Government, Christian Concern and QEII Conference Centre reach settlement over marriage conference c...

Jan 21, 2015 by

From Christian Concern: The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre and Christian Concern have reached a settlement following the cancellation of Christian Concern’s conference on marriage at the Westminster conference centre. The event, entitled ‘One Man, One Woman – Making the case for marriage for the good of society’ had been booked for 23 May 2012 but was cancelled by the QEII Centre the night before it was due to...

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Anti-blasphemy laws? Anti-hate speech laws? Some things to consider before you vote

Jan 20, 2015 by

By Denyse O’Leary, MercatorNet: First, the landscape has changed. Demands for censorship that used to be opposed by universities are now coming from universities. As American commentator Derek Hunter explains, The idea of punishing speech arbitrarily deemed inappropriate is something that is not only the antithesis of one of this country’s founding principles, it was something colleges were supposed to be safe from. Encroachment on something so sacred as freedom of speech would’ve have...

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The right to live one’s religion is under threat

Jan 18, 2015 by

By Holly Hamilton-Bleakley, Conservative Woman: Prime Minister David Cameron graced our shores this week.  Hot on the heels of the Paris attacks, it was a great opportunity to emphasise how the US and the UK are united, once again, not only in the war on terror, but in so many other things as well.  It was a chance to emphasise the ‘special relationship.’ And what makes our relationship so special?  ‘We share the same values’, both Obama and Cameron declared.  Well, that’s a relief.  But,...

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Standing firm is the price of civilisation. Are we still ready to pay it?

Jan 18, 2015 by

By James Delingpole, Spectator: Reading some reactions to events in Paris, I’m no longer certain that western values would survive another long war. Reading Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man, as I have recently, you cannot help but be struck by what a perfectly idyllic place rural England must have been (at least for a young man of independent means) in the run-up to the first world war. Sassoon wrote it, of course, in middle age after he’d served his time in the trenches. But none of his wartime...

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Charlie Hebdo, Intolerance, and the Problem of Double Standards

Jan 16, 2015 by

By Kim R Holmes, Public Discourse: The terrible massacre in Paris could be a “teachable” moment on the meaning of tolerance, but it will require soul searching by America’s cultural leftists. The outpouring of sympathy and support for the staff of the French magazineCharlie Hebdo has been enormous. Over a million people poured into the streets of Paris to protest the terrorist attack on its headquarters, a gathering said to be larger than when France celebrated the end of World War II. It...

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Supporting Charlie Hebdo is contrary to the only true weapon we have against radical Islam – t...

Jan 16, 2015 by

By Jeanne Smits, LifeSite: When I went out to my local newspaper shop around the corner to buy Charlie Hebdo, the friendly student who’s been helping out there in the afternoons for years told me she could set aside a copy for me somewhere around the end of January. “We’re getting twenty copies a day, and the waiting list is over 300.” The first million – yes, million! – copies of the first issue of the “satirical weekly” to come out after the bloody terrorist attack just one week ago were...

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