Still very little support for marriage in the Budget

Mar 19, 2015 by

By Matt Walsh, The Conservative Woman: Married couples will no doubt be rejoicing at today’s Budget announcement on the transferable tax allowance rising from £1,000 to £1,100. The decision taken by the Chancellor means that married couples will be a whole 38 pence a week better off. It has been almost ten years since David Cameron became Conservative leader and attempted to detoxify a supposedly poisonous Tory brand to form a newer, more modern compassionate Party. In that time, he has made...

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Eric Pickles: I was ‘narrow-minded’ and ‘prejudiced’ to oppose gay marriage

Mar 17, 2015 by

By Ben Riley-Smith, Telegraph: One of the Conservatives’ most senior politicians has revealed how he reprimanded himself for being “narrow-minded” and “prejudiced” for opposing gay marriage. Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary, has described on live radio how he made a “180-degree” turn on the topic after realising his previous criticism of the change was “mean”. The Tory frontbencher admitted he realised the benefits of gay marriage after talking to constituents who wanted their same-sex...

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Faith in politics?

Mar 12, 2015 by

From Evangelical Alliance: Our latest research explores the political views of UK evangelicals and how engaged they and their churches are in politics. Our survey of more than 2,000 evangelicals found that many are disillusioned with UK politics, with less than one in 10 (six per cent) believing that politicians can be trusted to keep their manifesto promises. But evangelicals are also much more likely to be interested and engaged in politics and to prioritise the common good of society above...

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Going Islamisant on Marriage

Mar 12, 2015 by

By Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison, The American Thinker: We have previously argued that President Obama’s policies in foreign policy are Islamisant (iss-lam-i-ZONT). That is, we do not say he is Islamic, or Islamist, to be sure. What we argue instead is the effect of his policies is to favor Islam. He will not brook any criticism of Muslim majority lands. He will not allow anyone in his administration to link jihadist violence with its Muslim roots. His viewpoint has been effectively rebutted...

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You back gay marriage? Polygamy is fine then

Mar 3, 2015 by

By Laura Perrins, The Conservative Woman: Some conservatives believe that now the gay marriage debate is ‘settled’ the Left and the Right will gather round the great campfire of wonder, all holding hands while singing Kumbaya. It will be a glorious moment when marriage will be seen as the unremitting social good that it is – the Left will suddenly see that light and say, yes you were right all along, we were idiots and let’s enact shed-loads of pro-marriage measures. We are to believe that the...

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#PASTORALLETTER (2)

Mar 2, 2015 by

Visions, Dreams and Nebulous Notions of Detachment. From Archbishop Cranmer: Having responded to the Preface of the Pastoral Letter from the House of Bishops “to the people and parishes of the Church of England for the General Election 2015″, let us now consider the first five paragraphs which constitute the opening section, and from which the entire thesis takes its title: ‘Who is my Neighbour?’. The Bishops begin with a summary account of the state we’re in: 1 We live in challenging but...

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