On Justice Kennedy’s Tenuous Grasp of Human Dignity

Jul 2, 2015 by

By Anthony Esolen, Crisis Magazine: “At the heart of liberty,” wrote Justice Anthony Kennedy, poetaster supreme, versifying for the majority in Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992), is “the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.” That included the mysterious business of taking other lives, inconvenient lives brought into being by actions obviously designed to do just that. Most lately, inObergefell v. Hodges, Kennedy has...

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UK Equality report: Police should spend more time in gay bars, says sample size of 50 LGBT people

Jun 30, 2015 by

From Breitbart: A new report by Britain’s taxpayer-funded Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has recommended that UK police should be spending more time “socialising in known LGB&T venues and community ‘hubs’” in order to make Britain’s gay community feel safer. The report, entitled “LGB&T Hate Crime Reporting: Identifying Barriers and Solutions” was produced with a sample size of just 50 people, by the University of Leicester’s ‘Centre for Hate Studies’, which looks...

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Jamaica: call to reject “false anthropology” and promote “the natural family”.

Jun 25, 2015 by

From CitizenGo petition, “Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society”. CARICOM Civil Society Declaration of June 2015. We, the undersigned members of civil society from around the world, come alongside members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to affix our names to the following declaration:…   [We]… DO HEREBY call on the Heads of State and Government and all political leadership of the CARICOM, to uphold the following principles in their national, regional and international deliberations and...

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Here’s how we can start improving human rights legislation

Jun 12, 2015 by

By Rupert Myers, Conservative Home: […] Having looked at why criticism of a proposed British Bill of Rights is misleading, and atthe appetite within the upper echelons of the legal profession for reform, what proposals should be on Michael Gove’s desk? Here are a few suggestions: […]  The qualification of the rights to freedom of expression and religious freedom have caused widespread discomfort as society has changed over the last half century. The margin afforded to religious...

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The European Court of Human Rights has gone far beyond the intentions of its founders

Jun 11, 2015 by

by Rupert Myers, Conservative Home: It was Professor Hersch Lauterpacht’s 1945 book An International Bill of the Rights of Man in 1945 which first proposed a draft international bill of rights that became the European Convention. The Austrian professor of law at Cambridge wrote of a ‘radical innovation in international practice and a surrender…of the sovereign rights of the state,’ nothing less than ‘a substantial sacrifice by states of their freedom of action.’ It is that sacrifice of freedom...

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The Christian deception about Conservatives and human rights

May 26, 2015 by

From Archbishop Cranmer: There is a lie permeating the Christian social-media detachment that the Conservative quest to repeal New Labour’s Human Rights Act amounts to an assault upon fundamental human rights; that somehow Tories are inherently opposed to limitations on the state and to the basic protections and assurances of justice and liberty which have been set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights – the ‘Human Rights Charter’ – which...

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