Will traditional marriage supporters in Northern Ireland be protected?

Nov 21, 2019 by

from Colin Hart, Coalition for Marriage: The Northern Ireland Office (NIO) is taking a very narrow approach to providing legal safeguards when same-sex marriage is introduced in the Province from 13 January. Government ministers have promised a consultation. But the focus will be on same-sex marriages by religious officiants, which is to be introduced at a later date. The consultation will consider protections for the vast majority of churches that don’t want to be involved in same-sex...

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Freedom of religion or belief ‘continues to be a priority’ for the UK

Nov 19, 2019 by

from Christian Today: The Government has told the United Nations that freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) “continues to be a priority for the United Kingdom”.  In a statement marking the end of the UN’s 34th Universal Periodic Review of human rights, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon said that the Government remained “deeply concerned by the scale and severity of violations of the right to freedom of religion or belief around the world”. Lord Ahmad, the Government’s...

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Kentucky Supreme Court tosses suit against Christian who refused to make LGBT pride shirts

Nov 2, 2019 by

by Calvin Freiburger, LifeSite: The Kentucky Supreme Court sided with a Christian print shop owner Thursday in his fight for his right not to create “gay pride” T-shirts. Blaine Adamson is the owner of Hands On Originals Christian Outfitters, a Lexington company that advertises “high quality, customized Christian apparel.” For the past several years, he has been fighting the Lexington Human Rights Commission over his polite refusal of the Gay and Lesbian Services Organization’s (now...

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The BBC Thought Police

Oct 30, 2019 by

by Andrew Ash, Gatestone Institute: Celebrated interfaith activist Lord Indarjit Singh has sensationally quit BBC Radio 4 after accusing it of behaving like the “thought police”. He alleges that the corporation tried to prevent him discussing a historical Sikh religious figure who stood up to Muslim oppression — in case it caused offence to Muslims, despite a lack of complaints. The Sikh peer, who has been a contributor on Radio Four’s Thought For The Day programme for...

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Christian student’s court victory over the apostles of hate

Oct 30, 2019 by

by Kathy Gyngell, The Conservative Woman: THE great thing about American conservatives is that they fight back. They are not cowed by the Left, or by virtue-signalling liberals. They have steadfastly pursued the case of what became known as the Covington Catholic High School Scandal. We reported on it here. You may remember. It followed last January’s March for Life in Washington DC, when the Press erupted with claims that a video showed boys from Covington, a Kentucky Catholic high school,...

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Free to Believe: The Battle Over Religious Liberty in America

Oct 29, 2019 by

from The Heritage Foundation: Featuring author Luke Goodrich. Luke Goodrich is vice president and senior counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, where he has won multiple Supreme Court victories for clients like the Little Sisters of the Poor and Hobby Lobby. He also teaches an advanced course in constitutional law at the University of Utah law school. 

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