Permission granted for Christian parents at Court of Appeal

May 14, 2015 by

From Christian Concern: Thank you for your prayers for yesterday’s (12 May) hearing at the Court of Appeal. In an encouraging development, the Christian couple whose adopted children were taken into care have been granted permission for their case to be heard in full before the Court of Appeal. We are grateful to Paul Diamond, Standing Counsel to the Christian Legal Centre, which is supporting the family. At the conclusion of yesterday’s hearing Lady Justice Black ordered that the case...

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A Baby Is Not a Chattel

May 13, 2015 by

By Frank Furedi, Huffington Post: I was genuinely shocked and appalled to discover that a Judge had ruled that a one year old infant should be taken away from her mother and handed over to a gay couple with whom she had a surrogacy arrangement. The right of a court to force a mother to part with her child because of an informal agreement and cash transaction raises some disturbing questions about the nature of maternal right, the right of women to determine the future of her offspring and the...

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Sex education = lasciviousness = cyber bullying = miserable kids

May 13, 2015 by

By Louise Kirk, The Conservative Woman: You may have noticed, round you, or through media reports, that young people are depressed. But if that depresses you, it is nothing compared with what’s coming to us, according to Dr Natasha Bijlani, consultant psychiatrist at the Priory Hospital, Roehampton. She predicts an epidemic of depression breaking upon our nation as today’s young grow up. The cause? Her particular target is the comparatively new habit of sexting and cyber bullying. You can see...

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Same-sex marriage and the ethics of harm

May 12, 2015 by

By Michael Cook, MercatorNet: What else will change if same-sex marriage is legalized? This is the question which voters in the United States and Ireland should be asking themselves. In the US the Supreme Court is studying whether to declare that access to marriage is a constitutional right for same-sex couples and in Ireland a referendum on amending the constitution will be held on May 22. The easy answer is, Not a bit. How could marriages between two gays or two lesbians possibly harm the...

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The ‘Government’ of the Homestead

May 10, 2015 by

By Edmund Adamus, Office of Marriage and Family Life: By the time you receive this week’s Friday FAST, we may well know, or at least begin to have a fair idea, of who will be responsible for governing the nation over the next 5 years. Whoever it is, I am mindful of the Chinese proverb which says: “A vision without a plan is a daydream, a plan without a vision is a nightmare.”  I wonder sometimes just how much of the latter really plays a part in the politicking behind closed doors. One thing...

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Kids need a mum and a dad

May 7, 2015 by

By Milo Yiannopolous, (a gay man), Breitbart: […] We learned this morning of a mother whose child has been taken away from her, even though the baby was not at risk of any harm, and given to a gay couple with whom she had a surrogacy arrangement that seems to have broken down. A woman and two gays in a legal agreement. What could go wrong? The mum in question was accused of using breastfeeding as a weapon against the gay wannabe dads, though it’s not clear from the reporting how this...

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