The Christian Institute - Scotland News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scotland The latest scotland news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Thu, 22 Aug 2019 18:52:54 +0000 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 18:52:54 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) Songs of Praise same-sex promo upsets viewers https://www.christian.org.uk/news/songs-of-praise-same-sex-promo-upsets-viewers/ BBC’s Songs of Praise has alienated its viewers after it featured a same-sex wedding in this week’s programme.

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Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:53:28 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/songs-of-praise-same-sex-promo-upsets-viewers/
Experts tasked with salvaging Named Person scheme admit defeat https://www.christian.org.uk/news/experts-tasked-with-salvaging-named-person-scheme-admit-defeat/ The Scottish Government’s controversial Named Person scheme has suffered another major setback, which critics say threatens to derail the entire programme.

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Mon, 19 Aug 2019 07:25:02 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/experts-tasked-with-salvaging-named-person-scheme-admit-defeat/
Record number of drug deaths revealed https://www.christian.org.uk/news/record-number-of-drug-deaths-revealed/ Drug deaths in England and Wales have increased to their highest numbers since 1993, official figures have revealed.

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Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:05:34 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/record-number-of-drug-deaths-revealed/
Olympic rules hand trans athletes ‘unfair’ advantage https://www.christian.org.uk/news/olympic-rules-hand-trans-athletes-unfair-advantage/ People who were born male but are allowed to compete against women in sporting competitions are gaining an ‘intolerable unfair advantage’, scientific research has concluded.

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Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:07:42 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/olympic-rules-hand-trans-athletes-unfair-advantage/
‘The bookies always win on betting’s one-way street’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/the-bookies-always-win-on-bettings-one-way-street/ One of the UK’s best-known betting companies has been fined nearly £6 million over safeguarding failures, but its boss has claimed “the industry is doing well at looking after its customers”.

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Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:10:46 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/the-bookies-always-win-on-bettings-one-way-street/
Teen: ‘Taking puberty blockers was worst decision of my life’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/teen-taking-puberty-blockers-was-worst-decision-of-my-life/ A teenager says puberty blockers were sold as a “miracle cure for being trans”, but instead felt like poison which did not solve her problems.

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Wed, 14 Aug 2019 09:35:56 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/teen-taking-puberty-blockers-was-worst-decision-of-my-life/
Complaints about gambling firms skyrocket https://www.christian.org.uk/news/complaints-about-gambling-firms-skyrocket/ The number of complaints made about gambling companies has dramatically risen in the last five years.

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Tue, 13 Aug 2019 14:53:00 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/complaints-about-gambling-firms-skyrocket/
Scottish census U-turn over sex question https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scottish-census-u-turn-over-sex-question/ Scottish citizens will be asked if they are male or female – and not if they are “non-binary” – in the next census, following an official about-turn.

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Fri, 09 Aug 2019 13:28:40 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scottish-census-u-turn-over-sex-question/
Christian classic tops survey of most-read books https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-classic-tops-survey-of-most-read-books/ C S Lewis’s classic Narnia story, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, has topped a new survey of the most-read fiction books in Britain.

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Thu, 08 Aug 2019 16:01:59 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-classic-tops-survey-of-most-read-books/
‘Christians should be free to practise faith’, counter-terror chief says https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christians-should-be-free-to-practice-faith-counter-terror-chief-says/ Conservative religious believers, including Christians, should not be ‘condemned’ for practising their faith, Britain’s most senior counter-terrorism police officer has said.

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Wed, 07 Aug 2019 15:53:19 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christians-should-be-free-to-practice-faith-counter-terror-chief-says/
Youngest lottery winner: My big win went sour fast https://www.christian.org.uk/news/youngest-lottery-winner-my-big-win-went-sour-fast/ A woman who won nearly £2 million on the National Lottery aged just 16 says she’s happier now the money has gone.

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Wed, 07 Aug 2019 11:15:24 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/youngest-lottery-winner-my-big-win-went-sour-fast/
Guide leader axed over trans views begins legal case https://www.christian.org.uk/news/guide-leader-axed-over-trans-views-begins-legal-case/ A Girlguiding leader who was expelled for saying she believed boys could not become girls is starting legal proceedings against the organisation.

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Tue, 06 Aug 2019 15:43:52 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/guide-leader-axed-over-trans-views-begins-legal-case/
Health experts launch investigation into puberty blockers for children https://www.christian.org.uk/news/health-experts-launch-investigation-into-puberty-blockers-for-children/ Experts have launched an investigation into the use of hormone blockers on young children.

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Wed, 31 Jul 2019 12:28:33 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/health-experts-launch-investigation-into-puberty-blockers-for-children/
NHS gender clinic ignored own study to lower age for puberty blockers https://www.christian.org.uk/news/nhs-gender-clinic-ignored-own-study-to-lower-age-for-puberty-blockers/ The NHS’s only specialised gender identity clinic for children has been accused of ignoring its own study and lowering the age at which children can take puberty blockers.

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Thu, 25 Jul 2019 12:10:50 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/nhs-gender-clinic-ignored-own-study-to-lower-age-for-puberty-blockers/
Gender clinic ‘misleading families’ and rushing to affirm transgenderism https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gender-clinic-misleading-families-and-rushing-to-affirm-transgenderism/ Medical staff at the NHS’s only specialist gender clinic for children are rushing to affirm patients’ gender confusion without proper investigation for fear of being labelled transphobic, one of its former employees has said.

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:55:05 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gender-clinic-misleading-families-and-rushing-to-affirm-transgenderism/
Home Office rejects proposals for drug ‘shooting galleries’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/home-office-rejects-proposals-for-drug-shooting-galleries/ The Home Office has said it will not sanction the widespread opening of drug consumption rooms, amid pressure from pro-legalisation MPs to do so.

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019 12:47:25 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/home-office-rejects-proposals-for-drug-shooting-galleries/
‘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/
Parents could be harming children by allowing them to change gender https://www.christian.org.uk/news/parents-could-be-harming-children-by-allowing-them-to-change-gender/ Parents allowing their children to ‘change gender’ could be doing more harm than good, NHS experts say.

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Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:06:09 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/parents-could-be-harming-children-by-allowing-them-to-change-gender/
Drug rooms ‘not legal’ says top lawyer https://www.christian.org.uk/news/drug-rooms-not-legal-says-top-lawyer/ Scotland’s Lord Advocate has said that drug consumption rooms are not permissible under current law, amid efforts to open one in Glasgow.

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Thu, 18 Jul 2019 09:44:49 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/drug-rooms-not-legal-says-top-lawyer/
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/