When a Free Society Becomes a Police State

Jun 28, 2021 by

by Bari Weiss: For 26 years, the pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily was a thorn in Beijing’s side. This week, the paper closed for good. What its death means for Hong Kong — and for us all.  By my lights, the most important news event of this past week was not the New York mayoral primary (my condolences to Andrew Yang). It wasn’t Bitcoin dropping below $30,000. And it certainly wasn’t the new bipartisan infrastructure deal announced by President Biden. It was the forced closure of Apple Daily,...

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St. Thomas More and the Masterpiece Cakeshop

Jun 25, 2021 by

by Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture: Jack Phillips has already been to the Supreme Court once, successfully defending his right to decline to bake a cake celebrating a same-sex union. Now he faces another lawsuit, this time for refusing to celebrate a ‘gender transition.’ St. Thomas More, whose feast we celebrated on Tuesday, was put to death because he would not affirm what he did not believe. His witness should be an inspiration to the many Christians who are today facing the same...

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North Korea and a Warning to the West

Jun 24, 2021 by

by Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch: A defector from North Korea warns about the war on freedom in the West: Incredibly there have been a few brave souls that have actually managed to escape the godless hellhole and communist concentration camp that is North Korea. One of them is 27-year old Yeonmi Park. She has told her story in the 2015 book, In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom (Penguin). Although her book has been out for a while now, her story is again in the news, as...

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Let’s Celebrate Christian Pride Millennia

Jun 21, 2021 by

by P Andrew Sandlin: The worldview that gave us Gay Pride Month could never have given us the free society, and, if unchecked, will decimate it. Western civilization has been commandeered by Gay Pride Month and its ubiquitous rainbow signifying that traditional society will never again destroy sexual diversity by the historic God-unleashed flood punishing radical individual autonomy. The ark of the gay lifestyle has safely survived the millennia-old deluge of culturally (in distinction from...

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A Christian persecuted for daring to have an opinion

Jun 7, 2021 by

by Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack, The Conservative Woman: AFTER an investigation which began in 2019, Finland’s prosecutor general has charged Dr Päivi Räsänen, a Member of Parliament and former Minister of the Interior, with three counts of ‘ethnic agitation’ for peacefully expressing her Christian views on marriage and sexuality. Each charge carries a two-year sentence. The first charge arises from Dr Räsänen’s 2004 authorship of a booklet entitled Male and Female He Created Them: Homosexual...

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A farewell to freedom: It’s a grim truth – when we lose our liberties, it takes years to win them back, if ever.

Jun 5, 2021 by

by Dominic Sandbrook, Mailonline: The year was 2004, and in his weekly newspaper column one of Britain’s most outspoken champions of liberty was in blazing form. The Blair government had just unveiled plans to introduce compulsory identity cards, but this libertarian firebrand was furious. ID cards, he said, were part of an authoritarian, nanny-statist attack on the hard-won liberties of the ordinary Briton. ‘If I am ever asked,’ he wrote, ‘to produce my ID card as...

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