The religion of peace and love (women’s special needs)

Jul 23, 2014 by

By Peter Mullen: The government declares that those who practise female genital mutilation (FGM) shall be prosecuted. It is hard to imagine how anyone could perpetrate such acts of cruelty and barbarism. Who are these people? FGM, like forced marriage, is a practice found principally among Muslims. Yet yesterday there was a five minutes’ discussion of this matter on The Today Programme but the word “Muslim” or the phrase “Islamic practices” were never mentioned. Ah but, the presenter did say...

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Censorship is being outsouced to the mob

Jul 4, 2014 by

by Brendan O’Neill, Spiked: Two recent cases Down Under show how dangerous Twittermobs can be. One of the curious things about the twenty-first-century West is that it feels deeply censorious even though, historically speaking, there isn’t a huge amount of state censorship. Yes, many Western societies have anti-‘hate speech’ laws, debate-choking defamation statutes, and a host of methods for regulating the raucous press, all of which limit how daring or just downright offensive we can...

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What about the current dirty men at the BBC?

Jul 4, 2014 by

By Charles Moore, Telegraph: ‘A culture changes by example and a licentious old man being found guilty will help do that,’ says a leader in the Times. Perhaps, but I would be much more impressed if it were a licentious younger man. We can all moralise away in retrospect about what the BBC and others allowed Rolf Harris CBE or Sir James Savile to get away with. It is easy to attack them when they are old or dead. You still very rarely hear of sex charges against current performers. I would not...

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Negative bias in reporting March for Marriage

Jun 25, 2014 by

By Mary Ann Mueller, Virtueonline: “Gay-hating Holy Rollers descend on DC” Friday’s headline reads in The Daily Beast … “Inside NOM’s Second Failed March For Marriage” proclaims Media Matters for America … “March for Marriage 2014: An Exercise in Self-Pity” … states Slate magazine … “NOM’s Discriminatory March for Marriage is Underway” … blogged the Human Rights Campaign … “Same-sex...

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Why are Media Conservatives Buying the Homosexual Propaganda?

Jun 16, 2014 by

By Steve Baldwin, Fox News: Over the last few years we have witnessed a headlong rush by many conservatives in the media in support of various aspects of the homosexual agenda. Some were socially liberal all along and some appear to be pushed into such a position due to pressure upon them by their colleagues or the media corporations they work for. Regardless, it is disturbing to witness their willingness to go along with this trend without even questioning the cultural impact such issues will...

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Fleet Street’s last religious affairs position axed as Ruth Gledhill leaves Times after 27 yea...

May 16, 2014 by

From Press Gazette: Fleet Street is to lose its last religious affairs correspondent next week when Ruth Gledhill leaves The Times. Gledhill has confirmed her position is being made redundant as she leaves the paper after 27 years. The Daily Telegraph has a social and religious affairs editor, John Bingham, but Gledhill is believed to be the last full-time UK national newspaper reporter dedicated to covering religion. Meanwhile, Caroline Wyatt was appointed as the BBC News’s religious affairs...

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