Sharia: Cameron Can Kill Multiple Birds With One Stoning

Birds

Establishing that women suffer when religion and law collide is like establishing that excrement emits an unpleasant odour.

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Boston Bombing: Why I’m Hoping It Wasn’t Islamic Terrorism

BostonI touched on this subject after Anders Breivik’s orgy of violence in July 2011. Here goes again.

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Cameron and Religion: Payback Time

Cameron“Please forgive me, for I have sinned. As the democratically-elected leader of a democracy I have tried to ensure identical legal rights for all citizens.” – David Cameron, Prime Minister

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Same sex marriage: same old prejudices

Marriage“We’re not homophobic”, say MPs who vote against legal equality for homosexuals despite gold-plated legal safeguards ensuring religious freedom.

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Oh Mercy: the Magdalene Laundries

Magdalene

In case you thought the Catholic Church reserved its wrath for young boys, you’ll be pleased to learn they don’t treat young women particularly well either. Oh yes, they’re very fair like that. We’re all equal in God’s eyes, after all.

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Careful what you pray for

PrayingThis is a glimpse of what might have been for Lilian Ladele and Gary McFarlane, the Christian martyrs whose claims of religious discrimination were recently dismissed by the European Court of Human Rights.

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Poor Ickle Peter Hitchens

Hitchens***

Peter isn’t a happy bunny. So what’s new?

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The ECtHR Decisions: More Thoughts, and “What If”

ECHR2This follows yesterday’s post where I discussed the judgements of the European Court of Human Rights concerning religious discrimination against four Christians in the UK. Here I explore things a bit further and also analyse the possible consequences of alternative judgements.

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Some Good News for Secularists

ECHRTwo bits of good news in twenty four hours.  It’s fun to be a secularist.

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Anne Atkins and Michael Portillo: fashionable nonsense

Freedom of conscience isn’t for everyone, and gender equality is a “fashion”.

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