Europe’s New Academic Fascism

Feb 23, 2020 by

by Giulio Meotti, Gatestone Institute: Western universities have become places of personal fear and intellectual terror. Formerly sanctuaries for open inquiry, instead fierce ideological minorities have been setting red lines of orthodoxy in the face of a silent or, worse, compliant academy. Education — from ex ducere, to lead out — has been increasingly eroded by ideological fundamentalism and an attempt to determine not only what actions are acceptable, but even words and...

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Catholic MP Backs Free Speech as Anglican Bishops Gag Franklin Graham

Feb 17, 2020 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant: A leading traditionalist Catholic politician has robustly defended Franklin Graham’s right to freedom of speech and freedom of religion after all seven venues booked by the preacher banned the evangelist from speaking during his forthcoming tour of the United Kingdom. Liberal Anglican bishops had joined hands with anti-Christian secularists and gay activists in attempting to silence Graham by accusing him of peddling hate speech. The Leader of...

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Franklin Graham ban: Rees-Mogg defends freedom of religion

Feb 14, 2020 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: While the General Synod of the Church of England was repenting of its ‘white privilege‘ and committing to ‘net zero’ carbon omissions by 2030, the Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP has been robustly defending freedom of religion. During Business Questions in the House of Commons, he was asked: Fiona Bruce (Congleton) (Con) The Prime Minister said in his Christmas message: “We stand with Christians everywhere, in solidarity, and will defend your right to practise your faith.”...

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Religious literacy for civil servants is ‘vital’, says Open Doors

Feb 11, 2020 by

from Christian Today: The head of Open Doors UK has welcomed the Government’s pledge to widen religious literacy training for civil servants.  Foreign and Commonwealth Office minister Heather Wheeler made the promise in a speech to the House of Commons last Thursday, in which she said that the persecution of people for their faith was a “matter of deep concern” for the Government. In her address, she also admitted that the UK Government had not given the persecution of...

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Government to ensure universities uphold free speech

Feb 9, 2020 by

from Christian Concern: Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has given universities across the country a final warning to uphold free speech or face new legislation from Parliament. Culture of censorship Writing in The Times, Mr Williamson notes that “already in Britain students have been expelled for expressing their religious beliefs.” Christian Legal Centre client Felix Ngole was expelled from University of Sheffield in 2016 for sharing his Biblical beliefs about marriage and sexuality on...

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Billy Graham’s US evangelical preacher son Franklin vows to sue British arenas that cancelled tour over his opposition to gay marriage

Feb 8, 2020 by

by James Mills, Mailonline: The preacher son of US evangelist Billy Graham is threatening to sue eight British arenas that cancelled his shows after protests from the LGBT community. Franklin Graham, 67, a vocal supporter of US President, Donald Trump, describes homosexuality as a ‘sin’ and is in favour of ‘gay conversion therapy’. The ACC Liverpool conference centre was the first to cancel one of his planned events saying last month that his views were...

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