Want to stop revenge porn? Just keep your clothes on!

Jul 6, 2014 by

by Rachel Johnson, Mailonline: At a 50th last month, the birthday girl got up and made her speech, in the course of which she said something about being divorced and on the market again that gave the merry throng of friends, admirers, family and her own children very slight pause. ‘And, gosh, I’ve also had to learn all about SEXTING,’ she said. It wasn’t that the visual this conjured up was upsetting (she is a slim, stunning blonde) – more the fact that it is now quite normal for a woman that...

read more

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...

read more

Contraception, Rights, and Total State Control

Jul 2, 2014 by

By James V. Schall, S.J., Catholic World: Charles E. Rice’s new book argues that once absolute relativism is established as the state “religion” there is no limit to what the state can and will do “There are many paths to total state control of life—fascism, totalitarianism, communism. In the United States the path is labeled protection of individual human rights.”— Charles E. Rice, Contraception & Persecution (2014), 86. Contraception & Persecution is a brief, blunt analysis of...

read more

Tyranny: the inevitable result of our society’s descent into moral chaos

Jul 2, 2014 by

by Anthony Esolen, LifeSite: In my last essay I described how the elites of government, business, education, social services, and medicine promote the so-called “transgressive,” the willful breaching of boundaries. I also showed that the Bible describes God’s acts of creation as establishing boundaries: “Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further, and here shall thy proud waves be stayed,” says the Lord to the roiling surges of the sea. That means there is something blasphemous about the...

read more

Without a moral compass British values lose their way and now we’re seeing the consequences

Jun 27, 2014 by

By Gillan Scott, God & Politics in the UK: A little late to the party on this… Over the last few weeks a battle for the heart and soul of our schools has intensified as we’ve witnessed the repercussions of the Trojan Horse episode that has engulfed a handful of Birmingham schools. What started out as an investigation into the Islamisation of state schools has raised a host of thorny issues with four distinct groups wading in to fight their corner; Muslims, the government, secularists and...

read more

Doctors who oppose morning-after pill on conscience grounds face qualifications bar

Apr 30, 2014 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph Guidelines confirm that doctors and nurses who oppose controversial emergency contraception on ‘moral or religious’ grounds cannot receive key specialist qualifications Doctors and nurses who object to providing controversial emergency contraception on moral or religious grounds are being barred from specialist professional qualifications under official guidelines. They class Roman Catholics and others motivated by pro-life beliefs as...

read more