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CI News - Review of 2022

The Christian Institute reviews the main headlines of 2022!

  • January - The European Court of Human Rights threw out LGBT campaigner Gareth Lee's challenge to the landmark Asher’s Bakery Company ruling.
  • February - Youth Charity 'Children in Scotland' urge Hollywood to extend its already controversial sex-swap plans for 16 year old's to include children from the age of 12.
  • March - Peers voted against an amendment to the Health and Care Bill that sought to allow terminally ill adults to get help from doctors to kill themselves. It was the 12th time in 25 years that such proposals had not been passed by UK Parliamentarians.
  • April - The UK Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief warned the House of Commons about the growing threat of digital persecution, including online censorship.
  • May - Evangelicals in Scotland severely criticise the Church of Scotland's vote to allow minister's to conduct same-sex weddings in its churches.
  • June - Lord Fross urged Boris Johnson to overhaul the Online Safety Bill as one of his top priorities. He called on the then Prime minister to bring forward only the elements that don't kill free speech. Roe v Wade was also overturned on the 24th June in a landmark ruling which confirmed there is no constitutional right to an abortion.
  • July - A tribunal found that an employer had unfairly treated women's rights campaigner Maya Forstater on the basis of her belief that men cannot become women.
  • August - NHS England announced that its controversial gender clinic for children would be closed after an independent report found that it was not fit for purpose. 2 weeks after this announcement it was revealed that the clinic could be facing legal action from at least 1,000 families over its unquestioning, affirmative approach to gender-confused children.
  • September - The month in which Queen Elizabeth II died. This video finishes with a reflection on her life of faith and service.
  • October - The month that Liz Truss stepped down as Prime Minister after just 45 days in office. Ahead of her exit, MPs gave their backing to the introduction of censorship zones around abortion clinics in England and Wales.
  • November - New Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced he wanted to safeguard children from 'inappropriate' sex education. The Telegraph reported that he wants to ensure parents can view relationship and sex education content, including resources provided by outside organisations.
  • December - The Charity Commission launched a full statutory inquiry into Trans activist group Mermaids after newly identified issues emerged about the groups’ governance and management.

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