A sober day for freedom of conscience: Ashers win in court of public opinion

Oct 26, 2016 by

From The Christian Institute: Newspapers across the political spectrum have recognised the serious implications of yesterday’s ruling on Ashers Baking Company. In the wake of the judgment, The Guardian and The Telegraph both issued editorials condemning the ruling as damaging to free speech. And two prominent homosexuals wrote strongly in favour of Ashers, stressing that freedom of expression – a keystone of democracy – is under attack. ‘Deadly serious’ Yesterday, judges at the Court of Appeal...

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Yale, Beyond the Pale

Oct 25, 2016 by

by Richard A Epstein, Hoover Institution: In his recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Yale President Peter Salovey tried to explain how colleges can make room for both freedom of speech and a culture of inclusion and diversity. Salovey wants to have his cake and eat it, too. The supposed tension between free speech and inclusion is false, he argues, because it is possible to pursue both ends simultaneously. Several days later, Yale was again in the news for its sexual harassment tribunals....

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How Christianity Created the Free Society

Sep 29, 2016 by

by Samuel Gregg, Public Discourse: While many Christians have undermined human liberty, a new book of essays shows just how much of our contemporary freedom we owe to the Christian church, Christian thinkers, and Christian practice rather than liberals and liberalism. In many books that trace the development of Western civilization, “the birth of freedom” is often identified with the various Enlightenments. Certainly, the Enlightenment made contributions to human liberty that Christians would...

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London Mayor To Set Up Police ‘Online Hate Crime Hub’ In ‘Partnership’ With Social Media Firms

Aug 16, 2016 by

by Liam Deacon, Breitbart: The office of London’s first Muslim mayor has secured millions of pounds to fund a police “online hate crime hub” to work in “partnership with social media providers” to criminalise “trolls” who “target… individuals and communities.” The London mayor’s office for policing and crime (Mopac) will spend £1,730,726 of taxpayer’s money policing speech online after applying for a huge grant from the Home Office Police Innovation Fund (PIF), it was announced in a statement....

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How attacks are forcing Germany to examine civil freedoms

Aug 13, 2016 by

by Jenny Hill, BBC News: Germany’s interior minister, Thomas de Maiziere, has recently unveiled a long list of anti-terror measures: thousands of new police officers, billions of euros for the security services, better cyber intelligence and faster deportation of foreign criminals. This was, of course, in one sense about reassuring the German public. It is not the first time the government has announced anti-terror measures. But it is also the response to what are thought to have been...

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Christian America’s ‘High Noon’ Moment

Jul 12, 2016 by

by Robert Oscar Lopez, American Thinker: […] Christians in America are a few minutes away from high noon.  In our various ghost towns and rickety Main Street hideouts, we find ourselves increasingly stuck doing crowd control, surrounded by angry mobs pushing hedonism, abortion, sodomy, race war, Darwinism, and other heresies on us.  This enormous gang of religion-haters is led by the ruling cadre of secularism, the well funded and shamelessly Machiavellian LGBT movement. Everyone who was...

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