Liberal censorship: breaking out of the echo chamber

May 26, 2016 by

by Eric Metaxas, LifeSite: When liberal journalists come out and confess their bias, it’s tempting to say, “The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem.” But don’t. This is good news. Writing at the New York Times recently, columnist Nicholas Kristof took that hard first step. The title of his piece says it all: “A Confession of Liberal Intolerance.” “We progressives,” he writes, “believe in diversity, and we want women, blacks, Latinos, gays and Muslims at the table, so long as...

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Student: Gay-straight alliances are NOT a safe place for me

May 22, 2016 by

From LifeSite: I am a Christian kid and I wrote this reflection when I was in grade 10 a couple years ago. With everything that is going on, I have to speak up. But first, here is what Buzzfeed has to say about the new “Gender Policy” that has been released in Alberta: The end goal of all this? To make sure everyone feels safe, welcome, and valued at school.” Let me get this through your head: I DO NOT FEEL SAFE. This idea that Gay Straight Alliances make a safe space for everyone, is false. ...

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New extremism law is extremely dangerous for religious freedom

May 19, 2016 by

From EA: The Evangelical Alliance has cautioned against plans for new laws to tackle extremism, announced in today’s Queen’s Speech. Head of public policy Simon McCrossan commented: “It’s extreme to try and tell religious groups what they can and can’t teach under the guise of fundamental British values. It’s extreme to threaten to send Ofsted inspectors into churches if they don’t teach British values. This government’s trying to fight extremism...

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Christian genocide: pressure for action grows following UK vote

May 19, 2016 by

by David Knowles, Lapido Media: PRESSURE is increasing on the British and American governments to aid minorities in Iraq and Syria following official recognition of the genocide committed by Islamic State. Nina Shea, Director of the Centre for Religious Freedom at the Washington-based Hudson Institute and an expert on IS and Christianity, told Lapido she is trying to convert momentum from historic votes in both US and UK into action by the US government. The UK Parliament’s House of Commons on...

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Media Want To Make Sure You Never Hear About ‘The Little Sisters Of The Poor’

May 18, 2016 by

By Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist: The Little Sisters of the Poor just beat Obama in court, so why don’t the media want you to know anything about them? Last week I was at a religious liberty confab attended by some of the Little Sisters of the Poor. One of my favorite vignettes from the conference was watching a decorated Sikh Army captain, who recently won his religious liberty battle to wear a turban while he serves in non-combat scenarios, chat it up with the cheerful gaggle of...

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Day 3: Equality Commission grilled by judges

May 12, 2016 by

from The Christian Institute: During day three of the Ashers Baking Company appeal hearing the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) was grilled by judges on different aspects of the case. Under questioning from a panel of three judges, the ECNI’s QC Robin Allen admitted that there was no discussion between the McArthur family on the sexual orientation, beliefs or opinions of customer Gareth Lee. The taxpayer-funded ECNI took Ashers to court on behalf of Mr Lee after they declined to...

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