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Your daily media briefing - Tuesday 25 June


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Secularism in the media


Birmingham LGBT equality teaching row: MPs to debate parents' rights

MPs will debate parental involvement in teaching amid a row over whether children should learn about LGBT relationships.



Peter Ball: Death of abusive bishop leaves 'unanswered questions', says survivor

The death of a former bishop jailed for a string of sex offences means the full truth of what happened may never be known, an alleged victim has said.



Holyrood to probe anti-Muslim hatred and ‘Islamophobia’ in Scotland

The Scottish parliament is to hold an inquiry into anti-Muslim hatred and 'Islamophobia'.

The Herald


New Church of England school to open in South Yorkshire

A Church of England secondary school with 900 places is set to open in Barnsley.

The Star (Sheffield)


Jewish school labelled ‘inadequate’ over gender segregation

A Jewish school in Manchester has been labelled 'inadequate' because it teaches girls and boys separately.

The Times of Israel


Ultimatum issued to golf club on Lewis in Sunday golfing row

A golf club on the Isle of Lewis has been warned it could lose its lease amid a row about whether people can play on Sundays.



Anti-relationship lesson leaflets branded 'homophobic'

Campaigners have slammed "homophobic" leaflets encouraging parents to remove primary school children from relationship lessons.



NI's only 'gay pardon' cases turned down

The only two men in Northern Ireland to seek pardons for abolished gay sex offences have failed in their bids to have their convictions quashed.



US Catholic school sacks openly gay teacher

A Catholic high school in the US city of Indiana has said it is sacking an openly gay teacher to avoid "forfeiting our Catholic identity".

NBC News


Appeal court overturns forced abortion ruling

A court ruling that a woman with learning disabilities must have an abortion against her wishes has been overturned on appeal.

The Guardian


Almost half of Conservative members would prefer not to have Muslim prime minister, poll finds

Almost half of the Conservative Party's rank-and-file members would prefer not to have a Muslim as the country's Prime Minister, according to a new poll.



Apple sells Muslim Brotherhood ‘radicalisation app’

Apple's App Store is hosting an app linked to the Muslim Brotherhood despite experts' concerns that it is a tool for radicalisation.

The Times (£)


Latest from the NSS


GP investigated over repeated proselytism after NSS raises concerns

A medical watchdog is investigating a GP who has proselytised to patients despite a warning not to do so after the NSS raised concerns.


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