‘Immediate and severe’ action is taken against US lawyer for firmwide email condemning gay marriage...

Sep 2, 2014 by

From ABA Journal: The law firm Becker & Poliakoff has taken “immediate and severe” action against a lawyer who condemned gay marriage in an email sent to the entire firm, according to one of the firm’s leaders. The lawyer, Walter Kubitz, is listed as a senior attorney in the intellectual property group on the Becker & Poliakoff website. He voiced his opinions on Monday in a “reply all” email to a firmwide announcement about a decision striking down Florida’s ban on gay marriage,...

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World Congress of Families: protesters vow to shut down Australian conference

Aug 29, 2014 by

By Gay Alcorn, Guardian: Group says thousands will blockade ‘hate’ event that is set to be opened by social services minister Kevin Andrews. Protesters against Saturday’s World Congress of Families conference inMelbourne have said thousands of people will try to shut down the meeting, blockading the entrance and attempting to prevent people from attending. A group calling itself the Coalition to Beat Back the Far Right said the congress, which advocates for the “natural family” of a married...

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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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