian uni apologises for accusing student of 'transphobic thought crime' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/canadian-uni-apologises-accusing-student-transphobic-thought-crime/ A Canadian student disciplined for showing a video questioning transsexual ideas has received an official apology from her university.

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Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:00:01 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/canadian-uni-apologises-accusing-student-transphobic-thought-crime/
Police called as feminists harangue pro-life speakers at Oxford uni https://www.christian.org.uk/news/police-called-feminists-harangue-pro-life-speakers-oxford-uni-debate/ Police had to be called as feminists disrupted an Oxford University discussion on abortion to harangue pro-life speakers.

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Tue, 07 Nov 2017 16:33:27 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/police-called-feminists-harangue-pro-life-speakers-oxford-uni-debate/
Political correctness 'shuts down' debates https://www.christian.org.uk/news/political-correctness-shuts-debates/ Most Americans believe political correctness has silenced discussions on important topics, a new poll has found.

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Mon, 06 Nov 2017 09:16:27 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/political-correctness-shuts-debates/
Pro-life president thrown out by students' union https://www.christian.org.uk/news/pro-life-president-thrown-students-union/ A pro-life student leader at University College Dublin (UCD) has been impeached four months into her term – a move she described as intolerant and regressive.

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Thu, 02 Nov 2017 16:56:53 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/pro-life-president-thrown-students-union/