Indiana: why we must be free to discriminate

Apr 2, 2015 by

By Tim Black, Spiked: It is a miserable irony today that those who think of themselves as liberal are actively trashing liberal ideals. Of course, they don’t experience their illiberalism asilliberalism. Quite the opposite. As far as they’re concerned, they’re riding on the right side of history, battling bigotry and hunting down hate wherever they suspect its persistence, and leading us all into an ultra-nice rainbow-coloured future. They’re the tolerant ones. They’re the progressives....

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Wedding Artists’ Rights

Apr 2, 2015 by

By Dale O’Leary: Can a for-profit business or an individual employed by a for-profit business make moral judgments? Yes, if they are judging their own actions. They have a right not to be forced to use their talents and skills to create something that they believe violates their sincerely held beliefs. Suppose a customer comes into a bakery and asks for a cake in the shape of male private parts (I actually heard about such a thing), a baker would have every right to say, “I won’t do...

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‘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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