Martin Bashir appointed BBC’s Religious Affairs Correspondent

Sep 26, 2016 by

from BB News: The BBC today announced that award-winning journalist Martin Bashir has been appointed as the new BBC Religious Affairs Correspondent. Martin will be returning to the BBC having previously worked as a correspondent for BBC News from 1987 until 1992 when he joined the BBC’s flagship investigative programme Panorama until 1999 and presented BBC Radio 4’s Sunday programme until 2004. Martin was a correspondent for Tonight on ITV before moving to the United States and hosting ABC’s...

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In defence of Justin Welby: mediator, not homophobe

Sep 2, 2016 by

by James Macintyre, Christian Today: How strange it is to be at an event and then see it misreported. Stranger still to see that misreporting to be based on your own report of that same event. Last weekend, Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury came to the Greenbelt festival in Northamptonshire for the first time. There was a mood of enthusiastic anticipation on the Saturday lunchtime when Welby sat down on the main stage with the ‘Gogglebox vicar’ Kate Bottley, in front of...

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The BBC’s decision to ignore Usain Bolt’s faith is another sign of anti-Christian bias

Aug 20, 2016 by

By David Robertson, Premier: Have you heard of Daniel Smith? He is a member of the Australian Olympic 4x200m freestyle relay team and his story is an inspiration. Smith was a homeless drug addict who became a Christian and ended up at the Olympics. As have a lot of other Christians such as Shaune Miller – the 400m gold winner from Barbados who said, “I just give God all the thanks and praise” or Christine Ohuruogu, British 400m runner who said, “Even if it doesn’t go too well, you...

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Scotland Yard ploughs £2million into new ‘thought police’ unit to snoop on web users and hunt down trolls

Aug 14, 2016 by

by Martin Beckford, Mailonline: Britain’s biggest police force has set up a controversial unit – dubbed as ‘thought police’ by critics last night – to investigate offensive comments from the internet. It will be supported by an army of volunteers trained to seek out anything they deem inappropriate on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. They will then report it to officers who will attempt to track down the culprits and possibly prosecute them, according to a report seen by The...

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Media Quiet About Dismissed Charges Against Planned Parenthood Whistleblowers

Aug 4, 2016 by

by Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist: When pro-life journalists who revealed Planned Parenthood’s organ harvesting were charged, media loved it. When charges were dropped, the media went quiet. Just over a year ago the Center for Medical Progress began releasing undercover videos showing high-level Planned Parenthood officials openly talking about harvesting body parts from aborted babies and selling them to middle men. The videos, which shocked millions, led Planned Parenthood to stop...

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Naked attraction: the apocalyptic rise of nude dating shows

Jul 26, 2016 by

by Stuart Heritage, Guardian: That’s it. There’s nowhere left for the dating show to go. Between TLC’s Undressed and Channel 4’s Naked Attraction, the entire genre feels like it’s reached its natural endpoint. We’ve had shows like Blind Date, where desirability is judged by personality. We’ve had shows like Take Me Out, where desirability is judged by physical appearance. And now we find ourselves at a terrible new dawn, where desirability is judged by genitalia. Undressed puts two strangers...

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