News Bulletin 11 October 2013 -- The Christian Institute

Christian hotel owners Peter and Hazelmary Bull have been at the Supreme Court this week in an attempt to overturn a ruling which said they had 'discriminated' against two men in a civil partnership, by refusing them a double room. They were also invited to appear on ITV Daybreak, but faced hostile questioning from presenter Lorraine Kelly

 Abortions on grounds of gender can be legal, the Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer has suggested

 More than half of England's schools are failing pupils in religious education, according to schools watchdog Ofsted

 The Scout Association has announced that it is to introduce an alternative 'atheist pledge' from next year

 Singer Annie Lennox says some pop videos have become 'highly styled pornography with musical accompaniment', and should be subject to an age-rating system

 And Magistrates are to consider a proposal that the taking of 'oaths on the Bible' in courtrooms should be scrapped, because many people giving evidence no longer take it seriously.

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