EA Scotland responds to supreme court ruling on Glasgow midwives

Dec 20, 2014 by

National director of Evangelical Alliance Scotland, Fred Drummond said: “Part of living in a tolerant society is that rights of conscience should be respected, whether or not these views fit the fashion of the day. This court case is not about the rights or wrongs of the abortion law, nor is it about service provision as no individual would have been denied any services by another member of staff organising a rota. Rather, it is about the ability to exercise choice for those who in good...

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Gay marriage and the death of freedom

Dec 9, 2014 by

By Brendan O’Neill, Spectator: Rather than striking a blow for individual liberties, the dogma of gay marriage is stifling them. Has there ever been a sweeter-sounding, more goosebump-inducing phrase than ‘Freedom to marry’? Everyone likes freedom (even illiberal politicians pay lip service to liberty), and who doesn’t love a good wedding? Marry these two things together (pun intended) and you end up with an endorphin-releasing buzzphrase that will make anyone grin wildly. So it has been...

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Gay marriage and the death of freedom

Dec 5, 2014 by

By Brendan O’Neill, Spectator: Rather than striking a blow for individual liberties, the dogma of gay marriage is stifling them. Has there ever been a sweeter-sounding, more goosebump-inducing phrase than ‘Freedom to marry’? Everyone likes freedom (even illiberal politicians pay lip service to liberty), and who doesn’t love a good wedding? Marry these two things together (pun intended) and you end up with an endorphin-releasing buzzphrase that will make anyone grin wildly. So it has been...

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Poverty, the Rule of Law, and Human Flourishing

Dec 1, 2014 by

by Samuel Gregg, Public Discourse: If we want to be coherent when addressing poverty, our concerns can’t be rooted in emotivist or relativistic accounts of who human beings are. They must be founded on recognition of each person’s freedom, rationality, and dignity. Back in 2012, the financier George Soros and the head of one of the world’s largest anti-poverty NGOs, Fazle Hasan Abed, pointed out in the Financial Times that, despite the Great Recession, the number of people living in extreme...

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Pressure mounts on Red Cross over elderly volunteer axed after gay marriage protest

Nov 15, 2014 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph: The Red Cross is coming under growing pressure to reinstate a long-standing volunteer who was dismissed after staging a one-man protest against gay marriage. MPs have tabled a motion in the Commons voicing “deep concern” at the treatment of Bryan Barkley, 71, from West Yorkshire, and urging the charity to reconsider. The Coalition For Marriage (C4M), which led the campaign against the introduction of same-sex marriage in the UK, said it had received almost 50,000...

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Victory: Plans to ‘criminalise religious parents’ dropped

Nov 13, 2014 by

From The Christian Institute: A sweeping new law which could have criminalised parents for raising children according to their religious beliefs will not be introduced, in a move welcomed by The Christian Institute. Earlier this year, authoritative media reports suggested that the Serious Crime Bill would include a law carrying a maximum prison sentence of ten years for anyone who deliberately harmed a child’s “physical, intellectual, emotional, social or behavioural development”. Many warned...

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