The State, freedom of conscience and civil disobedience

Jul 6, 2020 by

by Gavin Ashenden: The state and the Church have a history in our country. The relationship status might read “it’s complicated”.  It ranges from the conversion and Christianization of the state to the deepest antipathy of the State and its persecution of the Church. Even when Christian, the Church has had to challenge the state. Becket took on Henry 2nd and won. It cost him his life, but he won. Thomas More took on Henry 8th. It cost him his life. While he won the moral argument he lost the...

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Trump admin reverses Obama-era rule forcing doctors to participate in ‘sex changes,’ abortions

Jun 16, 2020 by

by Paul Smeaton, LifeSite: On Friday the Trump administration announced the reversal of a 2016 “anti-discrimination” rule which would have required healthcare providers receiving federal funds to perform “gender transition” operations and abortions. In May 2016 the Obama administration redefined “sex discrimination” in section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to include an individual’s “internal sense of gender, which may be male, female, neither, or a combination of male and female.” The...

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The Government can’t run away from this poisonous culture war any longer

Jun 13, 2020 by

by Charles Moore, Telegraph: Protesters are trying to efface our rich national story and retell it as purely one of racial oppression. In 1992, the controversial Arthur “Bomber” Harris got his statue outside the RAF church, St Clement Danes in the Strand. This paper’s then editor, Max Hastings, had the nice idea of sending me thence in a circuit via Whitehall and Trafalgar Square, to compare the scores of monuments along the way. Several things struck me as I strolled. One was the odd mixture...

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Why Christians are a threat to the lockdown ideology

May 24, 2020 by

by Julian Mann, The Conservative Woman: THE experience of the Underground Church in Communist Eastern Europe has a vital spiritual lesson for any British Christians brave enough to defy lockdown ideology. One does not have to be a conspiracy theorist and believe that the lockdown is a planned Leftist coup to see that the socially Marxist establishment in Britain is in its ideological element. Reporting on the heavily policed anti-lockdown protest in Hyde Park on May 16, journalist James...

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Grasp the nettle and scrap the Human Rights Act

May 23, 2020 by

By Jim McConalogue, The Conservative Woman: THE government is facing a momentous dual challenge to reform the draconian 1998 Human Rights Act – that great lawyers’ charter – over the coming months. First, Sir Stephen Laws, former first parliamentary counsel responsible for drafting government laws, indicated that the government should derogate from the European Convention on Human Rights to hold off legal challenges to the easing of lockdown rules in the ‘dangerous’ weeks ahead. Second, during...

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We need to start reopening our society, not just the economy

May 10, 2020 by

by Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali: Quite understandably, a great deal is being said about “opening up the economy”. People are conscious of the damage being done to business, and to their own income and savings. We should be getting back to work gradually but also speedily, with safety but also with effectiveness. The need, however, is not just economic: we are not merely homo economicus, we are also homo socius. It is society as a whole which needs to be opened up. We do not live by work or wealth...

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