Greta Thunberg – eco-prodigy or vulnerable child?

It’s amazing, isn’t it, how so many of today’s children seem to be convinced that they are somehow superior to all generations who have come before them?  There is a sub-section of kids out there who are being manipulated by the media's obsession with human-made climate change, plus their parents and some teachers, into protesting …

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Losing your job because of your religious beliefs: some are clearly more equal than others?

Are you worried about people losing their jobs because of what they believe and say about it?  Maybe it doesn’t matter as long as it’s only Christians who lose their jobs after expressing their beliefs. Last month we saw the Australian rugby player Israel Folau sacked because he would not retract a social media post …

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School climate strikes: easy virtue in school hours

I see that virtue signalling has now spread to our school children.  Thousands are apparently so moved by the state of the planet that they have taken to striking from school on occasional Fridays. I wonder how many would turn up for a 9am climate strike on a Sunday morning instead of going to football? …

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“Period poverty” in the UK: blood, hyperbole and tears

  It's not difficult to be overwhelmed by some of the awful problems the UK is facing at the moment, is it?  Let's think: .....Brexit....child abuse investigations....social media effects on mental health....increasing attacks on the traditional family and 'old fashioned' values....cultural manipulation in our schools....insufficient funding for the police....rocketing knife crime....drugs....need I go on? Well, …

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‘Relationships’ education and ‘health’ education in UK primary schools: activism in disguise

Our UK government is determined to address the health of our school children.  All sounds good, doesn't it?  We all want the best mental and physical health for our offspring, surely? But guess what?  'Health' education now includes 'LGBT issues'.  Who knew? This puts me in mind of George Orwell, who came up with 'newspeak' …

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Conversion therapy, religious belief and the Church – Part 4

Interesting interviews yesterday morning on the Radio 4 Sunday programme with Ed Stourton.  Before we look at it, let's try to summarise what we're being hit over the head with, and then read the interview bearing these points in mind. The demands of LGBT activists of the Church of England (and others) seem to boil down to …

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Conversion therapy, religious belief and the Church – Part 3

I've also got a guest post about this topic on the Archbishop Cranmer blog here. HARK the herald activists sing Back in December 2018 I wrote two posts (Part 1 and Part 2) about the Ozanne Foundation’s Faith and Sexuality Survey, a confused piece of research that had already set itself up for problems because …

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Shamima Begum: well-groomed or self-appointed?

Today's edition of The Guardian contains an opinion piece in support of allowing one of the teenage jihadi-brides from London - Shamima Begum - to 'come home'.  Hmm.  That's the 'home' that was specifically rejected by these girls as they chose to leave it to go and live in that social utopia and outstanding beacon …

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Abortion signed, sealed and delivered: more rights for women in New York!

Hurrah for women’s rights!  'We’re saying that here in New York, women’s health matters. We’re saying here in New York, women’s lives matter. We’re saying here in New York, women’s decisions matter.' Sounds good, doesn't it?  NY Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, a Democrat, was speaking this week after legal changes were made to protect women's …

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