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 […]

Ex-lesbian turned Christian who fled country to protect daughter free after more than year behind bars

Ex-lesbian turned Christian who fled country to protect daughter free after more than year behind bars

LOCKPORT, N.Y. — An ex-lesbian who fled the United States over a decade ago to protect her daughter from having further unsupervised visitations with her former partner is now free after spending more than a year behind bars. She had surrendered herself to authorities in January 2021, months after her daughter turned 18. “Praise the […]

Taco Bell presents nationwide ‘Drag Brunch’ tour featuring men dressed as women

Taco Bell presents nationwide ‘Drag Brunch’ tour featuring men dressed as women

The popular fast food chain Taco Bell has been presenting so-called “drag queen” events at select cantina locations during the month of May, with additional events scheduled for June. According to a news release from the company, the five-city “Drag Brunch” was the invention of Live Más Pride, Taco Bell’s 100+-member “LGBTQIA+ Employee Resource Group,” which […]

Atheist activist group urges Akron, Ohio to end prayer at city council meetings

Atheist activist group urges Akron, Ohio to end prayer at city council meetings

AKRON, Ohio — A well-known professing atheist group that seeks to separate God from government is asking city council in Akron, Ohio to cease presenting prayers at public meetings. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a letter to council President Margo Sommerville on Tuesday, advising that a “concerned resident” contacted the entity to […]

Australian Anglican bishops veto motion denouncing same-sex ‘marriage’

Australian Anglican bishops veto motion denouncing same-sex ‘marriage’

(The Christian Institute) — Australian bishops have rejected a statement affirming the biblical basis for marriage as the national church’s official position. At the first meeting of the Anglican Church of Australia’s General Synod since same-sex marriage was legalised there in 2017, members voted on whether to affirm that: “The solemnization of a marriage between […]

Judge halts Biden admin mandate that would require Christian doctors to perform, refer ‘transition’ services

Judge halts Biden admin mandate that would require Christian doctors to perform, refer ‘transition’ services

BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge nominated to the bench by then-President Donald Trump has preliminarily enjoined the Biden administration from interpreting federal law in a manner that would require religious employers to provide insurance coverage for “gender transition services” and mandate doctors of faith to perform or refer patients for such services. “The current […]