The British State’s silent war on religion

Jun 10, 2015 by

By Frank Furedi, Spiked: It is increasingly clear that the UK government’s failing attempt to promote British values has inadvertently turned into a sanctimonious and intolerant campaign against traditionalist religious institutions. Since most of the targets of the British-values campaign are culturally isolated – Jehovah’s Witnesses, Hasidic Jews, fundamentalist Christians, radical Islamists – many otherwise sensitive observers have not picked up on what is a silent war against religion....

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Christian Lib Dem leadership candidate: more gay rights, more sex ed

May 25, 2015 by

Would-be Lib Dem leader: No church schools, more sex ed From The Christian Institute: An MP bidding to be the next leader of the Liberal Democrats has given his support to homosexual rights and compulsory sex education but says he would rather church schools did not exist. Tim Farron, MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, also said he favoured the disestablishment of the Church of England, in an interview with PinkNews. Farron said he should have been more supportive of same-sex marriage...

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Religious Liberty Is Not Enough

May 1, 2015 by

By Jennifer Roback Morse, Crisis Magazine: I want to thank those who took the time to respond to my recent article, “Why Religious Liberty Arguments Aren’t Working.” Our focus at the Ruth Institute is crafting sound arguments and clarifying the proper context for their use. Religious liberty arguments are a case in point. While there is merit in religious liberty arguments, we propose a broader strategy that will help all who are engaged in this greatest struggle of our time. […]  A...

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Faith and the General Election: how influential is the religious vote?

May 1, 2015 by

by Marc Shoffman, Lapido Media: ELECTIONS are usually fought on major national issues, such as the economy or the NHS. But poor voter turnout and increased apathy with mainstream political parties means fringe issues could come to the fore. Religious groups have a range of concerns they will bring to the ballot box, on top of issues about austerity and the cost of living, but just how significant could these be to electoral success? The rise of the Islamic State, anti-terror legislation and...

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Hillary Clinton: ‘Religious beliefs’ against abortion ‘have to be changed’

Apr 25, 2015 by

By Ben Johnson, LifeSite: Speaking to an influential gathering in New York City on Thursday, Hillary Clinton declared that “religious beliefs” that condemn “reproductive rights,” “have to be changed.” “Yes, we’ve cut the maternal mortality rate in half, but far too many women are still denied critical access to reproductive health,” Hillary told the Women in the World Summit yesterday. Liberal politicians use “reproductive health” as a blanket term that includes abortion....

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Radio 4’s Roger Bolton: press and TV have failed on religious coverage

Apr 23, 2015 by

by Maggie Brown, Guardian: The presenter of Radio 4’s Feedback programme has attacked national newspapers and television for failing to “power up” coverage of religious belief at a time when faith is playing a role in driving genocide and war. Roger Bolton, who presents the show tackling comments and queries about theBBC, said instead that the “reverse had happened” at a Media Society debate on religious literacy called The Root of All Evil? on Wednesday. He said the Times’s decision in May...

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