Free Speech Is Dying in Britain. Here’s Why the US Has Kept It.

Sep 13, 2019 by

by Jules Gomes, Daily Signal: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction,” President-to-be Ronald Reagan warned in an address to the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce in March 1961. That’s because, now as then, slavery not liberty, and serfdom not freedom, is humanity’s default setting. Those of us in Britain have seen the fulfillment of Reagan’s prophecy. We sleep-walked into slavery, and it’s in the domain of speech that the death of our freedom is most pronounced. We hate...

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Proposed US Law Would Ban Foreign Critics of LGBT

Sep 13, 2019 by

by Rebecca Oas, C-Fam: A bill recently passed out of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee would allow the federal government to block U.S. visas for foreign individuals who criticize or otherwise work against the LGBT movement. It is recognized that people’s basic human rights are frequently violated, both by state and non-state entities and that the victims of these incidents include persons who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), as well as many others. The Global...

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Rampant secularism is fuelling culture wars

Sep 10, 2019 by

by Melanie Phillips, The Times: Rejection of Christianity has served only to undermine western values of freedom and tolerance. A BBC film to be shown in schools to pupils aged between nine and 12 claims there are “more than 100 gender identities”. How did we get to a stage where such absurd nonsense is promulgated by our cultural avatars? A new book by Douglas Murray, The Madness of Crowds, which is published next week, offers a timely exploration of the gender, race and identity politics at...

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The day free speech died – along with the babies

Aug 24, 2019 by

by Ann Farmer, TCW; THE Court of Appeal, in dismissing an appeal against the ‘buffer zone’ set up by Ealing Council outside a Marie Stopes abortion clinic, has confirmed that even silent prayer is a criminal offence within the zone.  The court rejected the argument by Alina Dulgheriu and Andrea Orthova that forcing protesters to stand 100m from the clinic interfered with their rights under the European Convention on Human Rights to freedom of expression, freedom of religion or belief and...

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Christians must speak truth to power – whatever the consequences

Aug 19, 2019 by

by Ben Kwashi, Christian Today: There are times when the people of God must speak truth to power. Whatever the consequences. Someone must call for change. If not us, who? I had an early baptism of fire in 1985 when the Commission for Education decided to build a mosque right next to an Anglican church – St Michael’s in Zaria. They had already begun to bring tipper trucks to the site. I wrote to the Minister to say that if they allowed the mosque to be built, there would be chaos. They...

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Government ‘Islamophobia’ advisor wants Islamic blasphemy law

Aug 7, 2019 by

by Tim Dieppe, Christian Concern. Last month, the government appointed Imam Qari Asim to lead a process for establishing a definition of Islamophobia. The government had previously announced that, while it would not be accepting the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Muslims proposed definition of Islamophobia, it would instead appoint two advisers to propose an alternative definition. The government says that the appointment of a second adviser will follow in due course… …Asim...

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