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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A Confession of Liberal Intolerance

May 8, 2016 by

by Nicholas Kristof, New York Times: WE progressives believe in diversity, and we want women, blacks, Latinos, gays and Muslims at the table — er, so long as they aren’t conservatives. Universities are the bedrock of progressive values, but the one kind of diversity that universities disregard is ideological and religious. We’re fine with people who don’t look like us, as long as they think like us. O.K., that’s a little harsh. But consider George Yancey, a sociologist who is black and...

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Beware the Tolerance of the Tyrant

Apr 20, 2016 by

from Family Policy Alliance: The push to allow men access to women’s rest rooms, locker rooms and other public accommodations has reached a fever pitch. The launching point for such insanity? Tolerance. In her commentary, Kim Trobee takes a look at what drives the many to cave to the demands of the few....

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Leaflets calling for the slaughter of Ahmadi Muslims are found at mosque

Apr 12, 2016 by

From The Telegraph: A stack of leaflets calling for the killing of a sect of Muslims have been found at south London mosque, it was reported today. The flyers, uncovered in Stockwell Green mosque, are said to have labelled Ahmadi Muslims apostates, claiming they deserved to die if they refuse to convert to mainstream Islam. They call for those who refuse to convert to mainstream Islam within three days to face a death penalty A mosque trustee told the BBC he had never seen the leaflets before...

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Hope Not Hate: devoured by its own censorious logic

Feb 19, 2016 by

By Tom Slater, Spiked: Campus censorship continues to eat itself. Nick Lowles, head of anti-fascist group Hope Not Hate, took to social media today to decry the fact that NUS Black Students is pushing to have him removed from an upcoming panel on anti-racism. All because, the little pillocks claim, he is ‘Islamophobic’. ‘Never mind all the work HOPE not hate [sic] has done challenging anti-Muslim hatred’, Lowles fumed in a Facebook post. ‘It seems that some ultra-left activists believe I’m...

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“Shut Up, Bigot!”: The Intolerance of Tolerance

Aug 12, 2015 by

By Ben R Crenshaw, Public Discourse: Conservatives are called bigots because those who embrace the new sexual mores are beholden to the new tolerance as a plausibility structure. Postmodern liberals cannot comprehend the idea that one could simultaneously reject a belief and accept the person who holds it. America is in the midst of a raging national debate on issues surrounding sexuality and gender. If you dare to suggest that gender is determined by sex and is immutable, that same-sex sex...

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