WCF Versus the Haters, Bigots and Tolerance Brigade

Aug 28, 2014 by

By Bill Muehlenberg: Those who scream the loudest about tolerance and acceptance are again proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that they refuse to tolerate and accept anyone other than themselves. Indeed, if we did not already have proof positive of how great the hate, and how deep the diabolical savagery of these folks can be, we have certainly witnessed it lately. A pro-family conference is being “tolerated” by bullies and thugs who are intent on shutting it down. So much for free speech. The...

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Prosecuting Galloway for hate speech would be a threat to freedom in the UK

Aug 18, 2014 by

by Julian Mann, Conservative Home: Those of us who believe that Israel has the right to exist and to defend its citizens should defy Respect MP George Galloway’s call for a boycott of Israeli goods and services in Bradford. Next time, God willing, I am in Bradford, which is a scenic city with some excellent curry houses, I certainly intend to buy something imported from Israel.  But it would constitute a very grave threat indeed to freedom of expression in our country if Galloway were...

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Big Boris: Doublespeaking on the London buses

Jul 31, 2014 by

By Andrea Minichiello Williams, Christian Concern: In another spectacular display of the establishment capitulating to the politically correct we see Mrs Justice Lang expressly refusing to let Core Issues Trust win. It’s a bad judgment and a bad day for free speech. After all no-one seems to want to hear the other side. The establishment spin is that these ads were ‘anti-gay’. They were not. They were a like-for-like response to an aggressive ad campaign by gay pressure group Stonewall, which...

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The Anti-Catholic crackdown at UCLU

Jul 25, 2014 by

By Peter D Williams, Spiked Online: How students’ union zealots are stifling controversial ethical debates. Vibrant intellectual exchange forms part of the joy of being human. Unfortunately, rigorous, intelligent debate that is receptive to controversy and disagreement is in increasingly short supply. Perversely, this is especially true on university campuses. That is, in a space in which debate should be most encouraged, limitations on controversial speech are becoming more common. In...

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Without freedom of religion and belief, what freedom is there?

Jul 25, 2014 by

From Cranmer: Lord Alton of Liverpool initiated a debate in the House of Lords on 24th July concerning international compliance with Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights concerning freedom of belief. Here is his opening address: My Lords, I begin by thanking all noble Lords who will participate in this balloted debate, which draws attention to Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Right. Article 18 states: “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience...

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Censorship is being outsouced to the mob

Jul 4, 2014 by

by Brendan O’Neill, Spiked: Two recent cases Down Under show how dangerous Twittermobs can be. One of the curious things about the twenty-first-century West is that it feels deeply censorious even though, historically speaking, there isn’t a huge amount of state censorship. Yes, many Western societies have anti-‘hate speech’ laws, debate-choking defamation statutes, and a host of methods for regulating the raucous press, all of which limit how daring or just downright offensive we can...

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