Don’t speak about your faith unless you’re asked to says Archbishop of Canterbury

May 21, 2016 by

by John Bingham, Telegraph: Christians should not talk to people about their faith unless they are actively invited to do so, the Archbishop of Canterbury has insisted. The Most Rev Justin Welby, said enthusiastic members of his flock should not to be afraid to talk about Christianity in a more secular society but advised them to listen to others before saying anything and, crucially, to wait until they are asked. Under Archbishop Welby, the Church of England has recently launched what is...

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New York City imposes fines up to $250,000 for refusing to call trans person ‘ze’ or ‘hir’

May 20, 2016 by

by Steve Wetherbe, LifeSite: New York City’s human rights commission says it will fine New York employers and landlords up to $250,000 for using the wrong pronoun to refer to a transgender person. The New York City Commission on Human Rights’ “Guidance on Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Expression” interprets existing human rights laws against discrimination based on gender to include gender expression, defined as “actual or perceived sex and shall also include a person’s...

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Think extremism’s a crime? You’ll change your mind when they come for YOU

May 8, 2016 by

by Peter Hitchens, Mailonline: As an extremist, I am very worried about the planned Extremism Bill, which our Prime Minister is about to ram through Parliament. So should you be. You are probably extremists, too, or will soon become extremists. You may well remember when many opinions now viewed as despicable and more or less criminal were freely expressed – often by the same people and media who now condemn them. I certainly do. Much of the conservative patriotic Christianity which my...

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Professor sues university that tried to fire him for defending the right to debate gay marriage

May 4, 2016 by

By Susan Svrluga, Independent: A tenured professor and a legal institute are suing Marquette University, claiming a breach of contract for the suspension imposed after he publicly criticized an instructor for stifling debate in class. The conflict began in 2014: After a student complained after a philosophy class that he was disappointed that he and others who question gay marriage had not been allowed to express their views during the classroom discussion, the graduate-student instructor told...

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The NUS assault on free speech mimics the fascism of apartheid

Apr 29, 2016 by

by Karen Harradine, TCW: I grew up under apartheid so I recognise fascism when I see it.  The NUS are leading this current generation of students down a dark path of destruction and racism, so similar to apartheid.  Its creation of ‘safe spaces’ reminds me of the whites-only areas enforced by the apartheid government. The restriction of free speech, advocated by the NUS through their no-platforming policy, copies the apartheid government habit of closing down newspapers that...

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The Death of Free Speech: The West Veils Itself

Apr 27, 2016 by

by Giulio Meotti, Gatestone Institute: Last week, Nazimuddin Samad sat at his computer at home and penned a few critical lines against the Islamist drift of his country, Bangladesh. The day after, Samad was approached by four men shouting “Allahu Akbar!” (“Allah is great!”) and hacked him to death with machetes. These killings have become routine in Bangladesh, where many bloggers, journalists and publishers are being killed in broad daylight because of their criticism...

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