Politics

Neil Oliver: Cancel Christmas? Just Try!

Editor writes... I've never thought of Neil Oliver as a "devout Christian".  Yet, in the above monologue, he puts just about every clergyman in the land to shame by his stout defence of Christmas and the Christian heritage of the west; he issues a stark warning - after the fashion of the Old Testament prophets...

Who Would Want To Be A White Person In The UK These Days When Being White = Being Racist?

Editor writes... Five years ago, the following tweet was published by a Cambridge student:  "All white people are racist. White middle class, white working class, white men, white women, white gays, white children, they can ALL geddit."    Why live in a country that is full of racists?  Why do so many people from non-white nations...

England & Wales: Christians Now A Minority – Surprised, Anyone? Does God Actually Care?

Christians now a minority in England and Wales - The News... By AFP November 30, 2022 LONDON, United Kingdom: Fewer than half of people in England and Wales identify as Christian, according to census data released on Tuesday, underlining a landmark shift towards secularism in multicultural Britain. The findings from the 10-yearly census, carried out in 2021,...

China Riots – A Warning To Authoritarian Governments Elsewhere… Including UK?

Editor writes... Across social media there is a sense that while there are many reasons for the uprisings among the Chinese people, the "last straw" has been the years of Covid lockdowns and restrictions. The rank stupidity in imposing a zero-Covid policy is beyond...well, rank stupidity.  The over-riding message from the people is, clearly, enough...

Crown Prosecution Service (CPS): It Is No Longer Appropriate To Quote Parts of Bible in Public

From News Letter... A statement by the UK's main prosecution service that it is "no longer appropriate" to read parts of the Bible aloud in public has been dubbed "ill-judged" and "concerning". Evangelical activist David Smyth and barrister Gavin Millar were reacting to a little-noticed statement from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), made during a recent...

Cardinal Zen Found Guilty by Court of Atheistic Chinese Communist Government: Vatican Silent

Online Commentator writes...  If Christ were to appear before Zen in prison and ask: “Why are you here?” I’m sure Zen would fall to his knees and say: “Because I love you, Lord.” Editor writes... There are no words to describe the shocking dereliction of papal duty towards this 90-year-old Cardinal of the Church. If anyone can...

Cardinal Requests Encyclical on Gender Ideology… Can We Have One On The Easter Bunny As Well?

(ZENIT News / Rome, 21.11.2022).- During November the Dutch Bishops have carried out their ad Limina Apostolorum visit to the Holy Father, which all Episcopates worldwide do every five years. The leader of the Dutch Episcopate, Cardinal Willem (Wim) Jacobus Eijk, Archbishop of Utrecht, made a special request to Pope Francis: an encyclical on gender ideology. The proposal...

Supreme Court Rules Against SNP: No Second Referendum Without UK Permission – Ouch!

From the Daily Record... Nicola Sturgeon's plan to hold an independence referendum next year has suffered a major set-back after judges ruled the Scottish Parliament does not have the required legal powers. The Supreme Court in London issued its long-awaited ruling today after hearing arguments from lawyers representing Westminster and Holyrood last month. Nicola Sturgeon ordered Scotland's...

Preaching? Sermons? Homilies? Who Needs ‘Em?

Editor writes... Over the years, annoyed by the lengthy sermons of seemingly egocentric priests who love the sound of their own voice, some people have expressed the opinion that sermons should be done away with altogether. I remember, too, reading an article penned by a priest some years ago, arguing that homilies should not be about...

Cancel Culture Disgracefully Strikes Glasgow Conference Opposing Sexualisation of Children

From The Daily Sceptic...  Rev. William Philip writes... On Thursday I had an ‘SOS’ phone call from a friend asking whether a group could possibly hold a conference at our church in the centre of Glasgow on Saturday. The reason for such a last-minute request was that the group – Hands Up Scotland (HUS) – had...