US editor fired for ‘gaystapo’ blog sues publisher for religious discrimination

Jul 24, 2014 by

From The Guardian: A US newspaper editor who was fired after making homophobic statements is now suing his former employer by claiming he was a victim of religious discrimination. In April, media reporter Jim Romenesko revealed that Bob Eschliman, the then editor of an Iowa newspaper, the Newton Daily News, had written a personal blogpost in which he accused “the gaystapo” of trying “to reword the Bible to make their sinful nature ‘right with God.’” Shaw...

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News from Canon Andrew White

Jul 24, 2014 by

Greetings from Jerusalem. I am here for one day before I return to the UK to speak this weekend. Please see the details of where I will be listed opposite. We have had such an important visit here at a very important time. It is vital not to compare tragedies in a competition for who has the worst deal. The reality is that things are awful for all of the people of Israel, Palestine, Iraq and the Gaza at the moment. I love these people. I often refer to “My People”, so I want to...

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Isis ‘ordering female genital mutilation’ in Iraq – UN

Jul 24, 2014 by

From BBC News: A top UN official in Iraq has said the Sunni Islamist group Isis controlling the city of Mosul is seeking to impose female genital mutilation. All females aged 11 and 46 in the northern city must undergo the procedure, according to an Isis edict, UN official Jacqueline Badcock said. She said the unprecedented decree was of grave concern. Some bloggers suggest that the edict, or fatwa, may be a fabrication aimed at discrediting Isis. Iraq is facing a radical Isis-led insurgency,...

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On July 23, 1944, Soviet troops found 800,000 pairs of shoes

Jul 24, 2014 by

by Toby Thacker, MercatorNet: This was the day that the world finally realised that the horror of the extermination camps was real.  On July 23 1944, Soviet Army troops discovered the huge Nazi concentration camp of Majdanek just outside the Polish city of Lublin, virtually intact. Along with a few hundred ill and emaciated survivors, they found plentiful evidence that men, women, and children from all over Europe had been brought to this camp by the SS, and that tens of thousands had been...

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Lenin’s useful idiots are now running our schools. Trojan Horse is their legacy

Jul 24, 2014 by

By Chris McGovern, Conservative Woman: “I found clear evidence that there are a number of people, associated with each other and in positions of influence in schools and governing bodies, who espouse, sympathise with or fail to challenge extremist views.” These damning words constitute an important conclusion of Peter Clarke’s report on the ‘Trojan Horse’ debate about a number of schools in my home city of Birmingham. The whole affair seems to have come as...

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Letter to Archbishop of Cape Town objects to Rev Dr Ruthanna Hooke teaching at College of Transfigur...

Jul 24, 2014 by

St Barnabas Anglican Church, Anglican Diocese of Port Elizabeth, PO Box 3574, North End, Port Elizabeth,RSA, 23 July, 2014. His Grace, the Archbishop of Cape Town, Your Grace, The clergy of the diocese of Port Elizabeth have been sent an invitation to the College of the Transfiguration for Transfiguration week where the Revd Dr Ruthanna Hooke, Associate Professor of Homiletics and Deputy Dean of Chapel at Virginia Theological Seminary in the United States will be a special guest. This...

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British Muslims must confront the truth of the ‘Trojan Horse’ schools

Jul 24, 2014 by

By Douglas Murray, Spectator: The Trojan Horse reports are in, and they make for damning reading.  ‘An aggressive Islamist agenda… a coordinated, deliberate and sustained action to introduce an intolerant and aggressive Islamist ethos’. Teachers who claimedthat the Boston marathon bombing and the murder of Lee Rigby were in fact hoaxes and an ‘Attack on Islam’. And so on. The grim details are out. But there is a story behind this story which has not been thought about, though it ought to be....

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‘Apostasy’ woman Meriam Ibrahim and family arrive in Italy after finally leaving Sudan

Jul 24, 2014 by

By Adam Withnall, Independent: The Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for “apostasy” and made to give birth with her legs chained together in jail has finally escaped the country on an Italian government plane. TV footage showed Meriam Ibrahim and her family arriving at Rome’s Ciampino airport alongside the Italian deputy foreign minister, after her case triggered outrage and condemnation around the world. The family’s sudden appearance in Italy came as a...

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Faith is a ‘virus’, columnist claims

Jul 24, 2014 by

From The Christian Institute: Belief in God is a “virus”, and evangelical Christianity is one of the more “virulent infections”, a Conservative Peer and columnist for The Times has claimed. In an attack on faith schools, Matt Ridley said that “rationalists” want to “protect” children from religion. And the Peer, who is a supporter of the British Humanist Association, said “secular, free-thinking” should be adopted to “combat the rise of radical Islam and radical Christianity”. His comments, in...

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Israel v Gaza: taking sides

Jul 24, 2014 by

By Ian Paul, Psephizo: It is astonishing to find that the level of violent conflict in the world at present has pushed stories about ISIS rape and murder of Christians in Mosuldown to third place in the news. Western military intervention in Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan was in large part based on a narrative that as countries become more civilized, they will naturally turn into Western-style liberal democracies. The wave of violence across the Middle East shows what empty hubris this myth...

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