Politics and Pentecost

May 19, 2015 by

Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream.   The General Election result of two weeks ago took almost everyone by surprise. Most political analysts and commentators seemed convinced there would be a hung parliament, but a few voices reminded us of John Major’s victory in 1992: the Conservatives would win, because if there is a feeling that things are basically OK in the country (low interest rates, low inflation, low levels of crime and violence, a royal baby etc), people want to keep it that way...

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May claims EDOs won’t silence gay marriage opposition

May 15, 2015 by

From The Christian Institute: The Home Secretary Theresa May has indicated that new Extremism Disruption Orders (EDOs) will not prevent people saying they oppose gay marriage, but fears over the broad definition of “extremism” remain. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, May responded to challenges from John Humphrys that the approach was “woolly”. He asked, “If you don’t believe in gay marriage, you are absolutely entitled not to believe in gay marriage and presumably you would still be...

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Minister U-turns on marriage after pressure from gay group

May 14, 2015 by

From The Christian Institute: The new Government Minister for Equalities now says she supports same-sex marriage, despite voting against the redefinition in 2013. Caroline Dinenage immediately came under pressure to change her views on the issue following David Cameron’s announcement of her appointment yesterday. Today, writing on her personal Twitter account, she said: “I want to be clear – I support equal marriage”. Opposition Yesterday CEO of PinkNews Benjamin Cohen said he hoped Dinenage –...

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David Cameron appoints second anti-gay marriage MP Caroline Dinenage as equalities minister

May 12, 2015 by

by Adam Withnall, Independent: After appointing a Justice Secretary who said we should bring back hanging and a Culture Secretary who calls the BBC licence fee a “poll tax”, David Cameron has kept up the controversy with his more minor ministerial announcements. The Prime Minister has named Caroline Dinenage, MP for Gosport, as both under-secretary of state at the Ministry of Justice with Michael Gove and a minister for equalities under Nicky Morgan at the Department for Education. Yet like...

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South Africa opposition elects first black leader

May 12, 2015 by

From BBC News: South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), has elected its first black leader, a move the party hopes will widen its appeal. Mmusi Maimane, 34, was clear favourite to succeed outgoing leader Helen Zille. Mr Maimane became party spokesman in 2011, regularly locking horns with the South African President, Jacob Zuma. The DA won its best-ever share of the vote in the 2014 elections, but has struggled with perceptions it primarily represents white...

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Phony “Conservatives” and Britain’s Cultural Collapse

May 12, 2015 by

By Cliff Kincaid, Accuracy in Media: The usually astute Heritage Foundation commentator Nile Gardinercalls the win by the Conservative Party in Britain a defeat for socialism. Yet, Conservative Party head David Cameron ran on a platform boasting that “we have protected the National Health Service, with 9,500 more doctors and 6,900 more nurses, and ensured generous rises in the State Pension.” Based on this precedent, we can anticipate that Republican Party politicians here in America will one...

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