Religion, Politics and Fried Chicken Sandwiches

Jul 14, 2019 by

By Dwight Longenecker , The Stream: I live in South Carolina. We’re conservative. We go to church. We’re all about faith and family … and we love Chick-fil-A. Last week it was fun to see crowds of people dressed up as cows heading to their local Chick-fil-A for a free chicken sandwich. It was part of the restaurant chain’s annual Cow Appreciation Day. On July 9 If you turn up in cow costume or even take the trouble to paint black spotches on your white T-shirt you can claim your free lunch....

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Parent demos against LGBT lessons sweep the country

Jul 14, 2019 by

by Sian Griffiths and Iram Ramzan, Sunday Times: Nationwide protests by parents against new relationships and sex-education lessons are planned for September, and head teachers across England are bracing themselves for angry scenes. About 70 state schools are pleading for help to deal with demands from parents that they drop the lessons, which include information about LGBT sex and relationships. On Friday, 350 children were withdrawn from Parkfield Primary School in Birmingham because...

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Drag queens oust God from the reading corner

Jul 14, 2019 by

by Ann Farmer, The Conservative Woman: A CHURCH-run playgroup has been banned from Burgess Hill library in West Sussex after parents complained that the lyrics of the nursery rhymes they sang mentioned God. The noxious repertoire included Mr Noah Built an Ark and God Has Made a Rainbow sung to the tunes of Old MacDonald Had a Farm and I Can Sing a Rainbow respectively.  While God is being ejected from the reading corner, libraries are engaging badly made-up middle-aged men in frocks to read...

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“Drag Queen” in Maryland library exposed by MassResistance

Jul 14, 2019 by

from Mass Resistance: He runs lurid sex-oriented businesses, posts pornographic photos of nude men on social media. Angry local parents in Lexington Park, MD, led by a MassResistance-Maryland mother, stormed their local County Commission meeting on Tuesday evening, July 9. With strongly-worded, outraged testimony, they demanded that the officials deal with the horror at their local public library. On June 23, a “Drag Queen Story Hour” took place at the nearby Lexington Park Public Library,...

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How the Israel Folau case is dividing Australia – and the Church

Jul 13, 2019 by

by Natasha Marsh, Catholic Herald: Not a day passes in Australia without hearing the latest in the saga of Israel Folau, the sporting superstar sacked by Rugby Australia (RA) on April 11 after he posted a biblical warning to “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers” and others on the social media site Instagram. In a drama that has stretched from his first transgression in 2017, when he publicly opposed same-sex marriage, right through to this year’s federal election, Australia has watched as “Izzy”...

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Could homophobia be on the rise?

Jul 12, 2019 by

by Douglas Murray, UnHerd: Liberal-minded people carry around as many presumptions as anyone. But among the most striking is the idea that history goes in one direction; that tomorrow is likely to be better than today; that history is a linear path upwards; and that politics is largely a matter of accruing more and more human rights until such a time as everyone is happy. The critique of this position is easy to make. It is true that in the period since the 19th century, Western societies in...

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