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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UK Christian doctor who prays with patients faces fresh investigation

Jan 9, 2020 by

by Paul Smeaton, LifeSite: A doctor in England, who says he is “prepared to take risks on behalf of Jesus,” is facing fresh scrutiny for sharing his Christian faith with patients after the U.K.’s independent regulator for doctors said it will review its decision to close a case that was brought against him by the National Secular Society. The Christian Legal Centre, which gave legal support to Dr. Richard Scott during last year’s investigation, have told media in the U.K. that they are...

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Faith Under Fire

Dec 24, 2019 by

The Times view on the preservation of religious freedom: Excepting only the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948, there is no more important statement of liberty than the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom of 1786. Its author, Thomas Jefferson, urged that religious belief is an inviolable principle of private judgment and that there should be no religious test for public office. It is a dismal fact of the modern era that Jefferson’s words remain vital yet unobserved in large parts...

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Chick-fil-A, the Mob, and the Bible’s Ananias

Dec 20, 2019 by

by David Deavel, The Imaginative Conservative: Chick-fil-A’s decision to stop donating to the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes last month was met with a lot of anger on the part of conservatives and Christians because it was seen as a betrayal of a large portion of its customer base, many of whom were fans of the place for reasons beyond food. It wasn’t merely its clean atmosphere, polite and efficient service, and good chicken that drew crowds, but also its distinct...

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Charles condemns ‘assault on religious freedom’ in service at Tamil church

Dec 19, 2019 by

from PA: The Prince of Wales has denounced the Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka as an “utterly barbaric attack”, as he attended a Tamil Christian church service. Charles told the congregation the terrorist atrocities, which claimed the lives of more than 250 people when churches and hotels were targeted in April, were “an assault on religious freedom everywhere”. Among the worshippers in the east London church were those who lost family and friends in the attacks,...

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