Petition to Tesco: Keep selling products made by Ashers Bakery

May 24, 2015 by

If someone can be forced by law to say something he disagrees with, we are not a free country. (Peter Hitchens) In Northern Ireland a Christian owned company, Ashers, has been found guilty of discrimination after being hauled before the courts for refusing to bake a cake which was to be iced with the words Support Gay Marriage. Numerous media outlets across Northern Ireland, the UK and further afield have expressed grave concerns that this ruling has serious ramifications for freedom of...

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Updated: ‘Gay cake’ row: Judge rules against Ashers bakery

May 19, 2015 by

BBC News Website. A judge has ruled that a Christian-run bakery discriminated against a gay customer by refusing to make a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan. Ashers Baking Company, based in County Antrim, was taken to court by gay rights activist Gareth Lee. A Belfast judge said, as a business, Ashers was not exempt from discrimination law. The firm’s general manager said they were “extremely disappointed” by the ruling and are considering an appeal. Damages of £500 were...

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Atheist militants who silence Christians are as bad as Tudor tyrants, says top judge

May 15, 2015 by

By Steve Doughty, Mailonline: Atheist militants who try to silence Christians are as intolerant as the murderous monarchs of the Tudor dynasty, one of the country’s most senior judges has said. Sir Michael Tugendhat warned that human rights laws did not guarantee protection for religion and the right of believers to speak up for their faith. His first major public statement since retiring from the High Court last year comes after a series of legal blows to the rights of Christians over the...

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Christians are the new lepers

May 13, 2015 by

By Archbishop Cranmer: Speaking at Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University in Virginia last week, the next Republican nominee (if they have any sense) for President of the United States spoke of the increasing intolerance being expressed toward Christians by the erstwhile liberal democratic states, simply for believers’ adherence to centuries-old moral orthodoxy and theological wisdom in an age of relativism and aggressive assertions of equality and human rights. Yes, he was courting the...

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Modest Conscience Protections in Louisiana Elicit Hysteria

May 13, 2015 by

by  Adam J. MacLeod, Public Discourse: The Louisiana Marriage and Conscience Act is timely, necessary, and well-justified. If passed, it will help preserve the State of Louisiana’s commitment to freedoms of conscience, religion, and expression. In Louisiana, a new bill has been proposed to protect those who have suffered unjust government discrimination. Opponents are demonizing the bill’s supporters and calling them names, misrepresenting the contents of the proposal, using scare tactics, and...

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The new totalitarians: Change your religious beliefs or else

May 12, 2015 by

By Eric Metaxas, LifeSite: In the first century, Jesus was asked whether the Jewish people, who were under pagan, Roman occupation, should pay taxes to Caesar. The Lord, of course, said we are to render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, and unto God what is God’s. But in 21st century America, Caesar is angling for a better deal—and he’s getting it. Our old friend Chuck Colson sounded the alarm several years ago when certain political figures on the Left—including former secretary of state Hillary...

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