The Social Justice Queen’s Speech 2) Through same-sex marriage to more marriage – to help raise life chances

May 10, 2016 by

by Paul Goodman, Conservative Home: J.F.Kennedy used to say that a rising tide lifts all boats – a maxim full of the optimism of the 1960s, suggesting, as it does, that growth and prosperity will benefit everyone.  The usual belief on the right is that these are best brought about by a smaller state and balanced budget, just as its counterpart on the left is that they will be ushered in by a bigger state and higher taxes, or by more borrowing, or both.  But what if the boats are damaged?  What...

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We’ve all heard of the long-term economic plan. Now let’s have a long-term social justice plan

May 9, 2016 by

by David Burrowes MP, Conservative Home: As Conservatives move on from celebrations in Scotland or commiserations in London, we need to keep banging on about social justice. Over 150 MPs have joined the Compassionate Conservatives Caucus which I helped to establish in February. Last month’s disability cuts and the fallout from Iain Duncan Smith’s resignation have sparked further interest in social justice. And the emerging consensus is that social justice needs to be the Party’s uniting...

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A post-literate, post-Christian, broken culture has chosen its representative

May 7, 2016 by

By Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSite: It’s official now: Republican primary voters have chosen Donald Trump as their presidential nominee. In one fell swoop, they have managed to confirm dozens of left-wing caricatures about right-wing people: racism, misogyny, unscrupulous business ethics, and nationalism with discomfiting echoes from the no-so-far-off past. After eight years of Barack Obama, Republican voters could have chosen the first no-exceptions pro-life candidate, a rock-ribbed...

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Obama’s Foreign Policy Legacy: Chaos and LGBT

May 5, 2016 by

By Wendy Wright, C-Fam: As President Obama nears the end of his term his foreign policy remains indecipherable even to experts. His reticence in foreign affairs – even in cases of genocide – is legendary, except for one matter. A coordinated game plan on one key issue emerges through officials’ speeches, obscure overseas funding, even “buttonholing” diplomats in UN bathrooms to reveal an Obama foreign policy priority. “Internationally, this Administration has bent over backwards to promote...

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Church will allow same-sex weddings in my lifetime – Scottish Tory leader

May 5, 2016 by

by Harry Farley, Christian Today: Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservatives, has predicted gay church weddings will happen in her lifetime. Davidson is the first openly gay leader of the Scottish Tories and a member of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland. In a wide-ranging interview with Pink News she said the Church had “come a really long way in a short time and we already have practising ministers in Scotland who are openly gay”. She acknowledged the decision was...

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‘Inclusive, Progressive’ Priest Says Labour Anti-Semitism Made Up By ‘Right Wing Media’

May 4, 2016 by

by Liam Deacon, Breitbart: A self-declared “Progressive, radical Anglocatholic Parish iPriest” has said he believes Labour’s anti-Semitism problems have been made up by the “right wing press” and that only conservatives are “racist”. The Reverend Simon Rundell, a Parish Priest in the Diocese of Exeter and card-carrying member of the Labour party, says he is “rabidly Inclusive” on his website. He expressed the views regarding Labour and anti-Semitism by endorsing what he called a “perceptive...

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