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HEART newspaper: Heart Publications | October 23, 2017

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ARE WE LOSING OUR GREAT BRITISH TRADITION OF FREE SPEECH?

February 1, 2016 |

Clifford Hill

WHEN I WAS AN UNDERGRADUATE, STUDENTS WERE IN THE FOREFRONT OF CHAMPIONING FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

Today the opposite seems to be true. In the age of equality and tolerance, student
unions lead the way in enforcing intolerance.

If they don’t like the views of someone who is booked to speak at a university meeting, the student union either bans them from coming on campus or arranges a mass protest so that the speaker cannot be heard – all in the name of freedom of speech, of course! Read More

A ‘truly sinister’ Government proposal

October 7, 2015 |

ONE OF THE STRONGEST signs of a healthy and free society is surely freedom for faith leaders to work within communities without Government control.

In Britain this freedom is now threatened by Orwellian-styled legislation being planned which resembles control of religion in other parts of the world such as China and North Korea. Read More

Manchester – talk about Jesus but not morals

October 7, 2015 |

FEEL FREE to talk about Jesus on the streets of Manchester but whatever you say, do not mention ‘morality’.

That is the alleged view of Cllr Pat Karney, spokesman for Manchester City Council and lead member for the city centre, who said police would target noisy preachers and no one should mention sexual orientation which is ‘not proper at all’ when speaking in public. Read More

‘Marxist style re-education’ for Christian magistrate

February 2, 2015 |

THE TREATMENT OF A MAGISTRATE by a Tory Cabinet Minister has been compared to ‘re-education’ camps in Marxist regimes by the former Bishop of Rochester.

Richard Page, a 68-year-old married Christian NHS manager, who has been a magistrate for 15 years, was found guilty of serious misconduct by Lord Chancellor, Chris Grayling.

His ‘crime’? He told colleagues in confidence that a child in an adoption case would benefit from a traditional family upbringing rather than gay parents. Read More

VICTORY FOR FREE SPEECH

February 5, 2014 |

Peers block threat to liberty

STREET PREACHERS and buskers alike can breathe a sigh of relief. Threats to free speech have been allayed by a House of Lords move to change the highly controversial Anti-social Behaviour Bill. Read More

NEW THREAT TO FREE SPEECH

December 5, 2013 |

Why carol singing and handing out leaflets could make you a nuisance this time next year

STREET PREACHERS and others who express controversial views could be caught by new sweeping powers designed to combat anti-social behaviour. Read More

Street preacher walks free

December 5, 2013 |

In the last edition of Heart, we brought you news of pastor Josh Williamson who was arrested twice for preaching on the streets of Scotland.

Earlier this month, the London Borough of Wandsworth decided to drop charges against another street preacher, Dominic Muir, Read More

Premier lose appeal

December 5, 2013 |

The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision to ban an advert inviting Christians to share their experiences of marginalisation in the workplace. Read More