Entrenched Clauses


C. Entrenched Clauses

1.   Our Core Aims and Values are:

a) We are pro-life in that we are not just anti-abortion, anti-human cloning and anti-euthanasia, but that we will make adequate care provision for the weakest and most vulnerable in society;

b) We will defend the rights of the family through such things as only recognising heterosexual unions as proper marriages, the indissolubility of Christian marriages, tighter divorce legislation for civil marriages, better tax relief for married couples, child benefit (especially if the parents opt to have a large family) and the right of parents to educate their children;

c) We will act to end modern forms of slavery such as prostitution, unjust wages and working conditions, substance abuse and the industry surrounding it;

d) We will respect the right of freedom of religion;

e) We will promote an organic Christian society and economy which is to everyone’s benefit;

f) We will promote a peace among peoples and nations which is not merely the absence of war;

g) We will maintain a just and impartial judiciary;

h) We will insist upon an ethical, honest and objective communications and news media.

2.   These Core Aims and Values impose on Members the duty to resist by the democratic process the introduction of legislation which allows any violation of these Core Aims and Values and where such legislation is already in existence the duty to seek its repeal or replacement with legislation which reflects the Core Aims and Values.

3.   a) Any violation of the Core Aims and Values by a Member, whether by word or deed, may result in the expulsion of the Member from the Organisation after a decision of the National Executive Committee.

b) A two-thirds majority of the National Executive Committee will require any Member to resign if he or she has infringed the Organisation’s Core Aims and Values and/or brought the Organisation into disrepute.

4.   Entrenched Clauses of this Constitution may only be amended if the National Executive Committee is in agreement with the amendment and four-fifths of Members present and voting at a General Meeting of the Organisation also agree.


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