The Christian Institute - Scotland News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scotland The latest scotland news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Sun, 22 Jul 2018 12:54:02 +0000 Sun, 22 Jul 2018 12:54:02 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) New Named Person delays cause fresh embarrassment for Scots Govt https://www.christian.org.uk/news/new-named-person-delays-cause-fresh-embarrassment-scots-govt/ The controversial Named Person Scheme has been hit by more delays, causing further embarrassment for the Scottish Government.

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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:05:46 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/new-named-person-delays-cause-fresh-embarrassment-scots-govt/
Top UK judge: Christian Institute Supreme Court case is ‘most important’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/top-uk-judge-christian-institute-supreme-court-case-important/ President of the UK Supreme Court, Baroness Hale, says The Christian Institute’s legal victory on family freedoms is a ‘most important’ case.

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Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:51:35 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/top-uk-judge-christian-institute-supreme-court-case-important/
Trans referrals of children reaches record high in Scotland https://www.christian.org.uk/news/trans-referrals-children-reaches-record-high-scotland/ The number of children expressing confusion over their ‘gender identity’ has reached a record high in Scotland.

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Wed, 11 Jul 2018 13:25:06 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/trans-referrals-children-reaches-record-high-scotland/
Drug deaths reach record high in Scotland https://www.christian.org.uk/news/drug-deaths-reach-record-high-scotland/ Drug-related deaths reached another record high in Scotland last year, according to new figures.

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Wed, 11 Jul 2018 07:27:21 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/drug-deaths-reach-record-high-scotland/
Scot Govt backtracks over endorsement of 'shocking' school trans guidance https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scot-govt-backtracks-endorsement-shocking-school-trans-guidance/ Guidance on transsexualism in schools which sidelines parents does not have the ‘formal endorsement’ of the Scottish Government – despite months of appearing to do so.

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Mon, 09 Jul 2018 15:31:58 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scot-govt-backtracks-endorsement-shocking-school-trans-guidance/
Trans rights next on my ‘progressive’ agenda, declares Nicola Sturgeon https://www.christian.org.uk/news/trans-rights-next-progressive-agenda-declares-nicola-sturgeon/ Changing the law on transsexualism is the “next step” on the ‘progressive journey’ after same-sex marriage, Scotland’s First Minister has said.

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Mon, 02 Jul 2018 07:41:35 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/trans-rights-next-progressive-agenda-declares-nicola-sturgeon/
Alcohol deaths continue to rise in Scotland but fewer teens drinking https://www.christian.org.uk/news/alcohol-deaths-continue-rise-scotland-fewer-teens-drinking/ Alcohol-related deaths for adults have risen for the fourth year in a row in Scotland, according to new figures.

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Fri, 29 Jun 2018 11:47:37 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/alcohol-deaths-continue-rise-scotland-fewer-teens-drinking/
Campaigners caution against assisted suicide https://www.christian.org.uk/news/campaigners-caution-assisted-suicide/ Campaigners in Scotland and New Zealand are speaking out amid pressure to legalise assisted suicide in their countries.

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Thu, 28 Jun 2018 07:39:52 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/campaigners-caution-assisted-suicide/
‘Girls left behind in rush to affirm transsexual students’, warns mum https://www.christian.org.uk/news/girls-left-behind-rush-affirm-transsexual-students-warns-mum/ Schoolgirls have been left behind by local councils in their haste to promote transsexual rights, a mother of two has complained.

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Wed, 27 Jun 2018 09:45:43 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/girls-left-behind-rush-affirm-transsexual-students-warns-mum/
Scot Govt risks court over controversial schools trans guidance https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scot-gov-risks-court-controversial-schools-trans-guidance/ The Scottish Government could face a court challenge over its misleading guidance for schools on dealing with transgender pupils.

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Mon, 25 Jun 2018 10:04:59 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scot-gov-risks-court-controversial-schools-trans-guidance/
Opt-out organ donation 'a bad idea for Scotland' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/opt-organ-donation-system-bad-idea-scotland/ Families may be unable to stop the use of their loved ones’ organs for donations if a new ‘presumed consent’ system is introduced in Scotland.

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Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:54:49 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/opt-organ-donation-system-bad-idea-scotland/
Scots show support for protecting the unborn https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scots-show-support-protecting-unborn/ Over 70 per cent of people back current laws on abortion or want to see protections for unborn children strengthened, a new poll of Scottish adults reveals.

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Thu, 14 Jun 2018 07:15:31 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scots-show-support-protecting-unborn/
Abortions reach five-year high in Scotland https://www.christian.org.uk/news/abortions-reach-five-year-high-scotland/ Statistics showing a five-year high for the number of abortions in Scotland have been described as “deeply alarming”.

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Fri, 08 Jun 2018 12:58:14 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/abortions-reach-five-year-high-scotland/
5-year-old bullied for saying grace https://www.christian.org.uk/news/5-year-old-bullied-saying-grace/ A five-year-old girl became depressed after being bullied for her faith at a Scottish state school.

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Thu, 07 Jun 2018 15:38:37 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/5-year-old-bullied-saying-grace/
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/
‘Let kids change sex without parents’ consent’, says Scots Children’s Commissioner https://www.christian.org.uk/news/let-kids-change-sex-without-parents-consent-says-scots-childrens-commissioner/ Children as young as twelve should be allowed to change their legal sex on their birth certificate, Scotland’s Children’s Commissioner has said.

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Wed, 30 May 2018 15:01:04 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/let-kids-change-sex-without-parents-consent-says-scots-childrens-commissioner/
Warning as Church of Scotland takes next step towards gay marriage https://www.christian.org.uk/news/warning-church-scotland-takes-next-step-towards-gay-marriage/ Church of Scotland leaders who support the biblical definition of marriage are concerned about legal threats as the Church moves towards backing same-sex marriage.

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Tue, 22 May 2018 13:48:57 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/warning-church-scotland-takes-next-step-towards-gay-marriage/
Recovering alcoholic: Minimum pricing is good even ‘if only some people drink a little less’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/recovering-alcoholic-minimum-pricing-good-even-people-drink-little-less/ Raising the price of alcohol in Scotland will not solve every drink-related problem, a recovering alcoholic says, but it will be worthwhile even if it helps just some people.

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Mon, 21 May 2018 07:57:21 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/recovering-alcoholic-minimum-pricing-good-even-people-drink-little-less/
Pro-life campaigners in court to challenge ‘DIY’ abortions https://www.christian.org.uk/news/pro-life-campaigners-court-challenge-diy-abortions/ Pro-lifers have started legal action against the Scottish Government for allowing women to have ‘DIY’ abortions at home.

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Mon, 14 May 2018 15:07:45 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/pro-life-campaigners-court-challenge-diy-abortions/
Highland schools ‘increasingly hostile’ to Christians https://www.christian.org.uk/news/highland-schools-increasingly-hostile-christians/ Children across the Highlands are being bullied in schools for their religious beliefs, an MSP has revealed.

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Wed, 09 May 2018 12:39:06 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/highland-schools-increasingly-hostile-christians/