The Christian Institute - Scotland News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scotland The latest scotland news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Wed, 16 Oct 2019 16:53:46 +0000 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 16:53:46 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) SNP seeks to decriminalise illegal drugs https://www.christian.org.uk/news/snp-seeks-to-decriminalise-illegal-drugs/ The SNP is seeking to decriminalise the possession and consumption of illegal drugs as a matter of party policy.

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Mon, 14 Oct 2019 14:45:24 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/snp-seeks-to-decriminalise-illegal-drugs/
New fund launched to help pregnant students in Scotland https://www.christian.org.uk/news/new-fund-launched-to-help-pregnant-students-in-scotland/ A new pro-life initiative has been launched to help pregnant students in Scotland continue pursuing their academic or personal goals.

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Fri, 11 Oct 2019 07:00:59 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/new-fund-launched-to-help-pregnant-students-in-scotland/
Parents' anger over Scottish sex education lessons https://www.christian.org.uk/news/parents-anger-over-scottish-sex-education-lessons/ Parents in Scotland have challenged Education Secretary John Swinney over materials which ‘promote pornography’ in the school curriculum.

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019 15:06:01 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/parents-anger-over-scottish-sex-education-lessons/
Pro-life MSP branded ‘dangerous’ for trying to protect unborn children https://www.christian.org.uk/news/pro-life-msp-branded-dangerous-for-trying-to-protect-unborn-children/ An SNP MSP has come under attack from pro-abortion politicians for tabling a motion to give more rights to unborn children.

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019 10:29:45 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/pro-life-msp-branded-dangerous-for-trying-to-protect-unborn-children/
National census to include question about gender identity https://www.christian.org.uk/news/national-census-to-include-question-about-gender-identity/ The next national census is to include a controversial question about gender identity for the first time.

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Wed, 09 Oct 2019 15:51:35 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/national-census-to-include-question-about-gender-identity/
Scotland to introduce heterosexual civil partnerships https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scotland-to-introduce-heterosexual-civil-partnerships/ The Scottish Government has introduced a Bill to allow heterosexual couples to enter into a civil partnership rather than a marriage.

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Wed, 09 Oct 2019 15:42:10 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scotland-to-introduce-heterosexual-civil-partnerships/
Public institutions must reject ‘fashionable’ gender ideology https://www.christian.org.uk/news/public-institutions-must-reject-fashionable-gender-ideology/ Public institutions should show commitment to the scientific facts of sex and gender and reject gender ideology, rather than kowtow to the activists peddling it, a columnist has said.

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Fri, 04 Oct 2019 14:48:26 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/public-institutions-must-reject-fashionable-gender-ideology/
MSPs vote to criminalise parents https://www.christian.org.uk/news/msps-vote-to-criminalise-parents/ Parents in Scotland face criminal charges for smacking their children, after controversial legislation on a ban was backed by Scottish politicians.

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Fri, 04 Oct 2019 14:47:24 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/msps-vote-to-criminalise-parents/
I rejected advice to abort, now my girl is thriving https://www.christian.org.uk/news/i-rejected-advice-to-abort-now-my-girl-is-thriving/ A mother who rejected advice to abort her daughter at twelve weeks old now says she is a “sassy, feisty and strong little girl”.

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Fri, 04 Oct 2019 14:04:19 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/i-rejected-advice-to-abort-now-my-girl-is-thriving/
Academics hounded for speaking out on gender ideology https://www.christian.org.uk/news/academics-hounded-for-speaking-out-on-gender-ideology/ Academics are being silenced for questioning whether people should be allowed to legally change sex simply by declaring it, a university professor has said.

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Thu, 03 Oct 2019 16:09:46 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/academics-hounded-for-speaking-out-on-gender-ideology/
'Sex addiction no excuse for immoral behaviour' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/sex-addiction-no-excuse-for-immoral-behaviour/ People should not be excused from morally bankrupt behaviour just because they claim to be ‘sex addicts’, an NHS psychiatrist has said.

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Thu, 03 Oct 2019 14:26:40 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/sex-addiction-no-excuse-for-immoral-behaviour/
Gambling firm ordered to stop targeting children with adverts https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-firm-ordered-to-stop-targeting-children-with-adverts/ A gambling company has been ordered to remove online adverts which deliberately target children.

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Tue, 01 Oct 2019 10:09:16 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-firm-ordered-to-stop-targeting-children-with-adverts/
Minimum pricing dents Scotland’s alcohol consumption https://www.christian.org.uk/news/minimum-pricing-dents-scotlands-alcohol-consumption/ Introducing a 50p minimum unit price in Scotland has reduced the amount of alcohol Scottish people purchase.

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Fri, 27 Sep 2019 12:00:11 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/minimum-pricing-dents-scotlands-alcohol-consumption/
BBC accused of advocating goldfish rights but not the unborn https://www.christian.org.uk/news/bbc-accused-of-advocating-goldfish-rights-but-not-the-unborn/ A member of the House of Lords has accused the BBC of having “a convoluted sense of priorities” after it was prepared to advocate the rights of goldfish but not those of unborn children.

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Fri, 27 Sep 2019 11:33:38 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/bbc-accused-of-advocating-goldfish-rights-but-not-the-unborn/
John Humphrys hits out at BBC for ‘institutional liberal bias’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/john-humphrys-hits-out-at-bbc-for-institutional-liberal-bias/ The former longstanding BBC journalist John Humphrys has hit out at the corporation’s bias and “Thought Police” in his new memoir, ‘A Day Like Today’.

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Thu, 26 Sep 2019 15:48:35 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/john-humphrys-hits-out-at-bbc-for-institutional-liberal-bias/
Stonewall under fire from its founder for promoting ‘gender-identity fiction’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/stonewall-under-fire-from-its-founder-for-promoting-gender-identity-fiction/ Stonewall supporters – including its founder – have attacked the LGBT lobby group over its stance on transgender issues.

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019 15:43:08 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/stonewall-under-fire-from-its-founder-for-promoting-gender-identity-fiction/
End of Named Person scheme widely welcomed https://www.christian.org.uk/news/end-of-named-person-scheme-widely-welcomed/ The Named Person scheme was a ‘costly farce’ and ‘protracted folly’ which had to be scrapped, newspapers have said.

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Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:38:58 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/end-of-named-person-scheme-widely-welcomed/
Named Person scheme axed by Scottish Govt https://www.christian.org.uk/news/breaking-named-person-scheme-axed-by-scottish-govt/ Parents are celebrating today after the Scottish Government officially announced the end of the intrusive Named Person scheme.

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Thu, 19 Sep 2019 13:59:28 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/breaking-named-person-scheme-axed-by-scottish-govt/
Law must ‘uphold life and protect the vulnerable’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/law-must-uphold-life-and-protect-the-vulnerable/ A son who sat by his mother’s bed as she died has urged politicians to resist pressure to change the law on assisted suicide.

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Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:28:40 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/law-must-uphold-life-and-protect-the-vulnerable/
‘Irresponsible’ assisted suicide promo slammed by Hospice UK https://www.christian.org.uk/news/irresponsible-assisted-suicide-promo-slammed-by-hospice-uk/ A video promoting assisted suicide has been branded “sensationalist” and “scaremongering” by a leading UK end-of-life charity.

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Fri, 13 Sep 2019 14:14:50 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/irresponsible-assisted-suicide-promo-slammed-by-hospice-uk/