Radical Canadian bill could mean jail for rejecting transgenderism

May 25, 2017 by

by Lianne Laurence, LifeSite: Canadians who disavow gender theory could be charged with hate crimes, fined, jailed, and compelled to undergo anti-bias training if the Trudeau Liberals’ Bill C-16 passes, critics told a Senate committee last week. The Senate could vote as early as May 30 on Bill...

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When the Law Opposes the Truth Rather Than Protects It

Mar 28, 2017 by

by Douglas Murray, Gatestone Institute: The Canadian government suffers from many things. Among them is bad timing. On Thursday of last week, the Canadian Parliament voted through a blasphemy law specifically designed to protect Islam. As Al-Jazeera was happy to report on Friday, the previous...

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Why We Should Legislate Some Moral Issues But Not Others

Jan 31, 2017 by

Kevin DeYoung, Collin Hansen, and Trevin Wax discus, The Gospel Coalition: Abortion. Gay marriage. Marijuana. State-sponsored birth control. When Christians oppose these things, we are often accused of trying to force our morals on others. But doesn’t every law in some way legislate morality? If...

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Integration tsar Dame Louise Casey has a problem with ‘religious conservatism’

Jan 11, 2017 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: In 2013 Dame Louise Casey was named by BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour as one of the Top 100 most powerful women in the UK. She was duly appointed by David Cameron and Theresa May to examine issues of community cohesion, extremism and integration. Her report – The Casey Review –...

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How do we decide which human rights should be protected in law?

Jan 9, 2017 by

by Roger Scruton, guest post at barristerblogger: Theresa May’s Government has floated the idea that the next election might be contested on a pledge to incorporate all the rights guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights, while leaving the European Convention and the jurisdiction of...

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Law and religion round-up – 8th January

Jan 8, 2017 by

from Law & Religion UK: Religious observance in Scottish schools The Times reports (£) that an online poll by YouGov for its Scottish edition has found that (55 per cent of Scots believes that children should not be made to participate in religious observance at school. 38 per cent of all...

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