Edinburgh Council pays damages for cancelling religious speaker

Jun 11, 2021 by

from BBC News: Edinburgh Council has apologised and paid £25,000 in damages to Destiny Ministries after cancelling its three-day conference due to the religious beliefs of a guest speaker. The conference was to be held in Edinburgh’s Usher Hall last summer. The council cancelled it after receiving a complaint about views held by guest speaker Larry Stockstill. The council accepted it did not take into account the church’s rights under human rights and equality legislation....

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Biden DOJ retracts promise to ‘vigorously’ defend religious schools’ exemption from LGBT activism

Jun 11, 2021 by

by Doug Mainwaring, LifeSite: After at first promising to “vigorously” defend a religious exemption for federally funded religious schools in a case brought about by LGBT students and alumni, the Biden administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) rushed to soften the language in its filing after being criticized by LGBT activists. While the initial statement from the Biden DOJ was welcomed by conservatives and denounced by progressive and LGBT political forces, the quick evolution of the DOJ’s...

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Jack Phillips reveals abuse, vandalism and death threats after he refused to make gay wedding cake

Jun 10, 2021 by

by Billy Hallowell, Christian Post: A Christian baker in Colorado who has been at the center of a yearslong debate after he declined to make a cake for a same-sex wedding has revealed the intense harassment and “horrific” response he and his business faced amid the fallout. “The emails [and] the phone calls were sometimes horrific,” Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips recently told the “Edifi With Billy Hallowell” podcast of the events that followed his July 2012 cake refusal. “You’d just...

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‘My world fell apart’, says school chaplain referred to anti-terrorism programme after LGBT sermon

Jun 8, 2021 by

by Kelly Valencia, Premier: A school chaplain who was reported to an anti-terrorism programme for delivering a sermon which questioned the school’s LGBT policies, has told Premier his world “fell apart” when he realised that he was seen as a terrorist. Rev Dr Bernard Randall was suspended from Trent College, a Church of England school, in 2019 after he preached that it was acceptable for students to hold traditional views on marriage, sex and gender identity. The chaplain said he was...

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A Christian persecuted for daring to have an opinion

Jun 7, 2021 by

by Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack, The Conservative Woman: AFTER an investigation which began in 2019, Finland’s prosecutor general has charged Dr Päivi Räsänen, a Member of Parliament and former Minister of the Interior, with three counts of ‘ethnic agitation’ for peacefully expressing her Christian views on marriage and sexuality. Each charge carries a two-year sentence. The first charge arises from Dr Räsänen’s 2004 authorship of a booklet entitled Male and Female He Created Them: Homosexual...

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There can be no moral neutrality in an era of moral revolution

Jun 3, 2021 by

by Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSite: With the arrival of Pride Month comes the relentless pressure on corporations, schools, charities, and public institutions to signal support for the LGBT movement. Live and let live is long dead — now a significant portion of the month is dedicated to demanding that the flag of an ideological movement get hoisted over religious schools. The media assists in these efforts by serving as a microphone for LGBT groups seeking to colonize other spaces to air their...

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