Mike Judge
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Mike Judge is Head of Communications at The Christian Institute. He has written opinion pieces for the Independent, the Daily Mail, and the Daily Telegraph. Born in Glasgow, but raised in Yorkshire, Mike became a committed Christian at the age of 19 just as he began studying journalism at university. He now lives in the North East with his South African wife and is trying to learn Afrikaans with mixed success.

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Gay Marriage in Scotland and the Gap Between Politicians and the Public

(2) Comments | Posted 21 November 2013 | (14:58)

On Wednesday evening the Scottish Parliament voted overwhelmingly to accept, in principle, a Bill which legalises gay marriage. The Bill will progress to be considered in detail, with opportunities for amendments. Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) voted 98 in favour and 15 against, with five abstentions. That's...

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I Know I'm an Annoying Nuisance, But Should It Be a Crime?

(6) Comments | Posted 12 November 2013 | (14:30)

I know many of you Huffington Post readers find my socially conservative opinions annoying (like here, here and here). You might also think I'm a bit of a nuisance. But surely annoyance and nuisance isn't a police matter. Well, it's about to be. The...

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Told You So: Church 'Sued' Over Gay Marriage, and BBC Cheers Polyamory

(10) Comments | Posted 23 August 2013 | (17:03)

The ink is not yet dry on David Cameron's gay marriage Bill and already two stories in the news this week show that the Bill's critics have been proved right. A wealthy gay couple say they "have launched" legal action to force gay weddings on the Church of...

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Boris, Dave, Gay Liberation and the Abolition of the Family

(8) Comments | Posted 9 August 2013 | (13:14)

Peter Tatchell writing for the Guardian this week, talks of "how the Gay Liberation Front Manifesto helped to shape me." You may not have heard of this document before, but you should read it because it sets out - in no uncertain terms - the path...

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Presumed Consent Organ Donation: The Government Has Just Nationalised Your Body

(400) Comments | Posted 4 July 2013 | (17:37)

I used to carry an organ donation card in my wallet. In the event of my death, I would be overjoyed at the thought of my organs giving someone else a chance of life. That is a choice for me to make; it is my decision and my gift. It...

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Sinister New Case Shows Marriage McCarthyism Is Up and Running

(213) Comments | Posted 24 June 2013 | (01:00)

The witch-hunt against people who dare to disagree with gay marriage is well underway, even though the legislation has yet to clear parliament. Put aside for a moment whether you agree or disagree with gay marriage, surely no sensible person wants this sort of 'marriage McCarthyism' in an open democratic...

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The Forgotten Bullying of the Registrar Who Dared to Believe in Marriage

(247) Comments | Posted 1 June 2013 | (01:00)

On Tuesday, a panel of judges at the European Court of Human Rights refused permission for the Lillian Ladele case to be appealed to the Grand Chamber (yes, it really is called that). Lillian is a Christian from the UK who believes that marriage is the voluntary union for life...

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Cameron Isn't Redefining Marriage, He's Wrecking It

(253) Comments | Posted 24 May 2013 | (01:00)

Prime Minister David Cameron and his metropolitan chums in Downing Street are no doubt hoping to put the divisive same-sex marriage debate behind them. Thinking he has escaped what could have been a catastrophic collapse of the Bill on Monday night, he will be mightily relieved that the Bill has...

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Cameron's 'Disco Dad' Push for Gay Marriage

(48) Comments | Posted 4 February 2013 | (00:00)

When dads hit the dance floor trying to be hip and trendy, everyone else cringes with embarrassment. It's the same with David Cameron's modernising push for gay marriage. A new poll of LGBT people reveals that almost two thirds flinch at his motives. They think he is pushing the policy...

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Atheist Teacher Dismissed Over Refusal to Conduct Religious Assembly in School

(362) Comments | Posted 28 January 2013 | (00:00)

Please read this article in full before jumping to any conclusions, hear me out. An atheist teacher has been fired from a state school because he asked not to be involved in organising religious assemblies. The school said it respected his atheist beliefs, and he was free to exercise those...

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Christians Win Right to Wear Cross, but Not to Believe in Marriage

(269) Comments | Posted 16 January 2013 | (00:00)

So, Christians are free to wear a cross at work, but they're not necessarily free to believe in marriage. That's the upshot of the ruling from the European Court of Human Rights on four cases of British Christians who claimed to have suffered discrimination. British Airways employee, Nadia Eweida, won...

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Osborne's Gay Marriage Fantasy Shows He's Got Too Much Time on His Hands

(6) Comments | Posted 14 November 2012 | (16:16)

I don't know about you, but in a time of economic hardship for millions I expect the Chancellor of the Exchequer to be sat behind his desk with his sleeves rolled up working tirelessly to fix the problem. But George Osborne appears to have the time to sit back and...

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Teach Kids About Dangers of Porn, But Don't Let the Sex Ed Crowd Do It

(28) Comments | Posted 29 October 2012 | (00:00)

A head teachers group has called for children, some as young as 10, to learn about the dangers of pornography as part of sex education classes. Kids are bombarded with sexualised images in the media on a daily basis, and hardcore porn is only ever an online click away. There...

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Christian B&B Was Right Not to Give a Gay Couple a Double Bed

(637) Comments | Posted 26 October 2012 | (01:00)

An 11-year-old atheist hit the headlines last week because he wanted to join the scouts but didn't want to pledge to do his duty to God. I'm a Christian, so I don't share this boy's lack of belief in God. But I do believe people should, if you'll pardon the...

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