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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!
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.
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.
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.
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,