150 Striking Cases / Problem of Intolerant Equality Laws Analyzed in Newly Released Report 2014

May 4, 2015 by

From Observatory on Intolerance: The Observatory’s report on the year 2014 portrays the150 most striking cases of intolerance against Christians in Europe in the year 2014 and presents theproblem of intolerant or militant equality laws. While awareness regarding religious freedom is growing, legal projects are under way to place restrictions on religious freedom especially for Christians. A key concern is the so-called horizontal equal treatment directive which is being pushed at the...

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Christians Who Cave to the ‘New Intolerance’ Only Make It Worse

Mar 23, 2015 by

By Napp Nazworth, Christian Post: Christians should not cower to the “new intolerance,” in which certain liberals have used government, social and economic power to bully and censor people who disagree with them, because doing so will only undermine the Church, Mary Eberstadt argued Tuesday for a lecture hosted by First Things. The new intolerance is unlike previous challenges Christians have faced, she explained, because it’s not rooted in a deep philosophical debate, such...

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The Rich Roots and Spoiled Fruits of Liberal Toleration

Mar 6, 2015 by

By Jeremy Niell, Public Discourse: After decades of efforts to be emancipated from religious influences, the toleration of political liberals is still only an impoverished relative of its classical cousin. Toleration as it was understood by early modern philosophers like John Locke was richer and fuller than toleration as political liberals understand it today. Political liberals today think of toleration in a methodologically secular way: they try to replicate the two-kingdom infrastructure...

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The government’s new ‘prevent duty guidance’ – imposing political correctness on university groups...

Jan 30, 2015 by

By Peter Saunders, CMF: The Government’s Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill, currently being considered by the House of Lords, places a duty on specified authorities, including universities, to ‘have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’. Who could possibly object to that, you might ask. But in a Britain where rising state intrusion and the steady march of political correctness make frightening bedfellows eternal vigilance is required to preserve basic...

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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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It’s Time To Get Intolerant

Dec 29, 2014 by

By Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch: We expect secular humanists and others like them to celebrate the idea of tolerance as the greatest good, but sadly many believers have also hopped on to this foolish bandwagon. It is as if the greatest virtue is now tolerance and the greatest vice is intolerance. Well, it is time for some straight thinking here. In fact, it’s time to get biblical as well. Just today I read the words of Jesus in which he praised intolerance. Yep, you heard me right. In his...

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