Revolt against coerced conformity

Sep 26, 2020 by

by Melanie Phillips: Some Conservatives are realising what they must conserve. At long last, some Conservative MPs are raising their standard for conservatism. The Times reports today that up to 40 Conservative MPs will refuse to accept the “unconscious bias training” intended to tackle racism in the Commons, accusing the parliamentary authorities of “pandering to the woke agenda”. Such training has existed for parliamentary staff since 2016 and is now to be extended to MPs. Said one of the...

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What Conversion Therapy Counseling Bans Really Mean

Sep 26, 2020 by

by Rick Plasterer, Juicy Ecumenism: Civil rights doctrine has been very strong public policy since the mid-twentieth century. This writer has argued that few if any civil rights categories beyond race are reasonable. In particular, personal behavior cannot consistently be treated as free and equal without mandating anarchy. Yet sexual orientation and gender identity doctrine depends on identifying people with their behavior. This can only be done on the basis of sensibility, not liberty or...

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National Trust in a spiral of self-destruction

Sep 26, 2020 by

by Victoria Baillon, The Conservative Woman: THIS week TCW has published two articles critical of the National Trust, the first by Ann Farmer, ‘The National Trust bends the knee to Churchill slurs’ and the second by Chris McGovern, ‘National Trust’s oh-so-selective history of slavery’. Today Victoria Baillon has a follow-up. EARLIER this year I wrote in TCW about my experiences as a garden volunteer with the NT, ‘Woke virus infects the National Trust’, in which I argued that the Trust, a...

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Why are they so afraid of the truth?

Sep 26, 2020 by

by Lynda Rose, Prophecy Today: Twitter suspends the accounts of several Christian organisations. In this country, we prize tolerance, diversity and inclusivity, upholding the right of everyone to express their honestly held convictions and beliefs … That’s what we like to believe, but is it true? In the Britain of 60 or so years ago, yes, we were rightly known as a tolerant, easy going people – trustworthy and reliant. We didn’t always agree with what others said, but we respected without...

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Great news for all Marriage supporters

Sep 25, 2020 by

from Coalition for Marriage: I’m thrilled to be contacting you with some important and encouraging news. Earlier this year I wrote to you about Harry Coulter. Harry and his Marriage Matters organisation were unceremoniously booted out of a Belfast hotel last October when a member of the public complained about their event. The keynote speaker, C4M’s Director of Supporter Strategy Tony Rucinski, was cut off mid-flow by members of staff. The 55 attendees were sent home. No refund was offered....

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Inclusive Relationships and Sex Education in Schools (RSE)

Sep 25, 2020 by

from Transgender Trend: We have developed comprehensive guidance for schools, in consultation with teachers, child protection and welfare professionals and lawyers. Our aim is to arm schools with all the relevant facts so that teachers feel more informed and confident in creating a safe school for all pupils, including non-conforming children and those who identify as ‘transgender.’ Read and download resources here New RSE guidance provides welcome news to parents.  Roger Kiska at Christian...

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Judgement reserved in Christian school worker’s LGBT lessons tribunal

Sep 25, 2020 by

from BBC News: A tribunal has reserved judgement in the case of a Christian school worker who was sacked for comments criticising LGBT lessons on Facebook. Kristie Higgs, 44, was dismissed for gross misconduct by Farmor’s School in Fairford, Gloucestershire, last year after sharing two posts. At the employment tribunal in Bristol, she claims her sacking breached her freedom of speech and religion. The panel is expected to give its decision at a later date. During three days of evidence,...

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How should Christians respond to a new lockdown?

Sep 25, 2020 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: We appear to have entered a rather different phase of response and comment on the question of Covid-19 and our response to this legally and socially. At the beginning of the ‘first wave’ in March, there was a widespread sense that we needed to respond quickly and drastically, and most of the criticism was that Government had not acted quickly enough or seriously enough. The mood appears different now. There is so much more information around, and much more that we do in...

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National Trust’s oh-so-selective history of slavery

Sep 25, 2020 by

by Chris McGovern, The Conservative Woman: HOUSESTEADS Roman Fort and its adjoining section of Hadrian’s Wall are missing from the National Trust’s list of its properties linked to colonialism and slavery. No other monument in the British Isles, though, is a more potent statement of imperial enslavement. Why, then, does it fail to make the cut? The Trust’s report is entitled: ‘Interim Report on the Connections between Colonialism and Properties now in the Care of the National Trust, Including...

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Ofcom is a menace to our freedom of speech

Sep 25, 2020 by

by Andrew Tettenborn, The Critic: Like a good many turns on Britain’s Got Talent, dance troupe Diversity don’t do subtle. Slickly danced and well choreographed, its semi-final performance on 5 September nevertheless contained what looked remarkably like an uncritical and overt plug for Black Lives Matter. Among other things, it encompassed a policeman kneeling on a black man’s neck, a film of a burning car and a sequence of an activist kicking and demolishing a line of riot shields....

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