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What did an MP argue for in 2014 to do with Sunday trading?

For complete abolition of Sunday trading restrictions.


How does Sunday trading challenge religious authority?

It challenges the Bible and Ten Commandments Exodus 20:8-11 "keep the Sabbath holy" so no one should do any type of work.


When was gay marriage and civil partnerships legalised?

In 2014 and 2005


How does gay marriage challenge God's ideal for marriage in Genesis 2:24?

"A man is united with his wife and they become one"


How does homosexuality challenge God's laws in Leviticus 18:22 and Romans 1:24-27?

"A man must not lie with another man for God hates that" and homosexual relationships are "unnatural" and "sexual impurity"


When was abortion legalised and what is legal?

1967, it is currently legal for 24 weeks unless in serious circumstances.


How does abortion challenge the Ten Commandments?

"Do not murder"


How does abortion challenge the Bible and God's authority?

It challenges the idea that life is sacred and has sanctity - humans are special as the have the image of God within them Genesis 1:27 and some might see it as playing God by choosing when someone should die- thus challenging his authority.


How do all of the different laws challenge God's authority?

They challenge His authority as a law maker and challenge his omniscience and omnibenevolence of knowing what is most loving and best for humanity.


How do the different laws challenge the Bible's authority?

It challenges its teachings and deontological ethics by providing an alternative way for people to live and might make other ethical systems more appealing in a more liberal society.


How does abortion challenge Psalm 139?

"You knit me together in my mother's womb" implying the embryo is a special creation from God from the moment of conception.


What did the Sunday Trading Act 1994 allow?

Shops to be open for a limited amount of hours on a Sunday - it is currently 6 hours.