Free Speech at the University of Toronto

Jan 9, 2017 by

by David Moshman, Huffington Post: Jordan Peterson is a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, where he studies and teaches about personality, social conflict, and the psychology of religion. His many scholarly publications include the book Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief. He also posts presentations on YouTube. On October 3, 2016, Professor Peterson’s department chair sent him a letter noting concerns “raised by members of the University of Toronto community” about...

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Crown Prosecution Service Public Consultation Petition – Sign this Petition in Defence of Freedom

Jan 8, 2017 by

from CitizenGo: The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has issued a public consultation on its policy regarding ‘homophobic and transphobic hate crime’. Unfortunately, whatever the intent of this policy, it undermines the principle that we should all be treated equally before the law regardless of age, sex, race, religion etc, and severely limits freedom. It could have a draconian effect on anyone who is critical of transgender ideology or of the concept of same-sex marriage or even...

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The British press could soon be at the mercy of its enemies

Jan 5, 2017 by

by Alex Wickham, CapX: Imagine for a moment that members of the board of Ofcom publicly declared that they “hate” ITV and that Channel 4 are “scum”. Or if the executives at the British Board of Film Classification expressed a desire to ban movies made by 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. Or if a spokesman for Ofgem, the energy regulator, said that the “Big Six” were a bunch of Nazis. It may seem fanciful – but the equivalent is happening today with the British newspaper industry. In October,...

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Jan 4, 2017 by

by Brendan O’Neill, from facebook: I want to tell you about an incident in English history which is little known, but which helped to make your life freer and better than it might otherwise have been. In Ipswich in the 1630s, a strange and tense war of words broke out between the local council and the local bishop. The bishop and his lackeys sought to curb the council’s decision-making power and to govern more closely what it could do and even what its members could say and...

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The case of Sarah Kuteh: what does it tell us about evangelism and spiritual care?

Dec 28, 2016 by

by Steve Fouch, Christian Medical Fellowship: Another story of a nurse sacked for praying with patients and talking about Jesus has hit the headlines in the last few days. It does seem to be a recurring theme! The facts of the case are a bit sketchy. Sarah Kuteh, who has 15 years of nursing experience, was dismissed by her employers, the Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, in August of this year. Her main case against her employer is that she was not allowed witnesses in her defence and was only...

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Leveson threatens to gag God

Dec 23, 2016 by

by Julian Mann, Comment Central: When I was a trade journalist in the early 1990s, with the robust encouragement of my editor I conducted an investigation into corruption in a retail franchise company, which badly affected the small traders who invested in the brand. The report drew a lawyer’s letter from one of the wealthy individuals whose nefarious behaviour was exposed, threatening to sue. The incident taught me one of life’s painful lessons as a young man. A rich bully with a lawyer can...

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