Reports of sex abuse between children double in two years

Sep 13, 2021 by

from BBC Panorama: Reports of children sexually abusing other children doubled in the two years to 2019, according to police figures obtained by BBC Panorama. The programme has followed up on research from 2017, when police recorded almost 8,000 reports of abuse among under-18s in England and Wales. Yearly reports have risen to between 15,000 and 16,000, but cases fell in 2020-21 during the pandemic. In about 10% of reported cases the alleged abuser was aged 10 or under. And overall, a big...

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Don’t celebrate the Buttigieg twins’ mother-loss

Sep 9, 2021 by

by Katy Faust and Stacy Manning, LifeSite: No matter how they came to be in the Buttigieg household, mother-loss is never a cause for celebration. And if the media were in the truth-telling business, this couple’s ‘gotcha day’ photo would be captioned, ‘Two powerful men sentence twins to a lifetime of motherlessness.’  Pete Buttigieg’s weekend announcement that he and “husband” Chasten are “becoming parents” of twins had the Twitterverse abuzz. Odd phrasing, that “becoming parents” verbiage....

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Pete Buttigieg and partner welcome twins. What about the babies’ mother?

Sep 6, 2021 by

by Michael Cook, MercatorNet: A member of President Joe Biden’s cabinet and his partner have acquired two babies. Pete Buttigieg, a former presidential rival and now Secretary of Transportation, and Chasten Buttigeig welcomed Penelope Rose and Joseph August Buttigieg to their family. They will be one of the world’s highest profile gay-parent households. First lady Jill Biden shared his tweet and gushed: “Congratulations to you and Chasten! Welcome to parenthood!” “As parents, they will now...

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Scots council reinstates single-sex toilets at school after campaign by parents

Sep 3, 2021 by

from The Christian Institute: Plans to provide gender neutral toilets at a Scottish secondary school have been abandoned. The change, forcing boys and girls to share the same facilities at Culloden Academy in Inverness, was reversed by Highland Council after local families objected. Highland Council completed the work during the summer break, but – following a backlash from parents – the council reverted to single-sex toilet areas within days of the start of term. Local opposition The Scottish...

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Religious groups in UK failing children over sex abuse, report says

Sep 3, 2021 by

by Tom Symonds, BBC News: There are “shocking failings” and “blatant hypocrisy” in the way major UK religious groups handle child sex abuse allegations, an inquiry has found. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) said some religious organisations in England and Wales were “morally failing” children. It examined evidence from 38 groups, including those from Christianity, Orthodox Judaism and Islam. Leaders discouraged reporting abuse to...

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‘Marriage for all’ referendum is about the rights of children, say Swiss Christians

Sep 2, 2021 by

from Evangelical Focus: The Swiss Evangelical Alliance opposes sperm donation for lesbian couples: “Children have a right to a father and a mother”. Surveys say a majority would vote ‘yes’ on 26 September. Switzerland holds several referendums every year in which the population of the Central European country is given a right to decide on all kind of issues. Nonetheless, the “Ehe für alle” (“Marriage for all”) vote has been one of the legal initiatives that has led to a larger social...

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