Tag Archives: Great Britain

Historian Philip Jenkins tells a perceptive parable about militant secularist Britain today

As an ancient Christian minority in a mainly Muslim society, Coptic Christians have often been persecuted and marginalized. Even so, Coptic believer Nadia Eweida was startled at the blatant discrimination she encountered in her job at the national airline. While … Continue reading

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British Christian media group’s Christmas ‘Godbaby’ advertising campaign: tacky, blasphemous or clever?

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The problem with wind farms . . .

Are wind farms saving or killing us?  A provocative investigation claims thousands of people are falling sick because they live near them

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Quote of the day: Peter Hitchens on the 2012 London Olympic Games

‘This is supposed to be a light-hearted, generous-spirited event.  But it isn’t really.  It’s an overbearing, officious, self-important celebration of corporate greed, unpunished corruption, tolerated cheating and multiculturalism. As for it being a demonstration of the greatness of Britain, what can I … Continue reading

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British doctors could be banned from practising for refusing to give unmarried women contraceptives

Doctors who refuse to give contraceptives to unmarried women or carry out sex change operations face being banned from practicing under new guidelines Bishop Tom Williams of the Archdiocese of Liverpool claimed the advice discriminated against “certain groups of doctors” and … Continue reading

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Pic of the day: Glenridding, Lake District, England

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Britain’s crazy Public Order Act: used and abused to stifle and suppress Christians’ freedom of speech

Freedom of speech is back on the agenda Section five of the Public Order Act 1986 removed the requirement for an intention to cause a breach of the peace.  Instead, abusive or insulting behaviour was to be penalised if it was within the … Continue reading

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Peter Hitchens on the “father figures” and “agony aunts” now required for Britain’s prisons

Pasted up in an Oxfordshire byway, I found extraordinary proof of what most of us have long suspected and what politicians always try to deny (above).  We are now so soft on wrong-doing that the wicked must be laughing at … Continue reading

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Britain’s secularist Thought Police are at it again: investigating blogger for posting images of married couples

Here’s the “offensive” image that has caused a British government agency to launch a “formal investigation”: Details here.

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British people now appallingly ignorant of even the most basic Christian beliefs, Easter poll shows

Judas Priest betrayed Jesus in Bethlehem – poll reveals lack of Easter knowledge: Basic details about the Easter story are known by as few as half of the people polled in a survey Only around half of those quizzed – 55 … Continue reading

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British cabinet minister speaks out about the elephant in the room: militant secularists and their bigoted agenda

Britain being overtaken by ‘militant secularists’, says Baroness Warsi and declares, We stand side by side with the Pope in fighting for faith British society is under threat from the rising tide of “militant secularisation” reminiscent of “totalitarian regimes”, a Cabinet … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Tim Stanley says ‘Secularism denies our history and destroys our identity’

‘Where has Britain’s once proud religiosity gone?  In America this week, Barack Obama attempted to force Catholic organisations to provide contraception as part of their employee healthcare packages.  The American people rose up in outrage and he backed down.  He … Continue reading

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Pic of the day: These ducks brave the icy weather to take a dip in Derwentwater, near Keswick in the Lake District

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Peter Hitchens’ Remembrance Day lament

We have failed to keep faith with the men who died for us Some actions ought to be unthinkable.  Even the lowest, dimmest lout ought to know that you do not defile monuments to the dead.  Till a few years … Continue reading

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Heil hockey! The moment a German team performed the Nazi salute as they faced English school boys in 1939

Click on the image to enlarge it. Heil hockey!  The moment a German team performed the Nazi salute as they faced English school boys in 1939.  How many of these young men ended up trying to kill each other? In six months’ … Continue reading

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Daughter of ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ creator Rev. W. Awdry slams ‘PC Christmas’ episode

‘My father would never have taken Christ out of Christmas’: Daughter of Thomas the Tank Engine creator slams politically correct ‘holiday’ episode The clergyman who wrote the Thomas The Tank Engine books would be insulted by a new TV episode … Continue reading

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Now Britain’s militant secularists have even got at Thomas the Tank Engine: Christmas banned at Sodor!

Thomas the Tank Engine forced to carry ‘decorated tree’ for ‘winter holidays’ as Christmas is banned on Sodor Thomas the Tank Engine has been accused of joining the politically correct bandwagon after Christmas was written out of one of his … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Peter Hitchens on adoption and abortion in Britain

‘What would you call a society that made adoption incredibly hard and abortion incredibly easy?  I’d call it sick at heart.’ ~ Peter Hitchens

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Quote of the day: Peter Hitchens on Britain’s phony ‘war on drugs’

‘We are always told that the authorities have given up on cannabis so that they can be ‘freed up’ to pursue other drugs, allegedly worse, and the ‘evil dealers’ who sell them.  Since cannabis can unpredictably send you mad for … Continue reading

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Leading research institute lists UK with China, Nigeria, Vietnam for significant and increasing hostility to religion

The UK is now listed with China, Nigeria, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam as a country of significant and increasing social hostility towards religion: Rising Restrictions on Religion Regarding the UK in particular, the Pew report found the following about the government … Continue reading

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Pic of the day: The ARC Gloria, one of the biggest tall ships in the world, narrowly passes through Tower Bridge

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Quote of the day: Peter Hitchens on teenage rioters, child looters and why parents can’t discipline their children

‘Those who seek to blame or indeed punish parents for the misdeeds of their children should heed the painful cry of one such parent this week, a respected TV cameraman. ‘I am heartbroken and totally ashamed,’ he said of his … Continue reading

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British Christian midwife sues over order to wear trousers in the operating theatre

Christian midwife sues over order to wear trousers A Christian midwife is suing a hospital for making her wear trousers in the operating theatre – because she believes that the Bible forbids women from putting on men’s clothing. Hannah Adewole . . . is suing … Continue reading

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At last — Britain’s secularist Equality Police finally decide that Christians do have some civil rights after all

At last, equality police decide Christians DO have right to follow their beliefs In a major U-turn, the Equality and Human Rights Commission declared that judges should not have backed employers who pursued Christians for wearing crosses or for refusing to … Continue reading

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The rising tide of hate crimes against Christians in Britain

The Christian Institute reports: Christians are often victims of crime and violence, either directly because of their faith or indirectly because their faith-based social action places them in vulnerable situations.  Some twelve per cent of clergy have suffered some form of violence. … Continue reading

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