As an infidel I struggle with Mehdi Hasan

HasanWhen is a moderate not a moderate?

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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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Anne Atkins and Michael Portillo: fashionable nonsense

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

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Gay Marriage And Religion: The Only Solution In The Village

This one will run and run until we acknowledge the oversized elephant in the room: the established church. And then laugh loudly in its face.

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Banksy, Christmas, Christianity and Work

I liked this article on the BBC website about Banksy’s Cardinal Sin sculpture, which was “designed as a response to the child abuse scandal in the Catholic church”, and in particular I was fond of this comment from the artist:

“The statue?  I guess you could call it a Christmas present. At this time of year it’s easy to forget the true meaning of Christianity – the lies, the corruption, the abuse.”

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Back in Your Cage, Widdecombe

With all the serenity and poise of a beached whale, Ann Widdecombe has waded in to support religiously-inspired discrimination, and she has appointed herself as the official spokesperson for all Christians. Oh, and all Christians are homophobic, apparently.

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Legal System 1-0 Religious Bigots

In a landmark ruling the High Court has held that the law applies to everyone (including Pentecostalists).

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