Impassioned and Misleading Rhetoric against Religious Liberty – Part 1

Mar 28, 2020 by

by Rick Plasterer, Juicy Ecumenism: The Trump Administration has brought encouraging changes to America in the direction of restoring the religious liberty Americans have historically known. But the situation in today’s world can change quickly, as the coronavirus pandemic shows. This was made clear by a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform concerning the Administration’s regulations to protect religious liberty on February 27. These regulations are aimed at undoing the Obama...

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We support Destiny Church’s action against Edinburgh Council

Mar 24, 2020 by

from The Christian Institute: Due to the coronavirus our freedoms are currently being curtailed. Churches are unable to meet. Public venues cannot be hired for Christian events. This is for very good reasons and we all accept that. Everyone else is affected too – such things are necessary in times of national emergency. But when ordinary life resumes we don’t want Christians to still be barred from hiring public venues. That’s what is at stake in Edinburgh. The City Council there cancelled a...

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Proxy Wars over Religious Liberty

Mar 24, 2020 by

by Ryan T Anderson, National Affairs: The past decade has witnessed some intense battles over religious liberty. But when you consider the character of those battles, it’s often hard to avoid the conclusion that both sides have treated religious liberty as the subject under debate in order to avoid the real points of dispute between them. The resulting political arguments have given us all the impression that religious liberty is more controversial with the American public than it really...

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Today’s pervasive culture of political correctness

Mar 16, 2020 by

by Peter Hitchens, Mailonline: I fear anyone who dissents from today’s pervasive culture of political correctness will be visited by the Thought Police… so, how long until anyone who writes an article like this is dragged away in handcuffs? It was a bright, cold day in Oxford and everywhere I looked, rainbow flags flapped and fluttered in the sharp wind. They flew from the ancient colleges along the High Street. They flew from the Town Hall. And what they said to me was ‘Your side has...

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Cancelling cancel culture

Mar 14, 2020 by

by David Scullion, The Critic: Toby Young’s Free Speech Union, launched to great fanfare at the end of last month, already has one prominent member who has come under attack. Trevor Phillips, the former chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality and its successor, the Equality and Human Rights Commission has been accused by the Labour Party of Islamophobia and is facing expulsion from the party of which he has been a supporter for thirty years. The FSU have started a petition to the Labour...

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UN report calls for gays and pro-abortion women to have say in ‘defining’ traditional faiths

Mar 12, 2020 by

by Paul Smeaton, LifeSite: A recently published U.N. report on freedom of religion argues that it is a vital part of respecting the rights of women and people who identify as LGBT that they are able to “belong to a faith of their choice without being discriminated against” for their “right” to abortion and LGBT practices. The report goes on to claim that international law may recognize “the right of those persons to take part on an equal basis in the process of defining that community” — in...

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