‘Censorship zones’ around abortion facilities to be trialed in Scotland

‘Censorship zones’ around abortion facilities to be trialed in Scotland

(The Christian Institute) — Nicola Sturgeon has announced that she intends to trial censorship zones around abortion clinics in Scotland. Speaking at a summit on abortion in Edinburgh, the First Minister backed MSP Gillian Mackay’s Bill seeking to create 150m buffer zones around hospitals and abortion centers. In similar zones in other countries, people have […]

UK prime minister backs international ban on men in women’s swimming events

UK prime minister backs international ban on men in women’s swimming events

(The Christian Institute) — The prime minister has supported the decision of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) to keep men out of women’s competitions. Boris Johnson said he agreed with the change of policy — announced last week — which excludes men who have gone through puberty from competing against women. On Tuesday, Culture Secretary […]

Presbyterian Church in Ireland: ‘We will not re-write, re-edit or re-frame’ the Bible

Presbyterian Church in Ireland: ‘We will not re-write, re-edit or re-frame’ the Bible

(The Christian Institute) — The Presbyterian Church in Ireland has stated emphatically that it will not reinterpret the Bible’s stance on issues such as marriage, abortion, and “gender identity.” Speaking at the denomination’s General Assembly 2022, outgoing Moderator Dr. David Bruce told elders that the church must be confident in its God-given calling, especially in […]

US Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, sends murder of unborn children back to the states

US Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, sends murder of unborn children back to the states

WASHINGTON — After nearly 50 years of legalized bloodshed of unborn children in the name of women’s “rights,” the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the 1973 decision of Roe v. Wade and has sent the matter of abortion back to the states. “[T]he Constitution does not confer a right to abortion. Roe and Casey must be […]

Japanese court upholds definition of marriage

Japanese court upholds definition of marriage

(The Christian Institute) — A claim that Japan’s ban on homosexual marriage is unconstitutional has been rejected by a district court. Osaka District Court dismissed the case brought by three same-sex couples who argued that being unable to legally marry violated their constitutional right to equality. Legislation recognizing same-sex partnerships has been adopted in nine […]

School sex ed provider website tells over 14s about ‘quite common’ violent sex acts

School sex ed provider website tells over 14s about ‘quite common’ violent sex acts

(The Christian Institute) — Violent sex acts have been portrayed as normal on a website aimed at over 14s by a sex and relationships educator. Justin Hancock, who runs the sex advice website BISH, claims that acts such as choking someone during sex are “quite common” among adults and young people. Hancock provides Relationships and […]

Canadian males who identify as females can be placed in women’s prisons

Canadian males who identify as females can be placed in women’s prisons

(The Christian Institute) — Male prisoners in Canada who identify as women can ask to be placed in female-only prisons. A recent directive from the Correctional Services of Canada (CSC) will see newly sentenced offenders placed according to their chosen gender identity rather than their biological sex. Offenders already in prison may apply to transfer […]

‘Church’ of Scotland minister claims: Scripture should be read in light of modern thinking on sexuality

‘Church’ of Scotland minister claims: Scripture should be read in light of modern thinking on sexuality

(The Christian Institute) — An openly homosexual Church of Scotland minister has claimed Scripture does not have the final word on sexual ethics. On BBC Radio 4’s Sunday program, Scott Rennie said that scriptural teaching against same-sex acts should be reinterpreted in light of contemporary thinking. Rennie was being challenged by fellow minister Professor Andrew […]