Subscribe now

All articles & reviews tagged with freedom-of-speech

News

September 2021
News

Online Safety Bill is a threat to free speech, say peers

The government’s Online Safety Bill is a ‘threat to free speech’, says a committee in the House of Lords. The bill aims to clamp down on ‘legal but harmful’ content, but the Lords Committee says it ‘would be ineffective’. The government’s bill would hand power to the communications watchdog, Ofcom, to clamp down on…

Read more

News

November 2020
News > Education > Society

School worker loses wrongful dismissal case over LGBT social media postings

A Christian school worker who was sacked for criticising LGBT lessons on Facebook has lost her appeal. Kristie Higgs, 44, was dismissed for gross misconduct by Farmor’s School in Fairford, Gloucestershire, last year after sharing two Facebook posts. At an employment tribunal in Bristol, she claims her sacking breached her freedom of speech and…

Read more

News

October 2020
News > Religious liberty

I will ban the Bible using Hate Crimes Bill, says atheist

An atheist has written to a newspaper saying he welcomes Scotland’s proposed Hate Crimes Bill because he will be able to monitor all holy books and sermons and report any ‘hatred’ to the police. The letter, by Ian Stewart, Convener of Atheist Scotland, stated, ‘Atheists see some merit in Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf’s Hate…

Read more

News

April 2020
News > Society

Franklin Graham takes legal action against UK venues

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) has filed legal actions against various British venues that cancelled bookings for an upcoming UK tour. The venues withdrew under pressure from activists because of Franklin Graham’s biblical belief that homosexuality is a sin. In a statement the Association said, ‘The actions taken by these venues to publicly…

Read more

News

January 2020
News > Religious liberty

Police order banner to be taken down

A police officer told a preacher at Speaker’s Corner to stop displaying a banner with a gospel message, even though he has been doing so for more than 20 years. According to The Mail on Sunday two police officers told Roland Parsons he could no longer show his slogans and ordered him to remove…

Read more

News

January 2020
News > Religious liberty

Street preacher wins settlement over wrongful arrest and false imprisonment

Cumbria Police have paid £4,000 plus legal costs to a Christian street preacher in settlement of a case of wrongful arrest and unlawful detention. Dale Mcalpine from Workington in Cumbria said the result was a positive outcome ‘for Christians across the country’. He says he hopes his case will encourage others. He said, ‘As…

Read more

News

January 2020
News > International

Duke University kicks out Young Life Ministries

On September 18, 2019, the student governing body at Duke University unanimously voted to deny Young Life ministries as a recognised student organisation on their campus. Their reason for not welcoming Young Life as a campus organisation is due to the fact that Young Life policy prohibits LGBTQ people from being in leadership or…

Read more