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All articles & reviews tagged with freedom-of-speech

News

May 2018
News > Persecution

Persecution: UK – Another wrongful arrest

Canadian preacher Pastor David Lynn has been released by the police without charge after being falsely accused of hate speech. Mr Lynn, a leader of a church in Toronto, had been arrested and held for more than 20 hours at Fresh Wharf Custody Base in Barking, London, after preaching the gospel outside Barking tube…

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June 2017
News > Ethics

Ethics – Tim Farron hounded

British people back the right of politicians to say ‘gay sex is a sin’, a survey from the Christian Institute has found. The survey was in response to the public backlash facing Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron, who was hounded for his views on homosexuality, after he was felt to have been ‘evasive’ on…

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December 2005
Evangelistic

The tyranny of tolerance

No-one likes being accused of intolerance. It is the ultimate put-down. To be branded 'intolerant' puts you in the same category as a fascist or a bigot. For many people, tolerance is the ultimate virtue. But this creates a paradox - as a society we can tolerate anything but intolerance! Instinctively we want to…

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Article

July 1997
United Kingdom

Street preacher or prison visitor?

It happened to Peter, Paul and Silas. It would also have happened to our Lord himself had the Pharisees had their way. What happened? They preached publicly in the open air, incurred the displeasure of the authorities and spent time in prison as a result. It is not new to preach in the open…

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November 1996
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Hidden agendas

There is no such thing as completely unbiased reporting. Whether they want to or not, the news media are always giving us a perspective on issues that indicate how they think we should interpret them. Take, for example, two recent front-page stories: on selective termination, the ending of one or more lives within a…

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