The ACLU’s Betrayal of Civil Liberties

Mar 26, 2015 by

By Carson Holloway, Public Discourse: The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) is trying to deprive other organizations of freedoms that it would insist upon for itself. Their work is not a defense of equality—it is an effort to impose a certain view of morality on the country by law. If asked, most Americans would probably say that they want to protect civil rights and civil liberties. This speaks well for their intentions, since civil rights and civil liberties are, in proper measure, good...

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Church of England names first female bishop to sit in the House of Lords

Mar 26, 2015 by

By Victoria Ward, Telegraph: The first woman bishop to sit in the House of Lords has been appointed by the Church of England. The Venerable Rachel Treweek, Archdeacon of Hackney, will become the Bishop of Gloucester. The 52-year-old is the UK’s third woman bishop but the first diocesan bishop – a more senior position than the junior, or suffragan, posts two women have so far been given. Ven Treweek, who believes that men and women should serve “side by side” in the highest offices of the...

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Why some liberals are starting to get serious about family breakdown

Mar 26, 2015 by

By Peter Franklin, Conservative Home: Family values have long divided conservatives from liberals. While the former are dismayed by the decline of the traditional family, the latter are relaxed – and, at times, more than relaxed. Back in the 1990s, Anthony Giddens – the original New Labour guru – argued that “high rates of separation and divorce are probably here to stay, but one can see many ways in which these could enrich, rather than destroy, social solidarity.” These days, the rose-tinted...

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‘Paedophilia is natural and normal for males’

Mar 26, 2015 by

by Andrew Gilligan, Telegraph: “Paedophilic interest is natural and normal for human males,” said the presentation. “At least a sizeable minority of normal males would like to have sex with children … Normal males are aroused by children.” Some yellowing tract from the Seventies or early Eighties, era of abusive celebrities and the infamous PIE, the Paedophile Information Exchange? No. Anonymous commenters on some underground website? No again. The statement that paedophilia is “natural...

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The new black death

Mar 26, 2015 by

From Ancient Briton: “For Muslims, the whole focus of the life on earth must be directed at securing a place to this Islamic heaven, full of sexual indulgence. And the way of securing a ticket to Allah’s whoredom is outlined in Quran 9:111, which says: ‘Lo! Allah hath bought from the believers their lives and their wealth because the Garden (Paradise) will be theirs: they shall fight in the way of Allah and shall slay and be slain’ Verse 9:111 means what it means. A...

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Unholy trinity of the three-person embryo

Mar 26, 2015 by

By Peter Kearney, The Scotsman: The recent “debate” over three-person embryos showed once again how poorly informed we are about modern science and its techniques. That might be unfortunate, but it shouldn’t be catastrophic. The votes in the Commons and the Lords, however, showed how completely ignorant our legislators are about science in general and genetics in particular – it was catastrophic. Supporters claimed that the decision was “good news for progressive medicine”. Yet, just because...

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Cardinal Nichols’ criticism of faithful priests is deeply disturbing

Mar 26, 2015 by

By John Smeaton, SPUC: I am deeply disturbed by Cardinal Nichols’ criticism of the 461 brave priests who signed a letter upholding the unchangeable teachings of the Catholic Church on marriage and Holy Communion. In the letter, which was published in the Catholic Heraldyesterday, priests from all over England and Wales pledged to remain faithful to Catholic teaching and to offer true pastoral care to all those who find themselves in difficult situations. A statement made by Cardinal...

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US Military Rifles through Transgender Policy

Mar 26, 2015 by

By Tony Perkins, FRC: When it comes to his latest military maneuver, the President isn’t asking — but leaders are telling their concerns. Military officials may finally be saying, “enough!” to the President’s radical social policies. Last month, it looked like the commander-in-chief might finally have a partner in his social experiment, new Defense Secretary Ash Carter. Barely four weeks into the job, the Pentagon’s latest boss said he was on board with the...

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Radio campaign targets US bishop in firing of Catholic teacher over pro-marriage Facebook posts

Mar 26, 2015 by

by Ben Johnson, LifeSite: Bishop Paul Bootkoski is playing defense these days, as a series of radio commercials urge Catholic faithful around the country to call the bishop and ask why a Catholic schoolteacher may lose her job for rejecting arguments for gay “marriage” on her private Facebook page. […]  Controversy and confusion has surrounded Patricia Jannuzzi who – depending on whose story you believe – is or was a 57-year-old teacher of theology at Immaculata High School in New...

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General Election 2015: Lib Dems pledge global same-sex marriage rights

Mar 26, 2015 by

By Oliver Wright, Guardian: British embassies around the world would be given the power to perform same-sex marriages – even if one partner was not a British citizen, under proposals to be included in the Liberal Democrat manifesto. In an attempt to appeal to LGBT voters who have deserted the party since it joined the Coalition, the Liberal Democrats will attempt to put gay equality at the heart of their election campaign. This will include a policy pledge that, under a Government including...

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