Free Church of Scotland Official Statement – Franklin Graham

Feb 6, 2020 by

Freedom of Speech In Paris on December 10, 1948, The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) ‘as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.’  Among its 30 articles were the following: Article 18. Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest...

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The cancellation of Franklin Graham’s tour events is a seminal moment for the UK

Feb 1, 2020 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: […] Tozer’s comment is as relevant now as it was when he made it 65 years ago: “The church goes along with everything and stands against nothing – until she is convinced that it is the safe and popular thing to do; then she passes her courageous resolutions and issues her world-shaking manifestos – all in accord with the world’s newest venture – whatever it may be.” All of the above has been all too common in the UK today – and in other Western...

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If the woke-ist stasi ban Franklin Graham, why don’t they ban diocesan conferences?

Jan 30, 2020 by

by Julian Mann: American evangelist Franklin Graham has now been banned from three arenas in the UK for his politically incorrect opinions. Venues in Liverpool, Sheffield, and Glasgow have just cancelled the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s advance bookings for their chief evangelist’s planned tour in the summer of this year. David Grey MBE, chairman of the Sheffield City Trust, which runs the FlyDSA Arena, told me: ‘The assets of the Trust, 17 venues in all, including...

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Sheffield University supports silencing free speech

Jan 21, 2020 by

by Rebekah Moffett, Christian Concern: An article in The Sunday Telegraph this weekend raised the news that the University of Sheffield – the very university that expelled former student social worker Felix Ngole – is set to roll out a scheme paying students to challenge wrong thinking. Expelled for expressing his faith Felix was removed from his university course in 2016 after he made comments on his personal Facebook account in support of Biblical teaching on marriage and sexuality. Lawyers...

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The cancellation of Jason Evert

Jan 18, 2020 by

by John McGuirk, Gript Ireland: It’s been a busy week, with the election, so readers may have missed an important tale in the middle of all the political noise. This is the story about the cancellation of Jason Evert, after an outcry that amounted to Mr. Evert’s desire to teach Catholicism to Catholics in Catholic schools and church halls. To tell it, it is necessary to first explain who Jason Evert is. Evert is one of those American evangelical Catholics – the kind of lay preacher that the...

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Why Laws Against Hate Speech Are Dangerous

Jan 18, 2020 by

by Fjordman, Gatestone Institute: In November 2019, Germans celebrated the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany 30 years earlier. That same month, Chancellor Angela Merkel, in a speech to the German federal parliament (Bundestag), advocated more restrictions on free speech for all Germans. She warned that free speech has limits: “Those limits begin where hatred is spread. They begin where the dignity of other people is violated. This house will and must oppose...

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