Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden warns UK museums must not allow themselves to be ‘pushed around by the zeitgeist of the day’

Mar 4, 2021 by

by Jack Maidment, Mailonline: Some institutions feel ‘bullied’ by left-wing campaigners. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden today warned UK museums they cannot allow themselves to be ‘pushed around by the zeitgeist of the day’. Mr Dowden said the ‘principal duty’ of the nation’s cultural institutions is to ‘preserve and conserve our heritage’. He said some institutions feel like they have been ‘bullied, particularly by left-wing...

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The Explosion In Queer Sexuality Among Kids Is Not A Natural Trend

Mar 2, 2021 by

by Chad Felix Greene, The Federalist: For young American women, it appears queer identity may just be the newest fashion trend they are eager to show off on social media. A new Gallup poll published on Feb. 24 shows 1 in 6 Gen Z adults identify as LGBT. These results represent a remarkable jump from 2017, when 4.5 percent of Americans identified as LGBT, a number that has now risen to 5.6 percent just three years later. […]  The increase is indeed dramatic, yet it doesn’t fully tell the...

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‘Coming Home’: what role should the Church play in housing?

Feb 25, 2021 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: “Across the UK, eight million people currently live in substandard housing, 800,000 people are in overcrowded households and one in five households face real difficulties in paying their mortgage or rent”, writes the Archbishop of Canterbury with the Bishop of Kensington. “Churches up and down the country know this only too well”, they remind us, “they offer shelter to homeless people, try to help those struggling to pay essential bills, and see foodbanks triple in size...

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‘Church aided the pile-on’ of curate’s Captain Tom tweet

Feb 8, 2021 by

by Harriet Sherwood, Guardian: Senior clergy call on church to act after Jarel Robinson-Brown subjected to racist abuse and death threats. A prominent clergyman has accused the Church of England of aiding a backlash against a trainee priest who tweeted there was a “cult of white British nationalism” surrounding Captain Sir Tom Moore, who died last week. Andrew Foreshew-Cain, chaplain of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, told the Observer: “What Jarel [Robinson-Brown] tweeted was actually very...

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A hard living on the land

Feb 7, 2021 by

by Peter Mullen, The Conservative Woman: SEXAGESIMA, you may be disappointed to learn, has nothing to do with sex. It is The Book of Common Prayer’s name for the Sunday which is roughly sixty days before Easter. As a country parson for thirteen years, I got to know farmers well. Very down-to-earth they are too. I recall a rather delicate metropolitan type complaining to a farmer’s wife after the annual agricultural show dinner that in his speech her husband had made too many earthy references:...

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How to live in an increasingly pagan culture

Jan 23, 2021 by

by Frank Wright, Christian Post: In Paul’s epistle to the Ephesians, he writes to believers living in the Roman capital of the province of Asia. As such it was an important center of commerce, education, and politics. And Ephesus was marked by its profoundly pagan culture, as the magnificent temple of Artemis (Diana), considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, adorned the great city. In his concluding exhortation, Paul urges the Ephesians (and us) to put on the full armor of...

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