Bloodshed ahead?

Jul 23, 2021 by

by Louis T. March, MercatorNet: A demographic dust-up in India has set the subcontinental political class alight. What Westerners call “diversity” is the wedge issue. The controversy exploded, appropriately enough, on World Population Day, July 11. That was when Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (UP), released a draft Uttar Pradesh Population (Control, Stabilization and Welfare) Bill. The draft legislation “proposes denying government jobs, promotions,...

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A significant apology from the UK

Jul 18, 2021 by

by Michael Brown, Christian Post: As the ominous tide of cancel culture continues to rise in North America, Europe, and other parts of the world (such as Australia), it is all the more important to point to significant victories on behalf of freedom of speech. We can now report on one such victory from the U.K., a victory that is not just legal but also morally substantive. Put another way, what was said by way of apology was just as important as the victory won in court. Here’s the relevant...

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Blackpool Council to pay out £109k over axed Franklin Graham festival adverts

Jul 17, 2021 by

from Christian Today: The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is to receive £109,000 from Blackpool Council over cancelled adverts for an evangelistic event featuring its CEO, Franklin Graham. Adverts for the 2018 Lancashire Festival of Hope ran on local buses but were removed because of Graham’s traditional views on marriage. It followed a social media campaign by local LGBT activists. But the council has admitted it was in the wrong and agreed to pay the festival’s legal costs,...

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Christian school worker fired for Facebook posts wins right to appeal

Jul 15, 2021 by

from Christian Concern: A Christian pastoral administrator sacked for two Facebook posts that raised concerns about transgenderism and sex education at her son’s Church of England primary school has won the right to appeal her case. In September 2020, Kristie Higgs, 45, supported by the Christian Legal Centre, had challenged her employer, Farmor’s School in Fairford, Gloucestershire, for discrimination and harassment on the grounds of her Christian beliefs. Having worked for 7 years as a...

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21 state attorneys general push back on Biden’s LGBT guidance, warn religious liberty is in peril

Jul 13, 2021 by

by Michael Gryboski, Christian Post: A group of 21 state attorneys general have signed on to a letter to the Biden administration, denouncing recent efforts to expand LGBT policies in schools that they believe would circumvent religious liberty protections and free speech rights. Last month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Education sent out guidance for states to implement the 2020 U.S. Supreme Court ruling Bostock v. Clayton County. In the 6-3 ruling...

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Promoting Religious Freedom Even When the Government Doesn’t

Jul 10, 2021 by

by Arielle Del Turco, Family Research Council: At 71 years old, Joseph Cheng left Hong Kong and headed for Australia following the enactment of a new national security law that essentially criminalized his pro-democracy activism. Having long been an influential figure for Hong Kong’s Christians, he believes that the Christian faith motivates many Hong Kong Christians to stand against oppression: “You are ready to suffer in this life, and you seek a much more meaningful...

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