Woolwich: do you get it yet?

Drummer Lee Rigby, who was killed in a knife attack by two men in WoolwichHow much longer will you wait before speaking up?

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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

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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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The British Workplace is Accommodating Enough to Religion

Give Or Take Keys Showing Compromise***

This is a response to a piece in the Independent by Reyhana Patel on 21 December 2012, “The British workplace must become more accommodating to Muslim women”.

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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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