National Trust’s oh-so-selective history of slavery

Sep 25, 2020 by

by Chris McGovern, The Conservative Woman: HOUSESTEADS Roman Fort and its adjoining section of Hadrian’s Wall are missing from the National Trust’s list of its properties linked to colonialism and slavery. No other monument in the British Isles, though, is a more potent statement of imperial enslavement. Why, then, does it fail to make the cut? The Trust’s report is entitled: ‘Interim Report on the Connections between Colonialism and Properties now in the Care of the National Trust, Including...

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Ofcom is a menace to our freedom of speech

Sep 25, 2020 by

by Andrew Tettenborn, The Critic: Like a good many turns on Britain’s Got Talent, dance troupe Diversity don’t do subtle. Slickly danced and well choreographed, its semi-final performance on 5 September nevertheless contained what looked remarkably like an uncritical and overt plug for Black Lives Matter. Among other things, it encompassed a policeman kneeling on a black man’s neck, a film of a burning car and a sequence of an activist kicking and demolishing a line of riot shields....

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Finally, the church is on the march against lockdown

Sep 25, 2020 by

By Rowina Seidler, The Conservative Woman: MANY of us Christians who have grown increasingly sceptical about lockdowns, due to the worldwide collateral damage to lives and livelihoods, have felt very alone. Some of us have been the only ones in our churches. ‘When will the church find its voice?’ has been a question on many of our minds. So it has been a great joy this week to find that, at last, the church has begun to speak up!  An open letter has been sent to our political leaders, already...

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New review launched into NHS gender identity services, puberty blockers, hormones

Sep 25, 2020 by

by Brandon Showalter, Christian Post: A new independent review has been launched into Britain’s National Health Service regarding gender identity services for young people and children. The NHS said Tuesday that Dr. Hilary Cass OBE, who is the former president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, will lead a wide-ranging review examining several dimensions of such services, including how and when referrals are made to specialists and how clinical decisions are made...

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Is it time for Christianity to go underground?

Sep 24, 2020 by

by Damian Thompson and Gavin Ashenden, Spectator: Boris Johnson’s package of Covid restrictions announced this week included a rule that weddings will be limited to 15 people and funerals to 30 – numbers plucked out of thin air that will have questionable effect on the transmission of the virus. You might think that a ruling that affects only weddings and funerals isn’t such a big deal for the churches, but that is to underestimate the fanatical zeal of their leaders for...

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Marriage and family matters now more than ever

Sep 24, 2020 by

by James Dobson, Christian Post: We live during an age in which the institution of marriage is under constant attack by forces that want to destroy it. As a result, this timeless relationship is increasingly viewed by many as an unnecessary hindrance to our self-absorbed lives. Temporal “partnerships” are dissolved through “conscious uncoupling,” and children are little more than assets to be divided or assigned, not precious souls to be loved, guided, and protected. In short, the biblical...

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