Quickie divorce bill backed by MPs

Jun 10, 2020 by

from Coalition for Marriage: I’m sorry to say that MPs overwhelmingly backed the principle of the Government’s reckless no-fault divorce Bill by 231 to 16 last night. The debate showcased that many MPs fail to understand what makes a marriage and what is at stake when we undermine it. The legal mechanisms for creating and ending a marriage are crucial. It beggars belief that Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland said: “I do not believe that issues of reform of the process of divorce are germane to...

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More than 600 Nigerian Christians killed in 2020, new report says

Jun 7, 2020 by

from CNA: Christians in Nigeria faced escalating persecution and a mounting death toll in the first four months of 2020, a new report has said. In a report issued on 15 May, the International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law (Intersociety) said that 620 Nigerian Christians have been killed since the beginning of the year, and mapped a campaign of destruction and arson carried out against churches in the African nation. The society, a non-profit founded in 2008 in Nigeria, works...

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Calls to ban LGBT ‘conversion therapy’ in UK

Jun 6, 2020 by

from BBC News: More than 100,000 people have signed an online petition calling for “conversion therapy” – aimed at changing a person’s sexuality – to be made illegal. It will now be considered for a debate in Parliament, having gained the required support, two years after the government pledged to ban the practice. And the charity Stonewall has urged the government to “urgently” publish its plans to “end these harmful practices”. The...

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Sunday trading laws may be suspended for a year in Downing Street legislation

Jun 6, 2020 by

by Kate Dennett and William Cole, Mailonline: Shops could stay open all day on a Sunday and pubs may be fast-tracked to serve in beer gardens, under new Government plans to stimulate the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. Sunday trading laws could be suspended for a year and cafes and pubs could be given fast-track approval to serve food and drink outside. Downing Street is drawing up legislation to enable larger supermarkets to open for more than six hours on Sundays, according to The...

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The Nuclear Family Is Indispensable

Jun 5, 2020 by

by Scott L Buchanan, Public Discourse: Advocates for family fluidity routinely level two claims against the nuclear family: first, that it is a mere “blip” on the historical map, and second, that it is largely unconnected to the well-being of individuals (especially children). In both instances the goal is to diminish its significance as a valuable form of kinship structure. For all their popularity, however, neither assumption withstands scrutiny. That the nuclear or “traditional” family has...

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‘We’re not there yet,’ says PM on re-opening of churches

Jun 5, 2020 by

from Christian Today: The Prime Minister has resisted pressure to re-open churches before July.  During Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, Boris Johnson revealed concerns about the rate of infection going up if places of worship open to the public right away. He was asked about the re-opening of places of worship by Jane Hunt, Conservative MP for Loughborough, who said she had been contacted by church leaders in her constituency about access to their buildings “both for...

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