The Casey review: replacing one form of intolerance with another

Dec 15, 2016 by

Barnabas Fund Editorial. Last week saw the publication of Dame Louise Casey’s review into integration and community cohesion in the UK. Her 199-page report, commissioned by David Cameron when he was prime minister, has been widely praised. However, that praise has focused on her diagnosis of the problems, rather than her recommendations. The report’s diagnosis in many respects, though not all, mirrors what Barnabas Fund has been saying – and often been criticised for saying – for more than 20...

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Intolerance and discrimination against Christians in Europe and North America

Nov 23, 2016 by

by Massimo Introvign, MercatorNet: There is a slippery slope from intolerance, to discrimination, to hate crimes and hate speech. In 2011, I served as Representative of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) for combating racism, xenophobia, and intolerance and discrimination against Christians and members of other religions. There were two other representatives for combating anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. “Other religions” meant all religions other than Judaism and...

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Revelation 2: Jezebel And The Tolerant Church

Oct 3, 2016 by

by David Robertson, Christian Today: What are the primary virtues of our culture? Diversity, inclusivity, equality and tolerance. That’s what progressive society is all about. But is it? It is a demonstrable fact of modern life that in the name of tolerance we are becoming increasingly intolerant. Even Germaine Greer and Peter Tatchell have been ‘no-platformed’ by universities who think their opinions are not correct enough. The NBA decided that basketball could not tolerate...

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Tolerance is No Longer a Virtue

Sep 30, 2016 by

by Aaron Earls, The Wardrobe Door: When we discuss the most controversial moral issues of the day, the conversation usually ends up at the word: “tolerance.” We are told one side is being tolerant, while the other is intolerant. In our culture, tolerance is treated as an understood and accepted moral good to which everyone should strive. But just how tolerant of other perspectives is the modern tolerance movement? New research and continued anecdotal evidence argues all that remains of...

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Pansexual Humanism: The UK’s new State Orthodoxy –countering the intolerance

Sep 26, 2016 by

from Core Issues Trust: In an ongoing attempt to raise awareness about the growing intolerance within the UK towards faith groups dissenting from state orthodoxy that prevents expressions of faith in the public space, Core Issues Trust will offer a side event at the OSCE in Warsaw, Poland today Monday, 26th of September. This preceeds discussion in the main forum – Working session 11 , which will examine tolerance and non-discrimination (part I) in the OSCE member states. This session...

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England’s Repressive Tolerance

Jun 12, 2016 by

by Paul Diamond, First Things: Carrying a placard which read, “Jesus Gives Peace, Jesus is Alive, Stop Immorality, Stop Homosexuality, Stop Lesbianism, Jesus is Lord,” sixty-nine-year-old street preacher Harry Hammond went into the center of Bournemouth on a Saturday afternoon in 2001. As he started to speak, a crowd surrounded him, pushed him to the ground, pulled down his banner, and threw water and soil on him. The police arrived—and arrested Hammond for inciting his own assault. They did...

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