Head of Christian charity warns of ‘looming disaster’ due to ageing populations and low birth rates

Jan 9, 2016 by

By Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: The head of a leading Christian charity has warned of “looming disaster” in Europe due to ageing populations and a low birth rate. Nola Leach of Care was speaking to Christian Today after it was revealed that a scheme that allows members of the public to petition for new EU laws could be abandoned, because the public keeps asking for the wrong sorts of laws. The European Citizens’ Initiative is to be reviewed after a petition for a law to...

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EU initiative to allow the public to put forward petitions for new laws to be reviewed after campaign to oppose gay marriage received one million signatures

Jan 8, 2016 by

By John Stevens, Mailonline: A scheme allowing the public to put forward new EU laws is being reviewed after a campaign to define marriage as between a man and a woman. The European Citizens’ Initiative was supposed to boost democracy by forcing the European Commission to examine proposals that were backed by more than a million signatures. But Brussels officials have been accused of failing to recognise the whole point of the scheme after they complained the public were proposing the wrong...

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Why I want Wednesday’s Spending Review to have families at its heart

Nov 23, 2015 by

By David Burrowes MP, Conservative Home: Back in June, I wrote a piece for Conservative Home arguing that family policy must be the litmus test of success for this Government. The Conservative Party is the only party that truly recognises that a strong society needs strong families, not a strong state. The Government showed its clear intent when, just over a year ago, it published the Family Test. The Prime Minister’s aim was for “every Government department to be held to account for the...

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How Nicky Morgan plans to steal schools from the church

Nov 17, 2015 by

By Laura McInerney, Guardian: The government is currently passing a law that will require it to grab land from the churches. Not just allow it to, but require it. Once the land is seized, the government can parcel it out to its best buds – no questions asked. From what I can remember of history, such escapades almost always end badly. How have we ended up in this situation? And what does it have to do with schools? The education and adoption bill, currently working its way through parliament,...

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Birth Certificates, Fatherhood, and Same-Sex Marriage: Sotomayor v. Sotomayor

Nov 5, 2015 by

By Adam J MacLeod, Public Discourse: It did not take long for marriage revisionism to show its hostility to the relationship among children, mothers, and fathers. Just a few months after the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that all states must eliminate from their legal definition of marriage the essential involvement of man and woman, conflicts between this redefinition and the fundamental rights of children to be connected to both father and mother are already making their way...

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Is Obergefell binding? No, say 60 scholars

Oct 12, 2015 by

By Michael Cook, Conjugality: The decision of the Supreme Court in Obergefell v Hodges effectively legalised same-sex marriage throughout the United States. Or did it? A group of 60 distinguished scholars, mostly lawyers, insist that it does not. They have thrown down the gauntlet, arguing that the Supreme Court is supreme in the federal judicial system. But the justices are not supreme over the executive and legislative branches of government. “And they are certainly not supreme over the...

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