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Asia Bibi safely in Canada – but “no thanks to Foreign Office”

May 24, 2019 |

Campaigner Luke de Pulford has accused the Foreign Office of having a “blind spot” over suffering Christians, which could be seen in its treatment of Asia Bibi. Read More

China hires agents to spy on churches

May 23, 2019 |

China turns pastors into political pawns

The Chinese government is reportedly employing ordinary citizens as paid informants to report on church activities, in addition to police and secret services.

According to China Aid, a church elder from Kaifeng, Henan, said that officials in his area recruit one person from each village to spy on churches. He also said the spies are supposed to report Christians who take children to church. Read More

Baroness Williams: “There is no criminal offence of hate speech”

May 23, 2019 |
Baroness Williams

Baroness Williams

‘Hate speech’ is not a crime in British law, contrary to all one hears in the media. This was confirmed by Baroness Williams, Minister of State for Countering Extremism, last November as reported by Christian Voice (December 2018). Read More

Hunt blames political correctness for “near- genocidal” persecution of Christians

May 23, 2019 |

Political correctness has contributed to the failure to address the persecution of Christians around the world, says Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, after hearing the interim findings of a review led by the Bishop of Truro that he launched in January.

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Criminalisation of Christianity?

March 30, 2019 |

Christians should be concerned about what is effectively a new ‘blasphemy law’.

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Supreme Court sides with pro-life centres

July 26, 2018 |

Back to the future: the US Supreme Court’s decisions are favouring free speech and the unborn

 

Pro-life campaigners are celebrating a decision by the US Supreme Court which supports freedom of speech.

The judges ruled narrowly by 5-4 against … Read More

NHS director loses fight over adoption views

November 29, 2017 |

BBC’s South-East Today reports on Richard Page’s case                 

Believing a dad and mum are best “undermined” staff confidence

Several years ago magistrate Richard Page told a legal colleague that he thought children … Read More

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

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