Longstanding family campaigner and past contributor to Evangelical Times Norman Wells has died after contracting COVID-19. He is survived by his wife Nicola and their nine children.
Norman had been Director of the Family Education Trust since 2004. Before that, he had worked with Civitas: The Institute for the Study of Civil Society.
Over the years he wrote several book reviews for ET and contributed to numerous news articles. He also authored several significant publications.
His publications included Waking Up to the Morning-After Pill, which highlights how promoting the morning-after pill to underage girls undermines parents, and Too Much, Too Soon, exposing the anti-family agenda of sex education in schools.
His 2017 report, Unprotected, shows the danger of normalising sexual activity under the age of consent, and particularly how this puts children at risk of exploitation.
Norman also served as a director of the Coalition for Marriage, and in his role with the Family Education Trust supported the No To Named Persons (NO2NP) which attempted to sideline parents by imposing a state-appointed guardian for every child in Scotland.
Director of The Christian Institute, Colin Hart, said, ‘I knew Norman for over 20 years as a campaigner for the family, with clear biblical convictions.
‘He was much to be admired for his quiet, painstaking research and crystal-clear writing. He was a passionate advocate for marriage and the family.’
Bioethicist John Ling said, ‘It was our privilege to know Norman. We honour the man, but we bless his Saviour.’