‘Gay Cake’ case comes to Court

Mar 26, 2015 by

By Peter Lynas, courtesy of Archbishop Cranmer: Today and tomorrow (26-27th March 2015), the ‘gay cake’ case is being heard in Belfast. For those who haven’t been following the story, a family bakery declined an order for a cake bearing the slogan ‘Support Gay Marriage’ as it would be against their Christian beliefs to bake such a cake. The bakery, owned by the McArthur family, is named Ashers after one of Jacob’s sons blessed for his bread and delicacies. Gareth Lee, a gay rights activist who...

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The ACLU’s Betrayal of Civil Liberties

Mar 26, 2015 by

By Carson Holloway, Public Discourse: The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) is trying to deprive other organizations of freedoms that it would insist upon for itself. Their work is not a defense of equality—it is an effort to impose a certain view of morality on the country by law. If asked, most Americans would probably say that they want to protect civil rights and civil liberties. This speaks well for their intentions, since civil rights and civil liberties are, in proper measure, good...

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How discriminatory Sharia law principles affect Muslim women in Britain today

Mar 25, 2015 by

By Baroness Cox, Conservative Home: Yesterday Theresa May, the Home Secretary, set out a number of anti-extremism proposals which she hopes to bring in after the general election. Whatever we may think of her specific recommendations, I think it is fair to say that all of us – including those of different faith traditions – welcome the broader commitment to counter the threat of Islamist extremism. But somewhere in the middle of this ongoing (and necessary) debate about how best to enshrine...

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Ashers gets top legal backing and good news for CU free speech

Mar 19, 2015 by

SIGN PETITION in support of Ashers Bakery HERE From The Christian Institute: A leading human rights lawyer has laid out the serious implications for other businesses if Ashers Baking Company were to lose its court case next week.The McArthur family, who own and run Ashers, are being taken to court by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland because they refused to decorate a cake with the words ‘Support Gay Marriage’. Aidan O’Neill QC’s legal opinion shows how UK businesses would suddenly...

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Catholic school suspends theology teacher for defending marriage on Facebook

Mar 19, 2015 by

by Ben Johnson, LifeSite: A Catholic high school in New Jersey has suspended a 30-year veteran theology teacher for making comments on her personal Facebook page supporting the Catholic Church’s position on homosexual “marriage” and family. Controversy struck when Patricia Jannuzzi, a theology teacher at Immaculata High School in Sommerville, New Jersey, said that she opposed the legal arguments homosexual activists used to persuade the Supreme Court to redefine marriage....

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We must champion the freedom to change one’s beliefs about religion

Feb 8, 2015 by

By Lady Berridge, Conservative Home: One of the most profound changes I have seen in Britain since I became chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on International Freedom of Religion or Belief is the surge in news stories that deal with religiously motivated oppression or violence, both here and across the world. When I took on the role in 2012, people would look at me in a slightly puzzled way when I explained that I would be devoting a considerable chunk of my time in the House of...

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