‘Freedom of religion should be a cornerstone of the West’

Jul 4, 2015 by

From The Christian Institute: A national newspaper columnist has criticised Britain’s increasingly secular society which “seems indifferent” to almost 200,000 abortions every year but “can’t find room for faith schools”. Tim Montgomerie, writing in The Times, said while Britain and America are moving away from their Christian heritage, “they don’t need to become anti-Christian societies”. The columnist, who co-founded the Centre for Social Justice think-tank, also said there should be less...

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State Silences Bakers Who Refused to Make Cake for Lesbian Couple, Fines Them $135K

Jul 3, 2015 by

By Kelsey Harkness, The Daily Signal: Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian finalized a preliminary ruling today ordering Aaron and Melissa Klein, the bakers who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, to pay $135,000 in emotional damages to the couple they denied service. “This case is not about a wedding cake or a marriage,” Avakian wrote. “It is about a business’s refusal to serve someone because of their sexual orientation. Under Oregon law, that is illegal.” In the ruling, Avakian...

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Same-Sex Marriage Fight Now Goes Local

Jul 2, 2015 by

Fight for gay marriage turns now to clerks who defy Supreme Court, refuse marriage licenses. By Claire Galofaro and Adam Beam, Associated Press: Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis shut her blinds at work Tuesday to block the view of rainbow-clad protesters outside. They carried flowers and flags and signs saying “you don’t own marriage.” They chanted “do your job.” Moments later, she told a lesbian couple who walked in asking for a license to try another county. Davis...

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Former MI5 chief warns ‘anti-extremist’ law could target evangelical preachers

Jul 1, 2015 by

From The Christian Institute: Harmless evangelical street preachers could be targeted under proposed ‘anti-extremist’ laws by officials eager to prove their PC credentials, the former Director General of MI5 has warned. Writing in The Daily Telegraph today, Jonathan Evans, who ran the intelligence service from 2007-2013, said: “The forthcoming Counter-Extremism Bill aims to crack down on extremism but definitions will be crucial, and implementation of the new powers will be fraught with risk....

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Gay ‘marriage’ isn’t the beginning of our culture’s revolution, and it won’t be the end

Jul 1, 2015 by

By Monica Miller, LifeSite: On Friday the US Supreme Court in a 5 to 4 decision—led by so-called Catholic Justice Anthony Kennedy—ruled that all 50 states must recognize gay so-called “marriage” as marriage according to the rights guaranteed by the 14th Amendment of the Constitution. Let me say right out—there’s ultimately only one thing wrong with the Court’s decision and it’s this: Gay marriage is not marriage.  What has just happened is that 5 mere human beings have completely re-defined...

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Was I Wrong To Support Gay Marriage?

Jun 30, 2015 by

By David Harsanyi, The Federalist: If same-sex marriage is used to pummel religious Americans into submission, it will be a disaster. I’ve supported same-sex marriage ever since I first heard the idea. And when I became a political columnist in the early 2000s—despite being the “conservative” at a good-sized newspaper—I was the only one at the paper (as far as I can recall) who unequivocally backed gay marriage publicly. Though I wasn’t gullible enough to believe I’d be persuading many...

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