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  • Gay Church Blessings and a Crisis of Faith

    03/06/2010 3:04:00 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies · 213+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3/6/10 | Damian Thompson
    As clergymen are warned they could be sued if they refuse to carry out homosexual "marriages" in church, what will the Equality Bill mean for religious doctrine?Eighty years ago a Scottish shepherd's boy won a place at St Andrew's University. A graduate of Divinity, John Ebenezer Brown went on to become a minister in Kirkcaldy, Fife. He was much loved by his flock – not least because he never let himself get angry. "I keep thinking of my father and how he never raised his voice," said the Prime Minister, in an interview with this newspaper a week ago. Even...
  • UK: [Equality Minister] Harriet Harman threatens official action to get more women into boardrooms

    03/07/2010 8:23:01 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 13 replies · 131+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/8/2010 | Martin Beckford
    Attempt to end the “old boy network” Equality Minister wants businesses to be ordered to disclose what they are doing to improve gender equality in the ranks of senior management. Her move, which is backed by Gordon Brown, comes on top of provisions in the controversial Equality Bill that allow employers to give jobs to women in favour of men with the same qualifications. However, it is likely to be resisted by business leaders who resent more Government interference in their recruitment practices, and who argue that women are under-represented among executives because they value their families more than their...
  • UK: Islamic radicals 'infiltrate' the Labour Party

    02/27/2010 4:33:36 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 24 replies · 688+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/27/2010 | Andrew Gilligan
    Environment Minister says his party has been infiltrated by a fundamentalist Muslim group that wants to create an “Islamic social and political order” in Britain. The Islamic Forum of Europe (IFE) — which believes in jihad and sharia law, and wants to turn Britain and Europe into an Islamic state — has placed sympathisers in elected office and claims, correctly, to be able to achieve “mass mobilisation” of voters. Jim Fitzpatrick, the Environment Minister Speaking to The Sunday Telegraph, Jim Fitzpatrick, the Environment Minister, said the IFE had become, in effect, a secret party within Labour and other political parties....
  • Millionaire who fought off a knife-wielding burglar is jailed (while the intruder is let off)

    12/15/2009 5:13:53 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 74 replies · 3,241+ views
    A millionaire businessman who fought back against a knife-wielding burglar was jailed for two-and-a-half years yesterday. But his attacker has been spared prison. Munir Hussain, 53, and his family were tied up and told to lie on the floor by career criminal Waled Salem, who burst into his home with two other masked men. Mr Hussain escaped and attacked Salem with a metal pole and a cricket bat. But yesterday it was the businessman who was starting a prison sentence for his 'very violent revenge'. Jailing him, Judge John Reddihough said some members of the public would think that 56-year-old...
  • English, Welsh bishops say Equality Bill redefines who can be priest (Ruh-ro alert!)

    12/09/2009 12:55:29 PM PST · by NYer · 26 replies · 1,119+ views
    cns ^ | December 9, 2009 | Simon Caldwell
    LONDON (CNS) -- The Catholic bishops of England and Wales said they could be at risk of prosecution under a proposed law unless they accept women, sexually active gays and transsexuals as candidates to the priesthood. They made their claims in a briefing for Catholic members of the House of Lords, Britain's upper political chamber, ahead of a scheduled Dec. 15 debate on the Equality Bill, which aims to stamp out discrimination in the workplace. The bishops said the bill defines priests as employees rather than officeholders. Under the terms of the bill, the church would be immune from prosecution...
  • UK Christian Relationship Counselor Sacked for Opposing Same-sex Partnerings

    12/01/2009 9:06:27 AM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 367+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Monday November 30, 2009 | Hilary White
    Monday November 30, 2009 UK Christian Relationship Counselor Sacked for Opposing Same-sex Partnerings By Hilary WhiteLONDON, November 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A Christian marriage counselor has joined the burgeoning ranks of those in the UK who have been sacked for their Christian religious beliefs. Gary McFarlane, a 48-year-old solicitor and part-time counselor with a relationship counseling charity, was sacked when he refused to endorse same-sex relationships as equivalent to those of heterosexual couples. McFarlane has lost his chance at appeal with the Employment Appeal Tribunal in which he claimed unfair dismissal and discrimination contrary to the Employment Equality (Religion...
  • Dr. Michael Savage: Prometheus in England

    06/13/2009 7:20:36 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 126 replies · 3,014+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 6/13/09 | Ellis Washington
    Prometheus caused blind hopes to live in the hearts of men. ~ Aeschylus' "Prometheus" (fifth century B.C.) Prometheus having his liver eaten out by an eagle. Painting by Jacob Jordaens, c. 1640. The ancient Greek myth of Prometheus is the tragic and enduring narrative of a heroic figure who many publicly despised but secretly venerated, because he did feats of strength that others had neither the vision, intellect nor the heart to achieve. Prometheus, renown for his clever intelligence, became a champion of humanity when he stole fire from Zeus and gave it to mortals. For this crime Prometheus was...
  • U.K. Preacher Threatened for Anti-Gay Remarks

    06/12/2009 12:52:01 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies · 537+ views
    www.cbn.com ^ | June 12, 2009 | Gary Lane
    British street preacher Andy Robertson says all he wants from his community in eastern England is the freedom to disagree. Police have threatened to arrest the U.K. preacher for allegedly making homophobic statements. Once a month Andy Robertson makes his way to this street corner in Gainsborough, England. He says he's been doing it for ten years as part of the Open Air Mission, a Christian organization that first began street preaching in England 146 years ago.
  • UK Man Convicted after Trying to Stop Homosexual Sex in Public with Video Camera

    06/03/2009 3:18:45 PM PDT · by bronxville · 39 replies · 1,402+ views
    Life Site News ^ | June 3, 2009 | Hilary White and John Jalsevac
    UK Man Convicted after Trying to Stop Homosexual Sex in Public with Video Camera By Hilary White and John Jalsevac BOSTON, UK, June 3, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A UK man who became fed up with homosexuals meeting for sex in the local park, has received a suspended jail sentence for his attempts to shame them into stopping using his video camera. Colin Anthony Haw, 47, of Mayflower Road, Boston, in Lincolnshire, was called a “vigilante” by the court who said his campaign to stop the activities of the local homosexual community was a threat to a “vulnerable” minority. Haw, a...
  • Christians in the UK Facing Increasing Official Discrimination: Poll

    06/03/2009 3:57:04 PM PDT · by bronxville · 11 replies · 521+ views
    Life Site News ^ | Wednesday June 3, 2009 | Hilary White
    Christians in the UK Facing Increasing Official Discrimination: Poll By Hilary White LONDON, June 3, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A poll conducted by the Sunday Telegraph has found that thousands of Christians in Britain fear losing job promotions and are being harassed at work because of their religious beliefs. The poll has been released at the same time that reports that Britain is becoming increasingly hostile to Christian believers are increasing. In the Telegraph poll, one in five said they had faced “opposition” at work because of their beliefs. Over half said they had suffered from some kind of “persecution” at...
  • Religious Freedom in England Today

    05/31/2009 7:36:38 PM PDT · by bronxville · 3 replies · 312+ views
    Religion Law Blog ^ | 27 May 2009 | Neil Addison
    Wednesday, 27 May 2009 Religious Freedom in England Today ( On the 20th May I gave a talk on Religious Freedom to the Young Catholics Group at the Brompton Oratory a number of people have asked me for a copy of what I said so here it is) I begin by referring to a story that some of you may have heard of a couple of years ago a Crematorium in Devon removed its crosses on the basis that they did not want to Cause Offence” to non Christians and in particular to Muslims. The subject of this Crematorium was...
  • Israeli tourism posters on London Underground pulled down...(Muslim complaints)

    05/24/2009 7:33:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies · 1,837+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/23/2009
    The Advertising Standards Authority in Britain received more than 300 complaints about the advertisement, a promotion for the Israeli Red Sea resort town of Eilat. The Syrian Embassy and pro-Palestinian groups complained about it because the featured map appeared to show the territories Israel captured in the 1967 Mideast war – the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and the Golan Heights – within the borders of the Jewish state. Syrian Embassy spokesman Jihad Makdissi said the move follows days of lobbying to get rid of the advertisement, which he called offensive. Although Israel pulled out of Gaza in 2005, it...
  • Why we must speak up in support of Savage

    05/10/2009 3:51:53 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 73 replies · 1,854+ views
    www.wnd.com ^ | 5/8/09 | Jerome Corsi
    Great Britain's decision to ban Michael Savage because of his "extreme views" marks a dark day in the history of free speech. The shame should be particularly severe in a nation that gave birth to John Stuart Mill, the 19th century political philosopher whose writings so strongly advanced the cause of open dialogue. Mill argued in his pivotal essay "On Liberty" that intolerance to hear opposing views amounts to an assertion that the politically correct view is infallible. Doubting that any human view could be without error, Mill fought hard to convince readers of the importance of encouraging the expression...
  • Let's Ban Some Brits

    05/08/2009 11:08:38 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 31 replies · 1,098+ views
    I have a confession to make; I am a fan of Dr. Michael Savage. Before you get all blue in the face and start screaming at me about how hateful he is I will admit sometimes he says things I don’t agree with. I didn’t agree with everything my grandmother used to say either but I never threw her under the bus when it served my purpose like a certain President of the United States. Dr. Savage sometimes uses language I find offensive but then again so do Barack Obama and a number of his friends.
  • I am Savage

    05/07/2009 6:50:28 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 43 replies · 1,603+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/6/09 | Joyce Kaufman
    I consider myself a reasonable person. I do not subscribe to any of the many conspiracy theories designed to strike fear in the hearts of patriotic Americans. I have studied world history and American history and am a paid political commentator with my own daily talk radio program. And the news this week that my colleague Dr. Michael Savage has been banned from Great Britain sent a shudder down my spine. While Michael joins the likes of the Honorable Geert Wilders, Dutch parliamentarian, he is also on the list with racists, murderers and radical Islamic terrorists. Oh, excuse me, "man...
  • Who's hunting Savage?

    05/06/2009 1:11:36 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 31 replies · 1,967+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/6/09 | Joseph Farah
    I don't believe for a minute that the United Kingdom decided to ban entry to U.S. talk-radio star Michael Savage on its own initiative. First of all, Savage was not asking to enter the U.K. Second of all, while Savage is a big fish in the U.S., his program is not widely known across the pond. What would possess Home Secretary Jacqui Smith to single out Savage on a short list of 16 people worldwide who would not be welcome? I think I know the answer. But first, you have to understand the backdrop to this story. Barack Obama and...
  • Michael Savage Interview With Skynews On Being Banned (Video)

    05/06/2009 2:46:10 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 5 replies · 777+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 5/6/09 | talkradio03
    Michael Savage talks to England's Skynews about the Home Secretary banning him from the country.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 5-6-09

    05/06/2009 2:56:55 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 90 replies · 2,341+ views
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 5-6-09 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Stopping truth at the border: banning Michael Savage from Britain

    05/06/2009 5:42:18 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 19 replies · 1,139+ views
    RenewAmerica.Us ^ | 5/6/09 | Selwyn Duke
    When I awoke Tuesday morning, I ambled over to the computer, as is my wont, and made my usual cyber rounds. I logged on to the Drudge Report and, lo and behold, saw the following headline, "RADIO HOST MICHAEL SAVAGE BANNED FROM UK FOR 'EXTREME VIEWS'...." "Wow," I thought, "Britain strikes again." The prohibition is the handiwork of England's Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, who included Savage on a list of 16 unwelcome individuals whom she wanted to "name and shame." According to Beverley Rouse writing in The Independent, Smith says this is "so others could better understand what sort of...
  • Synopsis: Everthing Audio RE: Michael Savage Ban In England; Savage Slams Britian's Book Ban (Video)

    05/06/2009 9:19:43 PM PDT · by DrGop0821 · 2 replies · 453+ views
    Sixteen people banned from entering the UK were "named and shamed" by the Home Office today. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said she decided to make public the names of 16 people banned since October so others could better understand what sort of behaviour Britain was not prepared to tolerate. The list includes hate preachers, anti-gay protesters and a far- right US talk show host. "I think it's important that people understand the sorts of values and sorts of standards that we have here, the fact that it's a privilege to come and the sort of things that mean you won't...
  • Savage's colleagues react in horror 'Thank God we broke away from that cowardly country'

    05/05/2009 2:20:58 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 48 replies · 1,973+ views
    wnd.com ^ | 5/5/09
    Savage's colleagues react in horror 'Thank God we broke away from that cowardly country' WASHINGTON – Michael Savage's talk-radio colleagues and competitors reacted in horror today to news that the No. 3 host in the U.S. was banned from entering the United Kingdom "As a host who witnessed first hand the hate speech not only tolerated but encouraged by the U.K., I am appalled and amused at the suggestion that Michael Savage is banned from the U.K. for his speech," said Rusty Humphries of Talk Radio Network. "Thank God we broke away from that cowardly country." Lars Larson, a Pacific...
  • Enforced “Diversity” will make Britain “First Modern Soft Totalitarian State”

    05/06/2009 11:18:22 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 15 replies · 920+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/6/09 | Hillary White
    A deliberate campaign to enforcce “diversity” and political correctness by “unelected or quasi-governmental bodies” is turning Britain into the “the first modern soft totalitarian state”, an Australian political science expert and author says. Hal Gibson Pateshall Colebatch, an Australian historian, author, poet, lecturer, journalist, editor, and lawyer, has warned in an editorial in the Australian that while there may as yet be no concentration camps or gulags in Britain, “there are thought police with unprecedented powers to dictate ways of thinking and sniff out heresy, and there can be harsh punishments for dissent.” He points to the dozens of cases...