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Town Council divided over prayers in meetings

Town Council divided over prayers in meetings

Sat, 31 Jan 2015

The controversial topic of prayers in council meetings has divided local councillors in Hampshire after a recent vote on the matter saw a 3-3 split on Whitchurch Town Council.

100,000 join vets and secularists in calling for an end to non-stun slaughter

100,000 join vets and secularists in calling for an end to non-stun slaughter

Fri, 30 Jan 2015

A petition calling on the Government to end the religious exemption for non-stun slaughter has passed 100,000 signatures and will be considered for a debate in Parliament.

Creationism motion gains more support in Scottish Parliament

Creationism motion gains more support in Scottish Parliament

Thu, 29 Jan 2015

Two MSPs have offered formal support for a motion which calls for Scottish children to be made "aware of" creationist teaching.

Christian GP who performed exorcism on patient is struck off

Christian GP who performed exorcism on patient is struck off

Thu, 29 Jan 2015

A Christian GP has been struck off after he took a mentally ill patient to his church to perform an exorcism, and told her she would be cursed if she reported him.