Mennonite pastor heads to prison for helping former lesbian

Feb 3, 2016 by

From OneNewsNow: A Mennonite pastor who was convicted of helping a former Vermont woman flee the country rather than share custody of her child with her former same-sex partner has been ordered to prison. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York issued a mandate Monday upholding the conviction of Kenneth Miller, of Stuarts Draft, Virginia, for his role in helping Lisa Miller flee the country in 2009 with her daughter Isabella. The Millers are not related. On Tuesday, U.S. District...

read more

A terrible act of inhumanity that shows why justice must never be secret

Dec 3, 2013 by

By Christopher Booker, Mailonline Throughout all my years reporting on scores of chilling examples of what social workers are allowed to do behind the closed doors of our secret family courts, the case reported yesterday on the front page of the Daily Mail is not just the most disturbing of all. It also illustrates how far our ‘child protection’ system has now gone horrendously off the rails. The facts are so shocking they beggar belief. A pregnant Italian mother who was visiting...

read more

The illiberal liberals

Jun 13, 2013 by

By Andrew Carey, CEN The reality of illiberal liberalism is all around us at the moment, both within church and state. The rows over women bishops and gay marriage illustrate a deeply worrying trend in which majorities fail to provide sufficient space in which minorities can flourish with integrity and freedom. Monday’s edition of The Times (10 June) provided ample evidence. Firstly, the new appointee to the bishopric of Manchester, David Walker, suggested the possibility of dissolving...

read more

Tory MPs were 'warned their career and seat were under threat' if they did not back gay marriage in free vote

May 29, 2013 by

by Matt Chorley, Mailonline Conservative MPs claim they were threatened by party whips to back gay marriage or their political career would be finished. Tories were also reportedly warned they would lose financial and organisational backing at the next election if they refused to fall into line – something party insiders dismissed today as ‘categorically untrue’. More than a dozen angry backbenchers have now written to peers urging them to oppose the Marriage (Same Sex...

read more

Whips Accused of Career Threats During Gay Marriage Free Vote

May 29, 2013 by

From Guido Fawkes There was plenty of speculation that the gay marriage vote was not quite as free as the party leaders would have us believe, though Guido was not expecting MPs, including a government PPS, to put such allegations in writing. A cross-party letter lobbying the Lords does just that:     The allegation of coercion was signed by Jim Paice, Edward Leigh, Glyn Davies, Fiona Bruce, Richard Drax, Jim Shannon, Tim Loughton, David Simpson, Jim Dobbin, Karl McCartney, Steward...

read more

Cameron CANNOT protect Church against gay marriage laws (says his own Justice minister)

Jun 13, 2012 by

By Jason Groves and Steve Doughty, Mailonline David Cameron’s promise to protect churches from gay marriage laws could hit legal hurdles, a justice minister admitted yesterday. Crispin Blunt said it would be hard to guarantee that clergy would not face court challenges if they refused to preside over same-sex unions. ‘We’re seeking to protect, indeed, proscribe religious organisations from offering gay marriage,’ said Mr Blunt, who announced two years ago that he is...

read more