May claims EDOs won’t silence gay marriage opposition

May 15, 2015 by

From The Christian Institute: The Home Secretary Theresa May has indicated that new Extremism Disruption Orders (EDOs) will not prevent people saying they oppose gay marriage, but fears over the broad definition of “extremism” remain. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, May responded to challenges from John Humphrys that the approach was “woolly”. He asked, “If you don’t believe in gay marriage, you are absolutely entitled not to believe in gay marriage and presumably you would still be...

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British Jews far more likely to be victims of hate crime than Muslims

May 15, 2015 by

By Johanna Markind, Breitbart: Now that Britain’s Conservative Party has won a Parliamentarymajority, it has the opportunity to implement its campaign promise of requiring United Kingdom police to record anti-Muslim hate crimes. Muslims as victims of hate crime has become a familiar trope, although factual data have been lacking. A British government report published in December 2013 finds that “Muslim adults were the most likely to be a victim of religiously motivated hate crime.” Is this...

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Magna Carta – how free are YOU today?

May 15, 2015 by

From Voice for Justice UK: On this date, 800 years ago, King John met with the barons at Runnymede to sign a document that would ensure the freedom of the Church, the liberties of the barons, and make himself equally subject to the law: Magna Carta. It has become one of the most influential and powerful documents in history, but how real are the liberties it sets out today? Freedom of speech … only where it supports the new dogma Freedom of conscience … only so long as it doesn’t infringe...

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Ireland: Will the Noes have it?

May 15, 2015 by

By Michael Kirke, MercatorNet: The question being asked in Ireland today is not whether the Government will win its ill-considered referendum asking its people to redefine marriage as a bond between people regardless of their sex, but whether it can long outlive the defeat of this proposal. The Irish people are a warm-hearted lot but they are not irrational. Among the countries of Europe most tried by the debacle of the financial melt-down in the last decade, they were the ones who resisted...

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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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American College of Physicians endorses gay ‘marriage,’ opposes reparative therapy

May 15, 2015 by

By Lisa Bourne, LifeSite: The nation’s largest association for internal medicine doctors this week officially endorsed homosexual “marriage” and blamed marriage protection laws for damaging the physical and mental health of people who identify as LGBT. The American College of Physicians (ACP) also officially opposed reparative therapy for individuals suffering from unwanted same-sex tendencies, and called for all-inclusive “transgender healthcare services” in its policy paper published May 12...

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America’s Changing Religious Landscape

May 15, 2015 by

From Pew Research Center: The Christian share of the U.S. population is declining, while the number of U.S. adults who do not identify with any organized religion is growing, according to an extensive new survey by the Pew Research Center. Moreover, these changes are taking place across the religious landscape, affecting all regions of the country and many demographic groups. While the drop in Christian affiliation is particularly pronounced among young adults, it is occurring among Americans...

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Search for new Bishop of Oxford continues

May 14, 2015 by

The Archbishop of Canterbury has issued a pastoral letter to the Diocese of Oxford saying that the search for the new Bishop of Oxford continues. The Crown Nominations Commission (CNC) met over two days in May. However the meeting concluded without a nomination. This means that the See of Oxford will be considered again early next year, because of the number of other vacant Sees. Meanwhile Bishop Colin Fletcher will continue in his role as Acting Bishop of Oxford. Bishop Colin said: “While it...

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The Protohomosexual

May 14, 2015 by

By Tyler Blanski, Crisis Magazine: Why are so many straight people pro gay? Because the normalization of homosexuality is the premiere achievement of heterosexual ideology. “Gay” and “straight” are not taxonomies but ideologies. They are not orientations but disorientations: whether bi-, homo-, or hetero-, hyphenated sexuality makes us lose our sense of direction toward the truly sexual, and the victims of such ideology are children. The words “homosexual” and “heterosexual” are...

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Permission granted for Christian parents at Court of Appeal

May 14, 2015 by

From Christian Concern: Thank you for your prayers for yesterday’s (12 May) hearing at the Court of Appeal. In an encouraging development, the Christian couple whose adopted children were taken into care have been granted permission for their case to be heard in full before the Court of Appeal. We are grateful to Paul Diamond, Standing Counsel to the Christian Legal Centre, which is supporting the family. At the conclusion of yesterday’s hearing Lady Justice Black ordered that the case...

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