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‘Marginalised’ Christians: new study paints a bleak picture

A survey published this week by Premier Christian Communications indicates that Christians in the UK are feeling increasingly marginalised. Tim Dieppe, Head of Public Policy at Christian Concern, which offers legal support to Christians who say they have been unfairly treated,  said the results resonate “very much” with their experiences over the years. People try […]

‘Jihad’ in, evolution out in Turkey’s new education plans

Turkey’s Education Minister Ismet Yilmaz, above, yesterday unveiled the the final version his country new national school curriculum, which will teach pupils the ‘proper’ meaning of ‘jihad’, but  will not address the subject of evolution. Yilmaz said that evolution out because: It is above the students’ level and not directly relevant. The new curriculum will […]

Christian Institute ‘shocked’ over award given to gay singer

Earlier this month Vicky Beeching, pictured above with the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, was handed the Thomas Cranmer Award for Worship – much to the annoyance of Colin Hart, Director of the Christian Institute. Hart, according to this report, said this week he was “shocked” that the singer had been given the award for her […]

Israel accused of ‘cowardice’ over mixed gender prayer area

Anat Hoffman, chair of the Women of the Wall group, has lashed out at the the Israeli government’s decision to freeze a plan to open a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem’s Western Wall. Hoffman, pictured above with two paratrooper veterans, called the government decision an “outrage.” I think it shows cowardice. For two years we […]

Pious politicians told to ‘get off you knees and get to work’

America’s Freedom From Religion Foundation is demanding a written assurance from Minnesota state representative Abigail Whelan, above, that she will refrain in future from proselytising during official state business. Whelan, a Republican, received a letter of warning from the FFRF following her “outrageous misuse of her official position in preaching from the House floor.” During […]

Terror attack was UK’s ‘worst example of Islamophobia’

Following a terrorist attack in London that targeted Muslims near a mosque in the early hours of this morning, Harun Khan, of the Muslim Council of Britain, said on Twitter: The Financial Times reports that this latest attack in the capital occurred near a Muslim community centre in north London. The Muslim Council of Britain […]

Saudi exile Manal al-Sharif lashes out at Ivanka Trump

Al-Sharif, best known for challenging laws and traditions that keep women pinned down in Saudi Arabia, says she had been ‘insulted’ when Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, recently praised the country’s progress on women’s rights. During Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, Ivanka said progress in the Islamic kingdom was “very encouraging”,  even as she acknowledged that “there’s […]

Tim Farron was the victim of prejudice against Christians

The Catholic Cardinal of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, above, left, has added his voice to those claiming that Tim Farron was forced to resign as leader of the Liberal Democrat party this week because of prejudice against Christians in the world of UK politics. According to the Catholic Herald, Nichols said he was: Sorry to read […]

Sick Missouri lawmaker kills chicken in abortion protest

Republican State Representative Mike Moon decapitated a chicken then ripped out it heart in a grisly video he made this week for his Facebook page. What was the point of this nutter’s stunt? Moon, who doesn’t know the difference between a sperm and a tadpole, says in his video: When the governor [Eric Robert Greitens] […]

N Ireland bigots angry that the media portrays them as bigots

The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has launched a petition calling on Prime Minister Theresa May to condemn attacks on Northern Ireland MPs who oppose abortion and same-sex marriage. The petition quoted Liam Gibson, SPUC’s Northern Ireland Development Officer, above, as saying: The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is solidly pro-life and has consistently […]