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October 2019
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Rampant secularism is fuelling the culture wars, says Melanie Phillips

Rejection of Christianity has served only to undermine western values of freedom and tolerance, according to journalist and author, Melanie Phillips. Writing in The Times she argues that virtually the entire education establishment has decided that Western values should no longer be transmitted. ‘The bedrock principles of the West had to be replaced by…

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September 2019
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Welsh council resists secularists’ attempt to ban Christian prayers

Secularists have renewed efforts to prevent local councils from conducting prayers before meetings, this time targeting Denbighshire Council in Wales. Councillor Paul Penlington called on Denbighshire Council to conduct prayers away from the council chamber, and has received the support of the National Secular Society (NSS). However, the councillors have defended their freedom to…

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October 2019
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Ashers ‘gay cake’ case referred to European court: But substance of ruling not expected to be overturned

The gay rights activist who dragged a Christian bakery through the courts in Northern Ireland has now decided to take his case to Europe. Gareth Lee eventually lost his case at the UK Supreme Court last year, when judges ruled Ashers bakery had not discriminated against him. He had asked the Christian bakery to…

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September 2019
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Vicar resigns as school governor after raising concerns about sex education

In June, an Anglican vicar came under fire for expressing concerns about proposed changes to Relationships and Sex Education (RSE). Writing in his parish magazine, Rev. Peter Hughes commented on sex education in general, suggesting that it can encourage experimentation and have the unintended consequence of grooming children and making them vulnerable to abuse.…

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September 2019
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Netherlands: Protest against PedoPride gains traction

Paedophile activists attempted to hijack the LGBT Pride Week celebration in Amsterdam, under the banner #PedoPride, reports have claimed. The activists stated they want to achieve acceptance for ‘alternative forms’ such as this vile practice by joining the LGBT movement, despite strong protests from all sides against allowing the group to take part. During…

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September 2019
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Public rejects calls for abortion law changes

Britons do not want current legal safeguards around abortions to be removed, two separate polls have found. The polls, from ComRes, revealed that proposals from abortion lobby groups for extreme changes to the abortion law in England and Wales are out of line with public opinion. Some 72 percent of respondents think abortion should…

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September 2019
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Humanists want Christian content out of schools

Humanists UK has given its backing to parents who are looking to challenge daily acts of Christian worship in state schools. Lee and Lizanne Harris exercised their legal right to withdraw their children from school assemblies but now want the primarily Christian content ended, and have been given permission by the High Court to…

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September 2019
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Gambling fine is ‘small change’, claims CARE

Ladbrokes Coral’s £5.9m fine for failing anti-money laundering measures is ‘small change’ to a major bookie, Christian advocacy group CARE has claimed. Last month, the betting company was hit with the fine over failures to adequately protect vulnerable gamblers and for failing anti-money laundering measures. However, James Mildred, communications manager for CARE, commented, ‘The…

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September 2019
News > Religious liberty > Society

Christian Legal Centre wins Sunday service battle with NHS

The Christian Legal Centre has won a year-long battle with the National Health Service to have appropriate Sunday worship services offered at a medium security mental health unit. The John Howard Centre in East London is a facility for people with a mental health problem who have been arrested, who are on remand or…

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September 2019
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Nearly one-quarter of all babies were aborted in 2018

Nearly 25 percent of all babies were aborted in 2018, official statistics have revealed. The Office of National Statistics released data for 2018 in England and Wales. It showed that, of a total of 862,371 pregnancies (excluding stillbirths and natural miscarriages), there were 657,076 live births and 205,295 abortions. This represents 23.8 percent of…

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August 2019
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France: Court allows death of quadriplegic man

French officials have ruled that a paralysed man can have his life support turned off, allowing him to die. At the end of June, the Court of Cassation, the highest court in the land, gave a final ruling that doctors can stop feeding 43-year-old Vincent Lambert. The man, who is quadriplegic, has been in…

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August 2019
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Student suspended for claiming scientific basis of gender

A teenage boy has sparked a debate about free speech after he was thrown out of class for saying there are only two genders. The 17-year-old from Aberdeenshire used his phone to secretly record a video of how he was reprimanded by his Personal and Social Education teacher. Although the teacher said the student…

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