Tag Archive: National Secular Society

Aug 11

Gays and Muslims in Islamophobia row

Homosexual activists and Muslims have seriously fallen out over alleged Islamophobia in last month’s London gay pride parade. And not long ago, veteran gay campaigner Peter Tatchell was urging homosexuals and Muslims to unite in solidarity against ‘oppression’.  One supposes he meant from what is left of Christianity in this country. Muslim leaders have made …

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Mar 10

Scottish registrars given ‘conscience clause’

The Scottish Government has given registrars a conscience clause not to take part in ‘gay marriage’ ceremonies. The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 provides that local authorities must provide a registrar to conduct a same-sex ‘marriage’ but does not say that every individual registrar is obliged to participate. A spokesperson for the Scottish …

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Jul 24

World Humanist Congress meets in Oxford

The World Humanist Congress is meeting in Oxford from 8-10th August 2014. The Congress meets every three years, bringing together activists from over forty countries under the auspices of the International Humanist and Ethical Union. Being ‘ethical’ is important to humanists, because they have constantly to repel charges that without God, they only have their …

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Apr 23

Britain – Christian country or not?

Senior Conservative politicians have hit back at claims by militant atheists that Britain is not a Christian country. Attorney General Dominic Grieve and Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith told the Daily Telegraph modern Britain had “Christian heritage”. Mr Grieve, a patron of the Conservative Christian Fellowship, said atheism had not made “much progress” in the …

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Oct 14

Secularists behind ‘end oath’ campaign

Magistrates could ask the Government to end the ancient tradition of swearing on the Bible to tell the truth in court if a campaign by secularist groups succeeds. The Magistrates’ Association, which represents 23,000 lay magistrates, has agreed to discuss a motion claiming that the oath should be abolished because some people do not take it …

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Jun 07

Humanists want the church out of schools

A group of humanists are demanding that faith schools should be open to all children, regardless of their parents’ religion. The Fair Admissions Campaign wants all state-funded schools in England and Wales to be open equally to all children, without regard to religion or belief. The Church of England’s website says: ‘ Latest available statistics indicate one in …

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Jun 21

Atheist pensioner insults intelligence

The website of Richard Dawkins is full of the story of a pensioner in Lincolnshire who has allegedly been told by police not to display an ‘insulting’ poster rubbishing religion. The story has also appeared on the website of the National Secular Society. Atheists have been desparate to find just one case where the police try …

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