Same Sex Marriage and the Power of Free Speech

Changed mindFree speech is vital for the speaker but it’s just as vital for the listener.

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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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High Court (Partially) Answers Secularists’ Prayers

Congratulations to Clive Bone and the National Secular Society for their successful judicial review challenging council prayers. This has triggered the inevitable backlash predicted by the NSS president, Terry Sanderson. Here I reproduce, and respond to, a piece in The Telegraph by Ed West, point by point.

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To Conway Hall For The CFI Blasphemy Conference

An ideal warm-up act to the rally for free expression on 11 February 2012.

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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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Why the Egyptian Protesters Might Save the World…

The Egyptians have demonstrated a clear desire for democracy and this could have important consequences not just for their country, or even the Middle East. The Egyptians might just save democracy itself.

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