Posts from April 2013

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NI Assembly defeats same-sex marriage for second time

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The Northern Ireland Assembly has voted down a motion to redefine marriage by an even bigger margin than it did in October. The new motion was tabled by three Sinn Fein MLAs and debated today at Stormont. The Presbyterian Church in Ireland and Roman Catholic bishops had been urging MLAs not to support the motion. Against […]

Tory MPs ‘blackmailed’ for voting against gay marriage

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Unnamed Tory MPs have said they are being blackmailed by the Chief Whip for voting against gay marriage. The MPs say their expenses records are being used to “bully” and “victimise” them because they failed to support the Government’s unpopular policy. Sir George Young, the Tory Chief Whip, is understood to have got the expenses […]

Carey: PM feeds fears of sidelining Christians

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Christians who fear being marginalised are having their anxieties fed by David Cameron, former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has said. Writing in a national newspaper, Lord Carey warned that the Government is “aiding and abetting” a hostile secularisation “every step of the way”. And the former leader of the Church of England also warned […]

Sex Education Should Promote 'Value of Abstinence' says Govt Report

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A Government report has revealed that most parents want sex education to be taught within a clear “moral context” with a particular emphasis on abstinence before marriage. Consultation Last year, the Department for Education (DfE) consulted the public about its views on making sex and relationships education (SRE) compulsory in schools, and asked respondents what […]