If Stonewall gets to the heart of Government, why not Christian Concern?

Aug 14, 2014 by

by Julian Mann, VOL: With the former head of education at LGBT campaign group Stonewall now advising the new UK Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, the question arises: why does she not appoint an activist from evangelical campaigners Christian Concern to advise her on effective ways to ensure that schools are compliant with legal requirements to provide mainly Christian daily assemblies? Stonewall is clearly delighted that Mrs Morgan has appointed Luke Tryl as a special adviser. Its acting...

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Stop Church sacking gay vicars who marry, says senior Tory

Jul 30, 2014 by

From BBC News The government should consider intervening to stop the Church of England sacking gay vicars who marry, a former Conservative chairman has said. Lord Fowler raised the case in the House of Lords of Jeremy Pemberton, who had his licence to preach revoked after marrying his partner. He called on the government to “see if there is anything that could be done to help reconcile the difficulties”. Gay marriage is legal in the UK but the Church of England has not accepted it....

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Britain ‘leads Europe on gay rights’, claims David Cameron

Jul 30, 2014 by

By Aubrey Allegretti, Independent: David Cameron today claimed Britain was leading the way in Europe on gay rights as he hailed one of the biggest events in the Gay Pride calendar. The Prime Minister said Pride Brighton and Hove, which takes place this weekend, was a reminder of why Britain “continues to be recognised as number one in Europe on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGB&T) equality and rights”. He said it was a “momentous occasion” when the first legal marriages of gay...

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Why the state can’t make you happy

Jul 30, 2014 by

by Peter Franklin, Conservative Home: If the moral basis of liberalism can be summed up in a single sentence, then this from Jeremy Bentham surely does the job: “it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.” Happiness, though, is a notoriously difficult thing to define let alone quantify, which is why progressive governments resort to financial proxies. From time to time, liberal thinkers wonder if a more direct approach can be taken – much to the...

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Why Cameron promoted anti-gay marriage MPs during reshuffle

Jul 27, 2014 by

by Jane Merrick, Independent: 43 per cent of those promoted by the Prime Minister voted against the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill last year. David Cameron promoted a string of MPs who voted against same-sex marriage in an apparent attempt to stem the mass desertion of Tory grassroots members over the issue, new research shows. Analysis of the Conservative associations accounts, published by the Electoral Commission, shows a revolt over gay marriage was one of the major reasons why local...

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UK Cabinet Reshuffle: Cameron culls gay marriage opponents, axes male ministers

Jul 15, 2014 by

by Andre Walker, Breitbart: British Prime Minister David Cameron has targeted opponents of his flagship ‘Same Sex Marriage’ legislation, as well as reducing the number of men in the British cabinet in tonight’s long-awaited UK Cabinet reshuffle. The move has seen older, middle class minsters dumped in an unprecedented cull, with the only two Secretaries of State who voted against gay marriage – Owen Paterson and David Jones – being sacked. Cameron is embarking on his final...

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