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All articles & reviews tagged with religious-hatred

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November 2018
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Society – Scottish ‘hate’ posters cause outrage

A series of posters backed by the Scottish government and the police have appeared in Scotland accusing people of faith as being bigots who spread hatred. One poster reads, ‘Dear Bigots, you can’t spread your religious hatred here. End of sermon. Yours, Scotland.’ Other posters target ‘homophobes’ and ‘transphobes’. Barnabas Fund issued a statement calling for the campaign to be removed. The group said, ‘Using the word “sermon” seems to target religious groups including Christians, Jews and Muslims. ‘Even the lettering used in one poster reinforces this association, being very similar to well-known typefaces used in some historic Bible imprints’. Barnabas’ CEO, Hendrik Storm, said...

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October 2018
News > Society

Reaction to the ‘Boris burka row’

In August, Boris Johnson wrote an article in the Daily Telegraph saying the ‘burka is oppressive and ridiculous, but that’s still no reason to ban it’. In his article he described those who display only their eyes as ‘looking like letterboxes’. The commentariat exploded into a frenzy of outrage. Here is a selection of quotes from some of the more sensible and thoughtful responses, including secular voices. Carl R Trueman — First Things The controversy highlights two serious matters. First, it underlines the problem of fundamentalist Islam for the Western Left. The veil puts women in their place — not a very Leftist idea, one...

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