Minimum legal age to get married set to rise to 18

Jun 12, 2021 by

from The Times: […]  The minimum legal age to get married is set to be raised to 18 in an attempt to combat forced unions. At present people aged 16 are allowed to marry with their parents’ consent. Campaigners have long said that the status quo facilitates sexual abuse when women are forced into marriages. Sajid Javid, the former chancellor, is introducing a private member’s bill next week that will make it illegal for anyone to marry below the age of 18. Justice ministers have...

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To Biden Administration: Record of Iran’s Top “Moderate” Mullah

Jun 12, 2021 by

by Majid Rafizadeh, Gatestone Institute: During Rouhani’s tenure, thousands of people were executed, including women and children. In its 2019 global review of the death penalty, Amnesty International stated: “Iran retained its place as the world’s second-most prolific executioner after China.” In total, according to official estimates of the Iranian regime, more than 4,000 people were executed in Rouahni’s two-term presidency: an average of 10 executions a week...

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Health Secretary Still Denies Federal Law Banning Partial-Birth Abortion

Jun 12, 2021 by

by Rebecca Downs, Townhall: Last month, Townhall highlighted the fact that Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra denied the existence of federal law when it comes to the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003, which was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in Gonzales v. Carthart in 2007. Becerra has not only denied its existence multiple times before, he did so again, while before the Appropriations Committee on Wednesday. The exchange took place between Becerra and Sen....

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G7 Embraces Abortion Language in Communiques as U.S. Reverses Position

Jun 12, 2021 by

by Rebecca Oas, C-Fam: The pro-abortion Biden administration reversed its predecessor’s policy last week during the annual G7 meetings and affirmed the inclusion of “sexual and reproductive health” in a document about global health priorities. Health ministers from all seven of the largest economies in the world, including the U.S., affirmed their commitment to “sexual and reproductive health and rights,” a formulation that has never been adopted by the UN General Assembly. Despite pressure...

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Calls for public inquiry into Stonewall’s influence

Jun 11, 2021 by

from Christian Today: Christian Concern is supporting calls for a public inquiry into Stonewall’s influence in UK institutions after an exodus of organisations from its diversity programme. Stonewall advises over 850 major employers in the UK, including many government departments, universities, police forces and schools, covering a quarter of the UK workforce. But equalities minister Liz Truss has urged all government departments to leave Stonewall’s Diversity Champions Scheme....

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Bishop of Manchester threatens orthodox Anglicans

Jun 11, 2021 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: “If I was to stand up on a soapbox and start spewing hate speech, the fact that I might begin by saying ‘Dear God’, and end by saying ‘Amen’ wouldn’t protect me…” But what the Bishop of Manchester goes on to say in this interview in the Guardian, and the context of his comments, lay him open to the charge of doing what he condemns – using a position of influence to promote a divisive ideology, relying on emotion and appeals to groupthink rather than...

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Does the birth dearth signal the end of our civilisation?

Jun 11, 2021 by

by Louis T. March, MercatorNet: The visionary German historian Oswald Spengler might have foreseen our woes. Way back when, I harboured delusions of being a teacher. Didn’t happen – but I read a lot and am preternaturally curious. I’m especially curious about why people are having fewer and fewer children. What changed in modern times that has caused a half-century birth dearth? Many reasons are cited: loss of religious faith, collapse of traditional morality, urbanization, birth control,...

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CI News: 11 June 2021

Jun 11, 2021 by

from The Christian Institute: In the news this week: Edinburgh Council apologises for cancelling a Christian conference, No fault divorce law is delayed, and Maya Forstater wins her case on the right to express the reality of biological sex. You can download the video via this link. Featured stories Council admits unlawful discrimination in cancelling church event Stonewall: Ditch ‘mum’ for ‘parent who has given birth’ Stonewall co-founder says ‘disparage and mislead’ tactics causing lobby...

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Raise a glass to Maya Forstater

Jun 11, 2021 by

by Joanna Williams, spiked: She fought for all of our rights – and she won. Maya Forstater has won. An appeal court judge has today ruled that the tax consultant at a global think-tank, sacked for expressing the view that males and females are biologically distinct and have different life experiences, was wrongfully dismissed. Judge Choudhury said that Forstater’s ‘gender-critical beliefs’ ‘were widely shared’ and ‘did not seek to destroy the rights of trans persons’. The judgement notes, ‘It...

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Pride Month shows: Christians must opt out of mainstream culture in America

Jun 11, 2021 by

by Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSite: Our society conforms itself to revelation, or to revolution. It cannot do both. Nothing highlights the extent to which the Overton Window has shifted away from Judeo-Christian values to those of the sexual revolution like children’s entertainment during “Pride Month.” Those of you who follow the culture updates posted in this space will be aware that the queering of children’s entertainment has been moving at a rapid clip for some time; but in June, things tend...

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