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Government calms gay marriage fears

February 1, 2020 |

Now that same-sex marriage has been made legal in Northern Ireland, Secretary of State Julian Smith has reassured religious groups that their freedom of speech will be protected.

Smith promised legislation for free speech after the Christian Institute threatened legal … Read More

Backlash against abortion and gay marriage in N Ireland

November 23, 2019 |

Last updated on December 6th, 2019 at 03:37 pm

Christians in Northern Ireland are strongly resisting the imposition of abortion and same-sex marriage on their province by the UK Parliament.

The main denominations are refusing to conduct same-sex weddings. … Read More

Don’t let EU annex NI

November 21, 2019 |

How can the EU claim to be safeguarding the Good Friday Agreement while overthrowing its essential requirements under the terms of Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal?

Under Boris’s deal, Northern Ireland must stay in the EU’s single market and customs union … Read More

Massive protests in Belfast after abortion law betrayal

September 28, 2019 |

Last updated on October 25th, 2019 at 02:57 pm

After UK MPs voted to impose an extreme abortion law on Northern Ireland, pro-lifers came out on the streets of Belfast to protest.

Abortion is supposed to be a ‘devolved issue’ … Read More

Pro-life MP faces deselection

September 28, 2019 |

A Christian politician may soon lose her job because of her stance on abortion.

According to The Times, Scottish Nationalist MP Dr Lisa Cameron is the only MP in her party who has not been re-approved to stand at the … Read More

Forcing gay marriage and abortion on NI is “cultural imperialism”

July 27, 2019 |

Parliament voted in July to impose same-sex marriage and abortion on Northern Ireland, with no say given to the people of the province.

The decision will be implemented unless the Northern Ireland Executive comes to a power-sharing agreement by 21 … Read More

N IRELAND ELECTION BAD NEWS FOR CHRISTIAN VALUES

March 30, 2017 |

According to Christian charity CARE, Northern Ireland’s election result has opened the door for abortion and gay marriage in the future.

Sinn Fein had its best ever return on 2 March – winning just one seat less than the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). Same-sex marriage and abortion are still illegal in N Ireland, but Sinn Fein is campaigning for both. Read More

First Minister deplores “chill factor” after bakers’ case

November 25, 2016 |

Last updated on November 26th, 2016 at 10:14 pm

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster says the court decision over the Christian bakers’ case is having a chilling effect on freedom of religion.

“Some are more equal than others”: Arlene Foster (pictured) implies that’s the modus operandi of the Equality Commission in clashes between gay rights and religious freedom Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

“Some are more equal than others”: Arlene Foster (pictured) implies that’s the modus operandi of the Equality Commission in clashes between gay rights and religious freedom
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Mrs Foster has been contacted by a number of Christians who are now afraid to live out their beliefs.

The situation has arisen since 24 October when the Court of Appeal in Belfast found the Ashers Baking Company had discriminated against gay rights campaigner Gareth Lee. The Christian business had refused to make a cake carrying the slogan ‘Support Gay Marriage’ two years ago. Read More

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