Trans activist sues pro-family group for $15K for not calling him a woman

Mar 22, 2020 by

by Lianne Lawrence, LifeSite: Transgender activist Jonathan “Jessica” Yaniv is suing a well known British Columbia parents’ rights advocate for $15,000 for allegedly spreading hate against him by referring to him with male pronouns. Yaniv filed his suit against Kari Simpson of CultureGuard, a group that battles the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) curriculum in the schools, on March 17 at a small claims court in Langley, British Columbia. “Kari Simpson is exhibiting hatered [sic]...

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Free speech and a lesson for the Met

Mar 20, 2020 by

by Julian Mann, The Conservative Woman: IF ANY recent event illustrates the crying need for the Free Speech Union, the encounter between a Christian street preacher and a Metropolitan Police officer at London’s Oxford Circus surely qualifies.  Joshua Sutcliffe had been preaching the good news of God’s love for sinful mankind through the gift of his one and only son Jesus Christ to the large numbers of people passing by in what used to be normal life around central London. He had mentioned...

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Cancelling cancel culture

Mar 14, 2020 by

by David Scullion, The Critic: Toby Young’s Free Speech Union, launched to great fanfare at the end of last month, already has one prominent member who has come under attack. Trevor Phillips, the former chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality and its successor, the Equality and Human Rights Commission has been accused by the Labour Party of Islamophobia and is facing expulsion from the party of which he has been a supporter for thirty years. The FSU have started a petition to the Labour...

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London council admits it acted unlawfully against pro-life campaigners

Mar 12, 2020 by

from Christian Concern: In a court hearing last week, senior and front-line staff at Waltham Forest Council admitted to acting unlawfully and being out of their depth after shutting down a pro-life campaign after pressure from their local pro-abortion MP. Exposing the reality of abortion In October 2019, the Centre for-Bio-Ethical Reform UK (CBR UK) launched its campaign #StopStella in Walthamstow, London – the constituency of MP Stella Creasy. The aim of the campaign was to expose to her...

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FREE SPEECH: It’s Time To Address The Unaddressable – Opinion

Mar 8, 2020 by

By Jonathan Boyd Hunt, Politicalite: LAST Friday in central London, two former UKIP officers, Peter Mcilvenna and Alan Craig, launched a new free speech movement, Hearts of Oak, with the support of five speakers, four of whom have been vilified, and worse, over free speech issues. Mr. Mcilvenna told Politicalite: “We wanted to launch a new initiative — a cultural, educational, social movement that many of us hoped UKIP would be and hasn’t been. There’s no populist movement at all in the UK. …...

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I’ve Been Fired. If You Value Academic Freedom, That Should Worry You

Mar 8, 2020 by

by Bo Winegard, Quillette: Until a week ago, I was a tenure-track assistant professor at a small college. Then I was fired. And although I am but one professor at one small college in one small town, I want to persuade you that, if you care about free speech and free inquiry in academia, you should be alarmed by my termination. My troubles began in October 2019 when I was invited to address an evolutionary group at the University of Alabama. I had decided that I would discuss human population...

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