Europe’s New Academic Fascism

Feb 23, 2020 by

by Giulio Meotti, Gatestone Institute: Western universities have become places of personal fear and intellectual terror. Formerly sanctuaries for open inquiry, instead fierce ideological minorities have been setting red lines of orthodoxy in the face of a silent or, worse, compliant academy. Education — from ex ducere, to lead out — has been increasingly eroded by ideological fundamentalism and an attempt to determine not only what actions are acceptable, but even words and...

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A victory for free speech. But clear legal safeguards are still needed.

Feb 15, 2020 by

by Harry Phibbs, Conservative Home: Thank goodness for Mr Justice Julian Knowles. A judgement he delivered yesterday was a powerful defence of freedom of expression, which is expected to have significant implications. Harry Miller, a 53-year-old man from Lincoln, had challenged the Hate Crime Operational Guidance of the College of Policing – the professional body which delivers training for all officers in England and Wales. Miller, himself a former police officer, had tweeted: “I was assigned...

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Legal protections for marriage supporters in Northern Ireland

Jan 25, 2020 by

from Coalition for Marriage: Some good news! The Government has confirmed protections for traditional marriage supporters in Northern Ireland as same-sex civil marriage becomes legal in the Province. C4M had raised concerns about the lack of protections for individuals, churches and organisations who disagree with same-sex marriage. Tony Rucinski spoke about this at public meetings in Northern Ireland late last year. The Government has now confirmed the new regulations provide “relevant...

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Midwifery student banned from work placement over pro-life views demands apology from university

Jan 18, 2020 by

by Gabriella Swerling, Telegraph: A midwifery student banned from her hospital placement over her pro-life views has demanded an apology from university bosses. Julia Rynkiewicz, 24, an undergraduate at the University of Nottingham, faced expulsion from her degree after lecturers raised concerns about her fitness to practice. In what is believed to be first case of its kind – and which is likely to have far-reaching implications for freedom of speech across UK campuses – Ms...

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British Court In Transgender Case: Bible Belief Is ‘Incompatible With Human Dignity’

Oct 5, 2019 by

by Hank Berrien, Daily Wire: On Tuesday, a British court ruled that belief in the Bible was “incompatible with human dignity.” That statement came in a case involving Dr. David Mackereth, a devout Christian who had worked as an emergency doctor for the National Health Service for 26 years. He said he was fired from his job because he refused to call a biological man a woman. The court’s ruling stated: “Belief in Genesis 1:27, lack of belief in transgenderism and conscientious objection to...

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Sound of Silence: Teacher Fired over Trans Pronouns Sues School

Oct 3, 2019 by

by Cathy Ruse, FRC: West Point High School French teacher Peter Vlaming is a soft-spoken man who was well loved by his students. He wasn’t looking for a fight. He was just looking to do his job. But when the school demanded that he use male pronouns for a biological girl student who had decided to identify as a transgender boy, Mr. Vlaming was faced with the choice: follow his beliefs and potentially lose his job — or violate his beliefs and keep it. Mr. Vlaming explained to the...

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