A C Grayling’s call to abolish RE in schools is dangerously ignorant

Sep 25, 2014 by

By Gillan Scott, Cranmer: A couple of weeks ago I was in a conversation with a BBC producer discussing faith schools and their admissions policies. We talked about the possibility of my appearance on BBC1′s Sunday Morning Live to debate the subject. In the end it didn’t happen, but I wish I’d had the chance to take on the British Humanist Association’s chief executive, Andrew Copson, as he repeatedly made claims that there was factual evidence that faith schools select wealthy pupils by the...

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3 ways to defend your conservative beliefs, AND still have friends afterwards

Sep 12, 2014 by

by Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSite: The year of our Lord 2014 finds us in a much different era than even a few short decades ago. The belief that a corrupt and decadent cabal of academics, politicians, and celebrities are trumpeting trends that the average hard-working, moral citizen – the “moral majority” – despises, has long since crumbled. Presidential candidate George McGovern was widely mocked in 1972 as running on a platform of “acid, amnesty, and abortion.” The Obama Democrats...

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The West Lacks One Essential Tool to Defeat ISIS

Sep 3, 2014 by

By Elizabeth Scalia, Patheos: In an article covering President Obama’s reluctant decision to begin limited airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State (IS), New York Times writer Peter Baker quoted Ambassador Ryan Crocker, who affirmed US national security interests and added “This is evil incarnate.” Few would disagree. Do not click here unless you are willing to see horrific images of beheaded children, or videos of young men being led into trenches and summarily executed, but their...

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Faith schools a ‘religious affront’ say coalition of religious leaders

Sep 1, 2014 by

By Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: Faith schools are “a religious affront” and discriminate against children in ways that are incompatible with religious teachings about equality, openness and fairness, according to a coalition of religious leaders. Such schools make religious faith seem “tarnished by discrimination” and lead to it being perceived as divisive, according to senior representatives from the Anglican, Catholic and other churches and faiths who today...

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Dominic Grieve: ‘British Christians forced to hide belief’

Aug 26, 2014 by

by Steven Swinford, Telegraph: Britain is at risk of being “sanitised” of faith because an “aggressive form of secularism” in workplaces and public bodies is forcing Christians to hide their beliefs, a former attorney general has warned. Dominic Grieve said he found it “quite extraordinary” that people were being sacked or disciplined for expressing their beliefs at work. He described Christianity as a “powerful force for good” in modern Britain and warned that Christians should not be...

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Faith is a ‘virus’, columnist claims

Jul 24, 2014 by

From The Christian Institute: Belief in God is a “virus”, and evangelical Christianity is one of the more “virulent infections”, a Conservative Peer and columnist for The Times has claimed. In an attack on faith schools, Matt Ridley said that “rationalists” want to “protect” children from religion. And the Peer, who is a supporter of the British Humanist Association, said “secular, free-thinking” should be adopted to “combat the rise of radical Islam and radical Christianity”. His comments, in...

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